Bachelor of Business Studies Articulated Set

includes:

Bachelor of Business Studies
Associate Degree in Business Studies [Exit Point Only]
Diploma of Business Studies [Exit Point Only]

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Associate Degree in Business Studies AssocDegBusStud

Bachelor of Business Studies BBusStud

Diploma of Business Studies DipBusStud

Availability

Bachelor of Business Studies (2419BS)

On Campus - Albury-Wodonga
On Campus - Bathurst
On Campus - CSU Study Centre Melbourne
On Campus - CSU Study Centre Sydney
On Campus - Jilin Uni - Finance & Economics
On Campus - Port Macquarie
On Campus - Tianjin University of Commerce
On Campus - Wagga Wagga
On Campus - Yangzhou University
On Campus - Yunnan Uni-Finance & Economics
Online - Bathurst
Online - Wagga Wagga

Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.

Normal Course Duration

Diploma of Business Studies [Exit Point Only]

Full-time: 1.0 year (or part-time equivalent)

Bachelor of Business Studies

Full-time: 3.0 years (or part-time equivalent)

Associate Degree in Business Studies [Exit Point Only]

Full-time: 2.0 years (or part-time equivalent)

Course duration is the effective time taken to complete a course when studied full-time (full-time equivalent duration). Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern to determine length of study. Not all courses are offered in full-time mode.

Admission Criteria

CSU Admission Policy

Bachelor of Business Studies

Applicants for the Bachelor of Business Studies must meet the following Admission Requirements:

A completed High School Certificate (or equivalent) with an ATAR of 60 (including adjustment factors)
OR
Successful completion of two university level subjects (AQF level Associate Degree or higher) demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.
OR
A completed AQF Certificate III or higher level qualification.
OR
Minimum 50% completion of an AQF Diploma level qualification.
OR
Successful completion of a Tertiary Preparation Course from an Australian University or an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.
OR
Work experience of no less than two years full time duration in areas related to the course as demonstrated by a detailed resume.

English Language Proficiency

Minimum CSU English Language Proficiency Requirements apply.

 

Applicants for the Bachelor of Business Studies - Canberra Institue of Technology must meet the following Admission Requirements:

Successful completion of a Diploma (incorporating a Cert IV) or Advanced Diploma (incorporating both a Cert IV and a Diploma) in a relevant field from Canberra Institute of Technology.
OR
Successful completion of a Diploma (incorporating a Cert IV) or Advanced Diploma (incorporating both a Cert IV and a Diploma) in a relevant field as approved by the Course Director.

English Language Proficiency

Minimum CSU English Language Proficiency Requirements apply.

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

Bachelor of Business Studies

Standard CSU credit rules apply

Associate Degree in Business Studies [Exit Point Only]

N/A

Diploma of Business Studies [Exit Point Only]

N/A

Articulation

The Bachelor, Associate Degree [Exit Point Only] and Diploma [Exit Point Only] make up an articulated set of courses and credit is given in each higher level course for the subjects completed in the lower.

Graduation Requirement

Bachelor of Business Studies

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 192 points.

Associate Degree in Business Studies [Exit Point Only]

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 128 points.

Diploma of Business Studies [Exit Point Only]

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 64 points.

Course Structure

Bachelor of Business Studies

In order to be awarded the Bachelor of Business Studies from CSU, students are required to complete 24 standard subjects (192 points) including:

  • at least one strategy capstone subject chosen from ACC311, FIN350, HRM330, MGT330 or MKT340

  • no more than 12 x Level 1 subjects;

  • at least 4 x Level 2 subjects;

  • at least 4 x Level 3 subjects

  • at least 16 of the 24 subjects must be chosen from business subjects as per the list of Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 Business subjects listed below.

The level of a subject is determined by the first number in the subject code. For example ACC100 is a Level 1 subject, MGT340 is a Level 3 subject. A standard subject is deemed to be an 8 credit point subject.

Students must also demonstrate accomplishment of CSUs Graduate Learning Outcomes (GLOs) by completing subjects selected from the table below OR by gaining approval from your Course Director to meet the GLOs via completion of other CSU subjects/or as demonstrated by prior study.

Graduate Learning Outcome (GLO) Table

Numeracy - One subject from:
ACC100 Accounting 1
EC0130 Business Economics
QBM117 Business Statistics
QBM120 Business Data Analysis
ACC240 Financial Management of Small Business

Academic Literacy - Two subjects from:
ACC100 Accounting 1
BUS110 Workplace Learning 1
EML102 Written Communication
ITC105 Communication & Information Management
MGT100 Organisations & Management
MKT110 Marketing & Society
MGT220 eCommerce
MKT220 Consumer Behaviour

Information & Research Literacy - Two subjects from:
BUS110 Workplace Learning 1
ITC105 Communication & Information Management
MGT100 Organisations & Management
MGT250 Asia Pacific Business
MKT220 Consumer Behaviour
MKT260 International Marketing
ACC311 Strategic & Sustainable Accounting 1
HRM330 Strategic Human Resource Management
MGT340 International Management

Ditgital Literacy - Two subjects from:
BUS110 Workplace Learning 1
COM112 Digital Media
MKT211 Applied Social Media & Digital Marketing
MGT220 eCommerce
MKT260 International Marketing
MGT340 International Management

Indigenous Cultural Competency - One subject from:
IKC101 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Histories & Contemporary Realities
MGT230 Ethics, Sustainability & Culture*
*Study Centre students complete MGT211 Business Ethics a Global Perspective in place of MGT230, they do not complete IKC101. As such are they do not met this GLO is their course structure.

Global Citizenship - One subject from:
BUS201 International Project
MGT250 Asia Pacific Business
MKT260 International Marketing
MGT340 International Management
ACC311 Strategic & Sustainable Accounting

Sustainable Practice - One subject from:

ENM163 Natural Resource Management
ENM308 The Challenge of Sustainable Development
MKT303 Social & Environmental Marketing

GLOs for Ethics & Professional Practice are covered in multiple subjects across the curriculum.

BUSINESS SUBJECTS:

Level 1 business subjects:

ACC100 Accounting 1
ACC110 Accounting 2
BUS100 English for Academic Studies (Available to international students only)
BUS110 Workplace learning 1
ECO130 Business Economics
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories & Contemporary Realities
ITC105 Communication & Information Management
ITC106 Programming Principles
ITC114 Introduction to Database Systems
ITC161 Computer Systems
ITC133 Customer Support Management
LAW110 Business Law
MGT100 Organisations and Management
MKT110 Marketing & Society
MKT111 Supporting & Enhancing Marketing Practice
QBM117 Business Statistics
QBM120 Business Data Analysis

Level 2 business subjects:

ACC200 Accounting Systems
ACC210 Management Accounting 1
ACC222 External Reporting
ACC240 Financial Management of Small Business
ACC275 Professional Practice in Accounting
BUS201 International Project
BUS220 Workplace Learning 2
ECO210 Labour Economics
ECO215 Managerial Economics for Business Strategy
ECO220 Macroeconomic Analysis
FIN211 Financial Management
FIN221 Investments
FIN230 Financial Institutions and Markets
HRM201 Workplace Relations in Australia
HRM210 Human Resource Management
ITC203 Object Oriented Systems Analysis & Design
ITC204 Human Computer Interaction
ITC205 Professional Programming Practice
ITC206 Programming in Java 1
ITC209 Mobile Application Development
ITC211 Systems Analysis
ITC212 Internet Technologies
ITC218 ICT Project Management
ITC232 Technical Service Management
ITC233 Computer Networks
ITC240 IT Infrastructure Management
ITC254 Wireless Networks
ITC262 Operating Systems
LAW220 Business Organisations Law
LAW240 Industrial Law
LAW260 Administrative Law
MGT210 Organisational Behaviour
MGT220 eCommerce
MGT230 Ethics, Sustainability & Culture*
MGT245 Managing Yourself & Others
MGT250 Asia-Pacific Business
MGT290 Project Management
MKT211 Applied Social Media & Digital Marketing
MKT220 Consumer Behaviour
MKT230 Marketing Research
MKT235 Brand Management
MKT240 Market Analysis
MKT260 International Marketing
*Study Centre students complete MGT211 Business Ethics a Global Perspective in place of MGT230

Level 3 business subjects:

ACC311 Strategic & Sustainable Accounting
ACC322 Company Accounting
ACC331 Auditing and Assurance Services
ACC341 Accounting Theory
ACC384 International Accounting Issues
BUS370 Workplace Learning 3
BUS384 Global Business Project Management
ECO320 International Economics
FIN331 Financial Planning
FIN340 International Finance
FIN350 Strategic Financial Management
FIN360 Treasury Risk Management
FIN370 Funds Management
FIN380 Superannuation
FIN381 International Banking & Finance
FIN385 Trade and Business Finance
HRM310 Developing Human Resources
HRM320 Issues in Human Resource Management
HRM330 Strategic Human Resource Management
INR310 Comparative Industrial Relations
ITC303 Software Development Project 1
ITC306 Project Preparation
ITC308 IT Project
ITC309 Software Development Project 2
ITC313 Programming in Java 2
ITC314 Virtualisation Technologies
ITC322 Data Structures
ITC331 Ethics and Professional Practice
ITC333 Server Administration & Maintenance
ITC354 Routing & Switching
ITC355 Network Design
ITC358 IT Security
LAW301 Taxation Law (Principles)
LAW302 Taxation Law (Issues)
LAW316 Dispute Resolution
LAW317 Mediation
LAW330 Finance Law
LAW370 Law of Employment
MGT307 Applied Entrepreneurial Projects
MGT310 Operations Management
MGT320 Managing Change
MGT330 Business Strategy
MGT340 International Management
MGT360 Risk Management
MGT367 Leadership Issues
MGT382 Strategy and Corporate Governance
MGT387 Managing your Global Workforce and Business
MKT303 Social & Environmental Marketing
MKT310 Marketing Communications
MKT335 Marketing of Services
MKT340 Strategic Marketing Management
MKT350 Product Innovation Management
MKT389 Strategic Marketing and Planning

Associate Degree in Business Studies - 16 subjects or 128 points (Exit point only)

In order to be awarded the Associate Degree in Business Studies from CSU students are required:

  • to complete 16 standard subjects or their equivalent (where a standard subject is worth 8 credit points);
  • to complete at least two thirds of the 16 standard subjects (ie: 11 out of 16 subjects) in business-based or business related discipline areas approved by the Course Director, including at least four subjects at Level Two;
  • to complete at least one half of the 16 standard subjects (ie: at least 8 subjects) by taking subjects taught by CSU or subjects designated as 'CSU subjects' (ie those subjects offered under affiliation agreements between CSU and external organisations).
  • to complete 128 points of business or business related subjects or at least 88 points of business or business related subjects and up to 40 points of elective subjects

Diploma in Business Studies - 8 subjects or 64 points (exit point only)

In order to be awarded the Diploma in Business Studies from CSU students are required:

  • to complete 8 standard subjects or their equivalent (where a standard subject is worth 8 credit points);
  • to complete at least two thirds of the 8 standard subjects (ie: at least 6 out of 8 subjects) in business-based or business related discipline areas approved by the Course Director;
  • to complete the 8 standard subjects by taking subjects taught by CSU or subjects designated as 'CSU subjects' (ie: those subjects offered under affiliation agreements between CSU and external organisations),
  • to complete 64 points of business or business related subjects or at least 48 points of business or business related subjects and up to 16 points of elective subjects

NB: No credits are granted into the Diploma in Business Studies.


Bachelor of Business Studies Program at Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)

Students will receive 64 points (8 subjects) unspecified credit at 100 level and 32 points (4 subjects) unspecified credit at 200 level for successful completion of a CIT Approved Advanced Diploma program (incorporating a Certificate IV and Diploma)

Students will complete 12 subjects from a limited set of CSU subjects delivered through CIT which may include:

ECO130 Business Economics
ACC240 Small Business Management
HRM210 Human Resource Management
HRM320 Issues in Human Resources
MGT210 Organisational Behaviour
MGT230 Ethics, Sustainability and Culture
MGT250 Asia-Pacific Business
MGT245 Managing Yourself and Others
MGT290 Project Management
MKT220 Consumer Behaviour
MGT320 Managing Change
MGT330 Business Strategy
MGT340 International Management
MGT367 Leadership Issues
MKT303 Social & Environmental Marketing
MKT310 Integrated Marketing Communications
MKT340 Strategic Marketing Management
MKT350 Product Innovation and Management
MKT310 Integrated Marketing Communications

CHINA

The Bachelor of Business Studies is offered at four institutes:

  • Jilin University of Finance & Economics (formerly Changchun Taxation College)
  • Tianjin University of Commerce
  • Yangzhou University
  • Yunnan University of Finance & Economics (formerly Yunnan Finance and Trade Institute)

CSU Subject Credits for Program or Units within the Approved Programs completed at the above institutes.

Students at these institutions receive the equivalent of 16 x 8 point subjects (128 credit points) credit upon successful completion of the approved course.

Students enrolled in the pathway program at the Chinese universities should contact their administration for advice on subject selection.

Students complete the 8 subjects listed below and achieve a total of 192 credit points to be eligible to graduate from the course.
ACC384 International Accounting Issues
BUS384 Global Business Project Management
FIN381 International Banking and Finance
FIN385 Trade and Business Finance
MGT311 Global Entrepreneurship
MGT382 Strategic & Corporate Governance
MGT387 Managing your Global Workforce and Business
MKT389 Global Marketing Management

Enrolment Pattern

Because of the flexibility of the course requirements, there is no prescribed enrolment pattern. Students may choose the order in which they undertake subjects, depending upon the availability of subjects and the meeting of any pre-requisites. It is recommended, however, that students complete level one subjects before completing level two subjects and level two subjects before completing level three subjects. Note that the level of a subject is indicated by the first number in its' code. Thus ACC100 is a level 1 subject and MGT310 is a level 3 subject.

In addition, students must ensure that they have met CSU's Graduate Learning Outcomes by completing the requisite number of subjects from each GLO Subject Set outlined in the Course Structure.

While the Bachelor of Business Studies has no prescribed study pattern nor specialisations, students are recommended to consider enhancing their employability in specific disciplines by completing up to 6 subjects (selecting Level 1 or Level 2 subjects to complete first) in various discipline areas outlined below:

A) BUSINESS DISCIPLINE AREAS:

Accounting
ACC100 Accounting 1
ACC110 Accounting 2
ACC200 Accounting Systems
ACC210 Management Accounting
ACC222 External Reporting
ACC311 Strategic and Sustainable Accounting
ACC322 Company Accounting

Conflict & Dispute Resolution
LAW110 Business Law
MGT245 Managing Yourself & Others
LAW316 Dispute Resolution
LAW317 Mediation

Economics
ECO130 Business Economics
ECO210 Labour Economics
ECO215 Managerial Economics for Business Strategy
ECO220 Macroeconomic Analysis
ECO320 International Economics
ECO356 Environmental Economics
AGB110 Agricultural Economics (From Faculty of Science)

Finance
FIN211 Financial Management
FIN221 Investments
FIN230 Financial Institutions & Markets
FIN331 Financial Planning
FIN340 International Finance
FIN350 Strategic Financial Management
FIN360 Treasury Risk Management
FIN370 Funds Management

Financial Planning
FIN211 Financial Management
FIN221 Investments
FIN331 Financial Planning
FIN380 Superannuation
LAW301 Taxation Law (Principles)
LAW302 Taxation Law (Issues)

Human Resource Management
ECO210 Labour Economics
HRM210 Human Resource Management
HRM310 Developing Human Resources
HRM320 Issues in Human Resource Management
HRM330 Strategic Human Resource Management:
INR310 Comparative Industrial Regulations
LAW370 Law of Employment
MGT340 International Management

Information Systems
ITC114 Introduction to Database Systems
ITC211 Systems Analysis
ITC105 Communication and Information Management
ITC106 Programming Principles
ITC161 Computer Systems
ITC204 Human Computer Interaction
ITC206 Programming in Java 1
ITC240 IT Infrastructure Management
ITC212 Internet Technologies
ITC218 ICT Project Management
ITC331 Ethics and Professional Practice

Innovation & Entrepreneurship
MKT211 Applied Social Media & Digital Marketing
MGT245 Managing Self & Others
MGT290 Project Management
MGT307 Applied Entrepreneurship Project
MGT320 Change Management
MKT350 Product & Service Innovation

International Business & Culture
POL111 International Relations (From Faculty of Arts & Education)
MGT250 Asia-Pacific Business
MKT260 International Marketing
BUS201 International Project (Overseas Study Tour subject)
ECO320 International Economics
EMG309 Humanitarian Relief
FIN340 International Finance
INR310 Comparative Industrial Relations
MGT340 International Management

Legal Studies
LAW110 Business Law
LAW220 Business Organisations Law
LAW240 Industrial Law
LAW260 Administrative Law
LAW300 Environmental Law
LAW301 Taxation Law (Principles)
LAW302 Taxation Law (Issues)
LAW330 Finance Law
LAW370 Law of Employment

Management
MGT100 Organisations & Management
MGT210 Organisational Behaviour
MGT245 Managing Yourself & Others
MGT290 Project Management
MGT310 Operations Management
MGT320 Managing Change
MGT340 International Management
MGT367 Leadership Issues
MGT330 Business Strategy

Marketing
MKT110 Marketing Fundamentals
MKT220 Consumer Behaviour
MKT230 Market Research
MKT240 Market Analysis and Analytics
MKT235 Brand Management
MKT260 International Marketing
MKT303 Social and Environmental Marketing
MKT310 Integrated Marketing Communications
MKT335 Marketing of Services
MKT340 Strategic Marketing Management
MKT350 Product Innovation Management

Marketing, Communication & Digital Media
MKT110 Marketing Fundamentals
MKT310 Integrated Marketing Communications
COM112 Digital Media
Plus a maximum of three of the following subjects:
COM116 Introduction to Public Relations
COM127 Introduction to Media Production
COM232 Strategic Communication OR COM239 Relationship Management OR COM223 Organisational Communication
COM237 Social and Mobile Media
ADV101 Introduction to Advertising
JRN101 News Gathering and Writing

Online Business Technologies
ITC114 Introductin to Database Systems
ITC106 Programming Principles
ITC105 Communication and Information Management
ITC212 Internet Technologies
MGT220 eCommerce
ITC331 Ethics and Professional Practice
ITC314 Virtualisation Technologies

Small Business Management
LAW110 Business Law
MGT100 Organisations & Management
MKT110 Marketing Fundamentals
ACC240 Financial Management of Small Business
HRM210 Human Resource Management
MGT245 Managing Yourself & Others
MKT211 Applied Social Media & Digital Marketing
MGT330 Business Strategy

Workplace Learning
BUS110 Workplace Learning 1*
BUS220 Workplace Learning 2*
BUS370 Workplace Learning 3*
*Study Centre students complete the following subjects in place of BUS110, BUS220 and BUS370
BUS113 Work Integrated Learning 1
BUS221 Work Integrated Learning 2
BUS372 Work Integrated Learning 3

B) NON-BUSINESS DISCIPLINE AREAS (maximum of 8 subjects only)

Advertising
ADV104 Introduction to Advertising
ADV205 Advertising Creative
ADV206 Channel Planning
ADV317 Advertising Strategy and Planning (16 points)*
ADV105 The Advertising Business
*only available until session 1, 2020

Australian Politics & International Relations
POL110 Australian History and Politics
POL111 International Relations
POL213 Australian Political Institutions
POL205 Political Ideas
POL305 Power, Politics and Propaganda in the Media

Organisational Communication and Public Relations
COM116 Introduction to Public Relations
COM313 Issues and Crisis Communication
Plus a maximum of four subjects from:
COM223 Organisational Communication
COM224 Communication Research Strategies
COM232 Strategic Communication
COM236 Event Management
COM237 Social and Mobile Media
COM238 Professional Practice Contexts
COM239 Relationship Management

Psychology
PSY101 Foundations of Psychology 1
PSY102 Foundations of Psychology 2
PSY201 Research Methods in Psychology
PSY203 Social Psychology
PSY204 Psychological Testing
PSY305 Psychology of Personality
PSY307 Cognition

Workplace Learning

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Workplace Learning component. Further details for Workplace Learning requirements are located via the subject page

ACC275 Professional Practice in Accounting
BUS110 Workplace Learning 1
BUS220 Workplace Learning 2
BUS370 Workplace Learning 3

Residential School

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Residential School component. Further details of Residential School requirements are located via the subject page

ITC233 Computer Networks
ITC354 Routing and Switching
ITC355 Network Design

Enrolled students can find further information about CSU Residential Schools via at About Residential School

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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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