Course summary

Innovation, entrepreneurship and digital communication are key qualities required by the leaders of tomorrow. With these attributes in high demand, this double degree has your future in focus.

Imagine coupling accounting with tourism, marketing with psychology, information systems with creative arts – these and many more innovative combinations are yours to explore as you strive to achieve your career aspirations.

The Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Arts gives you the core capabilities to support sound business decision-making, including foundations in business law, economics and accounting. There is also the opportunity to specialise in a wide range of discipline areas drawn from both business and arts disciplines.

This double degree opens up multiple career options for our graduates. From journalism to policy development, management to design, public relations to banking and beyond, the choices are many and the choice is all yours.

Bachelor of Business majors available in the double degree:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing.

Bachelor of Arts majors are available from the following areas in the double degree:

  • Humanities and social sciences
  • Creative arts
  • Secondary school teaching areas
  • Sciences
  • Law and justice studies
  • Tourism studies
  • Psychology.

See course structure for details. Please note that some majors and units in this double degree are only available online and may not be available at each location. 

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

Develop and create effective solutions to straight forward problems from a discipline area.

Demonstrate the ability to develop a persuasive independent argument incorporating a range of perspectives and evidence.

Apply critical analysis, reasoning and reflexivity to social and cultural situations and problems.

Creativity

Apply knowledge and skills creatively in devising solutions to challenges related to a business discipline.

Develop innovative and creative responses to contemporary and historical social, environmental and cultural issues.

Ethical practice

Describe and apply a recognised ethical framework to analyse behaviour in a discipline or workplace/organisation.

Demonstrate understanding of cross-sector and cross-cultural differences in ethics and morality.

Investigate and evaluate issues with reference to principles of social justice and equity and according to ethical conventions.

Knowledge of a discipline

Demonstrate and apply in-depth discipline specific knowledge and skills with a global perspective.

Demonstrate an understanding and application of research, analytical and technical skills in a broad business discipline.

Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of society and culture in chosen disciplines of study.

Lifelong learning

Reflect on, assess and self-regulate own learning capabilities and performance.

Access, interpret and evaluate information to inform decision-making and action.

Communication and social skills

Prepare and deliver well developed and justified discipline advice, knowledge and ideas for a business and public context.

Investigate and identify a broad range of leadership practices in the management of people and self.

Demonstrate the ability to effectively participate in and reflect upon self and team activities.

Cultural competence

Demonstrate cultural competence in local, Australian-wide and international settings as applied in business and social situations.

Develop awareness of knowledge and skills needed to engage in a culturally competent way with Indigenous peoples.

Students may choose, as an elective, one double-weighted internship unit.

The accounting major in the Bachelor of Business is accredited by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and CPA Australia. Students may apply for membership of the Institute of Public Accountants.

The finance major in the Bachelor of Business is aligned with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) RG146 accreditation requirements and Southern Cross University provides authorised assessment for certification. Students are eligible to join the Australian Institute of Management.


Course overview

Course code

3202108

Course abbreviation

BBus, BA

Credit points

432

Equivalent units

36

Domestic duration

4.5 years full-time; 9 years part-time

International duration

4.5 years full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Session UAC code QTAC code
Lismore 1 N/A N/A
Online 1 N/A N/A

Domestic fees

Commonwealth supported


Course requirements

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

  1. To be eligible for the award of Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Arts a candidate shall successfully complete not less than thirty-six (36) units (432 credit points) comprising:
  1. twelve (12) core units from Part A; and
  2. two (2) eight (8) unit majors from Part B: one (1) Business and one (1) Arts major; and
  3. eight (8) elective units.

Schedule of units

Title Level of learning Note

Part A

Bachelor of Business core units
ACC10707 - Accounting and Finance for Business Introductory
COM00207 - Communication in Organisations Introductory
ECO10250 - Economics for Decision Making Introductory
LAW00150 - Introduction to Business Law Introductory
MAT10251 - Statistical Analysis Intermediate
MKT00075 - Marketing Principles Introductory
MNG10247 - Managing Organisations Introductory
SOC10236 - Applied Ethics and Sustainability Intermediate
Bachelor of Arts core units
CUL00210 - Australia, Asia and the World Introductory
COM10295 - Written Communication Introductory Note 1 Note 1
SOC10399 - Critical Thinking for Digital Times Introductory
HUM00271 - Unruly Subjects: Citizenship Introductory

Part B

Bachelor of Arts Majors
Select one (1) Arts major from the following:
Bachelor of Business Majors
Select one (1) Business major from the following:

Elective units

Title Level of learning Note
Choose two (2) elective units from any undergraduate unit offered by the School of Business and Tourism. Students can select any undergraduate unit offered by the University with Course Coordinator approval, ensuring that any pre-requisite has been met.
Suggested elective choices are:
LAW00104 - Employment and Industrial Relations Law Advanced
EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory
LAW00106 - EEO and OH&S Law and Practice Advanced
MAT10706 - Quantitative Methods with Economics Introductory
MNG10476 - Professional Development for the Workplace Intermediate

Title Level of learning Note
Six (6) elective units from the Bachelor of Arts degree, ensuring at least one (1) unit is at an advanced level of learning

Course progressions

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

Title Level of learning Note
Please consult with the School of Arts and Social Science in relation to Arts units
Year 1, Session 1
SOC10236 - Applied Ethics and Sustainability Intermediate
LAW00150 - Introduction to Business Law Introductory
Two (2) Arts units
Year 1, Session 2
ACC10707 - Accounting and Finance for Business Introductory
MKT00075 - Marketing Principles Introductory
Two (2) Arts units
Year 2, Session 1
MAT10251 - Statistical Analysis Intermediate
MNG10247 - Managing Organisations Introductory
Two (2) Arts units
Year 2, Session 2
COM00207 - Communication in Organisations Introductory
ECO10250 - Economics for Decision Making Introductory
Two (2) Arts units
Year 3, Session 1
ACC00151 - Financial Accounting Intermediate
Three (3) Arts units
Year 3, Session 2
ACC00146 - Management Accounting Advanced
ACC00145 - Financial Reporting Advanced
Two (2) Arts units
Year 4, Session 1
ACC00152 - Business Finance Advanced
Two (2) Arts units
One (1) unit from Bachelor of Business Electives
Year 4, Session 2
One (1) unit from Bachelor of Business Electives
ACC00132 - Taxation Advanced
LAW00004 - Company Law Intermediate
One (1) Arts unit
Year 5, Session 1
ACC73001 - Advanced Management Accounting Advanced
ACC00130 - Auditing Advanced
Two (2) Arts units

Title Level of learning Note
Please consult with the School of Arts and Social Science in relation to Arts units
Year 1, Session 1
SOC10236 - Applied Ethics and Sustainability Intermediate
LAW00150 - Introduction to Business Law Introductory
Two (2) Arts units
Year 1, Session 2
ACC10707 - Accounting and Finance for Business Introductory
MKT00075 - Marketing Principles Introductory
Two (2) Arts units
Year 2, Session 1
MAT10251 - Statistical Analysis Intermediate
MNG10247 - Managing Organisations Introductory
Two (2) Arts units
Year 2, Session 2
COM00207 - Communication in Organisations Introductory
ECO10250 - Economics for Decision Making Introductory
Two (2) Arts units
Year 3, Session 1
MKT00102 - Consumer Behaviour Intermediate
LAW00126 - Competition and Consumer Law Intermediate
Two (2) Arts units
Year 3, Session 2
MKT10724 - Services Marketing Advanced
MKT00150 - Global Marketing Advanced
Two (2) Arts units
Year 4, Session 1
MKT10723 - Marketing Communications Intermediate
One (1) unit from Bachelor of Business Electives
Two (2) Arts units
Year 4, Session 2
MKT10725 - Strategic Marketing Advanced
MNG00314 - Entrepreneurship and Innovation Advanced
Two (2) Arts units
Year 5, Session 1
MKT00106 - Marketing Research Advanced
One (1) unit from Bachelor of Business Electives
Two (2) Arts units

Title Level of learning Note
Please consult with the School of Arts and Social Science in relations to Arts units
Year 1, Session 1
SOC10236 - Applied Ethics and Sustainability Intermediate
LAW00150 - Introduction to Business Law Introductory
Two (2) Arts units
Year 1, Session 2
ACC10707 - Accounting and Finance for Business Introductory
MKT00075 - Marketing Principles Introductory
Two (2) Arts units
Year 2, Session 1
MNG10247 - Managing Organisations Introductory
MAT10251 - Statistical Analysis Intermediate
Two (2) Arts units
Year 2, Session 2
ECO10250 - Economics for Decision Making Introductory
COM00207 - Communication in Organisations Introductory
Two (2) Arts units
Year 3, Session 1
MNG10713 - Understanding the Business Environment Intermediate
MKT10723 - Marketing Communications Intermediate
Two (2) Arts units
Year 3, Session 2
MNG00314 - Entrepreneurship and Innovation Advanced
ISY10058 - Electronic Commerce Systems Intermediate
Two (2) Arts units
Year 4, Session 1
MNG10714 - The Human Resource Management Expert Practitioner Intermediate
One (1) unit from Bachelor of Business Electives
Two (2) Arts units
Year 4, Session 2
MNG10253 - Sustainable Business Management Advanced
MNG72005 - International Business Advanced
Two (2) Arts units
Year 5, Session 1
MNG00114 - Competitive Strategy Advanced
One (1) unit from Bachelor of Business Electives
Two (2) Arts units

Title Level of learning Note
Please consult with the School of Arts and Social Science in relation to Arts units

Year 1, Session 1

SOC10236 - Applied Ethics and Sustainability Intermediate
LAW00150 - Introduction to Business Law Introductory
Two (2) Arts units

Year 1, Session 2

ACC10707 - Accounting and Finance for Business Introductory
MKT00075 - Marketing Principles Introductory
Two (2) Arts units

Year 2, Session 1

MAT10251 - Statistical Analysis Intermediate
MNG10247 - Managing Organisations Introductory
Two (2) Arts units

Year 2, Session 2

COM00207 - Communication in Organisations Introductory
ECO10250 - Economics for Decision Making Introductory
Two (2) Arts units

Year 3, Session 1

MNG10713 - Understanding the Business Environment Intermediate
MNG10714 - The Human Resource Management Expert Practitioner Intermediate
Two (2) Arts units

Year 3, Session 2

MNG10717 - Culture and Change Implementation Advanced
MNG10715 - Designing Workforces for Human Resource Management Intermediate
Two (2) Arts units

Year 4, Session 1

MNG10716 - Organisational Stakeholder Management Advanced
One (1) unit from Bachelor of Business Electives
Two (2) Arts units

Year 4, Session 2

MNG10719 - Organisational Behaviour: Power and the Human Resource Management Activist Advanced
MNG10718 - Strategic Architecture of Organisations Advanced
Two (2) Arts units

Year 5, Session 1

MNG10720 - Research for Business and Tourism Advanced
One (1) unit from Bachelor of Business Electives
Two (2) Arts units

Title Level of learning Note
Please consult with the School of Arts and Social Sciences in relation to Arts units
Year 1, Session 1
SOC10236 - Applied Ethics and Sustainability Intermediate
LAW00150 - Introduction to Business Law Introductory
Two (2) Arts units
Year 1, Session 2
ACC10707 - Accounting and Finance for Business Introductory
MKT00075 - Marketing Principles Introductory
Two (2) Arts units
Year 2, Session 1
MAT10251 - Statistical Analysis Intermediate
MNG10247 - Managing Organisations Introductory
Two (2) Arts units
Year 2, Session 2
COM00207 - Communication in Organisations Introductory
ECO10250 - Economics for Decision Making Introductory
Two (2) Arts units
Year 3, Session 1
ACC00152 - Business Finance Advanced
1st unit from Finance electives
Two (2) Arts units
Year 3, Session 2
2nd unit from Finance electives
LAW01125 - Stock Exchange and Finance Law Intermediate
Two (2) Arts units
Year 4, Session 1
3rd unit from Finance electives
One (1) unit from Bachelor of Business Electives
Two (2) Arts units
Year 4, Session 2
FIN10252 - Financial Planning Advanced
FIN10712 - Financial Risk Management Advanced
Two (2) Arts units
Year 5, Session 1
FIN10711 - Portfolio Management Advanced
One unit from Bachelor of Business Electives
Two (2) Arts units

Title Level of learning Note
Please consult with the School of Arts and Social Sciences in relation to Arts units
Year 1, Session 1
SOC10236 - Applied Ethics and Sustainability Intermediate
LAW00150 - Introduction to Business Law Introductory
Two (2) Arts units
Year 1, Session 2
ACC10707 - Accounting and Finance for Business Introductory
MKT00075 - Marketing Principles Introductory
Two (2) Arts units
Year 2, Session 1
MAT10251 - Statistical Analysis Intermediate
MNG10247 - Managing Organisations Introductory
Two (2) Arts units
Year 2, Session 2
COM00207 - Communication in Organisations Introductory
ECO10250 - Economics for Decision Making Introductory
Two (2) Arts units
Year 3, Session 1
MNG10713 - Understanding the Business Environment Intermediate
ACC00152 - Business Finance Advanced
Two (2) Arts units
Year 3, Session 2
MNG72005 - International Business Advanced
MNG00314 - Entrepreneurship and Innovation Advanced
Two (2) Arts units
Year 4, Session 1
MNG00114 - Competitive Strategy Advanced
One (1) unit from Bachelor of Business Electives
Two (2) Arts units
Year 4, Session 2
MNG10253 - Sustainable Business Management Advanced
MKT00150 - Global Marketing Advanced
Two (2) Arts units
Year 5, Session 1
LAW00124 - International Business Law Intermediate
One (1) unit from Bachelor of Business Electives
Two (2) Arts units

Title Level of learning Note

Year 1, Session 1

COM10295 - Written Communication Introductory
CUL00210 - Australia, Asia and the World Introductory
LAW00150 - Introduction to Business Law Introductory
SOC10236 - Applied Ethics and Sustainability Intermediate

Year 1, Session 2

ACC10707 - Accounting and Finance for Business Introductory
HUM00271 - Unruly Subjects: Citizenship Introductory
MKT00075 - Marketing Principles Introductory
SOC10399 - Critical Thinking for Digital Times Introductory

Year 2, Session 1

Two (2) units from chosen Arts major
MAT10251 - Statistical Analysis Intermediate
MNG10247 - Managing Organisations Introductory

Year 2, Session 2

Two (2) units from chosen Arts major
COM00207 - Communication in Organisations Introductory
ECO10250 - Economics for Decision Making Introductory

Year 3, Session 1

One (1) unit from chosen Arts major
Two (2) units from chosen Business major
Choose one (1) unit from Bachelor of Arts Electives

Year 3, Session 2

One (1) units from chosen Arts major
Two (2) units from chosen Business major
Choose one (1) unit from Bachelor of Arts Electives

Year 4, Session 1

One (1) unit from chosen Arts major
Two (2) units from chosen Business major
Choose one (1) unit from Bachelor of Arts Electives

Year 4, Session 2

One (1) units from chosen Arts major
One (1) units from chosen Business major
Choose one (1) unit from Bachelor of Arts Electives
Choose one (1) unit from Bachelor of Business Electives

Year 5, Session 1

One (1) unit from chosen Business major
Choose two (2) units from Bachelor of Arts Electives
Choose one (1) unit from Bachelor of Business Electives

Notes

Note 1: A student who receives an absent fail or fail for COM10295 Written Communication will need to complete EDU10010 Language and Learning in your Discipline. If a student passes EDU10010 they will not need to complete COM10295.
Note 2: Double-weighted unit

Unit groups

Bachelor of Business Electives

Title Level of learning Note
Choose two (2) elective units from any undergraduate unit offered by the School of Business and Tourism. Students can select any undergraduate unit offered by the University with Course Coordinator approval, ensuring that any pre-requisite has been met.
Suggested elective choices are:
LAW00104 - Employment and Industrial Relations Law Advanced
EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory
LAW00106 - EEO and OH&S Law and Practice Advanced
MAT10706 - Quantitative Methods with Economics Introductory
MNG10476 - Professional Development for the Workplace Intermediate

Bachelor of Arts Electives

Title Level of learning Note
Six (6) elective units from the Bachelor of Arts degree, ensuring at least one (1) unit is at an advanced level of learning