BP351 - Bachelor of Accounting

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Plan: BP351 - Bachelor of Accounting
Campus: City Campus

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure
Program transition plan

Approach to learning and assessment

The Bachelor of Accounting has a variety of learning and teaching approaches. The approaches used in each course will be appropriate to the learning outcomes and core capabilities they are designed to develop. The assessment you must complete is designed to provide you with opportunities to demonstrate the extent to which you have developed your capabilities and achieved specific learning outcomes in a given area. Methods of assessment will also vary with the learning outcomes and core capabilities of the relevant course. 

The Bachelor of Accounting is predominately a blended learning environment. This includes both classroom teaching and an online learning environment. 

In terms of classroom teaching, this may include discussion, guest lecturers, tutorials, class presentations,group discussions, student-led discussions, role-plays, etc. This style of learning is designed to maximise your understanding of the curriculum content and develop appropriate skills. It is designed to provide an environment where you can ask questions and seek feedback as well as contribute to class discussion and apply theory to practice. 

The Bachelor of Accounting incorporates the use of authentic assessment. This is an approach to assessment where you are asked to perform real-world tasks to demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills. Authentic assessment requires you to perform tasks that meet the needs of industry so that you are work ready. 

Problem-based learning: In the Bachelor of Accounting, you may work in a team or individually to conduct research, solve problems, analyse and respond to case studies, prepare or respond to briefs, write original research or case study reports, or participate in managing a company in a computer-based business simulation. This technique is designed to simulate the experiences you will encounter working in business. 

Flexible delivery: The program will incorporate extensive use of online resources (e.g. the use of cloud tools). These may include learning resources such as lecture notes, and assessment and feedback tools such as discussion boards and quizzes. 

Assignments and projects: These may be either research or problem based, and may be undertaken in teams or individually. They will provide you with experience at undertaking research and writing effectively to present your findings and recommendations to a range of audiences. Assignments and projects are also designed to develop your abilities in communications, research and reasoning, and provide a way to receive feedback on your skills development. By utilising this feedback to improve your skills and further develop your capabilities in relevant areas you will develop as a life-long learner. 

  • Invigilated assessment: Accreditation requires 50% invigilated assessment. This can take different forms including written or oral exams, presentations, and in-class assessment activities.

Academic Integrity: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/my-course/assessment-results/academic-integrity

For more information on assessment, refer to the RMIT Assessment and Assessment Flexibility policy

Please note that if you have a long-term medical condition, disability and/or other form of disadvantage we can support you by making adjustments to activities in your program so that you can participate fully in your studies. To receive learning adjustments, you need to register with Equitable Learning Service: www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support/equitable-learning-services.  

The University considers the wellbeing and safety of all students, staff and the community to be a priority in on-campus/online learning and professional experience settings. 

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Work integrated learning

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice. As a student enrolled in this RMIT University program you will: 

  • undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your accounting professional practice. 
  • interact with industry and community when undertaking these activities. 
  • complete these activities in real work contexts or situations; and 
  • be provided with distinctive sources of feedback to assist your learning. 

Any or all these aspects of a WIL experience may be simulated in a workplace environment. The Bachelor of Accounting includes several courses that are work integrated learning (WIL) courses. In these WIL courses, you will engage in activities that integrate theoretical learning with practical application in professional contexts and will engage you in meaningful and consequential learning activities. These courses involve you in interacting with organisations (industry, government, and community) through discipline relevant projects and work placements. Many courses in the Bachelor of Accounting use guest lecturers from industry, government or the community and activities relating to industry as part of the learning experience. Work integrated learning courses are included throughout the curriculum and clearly indicated as an integrated component of course choice. The WIL designated courses in the Bachelor of Accounting are: 

  • BUSM2577 Integrated Perspectives on Business Problems (12 credit points) 

  • BUSM2582 Business Graduate Folio (12 credit points) 

  • ACCT1048 Financial Accountability and Reporting (12 credit points) 

  • ACCT1028 Strategic Accounting and Leadership (12 credit points) 

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Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following: All courses listed may not be available each semester
 

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Year One of Program

Complete the following Ninety-six (96) credit points in the sequence listed:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Business Decision Making 12 BUSM2567 City Campus
Understanding the Business Environment 12 BUSM2562 City Campus
Accounting in Organisations and Society 12 ACCT1046 City Campus
Business Law 12 LAW2442 City Campus
Financial Accounting and Analysis 12 ACCT2033 City Campus
Economics and Quantitative Analysis 12 ECON1607 City Campus
Business in Society 12 BUSM2572 City Campus
Integrated Perspectives on Business Problems 12 BUSM2577 City Campus
 
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Year Two of Program

Complete the following Seventy-two (72) credit points:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Accounting Data Analytics and Visualisation 12 ACCT2343 City Campus
Company and Finance Law 12 LAW2450 City Campus
Cost Analysis and Organisational Decisions 12 ACCT1064 City Campus
Managerial Advisory Finance 12 ACCT1060 City Campus
Financial Accountability and Reporting 12 ACCT1048 City Campus
Taxation 1 12 LAW2453 City Campus
AND
Complete Twenty-four (24) credit points from the Accounting and Law Options OR Business Minors listed at the end of this program structure:
 
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Year Three of Program

Complete the following Thirty-six (36) credit points

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Accounting, Behaviour and Organisations 12 ACCT1014 City Campus
Critical Accounting Perspectives 12 ACCT1077 City Campus
Auditing 12 ACCT1056 City Campus
AND
Complete the following One (1) Capstone Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Strategic Accounting and Leadership 12 ACCT1028 City Campus
AND
Complete Twenty-four (24) credit points from the Accounting and Law Options or Business Minors listed at the end of this program structure.
AND
{
Select and Complete Twenty-four (24) credit points from any:
University Elective
OR
Select and Complete One Twelve (12) credit point University Elective and complete the following Twelve (12) credit point course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Business Graduate Folio 12 BUSM2582 City Campus
}
 
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Accounting and Law Options

List of Accounting and Law Option Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Taxation 2 12 LAW2466 City Campus
Sustainability Reporting, Accountability and Socially Responsible Entities 12 ACCT2333 City Campus
Professional Values, Ethics & Attitudes 12 ACCT1081 City Campus
Forensic Business Investigation 12 ACCT2211 City Campus
Business Challenges in the Digital Economy  12 ECON1594 City Campus
Law and Economics of Competition Policy 12 LAW2615 City Campus
Legal Considerations for Blockchain Project 12 LAW2605 City Campus
 
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Minor List

List of Minor(s):
 
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Minor: Behavioural Business

Complete the following 48 credit points:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Psychology for Business Decisions 12 ECON1341 City Campus
Strategic Games for Business 12 ECON1340 City Campus
Survey and Experiments for Business 12 ECON1590 City Campus
Behavioural Finance 12 BAFI3259 City Campus
 
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Minor: Behavioural Science for Future Leaders

Complete the following 48 credit points:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Foundations of Psychology 12 BESC1126 City Campus
The Science of Human Nature 12 BESC1503 City Campus
Psychology for Business Decisions 12 ECON1341 City Campus
Strategic Games for Business 12 ECON1340 City Campus
 
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Minor: Blockchain Enabled Business

Complete the following 48 credit points:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

The Blockchain Economy 12 ECON1349 City Campus
Cryptofinance & Cryptocurrency 12 BAFI3236 City Campus
Blockchain Applications and Smart Contracts 12 INTE2554 City Campus
Blockchain for Business 12 ISYS3408 City Campus
 
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Minor: Business Analytics

Complete the following 48 credit points:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Introduction to Business Analytics 12 ISYS3446 City Campus
Business Data Management 12 ISYS2421 City Campus
Advanced Business Analytics 12 ISYS3449 City Campus
Supply Chain Analytics 12 OMGT2146 City Campus
 
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Minor: Business and Technology

Complete the following 48 credit points:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Introduction to Cybersecurity Governance 12 INTE2584 City Campus
Legal Considerations of Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Blockchain 12 LAW2604 City Campus
Introduction to Enterprise Artificial Intelligence 12 ISYS3443 City Campus
Blockchain for Business 12 ISYS3408 City Campus
 
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Minor: Cybersecurity

Complete the following 48 credit points:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Introduction to Cybersecurity Governance 12 INTE2584 City Campus
Digital Business Security and Risk Management 12 INTE1063 City Campus
Blockchain for Business 12 ISYS3408 City Campus
ICT Information Systems Security 12 INTE2403 City Campus
 
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Minor: Data Insights

Complete the following 48 credit points:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Basic Econometrics 12 ECON1066 City Campus
Forecasting and Quantitative Analysis 12 ECON1061 City Campus
Survey and Experiments for Business 12 ECON1590 City Campus
Data Visualisation with R 12 MATH2237 City Campus
 
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Minor: Digital Business Development

Complete the following 48 credit points:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Information Systems Strategy 12 ISYS2423 City Campus
Designing the User Systems Experience 12 ISYS1049 City Campus
Digital Business Transformation 12 BUSM4729 City Campus
Digital Business Design and Innovation 12 ISYS1051 City Campus
 
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Minor: Digital Supply Chain

Complete the following 48 credit points:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Supply Chain Technologies 12 OMGT2155 City Campus
Strategic Supply Chain 12 OMGT1053 City Campus
Blockchain Applications and Smart Contracts 12 INTE2554 City Campus
AI Applications in Logistics and Supply Chain 12 OMGT2351 City Campus
 
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Minor: Economics

Complete the following 48 credit points:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Macroeconomics for Decision Making 12 ECON1042 City Campus
Managerial and Business Economics 12 ECON1048 City Campus
International Industrial Organisation 12 ECON1582 City Campus
Diverse Perspectives on the World Economy 12 ECON1586 City Campus
 
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Minor: Entrepreneurship

Complete the following 48 credit points:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

The Foundations of Entrepreneurship 12 BUSM1311 City Campus
Driving Innovation in Organisations 12 BUSM1321 City Campus
Applied Entrepreneurship 12 BUSM4052 City Campus
Entrepreneurship and Global Challenges 12 BUSM4054 City Campus
 
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Minor: Finance

Complete the following 48 credit points:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Financial Markets and Institutions 12 BAFI1002 City Campus
Corporate Finance 12 BAFI1008 City Campus
Equity Investment and Portfolio Management 12 BAFI1042 City Campus
Money and Debt Markets 12 BAFI3271 City Campus
 
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Minor: Financial Planning

Complete the following 48 credit points:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Personal Wealth Management 12 BAFI1014 City Campus
Financial Markets and Institutions 12 BAFI1002 City Campus
Superannuation and Retirement 12 ACCT2286 City Campus
Risk, Insurance and Social Security 12 ACCT2287 City Campus
 
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Minor: Global Business

Complete the following 48 credit points:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Global Business 12 BUSM1222 City Campus
Financial Markets and Institutions 12 BAFI1002 City Campus
Global Corporate Responsibility 12 BUSM4687 City Campus
Global Trade Operations 12 OMGT2243 City Campus
 
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Minor: Global Procurement and Sourcing

Complete the following 48 credit points:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Introduction to Logistics and Supply Chain Management 12 OMGT1082 City Campus
Procurement Management and Global Sourcing 12 OMGT1070 City Campus
Global Trade Operations 12 OMGT2243 City Campus
Global Supply Chain Contracts 12 OMGT2357 City Campus
 
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Minor: Industrial Relations

Complete the following 48 credit points:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Employment Relations 12 BUSM1080 City Campus
Work, Health, Safety & Wellbeing 12 BUSM3122 City Campus
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 12 BUSM1074 City Campus
Introduction to Employment Law 12 LAW2472 City Campus
 
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Minor: Business Information Systems

Complete the following 48 credit points:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Business Information Systems 12 ISYS2056 City Campus
Business Systems Analysis 12 ISYS1039 City Campus
Business IT Infrastructure 12 INTE2043 City Campus
Information Systems Solutions and Design 12 ISYS2047 City Campus
 
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Minor: Strategy and Innovation

Complete the following 48 credit points:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Fundamentals of Business Strategy and Innovation 12 BUSM2709 City Campus
Critical and Analytical Approaches 12 BUSM2541 City Campus
Driving Innovation in Organisations 12 BUSM1321 City Campus
Strategy 12 BUSM3125 City Campus
 
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Minor: International Development

Complete the following 48 credit points:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Development Economics 12 ECON1259 City Campus
Business in the Globalised Economy 12 ECON1086 City Campus
Global Processes 12 SOCU1011 City Campus
Global Political Economy 12 SOCU2112 City Campus
 
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Minor: International Logistics

Complete the following 48 credit points:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Global Trade Operations 12 OMGT2243 City Campus
Transportation and Freight Logistics 12 OMGT1062 City Campus
Warehouse and Distribution Channels 12 OMGT1074 City Campus
Maritime Logistics 12 OMGT2354 City Campus
 
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Minor: Law and Emerging Technology

Complete the following 48 credit points:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Civil and Criminal Issues in the Digital World 12 LAW2556 City Campus
Intellectual Property Law 12 LAW2537 City Campus
Legal Considerations of Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Blockchain 12 LAW2604 City Campus
Introduction to Employment Law 12 LAW2472 City Campus
 
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Minor: Logistics and Supply Chain

Complete the following 48 credit points:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Introduction to Logistics and Supply Chain Management 12 OMGT1082 City Campus
Transportation and Freight Logistics 12 OMGT1062 City Campus
Warehouse and Distribution Channels 12 OMGT1074 City Campus
Procurement Management and Global Sourcing 12 OMGT1070 City Campus
 
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Minor: Managing Global Teams

Complete the following 48 credit points:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Project Management Processes 12 BUSM4168 City Campus
Cross Cultural Management 12 BUSM4688 City Campus
Managing Global/Remote Teams Project 12 BUSM2548 City Campus
Global Business Project 12 BUSM2546 City Campus
 
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Minor: Management and Change

Complete the following 48 credit points:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Work in Global Society 12 BUSM4558 City Campus
Organisations 12 BUSM1094 City Campus
Managing Change 12 BUSM1202 City Campus
Leadership 12 BUSM4177 City Campus
 
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Minor: Marketing

Complete the following 48 credit points:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Marketing Principles 12 MKTG1025 City Campus
Buyer Behaviour 12 MKTG1050 City Campus
Marketing Communication 12 MKTG1041 City Campus
Market Research 12 MKTG1045 City Campus
 
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Minor: New Business Creation

Complete the following 48 credit points:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Applied Entrepreneurship 12 BUSM4052 City Campus
Entrepreneurship and Global Challenges 12 BUSM4054 City Campus
Psychology for Business Decisions 12 ECON1341 City Campus
Open Innovation 12 BUSM2615 City Campus
 
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Minor: Open Innovation

Complete the following 48 credit points:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Innovation Management 12 BUSM4550 City Campus
Driving Innovation in Organisations 12 BUSM1321 City Campus
Open Innovation 12 BUSM2615 City Campus
Managing Change 12 BUSM1202 City Campus
 
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Minor: People and Organisation

Complete the following 48 credit points:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Human Resource Management 12 BUSM3119 City Campus
Human Resource Development 12 BUSM1137 City Campus
International Human Resources Management 12 BUSM2449 City Campus
People Analytics 12 BUSM1228 City Campus
 
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Minor: Social Impact

Complete the following 12 credit points:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Principles of Social Impact 12 BUSM2656 City Campus
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Select and Complete 36 credit points from the following list:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Social Enterprise and Innovation 12 BUSM4702 City Campus
Law, Business and Human Rights 12 LAW2593 City Campus
Development Economics 12 ECON1259 City Campus
Marketing and Society 12 MKTG1423 City Campus
Sustainable Finance and Investment 12 BAFI3275 City Campus
Sustainability Reporting, Accountability and Socially Responsible Entities 12 ACCT2333 City Campus
 
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Minor: Supply Chain Analytics

Complete the following 48 credit points:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Introduction to Business Analytics 12 ISYS3446 City Campus
Operations Management 12 OMGT1039 City Campus
Supply Chain Analytics 12 OMGT2146 City Campus
AI Applications in Logistics and Supply Chain 12 OMGT2351 City Campus
 
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Minor: Study and Work

Complete the following 12 credit points:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Developing Professionally 12 BUSM2543 City Campus
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Select and Complete 36 credit points from the following list:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Work, Health, Safety & Wellbeing 12 BUSM3122 City Campus
Impact Academy 1a 12 BUSM2623 City Campus
The Foundations of Entrepreneurship 12 BUSM1311 City Campus
Business Internship 1a 12 BUSM4471 City Campus
Business Internship 1b 12 BUSM2634 City Campus
Business Internship 2a 24 BUSM4608 City Campus
Business Internship 2b 24 BUSM2635 City Campus
 

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Program transition plan

AMENDMENTS - SEMESTER 1, 2024

If you are graduating from the BP351 Bachelor of Accounting by the end of Semester 2 2023, the below changes will not apply to you.

If you have any questions regarding the below arrangements, please contact Business Connect

Minor: Strategy and Innovation

  • The minor has undergone a title change – from Innovation and Enterprise to Strategy and Innovation.

Three (3) courses listed below, have been removed from the Strategy and Innovation minor. If you have completed any of the courses below prior to Semester 1 2024, they will contribute to either Business and Law Options or the updated minor.

  • BUSM2549 Organisational Understanding
  • ACCT2330 Blockchain Accounting Project
  • LAW2604 Legal Considerations of Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Blockchain

Four (4) courses, listed below, have become core in the Strategy and Innovation minor:

  • BUSM2709 Fundamentals of Business Strategy and Innovation
  • BUSM2541 Critical and Analytical Approaches
  • BUSM1321 Driving Innovation in Organisations
  • BUSM3125 Strategy

If you commenced the minor in Innovation and Enterprise prior to Semester 1 2024, up to two (2) courses completed under the minor in Innovation and Enterprise will be recognised as part of the updated minor in Strategy and Innovation. You will also need to complete:

  • BUSM2709 Fundamentals of Business Strategy and Innovation
  • BUSM3125 Strategy

Please refer to the table below for the transition arrangements:

Total completed courses before Semester 1 2024

To be completed

Two (2) courses

Two (2) courses as follows:

  • BUSM2709 Fundamentals of Business Strategy and Innovation
  • BUSM3125 Strategy

One (1) course

Two (2) courses as follows:

  • BUSM2709 Fundamentals of Business Strategy and Innovation
  • BUSM3125 Strategy
    AND
    One (1) course from below:
    BUSM2541 Critical and Analytical Approaches^
    BUSM1321 Driving Innovation in Organisations

^If you completed BUSM2541 Critical and Analytical Approaches, you must complete BUSM1321 Driving Innovation in Organisations.

If you have completed more than two (2) courses prior to Semester 1 2024, the additional courses will be considered Business and Law Options.

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