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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 code 419212
QUT course code IX30
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 4 years full-time
Start month 2017 February
Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
  • QUT Business School
  • Science and Engineering Faculty
Course contact Enquire
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 MGB223 (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. MGB223 Entrepreneurship and Innovation 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

Minimum academic requirements

Previous study outside Australia

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

Don't meet the academic requirements? We can help!

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

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

Subject prerequisites

  • Maths B

You must have achieved this study at a level comparable to Australian Year 12 or in recognised post-secondary studies.

Did you complete secondary school in Australia?

Guide to entry cut-offs

These cut-offs are based on the previous application period. The actual cut-offs may be higher or lower.

OP 6
Rank 89
Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you completed secondary school in Australia and received an OP 1-5 or equivalent, and you meet the course prerequisites, you are guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.

Minimum English language requirements

We accept English language proficiency scores from a variety of tests. If you completed a test that was not IELTS, check which English language test scores we accept.

You must have taken your test no more than 2 years before your QUT course starts.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
Speaking 6.0
Writing 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall 6.5

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

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

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

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

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre.

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.

2017: $28000 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

2016: $13,400 per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Scholarships and financial support

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

These scholarships are available for this course:

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How to apply for Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Mathematics

You're ready to apply if you have:

  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for. You can apply for up to 3
  2. Checked important dates
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements
  4. Checked costs and scholarships
  5. Checked if you're eligible for credit for prior learning
  6. Gathered supporting documents

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

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