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Bachelors of Business Management / Economics

Overview

With this dual program, you'll be prepared to lead, develop and grow businesses across all sectors of the economy. You'll learn to think like an economist and understand how people make decisions, how markets operate and how the world works.

This dual program allows you to combine specific business management studies with an area of study in the Bachelor of Economics.

During your business studies, you'll hear from industry guest lecturers, examine real-life case studies and undertake projects, placements and internships with leading businesses. With course content developed in close collaboration with UQ industry partners, you'll study topics including accounting, economics, law, marketing, business information systems and strategy.

The Bachelor of Economics will teach you how to question, analyse, model and predict behaviour. Economics is central to decision-making in business, markets, trade, government, health, and a range of other areas. You'll complete a list of compulsory courses that will build your knowledge about key economic principles, theories and tools. You'll study topics including microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, and more.

You'll graduate from one of the largest, most influential and most prestigious schools for economics in Australia. The school is home to more than 70 staff, including experts in energy and climate change, productivity and efficiency analysis, and development economics.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
4 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
QTAC Code
710201
Program Code
2439
AQF
Level 7
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$42272 (indicative per year)
Duration
4 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
QTAC Code
710201
Program Code
2439
CRICOS Code
098328K
AQF
Level 7

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Take advantage of UQ's strong industry collaborations and gain experience through initiatives including executive shadowing and individual placements.
  • Study at one of the largest, most influential and most prestigious schools for economics in Australia.
  • Join one of the world's top business schools and learn from award-winning research and industry experts.
  • Open up opportunities for a wide range of change-making careers in the public, private and not-for-profit sector.

2 in Australia for business and economics

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020

57 in the world for business and economics

U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings 2019

Majors

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

  • Advertising
  • Business and Industry
  • Business Information Systems
  • Economics and Public Policy

How you'll learn

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

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Online study
  • Research experience
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

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:

  • Investment analyst
  • Economic consultant
  • Economics, policy and social analyst
  • Business systems planner
  • Business development manager
  • Business management consultant
  • International trade manager
  • Corporate banking analyst
  • Product manager
  • Policy evaluation officer

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

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

Prerequisites

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

Entry score threshold

OPRankIB
78732

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 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

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

Additional application information

Current domestic students may be eligible to study courses overseas as part of an approved exchange program. For further course study options and application details, visit the BEL Overseas Study website.

Additional application information

International students commencing this program with prior tertiary education may be eligible for advanced standing/credit transfer. To view some of these opportunities, click here.

Entry score range

This table shows the range of entry scores for recent secondary students offered a place in the B Business Mgmt/B Economics for Semester 1, 2020

Without adjustmentsWith adjustments
Highest1 / 991 / 99
Median6 / 906 / 91
Lowest9 / 827 / 87

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

<5<5

(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
1178.57%
  • 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

00%

Total

14100%

"<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 Bachelors of Business Management/Economics 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:

Advertising

Advertising opens up opportunities for business professionals with a creative side.

As a student in this major, you'll study both advertising and media while developing the business, analytical and creative skills needed to work 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.

This major will prepare you for a career in media, at advertising agencies, as media buyers, and in marketing departments across a huge range of industries.

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Business and Industry

If you're ready for the challenges of a fast-paced career, this major is for you.

If you're ready for the challenges of a fast-paced career, this major is for you.

It concentrates on economic decision-making in the business sector, covering areas like managerial economics, industrial and labour economics, regulatory environments and benefit/cost analysis techniques.

You'll develop critical thinking skills and knowledge relevant to businesses in all sectors and industries. Graduates usually work for industry bodies, government departments, consultancies and private enterprise.

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Business Information Systems

Learn about the relationship between business and technology, with a focus on the role played by information systems in large organisations.

You'll develop skills in areas like data analytics, business analysis, information security and process improvement. By the end of your studies, you'll be ready to provide advice about how technologies and systems can be used to improve business operations.

This major will prepare you for a career in a huge range of industries. Typical roles include business analyst, technology consultant or data analyst.

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Economics and Public Policy

This is an economics-centred major for anyone interested in how governments can affect economies in a globalised world.

The major focuses on the analytical tools you'll need to design and evaluate public policies. Core courses examine public finance and regulatory economics, while electives include advanced microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics and a range of policy courses.

Graduates usually work in public policy, government bodies, not-for-profit organisations, private enterprise and politics.

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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

International Trade and Finance

This major focuses on the economic aspects of financial systems in a globalised world.

You'll study banking and international trade theories, and gain an understanding of financial systems and the role they play in economies. You'll also choose from advanced-level electives in areas including macroeconomics, econometrics and financial management.

Graduates usually work in financial institutions, government agencies, consulting firms and private enterprise.

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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

Natural Resources and Environment

This major will show you how economics can be used to analyse problems to do with natural resources including fish and marine resources, forests, agricultural and recreational land, river systems, energy and minerals.

You'll develop the analytical abilities to understand the big challenges facing businesses, governments and communities across the world.

Graduates usually work in public policy, environmental agencies, private enterprise, and mining and energy companies.

View

Quantitative Methods

This major will help you make better decisions.

You'll learn about the methods economists use to measure, analyse, predict and model a broad range of economic scenarios.

With its strong mathematical and modelling focus, this major will show you how to analyse problems clearly and based on evidence. Advanced courses cover areas including statistics, econometric theory and productivity and efficiency analysis.

Graduates usually work in research consultancies, management organisations, private business, and government enterprise.

View

Majors

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

Advertising

Advertising opens up opportunities for business professionals with a creative side.

As a student in this major, you'll study both advertising and media while developing the business, analytical and creative skills needed to work 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.

This major will prepare you for a career in media, at advertising agencies, as media buyers, and in marketing departments across a huge range of industries.

View

Business and Industry

If you're ready for the challenges of a fast-paced career, this major is for you.

If you're ready for the challenges of a fast-paced career, this major is for you.

It concentrates on economic decision-making in the business sector, covering areas like managerial economics, industrial and labour economics, regulatory environments and benefit/cost analysis techniques.

You'll develop critical thinking skills and knowledge relevant to businesses in all sectors and industries. Graduates usually work for industry bodies, government departments, consultancies and private enterprise.

View

Business Information Systems

Learn about the relationship between business and technology, with a focus on the role played by information systems in large organisations.

You'll develop skills in areas like data analytics, business analysis, information security and process improvement. By the end of your studies, you'll be ready to provide advice about how technologies and systems can be used to improve business operations.

This major will prepare you for a career in a huge range of industries. Typical roles include business analyst, technology consultant or data analyst.

View

Economics and Public Policy

This is an economics-centred major for anyone interested in how governments can affect economies in a globalised world.

The major focuses on the analytical tools you'll need to design and evaluate public policies. Core courses examine public finance and regulatory economics, while electives include advanced microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics and a range of policy courses.

Graduates usually work in public policy, government bodies, not-for-profit organisations, private enterprise and politics.

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

International Trade and Finance

This major focuses on the economic aspects of financial systems in a globalised world.

You'll study banking and international trade theories, and gain an understanding of financial systems and the role they play in economies. You'll also choose from advanced-level electives in areas including macroeconomics, econometrics and financial management.

Graduates usually work in financial institutions, government agencies, consulting firms and private enterprise.

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

Natural Resources and Environment

This major will show you how economics can be used to analyse problems to do with natural resources including fish and marine resources, forests, agricultural and recreational land, river systems, energy and minerals.

You'll develop the analytical abilities to understand the big challenges facing businesses, governments and communities across the world.

Graduates usually work in public policy, environmental agencies, private enterprise, and mining and energy companies.

View

Quantitative Methods

This major will help you make better decisions.

You'll learn about the methods economists use to measure, analyse, predict and model a broad range of economic scenarios.

With its strong mathematical and modelling focus, this major will show you how to analyse problems clearly and based on evidence. Advanced courses cover areas including statistics, econometric theory and productivity and efficiency analysis.

Graduates usually work in research consultancies, management organisations, private business, and government enterprise.

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 $42,272

Indicative annual fee 2021

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelors of Business Management/Economics 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

HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Bachelors of Business Management/Economics 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 $10,980

Indicative annual fee 2020 Commonwealth supported place

Fee information for 2021 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2020.

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) in the Bachelors of Business Management/Economics 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 Bachelors of Business Management/Economics is 710201.

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 Bachelors of Business Management/Economics is 2439.

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 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • 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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