Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Business

Swinburne University of Technology

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00111D

With a double degree in a Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Business you’ll be set to become a well-rounded businessperson who understands what’s good for the world. Build your business, management, and operations knowledge so you’re ready to make your mark on the business world. Then go deeper, hone your critical thinking and communication skill set as you explore key global social, economic and cultural issues impacting the operation of contemporary society. With this combination of degrees - you'll be rich in transferable skills essential for the future workforce. You’ll learn how to become an entrepreneurial thinker and innovator and find a wealth of diverse career opportunities across corporations, government and not-for-profits, to small business and startups. Build up your résumé with real industry experience with our Work Integrated Learning programs, guaranteed on all our bachelor degrees including placements, internships or industry-linked projects.

Structure

  • 400 credit points comprising: 12 Core units (150 credit points)
  • 8 units for Bachelor of Arts Major (100 credit points)
  • 8 units for Bachelor of Business Major (100 credit points)
  • 4 units comprising an advanced minor or minor or electives (50 credit points)

Subjects

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Business administration
  • Chinese
  • Cinema and screen studies
  • Creative writing and literature
  • Criminology
  • Digital advertising technology
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Finance
  • Financial planning
  • Games and interactivity
  • Global Studies
  • History
  • Human resource management
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Information systems
  • International business
  • Japanese
  • Journalism
  • Logistics and supply chain management
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Media industries
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and international relations
  • Professional writing and editing
  • Social media
  • Sociology
  • Sports Management.

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • VCE prerequisites: Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 25 in English (or equivalent) or 30 in English (EAL). Additional performance criteria and prerequisite requirements may also apply. English language requirements - satisfactory completion of one of the following: Swinburne's English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 65%, all skills 65%
  • Minimum IELTS overall band of 6.0 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0
  • TOEFL iBT (internet-based) minimum score of 75 with a reading band no less than 18 and writing band no less than 20
  • Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 50 (no communicative skills less than 50)
  • Any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency. Note: A prerequisite for many courses, the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) can now be done on campus in Hawthorn.

Study pathways

Pathways allow students to progress from one qualification to another where the first course is recognised as an entry requirement and/or provides advanced standing to the second. Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Higher Education Hawthorn International: $129,200
  • ATAR: 60
Yes
  • Full-time : 4 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Higher Education Hawthorn.

Fees are estimates only: The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. These fees apply for units studied in 2019 only and may change for units studied in future years. If part-time study is permitted, annual fees will be proportionally lower based on the number of units taken per semester. Students who participate in a six or 12-month professional placement will be subject to an increase in total course fees.

Further information

Swinburne's Work Integrated Learning program provides students with opportunities to gain invaluable skills and confidence in knowing that they have what it takes to land a job in their field by graduation. Students can also earn credit towards their degree. Choose from 6- or 12-month professional placements, professional internships, industry-linked projects, industry study tours and accreditation placements. Note: Some Work Integrated Learning opportunities are not available to international students due to visa restrictions.

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