Business @ Batemans Bay

Business is UOW's largest faculty, with students and teachers from all over the world. It involves the study how people interact with each other in a business context. This includes areas such as accounting, finance, management, marketing and economics as well as other fields such as public relations, human resources and event management.

Career opportunities *

Accountant | Advertiser | Auditor | Banker | Communications Consultant | Cost Adviser | Economic and Public Policy Planner | Financial Planner | Financial Systems Designer | Human Resources Manager | Industrial Relations Officer | Insurance Broker | Investment Analyst | Market Researcher | Marketing Manager/Consultant | Merchant Banker | Personnel Officer | Sales Representative | Small Business Owner/Manager Statistician | Stockbroker | Supply Manager | Taxation Consultant | Teacher | Tourism Manager | Trade Union Officer

* some may require further study 

Bachelor of Commerce

The Bachelor of Commerce is the Business faculty flagship degree. It balances flexibility with specialist knowledge: you choose your specialised majors, and combine it with electives or a second major. In the first year you will study the essential core disciplines of accounting, economics, finance, management and marketing.

This degree is for students who would like to specialise in one or more of the principle areas (majors) of business and commerce. It consists of two components: nine core subjects and the flexibility to choose subjects from a variety of majors. You can also choose a double major or a major and a minor

Management major

Management is the art and science of planning, coordinating and leading group efforts; it is the mobilising of human and material resources to achieve organisational goals. Managerial skills include the ability to make sound judgments on all issues that arise within a business and to achieve objectives through organisational skills.

Subject areas include:

Management of change | Organisational behaviour | Human resource management | Strategic management | Operations management | Quality management.

This Major aims to develop a theoretical and practical understanding of the complexities of management; as well as skills in decision making, conflict resolution, administration and communication.

Accountancy major

Whether they work in a large multinational company, a government agency or a small company, accountants play a pivotal role in advising management or their clients on the financial direction of the enterprise. This major prepares students for a career in all levels of industry, with an emphasis on integrating accounting theory and practice that provides experience in the diverse areas of accountancy. On completion, students will have the necessary skills and qualifications to work as an accountant.

Subject areas include:

Introductory accounting | Financial accounting | Corporate finance | Management accounting | Business law | Auditing | Information systems in accounting

Graduates who have completed the prescribed degree program can apply to join the Certified Practicing Accountant body (CPA Australia) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA). Graduates are eligible to apply for membership with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Other Majors

Students who are accepted into the Bachelor of Commerce at Batemans Bay and want to undertake the following majors are able to undertake the compulsory core first year subjects of a Bachelor of Commerce at the Batemans Bay Campus. Students will then need to complete their program on the Wollongong Campus.

The majors include:

Marketing* | Financial Planning | Business Innovation | Business Law | Economics | Finance | Human Resource Management | International Business | Supply Chain Management | Public Relations

*Students who want to take a single major in Marketing may complete two years of the program at Batemans Bay. Subjects need to be chosen carefully and students need to seek academic advice. 

Bachelor of Business

This degree is designed for students who would like a comprehensive business degree shaped to meet the needs of employers operating in a global business environment. Students will study the essential disciplines of accounting, economics, finance, management and marketing whilst being given enhanced scope to study a range of elective subjects that interests them.

Subject areas include:

Accounting | Management | Marketing | Finance | Economics |  Business Ethics

Bachelor of Economics and Finance

The Bachelor of Economics and Finance is a three-year degree for students who want to specialise in economics and finance from the very start of their degree. In the first year of study you will learn the core disciplines of accounting, economics and finance. Second-year and third-year subjects focus on advanced economics and finance. In the final year, you will also undertake an applied research project. Students graduating with this degree will have significant analytical, critical thinking and research skills in the areas of economics and finance and will thus be highly sought after by private and public sector employers both in Australia and internationally.

You will focus your degree by choosing one of four majors. Economics | Finance | International Economics | Quantative Analysis in Economics

*Students can study the first year at UOW Batemans Bay and complete the final two years of the degree at the Wollongong campus.
Last reviewed: 6 March, 2015

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