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- Prepares you to undertake sophisticated economic and financial modelling that is crucial to the business world.
- Complete 2 separate degrees in 4 years full-time.
- Study a business major in accountancy, advertising, economics, finance, human resource management, international business, management, marketing, or public relations.
- Specialise in applied mathematics, discrete mathematics, financial mathematics, mathematical modelling, operations research, scientific computation and visualisation, and statistics.
|QTAC course code||419212|
|QUT course code||IX37|
|Course duration||4 years full-time|
|Start month||2013 & 2014 February|
|Deferment||You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.|
Student Business Services (SBS) Admissions:
Accountancy, economics or finance are ideal business majors to accompany your mathematics degree, as you will learn how to undertake the sophisticated economic and financial modelling that is integral to business and government decision making. Your mathematics degree will prepare you for a career in finance, investment, information technology, environmental management, health, marketing, logistics, defence, media, education and research. Graduates are highly valued for their analytical and problem-solving skills. Development of skills in communication, problem solving, critical thinking and teamwork form an integral part of the course. In the business component of this double degree, you will gain broad-based business knowledge and skills that will prepare you for any business role, along with the specialist skills and knowledge in your choice of business major.
Combining business and mathematics offers diverse and sustainable career opportunities.
- An economics major may be useful to chart a career in actuarial areas of insurance and superannuation, although further study is required in order to qualify as an actuary.
- A key role of accountants is analysing and interpreting financial data to provide business advice to clients, and the quantitative skills in the mathematics degree enhance this process. Advanced statistical analysis skills may assist marketing professionals while knowledge of logistics can assist managers in a wide range of industries. Graduates may find employment as accountants, advertising professionals, finance consultants, economists, human resource managers, international business specialists, managers, marketing officers or public relations officers.
- The financial sector employs qualitative analysts to optimise returns in both the short-term and long-term, trading and pricing derivatives, to analyse quantitative risk, and work in investment strategy.
Both degrees allow you to satisfy the requirements of membership of the relevant professional body for your chosen majors.
Students are required to complete 384 credit points comprised of 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Mathematics program and 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Business program.
Commencing students from 2009 onwards
- 8 Business School Core units (96 credit points) including MGB223 (see below)*
- 8 Major Core units (96 credit points)
2007-2008 commencing students
- 7 Business School Core units (84 credit points)*
- 9 Major Core units (108 credit points)
*Please note that BSB123 Data Analysis (one of the Business School Core Units) is not required as the content of MAB313 Mathematics of Finance covers similar topics. MGB223 Entrepreneurship and Innovation replaces BSB123.
*Accounting major students complete 6 Business Core Units and 10 Accountancy major units to allow them to complete professional requirements.
* Please note that EFB101 Data Analysis for Business which is normally undertaken in the Majors of Accountancy, Banking & Finance and Economics, is not required as the content will be covered in the statistics units from the mathematics component of the program.
All course structures
Guide to entry cut-offs
Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:
- Maths B
We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (English (4, SA) and Maths B (4, SA)). Accountancy, Finance, Economics and Marketing majors also require 4 SA in Maths A, B or C.
Did you get an OP 1-5?
If you receive an OP 1-5 or equivalent, you're guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.
Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. All fees are based on current fixed fee prices. We review fees annually.
You should consider applying for an industry-sponsored mathematics bursary or a business scholarship to help you financially throughout your studies. For further information visit Scholarships.
2014: CSP $4,800 per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)
2013: CSP $4600 (indicative) per Semester (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)
Student Services and Amenities Fee
You'll need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.
HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees
You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.
Scholarships and financial support
You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.
These scholarships are available for this course:
You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments
How to apply for Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Mathematics
You apply through QTAC for all our undergraduate courses.
Are you ready to submit your application?
You're ready if you've:
- Found all the courses you want to apply for - you can apply for up to 6.
- Checked important dates.
- Checked you meet the entry requirements.
- Checked your course costs and if you're eligible for financial support.
All done? Then you're ready to apply.
Important: Make a note of the QTAC code for this course (419212) because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.
After you've submitted your application to QTAC
If you've studied before or if you have at least two years' work experience, you may want to apply for credit for prior learning.