Bachelor of Arts – Bachelor of Business

Course Code

20310

Version

9

Faculty

Law, Business and the Creative Arts

Award Requirements

Course Structure

Candidature

Progression

Advanced Standing

Award Details

Honours

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

English (Maths B desirable)

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Students of non-English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule II of the JCU Admissions policy.

Additional selection requirements

Nil

Special admission requirements

Nil

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

96 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules

Nil

Additional completion requirements

Nil

Course learning outcomes

JCU graduates are committed to lifelong learning, intellectual development, and to the display of exemplary personal, professional and ethical standards. They have a sense of their place in the tropics and are charged with professional, community, and environmental responsibility. JCU graduates appreciate the need to embrace and be acquainted with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia. They are committed to reconciliation, diversity and sustainability. They exhibit a willingness to lead and to contribute to the intellectual, environmental, cultural, economic and social challenges of regional, national, and international communities of the tropics.

On successful completion of the Bachelor of Arts, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a broad and coherent body of knowledge with depth in the underlying principles and concepts of at least one discipline of the Arts, Languages or Social Sciences

  • Integrate knowledge of the diversity of cultures and peoples, their differences and commonalities, especially with respect to Australian Indigenous cultures and peoples

  • Appraise the place and role of Australia and Singapore in the Asia-Pacific region and the tropics worldwide

  • Review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise information, claims, and evidence

  • Apply critical thinking, independent judgement, intercultural sensitivity, and national, regional and global perspectives, to identify and solve problems in at least one discipline of the Arts, Languages or Social Sciences

  • Present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas, through proficiency in written and spoken English language and numeracy, appropriate to their audience and in a range of modes and media

  • Demonstrate capacity for reflection, planning, ethical decision-making and interdisciplinary team work in diverse contexts of community engagement, professional work and/or scholarship

  • Identify and have potential to act and reflect upon opportunities for lifelong learning and career development.

On successful completion of the Bachelor of Business, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate essential knowledge necessary for a career in business-related professions

  • Synthesise underlying principles and concepts for making business decisions

  • Critically analyse the core professional obligations, values and operations of organisations including sustainability

  • Critically evaluate data and resources in the context of relevant academic literature

  • Apply critical thinking to address issues in business

  • Convey information clearly and fluently, in a high quality written form appropriate for their audience

  • Demonstrate effective oral presentation skills for academic and professional audiences

  • Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively

  • Apply technical skills, including numeracy, necessary for professional practice in business

  • Demonstrate an awareness of ethical and social responsibility in professional practice

  • Identify and act upon learning opportunities and self-improvements.

Course Structure

Level 1

BA1001:03 Time, Truth and the Human Condition

BA1002:03 Our Space: Networks, Narrative and the Making of Place

BU1002:03 Accounting for Decision Making

BU1003:03 Economics for Sustainable Business

BU1104:03 Business, Environment and Society in the Tropics

BU1105:03 Contemporary Business Communications

BU1007:03 Business Data Analysis and Interpretation

Level 2

BU2108:03 Managing Consumer Markets

BU2111:03 Business Law

Level 3

BA3000:03 Arts Edge

BU3101:03 Professional Internship or BU3102:03 Multidisciplinary Project or BU3103:03 Independent Project Options

Select an Arts major from the list below

PLUS

Select a Business major form the list below

PLUS

Select 9 credit points of level 1 Arts and Social Sciences subjects

Arts and Social Sciences subjects include the following prefixes:

AN, AR, CI, CU, CY, EL, FR, GR, HI, IA, IT, JA, JN, PL, PY, SS, SY or WS

PLUS

Select 9 credit points of level 2 and 3 Arts and Social Sciences subjects

PLUS

Select 3 credit points of any undergraduate subjects

Majors

Type of major

Single Arts major

Plus

Single Business major

Credit points in major

18 credit points  (Arts major)

24 credit points (Business major)

Special requirements

Nil

ARTS MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

SCHOOL

Anthropology

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Archaeology

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Chinese

Cairns (Suspended 2013-2015)

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Criminology

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

English

Cairns

Townsville

External

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Environmental Studies

Cairns

Townsville

Science and Engineering

French Foundation

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

French Advanced

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Geography

Cairns

Townsville

Science and Engineering

German

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

History

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Human Services

Cairns

Townsville

External

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Indigenous Australian Studies

Cairns

Townsville

External

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Italian

Cairns

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Japanese Foundation

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Japanese Advanced

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Media and Writing

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Political Science

Cairns

Townsville

External

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Psychology

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Screen Studies

Townsville (Suspended 2014 – 2015)

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Sociology

Cairns

Townsville

External

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

SCHOOL

Banking and Finance

External

Business major

Not available to continuing students intending to complete before the end of 2015

Economics

Townsville

External

Business major

Financial Management

Townsville

External

Business major

Health Management

Townsville

Business major

Not available to continuing students intending to complete before the end of 2015

Hospitality and Tourism Management

External

Business major

Not available to continuing students intending to complete before the end of 2015

Human Resources Management

Cairns

Townsville

External

Business major

International Business

External

Business major

Not available to continuing students intending to complete before the end of 2015

Management

Cairns

Townsville

External

Business major

Marketing

Cairns

Townsville

External

Business major

Sports and Events Management

Townsville

External

Business major

Tourism Management

Cairns

Townsville

Business major

Suspended 2013 - 2015

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

 

Townsville

 

External

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

10 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression requisites

Must successfully complete 12 credit points of Arts and Social Science subjects at level 1 before attempting any level 2 or 3 subject from Arts and Social Sciences

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

A candidate who has failed a single subject towards the award in their final teaching period and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject. However if that subject is required for accreditation, then the criteria specified by that accreditation will apply.

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

48 credit points in accordance with Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy.

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 6 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 16 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.

Other restrictions

Nil

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Both the Arts major and the Business major (except the General major) shall appear on the testamur.

Exit with lesser award

Candidates who exit the course prior to completion, and have completed the relevant number of credit points of study and appropriate subjects, may be eligible for one of the following awards:

  • Diploma of Arts

  • Diploma of Business

  • Advanced Diploma of Arts

Course articulation

Not applicable

Honours

Honours availability

Honours is available in either or both disciplines as an additional 24 credit points of study each

Eligibility

By invitation of the Head of School

Normally a minimum average grade of Credit is required in the pass degree subjects relevant to the field in which honours is to be taken.