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Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business and Commerce (BACB) - BA BBusCom

QTAC code (Australian and New Zealand applicants): Springfield campus: 929621; Online: 909625; Toowoomba campus: 909621

CRICOS code (International applicants): This program is pending CRICOS registration. Offers will not be issued to international students until CRICOS endorsement is granted.

 On-campus*Online
Semester intake:Semester 1 (February)
Semester 2 (July)
Semester 1 (February)
Semester 2 (July)
Semester 3 (November)
Campus: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
Footnotes
*Not all courses are available at Springfield campus.

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Contact us

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
Email: usq.support@usq.edu.au 

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Professional accreditation

Accounting major and Accounting (Extended) major graduates will meet the educational entrance requirements of CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). This provides Associate membership of CPA Australia, eligibility to study the CPA Australia professional exams and eligibility to study the CAANZ professional exams.

Accounting major and Accounting (Extended) major students who complete a Finance minor will meet the educational entrance requirements of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia).

The Accounting major and Accounting (Extended) major are accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Association of International Accountants (AIA).

Successful completion of the Accounting major and Accounting (Extended) major can qualify students for exemptions from the Fundamental level (9 papers) of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) exams.

Graduates of the Accounting (Extended) major will have completed courses that meet the requirements for membership to the Tax Practitioners Board.

Finance major graduates will meet the educational entrance requirements to become a member of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia).

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

The Information Technology Management major is provisionally accredited at professional level by the Australian Computer Society and, through the Seoul Accord, is recognised in other countries.

The Marketing major is accredited by the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI), and students are eligible for credit towards becoming a Certified Practising Marketer (CPM) upon completion.

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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 and Commerce programs.

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Program objectives

Bachelor of Arts

  • productively transfer discipline-based competencies in the Humanities and Social Sciences to further learning and professional contexts

  • critically evaluate multiple sources of evidence in developing their own individual viewpoint

  • clearly and coherently present ideas and logical arguments in a range of modes that are fit for purpose

  • act as responsible, ethical citizens based on respect for diversity of cultures and peoples, both locally and globally

  • apply relevant theories to researching, planning, and achieving effective solutions to complex problems

  • participate both autonomously and collaboratively in informed debates, discussions and activities to produce new ideas, processes and artefacts.


Bachelor of Business and Commerce

  • synthesise business knowledge, disciplinary concepts, theories, principles and processes

  • think critically, constructively and logically about business-related issues, problems and theoretical debates

  • communicate clearly and concisely in presenting relevant knowledge and ideas to a range of audiences

  • apply business-related knowledge and technical skills to resolve problems and make ethical decisions across a range of institutional, national and global contexts

  • use initiative, creativity and judgement to plan and implement professional projects

  • work autonomously and collaboratively as part of ongoing learning and professional practice.


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Australian Qualifications Framework

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is a single national, comprehensive system of qualifications offered by higher education institutions (including universities), vocational education and training institutions and secondary schools. Each AQF qualification has a set of descriptors which define the type and complexity of knowledge, skills and application of knowledge and skills that a graduate who has been awarded that qualification has attained, and the typical volume of learning associated with that qualification type.

This program is at AQF Qualification Level 07. Graduates at this level will have broad and coherent knowledge and skills for professional work and/or further learning.

The full set of levels criteria and qualification type descriptors can be found by visiting www.aqf.edu.au.

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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:

  • Have achieved a minimum Overall Position (OP) 16, tertiary entrance rank 64 or equivalent qualification.^

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.

^

These are determined by the University for specific programs each Semester. The 2018 OP and tertiary entrance ranks are based on agreed QTAC schedules which assess formal study at Year 12 or equivalent level, tertiary, preparatory, professional or vocational qualifications or work experience, as detailed in the QTAC Assessment of Qualifications Manual and QTAC Assessor Guidelines.

Special admissions may help you get into the program of your choice by increasing your Selection Rank. The additional points don't apply to all applicants or all programs. Please read the information about USQ's Special Admissions carefully to find out what you may be eligible for.

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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 and Commerce double degree comprises 32 units.

Please note: only one extended major can be completed in the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business and Commerce double degree.

Area of study  Number of units 
Core courses – 12 courses (4 Arts core courses plus 8 Business and Commerce core courses)   12 
Arts major courses — (1 x 8–unit major or 1 x 12–unit extended major from the Bachelor of Arts^)   8 – 12 
Business and Commerce major courses – (1 x 8–unit major or 1 x 12–unit extended major from the Bachelor of Business and Commerce)   8 — 12 
1 x 4–unit minor or 4 electives*  0 — 4 
Total  32 

Footnotes
^Students may also select a major from the Bachelor of Communication and Media or Bachelor of Creative Arts. Students who wish to select a major from the Bachelor of Creative Arts must contact the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts as not all majors are available in this degree)
*A minor or 4 electives is only available to students who complete two 8-unit majors.

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Required time limits

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

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Core courses

Course  Semester of offer Online  Semester of offer Toowoomba campus  Semester of offer Springfield campus 
Arts courses: 
CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship  1, 2, 3  1, 2  1, 2 
ISE1000 Introduction to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Australia   
HMT1000 History of Western Ideas 
HMT2000 Ethical Issues and Human Rights (students cannot study both HMT2000 and CDS2000 Ethical Issues and Human Rights in the Human Services within the one degree) 
Business and Commerce courses: 
ACC1101 Accounting for Decision-Making  1, 2, 3  1, 2  1, 2 
CIS1000 Information Systems Concepts  1, 2, 3  1, 2  1, 2, 3 
ECO1000 Economics  1, 2, 3  2, 3 
FIN1101 Introduction to Corporate Finance  1, 2, 3  1, 2 
LAW1101 Introduction to Law  1, 2, 3  1, 2  1, 2 
MGT1000 Organisational Behaviour  1, 2, 3 
MKT1001 Introduction to Marketing  1, 2, 3 
STA2300 Data Analysis  1, 2, 3  1, 2 

Recommended enrolment patterns

In this section:

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Recommended enrolment pattern - Toowoomba campus and Online

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.


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
ISE1000 Introduction to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Australia1111
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
Arts Minor or Elective1212
Arts Major1212
FIN1101 Introduction to Corporate Finance2121
ECO1000 Economics2121
MGT1000 Organisational Behaviour2121
MKT1001 Introduction to Marketing2121
Business and Commerce Major2222
Arts Major2222
HMT1000 History of Western Ideas2222
Business and Commerce Major2222
Arts Major3131
Arts Minor or Elective3131
Arts Minor or Elective3131
Business and Commerce Major3131
Arts Major3232
HMT2000 Ethical Issues and Human Rights#3131Pre-requisite: HMT1000
Business and Commerce Major3232
Business and Commerce Major3232
Arts Major4141
Arts Minor or Elective4141
Arts Major4141
Business and Commerce Major4141
Business and Commerce Major4242
Business and Commerce Major4242
Arts Major4242
Arts Major4242

Footnotes
*Students who have completed CMS1009 cannot enrol in CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship.
#students cannot study both HMT2000 Ethical Issues and Human Rights and CDS2000 Ethical Issues and Human Rights in the Human Services within the one degree

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Recommended enrolment pattern - Springfield campus

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.


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*11Enrolment is not permitted in CMS1000 if MGT1200 has been previously completed.
CIS1000 Information Systems Concepts11
ACC1101 Accounting for Decision-Making11
ISE1000 Introduction to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Australia11
STA2300 Data Analysis12
LAW1101 Introduction to Law12Pre-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
Arts Minor or Elective12
Arts Major12
FIN1101 Introduction to Corporate Finance21
Business and Commerce Major21
MGT1000 Organisational Behaviour21
MKT1001 Introduction to Marketing21
ECO1000 Economics22
Arts Major22
HMT1000 History of Western Ideas22
Business and Commerce Major22
Arts Major31
Arts Minor or Elective31
Arts Minor or Elective31
Business and Commerce Major31
Arts Major32
HMT2000 Ethical Issues and Human Rights#31Pre-requisite: HMT1000
Business and Commerce Major32
Business and Commerce Major32
Arts Major41
Arts Minor or Elective41
Arts Major41
Business and Commerce Major41
Business and Commerce Major42
Business and Commerce Major42
Arts Major42
Arts Major42

Footnotes
*Students who have completed CMS1009 cannot enrol in CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship.
#Students cannot study both HMT2000 Ethical Issues and Human Rights and CDS2000 Ethical Issues and Human Rights in the Human Services within the one degree.