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Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Start Date

  • Duration

    3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
    Students can complete this course in a shorter duration subject to unit availabilities

  • Location

  • Placement

    Yes  Learn more

  • Course abbreviation

    BBA

  • Course code

    3001145

  • Credit points

    288

  • Equivalent units

    24

  • Scholarships

  • Indicative fee

Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

International snapshot

  • Start Date

    February, October

  • Duration

    3 years full-time; 6 years part-time

  • Location

    China - TUST

  • Placement

    Yes  Learn more

Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

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.  

Bachelor of Business Alumus Deborah Guion

“I really wanted to make an impact on the world and my degree gave me the start I needed. When I was approached to manage a CSR program for a corporation, it just made sense to me. ”

The Southern Cross Model is a game-changer in higher education study.

Our students now engage in shorter, six-week unit structures designed around immersive and interactive learning experiences. The shorter unit structure gives students a greater sense of momentum as they achieve milestones quickly, resulting in increased student success rates, and course and teacher satisfaction. Lectures are a thing of the past - students will be engaged in active, interactive and discussion-based learning.

On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes.

Our online study option is highly interactive and may include a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes.

The method of teaching and assessment may vary from unit to unit.

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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 (GA).

Course Learning Outcome

GA1: Intellectual rigour

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.

GA2: Creativity

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

GA3: Ethical practice

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.

GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

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.

GA5: Lifelong learning

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

GA6: Communication and social skills

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.

GA7: Cultural competence

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.

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

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.

Location Teaching period
China - TUSTTerm  1, Term  5

Career Outcomes

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

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.

Requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.

Entry requirements

To be eligible for admission to the SCU BBA degree offered at TUST, students must be admitted to the TUST local bachelor degree program, and have successfully completed the required SCU English Language Program delivered by QIBA

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

Credit for prior learning

On successful completion of the English program, students will be admitted to the Southern Cross University  Bachelor of Business Administration degree and required to study 12 (144 credit points) Southern Cross University Bachelor of Business Administration units and will be granted advanced standing for 12 (144 credit points) units successfully completed in the TUST local degree program.

For further information on Advanced Standing for Articulation agreements, refer to:

https://www.scu.edu.au/study-at-scu/how-to-apply/credit-for-recognition-of-prior-learning/articulation-information-for-organisations/articulation-linkages-and-pathways/ 

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

Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Business Administration, students must complete the equivalent of 24 units (288 credit points), comprising:

  • 15 core units
  • 9 Elective units

Other things to consider

The Early Offer program allows Year 12 students to secure a place in a Southern Cross University undergraduate degree before Year 12 results are released. It’s designed to remove some of the pressure from Year 12 and provide a pathway directly into university study that is not based solely on Year 12 results.

Learn more

There are different pathways into an undergraduate degree.

Whether you are returning to study after some time or you have just finished school and you need some extra academic preparation before embarking on a degree, Southern Cross University offers two excellent, fee-free academic preparation programs that develop the skills you need to be successful at university.

SCU College also offers a range of one-year Diplomas that provide extra academic support as you commence university. Diplomas are a great pathway to a degree and may also prepare you for diverse paraprofessional roles.

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Credit for Prior Learning, also referred to as ‘Advanced Standing’ or Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL), is the process of looking at your prior study and/or experience to assess if you can be awarded academic credit or gain entry to a course on the basis of your existing knowledge and skills.

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Course structure

Note 1:

TUST students may be eligible to receive advanced standing for this unit after completion of the TUST local degree program

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes

Core Units

LEGL1003Introduction to Business Law
COMM1001Communication in Organisations
ACCT1001Accounting and Finance for Business
ECON1001Economics for Decision Making
MRKT1001Marketing Principles
ACCT1002Financial Accounting
ACCT2007Finance for Business
BUSN3001Competitive Strategy
BUSN3002Sustainable Business Management
BUSN3003Entrepreneurship and Innovation
BUSN3004International Business
FINC2001Financial Risk Management
SOCI1004Applied Ethics and Sustainability Note 1
MGMT1001Managing Organisations Note 1
STAT1001Statistical Analysis Note 1

Elective Units

Note 1
Students may select 9 units of University-wide Electives

Why Business at SCU

Top 8% worldwide

We're ranked in the top 8% of universities worldwide in Business and Economics

(THE World University Rankings 2023)

93% graduate employment

Southern Cross has 93% graduate employment in Business and Management

(Graduate Outcomes Survey 2018-2020)

5-star ratings for business and management

We’re rated 5-stars for full-time employment, overall experience, skills development, student support and teaching quality

(GUG 2023)

Fees and Scholarships

Domestic students

You are a domestic student if you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, New Zealand citizen, or Australian humanitarian visa holder. Your course will either be a Commonwealth Supported Place or a full fee-paying place. This is noted in the course snapshot.

Commonwealth Supported Places:

In a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), the Government pays some of your fees and you pay the rest as the Student Contribution Amount (SCA).

SCA is calculated per unit, not per course. Eligible students can defer the SCA through a HECS-HELP loan.

Full Fee-Paying Places:

A full fee-paying place is where you pay the full (unsubsidised) tuition fee for your course. Eligible students can defer the payment of their tuition fees through the FEE-HELP scheme (including employer-reserved places for The Hotel School courses).

Also known as SSAF, the Student Services and Amenities Fee is a compulsory fee for most students used to provide important services and amenities to students both on and off campus. It’s charged per unit, based on the unit’s credit point value. Eligible domestic students have the option of deferring this fee through the SA-HELP loan scheme. More about SSAF

Depending on your course, your costs could also include computer equipment and software, books, stationery, field trips, uniforms or other course-specific expenses such as art materials, musical equipment or travel for practicums, internships, vaccinations or industry experience.

Southern Cross University offers a range of scholarships for undergraduate (your first degree), postgraduate, Indigenous Australian students as well as international students. There are also scholarships available to help you study overseas for a short period as an international exchange student. Scholarships range from a few hundred dollars a year to several thousand dollars a year.

More about scholarships

Further fee information

Fees and Scholarships

International Students

If you're an international student, you can find the annual course cost in Australian dollars (AUD$) on our International Courses and Fees page or on the web page for your course under fees.

Also known as SSAF, the Student Services and Amenities Fee is a compulsory fee for most students used to provide important services and amenities to students both on and off campus. It’s charged per unit, based on the unit’s credit point value. Eligible domestic students have the option of deferring this fee through the SA-HELP loan scheme. More about SSAF

Depending on your course, your costs could also include computer equipment and software, books, stationery, field trips, uniforms or other course-specific expenses such as art materials, musical equipment or travel for practicums, internships, vaccinations or industry experience.

Southern Cross University offers a range of scholarships for undergraduate (your first degree), postgraduate, Indigenous Australian students as well as international students. There are also scholarships available to help you study overseas for a short period as an international exchange student. Scholarships range from a few hundred dollars a year to several thousand dollars a year.

More about scholarships

Further fee information

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International students studying online or outside of Australia

China - TUST

  • Term 1 February 2024
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  • Term 5 October 2024

    This course is for publishing purposes only. Students cannot apply for this course using eApplications .

Dates for the diary

Our shorter, more focused six-week unit structure gives students a greater sense of momentum and motivation as they achieve milestones quickly. Application dates per Term are shown on each course page however refer to our key dates and teaching calendar for detail on when enrolment opens, studies commence and when grades are published. There are also Dual Term and Tri Term calendars for those who have specific subjects.

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