What will I learn?

This double degree provides you with exposure to multiple skill areas and employment opportunities in the dynamic business, commerce or law industries. You will learn different approaches to ethical decision making, how to think creatively and analytically, and to communicate clearly and concisely in this professionally-oriented program.

The Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Laws combine theoretical knowledge with practical experience to help you become successful in whichever career pathway you choose.

Why study a double degree?

  • It takes far less time than doing the programs separately.
  • You save money.
  • You put yourself in a competitive position for promotion or career change.
  • You graduate with two testamurs (official certificates) for each of your degrees.

Practical experience to prepare you for the workplace

As part of the Bachelor of Laws, you will hone your skills in USQ’s Wonderley & Hall Moot Court and can take advantage of our Work Integrated Learning courses with professional experience in law practices and advocacy and support centres, making you a highly employable graduate.

Professional accreditation

The Bachelor of Laws has been accredited by the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board, Queensland, and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland as an approved academic qualification under the Supreme Court (Legal Practitioner Admission) Rules 2004 (Qld). This will partially satisfy the requirements to practise as a solicitor or barrister in Queensland, or as a legal practitioner elsewhere in Australia. Intending solicitors and barristers must also complete an approved practical legal training course in order to become admitted to practise law. Advice on practical legal training programs can be obtained through Ask USQ.

Accounting major graduates will meet the educational entrance requirements of CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). This provides Associate membership of CPA Australia, eligibility to study the CPA Australia professional exams and eligibility to study the CAANZ professional exams.

Successful completion of the Accounting major can qualify students for exemptions from the Fundamental level (9 papers) of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) exams.

The Accounting major is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the Association of International Accountants.

Accounting major students who complete a Finance minor will meet the educational entrance requirements of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia).

Finance major graduates will meet the educational entrance requirements to become a member of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia).

The Human Resource Management major is accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) and satisfies the educational requirements for professional membership of AHRI.

The Information Technology Management major is provisionally accredited at professional level by the Australian Computer Society and, through the Seoul Accord, is recognised in other countries.

Career outcomes

As a graduate with a double degree, your career opportunities are extensive and vary widely depending on your chosen majors. Careers can include private practice solicitor or barrister, corporate legal counsel, tax manager, forensic investigator, chartered accountant, business analyst, financial institutional lawyer, government sector employee at state or federal level or in-house positions with businesses or community organisations requiring specialist in-house legal skills.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts

CRICOS

092731C

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
A$27,880.00 (14,92,505) per year
Start date

15 November 2021

Venue

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

Toowoomba Campus,

487-535 West Street,

TOOWOOMBA,

Queensland,

4350, TOOWOOMBA, Australia

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
A$27,880.00 (14,92,505) per year
Start date

15 November 2021

Venue

USQ Springfield Campus

37 Sinnathamby Boulevard,

SPRINGFIELD CENTRAL,

Queensland,

4300, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed High School Diploma + SAT. SAT Composite Score 125. Applications are based on comparisons with Australian Year 12 level examinations. English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic only) score of 6.0 (or better) (no component lower than 5.5); TOEFL (paper based) score of 550 (or better) (with a minimum Test of Written English Score of TWE 4.5); TOEFL (electronic or computer based) score of 213 (or better) (with essay rating of at least 4.5); TOEFL (internet based) score of 80 (or better) (with 19 minimum in all bands); Pearson (PTE Academic) score of 50 (or better) (with no communicative score less than 50); Cambridge English: First (FCE)/ B2 First with a score of 169 or above. No less than 162 in each skill.

For international students

Applicant must have Australian year 12 level or equivalent.

Students from different country must have qualifications equivalent to Australia.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic only) - 6.5 (or better) (no component lower than 6.0); TOEFL (paper based) - 570 (or better) (with a minimum Test of Written English Score of TWE 5); TOEFL (electronic or computer based) - 230 (or better) (with essay rating of at least 5); TOEFL (internet based) - 90 (or better) (with 20 minimum in all bands); Pearson (PTE Academic) - 58 (or better) (with no communicative score less than 58); Cambridge English Scale Scores for FCE, CAE and CPE3 - Cambridge English: First (FCE) with a score of 176 or above. No less than 169 in each skill

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by this university

University of Southern Queensland (USQ) offers below pathways course for this subject

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Algonquin College
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