Course

Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of Business and Commerce

Approved Abbreviation: BIntlSt/BBus&Com


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1688.5

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 071477G


Course Status: CONTINUING
This version of the course is available only to continuing or completing students.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is 2015 or later.

Commencement Year 2014 - 1688.4 Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of Business and Commerce

Commencement Year 2013 - 1688.3 Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of Business and Commerce

Commencement Year 2012 - 1688.2 Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of Business and Commerce

Commencement Year 2011 - 1688.1 Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of Business and Commerce

This double degree program is designed for students who want to combine their interest and expertise in international studies with an Asian language and a high level of knowledge in one of seven specific Business majors. Graduates will have a solid grounding in the relationships of societies, cultures, languages and systems of government within the international system. International Studies develops students’ capacity to appreciate the historical development of relations among nation states and to analyse contemporary political, commercial, diplomatic and strategic links and developments. The Business major prepares students for professional employment in the specialisation of their choice. Students complete a major in International Relations and Asian Studies; a sub-major in Arabic, Chinese, Indonesian or Japanese language; and a Business major in one of: Applied Finance, Economics, Hospitality Management, Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing or Sport Management.

Study Mode
Four years full-time or eight years part-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Course AdviceenquiriesHCA@westernsydney.edu.au

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternal See above

Accreditation
Major MT2011 - Applied Finance is accredited with the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia). Major MT2012 - Human Resource Management is accredited with the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI). Major MT2006 - Marketing satisfies the educational requirements for recognition as a Certified Practising Marketer and eligibility for membership of the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI).

Admission

The following sets of Assumed Knowledge and Recommended Studies apply:

For Bachelor of International Studies:

Assumed knowledge: two units of Band 4 HSC English

Recommended studies: HSC English Standard, or equivalent.

For Bachelor of Business and Commerce:

HSC Mathematics and any two units of HSC English.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

UAC

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English.

Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 320 credit points as prescribed in the structure below. Students who complete this award will graduate with a Bachelor of International Studies and a Bachelor of Business and Commerce, with the Major from the Bachelor of Business and Commerce component of the course noted on their testamur.

Students will complete 160 credit points of Bachelor of International Studies (BIS) units and 160 credit points of Bachelor of Business and Commerce (BBC) units in the specialisations listed below.

Students will complete:

Four BIS core units

100846Analytical Reading and Writing
100958Australia and the World
100960Contemporary Society
100968Texts and Traditions

And

Eight BIS units offered in the International Relations and Asian Studies (IRAS) Major

M1055International Relations and Asian Studies

And

Four units from one of the following BIS Language Sub-major specialisations:

SM1077Arabic
SM1078Chinese
SM1080Japanese
SM1112Indonesian

And

Students will also complete seven BBC core units

200336Business Academic Skills
200083Marketing Principles
200052Introduction to Economic Methods
200184Introduction to Business Law
200571Management Dynamics
200525Principles of Economics
200101Accounting Information for Managers

And

Eight units from a BBC Major plus a capstone engaged learning unit (for a total of nine units or 90 credit points) in one of the following specialisations:

MT2011Applied Finance
MT2010Economics
MT2002Hospitality Management
MT2012Human Resource Management
MT2013Management
MT2006Marketing
MT2008Sport Management

Recommended sequence

Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of Business and Commerce (any Major)

Note: This progression pattern is highly recommended. Students progress through both degrees at the same pace, completing two units in each degree in each semester. Graduation after three years with either degree will be possible only if a student makes this decision at or before the end of year 2 and amends their progression pattern as prescribed by an Academic Course Advisor.

Year 1

Autumn session

100846Analytical Reading and Writing
200336Business Academic Skills
200083Marketing Principles

And

Choose one of (depending on home campus)

100960Contemporary Society
100958Australia and the World
100968Texts and Traditions

Spring session

200101Accounting Information for Managers
200571Management Dynamics

Choose one of (depending on home campus)

100958Australia and the World
100960Contemporary Society
100968Texts and Traditions

And

Choose one of (depending on campus of registration)

100968Texts and Traditions
100958Australia and the World
100960Contemporary Society

Year 2

Autumn session

101442Asia in the World
200032Statistics for Business
200184Introduction to Business Law

Choose one of (depending on home campus)

100041Arabic 101
100056Chinese 101
100085Japanese 101
102316Indonesian 101

Spring session

101956Introduction to International Relations
200525Principles of Economics

Choose one of (depending on home campus)

100042Arabic 102
100057Chinese 102
100086Japanese 102
102326Indonesian 102

BBC Major unit

Year 3

Autumn session

100277Politics of Australia and Asia Relations

Choose one of (depending on campus)

102019Arabic 201
102024Chinese 201
102028Japanese 201
102319Indonesian 201

Two BBC major units

Spring session

Choose one of (depending on campus)

102021Arabic 203
102026Chinese 203
102030Japanese 203

One IRAS Major pool Level 2 or 3 unit

Two BBC Major units

Year 4

Autumn session

One IRAS Major pool Level 2 or 3 unit

One IRAS Major pool Level 3 unit

Two BBC Major units

Spring session

101957The Asian Century

One IRAS Major pool Level 3 unit

BBC Capstone Engaged Unit (BBC core)

BBC Major unit



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