Bachelor of Business (Global)

Degree Type Bachelor
Duration 3 years full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 334041
CRICOS 096700M

Venture across borders

Understanding global contexts is more important to business than ever before. Economies are growing and changing. The world is increasingly interconnected.

Our Bachelor of Business (Global) is flexible and designed to prepare you for a range of careers in business, industry or government.

What will you do?

A key feature of the degree is a compulsory international study experience. Your time overseas will change your frame of reference and educate you as a global citizen. You’ll also:

  • explore economics, business mathematics and business law
  • study statistics and the science of decision-making
  • learn about cross-cultural communication and negotiations
  • consider social responsibility and technology's role in business
  • build real-world skills through the University’s corporate links.

In second-year you’ll specialise in an area of interest:

  • Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship (minor only).

Where could it take you?

You could select the perfect imports as an international buyer. You might travel from one multinational branch to another (all expenses paid), supporting managers and boosting productivity in company branches. Perhaps you’ll find yourself negotiating trade deals with UK companies post Brexit.

  • Entry Requirements

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    Admissions information

    SATAC Code 334041
    2019 CSP ATAR 65.85
    2019 CSP IB 24
    Guaranteed Entry Score - ATAR 75
    Guaranteed Entry Score - IB 24
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Intake February and July
    Enquiries Future Students team

    2019 Admissions Data for school leavers
    ATAR
    (raw ATAR, excluding any applicable adjustment factors)
    Lowest ATAR to receive an offer 55.25
    Median ATAR to receive an offer 79.8
    Highest ATAR to receive an offer 97.8
    Selection Rank
    (ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
    Lowest Selection Rank to receive an offer 65.85
    Median Selection Rank to receive an offer 82.6
    Highest Selection Rank to receive an offer 98.95
    Minimum eligibility score 65
    Additional criteria considered Selection rank only
    Selection Criteria
    Recent Secondary Education Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the completion of Year 12 within the last two years, however if you completed your secondary education more than two years ago, you may still be able to be considered on the basis of your secondary schooling. You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You compete for a place with your Selection Rank (ATAR plus any applicable adjustment factors). Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
    Higher Education Study You must have completed at least six months full time equivalent higher education study (the number of courses and units will vary depending on your prior institution however at the University of Adelaide, this equates to 4 courses / 12 units). A Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for each separate program you have undertaken (apart from some double degree programs where the GPA is combined). You compete on the basis of your best GPA. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
    Vocational Education and Training (VET) study You must have completed an AQF Certificate IV or above from a Registered Training Organisation. Your application will be ranked according to the level of the award. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
    Work and life experience To be eligible to sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) as as pathway for entry, you must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2020. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2020 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2019 or 2018), you must not have accumulated more than a TOTAL of 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education study (ie. including any study prior to 2018). If you meet this criteria, you will be ranked according to your result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Your STAT result is not weighted between verbal and quantitative components. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
    Other Entry Pathways
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 334041

    Student Profile
    Applicant background Semester one/Full year intake 2019
    Number of students Percentage of all students
    (A) Higher Education study
    (includes a bridging or enabling course)
    <5 N/A
    (B) Vocational education and training (VET) study <5 N/A
    (C) Work and life experience
    (admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
    5 19.2%
    (D) Recent secondary education:
    • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
      (regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors)
    13 50.0%
    • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered
      (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)
    N/A N/A
    • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor
      (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)
    N/A N/A
    International students <5 N/A
    All students 26 100.0%

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    CRICOS 096700M
    Intake February and July
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry Requirements
    Secondary School Qualifications Selection Rank (International) 75
    International Baccalaureate (IB) 27
    Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 18
    United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia] 20
    General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level 7
    Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 70
    British Columbia Certificate of Graduation (Canada) 4.8
    Alberta High School Diploma (Canada) 80
    ISC & CBSE [India] 70%
    ISBE [India] 80%
    SAT [US] 1200
    Abitur 3.4
    Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education 2.5
    Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong 7.5
    STPM or Matrikulasi 2.78
    Kuwait General School Secondary Certificate 74
    The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program 74
    Eynesbury Foundation Program 360
    ANU Foundation Studies 66
    Monash Foundation Year 70
    Trinity College Foundation Studies Program 72
    UNSW Foundation Year 7.0
    University of Sydney Foundation Studies Program 6.7
    Western Australia University Foundation Studies Program 59
    University of Queensland Foundation Studies Program 4.2
    Non-Go8 Foundation Score 74
    Other Qualifications Students who don't meet the academic requirements or who have other qualifications from the South Pacific Islands, Japan, Korea, Philippines or Taiwan may be eligible to apply for a Pre-University Pathway to prepare for or gain entry into the University's undergraduate academic programs. For additional information see Pathway Programs
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Commonwealth-supported place: $10,885

    More information on Student Contribution Amounts.

    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $41,000

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

    Find a Scholarship.

  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    The higher level courses within the majors of this degree use case studies and simulations that provide experiential learning environments and replicate workplace tasks or processes, requiring students to practise relevant knowledge and skills.

    Students will apply critical thinking and decision-making skills in a non-linear environment in which decisions and actions often lead to complex and unexpected outcomes.

    The compulsory student exchange / study abroad component of the degree provides students with the opportunity for a transformative learning experience, where they can reflect on beliefs, values, opinions and assumptions.

    Developing the ability to change the frame of reference allows students to build professional competencies such as analytical problem-solving, planning and organising, communication, teamwork and global understanding.

    The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

    Professional Accreditation

    Adelaide Business School is AACSB* accredited, and as such our undergraduate programs have passed rigorous standards of quality. AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and only the best schools in the world earn AACSB accreditation.

    Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

    Potential careers

    Accountant, Manager / Business Management, Market Researcher, Marketer / Marketing Manager, Ministerial Adviser, Business Analyst, Business Consultant, Commodities or Futures Trader, Public Servant, Financial Adviser, Financial Manager, Financial Services Officer, Financial Systems / Computer Analyst, Foreign Affairs, Fund and Portfolio Manager, Stockbroker, Government or Corporate Policy Adviser, Taxation Officer, International Trade or Business Analyst

  • Study Overseas

    A Study Overseas experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via Study Overseas, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.

    To find available opportunities visit Study Overseas.

    Study Overseas Experience

    This program has been designed to incorporate a compulsory one semester (12 units) of study exchange or study abroad which students are recommended to undertake in the fourth or fifth semester of the program.

    To find out more about the study overseas experience visit the Faculty of the Professions study overseas website.

  • Degree Structure

    For Degree Structure, please see Example Study Plan section below.

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    You can find the academic program rules for this degree under the Faculty of the Professions rules.

    Areas of Specialisation

    • Accounting
    • Corporate Finance
    • International Business
    • Management
    • Marketing
    • Entrepreneurship (minor only)

    Example Study Plan

    Students must complete all the following courses:

    Level I
    ACCTING 1002: Introductory Accounting 
    ECON 1012: Principles of Economics 
    COMMGMT 1001: Managing Organisations and People 
    COMMLAW 1004: Commercial Law 
    MARKETNG 1001: Introduction to Marketing 
    CORPFIN 1002: Business Finance 

    and courses to the value of 3 units from the following:
    ECON 1008: Data Analytics  
    STATS 1000: Statistical Practice 

    Level II
    INTBUS 2500: International Business 

    Level III
    COMMGMT 3500: Managing Across Cultures 
    INTBUS 3501: Corporate Responsibility for Global Business


    Majors:

    Accounting: This major is designed for students who wish to gain professional accounting qualifications.

    To satisfy the requirements for the Accounting major, students must complete all of the following courses:
    ACCTING 2500: Cost and Management Accounting 
    ACCTING 2501: Financial Accounting 
    ACCTING 2502: Accounting Method 
    ACCTING 2503: Accounting Information Systems 
    COMMLAW 2500: Commercial Law 
    COMMLAW 3500: Income Tax Law 
    ACCTING 3501: Corporate Accounting 
    ACCTING 3502: Auditing 

    Capstone Requirements
    Students must complete all of the following courses:
    ACCTING 3500: Accounting Theory 
    ACCTFIN 3500: Accounting and Finance Capstone 


    Corporate Finance: Students in this major gain finance and business skills and knowledge. Corporate finance focuses on the way financial managers make investment and financing decisions and use financial instruments and capital markets to enhance returns and manage risk.

    To satisfy the requirements for the Corporate Finance major, students must complete all of the following courses:
    CORPFIN 2501: Financial Institutions Management 
    CORPFIN 2502: Business Valuation 
    CORPFIN 3501: Portfolio Theory and Management
    CORPFIN 3502: Options, Futures and Risk Management 
    CORPFIN 3503: Corporate Investment and Strategy 
    CORPFIN 3504: Treasury and Financial Risk Management 
    ECON 2504: Intermediate Econometrics 

    Capstone Requirements
    Students must complete all of the following courses:
    CORPFIN 3500: Corporate Finance Theory 
    ACCTFIN 3500: Accounting and Finance Capstone


    International Business: This major is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in international business management. Students develop a broad foundation of business knowledge and undertake specialised studies in international management and international marketing. In addition, students may complete either an International Study Tour or an additional approved course from the Elective courses.

    To satisfy the requirements for the International Business major, students must complete all of the following courses:
    INTBUS 2500: International Business 
    ECON 2500: International Trade and Investment Policy 
    COMMLAW 2502: Legal Aspects of International Business 
    COMMGMT 3500: Managing Across Cultures 
    MARKETNG 3501: International Marketing 
    and
    Students may either complete an International Study Tour or an additional approved course from the Elective courses:
    INTBUS 3600: International Study Tour

    Capstone Requirements
    Students must complete the following course:
    INTBUS 3501: Corporate Responsibility for Global Business 


    Management: This major introduces students to organisations as systems. The program will help students develop the necessary skills and knowledge to administer and coordinate an organisation's resources in ways that enable it to achieve its strategic goals within a systems framework.

    To satisfy the requirements for the Management major, students must complete all of the following courses:
    COMMGMT 2500: Organisational Behaviour 
    COMMGMT 2502: Organisational Dynamics 
    COMMGMT 3500: Managing Across Cultures
    COMMGMT 3502: Human Resources Management 
    COMMGMT 3506: Managing Conflict and Change 
    PROJMGNT 2021: Project Management 

    Capstone Requirements
    Student must complete the following course:
    COMMGMT 3501: Strategic Management 


    Marketing: This major is designed to provide students with a sound background in business, together with an understanding of marketing's role within and between organisations. The degree integrates the development of practical skills and acquisition of knowledge, with a strong emphasis on understanding current marketing theories and the latest marketing research practises. In addition to developing an understanding of marketing theory, students will prepare marketing reports, marketing plans and diagnostic case studies and analyse advertising across a range of media.

    To satisfy the requirements for the Marketing major, students must complete all of the following courses:
    MARKETNG 2501: Consumer Behaviour 
    MARKETNG 3504: Services Marketing 
    MARKETNG 3505: Management of Brands 
    MARKETNG 2503: Marketing Communications 
    MARKETNG 3501: International Marketing 
    MARKETNG 2505: Market Research 

    Capstone Requirements
    Students must complete all of the following courses:
    MARKETNG 3004: Marketing Planning Project  

    Assessment

    Assessment may include, but is not limited to: examinations, group assignments, individual assignments, consulting projects, presentations, quizzes, tests, tutorial work as prescribed within each course.
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Last updated: Saturday, 21 Sep 2019