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Summary
Associate Degree of Business and Commerce (ADBC)

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • Online

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)
  • Semester 3 (November)

Number of Units
  • 16 units

Duration
  • 2 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba

Students can commence study in semester 3 at Springfield campus or online only.
View USQ Handbook
Program Information Set

Start your degree in Business

The Associate Degree of Business and Commerce is the perfect way to start your degree in business at university. An Associate Degree is a qualification in its own right, but it is also a pathway to a Bachelor degree. This means that the 16 courses that you study can count towards a Bachelor degree.

Essential business knowledge

You will complete eight core courses and then choose from an array of business and commerce courses which interest you. Course options include Advertising, Business Law, Human Resource Management, e-Commerce, Finance, and Politics and International Relations.

It is best to have a chat to our Student Relationship Officers before finalising your decision on courses. If you are considering continuing onto a Bachelor degree, your choice of courses may have an impact later.

Further study

After completing the Associate Degree of Business and Commerce, you can potentially go on to study a Bachelor of Business and Commerce.

As a graduate you will have general business knowledge suitable for a career in the public or private sector, and dependent on the courses you studied, career opportunities in the disciplines of human resources, marketing, administration, information technology, logistics management, inventory management, tourism, small business management, international business and commerce.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 8
2 x 4-unit minors from the Associate Degree of Business and Commerce
or
1 x 4-unit minor and 4 other courses selected from the Associate Degree of Business and Commerce
8
Total 16 
  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Aviation Management and Safety
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Business Administration
  • Business Economics
  • Business Law
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • e-Commerce
  • Economics and Politics
  • Finance
  • Global Political Economy
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Information Technology Management
  • Journalism
  • Logistics and Supply Chains
  • Management and Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Public Relations
  • Sustainable Business
  • Tourism Management
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

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 your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows 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.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2018 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

17/62
OP/Rank
This is the 2018 adjusted OP / Rank for this program.

The lowest OP/unadjusted Rank* to which an offer was made is 21/58. OP/Ranks based upon all offers made in Semester 1, 2018.

Entry Requirements

  • Subject pre-requisite: English (4, SA) or equivalent
  • Assumed knowledge: Maths A (4 SA) or equivalent

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.

Admission pathways

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 the 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.

An adjusted Selection Rank is the result of combining additional ranks with a student's OP/Selection Rank. An unadjusted Selection Rank is the student's Selection Rank without any rank adjustments.

USQ is committed to greater admissions transparency. Learn more about the education and work experience, as well as average OP/Ranks for this programs' student cohort for Semester 1, 2018.


How to apply

Note: Semester 3 courses are only available online or on-campus at Springfield.

QTAC codes

Mode Codes
Online 904575
Springfield 924571
Toowoomba 904571

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 3, 2018 - applications close Friday 23 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.

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