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Bachelor of Psychology in Business (BPSB) - BPsyBus

QTAC code (Australian and New Zealand applicants): Ipswich campus: 936851

CRICOS code (International applicants): 059204A

This program is only offered to continuing students. No new admission will be accepted. Students who are interested in this study area should contact us.

 On-campus
Semester intake:No new admissions
Campus:Ipswich 
Fees:Commonwealth supported place
Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Standard duration:3 years (or 6 semesters) full-time, 6 years part-time 

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Current students 
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Freecall (within Australia): 1800 007 252
Phone (from outside Australia): +61 7 4631 2285
Email: usq.support@usq.edu.au  

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Professional accreditation

The Bachelor of Psychology in Business does not have Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accreditation.

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Program aims

Please note that the Bachelor of Psychology in Business is not an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited program. Graduates from this program will not be eligible to apply for the Bachelor of Science (Honours) or an equivalent APAC accredited 4th year program. BPSB students and graduates who undertake an APAC accredited program at another university may not have the PSY coded courses that they have studied recognised for course credit.

The Bachelor of Psychology in Business aims to produce graduates who have strong interdisciplinary knowledge bases in both psychology and business and who are able to integrate psychological principles with human resource management.

The program offers training and experience that allows students to enter the business and human resource management sectors upon graduation. As such, it focuses on professional business outcomes. A community service learning approach, consistent with the campus theme, will underlie the content and learning processes of the Bachelor of Psychology in Business. It is envisaged that students will have a learning experience that integrates formal study with active community engagement. Students would be assessed in terms of content, skill as well as their community processes, although not necessarily at the same time. This program would be a major advantage in any careers where enhancing and maintaining employee well-being is regarded as crucial strategy for achieving business success.

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Program objectives

Successful completion of the program will enable graduates to:

  • demonstrate a sound understanding of the scope and focus of various fields in contemporary psychology

  • demonstrate a sound understanding of the scope and focus of various fields in contemporary human resource management

  • integrate psychology and human resource management principles and apply these principles in solving business problems and addressing organisational needs such as training and development, or recruitment and selection

  • demonstrate beginning levels of proficiency in research and specific methodology including research planning and implementation, analysis, interpretation and evaluation of research results, and the presentation and communication of research findings

  • demonstrate awareness of cross cultural issues in human resource management context

  • demonstrate awareness of the ethical and social responsibilities of practice within a business context.


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Program Information Set

View USQ’s admission criteria, student profiles and a summary of all offers made under Course Admission Information Set via the QTAC website.

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Admission requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

Domestic applicants who have obtained an exit level of sound achievement after four semesters in English in their Senior High School studies and who have demonstrated high levels of achievement will be considered for a place in the program. Please consult the QTAC handbook for alternate means of meeting these requirements.

International students will need to satisfy standard entry requirements into USQ bachelor degrees. In addition their secondary or tertiary academic history must be such that they are likely to be able to achieve and maintain high levels of performance in the program.

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

If students do not meet the English language requirements they may apply to study a University-approved English language program. On successful completion of the English language program, students 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 a students' higher education and students pay a student contribution amount, which varies depending on the courses undertaken. Students 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. Students 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. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

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Program structure

The program comprises 24 units of compulsory courses: one core course, 13 psychology courses, 8 business courses and 2 approved courses (must be business and commerce, or psychology courses) as follows.

Course  Semester of Offer 
CORE COURSES   
STA2300 Data Analysis  S1, S2, S3 
PSYCHOLOGY COURSES   
PSY1010 Foundation Psychology A  S1, S3 
PSY1020 Foundation Psychology B  S1, S2 
PSY1030 Cross-Cultural and Indigenous Psychology  S2, S3 
PSY1101 Critical Thinking  S1 
PSY1102 Interpersonal Skills  S1 
PSY2010 Social Processes of Behaviour  S1 
PSY2020 Motivation and Emotion  S1 
PSY2050 Facilitation and Negotiation  S2 
PSY2100 Research Methods in Psychology A  S1 
PSY3050 Counselling Psychology  S2 
PSY3101 Career Assessment and Development  S3 
PSY3730 Industrial and Organisational Psychology  S1 
PSY4090 Psychology Complementary Studies B  S2 
BUSINESS COURSES   
MGT1000 Organisational Behaviour  S1, S2, S3 
MGT1001 Foundations of Human Resource Management  S1 
MGT3005 Workforce Design  S1 
MGT2001 Risk Mitigation, Work Health and Safety  S1 
MGT2002 Perspectives of Organisation  S2, S3 
MGT2004 Enhancing Performance  S2 
MGT3006 Employment Relations  S2 
MGT3002 Managing Change  S2 
ELECTIVES   
Electives must be either Business or Psychology courses   

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Required time limits

Students have a maximum of 8 years to complete this program.

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IT requirements

Students should visit the USQ minimum computing standards to check that their computers are capable of running the appropriate software and versions of Internet web browsers and to check the minimum and recommended standards for software.

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Related programs

At the completion of the eight courses specified as Year 1 courses in the Recommended Enrolment Pattern below, students may apply to transfer into the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) program.

Recommended enrolment pattern

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Recommended Enrolment Pattern

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.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
PSY1010 Foundation Psychology A11
PSY1101 Critical Thinking11Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BPSH or BSCI (13815 Psychology) or BSCI (17582 Psychology Extended) or BSCI (17327 Counselling) or BPSB
PSY1102 Interpersonal Skills11Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BPSH or BSCI (13815 Psychology) or BSCI (17582 Psychology Extended) or BPSB
MGT1000 Organisational Behaviour11
PSY1020 Foundation Psychology B12
PSY1030 Cross-Cultural and Indigenous Psychology12
MGT2002 Perspectives of Organisation12
STA2300 Data Analysis12Enrolment is not permitted in STA2300 if STA8170 or STA3100 has been previously completed.
PSY2010 Social Processes of Behaviour21Pre-requisite: PSY1010
PSY2020 Motivation and Emotion21Pre-requisite: PSY1010
MGT1001 Foundations of Human Resource Management21
MGT2001 Risk Mitigation, Work Health and Safety21
PSY2050 Facilitation and Negotiation22Pre-requisite: PSY1102 for students enrolled in the BPSH and BPSB programs and CDS1001 or CDS1002 for students enrolled in the BSCI (Counselling) major. Students from other programs who wish to take this course will need permission from the examiner.
MGT3006 Employment Relations22Enrolment is not permitted in MGT3006 if MGT2006 has been previously completed.
Elective22
PSY3050 Counselling Psychology22Pre-requisite: PSY2020
PSY2100 Research Methods in Psychology A31Pre-requisite: PSY1010 and STA2300. For students enrolled in Program BSSC with a major in BES: PSY1010 and STA3100
PSY3730 Industrial and Organisational Psychology31Pre-requisite: PSY2010
MGT3005 Workforce Design31Enrolment is not permitted in MGT3005 if MGT2000 has been previously completed.
Elective31
MGT2004 Enhancing Performance#32
PSY4090 Psychology Complementary Studies B32
MGT3002 Managing Change32
PSY3101 Career Assessment and Development*33Pre-requisite: PSY2010

Footnotes
#Students who have successfully completed MGT2004 People Development do not need to complete MGT2004 Enhancing Performance .
*This course must be taken as a distance student.