Business explored: your guide to study at UQ 

An online resource for high-school students interested in business 

No matter your career ambitions, the study of business can help you understand what drives organisations, customers and industries all around the world.

A degree in this field from The University of Queensland can help you tackle the big issues facing our world such as climate change, inflation, the impact of AI and many more.

Could a career in business be your future? 

What does a career in business really look like? Whether you're interested in human resources, finance, marketing, or being your own boss, the world of business is as vast as it is inspiring. 

Let's explore the potential pathways and opportunities you can enjoy in this field. 

 

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The high calibre of lecturers and tutors across all courses has allowed me to develop strong academic foundations across finance and economics, which I believe will set me up extremely well for postgraduate study and a future career in either field.”

Josephine Auer
Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics (Honours) graduate, Queensland’s 2023 Rhodes Scholar and UQ’s 2020 Graduate of the Year.

Addressing business challenges: what you'll learn

Business studies cover so many topics, from innovation, leadership and marketing to finance, accounting, analytics and more. The concepts you’ll learn through your studies can be used to address current and emerging challenges that you feel passionate about solving.

Throughout your education, the teachers you’ll learn from not only care about your success but are working hard with industry to tackle these challenges as well. Discover their latest research insights and expert opinions.

  • New standards for disclosing a company’s sustainability and climate-related risks and opportunities will provide a high-quality, comprehensive global baseline for businesses. UQ experts explain how leaders can harness these standards to create positive change and redefine their brand.'
  • Career paths are rarely linear – even Oprah Winfrey was fired from her first TV gig. So, how can you thrive after facing a career setback? UQ academics and MBA cohort share their insights on how to embrace change and bounce back into your career after a setback or break.
  • The digital transformation sweeping the world is revolutionising how we live and work, fuelled by new technologies such as AI, machine learning and automation. Our experts share 5 key strategies for service sector leaders to stay competitive in the digital era.

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Scholarships

Scholarships aren't just for super high achievers. We offer hundreds of scholarships to help with the cost of study so you can focus on achieving your goals. Find a scholarship that’s right for you by reading our scholarships explained guide. You might be surprised by how many you're eligible for. 

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Finding a business career with purpose 

Discover the inspiring stories of students and alumni and the programs that helped them achieve their goals. 

Advanced business, finance and economics 

Lara launched her own fashion startup while she was studying a Bachelor of Advanced Business (Honours). Here’s how her business expertise helped her kickstart her innovation journey.
Emma shares what it’s like to study the Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics (Honours). She also shares her advice for other students hoping to pursue a career in this industry.
Discover how the Bachelor of Advanced Business (Honours) can prepare you for a successful career and what it's like to study this exciting program.

Business management 

Do you want your career to align with your passion and sense of purpose? Studying social innovation as part of a Bachelor of Business Management might be what you’re looking for.
Align your professional aspirations with the topics you’re passionate about. Choose from 7 majors as part of the Bachelor of Business Management.
Bachelor of Business Management / Bachelor of Science alum Christine explains why businesses need to adapt to megatrends. Discover how she’s built a successful career by encouraging businesses to adapt sustainable practices.
In this article, Linh discusses how digital innovation has transformed the marketing industry. She shares the cutting-edge technology she uses in her work, and how her dual degree propelled her marketing career.
Discover how Nicole created a fulfilling marketing career and launched her own social media agency while studying a Bachelor of Business Management at UQ.

Commerce

Hear what it's really like to study this degree from a current commerce student and one of our passionate UQ accounting lecturers.
Having an undergraduate degree in commerce can be very beneficial. It can open up opportunities to work for some of the most innovative and exciting companies around the world.
Bachelor of Commerce/ Bachelor of Laws (Honours) student Tom is passionate about driving positive environmental change. That’s why he co-founded an IT platform designed to help freight trucks with platooning. Learn how his studies inspired his innovation journey.

Tourism, hotel and event management 

ind out how you can gain hands-on experience at Walt Disney World as part of a Bachelor of Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management degree. Hear first-hand from graduates who share how they’ve applied these opportunities to their careers and their advice.
Inspired by her studies at UQ, Hailey launched her own business within a year of graduating. Vacayit is a revolutionary tourism app enhancing travel experiences for blind and low-vision travellers. Learn how Hailey took Vacayit from concept to reality.
Turning a passion for travel into a rewarding career is now more achievable than ever, thanks to The University of Queensland's Bachelor of Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management.

Programs

Bachelor of Advanced Business (Honours)

Tailor your degree to fit your career goals. You can choose from 8 majors. Plus, you have the chance to get an industry placement.

Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics (Honours)

Become a leader in the fields of finance and economics.

Bachelor of Business Management

Learn everything you need for a future in business and focus your career path through your choice of 7 majors.

Bachelor of Commerce

Equip yourself with the knowledge, focus and skills for a career in accounting, banking, finance or business analytics.

Bachelor of Tourism Hotel and Event Management

Embark on a successful management career in tourism, hospitality, hotel management or events.

Which program should I study?

 

Bachelor of Advanced Business (Honours)

Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics (Honours)

Bachelor of Business Management

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Tourism, Hotel and Event Management

Years of study

4

4

3

3

3

Majors available

 
  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Information Systems
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Business Information Systems
  • Human Resources
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • International Business
  • Leadership and Management
  • Science
  • Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Information Systems
  • Finance

 

  • Hotel and Hospitality Management 
  • Tourism and Event Management 

Honours

Built in

Built in

Not included, but can be added

Not included, but can be added

Not included. If you complete this program,
you may be eligible to apply for the Bachelor of
Business Management (Honours). 

Dual degree options

Cannot be taken as a dual program.

 

Cannot be taken as a dual program.

 

  • Business economics
  • Business information systems
  • Human resources
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship
  • International business
  • Leadership and management science
  • Marketing
  • Arts
  • Business Management
  • Commerce
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Information Technology
  • Science.
  • Arts 
  • Business Management 

 

What program should I study? 

Bachelor of Advanced Business (Honours) 

  • Years of study – 4 
  • Honours – built in 
  • Dual degree options – cannot be taken as a dual program. 

Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics (Honours) 

  • Years of study – 4 
  • Majors available – accounting, business analytics, business information systems, finance, human resources, innovation & entrepreneurship, international business and marketing 
  • Honours – built in 
  • Dual degree options – cannot be taken as a dual program. 

Bachelor of Business Management 

  • Years of study – 3
  • Majors available – business, economics, business information systems, human resources, innovation and entrepreneurship, international business, leadership and management, science and marketing 
  • Honours – not included, but can be added 
  • Dual degree options – business economics, business information systems, human resources, innovation and entrepreneurship, international business, leadership and management science and marketing. 

Bachelor of Commerce

  • Years of study – 3
  • Majors available – accounting, business analytics, business information systems and finance
  • Honours – not included, but can be added 
  • Dual degree options – arts, business management, commerce, computer science, economics, law, mathematics, information technology and science. 

Bachelor of Tourism, Hotel and Event Management 

  • Years of study – 3
  • Majors available – hotel and hospitality management and tourism and event management 
  • Honours – not included. If you complete this program, you may be eligible to apply of the Bachelor of Business Management (Honours)
  • Dual degree options – arts and business management. 

Resources 

These downloadable resources and guides will help you learn more about the business programs offered at UQ.

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