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Associate Degree of Business (from 2023)

Associate Degree of Business (from 2023) (ADBZ)

Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Online
Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 2 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Feb, Jul
Note: This new degree starts from February 2023 (Semester 1).
CRICOS code is registration pending and offers will not be issued to International students wanting to study on-campus until CRICOS endorsement is granted.

Overview

  • The Associate Degree of Business 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.
  • In addition to the core courses, you can select between minors in Accounting, Economics, Emergent Leadership, Human Resource Management, Information Systems Management, or Marketing to suit your career goals.
  • It is best to have a chat with us before finalising your decision on courses. If you are considering moving into a bachelor degree on completion of your Associate Degree, your choice of courses may have an impact later.

Further study

After completing the Associate Degree of Business, you can apply to study a Bachelor of Business.

Career outcomes

  • 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, eCommerce, small business management, finance and banking, politics and international relations, communications and media.

Entry requirements

Find the entry requirements most relevant to you.

Pre-requisites

  • Have achieved a minimum Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 61.15, or equivalent qualification.

To study this degree we also assume you have sound knowledge in:

  • English (Units 3 & 4, C), and
  • General Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C).

We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to a grade C or higher in Units 3 and 4 at high school level (typically studied in Year 12). Find out more about assumed knowledge.

Further admission information

Adjustments are additional points given in certain circumstances that may increase your Rank. Find out if you qualify for any adjustment factor pathways such as educational disadvantage where you live, and subjects you passed.

If you have successfully completed MGT1101 Human Capabilities for Business available via UniSQ's Head Start program you are eligible to receive 5 rank adjustment points to your ATAR when applying for the Associate Degree of Business.

Tafe (VET) qualification

If you have completed a qualification from a TAFE or qualified private provider, you may be able to use these qualifications to meet UniSQ's entry requirements.

Work and life experience

You may be able to use your work experience and other adjustment factors to increase your selection rank and meet UniSQ's entry requirements.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree 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.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning 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.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

If you identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent you may be eligible to enter the Indigenous Higher Education (IHEPP) program.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 16 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 7
2 x 4-unit minors plus 1 elective 
or
1 x 4-unit minor plus 5 electives
9
Total 16

Unique first-year experience

The core courses in the Associate Degree of Business offer opportunities for early connection with peers and industry partners. These connections create a sense of community that helps build academic success and drive careers forward.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported

The Federal Government contributes to the cost of your course and you need to pay a student contribution.

AUD 14630
Domestic full fee paying

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 23200

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2022. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

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. Find out if you are eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships

At UniSQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Apply via QTAC

Apply via QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre) if you:

  • have never studied with UniSQ before, or
  • are a Year 12 student, or
  • want to transfer to UniSQ from another university.

Please use the following QTAC codes to apply:

Study mode QTAC codes
Toowoomba 904131
Springfield 924131
Online 904135

Copy your QTAC code and continue through to the QTAC website to complete your application.

Apply through QTAC

If you are applying via QTAC, please check our application closing dates.

Apply directly to UniSQ

You may be able to apply directly to UniSQ if you:

  • are a current or previous UniSQ student returning to study with complete or incomplete qualifications (excluding Head Start students), or
  • have recently graduated from TAFE.
Applications for 2023 are now open.

Further information

Discover further information on applying to study at UniSQ that is relevant to you.

Got questions?

 

Begin your study journey today with Australia's #1 university for graduate starting salary* and start the degree that’s right for you.

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