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Bachelor of Arts (Business and Communication Studies)

This course is not available for domestic application in Semester 2, 2014.

Available to:
Domestic and International students.
Campus:
  • Strathfield
Duration:
3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.
ATAR/OP (2014):
  • Strathfield (59.65)

Domestic Students An Australian or New Zealand citizen, or Australian permanent resident or permanent humanitarian visa holder

Description

This Arts specialisation course is tailored to the needs of the contemporary business environment, with a focus on business studies, economics and communication, whilst providing you with the knowledge and skills in your choice of humanities, liberal arts and social science based disciplines.

To complete the Bachelor of Arts (Business and Communication Studies) you can either do a:

  • Major in Business Studies
  • Minor in Communication
  • Minor in either Computing, Economics, Mathematics or Psychology.

    or a

  • Major in Economics
  • Minor in Communication
  • Minor in Business Studies.

Employers value our graduates due to their ability to:

  • think systematically and critically
  • gather and evaluate evidence from many sources
  • communicate clearly
  • apply ethical principles to decision making.
You can also use this Arts course as the foundation for further specialised study.

Course Duration

3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Campus Availability

  • Strathfield - (Application not available)

Deferment, Study Mode, Credit Points & Course Units

Deferment Postponing the start date of this course.

Deferment is available for two years. Find out more about deferment: Deferment Information

Study Mode On-campus: Offered primarily face-to-face at any one of the six ACU campuses. This includes units offered during any study period, whether in regular or intensive mode and with or without an online component. Up to 20% of the units comprising the course may be offered through online or mixed-mode study. On-site: Offered primarily face-to-face at any location other than one of the six ACU campuses. This can include units offered in regular or intensive mode, units offered at remote locations including overseas locations and units with an online component. Up to 20% of the units comprising the course may be offered through online or mixed-mode study. Distance: Offered principally through the provision of printed material to the student. These units may include an online component as an adjunct to the printed material. Off-shore: All units in a course are offered at a location outside Australia. Online: All units in a course are offered only through online study. Mixed-mode: (Relates to units) Units which are offered through a combination of two or more of online, distance, on-campus and/or on-site modes. They may include a residential component either at one of the six ACU campuses or at an 'on-site' location. Multi-mode: (Relates to a course) The various units in a course may be offered in a variety of the modes described above.

  • On Campus

Credit Points Numerical values attached to each unit (subject) or component of a course. At ACU, one unit is normally 10 credit points.

240

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Start Dates for 2014

Strathfield
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - Applications closed

Course Costs

  • Average first year fee: $9395 Commonwealth Supported (indicative only)
Important Note on Fees

All costs are based on current rates. A student's annual fee may vary in accordance with their choice of major and electives. The University reviews fees annually.

Eligibility

An applicant must also comply with the Admission Rules.
To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12, or equivalent:

New South Wales
Assumed knowledge: Mathematics (other than General Mathematics) for study in Mathematics.
Recommended studies: Visual Arts for study in Visual Arts.

Queensland
Prerequisites: English (4, SA).

Victoria
Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or 25 in any other English.

Applying for Admission

This course is not available for domestic application in Semester 2, 2014.

Career Paths

  • Banking
  • Community organisations
  • Finance
  • Public sector

Volunteer Experience

Learning in the Community:

Students are required to complete a Learning in the Community unit to meet graduation requirements. HUMA247 Learning in the Community unit requires the completion of a total of 15 days service to a community organisation usually by the end of year 2.

Specialisations

A student may complete a specialisation in Business and Communication Studies in accordance with the following requirements from the Schedule of Unit Offerings:

Completion of:

1. 160cp from:

  1.  
    1. a Major in Business Studies;
    2. a Minor in Communication; and
    3. a Minor in one of Computing, Economics, Mathematics or Psychology;

      or
  2.  
    1. a Major in Economics;
    2. a Minor in Communication; and
    3. a Minor in Business Studies;

2. at least 20 cp from Program Core units1
3. 20 cp from University Core Units
4. 10 cp from HUMA2472 Learning in the Community; and
5. not more than 50 cp from Electives.

* If Business Studies is not the selected major then a minor in Business Studies must be completed.


1 A Program Core unit may contribute to a major
2 Learning in the Community is normally to be completed by the end of Year 2.

Contacts for Future Students

Domestic Students An Australian or New Zealand citizen, or Australian permanent resident or permanent humanitarian visa holder

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International Students

Description

This Arts specialisation course is tailored to the needs of the contemporary business environment, with a focus on business studies, economics and communication, whilst providing you with the knowledge and skills in your choice of humanities, liberal arts and social science based disciplines.

To complete the Bachelor of Arts (Business and Communication Studies) you can either do a:

  • Major in Business Studies
  • Minor in Communication
  • Minor in either Computing, Economics, Mathematics or Psychology.

    or a

  • Major in Economics
  • Minor in Communication
  • Minor in Business Studies.

Employers value our graduates due to their ability to:

  • think systematically and critically
  • gather and evaluate evidence from many sources
  • communicate clearly
  • apply ethical principles to decision making.
You can also use this Arts course as the foundation for further specialised study.

Course Duration

3 years

Start Dates and Campus Availability

Strathfield
  • 09-Feb-2015 , 20-Jul-2015 , 08-Feb-2016 , 18-Jul-2016 , 06-Feb-2017 , 17-Jul-2017

Deferment, Study Mode, Credit Points & Course Units

Deferment Postponing the start date of this course.

Yes. See Defer your offer.

Study Mode

  • On Campus

Credit Points Numerical values attached to each unit (subject) or component of a course. At ACU, one unit is normally 10 credit points.

240

Credit Points

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Course Costs

  • Unit Fee: $2380.00 (2015)
  • Average first year fee: $19040.00 (2015)
  • Estimated Total Cost: $57120.00 (2015)

Important Note on Fees

The Tuition fees quoted above are for commencing students in the current year who undertake a normal full-time load. Fees are reviewed annually.

Tuition fees for continuing students may increase by up to 3 percent each year for the minimum duration of the course as provided on your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE). Students who continue to study beyond the minimum duration will have the relevant annual commencing rate applied to their fees for subsequent study periods.

Eligibility

An applicant must also comply with the Admission Rules.
Apply directly to Australian Catholic University.
Applicants require the equivalent of Australian Year 12 certificate and an overall academic IELTS score of 6.0 (with minimum scores of 6.0 in speaking and writing, and 5.5 in listening and reading).

Applying for Admission

How to Apply

Information on the application procedure.

International Students Apply Now nternational Students Apply Now
International students undertaking an Australian Year 12 qualification should apply through the relevant tertiary admissions centre:
NSW & ACT
Apply through UAC
(not offered)

Career Paths

  • Banking
  • Community organisations
  • Finance
  • Public sector

Volunteer Experience

Learning in the Community:

Students are required to complete a Learning in the Community unit to meet graduation requirements. HUMA247 Learning in the Community unit requires the completion of a total of 15 days service to a community organisation usually by the end of year 2.

Specialisations

A student may complete a specialisation in Business and Communication Studies in accordance with the following requirements from the Schedule of Unit Offerings:

Completion of:

1. 160cp from:

  1.  
    1. a Major in Business Studies;
    2. a Minor in Communication; and
    3. a Minor in one of Computing, Economics, Mathematics or Psychology;

      or
  2.  
    1. a Major in Economics;
    2. a Minor in Communication; and
    3. a Minor in Business Studies;

2. at least 20 cp from Program Core units1
3. 20 cp from University Core Units
4. 10 cp from HUMA2472 Learning in the Community; and
5. not more than 50 cp from Electives.

* If Business Studies is not the selected major then a minor in Business Studies must be completed.


1 A Program Core unit may contribute to a major
2 Learning in the Community is normally to be completed by the end of Year 2.

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