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Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business and Commerce

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business and Commerce (BACB)

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • Online

  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)
  • Semester 3 (November)

Number of Units
  • 32 units

  • 4 years or part-time equivalent

  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba

Not all courses are available at Springfield campus.
View USQ Handbook

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.

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.

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.  

Courses to be studied Units

4 x Arts core courses
plus 8 x Business core courses


plus 1 x 8-uit Arts major
plus 1 x 4-unit minor or 4 x approved courses
or 1 x 12-unit Arts extended major

plus 1 x 8-unit Business major 8
Total 32
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this program:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online AUD 21140
On-campus AUD 23440

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2018 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry Requirements

  • Subject pre-requisite: English (4 SA) or equivalent. Find your country's level of qualification and minimum entry requirements for this program.
  • 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.

Admission pathways

Pathway programs are also available if you don't meet the English entry requirements mentioned above.

How to apply

Notes: Semester 3 intake is only available via online study.
Not all courses and majors are offered at USQ Springfield.

Closing dates

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 3, 2018 - Monday 19 November 2018.
  • Semester 1, 2019 - Monday 25 February 2019.
  • Semester 2, 2019 - Monday 15 July 2019.

Credit for previous study or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for credit to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.