School leavers choose UTS as #1 for business studies
The Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) has released data on the top 10 most in-demand courses for 2020, with the Bachelor of Business at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) the most in-demand single degree.
The UTS Bachelor of Business was also the most popular business degree and the second most popular course overall in NSW, with 1,105 first preference applications.
The most popular course overall was UNSW’s Bachelor of Medicine/Arts combined degree with 1,305 applications.
Professor Sara Denize, Associate Dean (Education) at UTS Business School, said UTS’s reputation for accessible and meaningful education with close ties to industry ensured it continued to attract exceptionally high calibre students.
“The UTS Bachelor of Business provides an innovative, high quality learning experience, and combines flexibility with a strong core knowledge of all areas of business,” Professor Denize says.
“It provides our students with the knowledge, skills and values they need to develop a fulfilling and successful career in business,” she says.
Current undergraduate student Angela Roan says she chose the UTS Bachelor of Business specifically because of the flexibility it gave her in first year.
“One of the distinguishing factors between UTS and other universities was that the first year included core subjects from all different areas of business which allowed me to have a taste of each one before eventually choosing my majors,” Angela says.
“It took off a lot of stress in the beginning and also helped me make an informed decision about which majors I would enjoy rather than being burdened with the decision fresh out of high school,” she says.
Fourth year UTS student Caster Troy Calma, who is studying a combined Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of International Studies, also says flexibility was a key consideration, along with the opportunity to take part in exchange programs.
“UTS Business has very flexible and customisable courses, which I’ve definitely used to my advantage. I’ve been able to study a major and a few sub-majors and I have also gone on an exchange trip to Vietnam for one of my subjects,” he says.
The UTS Bachelor of Nursing also made the UAC top ten, coming in at #5 on the list of in-demand courses.
With only a few offer rounds to go, UAC strongly recommends applicants accept offers now so they don’t miss out on the opportunity to study in first semester.
Potential students can still apply through UAC for study in first semester until midnight next Friday 7 February 2020. Visit the UAC website to determine if there are still places in your chosen course.