Why study the Bachelors of Mathematics/Business Management

The dual four-year program provides students with a focused background in economic theories and principles, along with the in-depth knowledge of a mathematics degree. In the Mathematics component you will choose to develop a comprehensive specialised knowledge in one field of mathematics or a high level of sophistication in the applications of mathematics. Modern computation, advances in scientific technology and the increasing production of data have all increased the scope for applications of mathematics well beyond the traditional areas of engineering and the physical sciences, to include fields such as finance, economics, information technology and molecular biology.

In the Business Management component, the compulsory courses allow you to develop core business skills. You can then build on these by selecting specialist areas of study including advertising, business economics, business information systems, human resources, international business, marketing, real estate and development, and sustainability. UQ Business School's lecturers and tutors are industry leaders and our vast network of industry contacts means you can develop practical experience at some of the world's leading companies.

Summary

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English and Mathematics B.

Program structure

The Bachelors of Mathematics/Business Management 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 Mathematics/Business Management 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.

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
  • Real Estate Institute of Queensland

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:

Courses and Programs

Majors

The following is a list of majors available in the Bachelors of Mathematics/Business Management.

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

Advertising

Advertising and media companies are important entities within the business and marketing fields and provide business and employment opportunities for marketing, advertising and media professionals. The advertising major is intended to provide you with an introduction to the academic foundations of the advertising and media fields, and to develop the business, analytical and creative skills necessary to the pursuit of careers within this industry. Study of the academic foundations of advertising provides insight into the fundamentals of consumer behaviour, knowledge of which is essential for effective advertising management. Skills and experience in the creative design and development of advertising campaigns is essential to effective creative execution. Knowledge of media planning and buying is crucial, because it forms an important part of implementing advertising strategies. The advertising major is intended to provide graduates with knowledge of each of these aspects of the field and to produce graduates with a readiness to pursue careers in this industry.

Business Economics

The business economics major will equip you with the skills to apply economic analysis effectively in business management contexts. Courses are highly relevant if planning a career in corporate strategy, marketing, purchasing, production management, financial planning, capital budgeting and human resource management.

A range of career opportunities are available for graduates in public and private sector corporations; banking and financial services; consultancy companies; and government departments.

Business Information Systems

The Business Information Systems major is designed for those who wish to obtain in-depth training in the analysis and management of information in a business environment. The major aims to develop skills relevant to a Business Analyst job profile and thus provides students with business analysis skills, including those related to data analytics and business information security, and facilitates the development of advanced Information Systems skills that enable students to advise on organisational information requirements and related strategy. Through completing the program, students gain skills to understand the business context, elicit organisational requirements, and design, develop and manage systems involving business data. The program thus equips students with a broad knowledge of business and technology issues to develop well-rounded Information Systems professionals.

Human Resources

The major in human resources (HR) focuses on all aspects of people management. Courses cover managing people; employment relations (which provides students with a broad understanding of the nature of Australian and international industrial relations); developing teams; selection and recruitment; organisational change; interpersonal communication; conflict resolution; training and development; managing staff in the multinational enterprise; negotiating employment agreements; and leadership.

Graduates work as professional HR managers in the public and private sectors; in professional practices such as law firms; trade unions; employer associations; state and federal government departments; HR management consultancies; industrial relations; negotiation and advocacy; and occupational health and safety. A major in human resources is advantageous for all employees who work as line managers in all industries.

International Business

This major provides an understanding of the key issues in international business management. Courses examine international trade and investment; international marketing; international human resource management; and the management of operations in firms engaged in international business, finance and strategy. You will focus on the challenges encountered by Australian organisations conducting business in regions such as Asia, the European Union and the Americas.

Graduates work in a wide range of private businesses looking to expand operations or trading networks overseas. Career opportunities also exist in state and federal government agencies; and industry or trade associations.

Marketing

The endeavour of marketing is to direct an organisations' activities towards the needs of its external customers by encouraging exchanges of products, services or ideas so that both customers and organisational goals are satisfied. You will develop an understanding of the key concepts underlying marketing practices, while acquiring the skills necessary to embark on professional marketing careers.

Graduates work in marketing positions in medium to large sized businesses; sales and retailing; marketing consultancies; and market research.

Real Estate and Development

This major examines the professional organisations and institutions involved in the property industry, leading graduates to challenging careers within the industry. You will develop your knowledge of business and land economic principles for application in the real world. Courses explore property law finance and investment; asset management; town planning; and property valuation. Advanced software and computer programs are used to solve business problems relating to land development and management.

Graduates find employment in property investment, development, management and valuation.

Sustainability

The sustainability major will equip you with the skills to manage the financial, social and natural environment aspects of a firm's activities in order to achieve sustainable outcomes. The major covers matters associated with emissions trading, corporate social responsibility, communicating for sustainability, strategic management in response to climate change, entrepreneurship and renewable energy technology development. Courses are highly relevant to those planning a career in corporate strategy, sustainable management, business development, corporate communications and international business.

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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