This double degree course gives you the opportunity to explore global cultures, learn the intricacies of global economies, develop your leadership skills and combine your studies with overseas travel.
Studying both commerce and global studies will enable you to explore from a multidisciplinary perspective how economic, political, social and technological decisions are made across the world.
You will learn about the challenges facing all cultures and communities, such as peace and conflict, the rich-poor gap, and crime and justice, and be able to combine these with an understanding of the commercial realities all countries face.
NOTE: For learning outcomes and other relevant information of this double degree, refer to the single degree entries:
The requirements below detail what you must study in order to complete this double-degree course and receive the awards.
Units are 6 points unless otherwise specified. You must complete 192 points:
1. 96 points must be completed in Parts A and B as described below in B2001 Bachelor of Commerce component, of which:
- at least 24 points must be completed at level 3
2. 96 points must be completed in Parts A and B as described below in A2001 Bachelor of Global Studies component, of which:
- no more than 36 points of level 1 units can be completed
- at least 24 points must be completed at level 3
- A minimum of 18 points must be chosen for study abroad from either the units listed under your specialisation or at an overseas partner institution
Overseas study requirement and costs
The Bachelor of Global Studies includes a compulsory overseas study component. There are a range of study abroad options and students should refer to the faculty's Study overseas web page for more information including additional costs, as well as opportunities for funding.
The faculty's Global Scholars Program also provides eligible students with financial assistance for the costs associated with overseas studies.
Bachelor of Commerce is a comprehensive course, and in the double degree course you complete commerce specified study and a commerce listed major.
Part A. Commerce specified study (48 points)
This will provide you with a broad foundation for your study of commerce and expose you to several commerce disciplines. This will contribute breadth to your knowledge of commerce and address the graduate course outcomes. It will also give you the opportunity to learn more about each discipline before finalising your choice of major.
a. Students complete 6 units (36 points):
- ACC1100 Introduction to financial accounting or ACC1200 Accounting for managers
- BTC1110 Commercial law
- ECC1000 Principles of microeconomics
- ETC1000 Business and economic statistics
- MGC1010 Introduction to management
- MKC1200 Principles of marketing
b. Students complete one elective unit (6 points) from the Faculty of Business and Economics on the Clayton campus
c. Students complete one capstone, project, international or internship experience unit (minimum 6 points) chosen from the units listed below.
Note: Students who wish to choose a 12 point unit must discuss course progression with the Faculty.
- BEX3150 Sustainability practice and organisations
- BEX3500 Current issues in commerce
- ACX3500 International study program in accounting
- BEX3622 Issues in global business
- BEX3722 Engaging with international business
- BFX3871 International study program in banking and finance
- MKX3521 Global study programs in marketing
Part B. Commerce listed major (48 points)
This will provide you with a focused program of study that will develop your expertise in one discipline area. You will develop, apply and communicate an advanced level of understanding of the concepts and theoretical frameworks that constitute the knowledge base of your major area of study.
You must complete one commerce listed major from your campus of enrolment. A major requires eight units with no more than two units (12 points) at level 1 and at least three units (18 points) at level 3.
Depending on the major you choose, you may have already studied one of the units as part of your commerce specified study. If so, you must complete an additional commerce unit offered at the Clayton campus to bring the combined commerce study to at least 96 points from the Faculty of Business and Economics.
If you intend to undertake an honours year, you should ensure you complete the specific units required for honours in your chosen major area of study.
Minors and majors
Refer also to the table of minors and majors which also details if an area of study is available as a minor or major.
Global studies component
Bachelor of Global Studies course is a specialiast course that develops through two themes, which will provide you with interdisciplinary approaches to addressing the key challenges facing the global community and in-depth expertise in your specialised area of study to enable you to effect change.
Part A. Leadership, culture and globalisation (24 points)
You will compare and contrast a range of solutions in different historical, linguistic, cultural, and geographical settings, focusing especially on developing an understanding of effective leadership across a range of contexts to formulate practical and innovative approaches to global challenges.
You must complete the following three units:
- ATS1020 Leadership for social change 1
- ATS2086 Leadership for social change 2
- ATS3111 Leadership for social change 3 (12 points) or ATS3938 Leadership for social change 3 (overseas intensive) (12 points)
Part B. Global studies specialist knowledge (72 points)
Students complete core and elective units in one of the following specialisations:
You may be eligible to exit this double degree course early and graduate with one of the single awards once you have successfully completed a total of a 144 points, including all of the requirements for the relevant single degree component.
If you wish to exit the double degree with the single arts component but are unable to complete the required period of study overseas for the Bachelor of Global Studies you can graduate with a Bachelor of Arts providing you have completed 144 credit points of study including all of the requirements in Part A, B, C and D for A2001 Bachelor of Global Studies degree with a minor in global studies and a major in one of international relations, international studies or language studies.
You may be eligible to apply for a one-year honours course once you have successfully completed this double degree, or have completed all of the requirements for one of the single degrees including a total of 144 points. The following honours courses apply:
- B3701 Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
- A3701 Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
You are usually eligible to apply for honours if you achieve a distinction grade average (70 percent) or above in 24 points of studies in relevant discipline units at level 3. This sometimes also means you need to have completed specific units.