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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.

DOMESTICINTERNATIONAL
STUDY MODES

On Campus, Online

RANK THRESHOLD

SR:60 ATAR:60

UNITS/CREDITS

20/144

DURATION

3 years full-time, 6 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Online

RECOMMENDED STUDY

Not applicable

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.

On-Campus Availability

Term 1 - 2021Brisbane Melbourne Sydney
Term 2 - 2021Brisbane Melbourne Sydney
Term 3 - 2021Brisbane Melbourne

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2021Available Online
Term 2 - 2021Available Online
Term 3 - 2021Available Online
MajorsUnitsDescription
Accounting8

The Bachelor of Business has eight compulsory core units. Seven of the compulsory units are studied in the first year of the course; the eighth compulsory unit is studied in the fourth term of the course. The eighth compulsory unit, Professional Practice and Experience, provides the choice of undertaking a business internship, study tour or project.

In addition, to the eight compulsory units, students must study one major. The major can be in one of the following six disciplines:

  • Accounting - Major 8 units, 48 credits
  • Financial Planning - Major 8 units, 48 credits
  • Human Resource Management - Major 8 units, 48 credits
  • Management - Major 8 units, 48 credits
  • Marketing - Major 8 units, 48 credits
  • Property - Major 8 units, 48 credits

Those students wishing to undertake a second major can choose from the above list or two Minors from the list provided below.

  • Human Resource Management - Minor 4 units, 24 credits
  • Liberal Studies - Minor 4 units, 24 credits
  • Marketing - Minor 4 units, 24 credits
  • Startups and Entrepreneurship - Minor 4 units, 24 credits

Rather than study two minors from the list above, students who meet the Grade Point Average requirement (GPA 5.5) can choose to study one Minor above and the Masters level Minor below:

  • Master of Business Management - Minor 4 units, 24 credits
Financial Planning8

The Bachelor of Business has eight compulsory core units. Seven of the compulsory units are studied in the first year of the course; the eighth compulsory unit is studied in the fourth term of the course. The eighth compulsory unit, Professional Practice and Experience, provides the choice of undertaking a business internship, study tour or project.

In addition, to the eight compulsory units, students must study one major. The major can be in one of the following six disciplines:

  • Accounting - Major 8 units, 48 credits
  • Financial Planning - Major 8 units, 48 credits
  • Human Resource Management - Major 8 units, 48 credits
  • Management - Major 8 units, 48 credits
  • Marketing - Major 8 units, 48 credits
  • Property - Major 8 units, 48 credits

Those students wishing to undertake a second major can choose from the above list or two Minors from the list provided below.

  • Human Resource Management - Minor 4 units, 24 credits
  • Liberal Studies - Minor 4 units, 24 credits
  • Marketing - Minor 4 units, 24 credits
  • Startups and Entrepreneurship - Minor 4 units, 24 credits

Rather than study two minors from the list above, students who meet the Grade Point Average requirement (GPA 5.5) can choose to study one Minor above and the Masters level Minor below:

  • Master of Business Management - Minor 4 units, 24 credits
Human Resource Management8

The Bachelor of Business has eight compulsory core units. Seven of the compulsory units are studied in the first year of the course; the eighth compulsory unit is studied in the fourth term of the course. The eighth compulsory unit, Professional Practice and Experience, provides the choice of undertaking a business internship, study tour or project.

In addition, to the eight compulsory units, students must study one major. The major can be in one of the following six disciplines:

  • Accounting - Major 8 units, 48 credits
  • Financial Planning - Major 8 units, 48 credits
  • Human Resource Management - Major 8 units, 48 credits
  • Management - Major 8 units, 48 credits
  • Marketing - Major 8 units, 48 credits
  • Property - Major 8 units, 48 credits

Those students wishing to undertake a second major can choose from the above list or two Minors from the list provided below.

  • Human Resource Management - Minor 4 units, 24 credits
  • Liberal Studies - Minor 4 units, 24 credits
  • Marketing - Minor 4 units, 24 credits
  • Startups and Entrepreneurship - Minor 4 units, 24 credits

Rather than study two minors from the list above, students who meet the Grade Point Average requirement (GPA 5.5) can choose to study one Minor above and the Masters level Minor below:

  • Master of Business Management - Minor 4 units, 24 credits
Management8

The Bachelor of Business has eight compulsory core units. Seven of the compulsory units are studied in the first year of the course; the eighth compulsory unit is studied in the fourth term of the course. The eighth compulsory unit, Professional Practice and Experience, provides the choice of undertaking a business internship, study tour or project.

In addition, to the eight compulsory units, students must study one major. The major can be in one of the following six disciplines:

  • Accounting - Major 8 units, 48 credits
  • Financial Planning - Major 8 units, 48 credits
  • Human Resource Management - Major 8 units, 48 credits
  • Management - Major 8 units, 48 credits
  • Marketing - Major 8 units, 48 credits
  • Property - Major 8 units, 48 credits

Those students wishing to undertake a second major can choose from the above list or two Minors from the list provided below.

  • Human Resource Management - Minor 4 units, 24 credits
  • Liberal Studies - Minor 4 units, 24 credits
  • Marketing - Minor 4 units, 24 credits
  • Startups and Entrepreneurship - Minor 4 units, 24 credits

Rather than study two minors from the list above, students who meet the Grade Point Average requirement (GPA 5.5) can choose to study one Minor above and the Masters level Minor below:

  • Master of Business Management - Minor 4 units, 24 credits
Marketing8

The Bachelor of Business has eight compulsory core units. Seven of the compulsory units are studied in the first year of the course; the eighth compulsory unit is studied in the fourth term of the course. The eighth compulsory unit, Professional Practice and Experience, provides the choice of undertaking a business internship, study tour or project.

In addition, to the eight compulsory units, students must study one major. The major can be in one of the following six disciplines:

  • Accounting - Major 8 units, 48 credits
  • Financial Planning - Major 8 units, 48 credits
  • Human Resource Management - Major 8 units, 48 credits
  • Management - Major 8 units, 48 credits
  • Marketing - Major 8 units, 48 credits
  • Property - Major 8 units, 48 credits

Those students wishing to undertake a second major can choose from the above list or two Minors from the list provided below.

  • Human Resource Management - Minor 4 units, 24 credits
  • Liberal Studies - Minor 4 units, 24 credits
  • Marketing - Minor 4 units, 24 credits
  • Startups and Entrepreneurship - Minor 4 units, 24 credits

Rather than study two minors from the list above, students who meet the Grade Point Average requirement (GPA 5.5) can choose to study one Minor above and the Masters level Minor below:

  • Master of Business Management - Minor 4 units, 24 credits
Property8

The Bachelor of Business has eight compulsory core units. Seven of the compulsory units are studied in the first year of the course; the eighth compulsory unit is studied in the fourth term of the course. The eighth compulsory unit, Professional Practice and Experience, provides the choice of undertaking a business internship, study tour or project.

In addition, to the eight compulsory units, students must study one major. The major can be in one of the following six disciplines:

  • Accounting - Major 8 units, 48 credits
  • Financial Planning - Major 8 units, 48 credits
  • Human Resource Management - Major 8 units, 48 credits
  • Management - Major 8 units, 48 credits
  • Marketing - Major 8 units, 48 credits
  • Property - Major 8 units, 48 credits

Those students wishing to undertake a second major can choose from the above list or two Minors from the list provided below.

  • Human Resource Management - Minor 4 units, 24 credits
  • Liberal Studies - Minor 4 units, 24 credits
  • Marketing - Minor 4 units, 24 credits
  • Startups and Entrepreneurship - Minor 4 units, 24 credits

Rather than study two minors from the list above, students who meet the Grade Point Average requirement (GPA 5.5) can choose to study one Minor above and the Masters level Minor below:

  • Master of Business Management - Minor 4 units, 24 credits
MinorsUnitsDescription
Human Resource Management4

The Bachelor of Business has eight compulsory core units. Seven of the compulsory units are studied in the first year of the course; the eighth compulsory unit is studied in the fourth term of the course. The eighth compulsory unit, Professional Practice and Experience, provides the choice of undertaking a business internship, study tour or project.

In addition, to the eight compulsory units, students must study one major. The major can be in one of the following six disciplines:

  • Accounting - Major 8 units, 48 credits
  • Financial Planning - Major 8 units, 48 credits
  • Human Resource Management - Major 8 units, 48 credits
  • Management - Major 8 units, 48 credits
  • Marketing - Major 8 units, 48 credits
  • Property - Major 8 units, 48 credits

Those students wishing to undertake a second major can choose from the above list or two Minors from the list provided below.

  • Human Resource Management - Minor 4 units, 24 credits
  • Liberal Studies - Minor 4 units, 24 credits
  • Marketing - Minor 4 units, 24 credits
  • Startups and Entrepreneurship - Minor 4 units, 24 credits

Rather than study two minors from the list above, students who meet the Grade Point Average requirement (GPA 5.5) can choose to study one Minor above and the Masters level Minor below:

  • Master of Business Management - Minor 4 units, 24 credits
Liberal Studies4

The Bachelor of Business has eight compulsory core units. Seven of the compulsory units are studied in the first year of the course; the eighth compulsory unit is studied in the fourth term of the course. The eighth compulsory unit, Professional Practice and Experience, provides the choice of undertaking a business internship, study tour or project.

In addition, to the eight compulsory units, students must study one major. The major can be in one of the following six disciplines:

  • Accounting - Major 8 units, 48 credits
  • Financial Planning - Major 8 units, 48 credits
  • Human Resource Management - Major 8 units, 48 credits
  • Management - Major 8 units, 48 credits
  • Marketing - Major 8 units, 48 credits
  • Property - Major 8 units, 48 credits

Those students wishing to undertake a second major can choose from the above list or two Minors from the list provided below.

  • Human Resource Management - Minor 4 units, 24 credits
  • Liberal Studies - Minor 4 units, 24 credits
  • Marketing - Minor 4 units, 24 credits
  • Startups and Entrepreneurship - Minor 4 units, 24 credits

Rather than study two minors from the list above, students who meet the Grade Point Average requirement (GPA 5.5) can choose to study one Minor above and the Masters level Minor below:

  • Master of Business Management - Minor 4 units, 24 credits
Marketing4

The Bachelor of Business has eight compulsory core units. Seven of the compulsory units are studied in the first year of the course; the eighth compulsory unit is studied in the fourth term of the course. The eighth compulsory unit, Professional Practice and Experience, provides the choice of undertaking a business internship, study tour or project.

In addition, to the eight compulsory units, students must study one major. The major can be in one of the following six disciplines:

  • Accounting - Major 8 units, 48 credits
  • Financial Planning - Major 8 units, 48 credits
  • Human Resource Management - Major 8 units, 48 credits
  • Management - Major 8 units, 48 credits
  • Marketing - Major 8 units, 48 credits
  • Property - Major 8 units, 48 credits

Those students wishing to undertake a second major can choose from the above list or two Minors from the list provided below.

  • Human Resource Management - Minor 4 units, 24 credits
  • Liberal Studies - Minor 4 units, 24 credits
  • Marketing - Minor 4 units, 24 credits
  • Startups and Entrepreneurship - Minor 4 units, 24 credits

Rather than study two minors from the list above, students who meet the Grade Point Average requirement (GPA 5.5) can choose to study one Minor above and the Masters level Minor below:

  • Master of Business Management - Minor 4 units, 24 credits
Master of Business Management4

The Bachelor of Business has eight compulsory core units. Seven of the compulsory units are studied in the first year of the course; the eighth compulsory unit is studied in the fourth term of the course. The eighth compulsory unit, Professional Practice and Experience, provides the choice of undertaking a business internship, study tour or project.

In addition, to the eight compulsory units, students must study one major. The major can be in one of the following six disciplines:

  • Accounting - Major 8 units, 48 credits
  • Financial Planning - Major 8 units, 48 credits
  • Human Resource Management - Major 8 units, 48 credits
  • Management - Major 8 units, 48 credits
  • Marketing - Major 8 units, 48 credits
  • Property - Major 8 units, 48 credits

Those students wishing to undertake a second major can choose from the above list or two Minors from the list provided below.

  • Human Resource Management - Minor 4 units, 24 credits
  • Liberal Studies - Minor 4 units, 24 credits
  • Marketing - Minor 4 units, 24 credits
  • Startups and Entrepreneurship - Minor 4 units, 24 credits

Rather than study two minors from the list above, students who meet the Grade Point Average requirement (GPA 5.5) can choose to study one Minor above and the Masters level Minor below:

  • Master of Business Management - Minor 4 units, 24 credits
Startups and Entrepreneurship4

The Bachelor of Business has eight compulsory core units. Seven of the compulsory units are studied in the first year of the course; the eighth compulsory unit is studied in the fourth term of the course. The eighth compulsory unit, Professional Practice and Experience, provides the choice of undertaking a business internship, study tour or project.

In addition, to the eight compulsory units, students must study one major. The major can be in one of the following six disciplines:

  • Accounting - Major 8 units, 48 credits
  • Financial Planning - Major 8 units, 48 credits
  • Human Resource Management - Major 8 units, 48 credits
  • Management - Major 8 units, 48 credits
  • Marketing - Major 8 units, 48 credits
  • Property - Major 8 units, 48 credits

Those students wishing to undertake a second major can choose from the above list or two Minors from the list provided below.

  • Human Resource Management - Minor 4 units, 24 credits
  • Liberal Studies - Minor 4 units, 24 credits
  • Marketing - Minor 4 units, 24 credits
  • Startups and Entrepreneurship - Minor 4 units, 24 credits

Rather than study two minors from the list above, students who meet the Grade Point Average requirement (GPA 5.5) can choose to study one Minor above and the Masters level Minor below:

  • Master of Business Management - Minor 4 units, 24 credits
Unit NameCodeDescription
Professional Practice and ExperienceBUSN13004The undertaking of a business internship is an option in this unit. It will take the form of an industry placement. Work experience in industry directed by the provider, within the secured place of employment. 12 weeks @ 20 hours (maximum) = 240 hours total
This course has no residential schools.

Rank Threshold
SR: 60 | ATAR: 60.0
A rank threshold is the minimum competitive rank that applications will be considered for entry to this course.

Student Profile
If you would like to know more about entry scores and the student profile for the Bachelor of Business view our Course and Entry Score Profile.

Institute Profile
To find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1 2020, view our Institute Profile.

English 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
  • tertiary 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 :

  • 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 and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
  • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components; or
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) - Score of 180 or above; or
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English - Score of 200 or above; or
  • Combined Universities Language Test (CULT) - 70% with no individual component score of less than 15.

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.

Each student will be assessed individually.

International students:

Refer to International Entry Requirements

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.

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 a FASEA Approved Degree, accredited for students commencing between 11 November 2017 and 31 October 2020. The Bachelor of Business (HRM) has met the criteria for course accreditation and is currently accredited by the Australian HR Institute (AHRI) for three years commencing January 2019. Accreditation is reviewed every three years by the AHRI National Accreditation Committee. Students applying for this course can be assured that the quality of core units map onto the AHRI Model of Excellence for HR Practitioners and Academics, a recognised benchmark of HR best practice and standards.

Please refer to our international course fees page.

We offer a range of scholarships to support international students and encourage you to apply for one that's right for you.

New South WalesSYD: 160730 ; ONL: 160731
VictoriaMEL: 1700217021 ; ONL: 1700117021
South AustraliaONL: 5C4017
Western AustraliaPER: 150730 ; ONL: 150731
QueenslandONL: 851511; BNE: 883155

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, 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
Throughout 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. 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.

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

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