Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Business

Combine the best of business and arts to build a critical perspective on the sociocultural contexts of the Tropics. Gain hands-on experience through JCU’s Work Integrated Learning (WIL) and develop advanced skills in communication and research that will prepare you for a diverse and exciting career.

5 Stars

for student support Good Universities Guide 2023, UG Humanities

Think global

Develop a cross-cultural understanding of your field to enhance your career

Skills to succeed

Gain transferable skills to stand out in the workplace


  • Online: February, May, September
  • Townsville: February, May, September
  • Cairns: February, May, September



+estimated annual Commonwealth Supported Fee for a full-time study load

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible

Fees currently displayed are indicative only. 2023 fees will be uploaded by October, 2022.


4 years full-time

or part-time equivalent

Entry Requirements

ATAR 59.4

English (Units 3/4,C)

Recommended Knowledge

Mathematical Methods (Units 3/4,C)

QTAC Codes

  • 311499
  • 311491
  • 321491

Course detail

Real stories

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    Lillian MacGregor

    Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Business

    I chose this degree so that I would have the opportunity to study a diverse range of topics and have the variety to keep my studies exciting and motivating. JCU has a lot of awesome subjects available and this degree is a great opportunity to discover what you are truly passionate about.

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    Jared Power

    Bachelor of Arts – Bachelor of Business

    This course was a perfect combination of practical business skills and creativity. One of the highlights was the opportunity to travel to Malaysia for 6 weeks through the Work Integrated Learning placement. I met some amazing people and got closer to my workplace aspirations – it was an experience I’ll never forget.

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    Dr Rachel Hay

    College of Business, Law and Governance

    To meet employer demand for transferrable skills such communication, teamwork and critical thinking, students should consider a joint degree in JCU Business and Arts. Graduates with great communication skills and high emotional intelligence have a better understanding of society; a joint degree gives students an edge.

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    Patricia O’Callaghan

    Townsville Enterprise CEO

    At Townsville Enterprise, we're proud that our team of 17 consists of 10 JCU graduates. Eight team members moved to Townsville to study and remained after graduating and securing employment. They are proud members of the community and passionate advocates for the region and the opportunities North Queensland can offer.