Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Communication

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00213J

This double degree increases career options across business and communication fields. The business component gives students a strong theoretical and practical underpinning in the key disciplines, functions, principles and practices of business across national and international business environments with depth and specialisation in one or more business disciplines. The communication component prepares students for professional roles in the rapidly evolving communication industries. Students gain exposure to a broad range of communication literacies and local and international communication platforms through on-campus learning, international study experiences and engagement with world-leading research. Students will understand the importance of cultural diversity, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives, in national and globalised communications environments. The curriculum is responsive to industry needs and students have the opportunity to develop professional expertise by applying their knowledge and skills in authentic industry settings.

Structure

  • 384 credit points (32 units). Business component: 192 credit points (16 units)
  • 8 core units and 8 major units. Communication component: 192 credit points (16 units)
  • 4 core units and 12 major units. Students undertake the two components of the double degree concurrently.

Subjects

  • Accountancy
  • Advertising
  • Digital media
  • Economics
  • Entertainment industries
  • Finance
  • Financial planning
  • Human resource management
  • International business
  • Journalism
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Professional communication
  • Public relations

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12
  • Assumed knowledge: English, or Literature, or English and Literature, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C) and for Accountancy, Economics, Finance, Financial planing and Marketing majors, General Mathematics, or Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C).

Recognition

Subject to choice of Business major and units: CPA Australia; Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and Institute of Public Accountants. Account Planning Group Australia, the Australasian Writers and Art Directors Association, the Australian Direct Marketing Association, the Communications Council, Youngbloods and nGen. Economics Society of Australia. Financial Services Institute of Australasia. Australian Human Resources Institute, Society of Human Resource Management (USA), Australian Institute of Management and the Australian Institute of Training and Development. Australian Institute of Export, the Logistics Association of Australia and the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply. Australian Marketing Institute, the Market Research Society of Australia, the Australian Institute of Management, the American Marketing Association, Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Australian Institute of Export. Public Relations Institute of Australia. Financial Planning Association.

Study pathways

Bachelor of Business (Honours), Master of Teaching (Secondary) or Master of Philosophy is available. Students may be able to claim advanced standing for part of their course on the basis of completed or partially completed studies in a degree or diploma and other assessable learning outcomes.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Kelvin Grove
  • OP: 8/84
Yes
  • Full-time : 4 years
Gardens Point No information available Yes No information available

Further information

QUT offers a range of scholarships that provide real support for commencing and continuing students. Individual faculties also offer support through prizes, awards and bursaries that reward and encourage student effort through the generous support of individuals, industry and government sponsors. Our offer guarantee can give you peace of mind about your study choices. If you receive an ATAR or selection rank equal to or higher than the offer guarantee, you are guaranteed a place in the course regardless of the threshold. This means that when you know your ATAR or selection rank you can check your eligibility for a QUT course before receiving an offer. You still need to lodge a QTAC application by the closing date. A small number of courses do not participate in the offer guarantee scheme.

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