Got 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 39th in the world for management in the 2017 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

    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 with a range of professional opportunities. These include internships, mentoring programs, inspirational guest speakers and career planning advice.

  • 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 8 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
    "Studying business gave me a great foundation to build a career in the corporate world. UQ Business School’s strong reputation really helped me secure my first job." Odette Carney, BBusMan (2006)
    Marketing Manager, iasset.com
  • 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

Summary

  • Program code
    2059
  • 709001
  • Faculty
  • Duration
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (27 Feb, 2017)
    Semester 2 (24 Jul, 2017)
  • Program level
    Undergraduate
  • Units
    48
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 7

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

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

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.

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.

Courses and Programs

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.

Sustainability

Developing socially responsible and sustainable business operations is an ever-important consideration in today's corporate agenda. The Sustainability major develops your knowledge and skills to manage the financial, social, and environmental aspects of a company's activities to achieve sustainable outcomes. It covers emissions trading, corporate social responsibility, communicating for sustainability, strategic management and climate change, and renewable energy.

Career outcomes

Graduates of the Sustainability major typically work in corporate strategy, sustainable management, corporate communications and international business.

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

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