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Southern Cross University (SCU)

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Bachelor of Business

  • Bachelor

To forge a business career you need creative and agile thinking as much as a calculator. Our Bachelor of Business is taught in a dynamic environment where fresh ideas and a global outlook are always flavour of the month.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Duration
3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
Course Code
3002100, 081532A, 081532A, 081532A
Study Mode
In person
International Fees
$29,600 per year / $88,800 total
ATAR
60

About this course

To forge a business career you need creative and agile thinking as much as a calculator. Our Bachelor of Business is taught in a dynamic environment where fresh ideas and a global outlook are always flavour of the month.

Work placements are a feature - you can complete internships either in Australia or abroad in your field of interest, building your professional networks as you earn credit towards your degree.

You'll learn foundational business principles in law, accounting, economics, management and statistics. You can also pursue specialist knowledge from a diverse range of majors, including aviation (that includes a specific pathway to gain a Commercial Pilot's Licence), or majors in finance, accounting, international business, management, human resources and marketing.

Our graduates gain the professional, critical thinking and communication skills to run their own businesses or pursue careers in marketing, product management, investment, finance and more.

Entry requirements

  1. In accordance with University Rule 2 Section 2 - Eligibility for Admission to an Undergraduate Award Course, applicants may apply for admission to candidature in the Bachelor of Business.

Study locations

Sydney

Perth

Melbourne

What you will learn

Students have the option of completing the core units in the Bachelor of Business plus electives or they may specialise in one or more business disciplines of their choice through the study of a single or double major.

All majors are available in online study mode. On-campus students may also study any Bachelor of Business major online. Some majors, study streams and units may not be available at each campus location.

Majors are as follows:

  • Accounting (Gold Coast, Lismore, Coffs Harbour, SYD*, MEL*, PER*, PNG, online)
    Equips students with the technical, conceptual and managerial skills to be effective business managers in modern commercial, government, social and not-for-profit organisations.
  • Aviation Management (Gold Coast)
    Aviation management units help develop an understanding of the broader function of, and impacts on, the aviation industry. Students who have successfully completed a Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Flight Operations) with another institution may be granted up to eight units of advanced standing (credit) for the Bachelor of Business with a major in Aviation Management. This major also provides students with the opportunity to undertake a full accredited CASA Commercial Pilot License through Airways Aviation.
  • Finance (Gold Coast, Lismore)
    Students are taught to understand the key principles of wealth creation and risk analysis in a global economy. They learn to evaluate factors that impact on the value of the dollar, interest rates and stock market.
  • Human Resource Management (Gold Coast)
    Students are equipped with the professional expertise and understanding needed to manage selection and recruitment procedures, training and development, and performance management of staff.
  • International Business (Gold Coast, SYD*, MEL*)
    Prepares students to respond to the complexity of global markets, addressing issues such as cross-cultural communication and negotiation, alternative market structures, variations in consumer demand patterns and differing government regulations and policies.
  • Management (Gold Coast, PNG)
    Equips students with the skills to monitor the changing business and social environment and make sound judgments on the most appropriate directions and actions.
  • Marketing (Gold Coast, SYD*, MEL*)
    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.

(SYD = Sydney, MEL = Melbourne, PER = Perth, PNG = Papua New Guinea)

* Sydney, Melbourne and Perth locations are available to international students only.

Career pathways

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

The Bachelor of Business with a finance major is a pathway to many financial services positions in commercial banking, corporate finance, funds management and stockbroking, financial risk management, foreign exchange and investment banking. If your chosen career path is to become a licenced Financial Planner or Financial Adviser, you need to be aware that recent legislative changes in the finance industry now require new entrants to hold an Approved Degree. Southern Cross University is liaising with FASEA to develop and restructure its finance degrees to meet the new educational requirements.

For more information on Approved Degrees or educational pathways, please contact the Financial Advisor Standards Ethics Authority (FASEA) to confirm the educational accreditation requirements needed for your future career path.

Course structure

To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Business students must complete 288 credit points, comprising:

  • 8 core units (96 credit points),
  • 1 major (96 credit points), and
  • a second major (96 credit points) or
  • 8 equivalent elective units (96 credit points).

Exit awards

Students may be eligible to exit with an Associate Degree of Business after completing the equivalent of 16 units (192 credit points), comprising 8 core units, 4 major units, and 4 elective or major units.

Students may be eligible to exit with a Diploma of Business after completing the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points) comprising 4 core units and 4 elective or major units.