A revised program structure for the Bachelor of Business Management (BBusMan) and associated dual programs will commence in 2021 as a result of a program review.

What does this mean for you?

As a current student, you have the option to continue to follow the current (pre-2021) BBusMan program requirements, OR transfer to the 2021 program and requirements to complete your study.

If you decide to change program, including to a BBusMan dual program, you will be required to follow the 2021 requirements.

Please read the information below carefully and consider the option that is best for you. If you decide you would like to change to the 2021 requirements, you will need to submit a program change request on mySI-net by 12 February 2021 (program change requests will open 4 December 2020).

The table below provides a basic summary of the changes. For a comprehensive comparison you need to review the requirements and course lists on Programs and Courses – see further information below under ‘What you need to do’.  

Pre-2019

2019-2020

From 2021

24 units (12 courses) of core courses from Group 1

18 units (9 courses) of core courses from Part A

16 units (8 courses) of core courses

A major is optional and comprises 12 units (6 courses)

  • A major is compulsory and comprises 12 units (6 courses)

  • The Real Estate and Development major has been discontinued from 2020 and is only available to students who commenced in 2019 or prior

  • A major is compulsory and comprises 16 units (8 courses)

  • Two new majors have been introduced: Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Leadership and Management Science

  • The Advertising major has been discontinued and cannot be completed under 2021 requirements

Up to 12 units (6 courses) of general electives may be taken for students in the single BBusMan program

2 units (1 course) from Part B/C and up to 16 units (8 courses) of general electives may be taken for students in the single BBusMan program

Up to 16 units (8 courses) of general electives may be taken for students in the single BBusMan program

Total 48 units required

Total 48 units required

Total 48 units required

In making a decision about which requirements to follow, you need to consider the courses you have already completed and are currently enrolled in, the major you wish to complete, as well as the courses you will be required to complete.  If you change to the 2021 program and requirements, course credit will only be given where it fits within the new requirements. 

Please note:

  • If you would like to change to the 2021 requirements to complete either of the new majors (Innovation and Entrepreneurship or Leadership and Management Science), you should note that courses for these majors will be rolled out in the coming years, with some courses not offered until 2023. If you are intending to graduate before the end of 2023, you will not be able to complete these majors. 
  • New/additional courses in other majors will be rolled out progressively over the coming years i.e. not all new/additional courses will be offered in 2021, some may not be offered until 2023. You will need to consider the availability of courses for your chosen major, noting that if you change to the 2021 requirements you must complete 16 units for a major.

  • Due to the limited availability of courses, if you are intending to graduate in 2021 with one of the following majors, you will need to remain under your current (pre-2021) requirements: Business Information Systems, Human Resources, International Business. 

Advertising and Real Estate and Development majors

If you are completing either of these discontinued majors, you will need to remain under your current (pre-2021) program and requirements.

If you are completing the Advertising major, you should note that courses for this major will be phased out starting from 2021. You are encouraged to prioritise completion of these courses and contact us for program planning advice. 

Please be reminded that the Real Estate and Development major was discontinued from 2020. If you commenced in 2019 or prior and are completing this major, you should note that courses for this major are being phased out. You are encouraged to prioritise completion of these courses and contact us for program planning advice.

What you need to do

To help you make a decision about which requirements to follow, we recommend you complete a progression check for each version of the rules.  When completing the check, please remember to refer to the program requirements and course list for the appropriate year on the Programs and Courses website:

To view the appropriate year on Programs and Courses, select the relevant year from the drop down box next to ‘show information for’ in the top right hand corner of the page and click ‘change’, then select your program from the list.

If you decide you would like to change to the 2021 requirements, you will need to submit a program change request on mySI-net by 12 February 2021 (program change requests will open 4 December 2020).

If you are remaining in your current program and therefore following requirements prior to 2021, please be aware there may be some changes to course offerings. Refer to our changes to courses page for further details.

Contact

Please rest assured we are committed to assisting you to progress through and successfully complete your program.

If you need further information or advice about these changes, please contact the BEL Student Experience Team at bel@uq.edu.au.

Why has UQ made these changes?

For a number of years now, UQ has been reimagining the learning experience it delivers for you, our students. We recognise that Universities must ensure they develop enterprising graduates with the knowledge, skills and networks to build meaningful and impactful careers that can be sustained and adapted over the course of a lifetime. With this in mind, the University embarked on an ambitious review of every course, major and degree program on offer at UQ to make sure that we were delivering the best possible outcomes for you as you embark on navigating your career.