Bachelor of Psychological Studies / Bachelor of Business

Victoria University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 075219E

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

Use psychology skills to get ahead in business.

Combine psychology studies with a business specialisation to develop insights into people’s behaviour on an individual and organisational level.

This double degree will help you apply key psychology principles in the workplace, giving you the confidence and expertise to understand and manage a range of stakeholders from teammates and clients to customers and employers.

Through VU’s Bachelor of Psychological Studies/Bachelor of Business, you’ll learn how to:

  • establish employee development programs
  • advise management on employee relations
  • lead organisational change
  • analyse consumer behaviour.

These skills will help you further your career opportunities within:

  • community service organisations
  • human resource departments
  • marketing research agencies
  • banking and financial institutions
  • government departments.

Psychology and business specialisations

You can personalise your learning with both a psychology and business specialisation.

Business specialisations include:

  • accounting
  • banking and finance
  • financial risk management
  • global logistics and transport
  • human resource management
  • international business
  • international trade
  • management and marketing
  • music industry
  • retail and commerce
  • small business and entrepreneurship.

Careers in psychology and business

Graduates of VU’s Bachelor of Psychological Studies/Bachelor of Business have the specialist knowledge and confidence to apply psychology principles within organisations.

This double degree leads to employment in several sectors from community services or marketing to finance or government.

Typical roles include:

  • organisational development consultant
  • financial analyst
  • human resources manager
  • marketing officer
  • policy advisor.

Course structure

To attain the Bachelor of Psychological Studies/Bachelor of Business, students will be required to complete 384 credit points consisting of:

  • 96 credit points of Core First Year studies;
  • 108 credit points of Core Psychological studies;
  • 24 credit points of Psychology Elective studies;
  • <>li48 credit points of Core Business studies; <>96 credit points of specialised studies selected from one of the Business Majors;
  • 12 credit points of Work Integrated Learning studies (APP3028 Fieldwork or BBB3100 Business Integrated Learning).

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Elucidate and apply a broad knowledge of psychological theory and social research methods;

2. Exhibit skills in independent research, theoretical analysis and critical evaluation in psychology and business fields;

3. Analyse and reflect upon the application of psychological and business theory in addressing contemporary challenges at an individual, interpersonal and organisational level;

4. Interpret and coherently communicate knowledge and ideas using a range of media;

5. Employ advanced interpersonal and collaborative skills, consistent with professional, culturally appropriate and ethical practice when working with people from diverse backgrounds;

6. Demonstrate independence, self-reflection and creativity to meet goals and challenges in professional and academic pursuits.

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Majors

  • Accounting
  • Banking and Finance
  • Financial Risk Management
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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
29,600 Per Year
Read more14,800 per semester
21 Feb 2022
01 Aug 2022
4 years Full time Victoria University
Footscray Park campus
Ballarat Road
Melbourne Victoria 3011
Australia

Entry criteria

Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English (or equivalent). OR: Completion of an Australian Advanced Diploma or Diploma (or equivalent). OR: Completion of a Foundation course or equivalent.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic module): Overall score of 6.0 (no band less than 6.0)

TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 67 (Listening 12, Speaking 18, Reading 15, Writing 21)

Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 50 (no section score less than 50)

University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 169. No individual band less than 169.

VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 4): achieved.

Address

Victoria University
Footscray Park campus
Ballarat Road
Melbourne Victoria 3011
Australia
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