Bachelor of Business Administration

2021 course information for Domestic Students
2021 course information for International Students

updated 10:52 AM on Tue, 15 June

Domestic snapshot

International snapshot

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

Students can complete this course in a shorter duration subject to unit availabilities

3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
Location
China - TUST
Start date
February, October
Course code
3001145
Course abbreviation
BBA
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

Behind every successful business is sound leadership.

In today’s fast-paced business world, our Bachelor of Business Administration gives you the management skills to harness the people, resources and strategies needed to achieve your business goals.

You can specialise in either Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing or Tourism, and we allow you the flexibility to determine the structure of your study.

You'll also gain invaluable practical experience via an internship, or you can study elective units from across our undergraduate offerings

This degree can lead you to a career in administrative management roles within private and government organisations, human resource management, marketing, international business and management.  

Behind every successful business is sound leadership.

In today’s fast-paced business world, our Bachelor of Business Administration gives you the management skills to harness the people, resources and strategies needed to achieve your business goals.

You can specialise in either Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing or Tourism, and we allow you the flexibility to determine the structure of your study.

You'll also gain invaluable practical experience via an internship, or you can study elective units from across our undergraduate offerings

This degree can lead you to a career in administrative management roles within private and government organisations, human resource management, marketing, international business and management.  

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.

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 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 & ACTSAT1370, 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

Human Resource Management: Equips students with the professional expertise and understanding needed to manage selection and recruitment procedures, training and development, and the performance management of staff.
 
Management: Equips students with the skills to monitor the changing business and social environment and make sound judgments on the most appropriate directions and actions for an organisation.
 
Marketing: 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.
 
Tourism: Prepares students for a career in tourism, by providing an understanding of tourism management. 

Students may also develop a major from other majors offered within the School of Business and Tourism with course coordinator approval.

Domestic students

International students

LocationTeaching period
China - TUSTSession  1, Session  3

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

China - TUST
Session 3 October 2021
View domestic application details View international application details

Why choose SCU?

Excellence in research

Outstanding ratings of 'at world standard' or above in 23 research fields.

Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) 2018

Top 200 Young Universities

Only 25 years young and ranked in the top 200 universities in the world.

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020

Outstanding student support

5-Star Student Support across undergraduate and postgraduate studies

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

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

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 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.

Demonstrate independent learning skills, reflection in practice, and information literacy skills for lifelong learning.

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.

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

Demonstrate sensitivity and respect for cultural diversity and the relationship between people in a range of professional and community contexts.


Assessment methods

Assessment may be in the form of essays, reports, audio or video presentations, online quizzes, case analyses or problem resolutions, 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
In administrative management roles within private and government organisations, human resource management, marketing, international business and management. 
 
Note: Students wanting to gain professional accreditation for accounting should study the Bachelor of Accounting
Professional placement

Students may choose, as electives, one or two double-weighted internship units.

Professional recognition

Students may be eligible to join the Australian Institute of Management (AIM). 

Students wanting to gain professional accreditation for accounting should study the Bachelor of Accounting or the Bachelor of Business.

Students wanting to gain professional accreditation for finance should study the Bachelor of Business.

Ask a question

Domestic future
students

Call 1800 626 481 during business hours.

International future
students

Call +61 2 6620 3876 during business hours.

Current
students

Email: enquiry@scu.edu.au
Call 1800 005 687 during business hours.


Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Business Administration, 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 Administration after completing the equivalent of 16 units (192 credit points), comprising 8 core units, 4 major units and 4 elective units.

Students may be eligible to exit with the Diploma of Business Administration 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

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Core Units

Core Units consist of any eight (8) units from the following:
LEGL1003 -  Introduction to Business Law
STAT1001 -  Statistical Analysis
MGMT1001 -  Managing Organisations
COMM1001 -  Communication in Organisations
TOUR1001 -  Tourism Theories and Practices
ACCT1001 -  Accounting and Finance for Business
ECON1001 -  Economics for Decision Making
MRKT1001 -  Marketing Principles
TOUR1002 -  Hospitality Services Management
SOCI1004 -  Applied Ethics and Sustainability

Majors

With Course Coordinator approval, students can create a Major from any undergraduate units within any Majors offered by the Faculty of Business, Law and Arts or complete one of the following majors: Note 2
Note 2
Note 2
Note 2
Note 2

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Any eight (8) undergraduate units 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 any pre-requisite has been met.
When selecting units, students are reminded that, unless approved by a Course Coordinator, their twenty-four (24) unit course must include a minimum of six (6) Advanced units and a maximum of ten (10) Introductory units.
Some suggested Elective Units are:
BUSN3005 -  Internship A Note 1, Note 3
BUSN3006 -  Internship B Note 1, Note 3
BUSN2001 -  Professional Development for the Workplace
LAWS2019 -  Employment and Industrial Relations Law Note 3
JUST2005 -  EEO and OH&S Law and Practice Note 3
EDUC1001 -  Language and Learning in your Discipline
MATH1003 -  Quantitative Methods with Economics


Course progressions

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment

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Year 1, Session 1

MGMT1001 -  Managing Organisations
Choose three (3) units from the following:
LEGL1003 -  Introduction to Business Law
STAT1001 -  Statistical Analysis
COMM1001 -  Communication in Organisations
TOUR1001 -  Tourism Theories and Practices
SOCI1004 -  Applied Ethics and Sustainability

Year 1, Session 2

Choose four (4) units from the following:
ACCT1001 -  Accounting and Finance for Business
COMM1001 -  Communication in Organisations
ECON1001 -  Economics for Decision Making
MRKT1001 -  Marketing Principles
TOUR1002 -  Hospitality Services Management

Year 2, Session 1

It is recommended that students complete either JUST2005 EEO and OH&S Law and Practice OR LAWS2019 Employment and Industrial Relations Law as one of their Part C units in the remaining sessions shown below. Any student not selecting one of these units must ensure that at least one (1) Part C unit is at Advanced Level (see units with Note 4).
HRMT2001 -  Understanding the Business Environment
HRMT3001 -  The Human Resource Management Expert Practitioner
HRMT2002 -  Organisational Stakeholder Management
Choose one (1) unit from Elective Units

Year 2, Session 2

HRMT3002 -  Designing Workforces for Human Resource Management
HRMT2003 -  Culture and Change Implementation
Choose one (1) unit from Elective Units
Choose one (1) unit from Elective Units

Year 3, Session 1

MGMT3001 -  Research for Business and Tourism
Choose one (1) unit from Elective Units
Choose one (1) unit from Elective Units
Choose one (1) unit from Elective Units

Year 3, Session 2

HRMT2005 -  Organisational Behaviour: Power and the Human Resource Management Activist
HRMT2004 -  Strategic Architecture of Organisations
Choose one (1) unit from Elective Units]
Choose one (1) unit from Elective Units

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Year 1, Session 1

MGMT1001 -  Managing Organisations
Choose three (3) units from the following:
STAT1001 -  Statistical Analysis
LEGL1003 -  Introduction to Business Law
COMM1001 -  Communication in Organisations
TOUR1001 -  Tourism Theories and Practices
SOCI1004 -  Applied Ethics and Sustainability

Year 1, Session 2

MRKT1001 -  Marketing Principles
Choose three (3) units from the following:
COMM1001 -  Communication in Organisations
ECON1001 -  Economics for Decision Making
ACCT1001 -  Accounting and Finance for Business
TOUR1002 -  Hospitality Services Management

Year 2, Session 1

The Management Major consists of the four (4) named units listed in the remaining sessions of this course PLUS a further four (4) units chosen from the Management Selections
HRMT2001 -  Understanding the Business Environment
HRMT2002 -  Organisational Stakeholder Management
Choose one (1) unit from Elective Units
Choose one (1) unit from Elective Units

Year 2, Session 2

Choose one (1) unit from Elective Units
Choose one (1) unit from Elective Units
Choose one (1) unit from Elective Units
Choose one (1) unit from Elective Units

Year 3, Session 1

Choose one (1) unit from Management Selections
Choose one (1) unit from Management Selections
Choose one (1) unit from Elective Units
Choose one (1) unit from Elective Units

Year 3, Session 2

BUSN3003 -  Entrepreneurship and Innovation
BUSN3002 -  Sustainable Business Management
Choose one (1) unit from Management Selections
Choose one (1) unit from Management Selections

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Year 1, Session 1

MGMT1001 -  Managing Organisations
TOUR1001 -  Tourism Theories and Practices
Choose two (2) units from the following:
LEGL1003 -  Introduction to Business Law
COMM1001 -  Communication in Organisations
STAT1001 -  Statistical Analysis
SOCI1004 -  Applied Ethics and Sustainability

Year 1, Session 2

TOUR1002 -  Hospitality Services Management
MRKT1001 -  Marketing Principles
Choose two (2) units from the following:
ECON1001 -  Economics for Decision Making
ACCT1001 -  Accounting and Finance for Business
COMM1001 -  Communication in Organisations

Year 2, Session 1

TOUR2004 -  International Tourism Destinations
TOUR2010 -  Tourist Behaviour and Interactions
Choose one (1) unit from Elective Units
Choose one (1) unit from Elective Units

Year 2, Session 2

TOUR2001 -  Sustainable Tourism
MRKT2002 -  Tourism and Hospitality Sales and Promotion
Choose one (1) unit from Elective Units
Choose one (1) unit from Elective Units

Year 3, Session 1

When choosing Part C units students must ensure that they will have completed a minimum of 6 Advanced level units by the end of their course (see units with Note 4).
Choose one (1) unit from Tourism Selections
Choose one (1) unit from Tourism Selections
Choose one (1) unit from Elective Units
Choose one (1) unit from Elective Units

Year 3, Session 2

Choose one (1) unit from Tourism Selections
Choose one (1) unit from Tourism Selections
Choose one (1) unit from Elective Units
Choose one (1) unit from Elective Units

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Year 1, Session 2

Choose four (4) units from the following:
ACCT1001 -  Accounting and Finance for Business
COMM1001 -  Communication in Organisations
ECON1001 -  Economics for Decision Making
MRKT1001 -  Marketing Principles
TOUR1002 -  Hospitality Services Management

Year 2, Session 1

MGMT1001 -  Managing Organisations
Choose three (3) units from the following:
LEGL1003 -  Introduction to Business Law
SOCI1004 -  Applied Ethics and Sustainability
COMM1001 -  Communication in Organisations
STAT1001 -  Statistical Analysis
TOUR1001 -  Tourism Theories and Practices

Year 2, Session 2

It is recommended that students complete either JUST2005 EEO and OH&S Law and Practice OR LAWS2019 Employment and Industrial Relations Law as one of their Part C units in the remaining sessions shown below. Any student not selecting one of these units must ensure that at least one (1) Part C unit is at Advanced Level (see units with Note 4).
HRMT3002 -  Designing Workforces for Human Resource Management
HRMT2003 -  Culture and Change Implementation
Choose one (1) unit from Elective Units
Choose one (1) unit from Elective Units

Year 3, Session 1

HRMT2001 -  Understanding the Business Environment
HRMT3001 -  The Human Resource Management Expert Practitioner
HRMT2002 -  Organisational Stakeholder Management
Choose one (1) unit from Elective Units

Year 3, Session 2

HRMT2004 -  Strategic Architecture of Organisations
HRMT2005 -  Organisational Behaviour: Power and the Human Resource Management Activist
Choose one (1) unit from Elective Units
Choose one (1) unit from Elective Units

Year 4, Session 1

MGMT3001 -  Research for Business and Tourism
Choose one (1) unit from Elective Units
Choose one (1) unit from Elective Units
Choose one (1) unit from Elective Units

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Year 1, Session 2

MRKT1001 -  Marketing Principles
Choose three (3) units from the following:
COMM1001 -  Communication in Organisations
ECON1001 -  Economics for Decision Making
ACCT1001 -  Accounting and Finance for Business
TOUR1002 -  Hospitality Services Management

Year 2, Session 1

MGMT1001 -  Managing Organisations
Choose three (3) units from the following:
LEGL1003 -  Introduction to Business Law
SOCI1004 -  Applied Ethics and Sustainability
COMM1001 -  Communication in Organisations
STAT1001 -  Statistical Analysis
TOUR1001 -  Tourism Theories and Practices

Year 2, Session 2

The Management Major consists of the four (4) named units listed in the remaining sessions of this course PLUS a further four (4) units chosen from the Management Selections
Choose one (1) unit from Management Selections
Choose one (1) unit from Management Selections
Choose one (1) unit from Elective Units
Choose one (1) unit from Elective Units

Year 3, Session 1

HRMT2001 -  Understanding the Business Environment
HRMT2002 -  Organisational Stakeholder Management
Choose one (1) unit from Elective Units
Choose one (1) unit from Elective Units

Year 3, Session 2

BUSN3003 -  Entrepreneurship and Innovation
BUSN3002 -  Sustainable Business Management
Choose one (1) unit from Management Selections
Choose one (1) unit from Elective Units

Year 4, Session 1

Choose one (1) unit from Management Selections
Choose one (1) unit from Elective Units
Choose one (1) unit from Elective Units
Choose one (1) unit from Elective Units

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Year 1, Session 2

MRKT1001 -  Marketing Principles
TOUR1002 -  Hospitality Services Management
Choose two (2) from the following:
ECON1001 -  Economics for Decision Making
ACCT1001 -  Accounting and Finance for Business
COMM1001 -  Communication in Organisations

Year 2, Session 1

MGMT1001 -  Managing Organisations
TOUR1001 -  Tourism Theories and Practices
Choose two (2) units from the following:
SOCI1004 -  Applied Ethics and Sustainability
COMM1001 -  Communication in Organisations
STAT1001 -  Statistical Analysis
LEGL1003 -  Introduction to Business Law

Year 2, Session 2

TOUR2001 -  Sustainable Tourism
MRKT2002 -  Tourism and Hospitality Sales and Promotion
Choose one (1) unit from Elective Units
Choose one (1) unit from Elective Units

Year 3, Session 1

TOUR2004 -  International Tourism Destinations
TOUR2010 -  Tourist Behaviour and Interactions
Choose one (1) unit from Elective Units
Choose one (1) unit from Elective Units

Year 3, Session 2

When choosing Part C units students must ensure that they will have completed a minimum of 6 Advanced level units by the end of their course (see units with Note 4).
Choose one (1) unit from Tourism Selections
Choose one (1) unit from Tourism Selections
Choose one (1) unit from Elective Units
Choose one (1) unit from Elective Units

Year 4, Session 1

Choose one (1) unit from Tourism Selections
Choose one (1) unit from Tourism Selections
Choose one (1) unit from Elective Units
Choose one (1) unit from Elective Units


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. 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: A major in this course is a suggested sequence of study. If you select one of the suggested major sequences the major name will appear on your transcript and final testamur. If you design and have approved your own major sequence, there will be no major name to appear on your transcript.
Note 3: Advanced Level unit. Students must complete a minimum of six (6) Advanced Level units by the end of their course.

Unit groups

Elective Units

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Any eight (8) undergraduate units 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 any pre-requisite has been met.
When selecting units, students are reminded that, unless approved by a Course Coordinator, their twenty-four (24) unit course must include a minimum of six (6) Advanced units and a maximum of ten (10) Introductory units.
Some suggested Elective Units are:
BUSN3005 -  Internship A Note 1, Note 3
BUSN3006 -  Internship B Note 1, Note 3
BUSN2001 -  Professional Development for the Workplace
LAWS2019 -  Employment and Industrial Relations Law Note 3
JUST2005 -  EEO and OH&S Law and Practice Note 3
EDUC1001 -  Language and Learning in your Discipline
MATH1003 -  Quantitative Methods with Economics

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