Course summary

Innovation, entrepreneurship and digital communication are key qualities required by the leaders of tomorrow.

The Bachelor of Business and Enterprise, Bachelor of Arts develops these qualities, combining business management skills with a focus on humanities and communication.

You will build core capabilities to support business decision-making, with foundational knowledge in business law, economics and accounting with the opportunity to major in a range of subjects from both business and arts disciplines. You may also elect to specialise in accounting or financial services.

This double degree is a pathway to multiple career options, from journalism to policy development, management to design, public relations to banking and beyond.

Innovation, entrepreneurship and digital communication are key qualities required by the leaders of tomorrow.

The Bachelor of Business and Enterprise, Bachelor of Arts develops these qualities, combining business management skills with a focus on humanities and communication.

You will build core capabilities to support business decision-making, with foundational knowledge in business law, economics and accounting with the opportunity to major in a range of subjects from both business and arts disciplines. You may also elect to specialise in accounting or financial services.

This double degree is a pathway to multiple career options, from journalism to policy development, management to design, public relations to banking and beyond.

Majors available in the Bachelor of Business and Enterprise include:

  • Aviation Management
  • Business Analytics
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Specialisations available in the Bachelor of Business and Enterprise include:

  • Accounting
  • Financial Services.

Majors available in the Bachelor of Arts include:

  • History
  • Creative Writing
  • Cultural Studies
  • Digital Media
  • Political and International Relations.

Course Learning Outcome

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Apply disciplinary knowledge to diverse contexts.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Communicate effectively in a variety of forms, including in working autonomously or collaboratively.

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

Demonstrate a commitment to multicultural perspectives.

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

You can choose a double-weighted internship unit to get practical experience and build professional networks.

There are opportunities to intern or study abroad to expand your global experience.

The Accounting specialisation in the Bachelor of Business and Enterprise has been developed to align with the competency standards of CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

The Financial Services specialisation in the Bachelor of Business and Enterprise has been developed to align with industry requirements and regulatory requirements (e.g. FASEA). Accreditation is pending.


Course overview

Course code

3207009

Course abbreviation

BBusEnt, BA

Credit points

384

Equivalent units

32

Duration

4 years full-time; 8 years part-time

Duration

4 years full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Gold Coast Session 1 N/A N/A
Online Session 1 N/A N/A

Fee information

Commonwealth supported


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 and Enterprise, Bachelor of Arts, students must complete the equivalent of 32 units (384 credit points), comprising:

  • 8 core units (96 credit points),
  • 1 Arts major (96 credit points), and
  • Business and Enterprise Financial Services Specialisation (192 credit points),
    OR 
    Business and Enterprise Accounting Specialisation (144 credit points) and the equivalent of 4 Arts elective units (48 credit points),
    OR
    1 Business and Enterprise major (96 credit points) and the equivalent of 4 Arts elective units (48 credit points) and 4 Business and Enterprise elective units (48 credit points).

Schedule of units

Title Note

Core Units

BUSN1004 - Starting a Business
BUSN1006 - Solving Wicked Problems
BUSN1007 - The Interconnected World
BUSN2001 - Professional Development for the Workplace
CLST2002 - Australia, Asia and the World
CLST1004 - Critical Thinking for Digital Times
CLST1005 - Unruly Subjects: Citizenship
WRIT1003 - Written Communication

Business and Enterprise Majors and Specialisations

Arts Majors

Arts Elective Units

Choose elective units from the Bachelor of Arts degree, ensuring at least one (1) unit is at an advanced level of learning.

Business and Enterprise Elective Units

Choose elective units from any Business and Enterprise or Tourism major/specialisation, and/or choose from the following list:
BUSN3005 - Internship A Note 1
BUSN3006 - Internship B Note 1
BUSN3007 - Industry Project I
BUSN3008 - Industry Project II

Notes

Note 1: Internship A and Internship B are both double-weighted units that are usually completed over a 14-week (450 hours) period after the completion of a minimum of 16 units, including BUSN2001 Professional Development for the Workplace. 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