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University of Canberra

Suburb , ACT ,Australia

Bachelor of Business/ Bachelor of Communication and Media - MGAR01

Take the theoretical knowledge and practical skills of business and mix it with the creative, critical, professional and personal capabilities of communication and media, to create a career bursting with opportunities with the Bachelor of Business – Bachelor of Communication and Media course.

This is a management training course where you will gain broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge in a range of business core areas, with a focus on a communication pathway such as: Journalism, Marketing Communication, Corporate and Public Communication or Sports Media.

Collectively this double degree will give you a comprehensive understanding of business management and communication and media, giving you the professional expertise and qualifications to take responsibility for a variety of projects across a wide range of industries.

If taking control of a project and managing to a successful outcome is your idea of a worthwhile challenge, then the Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Communication and Media is the perfect platform form which to launch your management career.

Study a Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Communication and Media at UC and you will:

  • acquire theoretical knowledge to reflect critically on professional practice in the areas of business analysis, change management and implementation
  • apply professional judgement and knowledge in adapting marketing communication theories, principles and methodologies across diverse social, cultural and organisational contexts
  • learn strategy and campaign development; social and digital analytics; the basics of graphic design and visual language; multi-media production and stakeholder management
  • critically evaluate a range of core business skills to find solutions to future work challenges in legal, economic and global business environments
  • develop experience of professional management in work and organisations demonstrating creativity and initiative in new situations
  • create professional communication and media outputs which support, promote or critique a range of domestic and global programs or issues
  • apply a range of ethical, socially responsible and sustainable solutions in a changing business environment.

Campus Information

Canberra, Bruce

The University of Canberra is located in the suburb of Bruce in the Australian Capital Territory. Surrounded by Lake Ginnindera, the new suburb of Lawson, Radford college and residential housing, regular public buses can drop you right on campus. Open space, natural calm, tall trees and wildlife. Close to the city. Convenient to shopping. Great food, cool cafes, events and markets; a buzzing social hub with something for everyone. Student accommodation, an on-campus medical and counselling centre, the Australian Institute of Sport, Calvary Public Hospital, Belconnen Shopping Mall and a variety of restaurants are all within walking distance.


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  • Aug

Application Processing Time in Days: 14

Application Process

More Information required
10 Days
Possible interview call from institution
10 Days
Provisional/ unconditional offer
20 Days
Visa process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

The UC Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Communication and Media is a double degree is a globally recognised qualification that will give you the knowledge, skills and qualifications that are both highly transferrable and in demand across an extremely wide range of industries in both the public and private sectors including:

  • chief executive officer
  • chief financial officer
  • chief operating officer
  • managing director
  • director
  • general manager
  • marketing manager
  • administrative services manager
  • project manager
  • commercial director
  • head of operations
  • business manager
  • assistant director
  • deputy manager
  • freelance public relations consultant
  • public affairs manager
  • corporate communications manager
  • community relations officer
  • media manager
  • communication strategist
  • marketing manager
  • cocial media/online community manager
  • communication officer or manager
  • fundraising/sponsorship manager
  • business analyst
  • data scientist
  • dystems architect
  • information systems manager
  • solutions engineer

PSW Opportunity

Major Cities

  • Sydney
  • Melbourne
  • Brisbane

Regular 2 years post study work visa for international students completing Bachelors and Masters degrees (minimum 92 weeks), 3 years for Masters by Research and 4 years for PhD. graduates

Cities and major regional centres

  • Perth
  • Adelaide
  • Gold Coast
  • Sunshine Coast Canberra Newcastle/Lake Macquarie
  • Wollongong/Illawarra Geelong
  • Hobart

International students studying at regional universities will be eligible to access an 
additional year in Australia on a post-study work visa
(Which means a Bachelors or Masters graduate can get up to 3 years of PSW visa)

Regional centres and other regional areas

All other locations 
(list of cities)

International students studying at regional universities will be eligible to access an additional 
2 years in Australia on a post-study work visa 
(Which means a Bachelors or Masters graduate can get up to 4 years of PSW visa)

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:
- Year 12 ATAR
- other Australian Qualification
- work experience
- overseas qualification

We also offer a number of entry initiatives that give you the opportunity to gain entry to the University via alternate pathway programs and admissions schemes.

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