This is a double degree program that targets the wide application of information technology in Business providing a well rounded education in two disciplines.
Note: Not all units are available on listed campuses. Please refer to our handbook for more information.
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Information and Communications Technology and Business at Western
In addition to providing a strong technical background in ICT, the course also gives you the necessary knowledge in majors in the Bachelor of Business including Applied Finance, Marketing and Economics.
The Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology is accredited with the Australian Computer Society (ACS) at Professional level. Further accreditation is available in some business majors - see major list below for details.
The course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.
The Applied Finance major equips you with the expert skills to create a career as a finance specialist. In this major you will develop in-depth knowledge of finance with a focus on investment and securities, economics, and banking and finance.
The core units in the Bachelor of Business will provide you a foundation of business knowledge and develop your skills in innovation, career planning, and numeracy.
The Applied Finance major builds on this knowledge and skills in an applied discipline based context. It satisfies the educational requirements for membership of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia).
The Economics major 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.
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.
The Hospitality Management major is designed to prepare you for a career that goes beyond providing customer ‘service’ and focuses on providing customer ‘experience’.
This major equips you with the expert skills required to effectively and efficiently manage hotels, resorts, clubs, food-service enterprises or other service-oriented businesses.
The major units focus on hospitality operations management, planning and design of hospitality facilities, and business management, with opportunities to undertake industry-related projects.
The global economy is becoming increasingly important for organisations seeking out new opportunities to expand their customer base and develop partnerships. Managers who are well versed in the needs of doing business internationally and who can exploit these opportunities will therefore play an integral role in any such corporation.
Building on a solid foundation in domestic business education, including global sustainability, international business strategy, managing in a global environment, and international marketing, this major equips graduates with the detailed knowledge of the international dimension of business and the necessary understanding of the workings of that market system.
The International Business major satisfies the educational requirements for membership of the Australian Institute of Export.
Marketing focuses on the exchange process built around understanding and satisfying the needs and wants of customers. Often this is associated as doing business within a highly competitive business environment, yet marketing strategy is also important for government and not-for-profit organisations.
This major introduces students to the core concepts of marketing theory, consumer behaviour, marketing communications, brand management, and marketing strategy.
Graduates are equipped with the skills for marketing careers in a range of diverse industries across an international platform.
The Marketing major satisfies the educational requirements for recognition as a Certified Practising Marketer and eligibility for membership of the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI).
The Sport Management 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 dedicated context in which sport is played, organised and managed.
Students who complete this major will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to manage sport experiences pertaining to globalisation and emerging contemporary issues in sport.
The Human Resource Management Major is designed for people who seek careers in human resource management and industrial relations.
Graduates’ careers focus on enhancing the value of human and social capital through supporting employee engagement for many different kinds of organisations, market-oriented and community-oriented organisations and many kinds of people.
The teaching philosophy is based on knowledge in action, a fusion of the Australia Human Resource Institute’s capabilities for HR professionals and the Western Sydney University Graduate Attributes designed to secure success. An aim of the program is to instil those values and attitudes that can support leaders in judgements about balancing the pursuit of organisational objectives with creating opportunities for developing people’s capacities and careers.
The Human Resource Management major is accredited with the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).
The Management major equips you with the expert skills to create a career as a management specialist. You will be prepared to succeed in a range of roles in contemporary private, public, and not-for-profit organisations in Australia and abroad.
In this major you will develop strategic management knowledge to enable effective organisational decision making. The units in this major focus on organisational learning and development and behaviour, operations management, leadership and entrepreneurship, change and innovation, and policy.
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As a double degree graduate, you can look forward to career opportunities in:
- IT systems architecture
- Systems integration
- Digital content production
- Mobile application development
ICT Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the acquisition, development, maintenance and use of computer and telecommunication systems within organisations.
Network Professionals research, analyse and recommend strategies for network architecture and development, implement, manage, maintain and configure network hardware and software.
Accountants provide services relating to financial reporting, taxation, auditing, insolvency, accounting information systems, budgeting, cost management, planning and decision-making.
Advertising and Marketing Professionals develop and coordinate advertising strategies and campaigns, determine the market for new goods and services, and identify and develop new market opportunities.
ICT Security Specialist
ICT Security Specialists plan, develop, maintain, manage and administer organisations' database management systems, operating systems and security policies and procedures.
Economists perform economic research and analysis, develop and apply theories about production and distribution of goods and services and people's spending and financial behaviour.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.