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QUT (Queensland University of Technology)

  • 17% international / 83% domestic

Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Data Science

  • Bachelor

Combine business and data science for strategic roles in finance, investment, economics, risk management, marketing, logistics, defence and research.

Key details

Degree Type
4 years full-time
Course Code
ID29, 103857E
Study Mode
In person, Online
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
Domestic Fees
$10,400 per year / $41,600 total
International Fees
$32,700 per year / $130,800 total

About this course

  • This double degree combines our new Bachelor of Data Science, and our internationally-recognised Bachelor of Business.
  • The Data Science component has been specifically designed and built from the ground up as a specialist data science degree - the only one of its kind in Australia.
  • Supplement your data science knowledge and skills with a business major in accountancy, advertising, economics, finance, financial planning, human resource management, international business, management, marketing, or public relations.
  • Develop the knowledge and skills being demanded by employers in emergent roles.
  • Analyse and interrogate data to provide meaningful insights, crucial to a multitude of industries.
  • Complete two degrees in just four years full-time.

Study locations

Gardens Point


What you will learn

Within your Business component of the double degree, you'll undertake focused and authentic study in your chosen business discipline, and will equip you to confidently enter the modern business world. It combines key business research and contemporary business best practices, and sets demanding standards to create your future career options. You will choose from one of 10 major study areas:

  • Accountancy
  • Advertising
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Financial Planning
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations.

For more information about these majors, please refer to the Bachelor of Business.

The Data Science component of your studies covers the theory and the practical tools for data acquisition, storage, management, processing, analysis and visualisation. Ethical considerations, communication, collaboration and critical thinking skills are all given detailed coverage.

Your course progression has been carefully crafted to cater for the diversity of specialist mathematics skills, to scaffold your development in coding - particularly in data science relevant languages - and to prepare you for a rewarding career in data science.

Your studies will culminate with the Data Science Capstone Project, where you'll work on an extensive project with an industry partner to synthesise your learned skills and techniques to solve more complex authentic problems, which will build your preparedness to enter the workforce.

Data science is an ever-changing landscape and at the completion of this course, you'll be able to move with it having developed a set of fundamental tools and techniques to lead in transforming industry.

Career pathways

Careers and outcomes

Combining business and data science offers diverse and exciting career opportunities in a rapidly-expanding field of data science.

As a graduate, you will be an agile problem-solver, capable of tackling real-world problems by applying the insights gained from extracting knowledge from data. Your comprehensive knowledge of data science tools and techniques will be employed to design new solutions that drive progress and innovation, guided at all times by your appreciation of the ethical considerations concerning the use of data in decision-making.

You'll be highly knowledgeable and experienced in selecting from, and applying, appropriate statistical, computational and modelling techniques including scalable approaches to big data, and working with complex or unstructured data.

You'll be confident in the use of appropriate tools to create pipelines for data acquisition, storage, management, processing, analysis and visualisation, and will have a deep understanding of the theoretical foundations underpinning each step.

You will be more than capable of effectively communicating your data-driven insights to broader audiences, expert and non-expert alike. You will be experienced at interacting effectively within teams, working independently, and in appraising your own continuing professional development.

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.

Professional recognition

Dependant on your choice of major for your Business degree, you will satisfy the requirements of membership of the relevant professional bodies. Refer to the relevant major in the Bachelor of Business for more information.

Possible careers
  • Accountant
  • Analytics Consultant
  • Analytics Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Campaign Manager
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Architect
  • Data Engineer
  • Data Scientist
  • Economist
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Risk Manager
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Human Resource Developer
  • Logistics Analyst
  • Market Research Manager
  • Pricing analyst
  • Public relations manager
  • Risk Analyst
  • Social Media Manager
  • Statistician