James Cook University JCU

Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Business

James Cook University JCU

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00117J

Discover the interconnections between the humanities and enterprise as you consider the principles of arts and business. This flexible four-year joint degree covers study areas across business, the social sciences and humanities, giving you a well-rounded perspective on how businesses operate in different societies — from within the Tropics to throughout Australia and around the world. In your first year, you will study core subjects relevant to all business and arts majors, building a foundation for the rest of your studies. You can also tailor your degree to suit your interests by selecting your preferred major and various combinations of a second major, or a maximum of two minors. Choose from a range of majors including Anthropology, History, Human Resources Management, Politics and International Relations and Marketing for the Digital Age.


96 credit points


  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Banking and finance
  • Business intelligence and information systems
  • Criminology
  • Design and creative arts
  • Economics
  • English
  • Financial management
  • History
  • Hospitality and tourism management
  • Human geography
  • Human resources management
  • Human services
  • Indigenous studies
  • International business
  • Languages
  • Management
  • Marketing for the Digital Age
  • Multimedia journalism and writing
  • Politics and international relations
  • Psychology studies
  • Sociology
  • Sports and events management

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • English (Units 3/4,C)

Study pathways

An honours year is available in arts or business for candidates who meet academic requirements.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
JCU Cairns International: $131,840
  • ATAR: 59
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
JCU Online International: $131,840
  • ATAR: 59
  • Online/Off-campus : 4 years
JCU Townsville International: $131,840
  • ATAR: 59
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

Further information

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

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