Bachelor of Business Subjects

Subjects offered as part of this Award:

(For more specific information about the course structure, please see the Bachelor of Business Course Page)

ACC101 - Accounting for Decision Making

Description: This subject introduces students to the concepts of Accounting and an understanding of how it can be used in decision making.  Topics include financial accountability and sustainability, business structures and transactions, an introduction to financial recording and statements, analysing financial/business ratios, budgeting, costing and capital investment. The course is designed as an introduction and therefore will entail a blend of theory and application so that the students can understand the practicalities of accounting. Throughout the course, consideration of business ethics and practices within a Christian worldview is taken in relation to accounting for businesses, churches and not-for-profit organisations. Unit detail page >>

ACC201 - Accounting and Financial Management

Description: This subject develops the student’s comprehension of accounting from the foundation level (of information users) into an understanding of accounting processes and practices (from the view of accounting report preparers). This includes the key concepts and theories of financial reporting, transaction recording, preparation of financial reports, and consideration of their implications. Students will become proficient in basic double entry accounting, and demonstrate the practical skills of accounting and in the use of accounting software packages. The skills to critically evaluate financial reports are developed, while management skills related to financial management and performance are both imparted and applied. Unit detail page >>

ACC202 - Financial Reporting

Description: This subject develops the knowledge and skills required to produce basic financial reporting to the level required by Australian Accounting Standards. The financial reporting environment and various regulatory requirements (professional and statutory) governing financial reporting are introduced. This is combined with a theoretical framework that allows critical evaluation of the accounting and reporting practices of reporting entities, and the comparison of alternative accounting methods. Individual topics cover issues such as measuring assets (including intangibles, revaluation and impairment), leases, employee benefits, tax effect accounting, biological assets, cash flow reporting and earnings per share measurement. Extended disclosure (such as corporate social responsibility accounting) and simplified / concise reporting is also considered in the Australian environment. Unit detail page >>

ACC210 - Management Accounting

Description: This course introduces student to the concepts of management accounting and how the management accounting is used in an organisation especially in decision making. Topics include cost accounting concepts, management control systems, budgeting, product and service costing. Students will become proficient in the evaluation the performance of an oganisation and the use of costing information for business planning. Unit detail page >>

ACC212 - Accounting Information Systems

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ACC301 - Accounting for Groups

Description: This subject presents the methods used to account for corporate groups.  Corporate groups may be structured through investments in other entities, which will lead to a number of accounting techniques that may be appropriate in certain circumstances. Depending on the level of control that is exerted by the investor, the investment might be classified as either a subsidiary of the parent, an associate or a joint venture/arrangement. The financial reporting required by Australian Accounting Standards varies with these types of arrangements.  The preparation of consolidated financial statements for corporate groups, including the treatment of goodwill, intra-group transactions and non-controlling interests are considered in depth, as are equity accounting and proportional consolidation. Other advanced topics investigated include segment disclosures, related party disclosures, and foreign currency translation.  The subject also critically evaluates group accounting, the quality of information produced for users, current issues in accounting regulation and practice on related topics and the politics of the standard-setting process. Unit detail page >>

ACC302 - Financial Statement Analysis

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ACC305 - Accountability, Social Responsibility and Sustainability

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ACC310 - Advanced Management Accounting

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ACC311 - Accounting Theory and Current Issues

Description: This subject requires students to develop a deep understanding of various accounting theories and to apply that to specific financial reporting issues and the conceptual framework used by the Australian Accounting Standard Board (AASB).  Students will critically evaluate both the accounting standard setting process and the theoretical or logical basis of specific accounting standards; and then apply this to topics such as fair value accounting, capital market contracting, earnings management, environmental and sustainability accounting, and the international harmonization of accounting standards. Unit detail page >>

ACC320 - Audit and Assurance

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BUS101 - Business Law

Description: This subject introduces students to the legal environment in which corporations, not-for-profit organisations and churches operate. It covers legal principles, Australia’s legal system, criminal law, tort law, contract law, corporations law, church and not-for-profit law, and workplace law. Unit detail page >>

BUS102 - Economics

Description: This subject introduces students to the approach and theoretical tools of contemporary mainstream economics.  It sets economics in its historical, ethical and theological contexts.  There will be a special study of the economics of religious behaviour and institutions. Unit detail page >>

BUS120 - Business Information Systems

Description: This subject introduces students to the concepts of business and accounting information systems and aims to instil an appreciation of how technology can be used to assist business, without the technology becoming an end in itself. In particular, it aims to generate an awareness of the importance of information to decision making, how to provide such information and ensure its usefulness to the decision makers, and organisational risk and governance Unit detail page >>

BUS201 - Business Statistics

Description: This subject lays a foundation for business studies, introducing students to mathematical and statistical methods used in business. Unit detail page >>

BUS202 - Financial Decision Making

Description: Financial Decision Making provides an introduction to some of the key skills required for good financial management within a Christian worldview. It provides the techniques and skills that facilitate objective analysis and evaluation of alternatives that enable both strategic decision making and day-to-day management decisions. The course takes a practical approach using examples taken from both Australian and international organisations Unit detail page >>

BUS203 - Financial Integrity System

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BUS250 - Corporations Law

Description: Australian corporate law is an essential element to be understood for the operation and management of companies, which is the basis of BUS250 Corporations Law. The subject covers business structures, the effect of incorporation, Director’s and Officer’s duties, internal governance of corporations and good corporate governance. These skills and knowledge can be applied into the For-Profit and Not-For-Profit sectors equally. Students will look carefully into the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and into the operation and role of the corporate watchdog (ASIC). Unit detail page >>

BUS260 - Business Finance

Description: This course develops the student’s ability to apply practical financial decision making to personal and business decisions. Gain an understanding of how the global financial system operates, the risks associated with capital markets, financing major works, valuing a business and distributing profit. Students will know how to raise capital and finance debt with a socially responsible strategic approach. Understanding Business Finance is critical to the long term success of any organisation and the material in this course will give students the understanding to make wise financial decisions. Unit detail page >>

BUS303 - Not-for-Profit Governance, Law and Taxation

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BUS350 - Taxation Law

Description: Taxation is a very important area of government activity. It impacts upon the directions and efficiency of the economy and ultimately affects the distribution of income in society and provides parameters within which government spending programs can be maintained. In addition, we as individuals have an obvious need to understand the taxation laws and their implications for our personal decisions. This is also true for businesses. Given that taxation is an area with one of the largest amounts of legislation and legislative change, and a large number of reported decisions and administrative rulings, the unit is required to provide a high level of understanding which also has to be achieved in the short space of one semester’s study. Nevertheless, because the law changes so frequently, the key aim is not to give a static picture of the legal provisions in the semester in which you are studying this area, but rather to use that material to develop dynamic skills that will allow you to find, understand and utilise the provisions that are operative whenever you have a particular taxation issue to consider. Unit detail page >>

EXP201 - Professional Practice

Description: Itching to connect the realm of the classroom with some real-life experience? Professional Practice is designed with just this aim in mind. Students will have the have the chance to engage academically with issues pertaining to their Major Specialisation (whether ministry or business) plus experience a hands-on placement. Working with an experienced supervisory mentor (no family members or close friends!), students will complete a 100 hour placement over the course of semester, with a variety of formats to choose from. For instance, do you have a heart for pastoral ministry? You could complete 8 hours a week at your local church, working with a department pastor. Or perhaps you have visions of becoming the next CEO of World Vision? A block placement at a Christian organisation, working with a field specialist, could be the kick start needed. Alternatively, have you been wanting to make a difference while experiencing cross cultural ministry overseas? Your 100 hours could be served with an overseas mentor in a concentrated three or so weeks of professional practice. The sky is the limit! Want to know more specifics? Go to 'Professional Practice' on moodle (login: Profexp1 ) Unit detail page >>

EXP202 - Professional Practice in Business

Description: Itching to connect the realm of the classroom with some real-life experience? Professional Practice in Business is designed with just this aim in mind. Students will have the have the chance to engage academically with issues pertaining to their Business specialisation plus experience a hands-on placement. Working with an experienced supervisory mentor, students will complete a 100 hour placement over the course of semester, with a variety of formats to choose from. Perhaps you have visions of becoming the next CEO of World Vision? A block placement at a Christian organisation, working with a field specialist, could be the kick start needed. Alternatively, your 100 hours could be served with an overseas mentor in a concentrated three or so weeks of professional practice. The sky is the limit! Want to know more specifics? Go to 'Professional Practice' on moodle (login: Profexp1) Unit detail page >>

EXP301 - Advanced Professional Practice

Description: Advanced Professional Practice builds on Professional Practice. It provides a chance for students to continue the challenging but rewarding combination of academic reflection upon contemporary ministerial issues and hands-on experience. Like Professional Practice, you will work with an experienced supervisory mentor (no family members or close friends!), complete a 100 hour placement over the course of semester, with a variety of formats to choose from. Want to know more specifics? Go to 'Professional Practice' on moodle (login: Profexp1 ) Unit detail page >>

EXP302 - Advanced Professional Practice in Business

Description: Advanced Professional Practice in Business builds on Professional Practice in Business. It provides a chance for students to continue the challenging but rewarding combination of academic reflection upon contemporary business issues and hands-on experience. Like Professional Practice in Business, you will work with an experienced supervisory mentor, complete a 100 hour placement over the course of semester, with a variety of formats to choose from. Want to know more specifics? Go to 'Professional Practice' on moodle (login: Profexp1) Unit detail page >>

HRM201 - Fundamentals of Human Resource Management

Description: Human Resources are the key to any organisation, and the efficient and ethical management of these resources will impact an organisation’s success. In this subject students will be introduced to the modern Strategic Human Resource Management framework. Topics covered include work design, human resource planning, recruitment & employee retention, managing performance, staff training and development, and workplace negotiation. After completing this subject, students will have a fir understanding of HRM procedures and be prepared for further studies in the HRM. Unit detail page >>

HRM202 - Human Resource Planning and Development

Description: This unit examines two main areas of Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM): Human Resource Planning (HRP) and Human Resource Development (HRD). HRP is important for management to understand the current and future HR needs in order to align with the strategic objectives of the organisation and to deal with changes in the external environment. In this unit, students will learn the processes involved in conducting HR planning: examining the factors influencing the demand and supply of labour, analysing the organisation's goals, strategies and policies in order to determine workforce requirements. HRD covers the theories and principles governing the design, implementation and evaluation of HR initiatives. Unit detail page >>

HRM203 - Management of Workplace Health & Safety

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HRM216 - Volunteer Management

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HRM302 - Performance Management

Description: This course examines a vital component of Human Resources: performance management. It outlines the importance of an effective performance management system and analyses the processes involved in the development of a performance management plan in order to help the organisation reach its short and long term goals. It covers the common pitfalls of modern performance management systems and the strategic techniques to avoid them. This unit also draws frameworks for the preparation of performance appraisal programs and the use of assessment tools (competency profiling and Key Performance Indicators). In addition, students will learn the contemporary approaches to measuring performance and the relationship between remuneration philosophy and performance. Unit detail page >>

HRM351 - Industrial Relations

Description: This subject develops students understanding of the broad legislative, economic, political and social influences on industrial relations systems and on employment relationships. It explores Australia’s industrial relations roots and the changing nature of the industrial relations environment including the influence s of de(re)regulation, trade unions, governments and institutions and how these have effected industrial relations managerial strategies. Students will also demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of contemporary employee relations and how the Australian industrial relations systems may progress into the future. Unit detail page >>

LEA201 - Leadership Principles

Description: Why do we need leaders? What do they do? Are they born or made? This unit will help students to find answers to these questions in the light of contemporary leadership theory and a Christian worldview. We will explore theory on leadership skills, traits and behaviours and consider the important question of what makes a leader great or...what would make you a great leader. Unit detail page >>

LEA202 - Leadership Principles (Arrow)

Outcomes:

1.      Identify personal values, own leadership philosophy, and develop a self-awareness to start the continual process of leadership development;

2.      Develop and build team communication, and problem-solving skills;

3.      Demonstrate the ability to explain and critically evaluate different theories and approaches to leadership;

4.      Demonstrate and  examine leadership issues pertaining to ethics and the dark side of leadership;

5.      Identify, describe and distinguish the key leadership theories and their applications in an organizational setting

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LEA220 - Developing Women Leaders

Description: The church-at-large is still divided about the question whether women should lead. Despite the ongoing debate, many female leaders have made significant contributions to the church and to their communities. This unit explores the background of the debate as well as the journeys of these women leaders–some in the midst of controversy. How did they become leaders, what was their leadership style and how did they contribute to their context? Learning from the past we will then explore how to raise and develop women leaders for the future. Unit detail page >>

LEA301 - Advanced Leadership and Decision Making

Description: Organisations are groups of people working together for a purpose. Despite the pervasiveness of organisations in our modern society, effective group behaviour does not always come naturally. In fact, many goals are never achieved due to poor group dynamics rather than a lack of skills, vision or strategy.  This unit will help students to develop an understanding of how an organisation can encourage effective, efficient, social and ethical behaviour; how leadership styles, organisational structure and value systems influence behaviour and how ultimately the group dynamics impact the effectiveness of the organisation in its pursuit of its purpose. Unit detail page >>

LEA302 - Strategic Thinking and Planning

Description: A few years ago Bill Hybels, Senior Pastor of Willow Creek church, confronted his church team with the question: “Are we making a difference?” Hybels leads a mega-church, has written multiple best-selling books and is a sought after speaker…yet he asks himself and his team this question: “Are we making a difference?” Hybels is a strategic thinker. Strategic thinkers constantly remind themselves and their team of the purpose of their organisation and ask in the light of this purpose: Where are we now (are we making a difference), where do we want to be and how are we going to get there? In ‘Strategic Thinking and Planning’ we unpack these questions and look at what the Bible as well as contemporary management texts offer to help us in our quest to turn our visions into reality and make a difference. Unit detail page >>

LEA303 - Strategic Challenges, Innovation and Change

Description: Just when organisations think they have found the formula for success, they start to fall behind. In today’s constantly changing environment standing still is the fastest way of moving backwards. This unit will address the need for change, the challenges of change and introduces students to theories and processes for innovation. This unit also looks at how innovative and entrepreneurial thinking can be used to expand God’s kingdom. Unit detail page >>

LEA304 - Advanced Leadership and Decision Making (Arrow)

Outcomes:

1.      Compare and assess current theories and concepts of individual, dyadic, and group behaviour in organisations, and discuss and explain appropriate organisational leadership behaviours for increasing organisational effectiveness;

2.      Compare and assess current theories of individual and group decision making within organisations, and discuss and explain how organisational leaders’ decision-making interacts with organisational structure and culture in facilitating change;

3.      Describe and evaluate organisational communication theories, including dyadic, group, formal and informal communication, and discuss and explain the attributes and impacts of communication within organisations including in leader-member exchange and mass communication contexts;

4.      Describe Australian corporate structures, including within churches and NFP organisations, and critically assess leadership models adopted for churches and NFP organisations;

5.      Explain and appraise issues of power and responsibility in churches and NFP organisations, incorporating Christian and other perspectives;

6.      Discuss and explain the role of leadership in shaping organisational responses to changing operating environments.

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LEA311 - Creativity and Entrepreneurship

Description: This unit is a study of Creativity and Entrepreneurship, incorporating an introduction to Entrepreneurship theories and issues related to the development and formation of creative skills in leaders. Unit detail page >>

MAN101 - Introduction to Management

Description: Most people like a job that is motivating and rewarding; a job that allows them to make a meaningful contribution; a job that allows them to learn and grow and to earn a fair salary. Not many people know how to design such jobs. Certainly as Christians we should ask ourselves the question: How can we create jobs and work environments that treat people as ‘made in the image of God’? This unit introduces the student to the key skills of management which includes the design of jobs, recruiting the right person for the job, team training, structuring the organisation, and designing fair compensation schemes, in order to equip them to create better jobs and job environments. Unit detail page >>

MAN201 - Organisational Behaviour

Description: This unit explores the concept of organisational behaviour (OB) from its beginnings to the current day approach and behaviour of organisations in the Australian context. The course covers a number of operational and organisational dimensions including the history and evolution of OB. We then cover the constructs of leadership, teams, change, conflict, communication, culture, strategy and politics all within the working organisation environment. We will blend theory and commercial application to provide a rounded coverage of the course. Unit detail page >>

MAN311 - Strategic Management

Description: This unit aims to develop the student’s strategic management capability, focusing on the role of leaders as strategic thinkers and planners. On a quest to achieve their mission, organisations need to grab opportunities, avoid pitfalls, respond to changes in their environment, and stay on course. Good leaders do not only have a clear vision and set of values to guide them, they are also well aware of their current position - their starting point - of the challenges they are facing and of the competencies they will need to develop to achieve the mission. Strategy management will teach students how to lead teams and organisations to fulfil their mission. Unit detail page >>

MAN351 - International Management

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MKT101 - Foundations of Marketing

Description: This unit explores the proposition that marketing is based on an understanding of consumer value. The unit looks at the evolution of marketing thought from a production orientation to its current state. The unit covers gathering information on consumer needs and the marketing environment. It then looks at the building blocks and tools that the marketer uses to satisfy those needs – the marketing mix. The unit includes the latest developments in marketing theory, illustrated with examples of best practice from Australia and major economies overseas. Unit detail page >>

MKT201 - Sales Management

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MKT202 - Consumer Behaviour

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MKT216 - Strategic Marketing for Non-Profit Organisations

Description: Non Profit Organisations (NPO’s) are not designed to create economic value (to make profit) but to create social and/or spiritual value. In this context, the marketing of the organisation becomes more complex because the organisation needs to satisfy the needs of its key clients; but also needs to attract donors, volunteers, advocates, government support etc.  This unit introduces students to this so-called multi-stakeholder marketing, focussing on issues such as how to create a movement, how to turn supporters into advocates, how to engage major sponsors and social investors, as well as how to identify and attract grants. Unit detail page >>

MKT251 - Marketing Communication

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MKT301 - Market Research

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MKT351 - International Marketing

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RES101 - Introduction to Academic Writing and Research

Description: New to higher education studies & it all seems too hard? Worried about writing essay papers? Or where to begin researching? Or you feel confident in writing, but want to learn the skills of evaluating the masses of information we are bombarded with? This unit is for you! It will give you the tools of how to succeed in your undergraduate academic studies. It will examine how you learn, plus challenge you to think deeper, wider and more creatively. It will also encourage you in how to critically evaluate and reflect on information. Plus develop your skills in how to put it all together in an essay paper or oral presentation. Unit detail page >>

THE101 - Christian Worldview

Description: Do you have questions about God that you have been unable to answer?  Do you sometimes wonder whether Christian beliefs about things like the Trinity and the divinity of Jesus make any sense?  This unit provides you with the opportunity to explore those beliefs that are foundational to Christianity.  It argues that what we believe about God (our theology) has a practical impact upon our life and ethics and, therefore, provides an overview of Christian faith, and reflects on the ways in which this faith informs our everyday life and calling. The topics addressed range from the doctrine of God, creation and sin, to discussion on the person and work of Christ, and the nature of the coming kingdom of God. Unit detail page >>

THE201 - Christian Ethics

Description: In an era of moral relativism, Christians should stand out as moral beacons.  In fact, however, it is increasingly the case that Church is seen not as a community of love but, rather, as a legalistic, dogmatic, mean-spirited and hypocritical institution.  This unit helps students to think through how they go about making ethical decisions.  It argues against legalism, and sets up a theological method of approaching ethics that prioritises grace and the power of the Spirit. It also facilitates guided reflection on personal morality and societal ethical issues. Unit detail page >>

XXX199 - Introduction to...

Outcomes:

1.      Summarise the key foundational issues in the specialist area.

2.      Express an understanding of the literature of the specialist area

3.      Review the contemporary relevance of the specialist area

4.      Illustrate the significance of the issues in the specialist area

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XXX369 - Field Study

Description: This unit features an onsite field study program Unit detail page >>

XXX390 - Independent Guided Study

Description: This course unit enables students with initiative and creativity to pursue ideas and areas of interest in the subject area. It affords the student an opportunity to develop independent research and study skills. Unit detail page >>

XXX391 - Research Project

Description: This course unit enables a bachelor level student to research in greater depth a particular topic relating to material in the subject area. Unit detail page >>

XXX392 - Advanced Seminar

Description: This course subject enables students to engage in reflection and research relating to a particular topic, chosen from the various disciplines undergraduate awards. Unit detail page >>


 

Units offered as part of this Award:

ACC101 - Accounting for Decision Making

Description: This subject introduces students to the concepts of Accounting and an understanding of how it can be used in decision making.  Topics include financial accountability and sustainability, business structures and transactions, an introduction to financial recording and statements, analysing financial/business ratios, budgeting, costing and capital investment. The course is designed as an introduction and therefore will entail a blend of theory and application so that the students can understand the practicalities of accounting. Throughout the course, consideration of business ethics and practices within a Christian worldview is taken in relation to accounting for businesses, churches and not-for-profit organisations. Unit detail page >>

ACC201 - Accounting and Financial Management

Description: This subject develops the student’s comprehension of accounting from the foundation level (of information users) into an understanding of accounting processes and practices (from the view of accounting report preparers). This includes the key concepts and theories of financial reporting, transaction recording, preparation of financial reports, and consideration of their implications. Students will become proficient in basic double entry accounting, and demonstrate the practical skills of accounting and in the use of accounting software packages. The skills to critically evaluate financial reports are developed, while management skills related to financial management and performance are both imparted and applied. Unit detail page >>

ACC202 - Financial Reporting

Description: This subject develops the knowledge and skills required to produce basic financial reporting to the level required by Australian Accounting Standards. The financial reporting environment and various regulatory requirements (professional and statutory) governing financial reporting are introduced. This is combined with a theoretical framework that allows critical evaluation of the accounting and reporting practices of reporting entities, and the comparison of alternative accounting methods. Individual topics cover issues such as measuring assets (including intangibles, revaluation and impairment), leases, employee benefits, tax effect accounting, biological assets, cash flow reporting and earnings per share measurement. Extended disclosure (such as corporate social responsibility accounting) and simplified / concise reporting is also considered in the Australian environment. Unit detail page >>

ACC210 - Management Accounting

Description: This course introduces student to the concepts of management accounting and how the management accounting is used in an organisation especially in decision making. Topics include cost accounting concepts, management control systems, budgeting, product and service costing. Students will become proficient in the evaluation the performance of an oganisation and the use of costing information for business planning. Unit detail page >>

ACC212 - Accounting Information Systems

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ACC301 - Accounting for Groups

Description: This subject presents the methods used to account for corporate groups.  Corporate groups may be structured through investments in other entities, which will lead to a number of accounting techniques that may be appropriate in certain circumstances. Depending on the level of control that is exerted by the investor, the investment might be classified as either a subsidiary of the parent, an associate or a joint venture/arrangement. The financial reporting required by Australian Accounting Standards varies with these types of arrangements.  The preparation of consolidated financial statements for corporate groups, including the treatment of goodwill, intra-group transactions and non-controlling interests are considered in depth, as are equity accounting and proportional consolidation. Other advanced topics investigated include segment disclosures, related party disclosures, and foreign currency translation.  The subject also critically evaluates group accounting, the quality of information produced for users, current issues in accounting regulation and practice on related topics and the politics of the standard-setting process. Unit detail page >>

ACC302 - Financial Statement Analysis

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ACC305 - Accountability, Social Responsibility and Sustainability

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ACC310 - Advanced Management Accounting

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ACC311 - Accounting Theory and Current Issues

Description: This subject requires students to develop a deep understanding of various accounting theories and to apply that to specific financial reporting issues and the conceptual framework used by the Australian Accounting Standard Board (AASB).  Students will critically evaluate both the accounting standard setting process and the theoretical or logical basis of specific accounting standards; and then apply this to topics such as fair value accounting, capital market contracting, earnings management, environmental and sustainability accounting, and the international harmonization of accounting standards. Unit detail page >>

ACC320 - Audit and Assurance

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BUS101 - Business Law

Description: This subject introduces students to the legal environment in which corporations, not-for-profit organisations and churches operate. It covers legal principles, Australia’s legal system, criminal law, tort law, contract law, corporations law, church and not-for-profit law, and workplace law. Unit detail page >>

BUS102 - Economics

Description: This subject introduces students to the approach and theoretical tools of contemporary mainstream economics.  It sets economics in its historical, ethical and theological contexts.  There will be a special study of the economics of religious behaviour and institutions. Unit detail page >>

BUS120 - Business Information Systems

Description: This subject introduces students to the concepts of business and accounting information systems and aims to instil an appreciation of how technology can be used to assist business, without the technology becoming an end in itself. In particular, it aims to generate an awareness of the importance of information to decision making, how to provide such information and ensure its usefulness to the decision makers, and organisational risk and governance Unit detail page >>

BUS201 - Business Statistics

Description: This subject lays a foundation for business studies, introducing students to mathematical and statistical methods used in business. Unit detail page >>

BUS202 - Financial Decision Making

Description: Financial Decision Making provides an introduction to some of the key skills required for good financial management within a Christian worldview. It provides the techniques and skills that facilitate objective analysis and evaluation of alternatives that enable both strategic decision making and day-to-day management decisions. The course takes a practical approach using examples taken from both Australian and international organisations Unit detail page >>

BUS203 - Financial Integrity System

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BUS250 - Corporations Law

Description: Australian corporate law is an essential element to be understood for the operation and management of companies, which is the basis of BUS250 Corporations Law. The subject covers business structures, the effect of incorporation, Director’s and Officer’s duties, internal governance of corporations and good corporate governance. These skills and knowledge can be applied into the For-Profit and Not-For-Profit sectors equally. Students will look carefully into the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and into the operation and role of the corporate watchdog (ASIC). Unit detail page >>

BUS260 - Business Finance

Description: This course develops the student’s ability to apply practical financial decision making to personal and business decisions. Gain an understanding of how the global financial system operates, the risks associated with capital markets, financing major works, valuing a business and distributing profit. Students will know how to raise capital and finance debt with a socially responsible strategic approach. Understanding Business Finance is critical to the long term success of any organisation and the material in this course will give students the understanding to make wise financial decisions. Unit detail page >>

BUS303 - Not-for-Profit Governance, Law and Taxation

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BUS350 - Taxation Law

Description: Taxation is a very important area of government activity. It impacts upon the directions and efficiency of the economy and ultimately affects the distribution of income in society and provides parameters within which government spending programs can be maintained. In addition, we as individuals have an obvious need to understand the taxation laws and their implications for our personal decisions. This is also true for businesses. Given that taxation is an area with one of the largest amounts of legislation and legislative change, and a large number of reported decisions and administrative rulings, the unit is required to provide a high level of understanding which also has to be achieved in the short space of one semester’s study. Nevertheless, because the law changes so frequently, the key aim is not to give a static picture of the legal provisions in the semester in which you are studying this area, but rather to use that material to develop dynamic skills that will allow you to find, understand and utilise the provisions that are operative whenever you have a particular taxation issue to consider. Unit detail page >>

EXP201 - Professional Practice

Description: Itching to connect the realm of the classroom with some real-life experience? Professional Practice is designed with just this aim in mind. Students will have the have the chance to engage academically with issues pertaining to their Major Specialisation (whether ministry or business) plus experience a hands-on placement. Working with an experienced supervisory mentor (no family members or close friends!), students will complete a 100 hour placement over the course of semester, with a variety of formats to choose from. For instance, do you have a heart for pastoral ministry? You could complete 8 hours a week at your local church, working with a department pastor. Or perhaps you have visions of becoming the next CEO of World Vision? A block placement at a Christian organisation, working with a field specialist, could be the kick start needed. Alternatively, have you been wanting to make a difference while experiencing cross cultural ministry overseas? Your 100 hours could be served with an overseas mentor in a concentrated three or so weeks of professional practice. The sky is the limit! Want to know more specifics? Go to 'Professional Practice' on moodle (login: Profexp1 ) Unit detail page >>

EXP202 - Professional Practice in Business

Description: Itching to connect the realm of the classroom with some real-life experience? Professional Practice in Business is designed with just this aim in mind. Students will have the have the chance to engage academically with issues pertaining to their Business specialisation plus experience a hands-on placement. Working with an experienced supervisory mentor, students will complete a 100 hour placement over the course of semester, with a variety of formats to choose from. Perhaps you have visions of becoming the next CEO of World Vision? A block placement at a Christian organisation, working with a field specialist, could be the kick start needed. Alternatively, your 100 hours could be served with an overseas mentor in a concentrated three or so weeks of professional practice. The sky is the limit! Want to know more specifics? Go to 'Professional Practice' on moodle (login: Profexp1) Unit detail page >>

EXP301 - Advanced Professional Practice

Description: Advanced Professional Practice builds on Professional Practice. It provides a chance for students to continue the challenging but rewarding combination of academic reflection upon contemporary ministerial issues and hands-on experience. Like Professional Practice, you will work with an experienced supervisory mentor (no family members or close friends!), complete a 100 hour placement over the course of semester, with a variety of formats to choose from. Want to know more specifics? Go to 'Professional Practice' on moodle (login: Profexp1 ) Unit detail page >>

EXP302 - Advanced Professional Practice in Business

Description: Advanced Professional Practice in Business builds on Professional Practice in Business. It provides a chance for students to continue the challenging but rewarding combination of academic reflection upon contemporary business issues and hands-on experience. Like Professional Practice in Business, you will work with an experienced supervisory mentor, complete a 100 hour placement over the course of semester, with a variety of formats to choose from. Want to know more specifics? Go to 'Professional Practice' on moodle (login: Profexp1) Unit detail page >>

HRM201 - Fundamentals of Human Resource Management

Description: Human Resources are the key to any organisation, and the efficient and ethical management of these resources will impact an organisation’s success. In this subject students will be introduced to the modern Strategic Human Resource Management framework. Topics covered include work design, human resource planning, recruitment & employee retention, managing performance, staff training and development, and workplace negotiation. After completing this subject, students will have a fir understanding of HRM procedures and be prepared for further studies in the HRM. Unit detail page >>

HRM202 - Human Resource Planning and Development

Description: This unit examines two main areas of Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM): Human Resource Planning (HRP) and Human Resource Development (HRD). HRP is important for management to understand the current and future HR needs in order to align with the strategic objectives of the organisation and to deal with changes in the external environment. In this unit, students will learn the processes involved in conducting HR planning: examining the factors influencing the demand and supply of labour, analysing the organisation's goals, strategies and policies in order to determine workforce requirements. HRD covers the theories and principles governing the design, implementation and evaluation of HR initiatives. Unit detail page >>

HRM203 - Management of Workplace Health & Safety

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HRM216 - Volunteer Management

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HRM302 - Performance Management

Description: This course examines a vital component of Human Resources: performance management. It outlines the importance of an effective performance management system and analyses the processes involved in the development of a performance management plan in order to help the organisation reach its short and long term goals. It covers the common pitfalls of modern performance management systems and the strategic techniques to avoid them. This unit also draws frameworks for the preparation of performance appraisal programs and the use of assessment tools (competency profiling and Key Performance Indicators). In addition, students will learn the contemporary approaches to measuring performance and the relationship between remuneration philosophy and performance. Unit detail page >>

HRM351 - Industrial Relations

Description: This subject develops students understanding of the broad legislative, economic, political and social influences on industrial relations systems and on employment relationships. It explores Australia’s industrial relations roots and the changing nature of the industrial relations environment including the influence s of de(re)regulation, trade unions, governments and institutions and how these have effected industrial relations managerial strategies. Students will also demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of contemporary employee relations and how the Australian industrial relations systems may progress into the future. Unit detail page >>

LEA201 - Leadership Principles

Description: Why do we need leaders? What do they do? Are they born or made? This unit will help students to find answers to these questions in the light of contemporary leadership theory and a Christian worldview. We will explore theory on leadership skills, traits and behaviours and consider the important question of what makes a leader great or...what would make you a great leader. Unit detail page >>

LEA202 - Leadership Principles (Arrow)

Outcomes:

  1. Identify personal values, own leadership philosophy, and develop a self-awareness to start the continual process of leadership development;
  2. Develop and build team communication, and problem-solving skills;
  3. Demonstrate the ability to explain and critically evaluate different theories and approaches to leadership;
  4. Demonstrate and  examine leadership issues pertaining to ethics and the dark side of leadership;
  5. Identify, describe and distinguish the key leadership theories and their applications in an organizational setting
Unit detail page >> LEA220 - Developing Women Leaders

Description: The church-at-large is still divided about the question whether women should lead. Despite the ongoing debate, many female leaders have made significant contributions to the church and to their communities. This unit explores the background of the debate as well as the journeys of these women leaders–some in the midst of controversy. How did they become leaders, what was their leadership style and how did they contribute to their context? Learning from the past we will then explore how to raise and develop women leaders for the future. Unit detail page >>

LEA301 - Advanced Leadership and Decision Making

Description: Organisations are groups of people working together for a purpose. Despite the pervasiveness of organisations in our modern society, effective group behaviour does not always come naturally. In fact, many goals are never achieved due to poor group dynamics rather than a lack of skills, vision or strategy.  This unit will help students to develop an understanding of how an organisation can encourage effective, efficient, social and ethical behaviour; how leadership styles, organisational structure and value systems influence behaviour and how ultimately the group dynamics impact the effectiveness of the organisation in its pursuit of its purpose. Unit detail page >>

LEA302 - Strategic Thinking and Planning

Description: A few years ago Bill Hybels, Senior Pastor of Willow Creek church, confronted his church team with the question: “Are we making a difference?” Hybels leads a mega-church, has written multiple best-selling books and is a sought after speaker…yet he asks himself and his team this question: “Are we making a difference?” Hybels is a strategic thinker. Strategic thinkers constantly remind themselves and their team of the purpose of their organisation and ask in the light of this purpose: Where are we now (are we making a difference), where do we want to be and how are we going to get there? In ‘Strategic Thinking and Planning’ we unpack these questions and look at what the Bible as well as contemporary management texts offer to help us in our quest to turn our visions into reality and make a difference. Unit detail page >>

LEA303 - Strategic Challenges, Innovation and Change

Description: Just when organisations think they have found the formula for success, they start to fall behind. In today’s constantly changing environment standing still is the fastest way of moving backwards. This unit will address the need for change, the challenges of change and introduces students to theories and processes for innovation. This unit also looks at how innovative and entrepreneurial thinking can be used to expand God’s kingdom. Unit detail page >>

LEA304 - Advanced Leadership and Decision Making (Arrow)

Outcomes:

  1. Compare and assess current theories and concepts of individual, dyadic, and group behaviour in organisations, and discuss and explain appropriate organisational leadership behaviours for increasing organisational effectiveness;
  2. Compare and assess current theories of individual and group decision making within organisations, and discuss and explain how organisational leaders’ decision-making interacts with organisational structure and culture in facilitating change;
  3. Describe and evaluate organisational communication theories, including dyadic, group, formal and informal communication, and discuss and explain the attributes and impacts of communication within organisations including in leader-member exchange and mass communication contexts;
  4. Describe Australian corporate structures, including within churches and NFP organisations, and critically assess leadership models adopted for churches and NFP organisations;
  5. Explain and appraise issues of power and responsibility in churches and NFP organisations, incorporating Christian and other perspectives;
  6. Discuss and explain the role of leadership in shaping organisational responses to changing operating environments.
Unit detail page >> LEA311 - Creativity and Entrepreneurship

Description: This unit is a study of Creativity and Entrepreneurship, incorporating an introduction to Entrepreneurship theories and issues related to the development and formation of creative skills in leaders. Unit detail page >>

MAN101 - Introduction to Management

Description: Most people like a job that is motivating and rewarding; a job that allows them to make a meaningful contribution; a job that allows them to learn and grow and to earn a fair salary. Not many people know how to design such jobs. Certainly as Christians we should ask ourselves the question: How can we create jobs and work environments that treat people as ‘made in the image of God’? This unit introduces the student to the key skills of management which includes the design of jobs, recruiting the right person for the job, team training, structuring the organisation, and designing fair compensation schemes, in order to equip them to create better jobs and job environments. Unit detail page >>

MAN201 - Organisational Behaviour

Description: This unit explores the concept of organisational behaviour (OB) from its beginnings to the current day approach and behaviour of organisations in the Australian context. The course covers a number of operational and organisational dimensions including the history and evolution of OB. We then cover the constructs of leadership, teams, change, conflict, communication, culture, strategy and politics all within the working organisation environment. We will blend theory and commercial application to provide a rounded coverage of the course. Unit detail page >>

MAN311 - Strategic Management

Description: This unit aims to develop the student’s strategic management capability, focusing on the role of leaders as strategic thinkers and planners. On a quest to achieve their mission, organisations need to grab opportunities, avoid pitfalls, respond to changes in their environment, and stay on course. Good leaders do not only have a clear vision and set of values to guide them, they are also well aware of their current position - their starting point - of the challenges they are facing and of the competencies they will need to develop to achieve the mission. Strategy management will teach students how to lead teams and organisations to fulfil their mission. Unit detail page >>

MAN351 - International Management

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MKT101 - Foundations of Marketing

Description: This unit explores the proposition that marketing is based on an understanding of consumer value. The unit looks at the evolution of marketing thought from a production orientation to its current state. The unit covers gathering information on consumer needs and the marketing environment. It then looks at the building blocks and tools that the marketer uses to satisfy those needs – the marketing mix. The unit includes the latest developments in marketing theory, illustrated with examples of best practice from Australia and major economies overseas. Unit detail page >>

MKT201 - Sales Management

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MKT202 - Consumer Behaviour

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MKT216 - Strategic Marketing for Non-Profit Organisations

Description: Non Profit Organisations (NPO’s) are not designed to create economic value (to make profit) but to create social and/or spiritual value. In this context, the marketing of the organisation becomes more complex because the organisation needs to satisfy the needs of its key clients; but also needs to attract donors, volunteers, advocates, government support etc.  This unit introduces students to this so-called multi-stakeholder marketing, focussing on issues such as how to create a movement, how to turn supporters into advocates, how to engage major sponsors and social investors, as well as how to identify and attract grants. Unit detail page >>

MKT251 - Marketing Communication

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MKT301 - Market Research

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MKT351 - International Marketing

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RES101 - Introduction to Academic Writing and Research

Description: New to higher education studies & it all seems too hard? Worried about writing essay papers? Or where to begin researching? Or you feel confident in writing, but want to learn the skills of evaluating the masses of information we are bombarded with? This unit is for you! It will give you the tools of how to succeed in your undergraduate academic studies. It will examine how you learn, plus challenge you to think deeper, wider and more creatively. It will also encourage you in how to critically evaluate and reflect on information. Plus develop your skills in how to put it all together in an essay paper or oral presentation. Unit detail page >>

THE101 - Christian Worldview

Description: Do you have questions about God that you have been unable to answer?  Do you sometimes wonder whether Christian beliefs about things like the Trinity and the divinity of Jesus make any sense?  This unit provides you with the opportunity to explore those beliefs that are foundational to Christianity.  It argues that what we believe about God (our theology) has a practical impact upon our life and ethics and, therefore, provides an overview of Christian faith, and reflects on the ways in which this faith informs our everyday life and calling. The topics addressed range from the doctrine of God, creation and sin, to discussion on the person and work of Christ, and the nature of the coming kingdom of God. Unit detail page >>

THE201 - Christian Ethics

Description: In an era of moral relativism, Christians should stand out as moral beacons.  In fact, however, it is increasingly the case that Church is seen not as a community of love but, rather, as a legalistic, dogmatic, mean-spirited and hypocritical institution.  This unit helps students to think through how they go about making ethical decisions.  It argues against legalism, and sets up a theological method of approaching ethics that prioritises grace and the power of the Spirit. It also facilitates guided reflection on personal morality and societal ethical issues. Unit detail page >>

XXX199 - Introduction to...

Outcomes:

  1. Summarise the key foundational issues in the specialist area.
  2. Express an understanding of the literature of the specialist area
  3. Review the contemporary relevance of the specialist area
  4. Illustrate the significance of the issues in the specialist area
Unit detail page >> XXX369 - Field Study

Description: This unit features an onsite field study program Unit detail page >>

XXX390 - Independent Guided Study

Description: This course unit enables students with initiative and creativity to pursue ideas and areas of interest in the subject area. It affords the student an opportunity to develop independent research and study skills. Unit detail page >>

XXX391 - Research Project

Description: This course unit enables a bachelor level student to research in greater depth a particular topic relating to material in the subject area. Unit detail page >>

XXX392 - Advanced Seminar

Description: This course subject enables students to engage in reflection and research relating to a particular topic, chosen from the various disciplines undergraduate awards. Unit detail page >>


Units offered as part of this Award:

ACC101 - Accounting for Decision Making

Description: This subject introduces students to the concepts of Accounting and an understanding of how it can be used in decision making.  Topics include financial accountability and sustainability, business structures and transactions, an introduction to financial recording and statements, analysing financial/business ratios, budgeting, costing and capital investment. The course is designed as an introduction and therefore will entail a blend of theory and application so that the students can understand the practicalities of accounting. Throughout the course, consideration of business ethics and practices within a Christian worldview is taken in relation to accounting for businesses, churches and not-for-profit organisations. Unit detail page >>

ACC201 - Accounting and Financial Management

Description: This subject develops the student’s comprehension of accounting from the foundation level (of information users) into an understanding of accounting processes and practices (from the view of accounting report preparers). This includes the key concepts and theories of financial reporting, transaction recording, preparation of financial reports, and consideration of their implications. Students will become proficient in basic double entry accounting, and demonstrate the practical skills of accounting and in the use of accounting software packages. The skills to critically evaluate financial reports are developed, while management skills related to financial management and performance are both imparted and applied. Unit detail page >>

ACC202 - Financial Reporting

Description: This subject develops the knowledge and skills required to produce basic financial reporting to the level required by Australian Accounting Standards. The financial reporting environment and various regulatory requirements (professional and statutory) governing financial reporting are introduced. This is combined with a theoretical framework that allows critical evaluation of the accounting and reporting practices of reporting entities, and the comparison of alternative accounting methods. Individual topics cover issues such as measuring assets (including intangibles, revaluation and impairment), leases, employee benefits, tax effect accounting, biological assets, cash flow reporting and earnings per share measurement. Extended disclosure (such as corporate social responsibility accounting) and simplified / concise reporting is also considered in the Australian environment. Unit detail page >>

ACC210 - Management Accounting

Description: This course introduces student to the concepts of management accounting and how the management accounting is used in an organisation especially in decision making. Topics include cost accounting concepts, management control systems, budgeting, product and service costing. Students will become proficient in the evaluation the performance of an oganisation and the use of costing information for business planning. Unit detail page >>

ACC212 - Accounting Information Systems

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ACC301 - Accounting for Groups

Description: This subject presents the methods used to account for corporate groups.  Corporate groups may be structured through investments in other entities, which will lead to a number of accounting techniques that may be appropriate in certain circumstances. Depending on the level of control that is exerted by the investor, the investment might be classified as either a subsidiary of the parent, an associate or a joint venture/arrangement. The financial reporting required by Australian Accounting Standards varies with these types of arrangements.  The preparation of consolidated financial statements for corporate groups, including the treatment of goodwill, intra-group transactions and non-controlling interests are considered in depth, as are equity accounting and proportional consolidation. Other advanced topics investigated include segment disclosures, related party disclosures, and foreign currency translation.  The subject also critically evaluates group accounting, the quality of information produced for users, current issues in accounting regulation and practice on related topics and the politics of the standard-setting process. Unit detail page >>

ACC302 - Financial Statement Analysis

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ACC305 - Accountability, Social Responsibility and Sustainability

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ACC310 - Advanced Management Accounting

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ACC311 - Accounting Theory and Current Issues

Description: This subject requires students to develop a deep understanding of various accounting theories and to apply that to specific financial reporting issues and the conceptual framework used by the Australian Accounting Standard Board (AASB).  Students will critically evaluate both the accounting standard setting process and the theoretical or logical basis of specific accounting standards; and then apply this to topics such as fair value accounting, capital market contracting, earnings management, environmental and sustainability accounting, and the international harmonization of accounting standards. Unit detail page >>

ACC320 - Audit and Assurance

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BUS101 - Business Law

Description: This subject introduces students to the legal environment in which corporations, not-for-profit organisations and churches operate. It covers legal principles, Australia’s legal system, criminal law, tort law, contract law, corporations law, church and not-for-profit law, and workplace law. Unit detail page >>

BUS102 - Economics

Description: This subject introduces students to the approach and theoretical tools of contemporary mainstream economics.  It sets economics in its historical, ethical and theological contexts.  There will be a special study of the economics of religious behaviour and institutions. Unit detail page >>

BUS120 - Business Information Systems

Description: This subject introduces students to the concepts of business and accounting information systems and aims to instil an appreciation of how technology can be used to assist business, without the technology becoming an end in itself. In particular, it aims to generate an awareness of the importance of information to decision making, how to provide such information and ensure its usefulness to the decision makers, and organisational risk and governance Unit detail page >>

BUS201 - Business Statistics

Description: This subject lays a foundation for business studies, introducing students to mathematical and statistical methods used in business. Unit detail page >>

BUS202 - Financial Decision Making

Description: Financial Decision Making provides an introduction to some of the key skills required for good financial management within a Christian worldview. It provides the techniques and skills that facilitate objective analysis and evaluation of alternatives that enable both strategic decision making and day-to-day management decisions. The course takes a practical approach using examples taken from both Australian and international organisations Unit detail page >>

BUS203 - Financial Integrity System

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BUS250 - Corporations Law

Description: Australian corporate law is an essential element to be understood for the operation and management of companies, which is the basis of BUS250 Corporations Law. The subject covers business structures, the effect of incorporation, Director’s and Officer’s duties, internal governance of corporations and good corporate governance. These skills and knowledge can be applied into the For-Profit and Not-For-Profit sectors equally. Students will look carefully into the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and into the operation and role of the corporate watchdog (ASIC). Unit detail page >>

BUS260 - Business Finance

Description: This course develops the student’s ability to apply practical financial decision making to personal and business decisions. Gain an understanding of how the global financial system operates, the risks associated with capital markets, financing major works, valuing a business and distributing profit. Students will know how to raise capital and finance debt with a socially responsible strategic approach. Understanding Business Finance is critical to the long term success of any organisation and the material in this course will give students the understanding to make wise financial decisions. Unit detail page >>

BUS303 - Not-for-Profit Governance, Law and Taxation

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BUS350 - Taxation Law

Description: Taxation is a very important area of government activity. It impacts upon the directions and efficiency of the economy and ultimately affects the distribution of income in society and provides parameters within which government spending programs can be maintained. In addition, we as individuals have an obvious need to understand the taxation laws and their implications for our personal decisions. This is also true for businesses. Given that taxation is an area with one of the largest amounts of legislation and legislative change, and a large number of reported decisions and administrative rulings, the unit is required to provide a high level of understanding which also has to be achieved in the short space of one semester’s study. Nevertheless, because the law changes so frequently, the key aim is not to give a static picture of the legal provisions in the semester in which you are studying this area, but rather to use that material to develop dynamic skills that will allow you to find, understand and utilise the provisions that are operative whenever you have a particular taxation issue to consider. Unit detail page >>

EXP201 - Professional Practice

Description: Itching to connect the realm of the classroom with some real-life experience? Professional Practice is designed with just this aim in mind. Students will have the have the chance to engage academically with issues pertaining to their Major Specialisation (whether ministry or business) plus experience a hands-on placement. Working with an experienced supervisory mentor (no family members or close friends!), students will complete a 100 hour placement over the course of semester, with a variety of formats to choose from. For instance, do you have a heart for pastoral ministry? You could complete 8 hours a week at your local church, working with a department pastor. Or perhaps you have visions of becoming the next CEO of World Vision? A block placement at a Christian organisation, working with a field specialist, could be the kick start needed. Alternatively, have you been wanting to make a difference while experiencing cross cultural ministry overseas? Your 100 hours could be served with an overseas mentor in a concentrated three or so weeks of professional practice. The sky is the limit! Want to know more specifics? Go to 'Professional Practice' on moodle (login: Profexp1 ) Unit detail page >>

EXP202 - Professional Practice in Business

Description: Itching to connect the realm of the classroom with some real-life experience? Professional Practice in Business is designed with just this aim in mind. Students will have the have the chance to engage academically with issues pertaining to their Business specialisation plus experience a hands-on placement. Working with an experienced supervisory mentor, students will complete a 100 hour placement over the course of semester, with a variety of formats to choose from. Perhaps you have visions of becoming the next CEO of World Vision? A block placement at a Christian organisation, working with a field specialist, could be the kick start needed. Alternatively, your 100 hours could be served with an overseas mentor in a concentrated three or so weeks of professional practice. The sky is the limit! Want to know more specifics? Go to 'Professional Practice' on moodle (login: Profexp1) Unit detail page >>

EXP301 - Advanced Professional Practice

Description: Advanced Professional Practice builds on Professional Practice. It provides a chance for students to continue the challenging but rewarding combination of academic reflection upon contemporary ministerial issues and hands-on experience. Like Professional Practice, you will work with an experienced supervisory mentor (no family members or close friends!), complete a 100 hour placement over the course of semester, with a variety of formats to choose from. Want to know more specifics? Go to 'Professional Practice' on moodle (login: Profexp1 ) Unit detail page >>

EXP302 - Advanced Professional Practice in Business

Description: Advanced Professional Practice in Business builds on Professional Practice in Business. It provides a chance for students to continue the challenging but rewarding combination of academic reflection upon contemporary business issues and hands-on experience. Like Professional Practice in Business, you will work with an experienced supervisory mentor, complete a 100 hour placement over the course of semester, with a variety of formats to choose from. Want to know more specifics? Go to 'Professional Practice' on moodle (login: Profexp1) Unit detail page >>

HRM201 - Fundamentals of Human Resource Management

Description: Human Resources are the key to any organisation, and the efficient and ethical management of these resources will impact an organisation’s success. In this subject students will be introduced to the modern Strategic Human Resource Management framework. Topics covered include work design, human resource planning, recruitment & employee retention, managing performance, staff training and development, and workplace negotiation. After completing this subject, students will have a fir understanding of HRM procedures and be prepared for further studies in the HRM. Unit detail page >>

HRM202 - Human Resource Planning and Development

Description: This unit examines two main areas of Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM): Human Resource Planning (HRP) and Human Resource Development (HRD). HRP is important for management to understand the current and future HR needs in order to align with the strategic objectives of the organisation and to deal with changes in the external environment. In this unit, students will learn the processes involved in conducting HR planning: examining the factors influencing the demand and supply of labour, analysing the organisation's goals, strategies and policies in order to determine workforce requirements. HRD covers the theories and principles governing the design, implementation and evaluation of HR initiatives. Unit detail page >>

HRM203 - Management of Workplace Health & Safety

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HRM216 - Volunteer Management

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HRM302 - Performance Management

Description: This course examines a vital component of Human Resources: performance management. It outlines the importance of an effective performance management system and analyses the processes involved in the development of a performance management plan in order to help the organisation reach its short and long term goals. It covers the common pitfalls of modern performance management systems and the strategic techniques to avoid them. This unit also draws frameworks for the preparation of performance appraisal programs and the use of assessment tools (competency profiling and Key Performance Indicators). In addition, students will learn the contemporary approaches to measuring performance and the relationship between remuneration philosophy and performance. Unit detail page >>

HRM351 - Industrial Relations

Description: This subject develops students understanding of the broad legislative, economic, political and social influences on industrial relations systems and on employment relationships. It explores Australia’s industrial relations roots and the changing nature of the industrial relations environment including the influence s of de(re)regulation, trade unions, governments and institutions and how these have effected industrial relations managerial strategies. Students will also demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of contemporary employee relations and how the Australian industrial relations systems may progress into the future. Unit detail page >>

LEA201 - Leadership Principles

Description: Why do we need leaders? What do they do? Are they born or made? This unit will help students to find answers to these questions in the light of contemporary leadership theory and a Christian worldview. We will explore theory on leadership skills, traits and behaviours and consider the important question of what makes a leader great or...what would make you a great leader. Unit detail page >>

LEA202 - Leadership Principles (Arrow)

Outcomes:

  1. Identify personal values, own leadership philosophy, and develop a self-awareness to start the continual process of leadership development;
  2. Develop and build team communication, and problem-solving skills;
  3. Demonstrate the ability to explain and critically evaluate different theories and approaches to leadership;
  4. Demonstrate and  examine leadership issues pertaining to ethics and the dark side of leadership;
  5. Identify, describe and distinguish the key leadership theories and their applications in an organizational setting
Unit detail page >> LEA220 - Developing Women Leaders

Description: The church-at-large is still divided about the question whether women should lead. Despite the ongoing debate, many female leaders have made significant contributions to the church and to their communities. This unit explores the background of the debate as well as the journeys of these women leaders–some in the midst of controversy. How did they become leaders, what was their leadership style and how did they contribute to their context? Learning from the past we will then explore how to raise and develop women leaders for the future. Unit detail page >>

LEA301 - Advanced Leadership and Decision Making

Description: Organisations are groups of people working together for a purpose. Despite the pervasiveness of organisations in our modern society, effective group behaviour does not always come naturally. In fact, many goals are never achieved due to poor group dynamics rather than a lack of skills, vision or strategy.  This unit will help students to develop an understanding of how an organisation can encourage effective, efficient, social and ethical behaviour; how leadership styles, organisational structure and value systems influence behaviour and how ultimately the group dynamics impact the effectiveness of the organisation in its pursuit of its purpose. Unit detail page >>

LEA302 - Strategic Thinking and Planning

Description: A few years ago Bill Hybels, Senior Pastor of Willow Creek church, confronted his church team with the question: “Are we making a difference?” Hybels leads a mega-church, has written multiple best-selling books and is a sought after speaker…yet he asks himself and his team this question: “Are we making a difference?” Hybels is a strategic thinker. Strategic thinkers constantly remind themselves and their team of the purpose of their organisation and ask in the light of this purpose: Where are we now (are we making a difference), where do we want to be and how are we going to get there? In ‘Strategic Thinking and Planning’ we unpack these questions and look at what the Bible as well as contemporary management texts offer to help us in our quest to turn our visions into reality and make a difference. Unit detail page >>

LEA303 - Strategic Challenges, Innovation and Change

Description: Just when organisations think they have found the formula for success, they start to fall behind. In today’s constantly changing environment standing still is the fastest way of moving backwards. This unit will address the need for change, the challenges of change and introduces students to theories and processes for innovation. This unit also looks at how innovative and entrepreneurial thinking can be used to expand God’s kingdom. Unit detail page >>

LEA304 - Advanced Leadership and Decision Making (Arrow)

Outcomes:

  1. Compare and assess current theories and concepts of individual, dyadic, and group behaviour in organisations, and discuss and explain appropriate organisational leadership behaviours for increasing organisational effectiveness;
  2. Compare and assess current theories of individual and group decision making within organisations, and discuss and explain how organisational leaders’ decision-making interacts with organisational structure and culture in facilitating change;
  3. Describe and evaluate organisational communication theories, including dyadic, group, formal and informal communication, and discuss and explain the attributes and impacts of communication within organisations including in leader-member exchange and mass communication contexts;
  4. Describe Australian corporate structures, including within churches and NFP organisations, and critically assess leadership models adopted for churches and NFP organisations;
  5. Explain and appraise issues of power and responsibility in churches and NFP organisations, incorporating Christian and other perspectives;
  6. Discuss and explain the role of leadership in shaping organisational responses to changing operating environments.
Unit detail page >> LEA311 - Creativity and Entrepreneurship

Description: This unit is a study of Creativity and Entrepreneurship, incorporating an introduction to Entrepreneurship theories and issues related to the development and formation of creative skills in leaders. Unit detail page >>

MAN101 - Introduction to Management

Description: Most people like a job that is motivating and rewarding; a job that allows them to make a meaningful contribution; a job that allows them to learn and grow and to earn a fair salary. Not many people know how to design such jobs. Certainly as Christians we should ask ourselves the question: How can we create jobs and work environments that treat people as ‘made in the image of God’? This unit introduces the student to the key skills of management which includes the design of jobs, recruiting the right person for the job, team training, structuring the organisation, and designing fair compensation schemes, in order to equip them to create better jobs and job environments. Unit detail page >>

MAN201 - Organisational Behaviour

Description: This unit explores the concept of organisational behaviour (OB) from its beginnings to the current day approach and behaviour of organisations in the Australian context. The course covers a number of operational and organisational dimensions including the history and evolution of OB. We then cover the constructs of leadership, teams, change, conflict, communication, culture, strategy and politics all within the working organisation environment. We will blend theory and commercial application to provide a rounded coverage of the course. Unit detail page >>

MAN311 - Strategic Management

Description: This unit aims to develop the student’s strategic management capability, focusing on the role of leaders as strategic thinkers and planners. On a quest to achieve their mission, organisations need to grab opportunities, avoid pitfalls, respond to changes in their environment, and stay on course. Good leaders do not only have a clear vision and set of values to guide them, they are also well aware of their current position - their starting point - of the challenges they are facing and of the competencies they will need to develop to achieve the mission. Strategy management will teach students how to lead teams and organisations to fulfil their mission. Unit detail page >>

MAN351 - International Management

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MKT101 - Foundations of Marketing

Description: This unit explores the proposition that marketing is based on an understanding of consumer value. The unit looks at the evolution of marketing thought from a production orientation to its current state. The unit covers gathering information on consumer needs and the marketing environment. It then looks at the building blocks and tools that the marketer uses to satisfy those needs – the marketing mix. The unit includes the latest developments in marketing theory, illustrated with examples of best practice from Australia and major economies overseas. Unit detail page >>

MKT201 - Sales Management

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MKT202 - Consumer Behaviour

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MKT216 - Strategic Marketing for Non-Profit Organisations

Description: Non Profit Organisations (NPO’s) are not designed to create economic value (to make profit) but to create social and/or spiritual value. In this context, the marketing of the organisation becomes more complex because the organisation needs to satisfy the needs of its key clients; but also needs to attract donors, volunteers, advocates, government support etc.  This unit introduces students to this so-called multi-stakeholder marketing, focussing on issues such as how to create a movement, how to turn supporters into advocates, how to engage major sponsors and social investors, as well as how to identify and attract grants. Unit detail page >>

MKT251 - Marketing Communication

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MKT301 - Market Research

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MKT351 - International Marketing

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RES101 - Introduction to Academic Writing and Research

Description: New to higher education studies & it all seems too hard? Worried about writing essay papers? Or where to begin researching? Or you feel confident in writing, but want to learn the skills of evaluating the masses of information we are bombarded with? This unit is for you! It will give you the tools of how to succeed in your undergraduate academic studies. It will examine how you learn, plus challenge you to think deeper, wider and more creatively. It will also encourage you in how to critically evaluate and reflect on information. Plus develop your skills in how to put it all together in an essay paper or oral presentation. Unit detail page >>

THE101 - Christian Worldview

Description: Do you have questions about God that you have been unable to answer?  Do you sometimes wonder whether Christian beliefs about things like the Trinity and the divinity of Jesus make any sense?  This unit provides you with the opportunity to explore those beliefs that are foundational to Christianity.  It argues that what we believe about God (our theology) has a practical impact upon our life and ethics and, therefore, provides an overview of Christian faith, and reflects on the ways in which this faith informs our everyday life and calling. The topics addressed range from the doctrine of God, creation and sin, to discussion on the person and work of Christ, and the nature of the coming kingdom of God. Unit detail page >>

THE201 - Christian Ethics

Description: In an era of moral relativism, Christians should stand out as moral beacons.  In fact, however, it is increasingly the case that Church is seen not as a community of love but, rather, as a legalistic, dogmatic, mean-spirited and hypocritical institution.  This unit helps students to think through how they go about making ethical decisions.  It argues against legalism, and sets up a theological method of approaching ethics that prioritises grace and the power of the Spirit. It also facilitates guided reflection on personal morality and societal ethical issues. Unit detail page >>

XXX199 - Introduction to...

Outcomes:

  1. Summarise the key foundational issues in the specialist area.
  2. Express an understanding of the literature of the specialist area
  3. Review the contemporary relevance of the specialist area
  4. Illustrate the significance of the issues in the specialist area
Unit detail page >> XXX369 - Field Study

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XXX390 - Independent Guided Study

Description: This course unit enables students with initiative and creativity to pursue ideas and areas of interest in the subject area. It affords the student an opportunity to develop independent research and study skills. Unit detail page >>

XXX391 - Research Project

Description: This course unit enables a bachelor level student to research in greater depth a particular topic relating to material in the subject area. Unit detail page >>

XXX392 - Advanced Seminar

Description: This course subject enables students to engage in reflection and research relating to a particular topic, chosen from the various disciplines undergraduate awards. Unit detail page >>