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Bachelor of Business - CL86

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 and prepares you for the future. 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 minors that reflect emerging fields of business such as start ups and entrepreneurship. With a GPA of 5.5 or more, you will have the unique option to complete CQUni's Master of Business Management.

Throughout your studies, you will be exposed to real-world learning opportunities that will prepare you for a versatile career leading sustainable organisations of tomorrow.

DOMESTICINTERNATIONAL
STUDY MODES

On Campus, Online

RANK THRESHOLD

SR:60 ATAR:60

UNITS/CREDITS

24/144

DURATION

3 years full-time, 6 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Brisbane, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney, Online

PREREQUISITES

No pre-requisites required

RECOMMENDED STUDY

No recommended study required

CRICOS

052447E

CQUniversity's Bachelor of Business is an innovative course that builds foundation business and management skills and prepares you for the future world of work. The course provides you the opportunity to build your knowledge, skills, and practice in your chosen profession or discipline through authentic learning experiences that develop engaged globally-aware citizens able to make a contribution to communities and industry. The course is designed for students who are planning a career in business and management in diverse organisations.

There are eight compulsory core units and a choice of one of six business discipline majors. You can then choose a second major or two minors from the business discipline providing you meet the pre-requisite requirements. This provides you the unique opportunity to develop a breadth of knowledge to enable you to meet and adapt to the changing nature of careers and work. In addition, you may be eligible to study a Masters level minor in a cognate discipline to develop a depth of knowledge that will make you uniquely attractive to employers.

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.

Core Units 8 Major Units 8
Electives None Minor Units 4

Course structure

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. 

Unit information

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

Credit transfer information

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

Greater choices

Explore the contemporary and evolving world of business and management with the Bachelor of Business at CQUniversity. The Bachelor of Business provides you with the opportunity to study across the business disciplines of accounting, financial planning, human resources management, management, marketing, property, start-ups and entrepreneurship. There is also an opportunity to integrate liberal studies into your business degree to provide a more expansive view of the world. The course is structured so that in your first year you build a solid foundation of knowledge by exploring a range of business areas such as accounting, economics, organisational behaviour, marketing, law and management and understanding of the study options available to you within the degree. In your second and third year, you will have the flexibility to choose from a variety of business majors that prepare you for a diverse and rewarding career in your chosen profession. A range of minors is also available to explore. The minor options allow you to extend into evolving areas such as start-ups or deeper discipline knowledge by studying units from a Master level course. The flexibility and choice you have with this course mean that you can study a combination of majors and minors that suits your interests and career aspirations.

Real-world opportunities

Through your studies, you will have the opportunity to complete an internship, study tour or innovation project where you will gain practical and relevant experience tailored to your career aspirations. Through this professional practice experience, you will be exposed to real-world scenarios, and have opportunities to apply your discipline knowledge to the scenarios you experience. The skills, knowledge and experience you gain through this professional practice experience enhance your work readiness and career opportunities when you graduate.

Career focussed

The Bachelor of Business prepares you for a career in a broad range of business fields such as marketing, general management, human resource management, property, and accounting. You will graduate with knowledge and skills in managing sustainable organisations and prepared to play a leading role in businesses of the future. You'll gain transferrable skills, knowledge and experience that allows you to be adaptable and fluid, ensuring that you meet the needs of the ever-evolving and innovating nature of business. Early in your studies, you will explore a range of business professions, which will introduce you to and build your knowledge of the endless opportunities and unlimited career potential. Your e-Portfolio We're committed to helping you succeed in your chosen profession, and throughout your studies, you will develop an e-portfolio. Your e-portfolio is a valuable career planning and preparation tool to showcase to future employers your abilities and demonstrate the experience, skills and knowledge you have gained through your studies. You will complete authentic assessments that provide you with plenty of opportunities to build and develop your e-portfolio.

On-Campus Availability

Term 1 - 2023Brisbane, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney
Term 2 - 2023Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Term 3 - 2022Brisbane, Melbourne
Term 3 - 2023Brisbane, Melbourne

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2023Available Online
Term 2 - 2023Available Online
Term 3 - 2022Available Online
Term 3 - 2023Available Online
MajorsUnitsDescription
Accounting8


Banking and Finance8

The Banking and Finance Major is only offered in Medan, Indonesia. The major must be studied in combination with the Indonesia and Commerce Studies for Banking and Finance Minor and one of the following Minors:

  • Human Resource Management Minor
  • Marketing Minor.
Financial Planning8


Hospitality Management8

The Hospitality Management Major is only offered in Medan, Indonesia. The major must be studied in combination with the Indonesia and Commerce Studies for Hospitality Management Minor and one of the following Minors:

  • Hospitality Human Resource Management Minor
  • Hospitality Marketing Minor.
Human Resource Management8


Management8

For students whishing to study the Management Major in Medan, Indonesia, the major must be studied in combination with the Indonesia and Commerce Studies for Management Minor and one of the following Minors:

  • Human Resource Management Minor
  • Marketing Minor.
Marketing8


Property8


MinorsUnitsDescription
Hospitality Human Resource Management4

The Hospitality Human Resource Management Minor is only available to students studying the Hospitality Management Major in the CL86 Bachelor of Business in Medan, Indonesia.

Hospitality Marketing4

The Hospitality Marketing Minor is only available to students studying the Hospitality Management Major in the CL86 Bachelor of Business in Medan, Indonesia.

Human Resource Management4


Indonesia and Commerce Studies for Banking and Finance4

The Indonesia and Commerce for Banking and Finance Minor is compulsory for students studying the Banking and Finance Major in Medan, Indonesia as part of their CL86 Bachelor of Business degree.

The Indonesia and Commerce for Banking and Finance Minor is only available to students studying the CL86 Bachelor of Business in Medan, Indonesia.

Students must complete the two compulsory Indonesia National Education units and two units of their choice from those listed.

All pre-requisites must be met.

Indonesia and Commerce Studies for Hospitality Management4

The Indonesia and Commerce for Hospitality Management Minor is compulsory for students studying the Hospitality Management Major in Medan, Indonesia as part of their CL86 Bachelor of Business degree.

The Indonesia and Commerce for Hospitality Management Minor is only available to students studying the CL86 Bachelor of Business in Medan, Indonesia.

Students must complete the two compulsory Indonesia National Education units and two units of their choice from those listed.

All pre-requisites must be met.

Indonesia and Commerce Studies for Management4

The Indonesia and Commerce for Management Minor is compulsory for students studying the Management Major in Medan, Indonesia as part of their CL86 Bachelor of Business degree.

The Indonesia and Commerce for Management Minor is only available to students studying the CL86 Bachelor of Business in Medan, Indonesia.

Students must complete the two compulsory Indonesia National Education units and two units of their choice.

All pre-requisites must be met.

Liberal Studies4
Marketing4


Master of Business Management4


Startups and Entrepreneurship4

All pre-requisites must be met.

Choose a major/minor to suit you

Benefit from a choice of majors and minors to tailor your studies to suit your career goals or learning interests. Discover more about each major and minor below, what you will learn and where it can take you.

MAJOROVERVIEW
Accounting Major

Accounting is transitioning into a new era influenced by data and technology and this major is ideal if you have an interest in careers across auditing, banking, consulting, or corporate finance. This major will provide you with advanced knowledge in financial accounting and management accounting, and provide you with an understanding of taxation law and company law to round out your accounting knowledge.

Financial Planning Major

Accredited with the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA), this is an ideal major for anyone wishing to practice as a financial advisor. In this major you will build knowledge across personal financial planning, business finance, investment portfolios, and retirement and superannuation. You will also examine the role of insurance and risk management in client focused financial planning as well as estate planning.

Human Resource Management Major

Human resource management is central to the success of any organisation and this major will prepare you to develop your skills and expertise in human resource management, industrial relations and management functions including attracting, selecting, motivating and developing talent.

Management Major

The management major will future-proof your skills to pursue management roles across any sector. In this major you will develop technical knowledge of business finance, enterprise systems and operational management, combined with soft skills in people management underpinned by the study of human behaviour at work. You will graduate with a sought-after skillset capable of leading and motivating teams to improve productivity and innovation.

Marketing Major

Develop a versatile skillset valued across all industries and learn to successfully connect with customers and implement demand generation marketing activities. You will be introduced to consumer behaviour and the broader marketing mix, and examine the important role of digital marketing in any marketing strategy. You will build skills in performing marketing research, including how to use insights and analytics to inform marketing decision-making.

Property Major

If you have an interest in a career pathway in property development or the property industry, this major is an ideal option that will provide you with highly contextual industry knowledge of property law, contract law, business finance, property economics, property and asset management, construction and property investment, and finance.

MINOROVERVIEW
Human Resource Management Minor

In the Human Resource Management 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 Minor

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. The Course Advice Team will assist you in building your study plan with units at the appropriate AQF level.

Marketing Minor

In this minor you will be introduced to the fundamentals of marketing including consumer behaviour and the broader marketing mix, and examine the important role of digital marketing in any marketing strategy.

Master of Business Management Minor

A unique feature of the Bachelor of Business is the opportunity to gain a Masters level qualification to make you attractive to future employers. You will gain advanced knowledge in business management including communications, human resources and accounting for management decision making. Students wishing to study the Master of Business Management Minor must meet the Grade Point Average requirement at the end of the second year of study of the Bachelor of Business.

Startups and Entrepreneurship MinorFamiliarise yourself with key factors for entrepreneurial success and the fundamentals of fostering start-ups, from planning and financing to managing new business or social ventures. 


Unit NameCodeDescription
Professional Practice and ExperienceBUSN13004In collaboration with CQU Renew and in alignment with the updated Work-integrated learning policy and procedure dated 1 September 2021 this unit offers students the opportunity to select from the following options subject to availability: - Work placement option. - Global experience option. - Project option.
This course has no residential schools.

Rank Threshold

A rank threshold is the minimum competitive rank that applications will be considered for entry to this course.

The rank threshold for this course is: SR 60 | ATAR 60.0


Student profile

If you would like to know more about entry scores for applicants with recent secondary education and the student profile for this course view our Course and Entry Score Profile for Term 1, 2022.

Institute profile

To find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1 2022, view our Institute Profile.

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 http://www.cqu.edu.au/international 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.

Security Requirements

No information available at this time.

Health Requirements

No information available at this time.

Assumed Knowledge

A recommended study schedule for this course can be obtained from your Student Advisor

Students may determine their own schedule based upon credit transfers and personal study requirements. It is important to note that full-time students usually enrol in 4 units per term and part-time students usually enrol in 2 units per term.

Course Planners are also available for this course to help you to schedule your study.

Please note: students must check to see when and where a unit is offered before enrolling. See the unit availability in this handbook for details.

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.

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.

The Financial Planning major is an approved qualification to attain a professional designation in financial planning as per the Corporations (Relevant Providers Degrees, Qualifications and Courses Standard) Determination 2021.  Visit Financial Adviser Standards for more information.

2022 Indicative Fees
Fee TypeFees
Commonwealth Supported Place – Indicative First Year Fee$14,624.00

The indicative first year fee is an approximate cost of enrolling in this course for one academic year. It is based on a standard full-time study load (generally this is two terms of study, with four units studied per term). Your actual fees may vary, depending on the units that you select to study and the number of units you study per term. You can view unit fees in the Cost Per Unit table. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

ABOUT FEES

Fee Category Commonwealth Supported Place
What is a Commonwealth Supported Place? A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Government so that you are only required to pay a Student Contribution amount rather than tuition fees.
Am I eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place? You are eligible to be Commonwealth supported if you are:
  • an Australian citizen who will undertake in Australia at least one unit of study that contributes to the requirements of your course; or
  • a New Zealand citizen who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study; or
  • the holder of a permanent visa, including a permanent humanitarian visa, who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study.
  • If you are not eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place you will be required to pay tuition fees. Find out more about tuition fees or fees for international students.

Fee Type Student Contribution
What is a Student contribution? As a Commonwealth supported student, you will contribute towards the cost of your education by paying a Student Contribution. The Student Contribution is calculated for each term of enrolment based on the individual units you have enrolled in, not the course you are studying.
What is my Student Contribution? Your Student Contribution fee is charged per unit of study and is dependent on the Student Contribution Band for each unit. Student Contribution Bands are categorised by study disciplines and help provide an estimate of course fees.
The majority of units within this course fall within Band 4. Some units may fall within Band 1 and/or 2.
HECS-HELP and payment options

HECS-HELP is the loan scheme provided the Australian Government to help eligible Commonwealth supported students pay their student contributions through a loan. Eligible students can use a HECS-HELP loan to pay for all or some of their Student Contribution amount. If you elect to use a HECS-HELP loan, this means that you will defer payment of your Student Contribution amount and repay your HECS-HELP loan when your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold.

If you are not eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, or you are required to pay your Student Contribution upfront, you will need to pay your fees no later than the census date for the term in which you are studying.

Other Fees You will also incur a Student Services and Amenities Fee.
Other study costs You may have other study costs such as travel expenses related to residential schools or work placements if they are a requirement of your course. There are also textbooks, stationery and other sundry costs associated with studying.

At CQUniversity, we believe University should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time and are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and stipends.
Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more. 

New South WalesSYD: 160730 ; ONL: 160731
VictoriaMEL: 1700217021 ; ONL: 1700117021
South AustraliaONL: 5C4017
Western AustraliaONL: 150731
QueenslandONL: 851511; BNE: 883155; ROK: 851513

If you have decided what you would like to study and are ready to apply, we’re here to help you along the way.

Want to know more about application dates and other admission information?
View our important dates information and read about other admission considerations such as information for domestic students with overseas qualifications, indigenous support, and elite athlete, coach and performer support.


What’s the best way to apply?

  • Option 1: Ideal for most situations, whether you have completed high school recently or some time ago.
  • Option 2: Ideal if you are studying with one of our partner study hubs.
  • Option 3: Perfect if you are a returning CQU student.

Option 1: Ideal for most situations, apply via a tertiary admission centre.

View the table below for the best application option based on where you live.

If you live in Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC)*
Queensland Apply via QTAC
New South Wales; Australian Capital Territory Apply via UAC
Victoria; Tasmania Apply via VTAC
South Australia; Northern Territory; Western Australia Apply via ApplyCQUNI

*Please note that you may be required to pay a fee when applying via a TAC.


Option 2: Want to study with one of our partner study hubs? Apply via ApplyCQUni.

Benefit from local support, space, technology and facilities offered by one of our delivery partners.

If you are studying with: Study Support
Taree Universities Campus Supported online study which may include local tutorial support, and access to local study facilities.

ApplyCQUNI


Option 3: If you have previously studied with CQUni, apply direct.

As a past CQUni student, you may be eligible to apply directly to CQUniversity for this course. To apply direct, your prior study with CQUni must be a completed or partially completed CQUni course or unit including:
  • CQUni’s Skills for Tertiary Entrance Preparatory Studies (STEPS), Tertiary Entrance Program (TEP), or Start Uni Now (SUN) units.
  • A CQUni certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, associate degree, bachelor degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master or research higher degree, or a unit within these courses.
Apply direct

STUDYING BUSINESS AT CQU

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In first year you do all the fundamental subjects, so it gave me a good overview to make sure that the majors I selected were what I wanted to do.

Emily Haig

Bachelor of Business