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Course information set

As the Mathematics component of this course is being implemented progressively over time, prospective students who intend to apply for credit for prior learning (advanced standing) should contact the Science and Engineering Faculty to seek advice on whether suitable units will be available for enrolment.

  • 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 and computational mathematics, decision science, statistical science.
QTAC course code419212
QUT course code IX30
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 4 years full-time
Start month 2018 February

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
  • QUT Business School
  • Science and Engineering Faculty
Course contact
CRICOS code 059601K
  • Account Executive
  • Accountant
  • Actuary
  • Banker
  • Banking and Finance Professional
  • Business Analyst
  • Certified Practicing Accountant
  • Corporate Secretary
  • Economist
  • Financial Advisor/Analyst
  • Financial Project Manager
  • Funds Manager
  • Government Officer
  • Investment Manager
  • Market Research Manager
  • Mathematician
  • Quantitative Analyst
  • Risk Manager
  • Statistician
  • Stockbroker


Why choose this course?

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. 

Career outcomes

Combining business and mathematics offers diverse and sustainable career opportunities. Your mathematics degree will prepare you for a career in finance, investment, information technology, environmental management, health, marketing, logistics, defence, media, education and research. 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. Graduates may find employment as accountants, advertising professionals, finance consultants, economists, human resource managers, international business specialists, managers, marketing officers, public relations officers or risk managers.


  • 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.
  • 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.

Professional recognition

Both degrees allow you to satisfy the requirements of membership of the relevant professional body for your chosen majors.

Other study options

Research pathways

Bachelor of Business (Honours) option

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

Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours) option

High-achieving students who wish to take further studies may enrol in MS10 Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours).


Download course structures and unit outlines for Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Mathematics

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.

Business component:

  • eight Business School core units (96 credit points) including MGB227 (see below)*
  • eight major core units (96 credit points)

*Please note that BSB123 Data Analysis (one of the Business School core units) is not required as the content of MXB107 covers similar topics. MGB227 Entrepreneurship replaces BSB123.

*Accounting major students complete six business core units and 10 accountancy major units to allow them to complete professional requirements.

Mathematics component:

  • six core units (72 credit points), which are further divided into four mathematics core units (48 credit points), and two core option units (24 credit points) selected from an approved list
  • 10 major core units (120 credit points)
Mathematics core units

These units give you the grounding in mathematical theory and practice upon which your major units will build, and also provide an introductory taste of each of the three majors: applied and computational mathematics; decision science; and statistical science.

Core option units

You may choose from a wide variety of introductory units from other disciplines offered at QUT, or you may choose additional mathematics units.  The additional mathematics units include a unit specially designed to assist students without a background of successful study in Mathematics C at high school; an alternative unit aimed at high achieving students that explores some interesting and unusual aspects of mathematics in some detail; and a unit introducing the field of computational and simulation science which combines mathematics, science and computing to simulate real-world problems.

Entry requirements

Guide to entry thresholds

OP 7

Rank 86

Course information set

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • Maths B
  • English

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

More about assumed knowledge

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.

Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually.

2018: CSP $10,200 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You may 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.

Find out 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:

View all undergraduate scholarships

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:

  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for - you can apply for up to 6.
  2. Checked important dates.
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements.
  4. 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.

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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.


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