By studying business and arts together you are opening up a world of opportunity. The course enables you to study complementary subjects to help improve your employability, and develop core business skills that can be used in artistic arenas. It's also a great combination if you haven't decided on a career just yet, because it gives you the best of both worlds.
With this double degree, you'll have genuine diversity of choice, with more than 50 majors and minors on offer. Combine criminology and accounting to give you the skills to pursue a career as a forensic investigator; mix psychology and human resource management to pursue a business career that focuses on understanding how people think; or group business law and theatre studies to give you an edge in the film and entertainment industries.
The requirements below detail what you must study in order to complete this double-degree course and receive the awards.
Units are 6 points unless otherwise specified. You must complete 192 points:
1. 96 points must be completed in Parts A and B as described below in B2000 Bachelor of Business component, of which:
- no more than 36 points of level 1 units can be completed
- at least 36 points must be completed at level 3
2. 96 points must be completed in Parts A and B as described below in A2000 Bachelor of Arts component, of which:
- no more than 36 points can be completed at level 1
- at least 24 points must be completed at level 3
Bachelor of Business is a comprehensive course, designed to provide you with a high-level skill in a range of key business disciplines.
Part A. Business specified study (48 points)
This will provide you with a broad foundation for your study of business and expose you to several business disciplines. It will contribute breadth to your knowledge of business and develop your understanding of multi-disciplinary decision making in organisations. It will also give you the opportunity to learn more about each discipline before finalising your choice of major.
You must complete:
a. The following seven units (42 points):
b. One capstone, project, international or internship experience unit (minimum 6 points) chosen from the units listed below.
Note: Students who wish to choose a 12 point unit must discuss course progression with the Faculty.
- BEX3000 Current issues in business
- BEX3150 Sustainability practice and organisations
- ACX3500 International study program in accounting
- BEX3622 Issues in global business
- BEX3722 Engaging with international business
- BFX3871 International study program in banking and finance
- MKX3521 Global study programs in marketing
Part B. Business listed major (48 points)
This will provide you with a focused program of study that will develop your expertise in one discipline area. You will develop, apply and communicate an advanced level of understanding of the concepts and theoretical frameworks that constitute the knowledge base of your major area of study.
You must complete one business listed major from your campus of enrolment. A major requires eight units with no more than two units (12 points) at level 1 credited to the major and at least three units (18 points) at level 3 credited to the major.
Depending on the major you choose, you may have already studied one of the required units as part of your business specified study. If so, you must complete an additional business unit offered on your campus of enrolment to have at least 96 points from the Faculty of Business and Economics.
If you intend to undertake an honours year, you should ensure you complete the specific units required for honours in your chosen major area of study.
Majors and minors
Refer also to the table of majors and minors
Bachelor of Arts is a comprehensive course and in the double degree course you complete Arts specified study and an Arts listed Major.
Part A. Arts specified study (48 points)
This will expose you to several arts disciplines areas of study contributing breadth to your knowledge of the arts, humanities and social sciences. It will also give you the opportunity to learn about several areas of study before finalising your choice of major and minor.
You must complete:
a. an arts minor (24 points) with no more than two units (12 points) at level 1
b. a further 24 points of arts units which can be used to:
- broaden your studies in arts
- study a second minor
- add to your minor to create a second major
- add to your major in Part B to create an extended major where available.
You must choose your minor from one of the arts areas of study listed under Part B and any remaining units in this Part must be from those offered by the Faculty of Arts.
It is recommended that you complete level 2 units in more than one area of arts to give you options for finalising your choice of major at level 3.
Part B. Arts listed major (48 points)
This will provide you with a focused program of study that will develop your practical and theoretical skills and knowledge in one Faculty of Arts listed major area of study. You will learn to critically analyse, apply and communicate an advanced level of understanding of the concepts and theoretical frameworks that constitute the knowledge base of the area of study.
You must complete:
- an arts listed major (48 points) with no more than two units at level one (12 points) and at least three units (18 points) at level three.
You must choose these 48 points from the arts areas of study listed below.
You may add to your major to form an extended major where available by using arts units from Part A.
If you intend to progress to an honours year, you must have completed a major in a related discipline, with a minimum of 24 points of study at level 3 to be eligible.
Arts areas of study
Note: Psychology is taught by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.
The table of minors, majors and extended majors by campus details if an area of study is available as a minor, major or extended major.
You may be eligible to exit this double degree course early and graduate with one of the single awards once you have successfully completed a total of a 144 points, including all of the requirements for the relevant single degree component.
- 144 points to exit with the Bachelor of Business
- 144 points to exit with the Bachelor of Arts
You may be eligible to apply for a one-year honours course once you have successfully completed this double degree, or have completed all of the requirements for one of the single degrees including a total of 144 points. The following honours courses apply:
- B3701 Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
- A3701 Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
You are usually eligible to apply for honours if you achieve a distinction grade average (70 percent) or above in 24 points of studies in relevant discipline units at level 3. In addition, some majors require particular units to be taken for admission to honours. The details are provided with the requirements for each major to which this applies.