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Bachelor of Business (with specialisations)
Type: Bachelor Degree
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Attendance: On Campus Learning
CRICOS: 103013E
Duration: 3 Years Full-time
Fees: AUD 28,224 Annually
Course Intakes: JUL- JUN- MAR- OCT

Bachelor of Business (with specialisations)

Want a skill set that will mean you can thrive in any area of business? You’ve got it. We teamed up with industry to design the new Bachelor of Business (with specialisations) at Charles Sturt University, so you get the skills business needs. You’ll gain broad discipline knowledge and cultivate a suite of employability skills relevant to any workplace, such as communication, resilience and creative thinking.

  • Course Overview
  • Course Details
  • Admission Requirements
  • English Requirements
  • Get the best of both worldsWe’re changing the game when it comes to learning that works for you. Year one, you can choose to study online or combine on-campus and online study. You’ll make connections with your peers and academics, and build your network. Plus, we’ll keep the timetable compact so you can fit everything in. As you move into your second and third years, you’ll study more online as you start to specialise. The course changes as you learn more.
  • Gain a solid foundation – then specialiseWill you get a solid grounding in the fundamental theory and practice in your field? Of course. That’s what your first year is all about. You then build on those foundations by specialising in an area that aligns with your career goals.
  • Build your employabilityAlongside your foundational and technical skills, you’ll also study employability skills subjects that will give you the aptitudes relevant to any job. So you’ll graduate with the ultimate portfolio of skills that employers need. How do we know employers need them? We got them to help us develop the course. What’s more, industry bodies have accredited the course, including the Australian HR Institute, CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • A qualification at every stepAs you complete each year of study, you gain a qualification. After the first year, you can receive a Diploma of Business; after the second, an Associate Diploma of Business. So, if you achieve a diploma and then want to work for a year, when you return, you’ll go straight into the associate diploma year, with credit for your completed first year.
  • 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 consist of 24 standard subjects (192 points). Each of the employability and work placement subjects consists of a 6-point subject and is complemented with a 2-point transferable subject which forms a standard subject.

    Core Subjects

    ACC127 Accounting and Financial Literacy
    BUS114 Contemporary Employability and Learning  (and one (1) Restricted Elective from Set A)
    BUS223 Work Placement 1*  (and one (1) Restricted Elective from Set B)
    BUS385 Work Placement 2*  (and one (1) Restricted Elective from Set C)
    ECO130 Business Economics
    HRM210 Human Resource Management
    IKC101 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
    LAW110 Business Law
    MGT100 Organisations and Management
    MKT110 Marketing Fundamentals
    QBM100 Data Analytics for Business

    Restricted Electives

    One (1) Restricted Elective Set A (first year) from:
    EMP103 Workplace Communication
    OR
    EMP105 Technology for the Connected Workplace

    One (1) Restricted Elective Set B (second year) from:
    EMP100 Building Resilience for the Workplace
    OR
    EMP109 Solving Problems with Critical Thinking

    One (1) Restricted Elective Set C (third year) from:
    EMP101 Building Emotional Intelligence
    OR
    EMP104 Design Thinking and Creativity

    * Study Centre students complete the following subjects in place of BUS223 Work Placement 1 and BUS385 Work Placement 2:
    BUS224 Employability and Professional Practice 1
    BUS386 Employability and Professional Practice 2

    * In very limited situations, Charles Sturt University's students who are unable to undertake a work placement may seek the Course Director's and the Sub Dean Workplace Learning's approval to substitute one or more of these subjects with an equivalent Employability and Professional Practice subject.

    (Note: Students who wish to extend their work experience have the option to complete BUS387 Work Placement 3 as an Unrestricted Elective Subject.)
    Specialisations

    Finance
    ECO220 Macroeconomic Analysis
    FIN211 Financial Management
    FIN221 Investments
    FIN230 Financial Institutions and Markets
    FIN331 Financial Planning
    FIN350 Strategic Financial Management (Capstone**)
    FIN370 Funds Management
    LAW220 Business Organisations Law

    Students wishing to attain accreditation from FASEA in order to practise as a Financial Planner will need to take the additional subjects as part of their unrestricted electives selections:
    FIN380 Superannuation
    LAW301 Taxation Law (Principles)
    LAW302 Taxation Law (Issues)

    Human Resource Management
    HRM201 Workplace Relations in Australia
    HRM310 Developing Human Resources
    HRM320 Issues in Human Resource Management
    HRM330 Strategic Human Resource Management (Capstone**)
    MGT210 Organisational Behaviour
    MGT320 Managing and Leading Change
    MGT340 International Management
    MGT367 Leadership Issues

    Management and Leadership
    MGT210 Organisational Behaviour
    MGT245 Leading Yourself and Teams
    MGT290 Project Management
    MGT307 Applied Entrepreneurial Projects
    MGT310 Operations Management
    MGT320 Managing and Leading Change
    MGT330 Business Strategy (Capstone**)
    MGT340 International Management

    Marketing
    MKT211 Applied Social Media and Digital Marketing
    MKT220 Consumer Behaviour
    MKT230 Market Research
    MKT241 Marketing in Action
    MKT303 Social and Sustainability Marketing
    MKT310 Integrated Marketing Communication
    MKT340 Strategic Marketing Management (Capstone**)
    MKT390 Managing Brands and Product Innovation

    Strategic Planning
    ACC201 Budgeting and Financing for Project Managers
    BUS306 Business Scenario Solutions
    MGT206 Fundamentals of Strategic Planning
    MGT245 Leading Yourself and Teams
    MGT290 Project Management
    MGT310 Operations Management
    MGT330 Business Strategy (Capstone**)
    MGT360 Risk Management

    **Capstone subject: recommended for completion in the final year of study or towards the end of the degree.

    Unrestricted Elective Subjects

    Students must choose five (5) unrestricted electives by:

    Completing a joint study in another discipline area which will be included on the testamur or by selecting five (5) unrestricted electives. An unrestricted elective is any undergraduate subject offered by Charles Sturt University provided prerequisites and enrolment restrictions have been met.
    Joint Study

    A Joint Study is a prescribed set of subjects taken from a discipline other than the chosen specialisation. Students are then able to use the title of the joint study in conjunction with the specialisation (eg Bachelor of Business (Management/Marketing)).

    For a Joint Study comprised of subjects either from within the Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences, or from another Faculty, students must take an established sequence of a set of five subjects. Established sequences are determined by Faculty Board. Students must ensure that they take the necessary prerequisites.

    If a Joint Study is chosen from those offered within the Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences, it must be in an area other than that of the specialisation studied. No more than two subjects can be counted towards a joint study if they have already been undertaken as part of the core and/or the specialisation. A student cannot claim more than one joint study.

    Students enrolled through the Charles Sturt University Study Centres may only have a limited selection of joint studies to choose from.

    Joint Studies from within the Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences:

    Accounting and Financial Management
    ACC128 Financial Accounting and Reporting
    ACC293 Management Accounting for Sustainable Decision Making
    FIN211 Financial Management
    ACC393 Strategic Accounting for Enterprise Management

    PLUS one subject from the list below
    ACC201 Budgeting and Financing for Project Managers
    ACC240 Financial Management of Small Business
    FIN230 Financial Institutions and Markets

    Entrepreneurship
    ACC201 Budgeting and Financing for Project Managers
    MGT307 Applied Entrepreneurial Projects

    PLUS three subjects from the list below
    ITC105 Communication and Information Management
    MGT245 Leading Yourself and Teams
    MGT290 Project Management
    MKT211 Applied Social Media and Digital Marketing
    BUS306 Business Scenario Solutions
    MKT390 Managing Brands and Product Innovation

    Finance
    ECO220 Macroeconomic Analysis
    FIN211 Financial Management
    FIN221 Investments
    FIN230 Financial Institutions and Markets
    FIN350 Strategic Financial Management

    Human Resource Management
    HRM330 Strategic Human Resource Management

    PLUS four subjects from the list below
    HRM201 Workplace Relations in Australia
    MGT210 Organisational Behaviour
    HRM310 Developing Human Resources
    HRM320 Issues in Human Resource Management
    MGT320 Managing and Leading Change
    MGT340 International Management
    MGT367 Leadership Issues

    Legal and Industrial Relations
    LAW240 Industrial Law

    PLUS four subjects from the list below
    HRM201 Workplace Relations in Australia
    LAW220 Business Organisations Law
    LAW260 Administrative Law
    LAW316 Dispute Resolution
    LAW317 Mediation
    LAW370 Law of Employment

    IT Management
    ITC114 Database Management Systems
    ITC211 Systems Analysis
    ITC212 Internet Technologies
    ITC314 Virtualisation Technologies

    PLUS one subject from the list below
    ITC106 Programming Principles
    ITC161 Computer Systems
    ITC204 Human Computer Interaction
    ITC218 IT Project Management

    Management and Leadership
    MGT245 Leading Yourself and Teams
    MGT330 Business Strategy

    PLUS three subjects from the list below
    MGT210 Organisational Behaviour
    MGT290 Project Management
    MGT307 Applied Entrepreneurial Projects
    MGT310 Operations Management
    MGT320 Managing and Leading Change
    MGT340 International Management

    Marketing
    MKT220 Consumer Behaviour
    MKT340 Strategic Marketing Management

    PLUS three subjects from the list below
    MKT211 Applied Social Media and Digital Marketing
    MKT230 Market Research
    MKT241 Marketing in Action
    MKT303 Social and Sustainability Marketing
    MKT310 Integrated Marketing Communication
    MKT390 Managing Brands and Product Innovation

    Marketing, Communication and Digital Media
    COM112 Digital Media
    MKT310 Integrated Marketing Communications

    PLUS three subjects from the list below
    COM125 Principles of Audio Programming
    COM127 Introduction to Media Production
    COM223 Organisational Communication
    COM237 Social and Mobile Media
    JRN216 Video Storytelling
    MGT220 eCommerce
    MKT211 Applied Social Media and Digital Marketing

    Project Management
    ACC201 Budgeting and Financing for Project Managers
    MGT290 Project Management
    OR
    ITC218 ICT Project Management

    PLUS three subjects from the list below
    MGT245 Leading Yourself and Teams
    BUS306 Business Scenario Solutions
    LAW316 Dispute Resolution
    MGT320 Managing and Leading Change
    MGT330 Business Strategy
    MGT360 Risk Management

    Psychology
    PSY101 Foundations of Psychology 1
    PSY102 Foundations of Psychology 2
    PSY201 Research Methods in Psychology

    PLUS two subjects from the list below, at least one of which should be at level 3:
    PSY203 Social Psychology
    PSY204 Psychological Testing
    PSY305 Psychology of Personality
    PSY307 Cognition

    Note: Students who have completed QBM100 Data Analytics for Business and MKT230 Marketing Research should not complete PSY201 Research Methods in Psychology but should select an alternative subject from the list above.

    Strategic Planning
    MGT206 Fundamentals of Strategic Planning
    MGT245 Leading Yourself and Teams

    PLUS three subjects from the list below
    ACC201 Budgeting and Financing for Project Managers
    MGT290 Project Management
    BUS306 Business Scenario Solutions
    MGT310 Operations Management
    MGT330 Business Strategy
    MGT360 Risk Management

    Joint Studies from outside the Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences:

    Advertising
    ADV104 Understanding Advertising
    ADV205 Advertising Creative
    ADV206 Channel Planning
    ADV318 Advertising Strategy and Planning
    COM223 Organisational Communication

    Agribusiness
    AGB165 Agribusiness Systems
    AHT231 Agricultural Finance and Business Management

    PLUS three subjects from the list below
    AGB110 Agricultural Economics
    AGB310 Agricultural Marketing
    AGB351 Commodity Trade and Pricing (AGB110 is assumed knowledge)
    AGR220 Extension

    Ethics and Social Responsibility
    PHL202 Ethics
    PHL302 Morals, Minds and Decision-Making

    PLUS three subjects from the list below
    PHL103 Human Nature and the Good Life
    SOC102 Social Inequality
    PHL209 Justice and Punishment
    SOC308 Community Analysis

    Strategic Communication
    COM116 Introduction to Public Relations
    COM223 Organisational Communication
    COM236 Event Management
    COM237 Social and Mobile Media
    COM313 Issues and Crisis Communication

    Sustainability
    ENM163 Natural Resource Management
    ENM308 Global Sustainable Development

    PLUS three subjects from the list below, at least one of which should be at level 1:
    ENM101 People in the Environment
    GEO164 Earth System Processes
    GEO204 Ecological Soils
    GEO303 Climatology
    MKT303 Social and Sustainability Marketing

     

    Associate Degree in Business (exit point only)

    Students are required to complete 16 standard subjects (128 points).
    Diploma of Business (exit point only)

    Students are required to complete 8 standard subjects (64 points).

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.

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