Study and Work



As a Business Cadet, you may choose from a broad range of degrees, including Economics, Commerce, Business, Actuarial Studies, Computer Science and Information Technology, Mathematics, Arts, Social Sciences and Advanced Studies. Some combined degrees may also be chosen.

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 32).



A Business cadet combines paid work at either UBS or at Barrenjoey in Sydney with university study in Sydney. 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 or at Barrenjoey is typically a four year program. At cadet selection, each company will discuss how university study may be combined with work.

Watch this space for information about the Business Cadetships in Melbourne Program.

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