University of Technology Sydney

C10020v5 Bachelor of Business Bachelor of International Studies

Award(s): Bachelor of Business (BBus)
Bachelor of international Studies (BIntSt)

UAC code: 609130 (Autumn session)
CRICOS code: 026187C
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 240
Course EFTSL: 5
Location: City campus

Notes

This course information relates to students commencing a combined degree with the Bachelor of International Studies in 2022. Students who commenced a combined degree with the Bachelor of Arts in International Studies prior to 2022 should refer to the Handbook for the year they commenced their degree.


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

Overview

The Bachelor of Business Bachelor of International Studies is offered jointly by Business and International Studies. The degree integrates the study of business with a major in the language and culture of another country.

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 requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

Admission to the combined degree is on merit according to the admissions selection criteria for the Bachelor of Business (C10026). There is a range of entry levels to the various language and culture programs.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

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

The course is offered on a five-year, full-time basis.

Course structure

All students must complete 240 credit points of study, comprising 144 credit points relating to business and 96 credit points relating to international Studies. Full details of the Bachelor of Business component of the combined degree are available from the Bachelor of Business (C10026).

The Bachelor of International Studies is not offered as a separate degree but is completed only in combination with the professional degree program. Students select the language they will study at the time of enrolment, and either the Language, Culture and Professional World pathway or the Language, Culture and Global Exchange pathway. Information relating to entry into International Honours pathway can be found in the Information for Students section.

Overseas study

In the International Studies component, students have the following options:

  1. Language, Culture & the Professional World: includes an internship and option of a short study abroad experience (2-6 weeks) overseas.
  2. Language, Culture & Global Exchange: includes an internship and a 6-month Global Exchange at any UTS partner university in a session that fits with the student's study plan.
  3. International Honours: includes a full year at a relevant partner university where students complete an honours level research project.

Course completion requirements

STM90273 Core subjects (Business) 48cp
CBK90679 Stream choice 96cp
CBK92057 Country and Language choice 96cp
Total 240cp

Course diagram

Course diagram: C10020

Course program

The typical program shown below is for a full-time student who has chosen the German Language and Culture major and is completing the Language, Culture and the Professional World pathway or the International Honours pathway. Other majors 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.

Core subjects with Pathway 1, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
22108 Accounting and Accountability   6cp
23115 Economics for Business   6cp
21212 People and Organisations   6cp
26134 Business Statistics   6cp
Spring session
24109 Marketing and Customer Value   6cp
25300 Fundamentals of Business Finance   6cp
22208 Accounting, Business and Society   6cp
21214 Business and Social Impact   6cp
Summer session
99218 Intercultural Communication   8cp
Year 2
Autumn session
976421 Contemporary Germany   8cp
97601 German Language and Culture 1   8cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Spring session
97602 German Language and Culture 2   8cp
Select 18 credit points of options   18cp
Year 3
Autumn session
97603 German Language and Culture 3   8cp
Select 12 credit points of options   12cp
Spring session
97604 German Language and Culture 4   8cp
Select 12 credit points of options   12cp
Year 4
Autumn session
97605 German Today   8cp
999781 International Research Methods   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
54004 The Future of Work 8cp  
97900 International Internship 8cp  
Spring session
992221 The Global Professional: Industry Engagement Project   16cp
97606 German Literature   8cp
Year 5
Autumn session
Select 24 credit points of options   24cp
Spring session
Select 24 credit points of options   24cp
Core subjects with Pathway 2, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
22108 Accounting and Accountability   6cp
23115 Economics for Business   6cp
21212 People and Organisations   6cp
26134 Business Statistics   6cp
Spring session
24109 Marketing and Customer Value   6cp
25300 Fundamentals of Business Finance   6cp
22208 Accounting, Business and Society   6cp
21214 Business and Social Impact   6cp
Summer session
99218 Intercultural Communication   8cp
Year 2
Autumn session
976421 Contemporary Germany   8cp
97601 German Language and Culture 1   8cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Spring session
97602 German Language and Culture 2   8cp
Select 18 credit points of options   18cp
Year 3
Autumn session
97603 German Language and Culture 3   8cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
999781 International Research Methods   8cp
Spring session
97604 German Language and Culture 4   8cp
Select 18 credit points of options   18cp
Year 4
Autumn session
979505 Exchange Elective 5   8cp
979506 Exchange Elective 6   8cp
Spring session
992221 The Global Professional: Industry Engagement Project   16cp
Year 5
Autumn session
Select 24 credit points of options   24cp
Spring session
Select 24 credit points of options   24cp
Core subjects with Pathway 3, Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
22108 Accounting and Accountability   6cp
23115 Economics for Business   6cp
21212 People and Organisations   6cp
26134 Business Statistics   6cp
Spring session
24109 Marketing and Customer Value   6cp
25300 Fundamentals of Business Finance   6cp
22208 Accounting, Business and Society   6cp
21214 Business and Social Impact   6cp
Summer session
99218 Intercultural Communication   8cp
Year 2
Autumn session
976421 Contemporary Germany   8cp
97601 German Language and Culture 1   8cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Spring session
97602 German Language and Culture 2   8cp
Select 18 credit points of options   18cp
Year 3
Autumn session
97603 German Language and Culture 3   8cp
Select 12 credit points of options   12cp
Spring session
97604 German Language and Culture 4   8cp
Select 12 credit points of options   12cp
Year 4
Autumn session
999781 International Research Methods   8cp
971103 In-country Study and Fieldwork Project 1: Germany   16cp
Spring session
978420 In-country Study and Fieldwork Project 2: Germany   24cp
Year 5
Autumn session
Select 24 credit points of options   24cp
Spring session
Select 24 credit points of options   24cp

Levels of award

The Bachelor of Business may be awarded with distinction, credit or pass.

Honours

Students who complete Pathway 3 International Honours are eligible for transfer into the Bachelor of Business Bachelor of International Studies (Honours) (C09133) on completion of all coursework. This transfer is managed by the Student Centre and occurs just prior to graduation.

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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