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  • Objectives
    The Bachelor of Business program is Central Queensland's premier business management program. The program allows students to undertake studies in a wide range of business and management related fields, which in turn provides students with a wide range of career opportunities. Integrated into this program is the Diploma of Professional Practice program, which provides students with up to 12 months of paid, full-time work experience in industry as an integral component of their program experience. The work placement component of the program is not only designed to provide students with experience in their chosen profession, but comprises an essential part of the program in developing students' professional skills and standards in a real world environment. Students considering enrolling in the program should be aware that the work placement component of the program involves two full-time work placements, each of approximately six months duration. Students will need to consider these work placements in planning their studies and other commitments during their enrolment in the program.
  • Entry requirements
    Prerequisites - nil; Recommended study - English and maths
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Business/Diploma of Professional Practice
  • Course description

    Business

    It’s all about management. At some time in your working life you will have to manage something. It might be a section or department of a company or corporation or in the government sector. It might be a hospital ward or it might be your own business.

    Whether you are just starting to consider your future career or have been working for some time, there is a CQUniversity business degree that can be tailored to suit your particular situation.

    Your career or future career may be in accounting, consulting, finance, marketing or with a non-profit organisation; or you may be more interested in actually managing the work force.

    If you want to learn how business works, to think, strategise and manage – a business degree may help get you there.


    Career Opportunities

    The program is designed to develop the skills necessary to operate at a management level in the modern business environment. Depending upon their selection of majors and courses, students can access a wide variety of career opportunities in fields including marketing, human resources management, management, business administration, business development, operations management, procurement and supply, economics and finance and other business-related fields.


    Program Structure

    To satisfy the requirements for the award, students must complete a program of 25 courses (168 units of credit) which comply with the requirements stated below.

    Student must complete:

        *6 compulsory core courses;
        *14 courses as detailed for one of the majors listed as available for this program; and
        *5 professional practice courses.

    6 compulsory core courses
    Course Code     Course Name

    Level 1 compulsory courses
    COIS11011     Foundations of Business Computing
    HRMT11010     Organisational Behaviour
    MRKT11029     Marketing

    and a choice of 1 of these 2 courses
    ACCT11057     Principles of Accounting
    ACCT11059     Using Accounting for Decision Making

    Advanced Level compulsory courses
    MGMT19114     Strategic Management
    MGMT19128     Business Integration Topics 1

    Note: MGMT19114 and MGMT19128 are recommended to be undertaken in the last year of study.
    Plus 14 courses

    14 courses must be successfully completed as detailed for one of the majors listed below:
    Majors

    Your chosen major should be nominated on your student record in e.rolment. This is the specialisation area that appears on your testamur.

    Please note: ONLY 1 specialisation (major) will appear as part of your degree name.

    Available majors include:

    Majors

    * Marketing (graduates may be eligible for membership of the Australian Marketing Institute and the Australian Market and Social Research Society);
       
    * Human Resources Management;
       
    * Information Systems (this major is acccredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) - graduates may apply for membership of the ACS);
       
    * Management (graduates may be eligible for membership of the Australian Institute of Management); and
       
    * Procurement and Supply (this major is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) - graduates may apply for membership of CIPS).

    Course Code     Course Name

    Marketing
    MRKT11028     Interactive and Internet Marketing
    MRKT19030     Promotions Management
    MRKT19031     Consumer Behaviour
    MRKT19034     Entrepreneurship, Innovation and New Ventures
    MRKT19036     Marketing of Service Products
    MRKT19037     International Marketing
    MRKT19038     Marketing Research
    MRKT19049     Customer Relationship Marketing

    Plus 6 elective courses     

    Human Resources Management
    HRMT11011     Human Resources in Organisations
    HRMT19012     Performance Management
    HRMT19013     Human Resource Development
    HRMT19014     Human Resources Planning, Recruitment & Selection
    HRMT19016     Contemporary Organisational & H R M Studies
    HRMT19020     Managing Organisational Change
    HRMT19021     Principles of Employment Relations
    HRMT19022     Comparative Employment Relations
    HRMT19023     HRM Competencies

    Plus 5 elective courses     

    Information Systems
    COIS12073     Enterprise Systems
    COIS13013     Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management
    COIS13034     Information Systems Management
    COIS13064     Information Systems Project Management
    COIT11222     Visual Programming
    COIT11226     Systems Development A
    COIT12167     Database Use and Design
    COIT12200     Systems Development B
    MMST11002     Web Design
    MMST12009     Web Application Development

    Plus 4 elective courses     

    Management
    HRMT11011     Human Resources in Organisations
    HRMT19016     Contemporary Organisational & H R M Studies
    HRMT19020     Managing Organisational Change
    HRMT19021     Principles of Employment Relations
    LAWS11030     Introductory and Contract Law
    MGMT11109     Introduction to Management
    MGMT19103     Logistics Management
    MGMT19126     Production and Operations Management

    Plus 6 elective courses     

    Procurement and Supply (External Only)
    COIS12073     Enterprise Systems
    MGMT11109     Introduction to Management
    MGMT19103     Logistics Management
    MGMT19105     Quality Management
    MGMT19106     Supply Chain Management
    MGMT19118     Procurement and Supply Management
    MGMT19119     Supply Chain Storage and Distribution
    MGMT19122     Public Sector Procurement Policies and Principles
    MGMT19123     Contract Negotiation and Management
    MGMT19125     Inventory Management
    MGMT19126     Production and Operations Management
    MRKT11028     Interactive and Internet Marketing

    Plus 2 elective courses     


    Special notes:

        * Not all majors are available at all locations. Check the course availability in this handbook for availability of individual courses.   
        * Elective courses are required to give a total of 25 courses in the completed award.

    5 Professional Practice courses
    Course Code     Course Name
    BUSN19024     Professional Practice Preparation
    BUSN19025     Professional Placement 1
    BUSN19026     Professional Placement Review
    BUSN19027     Professional Placement 2
    BUSN19028     Professional Placement Project


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