Course

Bachelor of Business and Commerce

Approved Abbreviation: BBus&Com


Western Sydney University Course Code: 2739.2

AQF Level: 7

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 2009 (Autumn).

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.

Commencement Year 2008 - 2739.1 Bachelor of Business and Commerce

Students who commenced in 2008 should follow the recommended sequence for 2739.1 Bachelor of Business & Commerce:

2739.1 Bachelor of Business & Commerce

The Bachelor of Business and Commerce is a broadly based, multi-discipline undergraduate course offering flexibility and choice through a range of sixteen (16) 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.

Students in the Bachelor of Business and Commerce will need to make choices about their Key Program to identify their main study area. For example, choosing the Accounting key program will result in a student graduating with a Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Accounting). In addition to a Key Program, students are able to complete either a Major or a Sub-major using their elective units. This additional specialisation allows for greater career choice and is aimed at assisting students to gain employment in their chosen field.

The course is structured in such a way that students are given the flexibility to change their Key Program/Major/ Sub-major selection throughout the duration of the course, provided they have enough elective units available to do so. High achieving students also have the option of completing a separate Business and Commerce Honours course, subject to 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
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie StreetFull TimeInternal See above

Accreditation
Key Program KT2000 - Accounting is accredited with CPA Australia (CPA), The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). Key Programs KT2002 - Applied Finance and KT2004 - Economics and Finance are accredited with the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia). Key Programs K2009 - Human Resource Development and Organisational Development and KT2010 - Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations are accredited with the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI). Key Programs KT2011 - International Business and KT2012 - International Business and Global Management satisfy the educational requirements for membership of the Australian Institute of Export (AIEx). Key Program KT2015 - 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 - KT2016 Property is accredited with the Australian Property Institute (API) and New South Wales Department of Fair Trading. Students are also eligible for Australian Property Accreditation (API) 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 a 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.

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Accreditation

The Accounting degree is internationally accredited with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and students who complete this degree will receive exemptions from 11 ACCA papers.

Details available on the ACCA website at

https://www.accaglobal.com/an/en.html

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points which include seven compulsory units (common core) plus generally nine units associated with a particular key program and eight units as electives. Students must complete a minimum of 60 credit points at Level 3 within their Key Program.

The seven compulsory common core units are:

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

Choose one of

200052Introduction to Economic Methods
200032Statistics for Business

200336 Business Academic Skills must be completed in the first session of study

Course Enquiries:

Please contact the Head of Program for the Key Program your enquiry relates to. The 16 Key Programs available in the Bachelor of Business and Commerce and the Head of Program details are listed below under "Key Programs".

Key Programs

KT2000Accounting

This key program is accredited with CPA, ICAA Australia and 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.

KT2001Applied Economics

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

KT2002Applied 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. It provides a strong grasp of finance along with foundational studies in accounting, economics, management and marketing.

KT2004Economics 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.

KT2006Financial 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.

KT2007Global Operations and Supply Chain Management

This Key Program ensures that graduates possess the knowledge and skills in the areas of global operations, logistics and supply chain management.

KT2008Hospitality Management

This Key Program provides a hospitality industry focus for career management professionals.

KT2009Human 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.

KT2010Human 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.

KT2011International Business

This key program satisfies the educational requirements for membership of the Australian Institute of Export. The global economy, which previously was for some an interesting, attractive, exciting but highly abstract concept, is today a reality.

KT2012International 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.

KT2013International 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.

KT2014Management

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

KT2015Marketing

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.

KT2016Property

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.

KT2018Sport Management

This key program is designed for people who seek careers in Australian and international sport management.

Majors

M2000Accounting

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 designed for students who wish to work in a business area where a basic understanding of accounting processes would be an advantage.

M2001Applied 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. The emphasis is on the development of applied skills in marketing.

M2016Applied Mathematics

This major is not available to students enrolled in the Financial Mathematics key program of the Bachelor of Business and Commerce.

M2015Commercial Law

This major provides students enrolled in courses other than Bachelor of Laws courses with a range of interdisciplinary law units designed to further their knowledge and understanding of the law. The focus is on the law relevant to commerce.

M2504ECONEconomics

This major is available to all undergaduate 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.

M2002Employment 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.

M2504FINFinance

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.

M2014Finance Law

This major provides students enrolled in courses other than Bachelor of Laws courses with a range of interdisciplinary law units designed to further their knowledge and understanding of the law. The focus is on the law relevant to finance.

M2003International 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.

M2013Law and Human Rights

This major provides students enrolled in courses other than Bachelor of Laws courses with a range of interdisciplinary law units designed to further their knowledge and understanding of the law. The focus is on law relevant to human rights.

M2007Managing Global Logistics and Supply Chains

This major is available to all students except those enrolled in the Global Operations and Supply Chain Management Key Program within the Bachelor of Business and Commerce. Logistics and Supply Chain Management form the backbone of many businesses ranging from manufacturing to service industries.

M2008Managing 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.

M2009Managing 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.

M2011Marketing

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

M2012Property

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

SM2000Accounting

This sub-major is available to all undergraduate students 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.

SM2001Accounting 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.

SM2002Advanced Business

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.

SM2027Commercial Law

This sub-major provides students enrolled in courses other than Bachelor of Laws courses with a range of interdisciplinary law units designed to further their knowledge and understanding of the law. The focus is on the law relevant to commerce.

S2504ECONEconomics

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.

SM2003E-Marketing

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

SM2004Employment 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.

S2504FINFinance

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.

SM2026Finance Law

This sub major provides students enrolled in courses other than Bachelor of Laws courses with a range of interdisciplinary law units designed to further their knowledge and understanding of the law. The focus is on the law relevant to finance.

SM2005Financial Mathematics

This sub-major is not available to students enrolled in the Financial Mathematics Key Program.

SM2006Financial 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.

SM2007Historical and Contemporary Employment Relations

The Historical and Contemporary Employment Relations sub-major is no longer offered.

SM2029Hospitality Event Experience

This sub-major is available to all undergraduate students except those enrolled in a Hospitality Management Key Program.

SM2008Hospitality 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.

SM2009Human 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.

SM2010International 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.

SM2025Law and Human Rights

This sub-major provides students enrolled in courses other than Bachelor of Laws courses with a range of interdisciplinary law units designed to further their knowledge and understanding of the law. The focus is on law relevant to human rights.

SM2014Managing Global Logistics and Supply Chains

This sub-major is available to all students except those enrolled in the Global Operations and Supply Chain Management Key Program within the Bachelor of Business and Commerce. This sub major offers an insight into the key elements of logistics and suply chain management.

SM2015Managing 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.

SM2016Managing 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.

SM2018Marketing

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.

SM2019Operations Management

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

SM2020Property 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.

SM2028Property Law

This sub-major provides students enrolled in courses other than Bachelor of Laws courses with a range of interdisciplinary law units designed to further their knowledge and understanding of the law.

SM2021Public 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.

SM2023The Sport Industry

This sub-major is available to all students except those enrolled in the Sport Management Key Program within the Bachelor of Business and Commerce. This sub-major offers students an introduction and insight into a relatively new area of Sport Management.

SM2024Workplace Relations

The Workplace Relations sub-major is no longer offered.

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).

Western Sydney University offers majors and sub-majors in a range of areas including Sustainability and Indigenous Studies.

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