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As part of the Australian Government's Job-ready Graduates Package you can now study an Undergraduate Certificate in Business Essentials short course at UTS College, and the government will cover part of your course fees. Plus, you can study now and pay later with HECS-HELP (if eligible). Apply now to take advantage of this special offer.

Course description

The Undergraduate Certificate in Business Essentials introduces you to the essential business areas of accounting, economics, management and business communication at a tertiary level. You’ll learn foundational business knowledge and practical skills to apply to understanding of business and consumer choices and business information systems. You'll learn business’ roles and responsibilities in broader society for effective decision making and communication in business environments.

This course prepares you to become a valued business professional, including employment in the field of business at entry level, professional upskilling or continuing to further studies. You’ll receive 24 credit points toward the Diploma of Business at UTS College and a pathway to the Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Economics, or Bachelor of Management at UTS.

What you will learn

On completing this course, you’ll have:

  • language and literacy skills for business and academic communication
  • foundational knowledge and skills to understand accounting information systems in the business environment
  • foundational knowledge of, and skills in, basic concepts, theories and principles of economics and their application to business decision making
  • learned the basics of management theory and how to apply it.

Subjects

Course code: BABC001

Students learn how to communicate in academic business environments and examine the principles and practice of communication in undergraduate and professional business environments. Students practice and engage with the language and study skills required for further study in business. These skills will help students develop an appreciation of the communication requirements of business professionals.

Course code: BACC001

This subject equips students with the broad and basic knowledge and skills to deal with accounting information systems in the business environment and is also a foundation for further study in accounting.

Course code: BECO001

Students are introduced to the basic concepts, theories and principles of economics, and their application to business decision making and strategic behaviour. Students gain understanding of the broad economic contexts in which business operates, as well as topical economic issues presented in the financial and business media.

Course code: BMGT001

This subject covers the origins of management theory; how it is applied, how organisations are structured and decisions made, how people are motivated and their performance managed, and how the organisation works in a global setting. On the way, students are exposed to ideas about diversity, decision making, communication and ethics.

Contact hours

For each subject, you can expect:
 
  • four hours per week of face-to-face classes (held Live Online)
  • approximately six hours per week for independent study, assessment tasks and assignments.

Entry requirements

You are eligible to apply if you:

  • completed Year 12 qualifications (HSC or equivalent) two or more years ago
  • achieved a 75% average HSC subject mark (based on English PLUS three best board-developed courses)
  • are at least 18 years old and an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian Permanent Resident (PR) visa holder.


You’ll also need to submit a short personal statement (no more than two A4 pages) which covers your work and life experience, HSC results, and any post-secondary studies (e.g. TAFE, VET, Uni) you have completed. All certificates, including course results and proof of citizenship or residency, must be certified.

Requirements for completion

To be awarded an undergraduate certificate, you must complete, and pass, all units of the program. You must complete your studies and be awarded the certificate by the end of 2021.

Recognition of prior learning

On successful completion of the undergraduate certificate, you’ll receive 24 credit points (cps) as Recognition of Prior Learning toward the Diploma of Business at UTS College.

FAQs

Questions? See our FAQs or contact us on 1800 896 994 (within Australia).

Testimonials

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<strong>Kym Cartwright</strong>, Business student, UTS College Diploma of Business graduate, now studying Bachelor of Business at UTS

Kym Cartwright, Business student, UTS College Diploma of Business graduate, now studying Bachelor of Business at UTS

"I’ve benefited greatly from UTS College because it’s developed my communication skills through multiple presentations and that kind of thing. And group work – co-ordinating with other group members has developed useful skills."

<strong>Rachel Doan</strong>, Business student, UTS College Diploma of Business graduate, now studying Bachelor of Business at UTS

Rachel Doan, Business student, UTS College Diploma of Business graduate, now studying Bachelor of Business at UTS

"UTS College provided lots of support and they give you lots of opportunities to talk with teachers. Being a student helper was good for me too. I developed confidence and teamwork skills."

<strong>Armando Kusuma</strong>, Business student, UTS College Diploma of Business graduate, now studying Bachelor of Business at UTS

Armando Kusuma, Business student, UTS College Diploma of Business graduate, now studying Bachelor of Business at UTS

"For me, UTS College was better than going straight into uni life. It’s a smaller, more supportive environment which I loved. It also has a diverse pool of people – you learn to communicate with people from all over the world. It was good to mingle with girls too. My high school was all boys."

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