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Bachelor of Business/ Bachelor of Science in Psychology - MGSC02

Course Code: MGSC02
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Discipline of Psychology
Canberra Business School
UAC Code: 361545
CRICOS Code: 099010B
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Add some business flair to your psychology degree. Think about it!

Accredited by the Australian Psychological Accreditation Council (APAC) and approved by the Australian Psychological Society (now that’s credibility), the Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Science in Psychology double degree will give you a broad understanding of the theory and practice of business in areas such as management, marketing, service management, human resource management, entrepreneurship, innovation and international business. It will also enable you to apply your analytical and creative skills within a variety of disciplinary and cultural backgrounds.

For managers and aspiring managers, the course offers a broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge in a range of core areas of business as well as the necessary skills to be effective in today’s changing workplaces.

From a psychology perspective (and you’ll certainly gain perspective while studying these qualifications!), you’ll explore the science behind the discipline, apply research methods to conduct studies, ethically interpret the results and write reports according to APAC’s conventions.

Aiming for a rewarding career as a counsellor, psychologist, youth worker or in HR, marketing, industrial relations or training and development? Want the necessary know-how and insights needed to run your own business? Here’s the qualification that will ensure you’re mentally prepared!

Combine a Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Science in Psychology at UC and you will: 

  • acquire a broad understanding of the theory and practice of management, be able to recognise specific problem-solving contexts and apply your analytical and creative skills within a variety of disciplines and cultural backgrounds
  • specialise in a range of management areas, including marketing, service management, human resource management, entrepreneurship, innovation and international business
  • acquire an understanding of the scientific basis of the discipline of psychology and understand the research methods used by psychologists
  • gain an ability to apply research methods to design and conduct studies, analyse and interpret results and write research reports using APAC conventions
  • understand the application of values, research and professional ethics in psychological research and in other professional contexts.

Career opportunities

A UC Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Science in Psychology offers graduates the skills required to explore clinical and business careers in the public or private sectors, including private practice. Graduates will be equipped to pursue opportunities in these fields:

  • clinical psychology
  • counselling
  • youth work
  • consumer research
  • marketing
  • human resources
  • industrial relations
  • training and development
  • program co-ordination and welfare
  • policy and research.

Admission Requirements

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:
- Year 12 ATAR
- other Australian Qualification
- work experience
- overseas qualification

We also offer a number of entry initiatives that give you the opportunity to gain entry to the University via alternate pathway programs and admissions schemes.
More information is available on our Alternative Entry page: http://www.canberra.edu.au/future-students/applications/apply-now/alternative-entry

Additional Admission Requirements

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Assumed Knowledge

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Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Science in Psychology BSc Psych
Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship and Innovation) BBus (Entrepreneurship&Innovation)
Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) BBus (HumanResMgt)
Bachelor of Business (International Business) BBus (IntlBus)
Bachelor of Business (Management) BBus (Mgt)
Bachelor of Business (Marketing) BBus (Mktg)
Bachelor of Business (Service Management) BBus (ServiceMgt)
Bachelor of Business (Sport Management) BBus (SportMgt)

Alternate Exit Awards

Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) Bachelor of Business (Management) Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship & Innovation) Bachelor of Business (Marketing) Bachelor of Business (Service Management) Bachelor of Science in Psychology Diploma of Health Studies Associate Degree of Health Studies Bachelor of Business (International Business)

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      Flexible: The unit combines online study with optional on-campus, face to face activities.
      Placement: The unit involves an internship, practicum or other work place experience program. Some on-campus, face to face activity may also be required.
      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.
      Online: The unit is studied completely online. On-campus, face to face interaction is not required.

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      Flexible: The unit combines online study with optional on-campus, face to face activities.
      Placement: The unit involves an internship, practicum or other work place experience program. Some on-campus, face to face activity may also be required.
      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.
      Online: The unit is studied completely online. On-campus, face to face interaction is not required.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit


Professional Accreditation

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Course Learning Outcomes

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Course Duration

Standard 4 years full-time or equivalent. Maximum 10 years.

Honours

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Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

In order for the Diploma of Health Studies to be awarded the student must have: a) completed 24 credit points with at least 12 credit points at Level 1 b) completed a minimum of 12 credit points at UC and c) obtained a minimum of 12 credit points in any of the health disciplines. In order for the Associate Degree in Health Studies to be awarded the student must have: a) completed 48 credit points with at least 12 credit points at Level 1 and 12 credit points at Level 2 b) completed a minimum of 24 credit points at UC and c) obtained a minimum of 24 credit points in any of the health disciplines. For details of individual courses, please see the separate entries for each course on the UC website.

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