Associate Degree in Business

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Program summary

Open the door to a business degree at USC

This two-year program offers the perfect pathway to university to gain new skills, switch careers or simply learn more about a business area that interests you. Fast-track your business education and gain guaranteed entry into a degree at USC. In your first year, you’ll learn innovative business concepts and develop problem-solving techniques. Choose an area to specialise and complete four subjects (a minor) in one of the following areas: accounting, entrepreneurship, event management, economics, financial planning, human resource management, international business, information systems, marketing, management, business law, property, or tourism, leisure and event management.

Career opportunities

Refer to Bachelor of Business.

Membership

Eligibility for memberships of professional bodies depends on areas of specialisation.

Application and admission advice

Contact Student Central

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What will I study

Introductory courses (7)

COR109 Communication and Thought
BUS101 Business Analytics
BUS102 Introduction to Economics
BUS104 Management and Organisational Behaviour
BUS105 Introduction to Marketing
BUS106 Accounting for Business
BUS108 Introduction to Informatics

Advanced course (1)

BUS203 Business Law and Ethics

Elective courses (8)

Of these 8 electives, 5 must be advanced level (200/300 coded) courses and 5 must be from the School of Business.

The 8 elective courses can be used to complete a major or minor study area from the School of Business.

TOTAL UNITS 192

Note: Not all USC courses are available on every USC campus.

Total units: 192
Program requirements

In order to graduate you must:

  • Complete 7 required introductory level (100 coded) courses.
  • Complete 1 required advanced level (200 coded) courses.
  • Complete 8 electives, 5 must be advanced level (200/300 coded) courses.
  • (Optional) Use electives to complete a major (8 courses) or minor (4 courses).
  • Complete no more than 10 introductory level (100 coded) courses, including the core course.
  • Complete no more than 3 courses from the School of Communication, School of Social Sciences or Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering.
  • Register your selected Majors and Minors.
Program notes
  • Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 48 unit points per semester (normally 4 courses).
  • Courses within this program are assessed using a variety of assessment methods including essays, seminar presentations, reports, in-class tests and examinations. Not all courses will necessarily include all methods.
  • As part of your USC program, you may apply to Study Overseas to undertake courses with an overseas higher education provider.
  • Only a full-time study option is available to international students on a Student Visa.
  • When enrolling, refer to the Study Plan.

How to apply

Am I eligible to apply?
Domestic students 

Apply via Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) — Use the relevant QTAC code specified on Why study this program?

Exceptions

The below applicants can apply online directly to USC:

  • USC Tertiary Preparation Pathways (TPP) students who are currently enrolled in, or have had an enrolment in the previous two years; or
  • USC / TAFE Articulation program students; or
  • USC students who have completed an undergraduate program within the last two years, or are due to complete their program prior to their proposed semester of commencement;
  • USC students who are currently enrolled in one program and want to study another program concurrently.
International students

Apply direct to USC International

More information

International students should contact USC International

How to enrol

Open enrolment dates

Enrolments for Study Period 2, 2016 (Semester 2, Trimester 2, Sessions 5, 6 and 7) open on 30 May 2016.

Enrolments for Trimester 3, 2016 open on 5 September 2016.

New students

Domestic students: Once you have applied and received your offer of a place from USC, follow the steps for Getting Started at USC to respond to your offer, plan your study and enrol in your classes.

International students should view the Getting Started Guide for International students for enrolment steps.

Please note: USC will complete the enrolment for:

  • Headstart students
  • Honours students (excluding Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)(Honours) students)
  • Cross-institutional and visiting students  
  • Higher Degree by Research students

Continuing students

Information on how to enrol is contained in tutorial videos in the USC Central Guide.

Your study load can be varied between full-time (3-4 courses) or part-time (1-2 courses) in a study period. Your Study Plan in USC Central will guide you.

Use the Study Planner (PDF 283KB) * to plan your degree. Make sure you have your courses covered by following the Planning your study instructions and the Timetable Planner to plan your class times for the upcoming semester / trimester / session.

Refer to the timetable for class information and the Academic Calendar for key semester / trimester / session dates.

Confirm your enrolment

View your class timetable in USC Central to confirm you are enrolled in the classes you selected. Close to the beginning of the semester/trimester/session, details of the course requirements can be found in My Courses in BlackBoard.

To prove your enrolment to Centrelink, print an unofficial transcript from USC Central. Refer to the steps at View your Unofficial Transcript in the USC Central Guide.

Once you are enrolled, learn how to manage your enrolment.

More information

Search for answers and ask questions via askUSC, or contact Student Central.

* For PDF documents you must have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded from the Adobe Download page.

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