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Bachelor of Business (Management)

Graduation requirements

To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 192 points (24 subjects). These subjects are a combination of core subjects, foundation subjects, specialisation subjects and electives.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

What is this course about?

CSU's Bachelor of Business (Management) is a highly innovative and flexible program that is designed to develop professional capabilities in a range of management areas. Students will gain the knowledge and technical skills that are highly sought after in the modern business world.

As a graduate of CSU's Bachelor of Business (Management), you will be applying the skills and knowledge gained to coordinate and integrate the activities of manpower and other resources in an organisation to achieve its goals. Having incorporated the recommendations of various industry bodies, the public sector and professional associations into the Bachelor of Business (Management) it will prepare you for all aspects of business operations and for the development of specific on-the-job skills.

An optimum blend of theory and practice is offered, with a combination of subjects equipping you with both soft skills for working with people and the hard skills directed at areas such as finance, law, economics, marketing, operations and project management. Workplace learning subjects will offer strategic and international perspectives that will prepare you for employment in regional, national and international organisations.

A principal advantage of the Bachelor of Business (Management) is the opportunity to specialise in a second area. Referred to as a joint study, a wide range is available, including Accounting, Banking, Finance, eCommerce, Information Systems, Legal Studies, Tourism Management, or non-business areas such as Ecotourism or Psychology. Another distinctive feature is that students will be able to complete their course within two years full-time by enrolling during the third session of the academic calendar.

The innovative structure and flexibility of the course offers an optimum blend of theory and practice and prepares students for a career in middle management in both the private and public sector.

Workplace learning

Industry requires graduates who are better equipped for the workplace and students are looking for greater flexibility in subjects studied, while retaining the ability to specialise in core discipline areas.

Three workplace learning subjects provide students with the opportunity to undertake a business placement in each of their three years of study (or equivalent). The expectations and outcomes associated with these subjects increases each year - for example, the length of placement will increase from 35 hours in Year 1 to 70 hours in Year 2 and 120 hours in Year 3. Placements may occur in practicum blocks or a dedicated regular time through the session. Students will be expected to make a meaningful contribution that will benefit the business and the student's key employability skills. The focus of each of the workplace learning subjects will be the nexus between theory (what the student will be learning in their studies) and practice (what actually happens in the workplace).

There may be ancillary costs associated with your workplace learning subject (for example, travel costs to reach the workplace). These costs may vary depending on the location of the work placement.

Work placements are not available to international students due to current Australian Government visa regulations.

Flexible offering

This course is available by distance education, or on campus at Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst and Wagga Wagga. It can be studied full-time or part-time and has a minimum full-time duration of six sessions.

International students may choose to study this course through CSU Study Centres in Sydney or Melbourne. An intake in Session 3 is available for CSU Study Centres only.

The course is programmed over sessions 1 and 2, with a number of subjects offered in session 3, allowing students to fast-track their degree if desired.

While this course does not articulate with other courses, students who wish to exit the course at an earlier stage may be eligible to receive one of three lower level awards: the Associate Degree in Business Studies, University Certificate in Business Studies, or University Certificate in Business.

Students will be eligible to graduate with the Associate Degree in Business Studies if they have completed 128 points in the Bachelor of Business, of which at least 88 points must be business or business-related subjects.

Students will be eligible to graduate with the University Certificate in Business Studies if they have completed 64 points in the Bachelor of Business, of which at least 48 points must be business or business-related subjects. However, students must meet the University Certificate criteria (i.e. no credit granted in the course) to be able to exit with the award.

Students in the Bachelor of Business programs may use the University Certificate in Business as an exit point should they decide to withdraw from the Bachelor of Business Studies or Bachelor of Business. However, the students must meet the University Certificate in Business criteria (i.e. complete three core subjects plus five of the available foundation subjects and no credit granted in the course) to be able to exit with the award.

Career opportunities

Where it will take you

As a graduate you will be eligible for a variety of careers in the public and private sectors, and may be eligible for membership of professional organisations such as the Australian Institute of Management.

You may seek a job in:

  • commerce and industry with large private companies joining a graduate training scheme
  • small to medium sized companies filling a management or management trainee position
  • growth service industries such as the distribution industry, leisure industry and financial services
  • businesses as a retail store manager, sales representative, financial adviser or department manager
  • careers in government, semi-government and non-profit organisations include positions as section or department managers.

Course structure

Core

ECO130 Business Economics
MGT100 Organisations & Management
MGT230 Ethics, Sustainability & Culture

Foundation

BUS110 Professional Practice
BUS220 Business Placement
BUS370 Business Internship
QBM120 Business Data Analysis
plus at least one (1) from
ACC100 Accounting 1
ITC105 Communication & Information Management
LAW110 Business Law
MKT110 Marketing & Society

Specialisation

MGT210 Organisational Behaviour
HRM210 Human Resource Management
MGT310 Service Operations Management
MGT330 Business Strategy
plus at least four (4) from
INR210 Industrial Relations in Australia
LAW220 Business Organisations Law
MGT220 E-Commerce
MGT290 Project Management
MGT320 Managing Change
MGT340 International Business Management
MGT367 Leadership Issues

Electives

Students must choose eight (8) electives either by:

  • completing a joint study in another discipline area, which will be included on the testamur, and adding the number of free electives needed to bring the total number of subjects to 24; or by
  • selecting eight (8) free electives. A free elective is any undergraduate subject offered by Charles Sturt University provided prerequisites and enrolment restrictions have been met.

Note that at least 3 electives must be Business or Business related subjects.

Students must ensure that there are no more than twelve (12) level one subjects in their degree. Students must also ensure that they complete a minimum of five (5) level three subjects in their degree. The level of a subject is designated by the first digit in the subject code, e.g. MGT100 is a level one subject.

Joint Studies

Students may also undertake a joint study, aprescribed set of subjects taken from a discipline other than the chosen specialisation. Students are then able to use the title of the joint study in conjunction with the specialisation (e.g. Bachelor of Business (Management/Finance).

  • Joint Study disciplines

Enrolment pattern

Part time suggested study sequence

Session 1

MGT100 Organisations & Management
1 x Foundation subject from:
ACC100 Accounting 1
ITC105 Communication & Information Management
LAW110 Business Law
MKT110 Marketing & Society

Session 2

BUS110 Professional Practice
1 x Specialisation subject from:
INR210 Industrial Relations in Australia
LAW220 Business Organisations Law
MGT220 E-Commerce
MGT290 Project Management
MGT320 Managing Change
MGT340 International Business Management
MGT367 Leadership Issues

Session 3

QBM120 Business Data Analysis
1 x Specialisation subject from:
INR210 Industrial Relations in Australia
LAW220 Business Organisations Law
MGT220 E-Commerce
MGT290 Project Management
MGT320 Managing Change
MGT340 International Business Management
MGT367 Leadership Issues

Session 4

ECO130 Business Economics
MGT210 Organisational Behaviour

Session 5

BUS220 Business Placement
MGT230 Ethics, Sustainability & Culture

Session 6

HRM210 Human Resource Management
1 x Specialisation subject from:
INR210 Industrial Relations in Australia
LAW220 Business Organisations Law
MGT220 E-Commerce
MGT290 Project Management
MGT320 Managing Change
MGT340 International Business Management
MGT367 Leadership Issues

Session 7

1 x Specialisation subject from:
INR210 Industrial Relations in Australia
LAW220 Business Organisations Law
MGT220 E-Commerce
MGT290 Project Management
MGT320 Managing Change
MGT340 International Business Management
MGT367 Leadership Issues
1 x Elective

Session 8

2 x Electives

Session 9

MGT310 Service Operations Management
1 x Elective

Session 10

2 x Electives

Session 11

2 x Electives

Session 12

BUS370 Business Internship
MGT330 Business Strategy

Full time suggested study sequence

Session 1

MGT100 Organisations & Management
1 x Foundation subject from:
ACC100 Accounting 1
ITC105 Communication & Information Management
LAW110 Business Law
MKT110 Marketing & Society
1 x Specialisation subject from:
INR210 Industrial Relations in Australia
LAW220 Business Organisations Law
MGT220 E-Commerce
MGT290 Project Management
MGT320 Managing Change
MGT340 International Business Management
MGT367 Leadership Issues
1 x Elective

Session 2

BUS110 Professional Practice
ECO130 Business Economics
MGT210 Organisational Behaviour
1 x Specialisation subject from:
INR210 Industrial Relations in Australia
LAW220 Business Organisations Law
MGT220 E-Commerce
MGT290 Project Management
MGT320 Managing Change
MGT340 International Business Management
MGT367 Leadership Issues

Session 3

BUS220 Business Placement
MGT230 Ethics, Sustainability & Culture
QBM120 Business Data Analysis
1 x Specialisation subject from:
INR210 Industrial Relations in Australia
LAW220 Business Organisations Law
MGT220 E-Commerce
MGT290 Project Management
MGT320 Managing Change
MGT340 International Business Management
MGT367 Leadership Issues

Session 4

HRM210 Human Resource Management
1 x Specialisation subject from:
INR210 Industrial Relations in Australia
LAW220 Business Organisations Law
MGT220 E-Commerce
MGT290 Project Management
MGT320 Managing Change
MGT340 International Business Management
MGT367 Leadership Issues
2 x Electives

Session 5

BUS370 Business Internship
MGT310 Service Operations Management
2 x Electives

Session 6

MGT330 Business Strategy
3 x Electives

At a glance

Study Mode

On campus; Distance education

Where

Albury-Wodonga; Bathurst; Melbourne (Study Centre); Sydney (Study Centre); Wagga Wagga

When

Session 1; Session 2

Level

Undergraduate

Duration

The minimum full-time duration for this course is six sessions by distance education or on campus.

International?

YES

Indicative ATAR

65

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