Admission and Unit Information - Bachelor of Business and Commerce

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 MT2006 - Marketing satisfies the educational requirements for recognition as a Certified Practising Marketer and eligibility for membership of the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI) and the Australian Market and Social Research Society (AMSRS). 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

Year 12 HSC (or equivalent); or completed Diploma of Business UWS College; or completed relevant TAFE award.

Eligibility for admission to the Bachelor of Business and Commerce is based on the following minimum requirements:

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 UWS should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

UAC

International applicants must apply directly to the University of Western Sydney via the the UWS International office

International students applying to UWS through UWS International can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UWS International website.

UWS International

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 UWS

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 Bachelor of Business and Commerce or 2754 Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Advanced Business Leadership) have the option to select 200162 Business Report or the relevant capstone unit below.

    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

    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

    The nine available Majors are:

    Accounting

    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.

    Applied 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.

    Economics

    The Economics Major is available at Parramatta Campus.

    Economics at UWS 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. At UWS 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.

    Hospitality 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.

    Human Resource Management

    The Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations Major is available at 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 UWS 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.

    Management

    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.

    Marketing

    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.

    Property

    The Property Major is available in Distance mode and at Parramatta Campus.

    The Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Property) is accredited by the Australian Property Institute (API) and, depending on electives chosen, students may be eligible for API Certified Practising Valuer (CPV) certification 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. This major is available on-campus in full time and part time modes or by distance. Please contact the Parramatta course advisor for information on the distance mode 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.

    Sport 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;

    Accounting

    Accounting Controllership

    Business Sustainability

    Commercial Law

    Economics

    E-Marketing

    Event Management Experience

    Finance

    Financial Planning

    Hospitality Operations

    Human Resource Development

    Human Resource Management

    International Business

    Managing Globally

    Managing Organisations

    Marketing

    Property Investment

    Public Practice Accounting

    The 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 UWS. 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

    UWS 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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