Course summary

Want to get a head start in business without committing to a three-year degree? An Associate Degree in Business with SCU College can help you take the steps to a new career.

This course will give you the grounding you need in business language and organisational communication, accounting, marketing and business ethics and sustainability, as well as options to specialise in your area of interest, from human resource management to digital marketing.

Graduates are guaranteed entry and up to two years of credit towards a Southern Cross Bachelor degree in accounting, business, digital business, information technology, convention and event management or tourism and hospitality management.

SCU College understands that learners have diverse experiences and ways of learning. The College supports your study success and connects you to your peers through additional workshops to assist you develop academic and study skills. 

SCU College also ensures that you have maximum flexibility in your study – choose to take classes online or on campus.

The course covers a broad range of business topics such as business language and organisational communication through to accounting, marketing principles, statistics, economic theory and human resources. Students can also elect to focus on an area of interest for part of the course including accounting, business, tourism or digital business.

 

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

Domestic duration

2 years full-time; 4 years part-time

International duration

2 years full-time

Availability details

Domestic

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

Domestic fees

Commonwealth supported


International

Location Session Annual Fees CRICOS
Gold Coast 1 $24,000 ($3,000 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 awarded the Associate Degree of Business a student is required to successfully complete sixteen (16) units (192 credit points) comprising:
    1. All three (3) units from Part A; and
    2. All six (6) units from Part B; and
    3. Seven (7) units from Part C.
  2. A student who has completed the equivalent of eight (8) units (96 credit points), including all units in Part A and the remaining five units to come from either Parts 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
Select five (5) units from Part B of the Bachelor of Business Note 1 Note 1

Title Level of learning Note
SOY00411 - Tourism Theories and Practices Introductory
MNG10714 - The Human Resource Management Expert Practitioner Intermediate
MNG00441 - Hospitality Services Management Introductory
MNG10476 - Professional Development for the Workplace Intermediate
Select three (3) units from the Tourism Majors and/or electives from the Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management. Note 1 Note 1

Course progressions

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

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
MNG10714 - The Human Resource Management Expert Practitioner Intermediate
MNG00441 - Hospitality Services Management Introductory
MNG10476 - Professional Development for the Workplace Intermediate
Select three (3) units from the Tourism Majors and/or electives from the Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management. Note 1 Note 1

Business Stream

Title Level of learning Note
MAT10251 - Statistical Analysis Intermediate
SOC10236 - Applied Ethics and Sustainability Intermediate
Select five (5) units from Part B of the Bachelor of Business Note 1 Note 1