Admission and Unit Information - Bachelor of Business

Accreditation

Major MT2030 Accounting is accredited with and satisfies the pre-admission educational requirements for membership of CPA Australia (CPA), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). Completion of this degree will allow students to claim a number of exemptions from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) in obtaining the CIMA Professional Qualification. Major MT2021 Applied Finance satisfies the educational requirements for membership of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia). Major MT2024 Human Resource Management is accredited with the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI). Major MT2025 International Business satisfies the educational requirements for membership of the Australian Institute of Export. Major MT2027 Marketing satisfies the educational requirements for recognition as a Certified Practising Marketer and eligibility for membership of the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI). Major MT2034 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. Students, depending on chosen electives, are also eligible for API certifications of Certified Property Practitioner, Certified Property Manager, Certified Asset Manager and Certified Development Practitioner.

Admission

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

Year 12 HSC (or equivalent); or completed Diploma of Business at Western Sydney University, The College; or completed relevant VET 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 the University of Western Sydney via the the Western Sydney University International office.

International students applying to Western Sydney University through Western Sydney University International can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the Western Sydney University International 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 includes: four compulsory units (core), plus four units selected to prepare you for careers in business (professional units), plus eight units taken as a Business specialisation, as well as eight elective units.

Students must complete at least 60 credit points at Level 3.

Core units (compulsory 40 credit points)

The four compulsory core units that provide students with essential business knowledge are

Enterprise Law

This is an introductory law unit designed to introduce the fundamentals of law in a commercial context. The unit introduces students to the basic principles of law and the legal system as well as examining some of the major areas of law that impact on commercial dealings. This unit examines the legal system, the way law is made and the main areas of law relevant to starting and running a business including contracts, negligence and consumer protection.

Financing Enterprises

Financing an enterprise plays an important role in ensuring its survival. Financing Enterprises focuses on the different types of enterprises available to start a business, financial statements issued by enterprises, key sources of finance available to small and large businesses, and how the surrounding financial and macroeconomic environments affect an enterprises performance. Participants in the unit will learn how to identify, analyse and interpret financial information using industry related database. The unit utilises problem solving and case studies so participants can understand the real world significance of finance. Successful completion of the unit equips participants with key concepts involved in financing enterprises.

Enterprise Innovation and Markets

Enterprise Innovation and Markets introduces students to key concepts, business models and issues surrounding contemporary business. Students will develop an understanding of the private enterprise system and business ownership, the implications of marketing and economics on market structure together with managing innovation. Building on the foundation knowledge of the key principles of markets, students will be able to transfer this knowledge into their subsequent study of specialist areas. The unit also aims to develop students’ communication skills by working in teams to enhance their literacy proficiency and enhance their critical thinking in preparation for the more advanced units of the degree.

Enterprise Leadership

Enterprise Leadership begins the development of the understanding of the role and function of business management and enterprise leadership concepts. Enterprise leaders need to balance a range of stakeholder perspectives in dynamic internal and external environments at local and global levels. Students are introduced to people, managerial and organisational processes designed to achieve enterprise leadership. Problem solving scenarios and experiential learning provide students with a foundation to develop personal and professional skills required to effectively manage their careers.

Professional units (choose 40 credit points)

The professional units provide a focus on careers. Students are required to complete one unit from each of the four key focus areas: numeracy, career planning, innovation, and enterprise engagement, a total of 40 credit points. Students are advised to choose units that will support careers in one of three areas: Money (for specialisations in Accounting, Applied Finance, Economics and Property), Markets (for specialisations in Hospitality Management, International Business, Marketing, and Sport Management), Management (for specialisations in Human Resource Management, and Management).

See the handbook entries for each specialisation for information on the professional units that are recommended.

Specialisations

Students are required to complete eight specialisation core units from one of the following primary Business specialisations:

Specialisations for Careers in Money

Accounting

Applied Finance

Economics

Property

Specialisations for Careers in Markets

Hospitality Management

International Business

Marketing

Sport Management

Specialisations for Careers in Management

Human Resource Management

Management

Elective units

Students may use their elective units to complete an additional specialisation from the pool of Business specialisations (80 credit points), or a specialisation from another discipline area (80 credit points), or up to 80 credit points from the wide range of units offered by Western Sydney University.

Second specialisations from other disciplines to complement your primary Business specialisation include the following

Advertising

Arabic

Business Regulation, Governance and Compliance

Cell and Molecular Biology

Chinese

Environment and Sustainability

Global Climate Change

Health Management

Indigenous Australian Studies

Information Systems Analytics

Japanese

Psychological Studies

Public Relations

Secondary Teaching

Sustainable Development

Tourism

Urban Studies

Second specialisations in Business include the following

Accounting

Applied Finance

Economics

Hospitality Management

Human Resource Management

International Business

Management

Marketing

Property

Sport Management

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 specialisations will use some of their elective units to meet the accreditation requirements associated with these specialisations. Depending on the specialisations selected, these students may therefore be unable to complete a second specialisation. See handbook entries for MT2030 Accounting and MT2034 Property.