Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business

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

In today's dynamic working environment, employers value students who are able to solve real world problems and this degree gives you the opportunity to build distinctive capabilities in your chosen areas of interest in both Arts and Business, opening up a wide range of career paths.

Graduates who are able to demonstrate a broader global perspective and select from a wide range of specialist areas offered within the Arts and at the same time demonstrate capability in Business, will be sought after by employers for their flexibility and multi-disciplinary skills. The degree will equip you with excellent communication and analytical skills, creativity and adaptability, complemented with solid business knowledge. There are numerous majors available from both Arts and Business that you can combine to suit your career ambitions.

Career Opportunities

A Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business fosters the accumulation of knowledge and the development of a diverse set of skills essential to the formation of an independent thinker and empowering the individual to create a new future, new career prospects and the ability to meet the challenges of the modern workplace.

Examples of career paths include management, public relations, public service, education, finance sector, business, human resources, research and analysis, tourism and creative industries. The employability of Arts and Business graduates is a reflection of the skills they acquire during their study.

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Degree Snapshot

DURATION

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

FEES

CSP
International

2017 ATAR / OP

72.55 / 12

2018 STUDY OPTIONS
Armidale

Trimester 1, Online
Trimester 1, On Campus
Trimester 2, Online
Trimester 2, On Campus
Trimester 3, Online

Official Abbreviation BA/BBus
Course Type Undergraduate
CRICOS Code 055750G
Commencing
Responsible Campus Admission Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 3 Online
Course Duration
  • 4 Years Full-time
  • Up to 10 years Part-time
2017 ATAR 72.55
2017 OP 12
Fees CSP / International
Total Credit Points 192
How to Apply

All domestic students apply through the link below

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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:

(a) be qualified for admission (see Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Rule and Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Procedures); or

(b) hold an AQF Level 5 Diploma in Arts from UNE or equivalent; or

(c) hold an AQF Level 6 Advanced Diploma in Arts from UNE or equivalent.

Assumed knowledge: any two units of English. Recommended studies: any two units of Mathematics.

Advanced Standing

Candidates admitted under Rule (a) are referred to the University Policy on Advanced Standing.

Candidates admitted under Rule (b) shall be granted a maximum of 48 credit points of Specified or Unspecified Advanced Standing based on their Admission to Candidature.

Candidates admitted under Rule (c) shall be granted a maximum of 72 credit points of Specified or Unspecified Advanced Standing based on their Admission to Candidature.

Scholarships

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

Academic Colours

White (BCC 1) and 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 Arts/Bachelor of Business in 2018.

Admission to Candidature

A candidate shall:
(a) be qualified for admission (see Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Rule and the Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Procedures); or
(b) hold an AQF Level 5 Diploma in Arts from UNE or equivalent; or
(c) hold an AQF Level 6 Advanced Diploma in Arts from UNE or equivalent.

Advanced Standing

Candidates admitted under Rule (a) are referred to the University Policy on Advanced Standing.
Candidates admitted under Rule (b) shall be granted a maximum of 48 credit points of Specified or Unspecified Advanced Standing based on their Admission to Candidature.
Candidates admitted under Rule (c) shall be granted a maximum of 72 credit points of Specified or Unspecified Advanced Standing based on their Admission to Candidature.

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 comprising:
Bachelor of Arts component – 96 credit points including 12 credit points of Core Units and either one Minor and one Major, or one Extended Major. The Bachelor of Arts component shall include not more than 36 credit points at 100-level, at least 36 credit points at 300-level and not more than 12 credit points at 400-level;
To continue in the course a candidate must successfully complete 12 credit points of Core Units in the Arts component within the first 48 credit points of attempted units, excluding advanced standing. Candidates who fail to meet this course progression requirement will be asked to show cause as to why they should not have conditions placed on thier continued enrolment or be discontinued from the course; and
Bachelor of Business component – 96 credit points including one Major with not more than 42 credit points at 100-level and at least 30 credit points at 300/400-level and not more than 12 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 Credit Points
Bachelor of Arts component: 96 cps
Core Units 12 cps
ONE Minor totalling 24 credit points; and ONE Major totalling 48 or 60 cps;
OR
ONE Extended Major
72 or 84 cps
OR
72 cps
Elective Units
The number of credit points will vary depending on whether candidates undertake ONE minor and ONE Major, or ONE Extended Major
0 or 12 cps
Bachelor of Business component: 96 cps
Core Units 48 cps
ONE Major 48 cps
Total 192 cps

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Approved Majors

Bachelor of Arts component:
Ancient History
Archaeology
Australian History
Chinese
Classical Languages
Criminology
English
French
German
History
Human Geography
Indigenous Studies
Indonesian
International History
Islamic Studies
Italian
Japanese
Linguistics
Music
Peace Studies
Philosophy
Physical Geography
Political and International Studies
Psychology
Screen and Media Studies
Sociology
Spanish
Studies in Religion
Theatre and Performance
Writing

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

Award of Degree

Candidates who meet the course requirements shall be awarded the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business.

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 towards the Business component, of which at least 36 credit point must be from the UNE Business School. Candidates who discontinue their studies in the course may be eligible to exit with either the Diploma in Arts on completion of 48 credit points including 12 credit points of Core Unit or the Advanced Diploma in Arts on completion of 72 credit points including 12 credit points of Core Units and a 24 credit point Minor towards the Arts component. Candidates who apply to discontinue their studies and exit with the Diploma in Business or the Advanced Diploma in Arts must reapply for re-admission and will be subject to current course requirements of the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business. 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.

Subject to meeting Advanced Standing Rules, candidates admitted under Rule (b) who apply to discontinue their studies in the course may be eligible to exit with the Advanced Diploma in Arts on completion of 24 credit points including a Minor.

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 Rule and the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct Procedures.

Course Aims

The Bachelor of Arts provides students with a broad range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary studies from across the University, with a strong focus on aspects of human culture and achievement. The Bachelor of Arts can also be undertaken in conjunction with a range of other degrees in the University.

The course aims to provide students with:

(i) a depth and breadth of knowledge in their chosen areas of study;

(ii) the ability to apply the knowledge they have acquired;

(iii) skills in critical analysis, critical thinking and critical enquiry;

(iv) self-reliance, especially in regards to the acquisition of information, the ability to assess evidence, convey complex ideas and answer complex questions;

(v) the ability to communicate effectively in a range of ways;

(vi) the ability to work both independently and collaboratively;

(vii) the diverse skills to connect across geographical, disciplinary, social and cultural boundaries; and

(viii) an understanding of the value of ethical behaviour; and

(ix) the essential skills demanded by employers in a global jobs market enabling them to achieve exciting and rewarding career outcomes.

The Bachelor of Business component has been designed to create a solid grounding in the core business fields of Accounting, Business Ethics, Economics, 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.

Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. BA component: demonstrate a breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding of selected fields of study in core disciplines and areas of study in the arts, humanities social sciences and apply that knowledge in diverse contexts;
  2. demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of theories, factual content and research procedures and ethical practice in their major or extended major and other fields of study;
  3. analyse, critically evaluate and communicate ideas and solve problems with intellectual independence in their major or extended major and other fields of study including the ability to exhibit key employment and lifelong learning skills;
  4. act as informed and critically discriminating participants within the community of scholars; and
  5. display highly developed communication skills and, in the case of those students undertaking a language major or extended major, read, write and speak another language with fluency and understand its cultural context.
  6. BBus component: 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;
  7. utilise cognitive and communication skills, tools and digital technologies to communicate appropriately and persuasively with a range of stakeholders;
  8. apply critical and creative thinking to analyse complex real-world business problems and synthesise materials from a variety of sources in identifying solutions;
  9. identify relevant information drawn from a range of sources in order to analyse data and complex business-related issues;
  10. evaluate and demonstrate judgement in formulating responses to complex, social, cultural and ethical issues; and
  11. demonstrate a preparedness to engage in continuous learning and reflection to help inform professional practice and the ability to work independently and collaboratively with others to generate solutions to business problems.
Graduate Attributes
Knowledge of a Discipline

BA component: Graduates will possess a depth and breadth of knowledge relevant to their fields of study, and have a well developed understanding of the key principles, practices, and boundaries of their discipline. They will also understand the need to adopt transnational and multicultural approaches to the understanding of issues in these fields. BBus component: Knowledge of a discipline is taught, practised and assessed in all units. Graduates will develop an in-depth knowledge of key business and management theory and apply knowledge in business contexts to solve business problems. Graduates will also demonstrate a detailed understanding of the global environment in which business is conducted. Graduates 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

BA component: Graduates will have skills that enable them to investigate, synthesise and communicate the ideas and information acquired from their areas of study, including, where applicable, the possession of these skills in languages other than English. Students will recognise the importance of continuing to develop their communication skills, and be able to use appropriate communication technologies. BBus component: Communication skills are taught, practised and assessed throughout this course. Graduates will utilise cognitive and communication skills, tools and digital technologies to communicate appropriately and persuasively with a range of stakeholders. Graduates will develop oral, written and presentation skills relevant to business contexts through assessments such as essays and oral presentations.

Problem Solving

BA component: Graduates will have a sound understanding of key problem solving strategies in their fields of study and be able to apply these skills to develop their own responses to particular problems on diverse topics and issues in a range of different environments. BBus component: This graduate attribute is taught, practised and assessed throughout the course using scenarios requiring graduates 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

BA component: Graduates will be taught how to recognise relevant information and to use appropriate media, tools and methodologies to locate, access and use information. They will learn how to critically evaluate the sources, values, and validity of information, as well as to use information in critical and creative thinking. BBus component: Information literacy is taught, practised and assessed throughout the course as graduates 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

BA component: Graduates will be taught to understand and practise the highest standards of ethical behaviour associated with their discipline or profession. They will understand and be open-minded about social, cultural and linguistic diversity in Australia and the world, and appreciate their ethical responsibilities towards colleagues, research subjects, the wider community, and the environment. BBus component: Graduates are required to demonstrate an understanding and application of characteristics of professional conduct, integrity and ethics for managers; and demonstrate an understanding of and the application of social responsibility actions in strategic decision-making.

Lifelong Learning

BA component: Graduates will have the skills to continue to research, critically evaluate and discuss issues and also acquire further learning. The development of intellectual capacity and critical thinking skills will enable graduates to be able to research, write about and discuss a range of issues. These skills are transferable and essential lifelong skills. BBus component: 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

BA component: Graduates will develop skills in independent study as well as the ability to work collaboratively. They will learn the importance of participating in discussions in a professional, respectful and ethical manner. BBus component: This graduate attribute is taught, practised and assessed in this course. Graduates 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 through the course.

How to Apply

Domestic Students

All domestic students apply through the link below

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International Students

International students apply direct to UNE through UNE International

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