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Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of Business

Approved Abbreviation: BIntlSt/BBus


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1820.2

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 089212G


Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing 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 2018 or later.

For Commencement Year2016 - 2017 - 1820.1 Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of Business

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

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 eight 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, Japanese, Indonesian, Chinese or Immersion Language; and a Business major in one of: Applied Finance, Economics, Hospitality Management, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, Marketing or Sport Management.

Students in this double degree also have the opportunity to complete a semester of study overseas and receive advanced standing towards their BA majors and sub majors subject to WSU limits on advanced standing. Students are encouraged to do so but must discuss this with a BA course advisor first.

Study Mode
Four years full-time or eight years part-time. Students may be required to travel between campuses in order to complete their units, Business units may, on occasion, only be available on Parramatta - Macquarie Street campus.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Course AdviceenquiriesHCA@westernsydney.edu.au
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Bankstown CampusFull TimeInternal See above
Bankstown CampusPart TimeInternal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadPart TimeInternal See above

Accreditation
Major MT2021 Applied Finance satisfies the educational requirements for membership of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia). Major MT2024 Human Resource Management is accredited with the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI). Major MT2027 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 Assumed Knowledge and Recommended Studies apply:

For Bachelor of International Studies:

Assumed knowledge: two units HSC English

Recommended studies: HSC English Standard, or equivalent.

For Bachelor of Business:

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). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

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.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

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

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.

Work Integrated Learning

Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline. This course includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

There is an optional work component available in this course. Please contact the Course Advisor listed above for information.

International students should be aware that if an elective is a requirement of the course but the work itself was not registered with CRICOS, students can still complete these electives but it would be counted towards the work limitation. For more details, refer to the 'Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students' website.

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students

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 (BIS) and a Bachelor of Business (BBus), with the Major from the Bachelor of Business component of the course noted on their testamur.

Students will complete 160 credit points of Bachelor of International Studies units and 160 credit points of Bachelor of Business units in the specialisations outlined below.

International Studies component

BIS Core 40 credit points (four units)

102738Australian Politics and Active Citizenship
102736Diversity, Language and Culture
102735Foundations of Academic English
102737Thinking Critically About Texts and Society

Equivalent Core Units

The core units listed below count towards completion of this course for students who passed these units in 2019 or earlier.

100846 - Analytical Reading and Writing

100958 - Australia and the World

100960 - Contemporary Society

100968 - Texts and Traditions

And

BIS Major 80 credit points (eight units):

M1055International Relations and Asian Studies

And

BIS Language Sub-major 40 credit points (four units) from one of the following specialisations:

SM1112Indonesian
SM1080Japanese
SM1078Chinese
SM1077Arabic

Students may complete the Immersion Language sub-major which covers languages that are not taught at Western Sydney University. The handbook entry for SM1128 Immersion Language contains further details.

SM1128Immersion Language

• Optional semester abroad as available through the International Office

Business component

Core units (compulsory 40 credit points)

The four compulsory core units that provide students with essential business knowledge are

200909Enterprise Law
200910Financing Enterprises
200911Enterprise Innovation and Markets
200912Enterprise Leadership

Professional units (choose 40 credit points)

The professional core provides a focus on careers. Students are required to complete one unit from each of the four key focus areas: numeracy, career planning, innovation, and enterprise engagement, a total of 40 credit points. Students are advised to choose units that will support careers in one of three areas: Money (for majors in Applied Finance, Economics), Markets (for majors in Hospitality Management, International Business, Marketing, and Sport Management), Management (for majors in Human Resource Management, and Management). The professional units that are recommended for each of the Bachelor of Business testamur majors are specified in the majors.

Majors (choose 80 credit points from one primary Business major)

Majors for Careers in Money

MT2021Applied Finance
MT2022Economics

Majors for Careers in Markets

MT2023Hospitality Management
MT2025International Business
MT2027Marketing
MT2029Sport Management

Majors for Careers in Management

MT2024Human Resource Management
MT2026Management

Recommended sequence

The recommended sequence below applies to students at Level 1 Language. Students should seek course advice in relation to the level 2/3 language sequences. Students doing Indonesian will need to seek course advise as there are limited Level 2 units.

Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of Business (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.

Recommended Sequence for students at Bankstown campus

Year 1

Autumn session

102738Australian Politics and Active Citizenship
102735Foundations of Academic English
102737Thinking Critically About Texts and Society
200909Enterprise Law

Spring session

102736Diversity, Language and Culture

BBus Core unit 2

BBus Core unit 3

BBus Core unit 4

Recommended Sequence for students at Parramatta campus

Year 1

Autumn session

102736Diversity, Language and Culture
102735Foundations of Academic English

BBus Core unit 1

BBus Core unit 2

Spring session

102738Australian Politics and Active Citizenship
102737Thinking Critically About Texts and Society

BBus Core unit 3

BBus Core unit 4

For Years 2, 3 and 4 the following sequence applies for both Bankstown and Parramatta campuses

Year 2

Autumn session

101442Asia in the World

Level 1 Language unit

BBus Professional unit 1

BBus Major unit 1

Spring session

101956Introduction to International Relations

Level 1 Language unit

BBus Professional unit 2

BBus Major unit 2

Year 3

Autumn session

100277Politics of Australia and Asia Relations

Level 2 Language unit (students doing Indonesian will do one unit in Autumn and one in Spring and replace the second language unit with one IRAS Major pool Level 2 or 3 unit).

Level 2 Language unit

BBus Major unit 3

Spring session

101957The Asian Century

One IRAS Major pool Level 2 or 3 unit OR for Indonesian language students Level 2 language

BBus Major unit 4

BBus Major unit 5

Year 4

Autumn session

One IRAS Major pool Level 2 or 3 unit

BBus Major unit 6

BBus Major unit 7

BBus Professional unit 3

Spring session

One IRAS Major pool Level 2 or 3 unit

One IRAS Major pool Level 3 unit

BBus Professional unit 4

BBus Major unit 8



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