Course

Bachelor of Business and Commerce

Approved Abbreviation: BBus&Com


Western Sydney University Course Code: 2739.1

CRICOS Code: 041026F


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 2008.

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.

Students who enrolled in 2513 Bachelor of Business and Commerce prior to 2008 should refer to the course structure and unit offerings shown against 2513.

2513 Bachelor of Business and Commerce

Course Enquiries:

Please contact the Head of Program for the Key Program your enquiry relates to. The 19 Key Programs available in the Bachelor of Business and Commerce and the Head of Program details are listed below under "Key Programs".

If your enquiry relates to the first year (core) units of the degree or you are unsure of your Key Program please contact the BBC Head of Program - see below.

The Bachelor of Business and Commerce (2739) is a broadly based, multi-discipline undergraduate course offering flexibility and choice through a range of nineteen (19) different key programs, each of which reflects a particular business discipline. The degree seeks to equip all students with a good understanding of basic business issues complemented by a high level of knowledge relevant to a specific business discipline. Each specific business discipline has a capstone unit in engaged learning; this means that graduates from the course will be considered ‘business ready’ in terms of dealing with real world business issues and problems and generating real world business solutions. In addition to the key programs, students will be able to complete (and will be encouraged to do so) either a major or a sub-major related to another key program. For example, the Enterprise Management key program has the related Managing Enterprises major which is available to all Bachelor of Business and Commerce students except those completing the Enterprise Management key program. In addition to these majors and sub-majors, most students (except for key programs that have professional accreditation requirements) will be able to select eight elective units from across UWS subject to availability and UWS rules. Finally, there is the option of completing a separate business honours course for high achieving students who meet entry requirements.

Study Mode
Three years full-time or six years part-time. Please note that only the Property key program is available by distance.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Course Advicebusiness.courses@westernsydney.edu.au

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Campbelltown CampusFull TimeInternal See above
Parramatta CampusFull TimeInternal See above

Accreditation
Key Program KP2739ACCT - Accounting is accredited with CPA Australia (CPA), The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). Key Programs KP2739AF - Applied Finance and KP2739E&F - Economics and Finance are accredited with the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia). Key Programs KP2739HRD - Human Resource Development and Organisational Development and KP2739HRM - Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations are accredited with the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI). Key Programs KP2739IB - International Business and KP2739ITGM - International Business and Global Management satisfy the educational requirements for membership of the Australian Institute of Export (AIEx). Key Program KP2739MKT - Marketing satisfies the educational requirements for recognition as a Certified Practising Marketer (CPM) and eligibility for membership of the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI). Key Program KP2739P - Property is accredited with the Australian Property Insitute (API) and New South Wales Department of Fair Trading. Students are also eligible for Australian Property Accreditation certifications of Certified Property Practitioner, Certified Property Manager, Certified Funds Manager, Certified Facilities Manager, Certified Asset Manager and Certified Development Practitioner.

Admission

Applications are via UAC.

HSC Mathematics and English; or completed a Diploma of Business at Western Sydney University, The College.or completed relevant TAFE award.

International applicants should contact the University's International Office for information on admission. Contact details for the International Office are available from the University homepage.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points which includes compulsory units plus units associated with a particular business discipline (together making up the Key Program) and free elective units as outlined in the structure below. Students must complete a minimum of 60 credit points within their Key Program at level 3; for some Key Programs this may include a combination of core units and elective units.

Key Programs

KP2739ACCT.1Accounting

This key program is accredited with CPA Australia (CPA), ICAA Australia and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) subject to completion of specified electives. This key program provides students with an in-depth knowledge of accounting, supported by knowledge of associated disciplines of law, economics, finance and statistics.

KP2739AE.1Applied Economics

This key program is constructed to provide general skills in economics along with specific core expertise in financial management and financial economics.

KP2739AF.1Applied Finance

This key program fulfils the educational requirements for admission as an Associate (A Fin) of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (finsia) provided the applicant is at least working in the financial services industry.  All other students are eligible to apply for Affiliate membership (no postnominals apply). This key program is suitable for students committed to a career in the rapidly growing finance sector.

KP2739E-BM.1E-Business Management

This key program is designed to combine proven business technology and management teachings with a focus on business transformation using the ‘e’ environment.

KP2739E&F.1Economics and Finance

This key program fulfils the educational requirements for admission as an Associate (A Fin) of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (finsia) provided the applicant is at least working in the financial services industry. All other students are eligible to apply for Affiliate membership (no postnominals apply). This key program is designed to provide a broad based and highly flexible education in understanding how the economy functions.

KP2739EMNG.1Enterprise Management

This key program relates to management careers in dynamic organisations with an emphasis on innovation and change.

KP2739FM.1Financial Mathematics

This key program provides a coherent study program in mathematics, statistics, business and finance, that can be linked with other units covering areas such as economics and accounting.

KP2739GLOM.1Global Logistics and Operations Management

This key program ensures that graduates possess the knowledge and skills in the area of logistics management, operations management, quality management, warehousing, transportation and materials management.

KP2739HM.1Hospitality Management

This key program provides a hospitality industry focus for career management professionals.

KP2739HRD.1Human Resource Development and Organisational Development

This key program is accredited with the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI). This key program provides key studies in both human resource development and organisation development within a broad strategic management context.

KP2739HRM.1Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations

This key program is accredited with the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI). This key program is designed for people who seek careers in human resource management and industrial relations.

KP2739IB.1International Business

This key program satisfies the educational requirements for membership of the Australian Institute of Export. This key program examines the international business environment as firms are crossing boarders and identify opportunities in new markets.

KP2739ITGM.1International Business and Global Management

This key program satisfies the educational requirements for membership of the Australian Institute of Export. As Australian organisations (private sector, public sector and not-for-profit) develop closer links with similar organisations in other countries there will be increasing demand for graduates with knowledge of both international business and international management.

KP2739IT&F.1International Trade and Finance

This key program has been developed in response to the needs of the growing number of employers and the burgeoning student interest in global business opportunities.

KP2739MNGT.1Management

This key program relates to management careers in contemporary private, public or not-for-profit organisations in Australia and abroad.

KP2739MKT.1Marketing

This key program satisfies the educational requirements for recognition as a Certified Practising Marketer and eligibility for membership of the Australian Marketing Institute. This key program prepares students for a career in any of the diverse fields of marketing in industry, commerce and in not-for-profit and government organisations.

KP2739P.1Property

This Key Program is accredited by the Australian Property Institute (API) and, depending on electives chosen, students may be eligible for API Certified Practising Valuer (CPV) eligiblility and registration as a valuer with the NSW Office of Fair Trading. This key program uses the principles of a range of areas of property, business, planning and law for making effective decisions in property.

KP2739RM.1Retail Management

This key program ensures that graduates possess the knowledge and skills in the area of specialised retail management.

KP2739SM.1Sport Management

This key program is designed for people who seek careers in Australian and International Sport management.

Majors

M08ACCT.1Accounting

This major is available to all undergraduate students except those enrolled in an Accounting Key Program or 2727 Bachelor of Financial Advising. This major is available to students enrolled in any Western Sydney University undergraduate award except those enrolled in an Accounting Key Program or 2727 Bachelor of Financial Advising. This major is designed for students who wish to work in a business area where a basic understanding of accounting processes would be an advantage. Completion of this major will not satisfy the requirements for membership to the CPA/ACA professional bodies.

M08AMM.1Applied Marketing Management

This major is not available to students enrolled in the Marketing key program of the Bachelor of Business and Commerce. Each of the units constituting this major is focussed upon a particular application of marketing management.

M2504ECON.1Economics

This major is available to all undergraduate students except students in the Bachelor of Economics or students undertaking an Applied Economics or Economics and Finance Key Program. An add-on economics major or sub-major can complement almost any degree, be it in business or any other area. Economics gives a broad perspective on a very fundamental aspect of relationships between individuals, firms, institutions and countries.

M08ER.1Employment Relations

This major is available to all undergraduate students except those completing a Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations Key Program or a Human Resource Development and Organisational Development Key Program. This major provides students with an exploration of issues related to staff selection and recruitment, employee performance and retention, and international employment relations, as well as addressing issues related to legal requirements and policy development.

M2504FIN.1Finance

This major is available to all undergraduate students except students in the Bachelor of Economics or students undertaking an Applied Finance or Economics and Finance Key Program. Finance is important to everyone, whether they wish to work in the finance industry or simply manage effectively their own personal finances.

M08IB.1International Business

This major is available to all undergraduate students other than those completing an International Business Key Program. The international program has been developed in response to the needs of the growing number of employers, the industry sectors and the student demands and interests in understanding the international dimensions of our changing world on a day to day, an example includes foreign exchanges impacting on businesses and consumers.

M08MEB.1Managing E-Business

This major is available to all undergraduate students except those completing an E-Business Management Key Program. This major offers students an insight into the world of e-business, which is an important part of business today.

M08ME.1Managing Enterprises

This major is available to all undergraduate students except those completing a Management or Enterprise Management Key Program. This major offer students the opportunity to learn about the dynamic world of small to medium enterprises with an emphais on innovation and change.

M08MGLSC.1Managing Global Logistics and Supply Chains

This major is available to all undergraduate students except those enrolled in a Global Logistics and Operations Management Key Program. The operations and logistics field is key to any business.

M08MG.1Managing Globally

This major is available to all undergraduate students other than those enrolled in the International Business and Global Management Key Program within 2739 B Business and Commerce. This major provides students with students with the foundations of issues related to the international dimension/s of management, and the necessary understanding of the workings of global organisational systems.

M08MO.1Managing Organisations

This major is available to all undergraduate students except those completing a Management or Enterprise Management Key Program. This major provides students with the foundations of contemporary management practices, relating to issues such as operations, social responsibility, cultural implications of a diverse workforce and strategic management in relation to the contemporary changing business environment.

M08MKT.1Marketing

This major is available to all undergraduate students other than those completing a Marketing Key Program. This major provides students with a broad range of skills equipping them to operate in dynamic markets.

M08PROP.1Property

This major is available to all undergraduate students, except those students enrolled in a Property Key Program, who are interested in a property career especially in the areas of valuation, property investment and property development.

Sub-majors

S08ACCT.1Accounting

This sub-major is available to students enrolled in any undergraduate award except those enrolled in an Accounting Key Program or 2727 Bachelor of Financial Advising. This sub major is designed for those who would be working in a business environment where the ability to understand and communicate information contained in the financial reports would be an advantage.

S08ACS.1Accounting Controllership

This sub-major is only available to students enrolled in an Accounting Key Program. The Accounting Controllership sub-major is suitable for students interested in a corporate accounting career.

S08AB.1Advanced Business

THIS SUB-MAJOR IS NO LONGER ON OFFER.

This sub-major is available to students enrolled in 2739 B Business and Commerce, 2504 B Economics and 2727 B Financial Advising who have completed at least 90 credit points in units from the various business disciplines and have a grade point average of at least 5.0. This sub-major seeks to equip students with a high level of knowledge relevant to business issues in general as well as knowledge relevant to a specific business discipline.

S2504FIN.1Finance

This sub- major is available to undergraduate students who are not enrolled in the Bachelor of Economics or students undertaking an Applied Finance or Economics and Finance Key Program.

S2504ECON.1Economics

This sub- major is available to undergraduate students who are not enrolled in the Bachelor of Economics or students undertaking an Applied Economics or Economics and Finance Key Program.

S08EM.1E-Marketing

This sub-major provides students with the skills to work in a wired world.

S08ER.1Employment Relations

This sub-major is available to all undergraduate students except those completing a Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations Key Program or a Human Resource Development and Organisational Development Key Program. This sub-major provides students with an overview of issues related to staff selection and recruitment, employee performance and retention, and international employment relations, as well as addressing issues related to legal requirements and policy development.

S08FM.1Financial Mathematics

This sub-major is available to all undergraduate students except those completing a Financial Mathematics Key Program. This program introduces basic to more advanced concepts in Mathematics with emphasis on application and methods of structuring financial products.

S08FP.1Financial Planning

This sub-major is available to all undergraduate courses except the Bachelor of Financial Advising. This sub-major is designed for students who desire a knowledge of basic financial planning issues.

S08HCER.1Historical and Contemporary Employment Relations

This sub-major is available to advanced students completing the Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations Key Program who achieve a grade point average of at least 5.0. It is seen as preparation for an honours year. This sub-major was developed to provide students with a more in-depth analysis of the employment relations area, providing them with a sound basis of knowledge from which to undertake postgraduate studies.

S08HOP.1Hospitality Operations

This sub-major is available to all undergraduate students except those completing a Hospitality Management Key Program. This sub major covers the three broad areas of hospitality in food, accommodation and events.

S08HRD.1Human Resource Development

This sub-major is available to all undergraduate students except those completing a Human Resource Development and Organisation Development Key Program or a Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations Key Program. This sub-major provides students with an overview of the strategic management focus of integrating organisational needs and employee skills within the changing contemporary business environment.

S08IB.1International Business

This sub-major is available to all undergraduate students other than those completing an International Business Key Program. International business has been developed in response to the needs of the growing number of employers, the industry sectors and the student demands and interests in understanding the international business and specifically international marketing.

S08MEB.1Managing E-Business

This sub-major is available to all undergraduate students except those completing an e-Business Management Key Program. This sub-major offers students the opportunity to learn about e-business.

S08MGLSC.1Managing Global Logistics and Supply Chains

This sub-major is available to all undergraduate students except those enrolled in a Global Logistics and Operations Management Key Program. This major offers an insight into the key elements of operations and supply chain management.

S08MG.1Managing Globally

This sub-major is available to all undergraduate students other than those enrolled in the International Business and Global Management Key Program within 2739 B Business and Commerce. This major provides students with students an overview of issues related to the international dimension/s of management, and the necessary understanding of the workings of global organisational systems.

S08ME.1Managing Enterprises

This sub-major is available to all undergraduate students except those completing a Management or Enterprise Management Key Program. This sub-major provides an understanding of the dynamic nature of small to medium businesses.

S08MO.1Managing Organisations

This sub-major is available to all undergraduate students except those completing a Management or Enterprise Management Key Program. This sub-major provides students with an overview of contemporary management practices, relating to issues such as operations, social responsibility, cultural implications of a diverse workforce and strategic management in relation to the contemporary changing business environment.

S08MKT.1Marketing

This sub-major is available to all undergraduate students other than those completing a Marketing Key Program. This sub-major will introduce students to the principal areas of marketing.

S08OM.1Operations Management

This sub-major is available to all undergraduate students except those enrolled in a Global Logistics and Operations Management Key Program. This sub-major provides an understanding of the dynamic nature of operations management.

S08PI.1Property Investment

The Property Investment sub-major is available to all undergraduate students other than those completing the Property Key Program. This sub-major is useful to students in the finance and related areas who want to expand their expertise in property investment.

S08PPA.1Public Practice Accounting

This sub-major is only available to students enrolled in an Accounting Key Program. This sub major may appeal to students who are interested in a career in public accounting.

S08RI.1The Retail Industry

This sub-major is available to all undergraduate students except those enrolled in a Retail Management Key Program. This sub-major offers students an insight into the world of retailing.

S08SI.1The Sport Industry

This sub-major is available to all undergraduate students except those completing a Sport Management Key Program. This sub-major offers students an insight into the world of sport management.

S08WR.1Workplace Relations

This sub-major is available to all undergraduate students except those enrolled in a Human Resource Development and Organisation Development or Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations Key Program. This sub-major provides students with an overview in optimising human capital within the workplace, as well as some legal and policy issues related to the field of employment relations.

Major and Sub-major elective spaces

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved major (80 credit points) or sub-major (40 credit points).

Search for majors and sub-majors

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Students can apply for an elective major or sub-major via MySR.

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