University of Technology Sydney

C10026v5 Bachelor of Business

Award(s): Bachelor of Business (BBus)
UAC code: 601030 (FT) (Autumn session, Spring session, Summer session), 601035 (PT) (Autumn session, Summer session)
CRICOS code: 006487A
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 144
Course EFTSL: 3
Location: City campus

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

Overview

The Bachelor of Business offers students a sound background in all areas of business through eight common core subjects undertaken in first year. It also provides them with an opportunity to study one or more areas of interest via a major or an extended major undertaken from second year. The major provides them with in-depth knowledge in a business specialisation. Students could also undertake sub-majors or electives to complement this specialised knowledge.

The Bachelor of Business provides flexibility for students as they construct a learning journey that is tailored to their career aspirations. Students can choose from a range of course structures. Depending on their selected course structure, they can choose from a wide range of majors, sub-majors or electives. These give students the opportunity to deepen expertise via completion of business subjects, or add breadth by enrolling in subjects from other faculties and schools.

Course aims

The degree seeks 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.

Career options

The Bachelor of Business is a broad professional degree, equipping graduates to pursue careers across all business fields, industries and sectors. Examples of career options include accountant, auditor, banker, business adviser, business analyst, business consultant, economist, entrepreneur, financial analyst, financial planner, human resources manager, project manager, marketing specialist, stockbroker.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 Apply evidence, creativity and critical reasoning to solve business problems
2.1 Communicate information clearly in a form appropriate for its audience
2.2 Demonstrate ability to work independently and with others as a member of a team to achieve an agreed goal
3.1 Make judgements and business decisions consistent with the principles of social responsibility, inclusion and knowledge of Indigenous peoples
4.1 Apply technical and professional skills to operate effectively in business

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.

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.

Pathway course

Applicants who complete the UTS College Diploma of Business meeting the admission requirements into the Bachelor of Business will receive 48 credit points of recognition of prior learning.

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.

External articulation

The Business School offers a range of external articulations with Vocational Education and Training and Higher Education institutions. Details of all arrangements are available via the credit recognition search tool.

Recognition of prior learning

Students who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Business and have previously studied at another university or other recognised tertiary educational institution may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if the subjects previously studied are deemed by Business to be equivalent to those specified for their course.

Students who have completed a course at a private college are not eligible for any exemptions unless an articulation agreement between Business and the college is in place. Details of all arrangements are available via the credit recognition search tool.

For more information about the application process, see How to Apply for Recognition of Prior Learning.

Course duration and attendance

The course can be completed in a minimum of three years of full-time or six years of part-time study.

The course may be completed through either a full-time or part-time attendance pattern, or a combination of these.

Full-time study is usually undertaken at the rate of 24 credit points a session. Students who wish to undertake more than the normal full-time load in one session must have their study plan endorsed by the UTS Business School.

Part-time study is usually undertaken at the rate of 12 credit points a session. Some subjects might be offered in the evening, however part-time students must be prepared to attend afternoon or morning classes.

Course structure

The course comprises a total of 144 credit points. The study components for course completion are:

  • 48 credit points of core subjects and either standard or extended stream:
  • 96 credit points of the standard stream, this includes:
    • a business major (48 credit points), and
    • 48 credit points comprising of either:
      • a second major (48 credit points), or
      • two sub-majors (24 credit points each), or
      • a sub-major (24 credit points) in conjunction with elective subjects (24 credit points), or
      • elective subjects (48 credit points)
  • 96 credit points of the extended stream, this includes:
    • an extended business major (72 credit points), and
    • 24 credit points comprising of either:
      • a sub-major (24 credit points), or
      • elective subjects (24 credit points)

Students can choose any of the following as a first major: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, Marketing or Advertising and Marketing Communications.

The choice of second major includes those listed above as well as Business Law or Information Technology.

Electives (totalling 24 or 48 credit points) can be taken from any faculty in the university, with the approval of the owning Faculty.

Students have an option to undertake an internship program (26600 Business Internship) as an elective within the business major or as a free elective. Students should not enrol in the internship subject in the last session of study to ensure that completion of required hours of work does not impact graduation and/or international students' visa conditions.

Course completion requirements

STM90273 Core subjects (Business) 48cp
CBK90679 Stream choice 96cp
Total 144cp

Course diagram

Course diagram: C10026

Course program

Typical full-time and part-time programs for Autumn and Spring commencements are provided below. Available majors and sub-majors are also listed. The study plans listed below are examples only. Each student's course program depends on the area of specialisation and the stream (major/extended major) they select.

Course programs for each individual major are available at study plan management.

Bachelor of Business core, 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
Bachelor of Business core, Autumn commencing, part time
Year 1
Autumn session
22108 Accounting and Accountability   6cp
23115 Economics for Business   6cp
Spring session
21212 People and Organisations   6cp
26134 Business Statistics   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
24109 Marketing and Customer Value   6cp
25300 Fundamentals of Business Finance   6cp
Spring session
22208 Accounting, Business and Society   6cp
21214 Business and Social Impact   6cp
List of majors
MAJ08437 Accounting   48cp
MAJ09401 Business Law   48cp
MAJ09209 Economics   48cp
MAJ08440 Finance   48cp
MAJ08446 Human Resource Management   48cp
MAJ02041 Information Technology   48cp
MAJ08442 International Business   48cp
MAJ08438 Management   48cp
MAJ08441 Marketing   48cp
MAJ08981 Advertising and Marketing Communications   48cp
List of sub-majors
SMJ08195 Accounting in Practice   24cp
SMJ08131 Advanced Advertising   24cp
SMJ08137 Advertising   24cp
SMJ10086 Business Analytics in Marketing   24cp
SMJ02036 Business Information Systems   24cp
SMJ08120 Business Innovation and Financial Management   24cp
SMJ09030 Business Law   24cp
SMJ01007 Mathematics   24cp
SMJ09058 Econometrics   24cp
SMJ09028 Economics   24cp
SMJ08203 Event Management   24cp
SMJ08123 Finance   24cp
SMJ08116 Financial Reporting   24cp
SMJ08215 Financial Services   24cp
SMJ08128 Human Resource Management   24cp
SMJ02037 Information Technology   24cp
SMJ08139 International Business Studies   24cp
SMJ08129 International Management   24cp
SMJ09034 International Studies   24cp
SMJ09035 Language other than English   24cp
SMJ08130 Management   24cp
SMJ08109 Management Consulting   24cp
SMJ08138 Marketing   24cp
SMJ01025 Quantitative Management   24cp
SMJ09036 Specialist Country Studies   24cp
SMJ08126 Sport Management   24cp
SMJ01009 Statistics   24cp
SMJ08204 Strategic Marketing   24cp
SMJ09033 Taxation Law   24cp
SMJ08219 Sustainable Enterprise   24cp
SMJ10159 Business Analytics   24cp
SMJ08223 Digital Creative Enterprise   24cp
List of extended majors
MAJ09402 Extended Economics   72cp
MAJ08060 Extended Finance   72cp
MAJ08046 Extended Management   72cp
MAJ08063 Extended Marketing   72cp
MAJ08993 Extended Accounting Major BBus   72cp

Levels of award

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

Honours

The Bachelor of Business (Honours) (C09004) is available with an additional one year of full-time study for eligible students.

Professional recognition

To meet the educational membership requirements for entry into CPA Australia (CPAA), Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), and Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) students will need to complete the Accounting major and successfully complete subject 21644 Law and Ethics for Managers as either an elective or part of another major.

Students who complete the Human Resource Management major are eligible to apply for the professional member status and/or advancement to a higher level of membership of the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).

UTS is recognised as an affiliated university under the CFA® (Charted Financial Analyst®) University Affiliation Program, based on the Bachelor of Business with Finance major. CFA Institute has affiliations with select universities around the world that have embedded a significant percentage (70 per cent) of the CFA® Program Candidate Body of Knowledge into their degree programs.

Completion of the Bachelor of Business with Finance major meets the education requirements for Affiliate membership and, in conjunction with work experience, the requirements for Associate membership with the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA).

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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