Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Communication Studies Conjoint Programmes

Develop a thorough understanding of core business disciplines as well as knowledge of the media and communication industries, advertising, creative industries, digital media, journalism, public relations, radio or television.

Studying both communications and business is the perfect start to a creative career with a commercial edge. With the Bachelor of Business and Communication Studies conjoint programmes you can follow your passion for communications, and gain essential business skills at the same time.

In as little as four years you develop skills and knowledge from two complementary disciplines, and will be prepared for numerous career opportunities across a diverse field.

Minimum entry requirements

  • University Entrance or equivalent
  • NCEA: Level 3 with merit or equivalent
  • Applicants must meet the requirements for entry set by each of the degrees
  • Where a student is applying on completion of the first year of study in one of the degrees, they must have an average grade of B or better in their first year papers

Bachelor of Communication Studies entry requirements

Bachelor of Business entry requirements

Selection criteria

  • Interview may be required

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent

Bachelor of Business majors

  • Accounting
  • Business Information Systems
  • Design
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management and Employment Relations
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Market Insights: Marketing, Advertising, Retailing, Sales
  • Sustainable Enterprise

Bachelor of Business

Bachelor of Communication Studies majors

  • Advertising Creativity
  • Creative Industries
  • Digital Media
  • Journalism
  • Public Relations
  • Radio
  • Television and Screen Production

Bachelor of Communication Studies

Quick facts
Programme code:
4 years full-time / part-time available
City Campus / South Campus

25 Feb 2019

15 Jul 2019

$6,450 - $6,585
  • This represents the tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2018. Exact tuition fees will depend on papers selected and may exceed this range. As fees are subject to change, 2019 tuition fees may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT

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