Bachelor of Business

Bachelor of Business

Course overview

With this degree you will be equipped with skills that meet the demands of business including developing communication and engagement skills, building networks, adopting a commercial mindset, understanding project management and mastering critical thinking and problem solving.

Initially, you will concentrate on establishing a solid understanding of the business environment via the compulsory subjects. Later on, you will start to specialise and expand your major area of study. You will also have the opportunity to see and experience business fundamentals in action while working on industry projects.

Depending on your area of specialisation, you can apply for membership to a wide range of organisations including:

  • Australian Marketing Institute (AMI)
  • Australian Institute of Travel and Tourism (AITT)
  • Meetings and Events Australia (MEA)
  • Sports Management Association of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ)

The Bachelor of Business (Majoring in Human Resources Management) is accredited by Australian HR Institute.

Campus
Singapore
Start dates
March, July, November
Duration
2 years full time | 4 years part time (Available for all majors except Business Intelligence and Information Systems)
Study mode
On campus

Subjects

Course Structure

3 trimesters per year (normally 4 subjects per trimester)

Bachelor of Business Course Structure

Core Subjects

  • Accounting for Decision Making
  • Principles of Economics
  • Principles of Data Analysis for Business
  • Introduction to Management Concepts and Application
  • Business Communication
  • Marketing Matters
  • Business Law
  • plus one of the following Work Integrated Learning Capstone Subjects:
    • Professional Internship*
    • Multidisciplinary Project
    • Independent Project
  • *where applicable

In the JCU Bachelor of Business, students conclude their studies with a core Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experience that connects them with the business community, enabling them to demonstrate their graduate skills to potential employers.

To be eligible to apply for WIL, students must successfully complete prescribed online career development modules and quizzes throughout the degree to better prepare them for their WIL experience.

Majors

Minor (4 subjects from one of the following areas)


Note: Upon recommendation students are required to complete English for Academic Purposes subject to meet progression requirements.


For a comprehensive listing and outline of the respective course subjects, please click here.

Course Learning Outcomes

CLO 1. Demonstrate essential knowledge and innovative thinking necessary for a careers in ever changing business and not-for-profit environments

CLO 2. Synthesise underlying principles and concepts for making sustainable business decisions to meet current and future needs

CLO 3. Critically analyse the core professional obligations, values and operations of organisations including sustainability

CLO 4. Critically evaluate, interpret and communicate information, data & resources in academic literature and digital contexts

CLO 5. Work collaboratively and creatively to promote innovation

CLO 6. Apply critical thinking and problem-solving strategies in disruptive domestic and global business contexts

CLO 7. Convey information and ideas through effective communication skills appropriate to diverse audiences

CLO 8. Apply technical and digital skills, including literacy and numeracy necessary for professional practice in business

CLO 9. Evaluate and apply ethical, sustainable and social responsibility in professional practice and decision making

CLO 10. Identify and act upon, learning opportunities and self-improvements.

CLO 11. Demonstrate resilience, initiative, judgement, and reflective practice with a commitment to lifelong learning and professional development

Eligibility & Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • The entry requirements differ from country to country but in general applicants must have satisfactorily completed 12 years of schooling or equivalent
  • Successful completion of the James Cook University Foundation Program will also satisfy the entry requirement.

Pre-requisite

  • Successful completion of English Language subject or any language rich subject deemed comparable to Australian standards on a case-by-case basis which includes GCE A level Grade D or higher in English or any language rich subject, GCE AS level Grade C or higher in English or any language rich subject, or GCE O level Grade C or higher in English subject.

For further information email admissions-singapore@jcu.edu.au

English Requirements

  • Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of IELTS 6 (no component lower than 6.0) / TOEFL (Internet Based) 74 (no component less than 18) / Pearson PTE Academic 52 (no component less than 52); or
  • Satisfactory completion of James Cook University Singapore English Language Preparatory Program (ELPP); or
  • Successful completion of other qualifications completed in English Language deemed comparable to Australian standards within the last two years on a case-by-case basis

Advanced Standing

  • Advanced standing of up to 8 subjects will be granted upon successful completion of James Cook University Diploma of Higher Education (Business Studies) program.
  • Credit exemption may be granted for students with tertiary qualifications from recognised institutions on a case-by-case basis.

Attendance Requirements

International students holding a valid Student's Pass are required to attend at least 90% of scheduled classes per month. Failure to attend classes is a breach of the student visa conditions. Being absent from classes for a continuous period of seven days or more, or attendance falling below 90% without valid reasons will result in the student needing to surrender their Student's Pass for cancellation.

Domestic students must attend at least 75% of the scheduled lecture and tutorial activities to be eligible for assessment.

Tuition Fees

Domestic* International
S$56,496 S$59,064

*Fees apply to all Singapore residents (Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and all pass holders excluding those holding a Student Pass)

Note: All course fees include prevailing 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST). Students will pay the tuition fees in equal instalments. The details of the breakdown will be provided in your Student Contract. Please contact us for further details.

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Note: International students in Singapore on a Student Pass are not permitted to work. For more information please visit http://www.ica.gov.sg.

James Cook University is EduTrust Certified. The EduTrust certification scheme is administered by the Committee for Private Education (CPE), a part of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG). EduTrust requires all students to be covered under a Fee Protection Scheme. In James Cook University, this is provided through an insurance protection scheme. Further, EduTrust also requires that the students must be covered under a medical insurance coverage which has provision for hospitalisation, surgery and treatment costs throughout their course duration. James Cook University will advise in the Standard Student Contract the total amount of insurance payable.

For more details please visit the Committee for Private Education (CPE), a part of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) website: www.cpe.gov.sg

Disclaimer
Although James Cook University endeavours to ensure the accuracy of this information, there is no guarantee it will remain accurate all year. Applicants are advised to confirm program details with the appropriate school before making an application.

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