Business School a university for the real world

Practical learning

As a QUT Business School student you can take part in structured activities to develop your professional skills.

Getting involved in extracurricular programs and associations is a great way to take your learning beyond lectures and tutorials.

Skills development

Business Advantage is our award-winning, free program, which is available to all business students. It:

  • helps you develop additional personal and professional skills, which will further enhance your workplace competitiveness
  • provides opportunities to network with other students and industry professionals.

What you receive

The program features:

  • your choice of 2-3 week modules each semester focused on specific social and professional skills
  • guest presentations from inspiring industry, community and university leaders
  • interaction, discussion, cooperation and debate with other students
  • a certificate of completion for your resume or ePortfolio.

Getting involved

You can choose the modules that interest you and attend the program at any stage during your degree.

All modules are held at our Gardens Point campus. Activities are usually scheduled outside peak study times, with some modules held on weekends.

Module topics may vary each semester, but offer a broad range of professional skills development in areas such as:

  • executive thinking
  • networking
  • cultural intelligence
  • business etiquette
  • employment preparation
  • design thinking
  • entrepreneurship
  • leadership
  • influence
  • public speaking
  • teamwork.

Community entrepreneurship

Enactus is the world's largest university-based free-enterprise organisation. It connects student, academic and business leaders through entrepreneurial-based projects, which empower people to transform opportunities into real, sustainable progress for themselves and their communities.

The Enactus National Conference and Championships provides an opportunity for teams to present the outcomes of their projects to a team of judges from the Australian business community. Our student team, Enactus QUT, has been a competition finalist in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

If you're interested in entrepreneurship and enacting social change, Enactus is your opportunity to develop your business, leadership and communication skills.

Student associations

Getting involved in student organisations is another great way to sharpen your business skills, gain experience and make contacts.

Each of our schools has its own student association, offering free networking events, internship opportunities, seminars and workshops.