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Bachelor of Arts-Bachelor of Business

Location
Townsville; External; Cairns
Commencing
February, July
Duration
4 years full-time
Attendance mode
Internal
Entry Requirements
English (4,SA) or English (Units 3/4,C)
Desirable: Maths B (4,SA) or Mathematical Methods (Units 3/4,C)
CRICOS code
036644M
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There are many and varied pathways for graduates of this joint degree. There are a number of possible combinations of majors – for example you could study a language with your choice of business major; or include psychology which provides graduates with an insight into human behaviour and how this impacts on organisations within the context of recruitment, employee relations and human resources.

As an Arts-Business graduate you may pursue careers in management, or as a consultant in a wide range of organisations in the private sector, research and government departments.

Graduates can also pursue additional study to teach in schools or in higher education. Alternatively, with further study, you can go on to contribute to higher education and research.

The Bachelor of Arts-Bachelor of Business gives you the opportunity to specialise in two different study areas - helping you gain skills and knowledge from Bachelor of Business majors and complementing them with the critical analysis and communication strengths you gain studying a Bachelor of Arts.

This joint degree, completed full-time over 4 years, will cover a balance of study areas across business and the humanities. Depending on your desired career path and whether you study in Townsville or Cairns, you have a choice majors including Accounting, Economics, Human Resources Management and International Business, to name a few. Some of these majors are available to study online, giving you greater flexibility while you study. From Arts, you can enhance your study with Psychology, Political Science or Indigenous Studies among other majors on offer.

Depending on your choices of majors you may be eligible for registration with professional bodies within your chosen fields of study. Please view the Professional Recognition section of your desired majors under the single degrees for the Bachelor of Business and the Bachelor of Arts for more information.

Honours

Honours is available in each discipline as additional 24 credit points of study. Refer to either the  Bachelor of Arts (Honours), or the Bachelor of Business (Honours) Handbook for eligibility information.

What you need to know before you apply

Certified copies of supporting documents

You must supply the following information with your application:

  • Previous and current certificates and academic transcripts
  • The Grading Scale used at the institution(s) where you have undertaken your studies
  • English proficiency test results (if required and available at time of application)
  • Your passport to confirm your name and citizenship (if available at time of application)

You can speed up the application process by emailing copies of your documents to internationaladmissions@jcu.edu.au. If your application is approved you must then post certified copies and/or documents to:

James Cook International
James Cook University
Townsville QLD 4811, AUSTRALIA

If your documents are in a language other than English, you must provide both certified translations and a certified copy of the original document.

An acceptable certified document is a photocopy of the original document, signed and certified as a copy of the original by a public notary, registered agent of JCU, or a representative of the institution. Copies of certified copies are not acceptable.

Credit and Articulation

Before applying for credit for previous studies you should read the Credit and Articulation Procedure. You can review any possible credits you may have with our Credit Calculator. When you apply for credit you must submit the course syllabi (subject outline) for each relevant subject and ensure the subject corresponds to a similar JCU subject.

Entry requirements

As well as having the prerequisites for this course, you must also meet minimum academic and language requirements.

Check the minimum English language proficiency requirements for this course in the Course Handbook.

If you meet the academic requirements for this course, but not the minimum English requirements, you will receive a packaged offer. This includes the opportunity to take an English language program as well as an offer to study a degree at JCU. Your JCU degree offer will be conditional on you gaining a certain grade in your English program.

Application deadlines

  • 31 January for commencement in teaching period 1 (semester 1)
  • 30 June for commencement in teaching period 2 (semester 2)

Our campuses in Singapore and Brisbane operate on a trimester system – application deadlines vary for Singapore and Brisbane. View academic calendars.

How to apply

Gather electronic copies of your documentation, including an Application for Credit form, if relevant.

Register using your full legal name as it appears on your passport.

Complete all questions, upload all documents, and submit your application. You may wish to include a second course preference.

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Help with your application

If you need help with your application, or would like to change your preferences (e.g. course, campus, commencing semester) after you have submitted your application please contact JCU International Admissions at enquiries@jcu.edu.au or phone: +61 7 4781 5601

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Bachelor of Arts – Bachelor of Business

Handbook year

2019

Course code

20310

Course type

Bachelor Degree (AQF Level 7)

Division

Tropical Environments and Societies

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

English (Maths B desirable)

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 1 Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

96 credit points as per course structure

Additional completion requirementsThe Psychology Studies major is not an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited sequence. 

Course learning outcomes

JCU graduates are committed to lifelong learning, intellectual development, and to the display of exemplary personal, professional and ethical standards. They have a sense of their place in the tropics and are charged with professional, community, and environmental responsibility. JCU graduates appreciate the need to embrace and be acquainted with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia. They are committed to reconciliation, diversity and sustainability. They exhibit a willingness to lead and to contribute to the intellectual, environmental, cultural, economic and social challenges of regional, national, and international communities of the tropics.

On successful completion of the Bachelor of Arts, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a broad and coherent body of knowledge with depth in the underlying principles and concepts of at least one discipline of the Arts, Languages or Social Sciences

  • Integrate knowledge of the diversity of cultures and peoples, their differences and commonalities, especially with respect to Indigenous cultures and peoples

  • Appraise the place and role of Australia and Singapore in the Asia-Pacific region and the tropics worldwide

  • Review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise information, claims, and evidence

  • Apply critical thinking, independent judgement, intercultural sensitivity, and national, regional and global perspectives, to identify and solve problems in at least one discipline of the Arts, Languages or Social Sciences

  • Present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas, through proficiency in written and spoken English language and numeracy, appropriate to their audience and in a range of modes and media

  • Demonstrate capacity for reflection, planning, ethical decision-making and interdisciplinary team work in diverse contexts of community engagement, professional work and/or scholarship

  • Identify and have potential to act and reflect upon opportunities for lifelong learning and career development.

On successful completion of the Bachelor of Business, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate essential knowledge necessary for a career in business-related professions

  • Synthesise underlying principles and concepts for making business decisions

  • Critically analyse the core professional obligations, values and operations of organisations including sustainability

  • Critically evaluate data and resources in the context of relevant academic literature

  • Apply critical thinking to address issues in business

  • Convey information clearly and fluently, in a high quality written form appropriate for their audience

  • Demonstrate effective oral presentation skills for academic and professional audiences

  • Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively

  • Apply technical skills, including numeracy, necessary for professional practice in business

  • Demonstrate an awareness of ethical and social responsibility in professional practice

  • Identify and act upon learning opportunities and self-improvements.

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

Level 1

BA1001:03 Time, Truth, and the Human Condition

BA1002:03 Our Space: Networks, Narrative and the Making of Place

BU1002:03 Accounting for Decision Making

BU1003:03 Economics for Sustainable Business

BU1007:03 Business Data Analysis and Interpretation

BU1104:03 Business, Environment and Society in the Tropics

BU1105:03 Contemporary Business Communications

SS1010:03 Australian People: Indigeneity and Multiculturalism

Level 2

BU2108:03 Managing Consumer Markets

BU2111:03 Business Law

Level 3

BA3000:03 Arts Edge

BU3101:03 Professional Internship or BU3102:03 Multi-Disciplinary Project or BU3103:03 Independent Project

OPTIONS

Select an Arts major from Table A below

PLUS

Select a Business major from Table B below

PLUS

Select 9 credit points of level 2 and 3 Creative Media, Arts and Social Sciences subjects from the following prefixes: AN, AR, BA, CU, CV, CY, EL, EV, FR, GR, HI, IA, IT, JA, JN, NM, PL, PY, SY, WC or WS

PLUS

Select 3 credit points of any undergraduate subjects

TABLE A (ARTS MAJORS)

Type of major

Mandatory,Single Arts major

Credit points in major

24 credit points

Notes

All majors are available mid year

ARTS MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Anthropology

Cairns

Townsville

 

Archaeology

Cairns

Townsville

 

Criminology

Townsville

External

Not all subjects available internally.
Students will need to take some subjects offered only in external mode

Design and Creative Arts

Cairns

Townsville

Visual Arts and Digital Imaging Focus (Cairns)

Design and Innovation Focus (Townsville)

English

Cairns

Townsville

External

 

History

Cairns

Townsville

 

Human Geography

Cairns

Townsville

 

Human Services

Cairns

Townsville

 

Indigenous Studies

Cairns

Townsville

Not all subjects available internally.   Students will need to take some subjects offered only in external mode.
Modern Languages

Cairns

Townsville

External

Language streams (and locations) available are as follows:

  • French (Cairns and Townsville)
  • Japanese (Cairns and Townsville)
  • German (Townsville and External)
  • Italian (Cairns and Townsville)

Multimedia Journalism and Writing

Townsville

Politics and International Relations

Cairns

Townsville

External

Not all subjects are available at all locations

Psychology Studies

Townsville

If you plan to practise as a registered psychologist, you will need additional studies beyond a BA-BBus in Psychology Studies

Sociology

Cairns

Townsville

Not all subjects available internally

TABLE B (BUSINESS MAJORS)

Type of major

Mandatory, Single Business major

Credit points in major

24 credit points

Notes

All majors are available mid year

BUSINESS MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Banking and Finance

External

 

Business Intelligence and Information Systems

Cairns

Townsville

External

 

Economics

Townsville

External

 

Financial Management

Townsville

External

 
Governance, Business and Society

Cairns

Townsville

External

 

Hospitality and Tourism Management

External

 

Human Resources Management

Cairns

Townsville

External

 

International Business

External

 

Management

Cairns

Townsville

External

 

Marketing

Townsville

External

 

Sports and Events Management

Townsville

External

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

Not all majors are available in Cairns

Townsville

Not all majors are available in Townsville

External

Not all majors are available externally

Candidature

Expected time to complete

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

9 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Professional accreditation requirements

The Psychology Studies major is not an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited sequence.

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

3 credit points for Creative Media, Arts or Social Sciences subjects not taken as part of an Arts major

Supplementary exam for final subject

A student who has failed a single subject towards the award in their final teaching period and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject, may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject. However if that subject is required for accreditation, then the criteria specified by that accreditation will apply.

Credit

Eligibility

Students may apply for credit for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Credit and Articulation policy and associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

48 credit points

Currency

Credit will be granted only for studies completed in the 6 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Credit gained for any subject shall be cancelled 15 years after the date of the examination upon which the credit is based if, by then, the student has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.

Other restrictions

Nil

Award Details

Award title

BACHELOR OF ARTS – BACHELOR OF BUSINESS

Approved abbreviation

BA-BBus

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Both the Arts major and the Business major shall appear on the testamur.

Exit with lesser award

Students who have completed 24 credit points of their course award requirements, and withdraw from or fail to meet the requirements for progression in the later years, may be eligible for the award of Diploma of Tertiary Studies.

Students who exit the course prior to completion, and have completed the relevant number of credit points of study and appropriate subjects, may be eligible for the award of Advanced Diploma of Arts.

Course articulation

Not applicable

Honours

Honours availability

Honours is available in either or both disciplines as an additional 24 credit points of study each

Eligibility

By invitation of the College Dean

Achievement of an overall grade point average of 5.0 (i.e. credit average) across their undergraduate degree and/or a grade point average of 5.0 in the final year of their undergraduate degree, with credits or better in specific discipline areas.

Annual Tuition Fee: AUD$29,400 (Estimate only)

Courses are charged per year of full-time study. International course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change. You can find current fees in the undergraduate tuition fees guide.

Student Services and Amenities Fee is payable per subject up to a maximum amount per year.

Student Visa holders must have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of their Student Visa (except Norwegian, Swedish and Belgian citizens). Costs depend on the length of study and the number of dependants accompanying the student. For more information see Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).

Scholarships and financial aid are also available for international student.

JCU offers pathway study options if you don't meet the academic of English language requirements for direct entry into your preferred JCU degree, or if you want to enhance your career prospects. Contact us for more information.

Where will your degree take you?

Explore the possibilities of a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business. Be inspired by JCU Arts graduates who are ready to take the next step in their careers.