Following a program review, structural changes have been made to the Bachelor of Business Management/Bachelor of Commerce (BBusMan/BCom) from 2021.

What does this mean for you?

As a current student, you have the option to continue to follow the BBusMan/BCom program requirements in place the year you commenced your dual program, OR transfer to the new program and requirements to complete your study.

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 compare the requirements and course lists on Programs and Courses.  

Pre-2019

2019-2020

From 2021

32 units (16 courses) of core courses from BBusMan and BCom Group 1

24 units (12 courses) of core courses from BBusMan and BCom Part A

20 units (10 courses) of core courses from BBusMan and BCom

  • A major is optional for the BBusMan and BCom, with room for a total of 3 majors (1 for each component and another major from either component)

  • A major comprises 12 units (6 courses)

 

  • A major is compulsory for the BBusMan and BCom, with room for a total of 3 majors (1 for each component and another major from either component)

  • A major 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 for the BBusMan and BCom, with room for a total of 2 majors (1 for each component)

  • A major comprises 16 units (8 courses)

  • Three new majors have been introduced: Business Analytics (BCom), Innovation and Entrepreneurship (BBusMan) and Leadership and Management Science (BBusMan)

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

Up to 16 units (8 courses) of general electives may be taken (for students not completing a 3rd major)

4 units (2 courses) of general electives are included

12 units (6 courses) of general electives are included

Total 72 units required

Total 64 units required

Total 64 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 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 any of the new majors (Business Analytics, 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 the requirements from the year you commenced your program: Business Information Systems, Finance, Human Resources, and International Business.

  • You cannot follow different requirements for each component.  For example, you cannot follow the 2021 requirements for the BBusMan and the pre-2019 requirements for the BCom.  If you change to the 2021 program and requirements it will be for the dual program as a whole.

Advertising and Real Estate and Development majors

If you are completing either of these discontinued majors, you will need to remain under the program and requirements from the year you commenced your program.

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 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 understand the differences in requirements and courses that must be completed, 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 following requirements prior to 2019 and wish to change to the 2019 rules/course lists, you will need to submit a program change request via mySI-net and note in the comments that you wish to change to 2019 rules.

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.