Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
The Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Business offers students a general understanding of contemporary social and cultural developments through a range of study areas, as well as a strong understanding of the business world. Students develop analytical, communication and research skills designed to facilitate their personal and professional development. Drawing on the expertise of leading teachers, researchers and industry experts, the course allows students to design a degree to develop a unique range of interdisciplinary skills.
- 400 credit points comprising: 11 Core units (150 credit points)
- 8 units for Bachelor of Arts Major (100 credit points)
- 8 units for Bachelor of Business Major (100 credit points)
- 4 units for Other studies (50 credit points).
- Business administration
- Cinema and screen studies
- Creative writing and literature
- Digital advertising technology
- Entrepreneurship and innovation
- Environmental sustainability
- Financial planning
- Games and interactivity
- Global Studies
- Human resource management
- Indigenous Studies
- Information systems
- International business
- Logistics and supply chain management
- Media industries
- Politics and international relations
- Professional writing and editing
- Social media
- Sports Management.
Standard entry requirements
- Year 12 or equivalent
- VCE prerequisites: Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 25 in English (or equivalent) or 30 in English (EAL). Additional performance criteria and prerequisite requirements may also apply. English language requirements - satisfactory completion of one of the following: Swinburne's English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 65%, all skills 65%
- Minimum IELTS overall band of 6.0 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0
- TOEFL iBT (internet-based) minimum score of 75 with a reading band no less than 18 and writing band no less than 20
- Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 50 (no communicative skills less than 50)
- Any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency. Note: A prerequisite for many courses, the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) can now be done on campus in Hawthorn.
Pathways allow students to progress from one qualification to another where the first course is recognised as an entry requirement and/or provides advanced standing to the second. Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.
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Swinburne's Work Integrated Learning program provides students with opportunities to gain invaluable skills and confidence in knowing that they have what it takes to land a job in their field by graduation. Students can also earn credit towards their degree. Choose from 6- or 12-month professional placements, professional internships, industry-linked projects, industry study tours and accreditation placements. Note: Some Work Integrated Learning opportunities are not available to international students due to visa restrictions.