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The Bachelor of Arts and Business (BA&Bus) is designed to provide you with all the benefits of an education in the Humanities, Social Sciences and the Creative and Performing Arts PLUS study in Business. The program provides you with not only the depth (Major and Minor streams) of the Bachelor of Arts but a specially-designed Business Studies component that will introduce you to key concepts and approaches in Business and Management.

The aims of the BA&Bus are

  • To develop informed understanding of human experience, human culture and human society
  • To develop an understanding of the the role of business in the contemporary world
  • To teach the tools and methods of understanding associated with Humanities, Social Science and Business disciplines, and to encourage students to perceive the relationships between these disciplines
  • To encourage the breadth of vision and critical thinking associated with interdisciplinary scholarship and research
  • To enable students to place contemporary Australian society and culture in an historical and comparative context
  • To engage critically with fundamental questions about value in both ethical and aesthetic contexts
  • To develop the skills of critical, creative and imaginative thinking about society, culture and the arts
  • To promote the techniques and value of reasoned and openminded discussion and debate
  • To foster understanding of the experiences and world-views of other times, other places, and other cultures.


Study Level


Typical duration

3 Years

Delivery Mode


Intake Period

Term 1, Term 3

Academic Calendar

3+ Calendar

Minimum Units of Credit


Award type

Bachelors Pass


Bachelor of Arts and Business - BArts (Bus)

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Program Structure

Students must complete 144 UOC as a standalone program.

  1. A Home Major (60 UOC)
  2. A Minor (24 UOC)
  3. Arts and Social Sciences Prescribed Electives (12 UOC)
  4. A Business component (48 UOC )

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Minors description.

You must complete one minor of 24 UOC (four courses) from the list below:

Maturity Requirements

You must have completed 24 UOC before taking any Level 2 courses.

You must have completed 48 UOC, including 6 UOC at Level 1 and 6 UOC at Level 2 in your major/minor before taking any Level 3 courses.

Specialisation Declaration

You must specify your major and minor at the time of enrolment in Level 2 courses.

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Progression Requirements


University Medal

Award of Pass with Distinction

Program Fees

At UNSW fees are generally charged at course level and therefore dependent upon individual enrolment and other factors such as student's residency status. For generic information on fees and additional expenses of UNSW programs, click on one of the following:

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