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Course information set

  • Prepares you for specialist journalism careers in finance, international affairs, or political and social commentary.
  • Complete 2 separate degrees in 4 years full-time.
  • Study a business major in accountancy, advertising, economics, finance, human resource management, international business, management, marketing, or public relations.
  • Study print, radio, TV and online journalism, covering reporting, editing and production.
QTAC course code409172
QUT course code IX36
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 4 years full-time
Start month 2018 & 2019 February

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
  • Gardens Point
  • QUT Business School
  • Creative Industries Faculty
Course contact
CRICOS code 059598M
  • Accountant
  • Advertising Professional
  • Banking and Finance Professional
  • Business Analyst
  • Economist
  • Financial Advisor/Analyst
  • Financial Project Manager
  • Human Resource Developer
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Information Officer
  • Journalist
  • Manager
  • Marketing Officer/Manager
  • Media Industry Specialist
  • Public Relations Officer/Consultant
  • Publishing Professional
  • Research officer
  • Stockbroker


Why choose this course?

The combination of journalism with business majors will equip you for specialist journalism careers in finance, international affairs, or political and social commentary. You’ll be prepared to investigate, write and present news across platforms including online, print, radio and television. Understanding how business works, including people and process management, project planning, business analysis and general business concepts, will be vital to your professional career.

You will gain in-depth knowledge in journalism within 16 specialist units. Your business degree component comprises eight business core units and eight business major units.

Career outcomes

Graduates work in a diverse range of interesting careers, taking on positions such as:

  • journalist
  • media executive
  • business analyst
  • researcher.

Professional recognition

The journalism degree is recognised by the Australian Journalists' Association (AJA) section of the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA). Students may be eligible for membership to a number of business professional bodies depending on choice of business major and unit selection. Details on professional recognition can be found under the individual majors of the Bachelor of Business (BS05).

Research pathways

Bachelor of Business (Honours) option

High-achieving students who wish to take further studies may enrol in BS63 Bachelor of Business (Honours).


Download course structures and unit outlines for Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Journalism

Students are required to complete 384 credit points comprised of 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Business program and 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Journalism program. Students will undertake the two components of the double degree concurrently.

Business component

Students must complete the 96 credit point Business School core units (eight units) in the business program together with a 96 credit point major (eight units). You will choose a business major from accounting, advertising, economics, finance, human resource management, international business, management, marketing or public relations.

Accountancy students will undertaken six Business School core units and 10 major core units in order to meet the professional recognition.

Journalism component

You wll complete 192 credit points of Journalism discipline or specified units.

Study overseas

Study overseas while gaining credit towards your QUT degree with one of our worldwide exchange partners. Overseas study can be for one or two semesters (or during the semester break) and the units you take can be in either degree area, depending on how they match with your QUT course. For more information, visit QUT student exchange.

Entry requirements

Guide to entry thresholds

OP 8

Rank 84

Course information set

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA). Accountancy, finance, economics and marketing majors also requires 4 SA in Maths A, B or C.

More about assumed knowledge

Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you receive an OP 1-5 or equivalent, you're guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.

Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually.



2018: CSP $8,900 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You may need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

Find out if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan

Scholarships and financial support

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

These scholarships are available for this course:

View all undergraduate scholarships

You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments.


How to apply for Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Journalism

You apply through QTAC for all our undergraduate courses.

Are you ready to submit your application?

You're ready if you've:

  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for - you can apply for up to 6.
  2. Checked important dates.
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements.
  4. Checked your course costs and if you're eligible for financial support.

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

Important: Make a note of the QTAC code for this course (409172) because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

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After you've submitted your application to QTAC

If you've studied before or if you have at least two years' work experience, you may want to apply for credit for prior learning.


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