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The Bachelor of Business (Specialisation) - Professional Communication dual degree from CQUniversity Australia provides you with the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in both fields within four years of full-time study, making you more versatile and attractive to employers.
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Completing the Bachelor of Business (Specialisation) - Professional Communication dual degree from CQUniversity Australia will provide you with the knowledge and skills from both programs within four years of full-time study.

During the course you will develop an understanding of key business principles and practices, and study your choice of major. Choose from Accounting, Financial Planning, Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing, Property and Social Innovation.

The professional communication component of the course is practically-oriented and focuses on workplace relevance for future public relations and journalism practitioners. The course covers a unique blend of public relations and journalism theory and practice and also covers core communication practice skills, such as writing, speech, photography and introductory graphic design.

Benefit from the flexibility to tailor your degree to suit your individual needs and study goals.

Why Study at CQUniversity Australia

Our Humanities and Professional Communication courses aim to provide you with a multidisciplinary education that will give you the opportunity to gain knowledge in a range of disciplines.

Wide choice of study areas 

Choose from arts, including a number of dual degree options, sociology and professional communication. Our range of arts courses will provide you with the opportunity experience a variety of perspectives, methodologies and learning styles. You will explore disciplines that study the way humans recognise, record and debate human practices, meanings and values. Historically, sociology is among the original social sciences and is specifically concerned with how and why Western societies are organised the way they are. A combination of sociology, psychology, and social work will provide pathways to careers in the human services sector. Professional communication aims to develop communication skills and knowledge within a corporate communication or media and journalism context. As a student, you can choose to focus on business communication or media practice. You will learn to communicate effectively, analyse communication requirements, develop, implement, and evaluate public relations campaigns and media strategies, and create innovative and professional media product.

Lifelong learning

You will have the opportunity to gain crucial lifelong learning and transferable generic skills, such as critical thinking and problem solving. You will be able to apply these skills to a range of employment opportunities and life situations.


The flexible structure of CQUniversity's humanities and professional communication courses encourages you to tailor your course by combining a selection of majors and minors.

Career Opportunities

Completion of the Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Professional Communication will prepare you to pursue employment opportunities in fields such as:

  • business analysis
  • communications
  • community relations
  • human resources
  • journalism
  • marketing
  • public relations.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Average part-time duration 96 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    192 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

You are required to complete the following compulsory units, one major and electives.» Communication and Politics» Introduction to Public Relations» Advanced Public Relations» Technology, Communication and Culture» Public Relations and the Media» Communication in Professional Contexts» Media Writing» Desktop Publishing» Speech and Script» Contemporary Photomedia» Feature Writing» Communication Project A» Accounting, Learning and Online Communication» Principles of Economics» Organisational Behaviour» Introductory and Contract Law» Introduction to Management» Business Integration» Marketing Fundamentals» Essential StatisticsMajors» Marketing Major» Human Resource Management Major» Management Major» Supply Chain Management Major» Property Major» Accounting Major» Social Innovation Major

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

Academic Requirement

  • Successful completion of the equivalent of an Australian Year 12.
Course Requirements:
  • To successfully complete your studies, you may be required to demonstrate that you can meet course requirements associated with your course
CRICOS: 036420E

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28560 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28560 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • At CQUniversity, we are committed to making education accessible to everyone. That is why on top of offering multiple pathways for entry to our courses and a generous variety of scholarships, we also offer highly competitive fees.

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