Information for new postgraduate students

Welcome to the Business School!

Everything you need to know about becoming a Business School student.

Starting at UQ

First things first, it's time to plan, enrol and prepare for your first semester at UQ.

Getting Started at UQ


Postgraduate Skills Workshops 

The University of Queensland Business School provides you with valuable workshops designed to further develop your presentation and writing skills. These workshops are held at the beginning of each semester for new students.

Skills Workshops

Our presentation skills workshop is compulsory for new postgraduate students and will equip you with the confidence you need for public speaking, presenting in groups and engagement situations.

Our writing skills workshop will provide you with the skills you need to enhance your academic essays, reports and reflective writing techniques throughout your studies.

Semester 1 2019 workshops will be held on Saturday 9 March.

More information and registration


Postgraduate Welcome Session 

Held at the beginning of each semester, our Postgraduate Welcome Session provides our students with all the information needed to get started at the Business School. 

The session is designed to help you find out how to enrol in courses, learn what to expect as a student, and hear about our the BEL Student Employability Team (SET).

The Semester 1 2019 welcome was held on Monday 18 February.

Postgraduate Welcome slides

To assist our new and continuing students, we will be hosting drop in sessions from 10am – 2pm, Monday to Friday from 19 February through to 8 March. These will be held at the BEL Student Centre, located on level 2 Colin Clark Building (#39)


Study Plans

Those with a plan succeed! These study plans have been designed for you to ensure you complete the correct courses for your degree. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding your study plans. Looking for the Undergraduate plans? You can find them here.

Graduate Certificate in Business (GCBus)
Master of Business (1.5 years program) (MBus#24)
Master of Business (2 years program) (MBus#32)

Graduate Certificate in Commerce (GCCom)
Master of Commerce (1.5 years program) (MCom#24)
Master of Commerce (2 years program) (MCom#32)

Master of International Commercial Law/Master of Commerce

Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GCEI)
Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (MEI)

Graduate Certificate in Tourism, Hotel and Event Management (GCTHEM)
Master of Tourism, Hotel and Event Management (1.5 years program) (MTHEM#24)
Master of Tourism, Hotel and Event Management (2 years program) (MTHEM#32)

Master of Tourism Leadership (MTLead)


Postgraduate Study Guide

Download the 2019 Study Guide.


Important Dates 

Please make yourself aware of and follow important dates setout by The University of Queensland and UQ Business School. 

Important dates for students 


Postgraduate Networking Events

Our Postgraduate Networking Events are open to all incoming postgraduate students of the Business School and will give you the opportunity to meet and connect with fellow students, first year lecturers and dedicated student liaison officers. 

The Postgraduate Networking Events were held on Wednesday 6 & Thursday 7 March 2019.


Business Global MatesBusiness Global Mates

Business Global Mates is an exciting opportunity for our new international students to experience Australian culture and meet new friends. The interactive program offers peer-based mentoring through social activities and regular catch-ups.

Find out more information or enrol in Business Global Mates


UQ Employability Award

Enhance your degree, make a difference, and hit the ground running! The UQ Employability Award program encourages you to further develop your skills beyond the classroom. Gain access to a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities across many different disciplines, both on and off campus. Activities range from work experience, volunteering, exclusive networking events and even global experiences. 

Find out more about the UQ Employability Award



mySI-net is your student information management system, used to enrol in courses, view class timetables, sign-in to classes, withdraw from courses, change programs and a range of other tasks. 

View the mySI-net demonstration video


UQ Library Training Sessions

The UQ Library runs training sessions covering:

Find out more about UQ Library 


Student Services 

UQ Student Services offers a range of services relating to student support, accommodation, learning, wellbeing, and respect. 

Visit the Student Services website 

UQ Student Services also offers a range of mindfulness programs and counselling services to help improve your confidence and overall wellbeing. These programs include art-based therapy, mindfulness yoga, and self-help resources. 

Vist the UQ Wellbeing website


English Language Training for International Students

UQ Institute of Continuing & TESOL Education offer regular English for Academic Communication (EAC) Programs. These are offered each UQ semester at no additional cost to all postgraduate students from non-English speaking backgrounds. 

Register your attendance for EAC programs


Free Online Courses

Support your study and career with a range of free online learning courses offered by UQ in partnership with UQx and edx. We encourage all students to complete these courses to supplement their learning experience and employability.

UQ also offers a range of free online courses, they can be found here


Academic Integrity and Plagiarism 

It is the University's task to encourage ethical scholarship and to inform students and staff about the institutional standards of academic behaviour expected of them in learning, teaching and research. Students have a responsibility to maintain the highest standards of academic integrity in their work. Students must not cheat in examinations or other forms of assessment and must ensure that they do not plagiarise.
To assist in your academic success at UQ, you will be required to complete the compulsory Academic Integrity Online Tutorial, which explains expectations in relation to academic integrity, and to ensure that you do not engage in practices that involve plagiarism and academic misconduct.

The tutorial is available online and a link to the tutorial website will be displayed when you log into mySI-net.


UQ Policy on plagiarism

You are encouraged to read the UQ Academic integrity and plagiarism policy which makes a comprehensive statement about the University's approach to plagiarism, the consequences and the principles associated with preventing plagiarism.

For further information on plagiarism, academic integrity and misconduct, please see the support services available to you.


Resources and Support Services 

There are a number of support services available we encourage students to use.

Internal Support Services:

Academic Administration Advisors – UQ Business School has a dedicated team of Postgraduate Student Liaison Officers to assist you in planning your postgraduate studies.  Each Student Liaison officer advises a set cohort of students (by student surname) across all Masters programs, and will be able to assist with: enrolment plans; applications for credit/exemptions; graduation eligibility; student exchange programs; learning agreements; and any other enrolment issues.

To make an appointment with your Postgraduate Student Liaison Officer, please contact UQ Business School on: (07) 3346-8100 or email your enquiry to

Before meeting your Postgraduate Student Liaison Officer, it is expected that you have read your program and plan information.

UQ Student Services which includes:

New2UQ – Information for domestic and international students to get started and make connections

Business, Economics and Law (BEL) Faculty Student Employability Team – Our team dedicated to assisting students to increase their employability, access opportunities, and manage their careers.

Living in Australia- UQ offers workshops and information for new international students studying in Australia that covers health and safety, budgeting, work and things to do in Brisbane. 

UQ Advantage Office – For information on Student Life and Leadership; Careers; Global Study; Financial Support; and other Practical Experiences available to students

Virtual Tours - St Lucia Campus

Interactive Online Workshops

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander support services - Student Services assist and support Indigenous students with personal support and counselling, professional development work experience and career opportunities, learning support and tutoring, scholarships and financial assistance, accommodation, enrolment, and program and course selection.

External Support Services:

There are a range of resources available to you to help improve your mental health, personal relationships and overall wellbeing. 

ReachOut – is Australia’s leading online youth mental health service

Beyond Blue – Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health

Open Minds – Open Minds works with people to enhance mental health and wellbeing

Mental Health Association (Queensland) – Mental Health Association QLD raises awareness, encourages acceptance and advocates for action on mental health for all Australians

Lifeline – Lifeline provides all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services

Happiness Institute – This blog applies the principles of positive psychology, and tips on how to get and stay happy!

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