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.

All SCU College students are offered extra support through College Connect while undertaking this Associate degree.

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.

All SCU College students are offered extra support through College Connect while undertaking this Associate degree.

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 $18,560 ($2,320 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) comprising:
    1. all three (3) units from Part A; and
    2. all six (6) units from Part B; and
    3. seven units (7) from Part C
  2. A candidate who while enrolled in the Associate Degree of Business has completed the equivalent of eight (8) units (or 96 credit points) from Part A and Part B or C may elect to be awarded a Diploma of Business following withdrawal from candidature for the Associate Degree of Business.

Schedule of units

Title Level of learning Note

Part A

EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory
MAT10706 - Quantitative Methods with Economics Introductory
EDU10011 - Learning for Future Careers Intermediate

Part B

ACC10707 - Accounting and Finance for Business Introductory
COM00207 - Communication in Organisations Introductory
MKT00075 - Marketing Principles Introductory
MNG10247 - Managing Organisations Introductory
ECO10250 - Economics for Decision Making Introductory
LAW00150 - Introduction to Business Law Introductory

Part C

Title Level of learning Note
MAT10251 - Statistical Analysis Intermediate
SOC10236 - Applied Ethics and Sustainability Intermediate
FIN10708 - Finance and Investment for Business Intermediate
Complete four (4) units chosen from the BBus Part B Schedule of Units (subject to assumed knowledge or pre-requisites) Note 1

Title Level of learning Note
SOY00411 - Tourism Theories and Practices Introductory
MNG01413 - Human Resource and Workplace Management Intermediate
MNG00441 - Hospitality Services Management Introductory
MNG10476 - Professional Development for the Workplace Intermediate
Complete three (3) elective units chosen from the BBTHM Part C or BBCEM Part C Schedule of Units (subject to assumed knowledge or pre-requisites) Note 1

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

Notes

Note 1: Students should check requisite requirements prior to enrolment

Unit groups

Tourism Stream

Title Level of learning Note
SOY00411 - Tourism Theories and Practices Introductory
MNG01413 - Human Resource and Workplace Management Intermediate
MNG00441 - Hospitality Services Management Introductory
MNG10476 - Professional Development for the Workplace Intermediate
Complete three (3) elective units chosen from the BBTHM Part C or BBCEM Part C Schedule of Units (subject to assumed knowledge or pre-requisites) Note 1

Business Stream

Title Level of learning Note
MAT10251 - Statistical Analysis Intermediate
SOC10236 - Applied Ethics and Sustainability Intermediate
FIN10708 - Finance and Investment for Business Intermediate
Complete four (4) units chosen from the BBus Part B Schedule of Units (subject to assumed knowledge or pre-requisites) Note 1