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Overview

  • Gain an understanding of human behaviour and learn how to apply this to organisational settings.
  • Complete 2 separate degrees in 4 years full-time.
  • Major in accountancy, advertising, economics, finance, human resource management, international business, management, marketing, or public relations.
  • Take the first step towards a career as a registered psychologist.
QTAC course code409532
QUT course code IX51
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 4 years full-time
Start month 2014 February
Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
  • Gardens Point
Faculty
  • QUT Business School
  • Faculty of Health
Course contact Enquire
CRICOS code060816G
Careers
  • Account Executive
  • Accountant
  • Advertising Professional
  • Banking and Finance Professional
  • Economist
  • Financial Advisor/Analyst
  • Government Officer
  • Human Resource Manager
  • International Business Specialist
  • Manager
  • Market Research Manager
  • Marketing Officer/Manager
  • Psychologist
  • Public Relations Officer/Consultant
  • Public Servant

Details

Career outcomes

This double degree will prepare you to understand both the business and psychological forces that impact on organisations. You will graduate with a solid understanding of human behaviour and how to apply this to organisational settings. You will also gain research and business skills that you can apply across a range of organisational and industrial situations.

If you are aiming for a managerial career in business, you will develop the broader range of skills necessary to face the increasingly high demands of training and change management.

You can choose to work in various careers in industry and the corporate world such as human resources, finance, marketing and accounting. Graduates also develop high-level communication and social skills suitable for a career in counselling, management, training and development. Graduates work in a diverse range of interesting careers, taking on positions such as:

  • organisational change manager
  • business adviser
  • human resources manager.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council. To pursue a career in a professional area of psychology, you will need to undertake further study to gain registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.

Depending on your choice of business major, you may also be eligible for membership of a number of business professional bodies.

Research pathways

Bachelor of Business (Honours) option

High-achieving students who wish to take further studies may enrol in BS63 Bachelor of Business (Honours).

Course requirements

There is important information you should take into consideration if you are interested in this course. There may be mandatory requirements, extra costs or recommended steps you should take in order to study in this area.

Additional course requirements

Units

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Course Design

Students are required to complete 384 credit points comprised of 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) program and 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Business.

The course structure for the Bachelor of Behavioural Science component of the double degree comprises the main APAC-accredited psychology core programme of 12 units as well as 4 psychology electives. The psychology core allows the student to complete a 3-year APAC-accredited psychology sequence across 4 years of study. On completion of the double degree program, a student then has the option to apply for entry to a Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Honours Psychology) or the Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology, in order to gain provisional registration as a psychologist.

The Business major can be selected from all majors offered within the BS05 Bachelor of Business. The Bachelor of Business component consists of eight core units*; and an additional eight discipline specific units from within the chosen major, offered at Gardens Point. Students choosing the Management or Marketing majors may undertake units at the Caboolture campus.

* Please note that the Business School Core Unit BSB123 Data Analysis is not required as the Psychology content covers similar topics. MGB223 Entrepreneurship and Innovation replaces this unit.

Bachelor of Business (Honours) Year Option

For high-achieving double degree students who wish to take further studies may enrol in BS63 Bachelor of Business (Honours).

Entry requirements

Minimum academic requirements

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We offer pathway courses to help you meet the academic requirements for this course.

When you apply for this course, we'll recommend which pathway course you should enrol in.

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Guide to entry cut-offs

OP 8

Rank 84


Subject pre-requisites

  • English

You must have achieved this study at a level comparable to Australian Year 12 or in recognised post-secondary studies. Accountancy, Finance, Economics and Marketing majors also requires 4 SA in Maths A, B or C.

Minimum English language requirements

Students must meet the English proficiency requirements.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
speaking6.0
writing6.0
reading6.0
listening6.0
overall6.5

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We offer courses to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we'll recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

You can complete an IELTS test at our Kelvin Grove campus.

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Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. All fees are based on current fixed fee prices. We review fees annually.

2014: $12,200 per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Scholarships and financial support

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  5. Checked if you're eligible for credit for prior learning
  6. Gathered supporting documents

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