Course summary

Graduates of the Bachelor of Business will have the knowledge and ability to work as specialist business professionals in varied and changing business environments. The degree offers diverse core units in first year before specialising, so that students have the flexibility to determine what business career they wish to pursue. The degree is designed to teach students the critical reasoning, communication and professional skills required in contemporary business settings. Students gain a broad understanding of business principles through the core units, and develop specialised skills in one or more business disciplines of their choice through the study of a single or double major.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Business will have the knowledge and ability to work as specialist business professionals in varied and changing business environments. The degree offers diverse core units in first year before specialising, so that students have the flexibility to determine what business career they wish to pursue. The degree is designed to teach students the critical reasoning, communication and professional skills required in contemporary business settings. Students gain a broad understanding of business principles through the core units, and develop specialised skills in one or more business disciplines of their choice through the study of a single or double major.

Students can study one major plus electives; two majors; or one double major. Majors and campus availabilities include:

  • Accounting (GC, L, CH, DE, SYD*)
  • Accounting and Advanced Accounting (double major) (DE)
  • Digital Marketing (GC, CH, DE)
  • Finance (GC, DE)
  • Human Resource Management (GC, DE)
  • Information Systems (GC, CH, DE, SYD*)
  • International Business (GC, DE)
  • Management (DE)
  • Marketing (GC, L, DE)
  • Marketing and Digital Marketing (double major) (GC, DE)

On-campus students can also study any Bachelor of Business major by distance education. Some units may only be available by distance education.

University-wide majors: A number of University-wide majors are also available, but some are not offered by distance education or available at each location.

*Sydney available to international students only.

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

Develop and create effective solutions to straight forward problems from a discipline area. Critically evaluate, analyse and synthesise a straight forward issue or theory from a discipline area to arrive at a conclusion / decision with justification.

Creativity

Incorporated in Knowledge of a discipline.

Ethical practice

Describe and apply a recognised ethical framework to analyse behaviour in a discipline or workplace/ organisation. Apply discipline based knowledge and skills in situations that require autonomy and well-developed responsible behaviour.

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.

Lifelong learning

Incorporated in Intellectual rigour.

Communication and social skills

Prepare and deliver well developed discipline advice, knowledge and ideas orally for a business and public context. Prepare and deliver well developed and justified, discipline advice using written communications suitable for business and public contexts.

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 in general business situations.

Cultural competence

Incorporated in Knowledge of a discipline.

Students may choose to undertake a 260-hour internship with a business as an elective which, depending on the major chosen, may count as two units towards their degree.

These majors are accredited by the following professional bodies:

Students who study these majors may apply for membership of the following professional bodies:

Course overview

Course code

3002100

Course abbreviation

BBus

Credit points

288

Equivalent units

24

Duration

3 years full-time; 6 years part-time

Duration

3 years full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Coffs Harbour Session 1 332150 052501
Gold Coast Session 1 332160 052161
Lismore Session 1 332100 052001
Online Session 1 N/A N/A

Fee information

Commonwealth supported


International

Location Teaching period Annual Fees CRICOS
Coffs Harbour Session 1 $16,560 ($2,070 per unit) 016157C
Gold Coast Session 1 $16,560 ($2,070 per unit) 016157C
Lismore Session 1 $16,560 ($2,070 per unit) 016157C
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby Session 1 N/A N/A
Sydney Session 1 $17,488 ($2,186 per unit) 081532A

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 a candidate shall successfully complete not less than twenty-four (24) units comprising:
    1. All units listed in Part A of the Schedule of Units attached to these rules; and
    2. One (1) eight-unit (8) Major selected from the Majors in Part B of the Schedule of Units; and
    3. A second eight-unit (8) Major selected from the Majors in Part B; or
    4. Eight (8) elective units selected from Part B, Part C or Part D of the Schedule of Units; or
    5. One (1) eight-unit (8) University-wide Major selected from the University-wide Schedule of Majors.
  2. To be eligible for the award of Associate Degree of Business a candidate shall successfully complete sixteen (16) units comprising:
    1. All eight (8) units from Part A of the Schedule of Units attached to these Rules; and
    2. Any eight units (8) from Parts B, C or D of the Schedule of Units.
  3. To be eligible for the award of Diploma of Business a candidate shall successfully complete eight (8) units comprising:
    1. Any eight units (8) listed in Part A or D of the Schedule of Units attached to these Rules.
  4. A candidate in the Bachelor of Business who has completed the requirements for the Associate Degree of Business may elect to be awarded the Associate Degree of Business following withdrawal from candidature for the Bachelor degree.
  5. A candidate in the Bachelor of Business who has completed the requirements for the Diploma of Business may elect to be awarded the Diploma of Business following withdrawal from candidature for the Bachelor degree.

Schedule of units

Title Level of learning Note

Part A

ACC10707 - Accounting and Finance for Business Introductory Note 2, Note 3
FIN10708 - Finance and Investment for Business Introductory Note 2, Note 3
ECO10250 - Economics for Decision Making Introductory Note 2, Note 3
LAW00150 - Introduction to Business Law Introductory Note 2, Note 3
MAT10251 - Statistical Analysis Introductory Note 2, Note 3
MKT00075 - Marketing Principles Introductory Note 2, Note 3
MNG10247 - Managing Organisations Introductory Note 2, Note 3
SOC10236 - Applied Ethics and Sustainability Introductory Note 2, Note 3

Part B

Level 2 units should be attempted in second and third years of full-time study and Level 3 units in third year of study.

Title Level of learning Note
To obtain accreditation with Institute of Charted Accountants in Australia and to facilitate admission into CPA Australia students must complete one of the following:
ACC00130 - Auditing Advanced
ACC00132 - Taxation Advanced
Students must complete the 7 units listed below:
Level 2 units
ACC00151 - Financial Accounting Intermediate
ACC00152 - Business Finance Advanced
ACC00153 - Business Information Systems Intermediate
ACC00145 - Financial Reporting Advanced
ACC00146 - Management Accounting Advanced
LAW00004 - Company Law Intermediate
Level 3 units
ACC00106 - Contemporary Issues in Accounting Advanced
Plus one of the following units:
ACC00130 - Auditing Advanced
ACC00132 - Taxation Advanced

Part C

Part D


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
Contact the Southern Cross Business School for this course progression.

Notes

Note 1: Double-weighted Unit
Note 2: Candidates, who do not have the assumed knowledge for a Part A Core Unit, must attempt the corresponding Part D Core Skills unit/s before, or concurrently with the corresponding Part A Core Unit.
Note 3: Candidates who have been awarded a Fail grade in a Part A Core Unit must enrol in the corresponding Part D Core Skills unit/s in the next available offering before, or concurrently with the Part A Core Unit. Candidates who have been awarded a Fail grade in a Part A Core Unit and who have completed the corresponding Part D Core Skills unit/s must re-enrol in the Part A Core Unit in the next available offering
Note 4: Candidates who have been awarded a Fail grade two (2) times in the same Part D Core Skills unit: (a) Will be excluded from the award for one (1) study period; and (b) May request the Head of School to review their exclusion. This request, stating clearly the reasons for a review, must be submitted in writing to the Head of School within (10) working days of the University’s official date of notification.