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CA01 - Bachelor of Business (Specialisation)

About Business

It’s all about management. At some time in your working life you will have to manage something. It might be a section or department of a company or corporation or in the government sector. It might be a hospital ward or it might be your own business. 

Whether you are just starting to consider your future career or have been working for some time, there is a CQU business degree that can be tailored to suit your particular situation.

Your career or future career may be in accounting, consulting, finance, marketing or with a non-profit organisation; or you may be more interested in actually managing the work force.

For those already a few years into a career, there is every possibility that your business or management experience will gain you entry into a masters level management degree program that will put you in line for a top management position.

If you want to learn how business works, to think, strategise and manage – a business degree may help get you there.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Career Opportunities

There are no limitations to where a business degree can take you.  Graduates choose from a broad spectrum of occupations including administration  officer/manager, economics advisor, quality manager, accountant, human resources manager, marketing manager, logistics manager, purchasing and materials manager – just to name a few.  A business career offers diverse employment opportunities and the ability to advance from an entry-level position to supervisor, manager, consultant or senior executive within business, government or non-profit organisations in the industry of your choice.

Course Overview At A Glance

Program at a glance
Duration 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time 
Availability/Campus Contact Domestic - BDG(Year 1 only); BNE; EMD(Year 1 only); GDC; GLD(Year 1 only); MEL; MKY(Year 1 only); ROK; SYD(Not all plans are available at all campuses, enquire for details); External
International - BNE; FIJI; GDC; HTD; MEL; ROK; SHNGH; SYD(Not all plans are available at all campuses, enquire for details)
Courses/Units of Credit 24 courses/144 units of credit
Faculty Business and Law
How to Apply QTAC
Entry Requirements
Professional Accreditation not applicable
Residential School not applicable
Practicum/Work placement not applicable
Exit Awards Diploma of Business
Interim Awards not applicable
Post Nominal BBus 
Be What You Want To Be Phone: 13CQUni (132786); Enquire: Admissions
CRICOS Codes 017445J - NSW / 052447E - QLD / 054481J - VIC

Program Aims

The Bachelor of Business (Specialisation) program is designed for students whose career aspirations may be best served by undertaking a business degree with an emphasis on a specialist area supported by a second complementary major. Rather than specialise in one specific field of business operations, students are given the opportunity to undertake studies across a range of business and other related disciplines. This approach may suit students who believe that they will be better served in their careers by acquiring an understanding of a wide range of business areas and operations, rather than specialising in a single business area or function.

The specialisation can be selected from the following options:
  • Marketing
  • Consumer Marketing
  • Human Resources Management
  • Tourism
  • Information Systems
  • Management
  • Law and Taxation
  • Economics and Finance
  • Administration
  • E-Commerce
The program provides a flexible degree pathway, offering a diverse range of courses which gives you the opportunity to obtain broad-based skills in a business environment. It will equip students with a sound skills base regarding business operations within Australia and internationally. Emphasis will focus on graduates becoming more diversified rather than specialists. However, a base is provided to enable students to proceed to specialist functional areas by additional study and may lead to recognition by the appropriate professional body.

Career options
marketing, human resources, management, business administration, tourism, operations management, law & taxation, economics & finance, education management, sports and fitness management

Program Structure

To satisfy the requirements for the award students must complete a program of 24 courses (144 units of credit) which comply with the requirements stated below.

Students must complete:

  • 9 compulsory courses (unless the Dean of the Faculty of Business & Law approves otherwise) courses listed below
  • Either BUSN11015 Applied Business Research or MATH11246 Quantitative Methods A (students undertaking the Information Systems or the Economics & Finance specialisation MUST take Quantitative Methods A)
  • Satisfy the requirements of two discipline specialisation plans consisting of one specified specialist six-course plan as nominated for the chosen degree specialisation and one additional elective six-course plan.
  • The chosen plans must include at least ONE Business & Law specified six-course specialist plan, except Information Systems where both six-course specialist plans are taken from the Faculty of Informatics & Communication.
  • 2 elective courses, selected from any 6 point undergraduate course offered by CQU, subject to approval by the Dean. A maximum of 12 Level 1 courses may be credited towards the Bachelor of Business (Specialisation) program.

(Each six-course specialist plan has 6 technical specialist courses, which includes at least 4 advanced level courses.)

The six-course plans are listed on the Plans for Business Programs page.

Hong Kong students should note the only degree specialisation available on this campus is the Administration specialisation.

Singapore students should note that the only degree specialisation available on this campus is Marketing.

Shanghai students - The final year of the Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship) is available to students at Shanghai.  Students at the Shanghai delivery site study through LaSalle-DHU International Design College. 

Courses Offered

9 compulsory courses:
(Unless the Dean of the Faculty of Business & Law approves otherwise)
Course Code Course Name
ACCT11059 Using Accounting for Decision Making
ECON11026 Principles of Economics
HRMT11010 Organisational Behaviour
COIS11011 Foundations of Business Computing
LAWS11030 Introductory and Contract Law
MRKT11029 Marketing
MGMT11164 Business Analysis & Communication
ACCT19083 Corporate Governance & Ethics
BUSN19022 International & Electronic Business
The courses 'Corporate Governance and Ethics' and 'International and Electronic Business' will be available from 2006. However the Dean may approve a substitute course if these courses are required for the completion of the degree before the courses become available in 2006).

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