Bachelor of  Business Management

Program code: 2059
QTAC code: 709001
OP Guarantee Scheme: Yes

Min. selection threshold

OP

9
/

Rank

81
/

IB

29
Minimum selection threshold

Location

St Lucia

Duration

3 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing

Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)

Have big ambitions for your career in business? The Bachelor of Business Management teaches all the fundamentals you'll need for your future, while offering flexible majors to focus your career path.

  • The Bachelor of Business Management is a three-year program designed to equip you with the skills and self-confidence to effectively manage a wide range of business environments.
  • Choose to study one or two majors from a diversity of options. Majors are optional – if you prefer, you can mix and match courses from different areas. For details, see the Majors tab.
  • Complete a range of compulsory courses that cover concepts relevant across the business world. You'll study topics including accounting, economics, law, marketing, business information systems, strategy, and more.
  • Graduate with the skills to confidently lead people and projects. During your studies you'll hear from guest lecturers from industry, examine real-life case studies, and undertake projects, placements and internships with leading businesses.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Business Management are ready to take on the world and all the challenges found in competitive, fast-paced and rapidly changing business environments

  • Fast Facts

    Global standing

    UQ Business School was the first business school in Australia to be accredited by the pre-eminent ranking bodies AACSB International and EQUIS. UQ was also ranked in the 51-100 bracket in the world for management in the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

  • Teaching staff

    World-leading academics

    UQ Business School is home to some of the most innovative educators in Australia, who are bound to challenge your thinking. Many also work in consultancy for leading companies, agencies and organisations to help them address the challenges they face.

  • Alumni
    “The best experience during my degree was co-founding a ballet school for children with special needs. The ballet school originated from an assignment in social entrepreneurship, and ended up continuing long after the course had finished." Zachary Fook, BBusMan (2014)
    Innovation Program Manager, Applied Inspiration Group & Co-founder of Tippy Toe Co.
  • Professional experience

    Give back and grow your network

    The Community Engagement Program (CEP) gives you opportunities to work on real-life projects with not-for-profit and community organisations. In small groups, you'll apply your classroom knowledge and experience, and develop your leadership and networking skills.

Majors for this program

There are 7 majors available in the Bachelor of Business Management.

View all majors for this program

Career outcomes

Graduates of the Bachelor of Business Management are distinguished by their professional readiness, self-reliance, and integrity.

Our graduates typically take leading roles in organisations across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, and are ready to pursue opportunities that range from small start-ups to holding top management positions in large multinational organisations.

The specific roles, industries and sectors our graduates work in largely depend on their majors, although there is also flexibility to work in a general management capacity.

Some of our graduates choose to further their research ambitions and enrol in an honours year, where they develop their research and analytical skills and make contributions to knowledge.

  • Teaching staff

    Award winners

    Our business academics have been awarded some of Australia's highest accolades, including the ANZMAC Distinguished Marketing Educator Award, and numerous Australian Government citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.

  • Research

    Work closely with experts

    UQ Business School is associated with the Australian Institute of Business and Economics (AIBE), which seeks to establish UQ as the leading provider of business and economic research in Australia, and link UQ academics with industry. 

  • Alumni
    "Undertaking my Business Management degree at UQ not only provides me with an education from a highly reputable and competitive university, but also encourages me to search for hidden opportunities and challenges to help me learn and grow." Stephanie Lakis, BBusMan / BA (2017)
    Marketing and Communications Manager, Indicatrix
  • In the classroom

    Stay ahead of the game

    Our business programs are regularly updated to include topical and innovative study areas. Our courses reflect the world right now and address evolving issues such as sustainability, climate, entrepreneurship and new technologies.

  • Students

    Nkosana Mafico – Australian National Champion at the 2015 Global Student Entrepreneur Awards

  • Professional experience

    Link up with industry and the profession

    The Faculty of Business, Economics and Law's award-winning Student Employability Team (SET) helps students develop their careers through internships, mentoring programs, inspirational guest speakers and career planning advice. 

Summary

  • Program code
    2059
  • QTAC code
    709001
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    3 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
    Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)
  • Program level
    Undergraduate
  • Units
    48
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 7

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) English, Mathematics A or any combination of Mathematics A, B or C.

OP / Rank / IB Diploma

Minimum selection threshold

This table shows the minimum adjusted score that was considered for admission to the Bachelor of Business Management in 2018:

OPRankIB
9 81 29

OP / Rank profile for those offered a place in Semester 1, 2018

This table shows the entry scores of all recent secondary students who were offered a place in the Bachelor of Business Management:

Unadjusted OP / RankAdjusted OP / Rank
Highest2 / 97 1 / 99
Median7 / 86 7 / 86
Lowest11 / 76 9 / 81

Learn more about the admissions process

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Bachelor of Business Management are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Bachelor of Business Management. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Student profile

The table below shows the most recent student intake in the Bachelor of Business Management in Semester 1, 2018:

Applicant backgroundNumber of studentsPercentage of all students
(A) Higher education study79 18.63%
(B) Vocational Education and Training (VET) study7 1.65%
(C) Work and life experience<5 <5
(D) Recent secondary education:
  • Admitted solely on the basis of OP
108 25.47%
  • Admitted where OP and additional criteria were considered
0 0%
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and OP was not a factor
N/P N/P
International students204 48.11%
Total424 100%

Student profiles show your likely peer group in a program. They are not the basis for admission to a program.

Notes:
"<5" — The number of students is less than 5.
N/A — Students not accepted in this category.
N/P — Not published. The number is hidden to protect the privacy of students in other cells.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Australian Computer Society
  • Australian Human Resources Institute
  • Australian Marketing Institute
  • Australian Property Institute
  • Economic Society of Australia
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Concurrent diplomas

A concurrent diploma is a diploma-level qualification (AQF 5) that you can study alongside your bachelor's program.

All diplomas are made up of 16 units. You can spread these units across the duration of your bachelor's program, or you can complete these units in an accelerated period.

Concurrent diplomas are available in:

Further study options

Graduates of the Bachelor of Business Management have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Eligibility for honours is based on your GPA. For details refer to the Program Rules for the honours program.

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, please see Programs and Courses for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Majors

The following is a list of majors available in the Bachelor of Business Management.

When you graduate, any majors, dual majors and extended majors you have completed will be listed on your degree certificate.

Advertising

Advertising opens up opportunities for business professionals with a creative side. As a student in this major, you'll study the foundations of both advertising and the media while developing the business, analytical and creative skills necessary to thrive in a highly competitive industry. You'll learn about consumer behaviour, media planning and buying, and gain experience in the creative design and development of campaigns.

Career outcomes

The Advertising major prepares graduates for careers in the media, at advertising agencies, as media buyers, and in marketing departments in the public and private sectors.

Business Economics

Business Economics is ideal for anyone who wants to work in corporate strategy, production management, financial planning, capital budgeting, economics or business analysis. It's also useful in marketing, purchasing, and human resource management. The major covers growth strategies, macroeconomic modelling, forecasting, scenario planning, demand analysis, pricing policies, competitive strategies, capital budgeting, investment and cost-benefit analysis.

Career outcomes

The Business Economics major offers opportunities for careers in public and private sector companies, banking, financial services and consultancy firms.

Business Information Systems

This major teaches students about the relationship between business and technology, in particular focusing on the crucial rose information systems play in well functioning organisations. You will develop skills in areas like data analytics, analysis of organisational information requirements, business information security, and process improvement to provide advice to your future employer about the use of technology and systems to improve business operations.

Career outcomes

Graduates of the Business Information Systems major work in a variety of industries given the reliance of modern business on information systems. Typical roles include systems or process analysts, technology consultants or data analysts..

Human Resources

The Human Resources major develops your skills in people management, selection and recruitment, employment relations, training and development, employment agreements, and leadership. As a student in this major, you'll learn about Australian and international industrial relations, organisational change, interpersonal communication, conflict resolution and negotiating employment agreements.

Career outcomes

Graduates of the Human Resources major enjoy careers as HR managers in the public and private sectors, professional practices, trade unions, employer associations, government departments, management consultancies, industrial relations, negotiation and advocacy, and occupational health and safety.

International Business

Many businesses today compete internationally and have to build relationships with customers and co-producing firms across national borders, adapt their products to diverse markets, and manage the logistical and supply channels of different countries. As a student in the International Business major you'll learn how cultural, regulatory and operational conditions affect strategising in global markets. You'll also gain an understanding of the key issues in international trade and investment, international marketing, international human resource management and operations in companies engaged in international business.

Career outcomes

The International Business major prepares graduates to work for a wide range of private businesses, large and small, looking to expand their operations or trading networks overseas. Other careers include working for state and federal government agencies or trade associations.

Marketing

Marketing is critical to the success of any business. As a student in the Marketing major, you'll develop an understanding of key concepts such as applied market research, marketing strategy, relationship building, product and service management, and communication.

Career outcomes

Graduates typically work in marketing departments across the private and public sectors, including tourism, arts and entertainment, sales and retail, consultancies, market research, and not-for-profit agencies.

Real Estate and Development

The property industry offers diverse and attractive career opportunities. As a student in the Real Estate and Development major, you'll develop your knowledge of relevant business and economic principles, and related areas like property law, finance and investment, asset management, town planning and property valuation. You'll also learn about the professional organisations and major institutions in the property industry, and how to use technologies to solve land development and management problems.

Career outcomes

The Real Estate and Development major equips you for a career in areas including property investment, urban development, management and valuation.

You should refer to the Program Rules for more information. Full definitions of majors are available in the Policies and Procedures Library.

Government assistance

HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Bachelor of Business Management are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.

Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.

HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.

Find out more about HECS-HELP.

Centrelink Support

The Australian Government offers a number of income-support payments to eligible Australian university students. For more information, visit the Centrelink website.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $10,702
Indicative fee 2019 Commonwealth supported place

The "indicative annual fee" is the approximate cost of enrolling in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) in the Bachelor of Business Management for the 2019 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units over two semesters. Actual fees (student contribution amounts) will vary according to your choice of courses and their unit value.

The Australian Government indexes student contributions each year.

Visit Student contributions and tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

The University offers more than 200 scholarships for prospective students and more than 350 scholarships and prizes for current students.

Scholarships cover the full range of academic disciplines and are open to domestic students and international students.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying to QTAC

Apply now to QTAC

All domestic student applications for the Bachelor of Business Management need to be lodged through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).

You can list up to six programs in order of preference on your QTAC application. Listing the maximum of six will strengthen your chances of being offered a place at university.

The QTAC code for the Bachelor of Business Management is 709001. You'll need this when applying.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study.

Apply now to QTAC

Additional application information

Domestic students commencing this program with prior tertiary education may be eligible for advanced standing/credit transfer. Applications for credit need to be submitted as soon as possible after receiving an offer in the program.

International students commencing this program with prior tertiary education may be eligible for advanced standing/credit transfer. To view some of these opportunities, click here.

Domestic students may be eligible to study courses overseas as part of an approved exchange program. For further course study options and application details, visit the BEL Overseas Study website.

Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for university. Many of these dates are managed by organisations that are independent of UQ.

A good resource is the QTAC website, which has information about the application process and closing dates. Note: what QTAC calls a "course” we call a "program".

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

Admission schemes

Applying to university can be both exciting and daunting, which is why we’ve tried to make the process as simple and certain as we can.

We have several schemes in place to improve your chances of getting a place at UQ.

Learn more about admission schemes

Admission pathways

A rank or score doesn’t determine your potential.

If you're not offered a place in your first-choice program – or if you don't meet the typical entry requirements – you still have a number of options.

Read more about admission pathways

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