BUSINESS UNDERGRADUATE COURSES 2019 - QUT

 
BUSINESS UNDERGRADUATE COURSES 2019 - QUT
BUSINESS

BUSINESS
UNDERGRADUATE COURSES                                        2019
Accountancy   Finance                     Management
Advertising   Human resource management   Marketing
Economics     International business      Public relations
BUSINESS UNDERGRADUATE COURSES 2019 - QUT
EVERY YEAR MANY PEOPLE
MAKE QUT THEIR FIRST
CHOICE FOR STUDY.
Here’s why you might like to make it yours.

        BE IN DEMAND                            GLOBAL OUTLOOK
QUT graduates are in demand. During           With QUT’s world-class courses
  your time at QUT you’ll gain the          and learning facilities, and programs
knowledge, skills and connections to        for overseas experience, you will be
     thrive in your chosen field.            prepared to work in Australia and
                                                       internationally.

 REAL-WORLD COURSES                         RESEARCH WITH IMPACT
Prepare for employment in a changing          QUT researchers are working on
   world with up-to-date courses and         some of the biggest challenges and
flexible options to tailor your degree to   opportunities facing Australia and the
              your interests.                        global community.

CONVENIENT CAMPUSES                         LEARN FROM THE BEST
     QUT has campuses at Gardens             You’ll be taught by award-winning
    Point and Kelvin Grove in central        teaching staff and have access to
Brisbane. With high-quality academic,         industry-standard facilities and
recreational and support facilities, you         opportunities for practical,
will find QUT the perfect place to study.            real-world learning.

 THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE
 You will study in a culturally diverse
   and inclusive environment, with
  opportunities to help you discover
your place in the world and make the
      most of your time at QUT.

The difference is real. Find out more at www.qut.edu.au/graduate-success
BUSINESS UNDERGRADUATE COURSES 2019 - QUT
BUSINESS
CONTENTS
2 Why choose business at QUT?
4 Work integrated learning
6 Go global—international study
  experiences
8 Beyond the classroom
10 Business on campus
11 Scholarships to support and
   recognise your achievements
12 Corporate Partners in Excellence
   scholarship program

BUSINESS DEGREES
14 Dean’s Honours Program
16 Bachelor of Business—International
18 Bachelor of Business
20 Flexible study options

MAJORS
22 Accountancy
24 Economics
26 Finance
27 Human resource management
28 Management
29 Advertising
30 Marketing
31 Public relations
32 International business

33 DOUBLE DEGREES

36 Diploma in Business
37 How do I apply?
39 Business at a glance
BUSINESS UNDERGRADUATE COURSES 2019 - QUT
WHY CHOOSE
    BUSINESS AT QUT?
                                                   nationally and internationally, are regularly   You will gain business experience before
                                                   assessed and must meet rigorous                 you graduate through work integrated
                                                   international quality assurance processes.      learning opportunities. Our students
                                                                                                   engage with business professionals in
                                                   PREPARE FOR YOUR BUSINESS                       a range of ways including internship
                                                   CAREER                                          programs, career preparation workshops
    The QUT Business School is Australia’s                                                         and industry projects. Free co-curricular
                                                   QUT business graduates enjoy a high
    first business school to attain triple                                                         programs such as Business Advantage
                                                   employment rate and diverse career
    accreditation by international accrediting                                                     will further develop your business skills.
                                                   opportunities in Australia and overseas.
    agencies: the European Foundation for                                                          Your degree will also include work-
                                                   They are recognised by employers for
    Management Development (EFMD) for                                                              relevant information and case studies
                                                   their flexibility, real-world knowledge,
    EQUIS and the American Association to                                                          to ensure you have the knowledge and
                                                   contemporary business skills and
    Advance Collegiate Schools of Business                                                         insight to be effective in your employment
                                                   professional know-how.
    (AACSB) for all our business courses, and                                                      from day one.
    the UK-based Association of MBAs               The QUT Business School maintains
                                                                                                   In the final semester of your QUT
    (AMBA) for our MBA programs. Less than         strong connections with the local, national
                                                                                                   business degree, you will study a unique
    one per cent of all business schools           and international business communities.
                                                                                                   unit, Real World Ready, which will help
    worldwide have achieved triple                 Industry representatives advise us on the
                                                                                                   you transition from university to the
    accreditation and we are proud to be part      content of our programs, which ensures
                                                                                                   workplace. You will develop and refine
    of this elite group.                           that our students develop the skills
                                                                                                   your professional skills and practice
                                                   businesses want.
                                                                                                   working in interdisciplinary teams on a
    A QUALITY-ASSURED EDUCATION                    Because Australia is part of a global           real-world project under the guidance of
    FOR YOU                                        business community our degrees                  academic and industry mentors.
                                                   include internationally relevant material.
    Our triple international accreditation means
                                                   Lecturers with international experience
    you can be sure that your course and                                                           SUPPORT FOR SUCCESS
                                                   and students from more than 60
    your lecturers are of the highest standard,                                                    The 4S Study Skills program offers help
                                                   countries will add a global perspective
    and that your degree will be recognised                                                        in the core units of your degree. The
                                                   to your studies. Our students also travel
    internationally as being awarded by a                                                          program will develop your academic skills
                                                   abroad to study at our many international
    quality school. To be accredited, our                                                          with workshops tailored to assessment
                                                   partner institutions, increasing their global
    programs, staff and engagement with the                                                        tasks and one-on-one appointments with
                                                   employment opportunities.
    business and academic communities,                                                             tutors who provide individual advice on
                                                                                                   your assignment submissions.

                                                                                                   CELESTE BURKE
                                                                                                   When deciding where to study, I did a
                                                                                                   lot of research and I even called a few
                                                                                                   of my dream potential employers. They
                                                                                                   shared how QUT graduates were so
                                                                                                   prepared for the real world and had
                                                                                                   great practical skills. Once I had heard
                                                                                                   everybody’s feedback, I knew
                                                                                                   it had to be QUT.

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The student learning advisers program       GAIN EXPERIENCE WHILE
is run by the QUT Business School to        YOU STUDY
help students achieve their study goals     QUT prepares work-ready graduates
through peer support. Our student           by providing students with real-
learning advisers are available to assist                                                       25 undergraduate
                                            world learning experiences, which
you with your course, assignment or                                                             and postgraduate
                                            integrate theory, knowledge and skills
exam preparation questions. As these        of a discipline with professional and        STUDENT LEARNING
advisers are business students, they will
understand your concerns and questions,
                                            contemporary practice.                           ADVISERS
and have the experience and ability to      QUT provides work integrated learning
answer them. Learning advisers are          (WIL) as one aspect of our commitment
available in each study area to provide     to real-world learning. WIL connects
detailed advice on how to improve your      students with industry and their
assessments.                                community through their course of study.
                                            See page 4 for more information.
Throughout your studies the helpful
staff from QUT Business School will be
                                            CAREER PLANNING AND
available to answer your questions about
                                            ASSISTANCE
                                                                                              CAREERS FAIR
the school and its support services                                                              600 students
                                            Career development support is available
including admission, enrolment and
                                            from expert staff through HiQ. Attend
                                                                                             23 external exhibitors
managing your progress.                                                                   Speaker sessions included: Interview
                                            group sessions or discussions on résumé
                                                                                           Skills; Consultancy Career; Career
                                            writing, interviews and other job-seeking
CUSTOMISE YOUR STUDY                                                                     Commandos—a student success panel
                                            skills. The QUT CareerHub portal can be
Design a course that suits your interests
                                            used to find part-time and full-time work.
and career goals. Find out more about
broadening your studies with a second       In the QUT Business School we also host
major, minors and extensions on pages       an annual careers fair for our students.
18–20. Enhance your employability with      This gives you access to organisations
a double degree (see pages 33–35),          promoting their employment opportunities
or deepen your knowledge through an         and employer presentations to help you
honours or masters degree.                  prepare for your career.

                                                                                            GEORDIE
                                                                                            WILLIAMSON
                                                                                            I have been very lucky to have
                                                                                            had the experiences I did
                                                                                            through the QUT Business
                                                                                            School. The international
                                                                                            case competitions taught me
                                                                                            to think quickly and provided
                                                                                            opportunities to pitch real-world
                                                                                            solutions to businesses of every
                                                                                            type. I gained friendships with
                                                                                            incredible people from around
                                                                                            the world and at home.

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BUSINESS UNDERGRADUATE COURSES 2019 - QUT
WORK INTEGRATED

    LEARNING
    Work integrated learning is part of all         industry or community-based partner.           other students from your study area and
    courses in the QUT Business School.             You will integrate and extend the              work with an industry or community
    It provides you with opportunities to learn     knowledge and skills developed through         partner, under the supervision of an
    through engagement with industry and            your studies, collaborating with other         academic team.
    community partners in authentic activities      students, and guided by academics
                                                                                                   The NEXT Innovation Challenge provides
    that are planned for and assessed as            and industry-based coaches. The Real
                                                                                                   an interdisciplinary, work integrated
    part of your course. Work integrated            World Ready unit was designed and
                                                                                                   learning project, with teams researching,
    learning combines learning experiences,         is delivered by a team of academics,
                                                                                                   developing and pitching a business
    coursework and assessment, with                 learning designers, students and alumni,
                                                                                                   idea as part of a national challenge,
    practical application in real-world settings.   along with leading employers and
                                                                                                   in a 12-week innovation accelerator
                                                    entrepreneurs. You will be prepared
    Work integrated learning is delivered                                                          experience.
                                                    for the challenges of business, and the
    in many ways including capstone
                                                    changing world of work and career.
    experiences, placements and internships,                                                       INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCES
    and project-based units. All of these
                                                                                                   You can participate in a study tour as a
    activities give you valuable opportunities      PLACEMENTS
                                                                                                   work integrated learning experience and
    to engage with industry and community           The Bachelor of Business offers an
                                                                                                   receive academic credit. With academic
    partners, both individually and in teams.       elective unit linked to a work integrated
                                                                                                   staff, teams of students have visited
                                                    learning placement, usually as an
                                                                                                   leading advertising, public relations
    BUSINESS CAPSTONE: REAL                         internship, which is relevant to your major.
                                                                                                   and digital agencies in Hong Kong and
    WORLD READY                                     You will gain practical experience and
                                                                                                   Singapore. Others have visited Europe to
                                                    apply the knowledge and skills acquired
    All undergraduate business students                                                            see behind the scenes in marketing some
                                                    during your studies. Through placement,
    complete the business capstone unit,                                                           of the world’s great brands.
                                                    you will develop as a reflective emerging
    Real World Ready. The Real World                                                               Using digital tools to support
                                                    professional, and be better prepared for
    Ready unit enables you to develop your                                                         collaboration and learning, some of our
                                                    the world of work on graduation.
    own professional identity and refine                                                           students have worked across a semester
    your transferable skills and personal                                                          in virtual teams with students from
    strengths, working individually and in an       PROJECTS                                       University of Minnesota on an authentic
    interdisciplinary team. In an embedded          You may be involved in a work integrated       case in human resources.
    work integrated learning project, teams         learning project in response to a
    develop and pitch ideas and innovations         current challenge or opportunity for an
    to answer a challenge posed by an               organisation. You will collaborate with

       JESSICA BOHAN
        I became involved in QUT’s
        work integrated learning
        program through studying the
        NEXT Innovation Challenge
        unit. As part of this experience
        I had the opportunity to intern
        at Deloitte Australia in their
        strategic consulting division.
        I expanded my professional
        network, interacted directly
        with clients and put my
        classroom learnings into
        practice. This proved invaluable
        for my personal development,
        strengthening my interpersonal
        and presentation skills.

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K ATIE DEL ANEY
I was fortunate to undertake an
internship with Sunsuper through
the Real World Internship unit. This
experience allowed me to network with
industry professionals, understand
workplace environments and get a
taste for the real world in my chosen
field. From this internship, Sunsuper
offered me a full-time position within
the company once I graduated.

HAMISH KILLEN
I chose to study a double degree
in marketing and creative writing to
increase my versatility and employability.
As part of my studies, I gain industry
experience through work integrated
learning. So far, I've completed two
internships, which were both really eye-
opening experiences. I learnt a lot about
my fields.

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BUSINESS UNDERGRADUATE COURSES 2019 - QUT
GO GLOBAL
    INTERNATIONAL STUDY EXPERIENCES
    Gain an advantage by adding international     INTERNATIONAL DOUBLE                          Make your CV stand out
    experience to your degree with an             DEGREES                                       Participating in an overseas study
    outstanding choice of countries, cultures     Gain a second bachelor degree from one        program requires initiative, commitment
    and contexts.                                 of our select overseas partner institutions   and flexibility. These are all qualities that
                                                  in addition to your QUT business degree.      employers value highly, so the skills you
    EXCHANGE AND SHORT-TERM                       The Bachelor of Business—International        develop while overseas can give you an
    STUDY                                         program provides the option to complete       edge in the job market.
    Explore different cultures, gain rewarding    two internationally recognised degrees
                                                  in four years. For more details refer to      The time of your life
    experiences and take the opportunity
    to establish an international network to      page 16.                                      These experiences will give you stories
    enhance your career prospects. The                                                          and memories for a lifetime. But don’t
                                                                                                just take our word for it. Check out
    QUT Business School partners with             BENEFITS OF INTERNATIONAL
                                                                                                what current and previous exchange
    more than 80 leading business schools         PROGRAMS
    around the world.                                                                           students have to say about their overseas
                                                  Communicating in a new language               adventures at blogs.qut.edu.au/qut-
    Exchange and short-term study programs                                                      exchange-students
                                                  Most partner universities teach in English,
    run from three weeks to 12 months and
                                                  however, you could use this opportunity
    are credited towards your QUT degree.
    The QUT Business School provides
                                                  to learn a new language or improve your       MORE INFORMATION
                                                  high school foreign language skills by        For more information visit www.qut.edu.au/
    financial support with scholarships to help
                                                  practising it with native speakers while      business/courses-and-study/global-
    you make the most of the experience.
                                                  overseas.                                     opportunities
    You can also gain international work
                                                  You may like to prepare for your exchange
    experience by linking your exchange with
                                                  and communications in your host country
    an international internship. Opportunities
                                                  by incorporating language studies into
    in this area are growing each year and will
                                                  your degree, as a second major, minor
    give your résumé a competitive edge.
                                                  or electives. Plus, you will enhance your
    You will also have the opportunity to         international career options. For more
    participate in international conferences,     information about studying a language
    events and competitions.                      refer to pages 18–20.

        REBECCA
        COLBROOK
        I studied at Trinity College
        Dublin for six months and on
        the way home took part in
        a short-term study program
        in Mumbai as credit for a
        Development Economics
        subject. The program offered
        a truly immersive experience
        in India and the opportunity to
        develop strategy to address
        socioeconomic issues. It took
        theory beyond the classroom
        and gave us the opportunity
        to work with industry and non-
        profit representatives.

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BUSINESS CASE                                CASE COMPETITIONS
COMPETITIONS                                 International undergraduate case competitions over the past 10 years

                                                              81 COMPETITIONS
As a QUT business student, you can
join one of the world’s most successful
business case competition teams, testing
your skills and networking with business

                                                              11 X 1ST PLACE
students from across the world. Case
competitions involve students from
leading national and global business

                                                              34 PODIUM FINISHES
schools competing to develop solutions
to complex business problems. We
sponsor and coach our students, and
have developed a strong reputation,

                                                               300 STUDENTS INVOLVED
                                                             more
recently winning events in Canada, USA,
                                                             than
Singapore and Thailand.

                                                               100 DIFFERENT UNIVERSITIES
                                                             more
                                                             than

                                             Competed
                                              against

                                             230                                                                              11
WHAT GLOBAL                                  student                                                                 professional

                                                                                 482
                                             exchanges
EXPERIENCES DID                                                                                                      development

QUT BUSINESS
SCHOOL STUDENTS                              122                               STUDENTS
                                                                             PARTICIPATED IN
                                                                                                                              51
                                             short-term                                                                   students
HAVE IN 2017?                                study                           INTERNATIONAL                          participated in
                                             placements                     PROGRAMS IN 2017.                        competitions

                                                          9                                                               59
                                                          research                                           faculty-led study
                                                          opportunities                                           placements

LEAH DUGDALE
I wanted to leave my comfort zone
and challenge myself by living in a
different country. Vienna is an incredibly
interesting place—there was always
something to explore. I had to develop
my German language skills and be
flexible in my approach to problem
solving. This experience taught me to
be more self-assured and independent,
traits an employer would look on
favourably.

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BUSINESS UNDERGRADUATE COURSES 2019 - QUT
BEYOND THE

    CLASSROOM
    Make the most of your university              STUDENT ASSOCIATIONS                            SPONSORSHIPS
    experience by getting involved in a variety   Student associations can help you meet          You will have the opportunity to
    of real-world learning and development        new friends, gain access to industry            attend local and international events,
    opportunities available to our students.      events and add to your university               and research seminars, or hear from
    Some of our programs are exclusive to         experience. Whatever your business              international guest lecturers, as well as
    the QUT Business School.                      major, there is a student association for       build your networks and industry contacts.
                                                  you. These include:
    THE BUSINESS ADVANTAGE                                                                        Recent activities include:
                                                  •   Business and Management Student
    PROGRAM                                           Association (BAMSA)                         Brisbane Model United Nations
    Develop your personal and professional        •   QUT Accountancy Students’                   Conference (BrisMUN)
    skills and enhance your workplace                 Association (QUTASA)                        The Brisbane Model United Nations
    competitiveness by taking advantage of        •   AMPed (Association for advertising,         Conference (BrisMUN) is a three-day
    this free program available to all business       marketing, public relations and             academic simulation of United Nations
    students.                                         international business students)            proceedings. Approximately 250
    Short modules are delivered by guest          •   QUT Economics and Finance Society           university students from around Australia
    presenters, including experts from                (EFS)                                       gather in Brisbane and represent a
    industry and community leaders.               •   QUT Women in Business                       country on mock UN committees,
    The modules are highly interactive            •   QUT Starters.                               with the aim of debating and resolving
    and offer you the opportunity to form                                                         international issues.
    valuable connections. You will receive a      In addition, you can join sporting, hobby,
    certificate for any completed modules to      political and special interest groups to        University Scholars Leadership
    add to your résumé.                           socialise, have fun and learn new skills.       Symposium
    While module offerings can change from                                                        The University Scholars Leadership
    semester to semester, here is a sample of
                                                  AIESEC                                          Symposium is a humanitarian leadership
    what may be available:                        The QUT Business School hosts a chapter         program, held in the Asia-Pacific region,
                                                  of AIESEC, the world’s largest student-run      where outstanding university students
    •   Leadership
                                                  organisation. Present in over 110 countries     can learn, explore and address global
    •   Emotional intelligence                                                                    concerns regarding the plight of those
                                                  and territories and with more than 80 000
    •   Public speaking                           members, AIESEC provides a platform for         suffering in extreme poverty.
    •   Entrepreneurship                          youth leadership development. Visit
    •   Group work                                www.aiesecaustralia.org                         Global Voices
    •   Facilitation skills                                                                       The QUT Business School has partnered
    •   Social entrepreneurship                   ENACTUS                                         with non-profit organisation, Global
        Design thinking                                                                           Voices, to give a business student the
    •
                                                  Enactus is the world’s largest university-
        LinkedIn and employment preparation                                                       opportunity to be a part of its funded
    •                                             based, free-enterprise organisation.
                                                                                                  youth delegations engaging with
    •   Interview skills                          It aims to develop students’ leadership,
                                                                                                  international policy. Previous international
    •   Networking.                               communication and teamwork skills while
                                                                                                  delegations have attended the WTO
                                                  creating and implementing community
    For more information, visit www.qut.edu.au/                                                   Forum in Geneva, Switzerland and the
                                                  outreach projects that improve the quality
    business/courses-and-study/real-                                                              OECD Forum in Paris, France.
                                                  of life for people in need. Apply to join the
    world-learning/practical-learning
                                                  team at enactusqut.com

                           MORE THAN 500 STUDENT PARTICIPATIONS IN
                           24 BUSINESS ADVANTAGE MODULES IN 2017
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CATARINA PIPERIDIS
The Business Advantage Program
gave me the opportunity to hone my
skills so that when it came to interview
time I felt well prepared. I now work
as a management consultant for Nous
Group and they are currently training
consultants using the same framework
I learnt about at QUT, which makes
you think how far ahead of the curve
Business Advantage was at the time.

DHILUKSHAN
RAMALINGAM
QUT provided me with the perfect
platform to become an entrepreneur.
Throughout my degree I had
opportunities to network and build my
connections. I made sure that I attended
events organised by all the business
societies when possible. Simple things
like attending QUT Accountancy
Students’ Association (QUTASA) events
meant that I knew the people within the
society, and had a network of contacts
when I started my business.

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BUSINESS ON

                                          CAMPUS
                                          QUT has campuses at Gardens Point            Facilities at Gardens Point campus
                                          and Kelvin Grove in central Brisbane.        include:
                                          The Bachelor of Business is offered at the   •   24-hour computing laboratories
                                          Gardens Point campus however you may         •   cafés and food court
                                          need to attend classes at Kelvin Grove       •   indoor FINA-standard, 50-metre
                                          campus for electives or double degrees.          swimming pool and a gym
                                          Our campuses are linked by free shuttle      •   bookshop and retail outlets
                                          buses. Visit www.qut.edu.au/campuses-        •   Oodgeroo Unit
                                          and-facilities                               •   licensed bar
                                                                                       •   Gardens Theatre
                                          GARDENS POINT CAMPUS                         •   QUT Art Museum
                                          With more than 30 000 students,              •   Old Government House including
                                          Gardens Point campus is a prime                  William Robinson Gallery
                                          location in Brisbane’s city centre beside    •   automatic teller machines (ATMs)
                                          the Brisbane River, City Botanic Gardens     •   travel agency
                                          and Parliament House.                        •   QUT medical centre and counselling
                                                                                       •   childcare centre.
                                          Business students have exclusive
                                          access to some facilities in Z block
                                          such as the Balcony on 9, a business
                                          lounge with rooms for group study and
                                          a kitchenette, and a student lounge
                                          with open access to computers, cafés,
                                          study areas, televised news and digital
                                          announcements about what’s on in the
                                          QUT Business School.

     JAROD L AM
     QUT has beautiful campuses
     at the heart of Brisbane city.
     QUT’s location means that it’s
     within walking distance of all the
     major public transport stations
     and the city centre. For me,
     there is even a bike path from
     my house directly to uni, and
     it’s a super fun way to commute
     every day and stay active.

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SCHOLARSHIPS
TO SUPPORT AND RECOGNISE YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS

QUT’s scholarship programs can enhance        To register for consideration complete an        Indigenous Commonwealth Scholarships
your studies and help you develop real-       application using the link on the Business       are available through the Equity
world experience as part of your degree.      Academic Excellence Scholarship web              Scholarships Scheme for Aboriginal and/
For information about Corporate Partners      page. Applications close 16 November             or Torres Strait Islander students who
in Excellence and Dean’s Honours              2018. Offers will be made in January             are from low-income backgrounds or
scholarship programs, refer to pages 12       2019 to successful applicants.                   experiencing financial hardship. Other
and 14.                                                                                        scholarships are also available.

Visit www.qut.edu.au/business/
                                              INDIGENOUS SCHOLARSHIP
scholarships for the full range of            OPPORTUNITIES                                    SCHOLARSHIPS FOR LOW-
scholarships and application closing dates.   The QUT Business School is committed             INCOME STUDENTS
                                              to developing better access to university        In 2019, the Equity Scholarships Scheme
VICE-CHANCELLOR’S                             education for Aboriginal and Torres              has around $4 million in scholarships,
                                              Strait Islander peoples to increase              bursaries and computers available for
SCHOLARSHIPS
                                              opportunities to participate and succeed         people who need financial help. All low-
QUT’s Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships
                                              in their chosen field of study.                  income students who plan to study at
are awarded to students who have
                                              The Getting Started in Business                  QUT in 2019 are encouraged to apply for
demonstrated outstanding achievement.
                                              Indigenous Scholarship supports                  Equity Scholarships.
Scholarships range in value from
$10 000 to $30 000 and are available for      exceptional school leavers to make the
academic, sporting or creative excellence.    transition from school to university, with       SCHOLARSHIP FOR
Academic and sporting scholarships are        $4000 paid in their first year to assist with    INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
available across all courses.                 the cost of living, relocation, textbooks or     The Triple Crown scholarship is valued
                                              other study-related expenses.                    up to $29 000 and it is available to
BUSINESS ACADEMIC                             The Laurie Cowled Indigenous Business            international students studying in
                                                                                               Australia and overseas. Triple Crown
EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIPS                       Scholarship supports female school
                                              leavers and TAFE graduates who have a            scholars will receive a 25 per cent
If you receive an OP 1–2 and nominate
                                              genuine financial need with $5000 paid in        scholarship for all course fees, provided
the Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of
                                              their first year towards deferred tuition fees   a minimum grade point average is
Business—International or a business
                                              (HECS–HELP) and study-related expenses.          maintained throughout the course. The
double degree as your first QTAC
                                                                                               scholarship is available for direct entry
preference, you may be eligible for
                                                                                               into the Bachelor of Business and some
a Business Academic Excellence
                                                                                               double degree programs. Visit www.qut.
Scholarship worth $5000.
                                                                                               edu.au/scholarships/triple-crown

JAKE SYKES
QUT’s Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship
offers so many opportunities on top of
the amazing financial support. It has
connected me with other like-minded
students, as well as mentors and
dedicated staff. It’s also been a pathway
into other programs such as working
as a student ambassador. Receiving
a scholarship at QUT has completely
changed my life for the better and makes
the future even more exciting.

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CORPORATE
     PARTNERS
     IN EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
     If you have an excellent academic record       graduate with a strong network of peers.
     and demonstrated leadership potential,         You will also benefit from the opportunity
     consider the QUT Business School’s             to participate in contemporary business
     Corporate Partners in Excellence (CPIE)        seminars and functions.
     scholarship program.

     You will have the opportunity to apply         APPLYING FOR ENTRY
     the knowledge you gain in the classroom        You must be a current Year 12 student at
     within high-quality industry, commerce         an Australian secondary school in 2018
     or government internships. CPIE interns        (or in 2017 with no other university studies
     consistently report they are valued as         undertaken) and apply through QTAC for
     professionals, not just as students on         a place in QUT’s Bachelor of Business.
     work experience.                               You then need to apply directly to the
                                                    QUT Business School for a place in the
     The CPIE program will allow you to work
                                                    CPIE program.
     with other talented students, and provide                                                      HOLLY LISTER
     you with opportunities to network and          To be successful in your application
                                                                                                    I have undertaken a number of
     develop your leadership abilities.             you need to accept an offer into the
                                                                                                    internships during my course,
                                                    Bachelor of Business single degree
                                                                                                    including one as a CPIE Scholar.
                                                    program and achieve an OP 1–5. Please
     CPIE ADVANTAGES                                                                                Being immersed in professional
                                                    note, the Dean’s Honours Program, the           practice has been instrumental in
     Generous financial support                     Bachelor of Business—International              developing my academic learning,
     You will receive a total of $36 000 over       and double degrees are not aligned to           providing practical and contextual
     three years towards your course fees,          this scholarship. QTAC selection rank           experience of public relations
     textbooks and other study-related              adjustments do not apply.                       activities. This has helped me exceed
     expenses. You must maintain a grade                                                            requirements in my assessments
                                                    The program is available to Australian
     point average of 5.5 on QUT’s 7-point                                                          and also provided vital networking
                                                    citizens and permanent residents only.          experiences that put me on track for
     scale throughout your studies to retain
                                                    For more information visit www.qut.edu.au/      professional life following university.
     the scholarship.
                                                    business/scholarships or contact the
     Career head start                              QUT Business School Scholarships,
     You will develop contacts with employers,      Prizes and Work Integrated Learning
     completing two 15-week, full-time              Coordinator on 07 3138 4632 or email
     internships as part of your degree, and        bus.scholarships@qut.edu.au

     This is an example of a typical course sequence for the CPIE scholarship program:

                          Year 1                                       Year 2                                        Year 3

          Semester 1               Semester 2           Semester 1              Semester 2            Semester 1              Semester 2
           5 core units            2 core units      Full-time internship       2 major units      Full-time internship       1 core unit
                                        +                     +                      +                      +                      +
                                   3 major units        1 major unit         3 complementary          1 major unit            1 major unit
                                                                                study units
                                                              +                                             +                      +
                                                     1 complementary                               1 complementary        3 complementary
                                                         study unit                                    study unit            study units

12
PAOLINA DI TRAPANI
   I was fortunate to receive
   the Corporate Partners in
   Excellence scholarship, which
   included two four-month
   internships with QUT’s
   esteemed corporate partners.
   This program gave me the
   opportunity to experience
   practising as an accountant
   in different types of firms.
   The scholarship was also a
   substantial help financially, as
   it helped me cover the costs of
   my course, textbooks and other
   materials.

2018 CORPORATE PARTNERS
This scholarship has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of our 2018 corporate partners:

                                                                                                           13
DEAN’S HONOURS PROGRAM
       2018 OP (including adjustments) 2
                                                            As an honours graduate, you can                        Please note that QTAC selection rank
                                                            clearly demonstrate an ability to                      adjustments do not apply to this program
       2018 selection rank (including adjustments) 97
                                                            undertake rigorous independent                         scholarship. Students may hold a Vice-
       QTAC code 413222                                     research. Development of these skills                  Chancellor’s Scholarship and accept an
       Campus Gardens Point                                 will differentiate you from your peers in              offer into the Dean’s Honours Program.
      Duration 3 years full time (bachelor degree)          the employment market. You may even                    Only one merit scholarship will apply.
      + 1 year full time (honours)                          discover your potential for research work
                                                                                                                   Dean’s Honours scholars must maintain
       Assumed knowledge English (4 SA) and                 and consider the opportunity to pursue
                                                                                                                   a grade point average of 5.5 throughout
       for accountancy, economics, finance and              an academic career through PhD studies.
       marketing: Maths A, B or C (4 SA)                                                                           their studies to retain the scholarship.
                                                            A good result in your honours program
       OP Guarantee No                                      provides you with direct entry into our
                                                                                                                   Is the honours program still
       Entry February                                       PhD program.                                           available if I’m not accepted into
                                                                                                                   the Dean’s Honours Program?
     The Dean’s Honours Program is a study
                                                            DEAN’S HONOURS PROGRAM                                 Even if you do not undertake the
     program for high-achieving students,
                                                            SCHOLARSHIP                                            scholarship program, you can still
     offering you financial support to complete
                                                            Dean’s Honours students will be awarded                complete an honours year at the end of
     both your Bachelor of Business degree
                                                            a scholarship valued at $20 000 paid over              your Bachelor of Business. Applications
     and honours.
                                                            the four-year program. Once you apply                  for honours are accepted from final-year
                                                            for the Bachelor of Business (Dean’s                   Bachelor of Business or double degree
     WHY DO HONOURS?                                        Honours Program) course through QTAC                   students with a grade point average of
     An honours degree signals to potential                 you do not need to apply separately for                5.5 or higher on QUT’s 7-point scale.
     employers that you are someone with                    this scholarship.
     exceptional ability, motivation and
                                                            To be eligible you must be a current Year              SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION
     commitment to your field. It gives you the
                                                            12 domestic or international student at                For more information visit www.qut.edu.au/
     chance to further integrate the practical
                                                            an Australian secondary school in 2018                 business/scholarships or contact the
     and conceptual knowledge gained
                                                            (or have graduated in 2017 with no other               QUT Business School Scholarships,
     through your degree.
                                                            studies undertaken).                                   Prizes and Work Integrated Learning
                                                                                                                   Coordinator on 07 3138 4632 or email
                                                                                                                   bus.scholarships@qut.edu.au

     This is an example of a typical course sequence for the Dean’s Honours Program:

                    Year 1                                  Year 2                                Year 3                               Year 4

       Semester 1          Semester 2          Semester 1         Semester 2          Semester 1         Semester 2         Semester 1       Semester 2
        4 core units         1 core unit       2 major units      1 major unit        2 major units       1 core unit      4 honours units      Thesis
                                  +                     +               +                   +                  +
                           2 major units       2 core units or    3 core units or    2 core units or      1 major unit
                                              complementary      complementary      complementary
                                  +              study units        study units        study units             +
                           1 core unit or                                                                2 core units or
                          complementary                                                                 complementary
                             study unit                                                                    study units

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RHIANNON NIND
The honours year has added
a distinguishing aspect to my
résumé and a keen point of
interest for potential employers.
The program has also afforded
me a balance between academic
commitments and extracurricular
activities, including the opportunity
to compete in business case
competitions, as well as internships
in both Australia and Japan. I feel
equipped for work and cannot fault
my journey through the program.

                                        15
BACHELOR OF

     BUSINESS—INTERNATIONAL
      2018 OP (including adjustments) 6                    YOUR DEGREE
      2018 selection rank (including adjustments) 89       Bachelor of Business—International consists of four distinct parts over 32 units:
      QTAC code 413402
      Campus Gardens Point                                                     Part 1                                                  Part 2
      Duration 4 years full time, 8 years part time
                                                                            9 core units                                        8 primary major units
      Assumed knowledge English (4 SA) and
      for accountancy, economics, finance and                Business core units—Accounting,                            Your major is your main area of study.
      marketing: Maths A, B or C (4 SA)                      Business Law and Ethics, Economics,                        Choose one of nine study areas
                                                             Management, Global Business, Data                          available, the same as the Bachelor of
      OP Guarantee No                                        Analysis, Marketing, Real World Ready,                     Business.
      Entry February and July                                plus Bridging Cultures—International.

     Increase your global employment
     opportunities and develop your                                           Part 3                                                  Part 4
     intercultural skills with the Bachelor of                       International study year                                7 complementary study units
     Business—International. This degree
     combines the three-year Bachelor of                     Choose from one of our international                       Make your degree your own by choosing
     Business with one year of international                 study year options comprising of                           either:
     studies and gives you all of the                        eight units. This component usually                        •   a second major (six units) plus one
     outcomes of the standard degree plus                    commences in your third year:                                  optional study unit
     the advantages of a year of specialist                  •   language and cultural immersion                        •   a minor (four units) or extension (four
     international studies.                                  •   second degree program                                      units) plus three optional study units
                                                             •   special programs                                       •   seven optional study units.
                                                             •   flexible exchange studies.

     QUT BUSINESS SCHOOL PARTNERS
                                                                  England
                                                                                Belgium

                                                                                                           Norway
                                                                                     Netherlands
                                                             Scotland
                                                                                                        Finland

                                                                                                      Sweden
                                                            Ireland                           Denmark                                   Japan
                                                                                              Poland
                                                                                                                                    Korea
      Canada                                                                                             Germany
                                                                                                         Hungary            China
                                                          Portugal                                     Slovenia                                      Taiwan
                                                                               Italy
                                                             Spain                             Croatia
                                                                                                                                                Hong Kong
       United States
                                                                                           Austria
        of America
                                                                                                                                                 Thailand
                                                                                                          India
                                                              France
                                                                                                            Singapore

                         Colombia
                                                                            South                                  Indonesia
                                                                            Africa
                                  Chile

                                                                  more than
                                                                                     80              partner schools in
                                                                                                                                    33             countries

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YOUR INTERNATIONAL STUDY YEAR
This degree offers options which are not available in a standard exchange program. Take advantage of specialist options including:

   Language and cultural                  Second degree program                     Special programs                     Flexible exchange
        immersion                                                                                                             studies

 A year of language, culture and         Study with one of three               Undertake a certificate program      Study at one of our many
 business studies in a region of         specially selected partners for       at selected partners and you         partner universities in a
 your choice could help prepare          one year (England, Norway or          can be awarded a certificate         discipline area that may not be
 you for a career in that part of        France). You will qualify for their   for studies in a related area, or    offered at QUT to enhance your
 the world.                              degree in addition to your QUT        apply to undertake an internship     QUT degree.
                                         degree.                               on exchange for credit.

START YOUR STUDIES MID-YEAR                           International study year options                    Transferring programs
You can commence this course in                       While we hope to accommodate your                   If you do not maintain the required GPA
February or July, giving you the flexibility          international study preference, some                or feel you are unable to continue in the
to start studying as soon as possible.                options may be capped based on the                  Bachelor of Business—International you
                                                      number of places on offer at the partner            will be able to transfer to the standard
                                                      institution. Your international study               Bachelor of Business degree.
ADDITIONAL COURSE
                                                      component normally commences in your
INFORMATION                                                                                               Additional costs
                                                      third year. You will be asked to nominate
Grade point average                                   your preference in the first year of your           As this degree includes a year of overseas
Because your degree requires you to study             degree, however specific options cannot             study you need to plan for all additional
for one year in a different cultural living           be guaranteed. If you maintain the required         costs associated with travelling and living
and learning environment you will need                GPA you will be able to undertake an                in another country. You will also be liable
to demonstrate your academic ability in a             international study year even if you do not         for the full four years of study fees at QUT,
university setting. To be eligible for the year       receive your first preference.                      however you will not be required to pay
of international studies you must maintain                                                                tuition fees to the partner institution. See
a grade point average (GPA) of at least 4.5                                                               the course details at www.qut.edu.au/
on QUT’s 7-point scale.                                                                                   study for more information.

                                                                                                              MARCELLE BROWN
                                                                                                              I completed my exchange as
                                                                                                              a second degree between
                                                                                                              IESEG School of Management
                                                                                                              in Lille, France and QUT. I will
                                                                                                              graduate with both a Bachelor
                                                                                                              of Business Management
                                                                                                              from IESEG France and my
                                                                                                              QUT business degree. IESEG
                                                                                                              is ranked among the top
                                                                                                              business schools in Europe and
                                                                                                              throughout the world. QUT’s
                                                                                                              business international degree
                                                                                                              has given me so many unique
                                                                                                              learning experiences that I
                                                                                                              would not have had if I had
                                                                                                              chosen another program.

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BACHELOR OF

     BUSINESS
       2018 OP (including adjustments) 9                   DESIGN YOUR DEGREE                                     How does a second major work?
       2018 selection rank (including adjustments) 81      You can tailor your studies to suit your               A second major is a sequence of six
                                                           interests and career aspirations through               specified units in a study area. You can
       QTAC code 413021
                                                           your choice of major and second major,                 choose a complementary second major
       Campus Gardens Point                                                                                       from any of the business major study
                                                           minor, extension or optional units.
       Duration 3 years full time, 6 years part time                                                              areas, plus many other specialised areas.
                                                           Your business degree consists of three
       Assumed knowledge English (4 SA) and                                                                       Subject area coordinators and school
                                                           parts:
       for accountancy, economics, finance and                                                                    staff can help you choose a second major.
       marketing: Maths A, B or C (4 SA)
                                                                               Part 1
       OP Guarantee Yes                                                                                           Minors and extensions
                                                                            8 core units
       Entry February and July                                                                                    A minor combines your major with a
                                                             Common core units provide an essential               second complementary area of study
                                                             foundation to business—Accounting,                   that can be chosen from business or
     CAREER CONFIDENCE                                       Business Law and Ethics, Economics,                  other study areas. Extensions provide
     QUT’s Bachelor of Business degree                       Management, Global Business, Data                    further depth in your primary major study
     equips you to confidently enter the                     Analysis, Marketing, Real World Ready.               area. Because minors and extensions
     modern business world. It combines key                                                                       comprise of only four units within a study
     business research and contemporary                                      Part 2                               area you have four additional units within
     business best practice, and sets                                 8 primary major units                       your degree available to use as a second
     demanding standards to create your                                                                           minor or optional units. This gives you the
     future career options.                                                                                       flexibility to add another business minor or
                                                             Your major is your main area of study.
                                                                                                                  choose subjects from across the university
                                                             Choose one of nine study areas
     START YOUR STUDIES MID-YEAR                             available.                                           to complete your business degree.
     You can commence this course in
     February or July, giving you the flexibility
                                                                          Part 3                                  DOUBLE DEGREES
     to start studying as soon as possible.                                                                       Expand your career options even further
                                                                 8 complementary study units
                                                                                                                  by combining a business degree with a
                                                             Make your degree your own by choosing                degree from another faculty. For further
                                                             either:                                              information see pages 33–35.
                                                             •   a second major (six units) plus two
                                                                 optional study units
                                                             •   a minor (four units) or extension (four
                                                                 units) plus a second minor or four
                                                                 optional study units
                                                             •   eight optional study units.

     This is an example of a typical course sequence for the Bachelor of Business:

                           Year 1                                                Year 2                                              Year 3

           Semester 1                 Semester 2                 Semester 1                Semester 2               Semester 1                 Semester 2
           4 core units                1 core unit               2 major units             1 major unit             2 major units               1 core unit
                                           +                          +                          +                       +                           +
                                      2 major units            2 core units or             3 core units or         2 core units or             1 major unit
                                                              complementary               complementary           complementary
                                           +                                                                                                         +
                                                                 study units                 study units             study units
                                     1 core unit or                                                                                            2 core units or
                                    complementary                                                                                             complementary
                                       study unit                                                                                                study units

18   For more detail about the course and OP/selection rank, see the online course information at www.qut.edu.au/study
CHOOSE FROM THE FOLLOWING:
                                            Extensions to
        Primary majors                                                           Second majors                             Minors
                                           primary majors

               8 units                            4 units                              6 units                             4 units

 •   Accountancy                    •   Financial services (for          •   Accountancy                     •   Accountancy
 •   Advertising                        finance majors)                  •   Advertising                     •   Advertising
 •   Economics                      •   Empirical finance (for finance   •   Business regulations            •   Applied economics
                                        majors)
 •   Finance                                                             •   Economics                       •   Business regulations
                                    •   Marketing (for marketing
 •   Human resource                                                      •   Finance                         •   Entrepreneurship
                                        majors)
     management                                                          •   Forensics                       •   Finance
                                    •   Professional accounting
 •   International business                                                  Human resource                      Forensics
                                        accreditation (for               •                                   •

 •   Management                         accountancy majors)                  management                      •   Human resource
 •   Marketing                      •   Regulation and tax (for          •   Integrated marketing                management
 •   Public relations                   accountancy majors)                  communication                   •   Integrated marketing
                                                                         •   International business              communication
                                                                         •   Language                        •   International business
                                                                         •   Management                      •   Language
                                                                         •   Marketing                       •   Management
                                                                         •   Public relations                •   Marketing
                                                                                                             •   Public relations
                                                                                                             •   Quantitative economics
                                                                                                             •   Superannuation and wealth
                                                                                                                 management
                                                                                                             •   Tourism and entertainment
                                                                                                                 marketing

For details about what you will study in these second majors and minors see page 20.

                                                                                                      COURTNEY JURD
                                                                                                      The most beneficial element of
                                                                                                      my study experience was the
                                                                                                      ability to tailor my degree to my
                                                                                                      specific interests and strengths.
                                                                                                      The range of different majors
                                                                                                      available and the opportunity
                                                                                                      to combine them with any
                                                                                                      university-wide minor allowed
                                                                                                      me to create the kind of career
                                                                                                      I wanted.

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FLEXIBLE STUDY OPTIONS
     SECOND MAJORS                                  MINORS AND EXTENSIONS                          Quantitative economics
     You can study any of the nine business                                                        This minor is particularly suitable if you
                                                    Primary major study areas as
     majors as your second major, or choose                                                        want to develop quantitative modelling
                                                    extensions
     from the following options.                                                                   skills that are transferable to other fields
                                                    A four-unit extension is available in the      such as finance and accounting. The
     Business regulations                           two primary major study areas of finance       minor is designed for non-economics
                                                    and marketing. See pages 26 and 30 for         majors.
     The business regulations second major
                                                    more information.
     or minor for non-accountancy students
     has been designed to cover key laws and                                                       Regulation and tax
                                                    Applied economics
     regulations affecting organisations. These                                                    This extension for accountancy majors
                                                    This minor for non-economics majors            prepares you for advisory roles across
     include taxation law, corporations law,
                                                    focuses on the application of economic         a range of business-related matters
     superannuation, governance and financial
                                                    principles to current social and               including tax planning and consulting,
     planning. Units dealing specifically with
                                                    environmental issues.                          company secretarial matters, business
     workplace and industrial relations are
     also included in this second major.                                                           planning and structuring, superannuation
                                                    Entrepreneurship
                                                                                                   fund services, and wealth creation and
     Forensics                                      This minor provides exposure to the            management.
                                                    new venture creation process and an
     Forensics is one of the fastest growing
                                                    understanding of the skills, knowledge         Superannuation and wealth
     areas of business. This second major
                                                    and experience required to be a                management
     or minor will develop your skills in
                                                    successful entrepreneur. The units are         With knowledge and understanding of
     understanding business technologies
                                                    designed to give you an opportunity to         superannuation, financial planning and
     and their impact on business operations.
                                                    develop your own creative skills while         the regulatory framework in which they
     Forensics also develops skills and
                                                    applying principles of management,             operate, this minor offers you vital skills
     knowledge in analysing data using
                                                    marketing and finance to the challenges        for the financial sector and opportunities
     business intelligence and forensic
                                                    of starting a new business, growing a          in this exciting career area.
     analysis processes that assist in
                                                    business, or managing a high-technology
     preventing fraud and understanding
                                                    or family business.                            Tourism and entertainment
     legal issues associated with the use of
     technologies.                                                                                 marketing
                                                    Financial services
                                                                                                   If you are interested in either of these
     Integrated marketing                           This extension for the finance major           economically important areas, you should
     communication (IMC)                            consists of four units designed to prepare     consider this minor as an integral part of
                                                    you for a banking career and general           your business degree. Both the tourism
     IMC focuses on the strategic integration
                                                    financial services employment. Obtain          and entertainment industries employ
     of the functions of public relations,
                                                    advanced applied knowledge in the              large numbers of business graduates,
     advertising, promotion and direct
                                                    areas of financial planning, debt portfolio    and both areas provide interesting and
     marketing to achieve brand equity and
                                                    management and banking.                        satisfying career paths both locally and
     increase the effectiveness of promotional
     communications with target audiences.                                                         internationally.
                                                    Empirical finance
     IMC will complement marketing, public
                                                    This extension for the finance major
     relations or advertising majors. Adding a
                                                    develops your advanced technical and
     stronger emphasis on communications
                                                    research skills by applying them to
     skills will see you well positioned to work
                                                    advanced aspects of finance. You will
     in a variety of industries, whether your
                                                    develop a greater understanding of the
     interests lie in consumer goods, service
                                                    theories and practices of modern finance.
     industries, the public sector or charity
                                                    Studies in this area are the precursor to
     organisations.
                                                    the finance honours program.
     Language studies
                                                    Professional accounting
     Language proficiency is an asset when
                                                    accreditation
     competing for a career in a globalised
                                                    This extension for accountancy majors
     economy, and multilingualism is vital to the
                                                    contains additional units to provide further
     economic and cultural health of Australia.
                                                    depth in your accountancy studies. It
     Through the study of a language, you will
                                                    enables you to meet the academic entry
     have the opportunity to develop global
                                                    requirements for CPA, CA ANZ, ACCA
     knowledge, cross-cultural understanding
                                                    and IPA in their respective professional
     and foreign language skills. For information
                                                    programs, and signals commitment
     about your options to study a language,
                                                    within your chosen field to employers.
     visit www.qut.edu.au/languages

20
JACK NOL AN
While studying I’ve completed
internships in venture capital and
private equity, investment banking,
and strategy consulting in Brisbane,
Melbourne and Sydney. Additionally,
I’ve spent a few months living in the
United States working for a tech
start-up and a semester studying
in Vienna, Austria. Each of these
experiences has been phenomenal.

QUT has supported me with flexible
study options throughout my course
that allowed me to take advantage
of such great opportunities.

                                        21
ACCOUNTANCY
     If you have a head for numbers, an                      QUT offers up to 20 industry engagement       CAREER OUTCOMES
     interest in how businesses work and the                 events to accountancy students each           You could work in a range of industries,
     ambition to plot your own path in the                   year. These events are attended by all        anywhere in the world. Develop specialist
     business world then an accountancy                      major accounting firms as well as small       knowledge from a minor to work in
     degree could help you achieve your goals.               and medium enterprises. Events like the       forensic accountancy or use this degree
                                                             Big 4 and Mid-Tier Roadshow, as well          to work in positions such as:
     Accountants work all over the world
                                                             as the Boardroom Seminar Series, offer
     across a range of industries. All                                                                     •   business analyst
                                                             students the opportunity to network
     businesses require accountants, however                                                               •   business risk and governance
                                                             with accounting professionals and gain
     QUT’s accountancy students graduate                                                                       consultant
                                                             industry relevant knowledge.
     with strategic business knowledge                                                                     •   certified practising accountant
     and the analytical and communication
                                                                                                           •   chartered accountant
     skills that allow them to succeed in a                  ACCOUNTANCY MAJOR UNITS
                                                                                                           •   chief financial officer
     variety of business roles. Many chief                   •   Accounting systems and technologies
                                                                                                           •   investment manager
     executive officers, board directors and                 •   Audit and assurance
     entrepreneurs have accountancy degrees.                                                               •   wealth management consultant.
                                                             •   Company accounting
                                                             •   Financial accounting
     WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?                                 •   Financial accounting issues
                                                                                                           PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
     QUT’s accountancy major offers you                                                                    Graduates who complete the
                                                             •   Management accounting
     practical experiences and opportunities                                                               accountancy major and the professional
                                                             •   Taxation law
     to network with potential employers while                                                             accounting accreditation extension meet
                                                             •   Accountancy capstone
     you are still studying. Work placements                                                               the academic entry requirements for
     and industry events allow you to interact                                                             membership of CPA Australia, Chartered
     with professionals and form connections                 RECOMMENDED                                   Accountants Australia and New Zealand
     with future employers.                                  COMPLEMENTARY STUDY AREAS                     (CA ANZ), the Institute of Public
                                                                                                           Accountants (IPA), as well as enrolment
     Your final year assessments will                        Extension options                             in their respective professional programs.
     consolidate your knowledge to prepare                       Professional accounting accreditation
                                                             •
                                                                                                           Graduates are also eligible for exemptions
     you for the challenges you will face in                     (required for professional recognition)   in the qualifying program for membership
     your career. Assessment based on a                          Regulation and tax
                                                             •
                                                                                                           of the Association of Chartered Certified
     professional services model will test your
                                                                                                           Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered
     problem-solving skills by working on                    Accountancy minor options
                                                                                                           Institute of Management Accountants
     client-focused scenarios.                               •   Forensics
                                                                                                           (CIMA). Graduates who only complete
                                                             •   Superannuation and wealth                 the accountancy major will need to do
                                                                 management                                additional units after graduation to meet
              MENTORING BY                                   Other business minor options                  these professional accounting body
                                                                                                           requirements.
              PROFESSIONALS                                  •   Applied economics
     QUT has over 40 career mentors from                     •   Finance                                   Students who complete specified units
     the accounting industry who provide                     •   Management                                under the regulation and tax extension
     career guidance to students.                            •   Quantitative economics                    may also meet the academic entry
                                                                                                           requirements for registration as a tax
                                                                                                           agent with the Tax Practitioners Board.

22   For more details about this course including units, visit www.qut.edu.au/study
CAMPBELL MORRISON
Assurance was the right career path
for me because I wanted variety and
continual development. I travel to and
work from clients’ offices and meet and
work alongside their people. EY was the
right fit, primarily because of its people
and the development we receive.

QUT prepared me for my career with a
wealth of knowledge and experiences
provided by the teaching staff.

STUART L ANDSBERG
I worked at PwC as a trainee, starting
straight out from high school. QUT’s
real-world approach and flexibility
meant that study was an option for me
while working full time and I could apply
my learnings to my job straight away.
PwC was very supportive; I was actually
promoted several times while still
studying and when I graduated I was
already a manager at the firm.

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ECONOMICS
     Economists understand what drives the                                                                  RECOMMENDED
     distribution of resources throughout the
                                                                      LEARN HOW TO                          COMPLEMENTARY STUDY AREAS
     global economy. Their knowledge makes
     them key decision makers in business.
                                                                      CHANGE THE WORLD                      Second major and minor options
     Many Fortune 500 CEOs hold economics                    International study tours with a focus         •   Finance
     degrees. The discipline encompasses a                   on development economics will                  •   International business
     spectrum of knowledge from history and                  give you practical insight into global         •   Language
     political science to psychology and game                economic issues, so you can use your
                                                                                                            •   Management
     theory. Studying economics will prepare                 knowledge to be part of the solution.
                                                                                                            •   Marketing
     you to shape policy and strategy within a
     range of business roles across a variety                                                               Additional minor options
     of industries.                                          As well as having the opportunity to           •   Accountancy
                                                             undertake a work integrated learning
                                                                                                            •   Business regulations
                                                             unit, students can enrol in an international
     WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?                                 study tour in development economics,
     QUT provides you with opportunities to                  apply economic principles and models           CAREER OUTCOMES
     learn outside of the classroom. Early in                to develop solutions, and learn about          Economics provides you with a diverse
     the degree you will participate in practical            useful tools such as cost-benefit analysis,    range of career options. Graduate
     experiences that offer a real-world                     which is applied in economics and              positions include:
     context for understanding economic                      other disciplines to appraise the relative     •   business analyst
     theory. You will learn from industry                    desirability of competing alternatives.        •   business consultant
     professionals and develop the tools and
                                                                                                            •   private and public sector economist
     techniques you need to analyse business
     problems and find solutions.                            ECONOMICS MAJOR UNITS                          •   public sector manager.
                                                             •   Economics 2
     Students choose this degree because
                                                             •   Intermediate macroeconomics                PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
     of the range of study options available to
                                                             •   Intermediate microeconomics                You will meet the academic requirements
     them. You will study four core economics
     major units and then choose another four                •   Contemporary application of economic       for professional membership of the
     economics units to suit your interests                      theory (capstone unit)                     Economics Society of Australia.
     and career aspirations, whether they                    Plus any four of the following:
     entail higher studies in economics, or                  •   Economics for the real world
     employment in public or private sector                  •   Environmental economics and policy
     organisations. With your remaining
                                                             •   Financial markets
     electives you can choose to deepen your
                                                             •   International economics
     studies by taking further economics units,
     or broaden your knowledge across other                  •   Applied behavioural economics
     complementary areas.                                    •   Game theory and applications
                                                             •   Introduction to applied econometrics
                                                             •   Applied econometrics

         CL AIRE ATKINSON
         A career in economics was a
         natural fit for my passion for
         public and economic policy.
         I can see the difference good
         policy advice makes in shaping
         the lives of Australians through
         the work we do at Deloitte
         Access Economics. The mix of
         theoretical, technical and very
         practical skills I gained at QUT
         was the foundation for pursuing
         my passion.

24   For more details about this course including units, visit www.qut.edu.au/study
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