The combined degrees program of Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Government and Public Management 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 Government and Public Management 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 Government and Public Management degree, a student must complete the following program of study with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic:

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 Government and Public Management component

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

  • a full 36-unit sequence in Public Policy (as stated in the course rules of the Bachelor of Arts), including five mandatory core topics - POLI1003 An Introduction to Democracy and Government, POLI1012 Introduction to Political Ideas and Public Policy, POLI2002 Government Business and Society POLI 2011 Australian Public Policy: Applications, Issues and Dilemmas, and POLI3010 Advanced Perspectives on Public Policy, and
  • a full 36-unit sequence in Management, including three mandatory core topics - BUSN2038 Human Resource Management, BUSN2022 The Australian Economy, and BUSN3043 Governance, Sustainability and Ethics.

Electives may be selected from any offered by the University provided entry and course requirements are met.

First Level

18 units comprising:

POLI1003  An Introduction to Democracy and Government  (4.5 units)
POLI1012  Introduction to Political Ideas and Public Policy  (4.5 units)

Plus 9 units of electives.

Second Level

27 units comprising:

POLI2002  Government Business and Society  (4.5 units)
POLI2011  Australian Public Policy: Applications Issues and Dilemma  (4.5 units)
BUSN2038  Human Resource Management  (4.5 units)
BUSN2022  The Australian Economy  (4.5 units)

Plus one topic chosen from the following:

BUSN2019  International Business Context  (4.5 units)
BUSN2024  Sustainable Resource Management  (4.5 units)

Plus 4.5 units of other Second or Third Year Public Policy sequence topics (see below for a list of options)

Third Level

27 units comprising:

POLI3010  Advanced Perspectives on Public Policy  (4.5 units)
BUSN3043  Governance, Sustainability and Ethics  (4.5 units)

Plus two topics chosen from the following:

BUSN2019  International Business Context  (4.5 units)
BUSN2024  Sustainable Resource Management  (4.5 units)
BUSN3052  Leadership in Business and Society  (4.5 units)

Plus 9 units of other Second or Third Year Public Policy sequence topic (see below for a list of options)

Plus 4.5 units of electives.

Second and third level topics from Public Policy major (available to students undertaking the Combined BGPM Bachelor of Business Degree to make up the full 36-unit sequence in Public Policy)

AMST2002  American Politics  (4.5 units)
AMST3013  The Alliance and the Rise of China  (4.5 units)
DVST2701  Sustainable Development  (4.5 units)
GEOG3702  Cities, Geography and Policy  (4.5 units)
INTR2003  Political Economy of the Asia-Pacific Region  (4.5 units)
INTR3001  Australian Foreign Policy  (4.5 units)
PHIL2601  Ethics for Professionals   (4.5 units)
POLI2005  Politics of the European Union  (4.5 units)
POLI2010  Contemporary Political Ideas  (4.5 units)
POLI2012  Environmental Politics  (4.5 units)
POLI2019  Parties, Voting Behaviour and Elections  (4.5 units)
POLI2020  Australian Indigenous Politics  (4.5 units)
POLI2025  The Politics of the Australian Welfare State  (4.5 units)
POLI2026  Research Methods in Political Science  (4.5 units)
POLI3007  South Australian Parliamentary Internship  (9 units)
POLI3011  People and Politics: Australia Canada and the United States  (4.5 units)
POLI3014  International Perspectives on Indigenous Politics  (4.5 units)
POLI3103  Politics and the Internet (4.5 units)
SCME2100  Media Policy  (4.5 units)
SOAD3005  Access and Equity: Social Issues in Public Policy  (4.5 units)
SOAD3006  Practice Research  (4.5 units)
WMST2012  Sex, Gender and Identities in Australia  (4.5 units)
WORK3200  Social & Policy Studies Workplace Research Project  (4.5 units)