The Preliminary Business Studies programme (PBS) is designed for students who wish to pursue foundation studies in the commerce stream or take up certificate or diploma studies in the skills based programmes of Pacific TAFE. Students will learn the basic rules, concepts and theories required for further studies in Accounting and Economics at the Foundation level as well as communication skills in an academic context. This programme provides opportunities for students to be creative, work collaboratively and use technology as a learning tool.
The Preliminary Business programme (PBS) under the College of Business, Tourism and Hospitality will offer the following disciplines:
The Preliminary Business programme is available by distance and flexible learning from all USP campuses, and at accredited schools in some USP member countries.
|Full Time||1 year (8 courses – maximum of 4 courses per semester)|
|Part time||Flexible: students are also given the option to complete the programme at their own pace.|
The Preliminary Business Programme will offer the following courses:
|Course Code||Course Title||Semester Offering||Mode of learning|
|PRELIMINARY BUSINESS (PBS)|
|LLP14||Preliminary English A||I and II||B at L, LAB, LTK, SI, TON, E, K and P at C|
|LLP15||Preliminary English B||I and II||B at L, LAB, LTK, SI, TON, E, K and P at C|
|AFP01||Preliminary Accounting I||I||P-C|
|AFP02||Preliminary Accounting II||II||P-C|
|ECP01||Preliminary Economics||I and II||P -C|
|ISP21||Introduction to Information, Communications and Technology||I and II||O – C|
|MAP11||Basic Preliminary Mathematics||I and II||P – C|
|MAP12||Preliminary Mathematics A||I and II||B atE, K, L, LTK, SI, TON and P at C|
|MAP13||Preliminary Mathematics B||I and II||P – C|
Model of Learning:
B: Blended, P: Print, O: Online
Key: L: Laucala, SI-Solomon Is, E-Emalus, LTK, Lautoka, E- Emalus, Ton-Tongs, K- Kiribati, LAB- Labasa C-all other campuses not identified
To be admitted to the Preliminary Business Programme:
The award of a grade shall take into account performance in coursework and examination, or coursework only without any final examination for a course approved by Senate to be assessed in that manner. The final examination and the work assessed during the semester shall each constitute not less than 40% and not more than 60% of the allocation of marks upon which the final grade is based.
The Preliminary Business programme forms a pathway to the Foundation Business programme. Students who have completed the Preliminary Business programme may take up relevant certificate studies within Pacific TAFE.
|Preliminary Fee Schedule, Regional|
|Fiji FJ$||Cook Is Niue Tokelau NZ$||Kiribati Nauru Tuvalu AUS$||Marshall Is US$||Samoa TALA||Solomon Is SI$||Tonga PA’ANGA||Vanuatu VATU|
|Preliminary (blended mode)||545||530||470||350||970||1,345||470||34,575|
|Preliminary (Print mode)||330||310||295||210||575||810||285||26,190|