The combined degrees program of Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of International Relations 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 also 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 International Relations or Bachelor of Business programs 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 International Relations a student must complete the following program of study with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic:

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:

  • 45 units of core topics; and
  • a 27-unit specialisation in Marketing, Management, International Business, Innovation and Enterprise or a 45-unit specialisation for Human Resource Management, or if no specialisation is selected, 27 units of BUSN electives.

*Except for the Human Resource Management specialisation, which requires a total of 90 units.

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)
INNO1001 Innovative and Creative Thinking: Recognizing Opportunities (4.5 units)

Business specialisations

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

No specialisation

27 units of BUSN electives

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 Human Resource Management  (4.5 units)
BUSN3059  Human Resources Strategy and Change Management  (4.5 units)
LLAW3253  Labour Law  (4.5 units)

Innovation and Enterprise

27 units comprising:

INNO1003 Collaboration, Co-Creation and the Crowd: Leveraging your Ecosystem for Innovation (4.5 units)
INNO2001 Innovation for Social Impact: Doing Good While Doing Well (4.5 units)
INNO2004 From Intuition to Insight: Validating Desirability, Feasibility and Viability (4.5 units)
INNO3001A From Innovation to Impact: Creating a Roadmap from Opportunity to Action (4.5 units)
INNO3002 Going Live! Entrepreneurial Strategies, Resources and Activities (4.5 units)

Including 4.5 units from:

BUSN2026 Entrepreneurship and Small Business (4.5 units)
BUSN3026 Business Planning for New Ventures (4.5 units)
BUSN3027 E-Business (4.5 units)
DSGN3701 Innovation Management (4.5 units)
INNO3003 Finding Backers and Champions: Pitching for Financial Resources and Support (4.5 units)
INNO3005 Early Wins Matter: Nothing Happens Without a Sale (4.5 units)

International Business

27 units comprising:

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

Including 9 units from:

BUSN2046  Operations and Supply Chain Management  (4.5 units)
BUSN3044  Industry Placement  (4.5 units)
BUSN3052  Leadership in Business and Society  (4.5 units)
BUSN3056  International Trade  (4.5 unit)

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)

Including 13.5 units 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)
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)

Including 9 units from:

BUSN2033 Marketing Communications  (4.5 units)
BUSN2048 Social Media Marketing (4.5 units)
BUSN3027 E-Business  (4.5 units)
BUSN3030 Marketing Applications  (4.5 units)
BUSN3041 Services Marketing  (4.5 units)
BUSN3044 Industry Placement  (4.5 units)

Bachelor of International Relations component

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

Year 1 topics

9 units of core topics:

AMST1002  America and the World: The United States in a Global Context  (4.5 units)
INTR1006  International Relations: An Introduction  (4.5 units)

9 units chosen from the following:

HIST1704  History's Killing Fields  (4.5 units)
HIST1802  Europe, 1945 to the Present  (4.5 units)
HIST1803  'The Lucky Country'? Australia and the World since 1939  (4.5 units)
INTR1100  Exploring the International (4.5 units)
INTR1102  Modern Asia since 1945  (4.5 units)

Year 2 topics

13.5 units of core topics:

INTR2003  The Asia-Pacific in the 20th Century  (4.5 units)
INTR2006  Debating Human Rights  (4.5 units)
INTR2015  New Security Agenda  (4.5 units)

4.5 units chosen from the following:

HIST2014  War and Society in the Modern World  (4.5 units)
HIST2016  Globalisation in World History (4.5 units)

9 units chosen from the following:

AMST2001  Twentieth Century America  (4.5 units)
AMST2002
  American Politics  (4.5 units)*
HIST2009  Nazi Germany: It's Origins and Nature, 1870-1945 (4.5 units)
HIST2030  The Great Powers and the Origins of the Modern Middle East (4.5 units)
HIST2043  Terrorism and Society in Modern Europe(4.5 units)
INTR2005  The Next Superpower? The Rise of China in the 21st Century  (4.5 units)
INTR2008  Africa on a Global Stage  (4.5 units)
INTR2012  Food Security (4.5 units)
INTR2100  Reimaging the Global South(4.5 units)
INTR2101  Democracy and Human Rights in Asia  (4.5 units)

* Note that students who wish to qualify and apply for the Washington Internship must select AMST2002

Year 3 topics

9 units of core topics:

INTR3104  Global Workplace (4.5 units)
INTR3102  Controversies in International Relations  (4.5 units)

18 units chosen from the following:

AMST3013  The Alliance and the Rise of China  (4.5 units)
AMST3016  Internship Program: Washington DC  (9 units)*
HIST3004  The Fall of Britannia's Empire and the Postcolonial Experience  (4.5 units)
INTR3001  Australian Foreign Policy  (4.5 units)
INTR3003  Africa: International Interventions  (4.5 units)
INTR3006  The Rise of the Indo-Pacific  (4.5 units)
INTR3100  Environment and Development in Asia (4.5 units)
INTR3101  Politics, Identity and International Relations  (4.5 units)
INTR3103  International Practicum (4.5 units)*

* Note that students cannot take both INTR3103 International Practicum and AMST3016 in this combined degree program.