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Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business and Commerce

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

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • Online

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

Number of Units
  • 32 units

Duration
  • 4 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba

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

Professional accreditation

Accounting 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 is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Association of International Accountants (AIA)

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

Accounting 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, archaeologist, business analyst or journalist.  

Courses to be studied Units

4 x Arts core courses
plus 8 x Business core courses

12

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

12
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 your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported AUD 10206
Domestic full fee paying AUD 18380

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.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2017 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.

16/64
OP/Rank
This is the 2017 OP / Rank for this program.
Bonus points may help you get into the program of your choice by increasing your OP/Rank. The bonus points don’t apply to all applicants or all programs. Please read the information on USQ’s Admissions Bonus Schemes carefully to find out what you may be eligible for.

Entry Requirements

  • 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.

Alternate pathways

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.


How to apply

Apply with QTAC
If you're new to USQ
OR
Apply with USQ
If you're a current or previous USQ student (Not Head Start students)

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

QTAC codes

Mode Codes
Online 909625
Springfield 929621
Toowoomba 909621

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 3, 2017 - applications close Monday 6 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 13 November 2017.
  • Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 26 February 2018.
  • Semester 2, 2018 - applications close Monday 2 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 16 July.

If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.

Credit for previous study or work experience

You may be eligible for credit if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.