Bachelor of Business and Enterprise, Bachelor of Arts

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

updated 2:39 PM on Wed, 7 April

Domestic snapshot

International snapshot

ATAR/OP
N/A
Duration
4 years full-time; 8 years part-time
4 years full-time
Location
Gold Coast, Online
Start date
March, July, November
Course code
3207009
Course abbreviation
BBusEnt, BA
Credit points
384
Equivalent units
32
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

Innovation, entrepreneurship and digital communication are key qualities required by the leaders of tomorrow.

The Bachelor of Business and Enterprise, Bachelor of Arts develops these qualities, combining business management skills with a focus on humanities and communication.

You will build core capabilities to support business decision-making, with foundational knowledge in business law, economics and accounting with the opportunity to major in a range of subjects from both business and arts disciplines. You may also elect to specialise in accounting or financial services.

This double degree is a pathway to multiple career options, from journalism to policy development, management to design, public relations to banking and beyond.

Innovation, entrepreneurship and digital communication are key qualities required by the leaders of tomorrow.

The Bachelor of Business and Enterprise, Bachelor of Arts develops these qualities, combining business management skills with a focus on humanities and communication.

You will build core capabilities to support business decision-making, with foundational knowledge in business law, economics and accounting with the opportunity to major in a range of subjects from both business and arts disciplines. You may also elect to specialise in accounting or financial services.

This double degree is a pathway to multiple career options, from journalism to policy development, management to design, public relations to banking and beyond.

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.

About the course

Majors available in the Bachelor of Business and Enterprise include:

  • Aviation Management
  • Business Analytics
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Specialisations available in the Bachelor of Business and Enterprise include:

  • Accounting
  • Financial Services.

Majors available in the Bachelor of Arts include:

  • History
  • Creative Writing
  • Cultural Studies
  • Digital Media
  • Political and International Relations.

Domestic students

LocationSession
Gold Coast1, 2, 3
Online1, 2, 3

International students

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

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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.

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

Apply critical analysis, reasoning and reflexivity to social and cultural situations and problems.

Demonstrate the ability to develop a persuasive independent argument incorporating a range of perspectives and evidence.

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.

Creativity

Develop innovative and creative responses to contemporary and historical social, environmental and cultural issues.

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

Ethical practice

Investigate and evaluate issues with reference to principles of social justice and equity and according to ethical conventions.

Demonstrate understanding of cross-sector and cross-cultural differences in ethics and morality.

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.

Knowledge of a discipline

Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of society and culture in chosen disciplines of study.

Apply disciplinary knowledge to diverse contexts.

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.

Lifelong learning

Access, interpret and evaluate information to inform decision-making and action.

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

Communication and social skills

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.

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.

Communicate effectively in a variety of forms, including in working autonomously or collaboratively.

Cultural competence

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

Demonstrate a commitment to multicultural perspectives.

Develop awareness of knowledge and skills needed to engage in a culturally competent way with Indigenous peoples.


Assessment methods

The assessment methods used in this course vary from unit to unit and connect with the types of learning outcomes for each unit and the course as a whole. Assessment tasks may include essays, reports, presentations, online quizzes, case analyses, examinations, role plays, group work, reflective logbooks, creative production and experiential learning on campus or in the community. 

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 have access to a wide range of career options in fields ranging from marketing, product management, management, banking, accounting and finance to communication industries, community relations, journalism, cultural policy, management and administration, education, government, publishing, public service, multimedia design, creative and cultural industries.

Professional placement

You can choose a double-weighted internship unit to get practical experience and build professional networks.

There are opportunities to intern or study abroad to expand your global experience.

Professional recognition

The Accounting specialisation in the Bachelor of Business and Enterprise has been developed to align with the competency standards of CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

The Financial Services specialisation in the Bachelor of Business and Enterprise has been developed to align with industry requirements and regulatory requirements (e.g. FASEA). Accreditation is pending.

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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, Bachelor of Arts, students must complete the equivalent of 32 units (384 credit points), comprising:


Course structure


Schedule of units

TitleNote

Core Units

BUSN1004 -  Starting a Business
BUSN1006 -  Solving Wicked Problems
BUSN1007 -  The Interconnected World
BUSN2001 -  Professional Development for the Workplace
CLST2002 -  Australia, Asia and the World
CLST1004 -  Critical Thinking for Digital Times
CLST1005 -  Unruly Subjects: Citizenship
WRIT1003 -  Written Communication

Business and Enterprise Majors and Specialisations

Arts Majors

Arts Elective Units

Choose elective units from the Bachelor of Arts degree, ensuring at least one (1) unit is at an advanced level of learning.

Business and Enterprise Elective Units

Choose elective units from any Business and Enterprise or Tourism major/specialisation, and/or choose from the following list:
BUSN3005 -  Internship A Note 1
BUSN3006 -  Internship B Note 1
BUSN3007 -  Industry Project I
BUSN3008 -  Industry Project II


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 Work Integrated Learning Coordinator, prior to commencement.