Bachelor of Business and Enterprise

2022 course information for Domestic Students
2022 course information for International Students

updated 6:03 AM on Tue, 3 August

Domestic snapshot

International snapshot

IELTS
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ATAR
65
Duration
3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
3 years full-time
Location
Gold Coast, Online
Gold Coast, Online
Start date
March, July, October
February, June, October
Course code
3007150
Course abbreviation
BBusEnt
Credit points
288
Equivalent units
24
CRICOS
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Fees
Commonwealth supported
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

The Bachelor of Business and Enterprise has a focus on developing innovation and impact in a complex and changing business world with inspired and multidisciplinary learning experiences. You’ll become equipped with the practical skills, tools and knowledge that are vital for the sustainability of society, business and industry.

Build a portfolio of professional experiences through a range of real world interactions with employers, industry and the community.

You can undertake the course with a specialisation in accounting or financial services, or with a major in either business analytics, entrepreneurship or aviation management. You can also choose to study a shared major from disciplines across the University.

The Bachelor of Business and Enterprise has a focus on developing innovation and impact in a complex and changing business world with inspired and multidisciplinary learning experiences. You’ll become equipped with the practical skills, tools and knowledge that are vital for the sustainability of society, business and industry.

Build a portfolio of professional experiences through a range of real world interactions with employers, industry and the community.

You can undertake the course with a specialisation in accounting or financial services, or with a major in either business analytics, entrepreneurship or aviation management. You can also choose to study a shared major from disciplines across the University.

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

Candidates for the Bachelor of Business and Enterprise (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 8 units in the Bachelor of Business and Enterprise with a major in Aviation Management.

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

Specialisations

Accounting

Gain the skills and knowledge needed to contribute to the success of any organisation through better accounting practices.

Financial Services

Learn to provide sound and unbiased financial advice to clients and organisations. Become career-ready for a number of diverse roles such as financial planning, superannuation and retirement planning, investment and wealth management, insurance, estate planning, tax and corporate finance.

Please note specialisations are available online and at the Gold Coast campus only.
 

Majors

Aviation Management

Ideal for students who are looking to work in aviation including pilots, cabin crew, logistics, transport, infrastructure, retail and customer service. Includes the opportunity to obtain a Commercial Pilots Licence. Learn more about this major. Available at the Gold Coast only.

Business and Data Analytics

Develops your expertise in contemporary data analytics tools and technologies, providing data analytics solutions and insights to support decision-making and inform long-term strategies.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Develops your entrepreneurial ideas to create your own business, social enterprise or work on entrepreneurial ideas within larger organisations.

Sustainability

Develops expertise in sustainable management of enterprise, transport, development, waste technology and social entrepreneurship.

Tourism Management

Develops your skills and knowledge in the dynamic field of tourism, event planning, the visitor economy and service quality management.

Shared majors

You can choose a shared major as part of your degree from disciplines across the University.

Domestic students

LocationTeaching period
Gold CoastTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5
OnlineTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5

International students

LocationTeaching periodAnnual FeesCRICOS
Gold CoastTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5$28,000 ($3,500 per unit)102201J
OnlineTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5N/AN/A
 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.

Australian/Domestic students

STAR Early Offer

If you're a current Year 12 student you can register for our STAR Early Offer program and may be eligible to receive an early offer based on your School Principal's recommendation. STAR Early Offers must be undertaken in Session 1.

Apply for your STAR Early Offer
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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.

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

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.


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

Professional placement

You may choose, as electives, one or two double-weighted internship units. Internships can be undertaken in a relevant industry sector in Australia or abroad.

Professional recognition

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

The Financial Services specialisation is accredited by the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA). For information on how to become a registered financial adviser in Australia, please visit the FASEA website

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 and Enterprise, students must complete the equivalent of 24 units (288 credit points) comprising:

OR

 

Exit Awards

Students may be eligible to exit with an Associate Degree of Business and Enterprise after completing the equivalent of 16 units (192 credit points), comprising 8 core units (96 credit points) and 8 major and/or further core units (96 credit points).

Students may be eligible to exit with the Diploma of Business and Enterprise after completing the equivalent of 8 core units (96 credit points).


Course structure


Schedule of units

TitleNote

Core Units

BUSN1004 -  Starting a Business
BUSN1006 -  Solving Wicked Problems
BUSN1007 -  The Interconnected World
BUSN1008 -  Business Practice and Impact
BUSN2001 -  Professional Development for the Workplace
BUSN3003 -  Entrepreneurship and Innovation
COMM1004 -  A Culture of Enquiry
COMM1005 -  A Culture of Dialogue
It is recommended that students commence with Level 1 units (ie. BUSN1004) and then progress to Level 2 units (BUSN2001) before completing Level 3 units (BUSN3001). This may not always be possible in 2021 as units in this program will be available at different locations and during different Sessions or Study Periods throughout the year. Further, there may be pre-requisites or accreditation requirements. Click the unit name to find out more information on where and when the unit is offered before enrolment. Contact the Student Support Team, Course Coordinator or your major or specialisation Lead if further study plan advice is needed.

Specialisations

Majors

Internship Option

BUSN3005 -  Internship A Note 1
BUSN3006 -  Internship B Note 1
Choose a further four units from the list of Electives

Industry Project Option

BUSN3007 -  Industry Project I
BUSN3008 -  Industry Project II
Choose a further four units from the list of Electives

TitleNote
Students to select elective units from the list below and/or any undergraduate unit offered by the Faculty of Business, Law and Arts or University-wide.
ACCT2001 -  Taxation
ACCT3001 -  Advanced Taxation
ACCT3003 -  Business Analytics and Big Data
BUSN2003 -  Intrapreneurship
BUSN2005 -  Airline Operations
BUSN2008 -  Applied Social Entrepreneurship
BUSN3002 -  Sustainable Business Management
BUSN3011 -  New Venture Creation
ECON1001 -  Economics for Decision Making
FINC2002 -  Behavioural Finance and Client Relationships
FINC3002 -  Financial Plan Construction
HOSP2001 -  Event Planning
HOSP2005 -  Food and Beverage Management
ISYS2004 -  Business and Market Intelligence
LEGL1003 -  Introduction to Business Law
MATH1003 -  Quantitative Methods with Economics
MGMT3003 -  Airport Management
MRKT2007 -  Digital Marketing Strategies
STAT1001 -  Statistical Analysis
TOUR2001 -  Sustainable Tourism
TOUR2005 -  Aviation Management
TOUR2010 -  Tourist Behaviour and Interactions
TOUR2011 -  Sport, Cultural and Special Events
TOUR2012 -  Transport for Sustainability
TOUR2014 -  Managing the Visitor Economy
FINC2005 -  Principles of Financial Planning
ACCT2007 -  Finance for Business
BUSN2009 -  The Founder's Journey
BUSN1005 -  Ideation
BUSN2004 -  Activation
BUSN2006 -  Value Creation
BUSN2007 -  Structuring for Success
BUSN2010 -  Service Design Thinking
BUSN3009 -  Entrepreneurial Finance
BUSN3010 -  Innovation Ecosystems
LAWS2029 -  Aviation Regulation and Law
LAWS6011 -  Independent Legal Research Project
TOUR1003 -  Service Quality Management
TOUR2013 -  Digital Tourism
TOUR2015 -  Tourism Experience Design


Notes

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

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