Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Arts

2020 course information for Domestic Students
2020 course information for International Students

updated 3:27 PM on Wed, 21 April

Domestic snapshot

International snapshot

ATAR/OP
N/A
Duration
4.5 years full-time; 9 years part-time
4.5 years full-time
Location
Lismore, Online
Start date
March, July, November
Course code
3202108
Course abbreviation
BBus, BA
Credit points
432
Equivalent units
36
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. With these attributes in high demand, this double degree has your future in focus.

Imagine coupling accounting with tourism, marketing with psychology, information systems with creative arts – these and many more innovative combinations are yours to explore as you strive to achieve your career aspirations.

The Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Arts gives you the core capabilities to support sound business decision-making, including foundations in business law, economics and accounting. There is also the opportunity to specialise in a wide range of discipline areas drawn from both business and arts disciplines.

This double degree opens up multiple career options for our graduates. From journalism to policy development, management to design, public relations to banking and beyond, the choices are many and the choice is all yours.

Innovation, entrepreneurship and digital communication are key qualities required by the leaders of tomorrow. With these attributes in high demand, this double degree has your future in focus.

Imagine coupling accounting with tourism, marketing with psychology, information systems with creative arts – these and many more innovative combinations are yours to explore as you strive to achieve your career aspirations.

The Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Arts gives you the core capabilities to support sound business decision-making, including foundations in business law, economics and accounting. There is also the opportunity to specialise in a wide range of discipline areas drawn from both business and arts disciplines.

This double degree opens up multiple career options for our graduates. From journalism to policy development, management to design, public relations to banking and beyond, the choices are many and the choice is all yours.

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

Bachelor of Business majors available in the double degree:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing.

Bachelor of Arts majors are available from the following areas in the double degree:

  • Humanities and social sciences
  • Creative arts
  • Secondary school teaching areas
  • Sciences
  • Law and justice studies
  • Tourism studies
  • Psychology.

See course structure for details. Please note that some majors and units in this double degree are only available online and may not be available at each location. 

Domestic students

LocationSession
Lismore1, 2
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.

Applications are not available for 2020. Please select a different year above or see Course Options for courses currently offered.

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.

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

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

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

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

Describe and apply a recognised ethical framework to analyse behaviour in a discipline or workplace/organisation.

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

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

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

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

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

Prepare and deliver well developed and justified discipline advice, knowledge and ideas for a business and public context.

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.

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

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

Students may choose, as an elective, one double-weighted internship unit.

Professional recognition

The accounting major in the Bachelor of Business is accredited by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and CPA Australia. Students may apply for membership of the Institute of Public Accountants.

The finance major in the Bachelor of Business is aligned with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) RG146 accreditation requirements and Southern Cross University provides authorised assessment for certification. Students are eligible to join the Australian Institute of Management.

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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

  1. To be eligible for the award of Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Arts a candidate shall successfully complete not less than thirty-six (36) units (432 credit points) comprising:
  1. twelve (12) core units from Part A; and
  2. two (2) eight (8) unit majors from Part B: one (1) Business and one (1) Arts major; and
  3. eight (8) elective units.

Course structure


Schedule of units

TitleLevel of learningNote

Part A

Bachelor of Business core units
ACC10707 -  Accounting and Finance for BusinessIntroductory
COM00207 -  Communication in OrganisationsIntroductory
ECO10250 -  Economics for Decision MakingIntroductory
LAW00150 -  Introduction to Business LawIntroductory
MAT10251 -  Statistical AnalysisIntermediate
MKT00075 -  Marketing PrinciplesIntroductory
MNG10247 -  Managing OrganisationsIntroductory
SOC10236 -  Applied Ethics and SustainabilityIntermediate
Bachelor of Arts core units
CUL00210 -  Australia, Asia and the WorldIntroductory
COM10295 -  Written CommunicationIntroductory Note 1
SOC10399 -  Critical Thinking for Digital TimesIntroductory
HUM00271 -  Unruly Subjects: CitizenshipIntroductory

Part B

Bachelor of Arts Majors
Select one (1) Arts major from the following:
Bachelor of Business Majors
Select one (1) Business major from the following:

Elective units

TitleLevel of learningNote
Choose two (2) elective units from any undergraduate unit offered by the School of Business and Tourism. Students can select any undergraduate unit offered by the University with Course Coordinator approval, ensuring that any pre-requisite has been met.
Suggested elective choices are:
LAW00104 -  Employment and Industrial Relations LawAdvanced
EDU10010 -  Language and Learning in your DisciplineIntroductory
LAW00106 -  EEO and OH&S Law and PracticeAdvanced
MAT10706 -  Quantitative Methods with EconomicsIntroductory
MNG10476 -  Professional Development for the WorkplaceIntermediate

TitleLevel of learningNote
Six (6) elective units from the Bachelor of Arts degree, ensuring at least one (1) unit is at an advanced level of learning


Course progressions

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

TitleLevel of learningNote
Please consult with the School of Arts and Social Science in relation to Arts units
Year 1, Session 1
SOC10236 -  Applied Ethics and SustainabilityIntermediate
LAW00150 -  Introduction to Business LawIntroductory
Two (2) Arts units
Year 1, Session 2
ACC10707 -  Accounting and Finance for BusinessIntroductory
MKT00075 -  Marketing PrinciplesIntroductory
Two (2) Arts units
Year 2, Session 1
MAT10251 -  Statistical AnalysisIntermediate
MNG10247 -  Managing OrganisationsIntroductory
Two (2) Arts units
Year 2, Session 2
COM00207 -  Communication in OrganisationsIntroductory
ECO10250 -  Economics for Decision MakingIntroductory
Two (2) Arts units
Year 3, Session 1
ACC00151 -  Financial AccountingIntermediate
Three (3) Arts units
Year 3, Session 2
ACC00146 -  Management AccountingAdvanced
ACC00145 -  Financial ReportingAdvanced
Two (2) Arts units
Year 4, Session 1
ACC00152 -  Business FinanceAdvanced
Two (2) Arts units
One (1) unit from Bachelor of Business Electives
Year 4, Session 2
One (1) unit from Bachelor of Business Electives
ACC00132 -  TaxationAdvanced
LAW00004 -  Company LawIntermediate
One (1) Arts unit
Year 5, Session 1
ACC73001 -  Advanced Management AccountingAdvanced
ACC00130 -  AuditingAdvanced
Two (2) Arts units

TitleLevel of learningNote
Please consult with the School of Arts and Social Science in relation to Arts units
Year 1, Session 1
SOC10236 -  Applied Ethics and SustainabilityIntermediate
LAW00150 -  Introduction to Business LawIntroductory
Two (2) Arts units
Year 1, Session 2
ACC10707 -  Accounting and Finance for BusinessIntroductory
MKT00075 -  Marketing PrinciplesIntroductory
Two (2) Arts units
Year 2, Session 1
MAT10251 -  Statistical AnalysisIntermediate
MNG10247 -  Managing OrganisationsIntroductory
Two (2) Arts units
Year 2, Session 2
COM00207 -  Communication in OrganisationsIntroductory
ECO10250 -  Economics for Decision MakingIntroductory
Two (2) Arts units
Year 3, Session 1
MKT00102 -  Consumer BehaviourIntermediate
LAW00126 -  Competition and Consumer LawIntermediate
Two (2) Arts units
Year 3, Session 2
MKT10724 -  Services MarketingAdvanced
MKT00150 -  Global MarketingAdvanced
Two (2) Arts units
Year 4, Session 1
MKT10723 -  Marketing CommunicationsIntermediate
One (1) unit from Bachelor of Business Electives
Two (2) Arts units
Year 4, Session 2
MKT10725 -  Strategic MarketingAdvanced
MNG00314 -  Entrepreneurship and InnovationAdvanced
Two (2) Arts units
Year 5, Session 1
MKT00106 -  Marketing ResearchAdvanced
One (1) unit from Bachelor of Business Electives
Two (2) Arts units

TitleLevel of learningNote
Please consult with the School of Arts and Social Science in relations to Arts units
Year 1, Session 1
SOC10236 -  Applied Ethics and SustainabilityIntermediate
LAW00150 -  Introduction to Business LawIntroductory
Two (2) Arts units
Year 1, Session 2
ACC10707 -  Accounting and Finance for BusinessIntroductory
MKT00075 -  Marketing PrinciplesIntroductory
Two (2) Arts units
Year 2, Session 1
MNG10247 -  Managing OrganisationsIntroductory
MAT10251 -  Statistical AnalysisIntermediate
Two (2) Arts units
Year 2, Session 2
ECO10250 -  Economics for Decision MakingIntroductory
COM00207 -  Communication in OrganisationsIntroductory
Two (2) Arts units
Year 3, Session 1
MNG10713 -  Understanding the Business EnvironmentIntermediate
MKT10723 -  Marketing CommunicationsIntermediate
Two (2) Arts units
Year 3, Session 2
MNG00314 -  Entrepreneurship and InnovationAdvanced
ISY10058 -  Electronic Commerce SystemsIntermediate
Two (2) Arts units
Year 4, Session 1
MNG10714 -  The Human Resource Management Expert PractitionerIntermediate
One (1) unit from Bachelor of Business Electives
Two (2) Arts units
Year 4, Session 2
MNG10253 -  Sustainable Business ManagementAdvanced
MNG72005 -  International BusinessAdvanced
Two (2) Arts units
Year 5, Session 1
MNG00114 -  Competitive StrategyAdvanced
One (1) unit from Bachelor of Business Electives
Two (2) Arts units

TitleLevel of learningNote
Please consult with the School of Arts and Social Science in relation to Arts units

Year 1, Session 1

SOC10236 -  Applied Ethics and SustainabilityIntermediate
LAW00150 -  Introduction to Business LawIntroductory
Two (2) Arts units

Year 1, Session 2

ACC10707 -  Accounting and Finance for BusinessIntroductory
MKT00075 -  Marketing PrinciplesIntroductory
Two (2) Arts units

Year 2, Session 1

MAT10251 -  Statistical AnalysisIntermediate
MNG10247 -  Managing OrganisationsIntroductory
Two (2) Arts units

Year 2, Session 2

COM00207 -  Communication in OrganisationsIntroductory
ECO10250 -  Economics for Decision MakingIntroductory
Two (2) Arts units

Year 3, Session 1

MNG10713 -  Understanding the Business EnvironmentIntermediate
MNG10714 -  The Human Resource Management Expert PractitionerIntermediate
Two (2) Arts units

Year 3, Session 2

MNG10717 -  Culture and Change ImplementationAdvanced
MNG10715 -  Designing Workforces for Human Resource ManagementIntermediate
Two (2) Arts units

Year 4, Session 1

MNG10716 -  Organisational Stakeholder ManagementAdvanced
One (1) unit from Bachelor of Business Electives
Two (2) Arts units

Year 4, Session 2

MNG10719 -  Organisational Behaviour: Power and the Human Resource Management ActivistAdvanced
MNG10718 -  Strategic Architecture of OrganisationsAdvanced
Two (2) Arts units

Year 5, Session 1

MNG10720 -  Research for Business and TourismAdvanced
One (1) unit from Bachelor of Business Electives
Two (2) Arts units

TitleLevel of learningNote
Please consult with the School of Arts and Social Sciences in relation to Arts units
Year 1, Session 1
SOC10236 -  Applied Ethics and SustainabilityIntermediate
LAW00150 -  Introduction to Business LawIntroductory
Two (2) Arts units
Year 1, Session 2
ACC10707 -  Accounting and Finance for BusinessIntroductory
MKT00075 -  Marketing PrinciplesIntroductory
Two (2) Arts units
Year 2, Session 1
MAT10251 -  Statistical AnalysisIntermediate
MNG10247 -  Managing OrganisationsIntroductory
Two (2) Arts units
Year 2, Session 2
COM00207 -  Communication in OrganisationsIntroductory
ECO10250 -  Economics for Decision MakingIntroductory
Two (2) Arts units
Year 3, Session 1
ACC00152 -  Business FinanceAdvanced
1st unit from Finance electives
Two (2) Arts units
Year 3, Session 2
2nd unit from Finance electives
LAW01125 -  Stock Exchange and Finance LawIntermediate
Two (2) Arts units
Year 4, Session 1
3rd unit from Finance electives
One (1) unit from Bachelor of Business Electives
Two (2) Arts units
Year 4, Session 2
FIN10252 -  Financial PlanningAdvanced
FIN10712 -  Financial Risk ManagementAdvanced
Two (2) Arts units
Year 5, Session 1
FIN10711 -  Portfolio ManagementAdvanced
One unit from Bachelor of Business Electives
Two (2) Arts units

TitleLevel of learningNote
Please consult with the School of Arts and Social Sciences in relation to Arts units
Year 1, Session 1
SOC10236 -  Applied Ethics and SustainabilityIntermediate
LAW00150 -  Introduction to Business LawIntroductory
Two (2) Arts units
Year 1, Session 2
ACC10707 -  Accounting and Finance for BusinessIntroductory
MKT00075 -  Marketing PrinciplesIntroductory
Two (2) Arts units
Year 2, Session 1
MAT10251 -  Statistical AnalysisIntermediate
MNG10247 -  Managing OrganisationsIntroductory
Two (2) Arts units
Year 2, Session 2
COM00207 -  Communication in OrganisationsIntroductory
ECO10250 -  Economics for Decision MakingIntroductory
Two (2) Arts units
Year 3, Session 1
MNG10713 -  Understanding the Business EnvironmentIntermediate
ACC00152 -  Business FinanceAdvanced
Two (2) Arts units
Year 3, Session 2
MNG72005 -  International BusinessAdvanced
MNG00314 -  Entrepreneurship and InnovationAdvanced
Two (2) Arts units
Year 4, Session 1
MNG00114 -  Competitive StrategyAdvanced
One (1) unit from Bachelor of Business Electives
Two (2) Arts units
Year 4, Session 2
MNG10253 -  Sustainable Business ManagementAdvanced
MKT00150 -  Global MarketingAdvanced
Two (2) Arts units
Year 5, Session 1
LAW00124 -  International Business LawIntermediate
One (1) unit from Bachelor of Business Electives
Two (2) Arts units

TitleLevel of learningNote

Year 1, Session 1

COM10295 -  Written CommunicationIntroductory
CUL00210 -  Australia, Asia and the WorldIntroductory
LAW00150 -  Introduction to Business LawIntroductory
SOC10236 -  Applied Ethics and SustainabilityIntermediate

Year 1, Session 2

ACC10707 -  Accounting and Finance for BusinessIntroductory
HUM00271 -  Unruly Subjects: CitizenshipIntroductory
MKT00075 -  Marketing PrinciplesIntroductory
SOC10399 -  Critical Thinking for Digital TimesIntroductory

Year 2, Session 1

Two (2) units from chosen Arts major
MAT10251 -  Statistical AnalysisIntermediate
MNG10247 -  Managing OrganisationsIntroductory

Year 2, Session 2

Two (2) units from chosen Arts major
COM00207 -  Communication in OrganisationsIntroductory
ECO10250 -  Economics for Decision MakingIntroductory

Year 3, Session 1

One (1) unit from chosen Arts major
Two (2) units from chosen Business major
Choose one (1) unit from Bachelor of Arts Electives

Year 3, Session 2

One (1) units from chosen Arts major
Two (2) units from chosen Business major
Choose one (1) unit from Bachelor of Arts Electives

Year 4, Session 1

One (1) unit from chosen Arts major
Two (2) units from chosen Business major
Choose one (1) unit from Bachelor of Arts Electives

Year 4, Session 2

One (1) units from chosen Arts major
One (1) units from chosen Business major
Choose one (1) unit from Bachelor of Arts Electives
Choose one (1) unit from Bachelor of Business Electives

Year 5, Session 1

One (1) unit from chosen Business major
Choose two (2) units from Bachelor of Arts Electives
Choose one (1) unit from Bachelor of Business Electives


Notes

Note 1: A student who receives an absent fail or fail for COM10295 Written Communication will need to complete EDU10010 Language and Learning in your Discipline. If a student passes EDU10010 they will not need to complete COM10295.
Note 2: Double-weighted unit

Unit groups

Bachelor of Business Electives

TitleLevel of learningNote
Choose two (2) elective units from any undergraduate unit offered by the School of Business and Tourism. Students can select any undergraduate unit offered by the University with Course Coordinator approval, ensuring that any pre-requisite has been met.
Suggested elective choices are:
LAW00104 -  Employment and Industrial Relations LawAdvanced
EDU10010 -  Language and Learning in your DisciplineIntroductory
LAW00106 -  EEO and OH&S Law and PracticeAdvanced
MAT10706 -  Quantitative Methods with EconomicsIntroductory
MNG10476 -  Professional Development for the WorkplaceIntermediate

Bachelor of Arts Electives

TitleLevel of learningNote
Six (6) elective units from the Bachelor of Arts degree, ensuring at least one (1) unit is at an advanced level of learning

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