Course

Bachelor of Business and Commerce

Approved Abbreviation: BBus&Com


Western Sydney University Course Code: 2753.4

AQF Level: 7

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 Summer A 2014/2015 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 2014 - 2753.3 Bachelor of Business and Commerce

Commencement Year 2013 - 2753.2 Bachelor of Business and Commerce

Commencement Year 2012 - 2753.1 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 ten 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.

All students must select a Major area of study by the time they have completed 80 credit points, i.e. 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, students are able to complete additional Major/s or a Sub-major using their elective units. This 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 Major/s 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.

Study Mode
Three years full-time or six years part-time. Please note that only the Property major is available externally.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Course Advicebusiness.courses@westernsydney.edu.au

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Bankstown CampusFull TimeInternal See above
Bankstown CampusPart TimeInternal See above
Campbelltown CampusFull TimeInternal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadPart TimeInternal See above
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie StreetFull TimeInternal See above
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie StreetPart TimeInternal See above
Parramatta External CampusFull TimeExternal See above
Parramatta External CampusPart TimeExternal See above
Uni of Economics Ho Chi Minh CityFull TimeInternal See above

Accreditation
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 MT2011 - Applied Finance is accredited with the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia). Major MT2012 - Human Resource Management is accredited with the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI). Major MT2015 - International Business satisfies the educational requirements for membership of the Australian Institute of Export. 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 - MT2014 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 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.

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.

UAC

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.

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

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 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.

Students enrolled in 2753.4 Bachelor of Business and Commerce or 2754.3 Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Advanced Business Leadership) have the option to select 200162 Business Report or the relevant capstone unit below.

200162Business Report

Note: Students enrolled in MT2000 Accounting are advised that the capstone engaged learning unit 200118 The Accountant as a Consultant is required for accreditation purposes.

Note: Students enrolled in MT2012 Human Resource Management are advised that the capstone engaged learning unit 200575 Processes and Evaluation in Employment Relations is required for accreditation purposes. Approval to complete 200162 Business Report as an alternate capstone engaged learning unit may be sought from the Director, Academic Programs (Human Resource Management).

Note: Students enrolled in MT2014 Property are advised that the capstone engaged learning unit 200360 Property Project is required for accreditation purposes.

Accounting Major - 200118 The Accountant as a Consultant

Applied Finance Major - 200537 Economics and Finance Engagement Project

Economics Major - 200537 Economics and Finance Engagement Project

Hospitality Major - 200561 Hospitality Management Applied Project

Human Resource Management 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

Majors

There are ten available Majors

MT2000Accounting

The Accounting Major is available at Bankstown, Campbelltown and Parramatta Campuses.

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.

MT2011Applied Finance

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.

MT2010Economics

The Economics Major is available at Parramatta Campus.

Economics at Western Sydney University provides a broad pluralist perspective on fundamental aspects of relationships between individuals, firms, institutions and countries. Students will learn how economies function and how public policy and the way organisations behave affect diverse social, economic and environmental problems. Students are introduced to a wide array of competing economic theories, so that they are critically informed about the ways in which they can transform the world. A major in Economics prepares students to be active participants in addressing the wide range of problems faced by governments, social organisations and the business community in the domestic and international economies. Students who study economics can expect to develop their analytical and problem solving skills and to be intellectually challenged, whether they view the discipline as providing specific vocational skills or as an area of academic and intellectual interest to them. An economics major is highly regarded in the business world and opens up a very large range of career prospects in general business, finance and the public sector.

MT2002Hospitality Management

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.

MT2012Human Resource Management

The Human Resource Management Major is available at Bankstown, Campbelltown and Parramatta Campuses.

This Major is accredited with the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI). The Human Resource Management Major is designed for people who seek careers in human resource management and industrial relations. Students develop skills and attributes that prepare them for career positions that require the formation and implementation of human resource management and industrial relations policies and practices in organisational contexts. The teaching philosophy is based on knowledge in action, a fusion of the Australia Human Resource Institute’s capabilities for HR professionals and the The University`s Graduate Attributes designed to bring knowledge to life. Engaged learning is an underpinning principle and is attuned to the needs of business, employees and community. Graduates work in areas such as recruitment and selection, performance management, human resource development, reward, equity and diversity management, agreement negotiation, policy analysis and industrial advocacy.

MT2015International Business

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 is becoming increasingly important for organisations seeking out new opportunities to expand their customer base and develop partnerships. Managers who are well versed in the needs of doing business internationally and who can exploit these opportunities will therefore pay an integral role in any such corporation. On a solid foundation in domestic business education, this major builds upon the detailed knowledge of the international dimension of business and the necessary understanding of the workings of that market system.

MT2013Management

The Management Major is available at Bankstown, Campbelltown and Parramatta Campuses.

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. Leadership, change and strategic management knowledge is developed to assist students in applying the concepts of organisational ethics and social responsibility.

MT2006Marketing

The Marketing Major is available at Bankstown, Campbelltown and Parramatta Campuses.

This Major satisfies the educational requirements for recognition as a Certified Practising Marketer and eligibility for membership of the Australian Marketing Institute and the Australian Market and Social Research Society. 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.

MT2014Property

The Property Major is available at Parramatta Campus and externally.

The Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Property) is accredited by the Australian Property Institute (API) for Associate Membership and Certified Practising Valuer (CPV), Certified Property Practitioner (CPP), Certified Property Manager (CPM), Certified Asset Manager (CAM) and Certified Development Practitioner (CDP) certification. The Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Property) is accredited by the Australian Property Institute (API) for Associate Membership and endorsed for Certified Funds Manager (CFM) providing a sub-major in Applied Finance is completed. This major is available on-campus in full time and part time modes or externally. Please contact the Parramatta course advisor for information on the external offering. This major uses the principles of a range of areas of property investment, business, planning and law for making effective decisions in property. The property industry is dynamic, with a wide range of professional career opportunities available in valuation, property investment, property funds management and property development. Institutional investors with multi-billion dollar commercial property portfolios, the major property companies, valuation firms and the leading property advisory companies would be major employers of graduates, both in Australia and overseas. This program is practical and students are encouraged to participate in an industry-supported work experience program.

MT2008Sport Management

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.

Sub-majors

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;

SM2000Accounting
SM2043Accounting Controllership
SM2038Business Sustainability
SM2027Commercial Law
SM2051Economics
SM2003E-Marketing
SM2033Event Management Experience
SM2041Finance
SM2042Financial Planning
SM2032Hospitality Operations
SM2047Human Resource Development
SM2046Human Resource Management
SM2010International Business
SM2048Managing Globally
SM2049Managing Organisations
SM2018Marketing
SM2050Property Investment
SM2021Public Practice Accounting
SM2036The Sport Industry

Electives

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 unit sets 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 – see handbook entries for MT2000 Accounting and MT2014 Property

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.

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