The Bachelor of Business (Online Pathway) 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. No more than 45 units of Level 1 topics is to be included in the 108 units.
Students undertake 45 units of core topics, 54 units of BUSN option topics, and 9 units of other option topics.
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. Face to face topics are not able to be taken in the Online Pathway.
Core - Year 1 topics
31.5 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)
INNO1004 Creative Thinking & Problem Solving: Finding & Framing Problems Worth Solving (4.5 units)
Option - Business - Year 1 topics
Plus 4.5 units of Business option topics selected from the list below.
Core - Year 2 topics
9 units comprising:
BUSN2019 International Business Context (4.5 units)
BUSN2038 Human Resource Management (4.5 units)
Option - Business - Year 2 topics
Plus 27 units of Business option topics selected from the list below.
Core - Year 3 topics
4.5 units comprising:
BUSN3055 Strategic Management (4.5 units)
Option - Business - Year 3 topics
Plus 22.5 units of Business option topics selected from the list below.
Option - Year 3 topics
Plus 9 units of online option topics selected from:
COMS1001 Academic and Professional Communication (4.5 units)
COMS1004 Digital and Social Media (4.5 units)
HIST1203 Australians at War (4.5 units)
INTR2100 Reimagining the Global South (4.5 units)
PSYC1108 The Psychology of Surviving and Thriving (4.5 units)
Option - Business - Year 1, 2 & 3 topics
BUSN1021 Organisational Behaviour (4.5 units)
BUSN2020 Consumer Behaviour (4.5 units)
BUSN2024 Sustainable Resource Management (4.5 units)
BUSN2028 Market Research (4.5 units)
BUSN2032 HR Planning, Recruitment & Selection (4.5 units)
BUSN2033 Branding and Advertising (4.5 units)
BUSN2039 International Business Management (4.5 units)
BUSN2044 Managing Diversity (4.5 units)
BUSN2046 Operations & Supply Chain Management (4.5 units)
BUSN2048 Social Media Marketing (4.5 units)
BUSN3037 Import Export Theory & Practice (4.5 units)
BUSN3041 Services Marketing (4.5 units)
BUSN3042 Marketing Planning and Strategy: Contemporary and Future Focused (4.5 units)
BUSN3050 International HRM (4.5 units)
BUSN3051 International Marketing (4.5 units)
BUSN3052 Leadership in Business & Society (4.5 units)
BUSN3056 International Trade (4.5 units)
BUSN3059 HR Strategy & Change Management (4.5 units)
Refer to Bachelor of Business (Honours)