University of Technology Sydney

C09133v1 Bachelor of Business Bachelor of International Studies (Honours)

Award(s): Bachelor of Business (BBus)
Bachelor of International Studies (Honours) (BIntSt(Hon))

CRICOS code: 106918F
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 240
Course EFTSL: 5
Location: City campus

Notes

This is an exit-only course. There is no direct admission to it. Current UTS students may be able to submit an Internal Course Transfer (Graduating) application to exit with this course. check with the UTS Student Centre.


Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Applications
Assumed knowledge
Recognition of prior learning
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Levels of award
Other information

Overview

Bachelor of Business Bachelor of International Studies (Honours) is an exit-point for students who have completed the International Honours pathway within the Bachelor of Business Bachelor of International Studies (C100200).

In the fourth year of the combined degree, International Honours students spend an academic year studying in the local language at a university in the country of their major and also complete an honours level research project under the supervision of a relevant UTS academic.

Entry to the International Honours pathway is dependent on students maintaining a credit average (or higher) in both their International Studies and professional degree in their first three years of study, and on the availability of placements in particular majors.

This course gives students a business degree with an international edge and the communication and interpersonal skills required for a career overseas or in a multinational organisation.

Course aims

This combined degree aims to provide students with the knowledge, competencies and values necessary to develop critical, analytical and evaluative skills essential for a fulfilling and effective career in business, while at the same time providing an opportunity to acquire knowledge and understanding of another language and culture.

Career options

Career options include positions in any branch of business or commerce as well as management of private and public sector enterprises ranging from start-ups to large multinational enterprises. Career options are enhanced by international experience, making students more marketable to prospective employers.

Course intended learning outcomes

BUS.1.1 Apply evidence, creativity and critical reasoning to solve business problems
BUS.2.1 Communicate information clearly in a form appropriate for its audience
BUS.2.2 Demonstrate ability to work independently and with others as a member of a team to achieve an agreed goal
BUS.3.1 Make judgements and business decisions consistent with the principles of social responsibility, inclusion and knowledge of Indigenous peoples
BUS.4.1 Apply technical and professional skills to operate effectively in business
INT.1.1 Understand and employ effective strategies to operate within professional and everyday settings across diverse cultures in Australia and/or internationally
INT.2.1 Evaluate critically theoretical and specialised knowledge of contemporary societies, cultures and workplaces
INT.2.2 Analyse, generate and communicate creative solutions to work-related problems within professional and everyday settings across diverse cultures in Australia and internationally
INT.3.1 Understand and engage with cultural diversities in Australia and/or internationally
INT.4.1 Apply knowledge of Indigenous peoples, cultures, languages and histories to practice in Australian and internationally
INT.5.1 Engage critically with current issues to act in socially responsible ways in Australian and international settings
INT.6.1 Communicate clearly and effectively in written and spoken language using diverse digital technologies

Key

INT = International Studies course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)

Admission to the combined degree is on merit according to the admissions selection criteria for the Bachelor of Business (C10026).

Applications

Assumed knowledge

Mathematics and any two units of English.

UTS offers a range of bridging courses for students who do not meet the assumed knowledge requirements.

There are no prior language requirements for the international studies program. Students complete a language survey during the first year of study to ensure they commence their language and culture study at the appropriate level.

Recognition of prior learning

Information on recognition of prior learning in the business component is available from the Bachelor of Business (C10026).

Recognition of prior learning in the International Studies component is assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Course duration and attendance

This course is offered on a five-year, full time basis. Students spend two sessions of study at a university or other higher education institution in the country of their major.

Course structure

International Studies (96 credit points)

  • Intercultural Communication (8 credit points)
  • International Research Methods (8 credit points)
  • Contemporary Society subject (8 credit points)
  • Language and Culture subjects (32 credit points)
  • International Honours (40 credit points)

Overseas study

International Honours students spend a full year at a relevant partner university where they complete an honours level research project.

Course completion requirements

STM90273 Core subjects (Business) 48cp
CBK90679 Stream choice 96cp
CBK92058 Country and Language choice (Honours) 96cp
Total 240cp

Course program

The typical program shown below is for a full-time student who has chosen the German Language and Culture major and Pathway 3 International Honours. Other countries may be chosen from the list of majors in CBK92057; the program has the same structure but with subjects specific to the chosen major.

Full details of the business component are available from the Bachelor of Business (C10026). In addition, course programs for each individual business major are available at study plan management.

Levels of award

The Bachelor of International Studies (Honours) may be awarded with first class honours, second class honours division 1, second class honours division 2, and Pass level.

The calculation of the Honours level is based upon the 48 credit points of study completed in the UTS subjects 999781 International Research Methods, In-country Study and Fieldwork Project 1 and In-country Study and Fieldwork Project 2, all completed while students are overseas on In-country Study.

Other information

Further information is available from the UTS Student Centre on:

telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
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