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Bachelor of Advanced Business (Honours)

Overview

Tailor your degree to suit your career goals with the choice of eight majors plus 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 (24 Feb, 2020)
QTAC Code
709101
Program Code
2424
AQF
Level 8
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$43888 (indicative per year)
Duration
4 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
QTAC Code
709101
Program Code
2424
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 3 majors, or choose a research pathway if you want to prepare for a PhD.
  • Our business academics have been awarded some of Australia's highest accolades, including ANZMAC Distinguished Marketing Educator Award, and numerous 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

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:

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation Incubator
  • Corporate Finance
  • Globalisation and Business
  • Machine Learning

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 Computer Society
  • 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) English, Mathematics B or 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.

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.

Compulsory courses cover advanced topics from financial reporting and strategy, while electives look at accounting software, business analysis, commercial law, and taxation law.

A semester-long industry placement (100 hours) will give you insight into the operations of a large business and the realities of organisational settings.

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Business Analytics

This major will show you how data science can be applied to business.

You'll study the powerful tools used by data scientists, including data visualisation, predictive modelling, data mining and machine learning. You'll also look at case studies from finance, marketing and business, and learn how to solve real problems.

A semester-long industry placement (100 hours) will give you insight into the operations of a large business and the realities of organisational settings.

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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.

You will study topics including lean thinking, business data, and business processes.

A semester-long industry placement (100 hours) will give you insight into the operations of a large business and the realities of organisational settings.

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Entrepreneurship and Innovation

This major will show you how to build a business from the ground-up.

First you'll be introduced to basic principles in entrepreneurship and innovation, including the entrepreneurial mindset and process. You'll then apply this knowledge to practical courses and start your own venture. Your knowledge will be extended beyond the startup phase to issues relating to scaling and growth.

You also have the option for a personal development experience through a leadership course, which looks at the mindset needed to manage 21st century complexity.

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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.

You'll learn how to use research methods to understand financial problems, as well as debt and equity capital markets, funds management, and private equity.

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

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Human Resources

This major focuses on all aspects of people management.

You'll study topics including employment relations and workplace conflict, selection and recruitment, organisational change, and leadership. You'll learn about Australian and international industrial relations and 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.

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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.

A semester-long industry placement (100 hours) will give you insight into the operations of a large business and the realities of organisational settings. This major will prepare you for a career in a huge range of businesses, government agencies or trade associations.

View

Marketing

This major covers everything you need to know about marketing.

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

Also, you'll get to study your choice of topics from market research, brand management, sales and accounts, and product management.

A semester-long industry placement (100 hours) will give you insight into the operations of a large business and the realities of organisational settings. 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.

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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.

Compulsory courses cover advanced topics from financial reporting and strategy, while electives look at accounting software, business analysis, commercial law, and taxation law.

A semester-long industry placement (100 hours) will give you insight into the operations of a large business and the realities of organisational settings.

View

Business Analytics

This major will show you how data science can be applied to business.

You'll study the powerful tools used by data scientists, including data visualisation, predictive modelling, data mining and machine learning. You'll also look at case studies from finance, marketing and business, and learn how to solve real problems.

A semester-long industry placement (100 hours) will give you insight into the operations of a large business and the realities of organisational settings.

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.

You will study topics including lean thinking, business data, and business processes.

A semester-long industry placement (100 hours) will give you insight into the operations of a large business and the realities of organisational settings.

View

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

This major will show you how to build a business from the ground-up.

First you'll be introduced to basic principles in entrepreneurship and innovation, including the entrepreneurial mindset and process. You'll then apply this knowledge to practical courses and start your own venture. Your knowledge will be extended beyond the startup phase to issues relating to scaling and growth.

You also have the option for a personal development experience through a leadership course, which looks at the mindset needed to manage 21st century complexity.

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.

You'll learn how to use research methods to understand financial problems, as well as debt and equity capital markets, funds management, and private equity.

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

View

Human Resources

This major focuses on all aspects of people management.

You'll study topics including employment relations and workplace conflict, selection and recruitment, organisational change, and leadership. You'll learn about Australian and international industrial relations and 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.

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.

A semester-long industry placement (100 hours) will give you insight into the operations of a large business and the realities of organisational settings. This major will prepare you for a career in a huge range of businesses, government agencies or trade associations.

View

Marketing

This major covers everything you need to know about marketing.

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

Also, you'll get to study your choice of topics from market research, brand management, sales and accounts, and product management.

A semester-long industry placement (100 hours) will give you insight into the operations of a large business and the realities of organisational settings. 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

Government assistance

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 2020

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelor of Advanced Business (Honours) for the 2020 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

HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Bachelor of Advanced Business (Honours) 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.

Learn more about HECS-HELP

Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

AUD $10,975

Indicative annual fee 2020 Commonwealth supported place

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 2424.

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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