combined bachelor's

Music and Business

Pursue your passions and maximise your career options with our combined bachelor's degree in Music and Business. You'll graduate with two degrees in just four years, a Bachelor of Music where you will take a defined study plan and a Bachelor of Business where you'll choose a business major of your choice.

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Quick details

Course code
TISC code

February and July
4 years
Minimum ATAR or equivalent
English Language Competence and any prerequisites indicated against your chosen individual majors
Prerequisites presenting with IELTS Academic require an overall score of at least 7.5 and no band less than 7.0

Audition Process
You'll be asked to prepare two contrasting pieces during your audition. Read our frequently asked questions on the audition process or book your audition here

Related study areas


Why study this course?

In a competitive employment market, our Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Business offers you a cutting-edge and practical degree with diverse specialisations catering to performance, composition, studio teaching or musicology and an additional focus within a business discipline. You'll 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?

In the Bachelor of Music, you'll learn advanced practical skills in music, specialising in performance, composition, studio teaching or musicology. You'll expand your understanding of music and collaborate with experts and visiting artists and develop communication and critical thinking skills. 

This, combined with a Bachelor of Business, lets you cultivate your passions while gaining business knowledge from global experts, developing key personal and project-based skills preparing you to pursue a career within the business, government or not-for-profit sectors.

Course structure

You can combine the Bachelor of Music with one of the following Bachelor of Business majors: 

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

Careers and employability

Upon graduating with a Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Business, you'll be positioned to pursue diverse career opportunities in the job market with your unique fusion of artistic proficiency and business acumen, helping you be competitively positioned in the job market. Your advanced practical skills in music combined with a strong background in business opens pathways in a wide range of industries such as NGOs, media, creative communication, public service and more.

Potential jobs

  • Administration manager
  • Arts and culture administrator
  • Business strategist
  • Event manager
  • Marketing consultant
  • Music publisher
  • Promoter
  • Public or community sector management

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
$172, 800



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 75  or equivalent
  • demonstrate English language competence
  • a strong background in music theory
  • a practical requirement equivalent to AMEB Grade 7, demonstrated by an audition
  • 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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