Course

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business and Commerce

Approved Abbreviation: BA/BBus&Com


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1695.4

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 072402G


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 2013, 2014 - 1695.3 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business and Commerce

Commencement Year 2012 - 1695.2 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business and Commerce

Commencement Year 2011 - 1695.1 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business and Commerce

This double degree program is designed for students whose interests span the Arts and Business. Study in the Bachelor of Arts component is designed to develop communication and personal skills, creativity and a capacity for independent thought, adaptability to new situations and problem-solving skills, attributes increasingly demanded by employers. This will be combined with a high level of knowledge in one of seven specific Business majors. There is a wide choice of eleven specialisations in the Arts part of the double degree, of which students will choose two, one as a major and the other as a sub-major. The Business majors prepare students for professional employment in the specialisation of their choice. Students complete a major and a sub-major in Arts specialisations; 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 Arts:

Assumed knowledge: two units of Band 4 HSC English

Recommended studies: HSC English Standard, or equivalent.

For Bachelor of Business and Commerce:

Assumed knowledge: 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).

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.

UAC

International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International Office

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

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 Arts 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 Arts (BA) units and 160 credit points of Bachelor of Business and Commerce (BBC) units in the specialisations listed below.

Students will complete:

Four BA core units

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

And

Eight BA units offered from one of the following BA Major specialisations:

Note: Not all majors are available on both campuses.

M1059Arabic
M1060Chinese
M1052Cultural and Social Analysis
M1053English
M1054History and Political Thought
M1041Indigenous Australian Studies
M1093Indonesian
M1055International Relations and Asian Studies
M1056Islamic Studies
M1062Japanese
M1057Linguistics
M1058Philosophy
M1050Psychological Studies

And

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

SM1077Arabic
SM1078Chinese
SM1070Cultural and Social Analysis
SM1071English
SM1072History and Political Thought
SM1051Indigenous Australian Creative Expressions
SM1049Indigenous Australian Studies
SM1050Indigenous Economics
SM1112Indonesian
SM1073International Relations and Asian Studies
SM1074Islamic Studies
SM1080Japanese
SM1075Linguistics
SM1076Philosophy
SM1069Psychological Studies

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 Arts/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

Choose one of

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

Spring session

200101Accounting Information for Managers
200571Management Dynamics

Choose one of

100958Australia and the World
100960Contemporary Society

Choose one of

100968Texts and Traditions
100960Contemporary Society

Year 2

Autumn session

200032Statistics for Business
200184Introduction to Business Law

BA Major level 1 compulsory unit

BA Sub-Major level 1 unit

Spring session

200525Principles of Economics

BA Major Level 1 compulsory unit

BA Sub-Major Level 1 unit

BBC Major unit

Year 3

Autumn session

BA Major Level 2 compulsory unit

BA Sub-Major Level 2 or 3 unit

Two BBC major units

Spring session

BA Major Level 2 or 3 pool unit

BA Sub-Major Level 2 or 3 unit

Two BBC Major units

Year 4

Autumn session

BA Major Level 2 or 3 pool unit

BA Major Level 3 pool unit

Two BBC Major units

Spring session

BA Major Level 3 compulsory unit

BA Major Level 3 pool unit

BBC Capstone Engaged Unit (BBC core)

BBC Major unit



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