Bachelor of Business and Commerce
Approved Abbreviation: BBus&Com
Western Sydney University Course Code: 2753.1
CRICOS Code: 074089G
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 in this course was 2012 or later.
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 2011 - 2739.5 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 nine different Majors, 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 Major to identify their main study area. All students must select a Major by the time they have completed 80 credit points, ie. Completion of their first year of full-time study (or part-time equivalent). For example, choosing the Accounting Major will result in a student graduating with a Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Accounting). In addition to a primary Major, which will appear on students’ testamurs, students are able to complete either an additional Major or a Sub-major using their elective units. This additional Major or Sub-major 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 primary Major and additional Majors and/or 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.
Three years full-time or six years part-time. Please note that only the Property major is available externally.
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Major MT2000 - Accounting is accredited with CPA Australia (CPA), The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). Major MT2001 - Applied Finance is accredited with the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia). Major MT2003 - Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations is accredited with the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI). Major MT2004 - International Business satisfies the educational requirements for membership of the Australian Institute of Export (AIEx). Major MT2006 - Marketing satisfies the educational requirements for recognition as a Certified Practising Marketer and eligibility for membership of the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI). Major - MT2007 Property is accredited by the Australian Property Institute (API) and, depending on electives chosen, students may be eligible for API Certified Practising Valuer (CPV) eligibility and registration as a valuer with the NSW Office of Fair Trading. Students, depending on chosen electives, are also eligible for Australian Property Institute (API) certifications of Certified Property Practitioner, Certified Property Manager, Certified Funds Manager, Certified Asset Manager and Certified Development Practitioner.
For students in Major MT2000 - Accounting, there are inherent requirements for this course that you must meet in order to complete your course and graduate. Make sure you read and understand the requirements for this course online.
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.
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.
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.
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 major and eight units as electives. Students must complete a minimum of 60 credit points within their major 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
Capstone Engaged Learning Unit
Students are required to complete one of the following capstone engaged learning units dependent upon the primary Major they are enrolled in;
Accounting Major - 200118 The Accountant as a Consultant
Applied Finance Major - 200537 Economics and Finance Engagement Project
Hospitality Major - 200561 Hospitality Management Applied Project
Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations Major - 200575 Processes and Evaluation in Employment Relations
International Business Major - 200590 International Business Project
Management Major - 200568 Contemporary Management Issues
Marketing Major - 200096 Marketing Planning Project
Property Major - 200360 Property Project
Sport Management Major - 200751 Sport Management Applied Project
The nine available Majors are:
The Accounting Major is available at Bankstown, Campbelltown and Parramatta Campus.
This Major is accredited with CPA Australia (CPA), ICAA Australia and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) subject to completion of specified electives. This major provides students with an in-depth knowledge of accounting, supported by knowledge of associated disciplines of law, economics, finance and statistics.
The Applied Finance Major is available at Parramatta Campus.
This Major 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 Major 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.
The Hospitality Management Major is available at Parramatta Campus.
Hospitality Management takes students beyond the idea of customer service and into the idea of providing a customer experience. Graduates from this Major will cover the key areas of hospitality of food & beverage, accommodation and event management, coupled with engaged units offering industry related projects. The aim is to develop a career focus for graduates capable of managing hotels, resorts, clubs, food-service enterprises or other service-oriented businesses. The course provides specialised education in areas important to the hospitality industry such as hospitality operations management, planning and design of hospitality facilities, business management, industry research projects and an overview of the hospitality industry.
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The Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations Major is available at Campbelltown and Parramatta Campus.
This Major is accredited with the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI). This Major is designed for people who seek careers in human resource management and industrial relations. It provides a general business education in first year. In second and third years, specialist units provide students with a capacity for career positions that require the formation and implementation of employment relations policies and practices to meet organisational objectives and strategies.
This Major is only available to local students who commenced at the start of 2013 or earlier, or to International students who commenced prior to 2013.
The International Business Major is available at Parramatta Campus.
This Major 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. This Major has been developed in response to the needs of the growing number of employers and the burgeoning student interest in global business opportunities. On a solid foundation in domestic business education, is built a detailed knowledge of the international dimension of business and the necessary understanding of the workings of that market system.
The Management Major is available at Bankstown, Campbelltown and Parramatta Campus.
This Major relates to management careers in contemporary private, public or not-for-profit organisations in Australia and abroad. Students undertake a sequence of units that, through the recognition of specific attributes required for a broad management career, enhance their capacity to initiate valued change and contribute in the complex field of management. The development of applied strategic knowledge provides strong analytical outcomes directed at understanding the impact managers have on organisational decision making. Change and strategic management knowledge is developed to assist students in applying the concepts of organisational ethics and social responsibility.
The Marketing Major is available at Bankstown, Campbelltown and Parramatta Campus.
This Major satisfies the educational requirements for recognition as a Certified Practising Marketer and eligibility for membership of the Australian Marketing Institute. This Major prepares students for a career in any of the diverse fields of marketing in industry, commerce and in not-for-profit and government organisations.
The Property Major is available at Parramatta Campus and externally.
This major is accredited by the Australian Property Institute (API) and, depending on electives chosen, students may be eligible for API Certified Practising Valuer (CPV) eligibility and registration as a valuer with the NSW Office of Fair Trading. Students, depending on chosen electives, are also eligible for Australian Property Institute (API) certifications of Certified Property Practitioner, Certified Property Manager, Certified Funds Manager, Certified Asset Manager and Certified Development Practitioner. This Major uses the principles of a range of areas of property, business, planning and law for making effective decisions in property.
The Sport Management Major is available at Campbelltown and Parramatta Campus.
This Major is designed for people who seek careers in Australian and international Sport management. Specialist units provide students with a capacity to understand and function within the increasingly specialist context in which sport is played, organised and managed. Graduates are equipped with the skills and knowledge to manage sport experiences and resource pertaining to globalisation and emerging contemporary issues in sport.
Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved Major (80 credit points) or Sub-major (40 credit points). There are a range of Sub-majors available in the Bachelor of Business and Commerce;
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Students who do not wish to complete an additional Major or a Sub-major will be left with up to 80 credit points (8 units) to choose elective units. These units can be chosen from any of the majors and sub-majors within the Bachelor of Business and Commerce or from the wider range of units offered by Western Sydney University. Enrolment in elective units is subject to meeting any required criteria for individual units, such as co-requisites and pre-requisites.
Students in the Accounting and Property Major will use some of their elective units to meet the accreditation requirements associated with these Majors.
Sub-major elective spaces
Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved sub-major (40 credit points).
Search for sub-majors
Western Sydney University offers sub-majors in a range of areas including Sustainability and Indigenous Studies.
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.