Bachelor of Business Administration/Bachelor of Global Studies

Course information for - 2023 entry

Offered at 3 locations

Study mode
4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
6.0 overall score (with individual score of 6.0 in writing and speaking, and 5.5 in listening and reading)
Fees (first year)*
Start dates
February 2023, February 2024


The Bachelor of Business Administration/Bachelor of Global Studies is a double degree for everyone interested in the social, political, cultural, environmental, and economic changes shaping our world.

As well as developing a strong understanding of the fundamentals of business, you will undertake studies in globalisation, environmental sustainability, global health, world politics and justice and its impacts on society, economics, and the environment.

You’ll get to broaden your skills at home and abroad by completing an international workplace internship, as well as a professional business placement here in Australia.

Additionally, Microsoft certification is embedded into your business units, so you'll graduate with a strong foundation in the Microsoft programs favoured by employers. 

A further opportunity is you can opt to study a Diploma in Languages in either Spanish or Italian alongside your degree to enhance your employability.

Professional experience

You will have the unique opportunity to study abroad at one of ACU’s 60 partner institutions around the world and gain valuable international work experience via one of our overseas internship partner organisations. 

Additionally, you’ll complete up to 150 hours or a minimum of 100 days of professional experience including community engagement.


Our graduates have pursued careers in:

  • private and public sectors
  • global or multinational organisations
  • accounting
  • administration
  • banking
  • business analysis/development
  • business management
  • communications
  • computing
  • financial management
  • human resource management
  • international business
  • international marketing
  • management consultancy
  • marketing
  • recruitment and staff development
  • sales
  • international business
  • social enterprise

Course details

Course structure

To complete the Bachelor of Business Administration/Bachelor of Global Studies, a student must complete 320 credit points (cp).

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AQF framework

Double Bachelor - Bachelor/Bachelor - AQF Level 7

Entry requirements

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English language requirements

Overall score of 6.0. Individual score of 6.0 in writing and speaking, and 5.5 in listening and reading.

Adjustment factors

If you’re currently completing Year 12 you may be eligible for adjustment factors that can boost your rank and help you get into your desired course.

Adjustment factors may be applied to your TAC application if you study particular subjects, attend schools geographically close to our campuses or in certain regional areas, apply as an elite athlete or performer or meet certain other criteria.

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Inherent requirement

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of that course or unit. You will need to be able to meet these inherent requirements to complete your course.

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Pathways into course for international applicants

If you don’t currently meet the direct entry requirements for admission to your chosen program, don’t worry. Our range of pathway programs can help you build the language proficiency, academic skills and confidence you need to succeed. 

Find out more about English language programs 

Find out more about the ACU Foundation Studies program 

Find out more about Diploma pathways 

Further study

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) or other relevant postgraduate study.


Course costs

  • Unit fee: $3383
  • Average first year fee: $27064
  • Estimate total cost: $108256

The Tuition fees quoted above are for commencing students in the current year who undertake a normal full-time load. The Unit Fee is based on a 10cp unit. Fees are reviewed annually.

Tuition fees for continuing students may increase by up to 3 percent each year for the minimum duration of the course as provided on your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE). Students who continue to study beyond the minimum duration will have the relevant annual commencing rate applied to their fees for subsequent study periods.

Payment options

You should be able to concentrate on getting good marks instead of worrying about how you’ll pay your fees. We have a number of options that can help you ease the financial burden, including government assistance, scholarships and income support. 

Explore your options 


You could be eligible for one of the hundreds of scholarships we award each year to help students from across the university with the cost of studying, accommodation or overseas study opportunities. Some of our scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit, but these aren’t just for the academically gifted; ACU also recognises excellence in community engagement and leadership. We also offer a range of scholarships for those who may be struggling financially or who have faced other barriers to accessing education.  

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How to apply

International applicants

Direct application

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Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.


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