Associate Degree in Business Administration (Indigenous Studies)


Duration:

2 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

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The Associate Degree in Business Administration (Indigenous Studies) will prepare you for a career in business management, with a focus on the business practices of Indigenous Australians.

If you’re an Indigenous student who wants to develop your problem-solving and leadership skills, as well as investigate ethical issues taking into account Indigenous cultures, histories, lifestyles and contexts, then this is the degree for you.

You will learn about business management, with subject areas including:

  • accounting
  • business communication
  • economics
  • globalisation of Indigenous business
  • Indigenous leadership
  • marketing

This business degree will also provide you with practical professional experience through placements.

2 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Deferment

Deferment is available for one year. Find out more about deferment: Deferment Information

Exit Point

Advanced Diploma in Business Administration (Indigenous Studies)
(Exit qualification only)
120 cp
Minimum duration: 1.5 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Diploma in Business Administration (Indigenous Studies)
(Exit qualification only)
80 cp
Minimum duration: 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time.

Certificate in Business Administration (Indigenous Studies)
(Exit qualification only)
40 cp
Minimum duration: 6 months full-time or equivalent part-time.

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings
Important Note on Fees

All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.

A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:

  • the number of units studied per semester;
  • the choice of major or specialisation; and
  • elective units.

The University reviews fees annually.

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites:

  1. Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or equivalent; or
  2. appropriate VET Certificate III or IV.

Applicants may also be required to attend for interview.

Variety of positions as business professionals, office administrators, and clerical assistants in public and private sectors, Indigenous and non-Indigenous companies and organisations.

Students in the Associate Degree are required to undertake one compulsory professional experience unit which involves professional placement within a business organisation (in the relevant discipline area) over a period of 140 hours.

Graduates of the Associate Degree in Business Administration (Indigenous Studies), (ADBA (IS)) can articulate into the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) by applying directly through ACU. Eligible students may receive credit towards the BBA for units they have successfully completed as part of the Associate Degree. Graduates of the ADBA (IS) may also articulate into the Bachelor of Commerce (direct entry not available) to study majors in accounting, commercial law*, financial services*, human resource management, international business, management, marketing, supply chain management, occupational health, safety and environment or information systems* (*not all options are available in Brisbane, Queensland).

Domestic Students

The Associate Degree in Business Administration (Indigenous Studies) will prepare you for a career in business management, with a focus on the business practices of Indigenous Australians.

If you’re an Indigenous student who wants to develop your problem-solving and leadership skills, as well as investigate ethical issues taking into account Indigenous cultures, histories, lifestyles and contexts, then this is the degree for you.

You will learn about business management, with subject areas including:

  • accounting
  • business communication
  • economics
  • globalisation of Indigenous business
  • Indigenous leadership
  • marketing

This business degree will also provide you with practical professional experience through placements.

2 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Deferment

Exit Point

Advanced Diploma in Business Administration (Indigenous Studies)
(Exit qualification only)
120 cp
Minimum duration: 1.5 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Diploma in Business Administration (Indigenous Studies)
(Exit qualification only)
80 cp
Minimum duration: 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time.

Certificate in Business Administration (Indigenous Studies)
(Exit qualification only)
40 cp
Minimum duration: 6 months full-time or equivalent part-time.

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Important Note on Fees

Variety of positions as business professionals, office administrators, and clerical assistants in public and private sectors, Indigenous and non-Indigenous companies and organisations.

Students in the Associate Degree are required to undertake one compulsory professional experience unit which involves professional placement within a business organisation (in the relevant discipline area) over a period of 140 hours.

Graduates of the Associate Degree in Business Administration (Indigenous Studies), (ADBA (IS)) can articulate into the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) by applying directly through ACU. Eligible students may receive credit towards the BBA for units they have successfully completed as part of the Associate Degree. Graduates of the ADBA (IS) may also articulate into the Bachelor of Commerce (direct entry not available) to study majors in accounting, commercial law*, financial services*, human resource management, international business, management, marketing, supply chain management, occupational health, safety and environment or information systems* (*not all options are available in Brisbane, Queensland).