Bachelor of Business

2023 course information for Domestic Students
2023 course information for International Students

updated 6:02 AM on Wed, 27 July

Domestic snapshot

International snapshot

IELTS
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ATAR
60
Duration
3 years full-time; 6 years part-time

May be completed in a shorter duration subject to unit availabilities

3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
Location
Melbourne, Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby, Perth, Sydney
Start date
February, June, October
Course code
3002100
Course abbreviation
BBus
Credit points
288
Equivalent units
24
CRICOS
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Fees
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Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

Course overview

To forge a business career you need creative and agile thinking. Our Bachelor of Business is taught in a dynamic environment driven by fresh ideas and a global outlook.

Work placements are a feature – you can complete internships either in Australia or abroad in your field of interest, building your professional networks as you earn credit towards your degree.

You'll learn foundational business principles in law, accounting, economics, management and statistics. The degree includes a major in accounting, international business or marketing plus a choice of elective units or a second major. Please refer to ‘Major Areas of Study’ below for professional accreditation requirements.

Our graduates gain the professional, critical thinking and communication skills to run their own businesses or pursue careers in marketing, product management, investment, finance and more.

Please note this course is available for international students at our Sydney, Melbourne and Perth campuses in collaboration with EduCo and also in Papua New Guinea through IBSU Port Moresby.

To forge a business career you need creative and agile thinking. Our Bachelor of Business is taught in a dynamic environment driven by fresh ideas and a global outlook.

Work placements are a feature – you can complete internships either in Australia or abroad in your field of interest, building your professional networks as you earn credit towards your degree.

You'll learn foundational business principles in law, accounting, economics, management and statistics. The degree includes a major in accounting, international business or marketing plus a choice of elective units or a second major. Please refer to ‘Major Areas of Study’ below for professional accreditation requirements.

Our graduates gain the professional, critical thinking and communication skills to run their own businesses or pursue careers in marketing, product management, investment, finance and more.

Please note this course is available for international students at our Sydney, Melbourne and Perth campuses in collaboration with EduCo and also in Papua New Guinea through IBSU Port Moresby.

Current Southern Cross students – to access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook.

Entry requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

Credit for prior learning

  1. Candidates who have successfully completed the Diploma of Business through SCU College may be granted Advanced Standing for up to eight (8) units in the Bachelor of Business.
  2. Candidates for the Bachelor of Business Aviation Management Major who have successfully completed an AQF level 5 Diploma qualification in an Aviation related field, may be granted Advanced Standing for up to eight (8) units in the Bachelor of Business.
  3. Candidates who have successfully completed the Associate Degree of Business through SCU College may be granted Advanced Standing for up to sixteen (16) units in the Bachelor of Business

Advanced Standing for Dalian Students

On successful completion of the Dalian local degree program, Dalian students will be will be granted advanced standing for 16 units (192 credit points) into the Southern Cross University Bachelor of Business degree.

For further information on Advanced Standing for Articulation agreements, refer to:

https://www.scu.edu.au/study-at-scu/how-to-apply/credit-for-recognition-of-prior-learning/articulation-information-for-organisations/articulation-linkages-and-pathways/ 

CountryScore
Austria AMC3.5
Bangladesh HSC3.4
Brazil SSLC7.9
Canada High School OSSD49
Chile PSU6.1, overall 600-649
China Gao Kao441
Colombia CB (NAT)75, overall 300-349
Denmark USSLE6
France FB11
German Abitur3.2
Hong Kong HKDSE13
India CBSE (best 4)7.5 in external exam
India CISCE67
India Higher Secondary School Certificate (best 4)74 in academic
Indonesia SMA8
International Baccalaureate24
Japan USSLC3.8
Korea, Republic of, CSAT294
Malaysia ICSSUEC68
Malaysia STPM4 (best 3 A levels)
Nepal Higher Secondary Education Certificate68
Nepal Proficiency Certificate80
Norway GPA1.3
Pakistan HSSC Humanities and Science streams73
Pakistan HSSC Pre-Eng and Pre-Med streams30
Papua New Guinea HSC (best 5)2.5 pass Eng & Math
Peru OCSE16.3
Phillipines NSAT87
Russia FCCSE4.2
Saudi Arabia MESSLC80
Singapore SCGCE15
Spain SSSD7.9
Spain STBPU7.3
Sri Lanka GCE4
Sweden SSLC12.6
Taiwan GSAT51
Taiwan Senior High School Certificate84
Thailand CSE(Matayom 6) 1.8
Turkey HSD3.8
UK Board GCE A Levels12.5 (4 subjects)
USA SAT & ACTSAT 1370, ACT 19
Vietnam (in 4 subjects)7.5 academic

Language 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

CategoryScore
Overall6.0
Listeningminimum 5.5
Readingminimum 5.5
Speakingminimum 5.5
Writingminimum 5.5

About the course

Students have the option of selecting a single or double major from the following: 

  • Accounting  (available at all campuses)
    Equips students with the technical, conceptual and managerial skills to be effective business managers in modern commercial, government, social and not-for-profit organisations.
     
  • International Business (available at Sydney and Melbourne campuses)
    Prepares students to respond to the complexity of global markets, addressing issues such as cross-cultural communication and negotiation, alternative market structures, variations in consumer demand patterns and differing government regulations and policies.
     
  • Management (available at PNG campus)
    Equips students with the skills to monitor the changing business and social environment and make sound judgments on the most appropriate directions and actions.
     
  • Marketing (available at Sydney and Melbourne campuses)
    Students develop analytical business skills, excellent communication skills and an understanding of human behaviour and motivation. They learn how to creative effective marketing strategies and campaigns.

Please note:

To meet the educational requirements for CPA and CAANZ, students need to complete the core course requirements, the Accounting major and complete the following three units as elective options: ACCT3001 Advanced Taxation, ISYS2005 Information Systems for Accounting AND FINC3001 Investments and Portfolio Management.

To meet the Tax Practitioner Board’s (TPB) educational requirements for Tax Agent Licensing, students must complete either: LEGL2001 - Introduction to Land Law OR LAWS2022 - Competition and Consumer Law.

Domestic students

International students

LocationTeaching periodAnnual FeesCRICOS
MelbourneTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5$32,160 ($4,020 per unit)081532A
PerthTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5$32,160 ($4,020 per unit)081532A
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5N/AN/A
SydneyTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5$32,160 ($4,020 per unit)081532A
 Notice

Tuition fees are in Australian dollars, and are subject to change, including annual increases over the duration of a course. Annual tuition fee is based on completing 8 units per year. In addition students are required to pay OSHC for the duration of their visa in advance. Non-tuition fee covers textbooks, stationery and excursions.

How to apply

Where and when do you want to study?

Applications for this course are made directly to Southern Cross University via our online application service.

International students studying online or outside of Australia

View domestic application details View international application details

Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Business students must complete the equivalent of 24 units (288 credit points, comprising:

Exit awards

Students may be eligible to exit with an Associate Degree of Business after completing the equivalent of 16 units (192 credit points), comprising 8 core units, 4 major units, and 4 elective or major units.

Students may be eligible to exit with a Diploma of Business after completing the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points) comprising 4 core units and 4 elective or major units.


Course structure


Schedule of units

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes

Core units

ACCT1001Accounting and Finance for Business
COMM1001Communication in Organisations
ECON1001Economics for Decision Making
MGMT1001Managing Organisations
MRKT1001Marketing Principles
SOCI1004Applied Ethics and Sustainability
STAT1001Statistical Analysis
AND EITHER
LEGL1003Introduction to Business Law
OR for students studying in PNG
LEGL1007Introduction to the Business Law of Papua New Guinea

Majors

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
ACCT1002Financial Accounting
ACCT2002Financial Reporting
ACCT2003Management Accounting
ACCT2007Finance for Business
ACCT3002Advanced Management Accounting
ACCT3004Auditing
Students studying in Australia take the following 2 units:
ACCT2001Taxation
LAWS2001Company Law
Students studying in PNG take the following 2 units:
ACCT2006Papua New Guinea Taxation
LAWS2053The Company Law of Papua New Guinea
Note: Students wishing to meet the educational requirements for CPA and CAANZ will need to complete the Core course requirements, the Accounting major and complete the following three units as elective options: ACCT3001 Advanced Taxation, ISYS2005 Information Systems for Accounting AND FINC3001 Investments and Portfolio Management.
Note 3, Note 4

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
ACCT2002Financial Reporting
ACCT2007Finance for Business
ACCT3002Advanced Management Accounting
ACCT3003Business Analytics and Big Data
FINC3001Investments and Portfolio Management
BUSN3009Entrepreneurial Finance
BUSN3002Sustainable Business Management
ACCT1002Financial Accounting
Note 2

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
ACCT2007Finance for Business
BUSN3001Competitive Strategy
BUSN3002Sustainable Business Management
BUSN3003Entrepreneurship and Innovation
BUSN3004International Business
LAWS2021International Business Law
MRKT2003Global Marketing
BUSN3010Innovation Ecosystems

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
BUSN3003Entrepreneurship and Innovation
BUSN3002Sustainable Business Management
HRMT2001Understanding the Business Environment
HRMT2002Organisational Stakeholder Management
Plus four (4) of the following units:
ACCT2007Finance for Business
BUSN3001Competitive Strategy
BUSN3004International Business
HRMT2003Culture and Change Implementation
HRMT2004Strategic Architecture of Organisations
ISYS1004Contemporary Issues in Information Technology
MRKT2005Services Marketing

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
BUSN3003Entrepreneurship and Innovation
LAWS2022Competition and Consumer Law
MRKT2001Consumer Behaviour
MRKT2003Global Marketing
MRKT2004Marketing Communications
MRKT2005Services Marketing
MRKT3001Strategic Marketing
MRKT3002Marketing Research

Option Units

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
Any undergraduate unit offered by the Faculty of Business, Law and Arts. Students can select any undergraduate unit offered by the University with Course Coordinator approval, ensuring that pre-requisites are met
Some suggested Option units are:
BUSN2001Professional Development for the Workplace
BUSN3005Internship A Note 1
BUSN3006Internship B Note 1
EDUC1001Language and Learning in your Discipline
JUST2005EEO and OH&S Law and Practice
LAWS2019Employment and Industrial Relations Law
MATH1003Quantitative Methods with Economics


Notes

Note 1: BUSN3005 - Internship A and BUSN3006 - Internship B are both double-weighted units requiring a 16 unit pre-requisite including the Professional Development for the Workplace unit (BUSN2001 - Professional Development for the Workplace). Please be aware of this double-weighting if you are restricted in the number of electives you can select in your major. 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: Dalian students may be eligible to receive advanced standing for this unit after completion of the Dalian local degree program.
Note 3: Students wishing to meet the educational requirements for CPA and CAANZ will need to complete the Core course requirements, the Accounting major and complete the following three units as elective options: ACCT3001 Advanced Taxation, ISYS2005 Information Systems for Accounting AND FINC3001 Investments and Portfolio Management.
Note 4: Students wishing to meet the Tax Practitioner Board’s (TPB) educational requirements for Tax Agent Licencing are required to complete either: LEGL2001 - Introduction to Land Law OR LAWS2022 - Competition and Consumer Law.

Unit groups

Option Unit

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
Any undergraduate unit offered by the Faculty of Business, Law and Arts. Students can select any undergraduate unit offered by the University with Course Coordinator approval, ensuring that pre-requisites are met
Some suggested Option units are:
BUSN2001Professional Development for the Workplace
BUSN3005Internship A Note 1
BUSN3006Internship B Note 1
EDUC1001Language and Learning in your Discipline
JUST2005EEO and OH&S Law and Practice
LAWS2019Employment and Industrial Relations Law
MATH1003Quantitative Methods with Economics

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Good Universities Guide 2021

Learning outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes.

Course Learning Outcome

Critically evaluate and apply practical solutions from a range of related disciplines to both inform and justify key decision-making outcomes.

Develop and apply knowledge and skills creatively in devising practical solutions to challenges related to business.

Develop and apply recognised ethical frameworks to influence business behaviours within an organisational context.

Demonstrate and apply in-depth discipline-specific knowledge and skills within a local, national, and international perspective.

Demonstrate autonomy, responsibility and accountability for ongoing learning in business settings.

Prepare and deliver, individually and/or in a team, well developed and justified discipline-specific advice through both written and oral communication.

Investigate and identify a broad range of leadership practices in the management of people and self.

Demonstrate cultural competence in local, national and international settings as applied in business and social situations.


Assessment methods

Assessment may be in the form of essays, reports, audio or video presentations, online quizzes, case analyses, and examinations.

Teaching methods

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 online 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.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the Bachelor of Business gain the professional, critical thinking and communication skills to run their own business or to pursue career opportunities in a broad range of sectors, including marketing, product management, investment, finance and more.

Professional placement
Students may choose, as electives, one or two double-weighted internship units. Internships provide invaluable experience and professional networking opportunities.
Professional recognition

Accounting major

The Accounting major is accredited by Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand and CPA Australia. Students may apply for membership of the Institute of Public Accountants. Students are eligible to join the Australian Institute of Management.

Please note:

To meet the educational requirements for CPA and CAANZ, students need to complete the core course requirements, the Accounting major and complete the following three units as elective options: ACCT3001 Advanced Taxation, ISYS2005 Information Systems for Accounting AND FINC3001 Investments and Portfolio Management.

To meet the Tax Practitioner Board’s (TPB) educational requirements for Tax Agent Licensing, students must complete either: LEGL2001 - Introduction to Land Law OR LAWS2022 - Competition and Consumer Law.

Finance major

The Finance major 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

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