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The Associate Degree of Business is a two year course (full-time or part-time equivalent) that includes core skills in business, plus a range of elective units that students can select from to pursue their areas of interest. Students will develop academic skills in learning and business. The course equips students with skills and knowledge that enable eligible graduates to progress onto a Southern Cross University bachelor degree to enhance their career opportunities.
Graduates can progress to the:
Graduates of the Associate Degree of Business can complete their three-year bachelor degree with just one year of additional full-time study or part-time equivalent.
Graduates will find career opportunities in the private and public business sectors across a range of industries and in fields such as general business, marketing, management, retail and service.
Students study a variety of foundation business units that range from organisational communication through to accounting, marketing and sustainability. They then choose three units from one or more of the following study streams: accounting, finance, human resource management, international business, information systems, marketing, digital marketing, or tourism.
To qualify for the Associate Degree of Business a total of 192 credit points (usually 16 units) must be completed.
Unit availabilities are published for each study period and vary from year to year.
For course rules and a full list of units, please refer to the Specific Award Rules below.
|Distance Education||Session 1*
* Domestic students only.
* Domestic students only.
|Coffs Harbour||Session 1*
* Domestic students only.
Southern Cross Drive, Bilinga
|Course Duration||2 years full-time; 4 years part-time
May be completed in a shorter duration subject to unit availabilities.
|Fees and Charges||• Domestic fees
• Additional fee information
|Admission, Enrolment and General Enquiries||scu.edu.au/enquiries|
|Further Information||Ph: 1800 626 481
|Total Units:||Award Abbreviation:||2013 ATAR equivalent/OP:|
|UAC Course Code||QTAC Course Code||CRICOS Course Code|
|Coffs Harbour: 332351
Gold Coast: 332362
|Coffs Harbour: 052351
Gold Coast: 052362
|Coffs Harbour, NSW: N/A
Gold Coast, QLD: 078066D
Lismore, NSW: N/A
At Southern Cross University:
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.
Assessment may be in the form of essays, reports, audio or video presentations, online quizzes, case analyses, 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. Contemporary audio-visual equipment is standard in most teaching venues, and students have access to computer labs for individual study purposes.
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 Associate Degree of Business involve four key steps:
Once registered you can exit and return to your application at any time.
Please refer to the International Office website.
At Southern Cross University, your previous study or work experience 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.
See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.4.1 Admission to Candidature