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Bachelors of Mathematics / Business Management

Overview

Open doors to rewarding career opportunities by combining your passion for analytics and mathematics with a grounding in the principles of business management and leadership.

This dual program provides you with a focused background in economic theories and business management principles, along with the in-depth knowledge of a mathematics program.

The Bachelor of Business Management will allow you to develop core business skills. You can then build on these by selecting specialist areas of study including leadership and management science, innovation and entrepreneurship, business economics, business information systems, human resources, international business and marketing.

UQ Business School's lecturers and tutors are industry leaders. Our vast network of industry contacts means you can develop practical experience at some of the world's leading companies.

In the Bachelor of Mathematics, you'll choose to develop a comprehensive specialised knowledge in one field of mathematics or a high level of sophistication in the applications of mathematics. You can then use your knowledge in sectors of the economy beyond the traditional areas of engineering and the physical sciences, such as finance, economics, information technology and molecular biology.

You'll graduate with skills that are in high demand and you'll be ready to take a leadership role across an array of industries.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
4 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
QTAC Code
714711
Program Code
2500
AQF
Level 7
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$43200 (indicative per year)
Duration
4 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
QTAC Code
714711
Program Code
2500
CRICOS Code
091253C
AQF
Level 7

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Join one of the world's top business schools and learn from award-winning research and industry experts.
  • Graduate with the skills to confidently lead people and projects.
  • Hone your skills in areas that are in demand in today's data-driven economy.
  • Take advantage of opportunities for placements and internships with leading businesses.

1 in Queensland for mathematics

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:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Business Economics
  • Business Information Systems
  • Data Analytics and Operations Research

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:

  • Quantitative researcher
  • Data engineer
  • Investment analyst
  • Technology consultant
  • Business analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Mathematics teacher
  • Financial modeller
  • Commercial analyst
  • Information systems designer

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)

$62K–$66K

compared.edu.au

Graduate salary

Business and management (undergraduate)

$55K–$57K

compared.edu.au

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
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 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

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelors of Mathematics / Business Management 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

Entry score range

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

Without adjustmentsWith adjustments
Highest<5 / <5<5 / <5
Median<5 / <5<5 / <5
Lowest<5 / <5<5 / <5

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
<5<5
  • 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

<5100%

"<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.

Majors

Majors

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

Applied Mathematics

Did you know that mathematical modelling is used to create disease models that enable scientists to better understand infectious diseases?

Study applied mathematics and learn how advanced mathematical methods are used to develop practical solutions in a variety of real-world contexts.

Build your foundational knowledge in core topics such as applied mathematical analysis, mathematical modelling and the numerical methods used in computer programming.

You'll develop your critical thinking skills and learn advanced mathematical techniques for approaching problems in a logical, analytical and creative manner.

You'll then have the opportunity to apply your expertise in areas of interest such as natural resources mathematics or operations research and mathematical planning.

With practical experience gained through work placements, you'll be prepared for a diverse range of career opportunities in sectors such as financial services, engineering, technology and sciences.

View

Business Economics

Business Economics is for anyone who wants to work in strategy, 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

Data Analytics and Operations Research

Data analytics and operations research are both rapidly growing disciplines that use a range of mathematical, statistical and computational approaches to big data.

This major applies scientific information and decision-making to business management. You'll also learn the skills needed to analyse large and complex data sets and to make effective decisions.

This major will prepare you to work in a range of roles in financial services, technology, engineering, science and research.

View

Human Resources

Many organisations say their people are their 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. The courses in this major cover 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.

You’ll also have 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 topics including international trade and investment, international marketing and how firms operate when they engage in international business, finance and strategy.

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

View

Leadership and Management Science

This major will teach you how to lead dynamic workplaces of the future.

You’ll learn how to manage and lead teams through rapid change and disruption, globalisation, and various sustainability and corporate social responsibility challenges.

The courses you study will develop your ability to think independently, make evidence-based decisions, communicate effectively, identify and solve problems, collaborate and work effectively across cultures and functions.

This major will prepare you for graduate-level leadership and managerial positions. It can also enhance employability skills that will be useful for anyone aspiring to transition your technical knowledge to leadership and managerial roles in the future.

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.

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

Mathematical Physics

This major focuses on the mathematical foundations of modern physical theories.

It also examines the mathematical understanding that underpins a broad range of contemporary sciences, including statistical mechanics, relativity and quantum theory. You'll learn how to understand and describe nature at its most fundamental levels.

This major not only prepares you for research in mathematical physics and related disciplines, but also fosters creativity and develops high-level skills in critical and analytical thinking, which are paramount in problem-solving.

View

Pure Mathematics

This major is focused on the intrinsic nature and fundamental properties of mathematics, and recognises its ubiquity, universality and beauty.

You'll develop high-level skills in critical, analytical and abstract thinking, and study frameworks for deeper understanding of other areas of mathematics such as applied mathematics, mathematical physics and statistics.

You'll also have the opportunity to acquire a solid grounding in the key areas of pure mathematics, as well as opportunities to undertake focused study in advanced courses.

View

Statistics

Apply the tools of modern statistics to inform data-driven decision making and solve real-world problems.

In this major, we combine theory with practical experience to expand your critical thinking, enhance your analytical capabilities and develop your technical skills.

You'll discover how statistics are used to help solve real-world problems, such as improving medical treatments through data-driven experimental design, or using meteorological and spatial data to assess drought conditions in local communities.

You'll learn and apply statistical techniques to analyse and interpret complex data and transform it into meaningful insights.

Statisticians and data analysts are in high demand across business, industry, research and government to forecast, analyse and solve a variety of complex issues.

View

Majors

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

Applied Mathematics

Did you know that mathematical modelling is used to create disease models that enable scientists to better understand infectious diseases?

Study applied mathematics and learn how advanced mathematical methods are used to develop practical solutions in a variety of real-world contexts.

Build your foundational knowledge in core topics such as applied mathematical analysis, mathematical modelling and the numerical methods used in computer programming.

You'll develop your critical thinking skills and learn advanced mathematical techniques for approaching problems in a logical, analytical and creative manner.

You'll then have the opportunity to apply your expertise in areas of interest such as natural resources mathematics or operations research and mathematical planning.

With practical experience gained through work placements, you'll be prepared for a diverse range of career opportunities in sectors such as financial services, engineering, technology and sciences.

View

Business Economics

Business Economics is for anyone who wants to work in strategy, 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

Data Analytics and Operations Research

Data analytics and operations research are both rapidly growing disciplines that use a range of mathematical, statistical and computational approaches to big data.

This major applies scientific information and decision-making to business management. You'll also learn the skills needed to analyse large and complex data sets and to make effective decisions.

This major will prepare you to work in a range of roles in financial services, technology, engineering, science and research.

View

Human Resources

Many organisations say their people are their 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. The courses in this major cover 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.

You’ll also have 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 topics including international trade and investment, international marketing and how firms operate when they engage in international business, finance and strategy.

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

View

Leadership and Management Science

This major will teach you how to lead dynamic workplaces of the future.

You’ll learn how to manage and lead teams through rapid change and disruption, globalisation, and various sustainability and corporate social responsibility challenges.

The courses you study will develop your ability to think independently, make evidence-based decisions, communicate effectively, identify and solve problems, collaborate and work effectively across cultures and functions.

This major will prepare you for graduate-level leadership and managerial positions. It can also enhance employability skills that will be useful for anyone aspiring to transition your technical knowledge to leadership and managerial roles in the future.

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.

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

Mathematical Physics

This major focuses on the mathematical foundations of modern physical theories.

It also examines the mathematical understanding that underpins a broad range of contemporary sciences, including statistical mechanics, relativity and quantum theory. You'll learn how to understand and describe nature at its most fundamental levels.

This major not only prepares you for research in mathematical physics and related disciplines, but also fosters creativity and develops high-level skills in critical and analytical thinking, which are paramount in problem-solving.

View

Pure Mathematics

This major is focused on the intrinsic nature and fundamental properties of mathematics, and recognises its ubiquity, universality and beauty.

You'll develop high-level skills in critical, analytical and abstract thinking, and study frameworks for deeper understanding of other areas of mathematics such as applied mathematics, mathematical physics and statistics.

You'll also have the opportunity to acquire a solid grounding in the key areas of pure mathematics, as well as opportunities to undertake focused study in advanced courses.

View

Statistics

Apply the tools of modern statistics to inform data-driven decision making and solve real-world problems.

In this major, we combine theory with practical experience to expand your critical thinking, enhance your analytical capabilities and develop your technical skills.

You'll discover how statistics are used to help solve real-world problems, such as improving medical treatments through data-driven experimental design, or using meteorological and spatial data to assess drought conditions in local communities.

You'll learn and apply statistical techniques to analyse and interpret complex data and transform it into meaningful insights.

Statisticians and data analysts are in high demand across business, industry, research and government to forecast, analyse and solve a variety of complex issues.

View

Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

AUD $43,200

Indicative annual fee 2021

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

Indicative annual fee

AUD $8,752

Indicative annual fee 2021 Commonwealth supported place

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

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

HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Bachelors of Mathematics / Business Management 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

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 Mathematics / Business Management is 714711.

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 Mathematics / Business Management is 2500.

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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