Associate Degree of Business and Commerce
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 your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|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.
The lowest OP/unadjusted Rank* to which an offer was made is 21/58. OP/Ranks based upon all offers made in Semester 1, 2019.
Entry requirements for Semester 3, 2019
- Subject pre-requisite: English (4, SA) or equivalent
- Assumed knowledge: Mathematics A (4, SA) or equivalent
Entry requirements for Semester 1, 2020To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:
- Mathematics A
We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).
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.
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
- Apply via QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre) if you:
- have never studied with USQ before, or
- are a Year 12 student, or
- want to transfer to USQ from another university.
Please note down the QTAC codes below to complete your application.
- Alternatively, you may be able to apply directly to USQ if you:
- are a current or previous USQ student returning to study with complete or incomplete qualifications (excluding Head Start students), or
- have recently graduated from TAFE.
Note: Semester 3 courses are only available online or on-campus at Springfield.
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 3, 2019 - applications close Friday 15 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 18 November 2019.
- Semester 1, 2020 - applications close Friday 6 March, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 24 February 2020.
- Semester 2, 2020 - applications close Friday 17 July (QTAC) and 24 July (direct), with semester 2 commencing on Monday 13 July 2020.
If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.