Bachelor of Psychological Studies/Bachelor of Business

VU course code: ABPB | CRICOS: 075219E | Level of study: Undergraduate
4 years
In person

Tuition fee per semester: AU$16,700

Footscray Park
29 April 2024
Overview

Overview

Combine psychology studies with a business specialisation to develop insights into people’s behaviour on an individual and organisational level, in a Bachelor of Psychological Studies/Bachelor of Business at Victoria University.

This double degree will help you apply key psychology principles in the workplace, giving you the confidence and expertise to understand and manage a range of stakeholders from teammates and clients to customers and employers.

Through VU’s Bachelor of Psychological Studies/Bachelor of Business, you’ll learn how to:

  • establish employee development programs
  • advise management on employee relations
  • lead organisational change
  • analyse consumer behaviour.

These skills will help you further your career opportunities within:

  • community service organisations
  • human resource departments
  • marketing research agencies
  • banking and financial institutions
  • government departments.

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a related course or unit(s). We call this a ‘pathway’.

If you've completed a qualification where English was the primary language of instruction, you may be eligible for an exemption of English-language requirements.

In some cases, there may be additional entry requirements.

Learn more about entry requirements for international students.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course


Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Course Structure

To attain the Bachelor of Psychological Studies/Bachelor of Business, students will be required to complete 384 credit points consisting of:

  • 96 credit points of Core First Year studies;
  • 108 credit points of Core Psychological studies;
  • 24 credit points of Psychology Elective studies;
  • 48 credit points of Core Business studies;
  • 96 credit points of specialised studies selected from one of the Business Majors;
  • 12 credit points of Work Integrated Learning studies (APP3028 Fieldwork or BSK3001 Workplace Learning).

Units

Fees & Scholarships

As an international student at Victoria University, you will be required to pay your tuition fees up front each semester.

There may be additional materials fees throughout your studies, depending on your chosen course, as well as an administrative fee as part of your course.

Victoria University is proud to support our international scholarship recipients and sponsored students.

10% discount for alumni

If you’ve previously completed a qualification with us (and didn't apply through an agent), you may be eligible for a 10% discount. Not available for single-package courses.

Find out how

Fees

Scholarships

CAREERS

Graduates of VU’s Bachelor of Psychological Studies/Bachelor of Business have the specialist knowledge and confidence to apply psychology principles within organisations.

This double degree leads to employment in several sectors from community services or marketing to finance or government.

Typical roles include:

  • organisational development consultant
  • financial analyst
  • human resources manager
  • marketing officer
  • policy advisor.

Salaries

Starting salaries for graduates may be different.

Psychology pathway

This course puts you on track to becoming a registered psychologist, with graduates eligible to gain entry into a fourth year of psychology, followed by a master program.

Accreditation

Our Bachelor of Psychological Studies/Bachelor of Business is accredited by the Australian Psychological Accreditation Council (APAC).

VU Stories

Jessica Pond
Capitalising on her studies
Bachelor of Psychological Studies/Bachelor of Business
"My university experience set me up for success by bringing business and psychology together, which are both such important parts of my role in Deloitte human capital consulting today."
Jessica's story