University of Technology Sydney

C10411v1 Bachelor of Business Bachelor of Sustainability and Environment

Award(s): Bachelor of Business (BBus)
Bachelor of Sustainability and Environment (BSustEnv)

UAC code: 609800 (Autumn session)
CRICOS code: 102818J
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 192
Course EFTSL: 4
Location: City campus

Notes

This is a new course from 2021. Students may use the 2020?selection rank for the Bachelor of Business as a guide. The lowest selection rank for Autumn 2020 intake was 87.05 (FT) and 87.10 (PT).


Overview
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Assumed knowledge
Recognition of prior learning
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Levels of award
Transfer between UTS courses
Other information

Overview

The Bachelor of Business Bachelor of Sustainability and Environment offers students a sound background in all areas of business and the multidisciplinary knowledge of sustainability required to operate within the green economy. Students begin by exploring core areas of business and build their knowledge of sustainability as a scientific, legal and social domain. In the latter years of the course, students undertake one of eight business majors to develop in-depth knowledge of the business context and work with industry and community partners in studio subjects to address real sustainability issues.

Students develop a combination of professional business skills and knowledge on environmental, economic, social and cultural sustainability through a business specialisation, internship like experiences and problem-based learning within the Sustainability and Environment core subjects.

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.

Study in Sustainability and Environment provides graduates with an edge in their chosen field of professional specialisation. Specialist knowledge on sustainability and environment and skills in sustainability planning, evaluation and innovation, maximise their potential for employment as companies increasingly consider issues of sustainability across their business functions. It also opens up careers in companies and government agencies engaged specifically with issues of environmental, cultural and social sustainability, climate, and sustainable development. Specialist roles across industry and public and private sectors include Sustainability Project Officer, Sustainability Consultant, Sustainability Director, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Communication and Stakeholder Engagement Lead, Sustainability Evaluation Lead.

Course intended learning outcomes

BUS.1.1 Critically analyse relevant concepts to understand practice in business and related professions in a global workplace
BUS.1.2 Demonstrate interrelationships between differing business and related disciplines
BUS.2.1 Locate and critically evaluate relevant data and literature to address business problems through a research approach
BUS.2.2 Apply critical and creative thinking to address issues in business
BUS.3.1 Convey information clearly and fluently in high-quality written form appropriate for their audience
BUS.3.2 Use oral communication appropriately to convey information clearly and fluently
BUS.3.3 Demonstrate and critically reflect on how individuals work in teams in an inclusive manner
BUS.4.1 Critically analyse business decisions in terms of ethical practice and social responsibility
BUS.4.2 Critically analyse sustainability principles for various stakeholders in relation to business contexts
BUS.5.1 Apply technical and professional skills necessary to operate effectively in business and related professions
SE.1.1 Employ teamwork and independent insight to understand and operationalise sustainability objectives
SE.1.2 Evaluate and assess the impact of sustainability initiatives
SE.2.1 Conduct multi-disciplinary research into sustainability issues
SE.2.2 Devise creative and evidence-based solutions to sustainability challenges
SE.3.1 Employ knowledge from and about local and international contexts to account for the differential impacts of sustainability needs and solutions
SE.4.1 Value indigenous knowledges as relevant precedents to understand the human-nature coexistence in Australian and international settings
SE.5.1 Act ethically and responsibly to promote sustainability within civic and international contexts
SE.6.1 Communicate complex concepts clearly and effectively to a variety of audiences

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.

Assumed knowledge

Mathematics and any two units of English. Bridging courses are available.

Recognition of prior learning

Students who 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 is offered on a four-year, full-time or eight-year, part-time basis.

Course structure

The course comprises a total of 192 credit points, allowing students to graduate with the separate degrees of Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Sustainability and Environment (graduation with a Bachelor of Sustainability and Environment is only possible as part of a combined degree). The study components for course completion are as follows.

The Business component of 96 credit points comprises:

  • an eight foundation core subjects (48 credit points), and
  • a business major (48 credit points)

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

The Sustainability and Environment component of 96 credit points comprises:

  • five core subjects (48 credit points), and
  • four streams which include science, governance, society and management electives (12 credit points each).

Course completion requirements

STM91519 Sustainability and Environment Core 48cp
STM90273 Core subjects (Business) 48cp
CBK90169 Major choice (Business) 48cp
CBK91945 Stream Choice plus Electives (Business and Management) 48cp
Total 192cp

Course program

Typical full-time and part-time programs for Autumn and Spring commencements are provided below.

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

Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
26100 Integrating Business Perspectives   6cp
22107 Accounting for Business Decisions A   6cp
99215 Sustainability in Context   6cp
36200 Arguments, Evidence and Intuition   6cp
Spring session
23115 Economics for Business   6cp
26134 Business Statistics   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK91945 Stream Choice plus Electives (Business and Management) 48cp  
Year 2
Autumn session
21129 Managing People and Organisations   6cp
22207 Accounting for Business Decisions B   6cp
99217 Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning   12cp
Spring session
25300 Fundamentals of Business Finance   6cp
24108 Marketing Foundations   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK91945 Stream Choice plus Electives (Business and Management) 48cp  
Year 3
Autumn session
99214 Complexity and Sustainable Futures   12cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK90169 Major choice (Business) 48cp  
Spring session
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK90169 Major choice (Business) 48cp  
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK91945 Stream Choice plus Electives (Business and Management) 48cp  
Year 4
Autumn session
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK90169 Major choice (Business) 48cp  
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK91945 Stream Choice plus Electives (Business and Management) 48cp  
Spring session
99216 Sustainability Studio   12cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK90169 Major choice (Business) 48cp  

Levels of award

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

Transfer between UTS courses

Graduation with a Bachelor of Sustainability and Environment is only possible as part of a combined degree. Students may apply for an Internal Course Transfer to graduate with only their substantive professional degree ???C10026 Bachelor of Business but they must satisfy all applicable course requirements.

Other information

Further information is available from the UTS Business School on:

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