Discover endless opportunities in business.
Today’s business world needs critical, creative thinkers, who have broad skillsets and the ability to adapt to new markets. Whether you want to work in economics, international business, digital marketing, social enterprise or as an entrepreneur, this program gives you the skills and knowledge you need to make an impact across a changing economy.
- Study the fundamentals of modern business, including economics, management, marketing, international trade business law, corporate governance and social responsibility
- Learn to apply innovative problem-solving techniques to business concepts, products and services
- Develop specialist skills through your choice of major, including economics, international business, human resource management and more
- Get practical experience and apply what you’ve learned to real business problems through an optional 96-hour internship in the business sector
Business majors: Sippy Downs: Accounting; Economics; Financial Planning; Human Resource Management; International Business; Management; Marketing; Tourism, Leisure and Event Management. South Bank: Accounting; Human Resource Management; International Business; Management; Marketing; Tourism, Leisure and Event Management. Gympie: Accounting; Management; Marketing. Fraser Coast: Accounting; Management; Marketing; Tourism, Leisure and Event Management. Caboolture: Management, Marketing
Depending on the major chosen: entrepreneurship, business management, human resource management, digital marketing, marketing management, market research, international business, importing / exporting, industrial relations, tourism and hospitality management, retail / sales, computing, systems analysis.
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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.
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.
Total units: 288
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.
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)
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
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 your courses.
Before you enrol, visit Planning your study 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.
Visit How do I enrol? for enrolment instructions and key dates.
Refer to the Academic Calendar for key semester, session and/or trimester dates.