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Associate Degree in Business
The University of Queensland - St Lucia

Course outline

If you want to study Business at UQ, but don’t have a traditional educational background or are from a culturally or linguistically diverse background, then UQ College’s 16-month program is your first step. You’ll build your mathematics and writing skills and gain a foundation in management, accounting, marketing, law and finance. If you achieve a grade point average of 4 (out of 7) during the program, you can apply for the Bachelor of Business Management with 24 units (three semesters) of credit. For more information, visit Associate Degree in Business at UQ.


This is an intensive program offered on a three-trimester-per-year structure.

Admissions Criteria

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Applicant must have completed Year 12 or equivalent

Recommended study
English; General Mathematics
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Career opportunities

Graduates possess core knowledge and skills that are valued for entry-level roles in business. However, most graduates choose to continue their studies at UQ and enrol in the Bachelor of Business Management, which can lead to career opportunities in public, private and non-profit sectors.

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Start Date
Sep 2020
Jan 2021
Offer rounds
CSP/$14,190 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Associate Degree
Study Area
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

11/3 years Full time or 22/3 years Part time

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