Bachelor of Business (Specialisation) / Bachelor of Professional Communication

CQUniversity Australia

The Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Professional Communication is a dual degree. The course is designed to meet diverse careers in business, management, public relations, and communication professions, providing students with the opportunity to expand their career choices beyond business management. The business component of the course will enable students to apply knowledge related to management, finance, accounting, marketing, property, social innovation and human resources in different workplace contexts. The professional communication component of the course is practically-oriented and focuses on workplace relevance for future public relations and journalism practitioners. Students will attain a unique blend of public relations and journalism theory and practice and also core communication practice skills, such as writing, speech, photography and introductory graphic design.

Course Fee:

International: $118,233

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; QTAC: English (4/HA); UAC: English (Standard, Band 4); VTAC: Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in any English.


32 units (192 credit points)

Subjects you can Study:

Accounting, Financial planning, Human resource management, Management; Marketing, Property, Social innovation

Study Pathways:

Exit award: Diploma of Business Studies; Interim award: Diploma of Business Studies. On completion of the degree, students may be interested in postgraduate courses in Management, International Business or completing a Master of Business Administration.


Depending on chosen major/s graduates have a number of professional associations they may be eligible to apply for. Marketing graduates may be eligible for membership with the Australian Marketing Institute and the Australian Market and Social Research Society. Management major graduates may be eligible for membership with the Australian Institute of Management. The Property major is accredited by the Australian Property Institute. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will be eligible for Associate membership and Certified Property Practitioner certificate upon completion of a period of approved professional experience.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00219C

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
CQUniversity Rockhampton North No info Yes Full time 4 years
Online Study 53.35 Yes Full time 4 years
Online Study 53.35 Yes Part time 8 years
CQUniversity Rockhampton North No info Yes Part time 8 years

CQUniversity Australia has one of the largest national footprints of any university in Australia, proudly offering a wide variety of TAFE and university qualifications with seamless pathways between short courses, certificates and diplomas through to undergraduate, postgraduate and research higher degrees to help you be what you want to be. 

We offer a world-class education, are ranked in the top two per cent of universities worldwide* and are recognised as Australia’s first and only Changemaker Campus by social innovation group Ashoka U. 

At CQUniversity you have the opportunity to study courses online, on campus or a combination of both. We are a leading distance education provider and one of the first Australian universities to offer flexible, mixed-mode study so you can learn where and how it suits you. 

Whether you want to stay close to home or move somewhere new, prefer the bustling city life or the relaxed pace of regional locations, we offer more than 20 study locations including campuses and study centres in Adelaide, Biloela, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Melbourne, Noosa, Perth, Rockhampton, Sydney, Townsville and Yeppoon, and study hubs in Broome, Busselton, Charters Towers, Cooma, Geraldton, Karratha and Port Pirie. 

Choose from a wide variety of courses in areas including: 

  • business
  • accounting and law
  • creative, performing and visual arts
  • education and humanities
  • engineering and built environment
  • engineering trades
  • English
  • study and work preparation
  • health
  • information technology and digital media
  • psychology
  • social work and community services
  • science and environment
  • service industries
  • transport and safety sciences.

We also provide training for apprentices and trainees, and industry-specific courses. 

We’re rated as conducting world class research in 14 different categories and are well above world standard in Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Sciences, Nursing, Other Medical and Health Services, Other Psychology and Cognitive Sciences, and Psychology and Cognitive Sciences^. Our range of research higher degrees allow you to undertake research focused on a particular area of interest. 

Benefit from our award-winning and experienced teaching professionals, as well as our focus on student services and support. Our student body is diverse and comes from both local and global communities. We are committed to providing specialist education and training support and a range of career-orientated services to ensure our graduates are successful. 

Our courses are designed alongside industry and many include hands-on, practical learning experiences such as field and laboratory work, project-based learning and work placements. Our commitment to providing up-to-date, real-world knowledge and skills has seen us being awarded five-star ratings for Full-Time Employment, Social Equity and Starting Salary, placing us in the top 20 per cent of universities in Australia in these categories+. No matter whether you’re just finishing school or thinking of taking up a new challenge, CQUniversity can help you be what you want to be.

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Postgraduate and international applicants can apply directly. 

* Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019. Visit
^2015–2016 State of Australian University Research Volume 1 ERA National Report. 
+The Good Universities Guide 2018


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