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A career in business and social science starts at Bond

All organisations, whether profit-seeking or not, require sound business management practices. The Bachelor of Business degree at Bond University is designed to inspire and nurture an entrepreneurial spirit; to give you the skills and knowledge to be an effective business leader; and, to prepare you to be able to influence the achievement of an organisation’s mission, goals and strategic objectives. Combined with a Bachelor of Social Science you will gain specialist knowledge and understanding of human behaviour and how this applies in businesses today.

Studying at Bond gives you more than just a degree

The Transformer: be a game changer

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When studying at Bond Business School, we want to ensure you’re prepared for success, whatever that may look like for you. That’s why on top of your degree, you’ll have access to Australia’s first Transformer program aimed at teaching you big-picture thinking, creative problem solving and evidence-based decision making.

These skills can then be used to apply yourself within the Bond Business Accelerator program, the ultimate incubator for early stage start-ups. Like Alisha, you too could be starting your business while you’re still studying.

What our students say

"Faebella is a luxury activewear label turning Indigenous paintings into 'wearable art', inspired by my heritage. The Bond Business Accelerator program has been invaluable - it has given me the practical skills I need to help make Faebella a commercial success."

photo of Alisha Geary in Faebella activewear Alisha Geary Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Laws student, Bond Business Accelerator winner

Key features

  • Access to the Bond Business Commercialisation Centre and the Bond Business Accelerator that collectively offer a broad array of tools and networking opportunities.
  • Smaller classes and personal mentoring – learn in groups of around 20 to 30, delivering more interaction and more support.
  • Access to the business school’s formal mentor program where you will be supported by academic staff, senior students and alumni.

About the program

The Bachelor of Social Science program encompasses several disciplines including criminology, psychology, counselling and behaviour management. The program allows you to combine subjects to complete a degree whose title reflects a specialisation of studies in the social sciences area of the Faculty. The Bachelor of Business prepares you for leadership roles in today’s global businesses. Show more

The Bachelor of Social Science program encompasses several disciplines including criminology, psychology, counselling and behaviour management. The program allows you to combine subjects to complete a degree whose title reflects a specialisation of studies in the social sciences area of the Faculty. The Bachelor of Business prepares you for leadership roles in today’s global businesses. New subjects in Business Model Generation and Business Model Execution will develop every student’s entrepreneurial and innovation abilities. All students in this program will be involved with ideation, creation, validation and execution of a business. This gives you the edge over other business graduates. Show less

ModeOn Campus
Duration8 semesters (2 years 8 months)
Starting semesters
  • September 2017
  • January 2018
  • May 2018
  • September 2018
Program typeBachelors Degree
Study areaBusiness and Commerce, Social Sciences, Psychology and Counselling
Program codeHB-21079
CRICOS code088309G
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

The Bachelor of Social Science will provide you with a basis for working in areas such as welfare, government departments, disability services or as disability officers or case workers, client support and advocacy as well as working with behavioural difficulties of children in educational settings.

  • Those students who choose a Behaviour Management focus will learn the framework and procedures for implementing functional analytical therapy with clients who have severe behavioural difficulties.
  • Students who choose a Criminology focus will gain the ability to understand a-typical behaviour patterns.
  • Those students who combine their studies with Psychology will be provided with the basis for understanding the presenting problems with clients in order to develop effective needs-based treatment programs.
  • Students who choose a Counselling focus will gain the ability to assess, diagnose and understand human behaviour as well as be able to apply ethical, legal and professional issues in counselling.

The Bachelor of Business is a broad-based qualification accepted nationally and internationally by leading employers in a wide range of corporate disciplines. Graduates often attain roles in advertising, human resources, information technology, marketing, public relations and research.

The Bachelor of Social Sciences and Bachelor of Business program comprises 32 subjects, as follows:

  • University core subjects (3)
  • Business core subjects (9)
  • Business major subjects (6)
  • Social Science major subjects (12)
  • Elective subjects (2)

View the Program structure and sequence plans for page or all semesters of commencement.

University core subjects (3)

Plus: CORE11-004 Beyond Bond: Professional Development and Community Engagement

Business School core subjects (9)

Business Major (6)

You must complete either one of the Business majors.

Social Science Majors (12)

Students must choose one (1) of the following combinations:

Electives (2)

Students must choose two (2) elective subjects

Students may also choose one of the following opportunities to use one or more of your elective subjects to have an international experience or an Internship opportunity provided you meet the requirements. Please discuss with the Enrolment and Student Engagement Officer in the Student Business Centre.  

  • Study Tour
    The Study Tour requires approval from the Faculty. (Please note that Additional Costs are associated with this subject).
  • Business Internship
    The Internship requires a GPA credit average and requires approval from the Faculty with an application to the Career Development Centre.
  • Special Topic
    The Special Topic is only available in exceptional circumstances and requires Program Director's approval.
Important note for first semester students

You will be registered in the Bond Business Mentoring Program designed for all new undergraduate students; please be advised the first scheduled gathering is in the Bond Business School orientation, If you require further information please email [email protected]  

Important note for first semester students

You will be registered in the Bond Business Mentoring Program designed for all new undergraduate students; please be advised the first scheduled gathering is in the Bond Business School orientation, If you require further information please email [email protected]  

The total program fees for the Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Social Science are:

  • $134,560
  • $135,904

When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than if you went to another university.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

Find out your financing options and other costs to consider.

Academic requirements

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)

Applicants must meet the University's general minimum admission criteria.

The following table provides comparative information for those students admitted into this program wholly or partly on the basis of OP/ATAR in January semester 2017.

ATAR based offers only, across all offer roundsATAR (OP in QLD)
(Excluding adjustment factors)
Selection Rank
(ATAR/OP plus any adjustment factors)
Highest rank to receive an offerOP1/ATAR 9999
75th percentile rank to receive an offerOP6/ATAR 87.8588
Median percentile rank to receive an offerOP11/ATAR 73.975
25th percentile rank to receive an offerOP12/ATAR 72.7572
Lowest rank to receive an offerOP19/ATAR 47.460

Visit our student profile if you are interested in the profile of all students who commenced undergraduate study at Bond University in the January semester 2017.

International Secondary School students

For more information for International Students, including the International Baccalaureate, please go to the International Secondary School equivalency page.

Alternative entry pathways

For those applicants who do not currently have the required academic qualifications, there are a number of alternative entry pathways:

  • Bond University Tertiary Preparation programs
  • Bond University Diploma programs
  • Other institutional Tertiary Preparation Programs
  • Vocational education and training qualifications (Certificate IV and above)
  • Prior higher education experience (at this university or another)
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
  • Professional or para-professional qualifications/experience
  • Employment experience verified by a statement of service from the employer stating the position title and length of service and a very brief statement on the tasks undertaken.

For more information on what is required please visit our how to apply page.

English language proficiency requirements

As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English language proficiency requirements for university study.

Credit for prior study

Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information

Key dates

Bond University calendar

How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the online application form. To find out more about the application process please refer to how to apply.

What our academics say

“Students who want to combine knowledge in the functional areas of business with skills in a specialised area of social sciences would be interested in this dual degree. Following a multidisciplinary foundation, students select a major in Entrepreneurship, Management, Marketing, Marketing Communication, International Business or Tourism Management; they also have the opportunity to specialise in Behaviour Management, Criminology, Counselling or Psychology. This unique combination equips students to take on challenging roles in business organisations in a wide range of areas with special abilities to understand consumers, employees, business partners and to manage social interactions”.

Rafi Chowdury Associate Professor of Marketing

Business Majors

Complete six subjects from one of the following majors:

You must complete the following three subjects:

Plus three subjects from the following options:

Social Science Majors (12)

Students must choose one (1) of the following combinations:

Social Science Majors (12)

Students must choose one (1) of the following combinations:

Double major in Criminology

Twelve (12) subjects drawn from the list of undergraduate criminology offerings.

Psychology and Criminology
Psychology and Behaviour Management
Psychology and Counselling
Criminology and Behaviour Management
Criminology and Counselling

Program variations