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Structure

Aim

The International Business, Finance and Trade program (DBIB) provides a professional level of education for students to acquire business knowledge and skills in a range of discipline areas necessary to conduct business in an international environment.


Entry requirements

To be eligible for selection, applicants are required to have:

  Completed the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE); and

  • completed 200 credits of subjects;
  • achieved a grade of C* or better in the Personal Learning Plan, 20 credits of literacy, 10 credits of numeracy and the Research Project at Stage 2;
  • achieved a grade C- or better in an additional 60 credits at Stage 2;
  • obtained a competitive ATAR.

  * For Stage 2 subjects a grade of C- or better is required


  • Completed the equivalent secondary education qualifications as required for University entry under SACE and fulfilled any prerequisite requirements;
  • Completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma, obtaining a minimum score of 24 points and fulfilled any prerequisite requirements;
  • Completed or partly completed a recognised higher education program at a recognised higher education institution and fulfilled any prerequisite requirements;
  • Completed at least four Open Universities Australia (OUA) courses at the appropriate level and fulfilled any prerequisite requirements;
  • Completed an award from TAFE or from another registered training organisation at AQF Certificate IV or above and fulfilled any prerequisite requirements;
  • Qualified for Special Entry and fulfilled any prerequisite requirements;
  • Completed the University Foundation Studies program
* Normally applicants with a grade point average of 4** or better will be recognised for entry.
** A GPA of 4 refers to the UniSA grading scale which has a range of 1 - 7, other Australian and international grading scales will be considered.

Content and structure

The program requires completion of courses totalling 108 units with a minimum of four courses at level 3. The structure is flexible, drawing on the disciplines of economics, international finance and strategy while permitting students to select courses from other fields, including languages, which suit their occupational aspirations and capabilities. Students will have the opportunity to take 18 units (or one half year) of study at an overseas university.

Honours

Students who complete the program with a Credit or higher grade point average may be invited to undertake Honours. Students may be eligible to apply for the The School of Commerce (Honours) Scholarships which are open to candidates who are considering admission into the DHBS Bachelor of Business (Honours) or DHCM Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) Program.

Program Structure
Course nameArea and cat no.UnitsReference
FIRST YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Principles of EconomicsECON 10084.5Note(s): 1
Accounting for BusinessACCT 10084.5Note(s): 1
Communication and Information Systems in BusinessBUSS 10584.5Note(s): 1
Business and SocietyBUSS 10574.5Note(s): 1
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Management PrinciplesBUSS 10544.5Note(s): 1
Foundations of Business LawCOML 10014.5Note(s): 1
Quantitative Methods for BusinessMATH 10534.5Note(s): 1
MacroeconomicsECON 10074.5
SECOND YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Marketing Principles: Trading and ExchangeMARK 10104.5Note(s): 1
International Commercial LawCOML 30054.5
Forecasting and Business AnalysisECON 20074.5
Professional Business Sequence 4.5Note(s): 2,3
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
International EconomicsECON 20094.5
Finance and InvestmentBANK 20054.5
Professional Business Sequence 4.5Note(s): 2,3
Professional Business Sequence 4.5Note(s): 2,3
THIRD YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Overseas Study option/Professional Business Sequence 4.5Note(s): 2,3
Overseas Study option/Professional Business Sequence 4.5Note(s): 2,3
Overseas Study option/Professional Business Sequence 4.5Note(s): 2,3
Overseas Study option/Professional Business Sequence 4.5Note(s): 2,3
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Professional Business Sequence 4.5Note(s): 2,3
Elective or Professional Business Sequence 4.5Note(s): 2,3,4
Competitive StrategyBUSS 30464.5
Professional Business Sequence 4.5Note(s): 2,3

Electives

Course nameArea and cat no.Units
Professional Business Sequence A: Applied Economics and Public Policy
Economic Analysis of Business DecisionsECON 20104.5
International Markets, Institutions and PolicyECON 30064.5
Growth Development and the MacroeconomyECON 20124.5
Sustainability and Public PolicyECON 30074.5
Professional Business Sequence B: International Marketing and Management
Buyer and Consumer BehaviourMARK 10084.5
International MarketingMARK 30054.5
Foundations of Human Resource ManagementBUSS 20434.5
International and Comparative Human Resource ManagementBUSS 30254.5
Professional Business Sequence C: Applied Finance
International Currency and Banking MarketsBANK 20064.5
Derivatives and Securities MarketsBANK 10054.5
Portfolio and Fund ManagementBANK 30044.5
Corporate Valuation and Risk ManagementBANK 30094.5
Prescribed electives (select one, unless you have completed Professional Business Sequence A - refer to note 3)
Economic Analysis of Business DecisionsECON 20104.5
Growth Development and the MacroeconomyECON 20124.5
Students wishing to enrol in an International Study Tour please contact business.mobility@unisa.edu.au for further information
Business International Study TourBUSS 20624.5

Rules

  1. This program comprises: 8 Division Core courses; plus a major sequence of 6 core courses specific to the DBIB program; plus any two of the following professional sequences: A: Applied Economics and Public Policy, B: International Management and Marketing and C: Applied Finance or overseas study option (see electives listing); plus 2 prescribed electives, and 1 free elective

Notes

  1. All division core courses will be offered in Study Period 2 and Study Period 5.
  2. Students must choose any two of the following professional business sequences: A: Applied Economics and Public Policy B: International Marketing and Management C: Applied Finance OR Overseas Study Options (students may spend one semester on study exchange at an overseas university).
  3. Students must complete one of the presecribed electives (see elective listing) unless Option A is undertaken as a professional sequence, in which case, students may choose and two other business (level 2/3) electives within the Division of Business
  4. Students complete one free elective chosen from any course offered at the University.

Program director(s)

Dr Ron Donato

For program related inquiries click here: Program Director - Bachelor of Business (International Business, Finance and Trade)

 
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