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Arts & Business


The best of both worlds

Do you want to get the best of an Arts and Business education in just three years?

The Bachelor of Arts & Business allows you to merge your passions in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences with a practical understanding of business principles and skills in management.


The Bachelor of Arts and Business is a three year degree jointly taught by UNSW Arts & Social Sciences and the UNSW Business School.

An Arts and Business degree will allow you to explore your interests in both disciplinary areas and be equipped for a diverse range of career options.

Arts courses

As an Arts and Business student you will complete an Arts major (10 courses), a minor (4 courses) and 2 elective courses.

Majors and minors

  • Asian Studies
  • Art History & Theory*
  • Australian Studies*
  • Chinese Studies
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminology
  • Development Studies
  • English
  • Environmental Humanities
  • European Studies
  • Film Studies
  • French Studies
  • German Studies
  • Greek Studies*
  • History
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Indonesian Studies*
  • Italian Studies*
  • Japanese Studies
  • Korean Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Media, Culture & Technology
  • Music Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology*
  • Politics & International Relations
  • Sociology & Anthropology
  • Spanish & Latin American Studies
  • Theatre & Performance Studies
  • Women’s & Gender Studies*

Note: All majors are also available as minors.

*Minor only

Business courses

Our students develop foundations in Business through the following core courses:

  • Accounting & Financial Management (1A)
  • Microeconomics (1)
  • Marketing Fundamentals
  • Managing Organisations & People
  • Business and Law

You will also gain additional Business insight and develop your capacities through elective courses in marketing, business law and management.


Shape your career in arts and business

The Bachelor of Arts and Business provides you with the skills to work in management, marketing and strategy roles in a range of industries and organisations.

Your choice of major will help to shape your career options.

Through your studies, you will gain the following skills and new ways of thinking, all highly valued by employers:

  • research skills
  • critical and creative problem solving
  • respect for social, cultural and individual diversity
  • persuasive communication and presentation skills
  • an informed understanding of human experience, human culture and human society


Vocational placements

As a student in Arts and Business you have the option to enrol in a degree credit Vocational Placement (Internship) Course.

The program provides an exciting opportunity to put theory into practice and gain valuable professional experience.

Getting involved

The Bachelor of Arts and Business allows you to gain ‘real world’ experience through a variety of options both locally and globally, including:

  • projects in coursework
  • volunteer and paid roles (visit:
  • leadership in student organisations

Overseas exchange program

Why not spend a term overseas at a partner university and receive credit towards your Arts and Business degree at UNSW?

UNSW has over 200 partner universities in over 38 countries which means you can experience living, studying and travelling in a new country.


A one year honours program is available for high achieving students in the Bachelor of Arts and Business.

Honours is an intensive study program that provides the opportunity to engage in specialised and extended research, to further develop research and analytical skills and expand graduate options.

Dual Degrees

Our dual degree programs provide the opportunity to complete two undergraduate degrees concurrently and broaden your graduate options.

UNSW handbook

Degree program structure and academic rules information:

If you are a current student, please refer to the Online Handbook in the year you commenced your degree.

Alumni Profile
Alumni Profile William Christian

Check out how William has applied his Arts & Business Degree to now be working as Marketing Manager at one of Australia's leading conferences.

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