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Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business
University of Southern Queensland - Online

Course outline

This double degree equips graduates with a range of business skills to help enhance their chosen arts specialisation and employability. This program has many different specialisations to choose from to help students personalise the degree to achieve their career ambitions. For more program information, visit Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business and Commerce at USQ.


Arts: anthropology; anthropology and archaeology extended; archaeology; contemporary media studies; creative and critical writing; criminology and criminal justice; criminology and criminal justice extended; English literature; history; Indigenous studies; international relations; journalism studies; languages (cross institutional study); legal studies; public relations studies; social justice studies. Business: accounting; accounting extended; business administration; business economics; finance; human resource management; management and leadership; marketing.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for the University of Southern Queensland and for this course, refer to USQ’s website.

Assumed knowledge

English (Units 3 and 4, C); General Mathematics (Units 3 and 4, C)

ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2021

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors




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Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2021

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Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

Work and life experience

Recent secondary education

Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank

Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor

International students

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Career opportunities

Depending on specialisations: public relations professional, communication officer, social planning, community development, public service, primary or secondary teacher or librarian (with further study), general administration, tourism and travel industries, speech writer, translator, administrator, banking and finance professional, business analyst, consultant, certified practising accountant, chartered accountant, chief financial officer, economist, financial adviser/analyst, fund/investment manager, human resources manager, investment banker, marketing manager, stockbroker.


Accounting major: associate membership of CPA Australia, eligibility to study the CPA Australia professional exams and eligibility to study the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand professional exams; can also qualify students for exemptions from the Fundamental level (nine papers) of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants exams. Accounting major with finance minor: meets the educational entrance requirements of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. Finance major: associate member of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. Human resource management major: professional membership of Australian Human Resources Institute.

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Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Humanities, Business
Study Mode
Online learning
Course Duration

4 years Online learning or 8 years Online learning

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