Bachelor of Business

James Cook University JCU

This program allows students to specialise by undertaking a single or double major. Students develop professional and personal skills, problem-solving and critical thinking to prepare them for roles in commerce and business. Students can combine work and study through a work integrated learning subject and can also study in non-business disciplines to cater for individual interests or a specialist career goal.

Course Fee:

International: $88,200

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; English (4, SA); Recommended: Maths B.


72 credit points

Subjects you can Study:

Accounting; Banking and finance; Business intelligence and information systems; Economics; Financial management; Governance, business and society: Hospitality and tourism management; Human resources management; International business; Management; Marketing; Sports and events management

Study Pathways:

Honours is offered to students who meet the stated criteria, available on a full or part-time basis.

Further information:

Not all majors are available at all campuses. International student visa-holders must not enrol in more than one third of the total credit points for the course in online, distance or external study.


Depending on subjects undertaken: Australian and New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies; Australian Human Resources Institute; Australian Institute of Management; Australian Marketing Institute; CPA Australia; Economic Society of Australia; Ecotourism Association of Australia; Financial Services Institute of Australasia; Institute of Public Administration Australia; Institute of Hospitality; Australian Hotels Association; Hotel Motel and Accommodation Association; Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia; Australian Market and Social Research Society; Meetings and Events Australia; Queensland Tourism Industry Council; Taxation Institute of Australia

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00117J

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Cairns No info Yes Part time 6 years
Townsville No info Yes Full time 3 years
Townsville No info Yes Part time 6 years
Townsville No info Yes Online 3 years
Brisbane No info No Full time 3 years
Cairns No info Yes Full time 3 years

Study for life

JCU’s commitment to providing you with the skills needed to be job-ready is consistently rewarded with a five-star rating for ‘full-time graduate employment’ (The Good Universities Guide 2018). JCU graduates are also leading the way in employer satisfaction, receiving the highest rating in a national report (QILT 2017 Employer Satisfaction Survey).

University study areas

  • Arts (Social Sciences)
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Business
  • Dentistry
  • Diploma of Higher Education
  • Education 
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Practice
  • Information Technology
  • Law
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Medicine
  • Nursing and Midwifery
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Planning
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Science
  • Social Work
  • Speech Pathology
  • Sport and Exercise Science
  • Veterinary Science

Flexible learning options

You can choose an on-campus university lifestyle, study online and externally, or combine the two options. Within your degree, you also have the flexibility to enrol in a major from one discipline while broadening your knowledge by taking electives from other JCU disciplines. 

As part of your degree, you may also have the exciting opportunity to study overseas with one of JCU's many partner universities.

Campus locations

JCU is a multi-campus institution with our main campuses in the tropical cities of Cairns, Singapore and Townsville. A Russo Higher Education-run campus in Brisbane offers courses for international students and we have study centres in Mount Isa, Thursday Island and Mackay.

Progressive facilities

Huge investments in university infrastructure ensure you enjoy modern facilities, including: 

  • Technologically advanced lecture theatres that support teaching and learning 
  • A dental clinic
  • A variety of vet and dry laboratories 
  • Speech and language clinic
  • Exercise physiology and movement analysis labs
  • Veterinary hospital
  • Modern libraries
  • Computer labs 
  • Recording studio
  • Lighting studio
  • Art galleries
  • Accommodation halls of residence.

Field work at amazing locations

JCU’s access to the most spectacular and diverse natural laboratories in the world offer advantages to you that cannot be overstated. Field site environments for research on coral reefs, tropical rainforests, coastal wetlands, woodland savannahs and the arid outback are all available in

our backyard. The university has field research stations available for field trips, study and research, including: 

  • JCU Fletcherview Research Station
  • JCU Orpheus Island Research Station
  • JCU Veterinary Teaching Resource Centre (Malanda)
  • JCU Daintree Rainforest Observatory.

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