Study in Business, IT and tourism
- Associate Degree in Business
- Bachelor of Business
- Bachelor of Business (Honours)
- Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)
- Bachelor of Business (International Business)
- Bachelor of Business (Management)
- Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
- Bachelor of Business (Supply Chain Management)
- Bachelor of Business (Tourism, Leisure and Event Management)
- Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
- Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Planning)
- Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Science
- Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
- Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Planning)
- Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
- Bachelor of Design and Marketing
- Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology
- Bachelor of Property Economics and Development
- Diploma of Accounting / Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
- Diploma in Business — This program is only available to international students
- Diploma of Events / Bachelor of Business
- Diploma of Events / Bachelor of Business (Tourism, Leisure and Event Management)
- Diploma in General Studies — This program is only available to international students
- Diploma of Hospitality / Bachelor of Business
- Diploma of Hospitality / Bachelor of Business (Tourism, Leisure and Event Management)
- Diploma of Tourism / Bachelor of Business (Tourism, Leisure and Event Management)
Postgraduate and Research programs
Postgraduate and Research programs
- Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (on campus and online)
- Graduate Certificate in Business Research
- Graduate Certificate in Futures Studies (on campus and online)
- Graduate Certificate in Management (on campus and online)
- Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (on campus and online)
- Executive Master of Business Administration
- Master of Business Administration (on campus and online)
- Master of Business by Research
- Master of International Business (on campus and online)
- Master of Management
- Master of Professional Accounting
- Doctor of Philosophy
The University of the Sunshine Coast prides itself on an innovative approach to business, IT and tourism education, giving students the confidence to aim high in the careers market.
About the business, IT and tourism programs
USC’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) graduates will have the world at their feet as they plunge into one of Queensland’s most dynamic and fastest growing sectors.
At USC, a Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology features small class sizes to allow for high staff-to-student interaction and offers internships with proven companies to gain valuable industry experience. The degree leads to exciting career opportunities in fields such as business systems analysis, ICT support, network engineering, systems architecture/integration, database programming and web programming.
USC offers a range of business programs where students can major and/or minor in accounting, financial planning, human resource management, information systems, international business, tourism, leisure and event management, marketing, management and property.
A business degree can open many doors for graduates with jobs in the areas of business management, human resource management, marketing management, market research, international business, importing/exporting, industrial relations, tourism and hospitality management, retail/sales, computing, and systems analysis.
If you dream of starting up your own business, USC offers courses in entrepreneurship for enterprising students. Courses feature team projects, simulations, field work and workshops to give students the skills they need in the make-or-break world of business.
If you have a passion for research, you can choose to do a Master of Business by Research or Doctor of Philosophy (Business). A range of supervised research areas are available to higher degree students including accounting, finance, information systems, marketing, international business, marketing, management and tourism.
Why study business, IT and tourism at USC?
USC’s business, information technology and tourism programs offer the following benefits to its students:
- Gives students greater career options by equipping them with a degree that is more attuned to the job market
- Emphasis on the development of practical skills with industry-related projects
- High calibre, experienced teaching staff
- Interesting double degree programs
- Access to high-quality research programs and expertise
- Option to complete some elective subjects internationally
The Australian Government’s Department of Employment is projecting a 4.2 percent growth in jobs in the information media and telecommunications industry over the five years encompassing 2013-2017, which equates to an increase of almost 10,000 jobs. During the same time period, it also projects an increase of 3.8 percent in the financial and insurance services industry, which equates to an increase of more than 16,000 jobs.
According to government statistics, Queensland boasts a vibrant and diverse ICT industry which employs 80,000 people (ABS Labour Force Surveys 2011), has 4,600 employing businesses (ABS Count of Australian Businesses 2007-9), and generates A$29 billion in revenues (Queensland ICT Industry Survey 2007).
According to the Queensland Government, the Queensland tourism industry directly contributed almost $A10.5 billion or 3.7 percent to gross state product in 2011–2012 annually. It employed some 136,000 people directly and indirectly, representing 5.9 percent of Queensland's workforce.
Business, IT and Tourism student profile
I provide financial planning advice to business owners in the areas of investments, insurance, superannuation, estate planning, asset structuring and protection.
How I got the job
I worked in NAB’s Business Banking team while studying and I had a position created for me on the North-side of Brisbane once I finished my studies.
What I enjoy most
I like being able to impart my knowledge to my clients to ensure they meet their financial goals.
I meet a wide variety of business owners and I get to know their story including how they became successful and their goals and aspirations.
It provided me with greater opportunities. The degree assisted me in exceeding the minimum expectation in the Financial Planning industry (RG146) qualification, and also set me up to enrol in the Certified Financial Planner designation through the Financial Planning Association of Australia which has a degree requirement.
It had a fantastic selection of courses. At the time, USC was one of the only universities that offered the specialised subjects for the career I wanted to pursue. USC also suited my lifestyle and met my study goals.
The flexible study options meant I could complete my degree part time, mainly after work, while I was working full time.
I also liked the small class sizes. It was great to have more personal contact with the staff running the subjects.
Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning), 2010
Financial Planning Manager, NAB Financial Planning