Course summary

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.

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.

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.

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


Course overview

Course code

2207275

Course abbreviation

AssocDegBus (SCU College)

Credit points

192

Equivalent units

16

Duration

2 years full-time; 4 years part-time

Duration

2 years full-time

Availability details

Domestic

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

Fee information

Commonwealth supported


International

Location Teaching period Annual Fees CRICOS
Gold Coast Session 1 $16,560 ($2,070 per unit) 082688F

Course requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

  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.

Schedule of units

Title Level of learning Note

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).

Course progressions

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. Assistance on how to enrol can be accessed here.

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

Browse uni-wide elective units by selecting Uni-wide elective in the advanced filter of the Unit search

Browse shared majors and their units at Shared majors

Title Level of learning Note
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

Notes

Note 1: Students should check requisite requirements prior to enrolment