Bachelor of Business

Bachelor of Business

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29th Mar 2015 7:53am

Program Code

10039

AQF Level

Level 7 Bachelor Degree

Mode of Delivery

  • Face to Face

Duration

Domestic - 3 years full time or part time equivalent.

International - 3 years full time.

ATAR (2015)

  • Callaghan Campus - 60.05
  • Ourimbah - 60.25

Assumed Knowledge

HSC Mathematics or equivalent.

Term Type

Semesters

Relevant University rules and policies

CRICOS Code

Description

The Bachelor of Business is one of the most popular and dynamic degrees offered by the Faculty of Business and Law. It is a three year full-time (or equivalent part-time) program which starts with broad core courses and then progresses to one of the seven major sequences of study offered in the degree: Human Resource Management, Information Systems in Business, International Business, Management, Marketing, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, or Tourism.

Elective courses are available in many areas including Business Law, Information Systems, Statistics, Japanese, Philosophy, Finance, Accounting, Leisure and Tourism Studies, Politics and Business Economics.

The program has a practical orientation, with students learning from case studies of real business situations.


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Admission Information

Admission Requirements

Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students.  Admission information for Australian students and residents is available from http://www.newcastle.edu.au/future-students .  Admission information for international students can be found at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/international/study-with-us/how-to-apply .You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).  Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/undergraduate-programs/how-to-get-in/domestic-students/options-for-entry/bonus-points.html to see if you are eligible.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement.  Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Proficiency Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/policy/000104.html

Assumed Knowledge

HSC Mathematics or equivalent.


Credit Transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.


Professional Recognition

Australian Human Resources Institute

Graduates who complete the Human Resource Management major sequence of the degree are eligible to apply for membership of the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).


Academic Requirements for Program Completion

Total Units required

240 units

Program Duration

3 years full time or part time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.

International student visa holders who are studying the program on campus are required to enrol full time as per student visa requirements.

Program Requirements

To complete the degree, students must pass courses totalling 240 units (generally made up of 24 courses worth 10 units each). The academic program has three distinct components: core courses, a major sequence and elective courses.

  • To satisfy the requirements for the Bachelor of Business degree program you must complete:
  • A total of 240 units (24 courses worth 10 units each)
  • No more than 100 units at the 1000 (first year) level
  • At least 60 units at the 3000 (third year) level
  • The Core Bachelor of Business courses are compulsory for all students and consist of six courses at the first year (1000) level, four courses at the second year (2000) level and one course at the third year (3000) level
  • The Compulsory and Directed courses for at least one major sequence totalling 60 units
  • The remaining units (electives) can be chosen from any discipline area within the University.

Please note that some courses in the major sequences listed below may require additional assumed knowledge other than the compulsory courses within the major.

Please Note: Special Prerequisites apply to MATH1110 - view the course handbook for information


Program Structure

Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

ACFI1001Accounting for Decision Makers
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ECON1001Microeconomics for Business Decisions
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ECON1002Macroeconomics in the Global Economy
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
IRHR1001Managing the Organisation
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LEGL1001Foundations of Law
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
STAT1060Business Decision Making
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ACFI2005Finance
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
EBUS2000Information and Communication in Business
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
MKTG2100Principles of Marketing
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MNGT2001Business Strategy
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
POLI3001Organisations, Politics and Society
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units

Human Resource Management major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

IRHR2010Introduction to Industrial Relations
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
IRHR2270Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
IRHR3000Applied Human Resource Management and Employment Relations
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 30 units from the following directed courses

BUSN3001Project in Business
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
IRHR3035Managing Diversity
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
IRHR3040Negotiation and Advocacy
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
IRHR3510Human Resource Development
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
IRHR3540International Human Resource Management
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
LEGL3111Employment Law
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
Electives

Complete 70 units of electives to fulfil the requirements of the program. Electives can be used to extend and complement your core studies with more courses in the same field of study, or from areas that might be of interest to you. Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them.

70 units

Information Systems in Business major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

EBUS3050The Digital Economy
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
INFT3150Business Analysis
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 20 units from the following directed courses

CMNS1000Introduction to Digital Communication
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
INFT1001Foundations of Information Technology
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
DESN2270Web Multimedia
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
INFT2009Systems Modelling
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFT2040Database Management Systems
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
MKTG2101Consumer Behaviour
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 20 units from the following directed courses

INFT3007The Information Resource
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
INFT3100Project Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
INFT3920Contemporary Issues in Information Technology
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
IRHR3510Human Resource Development
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
MKTG3001Industrial Marketing Management
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MNGT3002Knowledge Management
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
MNGT3004Organisational Structures and Design
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
Electives

Complete 70 units of electives to fulfil the requirements of the program. Electives can be used to extend and complement your core studies with more courses in the same field of study, or from areas that might be of interest to you. Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them.

70 units

International Business major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

IBUS2000International Business Strategy and Strategic Alliances
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
IBUS2001Cross-Cultural Management and Negotiations
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
IBUS3002International and Geopolitical Risk
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
IBUS3003International Business Operations
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MKTG3060International Marketing
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 10 units from the following directed courses

ACFI3140International Finance
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
BUSN3001Project in Business
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
ECON3002Economic Development
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ECON3003Global Trade and Finance
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
INFT3100Project Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
IRHR3540International Human Resource Management
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
MNGT3004Organisational Structures and Design
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
Electives

Complete 70 units of electives to fulfil the requirements of the program. Electives can be used to extend and complement your core studies with more courses in the same field of study, or from areas that might be of interest to you. Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them.

70 units

Logistics and Supply Chain Management major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

EBUS2123Supply Chain Decision Support
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
OPSM2000Supply Chain Management
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
EBUS3050The Digital Economy
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
MATH3840Optimisation in Business and Industry
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
OPSM3000Managing Logistics Operations in Supply Chains
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
OPSM3001Supply Chain Strategy
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
Electives

Complete 70 units of electives to fulfil the requirements of the program. Electives can be used to extend and complement your core studies with more courses in the same field of study, or from areas that might be of interest to you. Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them.

70 units

Management major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

MNGT3004Organisational Structures and Design
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 20 units from the following directed courses

IRHR2270Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
MKTG2101Consumer Behaviour
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
MNGT2002Business Venturing
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 30 units from the following directed courses

BUSN3001Project in Business
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFT3100Project Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
IRHR3035Managing Diversity
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
MKTG3000Strategic Marketing Management
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
MNGT3002Knowledge Management
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
MNGT3003Leadership and Entrepreneurship
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
MNGT3005Managing Organisational Change
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
PHIL3930Human Values and Commercial Practice
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
Electives

Complete 70 units of electives to fulfil the requirements of the program. Electives can be used to extend and complement your core studies with more courses in the same field of study, or from areas that might be of interest to you. Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them.

70 units

Marketing major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

MKTG2010Marketing Research
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
MKTG2101Consumer Behaviour
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
MKTG3000Strategic Marketing Management
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 10 units from the following directed courses

LEGL2006Marketing Law
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MKTG2102Advertising and Promotion Strategy
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
MKTG2103Retail Marketing
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 30 units from the following directed courses

BUSN3001Project in Business
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
MKTG3001Industrial Marketing Management
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MKTG3040Services Marketing
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
MKTG3060International Marketing
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
MKTG3070Applied Marketing Research
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MNGT3002Knowledge Management
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
TOUR3003Tourism Marketing
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
Electives

Complete 60 units of electives to fulfil the requirements of the program. Electives can be used to extend and complement your core studies with more courses in the same field of study, or from areas that might be of interest to you. Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them.

60 units

Tourism major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

TOUR1000Tourism Principles and Practices
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 20 units from the following directed courses

TOUR2000EcoTourism and Resource Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
TOUR2001Tourism, Culture and Heritage Management
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
TOUR2002Visitor Management
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 40 units from the following 3000 level Directed Courses

BUSN3001Project in Business
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
MKTG3040Services Marketing
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
TOUR3000Leisure Tourism and Environmental Issues
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
TOUR3001Tourism Planning and Policy
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
TOUR3002Events Management
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
TOUR3003Tourism Marketing
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
Electives

Complete 60 units of electives to fulfil the requirements of the program. Electives can be used to extend and complement your core studies with more courses in the same field of study, or from areas that might be of interest to you. Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them.

60 units

Honours

Available as an additional year to students who have achieved a credit grade point average.


Program Learning Outcomes

  • Communicate effectively orally.
  • Communicate effectively in writing.
  • Work effectively independently.
  • Work effectively in teams.
  • Engage in critical thinking and analytical problem-solving
  • Demonstrate knowledge of theory, models and concepts relevant to human resource management, information systems in business, international business, logistics and supply chain management, management, marketing, or tourism.
  • Display proficiency in the utilization of information and technology in business.
  • Apply broadly business skills that incorporate understanding of ethical, social and global issues

Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-staff/teaching-and-research/teaching-resources/supporting-students

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.

The majors available at Ourimbah are Human Resource Management, Marketing, Management and Tourism. At UON Singapore the majors offered are Marketing and Management, Marketing and Tourism.Students choosing a double major need to undertake 60 or 70 units unique to the second major in place of elective courses.


International Students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/international/while-you-are-here/orientation to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Special Needs

Students with a disability who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonable adjustments are provided in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.

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