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Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Business


Program summary

Combine your love of the arts with business savvy

A combined arts and business degree gives you ultimate choice. Tailor your degree by adding majors and minors that spark your interests and ambitions. With just one extra years study you earn two degrees. Have a strong interest in business and want to combine that with a language, psychology or politics? Our combined arts and business program gives you this flexibility. Gain work experience and make industry contacts that could help you land a job through our Work Integrated Learning courses. You’ll also have opportunities to live and study overseas and earn credit towards your degree as part of the Study Overseas program. Gain an advantage over other graduates with a combined program and take your pick from a huge range of careers.


A broad range of arts majors are available, refer to the Bachelor of Arts for further details.

Business majors: Accounting; Economics; Entrepreneurship; Human Resource Management; International Business; Management; Marketing; Tourism, Leisure and Event Management.

Career opportunities

Refer to Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business.


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What will I study

Select your location, starting year and starting semester below to display your program structure and a recommended study sequence.

Program structure

Core course (1) 12 units

COR109 Communication and Thought

Bachelor of Arts courses
Major courses (8) 96 units

Select 8 courses (96 units) from your chosen major study area:

Minor courses (4) 48 units

Select 4 courses (48 units) from your chosen minor study area:

Elective courses (3) 36 units

Select 3 developing and graduate level (200/300 coded) elective courses (36 units) from the School of Communication and Creative Industries or School of Social Sciences.

Bachelor of Business courses
Required courses (8) 96 units

BUS101 Business Analytics
BUS102 Introduction to Economics
BUS104 Introduction to Management
BUS105 Introduction to Marketing
BUS106 Accounting for Business
BUS108 Introduction to Informatics
BUS203 Business Law and Ethics
BUS320 Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility

Elective courses (7) 84 units

Select 7 developing and graduate level (200/300 coded) elective courses (84 units) from the USC Business School.

Elective course (1) 12 units

Select 1 elective (100, 200 or 300) level course (12 units) from either faculty (Arts, Business and Law or Science, Health, Education and Engineering).

Note: Program structures are subject to change. Not all USC courses are available on every USC campus.

Total units: 384

Recommended study sequence

This recommended study sequence ONLY represents the CURRENT program structure. Students in previous structures should use this sequence to inform order of courses and current course details. For courses in your commencing structure not included in the current sequence, search the course code for current course offerings and requisites.

Program Requirements

In order to graduate you must:

  • Successfully complete 384 units as outlined in the Program Structure
  • Complete no more than 192 units of introductory level courses in total, including the core course
Program notes
  • Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 48 unit points per semester (normally 4 courses) and following the recommended study sequence
  • The unit value of all courses is 12 units unless otherwise specified
  • It is each students responsibility to enrol correctly according to your course requisites, program rules and requirements and be aware of the academic calendar dates
  • Courses within this program are assessed using a variety of assessment methods which may include essays, seminar presentations, reports, in-class tests and examinations
  • As part of your USC program, you may apply to Study Overseas to undertake courses with an overseas higher education provider
  • Only a full-time study option is available to international students on a Student Visa
  • Refer to the Managing your progression page for help in understanding your program structure, reviewing your progress and planning remaining courses.

How to apply

Am I eligible to apply?
Domestic students 

Apply via Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) — Use the relevant QTAC code specified on Why study this program?


The below applicants can apply online directly to USC:

  • Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) student currently enrolled in, or have had an enrolment in the previous two years
  • USC students who have completed an undergraduate program within the last two years, or are due to complete their program prior to their proposed semester of commencement
  • USC / TAFE Articulation program students
  • USC students who are currently enrolled in one program and want to study another program concurrently
  • Former USC student who has been excluded from study at USC
International students

Apply direct to USC International

More information

How to enrol

New to USC?

Once you have applied and received your offer of a place from USC, follow the steps to Get Started at USC to respond to your offer, plan your study and enrol in the correct courses (subjects).

Continuing students

Before you enrol it's important to check your commencing program structure and the published recommended study sequence to make sure you study the right courses at the right time and will be ready to graduate from your degree when you plan to.

To better understand your program structure and for instructions on how to review your progress and plan your remaining courses, visit the Managing your progression page.

Visit How do I enrol? for enrolment instructions and key dates.

Need assistance?

View step-by-step instructions to enrol at How do I enrol?

Refer to the Academic Calendar for key dates, including the last day to add, drop or swap a course or class and Census dates.

Search for answers and ask questions about enrolling or contact Student Central.

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