Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business
The Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business double degree is designed to provide graduates with a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in business and one or more of AC’s wide range of disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning and innovative electives that distinguish this AC degree from others available in Australia.
The double degree course is based on eight semesters (each of 12 weeks duration, plus an exam week), with four subjects taught in each semester. It comprises:
- 10 Core Subjects (100 credit points)
- 2 specialisations of 8 subjects each from the separate awards (160 credit points)
- 6 Elective Subjects (60 credit points)
To qualify for award of the double degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 320 credit points, including satisfactory completion of the core subjects noted below
Core / 10 Subjects (100 credit points)
- ACC101 Accounting for Decision Making
- BUS101 Business Law
- BUS102 Economics
- BUS204 Business Analytics
- EXP202 Professional Practice in Business
- LEA201 Leadership Principles
- MAN101 Introduction to Management
- RES101 Introduction to Academic Writing and Research
- THE101 Christian Worldview (or ACA101 Faith & Purpose)
- THE201 Christian Ethics
Specialisation / 16 Subjects (160 credit points)
- 1 major (specialisation) of 8 subjects from the Bachelor of Arts
- 1 major (specialisation) of 8 subjects from the Bachelor of Business
Electives / 6 Subjects (60 credit points)
*NOTE: The following subjects must be completed in addition to the subjects included in the Accounting specialisation by any student wishing to gain acceptance into certain professional bodies (CPA Australia or CAANZ Australia and New Zealand).
BUS202 Financial Decision Making*
BUS250 Corporations Law*
BUS260 Business Finance*
BUS350 Taxation Law*
Rules of Progression
Maximum of 10 subjects (100 credit points) at 100 level and at least 6 subjects (60 credit points) at 300 level.
Applicants with Recent Secondary Education (within the past 2 years)
Applicants admitted on the basis of their recent secondary education must demonstrate the completion of NSW Higher School Certificate with an ATAR of 65 or higher (or the completion of the International Baccalaureate or interstate or overseas equivalent qualification and result) for admission into this course.
Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) Study
Applicants with a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification will demonstrate the completion of a Certificate III or higher qualification awarded by an authorised institution or registered training organisation (RTO).
The Program Director will conduct a pre-admission interview (either face-to-face or phone or via Zoom) with all applicants seeking entry into the course on the basis of a Certificate III qualification. This interview aims to assess academic suitability and preparedness of the applicant for undergraduate level study.
Applicants with Higher Education Study
Applicants whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a complete or partially complete higher education qualification must demonstrate the completion or partial completion of an AQF Level 5 Higher Education Diploma (or higher) by an authorised institution for admission into this course.
Applicants with Work and Life Experience
If you are over the age of 21 at the time of commencement, you can apply for admission into this course on the basis of provisional entry, and complete the provisional entry qualifying period to become a full candidate.
Overseas students are required to demonstrate their English proficiency skills. Such students admitted into our programs must attain an overall IELTS (or equivalent) score of 6.5 (with no score below 6.0 in any of the four skills areas). IELTS (or equivalent) is not required for applicants who have undertaken five years of required higher education study (or equivalent) in English from an approved country or who have completed a Certificate IV or higher qualification awarded in English under the Australian Qualification Framework by an authorised institution or registered training organisation.
Study ModesLocations: Online, Sydney
Full-time Duration: 4 years
Part-time Duration: Up to 10 years
2023 Intakes: Oct Intake, Nov Intake
2024 Intakes: Sem 1, Sem 2, Nov Intake
See the timetable to confirm individual subject location and mode availability.
Fees & Timetable
A complete Fee Schedule for all Alphacrucis programs and courses can be found in our Fees Information section.
For a full list of course dates for new and continuing students, please see our Timetables.
FEE-HELP is available for eligible students to assist you in financing your studies. For more information and other options, please visit the Financing Your Study page. For students who cannot access government loans, an alternative option is Study Loans, a private student loan provider. To learn more about loans provided by Study Loans, click here.
Course Learning Outcomes
- a broad knowledge of theories, principles and practices, with depth in each of the specialisations;
- knowledge of various approaches used across a broad and coherent body of knowledge within the Christian worldview framework;
- skills to analyse, synthesise, and apply knowledge of theories, principles and practices in the discipline areas;
- skills to understand and communicate a Christian worldview;
- cognitive and technical skills required for a range of liberal arts fields, with depth in the area of specialisations;
- ability to identify issues and to provide evidence based and innovative solutions, by integrating their Christian worldview to complex issues;
- skills in critical thinking and self-directed learning, using a range of sources and methods;
- communication skills to present theories, ideas and arguments to specialist and non-specialist audiences using appropriately selected communication methods;
Application of Knowledge and Skills:
- ability to analyse and discuss contemporary topics, issues and challenges in the discipline area, and create solutions to these challenges. This includes the ability to apply knowledge and skills to new and diverse contexts, including local, regional, national and international communities;
- self-reflection, independent learning and evaluation of own performance for the purpose of vocational development.
Graduates may find employment in a range of positions within church, not-for-profit, commercial or government organisations.
"After I graduated I started working as a supervisor as well as having my own small business. AC played a major role in helping me develop my leadership skills, critical thinking skills, communication skills and emotional intelligence to thrive in business."
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