Prepare yourself for a professional career
Studying Business Economics as your major in USQ's Bachelor of Business and Commerce will lead you to understand how businesses manage people, capital, and resources, as well as deal with external forces such as competition and government policy in order to best achieve the firm's goals. Business economists conduct research, collect and analyze data, monitor economic trends, develop forecasts and can play a leading role in advising senior management on strategic decisions.
Business economics provides you with the ability to analyze and reason and communicate results concisely. This major can be complemented by a second major or minor in related areas such as law, finance, accounting or IT.
Economists enjoy some of the best job prospects and salaries of all graduates and are often in demand in private sector companies, banking, finance, insurance and accounting and in government departments as well as in research and educational institutions.
Courses to be studied
- Core courses (8 units)
- plus 1 x 8-unit major (8 units)
- plus 2 x 4-unit minors (8 units)
- or 1 x 4-unit minor and 4 approved courses
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
Study Mode/ Cost
- Commonwealth supported: AUD 10944
- Domestic full fee paying: AUD 19040
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay for your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allow you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
- Subject pre-requisite: English (4, SA) or equivalent
- Mathematics A (4, SA) is assumed.
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.
*Further admission information
An adjusted Selection Rank is a result of combining additional ranks through special entry schemes for admission.
Special entry schemes for admissions may help you get into the program of your choice by increasing your Selection Rank, through the allocation of additional ranks in certain circumstances.
How to apply
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 3, 2018 - applications close Monday 5 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 19 November 2018.
- Semester 1, 2019 - applications close Monday 18 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 25 February 2019.
- Semester 2, 2019 - applications close Monday 1 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 15 July 2019.
If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.
Credit for previous study or work experience
You may be eligible for credit if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.