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Program summary

Your opportunities are endless with a career 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.

Majors

Business majors: Sippy Downs and South Bank: accounting; financial planning; human resource management; international business; management; marketing; supply chain management; tourism, leisure and event management. Gympie: accounting; management; marketing.

Career opportunities

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.

Membership

Eligibility for memberships depends on areas of specialisation.

Application and admission advice

Contact Student Central

information@usc.edu.au
+61 7 5430 2890
Ground floor, Building C, Sippy Downs

What will I study

Introductory courses (7)

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

Advanced Courses (2)

BUS203 Business Law and Ethics
BUS320 Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility

Elective courses (15)

Select 15 elective courses, 9 must be from the School of Business. The remaining 6 may be from either faculty (Arts and Business or Science, Health, Education and Engineering).

3 x Elective course (100/200/300 coded)
12 x Advanced level (200/300 coded) elective course

Students can choose to use these electives towards a major or a double major from the Business majors listed below:

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

Total units: 288
Program requirements

In order to graduate you must:

  • Complete no more than 10 introductory level (100 coded) courses, including the core course.
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. It is advisable to contact your Faculty Program Advisor to discuss timing and course issues.
  • Register any selected majors and minors with your Faculty.
  • 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
International students

Apply direct to USC International

More information

International students should contact USC International

How to enrol

Open enrolment dates

Enrolments for Session 4, 2016 open on 18 April 2016.

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 skip directly to Step 2: Enrol in your classes 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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