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Bachelor of Advanced Business (Honours)

Overview

Tailor your degree to suit your career goals with the choice of 8 majors plus an opportunity to gain an industry placement.

This program is suited to high-achieving students who want to gain the skills to succeed in the complex and fast-paced business world.

We only accept a small group of students each year who get to experience a unique and personal education run by internationally respected industry experts and teachers.

Honours is awarded to all graduates of this program, which means you will have a globally recognised degree that will stand out in a competitive job market. 

Location
St Lucia
Duration
4 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021)
QTAC Code
709101
Program Code
2139
AQF
Level 8
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$43888 (indicative per year)
Duration
4 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021)
QTAC Code
709101
Program Code
2139
CRICOS Code
096015K
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Study with a small, motivated and high-achieving class group who have ambitions for leadership roles in business, the community or academia.
  • Learn how to engage with your customers and employees, use analytics to understand markets, and design, measure and assess financial and business decisions.
  • Choose either a professional pathway and study up to 2 majors, or choose a research pathway to prepare for a PhD.
  • Our teachers have been awarded some of Australia's highest accolades, including the ANZMAC Distinguished Marketing Educator Award, and Australian Government citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.

1 in Queensland for business and management studies

QS World University Rankings 2020

55 in the world for business and economics

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020

Majors

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Information Systems
  • Finance

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Laboratory work
  • Seminars

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Derivatives and Risk Management
  • Globalisation and Business
  • Deep Learning for Business

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Depending on which major you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Finance manager
  • Business intelligence consultant
  • Business systems analyst
  • International logistics adviser
  • Business entrepreneur
  • Financial crime analyst
  • Leadership development coordinator
  • Trade specialist
  • Marketing automation specialist
  • Auditor

Professional memberships

When you graduate, you may be eligible for memberships with the following professional organisations. Contact the organisation to find out how to become a member.

  • Association of Certified Chartered Accountants
  • Australian Human Resources Institute
  • Australasian Institute of Banking and Finance
  • Australian Marketing Institute
  • Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand
  • Chartered Secretaries Australia Limited
  • Certified Practising Accountants Australia
  • Financial Services Institute of Australasia
  • Institute of Public Accountants

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C); Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C).

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C); Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C).

Entry score threshold

OPRankIB
49437

These are the lowest adjusted scores we made an offer to in Semester 1, 2020. Entry scores are based on the most recent Semester 1 intake and are updated in April each year. Meeting the threshold doesn't guarantee admission.

ATAR scores: See QTAC's OP to ATAR conversions (PDF) for a rough guide to equivalent ATARs.

English language requirements

IELTS overall 7; reading 6.5; writing 6.5; speaking 6.5; listening 6.5. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 100, listening 21, reading 21, writing 24, speaking 21

TOEFL PB - Overall 600, listening 56, reading 56, writing 61/5

Pearsons - Overall 72, all sub bands minimum 64

BE - A minimum overall grade of 5 plus a minimum grade of A in Writing and Speaking

CES - Overall 185, all sub bands minimum 176

OET is not accepted

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the minimum entry score, subject prerequisites or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven't studied the prerequisites or need to improve your entry score, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

Entry score range

This table shows the range of entry scores for recent secondary students offered a place in the B Advanced Business(Hons) for Semester 1, 2020

Without adjustmentsWith adjustments
Highest1 / 991 / 99
Median4 / 944 / 95
Lowest6 / 914 / 94

Who you'll study with

Here's a snapshot of our student intake for this program in Semester 1, 2020:

Applicant backgroundNumber of studentsPercentage of all students

(A) Higher education study

1619.75%

(B) Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

00%

(C) Work and life experience

00%
(D) Recent secondary education
  • Admitted solely on the basis of OP
6479.01%
  • Admitted where OP and additional criteria were considered
00%
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and OP was not a factor
00%

International students

<5<5

Total

81100%

"<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.

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of Advanced Business (Honours) are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Majors

Majors

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Accounting

This major is designed to prepare you for membership with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) and Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) Australia.

Courses cover advanced topics including financial reporting and strategy, business analysis, environment and methodology of auditing, costing systems and cost management, commercial law and taxation law.

The integrative major capstone course will give you insight into how accounting strategy supports organisations achieve their strategic ambitions.

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Business Analytics

The analytics revolution has fundamentally changed business. The Business Analytics major will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to participate in and indeed, lead the revolution.

You’ll see how analytics is applied to all areas of business from improving business decision making and organisational processes to strategy making.

The courses in this major cover the powerful tools used by business analysts and data scientists, including data visualisation, predictive and prescriptive analytics, and machine learning and deep learning. You'll also look at case studies from across the applied business disciplines, including accounting, finance, human resource management, and marketing.

Learning how to solve real problems, the project-based capstone within the Business Analytics major uses live case studies from participating businesses. Working closely with academic support and industry decision makers, you’ll work on a project and write and present your project findings to an audience including industry representatives.

View

Business Information Systems

This major will prepare you for a career as an expert business analyst who knows how to combine IT resources with business needs.

You will learn how to first gather requirements and then how to design, implement and manage IT systems to enhance business decision-making.

This major covers topics including lean thinking, business data and business processes.

View

Finance

This major is for anyone who wants to work in banking and finance, investment and portfolio management, corporate finance, risk assessment, or business analysis.

It will teach you to use research methods to understand financial problems, as well as debt and equity capital markets, funds management, real estate as an asset class, and private equity.

You’ll gain an understanding of behavioural finance, and how this underpins financial decision-making, including trading strategies, investment decisions, managerial behaviour, and institutional frictions that influence economic outcomes.

Graduates enjoy careers in corporate finance, investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, and management and financial consulting.

View

Human Resources

Many organisations say, “our people are our greatest asset”. Human Resources helps take this statement from aspiration to reality.

This major focuses on all aspects of people management. It will help you develop an understanding of motivation at work, how HR functions identify talent to match the needs of the business, and how organisations ensure that employees gain competence required for their roles. 

You'll study topics including employment relations and workplace conflict, selection and recruitment, organisational change, performance management and leadership.

This major covers Australian and international industrial relations and the legal, ethical and evidence-based approaches that underpin decisions about people and stakeholders in organisations. You’ll also develop skills in communication and contract negotiation. 

This major will prepare you for a career as an HR manager or consultant in a huge range of industries, designing interventions to support productivity, change or growth, leading (global) teams, and partnering with senior executives to provide advice to boards.

View

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

This major will show you how to take a new idea to market by building a new business from the ground up.

You'll first be introduced to basic principles of innovation and entrepreneurship, including the entrepreneurial mindset and process. Then, you'll apply this knowledge in practical courses on digital innovation, social entrepreneurship and growth strategies, as well as technology and innovation management.

Through leadership development you will become a resourceful, creative and resilient innovation leader who delivers sustainable commercial and social value. Further extending your skill set, you’ll engage directly in a short placement or consulting project in a startup or commercial partner project.

There will also be the option to develop and grow your own business in an incubator or accelerator within the UQ entrepreneurship ecosystem or beyond.

These deep immersion experiences will move you closer to commercially viable business solutions while establishing valuable networks with potential partners, investors, entrepreneurs and mentors.

View

International Business

This major will prepare you to work in any business with global operations, or any business that wants to expand.

You'll learn how local conditions can affect global business operations. Plus, you'll study key issues including international trade and investment, international marketing, and how firms operate when they engage in international business, finance and strategy.

In the integrative major capstone course, you will work in teams to evaluate a firm’s business and corporate level strategies, identify issues and ethical implications, and evaluate alternative courses of action.  

This major will prepare you for a career in a huge range of businesses, government agencies or trade associations.

View

Marketing

This major will develop you into a dynamic marketing professional.

You'll study marketing strategy and customer behaviour, including how personality, lifestyle and culture affect purchasing decisions.

The courses in this major will teach you how to create value through brand management, service and relationship management, and digital and market research strategy. You’ll also gain insight into how advertising management operates in the context of artificial intelligence, ethics and micro-targeting.

The integrated major capstone course will help you gain a deeper understanding of strategic marketing ambitions of organisations, and how customers are central to enterprise success and revenue generation.

This major will prepare you to work in a huge range of marketing teams in industries including tourism, arts and entertainment, sales and retail, and not-for-profit agencies.

View

Majors

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Accounting

This major is designed to prepare you for membership with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) and Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) Australia.

Courses cover advanced topics including financial reporting and strategy, business analysis, environment and methodology of auditing, costing systems and cost management, commercial law and taxation law.

The integrative major capstone course will give you insight into how accounting strategy supports organisations achieve their strategic ambitions.

View

Business Analytics

The analytics revolution has fundamentally changed business. The Business Analytics major will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to participate in and indeed, lead the revolution.

You’ll see how analytics is applied to all areas of business from improving business decision making and organisational processes to strategy making.

The courses in this major cover the powerful tools used by business analysts and data scientists, including data visualisation, predictive and prescriptive analytics, and machine learning and deep learning. You'll also look at case studies from across the applied business disciplines, including accounting, finance, human resource management, and marketing.

Learning how to solve real problems, the project-based capstone within the Business Analytics major uses live case studies from participating businesses. Working closely with academic support and industry decision makers, you’ll work on a project and write and present your project findings to an audience including industry representatives.

View

Business Information Systems

This major will prepare you for a career as an expert business analyst who knows how to combine IT resources with business needs.

You will learn how to first gather requirements and then how to design, implement and manage IT systems to enhance business decision-making.

This major covers topics including lean thinking, business data and business processes.

View

Finance

This major is for anyone who wants to work in banking and finance, investment and portfolio management, corporate finance, risk assessment, or business analysis.

It will teach you to use research methods to understand financial problems, as well as debt and equity capital markets, funds management, real estate as an asset class, and private equity.

You’ll gain an understanding of behavioural finance, and how this underpins financial decision-making, including trading strategies, investment decisions, managerial behaviour, and institutional frictions that influence economic outcomes.

Graduates enjoy careers in corporate finance, investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, and management and financial consulting.

View

Human Resources

Many organisations say, “our people are our greatest asset”. Human Resources helps take this statement from aspiration to reality.

This major focuses on all aspects of people management. It will help you develop an understanding of motivation at work, how HR functions identify talent to match the needs of the business, and how organisations ensure that employees gain competence required for their roles. 

You'll study topics including employment relations and workplace conflict, selection and recruitment, organisational change, performance management and leadership.

This major covers Australian and international industrial relations and the legal, ethical and evidence-based approaches that underpin decisions about people and stakeholders in organisations. You’ll also develop skills in communication and contract negotiation. 

This major will prepare you for a career as an HR manager or consultant in a huge range of industries, designing interventions to support productivity, change or growth, leading (global) teams, and partnering with senior executives to provide advice to boards.

View

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

This major will show you how to take a new idea to market by building a new business from the ground up.

You'll first be introduced to basic principles of innovation and entrepreneurship, including the entrepreneurial mindset and process. Then, you'll apply this knowledge in practical courses on digital innovation, social entrepreneurship and growth strategies, as well as technology and innovation management.

Through leadership development you will become a resourceful, creative and resilient innovation leader who delivers sustainable commercial and social value. Further extending your skill set, you’ll engage directly in a short placement or consulting project in a startup or commercial partner project.

There will also be the option to develop and grow your own business in an incubator or accelerator within the UQ entrepreneurship ecosystem or beyond.

These deep immersion experiences will move you closer to commercially viable business solutions while establishing valuable networks with potential partners, investors, entrepreneurs and mentors.

View

International Business

This major will prepare you to work in any business with global operations, or any business that wants to expand.

You'll learn how local conditions can affect global business operations. Plus, you'll study key issues including international trade and investment, international marketing, and how firms operate when they engage in international business, finance and strategy.

In the integrative major capstone course, you will work in teams to evaluate a firm’s business and corporate level strategies, identify issues and ethical implications, and evaluate alternative courses of action.  

This major will prepare you for a career in a huge range of businesses, government agencies or trade associations.

View

Marketing

This major will develop you into a dynamic marketing professional.

You'll study marketing strategy and customer behaviour, including how personality, lifestyle and culture affect purchasing decisions.

The courses in this major will teach you how to create value through brand management, service and relationship management, and digital and market research strategy. You’ll also gain insight into how advertising management operates in the context of artificial intelligence, ethics and micro-targeting.

The integrated major capstone course will help you gain a deeper understanding of strategic marketing ambitions of organisations, and how customers are central to enterprise success and revenue generation.

This major will prepare you to work in a huge range of marketing teams in industries including tourism, arts and entertainment, sales and retail, and not-for-profit agencies.

View

Fees and Scholarships

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Learn more about financial aid

Indicative annual fee

AUD $43,888

Indicative annual fee 2021

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelor of Advanced Business (Honours) for the 2021 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units per academic year).

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis. All fees are reviewed annually.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

Fee information for this program is not yet available.

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) in the Bachelor of Advanced Business (Honours) for one academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units over two semesters).

Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses and their unit value. The Australian Government indexes fees each year.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Applying online

How you apply depends on what type of applicant you are.

Your senior schooling is from Australia or New Zealand

Submit your application to the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre if you are an international student who is currently:

  • completing Australian Year 12 (either in Australia or offshore) or
  • studying the International Baccalaureate in Australia.

The QTAC code for the Bachelor of Advanced Business (Honours) is 709101.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study

Apply now to QTAC

All other international applicants

Submit your application to UQ. If you prefer, you can use an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Bachelor of Advanced Business (Honours) is 2139.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study

Apply now to UQ

Important dates

If you’re studying Year 12 in Australiago to the QTAC website to check the closing date for this program. 

If you’re applying to UQ, the closing date for this program is: 

  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar

Important dates

Admissions schemes

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

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

Learn more about admission schemes

Pathway options

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 entry requirements – you still have a number of options.

Learn more about pathway options

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit

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