Bachelor of Business and Enterprise, Bachelor of Arts

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

updated 6:02 AM on Tue, 26 October

Domestic snapshot

International snapshot

ATAR
70
Duration
4 years full-time; 8 years part-time
4 years full-time
Location
Online
Start date
March, July, October
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

LocationTeaching period
OnlineTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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 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

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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

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes

Core Units

BUSN1004Starting a Business
BUSN1006Solving Wicked Problems
BUSN1007The Interconnected World
BUSN2001Professional Development for the Workplace
CLST2002Australia, Asia and the World
CLST1004Critical Thinking for Digital Times
CLST1005Unruly Subjects: Citizenship
WRIT1003Written Communication

Business and Enterprise Majors and Specialisations

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
BUSN2005Airline Operations
LAWS2029Aviation Regulation and Law
MGMT2002Issues in Aviation
MGMT3002Human Factors in Aviation
MGMT3003Airport Management
TOUR2005Aviation Management
Plus 2 of the following units:
HOSP2005Food and Beverage Management
TOUR2001Sustainable Tourism
TOUR2010Tourist Behaviour and Interactions
TOUR2014Managing the Visitor Economy
TOUR1003Service Quality Management

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
ACCT3003Business Analytics and Big Data
ISYS3006Business Analysis Project
MATH1003Quantitative Methods with Economics
STAT1001Statistical Analysis
ISYS1006Introduction to Computing for Data Analytics
ISYS2004Business and Market Intelligence
ISYS2003Data Visualisation and Representation

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
BUSN2003Intrapreneurship
BUSN2008Applied Social Entrepreneurship
BUSN2009The Founder's Journey
BUSN2010Service Design Thinking
MRKT2007Digital Marketing Strategies
BUSN3010Innovation Ecosystems
BUSN3009Entrepreneurial Finance
BUSN3011New Venture Creation

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
ACCT1002Financial Accounting
ACCT2001Taxation
ACCT2002Financial Reporting
ACCT2003Management Accounting
ACCT2007Finance for Business
ACCT3001Advanced Taxation
ACCT3002Advanced Management Accounting
ACCT3004Auditing
ECON1001Economics for Decision Making
LAWS2001Company Law
LEGL1003Introduction to Business Law
STAT1001Statistical Analysis

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
ACCT2001Taxation
ACCT2007Finance for Business
BUSN3003Entrepreneurship and Innovation
BUSN3005Internship A Note 1
ECON1001Economics for Decision Making
FINC2002Behavioural Finance and Client Relationships
FINC2007Insurance and Risk Management
FINC2004Superannuation and Retirement Planning
FINC2005Principles of Financial Planning
FINC3001Investments and Portfolio Management
FINC3003Estate Planning
LAWS2001Company Law
LEGL1003Introduction to Business Law
STAT1001Statistical Analysis
FINC2006Ethics and Professionalism

Arts Majors

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
WRIT1001Introduction to Written Texts
WRIT1002Introduction to Creative Writing
WRIT2004Short Story Writing
WRIT2005Writing Genre
WRIT2001Issues and Themes in Contemporary Writing
WRIT3001Theories of Text and Culture
One unit from the following:
WRIT2003Writing Lives
WRIT2006Writing for Young People
WRIT2007Writing Poetry
WRIT3002Introduction to Editing and Publishing
And
COMM3004Independent Project
Or
COMM3002Professional Placement

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
COMM3004Independent Project
CLST1001Perspectives on Australia
CLST1003Doing Cultural Studies
CLST2001Culture, Technology and the Senses
CLST2004Gender, Sexuality and Culture
CLST2005Space, Place and Travel
CLST3002Borderlands: Identity, Culture and Belonging
CLST3003EcoCultural Studies

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
COMM3002Professional Placement
MDIA1001Media Studies
MDIA1002Visual Communication and Design
MDIA1003Digital Media Practices
MDIA1004Journalism in the Digital Age
MDIA2002Essential Screen Skills
MDIA2006Film Studies
MDIA3001Advanced Screen Production

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
CLST2003Australian Cultural History
CLST2006Road Trip
EDUC3016Interdisciplinary Studies of History and Time
HIST1001Making History
HIST1002US History: From Reconstruction to Globalization
HIST2001Writing Place: Landscapes, Memory, History
HIST3001Community History Research Project
INDG1009Colonising Histories

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
POLT1001Australian Politics
POLT2001Ideas and Ideals in Politics
POLT2002Local Government
POLT2003Global Social Movements
POLT2004Analysing Policy Problems
POLT3001Peace, War and International Politics
POLT3002Justice in World Politics
POLT3003Environmental Politics

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:
BUSN3005Internship A Note 1
BUSN3006Internship B Note 1
BUSN3007Industry Project I
BUSN3008Industry Project II


Course progressions

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

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableNotes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

First Year

BUSN1004Starting a Business
Term1,3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
WRIT1003Written Communication
Term1,3
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,3
N/A
CLST2002Australia, Asia and the World
Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
BUSN1007The Interconnected World
Summer Term
Term2,4
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Online
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
BUSN1006Solving Wicked Problems
Term1,3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
N/A
CLST1005Unruly Subjects: Citizenship

Not currently available

CLST1004Critical Thinking for Digital Times
Term4
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
N/A
BUSN2001Professional Development for the Workplace
Term2,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2,5
Term2,5
MelbourneN/A
Term2,5
Online
Term2,5
Term2,5
PerthN/A
Term2,5
SydneyN/A
Term2,5
Anti-requisitesSPRT3001 - Professional Preparation

Second Year

Arts Major Unit OR Business Major Unit OR Accounting Specialisation Unit OR Financial Services Specialisation Unit
Arts Major Unit OR Business Major Unit OR Accounting Specialisation Unit OR Financial Services Specialisation Unit
Arts Major Unit OR Business Major Unit OR Accounting Specialisation Unit OR Financial Services Specialisation Unit
Arts Major Unit OR Business Major Unit OR Accounting Specialisation Unit OR Financial Services Specialisation Unit
Arts Major Unit OR Business Major Unit OR Accounting Specialisation Unit OR Financial Services Specialisation Unit
Arts Major Unit OR Business Major Unit OR Accounting Specialisation Unit OR Financial Services Specialisation Unit
Arts Major Unit OR Business Major Unit OR Accounting Specialisation Unit OR Financial Services Specialisation Unit
Arts Major Unit OR Business Major Unit OR Accounting Specialisation Unit OR Financial Services Specialisation Unit

Third Year

Arts Major Unit OR Business Major Unit OR Accounting Specialisation Unit OR Financial Services Specialisation Unit
Arts Major Unit OR Business Major Unit OR Accounting Specialisation Unit OR Financial Services Specialisation Unit
Elective OR Arts Major Unit OR Business Major Unit OR Accounting Specialisation Unit OR Financial Services Specialisation Unit
Elective OR Arts Major Unit OR Business Major Unit OR Accounting Specialisation Unit OR Financial Services Specialisation Unit
Elective OR Arts Major Unit OR Business Major Unit OR Accounting Specialisation Unit OR Financial Services Specialisation Unit
Arts Major Unit OR Business Major Unit OR Accounting Specialisation Unit OR Financial Services Specialisation Unit
Arts Major Unit OR Business Major Unit OR Accounting Specialisation Unit OR Financial Services Specialisation Unit
Elective OR Arts Major Unit OR Business Major Unit OR Accounting Specialisation Unit OR Financial Services Specialisation Unit

Fourth Year

Arts Major Unit OR Business Major Unit ORAccounting Specialisation Unit OR Financial Services Specialisation Unit
Arts Major Unit OR Business Major Unit OR Accounting Specialisation Unit OR Financial Services Specialisation Unit
Elective OR Arts Major Unit OR Business Major Unit OR Accounting Specialisation Unit OR Financial Services Specialisation Unit
Elective OR Arts Major Unit OR Business Major Unit OR Accounting Specialisation Unit OR Financial Services Specialisation Unit
Elective OR Arts Major Unit OR Business Major Unit OR Accounting Specialisation Unit OR Financial Services Specialisation Unit
Arts Major Unit OR Business Major Unit OR Accounting Specialisation Unit OR Financial Services Specialisation Unit
Arts Major Unit OR Business Major Unit OR Accounting Specialisation Unit OR Financial Services Specialisation Unit
Elective OR Arts Major Unit OR Business Major Unit OR Accounting Specialisation Unit OR Financial Services Specialisation Unit


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

Unit groups

Accounting Specialisation

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
ACCT1002Financial Accounting
ACCT2001Taxation
ACCT2002Financial Reporting
ACCT2003Management Accounting
ACCT2007Finance for Business
ACCT3001Advanced Taxation
ACCT3002Advanced Management Accounting
ACCT3004Auditing
ECON1001Economics for Decision Making
LAWS2001Company Law
LEGL1003Introduction to Business Law
STAT1001Statistical Analysis

Financial Services Specialisation

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
ACCT2001Taxation
ACCT2007Finance for Business
BUSN3003Entrepreneurship and Innovation
BUSN3005Internship A Note 1
ECON1001Economics for Decision Making
FINC2002Behavioural Finance and Client Relationships
FINC2007Insurance and Risk Management
FINC2004Superannuation and Retirement Planning
FINC2005Principles of Financial Planning
FINC3001Investments and Portfolio Management
FINC3003Estate Planning
LAWS2001Company Law
LEGL1003Introduction to Business Law
STAT1001Statistical Analysis
FINC2006Ethics and Professionalism

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