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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 a lot of flexibility in determining the structure of their study. They can complete a workplace internship which could count as two units toward their degree, choose from one of seven University-wide majors or study elective units from across the University's undergraduate offerings to extend their knowledge and broaden career opportunities.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Business Administration may find opportunities in management roles within private and government organisations, human resource management, marketing, international business, finance, information systems and management.
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.
Students may choose to undertake a 260-hour internship with a business organisation as an elective, which may count as two units toward their degree.
The structure of the degree allows students to develop an in-depth knowledge within specialist areas such as:
Additional areas of study: University-wide majors are available in this course.
To qualify for the Bachelor of Business Administration a total of 288 credit points (usually 24 units) must be completed.
This course offers intermediate awards (early exit points) at Diploma and Associate Degree levels.
Please note that some specialisations and units may not be available at each location. Unit availabilities are published for each study period and vary from year to year. Please contact the School for further information.
For course rules and a full list of units, please refer to the Specific Award Rules below.
|Distance Education||Session 1
|Coffs Harbour||Session 1
Southern Cross Drive, Bilinga
3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
This course may be completed in a shorter duration subject to unit availabilities.
|Fees and Charges||• Domestic fees
• International fees
• Additional fee information
|School||Southern Cross Business School|
|Admission, Enrolment and General Enquiries||www.scu.edu.au/enquiries|
|Further Information||Domestic students: Ph: 1800 626 481
International students: Ph: +61 2 6620 3876; E: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Total Units:||Award Abbreviation:||2013 ATAR equivalent/OP:|
Associate Degree: 16
|UAC Course Code||QTAC Course Code||CRICOS Course Code|
|Coffs Harbour: 332155
Gold Coast: 332165
|Coffs Harbour: 052561
Gold Coast: 052661
|Coffs Harbour NSW: 038922M
Gold Coast QLD: 069402A
Lismore NSW: 038922M
On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.
Our distance education study option is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. Students may receive a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.
MySCU is a student’s point of entry to a range of online services and resources that support study and student life. The portal includes unit learning sites and information sites where students can access resources, communication tools and useful links that are integral to their studies.
The web-based program Blackboard Collaborate delivers advanced on-line learning environments for students and lecturers to communicate and collaborate through virtual meeting spaces and classrooms. They can share files, presentations, and applications. If the session is recorded, students can view it afterwards.
Learning materials include the provision of unit information guides, study guides and books of readings. Students may need to purchase or access prescribed text books.
The SCU library provides a wide range of services including librarian assistance, print and electronic resources, a document delivery service, catalogues, databases, ebooks, ereadings, and full-text journal literature.
The Academic Skills Development team supports student learning by offering online and on-campus academic skills workshops, email, phone, and one-on-one support.
The Southern Cross Business school also has a dedicated Student Support Team that provides a diverse range of support services to internal, external, and international students.
Assessment may be in the form of essays, reports, audio or video presentations, online quizzes, case analyses or problem resolutions, and examinations.
Southern Cross University provides students with modern well-equipped teaching spaces such as lecture theatres, classrooms, and studios or laboratories tailored to meet the needs of specific study disciplines. Modern audio-visual equipment is standard in most teaching venues, and students have access to computer labs for individual study purposes.
Pre-requisite Year 12 subjects
There are no pre-requisite subjects required for this course.
On-campus Undergraduate applications
To apply to study an undergraduate degree at a SCU campus, apply online through the NSW Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) or Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC). For more information please visit either the UAC or QTAC websites: www.uac.edu.au or www.qtac.edu.au. A late fee applies for UAC and QTAC applications received after the 30th of September.
The following applications to study can be made online, directly to SCU:
Online applications for the Bachelor of Business Administration involve four key steps:
Once registered you can exit and return to your application at any time.
Please refer to the International Office website.
Your previous study may help you cut time off your degree.
We recommend that you apply for advance standing at the same time as you apply for admission into this course, because the amount and type of credit awarded will determine your study plan.
For more details and how to apply please visit the Advanced Standing website.
Associate Degree of Information Technology
Associate Degree of Business
Bachelor of Applied Computing
Bachelor of Information Technology
Bachelor of Business
Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Laws
The Bachelor of Business Administration is also offered through offshore collaborations. Visit the Southern Cross Business School website for more information.
Important - Please contact the University for confirmation of the course structure prior to acting on this information. The University accepts no liability for any loss suffered by reason of reliance on this information.
See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.4.1 Requirements for an Award
Candidates who have successfully completed the requirements for the Associate Degree of Business Administration, may be granted advanced standing by the School Board, for up to sixteen (16) units in the Bachelor of Business Administration award.
All undergraduate units offered by the Southern Cross Business School are included in this schedule.
Units offered by the Southern Cross Business School (updated August 21, 2012)
ACC00106 - Contemporary Issues in Accounting
ACC00130 - Auditing
ACC00131 - Advanced Auditing
ACC00132 - Taxation
ACC00134 - Advanced Taxation
ACC00145 - Financial Reporting
ACC00146 - Management Accounting
ACC00148 - Advanced Financial Reporting
ACC00151 - Financial Accounting
ACC00152 - Business Finance
ACC00153 - Business Information Systems
ACC00222 - Computer Control Auditing and Security
ACC10707 - Accounting for Business
BHS00156 - Leadership
BUS10699 - Business Language and Learning Skills
CSC00228 - Database Systems I
CSC00235 - Applications Development
CSC00240 - Data Communications and Networks
CSC10210 - Object Oriented Program Development
CSC10214 - Interactive Multimedia Application Development I
CSC10215 - Interactive Multimedia Application Development II
CSC10216 - Object Oriented GUI Development
CSC10217 - Web Development II
ECO00150 - International Economics and Trade
ECO10250 - Economics for Decision Making
EDU01264 - Staff Development and Training
FIN00115 - Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
FIN00126 - International Finance
FIN10252 - Financial Planning
FIN10254 - Financial Institutions, Instruments and Markets
FIN10708 - Finance and Investment for Business
FIN10709 - Foundations of Finance
FIN10710 - Business Value Analysis
FIN10711 - Portfolio Management
FIN10712 - Financial Derivatives and Risk Management
ISY00243 - Systems Analysis and Design
ISY00245 - Principles of Programming
ISY00246 - Client/Server Systems
ISY00324 - Digital Media I: Images, Text and Interface Design
ISY00325 - Digital Media II: Audio-Video Resources and Linear Scriptwriting
ISY10056 - Intelligent Decision Systems
ISY10058 - Electronic Commerce Systems
ISY10209 - Web Development I
ISY10212 - Contemporary Issues in Multimedia and Information Technology
ISY10221 - Computing Project I: Analysis and Design
ISY10222 - Computing Project II: Development and Implementation
ISY10621 - Information Communication Technology Internship I
ISY10622 - Information Communication Technology Internship II
ISY10623 - Information Communication Technology Internship III
ISY10624 - Information Communication Technology Internship IV
MAT10251 - Statistical Analysis
MAT10706 - Quantitative Methods with Economics
MKT00075 - Marketing Principles
MKT00102 - Consumer Behaviour
MKT00106 - Marketing Research
MKT00150 - Global Marketing
MKT10723 - Marketing Communications
MKT10724 - Services Marketing
MKT10725 - Strategic Marketing
MKT10726 - Social Marketing
MKT10727 - Digital Marketing
MNG00114 - Strategic Management
MNG00116 - Industrial Relations
MNG00154 - Staff Selection and Performance Management
MNG00167 - Supervision and Teamwork
MNG00311 - International Human Resource Management
MNG00313 - International Management
MNG00314 - Entrepreneurship and Innovation
MNG00316 - Principles of International Business
MNG01413 - Human Resource and Workplace Management
MNG10247 - Managing Organisations
MNG10253 - Sustainable Business Management
MNG10713 - Understanding the Business Environment
MNG10714 - The Human Resource Management Expert Practitioner
MNG10715 - Designing Workforces for Human Resource Management
MNG10716 - Organisational Stakeholder Management
MNG10717 - Culture and Change Implementation
MNG10718 - Strategic Architecture of Organisations
MNG10719 - Power, Conflict and the Human Resource Management Activist
MNG10720 - Human Resource Management Theory in Practice
MNG10721 - Export Management
SOC10236 - Applied Ethics and Sustainability
SOC10245 - Working in Organisations
SOC10246 - Work: Its Organisation and Remuneration
SOY00247 - Business Internship
SOY10097 - Business Internship (Part 1 of 2)
SOY10098 - Business Internship (Part 2 of 2)
UBU00005 - 2 Unspecified Business Studies Units
All undergraduate units offered from within any specialist majors offered by the University are included in this schedule.
All undergraduate units offered by the University are included in this schedule.
Footnote: For further guidance with unit selection, please consult the Student Support Team in the Southern Cross Business School.