Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Commerce

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Strengthen your business qualification with communication, research and analytical skills developed in the arts degree. As part of the Bachelor of Arts, you can choose to study from a range of units in the liberal arts fields such as psychology, economics, digital journalism or literature studies. As part of the Bachelor of Commerce, you can choose to specialise in Accounting, Marketing or Human Resource Management. An innovative range of business minors from data analytics and entrepreneurship through to international business is offered at the Brisbane, North Sydney and Melbourne campuses. Pursue a career in accounting, advertising, HRM, marketing, policy administration or financial analyst.

Course Fee:

International: $112,992

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent. NSW Prerequisites: English (Standard) (Band 2), EAL (Band 3), NSW Assumed Knowledge: For Mathematics major or minor: Mathematics (not Mathematics General 2). NSW Recommended Studies: For Visual Arts minor: Visual Arts; QLD Prerequisites: English (4, SA); VIC Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English. VIC Assumed Knowledge: For Mathematics major or minor: Satisfactory completion of Math Methods Unit 3 and 4.


320 credit points

Subjects you can Study:

Arts: Drama; Economics; Education studies; Geography; History; Literature; Mathematics; Media; Music; Philosophy; Politics and international relations; Psychology; Sociology; Study of religions; Theological studies; Visual arts. Commerce: Accounting, Human resource management, Marketing, Management

Study Pathways:

An honours degree in arts or business is available for high-achieving students.

Further information:

Career paths for this course - Accounting firms; Advertising; Employment relations; Event management; Financial management; Human resource management; International trade and investment; Marketing management; Marketing research; Personal investment; Policy administration; Retailing and wholesaling.


Graduates are eligible for membership of the following professional organisations depending on the business major and minor completed: Accounting - CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Institute of Public Accountants (IPA)

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No info No Full time 4 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Part time 8 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info Yes Part time 8 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Full time 4 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info Yes Full time 4 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No info No Part time 8 years
Australian Catholic University (ACU) commenced operation on 1 January 1991. The University has seven campuses in Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney (2 campuses) and teaches courses throughout Australia and overseas. The University was formed by the amalgamation of four Catholic institutions of higher education in eastern Australia, and is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (Australian Catholic University Ltd).

ACU is a public university open to all, a Table A listed higher education provider under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the International Federation of Catholic Universities. The University is a member of Universities Australia (formerly the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee).

The three foundation Faculties are Arts and Sciences, Education, and Health Sciences. The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy commenced operation on 1 January 2009 and the Faculty of Business commenced operation on 1 January 2010.

ACU graduates are high achievers and enjoy one of the best rates of employment in Australia. ACU students undertake work experience throughout their studies, with many students finding jobs using their professional skills even before they have graduated.

ACU's small friendly campuses, small class sizes (student to teacher ratio of 18.5:1), easy access to teaching staff and outstanding student support services allows students to achieve their full potential.

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