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:

  • 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.

Core topics

One of

BUSN1001  Accounting Principles  (4.5 units)
BUSN1011  Accounting for Managers  (4.5 units)

Plus
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  Import-Export 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  Import-Export 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 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.