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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.

Majors

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

Business majors: Accounting; Financial Planning; Human Resource Management; Information Systems; International Business; Management; Marketing; Supply Chain Management; Tourism, Leisure and Event Management.

Career opportunities

Refer to Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business.

Membership

Eligibility for memberships depends on areas of specialisation.

Application and admission advice

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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)

COR109 Communication and Thought

Bachelor of Arts courses
Major courses (8)

Select 8 courses from your chosen major study area:

Minor courses (4)

Select 4 courses from your chosen minor study area:

Elective courses (3)

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

Bachelor of Business courses
Required courses (8)

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)

Select 7 advanced level (200/300 coded) elective courses from the School of Business.

Elective course (1)

Select 1 elective (100, 200 or 300) level course 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
  • You must select and register your compulsory major(s)/minor(s) as soon as possible
Program notes
  • Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 48 unit points per semester (normally 4 courses)
  • Most courses are valued at 12 units unless otherwise specified
  • 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 'Planning your study' page to manage your progression
  • You may wish to use electives to complete an additional major or minor
  • Register your selected major(s) and/or minor(s)

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?

Exceptions

The below applicants can apply online directly to USC:

  • USC Tertiary Preparation Pathways (TPP) students who are currently enrolled in, or have had an enrolment in the previous two years; or
  • USC / TAFE Articulation program students; or
  • 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 students who are currently enrolled in one program and want to study another program concurrently.
International students

Apply direct to USC International

More information

International students should contact USC International

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 your courses.

Continuing students

Before you enrol, visit Planning your study to plan your study to make sure you study the right courses at the right time so you can finish your degree when you plan to.

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

More information

Refer to the Academic Calendar for key semester, session and/or trimester dates.

Search for answers and ask questions via askUSC, or contact Student Central.

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