Course summary

The Bachelor of Business Administration gives students the opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of management and professional practice, and the option to specialise in a range of industry specific disciplines. Students have flexibility in determining the structure of their study. They can gain practical experience via an internship which counts as two units towards their degree or study elective units from across the University’s undergraduate offerings to extend their knowledge of other disciplines.

The Bachelor of Business Administration gives students the opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of management and professional practice, and the option to specialise in a range of industry specific disciplines. Students have flexibility in determining the structure of their study. They can gain practical experience via an internship which counts as two units towards their degree or study elective units from across the University’s undergraduate offerings to extend their knowledge of other disciplines.

Students develop an in-depth knowledge through study streams within specialist areas:

  • Accounting (GC, L, CH, DE)
  • Digital Marketing (GC, CH, DE)
  • Finance (GC, DE)
  • Human Resource Management (GC, DE)
  • Information Systems (GC, CH, DE)
  • International Business (GC, DE)
  • Management (DE)
  • Marketing (GC, L, DE)

On-campus students can also study any study stream by distance education.

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

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 Intellectual rigour.

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 study stream chosen, may count as two units toward their degree.

Depending on units completed, students may be eligible to join the Australian Institute of Management or the Australian Marketing Institute.

The Human Resource Management study stream is accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute.

Students wanting to gain professional accreditation for accounting should study the Bachelor of Business.


Course overview

Course code

3001145

Course abbreviation

BBA

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 332155 052561
Gold Coast Session 1 332165 052661
Lismore Session 1 332107 052071
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) 038922M
Gold Coast Session 1 $16,560 ($2,070 per unit) 038922M
Lismore Session 1 $16,560 ($2,070 per unit) 038922M
Singapore - MDIS Session 1 N/A N/A
China - TUST Session 1 N/A N/A

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 the Bachelor of Business Administration a candidate shall complete twenty-four (24) units in a sequence approved by the Course Coordinator, comprising:
    1. Eight (8) units from Part A of the Schedule of Units;
    2. eight (8) units from Part B of the Schedule; and
    3. eight (8) units from Part C of the Schedule.
  2. To be eligible for an Associate Degree of Business Administration a candidate shall complete sixteen (16) units comprising:
    1. Eight (8) units from Part A of the Schedule of Units;
    2. four (4) units from Part B of the Schedule; and
    3. four (4) units from Part C of the Schedule.
  3. To be eligible for a Diploma of Business Administration a candidate shall complete eight (8) units comprising:
    1. Four (4) units from Part A of the Schedule of Units;
    2. two (2) units from Part B of the Schedule; and
    3. two (2) units from Part C of the Schedule.
  4. Subject to subclause (f) below, a candidate who while enrolled for the Bachelor of Business Administration has completed the requirements for the Associate Degree of Business Administration may elect to be awarded the Associate Degree of Business Administration following withdrawal from candidature for the Bachelors degree.
  5. Subject to subclause (f) below, a candidate who while enrolled for the Bachelor of Business Administration has completed the requirements for the Diploma of Business Administration may elect to be awarded the Diploma of Business Administration following withdrawal from candidature for the Bachelors degree.
  6. If a candidate who while enrolled for the Bachelor of Business Administration elects to be awarded the Associate Degree or Diploma of Business Administration following withdrawal from candidature for the Bachelors degree, the candidate cannot have been awarded as advanced standing more than the equivalent of fifty percent (50%) of the units in the exit award.

Schedule of units

Title Level of learning Note

Part A

All undergraduate units offered by the Southern Cross Business School.

Part B

All undergraduate units offered from within any Specialist Majors offered by the University

Part C

All undergraduate units offered by the University.

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
PART A
Part A consists of any eight (8) SCBS units (School 41 in the SOU). Some suggestions are listed below for you.
YEAR 1 Session 1
ECO10250 - Economics for Decision Making Introductory
LAW00150 - Introduction to Business Law Introductory
MAT10251 - Statistical Analysis Introductory
MNG10247 - Managing Organisations Introductory
COM00207 - Communication in Organisations Introductory
MNG10001 - Issues and Technology for Business Studies Introductory
YEAR 1 Session 2
ACC10707 - Accounting for Business Introductory
FIN10708 - Finance and Investment for Business Introductory
MKT00075 - Marketing Principles Introductory
SOC10236 - Applied Ethics and Sustainability Introductory
BUS10699 - Business Language and Learning Skills Introductory
MAT10706 - Quantitative Methods with Economics Introductory
PART B
A selection of Part B specialisation structures are shown below. Eight (8) units from one sequence form the specialisation.

Unit groups