Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business and Commerce
- Semester 1 (February)
- Semester 2 (July)
- Semester 3 (November)
- 32 units
- 4 years or part-time equivalent
Program Information Set
Build a degree to put you in front
Trying to decide whether to study a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Business and Commerce? Why not study both? This dynamic USQ double degree will place your business studies within a context that will give you a wider perspective through targeted study in the Humanities, preparing you for a unique career.
You can choose between 35 majors in areas such as Accounting, Legal Studies, HR Management, Creative and Critical Writing, Economics, Marketing, Anthropology, or Tourism.
If you’re not sure which field you’d like to specialise in, don’t worry. Within your first year of study you’ll undertake a variety of courses to discover your areas of interest.
Why study a double degree?
- It takes less time than doing the programs separately.
- You save time and money.
- You put yourself in a competitive position to excel in the workplace.
- You graduate with two testamurs (official certificates) for each of your degrees.
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.
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.
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).
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 Practicing Marketer (CPM) upon completion.
Design your degree by choosing your majors to fit your career ambitions. Imagine where majors in Tourism Management and Indigenous Studies, Finance and Legal Studies, Marketing and Journalism, or International Business and Language and Culture could take you? Prepare yourself for a career as an events coordinator, accountant, public relations officer, brand manager, marketing and communications officer, archaeologist, business analyst or journalist.
Bachelor of Business and Commerce majors: Accounting, Aviation Management and Safety, Business Administration, Business Economics, Business Law, Finance, General Commerce, Human Resource Management, Information Technology Management, International Business, Management and Leadership, Marketing, Marketing and Hospitality Management, Sustainable Business, Tourism Management and Tourism and Events Management.
Bachelor of Arts majors: Anthropology, Archaeology, Anthropology and Archaeology Extended, Contemporary International Studies, Contemporary Media Studies, Creative and Critical Writing, English Literature, English Literature Extended, History, History Extended, Indigenous Studies, International Relations, Journalism Studies, Journalism Extended, Legal Studies, Public Relations and Social Justice Studies.
|Courses to be studied||Units|
4 x Arts core courses
plus 1 x 8-unit Arts major
|plus 1 x 8-unit Business major||8|
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 10944|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 19280|
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
The lowest OP/unadjusted Rank* to which an offer was made is 17/62. OP/Ranks based upon all offers made in Semester 1, 2018.
- Subject pre-requisite: English (4, SA) or equivalent
- Mathematics A (4 SA), or equivalent is assumed.
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.
*Further admission information
An adjusted Selection Rank is the result of combining additional ranks through special entry schemes for admission.
Special entry schemes for admissions may help you get into the program of your choice by increasing your Selection Rank, through the allocation of additional ranks in certain circumstances.
An adjusted Selection Rank is the result of combining additional ranks with a student's OP/Selection Rank. An unadjusted Selection Rank is the student's Selection Rank without any rank adjustments.
USQ is committed to greater admissions transparency. Learn more about the education and work experience, as well as average OP/Ranks for this programs' student cohort for Semester 1, 2018.
How to apply
- Apply via QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre) if you:
- have never studied with USQ before, or
- are a Year 12 student.
Please note down the QTAC codes below to complete your application.
- Alternatively, you may be able to apply directly to USQ if you:
- are a current or previous USQ student returning to study with complete or incomplete qualifications (excluding Head Start students), or
- want to transfer to USQ from another university, or
- have recently graduated from TAFE.
Notes: Semester 3 intake is only available via online study.
Not all courses and majors are offered at USQ Springfield.
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 2, 2019 - applications close Monday 1 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 15 July 2019.
- Semester 3, 2019 - applications close Monday 4 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 18 November 2019.
- Semester 1, 2020 - applications close Friday 28 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 24 February 2020.
If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.