The Bachelor of Business requires the completion of 108 units of study. It can be undertaken in three years of full-time study (or the equivalent part-time) with the honours program as an additional year (or the equivalent part-time). The course may be completed without a named specialisation. The course is offered by the College of Business, Government and Law.
The minimum requirements for consideration for entry to all undergraduate courses are specified in detail in the University Entry Requirements.
This course provides students with the opportunity to develop broad knowledge and competencies to facilitate careers in business-related fields. Students will be encouraged and supported to develop transferable interpersonal and professional capabilities, including the capability to be reflective, self-evaluating and critically engaged. There is a particular focus on application of knowledge, competencies and capabilities to diverse and global business/organisational contexts. Students will apply their knowledge and competencies to a broad range of business/organisational practices including systems and processes, planning, production, operations and the use of current and emerging data and analytical practices.
Students successfully completing this course will be able to:
- critically apply broad theoretical and technical accounting, finance, economic, marketing, human resources management and management knowledge and skills to inform business planning and strategy
- analyse business practices and decisions using theoretical and technical knowledge of regulatory, governance, compliance and legal requirements
- apply theoretical knowledge, technical competencies and critical judgement to provide solutions to routine business problems
- explain the impact of socially responsible, ethical, economic, regulatory, sustainability, governance and global perspectives on business planning and practices
- communicate technical advice and ideas to specialists and non-specialists, in written and spoken forms
- manage time, self and tasks effectively as an individual and to collaborate with a diverse team
- use computer-based information systems or applications to solve or document business problems
Program of study
To qualify for the Bachelor of Business, a student must complete 108 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic. A minimum of 27 units, but no more than 45 units, of Year 1 topics is to be included in the 108 units.
Students undertake 49.5 units of core topics, 40.5 units of BUSN topics, and 18 units of electives.
Except with the permission of the Dean (Education), the course must be completed within ten consecutive years. Failure to do so may constitute evidence of unsatisfactory progress. Where permission is given to complete in more than ten consecutive years, there may be a requirement for additional coursework in order to ensure relevant and up-to-date knowledge.
Core - Year 1 & 3 topics
49.5 units comprising:
BUSN1009 Quantitative Methods (4.5 units)
BUSN1011 Accounting for Managers (4.5 units)
BUSN1012 Management, People and Organisations (4.5 units)
BUSN1013 Economics for Business (4.5 units)
BUSN1019 Law for Business (4.5 units)
BUSN1022 Marketing Principles (4.5 units)
BUSN2019 International Business Context (4.5 units)
BUSN2038 Human Resource Management (4.5 units)
BUSN3055 Strategic Management (4.5 units)
BUSN3065 The Future of Work in the Digital Age (4.5 units)
INNO1001 Innovative and Creative Thinking: Recognising Opportunities (4.5 units)
Option - Business - Year 1, 2 & 3 topics
Plus 40.5 units of BUSN topics, where topic prerequisites are met. (Other business-related topics offered by the University may be chosen with permission of the program advisor)
BUSN1008 Introductory Macroeconomics (4.5 units)
BUSN1021 Organisational Behaviour (4.5 units)
BUSN2020 Consumer Behaviour (4.5 units)
BUSN2024 Sustainable Resource Management (4.5 units)
BUSN2026 Entrepreneurship and Small Business (4.5 units)
BUSN2028 Market Research (4.5 units)
BUSN2032 Human Resource Planning, Recruitment & Selection (4.5 units)
BUSN2033 Marketing Communications (4.5 units)
BUSN2044 Managing Diversity (4.5 units)
BUSN2048 Social Media Marketing (4.5 units)
BUSN3026 Business Planning (4.5 units)
BUSN3032 Reward and Performance Management (4.5 units)
BUSN3037 Import-Export Theory and Practice (4.5 units)
BUSN3042 Strategic Marketing (4.5 units)
BUSN3043 Governance, Sustainability and Ethics (4.5 units)
BUSN3044 Industry Placement (4.5 units)
BUSN3050 International Human Resource Management (4.5 units)
BUSN3052 Leadership in Business & Society (4.5 units)
BUSN3061A Industry Project (4.5 units)
Elective - Year 1, 2 & 3 topics
Plus 18 units of electives from any topics offered by the University, where topic prerequisites are met.
Refer to Bachelor of Business (Honours)
The Bachelor of Business may also be studied in a combined degrees program with a: