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Take your first steps into the fast-paced world of business or upskill for your next role. JCU Business & Commerce empowers you with the knowledge, skills and industry connections to excel in any business environment.

Offering a broad range of on-campus and online undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, JCU Business & Commerce supports graduates to be forward-thinking, industry-ready leaders, who succeed in enterprise both at a local and global level.

Excel through strong ties to local businesses, supportive academics, flexible study options and Government-funded study options. Be ready today for tomorrow.

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  • Industry experience

    Benefit from internships, business mentors and real-world industry experience.

  • Finish sooner

    Complete your studies sooner with credit for previous tertiary study.

  • Set for success

    Develop innovative thinking, ensuring your success in the modern business world.

Undergraduate options

Bachelor of Business

Gain the skills to become an effective leader in business and learn how decisions you make contribute directly to an organisation’s success. With a strong focus on real-world skills this course will enable you to transition seamlessly into the workforce or confidently start your own company.

Fast facts

Location: Online, Cairns, Townsville, Brisbane
Starts: January, May, September
Entry requirements:** ATAR: 59

Recommended knowledge: English (Units 3/4,C), Mathematical Methods (Units 3/4,C)

**This web page is intended as a general guide for domestic students commencing 2024 or later. Prospective domestic students and all international applicants should contact the University to confirm admission requirements and the availability of courses. Information is correct at the time of publishing. James Cook University reserves the right to alter any course or admission requirement without prior notice.

James Cook University partners with Russo Higher Education Pty Ltd to deliver the programs available at our Brisbane campus.


Majors

In your first year, you will study core subjects relevant to all business majors. You can then tailor your degree to suit your interests by selecting your preferred major from the options available below.

Business Intelligence and Information Systems

Location: Online, Cairns, Townsville, Brisbane

Hospitality and Tourism Management

Location: Online, Cairns*, Brisbane
*This major is offered in mixed mode at these locations.

Human Resources Management

Location: Online, Cairns, Townsville

International Business

Location: Online, Cairns, Townsville, Brisbane

Management

Location: Online, Cairns, Townsville, Brisbane

Marketing for the Digital Age

Location: Online, Townsville

Sports and Event Management

Location: Online, Cairns*
*This major is offered in mixed mode at this location.


What career possibilities are there?

Depending on the major you choose, you could go on to find employment as a:

  • Behaviour Change Specialist
  • Brand and Promotions Specialist
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Digital Marketing Consultant
  • Entrepreneur
  • Event and Tourism Manager
  • Government Relations Officer
  • Human Resource Manager
  • IT Project Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Social Media Strategist

How do I find out more?

Chat to us, we’re here to answer your questions if you need help.

Contact us by:
Email - study@jcu.edu.au
Phone - 1800 246 446

Or, visit the Bachelor of Business course page.

Bachelor of Commerce

Build your career on foundational principles of finance with specialised knowledge in key areas of the commerce industry. Learn the importance of data-driven decision making and develop essential job-readiness skills through work-integrated learning opportunities with JCU's industry partners.

Fast facts

Location: Online, Cairns, Townsville, Brisbane
Starts: January, May, September
Entry requirements:** ATAR: 59

Recommended knowledge: English (Units 3/4,C), Mathematical Methods (Units 3/4,C)

*Not all majors are available in all locations, please see the 'Majors' section below for more information.

**This web page is intended as a general guide for domestic students commencing 2024 or later. Prospective domestic students and all international applicants should contact the University to confirm admission requirements and the availability of courses. Information is correct at the time of publishing. James Cook University reserves the right to alter any course or admission requirement without prior notice.

James Cook University partners with Russo Higher Education Pty Ltd to deliver the programs available at our Brisbane campus.


Majors

Click on the majors below to learn more about each subject area.

Accounting

Location: Online, Brisbane, Cairns, Townsville

Banking and Finance

Location: Online

Economics

Location: Online, Townsville

Financial Advising

Location: Online, Townsville

Financial Management

Location: Online, Townsville


Majors

How do I find out more?

Depending on the major you choose, you could go on to find employment as an:

  • Accountant
  • Business Manager
  • Commercial and Taxation Law Specialist
  • Corporate Financial Manager
  • Data Analyst
  • Economist
  • Expert Consultant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Controller
  • Foreign Exchange Trader
  • Investment Banker/Manager
  • Risk Manager
  • Stockbroker

Chat to us, we’re here to answer your questions if you need help. Contact us by:

Email - study@jcu.edu.au
Phone - 1800 246 446

Or, visit the Bachelor of Commerce course page.

Postgraduate options

Graduate Certificate of Project Management

Learn about industry trends and strategies for managing projects sustainably in multiple contexts. Engage with real-world problems through case studies and develop vital skills in linear planning, leadership and management, and risk assessment in complex projects.

Fast facts

Location: Online, Townsville, Brisbane
Starts: January, May, September
Entry requirements:**

An AQF level 7 bachelor degree or equivalent

**This web page is intended as a general guide for domestic students commencing 2024 or later. Prospective domestic students and all international applicants should contact the University to confirm admission requirements and the availability of courses. Information is correct at the time of publishing. James Cook University reserves the right to alter any course or admission requirement without prior notice.


Core subjects

Click on the subject titles below to learn more about the teaching outcomes and assessment criteria.

Management Methods for Complex Projects

Project Governance and Asset Management

Project Management Principles and Foundations

Risk Assessment and Quality Project Management


What career possibilities are there?

Project management is a core capability across all organisational levels and industries, both in Australia and internationally. Upon graduation your skills in planning, addressing risks and systematic process strategies will be highly sought after by employers in the public sector, construction, business, finance, health, engineering, defence, telecommunications and information technology.


How do I find out more?

Chat to us, we’re here to answer your questions if you need help.

Contact us by:
Email - study@jcu.edu.au
Phone - 1800 246 446

Or, visit the Graduate Certificate of Project Management course page.

Master of Business Administration

Develop advanced management skills and learn how to successfully analyse, plan and implement decisions in the workplace. Be exposed to a broad range of disciplines, learn from leading business experts, and benefit from highly-influential networking.

Fast facts

Location: Online, Townsville, Brisbane
Starts: January, May, September
Entry requirements:**

An AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a cognate discipline; or an AQF level 8 degree; or four years managerial experience that satisfies the course co-ordinator's requirements.

*Not all majors are available in all locations, please see the 'Majors' section below for more information.

**This web page is intended as a general guide for domestic students commencing 2024 or later. Prospective domestic students and all international applicants should contact the University to confirm admission requirements and the availability of courses. Information is correct at the time of publishing. James Cook University reserves the right to alter any course or admission requirement without prior notice.

James Cook University partners with Russo Higher Education Pty Ltd to deliver the programs available at our Brisbane campus.


Majors

Click on the majors below to learn more.

Economic Resilience

Location: Online, Townsville

Leadership

Location: Online, Townsville, Brisbane

Project Management

Location: Online, Townsville, Brisbane


What career possibilities are there?

JCU MBA graduates are highly sought after across industries in both local and global settings, particularly in relevance to the Tropics.

Thanks to the broad spectrum of topics covered through the degree and the ability to major in a choice of subjects, MBA graduates are well placed to pursue a career in a number of business areas including human resource management, marketing, business law, and finance.

How do I find out more?

Chat to us, we’re here to answer your questions if you need help. Contact us by:

Email - study@jcu.edu.au
Phone - 1800 246 446

Or, visit the Master of Business Administration course page.

Take your next step with confidence

How to apply

Apply today via the link below using the QTAC or course code on the relevant course page.


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