Bachelor of Business

Course Summary

 

Course Duration:

  • 3 years full-time over 6 semesters (two semesters per year) requiring the completion of 24 subjects (4 per semester) for the Bachelor Degree
  • 2 years full time over 4 semesters (two semesters per year) requiring the completion of 16 subjects (4 per semester) for the Associate Degree .
  • 1 year full time over 2 semesters (two semesters in one year) requiring the completion of 8 subjects (4 per semester) for the Diploma. 
  • A fast-track option is available providing students enrol in three semesters per year (includes Summer semester)
  • Bachelor degree may be completed in 2 years full-time where Credit Transfer is granted for a minimum of eight subjects for relevant previous study
  •  International students must adhere to the UBSS Study Load rules to ensure they complete within their CoE period

Majors Available

All students in the Bachelor of Business must choose one (1) major of study at the commencement of the course based on their interests and/or career aspirations. There are three majors to choose from:

Visit the Choosing and Changing Majors page to find out more information about choosing a major.

Entry & Exit Levels

1. Diploma of Business – 1 year course – 8 core subjects

2. Associate Degree of Business – 2 year course – 16 subjects

3. Bachelor of Business – 3 year course – 24 subjects with options to specialise (majors) and/or take minors in several disciplines.

Entry requirements are available in the UBSS Course Admissions Policy for all Bachelor of Business majors.

1. Diploma of Business (1-Year Course) 8 units

This course aims to develop the foundation knowledge and skills of business relevant to administrative work in a business enterprise. Students will develop fundamental knowledge of general principles and applications of a range of core business skills and knowledge. The course also provides employment skills that will provide a broad-based entry point into a range of professional Business occupations.

This course may be a stand-alone one year higher education Diploma level course, or as an exit point after one year of study in either the Associate Degree of Business or the Bachelor of Business. In addition, graduates of the course may articulate directly into either the Associate Degree of Business or the Bachelor of Business with one year of advanced standing toward the degree. This course aims to develop foundation knowledge and skills essential to operating successfully within a business milieu.

The goals of this course are to develop:

  • Fundamental knowledge of general principles and applications of a core range of business skills and knowledge
  • Provision of employment skills that will provide a broad-based entry point into a range of professional Business occupations and/or the articulation into the Associate Degree in Business
  • The facilitation of life-long learning
  • Basic accounting principles and practice including:
  • The income statement
  • The balance sheet
  • The accounting structure
  • The accounting cycle
  • Foundational management theories and principles including:
  • Elements of business organization
  • The management role
  • Motivational factors in the workplace
  • Basic human resource requirements
  • Macroeconomic influences
  • Fundamental principles of business economics
  • Interpersonal communication

CRICOS Course Code: 068410J

 2. Associate Degree of Business (2-Year Course)

The Associate Degree in Business equips graduates with the specialist skills and knowledge necessary in Accounting, Management or Human Resources. Graduates of the Associate Degree in Business can extend their knowledge and skills by continuing their studies in the Bachelor of Business program. The Associate Degree in Business consists of 16 units completed over 4 semesters of full-time study in 2 years. The 16 units are comprised of 8 core units and another 8 units chosen from the Management Major, Accounting Major, HR Major or electives.

Graduates from this degree will be well placed to enter the world of business, having gained an understanding of the fundamentals of business principles and systems, thinking and practices. Graduate attributes developed in the Associate Degree in Business are currently in high demand in both large and small businesses and it is expected that this demand will grow for the foreseeable future.

The learning goals of this course are to develop:

  • Understanding and interpretation of key business concepts and theories and their application in the relevant technical, social and cultural contexts
  • Development of a broad-based, multi-disciplinary conceptual and theoretical understanding within the Business discipline
  • Skills in interpersonal communication
  • Provision of employment skills that will provide an entry point into a range of professional Business occupations
  • The facilitation of life-long learning

CRICOS Course Code : 068407D

3. Bachelor of Business ( 3-Year Course)

The learning goals of this course are to develop:

  • Understanding and interpretation of a range of marketing, human resource and management concepts and theories and their application in the relevant technical, social and cultural contexts
  • Development of a broad-based, multi-disciplinary conceptual and theoretical understanding within the Business discipline
  • Ability to access, interpret, comprehend and evaluate research and information
  • The capacity for critical thinking by way of effective written and oral forms of communication
  • The capacity to integrate and synthesise knowledge from different disciplines to solve problems in business settings, with a demonstrated awareness of ethical and social responsibility
  • Skills in interpersonal communication
  • Provision of employment skills that will provide an entry point into a range of professional Business occupations
  • The facilitation of life-long learning

CRICOS Course Code : 068409B