Bachelor of Business, majoring in Management

Courses and Study Australian courses Bachelor of Business, majoring in Management

Why study Management at JCU?

As part of a Bachelor of Business, this JCU major was designed in partnership with employers and industry to ensure you'll have a competitive edge in the job market when you graduate. The curriculum you'll study includes an international focus, helped by the fact that JCU has a Singapore campus. You'll learn theoretical knowledge and practical management skills - and you'll benefit from the real-world experience of our expert researchers and lecturers, as well as from their impressive academic qualifications. When you study on campus, you'll work in small classes where your lecturers care about your success. And as an external/online student, you'll be able to study in a way that has proven successful for many JCU students - accommodating your work commitments and your lifestyle.

Campus
Townsville, External, Cairns, Singapore; Brisbane
Start dates
February, July
Duration
3 years full-time
Part time available
Study mode
On campus, Off campus
Prerequisites
English; Maths B (desirable)
OP/Rank
19/60

Career opportunities

JCU Management graduates find interesting and well-paid jobs locally, nationally and internationally. The skills you'll learn in entrepreneurship, strategic planning, operations management, problem solving, negotiation, systems evaluation and critical thinking are valued by diverse organisations. The sorts of careers available include management roles in:

  • Multinational corporations
  • Federal and State Government departments
  • Not-for-profit organisations
  • Business consultancies
  • Small and medium-sized enterprises
  • Your own business.

Course highlights

You will learn about identifying the best people for the job and motivating, developing and directing people as they work towards achieving the organisation's goals. You'll also be able to undertake a second major, two minors, or eight elective subjects. That means you'll be able to tailor your degree to suit your own goals and interests. Subjects that are especially important for today's JCU Management graduates are:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Motivation and leadership
  • Business law
  • Research and decision making for business
  • Organisational behaviour, and
  • Operations management.

You'll benefit from JCU's extensive industry networks across a broad range of businesses and organisations. These will give you the chance to integrate your management skills in practical workplace settings. You'll achieve this through an internship, independent project or a multi-disciplinary project in your third year of studies. You can add this experience to your CV, to ensure your talents stand out from the crowd.

Course overview

Studying Management as part of your JCU Bachelor of Business means you'll learn about entrepreneurship, motivation and leadership - and you'll be able to add subjects in a range of areas such as project management, economics, business law and business intelligence. Your studies will enable you to translate theory into practice, as you develop an operations management solution for an existing, real business. You'll understand how to identify the best people for the job, and how to motivate, develop and direct people in the workplace. You can apply your skills in your own business, too.

Overall, your JCU Bachelor of Business is a flexible degree that takes an innovative approach to choosing subjects to personalise your studies according to your interests. Your first steps at JCU will be through a range of core business subjects and then you'll choose your area of specialisation. Your first year core subjects include:

  • Accounting for decision making
  • Economics for sustainable business
  • Business, environment and society in the tropics
  • Contemporary business communications
  • Business data analysis and interpretation
  • Managing consumer markets
  • Business law.

In your third year of studies, you'll be able to choose a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) subject to connect you with the business community, or you may be able to implement your new skills in your current workplace. This may be a professional internship, a multi-disciplinary project or an independent project.

Study online*

This course is delivered online. Your JCU lecturers understand how important it is to help you stay motivated, so you'll participate in:

  • Downloaded podcasts and slideshows of lectures
  • Weekly quizzes
  • Web-based tutorials
  • Downloaded readings
  • Online discussions boards.

Your assessments will be via weekly quizzes, online discussion boards, essays, online exams - and sometimes physical exams, which are held in a location close to you.

Note:  Online study options are not available to international student visa holders.

Joint degree options

Joint degrees give you expertise in a complementary discipline in reduced time and can enhance your career prospects. For example, at JCU you can combine your Bachelor of Business in Management degree with:

Double major options

Double majors give students expertise in two complementary disciplines whilst not extending their study duration and can enhance career prospects. At JCU the Bachelor of Business degree contains a number of double major options.

How to apply

Check the QTAC information and apply by clicking on the relevant link below depending on where you wish to study.

Take note of the QTAC code for this course in the location you've chosen because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

Townsville (312151) - Apply now
Cairns (322151) - Apply now
External (312159) - Apply now

OP Score/Rank is representative of 2017 entry requirements and is therefore indicative only. Entry scores for 2018 will be finalised in the major offer round.

Our campuses in Singapore and Brisbane operate on a trimester system – three semesters per year. View academic calendars.

Subjects

BBus – Management Major

Major code

BBU-MNT

Credit point

24 credit points

Major Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

BX2051:03 Managing People

BX2062:03  Operations Management

BX2077:03 Project Management

BX2174:03 Research and Decision Making for Business

BX3171:03 Organisational Behaviour

BX3172:03 Management Accounting for Non-Accountants

BX3173:03 Strategic Entrepreneurship

BX3174:03 Management and Leadership

Pathway into course

The Diploma of Higher Education is a one-year course (or two years, part-time) designed to help people who may not meet the academic requirements for entry into a Bachelor degree course. The course is also designed to help students develop the necessary skills to be successful university students.

The Diploma consists of a combination of introductory and first year degree subjects. Successful completion of the Diploma will give you a recognised qualification in its own right.

Graduating with the Diploma will also allow you to enter many JCU Bachelor degree programs and may give you credit, for some of the subjects you successfully complete.

Contact pathways@jcu.edu.au, if you have any questions or call Anne Chatelain (07) 47815740 in Townsville or Gabi Newman (07) 4232 1155 in Cairns.

Applicants with TAFE diplomas in Business, Business and Commerce Studies, Events, Hospitality, Human Resources Management, Management, and Travel and Tourism can apply for credit.

Handbook

Bachelor of Business

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 must nominate one of the Business majors as part of their application. A second major and/or minor(s) can be chosen after admission to the course. 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 (Accounting Major)

CORE SUBJECTS

Level 1

BU1002:03 Accounting for Decision Making

BU1003:03 Economics for Sustainable Business

BU1007:03 Business Data Analysis and Interpretation

BU1104:03 Business, Environment and Society in the Tropics

BU1105:03 Contemporary Business Communications

BU1108:03 Managing Consumer Markets

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 from Table A

Course Structure (All other Majors)

CORE SUBJECTS

Level 1

BU1002:03 Accounting for Decision Making

BU1003:03 Economics for Sustainable Business

BU1007:03 Business Data Analysis and Interpretation

BU1104:03 Business, Environment and Society in the Tropics

BU1105:03 Contemporary Business Communications

BU1108:03 Managing Consumer Markets

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 from Table A

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

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

Accounting

Brisbane

Cairns

Townsville

Singapore

External

Business major

Available mid-year

Available only as a first major

Banking and Finance

External

Singapore

Business major

Available mid-year

Not available as a second major with Accounting

Not available as a double major with Financial Management

Business Intelligence and Information Systems

Cairns

Townsville

Singapore

External

Business major

Available mid-year

Not available as a second major with Accounting

Business Law

Cairns

Townsville

Non-Business major

Available mid-year

Available only as a second major

Corporate Environmental Management

Cairns

Townsville

Available only as a second major

Not available to students wanting to complete prior to the end of 2019

Not available as a second major with Accounting

Economics

Townsville

External

Business major

Available mid-year

Not available as a second major with Accounting

Financial Management

Townsville

Singapore

External

Business major

Available mid-year

Not available as a double major with Banking and Finance

Governance, Business and Society

Cairns

Townsville

External

Business major

Available Mid-year

Not available as a second major with Accounting

Health Management

Townsville (Suspended 2016 – 2018)

Business major

Available mid-year

Not available as a second major with Accounting

Hospitality and Tourism Management

Brisbane

Singapore

External

Business major

Available mid-year

Not available as a second major with Accounting

Not available as a double major with Sports and Events Management

Human Resources Management

Cairns

Townsville

External

Business major

Available mid-year

Not available as a second major with Accounting

International Business

Brisbane

Cairns

Townsville

Singapore

External

Business major

Available mid-year

Not all subjects within the major are available on campus and some subjects may need to be taken in external mode

Not available as a second major with Accounting

Management

Brisbane

Cairns

Townsville

Singapore

External

Business major

Available mid-year

Not available as a second major with Accounting

Marketing

Brisbane

Townsville

Singapore

External

Business major

Available mid-year

Not available as a second major with Accounting

Sports and Events Management

Townsville

Singapore

External

Business major

Available mid-year

Not available as a second major with Accounting

Not available as a double major with Hospitality and Tourism 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 minor

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

 

Social Marketing and Not-for-Profit Marketing

Townsville

External

 

Sustainability

Cairns

 

Tourism Management

Brisbane

Cairns

Townsville

Singapore

External

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Brisbane

 

Cairns

 

Townsville

 

Singapore

 

External

 

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.

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.

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 16 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 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 exit the course prior to completion, and have successfully completed 24 credit points of appropriate subjects, may be eligible to receive the award of Diploma of Higher Education

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

Honours

If you're a high achieving student, you may be offered the opportunity to complete an additional Honours year. The extra year would see you developing a personal research project and a thesis - perfect if you're dreaming of undertaking further studies for a teaching, academic or research career.

Please refer to the Bachelor of Business (Honours) Handbook for eligibility information.

What is Management?

This website is intended as general guide. Prospective students should contact the university to confirm admission requirements and the availability of courses. James Cook University reserves the right to alter any course or admission requirement without prior notice.