Bachelor of Business and Enterprise, Bachelor of Arts
A double degree in arts and business
Prepare for an innovative future with a broad career outlook. An arts major like digital media or international relations unlocks roles beyond commerce. Enhance your business skills with creativity and critical thinking. Expand your mind and future.
Australian Higher Education Loan Program (HELP)
100% online study with practicum placement
- No dates available
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What you'll learn
Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes.
Course Learning Outcome
- Apply critical analysis, reasoning and reflexivity to social and cultural situations and problems.
- Demonstrate the ability to develop a persuasive independent argument incorporating a range of perspectives and evidence.
- Develop and create effective solutions to straight forward problems from a discipline area. Critically evaluate, analyse and synthesise a straight forward issue or theory from a discipline area to arrive at a conclusion / decision with justification.
- Develop innovative and creative responses to contemporary and historical social, environmental and cultural issues.
- Apply knowledge and skills creatively in devising solutions to challenges related to a business discipline.
- Investigate and evaluate issues with reference to principles of social justice and equity and according to ethical conventions.
- Demonstrate understanding of cross-sector and cross-cultural differences in ethics and morality.
- Describe and apply a recognised ethical framework to analyse behaviour in a discipline or workplace/ organisation. Apply discipline based knowledge and skills in situations that require autonomy and well-developed responsible behaviour.
- Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of society and culture in chosen disciplines of study.
- Apply disciplinary knowledge to diverse contexts.
- Demonstrate and apply in-depth discipline specific knowledge and skills with a global perspective. Demonstrate an understanding and application of research, analytical and technical skills in a broad business discipline.
- Access, interpret and evaluate information to inform decision-making and action.
- Reflect on, assess and self-regulate own learning capabilities and performance.
- Investigate and identify a broad range of leadership practices in the management of people and self.
- Demonstrate the ability to effectively participate in and reflect upon self and team activities in general business situations.
- Prepare and deliver well developed discipline advice, knowledge and ideas orally for a business and public context. Prepare and deliver well developed and justified, discipline advice using written communications suitable for business and public contexts.
- Communicate effectively in a variety of forms, including in working autonomously or collaboratively.
- Demonstrate cultural competence in local, Australian-wide and international settings as applied in business and social situations.
- Demonstrate a commitment to multicultural perspectives.
- Develop awareness of knowledge and skills needed to engage in a culturally competent way with Indigenous peoples.
Graduates have access to a wide range of career options in fields ranging from marketing, product management, management, banking, accounting and finance to communication industries, community relations, journalism, cultural policy, management and administration, education, government, publishing, public service, multimedia design, creative and cultural industries.
The Accounting specialisation is accredited by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
The Financial Services specialisation is accredited by the Treasury's Financial Adviser Standards (FAS). For information on how to become a registered financial adviser in Australia, please visit the FAS website.
ATAR: 70 or equivalent
English Proficiency Requirements
English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows
Overall - 6.0
Listening - minimum 5.5
Reading - minimum 5.5
Speaking - minimum 5.5
Writing - minimum 5.5
You can choose a double-weighted internship unit to get practical experience and build professional networks.
There are opportunities to intern or study abroad to expand your global experience.
Credit for previous study or work
Applicants or students that can provide supporting documents to verify they already know, understand and can perform the learning outcomes for one or more units within a Southern Cross course, are eligible to have their prior learning assessed for credit by submitting an application for Advanced Standing.
Innovation, entrepreneurship and digital communication are key qualities required by the leaders of tomorrow.
The Bachelor of Business and Enterprise, Bachelor of Arts develops these qualities, combining business management skills with a focus on humanities and communication.
You will build core capabilities to support business decision-making, with foundational knowledge in business law, economics and accounting with the opportunity to major in a range of subjects from both business and arts disciplines. You may also elect to specialise in accounting or financial services.
This double degree is a pathway to multiple career options, from journalism to policy development, management to design, public relations to banking and beyond.
Degree structure details
Recommended Study Pattern
As a guide, core subjects in this degree can include:
- Starting a Business
- Business Practice and Impact
- Australia, Asia and the World
- Critical Thinking for Digital Times
Plus there’s a selection of majors and electives to choose from. As part of your application, you’ll be guided through how to get the right degree structure in place for you.
To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Business and Enterprise, Bachelor of Arts, students must complete the equivalent of 32 units (384 credit points), comprising:
- 8 core units (96 credit points),
- 1 Arts major (96 credit points), and
- Business and Enterprise Financial Services Specialisation (192 credit points),
- Business and Enterprise Accounting Specialisation (144 credit points) and the equivalent of 4 Arts option units (48 credit points),
- 1 Business and Enterprise major (96 credit points) and the equivalent of 4 Arts option units (48 credit points) and 4 Business and Enterprise option units (48 credit points).