Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Business

Combine the diverse, transferable skills of an arts degree with the practical knowledge of business studies to build a critical understanding of life and work in the Tropics. Develop a solid foundation of sociocultural contexts to underpin your learning in business operations and strategies, making you a well-rounded professional. Graduate with advanced communication and research skills to stand out in any field.

5 Stars

for student teacher ratio 2024 Good Universities Guide

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: January, May, September
  • Townsville: January, May, September
  • Cairns: January, 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


4 years full-time

Entry Requirements


English (Units 3/4,C)

QTAC Codes

  • 311499
  • 311491
  • 321491

Course detail

Real stories

  • Student of Bachelor of Arts-Bachelor of Business


    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. has a lot of awesome subjects available and this degree is a great opportunity to discover what you are truly passionate about.

  • Studied Bachelor of Arts – Bachelor of Business


    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.

  • Dr Rachel Hay Lecturer in the College of Business, Law and Governance


    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 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.

  • Patricia O’Callaghan  Townsville Enterprise CEO


    Patricia O’Callaghan

    Townsville Enterprise CEO

    At Townsville Enterprise, we're proud that our team of 17 consists of 10 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.