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Bachelors of Business Management / Information Technology

Overview

Challenge yourself and develop the skills to thrive in constantly changing and highly competitive business and technology environments.

The dual program Business Management / Information Technology program is designed to equip you with the skills and self-confidence to stay ahead of the game and effectively manage a wide range of business and technology environments.

You'll graduate with technical skills to solve problems, support innovation and improve communication between people. You'll hone your business acumen and develop the ability to confidently lead people and projects.

During your studies, you'll hear from industry guest lecturers, examine real-life case studies and undertake projects, placements and internships with leading businesses. With coursework developed in close collaboration with UQ industry partners, the Bachelor of Business Management / Information Technology will give you a solid foundation in concepts relevant across the business world and technology-based industries. 

You'll study topics including accounting, economics, law, marketing, business information systems and strategy, and learn about software engineering, design, mathematics, information systems and more.

A diverse range of majors available across both disciplines will allow you to specialise and thrive, preparing you for rewarding employment opportunities.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
4 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
QTAC Code
710401
Program Code
2222
AQF
Level 7
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$46192 (indicative per year)
Duration
4 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
QTAC Code
710401
Program Code
2222
CRICOS Code
045400A
AQF
Level 7

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Set yourself up with a competitive edge in business and information technology.
  • Benefit from a technology program developed through strong industry consultation.
  • 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.

1 in Queensland for computer science and information systems

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
  • Seminars

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:

  • System architect
  • Software developer
  • Systems software engineer
  • User experience designer
  • Solution designer
  • Cyber security specialist
  • Human resources officer
  • Digital marketing specialist
  • Commercial analyst
  • Information systems technician

Graduate salary

Business and management (undergraduate)

$55K–$57K

compared.edu.au

Graduate salary

Computing and information systems (undergraduate)

$58K–$62K

compared.edu.au

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.

  • Australian Computer Society
  • Australian Human Resources Institute
  • Australian Marketing Institute
  • Australian Property Institute
  • Economic Society of Australia
  • Real Estate Institute of Queensland

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) English, Mathematics B.

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.

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.

Learn more about 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 Business Mgmt/B Info Tech for Semester 1, 2020

Without adjustmentsWith adjustments
Highest3 / 962 / 98
Median5 / 925 / 93
Lowest7 / 877 / 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

526.32%

(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
1368.42%
  • 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

19100%

"<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/Information Technology 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 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 Economics

Business Economics is for anyone who wants to work in strategy, financial planning, economics or business analysis.

It also develops useful skills for marketing, purchasing and human resource management.

You'll learn about growth strategies, modelling, forecasting, scenario planning, demand analysis, pricing policies, competitive strategies, capital budgeting, investment and cost-benefit analysis.

This major will prepare you for a career in banking, financial services, consultancy or public sector organisations.

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

Computer Systems and Networks

This major gives students a strong background in understanding how software is controlled on one or many computers, including security, networking and operating systems.

It is a strongly technical major, requiring strong conceptual and programming skills.

Graduates can look forward to careers in security, design of new cutting edge computer systems and integration of large-scale systems based on networked machines.

Join a growing industry

  • The digital technology sector is one of the fastest growing parts of Australia’s economy.
  • Study systems security, an area of significant growth. Cyber security specialist was the #2 emerging job of 2020 (LinkedIn 2020 Emerging Jobs Report)
  • 6 of the 10 most valuable brands in the world are tech companies. (Forbes, 2019)

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

Software Design

This major is aimed at students who wish to follow a career in the creation and management of software applications.

Courses in this major focus on programming, software engineering, project management, requirements analysis, specification, and the software process, as well as software applications involving Internet design, human-computer interaction, algorithms, data structures, and concurrency.

Software Design major graduates typically work in a broad range of roles from software engineers, software developers, to software development managers.

Join a growing industry

  • Join a thriving sector of the global IT industry that develops applications such as games, apps for mobile devices, or tools and systems used by individuals, government and companies.
  • The digital technology sector is one of the fastest growing parts of Australia’s economy.
  • 6 of the 10 most valuable brands in the world are tech companies. (Forbes, 2019)

View

Software Information Systems

This major is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in developing and managing database-oriented information systems.

Learn about cutting-edge approaches to large-scale database design, including systems which span multiple organisations.

Graduates of the Software Information Systems major typically work in software development companies, or in companies where information systems are deployed, which includes almost every medium to large-scale business or organisation in the world.

Join a growing industry

  • Information systems are integral to almost every business and government organisation.
  • Design and build the information systems that are used everywhere in our modern life: in retail, banking, healthcare, transport, education, entertainment, science and engineering.
  • The digital technology sector is one of the fastest growing parts of Australia’s economy.

View

User Experience Design

Courses studied in this major focus on design skills and creativity, programming, and prototyping in different media.

This major is intended for students who want to take up careers in the multi-skilled and interdisciplinary field of human-centred design.

UX designers are increasingly sought after across all sectors of ICT, where the combination of people skills along with creativity and technical ability produces graduates who are prepared for the rapidly changing future of technology design.

Career paths can lead to roles as user interface developers, user experience designers, usability specialists, human factors analysts, user researchers, and human interface developers.

Graduate in demand

  • User Experience (UX) designers are the people who ensure the design of software, websites, or technologies meets their intended use – from commercial software to personal fitness apps to games, and everything in between
  • Future-proof your career when you graduate with a combination of people skills, creativity and technical abilities
  • Design-first thinking is in demand. Service Designer was the #13 emerging job of 2020 (LinkedIn 2020 Emerging Jobs Report)

View

Majors

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

Advertising

Advertising opens up opportunities 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 Economics

Business Economics is for anyone who wants to work in strategy, financial planning, economics or business analysis.

It also develops useful skills for marketing, purchasing and human resource management.

You'll learn about growth strategies, modelling, forecasting, scenario planning, demand analysis, pricing policies, competitive strategies, capital budgeting, investment and cost-benefit analysis.

This major will prepare you for a career in banking, financial services, consultancy or public sector organisations.

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

Computer Systems and Networks

This major gives students a strong background in understanding how software is controlled on one or many computers, including security, networking and operating systems.

It is a strongly technical major, requiring strong conceptual and programming skills.

Graduates can look forward to careers in security, design of new cutting edge computer systems and integration of large-scale systems based on networked machines.

Join a growing industry

  • The digital technology sector is one of the fastest growing parts of Australia’s economy.
  • Study systems security, an area of significant growth. Cyber security specialist was the #2 emerging job of 2020 (LinkedIn 2020 Emerging Jobs Report)
  • 6 of the 10 most valuable brands in the world are tech companies. (Forbes, 2019)

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

Software Design

This major is aimed at students who wish to follow a career in the creation and management of software applications.

Courses in this major focus on programming, software engineering, project management, requirements analysis, specification, and the software process, as well as software applications involving Internet design, human-computer interaction, algorithms, data structures, and concurrency.

Software Design major graduates typically work in a broad range of roles from software engineers, software developers, to software development managers.

Join a growing industry

  • Join a thriving sector of the global IT industry that develops applications such as games, apps for mobile devices, or tools and systems used by individuals, government and companies.
  • The digital technology sector is one of the fastest growing parts of Australia’s economy.
  • 6 of the 10 most valuable brands in the world are tech companies. (Forbes, 2019)

View

Software Information Systems

This major is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in developing and managing database-oriented information systems.

Learn about cutting-edge approaches to large-scale database design, including systems which span multiple organisations.

Graduates of the Software Information Systems major typically work in software development companies, or in companies where information systems are deployed, which includes almost every medium to large-scale business or organisation in the world.

Join a growing industry

  • Information systems are integral to almost every business and government organisation.
  • Design and build the information systems that are used everywhere in our modern life: in retail, banking, healthcare, transport, education, entertainment, science and engineering.
  • The digital technology sector is one of the fastest growing parts of Australia’s economy.

View

User Experience Design

Courses studied in this major focus on design skills and creativity, programming, and prototyping in different media.

This major is intended for students who want to take up careers in the multi-skilled and interdisciplinary field of human-centred design.

UX designers are increasingly sought after across all sectors of ICT, where the combination of people skills along with creativity and technical ability produces graduates who are prepared for the rapidly changing future of technology design.

Career paths can lead to roles as user interface developers, user experience designers, usability specialists, human factors analysts, user researchers, and human interface developers.

Graduate in demand

  • User Experience (UX) designers are the people who ensure the design of software, websites, or technologies meets their intended use – from commercial software to personal fitness apps to games, and everything in between
  • Future-proof your career when you graduate with a combination of people skills, creativity and technical abilities
  • Design-first thinking is in demand. Service Designer was the #13 emerging job of 2020 (LinkedIn 2020 Emerging Jobs Report)

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 $46,192

Indicative annual fee 2021

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelors of Business Management/Information Technology 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/Information Technology 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 $10,225

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/Information Technology for the 2021 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/Information Technology is 710401.

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/Information Technology is 2222.

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