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Bachelor of Business Studies
Type: Bachelor Degree
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Attendance: On Campus Learning
CRICOS: 045876J
Duration: 3 years full-time
Fees: AUD 28,224 Annually
Course Intakes: JUL- JUN- MAR- OCT

Bachelor of Business Studies

Looking for a competitive business degree that offers maximum flexibility? Available online, the Bachelor of Business Studies from Charles Sturt University allows you to design your own degree – so you can study a wide range of business subjects and even combine subjects from other areas, including arts, humanities and science.

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  • Admission Requirements
  • English Requirements

Develop your business and lateral thinking skills with Charles Sturt University's Bachelor of Business Studies. Industry wants graduates who can think on their feet and approach business problems from a variety of different perspectives. Our degree will equip you with everything you need to know to enjoy a successful career in business.

  • Tailor your study to suit your needsThe Bachelor of Business Studies is one of our most flexible degrees – giving you the power to make your degree work for you. You can design your degree to meet your career goals by choosing from a comprehensive range of business and non-business subjects. If you have an interest in other fields, you have the option to study up to one-third of your subjects in a non-business area.
  • Give yourself a strong foundation in businessIf you're unsure which business specialisation you want to pursue, you can study a range of subjects in the Bachelor of Business Studies before transferring into another more specialised Charles Sturt University business degree. You can also transfer from a specialist business degree back to the Bachelor of Business Studies.
  • Gain hands-on learningThere are opportunities to get a real feel for the industry you'd like to work in through optional work placements according to the subjects you choose. This is a great way of improving your experience if you're not currently in a workplace.
  • You'll be supported every step of the wayCharles Sturt University students rave about our high level of support. Whether you're attending a campus or studying online, you can be assured of quality learning support and personal contact from lecturers and tutors who treat you as an individual. For online students, lecturers have weekly sessions where they provide an overview of the materials for the coming week. Additionally, each subject has a forum where you can ask questions and access other resources and information.

The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

The course consists of 24 standard subjects (192 points) including:

  • at least one strategy capstone subject chosen from ACC311 , FIN350 , HRM330 ,  MGT330 or MKT340
  • no more than 12 x Level 1 subjects
  • at least 4 x Level 2 subjects
  • at least 4 x Level 3 subjects
  • at least 16 of the 24 subjects must be chosen from business subjects as per the list of Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 Business subjects listed below.

The level of a subject is determined by the first number in the subject code. For example ACC100 is a Level 1 subject, MGT340 is a Level 3 subject. A standard subject is deemed to be an 8 credit point subject.

Students must also demonstrate accomplishment of CSU’s Graduate Learning Outcomes (GLOs) by completing subjects selected from the table below OR by gaining approval from your Course Director to meet the GLOs via completion of other CSU subjects/or as demonstrated by prior study.

Graduate Learning Outcome (GLO) Table

Numeracy - One subject from:
ACC100 Accounting 1
ACC127 Accounting and Financial Literacy
EC0130 Business Economics
QBM100 Data Analytics for Business
QBM120 Business Data Analysis
ACC240 Financial Management of Small Business

Academic Literacy - Two subjects from:
ACC100 Accounting 1
BUS114 Introduction to Workplace Learning PLUS one (1) transferable subject chosen from:
EMP103 Workplace Communication OR
EMP105 Technology for the Connected Workplace
EML102 Written Communication
ITC105 Communication & Information Management
MGT100 Organisations & Management
MKT110 Marketing & Society
MGT220 eCommerce
MKT220 Consumer Behaviour

Information & Research Literacy - Two subjects from:
BUS114 Introduction to Workplace Learning PLUS one (1) transferable subject chosen from:
EMP103 Workplace Communication OR
EMP105 Technology for the Connected Workplace
ITC105 Communication & Information Management
MGT100 Organisations & Management
MGT250 Asia Pacific Business
MKT220 Consumer Behaviour
MKT260 International Marketing
ACC311 Strategic & Sustainable Accounting 1
HRM330 Strategic Human Resource Management
MGT340 International Management

Ditgital Literacy - Two subjects from:
BUS114 Introduction to Workplace Learning PLUS one (1) transferable subject chosen from:
EMP103 Workplace Communication OR
EMP105 Technology for the Connected Workplace
COM112 Digital Media
MKT211 Applied Social Media & Digital Marketing
MGT220 eCommerce
MKT260 International Marketing
MGT340 International Management

Indigenous Cultural Competency - One subject from:
IKC101 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Histories & Contemporary Realities
MGT230 Ethics, Sustainability & Culture*
*Study Centre students complete MGT211 Business Ethics a Global Perspective in place of MGT230 , they do not complete IKC101 . As such are they do not met this GLO is their course structure.

Global Citizenship - One subject from:
BUS201 International Project
MGT250 Asia Pacific Business
MKT260 International Marketing
MGT340 International Management
ACC311  Strategic & Sustainable Accounting

Sustainable Practice - One subject from:

ENM163 Natural Resource Management
ENM308 The Challenge of Sustainable Development
MKT303 Social & Sustainability Marketing

GLOs for Ethics & Professional Practice are covered in multiple subjects across the curriculum.

BUSINESS SUBJECTS:

Level 1 business subjects:

ACC100 Accounting 1
ACC110 Accounting 2
ACC127   Accounting and Financial Literacy
ACC128   Financial Accounting and Reporting
ADV104 Introduction to Advertising
BUS100 English for Academic Studies (Available to international students only)
BUS114 Introduction to Workplace Learning PLUS one (1) transferable subject chosen from:
EMP103 Workplace Communication OR
EMP105 Technology for the Connected Workplace
COM112   Digital Media
COM116   Introduction to Public Relations
COM125   Principles of Audio Programming
COM127   Introduction to Media Production
ECO130 Business Economics
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories & Contemporary Realities
ITC105 Communication & Information Management
ITC106 Programming Principles
ITC114 Introduction to Database Systems
ITC161 Computer Systems
ITC133 Customer Support Management
LAW110 Business Law
MGT100 Organisations and Management
MKT110 Marketing & Society
MKT111 Supporting & Enhancing Marketing Practice
QBM100 Data Analytics for Business
QBM120 Business Data Analysis

Level 2 business subjects:

ACC200 Accounting Systems
ACC210 Management Accounting 1
ACC222 External Reporting
ACC240 Financial Management of Small Business
ACC275 Professional Practice in Accounting
ADV205   Advertising Creative
ADV206   Channel Planning
BUS201 International Project
BUS223 Work Placement 1* PLUS one (1) transferable subject chosen from:
EMP100 Building Resilience for the Workplace OR
EMP109 Solving Problems with Critical Thinking
COM223 Organisational Communication
COM236 Event Management
COM237 Social and Mobile Media
ECO210 Labour Economics
ECO215 Managerial Economics for Business Strategy
ECO220 Macroeconomic Analysis
FIN211 Financial Management
FIN221 Investments
FIN230 Financial Institutions and Markets
HRM201 Workplace Relations in Australia
HRM210 Human Resource Management
ITC203 Object Oriented Systems Analysis & Design
ITC204 Human Computer Interaction
ITC205 Professional Programming Practice
ITC206 Programming in Java 1
ITC209 Mobile Application Development
ITC211 Systems Analysis
ITC212 Internet Technologies
ITC218 ICT Project Management
ITC233 Computer Networks
ITC240 IT Infrastructure Management
ITC254 Wireless Networks
ITC262 Operating Systems
LAW220 Business Organisations Law
LAW240 Industrial Law
LAW260 Administrative Law
MGT206   Fundamentals of Strategic Planning
MGT210 Organisational Behaviour
MGT220 eCommerce
MGT230 Ethics, Sustainability & Culture*
MGT245 Leading Yourself and Teams
MGT250 Asia-Pacific Business
MGT290 Project Management
MKT211  Applied Social Media & Digital Marketing
MKT220 Consumer Behaviour
MKT230 Marketing Research
MKT235 Brand Management
MKT241   Marketing in Practice
MKT260 International Marketing
*Study Centre students complete MGT211 Business Ethics a Global Perspective in place of MGT230

Level 3 business subjects:

ACC311 Strategic & Sustainable Accounting
ACC322 Company Accounting
ACC331 Auditing and Assurance Services
ACC341 Accounting Theory
ACC384 International Accounting Issues
ADV318   Advertising Strategy and Planning
BUS385 Work Placement 2* PLUS one (1) transferable subject chosen from:
EMP101 Building Emotional Intelligence OR
EMP104 Design Thinking & Creativity
BUS384 Global Business Project Management
COM313 Issues and Crisis Communication
ECO320 International Economics
FIN331 Financial Planning
FIN340 International Finance
FIN350 Strategic Financial Management
FIN370 Funds Management
FIN380 Superannuation
FIN381 International Banking & Finance
FIN385 Trade and Business Finance
GEO360 Community and Stakeholder Engagement
HRM310 Developing Human Resources
HRM320 Issues in Human Resource Management
HRM330 Strategic Human Resource Management
ITC303 Software Development Project 1
ITC306 Project Preparation
ITC308 IT Project
ITC309 Software Development Project 2
ITC313 Programming in Java 2
ITC314 Virtualisation Technologies
ITC322 Data Structures
ITC331 Ethics and Professional Practice
ITC333 Server Administration & Maintenance
ITC354 Routing & Switching
ITC355 Network Design
ITC358 IT Security
LAW301 Taxation Law (Principles)
LAW302 Taxation Law (Issues)
LAW316 Dispute Resolution
LAW317 Mediation
LAW330 Finance Law
LAW370 Law of Employment
MGT307 Applied Entrepreneurial Projects
MGT310 Operations Management
MGT320 Managing and Leading Change
MGT330 Business Strategy
MGT340 International Management
MGT360 Risk Management
MGT367 Leadership Issues
MGT382 Strategy and Corporate Governance
MGT387 Managing your Global Workforce and Business
MKT303 Social & Environmental Marketing
MKT310 Marketing Communications
MKT335 Marketing of Services
MKT340 Strategic Marketing Management
MKT350 Brand Management and Product Innovation
MKT389 Strategic Marketing and Planning

(Note: Students who wish to extend their work experience have the option to complete BUS387 Work Placement 3)

* Study Centre students complete the following subjects in place of BUS114 , BUS223 , BUS385
BUS224 Applied Workplace Learning 1
BUS386 Applied Workplace Learning 2

Associate Degree in Business Studies - 16 subjects or 128 points (Exit point only)

In order to be awarded the Associate Degree in Business Studies from CSU students are required:

  • to complete 16 standard subjects or their equivalent (where a standard subject is worth 8 credit points);
  • to complete at least two thirds of the 16 standard subjects (ie: 11 out of 16 subjects) in business-based or business related discipline areas approved by the Course Director, including at least four subjects at Level Two;
  • to complete at least one half of the 16 standard subjects (ie: at least 8 subjects) by taking subjects taught by CSU or subjects designated as 'CSU subjects' (ie those subjects offered under affiliation agreements between CSU and external organisations).
  • to complete 128 points of business or business related subjects or at least 88 points of business or business related subjects and up to 40 points of elective subjects

Diploma in Business Studies - 8 subjects or 64 points (exit point only)

In order to be awarded the Diploma in Business Studies from CSU students are required:

  • to complete 8 standard subjects or their equivalent (where a standard subject is worth 8 credit points);
  • to complete at least two thirds of the 8 standard subjects (ie: at least 6 out of 8 subjects) in business-based or business related discipline areas approved by the Course Director;
  • to complete the 8 standard subjects by taking subjects taught by CSU or subjects designated as 'CSU subjects' (ie: those subjects offered under affiliation agreements between CSU and external organisations),
  • to complete 64 points of business or business related subjects or at least 48 points of business or business related subjects and up to 16 points of elective subjects

NB: No credits are granted into the Diploma in Business Studies.

CHINA

The Bachelor of Business Studies is offered at four institutes:

  • Jilin University of Finance & Economics (formerly Changchun Taxation College)
  • Tianjin University of Commerce
  • Yangzhou University
  • Yunnan University of Finance & Economics (formerly Yunnan Finance and Trade Institute)

CSU Subject Credits for Program or Units within the Approved Programs completed at the above institutes.

Students at these institutions receive the equivalent of 16 x 8 point subjects (128 credit points) credit upon successful completion of the approved course.

Students enrolled in the pathway program at the Chinese universities should contact their administration for advice on subject selection.

Students complete the 8 subjects listed below and achieve a total of 192 credit points to be eligible to graduate from the course.
ACC384 International Accounting Issues
BUS384 Global Business Project Management
FIN381 International Banking and Finance
FIN385 Trade and Business Finance
MGT311 Global Entrepreneurship
MGT382 Strategic & Corporate Governance
MGT387 Managing your Global Workforce and Business
MKT389 Global Marketing Management

International students must meet minimum academic and English language requirements to be eligible to study with us.

Minimum academic requirements

Entry requirements for Charles Sturt University courses vary from country to country.

Basic entry requirement information is listed below as a guide only. Some courses have specific academic requirements for international students.

All applications are assessed on a case by case basis.

Exam Type Overall Score (min) Speaking(min) Reading(min) Writing(min) Listening(min)
IELTS 6 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5

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