Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business

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  • Objectives
    This course aims to provide both a liberal education and skills development focused on managerial decision making, business and personal leadership, the ethics of values–based management and relevant work experience. It is designed for students who wish to combine the benefits of a liberal education with specific skills focusing on accounting, financial services, human resource management, business or marketing.
  • Entry requirements
    Queensland Prerequisites: English (4,SA) New South Wales Assumed knowledge: For Mathematics major or minor: Mathematics (other than General). Recommended studies: For Visual Arts major or minor: Visual Arts. Victoria Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in English (any) and in Mathematics (any).
  • Academic title
    Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business
  • Course description
    Note: In Sydney the course is offered over two campuses. Students undertake three of the four units in Years 1 and 2 of the course at the Strathfield Campus and all units in Years 3 and 4 of the course at the North Sydney campus.

    Graduate career options in a range of business-related fields will be broadened by generic communication and problem-solving skills developed in the Bachelor of Arts component of the combined degree course.

    In keeping with the Mission of the University, several units within the degree focus on business ethics and personal values of the individual in a workplace setting. One compulsory unit of Professional Industry Experience is also incorporated in the degree. The Professional Industry Experience is designed to assist students to link their studies to the 'real world' of work, and to assist in gaining career employment on graduation.

    Major                                             Brisbane         North Sydney         Melbourne
    Accounting                                     available           available                available
    Financial Services                          not available     available                not available
    Human Resource Management      available          available                 available
    Information Systems                     available           available                not available
    Marketing                                      available           available                available

    Professional Recognition

    Graduates are eligible for membership of the following professional organisations depending on the business major completed:
    Accounting (including the unit BAFN200 Principles of Finance)

        * CPA Australia (NSW, Vic)
        * Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (Qld, NSW, Vic)

    Human Resource Management

        * Australian Human Resources Institute
        * Australian Institute of Management


        * Australian Marketing Institute (NSW and Qld)

    Information Systems

        * Australian Computer Society (provisional)

    Career Opportunities

        * Accounting firms
        * Advertising
        * Computer hardware and software
        * Employment relations
        * Financial management
        * Human resource management
        * International trade and investment
        * Marketing management
        * Marketing research
        * Personal investment
        * Policy administration
        * Retailing and wholesaling

    Pathways to further study

    An honours degree in arts or business is available for high-achieving students.

    Apply directly to ACU National


    Completion of the dual degree and satisfaction of the requirements for entry to Honours for the relevant degree.

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