• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
Designed to equip you with the skills to start a successful career, this Business program from James Cook University has a strong focus on real-world experiences. Be competitive in the workplace with a degree that gives you an understanding of all the elements required for managing sustainable business.
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Overview

Learn how decisions you make contribute directly to the organisation’s success. You will be empowered with knowledge of how to become a leader in business and understand the pillars of a sustainable business model. Our lecturers’ strong network connections and the Work Integrated Learning program ensures you receive relevant industry placements.

In your first year in this Business program from James Cook University, you will study core subjects relevant to all business majors. You can then tailor the degree to suit your interests by selecting your preferred major and various combinations of a second major or a maximum of two minors.

With the aim of equipping you with real-world experience, you will start preparing for Work Integrated Learning in your first year of study. Embedded throughout the degree, career development tools prepare you for your final-year placement within a local business.

To bolster your employability, you also have the option of completing the Professional Development program alongside your degree.

You can study this degree on campus to experience face-to-face learning and build network connections. Alternatively, study online for flexibility. 

Potential careers could include:

  • Accountant (working in the fields of forensics, tax, litigation, business or management)
  • Business Intelligence Analyst, Information Security Analyst, IT Project Manager, Business Intelligence Consultant
  • Economist
  • Stockbroker
  • Financial Planner or Analyst, Investment Analyst, Stockbrokers or Financial Researcher
  • Governance Consultant, Policy Advisor, Stakeholder Management Officer, Strategic Planner, Public Affairs Leader, Government Relations Officer
  • Events Manager, Tourism Officer, Marketing Officer, Market Researcher, Social Media Marketer, Brand Manager, Public Relations Officer
  • Human Resource Manager

Accreditation

The Accounting Major for this course is jointly accredited by CPA Australia and the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Duration description
      • Only for national students
  • Credits
    72 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Accounting for Decision Making
  • Economics for Sustainable Business
  • Business Data Analysis and Interpretation
  • Business, Environment and Society in the Tropics
  • Contemporary Business Communications
  • Managing Consumer Markets
  • Business Law

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    74

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    52

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

    More about PTE Academic

General Requirements

CRICOS code: 026830C, DE

  • Previous and current certificates and academic transcripts
  • The Grading Scale used at the institution(s) where you have undertaken your studies
  • English proficiency test results (if required and available at time of application)
  • Your passport to confirm your name and citizenship (if available at time of application)
  • English (Maths B desirable)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30400 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    10900 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10900 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Townsville

  • 1500 - 2800 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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