Endless opportunities in business.
Develop a well-rounded business education with sought-after skills in today’s business world. This program is designed to create creative and critical thinkers.
You’ll learn how to apply innovative problem-solving techniques to business concepts, products and services. Choose from a range of business majors to specialise in the area that interests you most.
You’ll get practical experience through an optional internship (over 96 hours) in the business sector. Apply what you’ve learned to real situations and spend a semester in another country with the Study Overseas program. You’ll gain valuable experience and build industry contacts that could lead to a job before you even graduate. This program is a strong base to continue your studies in law or honours.
Business majors: Sippy Downs and South Bank: Accounting; Financial Planning; Human Resource Management; International Business; Management; Marketing; Tourism, Leisure and Event Management. Gympie: Accounting; Management; Marketing. Fraser: Accounting; Management; Marketing; Tourism, Leisure and Event Management. Caboolture: Limited majors available.
Depending on the major chosen: business management, human resource management, marketing management, market research, international business, importing / exporting, industrial relations, tourism and hospitality management, retail / sales, computing, systems analysis.
Eligibility for memberships depends on areas of specialisation.
Application and admission advice
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What will I study
Select your location, starting year and starting semester below to display your Recommended Study Sequence.
Introductory courses (7)
BUS101 Business Analytics
BUS102 Introduction to Economics
BUS104 Introduction to Management
BUS105 Introduction to Marketing
BUS106 Accounting for Business #
BUS108 Introduction to Informatics
COR109 Communication and Thought
Advanced Courses (2)
Elective courses (15)
Select 15 elective courses. Of these electives 12 must be advanced level (200/300 coded) courses. A minimum of 9 must be from the School of Business, and the remaining 6 may be from either faculty (Arts, Business and Law or Science, Health, Education and Engineering).
Students can choose to use these electives towards a major or a double major from the Business majors listed below:
- Financial Planning
- Human Resource Management
- International Business
- Tourism, Leisure and Event Management
# For students enrolled in the Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) or (Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Planning) ACC106 Accounting Principles is completed in lieu of BUS106 Accounting for Business.
Note: Program structures are subject to change. Not all USC courses are available on every USC campus.
Courses offered at Caboolture are yet to be confirmed.
Total units: 288
Recommended study sequence
Students who commenced prior to the current semester must complete the courses from their original program structure unless otherwise advised. For courses no longer included in the current sequence, use the course links in your structure for details of requisites and scheduling. This is a recommended study sequence to complete your program within the specified full-time duration.
In order to graduate you must:
- Successfully complete 288 units as outlined in the Program Structure
- Complete no more than 10 introductory level (100 coded) courses
- 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 which may include essays, seminar presentations, reports, in-class tests and examinations
- 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
- Refer to the 'Planning your study' page to manage your progression.
- You may wish to use electives to complete an additional major or minor
- Register your selected major(s) and/or minor(s)
- Courses offered at Caboolture are yet to be confirmed
How to apply
Am I eligible to apply?
- Confirm that you meet the program specific admission requirements, prerequisites and recommended prior study outlined on Why study this program?
- Confirm that you meet the general undergraduate admission requirements and English Language Proficiency requirements
- Refer to the application dates for cut-off dates and deadlines
- Check your eligibility for credit
Apply via Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) — Use the relevant QTAC code specified on Why study this program?
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.
Apply direct to USC International
International students should contact USC International
How to enrol
Refer to the Academic Calendar for key semester/session/trimester enrolment dates.
Step 1 - Enrol in our courses
Step 2 - Select your class times
How to enrol once Class selection has opened
Headstart, Cross-institutional and Visiting students
Plan your study
Confirm your enrolment
Refer to the Academic Calendar for key semester/session/trimester dates.
Enrolling is a 2 step process:
Note: If you enrol in a course but don't select a class time (step 2), you'll be charged the fee for the course at census date. You can swap, drop or add courses up until the end of week 2, and remove courses from your enrolment up until census date. View key dates in the academic calendars.
View the instructions to complete Step 1 in the video below or the Enrol in your courses PDF guide.
All students (excluding Headstart, Cross institutional and Visiting students)
Tip: Select your classes as soon as Class selection opens as classes can fill quickly.
* We will be in contact with you to let you know when the Timetable Planner is available and Class selection opens.
If class selection is open and you are yet to enrol in your courses, you can enrol in your courses and select your class times in one step.
Check the Academic Calendar for Class selection open date to confirm.
View the instructions in the video below or the How to enrol when class selection has opened PDF Guide (565KB).
Complete and submit a Class preference form to select your class times.
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.
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.
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.
* For PDF documents you must have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded from the Adobe Download page.