Gain sought-after business skills plus the specialised knowledge and critical thinking skills that an Arts degree can offer when you study this double degree.

 

Faculty
UNSW Business School
Delivery Mode
On campus
Award
Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce
Commencing Terms
Term 1, Term 2, Term 3
Duration (Full Time)
4 Year(s)

Gain valuable business skills in addition to the specialised knowledge and critical thinking skills an Arts degree can offer in this double degree. Both degrees offer flexibility, allowing you to tailor your studies to suit your interests and career goals.

Your Commerce degree will provides you with a fundamental understanding of general business principles and allow you to develop specialist knowledge in a business area of your choice. With more than 10 majors to choose from ranging from accounting to human resource management, you can design a degree to suit your interests and career goals. 

The Arts component of your degree offers more than 35 majors. You'll develop transferable skills and in-depth knowledge, and gain the tools to think critically, communicate effectively and conduct independent research.

Who should choose this degree?

Those seeking to develop skills and knowledge in both business and the arts and humanities, allowing you to stand out in a competitive job market.

Why study this degree at UNSW?

When you study with UNSW you'll be studying at a global top 50 university that is recognised in Australia and abroad for teaching and research excellence.

This double degree will allow you to develop a broad perspective and learn how to think originally and creatively, with the ability to specialise in areas of your interests.

 

Program Code
3573
CRICOS Code
074885A
Campus
Kensington
UAC Code
424100
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
192
Indicative Enrolments
230

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Entry to this degree is based on your Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or an equivalent rank derived from the following:

  • Australian interstate Year 12 qualifications (e.g., OP rank)
  • New Zealand NCEA Level 3
  • Equivalent overseas qualifications e.g., International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, GCE A-Levels
  • Post-secondary or tertiary qualifications
  • An alternative entry qualification

 

2021 Lowest Selection Rank
93
2021 A levels
17
2021 IB Diploma
36
2021 Lowest ATAR
81.2
    1. 2021 Lowest Selection Rank
      The 2021 Lowest Selection Rank (LSR) is the adjusted rank (ATAR plus adjustment factors) you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2021.
    2. 2021 A levels
      The 2021 A levels score is based on four Advanced Level (A2) subject. Entry scores are calculated from the best three or four A2 subjects (excluding repeated subjects) using the following values: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1. At most one Applied A Level subject may be included in the best four subjects used to calculate the aggregate.
    3. 2021 IB Diploma
      The 2021 IB Diploma is an indication of the IB you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2021. It is to be used as a guide only.
    4. 2021 Lowest ATAR
      The 2021 Lowest ATAR is the lowest ATAR (before adjustment factors were applied) to which an offer was made. Where <5 is listed, this indicates that less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made and so the score has not been published. N/A indicates no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.

Assumed knowledge

Mathematics Advanced. For Bachelor of Advanced Science: Chemistry plus one or more of Biology, Earth and Environmental Science, Physics, Mathematics Extension 1 (depending on chosen area of study)

English language requirements​

 

You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If you’re completing an Australian Year 12 qualification (e.g. NSW HSC or equivalent), you do not need to provide anything extra to prove your proficiency. Your qualification will be used as evidence of your English proficiency.

If you do need to provide evidence of your English proficiency, this will be indicated in your application. You can prove this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

We do not accept secondary qualifications from this country. We may accept tertiary study results, please contact us for more information.

Please contact us for direct entry requirements.

Pathway programs

UNSW Global has university pathway programs that provide seamless transition to UNSW Sydney so you can achieve your academic and career goals. Learn more.

 

English language requirements​


You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If English is not your first language, you’ll need to provide proof of your English proficiency before you can be given an offer to study at UNSW. You can do this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

The Bachelor of Commerce component of this degree includes a business major area of study, such as marketing or human resource management. It also includes career preparation and planning courses, such as internships and a skills portfolio. 

The Bachelor of Arts component of the degree includes a major and minor area of study, and electives from a broad range of topics including history, Asian studies, philosophy, politics and internationa relations.

See the study areas below or visit the Commerce / Arts Handbook for detailed information.

Study areas

    • Accounting
    • Art History and Theory
    • Arts and Social Sciences
    • Asian Studies
    • Australian Studies
    • Business Analytics
    • Business Economics
    • Chinese Studies
    • Creative Writing
    • Criminology
    • Development Studies
    • English
    • Environmental Humanities
    • European Studies
    • Film Studies
    • Finance
    • French Studies
    • Geography
    • German Studies
    • History
    • Human Resource Management
    • Indigenous Studies
    • Indonesian Studies
    • Information Systems and Information Technology
    • International Business
    • Italian Studies
    • Japanese Studies
    • Korean Studies
    • Linguistics
    • Marketing
    • Media, Culture and Technology
    • Modern Greek Studies
    • Music
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Politics and International Relations
    • Psychology
    • Sociology and Anthropology
    • Spanish and Latin American Studies
    • Taxation
    • Theatre and Performance Studies
    • Women's and Gender Studies
    • Art History and Theory
    • Geography
    • Studies in Psychology
    • Psychology
    • Arts and Social Sciences
    • Asian Studies
    • Indigenous Studies
    • Australian Studies
    • Chinese Studies
    • Advanced Chinese Studies
    • Global Development
    • Criminology
    • Creative Writing
    • English
    • Environmental Humanities
    • European Studies
    • Film Studies
    • French Studies
    • Advanced French Studies
    • Geographical Studies
    • German Studies
    • Modern Greek Studies
    • History
    • Indonesian Studies
    • Italian Studies
    • Japanese Studies
    • Advanced Japanese Studies
    • Korean Studies
    • Advanced Korean Studies
    • Linguistics
    • Media, Culture and Technology
    • Music Studies
    • Philosophy
    • Politics and International Relations
    • Sociology and Anthropology
    • Spanish and Latin American Studies
    • Theatre and Performance Studies
    • Gender Studies
    • Accounting
    • Business Analytics
    • Business Economics
    • Finance
    • Financial Technology
    • International Business
    • Information Systems
    • Marketing
    • Management
    • Human Resource Management
    • Business Law
    • Taxation

UNSW Business School's Career Accelerator portfolio offers students exclusive access to a suite of for-credit, co-curricular and business experience opportunities to kick start your career.

Potential careers

  • Arts administrator/manager
  • Political adviser
  • Marketing/brand manager
  • Financial adviser
  • Management consultant
  • Investment banker

Accreditation

Depending on course selection you may meet the education requirement of various professional bodies including Australian Computer Society (Information Systems), Australian Human Resources Institute (Human Resource Management), Australian Securities and Investment Commission (RG-146) (Finance), CPA Australia (Accounting), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (Accounting), ACCA (Accounting) and Institute of Public Accountants (Accounting).

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holders and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the Apply section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply. For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January. Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.

Ready to apply?

For most international students, applications are submitted via our Apply Online service. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places, may have an earlier application deadline or may have an earlier commencement date. For more information visit our international applicant information page.

*If you are an international student studying an Australian qualification, go to the Universities Admission Centre (UAC) for application and UAC key dates. Note: If you are under 18 years of age, you need to make special arrangements. Read more.

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2021 Indicative First Year Fee
$14,500*

Commonwealth Supported Place multiple Student Contribution Bands may apply for this double degree. See single degrees for the applicable fee bands.*The student contribution for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 based on a standard full-time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The actual student contribution you will be liable for depends on your individual program of study and the calendar year in which you enrol. Actual fees are calculated upon enrolment.Student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University and may increase each year during your studies (subject to caps determined by the Australian Government), effective at the start of each calendar year.The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included.

2021 Indicative First Year Fee
$40,920*
2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$172,120*

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

Indicative fees to complete the program include tuition plus an estimate of study-related costs of approximately $1,000 per year. To find out more about other costs, visit UNSW International.

 

Scholarships

Our scholarships help you achieve your potential and enhance the experience of individuals who might otherwise struggle financially to maintain a place at university. The scholarships reward excellence, and encourage international mobility, diversity and equity.


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