QUT’s Bachelor of Business programme offers students a traditional foundation in business introductory concepts like Accounting, Economics, and Management in the first year. From the second year, you start taking subjects in your major, which comes from a large selection (I believe about 8?). A third year is dedicated to either undertaking a second major or elective studies.
This course was very useful to form a basic foundation for my future careers in Business. Although your flexibility is somewhat diminished when you take on a second major or do a double degree, the major-level subjects are interesting and diverse enough to continue to be a positive part of going to university. The staff within the programme are all business professionals, and the large majority were good teachers and helpful with students. A disadvantage of the programme would be the number of students, meaning some tutorials (even with the class being divided) suffer from a lack of personalisation. Recently, QUT has tried to offset this with the availability of more materials via Blackboard, but it is not the same as direct discussion.
The assessment is often real-world directed and fairly engaging, though sometimes it appears markers have a very fixed idea of what the answer to content could be. While creativity is rewarded with praise in class, this is less obvious when you receive your marks. That said, I remember many pieces that were highly challenging and provided me skills I know use very often in my career.
Overall this programme is very rewarding, particularly for students who take a large degree of agency and effort in their learning.
My advice to future students - Make the most of both your in-class studies and extracurriculars on campus, like the clubs and societies
Overall: I'd recommend this course to a friend. Also, I find the Uni provides a solid level of support so students should expect to be heard.
Positives only - I love learning about all aspects about business
My advice to future students is: Plan and work together
I'm doing the Dean's Honours program.
The positives are that the scholarship is great, and the opportunities provided throughout the course are second to none. The course itself prepares a high-achieving business student for success in the business world through the honours portion of the course. So far, I have noticed no major negatives of the course - however, this could change in the next year or so.
My advice to future students is: Definitely apply for the course if it is possible to do so. Definitely a great opportunity and will change your life forever.
Positives are that the teaching staff are good, the content is interesting and relevant. Negatives are that you have to do some core subjects you might not want to.
My advice to future students is: Make sure you prepare and do what the teachers tell you. Make sure you understand what you are learning and ask questions if you don't understand. And enjoy it!
Good theory, but delivery needs to be improved
My advice to future students is: only do it if you have an actual interest
I did a major in accounting.
This course was great. I learned a lot and it helped me secure a position even before I graduated. However, you really need to love accounting to be successful in this course.
My advice to future students is: You really need to have a passion for accounting or else you're going to hate this course. Don't think that because it'll 'make good money' that it'll make a good course for you.
Actually get to interact with a lot of classmates and work out assignments together, which allows me to make lots of friends
Like all uni courses there are a lot of times you suffer from not having enough time to complete assessments or preparation for exams
My advice to future students is: Always plan in advance otherwise you’ll get caught up
I majored in Accounting
1- the uni focus on more practical aspects
2, help is available for students, and units are designed in very practical manner, they have tried make it more realistic.
Negative Aspect would be - there is no practical real life placement available in the unit
My advice to future students is: I would advise them that the course is good to study, teachers are very good. You will be able to get experience in MYOB (Accounting Software) engage in extra curricular activities out of uni that will help you in networking.
I majored in HRM
Positives: Great teachers. Excellent facilities.
My advice to future students is: To gain some experience as a volunteer, if you can. If you know where you want to work ie: Starbucks, learn what you can about the business and understand how you will apply it. This can be hard if you don’t know what field you want to work in but it definitely helps!
I majored in Eco and Finance
Positives: its interesting, it provides understanding of neo classical economics theories while grounding them with modern day example
Negatives: its hard and the assessment is self taught mostly
My advice to future students is: unless you are interested and willing to work hard dont do this course, their are much easier business majors which are equally employable. Management and marketing provide a wide range of topics
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