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Bachelor of Business Studies

Graduation requirements

To graduate from the Bachelor of Business Studies, students must satisfactorily complete 192 points (24 undergraduate subjects).

To graduate from the University Certificate in Business Studies, students are required to:.

  • complete eight standard subjects or their equivalent (where a standard subject is 8 points)
  • complete at least two thirds of the eight standard subjects (i.e. at least six out of eight subjects) in business-based or business related discipline areas approved by the Course Coordinator
  • complete all eight standard business subjects by undertaking subjects taught by CSU or subjects designated as 'CSU subjects' (i.e. those subjects offered under affiliation agreements between CSU and external organisations).

Note: No credits are granted for the University Certificate in Business Studies.

To graduate with the Associate Degree in Business Studies from CSU, students are required to:

  • complete 16 standard subjects or their equivalent (where a standard subject is 8 points)
  • complete at least two thirds of the 16 standard subjects (i.e. 11 out of 16 subjects) in business-based or business related discipline areas approved by the Course Coordinator, including at least four subjects at Level 2
  • complete at least half of the 16 standard subjects (i.e. at least eight subjects) by taking subjects taught by CSU

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

What is this course about?

CSU's Business Studies courses offer flexible, generalist undergraduate degrees, with a wide range of opportunities and choices available to graduates.

About the course

This course allows you to construct a program of study that best meets your interests and future work plans. The course draws upon the extensive portfolio of subjects offered by the Faculty of Business, as well as subject offerings of other CSU Faculties.

There are no specialisations in this program, however, you may choose to cluster subject choices around particular areas of interest or opt for an array of areas of study to give a taste of the various business areas to better inform you about potential career choices. You are also encouraged to consider undertaking subjects which develop work ready skills.

Subjects offered within the Faculty of Business provide and optimum blend of theory and practice and aim to provide you with both soft skills such as communication, problem solving and ethical understanding to enable you to work with people, as well as the hard skills associated with particular areas of study, including management, marketing, finance, law, economics, accounting, computing, mathematics, 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.

International students may study these courses through CSU regional campuses or the CSU Study Centre Sydney or Melbourne. An intake in Session 3 is available for Study Centres and distance education students.

As with all our courses, the Bachelor of Business Studies is designed and delivered with study flexibility in mind. You can choose between full-time and part-time study options to fit in with work and lifestyle commitments. You could choose to study just one subject in an academic session or, with approval, fast-track degree completion by undertaking four subjects per session.

Workplace learning

Industry requires graduates who are better equipped for the workplace. Within the Faculty of Business there are a number of workplace learning subjects which provide students with the opportunity to undertaking 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 throughout 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.

Career opportunities

Career opportunities

This course is a flexible, generalist undergraduate degree. There is a wide range of opportunities available to graduates across all sectors of the economy from not-for-profit and public sector to global enterprises. The option to design a degree which draws subjects from across the discipline areas of the Faculty of Business, as well as subjects from other Faculties, which permits tailoring of subjects to meet a variety of career aspirations.

Course structure

Bachelor of Business Studies

In order to be awarded the Bachelor of Business Studies from CSU students are required to:

  • complete 24 standard subjects or their equivalent (where a standard subject is equal to one quarter of a full-time equivalent load);
  • complete at least two thirds of the 24 standard subjects in business-based or business related discipline areas approved by the Course Coordinator, including at least four subjects at level two (or its equivalent) and four subjects at level three (or its equivalent);
  • complete at least one third of the 24 standard subjects, by taking subjects taught by CSU or subjects designated as CSU subjects (i.e. those subjects offered under affiliation agreements between CSU and external organisations).

Students may either complete the 24 subjects (192 points) from the above selection or if admitted with credit on the basis of a credit package, would need to consult the Course Co-ordinator on the number and levels of the subjects to meet the requirements of the course. As a guide to the subject curriculum, students are recommended to select from the following list of business subjects.

Level 1 subjects:

ACC100 Accounting 1
ACC110 Accounting 2
BUS110 Professional Practice
ECO130 Business Economics
ITC105 Communication & Information Management
LAW110 Business Law
MGT100 Organisations and Management
MKT110 Marketing & Society
QBM120 Business Data Analysis

Level 2 subjects:

ACC200 Accounting Systems
ACC210 Management Accounting 1
ACC222 External Reporting
BUS220 Business Placement
ECO210 Labour Economics
ECO220 Macroeconomic Analysis
FIN211 Financial Management
FIN221 Investments
FIN230 Financial Institutions and Markets
HRM210 Human Resource Management
INR210 Industrial Relations in Australia
LAW200 Commercial Activities: Law and policy
LAW220 Business Organisations Law
MGT210 Organisational Behaviour
MGT230 Ethics, Sustainability & Culture
MGT245 Managing Yourself & Others
MGT290 Project Management
MKT220 Buyer Behaviour
MKT230 Marketing Research
MKT240 Market Analysis
MKT235 Brand Management
MKT260 International Marketing
TRM210 Introduction to Tourism

Level 3 subjects:
ACC310 Management Accounting 2
ACC322 Company Accounting
ACC331 Auditing and Assurance Services
ACC341 Accounting Theory
BUS370 Business Internship
ECO320 International Economics
ECO330 Urban and Regional Economics
FIN331 Financial Planning
FIN340 International Finance
FIN350 Strategic Financial Management
FIN360 Treasury Risk Management
FIN370 Funds Management
HRM310 Developing Human Resources
HRM320 Issues in Human Resource Management
HRM330 Strategic Human Resource Management
LAW301 Taxation Law (Principles)
LAW330 Finance Law
LAW370 Law of Employment
LAW395 Electronic Commerce and the Law
MGT310 Service Operations Management
MGT320 Managing Change
MGT330 Business Strategy
MGT340 International Business Management
MGT367 Leadership Issues
MKT310 Marketing Communications
MKT336 B2B Marketing
MKT335 Marketing of Services
MKT340 Strategic Marketing Management
MKT350 Product Innovation Management
TRM330 Issues in Tourism Policy and Planning
TRM340 Tourism Project
TRM360 Tourism Event Management

Associate Degree in Business Studies - 16 subjects or 128 points

In order to be awarded the Associate Degree in Business Studies from CSU students are required:
• to complete 16 standard subjects or their equivalent (where a standard subject is equal to one eighth of a full-time annual equivalent load);
• to complete at least two thirds of the 16 standard subjects (ie: 11 out of 16 subjects) in business-based or business related discipline areas approved by the Course Co-ordinator, including at least four subjects at Level Two;
• to complete at least one half of the 16 standard subjects (ie: at least 8 subjects) by taking subjects taught by CSU or subjects designated as 'CSU subjects' (ie those subjects offered under affiliation agreements between CSU and external organisations).
• to complete 128 points of business or business related subjects or at least 88 points of business or business related subjects and up to 40 points of free electives

Diploma of Business Studies - 8 subjects or 64 points

In order to be awarded the Diploma of Business Studies from CSU students are required:
• to complete 8 standard subjects or their equivalent (where a standard subject is equal to one eighth of a full-time annual equivalent load);
• to complete at least two thirds of the 8 standard subjects (ie: at least 6 out of 8 subjects) in business-based or business related discipline areas approved by the Course Co-ordinator;
• to complete the 8 standard subjects by taking subjects taught by CSU or subjects designated as 'CSU subjects' (ie: those subjects offered under affiliation agreements between CSU and external organisations),
• to complete 64 points of business or business related subjects or at least 48 points of business or business related subjects and up to 16 points of free electives
NB: No credits are granted for the Diploma of Business Studies.

Bachelor of Business Studies - Integrated program with NSW TAFE Riverina Institute at the Griffith TAFE Campus

Students at Griffith will be granted credit for 12 subjects (96 points) based on TAFE Advanced Diploma in Business Management and will be required to complete 12 Compulsory CSU subjects (96 points).For students at Griffith these requirements will be met as follows.

The following 12 subjects will be delivered by CSU:

Five Level 1 subjects from:

ACC100 Accounting 1
ACC110 Accounting 2
ECO110 Microeconomics
ECO130 Business Economics
LAW110 Business Law
MKT110 Marketing & Society

Two Level 2 subjects from:

MGT210 Organisational Behaviour
MGT230 Ethics, Sustainability & Culture

Five Level 3 subjects from:
BUS370 Business Internship
HRM310 Developing Human Resources
MGT310 Service Operations Management
MGT320 Managing Change
MGT330 Business Strategy
MGT340 International Business Management
MKT310 Marketing Communications


Bachelor of Business Studies - Integrated program with NSW TAFE Riverina Institute at the Wagga Wagga TAFE Campus

Students will study concurrently at TAFE NSW (Wagga Wagga) and at CSU, commencing with one CSU subject per session in first year, two CSU subjects per session in second year, and three CSU subjects per session in third year, as well as various TAFE modules. TAFE will grant some modules as credit to their students for the study of two CSU subjects (ACC100 and MGT100 ) and CSU will grant credit for twelve subjects (7 unspecified and five specified (MGT210 , MGT290 , HRM210 , INR210 and MKT220 ) for completion of the Advanced Diploma in Business Management. For students at Wagga Wagga these requirements will be met as follows. The following 12 compulsory subjects will be delivered by CSU:

Three Level 1 subjects from:

ACC100 Accounting 1
ECO130 Business Economics
MGT100 Organisations and Management
LAW110 Business Law
MKT110 Marketing and Society

Three Level 2 subjects

MGT220 e-Commerce
MGT230 Ethics, Sustainability & Culture 
LAW220 Business Organisations Law

Six Level 3 subjects from

BUS370 Business Internship
HRM310 Developing Human Resources Management
MGT310 Service Operations Management
MGT320 Managing Change
MGT330 Business Strategy
MGT340 International Business Management
MKT310 Marketing Communications

Bachelor of Business Studies Integrated program at Wodonga Institute of TAFE, Victoria

Students at Wodonga Institute of TAFE will be granted credit for 12 subjects (96 points) based on TAFE Advanced Diploma of Management and will be required to complete 12 Compulsory CSU subjects (96 points).

For students at Wodonga TAFE these requirements will be met as follows:

One Level 1 subject:

LAW110 Business Law

Six Level 2 subjects:

ACC240 Small Business Management
MGT230 Ethics, Sustainability & Culture
MKT220 Buyer Behaviour
MKT235 Brand Management
MKT 260 International Marketing
TRM210 Introduction to Tourism

Four Level 3 subjects:

MGT340 International Business Management
TRM360 Tourism Event Management
BUS370 Business Internship
and one of:
MKT310 Marketing Communications
ITC216 On-line Multi-Media
and one of:
MKT335 Marketing of Services
ITC332 Site Operations for Webmasters

Bachelor of Business Studies Integrated program at North Sydney Institute of TAFE (NSI)

Students will receive 64 points unspecified credit at 100 level and 64 points unspecified credit at 200 level for successful completion of an NSI Approved Program as listed below.

Advanced Diploma of Accounting
Advanced Diploma of Business 
Advanced Diploma of Event Management 
Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management
Advanced Diploma of Hotel Management
Advanced Diploma of Management 
Advanced Diploma of Human Resources
Advanced Diploma of Tourism Management
Advanced Diploma of Marketing

Students will complete the following CSU subjects delivered through NSI

HRM381 - Managing People Cross Culturally
MGT381 - Project Management and Regional Economics
MGT382 - Strategy and Corporate Governance
MGT383 - Business and Financial Decisions
MGT384 - Leadership and International Management
MGT385 - Communications and Professional Ethics
MGT386 - Managing Change Internationally
MKT381 – Global Marketing

Bachelor of Business Studies Integrated program at Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)

Students will receive 64 points unspecified credit at 100 level and 64 points unspecified credit at 200 level for successful completion of a CIT Approved Program as listed below.

Advanced Diploma of Accounting
Advanced Diploma of Applied Business & Information Technology
Advanced Diploma of Business 
Advanced Diploma of Event Management 
Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management
Advanced Diploma of Hotel Management
Advanced Diploma of Information Technology
Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (Network Security)
Advanced Diploma of Library/Information Services
Advanced Diploma of Management 
Advanced Diploma of Management (Human Resources)
Advanced Diploma of Tourism Management
Advanced Diploma in Government
Advanced Diploma in Government (Management)
Advanced Diploma in Government (Financial Management)

Students will complete the following CSU subjects delivered through CIT

HRM381 - Managing People Cross Culturally
MGT381 - Project Management and Regional Economics
MGT382 - Strategy and Corporate Governance
MGT383 - Business and Financial Decisions
MGT384 - Leadership and International Management
MGT385 - Communications and Professional Ethics
MGT386 - Managing Change Internationally
MKT381 – Global Marketing

Bachelor of Business Studies Integrated program at Holmesglen Institute of TAFE

On completion of the selected Diploma/Advanced Diploma listed below, students receive credit for 12 subjects

Advanced Diploma of Business (Human Resources) 
Advanced Diploma of Management 
Advanced Diploma of Hospitality (Management) 
Diploma of Accounting 
Diploma of Advertising 
Diploma of Banking 
Diploma of International Business 
Diploma of Marketing
Diploma of Tourism

Students will undertake 12 prescribed degree level subjects selected from a list which includes the following subjects. Subjects will be determined by the diploma that the student has completed:

ACC110 - Accounting 2: Management Decisions
ACC240 - Small Business Management
ECO110 - Microeconomics
ECO120 – Macroeconomics
ECO320 - International Economics
HRM210 - Human Resource Management
MGT100 - Organisations and Management
MGT210 - Organisational Behaviour
MGT250 - Asia Pacific Business
MGT320 - Managing Change
MGT340 - International Business Management
MKT110 - Marketing and Society
MKT220 - Buyer Behaviour
MKT260 - International Marketing
MKT335 - Marketing of Services
QBM117 - Business Statistics

STUDY CENTRE – SYDNEY, MELBOURNE – Martin College studies

Credit is granted into the Bachelor of Business Studies degree on successful completion of the Martin College Advanced Diploma of Management.

Students complete: 

24 standard subjects or equivalent 

At least two-thirds of the 24 standard subjects in business-based or business-related discipline areas approved by the Course Coordinator, including at least 4 subjects at Level 2 (or its equivalent) and 4 subjects at Level 3 (or its equivalent) 

At least one-third of the 24 standard subjects by taking subjects taught by CSU or subjects designated as CSU subjects (i.e. those subjects offered under affiliation agreements between CSU and external organisations) 

CHINA

The Bachelor of Business Studies is offered at four institutes:
Jilin University of Finance & Economics (formerly Changchun Taxation College)
Tianjin University of Commerce
Yangzhou University
Yunnan University of Finance & Economics (formerly Yunnan Finance and Trade Institute)

CSU Subject Credits for Program or Units within the Approved Programs completed at the above institutes.

Students at these institutions receive the equivalent of 16 x 8 point subjects (128 credit points) credit upon successful completion of the approved course.
Students complete the 8 subjects listed below. Jilin students have the option of two ITC subjects.
BUS383 - Managing Global Business
BUS384 - Global Business project Management
FIN385 - Trade and Business Finance
HRM386 - International Dimensions of HRM
MGT382 - Strategic & Corporate Governance
MGT387 - International Management Practice
MGT388 - Organisational Change
MKT389 - Global Marketing Management

(ITC331 - Ethics & Professional Practice – Jilin only)
(ITC382 – Business to Business Systems – Jilin only)

Enrolment pattern

Because of the flexibility of the course requirements, there is no prescribed enrolment pattern. Students may choose the order in which they undertake subjects, depending upon the availability of subjects and the meeting of any pre-requisites. It is recommended, however, that students complete level one subjects before completing level two subjects and level two subjects before completing level three subjects.

Articulation

The Diploma and the exit point only Associate Degree form an articulated set of courses with the Bachelor degree, and credit is given in each higher level course for subjects completed in a lower level course in the set.

Articulation agreements

The course is also delivered by the following institutions:

CSU Study Centres in Sydney and Melbourne
Canberra Institute of Technology, ACT
Riverina TAFE NSW - Griffith and Wagga Wagga
Holmesglen Institute of TAFE, Victoria
Jilin University of Finance & Economics, China (formerly Changchun Taxation College)
Tianjin University of Commerce, China
Yangzhou University, China  
Yunnan University of Finance & Economics, China (formerly Yunnan Finance & Trade Institute)

At a glance

Study Mode

On campus; Distance education

Where

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

When

Session 1; Session 2; Session 3

Level

Undergraduate

Duration

The minimum full-time duration for these courses is:

Bachelor of Business Studies:

  • Six sessions
  • Diploma of Business Studies

  • Four sessions
  • Associate Degree in Business Studies

  • Two sessions
  • International?

    YES

    Indicative ATAR

    65

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