Bachelor of Business

Duration3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
Online and
Next start termTerm 1, 2024
Study modeOn Campus, Online
Course codeCL86
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Whether you are driven by the possibility of creating positive change in large enterprises or the diverse career opportunities a business degree presents, CQUniversity's Bachelor of Business is an innovative course that builds foundation business and management skills, equipping you for the evolving landscape of the workforce.

Designed for students aspiring to pursue diverse business and management careers, this course prepares you for success in a range of organisations.

Through authentic learning experiences, you'll expand your knowledge, skills, and practical expertise in your chosen profession or discipline. It aims to cultivate engaged, globally-aware individuals who can make meaningful contributions to communities and industries. 

This course provides the opportunity to develop knowledge in a range of traditional business and non-traditional business disciplines and the critical thinking, problem-solving, information literacy, technological, cross-cultural, ethical and innovative abilities being sought by employers.

You will be able to gain work experience while you learn with a mix of industry placements, internships and projects; real-world and authentic learning experiences you’ll need to excel in the future world of work.

Plus, benefit from our flexible course design which allows you to tailor your studies to your interests with options to major in core business disciplines, or choose from a variety of minors. With a GPA of 5.5 or more, you will have the unique option to complete the Master of Business Management minor. This articulates into the Master of Business Management. This flexibility of choice means you develop a breadth of knowledge to enable you to meet and adapt to the changing nature of careers and work. 


Hello, my name is Dr Laura Baker and I am the Head of Course of the Bachelor of Business
If you're really interested in how businesses can succeed and be sustainable and be profitable no matter the situations that they find themselves in, in the external environment then a business degree is right for you.
We have majors that you can choose to study. The majors are accounting, human resource management, marketing, management and property.
By studying the Bachelor of Business and some of the various majors that you can undertake during your studies, you will be very well prepared for a career in management and business. For example, if you study the accounting major, you may be involved in consulting about mergers and acquisitions or about the governance practices of the organisation or the ethical financial practices of the organisation.
If you undertake a study of the HR major, you may be involved in recruitment or training and development or even the payroll and performance side of the organisation.  
The main reason why I chose to do the Bachelor of Business is that it is a combination of almost every topic that is really important nowadays.
Although it’s a business course, I am studying about social innovation, technology and information systems and various ethical theories.  
The advantages of studying face-to-face on campus is that you’ll be exposed to the knowledge and skills and experiences of other students in a real classroom. The advantages of studying online is that you can study at your own pace.  
Many of our staff have won national teaching awards, recognised for their knowledge and teaching innovation.
The Bachelor of Business provides opportunities for students to undertake projects with real organisations and this really builds your network of people who are working in the industry and provides you with a foot in the door when you actually graduate and are looking for work.
We often have industries contacting us because they have graduate positions that are available that our students can actually apply for while they're still studying.
I like getting to know my students. The students share their knowledge and experiences and together we construct meaning about what it’s like to problem solve what it’s like to develop learning together.
It is because of the level of support service available here, I have been able to transition smoothly and tackle my studies well.

Study experience

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    For me, it is always about choosing a university that best suits me — this is why I chose CQUniversity. I'm doing a business degree, but it covers so many topics that are really important nowadays such as social innovation, technology and information systems and various ethical theories.

    Thu Zar Linn

    Bachelor of Business I Myanmar

Career Opportunities

The CQU Bachelor of Business course will prepare you for a career in marketing, general management, human resource management, public relations, property, and accounting - as well as providing an opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in managing sustainable organisations. The degree provides the essential knowledge, skills and opportunities for personal development you will need to broaden your opportunities and build the foundations of your career.

Structure & Availability

The Bachelor of Business consists of 24 units including eight core units, eight units from your chosen major, and a final eight units from a second major or two, four-unit minors. 

For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

On-Campus Availability

Term 1, 2024Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Term 2, 2024Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Term 3, 2024Brisbane, Melbourne

Online Availability

Term 1, 2024Available Online
Term 2, 2024Available Online
Term 3, 2024Available Online



Upon successfully completing this course with the Accounting Major and the Professional Accounting Minor, you will be able to apply for admission to either CPA Australia or Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Human Resource Management

You'll graduate with the skills and knowledge to handle a variety of contemporary HR issues across all types of organisations. This major will expand on conflict and negotiation, organisational change, recruitment, performance and the underlying concepts and techniques.


In this major, you'll gain skills and knowledge to manage and lead others and organisations. You'll explore organisational behaviour, enterprise systems, business finance, quality management, operations management, corporate governance and ethics, entrepreneurship, innovation and start-ups and strategy and change. 


Excel with a versatile skillset valued across all industries as you learn to successfully connect with customers and implement demand-generation marketing activities. You'll explore consumer behaviour and the broader marketing mix, plus examine the importance of digital integration. To complement your skills in delivering creative strategies, you'll also perform market research to understand insights and analytics to inform marketing decision-making.


The Multi-Disciplinary major is available if you already hold an approved AQF Level 7 degree and wish to gain credit for that degree. Approval from the Head of Course is required to access this major.


Human Resource Management

In this minor, you will gain exposure to the core functions of talent recruitment and retention. You will also develop insight into conflict and negotiation as well as learn perspectives on change management within an organisation.

Liberal Studies

The Liberal Studies Minor enables students to compile a Minor consistent with an area of interest and/or career/profession requirements not already covered in the existing Majors and Minors.


Tailor your studies with this minor for insight into the value of the marketing fundamentals. You'll explore consumer behaviour, product development and branding, marketing communication and digital marketing concepts.

Master of Business Management

If you have your sights set on attaining our Master of Business Management, this minor allows you to study four units from the master's if you have a GPA 5.5.

Professional Accounting

Upon successfully completing this course with the Accounting Major and the Professional Accounting Minor, you will be able to apply for admission to either CPA Australia or Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Startups and Entrepreneurship

Begin your journey towards an exciting career within startups and entrepreneurship. Within this minor, you'll learn the laws around startups and intellectual property. Plus, you'll explore product development, branding and innovation theories. 

Professional Practice and Experience - BUSN13004

This unit offers students the opportunity to select from the following options subject to availability: - Work placement option. - Global experience option. - Project option.

The work-integrated learning allows you to gain 60 hours of practical work experience. This is usually 2 weeks of placement completed in a block or can be spread over the term. Students are required to source their placement. Students will apply discipline knowledge and critical thinking skills to propose creative, ethical, and innovative solutions within the workplace.

The global experience creates an opportunity for students to engage in a 2–6-week international program. Students will apply cross-cultural knowledge and critical thinking skills to propose creative, ethical, and innovative solutions in response to global challenges. 

The work-integrated learning and global experience options are subject to availability, and students are required to enrol three months prior to the start of the term to participate in these options students contact the Global Mobility Team for further information. 

The project option allows students to complete a scaffolded investigation (supervised project) at an advanced level. Students will explore a real-world problem/issue relevant to their profession/area of specialisation by drawing upon publicly available secondary data and relevant literature. Apply your discipline knowledge and critical thinking skills to propose creative, ethical, and innovative solutions/recommendations to solve the identified problems) or challenges. 


Recommended study

No recommended study required.

English Language Proficiency Requirements:

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University. Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:

  • A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
  • An Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) diploma level qualification, or
  • Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0 completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.

If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores as below:

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall & minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
  • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

International Students should visit for further information.

Each student will be assessed individually. 

International students:

Refer to International Entry Requirements

Students studying at an Indonesia Location:

Will be required to undertake national curriculum studies as required by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology in that country.

You will have to meet this course's inherent requirements by demonstrating essential skills and attributes.

Fees & Scholarships

How to apply

Our easy to use online application system for international students will guide you through the process of applying for a course at CQUniversity Australia.