Degree type

Modern Languages and Business

Pursue your passions and maximise your career options with our combined bachelor’s degree in Modern Languages and Business. You’ll graduate with two degrees in just four years by completing a Bachelor of Modern Languages with a major in one language and minor in a second language, and one major in the Bachelor of Business

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Quick details

Course code
TISC code
February and July
4 years
Minimum ATAR or equivalent
English Language Competence
Applicants presenting with IELTS Academic require an overall score of at least 7.5 and no band less than 7.0
Refer to relevant major/s

Related study areas


Why study this course?

In the global business landscape, it is increasingly important to be well-versed in the languages and cultural nuances of other countries. This is the key to the success of any international business venture.

In a competitive employment market, you will maximise your career options by developing proficiencies in two languages along with transferable analytical business and problem-solving skills highly sought-after by employers across the globe. You will graduate with two qualifications, having cut two years off the time it takes you to study two degrees. If you decide either degree isn’t right for you, you can exit one and complete the other.

What will I learn?

You’ll learn relevant, practical skills across a range of business areas including business management, global business, and enterprise and innovation. Students who undertake this combined degree will also achieve high levels of competency in one language and functional levels of competency in a second language in the four macro skills of reading, listening, speaking and writing. This combination will prepare you for work within global organisations.

Course structure

You can combine one major from the following areas in the Bachelor of Modern Languages

With one of the following Modern Languages minors

With one of the following Bachelor of Business majors:

You can also include elective units in your degree. Learn more about what makes up your degree with Our Courses Explained.

Careers and employability

Students graduating with a Bachelor of Modern Languages and Bachelor of Business are well placed for the job market. You’ll gain a competitive career advantage in almost any field (both internationally and in Australia) through knowledge of languages other than English. You’ll also complement your language skills with real-world industry experience through a business internship and work integrated learning programs. 


Potential jobs

  • Cultural interpreter 
  • Diplomat
  • Foreign affairs and trade officer
  • Management consultant 
  • Market analyst 
  • Small business entrepreneur 

Fees and scholarships

Domestic Students - Full Fee Paying (FFP) & Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP)

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points (courses may teach up to 72 points in a year).

For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator and select your course type to find out more.

Student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For a fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”. Annual fees are subject to annual indexation.

Course credit points
Average annual fee - 2024

Typical fee range - 2024
$4,445 - $16,323

Domestic students who are eligible for a Commonwealth-supported place can use the HECS-HELP loan scheme to pay their tuition fees.


International Students - onshore

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course credit points - 2024
Total course fee - 2024



Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Admission requirements

To be considered for this course you need to:

  • achieve a minimum ATAR of 80 or equivalent
  • demonstrate English language competence
  • satisfying any prerequisites for your preferred majors (refer to individual major descriptions for prerequisite details)

We offer a number of other pathways for you to gain entry into our undergraduate degrees if you do not meet the standard admission requirements. Find out the admissions pathways for School Leavers and Non-School Leavers.

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