Integrated Business Applications (BUSS3500)


This unit provides a capstone for students undertaking the Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies) and Bachelor of Commerce combined programs. It aims to provide students with the practical application of identifying, analysing, and solving contemporary business problems that might involve planning, implementing and evaluating organisational changes which provide solutions to such problems. Students will be introduced to a range of methodologies at each stage of the process of solving business problems, executing solutions, and implementing organisational change. In doing so, the unit will allow students to: apply theories and concepts of business problem solving and change implementation in the context of a specific business case; provide a process framework of business problem solving and team-based learning within which they can integrate functional disciplinary knowledge they have been exposed to in their disciplinary majors; and develop a range of generic skills in problem solving, critical analysis, team-working, research and communication skills.

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Further unit of study information


1x 1hr lecture and 1x 2hr seminar/workshop per week


business case analysis (10%), team-working (20%), individual presentation (10%), business simulation report (20%), final exam (40%)


Johnson, G., Whittington, R., Scholes, K., Angwin, D. and Regner, P. 2012, Fundamentals of Strategy, 3rd ed., Pearson Education England, Harlow.

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Unit of study rules


For the Bachelor of Commerce: Completed a minimum of 120 credit points including the following units of study: (BUSS1001 or ECOF1003), (BUSS1002 or ECOF1004), (BUSS1030 or ACCT1005), (BUSS1040 or ECON1001) and (BUSS1020 or ECMT1010 or equivalent); For the Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies): Completed a minimum of 168 credit points including the following units of study: (BUSS1001 or ECOF1003) and (BUSS1002 or ECOF1004).



Additional Information

This unit of study is a compulsory part of the Bachelor of Commerce, combined Bachelor of Commerce degrees and the Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies).

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If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

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If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.