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Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Arts

Bachelors Double Degree

Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Course abbreviation

    BBus, BA

  • Course code

    3207055

  • Credit points

    384

  • Equivalent units

    32

  • Indicative Fee


Overview

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

The Bachelor of Business, 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.

Course Learning Outcome

GA1: 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.

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.

GA2: Creativity

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

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

GA3: 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.

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.

GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

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.

GA5: Lifelong learning

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

GA6: Communication and social skills

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

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.

GA7: Cultural competence

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.

Majors available in the Bachelor of Business include:

  • Aviation Management
  • Business and Data Analytics
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Tourism and Event Management.

Specialisations available in the Bachelor of Business include:

  • Accounting
  • Financial Services.

Majors available in the Bachelor of Arts include:

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

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Online Term 1 , Term 3 , Term 5 N/A N/A

Career Outcomes

The Accounting specialisation is accredited by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

The Financial Services specialisation 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

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

To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Business, 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 Financial Services Specialisation (192 credit points),
    OR 
    Business Accounting Specialisation (144 credit points) and the equivalent of 4 Arts option units (48 credit points),
    OR
    1 Business major (96 credit points) and the equivalent of 4 Arts option units (48 credit points) and 4 Business option units (48 credit points).

Entry requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows

Language requirements

To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Business, 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 Financial Services Specialisation (192 credit points),
    OR 
    Business Accounting Specialisation (144 credit points) and the equivalent of 4 Arts option units (48 credit points),
    OR
    1 Business major (96 credit points) and the equivalent of 4 Arts option units (48 credit points) and 4 Business option units (48 credit points).

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 Notes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

First Year

BUSN1004 Starting a Business
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Melbourne N/A
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term1,3
Perth N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney N/A
Term1,3,5
WRIT1003 Written Communication
Term1,3
12
Location Domestic International
Coomera
Term1
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,3
N/A
CLST2002 Australia, Asia and the World
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
Term2
BUSN1007 The Interconnected World
Summer Term
Term2,4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Melbourne N/A
Summer Term
Term2,4
Online
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term2,4
Perth N/A
Summer Term
Term2,4
Sydney N/A
Summer Term
Term2,4
BUSN1006 Solving Wicked Problems
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
China - Guangxi UST N/A
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Melbourne N/A
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term1,3
Perth N/A
Term1,3
Sydney N/A
Term1,3
POLT1002 World Politics and Global Environmental Challenges
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
N/A
CLST1004 Critical Thinking for Digital Times
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
N/A
BUSN2001 Professional Development for the Workplace
Term2,5
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2,5
Term2,5
Melbourne N/A
Term2,5
Online
Term2,5
Term2
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby
Term5
Term2,5
Perth N/A
Term2,5
Sydney N/A
Term2,5
Anti-requisites SPRT3001 - Work Integrated Learning in Exercise Science
After completing your first year units, please contact our Client Services Team to receive a personalised course progression based on your selected Arts and Business majors, or your chosen specialisation in either Accounting or Financial Services.

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

Note 2:

STEM Option Units equip students with knowledge and skills in the discipline of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Unit Code Unit Title Notes

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
POLT1002 World Politics and Global Environmental Challenges
WRIT1003 Written Communication
Business Majors and Specialisations

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
BUSN2005 Airline Operations
LAWS2029 Aviation Regulation and Law
MGMT3002 Human Factors in Aviation
MGMT3003 Airport Management
TOUR2005 Aviation Management
TOUR2012 Transport for Sustainability
BUSN2010 Service Design Thinking
MRKT2007 Digital Marketing Strategies

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
ACCT3003 Business Forecasting
ISYS3006 Business Analysis Project
MRKT2007 Digital Marketing Strategies
STAT1001 Statistical Analysis
ISYS1006 Introduction to Computing for Data Analytics
ISYS2004 Business and Market Intelligence
ISYS2003 Data Visualisation and Representation

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
BUSN2003 Intrapreneurship
BUSN2008 Applied Social Entrepreneurship
BUSN2009 The Founder's Journey
BUSN2010 Service Design Thinking
MRKT2007 Digital Marketing Strategies
BUSN3010 Innovation Ecosystems
BUSN3009 Entrepreneurial Finance
BUSN3011 New Venture Creation

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
MRKT1001 Marketing Principles
MRKT2001 Consumer Behaviour
MRKT2003 Global Marketing
MRKT2004 Marketing Communications
MRKT2005 Services Marketing
MRKT2007 Digital Marketing Strategies
MRKT3001 Strategic Marketing
MRKT3002 Marketing Research

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
ACCT2007 Finance for Business
LAWS2021 International Business Law
MRKT2003 Global Marketing
BUSN3002 Sustainable Business Management
BUSN3004 International Business
BUSN3001 Competitive Strategy
BUSN3010 Innovation Ecosystems
MRKT2007 Digital Marketing Strategies

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
HOSP2007 The Casino, Club and Hotel Environment
HOSP2001 Event Planning
TOUR2008 Event Operations
TOUR2001 Sustainable Tourism
TOUR2010 Tourist Behaviour and Interactions
TOUR2014 Managing the Visitor Economy
TOUR1003 Service Quality Management
MRKT2007 Digital Marketing Strategies

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
ACCT1002 Financial Accounting
ACCT2001 Taxation
ACCT2002 Financial Reporting
ACCT2003 Management Accounting
ACCT2007 Finance for Business
ACCT3001 Advanced Taxation
ACCT3002 Advanced Management Accounting
ACCT3004 Auditing
ECON1001 Economics for Decision Making
LAWS2001 Company Law
LEGL1003 Introduction to Business Law
STAT1001 Statistical Analysis

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
ACCT2001 Taxation
ACCT2007 Finance for Business
BUSN3003 Entrepreneurship and Innovation
BUSN3005 Internship A Note 1
ECON1001 Economics for Decision Making
FINC2002 Behavioural Finance and Client Relationships
FINC2007 Insurance and Risk Management
FINC2004 Superannuation and Retirement Planning
FINC2005 Principles of Financial Planning
FINC3001 Investments and Portfolio Management
FINC3003 Estate Planning
LAWS2001 Company Law
LEGL1003 Introduction to Business Law
STAT1001 Statistical Analysis
FINC2006 Ethics and Professionalism
Arts Majors

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
WRIT1002 Introduction to Creative Writing
WRIT1001 Introduction to Written Texts
WRIT2004 Short Story Writing
WRIT2005 Writing Genre
WRIT2001 Issues and Themes in Contemporary Writing
WRIT3001 Theories of Text and Culture
One unit from the following:
WRIT2003 Writing Lives
WRIT3002 Introduction to Editing and Publishing
WRIT2006 Writing for Young People
WRIT2007 Writing Poetry
And
COMM3004 Independent Project
Or
COMM3002 Professional Placement

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
CLST1003 Doing Cultural Studies
CLST2005 Space, Place and Travel
CLST3002 Borderlands: Identity, Culture and Belonging
CLST3003 EcoCultural Studies
COMM3004 Independent Project
CLST2004 Gender, Sexuality and Culture
CLST1001 Perspectives on Australia
COMM2005 Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence and Culture

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
MDIA1001 Media Studies
MDIA1003 Digital Media Practices
MDIA1002 Visual Communication and Design
MDIA1004 Journalism in the Digital Age
MDIA2006 Film Studies
MDIA2002 Essential Screen Skills
MDIA3001 Advanced Screen Production
COMM3002 Professional Placement

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
HIST1001 Making History
HIST2001 Writing Place: Landscapes, Memory, History
HIST1002 US History: From Reconstruction to Globalization
CLST2003 Australian Cultural History
HIST3001 Community History Research Project
CLST2006 Road Trip
INDG1009 Colonising Histories
HIST3002 Freedom and Tyranny in the Ancient Mediterranean World

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
POLT1001 Australian Politics
SOCI1005 Social Policy
SOCI2007 Global Inequality and Development
POLT2002 Local Government
POLT3004 Global Social Movements
POLT3001 Peace, War and International Politics
ENVR5007 Building Resilience in a Changing Climate: Through Drought, Fire and Flood
Choose 1 unit from the following:
COMM3002 Professional Placement
COMM3001 Community Engagement Project
COMM3004 Independent Project

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
SOCI1001 Introduction to Sociology
SOCI1002 Understanding Community
SOCI1003 Deviance in Society
SOCI2005 Society, Health and Illness
SOCI2006 Doing Social Research
SOCI2007 Global Inequality and Development
SOCI3003 Religions and the State
Choose one (1) unit from the following:
COMM3002 Professional Placement
COMM3004 Independent Project
COMM3001 Community Engagement Project
Select Option Units from the lists below. Students are strongly encouraged to select 1 option unit from the STEM Option Units which can count as either Arts or Business Option units. Note 2
Arts Option Units
Choose option units from any Arts Major, ensuring at least one (1) unit is at 3000 level.
Business Option Units
Choose option units from any Business 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

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
COMP1001 Data Communications and Networks
COMP1002 Foundations of Computing
ERTH2004 Career Development and Professional Practice
HLTH1005 Understanding Wellbeing and Mental Health
INDG2001 Health and Indigenous Australian Peoples
INDG2010 Indigenous Health Promotion I
INFO1001 Essentials of Information and Communication Technology
ISYS1001 Web Development I
ISYS1002 Cybersecurity
ISYS1004 Contemporary Issues in Information Technology
ISYS1005 Systems Analysis and Design
ISYS1006 Introduction to Computing for Data Analytics
ISYS2004 Business and Market Intelligence
ISYS2005 Information Systems for Accounting
ISYS3006 Business Analysis Project
MATH1001 Foundation Mathematics
MATH1002 Foundations of Mathematics and Numeracy: Numbers that Count
MATH1003 Quantitative Methods with Economics
MRNE1001 Marine Science and Management
NUTR1001 Nutrition for Health and Physical Activity
PBHL1003 Foundations of Health and Health Care Systems
PHYS1002 Introductory Physics and Maths for Health Sciences
PHYS1004 Physics I: Motion, Mechanics and Waves
PROG1001 Programming I
SCIN1001 Nature of Science
SCIN1004 Earth Systems
SCIN1005 Organisms and Environments
SCIN3004 Integrated Project
STAT1001 Statistical Analysis
STAT1002 Scientific Data Management and Analysis
ENGN1003 Engineering Technology and Design
ENGN1004 Engineering Governance
ENGN1005 Planning and Delivering Engineering Projects
MRKT2007 Digital Marketing Strategies
SOCI2005 Society, Health and Illness
Note 2