Bachelor of Business

Course Code 4350
CRICOS Code 057303C
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Course duration: Three years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Study mode: On-campus

Location Lake Macquarie
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Avondale's Bachelor of Business (BBus) is designed to prepare you for a life in the business world, whether it be in accounting, human resource management, marketing, international development and entrepreneurship or a combination of these. In your degree, you will have the opportunity to learn the business essentials such as how to be an effective leader, market a product, budget and sell your ideas. You will also explore how the economy functions and what it entails to manage your own business. 

In a learning environment with personalised attention, you will be taught the skills needed to be creative and innovative in problem solving, systems design and people management, giving you a competitive advantage in the workplace. You will also be given the opportunity to undertake paid and unpaid internships throughout your degree, helping you to secure employment upon graduation. Whichever area of business you see yourself in, Avondale has a course structure to best suit your needs. 

Students have the option to take on Internship experiences as part of their Bachelor of Business program. An Internship unit can be utilised in either a minor or major field of study.


Career Opportunities


On completion of the degree, you can expect to easily take on entry-level positions in your desired industry. Business graduates leave with the skills for potential employment in the following areas: 

Accounting 

  • Accounts clerk 
  • Auditor 
  • CPA (Certified Practising Accountant) or CA (Chartered Accountant)—dependent on units selected 
  • Chief financial officer 

Human Resource Management 

  • Human resource manager 
  • Project manager 
  • Business owner 
  • Provide administrative skills to a range of organisations 

Marketing 

  • Product marketing manager 
  • Public relations officer 
  • Advertising executive 
  • Events manager 
  • Market researcher 
  • Advertising and creative concept producer 
  • Business and marketing executive

International Development and Entrepreneurship

  • Project management
  • Development and Relief Agency
  • Non Government Organisation Roles
  • Private Sector or Commercial Companies
  • Bi-lateral or Multi-lateral Agencies
  • Consultancy

Admission Criteria


ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

• ATAR of 60.00+ (or equivalent e.g. OP of 16 or less)

WORK AND LIFE EXPERIENCES

If your ATAR is below 60.00 (or equivalent), you may still be able to gain entry into this degree on a provisional basis.

Alternative admission may be obtained by one or more of the following methods:

  • Previous post-secondary qualifications,
  • Appropriate scores in the uniTEST and the Tertiary Online Written Assessment (TOWA),
  • Special consideration (disadvantaging factors impacting on Year 12 results).

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Overseas applicants will have their qualifications assessed by Avondale Admissions in line with the Admission to Higher Education Undergraduate Courses Policy found at  http://www.avondale.edu.au/about/policies/display/   Overseas applicants are also required to satisfy Australian Government visa requirements http://www.avondale.edu.au/about/policies/display/

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in English as per the Admission to Higher Education Undergraduate Courses Policy http://www.avondale.edu.au/about/policies/display/


Course Structure


Course duration: Three years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Study mode: On-campus
Maximum time to complete: 8 years

The Bachelor of Business is composed of 24 units (144 credit points) of study over six semesters with a single major. If the option of two majors are studied the course normally takes seven semesters. All units are worth six credit points. The degree consists of Business core units, major and minor units, Christian Studies units, and Elective unit/s.

For a two major program, your second major field will absorb many of these elective units.  Elective units can be from any other undergraduate course.  If 4 'cohesive' units from another field in Business are studied, it could constitute a minor.  A unit of internship in this field can also be included as an elective.

Core Units

Year 1 Semester 1 & 2

  • BBUS12010 Organisations in a Business Context  (Sem 1)
  • BBUS16020 Introduction to Accounting (Sem 1)
  • BBUS12030 Introduction to Information Management (Sem 1)
  • BBUS16040 Introduction to Economics (Sem 2)
  • BBUS14050 Business Statistics (Sem 2)
  • BBUS14060 Business Law (Sem 2)

 Year 2 Semester 1

  • BBUS22070 Management Information Systems 

Year 3 Semester 1

  • BBUS24080 Business Finance 

Christian Studies Units

  • CHST16110 Studies in Christianity 1(Year 1 Sem 1)
  • CHST26110 Studies in Christianity 2 (Year 2 Sem 1)
  • BBUS36090 Studies in Christianity 3 (Professional Ethics) (Year 3 Sem 1)

Elective Units

  • 5 Electives

Accounting Major

  • ACCT16500 Financial Accounting and Reporting (Year 1 Sem 2)
  • ACCT26000 Corporate Accounting (Year 2 Sem 1)
  • ACCT22600 Business Systems Application (Year 2 Sem 1)
  • LAWS26000 Corporate Law (Year 2 Sem 2)
  • ACCT26600 Management Accounting (Year 2 Sem 2)
  • ACCT31600 Accounting Theories and Practice (Year 3 Sem 2)
  • ACCT33400 Auditing and Assurance Services (Year 3 Sem 2)
  • ACCT34200 Australian Tax Law and Practice (Year 3 Sem 2)

An Accounting Minor can be made up of any 4 Accounting units.

Human Resource Management Major

  • MNGT26100 Organisational Behaviour (Year 1 Sem 2)
  • HRMT27000 Human Resource Management (Year 2 Sem 1)
  • LAWS28000 Workplace Relations (Year 2 Sem 2)
  • MNGT34500 New Business Ventures and the Entrepreneur (Year 2 Sem 2)
  • BBUS25400 Strategic Principles (Year 3 Sem 1)
  • HRMT39000 Human Resource Management Seminar (Year 3 Sem 1)
  • BBUS36400 Diversity in Business (Year 3 Sem 2)
  • BBUS37400 Strategic Responses in Business (Year 3 Sem 2)

A Human Resource Management Minor can be made up of any 4 Human Resource Management units.

Marketing Major

  • MKTG28300 Services Marketing (Year 2 Sem 1)
  • MKTG28100 Marketing Communication (Year 2 Sem 2)
  • MKTG26000 Consumer Behaviour (Year 2 Sem 2)
  • BBUS25400 Strategic Principles (Year 3 Sem 1)
  • MKTG38200 Business to Business Marketing (Year 3 Sem 1)
  • MKTG36000 Current Issues and eMarketing (Year 3 Sem 1)
  • BBUS36400 Diversity in Business (Year 3 Sem 2)
  • BBUS37400 Strategic Responses in Business (Year 3 Sem 2)

A Marketing Minor can be made up of any 4 Marketing units.

International Development and Entrepreneurship Major

  • GEOH21100 Globalisation & the Asia Pacific (Year 1 Sem 2)
  • GEOH11100 Responding to Global Issues (Year 2 Sem 1)
  • GEOH21110 NGOs & Ethics (Year 2 Sem 1)
  • MKTG28100 Marketing Communication (Year 2 Sem 2)
  • BBUS24650 Project Management (Year 2 Sem 1)
  • GEOH31100 Geographies of Development (Year 3 Sem 1)
  • MNGT34500 New Business Ventures and the Entrepreneur (Year 3 Sem 2)
  • BBUS27000 Guided Studies in Business (Year 3 Sem 2)

An International Development and Entrepreneurship Minor can be made up of any 4 International Development and Entrepreneurship units.

Business Administration Major

  • ACCT16500 Financial Accounting and Reporting (Year 1 Sem 2)
  • MNGT26100 Organisational Behaviour (Year 1 Sem 2)
  • HRMT27000 Human Resource Management (Year 2 Sem 1)
  • BBUS24650 Project Management (Year 2 Sem 1)
  • BUS25400 Strategic Principles (Year 3 Sem 1)
  • MKTG26000 Consumer Behaviour (Year 2 Sem 2)
  • BBUS37400 Strategic Responses in Business (Year 3 Sem 2)
  • BBUS36400 Diversity in Business (Year 3 Sem 2)

To find out more about any of the units listed here, copy the unit code and then search for that unit here.

Practical Experience


Students have the option to take on Internship experiences as part of their Bachelor of Business program. An Internship unit can be utilised in either a major or minor field of study.


Accreditation


Avondale is a self-accrediting Higher Education Provider, and the Bachelor of Business Course is offered within the terms of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). In 2014 Avondale was granted self-accrediting status by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). The Accounting major in the Bachelor of Business Course is accredited by CPA Australia and CA ANZ (Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand).

 


Where to get further information


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