Study & Work
As a Business Cadet, you will typically choose to undertake an economics, commerce, business or finance degree. However, if you intend studying a degree in arts, liberal studies or social science and you also have an interest in business, you should consider applying. Ideally, it should be possible for you to study part-time in whatever degree program you choose.
While your choice of degree majors will usually be up to you, a Business Cadetship allows you to discover at work where your strengths lie and to tailor your degree as your professional interests develop.
To be considered for a Business Cadetship, you will need to expect an ATAR of at least 86.25 (or an IB Diploma score of at least 31).
Typically, a Business Cadetship combines paid work at UBS in Sydney with university study in Sydney. Your Business Cadetship is a partnership: it is very important that the integration of study and work allows you to perform well both at university and at work.
A Cadetship at UBS is a four year program. You will be expected to work full-time, and study part-time for your first two years of the program. In the last two years of the program, the business offers flexibility for you to increase your study load and reduce your working hours.
Study + Work = Competitive advantage
Consider the differences between studying at university and combining study with work as a Business Cadet:
|University student||Business Cadet|
|Pays university fees||Receives a secure remuneration package|
|Learns about the world in theory||Puts theory into real world practice|
|Is unsure of academic strengths||Discovers at work where strengths lie and tailors degree accordingly|
|Has limited opportunity to experience the business world||Has unlimited opportunities to experience the world of banking and finance|
|Does not know what the future holds on graduation||Has a sound understanding of business practices and the competitive edge on graduation|