Bachelor of Arts & Bachelor of Business

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  • Qualification:
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Study mode:
    On Campus
  • Payment options:
    HECS-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    4 years full-time; 8 years part-time
  • Start date:
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  • Awarded by:
    Western Sydney University
  • Location:
  • Career Outcomes:
    Human Resources Officer | Business Manager | Policy and Project Officer | Project Officer Information Management | Public Policy Researcher | View All

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Course Rundown

You’re a creative thinker who likes big-picture problems. Take the first step towards turning it into a rewarding new career with this combined Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business course from Western Sydney University.

A broad-based course designed for students interested in both humanities and business, this course equips you with the skills and knowledge required to succeed in your career, without compromising what you care about. In this course, you’ll have access to industry-relevant areas of study, including accounting, economics, research, writing, international relations and communications. You’ll be encouraged to expand your thinking and apply innovative problem-solving to tackle some of our world’s biggest and newest challenges.

With a wide range of major options available, this flexible course can be tailored to what you want to study. Opportunities for internships, study tours and project-based assignments will help you step outside the classroom and engage with the real world.

For a rewarding professional career planning for our society’s better future, this combined course offers the diverse, relevant skills you need to thrive.

Study Arts with Western Sydney University


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In this dual arts and humanities and business course, the subjects you may study include:

Core Arts subjects:

  • Australian Politics and Active Citizenship
  • Diversity, Language and Culture
  • Foundations of Academic English
  • Thinking Critically About Texts and Society

Students will complete eight units from one of the following arts specialisations:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Cultural and social analysis
  • English
  • History and political thought
  • Indigenous Australian studies
  • Indonesian
  • International relations and Asian studies
  • Islamic studies
  • Japanese
  • Linguistics
  • Philosophy
  • Psychological studies

Core Business subjects:

  • Enterprise law
  • Financing enterprises
  • Enterprise innovation and markets
  • Enterprise leadership

Students will complete one unit in each of four key focus areas: numeracy, career planning, innovation and enterprise engagement. These subjects include:

  • Applied finance
  • Economics
  • Hospitality management
  • International business
  • Marketing
  • Sport management
  • Human resource management
  • Management

Trust Western Sydney University to get you qualified in your field! Gain a recognised degree in Business, Health, Psychology, Communication, Medical Science, Criminology, Arts or loads more with WSU. 

Study online or on-campus and gain valuable, real-life skills that'll see you succeed in the workforce. With a reputation for excellence, you can be proud to graduate with a degree that comes from a uni ranked in the top 2% globally! Open up to a world of possibilities and enquire about a course with WSU today.

When you join Western Sydney University you’re also joining an engaged online community of fellow students and academics, who are committed to helping you succeed during your studies.

Whether you're studying on-campus or online, students will have access to student advisors, specially trained online learning advisors, access to online assignment assistance to ensure your work is always on the right track, student welfare services including professional counselling, plus stay in touch with other students via WSU’s specially-built digital portal.

Campus Locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

New South Wales: Parramatta South, Bankstown

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Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business from Western Sydney University.

This nationally recognised qualification will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience required to seek work in a range of roles across the humanities, business, economics and government sectors.

This qualification will enable you to challenge old ways of thinking and imagine new futures. You'll be encouraged to think creatively about your work, the world, and the role you can play.

Upon completion of this course, you may choose to seek employment across a broad range of roles, including in research, analysis, economics, policy development and communication. You may choose to work in planning, research and information management roles at businesses and organisations across industries including media, retail, technology, education, hospitality, art and more.


Curious about where a career in arts and humanities could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Western Sydney University offers flexible payment options for students.

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees. Alternatively, you can pay your degree fees upfront.

HECS-HELP You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $45,881 (2019-20 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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