A business double that adds up.
On top of your commerce degree you’ll also get to major in a business specialisation such as financial planning, marketing or management, giving you that extra edge when it comes to graduate employment.
You’ll earn two degrees in just four years of study instead of six. Our capstone course develops your understanding in corporate governance and corporate social responsibility. Our combined program includes an accounting major accredited by the Certified Practising Accountants Australia (CPAA).
Develop your personal skills and study a semester overseas while earning credit towards your degree. You’ll also have an opportunity to undertake an internship in your final year, consisting of 96 hours and organised for you by our staff. Our graduates have found roles in firms such as KPMG and Ernst and Young as a direct result of their internship.
Business majors: Financial planning; human resource management; information systems; international business; management; marketing; tourism, leisure and event management.
Depending on majors chosen: accounting, business management, human resource management, marketing management, international business, tourism and hospitality management, business analysis.
CPA Australia; Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia; Institute of Public Accountants. ^
^ It is the responsibility of the student to confirm with the three Australian accounting bodies (CPA, ICAA and IPA) whether any credit granted will impact on their eligibility for professional association membership.
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5 December 2017
International success for high-flying USC students
Two outstanding USC students have been recognised among the best in Australia after gaining prestigious and competitive international study scholarships from the Federal Government.
17 November 2017
Students awarded for their stunning wildlife photography
Students who took exceptional photographs of USC’s native fauna have been awarded the inaugural Gerard Mills Memorial Prizes for Wildlife Photography at a special ceremony on campus.
24 March 2016
Gympie scholarship winner means business
Taking a gap year has proved a valuable experience for former Gympie State High School captain Kelly Goatham who has been awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s Merit Scholarship from the University of the Sunshine Coast.
7 July 2015
Accounting student secures prime graduate role
USC Business student Laura Ehsman has the corporate world firmly in her sights after securing a graduate accounting position with global professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.
19 March 2015
Accounting and financial planning students are networking to success
USC School of Business students this week had the opportunity to introduce themselves to accounting and finance industry leaders at the inaugural USC Accounting and Financial Planning Student Careers Expo.
12 February 2015
USC Gympie Welcome Day for students
Current and continuing students at the Gympie campus of the University of the Sunshine Coast will enjoy a day of Hawaiian/Mexican-style fun and festivities next Thursday 19 February.
What will I study
Select your location, starting year and starting semester below to display your program structure and a recommended study sequence.
School of Business courses
Required courses (7) 84 units
BUS101 Business Analytics
BUS102 Introduction to Economics
BUS104 Introduction to Management
BUS105 Introduction to Marketing
BUS203 Business Law and Ethics
BUS320 Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility
COR109 Communication and Thought
Business major, minor and/or electives: (9) 108 units
Select required courses from your chosen Business major or minor study area.
The number of electives is dependent on the Business major or minor chosen and the number of required courses included in that major or minor. Note that the total number of courses required to complete the program is 32 courses.
Required courses: (2) 24 units
Major courses: (8) 96 units
ACC210 Financial Accounting
ACC211 Business Finance
ACC220 Law of Business Associations
ACC221 Company Accounting
ACC310 Management Accounting
ACC311 Taxation Law and Practice
ACC320 Contemporary Accounting Issues
ACC321 Auditing and Professional Practice
Elective (6) 72 units
PLUS select 5 developing and graduate level (200/300 coded) elective courses (60 units) from the School of Business
Note: Program structures are subject to change. Not all USC courses are available on every USC campus.
Total units: 384
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 384 units as outlined in the Program Structure
- Complete no more than 15 introductory level (100 coded) courses (180 units) in total, including the core course.
- Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 48 unit points 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 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 the correct courses (subjects).
Before you enrol, visit Planning your study to make sure you are studying the right courses at the right time so you complete the required unit value to graduate from your degree when you plan to.
It is each student's responsibility to enrol correctly according to your course requisites, program rules and requirements, and to be aware of the academic calendar dates.
Visit How do I enrol? for enrolment instructions and key dates.
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.