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C10026v4 Bachelor of Business

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

Overview
Course aims
Career options
Admission requirements
Assumed knowledge
External articulation
Credit recognition
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 common core subjects, in addition to in-depth knowledge in one or more chosen areas of interest.

This course provides an understanding of important aspects of business and offers a wide choice of majors and sub-majors. A wide variety of international exchange options are available.

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

Career options include jobs in accounting, banking, economics, finance, financial services, human resource management, international business, management, marketing or marketing communication.

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: 58-66

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.

External articulation

  • TAFE NSW: UTS has an articulated credit transfer policy with TAFE NSW. Block credit may be granted for a number of completed TAFE courses. To be eligible for credit, students must have completed their course at a minimum Diploma (AQF) or higher. These courses must have been completed no earlier than two years prior to their commencement in the relevant course at UTS, i.e. students commencing in 2014 must have completed their TAFE courses in 2012 or later.
  • INSEARCH: Students who have completed appropriate courses through INSEARCH, if admitted, are given up to one year's credit recognition in the Bachelor of Business.

Credit recognition

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 credit recognition if the subjects previously studied are deemed by UTS: Business to be equivalent to those specified for their course.

Students who have completed subjects at a recognised university may be granted exemptions for particular subjects at UTS or unspecified electives that are credit points granted without nominating a particular subject equivalent. To be considered for credit recognition, subjects must have been completed no more than 10 years prior to the commencement of the Bachelor of Business course. Undergraduate students who have been identified as having studied at another university prior to the commencement of their studies at UTS normally receive information on applying for credit recognition at approximately the same time as they receive their offer of a place at UTS.

Students who have completed a course at a private college are not eligible for any exemptions unless an articulation agreement between UTS: Business and the college is in place.

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 semester. Students who wish to undertake more than the normal full-time load in one semester must have their study plan endorsed by a student adviser from a UTS Student Centre.

Part-time study is usually undertaken at the rate of 12 credit points a semester. Part-time students must be prepared to attend one afternoon or morning class during each teaching week.

Some subjects may be offered in an optional Summer session so that students may fast-track their studies.

Course structure

Students must complete 144 credit points, comprising eight foundation core subjects (48 credit points), and a standard stream (96 credit points) or an extended major stream (96 credit points). The standard stream comprises a first major (48 credit points), and either a second major (48 credit points), or two sub-majors (24 credit points each), or a single sub-major (24 credit points) in conjunction with elective subjects (24 credit points). The extended major stream comprises an extended major (72 credit points), and a sub-major (24 credit points) or elective subjects (24 credit points).

Students can choose any one of the following as a first major: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, Marketing, Financial Services or Marketing Communication.

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

Electives or structured elective sequences (totalling 24 credit points) can be taken from any faculty in the University, or from another university or its equivalent, with UTS: Business approval.

Course completion requirements

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

Course diagram



Course program

Typical full-time and part-time programs for the core subjects are provided below.

Typical full-time program for core subjects
Year 1
Autumn semester
26100 Integrating Business Perspectives   6cp
22107 Accounting for Business Decisions A   6cp
23115 Economics for Business   6cp
26134 Business Statistics   6cp
Spring semester
22207 Accounting for Business Decisions B   6cp
21129 Managing People and Organisations   6cp
24108 Marketing Foundations   6cp
25300 Fundamentals of Business Finance   6cp
Typical part-time program for core subjects
Year 1
Autumn semester
22107 Accounting for Business Decisions A   6cp
26100 Integrating Business Perspectives   6cp
Spring semester
23115 Economics for Business   6cp
26134 Business Statistics   6cp
Year 2
Autumn semester
21129 Managing People and Organisations   6cp
22207 Accounting for Business Decisions B   6cp
Spring semester
25300 Fundamentals of Business Finance   6cp
24108 Marketing Foundations   6cp
List of majors
MAJ08437 Accounting   48cp
MAJ09401 Business Law   48cp
MAJ09209 Economics   48cp
MAJ08440 Finance   48cp
MAJ08068 Financial Services   48cp
MAJ08446 Human Resource Management   48cp
MAJ02041 Information Technology   48cp
MAJ08442 International Business   48cp
MAJ08438 Management   48cp
MAJ08441 Marketing   48cp
MAJ08116 Marketing Communication   48cp
List of sub-majors
SMJ08131 Advanced Advertising   24cp
SMJ08137 Advertising   24cp
SMJ02036 Business Information Systems   24cp
SMJ09030 Business Law   24cp
SMJ09058 Econometrics   24cp
SMJ09028 Economics   24cp
SMJ08203 Event Management   24cp
SMJ08123 Finance   24cp
SMJ08214 Financial Planning   24cp
SMJ08116 Financial Reporting   24cp
SMJ08215 Financial Services   24cp
SMJ08141 Human Resource Development   24cp
SMJ08128 Human Resource Management   24cp
SMJ08117 International Accounting   24cp
SMJ08139 International Business Studies   24cp
SMJ08129 International Management   24cp
SMJ09034 International Studies   24cp
SMJ02037 Information Technology   24cp
SMJ09035 Language other than English   24cp
SMJ08130 Management   24cp
SMJ08109 Management Consulting   24cp
SMJ08195 Accounting in Practice   24cp
SMJ08138 Marketing   24cp
SMJ08132 Marketing Research   24cp
SMJ01007 Mathematics   24cp
SMJ08211 Public Relations   24cp
SMJ01025 Quantitative Management   24cp
SMJ08120 Small Business Accounting   24cp
SMJ09036 Specialist Country Studies   24cp
SMJ08126 Sport Management   24cp
SMJ01009 Statistics   24cp
SMJ08204 Strategic Marketing   24cp
SMJ09033 Taxation Law   24cp
SMJ08127 Tourism Management   24cp
List of extended majors
MAJ09402 Extended Economics   72cp
MAJ08060 Extended Finance   72cp
MAJ08046 Extended Management   72cp
MAJ08063 Extended Marketing   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 (or part-time equivalent) for eligible students.

Professional recognition

The Accounting major meets the educational membership requirements for CPA Australia, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, Institute of Public Accountants and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

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.

Students who complete a Marketing major are eligible to apply for Associate Membership of the Australian Marketing Institute.

The Bachelor of Business covers a broad range of the specialist knowledge areas required to be ASIC RG146 registered.

UTS is a CFA Institute University Program Partner based on the Bachelor of Business with a Finance major.

The Finance major meets the educational requirements for the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia) associate membership.

The Information Technology major meets the requirements for Associate grade membership of the Australian Computer Society.

Other information

Further information is available from UTS: Business on:

telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887) or +61 2 9514 1222
www.business.uts.edu.au