Bachelor of Design/ Bachelor of Business

with majors in Communication Design and Accounting – Blended learning – on-campus and digital learning

BB-DESBUS Double degree Hawthorn Send me a link to this course

Selected major: Communication Design

Explore the communication imperative in a commercial environment and learn how to respond confidently to design problems. Explore an area of specialisation and produce a portfolio that demonstrates diverse idea generation and production skills.

Selected major: Accounting

In this Accounting major you’ll learn how to deliver insights that drive business outcomes while appreciating how the pursuit of profit and purpose are the foundations of future, sustainable businesses. 

Gain an appreciation of what theories and methods develop your practical skills and use accounting technologies to evaluate, analyse and communicate financial information.  

The major will prepare you for career opportunities in business advisory, company accounting, management accounting, financial management, financial information systems, tax and auditing.

Graduates with an Accounting major may be eligible to apply for membership of CPA Australia (CPAA), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) or the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). 

To be eligible for the CPA program you must also complete unit LAW20019 Law of Commerce.

Students seeking membership with overseas professional accounting bodies may need to complete additional units.  

If you are interested in accounting, you may also wish to consider Swinburne’s Bachelor of Accounting, or Bachelor of Accounting and Business Information Technology (Professional).

The Bachelor of Design/Bachelor of Business equips students with the knowledge and skills essential for a career that encompasses the challenging and dynamic area of design and business sectors. By undertaking this double degree, graduates will be able to capitalise on opportunities in both the design and business professions.

Work Integrated Learning is a guaranteed part of all our bachelor degrees. This double degree has two units where you’ll have the opportunity to work on industry-linked projects. In the Design Capstone Project, you’ll work on an industry-linked project relevant to your design major, and in Industry Consulting Project (BSB3009), you’ll work in teams to solve a business problem briefed to you by our industry partners.

Finalise your VTAC preferences

Get confident in your preferences with our Change of Preference Expo, campus and accommodation tours, one-on-one appointments, advice from real students and more. Show me

ATAR 70 2023 Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Start dates

Hawthorn campus

  • Semester 1 - 27 February 2023
  • Semester 2 - 31 July 2023

View application and start dates

Duration

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Full-time, Part-time

VTAC codes

  • 3400210721 (CSP)
  • 3400210723 (IFP)