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Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (BABZ) - BA BBus

QTAC code (Australian and New Zealand applicants): Toowoomba campus and External: 909469;

This program is offered only to continuing students. No new admissions will be accepted. Students who are interested in this study area should consider the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business and Commerce .

 On-campus*External
Semester intake:No new admissionsNo new admissions
Campus:Toowoomba, Springfield 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 
Footnotes
*Not all courses are available at Springfield campus.

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Future Australian and New Zealand students  Future International students  Current students 
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Freecall (within Australia): 1800 269 500
Phone (from outside Australia): +61 7 4631 5315
Email: study@usq.edu.au  
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Phone: +61 7 4631 5543
Email: international@usq.edu.au 
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Freecall (within Australia): 1800 007 252
Phone (from outside Australia): +61 7 4631 2285
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Professional accreditation

The Human Resource Management major within the Bachelor of Business is accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) and satisfies the educational requirements for professional membership of AHRI.

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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 Business degree programs.

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

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 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business double degree comprises 32 units as follows:

Area of study  Number of units 
Core courses – 12 courses (4 Arts core courses plus 8 Business core courses)  12 
Arts courses – 12 courses (1 x 8–unit major + 1 x 4–unit minor or 4 electives) or (1 x 12–unit extended major)  12 
Business courses – 8 courses (1 x 8–unit major) 
Total  32 

This structure is set out in the following table:

  All Majors   
Core  12 units  CMS1000, EDC2200 , HMT1000, HMT2000 (students cannot study both HMT2000 and CDS2000 within the one degree), ACC1101, MGT1000, LAW1101 , ECO1000, MKT1001, STA2300, CIS1000 (or CSC1402), POL1000 (or FIN1101),  
Arts  12 units  1 x 8–unit major selected from the Bachelor of Arts plus a 4–unit minor or 4 electives OR 1 x 12–unit extended major from the Bachelor of Arts 
Business Major  8 units  1 x 8–unit major selected from the Bachelor of Business 

The core is made up as follows:

Arts Core  Semester/mode of offer Toowoomba Campus 
CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship  S1 (ONC, ONL), S2 (ONC, ONL), S3 (ONL) 
EDC2200 First Nations Education   
HMT1000 History of Western Ideas   
HMT2000 Ethical Issues and Human Rights (students cannot study both HMT2000 and CDS2000 within the one degree)   
Business Core  Semester/mode of offer Toowoomba Campus 
ACC1101 Accounting for Decision-Making  S1 (ONC, ONL), S2 (ONC, ONL), S3 (ONL) 
MGT1000 Organisational Behaviour  S1 (ONC, ONL), S2 (ONL), S3 (ONL) 
LAW1101 Introduction to Law  S1 (ONC, ONL), S2 (ONC, ONL), S3 (ONL) 
ECO1000 Economics  S1 (ONC, ONL), S2 (ONL), S3 (ONL) 
MKT1001 Introduction to Marketing  S1 (ONC, ONL), S2 (ONL), S3 (ONL) 
STA2300 Data Analysis  S1 (ONC, ONL), S2 (ONC, ONL), S3 (ONL) 
CSC1402 Foundation Computing or   S1 (ONC, ONL), S2 (ONC, ONL), S3 (ONL) 
CIS1000 Information Systems Concepts  S1 (ONC, ONL), S2 (ONC, ONL), S3 (ONL) 
POL1000 Government, Business and Society or   S1 (ONC, ONL), S2 (ONL) 
FIN1101 Introduction to Corporate Finance  S1 (ONC, ONL), S2 (ONL), S3 (ONL) 

Arts Studies

The Arts component shall comprise either:


At least two units from each major must be at third year level.

Business Studies

The Business component shall comprise an eight-unit discipline-based major chosen from the following majors available within the Bachelor of Business:

  • Administrative Management

  • Human Resource Management

  • Information Technology Management

  • International Business

  • Management and Leadership

  • Marketing

  • Supply Chain Management

  • Tourism Management.


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Required time limits

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

Recommended enrolment pattern

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Recommended enrolment pattern

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.

The following table indicates the preferred enrolment pattern for first year full-time/on-campus students. External or part-time students should follow a modified pattern.

Students should note the following:


Students may complete all core Business courses ONC at Toowoomba or Springfield campuses. The Marketing, Human Resource Management and Tourism Management majors are fully available at Springfield campus. Selected courses from the other majors from the Bachelor of Business are available at Springfield campus.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship*1111,2,3Enrolment is not permitted in CMS1000 if MGT1200 has been previously completed.
CIS1000 Information Systems Concepts1111
ACC1101 Accounting for Decision-Making1111
MGT1000 Organisational Behaviour1111
STA2300 Data Analysis1212
LAW1101 Introduction to Law1212Pre-requisite: Students enrolled in one of the following Programs: LLBP or BLAW or BABL or BALW or BBBL or BBLA or BCBL or BCLA or BCLW are not eligible for enrolment
MKT1001 Introduction to Marketing12
Arts Major 1212
FIN1101 Introduction to Corporate Finance2121
ECO1000 Economics2121
Arts Major 2121
Arts Minor or Elective2121
Business Major2221
Arts Major 2222
HMT1000 History of Western Ideas2222
Business Major2222
Arts Major3131
Arts Minor or Elective3131
Arts Minor or Elective3131
Business Major3131
Arts Major 3232
HMT2000 Ethical Issues and Human Rights#3131Pre-requisite: HMT1000
Business Major3232
Business Major3232
Arts Major 4141
Arts Minor or Elective4141
Arts Major 4141
Business Major4141
Business Major4242
Business Major4242
Arts Major 4242
EDC2200 First Nations Education4242Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU or BECH

Footnotes
*Students who have completed CMS1009 Communication in Academic and Professional Contexts cannot enrol in CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship .
# students cannot study both HMT2000 and CDS2000 within the one degree