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Bachelor of Business BBUS

Administrative Management major


This major aims to equip students with the knowledge, skills
and attitudes that will enable them to perform a role in the administrative
management function of an organisation. It also provides students
with management techniques that will assist them to lead and direct
people to attain the information-related goals of the organisation.
The major also will assist in preparing students for work in the virtual
office environment.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Duration

3 years full-time, up to 6 years part-time

Professional accreditation

The Information Technology Management major is accredited at
professional level by the Australian
Computer Society and, through the Seoul Accord, is recognised
in other countries.

The Human Resource Management major will satisfy the academic
requirements for membership of the Australian Human Resources Institute.

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Program aims

The Bachelor of Business is designed as a vocationally-oriented
degree program. It aims to produce graduates who are equipped to identify,
describe, analyse and resolve business problems in both the private
and public sectors. Achievement of the objectives of a student's studies
will result in a graduate of high academic standard who is capable
of competing for employment in a relevant professional area and pursuing
career development in that or other related areas.

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Program objectives

Graduates should possess attributes of familiarity with major
business disciplines and knowledge and skills in problem identification,
analysis and resolution and in communication, as well as specific
attributes enabling them to work effectively in their chosen area
of major study or major studies.

At the completion of the program, students should be able to:

  • demonstrate strong communication skills and critical thinking
    skills

  • understand the concepts, processes and procedures relevant to
    public and private organisations

  • identify and evaluate the environments within which business
    is conducted in domestic and global domains

  • demonstrate a well-developed understanding of the principles
    of business in a globalised world

  • provide sensible and practical solutions to contemporary business
    problems

  • assess information needs and apply appropriate analytical techniques
    to interpret such information

  • satisfy admission requirements for membership of relevant professional
    bodies

  • act within the ethics of their profession.


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Program structure

The Bachelor of Business is comprised of 24 units as follows:

Area of study Number of units
Core courses 8 units
Either
Bachelor of Business 8“course major (select one):
  • Administrative Management

  • Human Resource Management

  • Information Technology Management

  • International Business

  • Management and Leadership

  • Marketing

  • Supply Chain Management

  • Tourism Management


Plus one of the following:
  • Second major (8 units) or

  • 2 x 4-unit Minors or

  • 1 x 4-unit Minor and 4 elective courses.


Or Bachelor of Business 16“course major
  • Marketing and Hospitality Management*

  • Tourism and Events Management*


*These majors are available to
only those students who have successfully completed a relevant Diploma
from a TAFE institution or equivalent accredited body. Students would
normally spend their first year of studies at TAFE and then apply
for direct entry to USQ. They will then complete the standard eight
core courses of the Bachelor of Business program, and the eight remaining
USQ courses.
16 units
Total 24 units

Footnotes
*These majors are available to
only those students who have successfully completed a relevant Diploma
from a TAFE institution or equivalent accredited body. Students would
normally spend their first year of studies at TAFE and then apply
for direct entry to USQ. They will then complete the standard eight
core courses of the Bachelor of Business program, and the eight remaining
USQ courses.
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Core courses

All students are required to complete a core of 8 single-unit
courses. The purpose of the core courses is to expose business students
to fundamental concepts and methods and the diversity of subject matter
that they will encounter in their studies. The functional areas of
business are identified and elementary tools leading to a focus in
the majors are developed.

The core courses are listed in the following table:

Course Semester/mode of offer Toowoomba campus Semester/mode of offer Fraser Coast campus Semester/mode of offer Springfield campus
ACC1101 Accounting for Decision-Making S1, S2, S3 S1S1
CIS1000 Information Systems Concepts S1, S2, S3 S1S1, S3
ECO1000 Economics S1, S2, S3 S1S2, S3
LAW1101 Introduction to Law S1, S2, S3 S2S2
MGT1000 Organisational Behaviour S1, S2, S3 S2S1
MKT1001 Introduction to Marketing S1, S2, S3 S1S1, S2
STA2300 Data Analysis S1, S2, S3 S2S2, S3
Select one of the following courses:
FIN1101 Introduction to Corporate Finance S1, S3 S1S1, S3
MGT2204 Business Ethics and Governance S1, S3
POL1000 Government, Business and Society S1, S2 S2S1

Note:

The courses ACC1101
, MGT1000, LAW1101 and ECO1000 are also known as Foundation
Courses (for exemption purposes).

Students undertaking the Bachelor of Business (International
Business) are required to take FIN1101 Introduction to Corporate Finance not POL1000 Government, Business and Society.

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Major studies

A major study is a set of courses that make up a coherent, in-depth
study of a specific discipline. Faculty of Business and Law majors
comprise 8 or 16 units. All students in the Bachelor of Business must
complete at least one major study selected from those offered within
the Bachelor of Business:

8-unit majors:

  • Administrative Management

  • Human Resource Management

  • Information Technology Management

  • International Business

  • Management and Leadership

  • Marketing

  • Supply Chain Management

  • Tourism Management


16-unit majors:

  • Marketing and Hospitality Management

  • Tourism and Events Management.



Double major studies

Students undertaking an 8-unit major may choose to complete
a second major from the undergraduate degree programs offered by the
Faculty of Business and Law or from the undergraduate degree programs
offered by another faculty at the University of Southern Queensland

A program in which there is a first and second major is known
as a 'double major'. Where a second major from another faculty contains
less than 8 units, students must complete extra elective units chosen
from undergraduate courses offered at the University of Southern Queensland
to ensure that their program contains 24 units in total. The sets
of courses that make up each major in the Bachelor of Business are
summarised in the following tables.

In this section:

  • Important notes
  • Administrative Management major
  • Human Resource Management major
  • Information Technology Management major
  • International Business major
  • Management and Leadership major
  • Marketing major
  • Marketing and Hospitality Management major
  • Supply Chain Management major
  • Tourism Management major
  • Tourism and Events Management major
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Important notes


Students wishing to undertake BUS3000 Work Integrated Learning as an elective of their relevant major
must have completed at least 4 courses in the major of their work
experience and be in the final year of their bachelor studies. Students
are required to have organised work experience involving practice
in the area of their major study and received the written permission
of their employer for the period of work experience to use their placement
as the basis of their learning. If the student intends to base their
project on their current place of work, they must also have received
the written permission of their employer. All students must then submit
a proposal detailing their proposed work experience to the course
examiner by the first day of semester for consideration. If their
proposal is approved they will be enrolled in the course.

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Administrative Management major


Course Semester/mode of offer Toowoomba campus Semester/mode of offer Fraser Coast campus Semester/mode of offer Springfield campus
Level 1
MGT1200 Business Communication S2 S2
MGT1001 Foundations of Human Resource Management S1 (ONC,EXT) S1S1
Level 2
MGT2203 Project Management Fundamentals S2 (ONC,EXT), S3
MGT2204 Business Ethics and Governance* S1, S3
Level 3
MGT3200 Information Management S1
MGT3201 Organisational Administration S2, S3
MKT3002 Business Strategy in a Global Environment S1, S3
Select one of the following courses:
BUS3000 Work Integrated Learning S1, S2 S1, S2
CIS3008 Information Technology Service Management S1
MKT3001 Applied Business Research S1, S2 S1S1
MKT3006 Small and Medium Enterprise Development S2 S2S2

Footnotes
*Students who undertake MGT2204 as a core course must choose two courses
from BUS3000, CIS3008, MKT3001 and MKT3006 if undertaking the
Administrative Management major.
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Human Resource Management major


Course Semester/mode of offer Toowoomba campus Semester/mode of offer Fraser Coast campus Semester/mode of offer Springfield campus
Level 1
MGT1001 Foundations of Human Resource Management S1 S1S1
Level 2
MGT2000 Staffing and Remuneration S1 S1
MGT2001 Management of Workplace Health and Safety S1 S1
MGT2002 Managing Organisations S2, S3 S3S2
MGT2004 People Development S2 S2
MGT2006 Employment Relations S2 S2
Level 3
MGT3003 Human Resource Performance Management** S1, S3 S1
Select one of the following courses:
BUS3000 Work Integrated Learning S1, S2 S1, S2
MGT3002 Leading Organisational Change|| S2 S2

Footnotes
**MGT3003 Human Resource Performance Management replaces MGT3001 Global Management.
||This is a capstone
course and students should not enrol in it until they have completed
at least six of the other courses in the Human Resource Management
major.
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Information Technology Management major


Course Semester/mode of offer Toowoomba campus Semester/mode of offer Fraser Coast campus Semester/mode of offer Springfield campus
CIS1101 Business Online S2, S3
CIS2000 Systems Analysis and Design S1, S3
CIS2002 Database Design and Implementation S1, S3
CIS2005 Principles of Information Security S2
CIS3002 Business Analysis S1, S3
CIS3008 Information Technology Service Management S1
CIS3009 Enterprise Systems in Practice S2, S3
Select one of the following courses:
BUS3000 Work Integrated Learning S1, S2 S1, S2
CIS3011 Information Systems Project S2

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International Business major


Course Semester/mode of offer Toowoomba campus Semester/mode of offer Fraser Coast campus Semester/mode of offer Springfield campus
Level 1
INR1000 International Relations in a Globalizing Era For current year offerings, please
refer to
course specification website
Level 2
MGT2060 International Business Environment and Operations S2
MKT2002 Global Marketing* S1 S1S1
POL2001 Politics and International Business S2
Level 3
MGT3001 Global Management# S1 S3 S1
MKT3002 Business Strategy in a Global Environment+ S1, S3
plus any 2 of the following courses:
BUS3000 Work Integrated Learning S1 (ONC,EXT), S2 (ONC,EXT) S1, S2
FIN3106 International Finance S1 S1
INR2002 Contemporary Issues in Asia For current year offerings,
please refer to the
course specification
website
INR3000 Australian Foreign Relations
INR3004 Change in Contemporary China
One or two language courses other than English
and subject to the approval of the Director of Coursework Studies.

Footnotes
*Students who have
completed MKT2002 Global Marketing as part of a Marketing major should substitute INR3000 Australian Foreign Relations for MKT2002 as one of the six compulsory courses
in the International Business major.
#Students who have
completed MGT3001 Global Management as part of a Human Resource Management major should substitute INR3000 Australian Foreign Relations for MGT3001 as one of the six compulsory courses
in the International Business major.
+Students who have
completed MKT3002 Business Strategy in a Global Environment as part of a Management and Leadership, Supply Chain Management
or Administrative Management major should substitute INR3000 Australian Foreign Relations for MKT3002 as one of the six compulsory courses
in the International Business major.
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Management and Leadership major


This major is approved for external offer only. However,
a number of courses are available on-campus at Toowoomba, Fraser Coast
and Springfield.

Course Semester/mode of offer Toowoomba campus Semester/mode of offer Fraser Coast campus Semester/mode of offer Springfield campus
Level 2
MGT2002 Managing Organisations S2, S3 S3S2
MGT2007 Leadership S1
MGT2008 Managing Knowledge S1
Level 3
MGT3001 Global Management S1, S3
MGT3002 Leading Organisational Change S2 S2
MGT3003 Human Resource Performance Management* S1, S3 S1
MKT3002 Business Strategy in a Global Environment S1, S3
Select one of the following courses:
BUS3000 Work Integrated Learning S1 (ONC,EXT), S2 (ONC,EXT) S1, S2
MGT3004 Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship S2

Footnotes
*MGT3003 Human Resource Performance Management replaces MGT2004 People Development.
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Marketing major


Course Semester/mode of offer Toowoomba campus Semester/mode of offer Fraser Coast campus Semester/mode of offer Springfield campus
Level 1
MKT1002 Consumer Behaviour S1, S2 S2S2
Level 2
MKT2001 Promotion Management S1, S3 S1S1
MKT2002 Global Marketing S1 S1S1
MKT2004 Marketing Channels S2 S2S2
MKT2012 Services Marketing S2 S2S2
Marketing Elective*
Level 3
MKT3001 Applied Business Research S1, S2 S1S1
MKT3007 Marketing Strategy S2 S2S2

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