The Bachelor of Business course is designed to give you a solid foundation in business disciplines, ensuring you will be able to develop the skills to analyse and solve contemporary business problems when working in organisation or managing your own business
A rewarding career – professionally and financially – awaits you upon completion of your Bachelor of Business at Stott’s College.
This course is designed to provide you with a comprehensive knowledge in a broad range of areas including: accounting, business, finance, management, human resources management, information systems, law, and marketing. Moreover, using both theoretical and practical examples, you will be taught the skills to be adaptable and proactive in the rapidly changing world of commerce.
Upon completion of the course, you will be able to analyse the impact of external and internal factors on effective business practices as well as solve authentic contemporary business problems in a variety of domestic and international contexts. You will also be able to communicate a range of business arguments and evaluate key issues in complex business problems.
The Bachelor of Business is a fully accredited Australian higher education course completed over a three-year period. The course will be delivered through teacher-led classroom delivery in the form of lectures and tutorials. Most units require students to attend a two-hour lecture and a one-hour tutorial.
The five bands of core knowledge in this course are:
Accounting and Finance
The accounting unit in this course is designed to provide you with an understanding of the role that accounting plays in various aspects of financial decision-making. You will discover how profit and wealth are measured in a business context. In addition, you will learn how financial statements provide information regarding business performance and you will be able to develop the ability to analyse such statements in order to identify financial problems and generate solutions. Accounting concepts such as cash management and depreciation are also introduced to give you the knowledge that you will need to be successful in later core business units. You will also be exposed to the analysis of the principles and practices of corporate finance as well as contemporary finance issues and challenges.
The management units are designed to give you a thorough understanding of the role of management in the operation of a business. Topics which will be covered include the four functions of management, strategic management and planning tools and techniques, change management and leadership theories. You will be able to further develop their understanding of strategic management by analysing the context of strategy, internal and external environmental scanning, strategy formulation and issues relating to the implementation of strategy.
You will be exposed to broad theories of marketing as well as practical knowledge about the design and implementation of marketing strategies. The units cover in detail topics such as the functions of marketing within a business, elements of marketing mix and ethics and social responsibility factors relevant to marketing practices. Ultimately, you will be able to develop an awareness of the strategic planning role of marketing in creating sustainable competitive advantage.
The law units provide you with the knowledge of the legal environment in which business operates. In particular, you will gain knowledge on the legal principles of contract and tort law, and the main business organisational structures and their relative advantages or disadvantages. In addition, company law contains topics such as directors’ duties, member’s rights and remedies, fundraising options, shareholding and corporate liability.
Human Resource Management (HRM)
You will learn the different HRM concepts and practices and the mechanism for translating business strategies into the operational aspects of HRM. In addition, you will also gain knowledge on relevant legal frameworks, including Occupational Health and Safety, the changing industrial relations system in Australia, as well as strategic HRM and the role of training and evaluation of performance as a function in the growth of a business.
To be eligible for the award of Bachelor of Business (BBus), you must acquire 24 units (360 credit points consisting of 14 core units and 10 electives) as well as complete 1 compulsory (non-credit) study skills unit as prescribed below:
ACC103 Accounting and Business Decisions 1 elective minor unit
ACC302 Corporate Finance
BIS101 Business Information Systems
COM201 Business Communication
ECO101 Foundations of Economics
HRM101 Introduction to Human Resource Management
LAW101 Fundamentals of Law
LAW202 Company Law
MAN101 Introduction to Management
MAN204 Organisational Behaviour
MAN301 Strategic Management
MAN302 Preparation of the Business Plan
MRK101 Introduction to Marketing
MRK201 Marketing Mix
STU101 Study Skills (non-credit)
and either a minor stream of 4 units (60 credit points) and 6 elective units (90 credit points) or 10 elective units (150 credit points), as guided by the learning needs of the student.
The course has been carefully designed to allow you to incrementally develop knowledge and skills. More introductory features are covered in earlier stages of the course and there is an appropriate sequence of units which lead towards achievement of more advanced features in later stages.
The following table indicates the suggested sequence of units studied as well as relevant pre-requisites.
Accounting for Business Decisions 1
Preparation of the Business Plan
Pre-requisite: MAN101 Introduction to Management
Business Information Systems
Fundamentals of law
Introduction to Management
Foundations of Economics
Introduction to Marketing
Introduction to Human Resource Management
|MRK201 Marketing Mix
Pre-requisite: MRK101 Introduction to Marketing
Pre-requisite: MAN101 Introduction to Management
Suggested Minors 4 Units
|Minor in HR/CSM
HRM202 HRM and the Law (Pre-requisites:
HRM101 Introduction to HRM & LAW101 Fundamentals of Law)
HRM301 Strategic HRM
(Pre-requisite: HRM101 Introduction to HRM)
|Minor in Accounting
ACC103 Accounting for Business Decisions 1
ACC202 Management Accounting
ACC203 Accounting Information Systems
ACC204 Corporate Accounting
FOR ENTRY INTO FIRST YEAR
Evidence of successful completion of a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education to Year 12 or equivalent. This includes all Commonwealth State and Territory final year secondary school certificates of education, or international equivalent.
A clearly-in ATAR of 68.00 or its equivalent and/or satisfactory completion of one year of full-time study at an approved institute of tertiary education.
Mature Age Entry:
Mature Age students who demonstrate a capacity for successful study at a tertiary level through employment or educational experience, as judged by the Academic Board, may be admitted to the Bachelor courses.
Applying for Credit Transfer:
If you have completed prior tertiary studies, you may be eligible for some credit exemptions. For further information, please refer to our Awarding of Credit Policy.
Course Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
1. Analyse and reflect on the impact of external and internal factors on effective business practices.
2. Systematically review and critically evaluate research from a variety of sources in order to make informed judgement on options for innovatively solving a range of problems and business-related challenges that arise in business contexts, both at strategic and operational levels.
3. Exhibit professional judgment in the selection and use of common business tools to support decision-making and project management in a general business context.
4. Adapt business theories in analysing authentic contemporary business problems in a variety of domestic and international contexts.
5. Evaluate priorities and articulate key issues in complex business problems.
6. Develop an appreciation for the legal framework in which organisations and communities operate.
7. Communicate a range of business arguments by evaluating and implementing alternative communication strategies as appropriate to the audience.
8. Work collaboratively in diverse groups.
9. Build on and continuously develop the ability to be critical and reflective learners, cognisant of new technologies.
Graduates may wish to seek employment in a wide range of fields such as accounting, business analysis, commercial law, communications, entrepreneurship, event management, finance, human resources, international business, management, marketing, public relations or tourism. The following are some of the career opportunities for graduates from this course:
Human Resource Manager
Small business owner
Full fee for 2018 – $14,000 per year
Click here to view 2017-18 subject fee schedule.
FEE-HELP is a loan scheme available to eligible full fee paying higher education students, which assists with the payment of part or all of their student contribution. Repayment of the loan is through the Australian taxation system once their income goes above the designated threshold. Voluntary repayments may be made at any time, regardless of income. There is a loan fee of 25% for FEE-HELP loans for undergraduate courses. For further information refer to http://studyassist.gov.au.
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