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Diploma of Business


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Title Diploma of Business
Course Code A1000
Study Level Bachelor (Undergraduate)
Organisational Unit Business
Academic Contacts http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/AcademicContacts
Duration 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch University Dubai (UAE) ['DUBAI-ISC'] (internal)
Description The Diploma of Business is designed to provide students with a broad introduction to business in a supportive, student-centred learning environment. It will prepare students for further study or for a professional business career. Students will explore a broad range of disciplines including business mathematics, marketing, management and governance, accounting, economics and business law. They will also have a better understanding of career planning and management, as well as develop literacy skills that will enhance their academic and business communication and language capabilities. The knowledge and skills gained through completing the Diploma will be directly transferable to either entry-level employment/work settings and/or to further learning in an academic setting.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings Successful completion of Year 12 with minimum ATAR of 50 or Foundation Program or AQF Certificate IV

IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.5) TOEFL Ibt 60 (no band less than 18) PTE 46 (writing no less than 46)
Admission Requirements: Offshore course offerings Successful completion of GCE A levels with 2 passes (E or better)
International Baccalaureate - Aggregate score of 21 or above
Other - successful completion of one of the following:
· A recognised post-secondary (post high school course);
· University preparation (foundation) studies;
· One year of study at a recognised tertiary or higher education institute;
· 2 units competed at an Australian University or Open University Australia (OUA).
Full list of country specific academic entry requirements can be provided.
IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.5) TOEFL Ibt 60 (no band less than 18) PTE 46 (writing no less than 46)
Course Learning Outcomes After completing the Diploma of Business, students will possess basic understanding of, and applied knowledge in:
1. financial mathematics, business statistics and financial intermediaries as they apply in a business context;
2. marketing concepts and theories in the context of contemporary business practice;
3. planning, developing and managing personal career aspirations and goals and using tools to effectively showcase capabilities;
4. the various oral and written skills necessary to communicate effectively in English in an academic and professional context;
5. fundamentals of management including its control processes, functions and roles in contemporary organisations;
6. fundamental financial and management accounting concepts including: the accounting equation, accrual accounting, relevant accounting standards, financial statement analysis, budgeting, CVP analysis and short-term decision making;
7. some specific legal principles applicable to business including the Australian legal system, Contract Law and Tort Law; and
8. information, technological and numerical literacy in the context of academic study and professional practice.

Throughout the program, students will also begin development of a range of graduate attributes as outlined below:
9. Oral and written communication;
10. Critical and creative thinking;
11. Social interaction;
12. Independent and lifelong learning;
13. Interdisciplinarity;
14. Ethics;
15. Academic integrity;
16. Social justice;
17. Global perspectives; and
18. English language proficiency.
Additional Academic Progress Requirements Students need to successfully complete 24 credit points comprising 5 core units and 3 specified elective units
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 24 credit points

Course Core - 15 credit points

MFP1001 Language Enhancement - 3 points
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TMD-internal, TSD-internal

MSP1001 Career Learning: Managing Your Career - 3 points
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TMD-internal, TSD-internal

BBS1001 Academic Skills for Business - 3 points
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TMD-internal, TSD-internal

BUS1301 Foundational Mathematics for Business - 3 points
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TSD-internal

BUS1761 Foundations of Management and Governance - 3 points
DUBAI-ISC: TMD-internal

Specified Electives - 9 credit points

BUS1831 Foundations of Marketing - 3 points
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TSD-internal

BUS1701 Foundations of Accounting - 3 points
DUBAI-ISC: TMD-internal

BUS1711 Foundations of Economics - 3 points
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TSD-internal

BSL1651 Foundations of Business Law - 3 points
DUBAI-ISC: TMD-internal

Additional Academic Progress Requirements

Students need to successfully complete 24 credit points comprising 5 core units and 3 specified elective units

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