Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Economics

Why study the Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Economics at UNE?

Studying the combined Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Economics gives you more career flexibility and choices when you graduate, as well as the opportunity to explore a range of subjects in-depth.

In this double degree, you complete a set of core units in economics, accounting, marketing and organisational behaviour, then choose two majors to complete (one from the Bachelor of Business, one from the Bachelor of Economics).

Business majors: Accounting, Agribusiness, Business Analytics, Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management and Marketing.

Economics majors: Applied Econometrics, Economics, Economic Development, Environmental Analysis and Policy.

Combined degrees are structured to enable you to graduate with two awards in a much shorter time than it would take to complete the two degrees individually. Each degree on its own is 3 years full-time study, but this combined degree is just 4 years full-time.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will have the knowledge and skills to pursue a wide range of career paths, including positions in business management; accounting and finance; public services as policy officers, analysts, economic modellers, advisers, trade and industry officers; private-sector positions in financial management, forecasting, banking, insurance and agribusiness firms; business consulting; commodities or futures trader; importer/exporter; international positions with agencies such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the United Nations.

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Degree Snapshot

DURATION

4 Years Full-time
Up to 10 years Part-time

FEES

CSP
International

2016 ATAR / OP

72.55 / 12

2017 STUDY OPTIONS
Armidale

Trimester 1, Off Campus
Trimester 1, On Campus
Trimester 2, Off Campus
Trimester 2, On Campus

Official Abbreviation BBus/BEc
Course Type Undergraduate
CRICOS Code 055666C
Commencing
Responsible Campus Admission Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Off Campus
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 Off Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Course Duration
  • 4 Years Full-time
  • Up to 10 years Part-time
2016 ATAR 72.55
2016 OP 12
Fees CSP / International
Total Credit Points 192
How to Apply

New domestic students to UNE apply to study on campus by Early Entry or through UAC or QTAC

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New domestic students to UNE apply to study off-campus direct to UNE and

Former or current domestic UNE students apply to study on or off campus direct to UNE

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International students apply direct to UNE through UNE International

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Intensive Schools

Mandatory intensive schools may be a requirement of some of the units in this course. See Unit Catalogue for specific requirements.

Entry Requirements

A candidate shall be qualified for admission (see Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Rule and Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Procedures).

Assumed knowledge is two units in English plus Mathematics.

Practical, Clinical or Work Experience

Students may complete the Work Ready unit as an elective unit.

Advanced Standing

Candidates are referred to the University Policy on Advanced Standing.

Scholarships

The University offers a number of faculty/college and country scholarships available to Australian citizens and permanent residents.

Academic Colours

Peacock Blue (BCC 120)

Further Information

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These course rules & plans are ONLY to be used if you commenced, transferred or changed versions in the Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Economics in 2017.

Admission to Candidature

A candidate shall be qualified for admission (see Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Rule and the Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Procedures).

Advanced Standing

Candidates are referred to the University Policy on Advanced Standing.

Period of Candidature

The period of candidature shall be:
(a) four years as a full-time candidate;
(b) up to ten years as a part-time candidate.

Course Requirements

To qualify for the award a candidate must pass units to the value of 192 credit points with not more than 72 credit points at 100-level and at least 48 credit points at 300-level with not more than 24 credit points at 400-level.

Program of Study

Candidates shall complete an approved program of study as outlined in the Course Schedule comprising:

Course Structure Credit Points
Core Units 90 cps
Approved Majors
Complete ONE Major from the Bachelor of Business component
and
Complete ONE Major from the Bachelor of Economics component
84 cps
Elective Units 18 cps
Total 192 cps

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Approved Majors

Bachelor of Business component:
Accounting
Agribusiness
Business Analytics
Finance
Human Resource Management
International Business
Management
Marketing

Bachelor of Economics component:
Applied Econometrics
Economics
Economic Development
Environmental Analysis and Policy

If units are taken that are common to both Majors then the candidate must complete additional units drawn from the Listed Units of either Major in order to complete the 36 credit points for the Major.

Restricted Majors

The following are restricted combinations of Majors. Candidates can only include ONE of the Majors in their program of study.
Bachelor of Business Majors:           Bachelor of Economics Majors:
Business Analytics               OR          Applied Econometrics
International Business          OR           Economic Development

Award of Degree

Candidates who meet the course requirements including one Business major and one Economics major shall be awarded the Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Economics.

Exit Pathways

Subject to meeting Advanced Standing rules candidates who discontinue their studies in the course may be eligible to exit with the Diploma in Business on completion of 48 credit points, of which at least 36 credit points must be from the UNE Business School.
Candidates who apply to discontinue their studies and exit with the Diploma in Business must apply for re-admission and will be subject to current course requirements of the Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Economics. This may mean that they will not receive full recognition for their previous studies should the course structure have changed in response to University or external accreditation body requirements.
Candidates who discontinue their studies in the course may be eligible to transfer from the Combined Degree Program to either the Bachelor of Business or Bachelor of Economics.

Appeals

Candidates are referred to the Academic Assessment Appeals Policy and the Academic Assessment Appeals Procedures.

Course Progression

Candidates are referred to the Course Progression Rule and the Course Progression Procedures.

Improper Conduct

Candidates are referred to the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism Rule and the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism Procedures.

Course Aims

BBus component:

The Bachelor of Business aims to create contemporary professionals with a solid grounding in the core business fields of accounting, economics, business ethics, management and marketing needed for organisational survival and success. The course will prepare students to take on a role as a future manager with leadership responsibilities for creating a more inclusive and sustainable global economy.

BEc component:

The Bachelor of Economics aims to produce professional graduates with the knowledge, skills and attributes required for problem solving and economic decision making across a diverse range of economic issues. This degree provides students with a strong economic and quantitative background that allows them to explore a variety of professional career options.

Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. BBus students: demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of business and management theory and processes and their application to real-world business contexts, including an opportunity to complete a capstone experience, and to promote sustainable business in a globalised economy;
  2. utilise cognitive and communication skills, tools and digital technologies to communicate appropriately and persuasively with a range of stakeholders;
  3. apply critical and creative thinking to analyse complex real-world business problems and synthesise materials from a variety of sources in identifying solutions;
  4. identify relevant information drawn from a range of sources in order to analyse data and complex business-related issues;
  5. evaluate and demonstrate judgement in formulating responses to complex, social, cultural and ethical issues;
  6. demonstrate a preparedness to engage in continuous learning and reflection to help inform professional practice; and
  7. demonstrate ability to work independently and collaboratively to generate solutions to business problems.
  8. BEc students: identify, coherently explain and synthesise disciplinary concepts to economic issues;
  9. apply economic reasoning and analytical skills, in order to make informed judgements and decisions;
  10. reflect on the nature and implications of assumptions and value judgements in economic analysis and policy;
  11. use quantitative data to critically analyse common economic issues and understand their role in economic and business decision-making and policy decisions; and
  12. demonstrate proficiency in written and oral communication skills required at a professional level.
Graduate Attributes
Knowledge of a Discipline

Knowledge of a discipline is taught, practised and assessed in all units. Students will develop an in-depth knowledge of key business and economic theory and apply knowledge in business contexts to solve business problems. Students will also demonstrate a detailed understanding of the global environment in which business is conducted. Students will learn through independent research, interaction with unit materials, unit coordinators and fellow students, and be assessed using case analysis of both hypothetical and real-world examples, analysing and applying theory to a workplace, theory-based assignments and via multiple assessment modes.

Communication Skills

Communication skills are taught, practised and assessed throughout this course. Students will utilise cognitive and communication skills, tools and digital technologies to communicate appropriately and persuasively with a range of stakeholders. Students will develop oral, written and presentation skills relevant to business contexts through assessments such as essays and oral presentations.

Problem Solving

This graduate attribute is taught, practised and assessed throughout the course using scenarios requiring students to use cognitive and critical thinking skills to identify business issues, and to analyse and evaluate the relevant theories and concepts to construct business solutions.

Information Literacy

Information literacy is taught, practised and assessed thorughout the course as students need to identify, evaluate and synthesise relevant information drawn from a range of sources in order to analyse complex business-related issues.

Ethical Conduct and Social Responsibility

Throughout the course, ethical conduct and social responsibility is taught, practised and assessed. Students need to reflect on the principles of professional and social responsibility and apply these to a range of ethical issues and scenarios. This is assessed through evaluation and analysis of reflective based and scenario based assessment tasks.

Lifelong Learning

Lifelong learning is taught and assessed in this course through reflective tasks that encourage analysis of professional experience, and appreciation of the business as a dynamic discipline.

Independence and Collaboration

This graduate attribute is taught, practised and assessed in this course. Students are required to work independently and complete learning and assessment activities that require self-directed learning and initiative. Students are also required to collaborate in a variety of learning and assessment tasks throughout the course.

How to Apply

Domestic Students

New domestic students to UNE apply to study on campus by Early Entry or through UAC or QTAC

For more information, click here

New domestic students to UNE apply to study off-campus direct to UNE and

Former or current domestic UNE students apply to study on or off campus direct to UNE

For more information, click here

International Students

International students apply direct to UNE through UNE International

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