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Business and Commerce (Business Economics), BBusCom

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) Toowoomba, Australia| Online
The Business and Commerce (Business Economics) course at the University of Southern Queensland will lead you to understand how businesses manage people, capital and resources, as well as deal with external forces such as competition and government policy in order to best achieve the firm's goals. 
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Overview

The Business and Commerce (Business Economics) course at the University of Southern Queensland helps you to conduct research, collect and analyse data, monitor economic trends, develop forecasts and can play a leading role in advising senior management on strategic decisions.

Business economics provides you with the ability to analyse and reason and communicate results concisely. This major can be complemented by a second major or minor in related areas such as law, finance, accounting or IT.

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • synthesise business knowledge, disciplinary concepts, theories, principles and processes
  • think critically, constructively and logically about business-related issues, problems and theoretical debates
  • communicate clearly and concisely in presenting relevant knowledge and ideas to a range of audiences
  • apply business-related knowledge and technical skills to resolve problems and make ethical decisions across a range of institutional, national and global contexts
  • use initiative, creativity and judgement to plan and implement professional projects
  • work autonomously and collaboratively as part of ongoing learning and professional practice.

Careers

Graduates can pursue careers such as business analyst, market research specialist, investment analyst, or risk manager, and are often in demand in private sector companies, banking, finance, insurance and accounting and in government departments as well as in research and educational institutions.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      3 years or part-time equivalent

  • Credits
    24 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Financial Markets  
  • The Macro-economy and Business 
  • Business Economics 
  • Politics and International Business 
  • Economic Policy Analysis  
  • International Economics and Trade 
  • Behavioural Economics 
  • Sustainable Economies 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    50

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General Requirements

CRICOS: 092182E

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

  • Have achieved a minimum Overall Position (OP) 16, tertiary entrance rank 64 or equivalent qualification.
  • Subject Pre-requisite: English (4, SA) or equivalent.

Applicants are advised to also address the following:

  • Assumed Knowledge expectations: Mathematics A (4, SA) or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3200 AUD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3200 AUD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    2500 AUD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2500 AUD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Toowoomba

  • 1200 - 2000 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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