Bachelor of Journalism/Bachelor of Business

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





4 years full-time

Credit points


Commencing in

For Continuing Students Only

Why choose this program?

By combining journalism studies with business training, you will develop a deep understanding of the application of print and digital media in business and industry, and graduate with a unique skill set that will give you an edge in the employment market.

In the journalism component, you will develop advanced analytical, communication and decision-making skills. You will complete a range of journalism courses, developing research and writing skills appropriate to media professions with special emphasis on print, radio, television and online journalism.

Through the Bachelor of Business you will gain a solid foundation in all aspects of business and develop an understanding of the social, cultural and political dimensions of business. You will enhance this knowledge with further expertise and experience in your areas of interests.

Students who commence the program in 2018 must undertake a full-time study load.

Attendance information

Students who commence the program in 2018 must undertake a full-time study load.

The Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Journalism is offered full-time and part-time on-campus on the Gold Coast and Nathan campuses. You may choose to study courses at other campuses if or where the program structure allows.

As a full-time student, you will generally attend 9-12 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the trimester. As a part-time student, you will generally attend 3-6 hours of scheduled classes per week.

Classes may be scheduled during the day and evening throughout the week.

Student Income Support

To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

Work-integrated learning

Work-integrated learning (WiL) experiences are provided through guest lectures, field trips, case study analysis, problem solving of industry scenarios and policy analysis and development.

Additionally, you will complete at least one 10 credit points journalism internship or project in your final year. The internship is a structured WiL placement in journalism or a related communications industry. You will couple the practical experience gained while on internship with critical reflection on industry practise and standards as part of assessment. The project allows you to pursue career goals through work experience or advanced project work.

My career opportunities

You will be prepared for work in all forms of the media specialising in business, including digital media, newspapers, radio, television and magazines. You will find opportunities for a career as a reporter, producer, subeditor or manager.

Commonwealth supported students

  • The fee is indicative of an annual full-time load (80 credit points) in a program categorized to one of the Australian Government's three broad discipline areas (student contribution bands). A student's actual annual fee may vary in accordance with his or her choice of majors and electives. The Australian Government sets student contribution amounts on an annual basis.
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Fee-paying undergraduate (domestic) students

These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:

  • Full-fee paying domestic students who commenced their program prior to 2009.
  • International students who have been approved to pay domestic tuition fees after obtaining Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency or a permanent humanitarian visa and who have not obtained a Commonwealth supported place.
Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying undergraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.
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Program fees for the Bachelor of Journalism/Bachelor of Business (1374)

Year of study Fee category/Band Flat fee
2020 Withdrawn UGRD (DOM) $0.00
2019 Withdrawn UGRD (DOM) $0.00

Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.

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