Bachelor of Business Major in Marketing with Bachelor of Arts major in International Relations and minor in Japanese
Positives: Hands on assignment for marketing such as a trade show and business simulation. Interesting guest lectures and assignments
Negatives: For Japanese a lot of content is learnt within a small time
Can be full on and overwhelming! Languages at uni are very hard
My advice to future students is: Study! Attend lectures, engage With your tutors and make them remember your name! This is YOUR future
It doesn’t matter what everyone else thinks, be competitive, it’s a competitive industry
I enrolled through Open Universities, and they provide free 24/7 tutoring support to students, which includes checking of assignments, suggestions for editing, and general guidance. As I am studying online, health and wellbeing services are not exactly available to me, unless I go to a campus.
Positives: The first major positive aspect that comes to mind is that the course is available online. This increases the opportunity for me to be able to balance work and study with ease, as I do not need to take days out of my week to attend tutorials and lectures on campus.
The course is interesting and diverse. As a student I have the ability to pair my units in English Literature with units from other subjects, such as History, Sociology, etc. This provides for a multi-faceted approach, and consistently interesting learning opportunity.
Negatives: A possible negative aspect that I can think of would be again, to do with the course being online. Whilst it is great for time management and balancing work and study, it does take away the experience of a face-to-face interaction with a lecturer. It also takes away from interacting with other people undertaking the same course as you, making friends, and sharing ideas.
My advice to future students is: Choose a subject that will truly interest you. Do NOT do what your parents want you to do IF you do not enjoy it. Choosing something that you are passionate about instantly increases your attention, and gives you a positive attitude with which to approach learning, which often means better marks.
Positives: Positive aspect include accounting units having good informative tutors. Assignments are help with knowledge.
University campus is amazing, especially the library.
Negatives: - As a commerce unit you are required to attempt units outside of accounting.
- Finance tutors are useless (based on 4 classrs). Lack the ability to teach
- Location can be annoying especially if you live further away. Impacts mainly group assignments
- A lot of international students, with minimal english skills (can be hard to communicate in group assignments)
My advice to future students is: - look into all possible options.
- Make sure you are okay with the travel required as attendance is becoming compulsory in most subjects (can fail units)
- explore the campus multiple times
Positives: The best aspect is the students you meet during lectures and tutorials. They range from industry level experience to lecture attendees. Regarding the networks you interact, there is opportunity for entrepreneurs to get like minded people working on a common goal.
Negatives: Some of the lecturers are dull and monotone in delivery. They make Finance very mundane and the material is something irrelevant to industry. There is a big mistake with some content in university. Applying study units to industry would lead to irreversible consequences.
My advice to future students is: Keep an open mind regarding content you learn in finance. The market is not perfect. What you learn at university is not fully implemented in financial industry. The most useful things are regulations and ethics. These are perhaps neglected in the curriculum but the content is applicable to industry. Understanding how Basel 3 works for instance is extremely useful when interning at a major multinational investment bank.
Positives: The timetable for classes is flexible. This course can be completed online for some subjects. To enter into honours it is clearly outlined the requirements you need to meet.
Negatives: You have to complete 8 introductory courses that are not relevant to your course. There are some subjects that do not offer night classes for full time workers.
My advice to future students is: To begin their degree whilst working part time as with full time work you will struggle to meet the requirements.
Positives: Learning about human behaviour and gaining a new understanding of the human world
My advice to future students is: Take your time
Positives: Very interesting content
Practical lab sessions are very informative and lots of fun
While there is a high workload, the work is satisfying and rewarding
Negatives: Stressful workload occasionally, some practical teachers don’t speak clear English, difficult exams
My advice to future students is: Don’t cut any corners learning fundamental aspects of this course, they’re essential to understand the super complex aspects later down the line
Positives: It is a very hands on way of learning about the finance industry, it offers an in-depth study of analytics and the economy, and is relevant to any finance career which is super helpful for developing knowledge for a career in finance
Negatives: It’s a very dry topic with lots of mathematical aspects which can sometimes be difficult to grasp concepts
My advice to future students is: Prior study of a maths degree or advanced maths is recommended for the study load and sometimes the topics can be very content heavy
Positives: The positive aspects are the diverse majors i.e biology, greek study etc which are accompanied with the course. In conjunction with this the courses offered link very well throughout the degree and allow for a consistent knowledge growth. Finally the head of the course is very very helpful
Negatives: Negatively the location of the uni is far from where i live, the course is also only in its 3rd year so certain courses are very new and thus have some minor structural issues in relation to marking, assessments such as high amounts of readings
My advice to future students is: Plan your degree ahead of time, look into what courses will lead to where and make sure you understand that you have to complete specific courses to be able to do other ones. Finally do a degree you enjoy because even if its obscure and you might not see job opportunities youll always find something
Positives: My course outlines the basics and helps build a great introductory foundation into the world of sociological research and political science. As someone who started out simply with the interest in studying humanity, international relations has completely expanded my understanding of societal systems and the function of governments.
Negatives: The negative aspect of my course would be its brief introduction to Australian politics. As an international student that has not acquired enough basic knowledge of Australia's history in political actions, studying it was basically a crash course within 6 months. This was really challenging as the Australian system is way more complicated compared to what I am used to.
My advice to future students is: Read up and educate yourself on the various units you're getting yourself involved in. Do not be complacent and go to your lectures.
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