Courses

Courses

Ozford Institute of Higher Education
(CRICOS Provider Number: 03429B)

COURSE NAME DURATION
Diploma of Business (CRICOS CODE:088194B) Full-time, 1 Year
Bachelor of Business (CRICOS CODE:088192D) Full-time, 3 years or 2 years fast track
Bachelor of Business (Accounting) (CRICOS CODE:088193C) Full-time, 3 years or 2 years fast track

 

Unit Descriptions

Core Units – for Diploma and 1st Year of Bachelors

ICT1100 – Business Information Systems
Business Information Systems aims to examine the role of information technology in contemporary business organisations and its future role. Students will examine the ways in which Information Systems through E-Business and E-Commerce contribute to organisational innovation, competitiveness, and efficiency. Students will also study Web-driven networked computing, social media and other information systems applications and enhancements and analyse the major ethical, legal and security issues related to the use and storage of data in contemporary organisations.

MKT1100 – Marketing Principles
Business Information Systems aims to examine the role of information technology in contemporary business organisations and its future role. Students will examine the ways in which Information Systems through E-Business and E-Commerce contribute to organisational innovation, competitiveness, and efficiency. Students will also study Web-driven networked computing, social media and other information systems applications and enhancements and analyse the major ethical, legal and security issues related to the use and storage of data in contemporary organisations.

ACC1100 – Accounting for Decision Making
This unit covers examines the performance of a business by using relevant accounting information. It will look at how analysing business reports and financial statements can be used to make better investment decisions and choices by business organisations. Students will analyse the financial statements of company by applying ratio analysis to interpret the meaning of those financial statements.

ECO1100 – Economic Principles
Economics Principles covers contemporary developments and applications of macroeconomic concepts and fundamental microeconomic issues related to supply and demand. Students will examine how economic models can be applied to address the basic problem of scarcity facing contemporary societies. Topics will also cover money, the financial system and inflation as well as globalisation and international trade.

LAW1100 – Commercial Law
This unit provides an introduction to the underlying concepts and principles of business law. Emphasis is placed on providing students with a working knowledge of commercial law, by analysing case scenarios and applying legal principles to advise on possible legal outcomes. Students will also argue ethical issues arising out of commercial situations.

STA1100 – Business Statistics
This unit provides students with an introduction to analysing business and economic data in graphical and numerical statistical form using a broad range of statistical techniques and methods. It covers the core concepts which underpin statistical analysis allowing students to interpret the results of independent statistical analysis to make informed decisions. Topics covered include estimation and hypothesis testing using knowledge of probability theory and probability distributions and evaluating business forecasts using regression and time series data.

MGT1100 – Management Principles
This unit examines the principles and theories of management and how they relate to the contemporary workplace. Assess The unit also explores contemporary management challenges related to motivating and rewarding people, the importance of communication skills and the skills and benefits of the effective management of teams. Students will participate in a group research project with team identification and refinement of a topic on a given contemporary management issue and a review of literature and information relevant to that issue.

HRM1100 – Organisational Behaviour
This unit allows students to examine a range of theories about the behaviour of people in organisations as individuals or as members of groups, teams and cultures. Students will develop strategies to solve organisational problems using a range of organisational theories. The course is collaborative, with opportunities in lectures and tutorials for students to engage in group discussions and presentations, with a major group research assignment focussed on analysing and solving a defined organisational problem with an emphasis on a team approach to developing a relevant solution.
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MKT1110 – Consumer Behaviour
In an ever increasing competitive world of business without border, students will examine the nexus between human behaviour and consumer behavior to enable them to analyse how behaviour profiles of specific markets effects strategy development as it applies to specific target groups. Topics covered include family, cultural and sub-cultural influences on consumer behaviour along with issues of public policy and consumer protection.
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ACC1110 – Accounting Principles
This is an introductory unit that introduces students to the basic of accounting covering the classification and recording of business transactions and the generation of financial reports which summarise the outcome of those transactions.The unit develops students’ analytical skills to interpret financial statements and application skills by using the MYOB accounting software package. Accounting practices relevant to small and medium business environments provide the main context for the unit.

ACC1110 – Accounting Principles
This is an introductory unit that introduces students to the basic of accounting covering the classification and recording of business transactions and the generation of financial reports which summarise the outcome of those transactions.The unit develops students’ analytical skills to interpret financial statements and application skills by using the MYOB accounting software package. Accounting practices relevant to small and medium business environments provide the main context for the unit.


Specialisation Units (2nd and 3rd year)

Management specialisation

HRM2100 – Human Resources Management
The unit aims to analyse the major functions, systems and processes used in human resource management across all types of organisations. Students will examine the theories and practices that underpin such strategies relating to employee selection, job design, employee appraisal and reward systems. In particular students will critically evaluate the challenges of industrial relations, managing diversity and international human resource management.

MGT2100 – Operations Management
Operations management is a significant type of management in today’s fast changing economy, with complicated interactions between suppliers and customers. Supply chains across all industry sectors are critical for competitor advantage in the contemporary business word. Students will analyse the operations function and its management in manufacturing and service industries and their supply channels and design standards and controls applicable to various operational processes.

MGT2110 – Quality Management
This unit examines the importance of quality in organisations for domestic and global competitiveness. Planning and executing quality management systems is important for an organisation’s competitive advantage. Students will critically appraise the nexus between quality management, organisational culture, ethics, corporate and social responsibilities. Students will also be engaged with a group research-based assessment task based on evaluating different tools to address an identified quality issue that is ISO9000-related.

MGT2120 – International Management
In todays’ modern global world of business, international management has particular relevance. Students will examine this unit through political, legal and technological environment lenses in a global context. Topics covered include Entry strategies and organizational structures and managing political risk, government relations, and alliances. Students will undertake a research-based assessment task that focusses on analysing and interpreting responses to an identified issue and alternative approaches to reporting findings.

MGT3100 – Project Management
Good project management and project managers is an important function and skill set in today’s modern business world. Students will examine the scope and methodologies associated with modern project management including defining projects, estimating project time, costs and resources and evaluating the success of projects.

MGT3150 – Strategic Management
Strategic Management examines the opportunities for gaining competitive advantage in global markets through the application of various contextual strategies. Students will apply the various tools used for strategy analysis and critique a company’s implemented corporate or business strategy and evaluate its implementation. Students will also examine the emerging areas of corporate governance and how it relates to network strategy.

ENT3100 – Innovation and Entrepreneurship
This unit introduces students to the process of entrepreneurial success. Today’s global world of business demands that business students study innovation and entrepreneurship. Recent and current economic and financial crises not only negatively affects business, they also generate business opportunities for those organisations which are creative and enterprising.

MGT3100 – Ethics, Sustainability & Social Responsibility
Ethics, Sustainability & Social Responsibility is an advanced unit which forms part of the core units to be completed by all students in the Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Business (Accounting) courses. Its main focus is the evaluation of why ethics, sustainability and social responsibility are an emerging agenda in the global business world. Important concepts of corporate governance, social responsibility, environmental sustainability and the ethics of business will be examined. Students will engage with a major Group Research Project involving information collection and analysis of defined ethical issues examining alternative approaches to addressing the issues.


Marketing specialisation

MKT2100 – Marketing Research
This unit examines information gathering skills, survey design, analysis of results and report compilation. Students study the application of particular research concepts and techniques as tools to inform the marketing decision-making process. Topics covered include Digital research using secondary data Measurement and questionnaire design Sampling: and statistical analysis and students analyse and interpret statistical reports.

MKT2120 – Internet Marketing
This unit explores the business models and strategies relating to internet marketing. It examines business to business (B2B) and business to consumer (B2C) relating to lead generation and conversion. Specific topics include branding and video marketing, email and social media marketing, dev eloping and maintaining effective websites. Students will participate in a group research-based assessment task involving the design or critique of a web marketing program and reporting on findings and recommendations for the next phase of the campaign. Issues relating to social and regulatory issues: privacy, security, and intellectual property will also be explored.

MKT2125 – Brand Management
Highly visible and durable brands are key assets for companies. This unit will examine the management of brands, including brand evolution and demise, brand equity, brand positioning and co-branding. It has been designed to provide students with the capabilities to evaluate, design and make recommendations for branding programs across a diverse range of large and small organisations. Students will complete an assessment task involving the evaluation of a particular branding or rebranding campaign demonstrating a detailed understanding of evaluation of brands from a range of different perspectives.

MKT2130 – Integrated Marketing Communications
This unit will examine the function of marketing communication within the context of the organisational marketing function. The unit provides a framework for examining, analysing and evaluation various aspects of the marketing communications process and the relevant marketing communications tools most commonly in the contemporary business world. Topics covered include advertising, digital marketing, direct marketing, marketing public relations and sponsorships.

MKT3100 – International Marketing
The aim of this unit is to examine the motivation for international marketing within different environmental contexts and considerations. It will develop student’s ability to evaluate international markets in the context of relationships, networks, pricing, promotion, distribution, and the marketing of services and projects. Students will complete a major research assessment task requiring the collection of information on the marketing campaign for a defined internationally available product or service in different countries and comparing and contrasting approaches. Students will also debate trends in international marketing.

MKT3150 – Services Marketing
In today’s world of business, services marketing has taken on more prominent importance with increased consumer demand for services such as telecommunications services, financial services, all types of hospitality services, car rental services, air travel, health care services and professional services. Students will explore models and frameworks of services strategies including service product and delivery, pricing and revenue management, managing employees for effective services delivery, measuring customer satisfaction and service quality, complaint handling and service recovery.

MKT3200 – Strategic Marketing
Strategic marketing is embedded within the overall context of business strategy. Success in today’s fast-paced business environment demands a strategic approach to marketing and businesses must develop strategies which take advantage of the market dynamics predicated by the future. Students will explore topics such as competitor analysis, environmental analysis and market/submarket analysis, alternative value propositions and building new businesses. Students will also develop the ability to evaluate a marketing strategy demonstrating the information need, how it is collected, critically evaluated and reported on.

MGT3200 – Ethics, Sustainability & Social Responsibility
Ethics, Sustainability & Social Responsibility is an advanced unit which forms part of the core units to be completed by all students in the Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Business (Accounting) courses. Its main focus is the evaluation of why ethics, sustainability and social responsibility are an emerging agenda in the global business world. Important concepts of corporate governance, social responsibility, environmental sustainability and the ethics of business will be examined. Students will engage with a major Group Research Project involving information collection and analysis of defined ethical issues examining alternative approaches to addressing the issues.


Accounting specialisation

ACC2100 – Financial Accounting
This unit builds on the introductory accounting principles covered in ACC1110 – Accounting Principles. Students analyse the regulatory environment for financial reporting in Australia, and process transactions and prepare financial reports for sole traders, partnerships and companies. The unit examines current Australian and international developments in financial reporting and students gain a solid grounding in accounting principles useful for later accounting units.

FIN2100 – Corporate Finance
The unit will give students a fundamental understanding of the principles and concepts of corporate finance especially the role of the finance and treasury function in an organisation. Students will learn basic principles of corporate finance, especially the time value of money and be able to perform Net Present Value calculations. Other topics covered include, bonds, capital budgeting, concept of risk and return, debt financing and dividend payout policy.

ACC2110 – Management Accounting
This unit explains the role and purpose of management accounting and how it differs from financial accounting. Students will examine the budgeting process and understand its role in the management of organisations. The unit covers concepts and tools for analysing different types of costs relevant to manufacturing and service organisations. Students will also examine balanced scorecard and strategic profit analysis as tools for evaluating the performance of an organisation and critically assess contemporary issues in management accounting.

ACC2120 – Accounting Information Systems
This unit assesses the impact of information technology on the nature and development of accounting. Students will be able to contrast the effect of information technology on the nature and development of accounting and examine various aspects of Accounting Information Systems (AIS), especially information control concepts. Students will also look at auditing computer-based information systems and apply database design using REA modelling.

ACC3100 – Corporate Accounting
The unit aims to provide students with practical knowledge of the regulation of financial reporting by Australian entities, and a grounding in the requirements of key accounting standards, which affect financial reporting by virtually all Australian business entities. Students will apply accounting principles and standards to process transactions for the preparation of financial reports consistent with the profession’s conceptual framework and in accordance with corporate law. Students will also critically evaluate the quality of financial disclosure in consolidated financial reports and explain how consolidated financial reports can be used to make economic decisions.

LAW3100 – Taxation Law
This unit covers the operation of Australian Income Tax Law and more particularly the Income Tax Assessment Act. It aims for students to gain a practical understanding of the operation of the Australian tax legislation. Students will analyse and research complex problems relating to Australian Taxation Law requiring high level research skills. Students will be exposed to a range of practical issues relating to Australian Taxation Law to generate appropriate responses.

ACC3200 – Auditing & Assurance
This unit provides an introduction to the underlying concepts and objectives of auditing and the reporting function of the auditor. The unit covers concepts of audit planning, audit evidence, sampling, internal controls and testing of controls. The unit introduces students to both theoretical and practical aspects of auditing. The unit also examines ethics, legal liability and professional practice.

MGT3200 – Ethics, Sustainability & Social Responsibility
Ethics, Sustainability & Social Responsibility is an advanced unit which forms part of the core units to be completed by all students in the Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Business (Accounting) courses. Its main focus is the evaluation of why ethics, sustainability and social responsibility are an emerging agenda in the global business world. Important concepts of corporate governance, social responsibility, environmental sustainability and the ethics of business will be examined. Students will engage with a major Group Research Project involving information collection and analysis of defined ethical issues examining alternative approaches to addressing the issues.


Accounting 10 units

ACC2120 – Accounting Information Systems
This unit assesses the impact of information technology on the nature and development of accounting. Students will be able to contrast the effect of information technology on the nature and development of accounting and examine various aspects of Accounting Information Systems (AIS), especially information control concepts. Students will also look at auditing computer-based information systems and apply database design using REA modelling.

LAW2100 – Corporations Law
This unit enables students to analyse the regulatory framework in which companies operate including the different types of companies. Students will examine issues such as the appointment and duties of directors under a framework of corporate governance principles, the roles and rights of company directors and shareholders. They will also appraise the investigative powers of ASIC in relation to companies

ACC2100 – Financial Accounting
This unit builds on the introductory accounting principles covered in ACC1110 – Accounting Principles. Students analyse the regulatory environment for financial reporting in Australia, and process transactions and prepare financial reports for sole traders, partnerships and companies. The unit examines current Australian and international developments in financial reporting and students gain a solid grounding in accounting principles useful for later accounting units.

ACC2110 – Management Accounting
The unit will give students a fundamental understanding of the principles and concepts of corporate finance especially the role of the finance and treasury function in an organisation. Students will learn basic principles of corporate finance, especially the time value of money and be able to perform Net Present Value calculations. Other topics covered include, bonds, capital budgeting, concept of risk and return, debt financing and dividend payout policy.

FIN2100 – Corporate Finance
This unit explains the role and purpose of management accounting and how it differs from financial accounting. Students will examine the budgeting process and understand its role in the management of organisations. The unit covers concepts and tools for analysing different types of costs relevant to manufacturing and service organisations. Students will also examine balanced scorecard and strategic profit analysis as tools for evaluating the performance of an organisation and critically assess contemporary issues in management accounting.

ACC3300 – Accounting Theory
This unit analyses current developments in accounting theory and practice. Students examine why particular accounting procedures and policies are adopted and the theories that explain why management make particular accounting choices. Other topics covered include corporate governance, fair value accounting, sustainability and environmental accounting. Students will undertake a major research assessment task where they research a company or market scenario, or apply a theory applicable to the topic.

ACC3200 – Auditing & Assurance
This unit provides an introduction to the underlying concepts and objectives of auditing and the reporting function of the auditor. The unit covers concepts of audit planning, audit evidence, sampling, internal controls and testing of controls. The unit introduces students to both theoretical and practical aspects of auditing. The unit also examines ethics, legal liability and professional practice.

LAW3100 – Taxation Law
This unit covers the operation of Australian Income Tax Law and more particularly the Income Tax Assessment Act. It aims for students to gain a practical understanding of the operation of the Australian tax legislation. Students will analyse and research complex problems relating to Australian Taxation Law requiring high level research skills. Students will be exposed to a range of practical issues relating to Australian Taxation Law to generate appropriate responses.

ACC3100 – Corporate Accounting
The unit aims to provide students with practical knowledge of the regulation of financial reporting by Australian entities, and a grounding in the requirements of key accounting standards, which affect financial reporting by virtually all Australian business entities. Students will apply accounting principles and standards to process transactions for the preparation of financial reports consistent with the profession’s conceptual framework and in accordance with corporate law. Students will also critically evaluate the quality of financial disclosure in consolidated financial reports and explain how consolidated financial reports can be used to make economic decisions

MGT3200 – Ethics, Sustainability & Social Responsibility
Ethics, Sustainability & Social Responsibility is an advanced unit which forms part of the core units to be completed by all students in the Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Business (Accounting) courses. Its main focus is the evaluation of why ethics, sustainability and social responsibility are an emerging agenda in the global business world. Important concepts of corporate governance, social responsibility, environmental sustainability and the ethics of business will be examined. Students will engage with a major Group Research Project involving information collection and analysis of defined ethical issues examining alternative approaches to addressing the issues.