CA01 - Bachelor of Business (Specialisation)
At a glance
Broaden your opportunities and build the foundations of your business career in CQUniversity's innovative Bachelor of Business. You will build the foundation business and management skills required to succeed in contemporary business by studying a unique course structure that features a management major, and learning from real-world case studies and scenarios.
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|Study modes||On-Campus, Online|
|Rank||OP: 17 SR: 62 ATAR: 53.35|
Accounting, Financial Planning,Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing, Property, Social Innovation
Digital Media,Human Resources Management, Marketing, Tourism
|Availability||Brisbane; Bundaberg; Cairns; Gladstone Marina; Mackay Ooralea; Melbourne; Perth; Rockhampton North; Sydney; Townsville; Online Study|
|Duration||3 years full-time, 6 years part-time|
|Recommended study||English, Maths|
|QTAC Code||BDG: 813141, BNE: 883141, CNS: 823149, GLT: 833141, MKY: 843141, ROK: 853141, TSV: 803149; Online: 853145|
|VTAC Code||MEL: 1700217021, Online: 1700117021|
|UAC Code||SYD: 160030, Online: 160031|
* OP/SR/ATAR details provided on this page are from main round offers for Term 1 2018. They represent the minimum competitive rank that applications were considered for entry to a course. Entry to a course is competitive and a cut off score lower than the minimum competitive rank may have been needed to gain entry to a particular course. Entry ranks vary from year to year so are provided as a historical guide of past performance.**
The first year of the course will be available internally at Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay, Melbourne, Perth, Rockhampton, Sydney and Townsville campuses. Second and third year units may be required to be undertaken via a combination of workshops, internal classes and online study. Term 3 intake only available at Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and by online study.
Not all majors are available at all locations, please visit our CQUni handbook website or contact us for more information.
Units at Cairns and Townsville may be delivered by a combination of on-campus study, workshops, residential schools and online study.
The Bachelor of Business is your gateway to a wide variety of positions in both the public and private sectors. On completing the course you will be qualified to work as an:
- Administration Officer or Manager
- Quality Manager
- Human Resources Manager
- Logistics Manager
- Marketing Manager
- Business Manager
- Purchasing and Materials Manager.
Depending on your chosen major/s there are a number of professional associations that you may be eligible to apply for.
- As a Marketing graduate you may be eligible for membership with the Australian Marketing Institute and the Australian Market and Social Research Society.
- Upon completion of the Management major you may be eligible for membership with the Australian Institute of Management.
- The Property major is accredited by the Australian Property Institute. When you have successfully completed the program you will be eligible for Associate membership and Certified Property Practitioner certificate upon completion of a period of approved professional experience.
- The Human Resource Management major is accredited by the Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI). Graduates will be eligible for membership of AHRI upon successful completion of the course.
- The Financial Planning major is accredited by the Financial Planning Association (FPA). Full-time students enrolled in this course are eligible for free affiliation with the FPA, and have access to resources on the FPA website, the Financial Planning magazine, regular email communications, events and activities.
The Bachelor of Business is an innovative course that builds your foundation knowledge in business and management. The unique course structure features 16 core units of business, encompassing eight management units, to ensure you are well equipped to meet the contemporary challenges of the business environment.
Benefit from the flexibility to tailor your studies to pursue a particular area of interest. Complement your management major with a second area of interest including accounting, financial planning, human resources management, management, marketing, property and social innovation. Alternatively, you may tailor your studies by choosing two minors in areas such as digital media, human resource management, marketing or tourism, or opting to study eight elective units or a combination of minors, electives and the CQUni Global Outbound Program.
Domestic students will also have the opportunity to undertake work integrated learning as well as an overseas exchange program that incorporates professional work placement and overseas study experience, enabling you to gain practical experience through professional work placement to further enhance your employability.
The success of CQUniversity's Bachelor of Business lies with consistent review and industry consultation. This allows you to graduate with skills and knowledge highly desired by employers.
Study either on-campus or online. You may choose to study online while working in the industry so you can gain practical experience while you learn.
Why Study at CQUniversity
If you want to learn how business works, and like to strategise and manage, a course in business may be for you. There are no limitations to where a business qualification can take you. Choose from a broad spectrum of fields, and develop highly desired, transferable skills such as team work and communication.
Wide Choice of study areas
Select from arts, accounting, business, hospitality, human resource management,management, marketing, professional communication, property, public relations, retail, supply chain management, tourism, warehousing, social innovation and more to suit your personal interests and career goals.
Benefit from the flexibility to study full-time or part-time and either on-campus or online. Choose from a number of majors, minors and elective units to individually tailor your learning to suit you.
Graduate work ready
At CQUniversity, we provide the right mix of theory and practical experiences to ensure you graduate work ready, making you attractive to employers and helping to broaden your career opportunities.
You will have the opportunity to gain crucial life-long learning and transferable generic skills, such as critical thinking and problem solving. You will be able to apply these skills to a range of employment opportunities and life situations.
Postgraduate and research
CQUniversity offers a range of postgraduate and research courses. For more information visit www.cqu.edu.au/study.
Structure and assessment
You are required to complete a total of 24 units including 16 compulsory units made up of eight core and eight management units.
In addition to these 16 compulsory units, students may select a second major (eight units), or two minors (four units each). Alternatively, students can study eight elective units, or a combination of a minor, electives or the CQUni Global Outbound Program.
Students can select a second major in:
- Financial Planning
- Human Resources Management
- Social Innovation
Students can select two minors in:
- Digital Media
- Human Resource Management
For example units you could study as part of the Bachelor of Business (Specialisation) course please click here.
As CQUniversity is committed to providing quality, up-to-date and relevant education, please note units are refreshed regularly and may not be an exact indication of unit availability for your study. Please call 13 27 86 if you have specific questions regarding course information regarding your specific application.
Work integrated Learning
Domestic students have the opportunity to undertake work integrated learning, enabling you to gain practical experience through professional work placement to further enhance your employability.
Credit transfer information
If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.
OP: 17 , SR: 62 , ATAR: 53.35
OP = Overall Position (QLD school leavers), SR = Selection Rank (mature age students), ATAR = Australian Tertiary Admission Rank
To successfully complete your studies, you may be required to demonstrate that you can meet course requirements associated with your course. For more information on these course requirements please view the ‘Course Requirements’ section found under the ‘What do I need to start?’ page under the ‘Getting Started’ tab of the Student Handbook . Additional information on student placements and work integrated learning can also be found in the Student Handbook, on the ‘Course Features’ page under ‘Getting Started’.
Information on the Student Profile for this course by campus as well as the OP/ATAR profile for recent school leavers is available at our future students page.
If you have English as your second language (international or domestic students born outside of Australia, Canada, NZ, UK, Ireland, South Africa or USA), you need to meet different English language proficiency requirements depending on the level of study and/or program you wish to undertake. Visit our English Requirements page for more details.
If you are not born in Australia,Canada,New Zealand,United Kingdom,Ireland, or United States of America you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University. Information on English Language Proficiency requirements is available here.
Fees and scholarships
Degree-level students should check their Offer Letter to confirm the type of place they have been offered as this determines which fees apply to their enrolment. Students offered
- Commonwealth supported places are liable to pay Student Contributions;
- domestic full-fee places are liable to pay Tuition Fees;
- international full-fee places are liable to pay International Tuition Fees.
In addition to these fees, degree-level students pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee. NOTE: Some students who are exempt from paying Student Contributions and Tuition Fees, e.g. Research Higher Degree candidates, will be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee.
Fees are calculated upon enrolment, and recalculated after any enrolment change made prior to census date. Fees are also recalculated after administrative changes or updates are made to a student record, e.g. changes to citizenship status or Fee Liability Category.
Once calculated, fees can be viewed by logging into MyCentre, which also allows students to view and print Fee Notices on demand. The due date for payment is detailed on the Fee Notice.
PLEASE NOTE that paper Fee Notices are not issued by CQUniversity – students must access their Fee Notices in MyCentre.
For current degree-level fee schedules and information about HELP schemes, please select from the following:
Please see our Scholarships site for scholarships that you may be interested in.
How to Apply
You've made an excellent choice. Now that you've decided to train or study at CQUniversity, the next step is to apply, and we're here to assist you every step of the way.
You can lodge your application to study at CQUniversity via one of the following Tertiary Admission Centres:
- Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC)
- South Australia Tertiary Admission Centre (SATAC)
- Universities Admission Centre (UAC)
- Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC)
- Western Australia (Apply WA).
Use the table below to find your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre depending on where you live, and where/how you wish to study:
Should you require assistance please contact our Student Advice team.
|Undergraduate||Apply through QTAC||Apply through UAC||Apply through SATAC||Apply through VTAC||Apply through Apply WA||Apply through your state tertiary admissions centre, if the program is not listed, apply through QTAC|
For more information on applying for Bachelor of Business (Specialisation), please click here.
For further information
If you have any questions about the course, please call us on 13 27 86.
You can also register your interest to stay up-to-date with course developments, application timelines and events happening in your area.