Associate Degree of Business and Commerce
- CRICOS: 093267C
- Semester 1 (February)
- Semester 2 (July)
- Semester 3 (November)
- 16 units
- 2 years or part-time equivalent
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.
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|
|2 x 4-unit minors from the Associate Degree of Business and Commerce
1 x 4-unit minor and 4 other courses selected from the Associate Degree of Business and Commerce
- Aviation Management and Safety
- Banking and Financial Services
- Business Administration
- Business Economics
- Business Law
- Communication and Media Studies
- Economics and Politics
- Global Political Economy
- Human Resource Management
- International Business
- Information Technology Management
- Logistics and Supply Chains
- Management and Leadership
- Politics and International Relations
- Public Relations
- Sustainable Business
- Tourism Management
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this program:
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. Find your country's level of qualification and minimum entry requirements for this program.
- 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.
Pathway programs are also available if you don't meet the English entry requirements mentioned above.
How to apply
USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:
- Semester 3, 2017 - Monday 13 November 2017.
- Semester 1, 2018 - Monday 26 February 2018.
- Semester 2, 2018 - Monday 16 July 2018.