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Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce (BABC) - BA BCom

CRICOS code (International applicants): 030291B

This program is offered only to continuing students. No new admissions will be accepted. Students who are interested in this study area should contact us.

 On-campusExternal
Campus:Fraser Coast, Toowoomba -
Fees:Commonwealth supported place
Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Commonwealth supported place
Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Standard duration:4 years full-time, 8 years part-time or external 

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Contact us

Current students

Telephone 1800 007 252 (within Australia freecall), +61 7 4631 2285 (from outside Australia), email usq.support@usq.edu.au or submit a question via Ask USQ.

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Program aims

The program aims to produce graduates who meet the aims and objectives of both the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Commerce degree programs.

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Program Information Set

View USQ’s admission criteria, student profiles and a summary of all offers made under Course Admission Information Set via the QTAC website.

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Admission requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

Applicants for admission to the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce must satisfy the requirements for admission to the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Commerce.

All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements.

If students do not meet the English language requirements they may apply to study a University-approved English language program. On successful completion of the English language program, students may be admitted to an award program.

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Program fees

Commonwealth supported place

A Commonwealth supported place is where the Australian Government makes a contribution towards the cost of a students' higher education and students pay a student contribution amount, which varies depending on the courses undertaken. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

Commonwealth Supported students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called HECS-HELP.

Domestic full fee paying place

Domestic full fee paying places are funded entirely through the full fees paid by the student. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

Domestic full fee paying students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called FEE-HELP provided they meet the residency and citizenship requirements.

Australian citizens, Permanent Humanitarian Visa holders, Permanent Resident visa holders and New Zealand citizens who will be resident outside Australia for the duration of their program pay full tuition fees and are not eligible for FEE-Help.

International full fee paying place

International students pay full fees. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken and whether they are studied on-campus, via distance education/online. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

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Program structure

The program comprises 32 units as follows:

Core courses  10 courses (8 Commerce core courses and two Arts core courses) 
Arts courses  14 courses (1 x 7 course major plus 1 x four course minor plus 3 course electives*
Commerce courses  eight courses (1 x 8 course major) 

Footnotes
*Not more than one Commerce elective may be substituted without the permission of the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts.

This structure is set out in the following table:

Core  10 courses  ACC1101 , MGT1000, LAW1101, ECO1000, FIN1101, MKT1001 , STA2300, CIS1000, CMS1000, Another approved core course 
Arts Major  7 courses  e.g. International Relations 
Option  4 courses  e.g. Public Relations 
Electives  Three courses #   
Commerce Major  8 courses  e.g. Accounting 

Footnotes
#Not more than one unit Commerce elective may be substituted without the permission of the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts.

Note: Entry into the Visual Arts Practice major is subject to an interview and submission of an acceptable folio during Orientation week.

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Required time limits

Students have a maximum of 9 years to complete this program.

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Core courses

The core is made up as follows:

Commerce Core: 
ACC1101 Accounting for Decision-Making 
CIS1000 Information Systems Concepts 
ECO1000 Economics 
FIN1101 Introduction to Corporate Finance* 
LAW1101 Introduction to Law 
MGT1000 Organisational Behaviour 
MKT1001 Introduction to Marketing 
POL1000 Government, Business and Societyor 
STA2300 Data Analysis 
Arts Core: 
another approved Arts core course 
CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship 

Footnotes
*FIN1101 is a pre-requisite for three of the five Commerce majors. Students need to take this subject to meet the educational entrance requirements for Accounting professional bodies.

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Major studies

Arts studies

The Arts component shall comprise:

  • at least one seven course discipline based major from the majors available under the Bachelor of Arts with at least two units at third year level

  • a four course /minor study chosen from Arts majors and minors

  • three courses of electives from Arts courses, preferably selected from the major or minor study.


Commerce studies

The commerce component will comprise eight units from the Accounting, Business Law, Economics, Finance or General Commerce majors.

Recommended enrolment pattern

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Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


Note for continuing students

The program structure has been modified from 33 courses to 32 courses with a reduced weighting on the Commerce major and an increased weighting on the Arts component. Students may elect to follow either pattern subject to approval of the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts.