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Bachelor of Business Administration (Specialising in International Business) (Top-Up) (Awarded by Southern Cross University, Australia)

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About the Course 

The Bachelor of Business Administration gives students the opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of management and professional practice, and the option to specialise in a range of industry specific disciplines. Students have flexibility in determining the structure of their study.

The international business specialisation prepares graduates to respond to the complexity of global markets, addressing issues such as cross-cultural communication and negotiation, alternative market structures, variations in consumer demand patterns and differing government regulations and law. Students graduate with an understanding of leadership, strategy, cultural diversity, communication and decision-making as it relates to contemporary international business issues.


Graduates may find opportunities in management roles within private and government organisations, human resource management, marketing, international business, finance, information systems and management.

About Southern Cross Business School

The Southern Cross Business School offers a comprehensive range of business and information technology degrees that are informed by research, reviewed by industry leaders and taught by experts. The School’s courses are designed to build students' knowledge and capabilities and open doors and opportunities for them anywhere in the world. Our contemporary courses cover disciplines including accounting, finance, human resource management, information and communications technology, international business and marketing.

The School is committed to excellence in teaching and its degrees are all tailored to meet industry demands. They combine academic rigour with contemporary industry practice, giving students the skills to succeed in complex business environments.

The Good Universities Guide 2014 rates our MBA (Master of Business Administration) five stars for getting a job. It also received four stars for graduate salaries and an overall four-star rating.

With a focus on policy and planning, our research analyses regional economic development, corporate governance, human resources, leadership, entrepreneurs, organisational change, and customer research.

The School has about 4000 students studying within Australia and offshore. They are supported by approximately 40 full-time staff who possess academic and professional qualifications and experience.

Assessment Methods

Assessment may be in the form of essays, reports, audio or video presentations, online quizzes, case analyses or problem resolutions and examination.

Modules are taught in a face-to-face manner.

In addition, students attending the day programme must achieve at least 90% class attendance to be eligible to sit for examination.

 

Graduation 

Upon the successful completion of the programme, graduates will be awarded the Bachelor of Business Administration by Southern Cross University. Graduates may use the designatory title BBA after their names.

 

 

Awarded by Southern Cross University, Australia

Southern Cross University is an Australian public university, which takes pride in the supportive study environment it provides for students irrespective of their backgrounds and life goals.


The University has around 15,000 students enrolled throughout Australia and from 50 countries around the world. Undergraduate and postgraduate degrees are delivered through six academic schools and two colleges – Arts and Social Sciences; Business and Tourism, Education; Environment, Science and Engineering; Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian Peoples; Health and Human Sciences; Law and Justice; and SCU College.


Southern Cross University collaborates with other international institutions in the delivery of courses in Singapore, China, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea, and is committed to enhancing the lives and helping to advance the careers of all its students.


Southern Cross University is a research intensive university which undertakes regionally relevant and internationally significant research in specific fields. It has achieved research excellence in the fields of geochemistry; zoology; crop and pasture production and forestry sciences.


Named after the constellation of stars that appears in the night sky of the southern hemisphere, the Southern Cross is a potent symbol in Australia’s history and forms part of the Australian flag. It has been used for centuries to help navigate and guide travellers on their journeys.


Southern Cross University is based on the North Coast of New South Wales, Australia – a region renowned for its extraordinary beauty. Its campuses are located at Lismore, Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast, with branch campuses in Sydney and Melbourne.  The University operates The Hotel School Sydney and Melbourne, in partnership with Mulpha Australia.

 

Understanding the Business Environment

  • This unit develops an understanding of factors affecting labour supply and demand in a local and
    global context. More specifically, the factors affecting the current labour markets conditions such as
    globalisation, an aging population, skill shortages and the changing nature of work are discussed.

 

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

  • Introduces students to the concepts of entrepreneurship, the new venture creation process, and the entrepreneurial environment.
  • Provides students with an understanding of entrepreneurs and their entrepreneurial behaviour. Several entrepreneurship theories and their applications will also be examined and discussed.

 

Sustainable Business Management

  • Applies the concept of sustainability to contemporary business organisations by examining a range of innovative environmental and social management tools.

 

Competitive Strategy

  • Integrates and applies knowledge gained in previous units for the purpose of evaluating complex business problems and formulating policies and strategies.
  • This capstone unit requires students to demonstrate their ability to formulate and evaluate business strategies covering both Australian and global perspectives.
  • Extensive use is made of local and international cases.

 

International Finance

  • Deals with the operation of international financial markets, and covers various aspects of the operations and activities of the trans-national business enterprise, and the management of international financial risks.
  • The implications of the rapid development of centres of offshore banking and finance, and their impact on the way firms finance their operations is also studied.

 

International Management

  • Covers the major elements of management that cross country borders.
  • Examines the reasons why organisations elect to become transnational and the differences between international trade and multinational operations.
  • The topics organisation, communication, strategy and operations are examined in light of international business demands.
  • Students become familiar with the environmental and ethical challenges that impact on international managers.

 

 

Principles of International Business

  • Recognises the importance of business organisations with cross-border operations
  • Designed to give students an overview of multinational business organisations in general as well as an understanding of country specific cross-cultural factors impacting on multinational business organisations in Asia.
  • Concentrates on Asian cultures because of their strategic importance to Australian businesses.

 

Global Marketing 

  • Exposes students to the potential, practice and pitfalls inherent in marketing overseas.
  • Discusses the international marketing environment, identification of export markets and product planning, pricing, promotion and distribution for foreign markets.

 

Profile of lecturers and their respective teaching modules

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 100 (lecture)

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 40 (tutorial)

Click here to download profiles of lecturers.

 

 

Structure and Duration


Full-Time Programme (for International students only)

  • 8 modules
  • 8 months
  • 4 modules per term
  • 4-5 times per week
 

Commencement Date

 

Class Commencement for 2014

Course Commencement Date Completion Date
Full-Time Programme Feb 2014 Sept 2014
  Jun 2014 Jan 2015
  Oct 2014 May 2015
 
 

Fees:
 

: : Application Fee:       S$321.00

: : Tuition Fees:            S$14,980.00

* All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
* Non-tuition fees are not included.

 

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of aged 16 and above, and meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • Business related Diploma from a local polytechnic

    OR

  • MDIS Higher Diploma in International Business

    OR

  • Other relevant Diplomas may be considered for entry on a case-by-case basis

Applicant must demonstrate proficiency in English (with Grade C Pass in English at GCE 'O' Level).

Diploma must include sufficient business units for advanced standing to be approved by Southern Cross University.

Other equivalent qualifications may be considered on a case by case basis

 

Additional Criteria

Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English Language.

Applicants without C6 pass credit at GCE 'O' Level or its equivalent are required:

  • Achieve academic IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band;

    OR

  • Achieve TOEFL 550 with no less than 4.5 in the test of written English;

    OR

  • Achieve internet-based TOEFL 60 with no less than 17 in writing and no less than 11 in reading.
  
 
 

Student Pass Application

International student are required to apply for student pass if he/she wishes to study full-time in Singapore. Please click here for more information.

 

Structure and Duration


Part-Time Programme (for Local students only)

  • 8 modules
  • 12 months
  • 2-3 modules per term
  • Intensive workshops are conducted for each BBA unit. A minimum of 3 days of consecutive lessons per module
 

Full-Time Programme (for Local students only)

  • 8 modules
  • 8 months
  • 4 modules per term
 

Commencement Date

 

Course Commencement Date Completion Date
Full-Time Programme Feb 2014 Sept 2014
  Jun 2014 Jan 2015
  Oct 2014 May 2015
Part-Time Programme Feb 2014 Feb 2015
  Jun 2014 Jun 2015
  Oct 2014 Oct 2015

 

 

Fees:

  • Application Fees:     S$32.10

Full-Time Programme

  • Tuition Fees:            S$14,712.50
  • Non-Tuition Fees:     S$509.10
  • Total:                        S$15,221.60              

 

Part-Time Programme

  • Tuition Fees:            S$13,375.00
  • Non-Tuition Fees:     S$296.65
  • Total:                        S$13,671.65
 

Note:

  • All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
  • Non-tuition fees for Part-Time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership subscription fees and fee protection scheme.
  • Non-tuition fees for Full-Time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership subscription fees, MDIS experience seminars, medical insurance and fee protection scheme.
  • The above does not include Miscellaneous Fees, which refer to any non-compulsory and non-standard fees which the student will pay only when necessary or applicable.  Such fees are normally collected on an ad-hoc basis by the PEI when the need arises.
 

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of aged 16 and above, and meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • Business related Diploma from a local polytechnic

    OR

  • MDIS Higher Diploma in International Business

    OR

  • Other relevant Diplomas may be considered for entry on a case-by-case basis

Applicant must demonstrate proficiency in English (with Grade C Pass in English at GCE 'O' Level).

Diploma must include sufficient business units for advanced standing to be approved by Southern Cross University.

Other equivalent qualifications may be considered on a case by case basis

 

Additional Criteria

Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English Language.

Applicants without C6 pass credit at GCE 'O' Level or its equivalent are required to:

  • Achieve academic IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band;

    OR

  • Achieve TOEFL 550 with no less than 4.5 in the test of written English;

    OR

  • Achieve internet-based TOEFL 60 with no less than 17 in writing and no less than 11 in reading.
   
 
 

Financial Assistance Scheme

Student loans from the organisations listed below are available to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents. Please contact the organisations directly to find out how you may benefit from their services.

 

STUDY LOANS
 

Organisation Contact Number Website
TCC Limited Tel : 6319 3700 www.tcc.org.sg
DBS Bank Tel : 1800 111 1111 www.dbs.com.sg
Maybank Tel : 1800 629 2265 www.maybank2u.com.sg

 

 

0% INTEREST CREDIT CARD INSTALMENT PLANS

For All Programmes (Available in 6 or 12 months)

Organisation Contact Number Website
Standard Chartered
Bank
Tel : 1800 747 7000 www.standardchartered.com.sg
Citibank Tel : 1800 225 5225 www.citibank.com.sg
Maybank Tel : 1800 968 2265 www.maybank.com.sg
UOB Tel : 1800 226 6121 www.uob.com.sg
OCBC Tel : 1800 363 3333 www.ocbc.com.sg
DBS Tel : 1800 111 1111 www.dbs.com
POSB Tel : 1800 339 6666 www.posb.com.sg
Bank of China  Tel : 1800 669 5566  www.bankofchina.com/sg

 

For Degree and Master (Available in 24 months)

Organisation Contact Number Website
Citibank Tel : 1800 225 5225 www.citibank.com.sg

 

 

 
 
QUICK INFORMATION
Duration of Course | Full-time: 8 months, Part-time: 12 months
Award | DEGREE
  PROGRESS TO NEXT LEVEL  
COMMENCEMENT DATE  

Class Intake for 2015

Full-Time Programme
Last intake in Oct 2014 

Part-Time Programme
Last intake in Oct 2014 

CONTACT DETAILS  

TEL [65] 6247 9111/6372 1000
 

 

Local Enquiries
etc@mdis.edu.sg
+65 6247 9111
ib@mdis.edu.sg
+65 6278 8000
International Enquiries