Teaching students about business is a fantastic way to engage them in their broader studies. Succeeding at business means succeeding at maths, writing, creative thinking, and more. If you want to be a business educator – you're in the right place.

  • The Bachelors of Business Management / Education (Secondary) will prepare you to work in a world of rapid social and technological change. By completing two degrees, you'll be on-track for a rewarding career in business or education.
  • Develop your teaching abilities, knowledge and professional skills through your education degree. Courses cover a diversity of topics including adolescent development, Indigenous knowledge and education, and learning technologies.
  • Complete core business courses and the Business Economics major to qualify for two specialist teaching areas. Courses cover topics including accounting, economics, management, and marketing. For more information, see the Majors tab.
  • Be confident and job-ready after completing supervised professional placements across your education program. Placements are designed to consolidate your knowledge with the aim of meeting competency standards for registration.

The Bachelors of Business Management / Education (Secondary) develops graduates who can use flexible and creative teaching approaches to inspire and shape the next generation of young business people.

  • Fast Facts

    Global standing

    UQ is ranked as the joint best school for education research in Australia (ERA Outcomes 2015). We were also ranked 14th in the world 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.

  • Fast Facts

    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 constantly evolving issues in areas like sustainability, climate, entrepreneurship and new technologies

  • 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.

Majors for this program

Majors for this program

There are 1 majors available in the Bachelors of Business Management /Education (Secondary).

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Career outcomes

The Bachelors of Business Management / Education (Secondary) opens up a range of career opportunities within educational settings.

The program develops knowledge and skills that are sought after by employers other than schools, including those in business and industry, especially where knowledge of program development or training is needed.

Graduates are eligible to register with the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT), as well as other authorities, to teach in schools around Australia, and some worldwide.

QCT has a balanced and thorough registration process, which involves looking beyond just tertiary qualifications (QCT will also assess your suitability to teach by conducting a criminal history check and similar).

Once registered, graduates typically work in schools (both private and public) in roles including:

  • School teacher
  • Principal
  • Head of Department
  • Learning support teacher
  • Education advisor
  • Student or teacher mentor
  • Curriculum advisor
  • Guidance counsellor
  • Careers counsellor

Other graduates choose to work with non-school-based education providers (such as tutoring companies), government agencies or education advocacy organisations.

Many of our graduates also choose to enrol in honours or postgraduate programs where they continue developing their skills and knowledge. 

  • Beyond the classroom

    International experience – UQ Abroad

    We strongly encourage our students to spend time abroad with one of our international partner universities to diversify their knowledge and experience. Partner universities include the University of Wisconsin, University College London, and the National University of Singapore.

  • Professional experience

    Research opportunities

    During semester breaks, UQ's Summer and Winter Research Programs provide you with research experience working alongside some of the university’s leading academics and researchers. You just need to find a project relevant to your interests and apply.

  • Campus Life

    Participate in a vibrant culture

    Student organisations provide plenty of opportunities to network, socialise and build relationships outside of the classroom. Groups include the UQ Business Association and The University of Queensland Education Society.

  • Why study

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Summary

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

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

Program structure

The Bachelors of Business Management /Education (Secondary) is made up of two course lists:

Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

The Bachelors of Business Management /Education (Secondary) has a single set of Program Rules, which explain what is required to complete the dual program. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

If you decide to enrol in a dual program, you can use a Dual Degree Planner to help organise your studies.

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

Practicals, placements and internships

Compulsory Placement Course

Students must complete 10 days school experience and 90 days supervised practicum. Every effort is made to place students within a reasonable distance of their home base but they can be expected to travel up to 90 minutes due to public transport connections and incur costs associated with travel and possible lost income over this period. Students are generally placed at Ipswich, Brisbane, and southeast Queensland and are encouraged to explore the option of a rural placement. Financial assistance may be available to assist with travel and accommodation costs for rural placements.

Students are required to have a current Blue Card (Working with Children Check) before commencing practicum. Students can apply for a Blue Card through the School of Education and should do so three months before their practicum is due to commence. The Teacher Preparation Programs Handbook provides information about practicum and school experience requirements and is available from School of Education.

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
  • Queensland College of Teachers
  • Real Estate Institute of Queensland

Accreditation body

The Bachelors of Business Management /Education (Secondary) is accredited by:

  • Australian Institute For Teaching And School Leadership

While this program may be accredited by an official industry body in Australia, completing this degree may not result in automatic accreditation for graduates. Please contact the relevant association for details.

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 Bachelors of Business Management /Education (Secondary) 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 Bachelors of Business Management /Education (Secondary).

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

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.

Sometimes dual programs will have different majors to the ones listed on course lists, or on individual program pages for each of its component degrees.

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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