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Southern Cross University Associate Degree of Business
Southern Cross University

Associate Degree of Business

Bilinga, Australia

2 Years


Full time, Part time

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AUD 25,200 *

Distance Learning, On-Campus

* $25,200 annual tuition fee, international students. Enquire about scholarship opportunities of up to $5000


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Want to get a head start in business without committing to a three-year degree? An Associate Degree in Business with SCU College can help you take the steps to a new career.

The two-year course will give you the grounding you need in business language and organizational communication, accounting, marketing and business ethics, and sustainability, as well as options to specialize in your area of interest from human resource management to digital marketing.

Graduates will have opportunities to find work in a broad range of sectors and are guaranteed entry and up to 2 years credit into a Bachelor degree in Business, IT or Tourism and Hospitality Management.

SCU College understands that learners have diverse experiences and ways of learning. The College supports your study success and connects you to your peers through additional workshops to assist you to develop academic and study skills.

SCU College also ensures that you have maximum flexibility in your study – choose to take classes online or on campus, or at a study center near you.

Career Opportunities

Graduates may find work in para-professional roles in a range of settings in the private and public business sectors across a range of industries and in fields such as general business, marketing, management, retail, tourism and other business services.

Graduates who proceed to one of the pathway Bachelor degrees will gain further specialized knowledge and skills and be suited to a range of careers within the industry based on their study discipline and areas of focus.

Major Areas of Study

The course covers a broad range of business topics such as business language and organizational communication through to accounting, marketing principles, statistics, economic theory and human resources. Students can also elect to focus on an area of interest for part of the course including accounting, business, tourism or digital business.

Assessment methods

Assessment tasks vary from unit to unit and can include essays, reports, audio or video presentations, online quizzes, case analyses, and examinations. Assessment items are in accordance with learning outcomes and designed to ensure that all the graduate attributes are assessed throughout the course. The performance criteria, grading standards and due dates for assessment tasks are included in each Unit Information Guide. Students receive timely feedback on their assessment submissions.

Teaching methods

On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Our online study option is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. Students may receive a combination of a podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

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