Southern Cross University (Online)

Introduction

Southern Cross University is a vibrant, contemporary Australian university with beautiful campuses at the Gold Coast, Lismore and Coffs Harbour, and branch campuses in Sydney and Melbourne.

The University also operates The Hotel School Sydney and The Hotel School Melbourne in partnership with Mulpha Australia.

We welcome students from more than 60 countries throughout the world and offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses in an inspiring and supportive learning environment. The University has a strong student focus and takes pride in the quality of its lecturers, many of whom are recognised as leaders in their fields.

Our degrees are offered across a broad range of disciplines, and are designed in consultation with industry. Many involve work placements and internships and other forms of hands-on learning to produce work-ready graduates. Research is undertaken in areas that are regionally relevant and globally significant, in disciplines as diverse as geoscience, plant genetics, cetacean research, health and wellbeing and tourism.

Governance

The University is governed by a Council to which its Chief Executive Officer, the Vice Chancellor, reports. Council is responsible for the management of the University's affairs. The major academic body providing advice to Council on academic matters is the Academic Board.

The Council is chaired by the Chancellor. The Council has 17 members, including the Vice Chancellor, the Chair of the Academic Board, six members appointed by the Minister, four members appointed by council, three elected staff members and one elected student member.

SCU History

Our story

1994 - 2014 was an exciting time for Southern Cross University as it evolved from what was a Teachers College, in the 1970s, into a fully-fledged University with its own identity in 1994.

As part of our 20 year celebrations, we developed a series of stories, historical information and personal recollections. These include a condensed Brief History of SCU from Teachers College to University. We've also included some expanded descriptions of distinct five-year periods describing the University's history over two decades: 1994 – 1998, 1999 – 2003, 2004 – 2008 and 2009 – 2013.

We've sourced stories from graduates, staff and local organisations, and there is a list of Chancellors and Vice Chancellors who have served the University and been instrumental in shaping the direction of the University. Also included is a history of research at SCU and a history of international students at SCU.

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Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate in Business (Online)

Online Part time 8 months July 2018 Australia Australia Online

An online postgraduate certificate in business is a great way to “test the water”. If you’re new to study or returning after a break, a Graduate Certificate in Business online can help build your practical skills, hone your research and evaluation abilities, and grow your confidence. [+]

Duration: Eight months part-time Advanced standing: Call us to see if you qualify Study periods: Feb, Apr, July, Sept, Oct, Dec Fees: $2450 per unit, find out about FEE-HELP Units: 4 Progress your career Every achievement starts with a decision to try. If you’ve been waiting for a reason to take the next step in your career, start your own business or transition from your current role into business management, stop waiting. Make it happen with an online Graduate Certificate in Business. You’ll be introduced to economics, marketing, accounting and business management practice, and how to apply these principles to business. An online postgraduate certificate in business is a great way to “test the water”. If you’re new to study or returning after a break, a Graduate Certificate in Business online can help build your practical skills, hone your research and evaluation abilities, and grow your confidence. If you find you love it, everything you study can be credited towards an SCU Online Graduate Diploma in Business or a Master of Business Administration (MBA). Career opportunities With an online postgraduate certificate in business in your arsenal, employment prospects are as varied as the businesses hiring. Where will your Grad Cert take you? Here are some examples: Operations Manager You’ll develop operational processes and procedures, and may be involved in asset and site procurement, technology implementation, leading people and influencing change. Business Owner The buck stops with you – business planning, operations, staffing, decision making and, of course, profit. Business Analyst... [-]

Graduate Diploma

Graduate Diploma in Business (Online)

Online Part time 16 months July 2018 Australia Australia Online

SCU Online’s Graduate Diploma in Business is a great way to prepare yourself for success in the face of an uncertain future – especially considering 92.2% of graduates are now in full-time employment (Graduate Careers Australia’s Postgraduate Destinations Report, 2013). [+]

Duration: 16 months part-time Advanced standing: Call us to see if you qualify Study periods: Feb, Apr, July, Sept, Oct, Dec Fees: $2450 per unit, FEE-HELP available Units: 8 Move up or jump across How do you stay ahead of the curve in a globalised world of business when technology, communications, platforms and people are constantly changing? SCU Online’s Graduate Diploma in Business is a great way to prepare yourself for success in the face of an uncertain future – especially considering 92.2% of graduates are now in full-time employment (Graduate Careers Australia’s Postgraduate Destinations Report, 2013). Studies in global business, entrepreneurship, marketing, corporate governance, project management, finance, managing people, information systems, strategy and case analysis are designed to launch you into business study, take the next step in your career, transition from your current career into business management or start your own business. The online Graduate Diploma in Business is also a pathway into SCU Online’s Master of Business Administration (MBA). If you choose to continue your business study you’ll receive advanced standing towards your masters – saving you time so you can focus on your next big career move. Career opportunities With a Graduate Diploma in Business under your belt, you could move into a wide variety of roles in government, NGOs, corporations and small or owner businesses. The employment outcomes really are as unique as the businesses hiring. Where will your online postgraduate diploma in business take you? Here are a few possibilities: Executive General Manager As... [-]

MBA

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Online Part time 14 months Open Enrollment Australia Australia Online

With a Southern Cross University Online MBA, you’ll develop both the business know-how and the practical skills to advance your career or build your own business. [+]

Become a leader in business With a Southern Cross University Online MBA, you’ll develop both the business know-how and the practical skills to advance your career or build your own business. You’ll examine contemporary management and develop solutions to complex commercial situations – all through the prism of the fast-paced, ever-evolving global digital economy. Our MBA is rated 4 stars by the Graduate Management Association of Australia. We update the curriculum continuously to equip you with the latest concepts, and ensure everything relates back to evolving trends. At the same time, this is a practical course – you can choose from seven specialisations to further hone your industry skills. If your eye is on the job market, the 2014 Corporate Recruiters Survey found that 83% of organisations surveyed in the Asia-Pacific plan to hire MBAs this year – a number that’s been steadily increasing since 2009. Career opportunities Both general MBAs and specialised MBAs have advantages. Graduates of a general MBA, with their broad knowledge across a range of business and leadership practice, may have more options in play with when it comes to their career. On the other hand, MBA graduates with a specialisation have a deeper knowledge of one particular area of industry, and may be able to jump straight into a more senior role. Where will your MBA lead you? Chief Executive Officer (CEO) As a CEO you may own the company, have founded it, or you may report to a board of directors. As the the... [-]

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Contact

Southern Cross University (Online)

Address 5-7 Young Street NSW 2000
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Website https://online.scu.edu.au/
Phone +61 1300 589 882