Bachelor of Arts – Bachelor of Business

Bachelor of Arts – Bachelor of Business

Course code

20310

Course type

Bachelor Degree (AQF Level 7)

Division

Tropical Environments and Societies

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

English (Maths B desirable)

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 1 Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

96 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rulesThe course shall include 48 credit points of Creative Media, Arts and Social Sciences subjects as per course structure with a minimum of 18 credit points at level 3, and 48 credit points of Business subjects as per course structure.
Additional completion requirementsThe Psychology major is NOT an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited sequence.  Students wishing to complete the APAC accredited sequence under the Bachelor of Arts – Bachelor of Business should consult the course structure for the Bachelor of Psychological Science and seek further advice.

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 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

CORE SUBJECTS

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 Multi-Disciplinary Project or BU3103:03 Independent Project

OPTIONS

Select an Arts major from Table A below

PLUS

Select a Business major from Table B

PLUS

Select 9 credit points of level 1 Creative Media, Arts and Social Sciences subjects from the following prefixes: AN, AR, AY, BA, CU, CV, CY, EL, EV, FR, GR, HI, IA, IT, JA, JN, NM, PL, PY, SS, SY and WS

PLUS

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

PLUS

Select 3 credit points of any undergraduate subjects

TABLE A (ARTS MAJORS)

Type of major

Single Arts major

Credit points in major

18 credit points

ARTS MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Anthropology

Cairns

Townsville

 

Archaeology

Cairns

Townsville

 

Criminology

Townsville

External study

Not all subjects available internally in Townsville

English

Cairns

Townsville

External

 

Environmental Studies

Cairns

Townsville

 

French Advanced

Cairns

Townsville

French Foundation

Cairns

Townsville

Geography

Cairns

Townsville

 

German

Townsville

History

Cairns

Townsville

 

Human Services

Cairns

Townsville

External

 

Indigenous Australian Studies

Cairns

Townsville

External

 

Italian

Cairns

Japanese Advanced

Cairns

Townsville

Japanese Foundation

Cairns

Townsville

Media and Writing

Townsville

 

Multimedia Journalism

Townsville

Politics and International Relations

Cairns

Townsville

External

 

Psychology

Cairns

Townsville

If you plan to practise as a registered psychologist, you will need additional studies beyond a BA-BBus in Psychology

Sociology

Cairns

Townsville

External

 

TABLE B (BUSINESS MAJORS)

Type of major

Single Business major

Credit points in major

24 credit points

BUSINESS MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Banking and Finance

External

Available mid-year

Business Intelligence and Information Systems

Cairns

Available mid-year

Not available to continuing students intending to complete before the end of 2016

Economics

Townsville

External

Available mid-year

Financial Management

Townsville

External

Available mid-year

Health Management

Townsville (Suspended 2016-2018)

Available mid-year

Hospitality and Tourism Management

External

Available mid-year

Human Resources Management

Cairns

Townsville

External

Available mid-year

International Business

External

Available mid-year

Management

Cairns

Townsville

External

Available mid-year

Marketing

Cairns

Townsville

External

Available mid-year

Sports and Events Management

Townsville

External

Available mid-year

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

Not all majors are available in Cairns

Townsville

Not all majors are available in Townsville

External

Not all majors are available externally

Candidature

Expected time to complete

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

9 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression requisites

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

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Professional accreditation requirements

The psychology major is not an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited sequence for students commencing after 2015

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

3 credit points for Creative Media, Arts or Social Sciences subjects not taken as part of an Arts major

Supplementary exam for final subject

A student 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

Students may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing and Articulation policy and associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

48 credit points

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 15 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the student has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.

Other restrictions

Nil

Award Details

Award title

BACHELOR OF ARTS – BACHELOR OF BUSINESS

Approved abbreviation

BA-BBus

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

Students 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 the award of 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 College Dean

Achievement of an overall grade point average of 5.0 (i.e. credit average) across their undergraduate degree and/or a grade point average of 5.0 in the final year of their undergraduate degree, with credits or better in specific discipline areas.