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Associate Degree of Business

Associate Degree

Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Course abbreviation

    AssocDegBus (SCU College)

  • Course code

    2207275

  • Credit points

    192


Overview

The Associate Degree of Business is a two-year course (full-time or part-time equivalent) that develops knowledge in a range of topics that are relevant to various careers in the private and public business sectors. The topics address core business principles such as accounting, communication in organisations, economics, marketing and tourism.

The Associate degree enables eligible graduates to progress on to the Southern Cross University business and tourism degrees to enhance their career opportunities. Graduates of the Associate degree can complete their Bachelor degree with just one year of additional full-time study (or part-time equivalent).

The Associate Degree of Business is offered through SCU College.

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

Exercise critical judgement and creative thinking to identify problems and contribute to their solutions in a range of business settings

Creativity

Exercise critical judgement and creative thinking to identify problems and contribute to their solutions in a range of business settings

Ethical practice

Apply ethical and sustainable values and practices within business contexts

Knowledge of a discipline

Apply broad theoretical and technical knowledge and skills within a range of contexts in the field of business

Lifelong learning

Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own learning and work in broad business contexts

Communication and social skills

Communicate information, concepts and solutions, individually and/ or in a team, with an awareness of diverse cultural perspectives within a range of business contexts

Cultural competence

Communicate information, concepts and solutions, individually and/ or in a team, with an awareness of diverse cultural perspectives within a range of business contexts

The course covers a broad range of business topics such as business language and organisational communication through to accounting, marketing principles, statistics, technology for business, ethics and sustainability. Students can also select to focus on an area of their interest for part of the course including accounting, finance, human resource management, international business, information systems, marketing, or digital marketing.

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Coffs Harbour Session 1 , Session 2 332351 052351
Gold Coast Session 1 , Session 2 332362 052362
Lismore Session 1 , Session 2 332313 052313
Online Session 1 , Session 2 N/A N/A

Requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.

Course requirements

  1. To be eligible for an Associate Degree of Business a candidate shall successfully complete sixteen (16) units (or 192 credit points) units comprising:
    1. all eight (8) units from Part A; and
    2. all four (4) units from Part B; and
    3. any four (4) elective units chosen from Southern Cross Business School undergraduate unit offerings, subject to pre-requisites.
  2. To be eligible for a Diploma of Business a candidate shall successfully complete eight (8) units from Part A or Part B.

Course structure

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment.

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Level of learning Notes
Session 1, Year 1
BUS10699 -  Business Language and Learning Skills Introductory
COM00207 -  Communication in Organisations Introductory
MNG10001 -  Issues and Technology for Business Studies Introductory
MAT10706 -  Quantitative Methods with Economics Introductory
Session 2, Year 1
ACC10707 -  Accounting for Business Introductory
FIN10708 -  Finance and Investment for Business Introductory
MKT00075 -  Marketing Principles Introductory
SOC10236 -  Applied Ethics and Sustainability Introductory
Session 1, Year 2
ECO10250 -  Economics for Decision Making Introductory
LAW00150 -  Introduction to Business Law Introductory
MNG10247 -  Managing Organisations Introductory
MAT10251 -  Statistical Analysis Introductory
Session 2, Year 2
1 unit from the Southern Cross Business School Note 1
1 unit from the Southern Cross Business School Note 1
1 unit from the Southern Cross Business School Note 1
1 unit from the Southern Cross Business School Note 1

Note 1:

Students should check requisite requirements prior to enrolment

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes

Part A

ACC10707 Accounting and Finance for Business Introductory
BUS10699 Business Language and Learning Skills Introductory
COM00207 Communication in Organisations Introductory
SOC10236 Applied Ethics and Sustainability Introductory
MAT10706 Quantitative Methods with Economics Introductory
MKT00075 Marketing Principles Introductory
MNG10001 Issues and Technology for Business Studies Introductory
MNG10247 Managing Organisations Introductory

Part B

FIN10708 Finance and Investment for Business Introductory
LAW00150 Introduction to Business Law Introductory
MAT10251 Statistical Analysis Introductory
ECO10250 Economics for Decision Making Introductory

Part C

Four elective units chosen from the Southern Cross Business School undergraduate unit offerings (subject to pre-requisites).