Following a program review, structural changes have been made to the Bachelor of Business Management/Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (BBusMan/LLB(Hons)) from 2021.

What does this mean for you?

As a current student, you have the option to continue to follow the current (pre-2021) BBusMan/LLB(Hons) program requirements, OR transfer to the 2021 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 – see further information below under ‘What you need to do’. 

 

 

2017-2018

2019-2020

From 2021

BBusMan component

  • 22 units (11 courses) of core courses from BBusMan Group 1. 

  • A BBusMan major is optional and comprises 12 units (6 courses), which must include LAWS5136

  • 16 units (8 courses) of core courses from BBusMan Part A

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

  • LAWS5136 is not compulsory

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

  • 4 units of BBusMan Part B/C electives are required

  • 14 units (7 courses) of core courses for the BBusMan 

  • A BBusMan 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

LLB(Hons) component

  • 40 units (20 courses) of core courses from LLB(Hons) Part A

  • 16 units (8 courses) of LAWS electives from Part B

  • 40 units (20 courses) of core courses from LLB(Hons) Part A

  • 16 units (8 courses) of LAWS electives from Part B

  • 36 units (18 courses) of core courses for the LLB(Hons)

  • A new Criminal Law course (LAWS2708) will replace the two currently offered Criminal Law courses (LAWS2700 and LAWS2701). This course will be taught for the first time in 2022

  • A new Trusts and Equity course (LAWS2709) will replace the two currently offered Trusts and Equity courses (LAWS2704 and LAWS2705). This course will be taught for the first time in 2022

  • 12 units (6 courses) of LAWS electives from Part B

      2 units of general electives are requires

 

Total 88 units required

Total 88 units required

Total 80 units required

In making a decision about which requirements to follow, you need to consider the courses you have already completed, the major you wish to complete for Business Management, 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:

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

  • New (or in the case of some majors additional) courses will be rolled out progressively over the coming years i.e. not all new/additional courses will be offered in 2021, some will not be offered until 2023. You will need to consider the availability of courses, including 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.

  • 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 some courses for these majors will not be offered until 2023. If you are intending to graduate before the end of 2023, you will not be able to complete these majors. 

  • LAWS2700 and LAWS2701 will be taught for the last time in 2021. If you have successfully completed LAWS2700 + LAWS2701 and you change to the 2021 requirements, you will receive 2 units credit towards the new LAWS2708. If you have not completed these courses or have only successfully completed one of them and change to the 2021 requirements, you will not receive any credit and you will be required to complete LAWS2708.

  • LAWS2704 and LAWS2705 will be taught for the last time in 2022. If you have successfully completed LAWS2704 + LAWS2705 and you change to the 2021 requirements, you will receive 2 units credit towards the new LAWS2709. If you have not completed these courses or have only successfully completed one of them and change to the 2021 requirements, you will not receive any credit and you will be required to complete LAWS2709.

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 program requirements to follow, we recommend you complete a progression check for each version of the program requirements.  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:

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).

Note - pre-2017 students are not permitted to change to the new requirements. 

If you are remaining in your current program and therefore following pre-2021 requirements, 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.