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Bachelor of Business Administration (Indigenous)
 
Note:

This course is only available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students (note that an ATAR or completion of year 12 is not a prerequisite).

This course is not offered to international students.

Business Course Area Overview

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location
City campus

Min. duration
3 years full time

course codes
UTS: C10340v1
UAC: 601080

The Bachelor of Business Administration focuses on applying theories to business practice and the overall management of an organisation. The course takes into account cultural diversity, experiences and aspirations of community members, and ethical standards for managing enterprise initiatives. Students learn how a multi-disciplinary perspective can be used to address economic, financial and social issues including those relevant to the Indigenous community.

This course prepares students for a career in business management by providing a thorough understanding of the core functions of management and business administration.

The Bachelor of Business Administration focuses on applying theories to business practice and the overall management of an organisation. The course takes into account cultural diversity, experiences and aspirations of community members, and ethical standards for managing enterprise initiatives. Students learn how a multi-disciplinary perspective can be used to address economic, financial and social issues including those relevant to the Indigenous community.

This course prepares students for a career in business management by providing a thorough understanding of the core functions of management and business administration. Students are given the opportunity to explore various divisions and responsibilities of an organisation and how to operate effectively in a dynamic global business environment. An emphasis is placed on decision-making and problem-solving, cognitive analytical skills to synthesise organisational knowledge in diverse contexts, and to communicate clearly the ideas/solutions developed through a creative process.

Course aims

The aim of this course is to provide people working in Indigenous organisations, government and people involved in community activities, both private and social, with a working knowledge of these organisations and the skills to manage such organisations effectively.

What you learn here, you can apply in any organisation.

Typical study program

A typical full-time block mode program is provided below.

First year

Autumn sessionCredit pointsSubject code
21597 Principles of Money and Finance621597
21393 The Business Environment621393
21493 Principles of Marketing621493
21063 Contemporary Issues in the Indigenous Context (Project)621063
Spring sessionCredit pointsSubject code
21067 Managing People and Work621067
21068 Negotiations: Theory and Practice621068
21072 Performance Management: Theory and Practice621072
21071 People Management (Project)621071

Course fees

For relevant fee information, are you a Local student or International student

All students at UTS pay tuition fees to contribute towards the cost of their studies.

In 2017 all offers made to domestic undergraduate students will be for Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP), which means that the Australian government makes a substantial contribution towards the cost of your education, and you pay the balance through student contributions.

The amount you pay depends on your area of study and the number of credit points (cp) in which you enrol. At UTS 48 credit points is considered to be one Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL).

The table to the right shows the amount a student can expect to pay for one year of full-time study (1.0 EFTSL).

Students can choose to pay their student contribution upfront, or if eligible, can defer their fees through HECS-HELP.

In addition to tuition fees, students are required to pay a Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). The purchase of textbooks and other course materials may also result in additional cost.

You can calculate your student contribution as a percentage of the amounts shown on the table.
e.g. If you are enrolled in a 6 credit point Mathematics subject, your contribution would be 6/48 x $9,050 = $1,131.

Student contribution amounts for 2017 commencing students

Area of study and

student contribution  

band

Student contribution

(per EFTSL or 48 cp)

3
Law, Accounting, Commerce, Economics, Administration, Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science
$10,596
2
Mathematics, Statistics, Computing, Built Environment, Other Health, Allied Health, Engineering, Science, Surveying, Agriculture
$9,050
1
Humanities, Behavioural Science, Social Studies, Education, Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts, Nursing
$6,349

 

 

Tuition fees for international students vary between courses and range from A$20,830 to A$40,800 per year.

Tuition fees for international undergraduate students can be found using tuition fees search.

Tuition fees must be paid in advance each session and are subject to annual increase. Fees for future year(s) published in fees search, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only. UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.

 

All international students should familiarise themselves with the following documents:

In addition to tuition fees, students may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). Textbooks and other course materials will also result in additional costs.

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For further information on costs related to your study at UTS, visit the international students' fees information page.

Careers

Career options include management, administration and governance positions in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, including Indigenous community organisations.

Course structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
STM90842 Integrating Business Skills24
STM90843 Managing People24
STM90844 Managing Financial Resources24
STM90845 Managing Organisations24
STM90846 Managing Operations24
STM90847 Managing Innovation24
Total144

Course structure explained

The course is structured into a series of modules designed to focus specifically on the core functions of management. Each module comprises four subjects (24 credit points), one of which is an applied project that consolidates and extends the knowledge taught in the other three subjects.

Students complete a total of six modules (144 credit points) to graduate from the course.

The project subjects from each module form part of a 'capstone stream' of subjects aimed to support and deepen students' generic and knowledge skills development in the final capstone subject.

Additional information

Course duration

The course can be completed in a minimum of three years of full-time study.

Block, on campus

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

Admission to the Bachelor of Business Administration is administered through the Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning in collaboration with the UTS Business School. Applicants wishing to apply for this degree can do so in the following ways:

  • Jumbunna Direct Entry Program, and
    • Jumbunna Learning Development Program, first two sessions
    • Option to access Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme Tertiary Tuition (ITAS-TT), or
  • Entry based on ATAR, and
    • Option to access Jumbunna Learning Development Program
    • Option to access Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme Tertiary Tuition (ITAS-TT).

For more information see Direct Entry Program.

The Jumbunna Direct Entry Program offers prospective students an opportunity to demonstrate their capability for tertiary study through an assessment and interview process. Selection is also based on life experience, prior education and professional experience. Motivation to study and commitment to complete a tertiary degree is also taken into account.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

Check to see if there are additional admission requirements for this course.

If you don't meet the admission requirements for this course, there may be alternative pathways to help you gain admission.

Year 12 bonus scheme

To see a list of courses where HSC subjects provide bonus points, please refer to the Year 12 bonus points page.

Credit recognition

Credit recognition/recognition of prior learning/exemption is not available. The degree is structured in a modular format, each module representing themes reflecting the structure and operations of a business enterprise. Every subject is integral to a capstone subject which consolidates the knowledge and skill capabilities taught in that module. This enables a cohesive and integrated program which consolidates knowledge using a practice-oriented approach throughout the degree program.

Scholarships, prizes and awards

Scholarships

Prizes and awards

UTS: Handbook

See the Bachelor of Business Administration (Indigenous) in the UTS: Handbook for comprehensive course details.
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