A management degree that will take you places.
This program gives you the skills, knowledge and confidence to lead and manage your business team. Learn what it takes to be a successful leader. You will explore key issues facing business managers such as strategy, ethics, leadership and change management. You’ll build your knowledge in areas such as strategic planning, decision making, quality control, project management, small business management and entrepreneurship.
Develop your problem-solving and communication capabilities to establish good working environments for you and your staff. Our program is taught by industry professionals with many years of management experience in private, government and non-profit organisations.
You’ll have the option to take on a business internship where you can apply your management skills to a real business, gain valuable experience and make industry contacts. The program has the flexibility to enable you to choose from a variety of elective courses to further enhance your management studies. In addition to your management degree, you may opt for a minor in human resource management, international business, marketing or tourism, leisure and event management.
If you see your management career taking you overseas try a semester of study first as part of our Arts, Business and Law. Management is a great base for a career in business and an ideal foundation for further studies in accounting, IT, marketing or international business.
Business management, administration, industrial relations, management consultancy, public or private organisation management.
Australian Human Resources Institute; Australian Institute of Management.
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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) 84 units
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
Developing and Graduate courses (9) 108 units
BUS203 Business Law and Ethics
BUS211 Strategic Management
BUS320 Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility
IBS220 Cross-Cultural Management
MGT310 Small Business and New Venture Management
MGT322 Advanced Strategic Management
MGT325 Quality Management
Plus select 1 course (12 units) from:
Plus select 1 course (12 units) from:
Elective courses (8) 96 units
Select 8 elective courses (96 units). Of the electives, 5 (60 units) must be developing and graduate level (200/300 coded) courses. A minimum of 2 (24 units) must be from the School of Business, and the remaining 6 electives (72 units) may be from either faculty (Arts, Business and Law or Science, Health, Education and Engineering).
The School of Business recommends students use these electives towards a second major or a minor from the those listed below:
- Human Resource Management
- International Business
- Supply Chain Management
- Tourism, Leisure and Event Management
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
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 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
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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.