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Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Laws

Summary
Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Laws (BCLW)
  • CRICOS: 092731C

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • Online

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

Number of Units
  • 40 units

Duration
  • 5 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba

Not all majors are available at Springfield campus.
View USQ Handbook
Program Information Set

Double your diverse qualifications

This double degree provides you with exposure to multiple skill areas and employment opportunities in the dynamic business, commerce or law industries. You will learn different approaches to ethical decision making, how to think creatively and analytically, and to communicate clearly and concisely in this professionally-oriented program.
The Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Laws combines theoretical knowledge with practical experience to help you become successful in whichever career pathway you choose.

Why study a double degree?

  • It takes less time than doing the programs separately.
  • You save money.
  • You put yourself in a competitive position for promotion or career change.
  • You graduate with two testamurs (official certificates) for each of your degrees.

Practical experience to prepare you for the workplace

As part of the Bachelor of Laws, you will hone your skills in USQ’s Wonderley & Hall Moot Court and can take advantage of our Work Integrated Learning courses with professional experience in law practices and advocacy and support centres, making you a highly employable graduate.

Professional accreditation

The Bachelor of Laws has been accredited by the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board, Queensland, and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland as an approved academic qualification under the Supreme Court (Legal Practitioner Admission) Rules 2004 (Qld). This will partially satisfy the requirements to practise as a solicitor or barrister in Queensland, or as a legal practitioner elsewhere in Australia.  Intending solicitors and barristers must also complete an approved practical legal training course in order to become admitted to practise law. Advice on practical legal training programs can be obtained through Ask USQ.

Accounting major graduates will meet the educational entrance requirements of CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). This provides Associate membership of CPA Australia, eligibility to study the CPA Australia professional exams and eligibility to study the CAANZ professional exams.

Successful completion of the Accounting major can qualify students for exemptions from the Fundamental level (9 papers) of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) exams.

The Accounting major is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the Association of International Accountants

Accounting major students who complete a Finance minor will meet the educational entrance requirements of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia).

Finance major graduates will meet the educational entrance requirements to become a member of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia).

The Human Resource Management major is accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) and satisfies the educational requirements for professional membership of AHRI.

The Information Technology Management major is provisionally accredited at professional level by the Australian Computer Society and, through the Seoul Accord, is recognised in other countries.

As a graduate with a double degree, your career opportunities are extensive and vary widely depending on your chosen majors. Careers can include private practice solicitor or barrister, corporate legal counsel, tax manager, forensic investigator, chartered accountant, business analyst, financial institutional lawyer, government sector employee at state or federal level or in-house positions with businesses or community organisations requiring specialist in-house legal skills.
Courses to be studied Units
Business and Commerce core courses 7
1 x Business and Commerce major 8
1 x approved course 1
Law core courses 19
5 x approved courses 5
Total 40
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this program:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online AUD 19110
On-campus AUD 21770

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 2017 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.

Entry Requirements

  • Subject pre-requisite: English (4 SA) or equivalent. Find your country's level of qualification and minimum entry requirements for this program.
  • Assumed knowledge: Mathematics A (4, SA)

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Alternate pathways

Pathway programs are also available if you don't meet the English entry requirements mentioned above.


How to apply

CRICOS: 092731C

Note: Semester 3 courses are only available on-campus at Springfield and via online study.

 

Closing dates

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1 - Monday 26 February 2018.
  • Semester 2 - Monday 16 July 2018.

Credit for previous study or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for credit to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.