Course summary

To forge a business career you need creative and agile thinking. Our Bachelor of Business is taught in a dynamic environment driven by fresh ideas and a global outlook.

Work placements are a feature – you can complete internships either in Australia or abroad in your field of interest, building your professional networks as you earn credit towards your degree.

You'll learn foundational business principles in law, accounting, economics, management and statistics. The degree includes a major in accounting, international business or marketing plus a choice of elective units or a second major. Please refer to ‘Major Areas of Study’ below for professional accreditation requirements.

Our graduates gain the professional, critical thinking and communication skills to run their own businesses or pursue careers in marketing, product management, investment, finance and more.

Please note this course is available for international students at our Sydney, Melbourne and Perth campuses in collaboration with EduCo and also in Papua New Guinea through IBSU Port Moresby.

To forge a business career you need creative and agile thinking. Our Bachelor of Business is taught in a dynamic environment driven by fresh ideas and a global outlook.

Work placements are a feature – you can complete internships either in Australia or abroad in your field of interest, building your professional networks as you earn credit towards your degree.

You'll learn foundational business principles in law, accounting, economics, management and statistics. The degree includes a major in accounting, international business or marketing plus a choice of elective units or a second major. Please refer to ‘Major Areas of Study’ below for professional accreditation requirements.

Our graduates gain the professional, critical thinking and communication skills to run their own businesses or pursue careers in marketing, product management, investment, finance and more.

Please note this course is available for international students at our Sydney, Melbourne and Perth campuses in collaboration with EduCo and also in Papua New Guinea through IBSU Port Moresby.

Students have the option of selecting a single or double major from the following: 

  • Accounting  (available at all campuses)
    Equips students with the technical, conceptual and managerial skills to be effective business managers in modern commercial, government, social and not-for-profit organisations.
     
  • International Business (available at Sydney and Melbourne campuses)
    Prepares students to respond to the complexity of global markets, addressing issues such as cross-cultural communication and negotiation, alternative market structures, variations in consumer demand patterns and differing government regulations and policies.
     
  • Management (available at PNG campus)
    Equips students with the skills to monitor the changing business and social environment and make sound judgments on the most appropriate directions and actions.
     
  • Marketing (available at Sydney and Melbourne campuses)
    Students develop analytical business skills, excellent communication skills and an understanding of human behaviour and motivation. They learn how to creative effective marketing strategies and campaigns.

Please note:

To meet the educational requirements for CPA and CAANZ, students need to complete the core course requirements, the Accounting major and complete the following three units as elective options: ACCT3001 Advanced Taxation, ISYS2005 Information Systems for Accounting AND FINC3001 Investments and Portfolio Management.

To meet the Tax Practitioner Board’s (TPB) educational requirements for Tax Agent Licensing, students must complete either: LEGL2001 - Introduction to Land Law OR LAWS2022 - Competition and Consumer Law.

Course Learning Outcome

Critically evaluate and apply practical solutions from a range of related disciplines to both inform and justify key decision-making outcomes.

Develop and apply knowledge and skills creatively in devising practical solutions to challenges related to business.

Develop and apply recognised ethical frameworks to influence business behaviours within an organisational context.

Demonstrate and apply in-depth discipline-specific knowledge and skills within a local, national, and international perspective.

Demonstrate autonomy, responsibility and accountability for ongoing learning in business settings.

Prepare and deliver, individually and/or in a team, well developed and justified discipline-specific advice through both written and oral communication.

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

Demonstrate cultural competence in local, national and international settings as applied in business and social situations.

Students may choose, as electives, one or two double-weighted internship units. Internships provide invaluable experience and professional networking opportunities.

Accounting major

The Accounting major is accredited by Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand and CPA Australia. Students may apply for membership of the Institute of Public Accountants. Students are eligible to join the Australian Institute of Management.

Please note:

To meet the educational requirements for CPA and CAANZ, students need to complete the core course requirements, the Accounting major and complete the following three units as elective options: ACCT3001 Advanced Taxation, ISYS2005 Information Systems for Accounting AND FINC3001 Investments and Portfolio Management.

To meet the Tax Practitioner Board’s (TPB) educational requirements for Tax Agent Licensing, students must complete either: LEGL2001 - Introduction to Land Law OR LAWS2022 - Competition and Consumer Law.

Finance major

The Finance major is accredited by the Treasury's Financial Adviser Standards (FAS). For information on how to become a registered financial adviser in Australia, please visit the FAS website


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

International

Location Teaching period Annual Fees CRICOS
Melbourne Term 1 $31,200 ($3,900 per unit) 081532A
Perth Term 1 $31,200 ($3,900 per unit) 081532A
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby Session 1 N/A N/A
Sydney Term 1 $31,200 ($3,900 per unit) 081532A

Course requirements

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

To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Business students must complete the equivalent of 24 units (288 credit points, comprising:

  • 8 core units (96 credit points),
  • 1 major (96 credit points), and
  • a second major (96 credit points) or
  • 8 equivalent elective units (96 credit points).

Exit awards

Students may be eligible to exit with an Associate Degree of Business after completing the equivalent of 16 units (192 credit points), comprising 8 core units, 4 major units, and 4 elective or major units.

Students may be eligible to exit with a Diploma of Business after completing the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points) comprising 4 core units and 4 elective or major units.


Schedule of units

Title Note

Core units

ACCT1001 - Accounting and Finance for Business
COMM1001 - Communication in Organisations
ECON1001 - Economics for Decision Making
MGMT1001 - Managing Organisations
MRKT1001 - Marketing Principles
SOCI1004 - Applied Ethics and Sustainability
STAT1001 - Statistical Analysis
AND EITHER
LEGL1003 - Introduction to Business Law
OR for students studying in PNG
LEGL1007 - Introduction to the Business Law of Papua New Guinea

Majors

Title Note
ACCT1002 - Financial Accounting
ACCT2002 - Financial Reporting
ACCT2003 - Management Accounting
ACCT2007 - Finance for Business
ACCT3002 - Advanced Management Accounting
ACCT3004 - Auditing
Students studying in Australia take the following 2 units:
ACCT2001 - Taxation
LAWS2001 - Company Law
Students studying in PNG take the following 2 units:
ACCT2006 - Papua New Guinea Taxation
LAWS2053 - The Company Law of Papua New Guinea
Note: Students wishing to meet the educational requirements for CPA and CAANZ will need to complete the Core course requirements, the Accounting major and complete the following three units as elective options: ACCT3001 Advanced Taxation, ISYS2005 Information Systems for Accounting AND FINC3001 Investments and Portfolio Management.
Note 3, Note 4
Note 2

Title Note
ACCT2007 - Finance for Business
FINC2002 - Behavioural Finance and Client Relationships
FINC2004 - Superannuation and Retirement Planning
FINC2005 - Principles of Financial Planning
FINC2007 - Insurance and Risk Management
FINC3001 - Investments and Portfolio Management
FINC3003 - Estate Planning
LAWS2001 - Company Law
Note: Bachelor of Business students studying the Finance Major and are seeking FASEA accreditation, will also be required to complete ACCT2001 Taxation, FINC2006 Ethics and Professionalism and BUSN3005 Internship A from their option units.

Option Units

Title Note
Any undergraduate unit offered by the Faculty of Business, Law and Arts. Students can select any undergraduate unit offered by the University with Course Coordinator approval, ensuring that pre-requisites are met
Some suggested Option units are:
BUSN2001 - Professional Development for the Workplace
BUSN3005 - Internship A Note 1
BUSN3006 - Internship B Note 1
EDUC1001 - Language and Learning in your Discipline
JUST2005 - EEO and OH&S Law and Practice
LAWS2019 - Employment and Industrial Relations Law
MATH1003 - Quantitative Methods with Economics

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: BUSN3005 - Internship A and BUSN3006 - Internship B are both double-weighted units requiring a 16 unit pre-requisite including the Professional Development for the Workplace unit (BUSN2001 - Professional Development for the Workplace). Please be aware of this double-weighting if you are restricted in the number of electives you can select in your major. All internship placements must be approved by the relevant Course Coordinator, prior to commencement. Please forward any queries to the Professional Experience Coordinator on wil@scu.edu.au
Note 2: Dalian students may be eligible to receive advanced standing for this unit after completion of the Dalian local degree program.
Note 3: Students wishing to meet the educational requirements for CPA and CAANZ will need to complete the Core course requirements, the Accounting major and complete the following three units as elective options: ACCT3001 Advanced Taxation, ISYS2005 Information Systems for Accounting AND FINC3001 Investments and Portfolio Management.
Note 4: Students wishing to meet the Tax Practitioner Board’s (TPB) educational requirements for Tax Agent Licencing are required to complete either: LEGL2001 - Introduction to Land Law OR LAWS2022 - Competition and Consumer Law.

Unit groups

Option Unit

Title Note
Any undergraduate unit offered by the Faculty of Business, Law and Arts. Students can select any undergraduate unit offered by the University with Course Coordinator approval, ensuring that pre-requisites are met
Some suggested Option units are:
BUSN2001 - Professional Development for the Workplace
BUSN3005 - Internship A Note 1
BUSN3006 - Internship B Note 1
EDUC1001 - Language and Learning in your Discipline
JUST2005 - EEO and OH&S Law and Practice
LAWS2019 - Employment and Industrial Relations Law
MATH1003 - Quantitative Methods with Economics