Bachelor of Business (WSTC First Year Program)

Approved Abbreviation: DipBus

Western Sydney University Course Code: 7099.1

AQF Level: 7

Course Status: INACTIVE
This version of the course is no longer offered. Please use the course search to find courses currently available.

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 2016 or later.

This course is delivered by Western Sydney University, The College as an agent of Western Sydney University.

To succeed in business, individuals must possess both the knowledge and know-how to create opportunities for professional advancement and the development of original and exciting initiatives. This course aims to harness students’ energy and passion for success by focussing on career and the future of enterprises in a range of contexts. Whether students wish to start their own business or pursue a corporate role in a global enterprise, this course provides the necessary skills.

This course consists of five core units providing business basics; Enterprise Law, Enterprise Leadership, Enterprise Innovation and Markets, Financing Enterprises and Statistics for Business and is designed to provide students with an understanding of the key areas of Business, before choosing a major area of study.

Students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Business (WSTC First Year Program) will articulate into the Bachelor of Business degree at Western Sydney University with up to one year (80 credit points) equivalent of advanced standing.

Study Mode
One year full-time (three sessions) or two years part-time (six sessions).

Course Advice

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The aim of these courses is to prepare students for tertiary study in Business. These courses are accredited by the University, as principal, to enable its agent, Western Sydney University, The College, to produce students who are fully prepared for study beyond the first year of a tertiary award.

Local students are required to have:

  • Completed an English unit in the NSW Higher School Certificate, OR
  • Competency in English at IELTS 6.0 equivalent (unless a native speaker) OR
  • Passed the English test administered by Western Sydney University, The College at IELTS 6.0 equivalent OR
  • Passed the Foundation Studies Academic English unit, offered by Western Sydney University, The College at C grade level or higher for which advanced standing can be applied for.

Assumed knowledge in Mathematics, equivalent to a two unit subject, in the NSW Higher School Certificate.

Met other entry requirements such as:

  • An ATAR identified prior to the offer of a place (the ATAR will be set each year at a level below that for admission for the Bachelor of Business, OR
  • Completed the Foundation Studies course offered by Western Sydney University, The College, with a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher.

This course is not available to International students.

Course Structure

Students must pass the following Preparatory units for which no advanced standing will be granted in the Western Sydney University degree program

700248Academic Skills for Business (WSTC Prep)
700046Accounting Fundamentals (WSTC Prep)
700261Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability and Ethics (WSTC Prep)
700216Introduction to the Australian Legal System (WSTC Prep)
700045Statistics for Academic Purposes (WSTC Prep)

Students must pass the following five core University level units

700251Enterprise Innovation and Markets (WSTC)
700254Enterprise Law (WSTC)
700252Enterprise Leadership (WSTC)
700253Financing Enterprises (WSTC)
700007Statistics for Business (WSTC)

Students must also pass three University level units from the following units

700274Accounting in Context (WSTC)
700027Consumer Behaviour (WSTC)
700249Consumers, Firms and Markets (WSTC)
700029Financial Accounting Applications (WSTC)
700250Financial Institutions and Markets (WSTC)
700030Managing People at Work (WSTC)
700001Marketing Principles (WSTC)
700031Organisational Behaviour (WSTC)

Note: From Term 3 2017, students are advised to take the equivalent unit 200274 Accounting in Context in place of 700005 Accounting Information for Managers.

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