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Bachelor of Business

Bachelors Degree

Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Start Date

  • Duration

    3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
    May be completed in a shorter duration subject to unit availabilities

  • Location

  • Course abbreviation

    BBus

  • Course code

    3002100

  • Credit points

    288


Overview

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.

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.

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.

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Coffs Harbour Session 1 , Session 2 332150 052501
Gold Coast Session 1 , Session 2 , Session 3 332160 052161
Lismore Session 1 , Session 2 332100 052001
Online Session 1 , Session 2 , Session 3 N/A N/A

Career Outcomes

These majors are accredited by the following professional bodies:

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

Requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.

Course requirements

  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.

Course structure

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. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.

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

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Level of learning Notes
Contact the Southern Cross Business School for this course progression.

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.

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes

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.

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes
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

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes
Level 2 units
ACC00152 Business Finance Advanced
FIN00126 International Finance Advanced
FIN10254 Financial Institutions, Instruments and Markets Advanced
FIN10709 Foundations of Finance Intermediate
Level 3 units
FIN10710 Business Value Analysis Advanced
FIN10711 Portfolio Management Advanced
Plus two (2) of the following units:
FIN10252 Financial Planning Advanced
LAW01125 Stock Exchange and Finance Law Intermediate
FIN10712 Financial Risk Management Advanced

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes
It is recommended that students also complete one of the following:
Level 2 units
LAW00106 EEO and OH&S Law and Practice Advanced
LAW00104 Employment and Industrial Relations Law Advanced
in addition to the 8 units below:
MNG10713 Understanding the Business Environment Intermediate
MNG10717 Culture and Change Implementation Advanced
MNG10714 The Human Resource Management Expert Practitioner Intermediate
MNG10716 Organisational Stakeholder Management Advanced
MNG10715 Designing Workforces for Human Resource Management Intermediate
Level 3 units
MNG10719 Organisational Behaviour: Power and the Human Resource Management Activist Advanced
MNG10720 Research for Business and Tourism Advanced
MNG10718 Strategic Architecture of Organisations Advanced

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes
Level 2 units
FIN00126 International Finance Advanced
LAW00124 International Business Law Intermediate
MNG00313 International Management Intermediate
MNG00316 Principles of International Business Intermediate
Level 3 units
MNG10721 Export Management Advanced
MKT00150 Global Marketing Advanced
MNG00114 Competitive Strategy Advanced
MNG00314 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Advanced

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes
Level 2 units
CSC00235 Applications Development Introductory
CSC00240 Data Communications and Networks Introductory
ISY00243 Systems Analysis and Design Intermediate
ISY10209 Web Development I Introductory
ISY10212 Contemporary Issues in Information Technology Introductory
CSC00228 Database Systems I Advanced
ISY10058 Electronic Commerce Systems Intermediate
Level 3 units
ACC00222 Computer Control Auditing and Security Advanced

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes
Level 2 units
MKT00102 Consumer Behaviour Intermediate
MKT10723 Marketing Communications Intermediate
MKT10724 Services Marketing Advanced
MKT00106 Marketing Research Advanced
Level 3 units
MNG00114 Competitive Strategy Advanced
MKT00150 Global Marketing Advanced
Plus two of the following units:
LAW00126 Competition and Consumer Law Intermediate
MKT10727 Digital Marketing Advanced
MKT10726 Social Marketing Advanced

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes
Level 2 units
ISY00324 Visual Resources for Interactive Applications Intermediate
ISY10209 Web Development I Introductory
MKT00102 Consumer Behaviour Intermediate
MKT10723 Marketing Communications Intermediate
MKT10724 Services Marketing Advanced
Level 3 units
CSC10214 Designing the User Experience Intermediate
MKT10727 Digital Marketing Advanced
MNG00114 Competitive Strategy Advanced

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes
Level 2
MNG10713 Understanding the Business Environment Intermediate
MNG10716 Organisational Stakeholder Management Advanced
Level 3
MNG00314 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Advanced
MNG10253 Sustainable Business Management Advanced
Plus four (4) of the following units:
MNG00316 Principles of International Business Intermediate
MNG00313 International Management Intermediate
MNG10717 Culture and Change Implementation Advanced
ISY10212 Contemporary Issues in Information Technology Introductory
MKT10724 Services Marketing Advanced
MNG10718 Strategic Architecture of Organisations Advanced

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes
Level 2 units
ACC00145 Financial Reporting Advanced
ACC00146 Management Accounting Advanced
ACC00151 Financial Accounting Intermediate
ACC00152 Business Finance Advanced
ACC00153 Business Information Systems Intermediate
FIN00126 International Finance Advanced
LAW00004 Company Law Intermediate
Level 3 units
ACC00106 Contemporary Issues in Accounting Advanced
ACC00130 Auditing Advanced
ACC00131 Advanced Auditing Advanced
ACC00132 Taxation Advanced
ACC00134 Advanced Taxation Advanced
ACC00148 Advanced Financial Reporting Advanced
FIN10710 Business Value Analysis Advanced
Plus two (2) of the following units:
BHS00156 Leadership Intermediate
MNG00114 Competitive Strategy Advanced
MNG00314 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Advanced
MNG00316 Principles of International Business Intermediate
MNG10253 Sustainable Business Management Advanced
SOY00247 Business Internship Advanced

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes
Level 2 units
ISY00324 Visual Resources for Interactive Applications Intermediate
ISY10209 Web Development I Introductory
LAW00126 Competition and Consumer Law Intermediate
MKT00102 Consumer Behaviour Intermediate
MKT10723 Marketing Communications Intermediate
MKT10724 Services Marketing Advanced
MKT00106 Marketing Research Advanced
Level 3 units
CSC10214 Designing the User Experience Intermediate
MKT10727 Digital Marketing Advanced
MNG00114 Competitive Strategy Advanced
MKT00150 Global Marketing Advanced
MKT10726 Social Marketing Advanced
Plus four of the following units
BHS00156 Leadership Intermediate
MNG00314 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Advanced
SOY00247 Business Internship Advanced Note 1
ISY10058 Electronic Commerce Systems Intermediate
ISY00325 Audio-Video Resources for Interactive Applications Intermediate
CSC00235 Applications Development Introductory

Part C

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes
SOY00247 Business Internship Advanced Note 1
SOY10097 Business Internship (Part 1 of 2) Advanced
SOY10098 Business Internship (Part 2 of 2) Advanced
LAW00104 Employment and Industrial Relations Law Advanced
LAW00106 EEO and OH&S Law and Practice Advanced
Any undergraduate unit offered by the University

Part D

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes
COM00207 Communication in Organisations Introductory Note 4
BUS10699 Business Language and Learning Skills Introductory Note 4
MAT10706 Quantitative Methods with Economics Introductory Note 4
MNG10001 Issues and Technology for Business Studies Introductory Note 4