The combined degrees program of Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of International Studies 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 Studies 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 Studies 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 International Studies component of at least 72 units for the Bachelor of International Studies as detailed below;
  • sufficient other units to make at least 144 units in total.

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:

  • 27 units of core topics; and
  • a 36 units specialisation in Marketing, Management, International Business, Entrepreneurship or Business Economics and a 54 units specialisation for Human Resource Management (all of which may include 4.5 units of core topics), or if no specialisation is selected, 45 units of BUSN electives.
  • 13.5 units of BUSN electives (with the exception of Human Resource Management specialisation and where no specialisation is selected).

*Except for the Human Resources Management specialisation that requires a total of 76.5 units for the Bachelor of Business.

Core topics

BUSN1001 Accounting Principles  (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)
BUSN3055 Strategic Management  (4.5 units)

Business specialisations

Students must complete at least one of the following Business specialisations:

Business Economics

36 units comprising:

BUSN1008 Introductory Macroeconomics  (4.5 units)
BUSN1013 Economics for Business  (4.5 units)
BUSN2031 Business Forecasting   (4.5 units)
BUSN2040 Macroeconomics  (4.5 units)
BUSN2043 Managerial Economics  (4.5 units)
BUSN3056 International Trade  (4.5 units)

Plus two of:

BUSN2024 Sustainable Resource Management  (4.5 units)
BUSN2027 International Finance  (4.5 units)
BUSN3053 Multinational Corporations: US, China, Japan and Australia  (4.5 units)
BUSN2022 The Australian Economy  (4.5 units)
BUSN3057  Environmental Economics  (4.5 units)
BUSN3058  Current Issues in Economic Policy  (4.5 units)

Entrepreneurship

36 units comprising:

BUSN1013  Economics for Business  (4.5 units)
BUSN1022  Marketing Principles  (4.5 units)
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)
STEP3701 Innovation Management  (4.5 units)

Plus one of:

BUSN2038 Human Resource Management  (4.5 units)
BUSN3052 Leadership in Business and Society  (4.5 units)

Human Resource Management

54 units comprising:

BUSN1012 Management, People and Organisations  (4.5 units)
BUSN1021 Organisational Behaviour  (4.5 units)
BUSN2038 Human Resource Management  (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)
LLAW3253  Labour Law  (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)

International Business

36 units comprising:

BUSN1012 Management, People and Organisations  (4.5 units)
BUSN2019 International Business Context  (4.5 units)
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)

Plus two of:

BUSN2027 International Finance  (4.5 units)
BUSN3036 International Business Project  (4.5 units)
BUSN3038 International Business Negotiations  (4.5 units)
BUSN3039 Corporate Sustainability in Global Markets  (4.5 units)
BUSN3053 Multinational Corporations: US, China, Japan and Australia  (4.5 units)
BUSN3056 International Trade  (4.5 units)

Management

36 units comprising:

BUSN1012 Management, People and Organisations  (4.5 units)
BUSN1021 Organisational Behaviour  (4.5 units)
BUSN1022 Marketing Principles   (4.5 units)
BUSN2038 Human Resource Management  (4.5 units)
BUSN2039 International Business Management  (4.5 units)
BUSN3059 Human Resources Strategy and Change Management  (4.5 units)

And any two of:

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

Marketing

36 units comprising:

BUSN1012 Management, People and Organisations  (4.5 units)
BUSN1022 Marketing Principles   (4.5 units)
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 two of:

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)

Bachelor of International Studies component

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

a) 22.5 units of core topics, comprising:

INST1001 Introduction to International Studies 1a: Regions in Global Contexts (4.5 units)
INST1002 Introduction to International Studies 1b: Understanding the International (4.5 units)
INST2001 Global Mindset (4.5 units)
INST3004 Your International Career (4.5 units)
INST3002  Perspectives in International Studies  (4.5 units)

b) a major (36 units) selected from:

        - Chinese
        - French
        - Indonesian
        - Italian
        - Modern Greek
        - Spanish
        - German (studied cross-institutionslly at Adelaide University)
        - Japanese (studied cross-institutionslly at Adelaide University)

c) A minimum of 4.5 units of international experience as described below#

d) Additional international experience and/or Work-integrated-learning (WIL) and/or International Studies discipline elective topics to complete the 72 units.

#International experience in the Bachelor of International Studies may include:

  • approved study at an overseas university;
  • approved internship or practicum (either onshore or offshore);
  • participation in an approved international volunteer program (either offshore or onshore);
  • an approved program of reflection on prior international experience (international experience might include participation in suitable travel, migration, refugee experience, military service, work abroad or suitable other.)

OR

  • at least 4.5 units of study in a language other than English (this may be 4.5 units of a major or minor in a language other than English that has already been presented);

International experience may be recognised through successful completion of:

  • One of AMST3016 Internship Program: Washington DC (9 units); INST3003 International Experience and/or Practicum (4.5 units); INST3003A International Studies Practicum (9 units), or
  • Credit arrangement for recognised study outside Flinders University, or
  • Other suitable topics by arrangement with the Course Director or nominee.