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Banking (BBus)

  • B1318BACHELOR OF BUSINESS

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Title Banking (BBus)
Course Code B1318
Study Level Bachelor (Undergraduate)
Organisational Unit Business
Academic Contacts http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/AcademicContacts
Qualification Bachelor of Business (BBus) in Banking
Duration 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Kaplan Higher Education Institute and Kaplan Higher Education Academy (Singapore) ['KAPLAN-SGP'] (internal) (language of instruction: English)
Murdoch University Dubai (UAE) ['DUBAI-ISC'] (internal)
Description Traditionally banks have recruited new staff directly from schools. Today they are recruiting more graduates from tertiary institutions. In banking units the student is exposed to the issue of information asymmetry that exists between the borrower and the lender and the need to design contracts that reveal and monitor the quality of the borrower. The units also consider the nature and legal implications of the banker-customer relationship. The high debt that financial institutions have in their capital structure, the interest sensitivity of their assets and the liquidity that depositors demand result in unique interest, credit and liquidity risk management issues. These issues are further complicated by government regulation and directives. A fourth year of study is available in the form of an honours year.
A Bachelor of Business provides a broad understanding of individual, organisational and societal issues. You will have the practical skills to identify business opportunities, analyse problems and implement solutions and you will be able to demonstrate a knowledge of business principles across key functional areas. You will have depth of knowledge in one or more business disciplines: accounting, banking, business law, economics, finance, hospitality and tourism management, human resources management, international business, management, and marketing.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings As per normal undergraduate admission requirements.

Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Admission Requirements: Offshore course offerings As per normal undergraduate admission requirements.
Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Major Learning Outcomes MLO1: Demonstrate knowledge of Banking
MLO2: Apply Banking knowledge in practical contexts
MLO3: Exhibit effective communication and interpersonal skills
MLO4: Evaluate Banking issues and problems and develop evidence-based conclusions
MLO5: Demonstrate the capability to engage in lifelong learning
MLO6: Display the capability to think across cultures and contexts
MLO7: Integrate knowledge of ethical issues into professional practice
Course Learning Outcomes CLO1: Demonstrate knowledge of cognate discipline
CLO2: Apply discipline knowledge in practical contexts {e.g. workplace}
CLO3: Exhibit effective interpersonal skills appropriate to the context
CLO4: Evaluate issues and problems and structure evidence-based conclusions
CLO5: Employ learning strategies that demonstrate intentional learning
CLO6: Display the capability to think across contexts
CLO7: Integrate knowledge of ethical issues into professional practice
Employment Prospects Completion of the banking major will open up employment opportunities for students in all types of financial institutions.
Professional Recognition Graduates are potentially eligible for associate membership of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA). For advice on specific requirements students should contact FINSIA directly.
Recommended Double Majors Accounting; Finance; Hospitality and Tourism Management; Human Resources Management; International Business; Management; Marketing
Excluded Minors Banking
Further Information School of Business and Governance web site
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 - 72 credit points

Year 1 - 24 credit points

Murdoch Spine: Career Learning - 3 credit points

Select from the following:

BBS100 Academic Skills for Business - 3 points
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TMD-internal, TSD-internal

Breadth Unit for Degree - 3 credit points



BBS150 Transforming Business - 3 points
Not available this year

MSP100 Career Learning: Managing Your Career - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TMD-internal, TSD-internal

Core Units - 12 credit points

BUS130 Foundational Mathematics for Business - 3 points
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TSD-internal

BUS176 Foundations of Management and Governance - 3 points
DUBAI-ISC: TMD-internal

BUS171 Foundations of Economics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TSD-internal

BUS170 Foundations of Accounting - 3 points
DUBAI-ISC: TMD-internal

General Electives - 6 credit points

Select from any 100-level units offered by the University, subject to individual unit prerequisites. Students are advised to consider using General Elective points to meet the requirements of a second major or minor. Any recommended double majors and minors will be included in the major's description.

Part II - 48 credit points

University-Wide Breadth Units - 6 credit points  Unit List

Select from the prescribed list of University-Wide Breadth Units. A unit cannot be used to satisfy both this Breadth Unit requirement and the requirements of a major or minor. If taken at 100 level the unit(s) will be attributed to Part I. Note that no more than 30 credit points at Part I may be credited towards course completion requirements.

Year 2 - 21 credit points

Research Skills Unit - 3 credit points

BBS200 Understanding Business Research: An Introductory Approach - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TMD-internal, TSD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TMA-internal, TSA-internal

Core Units - 9 credit points

BSL201 Finance Law - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
DUBAI-ISC: TMD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal

BUS286 Corporate Finance - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TSD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TSA-internal

BUS288 Treasury Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
DUBAI-ISC: TMD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal

General Electives - 9 credit points

Select from any 200- to 400-level units offered by the University, subject to individual unit prerequisites. Students are advised to consider using General Elective points to meet the requirements of a second major or minor. Any recommended double majors and minors will be included in the major's description.

Year 3 - 21 credit points

Research Skills Unit - 3 credit points

BBS300 Empirical Research Methods for Business - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TSA-internal

OR

BBS301 Applying Mixed Methods Research to Business - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
DUBAI-ISC: TMD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TMA-internal

Core Units - 9 credit points

BUS307 Commercial Banking - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
DUBAI-ISC: TSD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TSA-internal

BUS390 International Financial Markets and Institutions - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal

BUS308 Credit and Lending Decisions - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal

General Electives - 9 credit points

Select from any 200- to 400-level units offered by the University, subject to individual unit prerequisites. Students are advised to consider using General Elective points to meet the requirements of a second major or minor. Any recommended double majors and minors will be included in the major's description.
Recommend electives:

BUS358 Professional Internship in Business - 9 points
Not available this year

BUS267 Work-Based Learning - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal (quota of 50 places)

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