The combined degrees program of Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Arts requires the completion of a minimum of 144 units of study.

All students enrolling for the first time in either degree will be given the option at enrolment of undertaking the combined degrees program, subject to their meeting the cut-off score and entry requirements for the other degree.

Eligible students who decline the offer to take up the combined degrees program at enrolment and wish in a subsequent year to enrol in the combined degrees program will be required to apply to SATAC for admission to the other degree. In some cases these students may have to undertake more than 144 units to complete the requirements of the combined degrees program and they are encouraged to seek advice from the relevant course coordinator before applying.

Students who commence but subsequently do not wish to complete the combined degrees program may be eligible to transfer to either the Bachelor of Business or the Bachelor of Arts program and to receive credit for some, or all, of the topics already completed.

Program of study

To qualify for the combined degrees of Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Arts degree, a student must complete the following program of study with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic:

  • a Business component of at least 72 units for the Bachelor of Business as detailed below 
  • an Arts component of at least 72 units for the Bachelor of Arts as detailed below.

Not all topics necessarily are available in a given year. 

Bachelor of Business component

To qualify for the Bachelor of Business a student must complete 72 units* with a grade of P or better or NGP in each topic. This must include:

  • 40.5 units of core topics; and
  • a 27-unit specialisation in Marketing, Management, International Business, Entrepreneurship, Business Economics or a 45-unit specialisation for Human Resource Management, or if no specialisation is selected, 31.5 units of BUSN electives.
  • 4.5 units of BUSN electives, with the exception of the Bachelor of Business without specialisation and the Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management).

*Except for the Human Resources Management specialisation, which requires a total of 85.5 units for the Bachelor of Business (Human Resources Management).

Core topics

BUSN1011  Accounting for Managers  (4.5 units)
BUSN1009  Quantitative Methods  (4.5 units)
BUSN1012  Management, People and Organisations  (4.5 units)
BUSN1013  Economics for Business  (4.5 units)
BUSN1019  Law for Business  (4.5 units)
BUSN1022  Marketing Principles  (4.5 units)
BUSN2019  International Business Context  (4.5 units)
BUSN2038  Human Resource Management  (4.5 units)
BUSN3055  Strategic Management  (4.5 units)

Business specialisations

Students must select no specialisation or one of the specialisations as indicated below:

No specialisation

31.5 units of BUSN electives

Business Economics

27 units comprising:

BUSN1008  Introductory Macroeconomics  (4.5 units)
BUSN2031  Business Forecasting   (4.5 units)
BUSN2040  Macroeconomics  (4.5 units)
BUSN2043  Managerial Economics  (4.5 units)
BUSN3037  International Trade: Theory and Practice  (4.5 units)

Plus 4.5 units selected from:

BUSN2022  The Australian Economy  (4.5 units)
BUSN2024  Sustainable Resource Management  (4.5 units)
BUSN2027  International Finance  (4.5 units)
BUSN3044  Industry Placement  (4.5 units)
BUSN3045  Industry Project  (4.5 units)
BUSN3057  Environmental Economics  (4.5 units)
BUSN3058  Current Issues in Economic Policy  (4.5 units)

Entrepreneurship

27 units comprising:

BUSN2026  Entrepreneurship and Small Business  (4.5 units)
BUSN2037  Financial Management  (4.5 units)
BUSN3026  Business Planning for New Ventures  (4.5 units)
BUSN3027  E-Business  (4.5 units)
DSGN3701  Innovation Management  (4.5 units)

Plus 4.5 units selected from:

BUSN3044  Industry Placement  (4.5 units)
BUSN3045  Industry Project  (4.5 units)
BUSN3052  Leadership in Business and Society  (4.5 units)

Human Resource Management

45 units comprising:

BUSN1021  Organisational Behaviour  (4.5 units)
BUSN2030  Training and Development  (4.5 units)
BUSN2032  Human Resource Planning, Recruitment and Selection  (4.5 units)
BUSN2044  Managing Diversity  (4.5 units)
BUSN3032  Reward and Performance Management  (4.5 units)
BUSN3033  Occupational Health and Safety  (4.5 units)
BUSN3035  Employee Relations  (4.5 units)
BUSN3050  International HRM  (4.5 units)
BUSN3059  Human Resources Strategy and Change Management  (4.5 units)
LLAW3253  Labour Law  (4.5 units)

International Business

27 units comprising:

BUSN2039  International Business Management  (4.5 units)
BUSN3037  International Trade: Theory and Practice  (4.5 units)
BUSN3050  International HRM  (4.5 units)
BUSN3051  International Marketing  (4.5 units)

Plus 9 units selected from:

BUSN1014  Financial Markets  (4.5 units)
BUSN2027  International Finance  (4.5 units)
BUSN2046  Operations and Supply Chain Management  (4.5 units)
BUSN3036  International Business Project  (4.5 units)
BUSN3038  International Business Negotiations  (4.5 units)
BUSN3044  Industry Placement  (4.5 units)
BUSN3045  Industry Project  (4.5 units)

Management

27 units comprising:

BUSN1021  Organisational Behaviour  (4.5 units)
BUSN2039  International Business Management  (4.5 units)
BUSN3059  Human Resources Strategy and Change Management  (4.5 units)

Plus 13.5 units selected from:

BUSN2024  Sustainable Resource Management  (4.5 units)
BUSN2046  Operations and Supply Chain Management  (4.5 units)
BUSN3027  E-Business  (4.5 units)
BUSN3044  Industry Placement  (4.5 units)
BUSN3045  Industry Project  (4.5 units)
BUSN3052  Leadership in Business and Society  (4.5 units)

Marketing

27 units comprising:

BUSN2020 Consumer Behaviour  (4.5 units)
BUSN2028 Market Research  (4.5 units)
BUSN3042 Strategic Marketing  (4.5 units)
BUSN3051 International Marketing  (4.5 units)

Plus 9 units selected from:

BUSN2033 Marketing Communications  (4.5 units)
BUSN3027 E-Business  (4.5 units)
BUSN3030 Marketing Applications  (4.5 units)
BUSN3040 Marketing Project  (4.5 units)
BUSN3041 Services Marketing  (4.5 units)
BUSN3044  Industry Placement  (4.5 units)
BUSN3045  Industry Project  (4.5 units)
 

Bachelor of Arts component

To qualify for the Bachelor of Arts a student must complete 72 units with a grade of P or better or NGP in each topic.  This must include:

  • a 36 unit major sequence, comprising two first level topics (9 units), two second level topics (9 units), two third level topics (9 units), plus two topics (9 units) from second or third level according to requirements for the specific major sequence;
  • a 22.5 unit minor sequence in a different field of study, comprising two first level topics (9 units), two second level topics (9 units) and a further topic ( (4.5 units) units), at either second or third level;
  • a further three topics (13.5 units) at either second or third level for the elective component.

For acceptable majors and minors please refer to the Bachelor of Arts course rule for details.