Courses

Associate Degree of Business

HEBSBBSAD

Introducing our new Bachelor of Business and Associate Degree of Business.

The Bachelor of Business and Associate Degree of Business have been developed through research and in consultation with industry specialists and academic experts from Australian businesses and universities. The degrees are designed to provide students with the relevant discipline knowledge, foundational skills, career management skills, communication skills and technical skills needed to access a wide range of jobs, carve new career pathways or work effectively as independent entrepreneurs.

Students in the Bachelor degree can focus their studies on one of three specialisation streams, Management, Marketing or Entrepreneurship, by selecting a recommended suite of electives in years 2 and 3.

In the first year of the Degree, students will gain foundation knowledge and skills that focus their attention on the basics of business and on their personal and professional development. In the second year, students will extend their study of business basics and begin to personalise their course by specialising in one of the three streams. In the third year, students will develop a deeper understanding of advanced business concepts in their core subjects and apply their cumulative knowledge in two capstone subjects.

Industry connections and resources

You’ll be taught by experienced lecturers with business industry experience and knowledge. Our staff are Masters and PhD qualified.

Course outcomes

Students graduate with a Bachelor of Business at the end of a 3 year full time study load. Course consists of 20 core subjects and 4 elective subjects. Year 1 (8 core), Year 2 (6 core, 2 electives), Year 3 (6 core, 2 electives).

When you have successfully completed the first two years of the Bachelor degree you may choose to exit with the Associate Degree of Business qualification.

Assessment

Throughout the degree you will be assessed through a combination of examinations, assignments, tests (written and practical), group and individual reports and projects, essays, practical tasks, literature reviews, journals, presentations, interviews, case studies, self-reflections and class participation.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit Policy and associated procedures. Applications for academic credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

Local Students

Code

HEBSBBSAD

VTAC Code

Preston 6900669542

Campuses

PRESTON

Department

Business Management and Finance - HE
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 2 years
3-day per week timetable is possible

Part-time: 4 years


Class Schedule: *

Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM

*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Course Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Laboratory, Seminar, Flexible, Practicum, Workshops, Lecture, Classroom

Fees

Per Semester: $6800
Per Year: $13600

Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Find out more on fees and charges

Assessment Methods

Tests, mid-semester assessment tasks, feedback, examinations, end-of-semester assessment tasks, presentations.

Materials

We will provide a list of required materials and books at the start of the course. We expect you to have access, where practical, to mobile computing equipment.

You will have access to journal databases and other library collections, excellent classrooms and computer laboratories. All lecture materials are available via our online Learning Management System, Moodle.

Entrance Requirements

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years) Successful completion of Year 12 VCE or equivalent with no specified minimum ATAR score and a study score of at least 20 in any English. Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study Successful completion of a VET diploma. Applicants with higher education A complete or incomplete higher education qualification. Applicants with work and life experience Relevant industry or life experience.

Pathways to further study

Successful completion of this course will enable you to enrol in the Bachelor of Business, with credits for subjects already completed. It takes one additional full-time year to complete the degree.

Career Pathways

The vocational outcomes for you on graduation include a broad range of jobs across diverse industry sectors. Examples if industry sectors include Accounting, Banking, Economics, Marketing, Consulting, IT, Government, and International Business. Positions include, Human Resource Management, Business Strategist, International Trade Positions, Business Analyst, Market Researcher, E-Business or Supply Chain Management, Roles in Advertising, Brand/Product Manager, Marketing and/or Sales Manager, Entrepreneur, Corporate Entrepreneur (Intrapreneur) and Business Development Positions.

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July

Units Of Study

Credit points are a basic measure of student workload. All subjects are given a credit point value. Most subjects at Melbourne Polytechnic are 12 credit points. A normal full-time annual workload is 96 credit points. The academic year is divided into two main semesters; full-time students usually enrol in 48 credit points each semester, part time students usually enrol in 24 credit points each semester or less.

Code Subjects
BBS101 PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BBS102 FOUNDATIONS OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
BBS103 ENTREPRENEURSHIP
BBS104 EFFECTIVE BUSINESS ENQUIRY AND COMMUNICATIONS
BBS105 MARKETING PRINCIPLES
BBS106 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS LAW
BBS107 FOUNDATIONS OF BUSINESS
BBS108 ECONOMICS
BBS201 ACCOUNTING FOR MANAGERS
BBS202 BUSINESS DECISION MAKING
BBS203 INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY
BBS204 PROJECT MANAGEMENT
BBS205 PEOPLE AND CULTURE
BBS206 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
BBS207 MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS
BBS208 EVALUATE NEW BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
BBS209 E-BUSINESS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
BBS210 SALES AND MARKETING
BBS211 DESIGN THINKING