A combined Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) or Bachelor of Commerce (Finance)/Bachelor of International Studies requires the completion of a minimum of 144 units of study.

All students enrolling for the first time in either degree will be given the option at enrolment of undertaking the combined degrees program, subject to their meeting also the cut-off score and entry requirements for the other degree.

Students who commence, but subsequently do not wish to complete, the combined degrees program may be eligible to transfer to either the Bachelor of International Studies or Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) programs and to receive credit for some, or all, of the topics already completed.

Program of study

To qualify for the combined degrees of Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) or Bachelor of Commerce (Finance)/Bachelor of International Studies, a student must complete the following program of study with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic:

  • an International Studies component of at least 72 units for the Bachelor of International Studies as detailed below 
  • a Commerce component of at least 72 units for the Bachelor of Commerce as detailed below 
  • sufficient other units to make at least 144 units in total.

Bachelor of International Studies component

To qualify for the Bachelor of International Studies a student must complete 72 units with a grade of P or better or NGP in each topic. This must include:

a) 22.5 units of core topics, comprising:

INST1001 Introduction to International Studies 1a: Regions in Global Contexts (4.5 units)
INST1002 Introduction to International Studies 1b: Understanding the International (4.5 units)
INST2001 Global Mindset (4.5 units)
INST3004 Your International Career (4.5 units)
INST3002  Perspectives in International Studies  (4.5 units)

b) A major (36 units) selected from:

        - Chinese
        - French
        - Indonesian
        - Italian
        - Modern Greek
        - Spanish
        - German (studied cross-institutionslly at Adelaide University)
        - Japanese (studied cross-institutionslly at Adelaide University)

c) A minimum of 4.5 units of international experience as described below #

d) Additional international experience and/or Work-integrated-learning (WIL) and/or International Studies discipline elective topics to complete the 72 units.

# International experience in the Bachelor of International Studies may include:

  • approved study at an overseas university;
  • approved internship or practicum (either onshore or offshore);
  • participation in an approved international volunteer program (either offshore or onshore);
  • an approved program of reflection on prior international experience (international experience might include participation in suitable travel, migration, refugee experience, military service, work abroad or suitable other.)

OR

  • at least 4.5 units of study in a language other than English (this may be 4.5 units of a major or minor in a language other than English that has already been presented);

International experience may be recognised through successful completion of:

  • One of AMST3016 Internship Program: Washington DC (9 units); INST3003 International Experience and/or Practicum (4.5 units); INST3003A International Studies Practicum (9 units), or
  • Credit arrangement for recognised study outside Flinders University, or
  • Other suitable topics by arrangement with the Course Director or nominee.


Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) or Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) component

To qualify for the Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) or Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) a student must complete 72 units with a grade of P or better or NGP in each topic. This must include:

  • 31.5 units of core topics; and
  • a 36 unit specialisation in either Accounting (which includes BUSN1001 Accounting Principles) or Finance as specified below, and
  • 4.5 units of BUSN electives for Finance, which may be any BUSN elective.

Not all topics necessarily are available in a given year.

Core topics

31.5 units comprising:

BUSN1001 Accounting Principles (4.5 units)
BUSN1009 Quantitative Methods (4.5 units)
BUSN1012 Business Communication (4.5 units)
BUSN1013 Economics for Business (4.5 units)
BUSN1019 Law for Business (4.5 units)
BUSN3043 Governance Sustainability and Ethics (4.5 units)
COMP1301 Information Systems in Business (4.5 units)

Specialisations

Accounting#

36 units comprising:

BUSN1001 Accounting Principles (4.5 units)##
BUSN1002 Financial Accounting Processes (4.5 units)
BUSN2029 Accounting Theory in Practice (4.5 units)
BUSN2035 Cost and Management Accounting (4.5 units)
BUSN2036 Financial Accounting Issues (4.5 units)
BUSN3047 Company Accounting (4.5 units)
BUSN3048 Auditing (4.5 units)
BUSN3054 Taxation Law and Practice (4.5 units)

# In order to graduate with a BCom (Accounting) which is professionally accredited (by CPAA, ICAA and NIA) students will be required to take BUSN2037 Financial Management and BUSN2042 Corporations Law as their 9 units of BUSN electives.

## BUSN1001 Accounting Principles is counted as both a Core and Specialisation topic. This topic needs to be completed once only, to meet the requirements of this award.

Finance

36 units comprising:

BUSN1008 Introductory Macroeconomics (4.5 units)
BUSN1014 Financial Markets (4.5 units)
BUSN2021 Management of Financial Institutions (4.5 units)
BUSN2027 International Finance (4.5 units)
BUSN2037 Financial Management (4.5 units)
BUSN3029 Investments and Portfolio Management (4.5 units)
BUSN3049 Corporate Finance (4.5 units)

plus one of:

BUSN2040 Macroeconomics (4.5 units)
BUSN3028 Personal Financial Planning (4.5 units)
BUSN3031 Derivatives and Risk Management (4.5 units)

Other topics may be substituted with approval.