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Undergraduate

Associate Degree of Business

Associate Degree of Business (ADBZ)
CRICOS: 093267C

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Online
Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 2 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Jan, May, Sep, Nov

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.

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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

Pre-requisites

To study this degree we 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.

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this degree. If your country is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility. 

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

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning 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.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 16 units.

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.

Refer to the UniSQ Handbook for an example of courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

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 international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

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

AUD 27400
On-campus

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

AUD 27400

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2024. 

Student services and amenities fees

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

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

Complete your online application directly to UniSQ.

CRICOS: 093267C

The semester start date is:

  • Semester 3, 2023 starts on Monday 13 November, 2023.

Intakes

You can select to start your study in Trimester 1, 2 or 3.

Study period  Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Trimester 1, 2024  Monday 15 January Monday 22 January Friday 26 April 
Trimester 2, 2024 Monday 6 May Monday 13 May  Friday 16 August
Trimester 3, 2024 Monday 26 August Monday 2 September Friday 6 December 

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