Associate Degree in Business

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Program summary

Fast-track your career in business

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

Select your location, starting year and starting semester below to display your program structure and a recommended study sequence.

Program structure

Introductory courses (7) 84 units

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

Developing and Graduate course (1) 12 units

BUS203 Business Law and Ethics

Elective courses (8) 96 units

Select 8 elective courses. Of the electives, 6 must be developing and graduate level (200/300 coded). A minimum of 4 must be from the School of Business, and no more than 3 in total from the School of Communication and Creative Industries, School of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Science, Health Education and Engineering.

Note: Program structures are subject to change. Not all USC courses are available on every USC campus.

 

Total units: 192

Recommended study sequence

This recommended study sequence ONLY represents the CURRENT program structure. Students in previous structures should use this sequence to inform order of courses and current course details. For courses in your commencing structure not included in the current sequence, search the course code for current course offerings and requisites.

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
  • Complete no more than 3 courses from the School of Communication, School of Social Sciences or Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering.
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 units per semester (normally 4 courses) and following the recommended study sequence
  • The unit value of all courses is 12 units unless otherwise specified
  • It is each students responsibility to enrol correctly according to your course requisites, program rules and requirements and be aware of the academic calendar dates
  • 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.
  • Refer to the Managing your progression page for help in understanding your program structure, reviewing your progress and planning remaining courses.
  • 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:

  • Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) student currently enrolled in, or have had an enrolment in the previous two years
  • 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 / TAFE Articulation program students
  • USC students who are currently enrolled in one program and want to study another program concurrently
  • Former USC student who has been excluded from study at USC
International students

Apply direct to USC International

More information

International students should contact USC International

How to enrol

New to USC?

Once you have applied and received your offer of a place from USC, follow the steps to Get Started at USC to respond to your offer, plan your study and enrol in the correct courses (subjects).

Continuing students

Before you enrol it's important to check your commencing program structure and the published recommended study sequence to make sure you study the right courses at the right time and will be ready to graduate from your degree when you plan to.

To better understand your program structure and for instructions on how to review your progress and plan your remaining courses, visit the Managing your progression page.

Visit How do I enrol? for enrolment instructions and key dates.

Need assistance?

View step-by-step instructions to enrol at How do I enrol?

Refer to the Academic Calendar for key dates, including the last day to add, drop or swap a course or class and Census dateas.

Search for answers and ask questions about enrolling in askUSC, or contact Student Central.

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