An opportunity to expand your horizons.
Maximise your study by earning a double degree from both USC and your home university in the same time period.
Credit transfers from your home university could see you earn a USC Bachelor degree in just two semesters or a USC Master degree in just one semester, while completing your home degree at the same time.
Completing a degree at the University of the Sunshine Coast will further enhance your English language skills enabling you to experience Australian culture whilst providing you a competitive advantage in the global business environment.
You could complete a USC Bachelor degree in as little as two semesters (one year full-time study) if you have completed similar tertiary study at home.
Are you already enrolled in postgraduate study? You could complete a USC Master in only one semester if you have completed similar postgraduate studies at home.
If your home university provides credit transfer for your USC studies, you may be able to complete both your home degree and USC degree in the same time period.
- When is the best time to start?
You can start the USC degree after you have completed your third or fourth semester of your home Bachelor program or once your home degree is completed.
For the Master degree, you can apply for the Master program at USC after your first semester at your home university.
Start your double degree at USC in Semester 1 (summer semester) or Semester 2 (winter semester) and choose from a range of courses depending on the credit transfer we can give you for prior studies.
- What are the advantages?
- You will have the possibility of completing two degrees, one from USC and one from your home university in the same time period.
- You will improve your English language skills, giving you a competitive advantage in the workplace.
- You will increase your skill set and knowledge in your chosen study field, allowing you to specialise further or focus on a new area.
Our most popular double degree options are:
- Bachelor of Business
The Bachelor of Business at USC generally contains 24 courses which can be completed over 6 semesters fulltime study.
This program is coursework only and does not contain a thesis or internship component. The courses are practice oriented and contain assignment work where you apply the theory to real business scenarios in almost every course.
You have the option to complete this degree program in as little as two semesters (one year fulltime study) if you have previously completed similar tertiary study. USC could credit up to 120 ECTS (4 semesters) of your home bachelor studies towards the Bachelor of Business degree. With full credit transfer you will only study 8 courses (4 courses per semester) at USC.
If you already have finished introductory or second year level courses at your home university you may not have to study similar courses at USC again. Instead you will be able to choose advanced and elective courses from areas such as:
- Financial Planning
- Human Resource Management
- Information Systems
- International Business
- Supply Chain Management
- Tourism, Leisure and Event Management
For further information about the Bachelor of Business, please visit the program page.
- Master of International Business
The Master of International Business (MIntBus) at USC generally contains 12 courses which can be completed over 3 semesters fulltime study. The program contains 6 required and 6 elective courses including Strategic Management, Marketing, Managing Across Global Cultures and International Trade and Finance. You can complete the MIntBus within one semester if you completed tertiary studies on a similar level at your home university.
For further information on the Master of International Business, please visit the program page.
- Master of Management
The Master of Management (MMgt) is for managers from a broad field of occupations who want to enhance their strategic and operational management skills. This program has 16 courses in total, of which 11 are required and 5 are elective courses. However, if you have completed a Bachelor degree in the field of Business you will receive 4 courses credit. You may be able to receive a further 8 courses credit if you also completed similar studies on the Master level at your home university. The full credit transfer allows you to complete the MMgt within one semester (4 courses).
For further information on the Master of Management, please visit the program page.
- Master of Business Administration
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) provides you with an opportunity to increase and deepen your range of management skills. This program has 12 courses, of which 8 are required and 4 are elective courses. The courses cover the latest trends and influences in business and build on your skills in critical thinking and analysis, which you can apply in the assignment work. If you have completed courses at a Master level at your home university you may be able to complete the MBA in as little as one semester (4 courses).
For further information on the Master of Business Administration, please visit the program page.
Double degree options are available in other study areas as well. Contact USC International to find out more.
If you would like to find out more about obtaining a double degree from both USC and your home university, please contact USC International.
Anna Wold & Alexander Pless
"Studying the Master of Management with the goal to receive a double degree at USC within only one semester was a great decision"