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Bachelor of Business

Location
Townsville, External, Cairns, Singapore
Commencing
February, July
Duration
3 years full-time
Part-time available
Attendance mode
Internal, External
Entry Requirements
OP 19 | English (4,SA)
ATAR 45.25 | English (Units 3/4,C)
Recommended: Maths B (4,SA) or Mathematical Methods (3/4,C)
QTAC Code
CNS: 322151
TSV: 312151
External: 312159
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Your skills are relevant to a large number of industries as a business graduate. Job opportunities depend on what major you decide to specialise in. You will have the ability to understand the importance of data-driven decision making – a quality highly valued by employers.

Potential careers could include:

  • Accountant (working in the fields of forensics, tax, litigation, business or management)
  • Business Intelligence Analyst, Information Security Analyst, IT Project Manager, Business Intelligence Consultant
  • Economist
  • Stockbroker
  • Financial Planner or Analyst, Investment Analyst, Stockbrokers or Financial Researcher
  • Governance Consultant, Policy Advisor, Stakeholder Management Officer, Strategic Planner, Public Affairs Leader, Government Relations Officer
  • Events Manager, Tourism Officer, Marketing Officer, Market Researcher, Social Media Marketer, Brand Manager, Public Relations Officer
  • Human Resource Manager

Designed to equip you with the skills to start a successful career, this business course has a strong focus on real-world experiences. Be competitive in the workplace with a degree that gives you an understanding of all the elements required for managing sustainable business.

Learn how decisions you make contribute directly to the organisation’s success. You will be empowered with knowledge of how to become a leader in business and understand the pillars of a sustainable business model. Our lecturers’ strong network connections and the Work Integrated Learning program ensures you receive relevant industry placements.

In your first year, you will study core subjects relevant to all business majors. You can then tailor the degree to suit your interests by selecting your preferred major and various combinations of a second major or a maximum of two minors.

With the aim of equipping you with real-world experience, you will start preparing for Work Integrated Learning in your first year of study. Embedded throughout the degree, career development tools prepare you for your final-year placement within a local business.

To bolster your employability, you also have the option of completing the Professional Development program alongside your degree.

You can study this degree on campus to experience face-to-face learning and build network connections. Alternatively, study online for flexibility. You can also build your employability by studying a joint degree.

Within our undergraduate business degree, you are able to choose from 12 majors. A major is your chosen area of specialisation. Not all majors are available at all campuses. The handbook provides detail about the subjects you can study within each major and the campuses each major is available at.

Accounting

As an accountant, you will contribute to the most critical function of all businesses and organisations — their financial viability. You will learn how to recognise financial patterns and be an efficient problem solver for all businesses in various industries.

Core subjects will give you foundation knowledge of decision making for businesses and the ability to interpret data. You will gain an in-depth understanding of financial management, business modelling, company accounting, taxation and auditing.

With real world experience through work placements, you will be ready for the work force. Accredited with Certified Practising Accountant Australia (CPA) and the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), you can become a professional accountant with further study.

Banking and Finance

Focus on the management of financial markets and institutions, and develop insight into the central role of banking and finance. You will understand how to manage the circulation of money, credit, investments, and the acquisition of finance.

Throughout this major, you will study funds management, financial markets and risk management. You will learn about the different approaches to managing financial institutions, including commercial banks, rural cooperatives and microfinance institutions.

You will make decisions that help businesses develop and thrive, and work in government, non-government, private, or non-for-profit organisations. With an understanding of international finance and sustainable economic growth, employers will value your theoretical and practical knowledge. If you are an Australian student, you can study this major online or in Singapore.

Business Intelligence and Information Systems

Find out how to integrate information technology systems and data into business strategies and be integral to your organisation’s operational strategy. As a business intelligence analyst, you will have the knowledge needed to use data for marketing purposes, create cost-effective systems and identify business opportunities.

You will work in the digital space to manage information systems, large amounts of data and information security. You will also gain the skills to communicate the data effectively, enhancing marketing efforts, or informing supervisors and clients.

With the ever-increasing use of technology and the importance of data and data security, you will be highly employable in a growing industry. Upon graduation, you can apply for membership of the Australian Institute of Management (AIM).

Economics

Go further than wondering what happens when supply exceeds demand. Throughout this economics degree, you will explore ways that, as a society, we can make the best use of time, land and labour. You will learn about how people interact with markets and develop models to predict behaviour.

Central to key decision making for businesses, you will understand macroeconomic policy, behavioural economics and economic growth. You will have the ability to apply your knowledge of national resourcing and sustainability, and indigenous policy implications.

Become a key professional in public policy development or in the finance and banking sectors. With the analytical, mathematical and political skills that you acquire throughout this degree, your career pathway will be varied and exciting.

Financial Advising

The Bachelor of Business Financial Advising major provides the relevant study you need to become a financial advisor. Gain the analytical skills and specialist business practices required to advise consumers on a broad range of financial products and services.

With subject offerings that align with the FASEA industry standards, you will help your clients make informed decisions on superannuation, retirement, insurance and estate planning, investments, taxation, and finance.

Financial Management

Prepare yourself for financial management of commercial banks, rural cooperatives and microfinance institutions. Lead investment opportunities, plan long-term financial goals and advise executive management on how to maximise profits.

Study financial and capital markets, how to make relevant decisions within those markets, and the different approaches to managing financial institutions. You will learn business modelling, personal portfolio management, risk management and multinational business finance.

With financial management skills that are transferable to most industries, you can forge your own career pathway. Combine this major with Accounting, Economics or Business Intelligence and Information Systems to strengthen your skill set.

Governance, Business and Society

Have a direct influence on policy and decision makers and enhance the prosperity and viability of organisations and whole communities. Public governance focuses on the interactions between government, business and community interests, and works towards resolving problems.

Learn to build creative approaches to managing complex societal issues through policy. You will gain the skills needed to create and establish policies, and work with organisations to monitor policy implementation.

Understand how modern governments effectively manage societies and be ready to work towards finding solutions to major public issues confronting our society. You will have the skills to work in a range of organisations and implement positive change in your local or international communities.

Hospitality and Tourism Management

Stand out from the crowd with this major and manage tourism and hospitality attractions, tours, events, and services. You will gain the professional knowledge and expertise to manage, plan and market the food, recreation, accommodation and tourism industry.

By understanding of the decision making process of your guests, you will have the ability to create amazing travel or event experiences. You will study the intricacies of conference and event management and the logistics and operations behind hospitality.

Through case studies, field trips and site visits, learn the practical skills required to excel in the industry. If you are an Australian student, you can study this major online or in Singapore. For international students, you can study in either Brisbane or Singapore.

Human Resources Management

Find out what makes people tick and how you can boost their performance in organisations. Get the competitive edge in business. By understanding human behaviour, you will learn about the value of employees to a workplace.

Learning how to effectively communicate, develop positive employment relations and manage organisational change will make you stand out from the crowd. Your passion for human resources can take you across industries in Australia and around the world.

Wherever you want to work and in every industry, having a deep knowledge of people and having the skills to enable them to succeed will make you valuable to any business.

International Business

Build invaluable skills for managing business an international scale. Your love of developing strategies and planning for short- and long-term projects will see you operating multi-national enterprises.

Develop an in-depth understanding of the challenges, advantages and issues of conducting business in a complex global environment. With the skills to work in the exciting international arena, you can build a sustainable, competitive business position in the international marketplace.

With an increasingly globalised world, your business and management skills will open up a range of career prospects. As an Australian student, you can study this major online and gain practical skills through local industry placement or choose to study a semester in Singapore. As an international student, you can study this major in Singapore or Brisbane.

Management

Find out how to use your love of innovation, entrepreneurships and people management to strengthen your employability skills. Giving you the edge to lead businesses in highly competitive environments, you will learn how to solve complex organisational problems, plan effectively and hire the right employees.

Develop the skills to manage finances and resources, and direct business operations in a fast-paced setting. You will learn to manage people and workflow — transferable skills important to running a business or team in any industry.

Understand how to identify the best people for the job, and how to motivate, develop and manage people in the workplace. You will get real-world skills and put theory into practice by developing a management solution for an existing business.

Marketing

Get the skills to speak directly to your customers through traditional advertising, digital marketing and social media. Your creativity and understanding of people will help you become an effective marketer, fulfilling the needs of your customers or growing a new customer base.

Develop industry knowledge by creating sustainable marketing strategies for real-world businesses. You will learn how to build a target audience profile and create advertising that focuses on your customers.

Marketing skills are fundamental for growing a business in both the private, public and non-profit sectors. You will have the capacity to address the challenges of marketing a brand to your target audience in a competitive marketplace.

Sports and Events Management

Be involved in the exciting, fast-paced environment of the sporting and events industries. You will learn how to create, organise and coordinate sports, business, and public events on both a small and large scale.

Events are central to local economies and tourism; you will work within a dynamic global industry that is growing exponentially. Benefit from our strong industry connections with a major designed to meet employer needs by providing first-hand practical experience.

With a diverse choice of subjects, you can tailor your degree and specialise in your preferred industry. You will learn transferable skills relevant to many careers. Learn how to adapt to all situations, build problem-solving skills, and understand the intricacies of negotiation and logistics.

Additional information

You have the drive to excel in business in a fast-paced workplace. You care about sustainability and building a business model that is good for the planet as well as the company bottom line. A Bachelor of Business degree from JCU can give you everything you need to leverage your drive into a successful and meaningful business career.

Ready Today for Tomorrow

The best business bachelor degree is about more than theoretical knowledge. Small class sizes, student work placements and career development tools allow you to thrive throughout your studies at JCU.

Understand the core subjects that underpin business, from accounting to sustainable economics, data analysis to communications. JCU’s lecturers are committed to student success and actively participate in applying theory to real work situations from the beginning of your studies.

Complete an optional Professional Development program alongside this business degree. As you work through the program, become an expert at applying knowledge to the real world and build on your employability skills.

Interact with people in the business world, build your network of connections and get advice from those on the ground. Launch a successful career with a JCU Bachelor of Business degree.

Choose Your Own Path

Develop skills that are relevant to any type of business as you pursue your Bachelor of Business studies in QLD. Be a flexible, data-driven decision maker employers will value or become your own business leader and build a company from the ground up.

You can choose any major that interests you. Build your skills in dealing with financial matters through a major in Accounting, Financial Advising or Management, or Banking and Finance. Prepare to lead with a major in Management, Governance, Business and Society, Human Resources Management.

You have ideas about how to grow a company or help it function more efficiently. Grow your skills in these areas with a major in Marketing or Business Intelligence and Information Systems. Maybe you have a flair for working cross-culturally?A major in Hospitality and Tourism Management or International Business will complement your skills.

Whatever drives you, there is a major within your business degree at JCU that will build your skills. Once you have chosen your major, you can further refine your direction with a second major or up to two minors.

Be a Decision Maker

Depending on the major you choose and your personal interests, your business degree will prepare you for any number of potential careers. Be ready to start as an accountant, human resource manager, economist, financial analyst, project manager, marketer or any other business path.

While your specific field of expertise is critical to specialisation in a certain field, the added value to employers is your critical-thinking skills and decision-making abilities, applicable to any career path. As you study business at university, learn how to apply critical thinking to business issues. Become adept at synthesising principles and concepts of good business practice to use them to make decisions.

JCU graduates are accomplished thinkers. You will know how to analyse professional obligations and the values of your company, applying them to real-world questions to make the right choices. Confidently develop sustainable business models and balance issues of profitability and environmental responsibility.

Pass on your skills and knowledge to others in the workplace using your effective communication tools. Whether giving an oral presentation or writing written reports, tailor your messages to the audience and offer clear, convincing arguments.

Lifelong Learning

You already have a passion for business, and your degree will give you the skills you need to get started. Additionally, become a lifelong learner - someone always looking for an opportunity for self-improvement.

Learn from others as you work together using effective collaboration techniques.

JCU graduates have a strong global network of connections, a wealth of real-world experience, a solid foundation of knowledge, and the skills to bring it all together. That future starts with a business degree from JCU.
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Bachelor of Business

Handbook year

2020

Course code

20510

Course type

Bachelor Degree (AQF Level 7)

Professional accreditation status

The Accounting Major for this course is jointly accredited by CPA Australia and the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ).

Students who complete the accredited award may join either or both of the professional accounting bodies (CPA Australia, and/or the Chartered Accountants Australian and New Zealand). To become full members of the accounting profession and practise as an accountant, they must then complete the professional programs of whichever body they join and undertake the required number of years of professional experience.

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.

Special admission requirements

Applicants who are admitted to the Bachelor of Business under an Articulation Agreement are subject to the terms of that agreement.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

72 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules

A maximum of 30 credit points may be taken at level 1

A minimum of 18 credit points must be taken at level 2

A minimum of 18 credit points must be taken at level 3

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.

In the context of a JCU graduate 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 & resources in the context of relevant academic literature

  • Apply critical thinking to address issues in business

  • Convey information clearly and fluently, in 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

Course Structure (All Majors except the Accounting Major)

CORE SUBJECTS

Level 1

BU1002:03 Accounting for Decision Making

BU1003:03 Principles of Economics

BU1007:03 Principles of Data Analysis for Business

BU1104:03 Introduction to Management Concepts and Application

BU1105:03 Business Communication

BU1108:03 Marketing Matters

BU1112:03 Business Law

Level 3

BU3101:03 Professional Internship or BU3102:03 Multi-Disciplinary Project or BU3103:03 Independent Project

OPTIONS

Select a Business major from Table A

PLUS

Select one of the following 4 options

OPTION 1

Select a second major. Please refer to Table A for possible double major combinations.

OPTION 2

Select a Business minor that is different to your major from Table B

PLUS

Select 3 credit points of any level 2 or level 3 undergraduate subjects

PLUS

Select 9 credit points of any undergraduate subjects

OPTION 3

Select a Business minor that is different to your major from Table B

PLUS

Select a second minor that is different to your major from either Table B or from the Inter-Disciplinary Minors list

OPTION 4

Select 6 credit points of level 2 BX subjects

PLUS

Select 3 credit points of level 2 or 3 BU or BX subjects

PLUS

Select 3 credit points of level 3 BX subjects

PLUS

Select 3 credit points of any level 2 or level 3 undergraduate subjects

PLUS

Select 9 credit points of any undergraduate subjects

Course Structure (Accounting Major)

CORE SUBJECTS

Level 1

BU1002:03 Accounting for Decision Making

BU1003:03 Principles of Economics

BU1007:03 Principles of Data Analysis for Business

BU1104:03 Introduction to Management Concepts and Application

BU1105:03 Business Communication

BU1108:03 Marketing Matters

BU1112:03 Business Law

Level 2

BX2112:03 Law of Business Organisations

BX2019:03 Business Information Systems

Level 3

BX3112:03 Taxation Law

BU3101:03 Professional Internship or BU3102:03 Multi-Disciplinary Project or BU3103:03 Independent Project

PLUS

Accounting major

OPTIONS

Select one of the following options:

OPTION 1

Select a Business minor that is different to your major from Table B

PLUS

Select 3 credit points of any undergraduate subjects

OPTION 2

Select 3 credit points of BU or BX level 2 or level 3 subjects

PLUS

Select 3 credit points of any undergrad level 2 or level 3 subjects

PLUS

Select 9 credit points of any undergraduate subjects

OPTION 3

Select a second major. Please refer to Table A for possible double major combinations.

TABLE A (MAJORS)

Type of major

Optional, single or double

Credit points in major

24 credit points

Special requirements

If choosing the single major option, the chosen major must be a Business major

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Allowable Second Majors

*Not all second majors are available in all locations, please check campus availability of second major

Potential Second Majors

*Please liaise with the Academic Administration and Enrolment Team

Accounting

Brisbane

Cairns

Townsville

Singapore

External

Available mid-year

Business Law

Financial Management

 

Banking and Finance

External

Singapore

Available mid-year

Business Intelligence and Information Systems

Economics

Hospitality and Tourism Management

Human Resources Management

Management

Marketing

Sports and Events Management

Financial Advising

International Business

Business Intelligence and Information Systems

Brisbane

Cairns

Townsville

Singapore

External

Available mid-year

Banking and Finance

Business Law

Economics

Financial Management

Hospitality and Tourism Management

Human Resources Management

International Business

Management

Marketing

Sports and Events Management

 

Business Law

Cairns

Townsville

Available mid-year

Only available as second major

 

Economics

Townsville

External

Available mid-year

Banking and Finance

Business Intelligence and Information Systems

Business Law

Hospitality and Tourism Management

Human Resources Management

International Business

Management

Marketing

Sports and Events Management

Financial Management

Financial Advising

Cairns

Townsville

External

Available Mid-year

 

Banking and Finance

Financial Management

Financial Management

Townsville

Singapore

External

Available mid-year

Business Intelligence and Information Systems

Business Law

Hospitality and Tourism Management

Human Resources Management

Management

Marketing

Sports and Events Management

Economics

Financial Advising

International Business

Hospitality and Tourism Management

Brisbane

Singapore

External

Available mid-year

Banking and Finance

Business Intelligence and Information Systems

Economics

Financial Management

Human Resources Management

International Business

Management

Marketing

Human Resources Management

Cairns

Townsville

External

Available mid-year

Banking and Finance

Business Intelligence and Information Systems

Business Law

Economics

Financial Management

Sports and Events Management

Hospitality and Tourism Management

Management

Marketing

International Business

Brisbane

Cairns

Townsville

Singapore

External

Available mid-year

Business Intelligence and Information Systems

Business Law

Economics

Sports and Events Management

Banking and Finance

Financial Management

Hospitality and Tourism Management

Marketing

Management

Brisbane

Cairns

Townsville

Singapore

External

Available mid-year

Banking and Finance

Business Intelligence and Information Systems

Business Law

Economics

Financial Management

Hospitality and Tourism Management

Human Resources Management

Marketing

Sports and Events Management

Marketing

Brisbane

Townsville

Singapore

External

Available mid-year

Banking and Finance

Business Intelligence and Information Systems

Business Law

Economics

Financial Management

Sports and Events Management

Hospitality and Tourism Management

Human Resources Management

International Business

Management

Sports and Events Management

Townsville

Singapore

External

Available mid-year

Banking and Finance

Business Intelligence and Information Systems

Business Law

Economics

Financial Management

Human Resources Management

International Business

Marketing

Management

TABLE B (MINORS)

Type of minor

Optional, single or double

Credit points in minor

12 credit points

MINOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Accounting

Brisbane

Townsville

Cairns

Singapore

External

 

Banking

External

 

Business Intelligence

Cairns

Townsville

Singapore

External

 

Financial Management

Townsville

Singapore

External

 

Human Resources Management

Cairns

Townsville

External

 

Information Systems

Cairns

Townsville

Singapore

External

 

Management

Brisbane

Cairns

Townsville

Singapore

External

 

Managerial Economics

Townsville

External

 

Marketing

Brisbane

Townsville

Singapore

External

 

Socio-Ecological Economics

Townsville

External

 

Sustainability

Cairns

This is a non-business minor

Tourism Management

Brisbane

Townsville

Singapore

External

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Brisbane

Not all majors are available

Cairns

Not all majors are available

Townsville

Not all majors are available

Singapore

Not all majors are available

External

Not all majors are available

Candidature

Expected time to complete

3 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 at level 1 before attempting any level 3 subject.

This course has a Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) program culminating in a third year core subject.  Students must successfully complete the prescribed WIL preparation modules and quizzes to be eligible to apply for a WIL capstone subject.

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Professional accreditation requirements

To be eligible for accreditation with Certified Practicing Accountants (CPA Australia) and/or the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) students must complete the Accounting major as well as 9 credit points consisting of the following subjects:

BX2019:03 Business Information Systems

BX2112:03 Law of Business Organisations

BX3112:03 Taxation Law

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

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.

Credit

Eligibility

Students may apply for a credit transfer for previous tertiary study or informal and non-formal learning in accordance with the Credit Transfer Procedure.

Maximum allowed

48 credit points

Currency

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

Expiry

Credit gained for any subject shall be cancelled 16 years after the date of the examination upon which the credit 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 BUSINESS

Approved abbreviation

BBus

Inclusion of majors on testamur

All majors studied shall appear on the testamur

No minors shall appear on the testamur

Exit with lesser award

Students who have completed 24 credit points of their course award requirements, and withdraw from or fail to meet the requirements for progression in the later years, may be eligible for the award of Diploma of Tertiary Studies.

Course articulation

Not applicable

Honours

Honours availability

Available as an additional 24 credit points of study [end-on]

Eligibility

Application for entry to the Honours program is by approval of the College Dean

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

Annual Tuition Fee: $10,701 (Estimate only)

Student Services and Amenities fee is payable per subject up to a maximum amount per year.

A variety of Scholarships are available to suit different student types.

JCU offers pathway courses to help you move into a degree. Pathway courses provide you with an individualised study plan and specialised support as you transition to university. Contact us for more information.

Gain real-world experience

Build work-ready skills through professional work placements with a JCU Business degree.