The business school at the University of Queensland is independently ranked as one of the top business schools in Australia and among the leading institutions worldwide. Based in Brisbane, UQ Business School brings together more than 130 subject experts with more than 8,000 students, and offers a wide range of degree programs and executive education.
UQ Business School was the first business school in Australia to gain accreditation from AACSB International and EQUIS – the most prestigious standards an institution can attain. UQ's MBA program is ranked number one in Australia by AFR BOSS Magazine and number one in Asia Pacific by The Economist. The school is classed as above world standard in all our fields of research in the Australian government's ERA assessment. The business school has a strong track record for winning highly competitive Australian Research Council grants and our research is regularly cited in the world's top-tier journals.
University of Queensland Business School teaching staff are considered among the best in Australia. Four UQ Business School academics have been awarded Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning. UQ's research and consulting activities ensure that teaching is at the forefront of academic knowledge while staying attuned to industry requirements.
Accounting is the way in which we assess the financial position and performance of a business and record transactions. Accountants are required in organisations of all types, in the private, public and voluntary sectors, and accountancy qualifications also provide a sound basis for a general business career.
Business & Management
Good management allows a business to achieve its goals by making best use of its resources. Managers need strategic skills to determine the long-term direction of the business and also leadership skills to inspire and motivate their people.
UQ's social entrepreneurship programs will give you an in-depth understanding of this powerful new business model and the chance to gain experience working in social enterprises. Students from UQ's entrepreneurship programs can go on to build their own business or social enterprise, work as consultants or in management roles focused on creating sustainable business ventures.
UQ Business School is the only school in Australia to offer tourism programs with the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) accreditation and offers exceptional engagement opportunities for students. Graduates enjoy careers as event managers, consultants, conference and convention centre managers and in various roles within the tourism sector.
The school's programs cover all the different aspects of modern finance—from financial management and corporate finance to investment and portfolio management, banking and the credit markets. Graduates enjoy careers in finance, banking, stockbroking, management consulting, corporate financial management and government agencies.
HR professionals enjoy careers as consultants and managers in public and private sectors, in recruitment and candidate selection, industrial relations, employer associations, negotiation and advocacy, and occupational health and safety.
UQ Business School is one of the leading institutions for the study of business information systems in Australia and is accredited by the Australian Computer Society. Students can choose from a wide range of career options including business analyst or business intelligence analyst, systems or process analyst, IT project manager, management consultant, or IT security consultant.
UQ's programs are designed for those seeking a career in international business or to help existing managers improve business performance. Graduates enjoy careers as consultants and managers in private businesses with international operations and trading networks, state and federal government agencies, and trade or industry associations.
Drawing on western and non-western wisdom theory, students learn the timeless principles of leadership, while the use of self-assessments, practical tasks and reflection helps them to develop the qualities required for leadership roles from middle management to CEO. UQ's programs help students to advance their careers, achieve promotion or, in some cases, to become self-employed entrepreneurs.
Marketing & Advertising
UQ Business School has more than 40 years' experience of providing marketing education and offers a comprehensive range of programs including its renowned MBA, which is ranked number one in Asia Pacific. Career opportunities also exist in marketing and advertising agencies, in the marketing departments of businesses, government and not-for-profit organisations, in sales and retail, media planning and buying and market research.
Sustainability will be high on the agenda for future business leaders. They will face challenges such as how to respond to the threat of climate change, and create social and environmental value. UQ Business School is at the forefront of global research in this field and offers students the chance to participate in real-life sustainability projects.
Tourism & Hospitality
As tourism and hospitality have become increasingly knowledge based, higher learning has become more important in opening career doors. UQ's programs prepare students for a wide range of careers and help existing managers to improve their skills—from destination marketing and visitor attractions to operations management for hotels, restaurants, catering and leisure facilities. Other career options include hotel consultancies, casinos, cruise ships, airlines and retail travel.
OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Shannon Tilston