Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business

This double degree is overseen by Program Directors, Dr David Hastie and Associate Professor Philip Lee.

COURSE STRUCTURE

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 compulsory core subjects
  • 2 specialisations of 8 subjects each from the separate awards
  • 6 electives

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

SUBJECTS

Specialisation

  • 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) taken from an accredited Level 7 course of study offered by the College.

*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.

Admission Criteria

Academic

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.

Language

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 Modes

Delivery Mode: Face-to-face, online
Locations: Sydney, Hobart and online
Duration: 4 years full-time/up to 10 years part-time
Intakes: Semester 1, Semester 2

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.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge:

Demonstrate

  • 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:

Demonstrate

  • 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:

Demonstrate

  • 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.

Career Opportunities

Graduates may find employment in a range of positions within church, not-for-profit, commercial or government organisations.

Student Services

For more information on the suite of student support services available, please see our Student Services section.

CRICOS Code

This course is not currently available to International Students.