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Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (BRBZ)

Entry requirements
ATAR 62.70
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Online
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
  • 4 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
  • Jan, May, Sep
Note: Not all courses are available at Springfield campus. 


  • This dynamic UniSQ double degree combines your Business studies with experience in specialised fields like International Relations, First Nations Australia, Journalism or Social Justice, enabling you to build networks, make contacts and improve your employment options.
  • Create your own unique uni qualification by choosing majors, minors and electives to suit your career goals. If you’re not sure which field you’d like to specialise in, don’t worry. Within your first year of study you’ll undertake a variety of courses to discover your areas of interest.
  • Benefit from UniSQ's connections with industry partners and gain professional experience while you work with an organisation to complete a project or internship.
  • Why study a double degree?
    • Improve your transferrable skillset which can be applied to several industries and sectors.
    • You put yourself in a competitive position to excel in the workplace.
    • It takes less time than doing the degrees separately.
    • You save time and money.
    • You graduate with two testamurs (official certificates) for each of your degrees.
Thinking of studying in 2024? UniSQ will be delivering flexible new ways of teaching, with different calendar offerings, making the balance of study and life easier. Read more in our new academic calendar FAQs.

Professional accreditation

Finance major graduates will meet the educational entrance requirements to become a member of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA).

UniSQ is seeking accreditation for the Human Resource Management major by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI). Upon accreditation approval, this major will satisfy the educational requirements for professional membership of AHRI.

Career outcomes

  • Work autonomously and collaboratively to analyse and generate solutions to dynamic issues and changing landscapes; to clearly and coherently present ideas and logical arguments in a range of modes that are fit for purpose; and to evaluate technologies and data to optimise organisational initiatives both locally and globally.

Entry requirements

Find the entry requirements most relevant to you.

Recent secondary education

Adjusted Entry score including adjustment factors (additional points given in certain circumstances). Unadjusted Entry score not including adjustment factors.
ATAR The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) is a percentile rank used to assess the results of high-school applicants for undergraduate entry into university. 62.70 68.00


To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:

  • English (Units 3 & 4, C), and
  • General Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)

We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to a grade C or higher in Units 3 and 4 at high school level (typically studied in Year 12). Find out more about assumed knowledge.

Further admission information

Adjustments are additional points given in certain circumstances that may increase your Rank. Find out if you qualify for any adjustment factor pathways such as educational disadvantage where you live, and subjects you passed.

UniSQ is committed to greater admissions transparency. Learn more about the education and work experience, as well as average Ranks for this degree's student cohort from the previous year.

Tafe (VET) qualification

If you have completed a qualification from a TAFE or qualified private provider, you may be able to use these qualifications to meet UniSQ's entry requirements.

Work and life experience

You may be able to use your work experience and other adjustment factors to increase your selection rank and meet UniSQ's entry requirements.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.


If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

If you identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent you may be eligible to enter the Indigenous Higher Education (IHEPP) program.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 32 units.

Courses to be studied Units
4 x Arts core courses plus 8 x Business core courses 12
1 x 8-unit Arts major plus 1 x 4-unit minor or 4 x approved courses
or 1 x 12-unit Arts extended major
1 x 8-unit Business major 8
Total 32

Refer to the UniSQ Handbook for an example of courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported

The Federal Government contributes to the cost of your course and you need to pay a student contribution.

AUD 16323
Domestic full fee paying

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 25040

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2024. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.


At UniSQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Apply via QTAC

Apply via QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre) if you:

  • have never studied with UniSQ before, or
  • are a Year 12 student, or
  • want to transfer to UniSQ from another university.
Mode QTAC Codes
Online 909625
Springfield 929621
Toowoomba 909621

Copy your QTAC code and continue through to the QTAC website to complete your application.

Apply through QTAC

If you are applying via QTAC, please check our application closing dates.

Notes: Semester 3 intake is only available via online study. Not all courses and majors are offered at UniSQ Springfield.

Apply directly to UniSQ

You may be able to apply directly to UniSQ if you:

  • are a current or previous UniSQ student returning to study with complete or incomplete qualifications (excluding Head Start students), or
  • have recently graduated from TAFE.

Note: Not all courses and majors are offered at UniSQ Springfield.


You can select to start your study in Trimester 1, 2 or 3.

Study period  Application closing date Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Trimester 1, 2024  Monday 22 January Monday 15 January Monday 22 January Friday 26 April 
Trimester 2, 2024 Monday 20 May Monday 6 May Monday 13 May  Friday 16 August
Trimester 3, 2024 Monday 2 September Monday 26 August Monday 2 September Friday 6 December 

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

Discover further information on applying to study at UniSQ that is relevant to you.

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Begin your study journey today with the university rated 5/5 stars for graduates starting salaries* and start the degree that’s right for you.

*Good Universities Guide 2024

Talk to us
Why UniSQ?
We believe that creating an engaging and positive learning environment is key to your academic success. That’s why at UniSQ, we’ve worked hard to develop a supportive community of teaching staff, perfect for students looking to combine their interests in Arts and Business. You’ll have access to industry-leading equipment, learning facilities and staff. Whether you’re looking to study full-time on campus, completely online or a combination of the two. We are committed to offering a personalised and supportive educational experience for our Bachelor of Business and Arts students. 
What benefits does a double degree in Arts and Business offer compared to single degrees?

A double degree such as a Bachelor of Business and Arts allows you to broaden you education and develop an interdisciplinary field of knowledge in less time than if you were to complete two separate degrees.

  • You can acquire a diverse range of skills applicable to multiple industries. Our Bachelor of Arts and Business gives you plenty of flexibility in choosing majors to shape your studies to your desired outcome.
  • Stand out in the job market with a dual qualification.
  • Improve your transferable skill set which can be applied to a variety of industries and sectors.
  • Receive two testamurs (official certificates) - one for each of the degrees you complete when you graduate. 
Is there a pathway if I don't meet the entry requirements?
At UniSQ, we know there isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ approach to university education. Whether you’ve just completed Year 12 studies, haven’t studied in a while, or have a VET, TAFE or other appropriate qualification, we’ll have Bachelor of Business and Arts pathway for you.
What key skills will I acquire from completing an Arts and Business double degree

The skills you will develop when studying a Bachelor of Business and Arts (or equivalent) will vary depending on the education provider you choose and the subjects you select. 

At UniSQ you can choose from a variety of Bachelor of Arts majors including:

  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • English Literature
  • History
  • First Nations Australia
  • International Relations
  • Journalism
  • Legal Studies
  • Social Justice and Entrepreneurship.

The Bachelor of Business majors you can study as part of this double degree are:

  • Emerging Leadership
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Systems Management
  • Marketing.

Students studying a Bachelor of Arts and Business double degree can expect to develop a broad range of transferable skills, including:

  • critical thinking
  • strategic planning
  • creative problem solving
  • effective communication (written and verbal)
  • interpersonal and teamwork abilities
  • adaptability and flexibility
  • project management
  • organisational skills
  • financial literacy
  • marketing and branding insights.
What are the career opportunities for graduates with Bachelor of Business and Arts degrees?

Graduating with a Business and Arts degree from UniSQ can lead to a range of career opportunities, including:

Are flexible study options available?
UniSQ understands the need for flexibility in our Bachelor of Arts and Business degree. We provide a range of study options to cater to diverse needs, including on-campus, external, and online learning formats depending on the degree you choose. Whether you prefer to study your degree part-time or full-time, we offer the flexibility to balance your education with other commitments.