RMIT University - Business 2017 Degree and Diploma

RMIT University - Business 2017 Degree and Diploma
2017
Degree
and Diploma




Web Edition
Updated 1 February 2017




Business
RMIT University - Business 2017 Degree and Diploma
Why RMIT?

    CONTENTS
      Why RMIT?                             2      Why Study Business
                                                   at RMIT?
      Teaching, Facilities and Networks
      Designed for You                      4
      Industry Engaged                      6
      Study Options                         8      J o i n s t u d e n t s , re s e a rc h e r s a n d t e a c h e r s w h o a re p a s s i o n a te a n d
      Global Mobility                      11      c o m m i t t e d t o m a k i n g a d i f fe re n c e t o t h e b i g i s s u e s c o n f ro n t i n g
                                                   t o d ay ’s b u s i n e s s a n d g ov e r n m e n t , l o c a l l y a n d g l o b a l l y.
      Study Areas
         Accounting                        12      RMIT business graduates emerge
         Economics and Finance             16      — skilled in their discipline and with soft skills that are crucial in the eyes of future
                                                     employers, such as:
         Entrepreneurship                  18
                                                       – effective communication skills
         Information Systems               20
                                                       – ability to plan and organise their work, solve problems, work in teams
         International Business            22
                                                       – self-discipline and management skills
         Management, Business and
         Administration                    24          – ability to show initiative and creativity
         Marketing and Advertising         28      — work ready: able to apply the skills developed at RMIT, ready to add value to their
                                                     chosen profession or employer right from day one.
         Statistics and Analytics          30
         Supply Chain and Logistics        32      RMIT offers
         Honours                           34      — different modes of study, including face-to-face on campus, online, in intensive block
                                                     mode, or a combination of these, referred to as blended delivery
      Enterprise-ready Graduates           35
                                                   — flexibility to move between locations globally
      Pathways                             36
                                                   — outstanding teaching and learning facilities
      How to Apply                         38
                                                   — long- and short-term internships, live projects, hearing from experts and working with
      Fees Explained                       39        industry mentors
                                                   — peer mentor support
                                                   — opportunities to get involved through student associations, committees, social,
                                                     mentoring and leadership activities
                                                   — an environment where staff and students of diverse genders, sexes and sexualities
    Acknowledgement of Country                       (DGSS) are welcomed

    RMIT University acknowledges the
    Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations as
    the traditional owners of the land on which
    the University stands. RMIT University
    respectfully recognises Elders both past and
    present. We also acknowledge the traditional
    custodians of lands across Australia
    where we conduct business, their Elders,           Australian Rankings                                         World Rankings
    Ancestors, cultures and heritage.
                                                                         #9                                             Top 100
                                                         RMIT ranked #9 for computer                           RMIT ranked in the top 100 for
                                                       science and information systems                       business and management studies
                                                                                                                and accounting and finance

                                                                       #10                                              Top 200
                                                           RMIT ranked #10 in the top                          RMIT ranked in the top 200 for
                                                           universities for accounting                       statistics and operational research
                                                                  and finance
                                                                                                          Source: QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016



                                                                       #14
                                                        RMIT ranked #14 in Australia for
                                                         economics and econometrics
                                                   Source: QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016                       #21
                                                                                                               RMIT ranked #21 in the top 50
                                                                                                               universities under 50 years old.
                                                                                                                   Source: QS Top 50 Under 50 2015




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Study Here.
  Succeed
  Anywhere.
  The College of Business offers study options in
  Melbourne, Hanoi, Saigon South and online.
  You can also complete all or part of your studies
  with our educational partners in Singapore,
  China and Indonesia, or earn credits by
  undertaking a short-term study option.
  See page 11 for further details.




Marcus Lee
Advanced Diploma of Marketing^
Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
^ This program has been renamed the Advanced Diploma of
Marketing and Communication.


Taking stock of a decade-long career in
product management and consulting,
Marcus Lee decided to return to study
to focus on the things he loved most.




  I picked out all the things I really enjoyed doing and
  it all pointed to the broad umbrella of marketing.
  I chose RMIT because of its incredible global brand
  recognition. I know I can go anywhere in the world
  with my qualification.
RMIT University - Business 2017 Degree and Diploma
Teaching, Facilities and Networks Designed for You




    Driven by Passion and Purpose

    Connected Peer Networks                                                                5 Star Rating
    Student Learning Advisor Mentors (SLAMs)
                                                                                           for Excellence
    SLAMs are high-achieving business students who volunteer
    to help new students in the College of Business with their              — Employability 
    academic studies. They support students to achieve their best           — Facilities
    by sharing study techniques, time management strategies and             — Teaching
    discipline-specific knowledge and providing academic mentoring          — Social Responsibility
    in a friendly environment. www.rmit.edu.au/bus/slams
                                                                            — Internationalisation
                                                                            — Specialist Criteria
    Business Students Association (BSA)
                                                                            QS World University Rankings 2015
    The BSA is a vibrant community where you can benefit from
    professional development opportunities and social events. The
    BSA is supported by the College of Business and the RMIT
    University Student Union (RUSU) and is focused on creating a
    vibrant social and professional community of business students.     Today’s Programs Designed for
    Membership is available to vocational education and bachelor
                                                                        Tomorrow’s Careers
    degree students. www.rmitbsa.com                                    RMIT’s programs are designed with input from
                                                                        current students, graduates, academics and industry
    Student Ambassadors Program                                         professionals to ensure you are prepared with the
                                                                        required skills and depth of knowledge to enhance both
    A volunteer program aimed at making the transition to studying
                                                                        your learning experience and graduate employability.
    at RMIT less challenging for new students. Become a College of
    Business Student Ambassador and help to build a welcoming           Recognition from accrediting bodies is another key
    student community while developing your communication and           part of the University’s commitment to ensure student
    leadership skills. http://bit.ly/RMIT-Bus-Ambassador                learning is in step with emerging trends. Professional
                                                                        accreditation of our qualifications assures graduates
                                                                        and employers of the quality and relevance of RMIT’s
                                                                        programs to global future careers.




                                                                      Keith Henneberry
                                                                      Bachelor of Business (Accountancy)




                                                                      I was looking for a hands-on learning environment to continue
                                                                      my education and RMIT provided pathway options and an
                                                                      opportunity for me to develop in a way that I couldn’t at other
                                                                      institutions.
                                                                      I am a volunteer for the Student Learning Advisor Mentors
                                                                      (SLAMs), which offers a really positive learning environment.
                                                                      The program allows me to help other students with their
                                                                      studies, which is a rewarding and motivating experience.


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State-of-the-art,
Custom-built Facilities
B u s i n e s s s t u d e n t s h ave a c c e s s t o a v a r i e ty o f p u r p o s e - b u i l t s p a c e s t h a t
s h ow c a s e R M I T ’s i n n o v a t i ve a p p ro a c h t o e d u c a t i o n a n d t ra i n i n g , a n d a
c o m m i t m e n t to p ro v i d i n g b u s i n e s s s t u d e n t s w i t h j o b - re a d y s k i l l s .

RMIT Trading Facility                                          The Agency
Where economics and finance students learn                     Works like a real agency, involving public
how to read and interpret live financial market                relations and, marketing and communication
data provided by Thomson Reuters.                              students in all stages of a campaign from the
                                                               client brief, through to account services, media
Simulated Business Space                                       planning, creative and production. Students
RMIT’s virtual enterprise or ‘practice firm’                   execute campaigns
operates in conjunction with a mentor from a                   using the latest studio-quality technology.
real company. Business administration and
leadership and management students spend                       Behavioural Business Lab
time in this simulated corporate environment,                  Where experiments are conducted to
                                                                                                                         Most classes are held at
applying realistic business processes, while                   study human social behaviour relating to                  the Melbourne city campus
operating in a virtual economy.                                decision-making processes.                                in the SAB.
                                                                                                                         Find out more about the
                                                                                                                         award-winning Swanston
                                                                                                                         Academic Building on
                                                                                                                         page 31.


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Industry Engaged




    Unique and Enriching Experiences
    Through Industry Engagement
    Work-integrated Learning (WIL) Courses                                    Industry and Industry-based Projects
    These are designed to enable you to apply classroom                       These involve problem-solving or research projects for
    learning to realistic business challenges.                                organisations or other forms of substantial projects where
                                                                              students work in conjunction with an industry partner.
    Examples include:
                                                                              For example, for the Virtual Global WIL Project public relations
    — using a simulator                                                       students work with students from Ireland and the US for an
    — working on real projects or in real workplaces                          international client, and logistics and international business
                                                                              students work for a client in Seattle.
    — working with industry mentors to gain practical skills
      and knowledge
                                                                              Cooperative Education Program
    — working in teams and with industry to develop your
                                                                              If you are a four-year business degree student, you will complete
      problem-solving skills to confidently and effectively
      tackle real-life problems.                                              a compulsory work placement in industry. Placements are paid
                                                                              positions and you are responsible for finding your own placement
    Business Simulations                                                      based on your career aspirations and field of study. After completing
    These replicate real-life situations in the teaching environment          the placement, you will work on a major business design project
    of RMIT. Examples include:                                                in final year where you will explore a business problem and come
                                                                              up with solutions that combine theory from two years of study with
    — running a business in a virtual environment                             practical industry knowledge to demonstrate your overall growth in
    — working on real projects for real clients in a simulated                your area of specialisation.
      communications agency
                                                                              Want to complete your co-op placement overseas? Refer to the
    — simulating financial trading by reading live financial market data in
                                                                              Work-integrated Learning Overseas information on page 11.
      the RMIT Trading Facility.




      Employer Perspective
      Global healthcare company GSK hosts cooperative
      education program students, offering them a rich
      variety of structured training and individual mentoring                   Degree students in accounting run a simulated
      across a range of disciplines.                                            company in a realistic marketplace against
                                                                                competitor companies. This gives them a chance to
      “One of the best aspects of an internship with GSK                        demonstrate their accounting knowledge and skills
      is the large support network consisting of your fellow                    in strategic planning, decision-making, business
      interns, colleagues and management staff. The skills                      performance evaluation and reporting.
      you learn as a GSK intern are transferable across
      many domains and will be with you for the rest of
                                                                                Accountancy degree students analyse real-world
      your life.”
                                                                                scenarios, and apply their cost analysis and
      David Fitz-Gerald                                                         management accounting knowledge to common
      Recruitment Lead – South East Asia, Australia                             real-world business problems.
      and New Zealand

                                                                               Human resource management students will
                                                                               develop their negotiation and advocacy skills in
                                                                               industrial relations, with feedback from industry.


                                                                               Vocational education students in international
                                                                               business and logistics work on a global project
                                                                               with Seattle North College. Students use Google
                                                                               Apps, including Hangouts, to collaborate online
                                                                               from classrooms in Melbourne and Seattle before
                                                                               presenting to real industry clients in the USA.




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Work Placements
Short periods of employment or project work undertaken in industry
available to vocational education and degree students.

Vocational Education Work Placements
Ten to 15 day placements in industry in selected diplomas and
advanced diplomas.

Business Degree Internship Electives
These are elective courses where you work in industry one to two
days per week. They
— are designed to develop your soft skills and increase your overall
  employability
— include preparation: applying, interview techniques, appropriate
  work practices
— are normally unpaid positions in a variety of organisations
— can be undertaken in Australia or overseas, or as part of a global
  mobility initiative.

RMIT International Industry Experience and Research
Program (RIIERP)
Live and work overseas on a six- to 12-month paid placement and
gain industry know-how abroad.
                                                                         Emma Bradley
Find out more at www.rmit.edu.au/riierp
                                                                         Bachelor of Business
Fastrack Innovation Program                                              (Marketing) (Applied)
About to enter its 10th year, this program is designed to tap
into fresh thinking from students, inviting innovative
                                                                         Emma chose to study marketing as
approaches to solving real, often complex, problems. Student
                                                                         it combined her loves of business
teams have 13 weeks to work with mentors to develop and
                                                                         management and visual communication.
present solutions, including a strategy for implementation – it’s what
                                                                         She says the co-op year was the best part
we call fast-prototyping. The highly competitive program is open to
                                                                         of her degree, giving her a competitive
undergraduate and postgraduate students as an elective course.
                                                                         edge upon graduation.




                                                                         The co-op work placement provides an opportunity to gain
                                                                         valuable experience while studying and really makes RMIT’s
                                                                         program stand out.




                                                                                       Fastrack Innovation Program
                                                                                       Sophie McDonald, Jake Allan and Ben Grant
                                                                                       participated in the Access to Justice Through
                                                                                       Technology Challenge, a partnership involving the
                                                                                       Centre for Innovative Justice, the RMIT Fastrack
                                                                                       Innovation Program, Victoria Legal Aid and the
                                                                                       community legal sector.

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Study Options




    Choose Your Road to Success
    Study Pathways                                                        Why Do VCE Extend?
    After completing your qualification, no matter your level of study,   — You will gain bonus ATAR points using university subjects as your
    you may choose to enter the workforce or continue on to further         fifth or sixth VCE subject.
    study. For details of study pathways relevant to business
                                                                          — You will receive credit towards university while studying VCE.
    programs, please refer to the table on pages 36–37.
                                                                          — Subjects are free.
    Short Courses                                                         — You may receive an early offer to RMIT.
    Short courses allow you to explore a passion, or study a full         — Subjects are offered online or on campus at RMIT’s City campus.
    award program in a different study mode. Application dates
                                                                          Business-related subjects offered include economics,
    vary. For more information about short courses visit
                                                                          management, marketing and project management.
    www.shortcourses.rmit.edu.au
                                                                          For more information and to apply visit
    VCE Extend – Study at University in Year 12                           www.rmit.edu.au/students/vce-extension
    RMIT offers high-achieving VCE students the chance to add
    university subjects to their final year.




                                                                                                             #1
                                                                                    RMIT ranked #1 in Victoria for excellence
                                                                                         in Student Employability and
                                                                                             Career Development
                                                                                       Source: Victorian International Education Awards 2015



                                                                                                             #4
                                                                                      RMIT ranked in the top 4 universities
                                                                                      in Australia and top 10 worldwide for
                                                                                          graduate employment rates.
                                                                                          Source: QS World Employability Rankings 2016




                                                                                                       Top 50
                                                                                    RMIT ranked in the top 50 worldwide for
                                                                                         partnerships with employers

      Callan Delbridge
      VCE Extend
                                                                                                      Top 100
                                                                                    RMIT ranked in the top 100 worldwide for
                                                                                             employer reputation
                                                                                          Source: QS World Employability Rankings 2016



      When I was in Year 10, I had a friend in Year 12 who was doing
      higher ed studies at RMIT. I thought, ‘That’s pretty cool – being
      in school and studying a university course. I want to do that.’
      We learned the really technical stuff and theory plus put it into
      practice.
                                                                                                  388,000+
                                                                                                      alumni living in
      Most of our assignments involved group work and I met loads                                      131 countries
      of other RMIT students. It was good to speak to them about
      their other subjects and to learn from them.


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W h e n c h o o s i n g w h a t to s t u d y, y o u w i l l b e w e i g h i n g u p m a ny fa c t o r s . T h e s e m i g h t i n c l u d e l o c a t i o n ,
s t u d y m o d e , d u ra t i o n , p ro g ra m fe a t u re s a n d f l e x i b i l i t y o f t h e p ro g ra m s t r u c t u re . T h e re i s m o re
t h a n o n e w ay to re a c h yo u r c a re e r d e s t i n a t i o n . U s e t h e i n fo r m a t i o n b e l ow a n d i n d i v i d u a l p ro g ra m
l i s t i n g s i n t h i s b ro c h u re to g u i d e yo u r d e c i s i o n - m a k i n g .


                        Certificates, Diplomas and
                                                                         Associate Degrees                                  Bachelor Degrees
                          Advanced Diplomas

   Teaching            Traditional classroom plus               — Traditional classroom learning.              — Core courses studied alongside
   Delivery            flexible, blended delivery               — Smaller class sizes than bachelor              students from the same degree.
                       models.                                    degree programs.                             — Large lectures plus problem-
                                                                                                                 solving sessions such as
                                                                                                                 workshops, tutorials, lectorials or
                                                                                                                 seminars.


   Features            Suited to:                               — Establish fundamental business               — Three year: maximum flexibility to
                                                                  theory before are undertaken                   study a second area of business.
                       — school leavers
                                                                  specialised studies                          — Four year: focus on theory and
                       — people looking to change
                                                                — Two year program, or pathway                   applying that to a real workplace.
                         careers up-skill
                                                                  into bachelor degree study.                  — Double degrees: combine two
                       — people with family or other
                                                                                                                 degrees in a condensed timeframe
                         commitments.
                                                                                                                 and increase your skills and career
                                                                                                                 options.


   Industry            Work on live projects with               — Project-based work relating                  — Three year: business internship
   Connections         industry partners, simulations,            to lean processes to optimise                  electives, case studies, project
                       case studies.                              business practice.                             work, Fastrack Innovation elective.
                                                                — Site visits to view innovation and           — Four year: compulsory one-year
                                                                  change processes directly.                     industry placement^; Fastrack
                                                                                                                 Innovation elective.
                                                                                                               ^ Double degree in Financial Planning/Accountancy
                                                                                                               offers an optional six-month industry placement.



   Global              Mostly at advanced diploma               Exchange with RMIT Vietnam.                    Global intensives, exchange,
   Mobility            level (six-month exchange).                                                             overseas internships and industry
                                                                                                               placements.




                                                                                      Miles Sabatino
                                                                                      Advanced Diploma of International Business
                                                                                      Bachelor of Business (International Business)




                                                                                      I enjoy learning about the challenges of doing business globally
                                                                                      and about how different cultures have their own unique styles
                                                                                      and customs.
                                                                                      Progressing from the Advanced Diploma of International
                                                                                      Business into the Bachelor of Business (International Business)
                                                                                      was seamless because the skills I developed at the vocational
                                                                                      education level were immediately applicable to the degree.


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Program Structure
      Bachelor of Business Degrees

                                                                                            Three-Year Degree
                Four-Year Single Degree
                                                                                            (choose one path)


                   Bus Common Core x7                          Bus Common Core x7            Bus Common Core x7               Bus Common Core x7
       Year 1




                                                      Year 1
                    1st Business Major                          1st Business Major             1st Business Major              1st Business Major



                    Bus Common Core                             Bus Common Core                Bus Common Core                 Bus Common Core

                    1st Business Major                          1st Business Major             1st Business Major              1st Business Major

                    1st Business Major                          1st Business Major             1st Business Major              1st Business Major

                    1st Business Major                          1st Business Major             1st Business Major              1st Business Major
       Year 2




                                                      Year 2




                    1st Business Major                         2nd Business Major                Business Minor                  Business Minor

                    1st Business Major                         2nd Business Major                Business Minor                  Business Minor

                    1st Business Major                         2nd Business Major                  2nd Minor                         Elective

                    1st Business Major                         2nd Business Major                  2nd Minor                         Elective



                                                                1st Business Major             1st Business Major              1st Business Major
                 Work-integrated Learning
                                                                1st Business Major             1st Business Major              1st Business Major

                                                                1st Business Major             1st Business Major              1st Business Major

                                                                1st Business Major             1st Business Major              1st Business Major
       Year 3




                                                      Year 3




                  Cooperative Education
                        Program
                                                               2nd Business Major                Business Minor                  Business Minor
                        12-Month
                                                               2nd Business Major                Business Minor                  Business Minor
                     Work Placement
                       in Industry                             2nd Business Major                  2nd Minor                         Elective

                                                               2nd Business Major                  2nd Minor                         Elective


                   Major Design Project             Bachelor of Business – First Major Choices
                   Major Design Project             Four-Year Degrees                                  Three-Year Degrees

                     Major Specialist               — Economics and Finance                            — Accountancy
                                                    — Information Systems                              — Economics and Finance
                     Major Specialist
       Year 4




                                                    — International Business                           — Entrepreneurship
                      Minor/Elective                — Logistics and Supply Chain Management            — Financial Planning
                                                    — Marketing                                        — Human Resource Management
                      Minor/Elective                — Professional Accountancy                         — Information Systems
                      Minor/Elective                                                                   — International Business
                                                                                                       — Logistics and Supply Chain Management
                      Minor/Elective
                                                                                                       — Management
                                                                                                       — Marketing


      A Minor Note                                                     Second Majors and Minors
      If you choose to study a minor (sequence of four courses),       The availability of majors and minors varies between programs. For information about
      you can choose from business and non-business fields of          non-business minors and specific courses available in second majors and minors
      study. Minors are offered in the following broad areas:          please visit:
      — business                                                       — www.tinyurl.com/RMIT-BBus-Minor (four-year degree)
      — criminology                                                    — www.tinyurl.com/RMIT-BBus-Major (three-year degree).
      — languages
                                                                       When planning your studies, you are advised to visit the program webpage to check
      — law and justice                                                which elective and minor courses are offered each year.
      — mathematics and statistics
                                                                       NOTE: The economics and finance degrees consist of a 12-course major. Your
      — professional communication                                     remaining courses may be selected from electives (four-year degree) or from electives
      — social science.                                                or a business or other discipline minor (three-year degree).

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Global Mobility




Transform Your World
C o m p l e t i n g a g l o b a l m o b i l i t y p ro g ra m c a n h e l p                  Global mobility options available to RMIT business
yo u to s t a n d o u t i n t h e j o b m a rk e t .                                         students include:
RMIT offers a variety of options to ensure that while you study, and                         — global intensives
once you graduate, you will have explored your chosen discipline                             — First Year Study Tour
through a global lens. You will not only make friends and work                               — study abroad
across disciplines in teams and with industry and community
                                                                                             — student exchange
partners, but also get a head start in preparing for the globalised
world of work.                                                                               — cross-campus study at RMIT Vietnam
                                                                                             — Cooperative Education Program international industry
Benefits                                                                                       placements
— Gain skills and deepen your knowledge through                                              — RMIT International Industry Experience and Research
  work-based experiences.                                                                      Program (RIIERP)
— Learn first-hand about social and economic issues in                                       — Global Entrepreneurship and Internship Program (GEIP).
  another culture.
                                                                                             Find out more about international opportunities in the College of
— Live in another country and learn another language.
                                                                                             Business at www.rmit.edu.au/bus/international
— Earn credit towards your RMIT qualification.
— Generous funding available to eligible students.
— Emerge with confidence in your career direction and
  study choices.




                    Work-integrated
                    Learning Overseas
  Cooperative Education Program International
  Placements
  Did you know that 79 per cent of chief executives think
  that knowledge and awareness of the wide world are more
  important than high grades?*

  Get a head start on your career by completing your co-op
  placement overseas. Ten $7000 scholarships are available
  for students as part of New Colombo Plan funding. You can
  elect to complete either an eight-month or two four-month
  internships. The placements will be in the largest city in
  Indonesia: Jakarta.

  Several start dates are available from January through March.
  Find out more at http://bit.ly/RMITBusCoopJakarta

  Global Entrepreneurship and Internship Program (GEIP)
  The Global Entrepreneurship and Internship Program (GEIP)
                                                                                             Rachel Tyers
  offers you a range of tailored international programs designed                             Bachelor of Business
  to help you accelerate your career.                                                        (International Business) (Applied)
  The programs are offered during the winter and summer breaks
  and give you credit towards your degree, meaning you can
  finish your degree earlier! Choose from the following streams:
  social enterprise, entrepreneurship and internship.                                        The international focus of the degree was important to me as I
                                                                                             believe that cultural awareness and knowledge are essential in
  Programs are on offer to India, Indonesia, Singapore and Hong                              today’s global business landscape.
  Kong and will soon be expanded to locations in North America                               I had the opportunity to complete two student exchanges, one
  and Europe. Find out more at http://bit.ly/RMIT-GEIP                                       to California and the other to Mexico. Both of these were
  * The Global Skills Gap: Preparing young people for the new global economy, Think Global   exciting opportunities to immerse myself in a new culture,
  and British Council 2011                                                                   network and experience a different educational environment.


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Accounting
     BP313 | Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning) and Bachelor of Business
             (Accountancy) double degree
                                                                                                                                4 years            Melbourne             Exchange
     Study specialist areas relating to accounting, finance, investment and personal wealth                                     full-time
     management. You will be introduced to the regulatory and global influences relevant to the                                                                          Global Intensive
     financial services industry and develop an understanding of financial products, risk management                                                                     Internship
     and investment strategies that are essential to providing financial and accounting services to
     clients. In the second half of this course, you will have the option of completing a work placement                                   — www.cpaaustralia.com.au
     while you study.                                                                                                                      — www.charteredaccountants.com.au
                                                                                                                                           — www.publicaccountants.org.au
     Pathways: See the table on pages 36–37 for study pathway options.                                                                     — www.fpa.com.au
     Selection mode: ATAR (Semester 1, 2016: Not published)                                                                                — www.icaew.com

     For details about entry requirements and prerequisites visit www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp313

     BP129 | Bachelor of Business (Professional Accountancy)
     Complete major studies in accounting, and choose a minor or electives from business or other
     disciplines including finance, business information systems, human resource management,                                    4 years            Melbourne             Exchange
     communication, social justice and statistics. In third year you will complete a compulsory work                            full-time                                Global Intensive
     placement in industry. The business design project completed in the final year is aimed at                                                                    Internship
     consolidating the theoretical and work experience components of the program.                                                          — www.cpaaustralia.com.au
     Pathways: See the table on pages 36–37 for study pathway options.                                                                     — www.charteredaccountants.com.au
     Selection mode: ATAR (Semester 1, 2016: 80.25)
                                                                                                                                           — www.publicaccountants.org.au
                                                                                                                                           — www.accaglobal.com
     For details about entry requirements and prerequisites visit www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp129                                           — www.icaew.com

     BP254 | Bachelor of Business (Accountancy)
     Offers you the flexibility to choose a second business major or minor studies and electives
     from business and other disciplines, depending on career or personal development goals.                                    3 years            Melbourne             Exchange
     To meet the requirements for membership of the professional accounting bodies in Australia,                                full-time          Indonesia             Global Intensive
     you will undertake specified accounting subjects.                                                                          Part-time          Vietnam               Internship
     Pathways: See the table on pages 36–37 for study pathway options.                                                          available
     Selection mode: ATAR (Semester 1, 2016: 68.05)                                                                                        — www.cpaaustralia.com.au
                                                                                                                                           — www.charteredaccountants.com.au
     For details about entry requirements and prerequisites visit www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp254                                           — www.publicaccountants.org.au
                                                                                                                                           — www.accaglobal.com
                                                                                                                                           — www.icaew.com

     BP314 | Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning)
     You will develop the professional skills needed to provide financial advice and accounting services
     relating to personal financial planning, taxation, estate planning, insurance and investment                               3 years            Melbourne             Exchange
     planning. While the main aim of the program is to develop core skills to achieve a financial planner                       full-time          Online                Global Intensive
     licence, you will also learn about the changing regulatory and legal environment in Australia.                                                                      Internship
     This program is also offered through Open Universities Australia – www.rmit.edu.au/oua                                                — www.fpa.com.au
     Pathways: See the table on pages 36–37 for study pathway options.
     Selection mode: ATAR (Semester 1, 2016: Not published)

     For details about entry requirements and prerequisites visit www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp314



      Today’s Accountant                                                                         T h e A u s t ra l i a n G ov e r n m e n t fo re c a s t s
                                                                                                 t h a t e m p l oy m e n t p ro s p e c t s fo r
      Accountants no longer just put in tax returns and perform the
                                                                                                 a c c o u n t a n t s w i l l g row s t ro n g l y ov e r
      technical aspects of the profession, they also now provide
                                                                                                 t h e n e x t fo u r y e a r s , e x p e c t i n g t h e
      advisory services.
                                                                                                 c re a t i o n o f 3 1 ,0 0 0 n e w j o b s .
      Accountants who possess skills relating to wealth                                          Source: Australian Government Department of Education, Occupational
                                                                                                 Employment Projections 2015
      management, investment and tax advice can add value to
      their existing client bases, and attract new clients seeking
      a wider range of services to help them plan how to achieve
      their financial goals.




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12                                                                  Education Program, RIIERP or GEIP. See page 11)
David Tobin
Bachelor of Business
(Professional Accountancy)




RMIT’s degree allows me to gain industry experience
while I complete my studies.
I undertook a 12-month cooperative education
placement with a chartered accounting firm. This
exposed me to the professional services market and
enhanced my problem-solving and analytical skills.




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Accounting
     C5374 | Diploma of Accounting

     C6148 | Advanced Diploma of Accounting                                                                                      Diploma             Melbourne             Exchange
     National Curriculum Code: FNS50215 (Diploma), FNS60215 (Advanced Diploma)                                                   1 year
                                                                                                                                 Adv Dip
     Diploma: Learn how to manage clients and prepare budgets and payroll, and develop                                           1 year
     skills in financial forecasting, record-keeping and reporting while expanding your business
     communication skills. You will also be introduced to tax and legal requirements relevant to
     the financial services industry.                                                                                                       — http://aat.org.au
                                                                                                                                            — www.publicaccountants.org.au
     Advanced Diploma: Deepen your knowledge of taxation, corporate law and financial reporting,
     and demonstrate your understanding of accounting practices through industry-based projects.
     Pathways: See the table on pages 36–37 for study pathway options.

     For details about entry requirements and prerequisites visit
     Diploma: www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c5374
     Adv Diploma: www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c6148

     C4362 | Certificate IV in Bookkeeping
     National Curriculum Code: FNS40215
                                                                                                                                 6 months            Melbourne
     Learn about accounting systems and functions, financial reports, policy and procedures, payroll
     and Business Activity Statements (BAS).                                                                                                — www.icb.org.au
                                                                                                                                            — http://aat.org.au
     You can study bookkeeping and BAS Agent Registration skills as professional development
     courses through RMIT Training. Visit www.shortcourses.rmit.edu.au
     Pathways: See the table on pages 36–37 for study pathway options.

     For details about entry requirements and prerequisites visit www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c4362



                    By successfully completing a diploma or advanced                                             Top 5
                    diploma in accounting you can meet the minimum                                               Top five occupations in the accounting, banking
                    educational requirements for registered tax agent                                            and financial services sector in Australia:
                    and BAS services set by the national Tax
                                                                                                                 1. Accountants 188,100
                    Practitioners Board.
                                                                                                                 2. Accounting Clerks 137,400
                    By successfully completing the Certificate IV in
                                                                                                                 3. Bookkeepers 99,800
                    Bookkeeping you will have satisfied the educational
                    requirements set by the Tax Practitioners Board to                                           4. Finance Managers 64,600
                    practise as a BAS agent within Australia.                                                    5. Bank Workers 60,200
                                                                                                                 Source: Australian Government Department of Education,
                                                                                                                 Job Outlook 2016




                                                                                                  Trish Taveira
                                                                                                  Certificate IV in Bookkeeping
                                                                                                  Diploma of Accounting
                                                                                                  Advanced Diploma of Accounting
                                                                                                  Bachelor of Business (Accountancy)

                                                                                                  Trish turned a small business start-up into a
                                                                                                  successful career, starting with a certificate
                                                                                                  qualification and progressing through to a
                                                                                                  bachelor degree in a related field.



                                                                                                  I chose to study at RMIT to gain the relevant knowledge and
                                                                                                  training to help me with developing the next stage of my
                                                                                                  business. The best thing about my study so far has been the
                                                                                                  way lecturers adapt their teaching pace and delivery to suit the
                                                                                                  students they have in their classes.



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14                                                                   Education Program, RIIERP or GEIP. See page 11)
Accounting and Financial Planning:
Multiply Your Career Options
R M I T ’s n e w d o u b l e d e g re e c o ve r s s p e c i a l i s t a re a s o f s t u d y re l a t i n g t o a c c o u n t i n g ,
financial planning and personal wealth management.

If you can’t decide between accounting                            This will set you up for a career in a wide range of
and financial planning, do both. The Bachelor                     roles including family and personal wealth advisory
of Business (Financial Planning)/Bachelor of                      services, superannuation, insurance, business and
Business (Accountancy) offers you specialised                     financial management and funds management,
studies across two disciplines, and includes                      as well as roles in financial and management
a six-month full-time internship option and                       accounting, auditing and assurance, and taxation.
work-integrated learning courses to
contextualise the theory and bring it to life.                    Upon completion you will be eligible to apply
                                                                  for professional membership to peak financial
You will apply classroom learning to a realistic                  planning and accounting bodies, including
work context and have the option to supplement                    the Financial Planning Association of Australia
this with practical experience in your chosen field               (FPA), CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants
to distinguish you in the employment market.                      Australia and New Zealand.




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Economics and Finance
     BP313 | Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning) and Bachelor of Business
             (Accountancy) double degree
     Refer to page 12.

     BP134 | Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance) (Applied)
     Learn to perform high-level financial and economic analysis. You will use the RMIT Trading Facility
     where you will simulate trading using live financial data. A compulsory one year work placement                              4 years            Melbourne             Exchange
     prepares you for a broad range of occupations across the banking, stockbroking, insurance                                    full-time                                Global Intensive
     and superannuation industries by combining theory with practical experience.                                                                                          Internship
     Pathways: See the table on pages 36–37 for study pathway options.
                                                                                                                                             — www.finsia.com
     Selection mode: ATAR (Semester 1, 2016: 80.00)                                                                                          — www.cpaaustralia.com.au

     For details about entry requirements and prerequisites visit www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp134

     BP251 | Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance)
     Learn to perform high-level financial and economic analysis and gain an appreciation of the
     complex finance industry by simulating trading using live financial data from Thomson Reuters.                               3 years            Melbourne             Exchange
     You will also be able explore studies in another discipline. Graduates are prepared for a range                              full-time          Vietnam               Global Intensive
     of occupations across the banking, stockbroking, funds management, insurance and                                             Part-time                                Internship
     superannuation industries.                                                                                                   available
     Pathways: See the table on pages 36–37 for study pathway options.
                                                                                                                                             — www.finsia.com
     Selection mode: ATAR (Semester 1, 2016: 70.00)                                                                                          — www.cpaaustralia.com.au
     For details about entry requirements and prerequisites visit www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp251

     BP314 | Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning)
     Refer to page 12.

     C4369 | Certificate IV in Banking Services

     C5343 | Diploma of Financial Planning                                                                                        Cert IV            Melbourne             Exchange
     National Curriculum Code: FNS42015 (Certificate IV), FNS50615 (Diploma)                                                      6 months
                                                                                                                                  Diploma
     Certificate IV: Learn about financial products and services in order to give financial advice, and                           1 year
     develop skills in client service. The certificate includes courses that meet knowledge and skills                            full-time
     requirements set by the ASIC Regulatory Guide 146 (RG146). Tier 2 compliance is required in
     order to provide general advice.
     Diploma: Expand your understanding of the financial services industry, products and legislation.
     Further develop skills in client service, financial planning, retail financial services and compliance
     advisory services as you prepare for a career in financial services and money management.
     Pathways: See the table on pages 36–37 for study pathway options.

     For details about entry requirements and prerequisites visit
     Certificate IV: www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c4369
     Diploma: www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c5343


                                                                                                   Dianne Caday
                                                                                                   Diploma of Financial Planning
                                                                                                   Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance) (Applied)

                                                                                                   After working in the banking industry
                                                                                                   for several years, Dianne Caday decided
                                                                                                   to expand her expertise with a formal
                                                                                                   qualification that would allow her to
                                                                                                   focus on a career as a financial planner.



                                                                                                   I decided to go back to university to study financial planning as
                                                                                                   a pathway into a degree in economics and finance. I chose
                                                                                                   RMIT because of the hands-on program that enabled me to
                                                                                                   really develop my financial and analytical skills.


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16                                                                    Education Program, RIIERP or GEIP. See page 11)
Julian Wilson
Bachelor of Business
(Economics and Finance) (Applied)




I wanted to study economics and finance to gain an
understanding of how and why global markets interact to
benefit society. I am currently an intern at the National
Australia Bank and in the future I hope to work with financial
markets to create strategies that mitigate risk.
I participated in Gama-dji orientation week coordinated by
the Ngarara Willim Centre. This vital program allows
indigenous students to meet each other and create
friendships before the semester begins.




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Entrepreneurship
     BP030 | Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship)
     Graduates will have the skills and knowledge to start their own venture, add value to small to
     medium enterprises, work in corporate environments to pitch and stress test ideas and solutions,                               3 years             Melbourne            Exchange
     and participate in innovative problem solving for government and not-for-profit organisations. You                             full-time           Vietnam              Global Intensive
     will be able to pursue studies in business or other selected disciplines to suit your career goals.                            Part-time                                Internship
                                                                                                                                    available
     Pathways: See the table on pages 36–37 for study pathway options.
     Selection mode: ATAR (Semester 1, 2016: 68.00)

     For details about entry requirements and prerequisites visit www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp030


     BH109 | Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)
             (Honours) and Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship) double degree
                                                                                                                                    5 years             Melbourne            Exchange
     Electrical and electronic engineers deliver products and services that improve quality of life                                 full-time
     for communities. Learn how electricity and electronics work, and how to build devices while                                                                             Global Intensive
     developing skills to manage and grow businesses.                                                                               Part-time                                Internship
                                                                                                                                    available
     Selection mode: ATAR (Semester 1, 2016: 81.35)
                                                                                                                                               — www.engineersaustralia.org.au
     For details about entry requirements and prerequisites visit www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh109




      Entrepreneurship and RMIT                                                                                                Business Skills for Start-ups
      RMIT recognises that students today want more from their career than just a                                              This elective, delivered flexibly over one
      salary – they also want to contribute positively to the world with specialised                                           semester or in fast-track mode, is designed
      skills and knowledge. You may want to use the business skills and knowledge                                              for students interested in starting up their
      developed during your studies to launch your career and become a business                                                own business, covering the stages from
      leader, or to create jobs and opportunities for others.                                                                  concept through to launch.

      The College of Business encourages an entrepreneurial mindset from day one.                                              You will:
      It’s embedded in everything we do, whether you choose to study marketing,                                                — learn the foundations of small business,
      management, accounting or information systems. By learning through                                                         including legal, financial, regulatory,
      continuous feedback and collaboration, you will become more agile in your                                                  marketing and operational requirements
      approach to problem solving while building your business capabilities to be a                                            — undertake industry and market research
      future change-maker.                                                                                                     — interact with entrepreneurs
                                                                                                                               — gain feedback from peers, industry and
                                                                                                                                 RMIT trainers
       Intrapreneurship                                         Entrepreneurship                                               — develop a business proposal
       Intrapreneurs share similar traits with                  Entrepreneurship involves innovation,
                                                                                                                               — learn about pitching and profiling
       entrepreneurs, but they are usually                      the confidence to take calculated
                                                                                                                                 techniques
       employed by an organisation to                           risks, and creativity. An entrepreneur
       bring fresh insights and test ideas                      takes risks as an owner or operator                            — gain knowledge and skills to launch their
       based on the business objectives of                      of a business, with expectations of                              own venture or to take on contract work
       their employer or a project leader.                      financial profit or other rewards or                             and consulting.
       They look out for opportunities,                         returns, and will be able to look at                           Offered to undergraduate students from any
       and this approach is a key method                        things in novel ways and accept                                discipline at RMIT, this practical, project-
       used by companies and brands to                          failure as a learning point.                                   based course focuses on entrepreneurship,
       reinvent themselves.                                                                                                    and product and service innovation for a real
                                                                                                                               or simulated small business concept. By the
                                                                                                                               end of the course you will have applied your
                                                                                                                               knowledge to develop marketing and financial
                                                                                                                               plans as part of your Business Canvas, the
                                                                                                                               blueprint to manage and grow your own
                                                                                                                               entrepreneurial venture.

                                                                                                                               w w w. r m i t .e d u . a u / e n t e r p r i s e




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18                                                                      Education Program, RIIERP or GEIP. See page 11)
Nathan Field
Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship)




The entrepreneurship degree appealed to me as
a program that could provide me with the
comprehensive array of tools required to
develop an entrepreneurial mindset.
Being in the heart of Melbourne, RMIT was a
practical, open and welcoming place to
experience university life.
Information Systems
     BP138 | Bachelor of Business (Information Systems) (Applied)
     Learn how to analyse, design and build sophisticated business information systems by
     merging IT skills with business knowledge. Major studies include business information                                             4 years            Melbourne             Exchange
     systems development, analysis and design. In third year you will complete a compulsory                                            full-time          Vietnam               Global Intensive
     work placement in industry. The business design project completed in the final year is aimed                                                                               Internship
     at consolidating the theory and your experience in the workplace.
                                                                                                                                                  — www.acs.org.au
     Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in any English (except EAL) or at least 30 in English (EAL).

     Pathways: See the table on pages 36–37 for study pathway options.

     Selection mode: ATAR (Semester 1, 2016: Not published)

     For details about entry requirements and prerequisites visit www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp138

     BP308 | Bachelor of Business (Information Systems)
     Learn how to analyse, design and build sophisticated business information systems by merging
     IT skills with business knowledge. Major studies include business information systems design,                                     3 years            Melbourne             Exchange
     development and analysis, data management, analytics, and impact management, strategy and                                         full-time                                Global Intensive
     governance relating to an organisation’s information systems.                                                                     Part-time                                Internship
     Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in any English (except EAL) or at least 30 in English (EAL).          available

     Pathways: See the table on pages 36–37 for study pathway options.
     Selection mode: ATAR (Semester 1, 2016: 65.55)

     For details about entry requirements and prerequisites visit www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp308




      What do information systems                                                                                          Career Outcomes
      professionals do?                                                                                                    — Business analyst

      Information systems professionals focus on the people and                                                            — Data or systems analyst
      business processes of an organisation.                                                                               — Database designer and administrator
                                                                                                                           — Programming and software support officer
      They address challenges and develop solutions relating to
      the use of technology to collect, process, store, analyse and                                                        — Infrastructure and network manager
      distribute information.                                                                                              — Systems architect




                                                                                                        Orkhan Suleymanov
                                                                                                        Bachelor of Business (Information Systems)




                                                                                                        The Bachelor of Business (Information Systems) is a unique
                                                                                                        program that teaches students to use business knowledge
                                                                                                        and IT skills in order to solve real-world problems and
                                                                                                        create new opportunities.
                                                                                                        My lecturers and tutors are passionate about the course
                                                                                                        content and are always ready to offer assistance.
                                                                                                        I volunteered as a Student Learning Advisor Mentor (SLAM),
                                                                                                        which improved my communication and leadership skills
                                                                                                        and allowed me to make some great friends.



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20                                                                         Education Program, RIIERP or GEIP. See page 11)
Ella Henschke
Bachelor of Business
(Information Systems) (Applied)


For Ella, the key reason she
chose to study at RMIT was the
work-integrated learning year.




 The work-integrated learning year was the
 most valuable aspect of this degree. It
 allowed me to apply my skills in the
 workforce and gain real experience, making
 me highly employable upon graduation.




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International Business
     BP027 | Bachelor of Business (International Business) (Applied)
     Develop skills to manage, analyse and interpret the complex nature of global organisations
     through studies across a broad range of business areas. In third year you will complete a                                   4 years            Melbourne             Exchange
     compulsory work placement in industry. The business design project completed in the final                                   full-time                                Global Intensive
     year is aimed at consolidating the theoretical and work experience components of the program.                                                                        Internship
     Pathways: See the table on pages 36–37 for study pathway options.

     Selection mode: ATAR (Semester 1, 2016: 80.15)

     For details about entry requirements and prerequisites visit www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp027

     BP253 | Bachelor of Business (International Business)
     Complete major studies in studies in global marketing, international human resources, global
     entrepreneurship, strategic management, global political economy, and culture and business                                  3 years            Melbourne             Exchange
     practice in Asia. You can combine your studies with a major or minor sequences in business                                  full-time          Vietnam               Global Intensive
     or selected other disciplines to prepare for a diverse range of career options in profit or                                 Part-time                                Internship
     not-for-profit organisations.                                                                                               available
     Pathways: See the table on pages 36–37 for study pathway options.

     Selection mode: ATAR (Semester 1, 2016: 67.30)

     For details about entry requirements and prerequisites visit www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp253

     C5372 | Diploma of International Business

     C6144 | Advanced Diploma of International Business                                                                          Diploma            Melbourne             Exchange
     National Curriculum Code: FNS50815 (Diploma), 22279VIC (Advanced Diploma)                                                   1 year
                                                                                                                                 Adv Dip
     Diploma: Understand the exchange of goods and services between countries and the                                            6 months
     resources required from manufacturing through to marketing. Your studies will cover key
     aspects of international business including finance, human resources, international
     marketing and forecasting, and sourcing and procurement.                                                                               — www.export.org.au

     Advanced Diploma: Learn about business-to-business marketing, transport and logistics,
     e-business, international trade compliance and business processes, and strategic planning.
     Graduates will emerge with the ability to build client relationships and perform in supervisory
     and managerial positions in all sectors of international business, including government
     departments and profit and not-for-profit organisations.
     Pathways: See the table on pages 36–37 for study pathway options.

     For details about entry requirements and prerequisites visit
     Diploma: www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c5372
     Adv Diploma: www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c6144




                                                                                                  Vasileia Maria Papayianneris
                                                                                                  Diploma of International Business




                                                                                                  Studying a vocational education program really
                                                                                                  suits my learning style as I enjoy the smaller class
                                                                                                  sizes and the personalised teaching style. I now have
                                                                                                  an in-depth knowledge of the world of international
                                                                                                  trade and a much deeper understanding of where
                                                                                                  this program can take me.
                                                                                                  I chose RMIT because it offers different study
                                                                                                  pathways and helps to facilitate the transition from
                                                                                                  vocational education to higher education.



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22                                                                   Education Program, RIIERP or GEIP. See page 11)
Tapiwa Matimba
Bachelor of Business (International Business)




I chose to study international business because I wanted to
understand the frameworks, institutions and processes that
enable businesses to operate in an increasingly globalised
and interconnected world. The program is multi-faceted and
structured in a way that introduces students to theoretical
and practical frameworks.
I have gained leadership skills and developed my
interpersonal skills from my involvement with student
associations, extracurricular activities and interactions with
fellow students.




Career Options
Graduates are typically employed in:
— the finance industry
— marketing or public relations industries
— logistics import/export industries
— consultancies advising on trade-related issues
— allied industry bodies involved in agriculture, mining,
  telecommunications, manufacturing, transportation,
  banking, advertising and tourism
— government departments and authorities involved
  in trade facilitation, diplomatic and foreign affairs,
  economic research, international relations and
  national promotional activities.




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Management, Business
     and Administration
     BP276 | Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)
     Offers you the flexibility to choose a second business major or minor studies and electives
     from business and other disciplines, depending on career and personal development                                           3 years            Melbourne             Exchange
     goals. Specialised career paths include employment relations, industrial relations, workplace                               full-time                                Global Intensive
     health and safety, negotiation and advocacy, strategic management, human resource                                           Part-time                                Internship
     management (HRM) and human performance management (HPM).                                                                    available

     Pathways: See the table on pages 36–37 for study pathway options.                                                                      — www.ahri.com.au
     Selection mode: ATAR (Semester 1, 2016: 67.35)

     For details about entry requirements and prerequisites visit www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp276

     BP217 | Bachelor of Business (Management)
     RMIT’s program focuses on contemporary issues in leadership and management, critical and
     innovative management, leadership and change in a global context and socially responsible                                   3 years            Melbourne             Exchange
     management. The program is designed to offer flexibility to choose a second business major                                  full-time          Indonesia             Global Intensive
     or minor studies and electives from business and other disciplines, depending on career and                                 Part-time          Vietnam               Internship
     personal development goals.                                                                                                 available

     Pathways: See the table on pages 36–37 for study pathway options.                                                                      — www.aim.com.au
     Selection mode: ATAR (Semester 1, 2016: 67.80)

     For details about entry requirements and prerequisites visit www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp217

     AD010 | Associate Degree in Business
     This program refines your professional skills and knowledge across fundamental business
     theory and practices to prepare you for specialised studies. Project-based work focuses on                                  2 years            Melbourne             Exchange
     lean process methods that are used to optimise change processes and improve business                                        full-time
     performance in all industries.
     Pathways: See the table on pages 36–37 for study pathway options.

     Selection mode: ATAR (Semester 1, 2016: 60.05)

     For details about entry requirements and prerequisites visit www.rmit.edu.au/programs/ad010

     C6143 | Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management
     National Curriculum Code: BSB61015
                                                                                                                                 1 year             Melbourne
     Enhance your management knowledge through studies in human resources, risk management,                                      full-time
     innovation, continuous improvement and organisational leadership. This program is suited to
     people who have substantial experience in a management role and are seeking to enhance their                                           — www.aim.com.au
     strategic leadership skills to progress their career.
     Pathways: See the table on pages 36–37 for study pathway options.

     For details about entry requirements and prerequisites visit www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c6143




      Double Up
      RMIT’s range of double degrees will broaden your education, increasing your skills and career opportunities. You’ll work across different
      disciplines and industries, which will give you more options and expertise when you graduate.
      Double degrees usually take only one more year to complete than a single degree.
      Double degrees with business programs:
      BP313 | Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning) and Bachelor of Business (Accountancy)
      BH083 | Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce
      BH109 | Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) (Honours) and Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship)
      BH110 | Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) (Honours) and Bachelor of Business (International Business)
      BP161 | Bachelor of Environmental Science and Bachelor of Business (Management)
      BP305 | Bachelor of Science (Applied Science) and Bachelor of Business (Management)
      BP289 | Bachelor of Science (Food Technology) and Bachelor of Business (Management)




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24                                                                   Education Program, RIIERP or GEIP. See page 11)
Sahej Gabbi
Bachelor of Business
(Human Resource Management)




The course content is interesting and very
relevant to the modern business environment.
But the best thing about studying this
program was the opportunity to build positive
relationships with lecturers, tutors and fellow
students. We all shared a passion for human
resources and their support and enthusiasm
greatly contributed to my success.
There are many opportunities to get involved.
I was part of the executive team for the HRM
Student Association. This helped me gain
valuable interpersonal and time management
skills and to build my professional networks.




90 per cent Employment
N i n e ty p e r c e n t o f b u s i n e s s a n d
m a n a g e m e n t d e g re e g ra d u a te s
w h o we re s e e k i n g f u l l - t i m e w o rk
we re e m p l o ye d w i t h i n fo u r m o n t h s
of completing their studies.
Source: 2013 Australian Graduate Survey




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Natasza Purser
     Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management




     I have plenty of practical experience in managing
     teams but wanted to learn about the theories
     behind what makes an effective and strong
     leader. The program has both consolidated and
     added to my previous knowledge and
     experience and taught me a lot about how to
     support and develop my staff and myself.
     The blended delivery of the program and central
     location of RMIT’s City campus allowed me to fit
     my study around my family and working life.




     Vo c a t i o n a l e d u c a t i o n g ra d u a t e s
     who studied management and
     c o m m e rc e e a r n e d t h e f i f t h h i g h e s t
     ave ra g e s a l a r y a c ro s s a l l i n d u s t r i e s
     i n A u s t ra l i a i n 2 01 5.
     Source: Government-Funded Student Outcomes, National Centre for
     Vocational Education Research (NCVER)




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Management, Business
and Administration
C5358 | Diploma of Business
National Curriculum Code: BSB51915
                                                                                                                            1 year            Melbourne
Gain knowledge across a range of business functions to prepare for a career that requires a broad                           full-time
understanding of business operations and skills in business communication. Your studies focusing
on communication with customers, personal effectiveness, and business planning and continuity
will be complemented by work-related projects that allow you to apply your knowledge and
demonstrate your ability to function effectively in a business role.
Pathways: See the table on pages 36–37 for study pathway options.

For details about entry requirements and prerequisites visit www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c5358

C5338 | Diploma of Leadership and Management
National Curriculum Code: BSB51915
                                                                                                                            1 year            Melbourne
Develop a range of leadership and management skills, including effective workplace and people                               full-time
management. Delivery options cater for school leavers and current working managers who can
integrate learning activities within the context of the workplace.                                                                     — www.aim.com.au
Pathways: See the table on pages 36–37 for study pathway options.

For details about entry requirements and prerequisites visit www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c5338

C5375 | Diploma of Business Administration
National Curriculum Code: BSB50415
                                                                                                                            1 year            Melbourne             Exchange
Learn how to manage complex administrative practices and develop skills to operate an effective
work environment. As part of your studies, you will understand how planning and team leadership
contribute to workplace and organisational success and operate RMIT’s virtual enterprise in
conjunction with a mentor from a real-life company.
The diploma is delivered on-campus and in blended mode. Blended delivery requires you to be
currently in work to participate in workplace-specific projects. For the on-campus mode, you can
undertake a practical work placement in industry.
Pathways: See the table on pages 36–37 for study pathway options.

For details about entry requirements and prerequisites visit www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c5375




 Five reasons to study an Associate Degree in Business
 RMIT graduate Jane Allison discovered that starting her studies with an associate degree turned
 out to be a better pathway to advancing her career and clarifying her goals. Jane shares her top
 five reasons to study business at RMIT.
 1. Versatility                                                4. Supported learning
 “Studying business opens many different career                “It’s a really supportive environment – you know
 doors. Being able to study a variety of courses               your teachers and they know you by name.”
 in the Associate Degree in Business is ideal for
                                                               For extra support, students can access the
 those who have yet to pinpoint their niche area.”
                                                               Student Learning Advisor Mentors (SLAMs)
 2. It’s about people                                          program. “I used the service and later offered
 “Relationships and people are a big part of                   assistance to students studying Organisational
                                                               Behaviour, a course that I found daunting during                                 Joseph Pinkard talks about
 business. There are many areas of business
                                                               my first year.”                                                                  community involvement
 – understanding the different divisions and
                                                                                                                                                and raising money for the
 how they all come together, coupled with
                                                               5. Creativity                                                                    Red Cross as part of
 good communication skills – that will help
                                                               “It’s a structured yet dynamic program that                                      his Diploma of Business
 grow those relationships.”
                                                               allows students to learn creatively. The program                                 Administration studies.
 3. Real-world preparation                                     design encourages students to explore all areas
 “In the classroom we were given real-life                     of business to find what suits them best.”
 scenarios. We would work as a team
                                                               To see the full article visit
 and present our findings as you would in a                                                                                                      http://tinyurl.com/
                                                               http://bit.ly/RMIT-GiveMe5-Business
 business environment. I enjoyed this practical                                                                                                  RMIT-Joseph-BusAdmin
 style of learning.”

                     = Study duration   = Study location      = International opportunities (internships may include the Cooperative         = Professional recognition
                                                                Education Program, RIIERP or GEIP. See page 11)                                                                27
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