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Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Laws

Summary
Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Laws (BCLW)

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • Online

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)
  • Semester 3 (November)

Number of Units
  • 40 units

Duration
  • 5 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba

Not all majors are available at Springfield campus.
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Program Information Set

Double your diverse qualifications

This double degree provides you with exposure to multiple skill areas and employment opportunities in the dynamic business, commerce or law industries. You will learn different approaches to ethical decision making, how to think creatively and analytically, and to communicate clearly and concisely in this professionally-oriented program.
The Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Laws combines theoretical knowledge with practical experience to help you become successful in whichever career pathway you choose.

Why study a double degree?

  • It takes less time than doing the programs separately.
  • You save money.
  • You put yourself in a competitive position for promotion or career change.
  • You graduate with two testamurs (official certificates) for each of your degrees.

Practical experience to prepare you for the workplace

As part of the Bachelor of Laws, you will hone your skills in USQ’s Wonderley & Hall Moot Court and can take advantage of our Work Integrated Learning courses with professional experience in law practices and advocacy and support centres, making you a highly employable graduate.

Professional accreditation

The Bachelor of Laws has been accredited by the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board, Queensland, and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland as an approved academic qualification under the Supreme Court (Legal Practitioner Admission) Rules 2004 (Qld). This will partially satisfy the requirements to practise as a solicitor or barrister in Queensland, or as a legal practitioner elsewhere in Australia.  Intending solicitors and barristers must also complete an approved practical legal training course in order to become admitted to practise law. Advice on practical legal training programs can be obtained through Ask USQ.

Accounting major graduates will meet the educational entrance requirements of CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). This provides Associate membership of CPA Australia, eligibility to study the CPA Australia professional exams and eligibility to study the CAANZ professional exams.

Successful completion of the Accounting major can qualify students for exemptions from the Fundamental level (9 papers) of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) exams.

The Accounting major is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the Association of International Accountants

Accounting major students who complete a Finance minor will meet the educational entrance requirements of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia).

Finance major graduates will meet the educational entrance requirements to become a member of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia).

The Human Resource Management major is accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) and satisfies the educational requirements for professional membership of AHRI.

The Information Technology Management major is provisionally accredited at professional level by the Australian Computer Society and, through the Seoul Accord, is recognised in other countries.

As a graduate with a double degree, your career opportunities are extensive and vary widely depending on your chosen majors. Careers can include private practice solicitor or barrister, corporate legal counsel, tax manager, forensic investigator, chartered accountant, business analyst, financial institutional lawyer, government sector employee at state or federal level or in-house positions with businesses or community organisations requiring specialist in-house legal skills.
Courses to be studied Units
Business and Commerce core courses 7
1 x Business and Commerce major 8
1 x approved course 1
Law core courses 19
5 x approved courses 5
Total 40
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:

Study Mode Cost
Domestic full fee paying AUD 18310
Commonwealth supported AUD 10399

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2017 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

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OP/Rank
This is the 2017 OP / Rank for this program.
Bonus points may help you get into the program of your choice by increasing your OP/Rank. The bonus points don’t apply to all applicants or all programs. Please read the information on USQ’s Admissions Bonus Schemes carefully to find out what you may be eligible for.

Entry Requirements

  • Subject pre-requisite: English (4, SA) or equivalent
  • Assumed knowledge: Mathematics A (4 SA) or equivalent.

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Alternate pathways

A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.


How to apply

Apply with QTAC
If you're new to USQ
OR
Apply with USQ
If you're a current or previous USQ student (Not Head Start students)

Note: Semester 3 courses are only available on-campus at Springfield and via online study.

QTAC codes

Mode Codes
External 904455
Springfield 924451
Toowoomba 904451

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 26 February 2018.
  • Semester 2, 2018 - applications close Monday 2 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 16 July 2018. 

If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.

Credit for previous study or work experience

You may be eligible for credit if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

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