Course

Bachelor of Business and Commerce

Approved Abbreviation: BBus&Com


Western Sydney University Course Code: 2739.5

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 2011.

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 2010 - 2739.4 Bachelor of Business and Commerce

Commencement Year 2009 (Spring) - 2739.3 Bachelor of Business and Commerce

Commencement Year 2009 (Autumn) - 2739.2 Bachelor of Business and Commerce

Commencement Year 2008 - 2739.1 Bachelor of Business and Commerce

The Bachelor of Business and Commerce is a broadly based, multi-discipline undergraduate course offering flexibility and choice through a range of 14 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.

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 2011 or later.

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
Bankstown CampusFull TimeInternal See above
Campbelltown CampusFull TimeInternal See above
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 KT2019 - Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations are accredited with the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI). Key Programs KT2011 - International Business and KT2020 - 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 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

Eligibility for admission to the Bachelor of Business and Commerce is based on the following minimum requirements:

Year 12 HSC (or equivalent); or completed a Diploma of Business at Western Sydney University, The College; or completed a relevant TAFE award.

Assumed Knowledge: Mathematics and any two units of English. Students unable to demonstrate sufficient levels of achievement in mathematics will be required to use one of the elective units to increase their mathematical aptitude. This will not lengthen the period of study.

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.

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

International applicants must apply directly to 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.

http://pubsites.uws.edu.au/international/

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.

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 within their Key Program at Level 3.

The seven compulsory common core units are:

  • 200336 Business Academic Skills (must be completed in first session of study)
  • 200052 Introduction to Economics Methods OR 200032 Statistics for Business
  • 200184 Introduction to Business Law
  • 200571 Management Dynamics
  • 200083 Marketing Principles
  • 200101 Accounting Information for Managers
  • 200525 Principles of Economics

Course Enquiries:

Please contact the Head of Program for the Key Program your enquiry relates to. The 14 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 Australia, ICAA 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.

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.

KT2021Hospitality 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.

KT2019Human 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.

KT2020International 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. Please note this Key Program is not available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Advanced Business Leadership) program.

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.

KT2022Sport Management

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

Majors

M2000Accounting

This 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 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 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.

M2504FINFinance

This major is available to all Western Sydney University 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.

M2020Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations

This major provides students with an exploration of issues related to the complimentary fields of human resource management and industrial relations.

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.

M2007Managing Global Logistics and Supply Chains

This major is available to all students except those enrolled in the Global Operations and Supply Chain Management or the Global Logistics and Operations Management Key Programs 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 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.

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.

SM2038Business Sustainability

This sub-major focuses students’ learning on the changing needs of companies as they respond to the social, environmental and managerial implications of sustainable business practice. Students will be encouraged to integrate sustainability with corporate strategy, and analyse business sustainability in a contemporary context across the fields of economics, management and marketing.

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.

SM2033Event Management Experience

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

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.

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.

SM2032Hospitality 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.

SM2031Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations

This sub major provides students with an insight into the issues related to the complimentary fields of human resource management and industrial relations.

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.

SM2034Managing Global Logistics and Supply Chains

This sub-major is available to all students except those enrolled in the Global Operations and Supply Chain Management or Global Logistics and Operations Management Key Programs 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.

SM2035Operations 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.

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.

SM2036The 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.

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

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

Indigenous Australian Studies Major

Indigenous Australian Studies Sub-major

Indigenous Australian Creative Expressions Sub-major

Indigenous Economics Sub-major

Business Sustainability Sub-major

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

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