Bachelor of Advanced Business (Honours)

In business, everyone’s looking for an edge.

From 2018, The University of Queensland Business School will offer a Bachelor of Advanced Business (Honours).

This elite program will support you to become a critical and reflective thinker, capable of identifying, analysing and developing solutions for the complex challenges facing businesses in the 21st century.

Our four-year honours program will be limited to a small, highly motivated and high-achieving cohort aspiring for leadership roles in business, the community or academia.

The courses in this program are designed to make you stand out to employers and are run by internationally respected industry experts and academics. Our unique capstone course in leadership and ethics will provide an opportunity for you to apply your knowledge and skills on real business cases.

Find out more or apply today!


Applicants for the Bachelor of Advanced Business (Honours) program must have Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) English, and Mathematics B or C, or a combination of both; or the equivalent for international students.

*OP rankings for the program are not yet available. 

Domestic students

Domestic students include Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents (holders of all categories of permanent resident visas, including humanitarian visas), and New Zealand citizens.


International students

International students include temporary residents (visa status) of Australia, permanent residents (visa status) of New Zealand or a resident or citizen of any other country.


Year 12 students

If you are an international student currently studying Year 12 in Australia or the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) in New Zealand, you must apply online via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).


The Bachelor of Advanced Business (Honours) program can be tailored to help you achieve your career goals. You can choose up to three majors from:

  • Accounting
  • Business information systems
  • Finance
  • Human resources
  • International business
  • Marketing
  • Business analytics (exclusive major to the Bachelor of Advanced Business program)
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation (exclusive major to the Bachelor of Advanced Business program) 


The research pathway is offered via a thesis for those students who may wish to enter into a Higher Degree by Research.


The Bachelor of Advanced Business (Honours) takes four years of full-time study to complete. 

Students have the option to study full-time, or part-time equivalent. 


The standard full-time load for a program is 8 units per semester (this usually means 4 courses worth 2 units each per semester). Full-time study is defined as 75% or more of the standard full-time load for a program (i.e. at least 6 units per semester, or 3-4 courses, for most programs).

International students must be enrolled in 8 units per semester.

It is estimated that for each course a student would have approximately 3-5 contact hours in lectures and tutorials, and would also need to do additional hours of study.


Australian students can study part-time (usually 1 to 2 courses per semester). In some cases, classes are scheduled multiple times per week and students can choose either day or evening classes. This does not occur in all programs. If you intend to study solely in the evenings, please check the availability and timing of classes.


When you graduate you will possess a globally-recognised Honours degree which will help you stand out in a competitive job market. Within this program you will also have the opportunity to take part in an industry placement course at a leading organisation in Australia. Alternatively, this program can be used as a stepping stone to further research, whether in industry or academia.

As a graduate you can expect careers in companies, agencies and organisations across the private and public sectors, both in Australia and internationally. Specific roles largely depend on your majors, but the Bachelor of Advanced Business (Honours) provides significant flexibility depending on your career goals.


Support services

UQ Business School offers a wide range of advice and support for future and current students.

Domestic student enquiries

To find out more about applications or programs for Australian (domestic) students, call +61 7 3365 2203 (open 8:30am to 4:30 pm from Monday to Friday except university and public holidays).

You can also visit the admissions site or use the online enquiry form.

International student enquiries

For further enquiries about applications or programs, international students can call +61 3 8676 7004 from outside Australia or 1800 671 980 from inside Australia (free call).

Find out more on the international contact page or use the online enquiry form.

Find details of international educational representatives

Financial assistance

Find out more about fees, charges and financial assistance

Find details of undergraduate scholarships for future students and for current students

Student centres

Student centres are located on each campus including St Lucia and provide a one-stop shop for student administration enquiries – including enrolment, timetables, fees, graduation, academic transcripts and ID cards – and general enquiries.

Call +61 7 3365 2600 from 8.30am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday or visit the student centre page.

Student support

Follow the links below to access further information and support: