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Bachelor of Business Administration (BBAD) - BBA

QTAC code (Australian and New Zealand applicants): Toowoomba campus: 904521; External: 904525; Springfield campus: 924521

CRICOS code (International applicants): 042317J

 On-campusExternal
Semester intake:Semester 1 (February)
Semester 2 (July)
Semester 3 (November)
Semester 1 (February)
Semester 2 (July)
Semester 3 (November)
Campus:Springfield, Toowoomba -
Fees:Commonwealth supported place
Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Commonwealth supported place
Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Standard duration:3 years full-time, up to 6 years part-time 

Notes

Students can commence study in semester 3 at Springfield campus or via distance education only.

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Contact us

Future Australian and New Zealand students  Future International students  Current students 
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Freecall (within Australia): 1800 269 500
Phone (from outside Australia): +61 7 4631 5315
Email: study@usq.edu.au  
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Phone: +61 7 4631 5543
Email: international@usq.edu.au 
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Freecall (within Australia): 1800 007 252
Phone (from outside Australia): +61 7 4631 2285
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Program aims

This program is a generalist degree aimed at equipping students with a broad understanding of how organisations operate in different environmental contexts, private, and public. It exposes students to a wide range of issues and challenges faced by managers as they strive to make organisations successful, sustainable and responsible stakeholders in society. Students develop relevant conceptual, analytical, functional, and operational capabilities to equip them to confidently address a range of organisational and managerial challenges in contemporary organisations.

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Program objectives

On the successful completion of the Bachelor of Business Administration graduates will be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the general managerial concepts, processes and principles relevant to the functioning of various types of organisations

  • analyse the environments within which organisations operate and consider managerial implications

  • demonstrate a working knowledge of and the ability to apply relevant principles in making decisions about matters that relate to the resources used by organisations, such as financial, human and information-related resources

  • demonstrate a working knowledge of and the ability to apply relevant principles in managing various systems, processes, people, marketing and communication functions within organisations

  • identify, analyse and manage a broad range of organisational issues and challenges

  • demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal capabilities

  • demonstrate an understanding of the importance of high ethical standards and socially responsible organisational practices and processes.


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Australian Qualifications Framework

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is a single national, comprehensive system of qualifications offered by higher education institutions (including universities), vocational education and training institutions and secondary schools. Each AQF qualification has a set of descriptors which define the type and complexity of knowledge, skills and application of knowledge and skills that a graduate who has been awarded that qualification has attained, and the typical volume of learning associated with that qualification type.

This program is at AQF Qualification Level 07. Graduates at this level will have broad and coherent knowledge and skills for professional work and/or further learning.

The full set of levels criteria and qualification type descriptors can be found by visiting www.aqf.edu.au.

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Admission requirements

Year 12 English [4,SA] or equivalent is required.

Current skills at the level of Queensland Senior Secondary School Studies Maths A (4,SA) or equivalent is assumed.

Admission to the Bachelor of Business Administration is in accordance with University's admissions policy for undergraduate programs.

All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program. On successful completion of the English language program, you may be admitted to an award program.

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Program fees

Commonwealth supported place

A Commonwealth supported place is where the Australian Government makes a contribution towards the cost of your higher education and you as a student pay a student contribution amount, which varies depending on the courses undertaken. You are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.
Commonwealth Supported students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called HECS-HELP.

Domestic full fee paying place

Domestic full fee paying places are funded entirely through the full fees paid by the student. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken. You are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.
Domestic full fee paying students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called FEE-HELP provided they meet the residency and citizenship requirements.
Australian citizens, Permanent Humanitarian Visa holders, Permanent Resident visa holders and New Zealand citizens who will be resident outside Australia for the duration of their program pay full tuition fees and are not eligible for FEE-Help.

International full fee paying place

International students pay full fees. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken and whether they are studied on-campus, via distance education/online. You are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

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Program structure

The Bachelor of Business Administration is a 24-course program and comprises the following:

Area of study  Number of units 
Compulsory core courses 
4 x 4–unit minors chosen from the list of Bachelor of Business Administration minors below
or
3 x 4–unit minors chosen from the list of Bachelor of Business Administration minors below plus any other 4 related courses from across the University, subject to pre-requisite requirements and permission of the Program Coordinator.  
16 
Total  24 

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Required time limits

Students have a maximum of 9 years to complete this program.

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Core courses

The following core courses are required:

Course  Semester of offer
Distance/Online 
Semester of offer
Toowoomba campus 
Semester of offer
Springfield campus 
ACC1101 Accounting for Decision-Making  1, 2, 3  1, 2  1, 2 
CIS1000 Information Systems Concepts  1, 2, 3  1, 2  1, 2, 3 
CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship  1, 2, 3  1, 2 
LAW1101 Introduction to Law  1, 2, 3  1, 2  1, 2 
MGT1000 Organisational Behaviour  1, 2, 3 
MGT2002 Managing Organisations  2, 3 
MKT1001 Introduction to Marketing  1, 2, 3  1, 2 
Select one of the following courses: 
FIN1101 Introduction to Corporate Finance 1, 2, 3  1, 2 
POL1000 Government, Business and Society 1, 2 

Footnotes
*FIN1101 should be undertaken if student wishes to complete a Finance minor.
^POL1000 should be undertaken if student wishes to complete a Business Economics minor.

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Minor Studies

Students may take any other business minor or any other four related courses as a minor with the permission of the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts. Not all minors are available on-campus at all campuses.

BBA minor in Accounting

Course  Semester of offer
Distance/Online 
Semester of offer
Toowoomba campus 
Semester of offer
Springfield campus 
ACC1102 Financial Accounting   1, 2, 3  1, 2 
ACC2113 Management Accounting I   1, 2 
ACC3101 Accounting Information Systems   1, 2 
Plus one other course from the Accounting major in the Bachelor of Commerce (subject to enrolment requirements). 

BBA minor in Administrative Management

Course  Semester of offer
Distance/Online 
Semester of offer
Toowoomba campus 
Semester of offer
Springfield campus 
MGT2008 Knowledge Management and Organisational Learning    
MGT2203 Project Management Fundamentals   2, 3 
MGT2204 Business Ethics and Governance   1, 3   
MGT3201 Organisational Administration   2, 3     

Footnotes
*MGT2008 Knowledge Management and Organisational Learning replaces MGT3200 Information Management. Students who have successfully completed MGT3200 should not complete MGT2008.

BBA minor in Business Economics

Course  Semester of offer
Distance/Online 
Semester of offer
Toowoomba campus 
Semester of offer
Springfield campus 
ECO1000 Economics   1, 2, 3  2, 3 
ECO2000 The Macro-economy and Business      
ECO3002 Economic Policy Analysis     
Plus one other course from the Business Economics major in the Bachelor of Commerce (subject to enrolment requirements). 

BBA minor in Business Law

Course  Semester of offer
Distance/Online 
Semester of offer
Toowoomba campus 
Semester of offer
Springfield campus 
LAW2104 Business and Consumer Law    
LAW2106 Law of Business Organisations   2, 3 
LAW3130 Revenue Law and Practice   1, 2, 3 
Plus one other course from the Business Law major in the Bachelor of Commerce (subject to enrolment requirements). 

BBA minor in e-Commerce

Course  Semester of offer
Distance/Online 
Semester of offer
Toowoomba campus 
Semester of offer
Springfield campus 
LAW2301 e-Law      
CIS1101 Business Online   2, 3 
CIS3009 Enterprise Systems in Practice   2, 3   
ACC3101 Accounting Information Systems   1, 2 

BBA minor in Finance

Course  Semester of offer
Distance/Online 
Semester of offer
Toowoomba campus 
Semester of offer
Springfield campus 
FIN1103 Financial Markets   2, 3 
FIN2108 Credit Analysis and Lending Management  
FIN3109 Managing Financial Institutions  
Plus one other course from the Finance major in the Bachelor of Commerce (subject to enrolment requirements). 

BBA minor in Human Resource Management

Course  Semester of offer
Distance/Online 
Semester of offer
Toowoomba campus 
Semester of offer
Springfield campus 
MGT1001 Foundations of Human Resource Management  
MGT2000 Workforce Design  
MGT3002 Leading Organisational Change  
Plus one other course from the Human Resource Management major in the Bachelor of Business (subject to enrolment requirements). 

BBA minor in International Business

Course  Semester of offer
Distance/Online 
Semester of offer
Toowoomba campus 
Semester of offer
Springfield campus 
MGT3001 Global Management   1, 3 
MKT2002 Global Marketing
INR2002 Contemporary Issues in Asia  
POL2001 Politics and International Business    

Footnotes
*Students who have completed MKT2002 Global Marketing as part of a Marketing minor should replace MKT2002 Global Marketing with INR3000 Australian Foreign Relations .
^INR2002 Contemporary Issues in Asia has replaced MGT2060 International Business Environment and Operations. Students who have completed MGT2060 should not enrol in INR2002 as part of this minor

BBA minor in Information Technology Management

Course  Semester of offer
Distance/Online 
Semester of offer
Toowoomba campus 
Semester of offer
Springfield campus 
CIS2000 Systems Analysis and Design   1, 3   
CIS2005 Principles of Information Security    
CIS3008 Information Technology Service Management    
Plus one other course from the Information Technology Management major in the Bachelor of Commerce (subject to enrolment requirements). 

BBA minor in Journalism

Course  Semester of offer
Distance/Online 
Semester of offer
Toowoomba campus 
Semester of offer
Springfield campus 
JRN1020 Journalism Practice   2, 3 
JRN2000 News Reporting  
JRN1010 News Literacy  
JRN3003 Feature Writing  

BBA minor in Management and Leadership

Course  Semester of offer
Distance/Online 
Semester of offer
Toowoomba campus 
Semester of offer
Springfield campus 
MGT2007 Leadership      
MGT2008 Knowledge Management and Organisational Learning      
MGT3001 Global Management 1, 3 
MKT3002 Business Strategy in a Global Environment   1, 3   

Footnotes
*Bachelor of Business Administration students undertaking a Management and Leadership minor together with an International Business minor should replace MGT3001 Global Management with MGT3004 Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship .

BBA minor in Marketing

Course  Semester of offer
Distance/Online 
Semester of offer
Toowoomba campus 
Semester of offer
Springfield campus 
MKT1002 Consumer Behaviour   1, 2 
MKT2001 Promotion Management   1, 3 
MKT3001 Applied Business Research    
Plus one other course from the Marketing major in the Bachelor of Business (subject to enrolment requirements). 

BBA minor in Public Relations

Course  Semester of offer
Distance/Online 
Semester of offer
Toowoomba campus 
Semester of offer
Springfield campus 
PRL1002 Principles and Practice of Public Relations    
PRL2001 Issues and Crisis Management    
PRL2002 Community Consultation and Development    
PRL3003 Public Sector and Public Service Communication    

BBA minor in Supply Chain Management

Course  Semester of offer
Distance/Online 
Semester of offer
Toowoomba campus 
Semester of offer
Springfield campus 
MGT2103 Business Logistics      
MGT2104 Supply Chain Design      
MGT2203 Project Management Fundamentals   2, 3 
MGT3100 Quality and Performance Management      

BBA minor in Tourism

Course  Semester of offer
Distance/Online 
Semester of offer
Toowoomba campus 
Semester of offer
Springfield campus 
TOU1003 Tourism Management    
TOU2008 Ecotourism      
TOU2009 Cultural Tourism    
TOU3010 Event Management    

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Exit points

Students must maintain good standing in this program (see Other program requirements section). Students not wishing to complete the Bachelor of Business Administration program may be permitted to exit with either the Diploma of Business Administration or the Associate Degree of Business.

Students may exit with the Diploma of Business Administration if they have completed 8 courses as follows:


Students may exit with the Associate Degree of Business if they have completed 16 courses as follows:


Recommended enrolment patterns

In this section:

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Recommended enrolment pattern - Toowoomba campus

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Please note: The year and semester in which minor courses are studied will depend on the minor chosen.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
ACC1101 Accounting for Decision-Making1111
MGT1000 Organisational Behaviour1111
CIS1000 Information Systems Concepts1121
MKT1001 Introduction to Marketing1121
Minor/elective course 1212
Minor/elective course 1212
CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship1222Enrolment is not permitted in CMS1000 if MGT1200 has been previously completed.
Minor/elective course1222

Select one of the following two courses:

     FIN1101 Introduction to Corporate Finance*2131
     POL1000 Government, Business and Society^
Minor/elective course2131
Minor/elective course2141
Minor/elective course2141
Minor/elective course2232
LAW1101 Introduction to Law2232Pre-requisite: Students enrolled in one of the following Programs: LLBP or BLAW or BABL or BALW or BBBL or BBLA or BCBL or BCLA are not eligible for enrolment
Minor/elective course2242
MGT2002 Managing Organisations2242
Minor/elective course3151
Minor/elective course3151
Minor/elective course3161
Minor/elective course3161
Minor/elective course3252
Minor/elective course3252
Minor/elective course3262
Minor/elective course3262

Footnotes
*FIN1101 should be undertaken if student wishes to complete a Finance minor.
^POL1000 should be undertaken if student wishes to complete a Business Economics minor.

Notes

Note that the year and semester in which minor courses are studied will depend on the minor chosen.

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Recommended enrolment pattern - Springfield campus (semester 1 intake)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Please note: The year and semester in which minor courses are studied will depend on the minor chosen.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
ACC1101 Accounting for Decision-Making11
CIS1000 Information Systems Concepts11
MKT1001 Introduction to Marketing11
MGT1000 Organisational Behaviour11
LAW1101 Introduction to Law12Pre-requisite: Students enrolled in one of the following Programs: LLBP or BLAW or BABL or BALW or BBBL or BBLA or BCBL or BCLA are not eligible for enrolment
Minor/elective course12
Minor/elective course12
MGT2002 Managing Organisations12

Select one of the following two courses:

     FIN1101 Introduction to Corporate Finance*21
     POL1000 Government, Business and Society^
Minor/elective course21
Minor/elective course21
Minor/elective course21
CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship22Enrolment is not permitted in CMS1000 if MGT1200 has been previously completed.
Minor/elective course22
Minor/elective course22
Minor/elective course22
Minor/elective course31
Minor/elective course31
Minor/elective course31
Minor/elective course31
Minor/elective course32
Minor/elective course32
Minor/elective course32
Minor/elective course32

Footnotes
*FIN1101 should be undertaken if student wishes to complete a Finance minor.
^POL1000 should be undertaken if student wishes to complete a Business Economics minor.

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Recommended enrolment pattern - Springfield campus (semester 2 intake)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Please note: The year and semester in which minor courses are studied will depend on the minor chosen.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
LAW1101 Introduction to Law12Pre-requisite: Students enrolled in one of the following Programs: LLBP or BLAW or BABL or BALW or BBBL or BBLA or BCBL or BCLA are not eligible for enrolment
Minor/elective course12
MKT1001 Introduction to Marketing12
Minor/elective course12
ACC1101 Accounting for Decision-Making11
CIS1000 Information Systems Concepts11
MGT1000 Organisational Behaviour11

Select one of the following two courses:

     FIN1101 Introduction to Corporate Finance*11
     POL1000 Government, Business and Society^
MGT2002 Managing Organisations22
Minor/elective course22
Minor/elective course22
Minor/elective course22
Minor/elective course21
Minor/elective course21
Minor/elective course21
Minor/elective course21
CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship32Enrolment is not permitted in CMS1000 if MGT1200 has been previously completed.
Minor/elective course32
Minor/elective course32
Minor/elective course32
Minor/elective course31
Minor/elective course31
Minor/elective course31
Minor/elective course31

Footnotes
*FIN1101 should be undertaken if student wishes to complete a Finance minor.
^POL1000 should be undertaken if student wishes to complete a Business Economics minor.