Associate Degree in Business

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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

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What will I study

Program Structure
Introductory courses (7)

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

Advanced course (1)

BUS203 Business Law and Ethics

Elective courses (8)

Select 8 elective courses. Of the electives, 5 must be advanced level (200/300 coded) from the School of Business, and the remaining 3 electives may be from either faculty (Arts, Business and Law or Science, Health, Education and Engineering).

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

 

Total units: 192
Program requirements

In order to graduate you must:

  • Successfully complete 192 units as outlined in the Program Structure
  • Complete no more than 10 introductory level (100 coded) courses.
Program notes
  • Follow the program structure for your year and semester of commencement unless advised otherwise.
  • Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 48 unit points per semester (normally 4 courses).
  • Most courses are valued at 12 units unless otherwise specified
  • 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 Plan your study tab.
  • You may wish to use electives to complete an additional major or minor.
  • Register your selected major(s) and minor(s).

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

Current students

Enrolling is a 2 step process.

Step 1 - Enrol in your courses

You can enrol in courses for the full year (Study periods 1 and 2). This gives you the opportunity to plan your study well in advance.

If you enrol in your courses on time you have the advantage of selecting your class times earlier than those who don't (Step 2). View Key dates below.

View the instructions to complete Step 1 in the video below or the Enrol in your courses PDF guide.

Step 2 - Select your class times

Check the Academic calendar for the timetable release date for each study period. When the timetable has been released you can use the Timetable Planner to plan your class times.

Once Class selection opens (view Key dates below), select your class times in USC Central by following the instructions in the video below or the Select your class times PDF guide.

Tip: Select your classes as soon as Class selection opens as classes can fill quickly.

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 courses.

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
Plan your study

Before you re-enrol it's important to plan your study to make sure you study the right courses at the right time so you can finish your degree when you plan to.

Follow the Planning your study instructions to plan your courses for the upcoming semesters/trimesters/sessions. You can vary your study load between full-time (3-4 courses) or part-time (1-2 courses) in each study period. If you need some assistance, contact Student Central.

Key dates

Date Study term Enrolment stage
10 October 2016 Semester 1 and 2, Sessions 1-7, Trimester 1 and 2, 2017  Course enrolments open
30 October 2016 Semester 1, Sessions 1-4, Trimester 1, 2017 

On-time course enrolments close

5 December 2016 Session 1, 2017 Timetable released 
12 December 2016 Session 1, 2017 Class selection opens 
16 January 2017 Semester 1, Sessions 2-4, Trimester 1, 2017  Timetable released 
24 January 2017 Semester 1, Sessions 2-4, Trimester 1, 2017  Class selection opens at 9am for students who enrolled in courses by 30 October 2016 
25 January 2017 Semester 1, Sessions 2-4, Trimester 1, 2017  Class selection opens at 9am for students who enrolled in courses after 30 October 2016 

 

Confirm your enrolment

View your class timetable in USC Central to confirm you are enrolled in the courses you selected. Close to the beginning of the semester/trimester/session, your course details 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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