Alphacrucis College

Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Ministry (BBus/BMin)

Alphacrucis College

Course details

CRICOS course code: 0102072

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Ministry double degree is designed to enable you to provide creative solutions, by integrating your Christian worldview with business acumen, to complex issues such as social and environmental responsibility. You can major in one area of ministry and specialize in either Accounting or Leadership & Management.

By combining a solid core of skills in leadership, management, finance, accounting and innovative electives, together with ministry training, you become better equipped to serve in Christian ministry. And likewise, if you serve in the broader business community, you will be better trained and skilled in sharing your faith, leading groups of people and meeting their needs.

COURSE STRUCTURE:

This double degree course is based on eight semesters (each of 12 weeks duration, plus an exam week), with four subjects taught in each semester. It comprises:

  • 16 compulsory core subjects (160 credit points)
  • 2 majors of 8 subjects each (160 credit points)
  • No electives*

To qualify for award of the double degree of Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Ministry a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 320 credit points, including satisfactory completion of the core subjects noted below.

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Knowledge:

Demonstrate:

a broad knowledge of business theory, as well as business principles and practices,

a deep knowledge of Christian history, doctrine and tradition as a foundation for ministry, with depth in the areas of either.

a depth of knowledge in areas of: (1) Leadership and Management; Human Resource Management; or Marketing; and (2) Pastoral Ministry; Youth and Children’s Ministries; Worship Studies; or Cross-Cultural Ministry.

Skills:

Demonstrate:

skills to analyze, synthesize, and apply knowledge of business theory, principles and practices;

skills to analyze and interpret the biblical text, using sound hermeneutical methods, as a core document of the Christian faith with consideration for the contemporary application of the text;

skills to understand and communicate a Christian worldview, with particular emphasis on the role of the gospel in providing an ethical framework for business practice;

cognitive and technical skills required for professional activity, with depth in two areas of either Leadership and Management; Human Resource Management; or Marketing; Pastoral Ministry; Youth and Children’s Ministries; Worship Studies; or Cross-Cultural Ministry;

ability to identify issues and to provide creative solutions, by integrating their Christian worldview with business acumen, to complex issues;

skills in critical thinking and self-directed research, using a range of sources and methods;

communication skills to present theories, ideas and arguments to specialist and non-specialist audiences using appropriately selected communication methods;

Application of Knowledge and Skills:

Demonstrate:

ability to discuss and analyze contemporaneous topics, issues and challenges impacting on business and ministry in Australian and international contexts, and create solutions to these challenges;

breadth and complexity of professional ministry skills pertinent to engagement with congregational communities. This includes the ability to apply knowledge and skills to new and diverse contexts;

ability to collaborate with the broader community of Christian ministers and community leaders to provide appropriate collegial support;

self-reflection and evaluation of own performance for the purpose of vocational development.

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Course opportunities

Start date: Expected August 2023
Duration: 4 years
Study mode: Full time
Address

AC Brisbane Campus

48 O'Keefe Street
Brisbane Queensland 4102
Australia

Entry criteria

Applicants with Recent Secondary Education (within the past 2 years):

Applicants admitted on the basis of their recent secondary education must demonstrate the completion of NSW Higher School Certificate with an ATAR of 65 or higher (or the completion of the International Baccalaureate or interstate or overseas equivalent qualification and result) for admission into this course.

Special admission is also available for Year 12 students whose ATAR (or equivalent) falls within 5 points of the published guaranteed ATAR but have done well in subjects relevant to the course of study.

Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) Study:

Applicants with a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification will demonstrate the completion of a Certificate III or higher qualification awarded by an authorized institution or registered training organization (RTO).

The Program Director will conduct a pre-admission interview (either face-to-face or phone or via Zoom) with all applicants seeking entry into the course on the basis of a Certificate III qualification. This interview aims to assess academic suitability and preparedness of the applicant for undergraduate level study.

Applicants with Higher Education Study:

Applicants whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a complete or partially complete higher education qualification must demonstrate the completion or partial completion of an AQF Level 5 Higher Education Diploma (or higher) by an authorized institution for admission into this course.

Applicants with Work and Life Experience:

If you are over the age of 21 at the time of commencement, you can apply for admission into this course on the basis of provisional entry and complete the provisional entry qualifying period to become a full candidate.

Overall IELTS (or equivalent) score of 6.5 (with no score below 6.0 in any of the four skills areas)

Address

Alphacrucis College
Sydney Campus
30 Cowper Street Sydney New South Wales 2150
Australia