Bachelor of Communication & 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
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  • Awarded by:
    Western Sydney University
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  • Career Outcomes:
    Financial Planner | Human Resources Officer | Public Relations Officer | Arts Administrator | Advertising Coordinator | View All

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Course Rundown

Take the first step in a rewarding creative career with this industry-ready Bachelor of Communication and Bachelor of Business combined course from Western Sydney University.

Designed for creative-thinking students with the ideas to connect people, this course combines key elements of communication and business studies to equip you with the skills, experience and knowledge required to stand out in the workforce. If you’re a storyteller or a problem-solver who wants to bring people together, this course is for you.

With 10 majors available, you’ll have the opportunity to specialise your study in fields as diverse as financial planning, public relations, sport management and human resources. You’ll learn key concepts of communications theory and practice, combined with core business planning and management skills, to graduate ready to thrive in the workplace.

If you’re seeking a role that combined your practical mind with your creative heart, this course will help you seek work in creative management and planning.


To be eligible to study this course, students must:

  • Have completed Year 12 and achieved the minimum ATAR required for this course; OR
  • Have completed the Diploma in Business at Western Sydney University, The College; OR
  • Have completed a relevant TAFE award.

In this communication and business course, the subjects you may study include:

Communication core units:

  • Advertising: An introduction
  • Communication research project
  • Data, mediation, power
  • Media cultures and industries
  • Media law and ethics
  • Public relations theory and practice
  • Visual storytelling
  • Writing ecologies

Business core units:

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

Communication majors:

  • Advertising
  • Public relations

Business majors:


  • 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

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Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Bachelor of Communication and a 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 wide variety of roles across the advertising, public relations, risk management and business operations sectors.

This qualification will equip you with the unique combination of communication skills and business nous required to succeed at work. After completing this course, you may choose to set up your own business, organisation or enterprise.

Depending on the major and electives you choose in this course, it may satisfy the requirements for membership to relevant industry bodies, giving you a nationally recognised and trustworthy qualification.

Curious about where a career in communications 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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