BUSINESS - A GUIDE TO UNDERGRADUATE STUDY 2021

 
BUSINESS - A GUIDE TO UNDERGRADUATE STUDY 2021
BUSINESS

A GUIDE TO UNDERGRADUATE STUDY 2021
Accountancy   Financial planning          Marketing
Advertising   Human resource management   Property economics
Economics     International business      Public relations
Finance       Management
BUSINESS - A GUIDE TO UNDERGRADUATE STUDY 2021
Business
for a changing world
Technology has transformed the way businesses operate.
                                                                                 Contents
To succeed in rapidly evolving environments, business
                                                                                 04   Why study with us?
professionals need to lead change rather than respond to                         06   Make your career future fit
                                                                                 07   Support for success
disruption. The future belongs to agile thinkers with advanced
                                                                                 08   Work integrated learning
business knowledge and the experience and insight to exploit                     10   Go global
emerging opportunities.                                                          12   Beyond the classroom
                                                                                 14   Study in the heart of the city
                                                                                 15   Scholarships
With a QUT business degree, you’ll thrive in the dynamic
                                                                                 16	Corporate Partners in Excellence
business environment and forge a future that will take you                           scholarship program

forward with confidence. Develop skills and knowledge to
                                                                                 19   Business degrees
ethically and sustainably shape the future of twenty-first                       20   Bachelor of Business

century business and learn to think creatively and critically.                   22   Flexible study options
                                                                                 24   Accountancy
Gain real-world experience that will equip you to succeed
                                                                                 25   Advertising
in business, locally and globally.                                               26   Economics
                                                                                 27   Finance

Read on to see how we’ll prepare you for the future.                             28   Financial planning
                                                                                 29   Human resource management
                                                                                 30   International business
                                                                                 31   Management
               Take the quiz                                                     32   Marketing
               If you are still considering your study options, take the         33   Public relations
               Match My Skills quiz to find a future that matches your           34   Bachelor of Business—International
               interests and skills.                                             36   Bachelor of Business
                                                                                      Dean's Honours Program
                                                                                 38   Bachelor of Property Economics

                                                                                 41   Double degrees
                                                                                 42   Business double degrees

                                                                                 44   Diploma in Business

                                                                                 45   Your application
                                                                                 47   Business at a glance

The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) acknowledges the Turrbal and
Yugara, as the First Nations owners of the lands where QUT now stands. We
pay respect to their Elders, lores, customs and creation spirits. We recognise
that these have always been places of teaching, research and learning. QUT
acknowledges the important role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
play within the QUT community.
BUSINESS - A GUIDE TO UNDERGRADUATE STUDY 2021
Australia's first      In the top            Rated 5 stars            Ranked 4th           89% of QUT           More than         Most popular          More founders
    business school       1% globally                for overall          nationally            business           80 overseas         business              of startups
         with triple     for business and        experience for both         for overall       graduates             partner           degree in             have studied at
                                                   undergraduate
       international        economics
                                                  and postgraduate
                                                                         quality educational    were employed      institutions       Queensland            QUT than any other
       accreditation                                                         experience                                                                       Queensland
                                                      programs                                 four months after
                          The Times Higher                                                                          in 33 countries      in 2020 QUT’s          university
                                                                                                  graduation
                          Education World                                   QILT Student                                                   Bachelor of
                                                 The Good Universities                                                                 Business received    2018 Startup Muster
                        University Rankings by                            Experience Survey
                                                     Guide 2020                                  QILT Student
                            subject 2020                                                                                              the most QTAC first      annual report
                                                                                               Experience Survey
                                                                                                                                       preferences of any
                                                                                                                                        business degree

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Why study with us?
                                                 Be prepared for tomorrow’s                     We also offer one of the few specialised
                                                 real world                                     property economics courses in Australia.
                                                                                                As a graduate of this course, you will
                                                 In today’s rapidly changing world, you
                                                                                                have many career opportunities in
                                                 need to develop business capabilities
                                                                                                property valuation, property development
                                                 for the future. A QUT business degree
                                                                                                or property consultancy, as well as
                                                 will prepare you for contemporary
                                                                                                banking and finance, real estate and
    The QUT Business School is Australia’s       and emerging careers across multiple
                                                                                                other industries.
    first business school to attain triple       industries. You will develop skills in
    accreditation by international               critical thinking, problem solving,
    accrediting agencies: the European           professional communication, digital            Customise your study
    Foundation for Management                    and technological fluency, teamwork,           Design your course to suit your interests
    Development (EFMD) and the American          and global citizenship, and engage             and career goals. Find out more about
    Association to Advance Collegiate            with academic and industry experts in          broadening your studies with a second
    Schools of Business (AACSB) for all our      real-world contexts. Our work integrated       major, minors and extensions on page
    business courses, and the UK-based           learning program goes beyond an                22. A business degree is a natural          Create a brighter future
    Association of MBAs (AMBA) for our           internship and gives you experience            complement for many other disciplines—
                                                                                                                                            I chose to study a Bachelor of Business with a major in public relations
    MBA programs. Less than one per cent         in analysing and solving real business         double your career opportunities by         and a minor in Indigenous knowledges because I am passionate
    of all business schools worldwide have       problems in the workplace before               choosing one of our many business           about creating a brighter future for young Indigenous Australians.
    achieved triple accreditation and we are     you graduate.                                  double degree options. (see pages 42–       As part of my degree, I have undertaken four internships with NAB,
    proud to be part of this elite group.                                                       43), or deepen your knowledge through       Inala Youth Service Communications and Queensland Government.
                                                 QUT business graduates enjoy a high
                                                                                                an honours or masters degree.               Studying this degree has provided me with the knowledge, experience
                                                 employment rate and diverse career
    A quality-assured education                                                                                                             and skills I need to succeed in the industry.
                                                 opportunities in Australia and overseas.       If you want to travel overseas and
    Our triple international accreditation                                                      study, consider the Bachelor of             Melita Hegarty
                                                 They are recognised by employers for
                                                                                                                                            Public relations graduate
    means you can be sure that your course       their flexibility, real-world knowledge,       Business—International.
    and your lecturers are of the highest        contemporary business skills and
    standard, and that your degree will          professional know-how.
    be recognised internationally as being
    awarded by a high-quality school. To
    be accredited, our programs, staff and
    engagement with the business and
    academic communities, nationally and
    internationally, are regularly assessed
    and must meet rigorous international
    quality assurance processes.

    International and local business
    excellence and know-how
    The QUT Business School maintains
    strong connections with the local,
    national and international business
    communities. Industry representatives
    regularly advise us on the content of                 An incredible
    our programs, which ensures that you
                                                          experience
    will develop the skills and capabilities
    businesses want.                                      I have been very lucky to have
                                                          had the experiences I did through
    Because Australia is part of a global                 the QUT Business School. The
    business community our degrees                        international case competitions
    include internationally relevant material.            taught me to think quickly
    Lecturers with international experience               and critically, and provided
    and students from more than 60                        opportunities to pitch viable
    countries add a global perspective                    solutions to real-world businesses.
    to your studies. Our students also                    I finished university with lifelong
    travel abroad to study at our many                    friendships made with people from
    international partner institutions,                   around the world and at home.
    increasing their global employment                    I could not rate QUT Business
                                                          School highly enough.
    opportunities.
                                                          Geordie Williamson
                                                          Marketing and IT graduate

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Make your career future fit                                                                                                         Support for success
    As a QUT business graduate, you’ll       Create your own business                        programs. These programs will expose       We are here to help                         Career planning and                               to find part-time and full-time work
    be equipped to launch you career in                                                      you to a variety of entrepreneurship                                                   assistance                                        opportunities, drawing on the extensive
                                             Drive your career by creating your                                                         A common misconception about
    diverse and complex environments                                                         best practices such as pitching, primary                                                                                                 connections the QUT Business School
                                             business, social enterprise or alternate                                                   university is that you have to do it ‘on    During your studies, career development
    within general and specific business                                                     market research and prototyping                                                                                                          enjoys with the business community.
                                             revenue stream while studying.                                                             your own’. You will be relieved to know     support is available from expert staff
    fields. You’ll be prepared for current                                                   without coding. QUT students are the                                                                                                     Annual career fairs and frequent
                                                                                                                                        that we offer many proactive and timely     who provide workshops on résumé
    and future demands of work, further      QUT foundry                                     only participants outside of MIT to                                                                                                      employer campus visits give you access
                                                                                                                                        support services to help you succeed.       writing, interview techniques and
    learning, and continued personal and                                                     attend these programs.                                                                                                                   to organisations promoting their
                                             Find your entrepreneurial community                                                        You will have access to a range of free     other career development skills. The
    professional development.                                                                                                                                                                                                         employment opportunities to help you
                                             and collaborative working space in                                                         services within your course content and     QUT CareerHub portal can be used
                                             our Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove              Add entrepreneurship to your                                                                                                             launch your career.
                                                                                                                                        outside of class including:
    Build your professional portfolio        foundries. To develop your business             business degree
    Your time with QUT will be packed with   ideas, you can attend entrepreneurship          With our entrepreneurship minor, you       • language and learning support such
    real-world opportunities to develop      events including Startup Weekends,              will be supplementing your studies as        as writing and assignment feedback,
    your capabilities to shape the future    Spark and Next Level development                well as your business ventures by honing     study and presentation skills
    of twenty-first century business. Our    programs, or book in time with our              your entrepreneurial mindset. These        • IT, maths and science support such
    courses are designed to give you         entrepreneurs-in-residence, mentors                                                          as understanding course content,
    authentic and innovative learning        and community managers for
                                                                                             courses focus on creativity, resilience
                                                                                             and innovation—the key drivers for           developing STEM skills and guidance
                                                                                                                                                                                             The sky is the limit
    experiences that translate to real-      coaching. You don't need to have an             success and personal development as          with assessment items                              I loved that the way we learnt was practical in real-world
    world business environments. You’ll      idea to get involved, you just have             an entrepreneur.                           • leadership and development such as                 situations. QUT encourages all students to proactively
    pitch to real businesses, explore live   to be open to entrepreneurship.                                                              attending workshops, conferences                   reach out to companies and mentors. My course
    cases, apply insightful frameworks and                                                                                                                                                   equipped me to tackle any challenge in my career with
                                                                                                                                          and volunteering on campus to
                                             MIT programs                                                                                                                                    skill and professionalism. I am now the Founder and CEO
    generate solutions to contemporary                                                                                                    understand your leadership style,
                                                                                                                                                                                             of PepTalkHer—we are on a mission to close the gender
    business problems, supported by QUT’s    For two weeks, you could travel to the                                                       skills and strengths
                                                                                                                                                                                             pay gap and working with Fortune 500 companies to
    Business Advantage professional skill    USA and go to Massachusetts Institute                                                      • HiQ support centres that are your one              retain and supercharge high-potential leaders.
    development program and career           of Technology (MIT) to participate in                                                        place to go for all general enquiries
                                             either StartMIT or MIT Fuse immersive                                                                                                           Meggie Palmer
    development services.                                                                                                                 including application, enrolment,                  Advertising, public relations and journalism graduate
                                                                                                                                          admission, fee and library assistance
                                                                                                                                        • dedicated study spaces, tutors,
                                                                                                                                          cultural support and scholarships for
                                                                                                                                          Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
                                                                                                                                          students through the Oodgeroo Unit.

                                                                                                                                        These services will help you achieve your
                                                                                                                                        version of success and develop your
                                                                                                                                        personal mindset, professional identity
                                                                                                                                        and academic capabilities.

                                                                                                                                        Peer support
                                                                                                                                        The Student Learning Adviser (SLA)
                                                                                                                                        program is run by the QUT Business
                                                                                                                                        School to help students achieve their
                                                                                                                                        study goals through peer support. Our
                                                                                                                                        SLAs can assist you with your units,
                                                                                                                                        assignments or exam preparation
                                                                                                                                        questions. As these advisers are also
                                                                                                                                        business students, they will understand
                                                                                                                                        your concerns and questions, and have
                                                                              Future fit your career                                    the experience and ability to answer
                                                                              As the senior communications manager at The               them. SLAs are available in each study
                                                                              Durst Organization, I work within the marketing           area to provide detailed advice on how
                                                                              team to develop and drive the strategies, tools and       to improve your assessments.
                                                                              communications needed to convey the organisation’s
                                                                                                                                        Throughout your studies the helpful
                                                                              brand, position properties, promote available space
                                                                              and enhance the resident and tenant experience.           staff from QUT Business School will be
                                                                              It’s fast paced, varied, and I love what I do. QUT        available to answer your questions and
                                                                              successfully incorporated practical, real-life case       provide you with personalised support on
                                                                              studies to elevate my overall learning experience and     services including admission, enrolment,
                                                                              ensure relevance to my future career.                     and managing your progress.
                                                                              Kate McBain
                                                                              Marketing and public relations graduate

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Work integrated learning
        QUT business students learn by                       Business capstone: Real                    entrepreneurs. It will prepare you for      You will collaborate with other students
        engaging with industry and community                                                            the challenges of your future career        from your study area and work with an
                                                             World Ready
        partners. Work integrated learning                                                              and the changing world of business.         industry or community partner under
                                                             All undergraduate business students                                                    the supervision of an academic team.
        is part of every business course and
                                                             complete the business capstone unit,
        involves authentic activities that allow                                                        Placements
                                                             Real World Ready. This unit enables
        you to apply and hone your growing                                                                                                          International experiences
                                                             you to develop your own professional       You can gain practical experience while
        business knowledge. These learning                                                                                                          You can participate in a study tour as a
                                                             identity and refine your transferable      you study as part of an elective unit
        experiences combine coursework and                                                                                                          work integrated learning experience and
                                                             skills and personal strengths. You         linked to a work integrated learning
        assessment with practical application                                                                                                       receive academic credit. With academic
                                                             will work individually and within an       placement. This is usually offered as
        in real-world settings.
                                                             interdisciplinary team on a work           an internship relevant to your major.       staff, teams of students have visited                               Network with professionals
        Work integrated learning is delivered                integrated learning project. Teams         Through your placement you will apply       leading advertising, public relations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The internship I took as part of my course allowed me to network
        in many ways including capstone                      develop and pitch ideas and innovations    the knowledge you have learnt and will      and digital agencies in Hong Kong and                               with industry professionals and gain an understanding of the
        experiences, placements and                          to answer a challenge posed by an          gain a real-world context for your future   Singapore. Others have visited Europe to                            work environment in my chosen field. This experience led to a
        internships, and project-based units.                industry or community-based partner.       studies. You will emerge as a reflective    see behind the scenes in marketing some                             full-time position once I graduated. In 2018 I was a recipient of
        All of these activities give you valuable            You will implement and extend the          professional who is better prepared for     of the world’s great brands.                                        the BBM Youth Support Award, which recognised my drive to
        opportunities to engage with industry                knowledge and skills developed through     the world of work on graduation.                                                                                continue to learn and develop in my chosen field.
                                                                                                                                                    Using digital tools to support
        and community partners, both                         your studies, collaborating with other                                                 collaboration and learning, some of our                             I am now the Events and Partnerships Coordinator in the Clients
        individually and in teams.                                                                                                                                                                                      and Markets team at BDO in Brisbane, using the skills developed
                                                             students and being guided by academics     Projects                                    students have worked across a semester
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        throughout my studies and work experience to drive client
                                                             and industry-based coaches. The Real                                                   in virtual teams with students from
                                                                                                        You may be involved in a work                                                                                   experience and support business development.
                                                             World Ready unit was designed and                                                      University of Minnesota on an authentic
                                                                                                        integrated learning project in response
                                                             is delivered by a team of academics,                                                   case in human resources.                                            Katie Delaney
                                                                                                        to a current challenge or opportunity                                                                           Marketing and public relations graduate
                                                             learning designers, students and alumni,
                                                                                                        for an organisation.
                                                             along with leading employers and

                                                                                                                                                                                               Take advantage of opportunities
                                                                                                                                                                                               QUT provided invaluable support to me throughout my
    Put your studies into practice                                                                                                                                                             studies. By taking advantage of flexible course options
                                                                                                                                                                                               I was fortunate to have the opportunity to live in the US
    I became involved in QUT’s work integrated learning program through studying an experiential                                                                                               while working on a startup, and to undertake internships
    learning unit focused on innovation. As part of this experience I had the opportunity to intern                                                                                            in a variety of professional services and investing roles
    at Deloitte Australia in their strategic consulting division. I expanded my professional network,                                                                                          in Australia. QUT supported me in pursuing these
    interacted directly with clients and put my classroom learnings into practice. This proved                                                                                                 opportunities, which in turn helped position me for
    invaluable for my personal development, and led me to a role with Deloitte after graduating.                                                                                               a graduate role at a global investment bank.
    Jessica Bohan                                                                                                                                                                              Jack Nolan
    Economics and international business graduate                                                                                                                                              Finance and law graduate

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Go global
     Gain an advantage by adding                 Make your CV stand out                            just take our word for it. Check out   Business case competitions                                               QUT has been one of the most active institutions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   globally on the case competition circuit:
     international experience to your degree                                                       what current and previous exchange
                                                 Participating in an overseas study                                                       As a QUT business student, you can join one of the world’s
     with an outstanding choice of countries,                                                      students have to say about their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 100 competitions
                                                 program requires initiative, commitment                                                                                                                                                             in

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                more more
                                                                                                                                          most successful business case competition teams—testing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                than than
     cultures and contexts.                                                                        overseas adventures at                                                                                                              18 different countries
                                                 and flexibility. These are all qualities that                                            your skills and networking with business students from
                                                                                                   blogs.qut.edu.au/gone-global/
                                                 employers value highly, so the skills you
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  150 business
                                                                                                                                          across the world. Case competitions involve students from                                              schools
     Exchange and                                develop while overseas can give you an                                                   leading national and global business schools competing                                       competed against
     short-term study                            edge in the job market.                           More information                       to develop solutions to complex business problems. We
     Explore different cultures, gain
     rewarding experiences and take the
                                                 The time of your life                             For more information visit
                                                                                                   qut.edu.au/business/study/go-global
                                                                                                                                          sponsor and coach our students, and have developed a                                  500 students involved
                                                                                                                                          strong reputation, recently winning events in Canada,
     opportunity to establish an international
     network to enhance your career
                                                 These experiences will give you stories
                                                 and memories for a lifetime. But don’t
                                                                                                                                          USA, Singapore and Thailand.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                35% podium finishes (1 , 2 , 3 ) st    nd    rd

     prospects. The QUT Business School
     partners with more than 80 leading
     business schools around the world.

     Exchange and short-term study
     programs run from two weeks to 12
                                                                                                                                          What global experiences did QUT                                                                           16
     months and can be credited towards                                                                                                   Business School students have in 2019?                                                                research
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            opportunities
     your QUT degree.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   47
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       students participated
     You can also gain international work                                                                                                                                                                                                                    in competitions
     experience by linking your exchange
     with an international internship.
                                                                                                                                                                             241
                                                                                                                                                                             student                                                                                        10
                                                                                                                                                                                                         530
                                                                                                                                                                             exchanges                                                             professional development
     Opportunities in this area are growing                                                                                                                                                                                                                    opportunities
     each year and will give your résumé a

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 8
     competitive edge.                                                                                                                                                                                 students participated
                                                                                                                                                                                                          in international
     You will also have the opportunity to                                                                                                                                                                                                            internship and
                                                                                                                                                                                                         programs in 2019.                   volunteering exchanges
     participate in international conferences,
     events and competitions.
                                                                                                                                                                     94
                                                                                                                                                                     short-term study
                                                                                                                                                                     placements
     International double degrees                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      114
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 study tours
     Gain a second bachelor degree from
     one of our select overseas partner
     institutions in addition to your QUT
     business degree. The Bachelor of
     Business—International program
     provides the option to complete two
     internationally recognised degrees in
     four years. For more details refer to
     pages 34—35.

     Benefits of
                                                            A range of international
     international programs                                 opportunities
     Communicating in a new language                        My best university learning experience at
                                                            QUT so far has been a case competition
     Most partner universities teach in                     in Canada. I met students from all over
     English, however you could use this                    the world, experienced Canada for the
     opportunity to learn a new language                    first time and learnt invaluable career
                                                                                                                                            Gain confidence
     or improve your high school foreign                    and life skills. I also participated in
     language skills by practising it with                  a three-week immersive program in                                               I wanted to leave my comfort zone and challenge
     native speakers while overseas.                        China with one of the world’s largest                                           myself by living in a different country. Vienna is
                                                            ICT companies, Huawei. My experience                                            an incredibly interesting place—there was always
     You may like to prepare for your                       in a tech-themed business competition                                           something to explore. I had to develop my German
     exchange and communications in your                    contributed to my successful application                                        language skills and be flexible in my approach
     host country by incorporating language                 for Canstar’s inaugural Future of Finance                                       to problem solving. This experience taught me to
     studies into your degree as a second                   scholarship, which recognises students                                          be more self-assured and independent—traits an
     major, minor or electives. Plus, you will              who are passionate about the future of                                          employer would look on favourably.
     enhance your international career                      finance and technology industries.                                              Leah Dugdale
     options. For more information about                    Osman Branjerdporn                                                              Economics and law graduate
     studying a language refer to page 22.                  Finance and IT student

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Beyond the classroom
     Make the most of your university                                                                                                    AIESEC
     experience by getting involved in a
                                                                                                                                         The QUT Business School hosts a
     variety of real-world learning and
                                                                                                                                         chapter of AIESEC, the world’s largest
     development opportunities available to
                                                                                                                                         student-run organisation. Present in
     our students. Some of our programs are
                                                                                                                                         over 110 countries and territories and
     exclusive to the QUT Business School.
                                                                                                                                         with more than 80 000 members,
                                                                                                                                         AIESEC provides a platform for
     The Business Advantage                                                                                                              youth leadership development. Visit
     Program                                                                                                                             aiesecaustralia.org
     Develop your personal and professional
     skills and enhance your workplace                                                                                                   Enactus
     competitiveness by taking advantage                                                                                                 Join the world’s largest university-
     of this free program available to all                                                                                               based, free-enterprise organisation.
     business students.                                                                                                                  Develop your leadership, communication
     Short modules are delivered by guest                                                                                                and teamwork skills while creating and
     presenters, including industry experts                                                                                              implementing community outreach
     and community leaders.                                                                                                              projects that improve the quality of life
                                                                                                                                         for people in need. Apply to join the
     The modules are highly interactive
                                                                                                                                         team at enactusqut.com
     and offer you the opportunity to form
     valuable connections. You will receive a
     certificate for any completed modules to
                                                                                                                                         Sponsorships
                                                                                                                                                                                         Nations proceedings. Approximately       and address global concerns regarding
     add to your résumé.                                                                                                                 Enjoy opportunities to attend local             250 university students from around      the plight of those experiencing
                                                                                                                                         and international events, and research          Australia gather in Brisbane and         extreme poverty.
     While module offerings can change
                                                                                                                                         seminars, or hear from international            represent a country on mock UN
     from semester to semester, here is a          More than 800 students                   • HR Connect                                 guest lecturers, as well as build your                                                   Global Voices
     sample of what may be available:                                                                                                                                                    committees with the aim of debating
                                                   participated in 27                       • QUT Accountancy Students’                  networks and industry contacts.                 and resolving international issues.      The QUT Business School has partnered
     • speaking with influence                     Business Advantage                         Association (QUTASA)
                                                                                                                                         Recent activities include:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  with non-profit organisation, Global
     • mastering self-awareness for                                                                                                                                                      University Scholars                      Voices, to give a business student
                                                   modules in 2019                          • AMPed (Association for advertising,
       development                                                                            marketing, public relations and            Brisbane Model United Nations                   Leadership Symposium                     the opportunity to be a part of its
     • developing your entrepreneurial idea                                                   international business students)           Conference (BrisMUN)                            The University Scholars Leadership       funded youth delegations engaging
     • optimising your LinkedIn
                                                Student associations                                                                                                                     Symposium is a humanitarian              with international policy. Previous
                                                                                            • QUT Consulting Society                     The Brisbane Model United Nations
     • building business resilience             Student associations can help you meet                                                   Conference (BrisMUN) is a three-                leadership program, held in the Asia-    international delegations have attended
                                                                                            • QUT Economics and Finance Society
                                                new friends, gain access to industry                                                     day academic simulation of United               Pacific region, where outstanding        the WTO Forum in Geneva, Switzerland
     • ignite your inner entrepreneur                                                         (EFS)
                                                events and add to your university                                                                                                        university students can learn, explore   and the OECD Forum in Paris, France.
     • high-powered presentations                                                           • QUT Women in Business.
                                                experience. Whatever your business
     • how to outperform in your next                                                       In addition, you can join sporting, hobby,
                                                major, there is a student association for
       job interview                                                                        political and special interest groups to
                                                you. These include:
     • the art of the tailored résumé.                                                      socialise, have fun and learn new skills.
                                                • Business and Management Student
                                                  Association (BAMSA)
     For more information, visit qut.edu.au/
     business/study/real-world-learning

     QUT foundry
     At QUT we seek to amplify your
     degree through the development of
     your entrepreneurial skill set. The QUT
     foundry is the perfect place to meet
     fellow budding entrepreneurs, and                                                                                                    Create business connections
     like-minded students from across the                                                                                                 QUT provided me with the perfect platform to become an
     university interested in learning about                                                                                              entrepreneur. Throughout my degree I had opportunities
     and practising entrepreneurship. With                                                                                                to network and build my connections. I made sure that
     events like Ideas Launched, mentors                                                                                                  I attended events organised by all the business societies
     and experts for you to meet, and other                                                                                               when possible. Simple things like attending QUT Accountancy
     learning opportunities and programs,                                                                                                 Students’ Association events meant that I knew the people
                                                                                                                                          within the society, and had a network of contacts when
     QUT foundry is the place to co-work on
                                                                                                                                          I started my business.
     entrepreneurial ideas and is the hub for
     all things entrepreneurship at QUT.                                                                                                  Dhilukshan Ramalingam
                                                                                                                                          Accountancy and finance graduate

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BUSINESS - A GUIDE TO UNDERGRADUATE STUDY 2021
Study in the heart of the city                                                                                           Scholarships
     QUT has campuses in central Brisbane        Business students have exclusive          • bookshop and retail outlets      QUT provides scholarships to support            Check your eligibility and apply at             Scholarships for
     at Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove.          access to some facilities in Z block      • Oodgeroo Unit                    you and recognise your achievements.            qut.edu.au/study/business-academic-             low-income students
                                                 such as the Balcony on 9, a business      • QUT foundry                      Our scholarship programs are designed           excellence-scholarship
     All QUT Business School courses are                                                                                                                                                                                      In 2021, the Equity Scholarships Scheme
                                                 lounge with rooms for group study and                                        to inspire academic excellence and to
     offered at the Gardens Point campus,                                                  • licensed bar                                                                                                                     has around $4 million in scholarships,
     however you may need to attend
                                                 a kitchenette, and a student lounge
                                                                                           • Gardens Theatre
                                                                                                                              connect you with real-world experience          Scholarships for Aboriginal and                 bursaries and computers available for
                                                 with open access to computers, cafés,                                        that complements your degree.                   Torres Strait Islander students
     classes at Kelvin Grove campus for                                                    • QUT Art Museum                                                                                                                   people who need financial help. All low-
                                                 study areas, televised news and digital
     electives or double degrees. Our                                                                                         For information about Corporate                 The QUT Business School is committed            income students who plan to study at
                                                 announcements about what’s on in the      • Old Government House including
     campuses are linked by free shuttle                                                                                      Partners in Excellence and Dean’s               to developing better access to university       QUT in 2021 are encouraged to apply
                                                 QUT Business School.                        William Robinson Gallery
     buses. Visit qut.edu.au/campuses-                                                                                        Honours scholarship programs, refer             education for Aboriginal and Torres             for Equity Scholarships.
                                                                                           • medical centre and counselling
     and-facilities                              Facilities at Gardens Point campus                                           to pages 16–17 and 36–37.                       Strait Islander peoples to increase
                                                                                           • esports arena
                                                 include:                                                                                                                     opportunities to participate and                Scholarships for
                                                                                           • childcare centre.
     Gardens Point campus                        • Economics and Finance                                                      Scholarships for high achievers                 succeed in their chosen field of study.         international students
     With more than 28 000 students,               Bloomberg Lab                                                              QUT’s Excellence Scholarships and               The Getting Started in Business                 The QUT International Merit Scholarship
     Gardens Point campus is a prime             • 24-hour computing laboratories                                             Sport Scholarships are awarded to               Indigenous Scholarship supports                 is valued up to $29 000 and is available
     location in Brisbane’s city centre beside   • cafés and food court                                                       students who have demonstrated                  exceptional school leavers to make the          to international students studying
     the Brisbane River, City Botanic Gardens    • indoor FINA-standard, 50-metre                                             outstanding achievement in academic,            transition from school to university, with      in Australia and overseas. Scholars
     and Parliament House.                         swimming pool and a gym                                                    sporting or creative fields. As well            $4000 paid in their first year to assist with   are identified upon admission and
                                                                                                                              as financial support, students have             the cost of living, relocation, textbooks or    receive a 25 per cent scholarship for
                                                                                                                              access to leadership and development            other study-related expenses.                   all course fees, provided a minimum
                                                                                                                              activities, and the opportunity to build                                                        grade point average is maintained
                                                                                                                                                                              The Laurie Cowled Indigenous Business
                                                                                                                              professional networks.                                                                          throughout the course. The scholarship
                                                                                                                                                                              Scholarship supports female school
                                                                                                                                                                              leavers and TAFE graduates who have a           is available for direct entry into the
                                                                                                                              Business Academic                               genuine financial need with $5000 paid          Bachelor of Business and double degree
                                                                                                                              Excellence Scholarships                         towards deferred tuition fees (HECS–            programs. Visit qut.edu.au/study/
                                                                                                                                                                              HELP) and study-related expenses.               fees-and-scholarships/scholarships/
                                                                                                                              Qualify for a Business Academic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              international-merit-scholarship
                                                                                                                              Excellence Scholarship worth $5000
                                                                                                                                                                              Indigenous Commonwealth Scholarships
                                                                                                                              when you graduate from school with
                                                                                                                                                                              are available through the Equity
                                                                                                                              an ATAR 98.00–99.95 (excluding                                                                  Visit qut.edu.au/business/scholarships
                                                                                                                                                                              Scholarships Scheme for Aboriginal
                                                                                                                              selection rank adjustments) and                                                                 for the full range of scholarships and
                                                                                                                                                                              and Torres Strait Islander students who
                                                                                                                              nominate the Bachelor of Business,                                                              application closing dates.
                                                                                                                                                                              are from low-income backgrounds or
                                                                                                                              Bachelor of Business—International or
                                                                                                                                                                              experiencing financial hardship. Other
                                                                                                                              a business double degree as your first
                                                                                                                                                                              scholarships are also available.
                                                                                                                              QTAC preference.

                                                                                                                               Financial support
                                                                                                                               In addition to Equity Scholarships, I was fortunate
                                                                                                                               to receive the Laurie Cowled Scholarship for female
                                                                                                                               Indigenous business students. The scholarships
                                                                                                                               have given me enormous financial support so I
                                                                                                                               can dedicate my time to furthering my studies and
                                                                                                                               remain in Brisbane for my degree. It also gives me
                                                                                                                               the opportunity to pursue worthwhile extracurricular
                                                                                                                               activities and give back to my community.
                                                                                                                               Kathryn Dorante
                                                                                                                               Economics and law student

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BUSINESS - A GUIDE TO UNDERGRADUATE STUDY 2021
Corporate Partners in
     Excellence scholarship program
     QUT Business School’s Corporate              The CPIE program will allow you to                   Applying for entry
     Partners in Excellence (CPIE)                work with other talented students and
                                                                                                       You must be a current Year 12 student
     scholarship program is our premier           will develop your presentation, project,
                                                                                                       at an Australian secondary school in
     offering for students with an excellent      networking and leadership abilities in
                                                                                                       2020 (or in 2019 with no other university
     academic record and demonstrated             real-world settings.
                                                                                                       studies undertaken) and apply through
     leadership potential.
                                                                                                       QTAC for a place in a QUT business
     You will have the opportunity to apply       CPIE advantages                                      degree. You then need to apply directly
     classroom knowledge in two high-quality      Generous financial support                           to the QUT Business School for a place
     industry, commerce or government                                                                  in the CPIE program.
                                                  You will receive a total of $36 000 over
     internships that are very different from
                                                  three years towards your course fees,                To be successful in your application
     each other, by design. CPIE interns
                                                  textbooks and other study-related                    you need to accept an offer into the
     consistently report that this immersion in
                                                  expenses. You must maintain a grade                  Bachelor of Business single or double
     the world of work develops their maturity
                                                  point average of 5.5 on QUT’s 7-point                degree program and achieve an ATAR
     in professional protocols, increases their
                                                  scale throughout your studies to retain              of 92.00–99.95. Please note, the Dean’s
     knowledge of systems and applications,
                                                  the scholarship.                                     Honours Program and the Bachelor of
     and gives scope for meaningful
                                                                                                       Business-International are not aligned
     contribution to a top-tier firm.             Career head start

                                                  You will develop contacts with employers,
                                                                                                       to this scholarship. QTAC selection rank           Tailored internships
     As a CPIE intern you will be treated                                                              adjustments do not apply.
     as a valuable professional. You will be      completing two 15-week, full-time                                                                       I was fortunate to receive the Corporate Partners in Excellence scholarship, which
                                                                                                       The program is available to Australian             included two four-month internships with QUT’s esteemed corporate partners.
     embedded in a team, given coaching           internships as part of your degree, and
                                                                                                       citizens and permanent residents only.             This program gave me the opportunity to experience practising as an accountant
     support and training, and have the           graduate with a strong network of peers.
                                                                                                                                                          in different types of firms. The scholarship was also a substantial help financially,
     opportunity to negotiate internship          You will also benefit from the opportunity           For more information visit qut.edu.au/
                                                                                                                                                          as it helped me cover the costs of my course, textbooks and other materials.
     goals within a formal performance            to participate in contemporary business              business/scholarships or contact the
                                                  seminars and functions.                              QUT Business School Scholarships and               Paolina Di Trapani
     review structure.
                                                                                                                                                          Accountancy graduate
                                                                                                       Prizes Coordinator on 07 3138 4632 or
                                                                                                       email bus.scholarships@qut.edu.au

                                                                                                                                                                       2020 corporate partners
                                                                                                                                                                       This scholarship has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of our 2020 corporate partners:

                                                                                               Gain the experience you need
                                                                                               QUT’s CPIE scholarship program lit the pathway to my
                                                                                               professional career. Following a successful term of work
                                                                                               experience, I was contracted by my host organisation
                                                                                               in the corporate communications field before I had
                                                                                               graduated and later landed a permanent position.
                                                                                               I have worked on major customer and community
                                                                                               campaigns, disaster relief events and strategic
                                                                                               initiatives, and I am confident QUT provided both the
                                                                                               industry exposure and experience I needed
                                                                                               to effectively enter the workplace.
                                                                                               Holly Lister
                                                                                               Public relations and integrated marketing
                                                                                               communications graduate

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Business degrees
                   Our business degrees ensure you can step into your career with confidence.
                   Problem solve in a way no computer can and craft your business mindset with
                   a QUT business degree.

                   QUT’s business degrees are uniquely designed to inspire students to realise their
                   full potential, to think entrepreneurially, and to ethically and sustainably shape the
                   future of twenty-first century business.

                   You’ll undertake focused and authentic study in your chosen business discipline,
                   and engage with the real world of business through work integrated learning,
                   case studies, projects and placements.

                   Our academics and teaching staff possess industry know-how and create world-
                   class research, frequently appearing on the national stage in media such as the
                   ABC, TIME Magazine, The Conversation, Channel 9 News and The Project.

                   Whether you aim to pursue a career in the international business community
                   or create your own business locally, you’ll graduate equipped with a suite of
                   professional capabilities ready to ignite your business career.

                   • Bachelor of Business
                   • Bachelor of Business—International
                   • Bachelor of Business Dean's Honours Program
                   • Bachelor of Property Economics
                   • Double degree options

     Award-winning teaching staff
     At QUT you’ll learn from internationally recognised, industry-engaged and award-
     winning lecturers. Among them is Associate Professor Amisha Mehta, a risk and crisis
     communications specialist who was recognised by the highest national university
     teaching awards program, the Australian Awards for University Teaching. Amisha
     creates learning experiences that leverage real-world risk and crisis uncertainty to help
     students develop real-time communication and decision-making skills. Amisha seeks
     to resolve real-world challenges identified by industry research in the classroom. This
     means that QUT students receive award-winning, industry-relevant training that leads
     the way in crisis communication.

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BACHELOR OF

     Business
          2020 selection rank (including adjustments) 79.00 | QTAC code 413021 | Campus Gardens Point
          Duration 3 years full time, 6 years part time ❏ | Assumed knowledge English and for accountancy, economics, finance, financial planning
          and marketing: Maths | Offer guarantee 93.00 | Entry February and July

     Career confidence                                          How does a second major work?
                                                                                                                             Second majors–6 units
     QUT’s Bachelor of Business degree                          A second major is a sequence of units
                                                                                                                             •   Accountancy
     equips you to confidently enter the                        in a study area, designed to extend                          •   Advertising
     modern business world. It combines key                     the breadth of your studies and                              •   Business regulations
     business research and contemporary                         complement your primary major. You                           •   Chinese-English translation and
                                                                                                                                 interpreting
     business best practice, and sets                           can choose a second major from any
                                                                                                                             •   Economics
     demanding standards to create your                         of the business major study areas, plus                      •   Finance
     future career options.                                     many other specialised areas. Subject                        •   Forensics
                                                                area coordinators and school staff can                       •   Human resource management
                                                                                                                             •   Integrated marketing communication
     Design your degree                                         help you choose a second major.
                                                                                                                             •   International business
     You can tailor your studies to suit your                                                                                •   Language
     interests and career aspirations through                   Minors and extensions                                        •   Management
                                                                                                                             •   Marketing
     your choice of major and second major,                     A minor combines your major with a
                                                                                                                             •   Public relations
     minor, extension or optional units.                        second complementary area of study
                                                                that can be chosen from business or
                                                                                                                             Minors–4 units
     Your business degree consists of                           other study areas. Extensions provide
                                                                further depth in your primary major                          •   Accountancy
     three parts:
                                                                                                                             •   Advertising
                                                                study area.
                                                                                                                             •   Applied economics
         Part 1–Core units                                                                                                   •   Business regulations
         Business core units provide an essential
                                                                Choose from the following:                                   •   Entrepreneurship
                                                                                                                             •   Finance
         foundation, giving you the skills and
                                                                                                                             •   Forensics and data analytics
         capabilities you need to succeed in                      Primary majors–8 units                                     •   Human resource management
         business.
                                                                  •   Accountancy                                            •   Integrated marketing communication
                                                                  •   Advertising                                            •   International business
         Part 2–Primary major units                               •   Economics                                              •   Language
                                                                  •   Finance                                                •   Management
         Your major is your main area of study.
                                                                  •   Financial planning                                     •   Marketing
         Choose one of 10 study areas available.
                                                                  •   Human resource management                              •   Public relations
                                                                  •   International business                                 •   Quantitative economics
         Part 3–Complementary study units                         •   Management                                             •   Tourism and entertainment
                                                                  •   Marketing                                                  marketing
         Customise your degree to match your
                                                                  •   Public relations
         interests and career goals by adding:
         • a second major
         • a minor or extension                                   Extensions to primary majors–4 units                     Start your studies mid-year
         • a range of optional study units.                       • Empirical finance (for finance majors)
                                                                                                                           You can commence this course in
                                                                  • Marketing (for marketing majors)
                                                                  • Professional accounting                                February or July, giving you the flexibility
                                                                    accreditation (for accountancy                         to start studying as soon as possible.
     Choose your main area of study                                 majors)                                                                                                Prepare for a global career
                                                                  • Regulation and tax (for accountancy
     You will select a primary major from
                                                                    majors)
                                                                                                                           Double degrees                                  Sam Senior represented QUT at international business case
     the 10 available study areas. Your                                                                                                                                    competitions in Hong Kong, Singapore, Vancouver, Los Angeles
                                                                                                                           Expand your career options even further
     major will become the focus of your                                                                                                                                   and Montreal. He also won Australia’s CPA Big Break Project
                                                                                                                           by combining a business degree with a
     business degree.                                                                                                                                                      after tackling a real-life business challenge for the Make-
                                                                                                                           degree from another faculty. For further
                                                                                                                                                                           A-Wish children’s charity. Sam is now working with Bain &
                                                                                                                           information see pages 40–43.
                                                                                                                                                                           Company in San Francisco.
                                                                                                                                                                           I’m lucky enough to work in the heart of Silicon Valley and
                                                                                                                                                                           help solve the hardest strategic problems for some of the
                                                                                                                                                                           world’s biggest tech companies. QUT’s global connections
                                                                                                                                                                           and international business competition experience really helped
                                                                                                                                                                           my career take off.

     ❏
       Evening classes may not be available.
20   The selection rank is a good indication of the equivalent ATAR. For more detail about this course and entry requirements, see pages 45-49 or visit qut.edu.au/study                                                                     21
Flexible study options
     Majors, minors and extensions                marketing, public relations or advertising   Professional accounting
                                                  majors. Adding a stronger emphasis           accreditation
     You can study any of the 10 business
                                                  on communications skills will see you
     majors as your second major, select a                                                     This extension for accountancy majors
                                                  well positioned to work in a variety of
     university-wide major or choose from                                                      contains additional units to provide
                                                  industries, whether your interests lie in
     the following options.                                                                    further depth in your accountancy
                                                  consumer goods, service industries, the
                                                                                               studies. It enables you to meet the
                                                  public sector or charity organisations.
     Business regulations                                                                      academic entry requirements for CPA
     The business regulations second major                                                     Australia, Chartered Accountants
                                                  Language studies                             Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ),
     or minor for non-accountancy students
                                                  Language proficiency is an asset when        and Institute for Public Accountants
     has been designed to cover key laws
                                                  competing for a career in a globalised       (IPA) in their respective professional
     and regulations affecting organisations.
                                                  economy, and multilingualism is vital        programs, and signals commitment
     These include taxation law, corporations
                                                  to the economic and cultural health          within your chosen field to employers.
     law, superannuation, governance
                                                  of Australia. Through the study of a
     and financial planning. Units dealing
                                                  language, you will have the opportunity      Quantitative economics
     specifically with workplace and industrial
                                                  to develop global knowledge, cross-
     relations are also included in this                                                       This minor is designed for non-
                                                  cultural understanding and foreign
     second major to provide you with critical                                                 economics majors and is particularly
                                                  language skills, enabling you to
     experience in applying regulations and                                                    suitable if you want to develop
                                                  apply your business capabilities in
     standards to real-world contexts.                                                         quantitative economic modelling skills
                                                  international contexts. For information
                                                                                               that are transferable to other fields such
                                                  about your options to study a language,
     Chinese-English translation                                                               as finance and accounting.
                                                  visit qut.edu.au/languages
     and interpreting
     Develop cross-cultural awareness,                                                         Regulation and tax
                                                  Applied economics
     bilingual competence, translation and                                                     This extension for accountancy majors
                                                  This minor for non-economics
     interpreting skills that will support                                                     prepares you for advisory roles across
                                                  majors focuses on the application of
     and enhance your employment                                                               a range of business-related matters
                                                  economic principles to current social
     opportunities. This major will equip                                                      including tax planning and consulting,
                                                  and environmental issues, enabling
     you with key knowledge and skills for                                                     company secretarial matters,
                                                  you to analyse the impact of business
     translating and interpreting a wide
                                                  and public policy, and communicate
                                                                                               business planning and structuring,           Tailor your degree to your interests
     range of written materials between                                                        superannuation fund services, and
                                                  solutions to a variety of audiences.                                                      The range of different business majors available and the opportunity
     Chinese and English competently in                                                        wealth creation and management.
                                                                                                                                            to combine them with any university-wide minor allowed me to
     real-world cross-language and
                                                                                                                                            create the kind of career I wanted. I work at the Sid Faithful Brain
                                                  Entrepreneurship
     cross-cultural situations.                                                                Tourism and                                  Cancer Research Laboratory at QIMR Berghofer in a role that
                                                  This minor provides exposure to the          entertainment marketing                      encompasses finance, HR, web marketing and events coordination.
     Forensics and data analytics                 new venture creation process and an
                                                                                               If you are interested in either of these     Courtney Jurd
                                                  understanding of the skills, knowledge                                                    Human resource management graduate
     Forensics is one of the fastest growing                                                   economically important areas, you
                                                  and experience required to be a
     areas of business. The second major,                                                      should consider this minor as an integral
                                                  successful entrepreneur. The units are
     Forensics, or minor, Forensics and                                                        part of your business degree. Both the
                                                  designed to give you an opportunity to
     data analytics, will enable you to                                                        tourism and entertainment industries
                                                  develop your own creative skills while
     develop your skills in understanding                                                      employ large numbers of business
                                                  applying principles of management,
     business technologies and their impact                                                    graduates, and both areas provide
                                                  marketing and finance to the challenges
     on business operations. Forensics                                                         interesting and satisfying career paths
                                                  of starting a new business, growing
     also develops skills and knowledge                                                        both locally and internationally.
                                                  a business, or managing a high-
     in analysing data using business
                                                  technology or family business.
     intelligence and forensic analysis
     processes that assist in preventing
     fraud and understanding legal issues         Empirical finance
     associated with the use of technologies.     This extension for the finance major
                                                  develops your technical and research                                                                                                                             Flexible courses
     Integrated marketing                         skills by applying them to advanced                                                                                                                              I’m a hands-on learner so I’ve worked either part time or full time as a
     communication (IMC)                          aspects of finance. You will develop a                                                                                                                           paralegal while doing my studies. I wouldn’t have been able to do this
                                                  greater understanding of the theories                                                                                                                            if I didn’t have access to lectures online, and if the staff and resources
     IMC focuses on the strategic integration
                                                  and practices of modern finance.                                                                                                                                 weren’t so readily available. Uni has opened my eyes to all the possible
     of the functions of public relations,
                                                  Studies in this area are the precursor                                                                                                                           outcomes. QUT does a good job of giving you access to a wide range
     advertising, promotion and direct                                                                                                                                                                             of placements, extracurriculars and networking events, getting you
                                                  to the finance honours program.
     marketing to achieve brand equity                                                                                                                                                                             to see different pathways you hadn’t considered before.
     and increase the effectiveness of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Rory McGahan
     promotional communications with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Economics and law student
     target audiences. IMC will complement

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MAJOR                                                                                                                                            MAJOR

      Accountancy                                                                                                                                      Advertising
      If you have an interest in how businesses                 the Boardroom Seminar Series, offer         The professional accounting                Advertising professionals are creative             QUT’s teaching staff are advertising            Learn by doing
      work, a head for numbers and the                          students the opportunity to network         accreditation extension will help          communicators who respond quickly to               professionals and work with industry
      ambition to plot your own path in the                     with accounting professionals and gain      you achieve a globally recognised          trends and find solutions to meet the              partners to ensure our courses reflect          In our advertising units you
      business world then an accountancy                        industry-relevant knowledge.                qualification. See professional            needs of clients and consumers. They               industry needs.                                 will interact with clients
      degree could help you achieve your goals.                                                             recognition details below.                 work in fast-paced, agile environments                                                             and work on real-world
                                                                                                                                                                                                          There is a focus on digital communication
                                                                                                                                                       across all industry sectors and use                                                                briefs. You will have the
      Accountants work all over the world
                                                                    Mentoring by                            Professional recognition                   creativity, critical thinking and strategic
                                                                                                                                                                                                          throughout the course, reflecting that
                                                                                                                                                                                                          digital media makes up the majority of          opportunity to visit
      across a range of industries. All
      businesses require accountants,
                                                                    professionals                           Graduates who complete the
                                                                                                                                                       nous to thrive.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          advertising spend in industry. Your course      agencies, learn from industry
      and many chief executive officers,                            QUT has over 40 career                  accountancy major and the professional                                                        culminates in a digital communications          mentors and experience
                                                                                                                                                       Why choose this course?                            conference held exclusively for our             work in an advertising
      board directors and entrepreneurs                             mentors from the accounting             accounting accreditation extension
      have accountancy degrees. QUT’s                                                                       meet the academic entry requirements       QUT is a leader in advertising with more           students, with presentations from               company environment.
                                                                    industry who provide career
      accountancy students graduate with                                                                    for membership of CPA Australia,           than 25 years’ experience, offering the            thought leaders on topics like augmented
                                                                    guidance to students.
      more than just technical accounting                                                                   Chartered Accountants Australia            first advertising course in Australia.             reality and artificial intelligence.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Ultimately, our units prepare students
      knowledge—they develop strategic                                                                      and New Zealand (CA ANZ), the                                                                                                              for the different roles within an
      business acumen and the analytical and                    Career outcomes                             Institute of Public Accountants (IPA),                                                                                                     advertising agency. Students are guided
      communication skills that allow them to                   You'll be prepared for positions such       as well as enrolment in their respective                                                                                                   through the process of responding to
      succeed in a variety of business roles.                   as accounting information systems           professional programs. Graduates                                                                                                           a client brief—starting with conducting
                                                                consultant, auditor, business analyst,      are also eligible for exemptions in the                                                                                                    research, crafting consumer insight,
      Why choose this course?                                   business adviser, business risk and         qualifying program for membership of                                                                                                       designing campaigns and measuring
                                                                governance consultant, chief financial      the Association of Chartered Certified                                                                                                     results. The advertising major teaches
      QUT’s accountancy major offers you
                                                                officer (CFO), financial accountant,        Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered                                                                                                       students how to use strategy and
      practical experiences and opportunities
                                                                financial manager or management             Institute of Management Accountants                                                                                                        creativity to solve real-world business
      to network with potential employers while
                                                                accountant.                                 (CIMA). Graduates who only complete                                                                                                        problems for real clients.
      you are still studying. You will interact
                                                                The forensics and data analytics minor      the accountancy major will need to do
      and form connections with professionals                                                                                                                                                                                                          The AdSpace program also gives our
                                                                can lead to roles such as forensic          additional units after graduation to
      and future employers through work                                                                                                                                                                                                                advertising students the opportunity
                                                                accountant or data analyst.                 meet these professional accounting
      placements and industry events.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  to mentor high school students as
                                                                                                            body requirements.
      QUT offers up to 20 industry                              Completing a second major in finance                                                                                                                                                   they take on the role of an advertising
                                                                can lead to opportunities in areas such     Students who complete specified units                                                                                                      executive for the day. High school
      engagement events for accountancy
                                                                as investment management.                   under the regulation and tax extension                                                                                                     students develop a campaign for real-
      students each year. These events
                                                                                                            may also meet the academic entry                                                                                                           world clients together with local industry
      are attended by all major accounting                      By completing the regulation and tax
                                                                                                            requirements for registration as a tax                                                                                                     and the QUT Business School mentors.
      firms as well as small and medium                         extension you will gain skills and
                                                                                                            agent with the Tax Practitioners Board.
      enterprises. Events such as the Big                       knowledge that can lead to
      4 and Mid-Tier Roadshow, as well as                       qualification as a tax agent.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Career outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       When industry employers want staff
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       they look for QUT graduates. Employers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       know that our graduates understand
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       how business works and have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       experience in agency scenarios.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       QUT graduates work in a range of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       careers including:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       • account executive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       • advertising professional
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       • copywriter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       • creative writer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       • digital strategist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       • media buyer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       • media industry specialist
                                                                                                                                                                          Stand out                                                                    • planner
                                                                                                                                                                          At OMD I help my clients navigate the ever-changing and                      • publishing professional.
 Realise your dreams                                                                                                                                                      cluttered media landscape. Data and research are important
                                                                                                                                                                          to back up my recommended strategies but also to help me                     Professional recognition
 I was offered a job at EY after completing a vacation
                                                                                                                                                                          make better decisions and stay relevant. QUT has not only given
 program with them. So many things we did in assignments                                                                                                                                                                                               You will meet the requirements for
                                                                                                                                                                          me the fundamental skills to kickstart my career but it has also
 at QUT were applicable to the work I was doing at EY, so my                                                                                                                                                                                           membership of:
                                                                                                                                                                          given me the practical skills to stand out in the market. A QUT
 degree definitely prepared me for my career.
                                                                                                                                                                          education, its career development programs, internships and                  • the Media Federation of Australia
 Renita Fernandes                                                                                                                                                         mentorship programs definitely gave me an edge over the rest.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       • the Communications Council.
                                                                                                                                                                          Eunice Ablola

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MAJOR                                                                                                                                                MAJOR

     Economics                                                                                                                                            Finance
     Economics provides an insight into how                    As well as having the opportunity                  Career outcomes                         Finance is a dynamic field, focusing on    Throughout this course you’ll take                   Gain a deeper
     key players in the economy respond to                     to undertake a work integrated
                                                                                                                  Economics provides you with a diverse
                                                                                                                                                          the borrowing, lending and investing       part in hands-on projects including
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          understanding
     our changing world.                                       learning unit, students can enrol in an                                                    of money by individuals, financial         capital investment appraisal, firm
                                                                                                                  range of career options. Graduate
                                                               international study tour in development                                                    institutions, businesses and government    valuation, portfolio allocations and                 Our student-managed
     From fast-paced technological change                                                                         positions include:
                                                               economics, apply economic principles                                                       organisations. Finance professionals       risk management, using up-to-date                    investment fund is designed
     to world-changing political events that                                                                      • business analyst
     are redefining the global economic
                                                               and models to develop solutions, and                                                       analyse and interpret information          information from our Economics and                   to provide you with hands-
                                                                                                                  • business consultant
     landscape, market disruption has
                                                               learn about useful tools such as cost-                                                     to forecast cash flows and assess risk.    Finance Bloomberg Lab.                               on experience in managing
                                                               benefit analysis.                                  • private and public sector economist   They make decisions that maximise                                                               a real investment portfolio.
     become the norm. Businesses that                                                                                                                                                                QUT’s Economics and Finance
                                                                                                                  • public sector manager.                financial wealth. If you are fascinated
     understand economics will have a key                                                                                                                                                            Bloomberg Lab gives you access to data
                                                                                                                                                          by foreign investment, exchange rates,
     advantage in navigating this turmoil.                                                                                                                                                           from Bloomberg, providers of real-time
                                                                                                                                                          stock market fluctuations or corporate                                                       Career outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                     financial data to most of the world’s top
     Within the policy sphere, the big issues                                                                                                             finance, consider a finance degree.                                                          Jobs in finance are abundant as
                                                                                                                                                                                                     financial institutions. This comprehensive
     include obesity, ageing populations                                                                                                                                                                                                               all organisations require finance
                                                                                                                                                                                                     set of data on companies, commodities
     and climate change. Economic input                                                                                                                                                                                                                professionals. Work in any industry
                                                                                                                                                          Why choose this course?                    and economies will allow you to conduct
     will inform effective policies that                                                                                                                                                                                                               in investments, fund management,
                                                                                                                                                          QUT’s finance course focuses on            real-world financial analysis with the
     deliver outcomes to ensure a better                                                                                                                                                                                                               brokerage and insurance, or in banks,
                                                                                                                                                          authentic learning to prepare you for      theories you have learnt in the classroom.
     future for both this generation and                                                                                                                                                                                                               and private and listed firms. Graduate
                                                                                                                                                          the real world. You’ll be connected with   In your final semester in the finance
     those yet to come.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                positions include financial analyst
                                                                                                                                                          industry and will benefit from listening   capstone unit, you will be working in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and adviser, finance dealer and broker,
                                                                                                                                                          to real-world practitioners as they        teams and deliver a pitch to institutional
     Why choose this course?                                                                                                                                                                                                                           retail and investment banker, and
                                                                                                                                                          explain how the value of investments       investors. If you are part of the student
     QUT provides you with opportunities                                                                                                                                                                                                               risk manager.
                                                                                                                                                          changes over time.                         managed investment fund, you will use
     to learn outside of the classroom.                                                                                                                                                              cutting-edge Bloomberg investment
     Early in the degree you will participate                                                                                                                                                        analysis and financial modelling tools            Professional recognition
     in practical experiences that offer a                                                                                                                                                           to trade in shares, bonds and other               Graduates of the finance major
     real-world context for understanding                                                                                                                                                            securities with real money.                       meet the academic requirements for
     economic theory. You will learn from                                                                                                                                                                                                              associate membership of the Financial
     industry professionals and develop                                                                                                                                                                                                                Services Institute of Australasia.
     the tools and techniques you need
     to analyse business problems and
     find solutions.

     Students choose this degree because of
     the range of study options available to
     them. Whether your career aspirations                                                                                                                                                                                          Real investment decisions
     include higher studies in economics,                                                                                                                                                                                           Student-managed investment fund units let us explore our
     or employment in public or private                                                                                                                                                                                             curiosities and make real investment decisions. Our assessments
     sector organisations, you can tailor your                                                                                                                                                                                      included pitching our recommendations to the investment
     degree to suit your interests.                                                                                                                                                                                                 advisory committee. We produced reports for the committee,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and it felt like real industry work.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Jack Connolly
         Learn how to change
         the world
         International study tours
         with a focus on development
         economics will give you
         practical insight into global
         economic issues so you can
         use your knowledge to be
         part of the solution.
                                                                          Follow your passion
                                                                          A career in economics was a natural fit for my passion for public
                                                                          and economic policy. Economics is the universal language of decision
                                                                          making and I can see the difference it makes in shaping people's
                                                                          lives through the work I do at Deloitte Access Economics. The mix of
                                                                          theoretical, technical and very practical skills I gained at QUT was
                                                                          the beginning of my passion for economics, and my career in it.
                                                                          Claire Atkinson

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