Bachelor of Business

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Create your own unique business degree to start you on your individual career path.

The Bachelor of Business is a three-year course comprising a core of mandatory units of study and a selected specialisation, plus either an additional specialisation, electives, or a combination of an area of study with electives. This provides a more personalised learning experience.

All students undertake the same first year subjects, which are complemented in second and third years by specialisations in either two business disciplines, or a single specialisation and an area of study. Areas of Study can be chosen from business, legal studies, arts, science, health or engineering. These are subject to the approval of the course co-ordinator and may be limited by prerequisite requirements.

If you don’t get the Clearly-in ATAR for the business course you want, or you're just not sure which specialisation you want to choose, you can enrol and study all the common first year units - then decide which way to go from second year on.

Specialisations

The Bachelor of Business offers specialisations in a number of disciplines, two of which are available to International students only:

 

Course essentials

Careers

Graduating with a degree in Business from VU will put you ahead of the game. Focus your studies in one of our specialisations and learn fundamental skills you can apply in any sector.

Job titles

  • Market analyst
  • Business analyst
  • Financial analyst
  • Economist
  • Human resource adviser

Organisations employing business graduates

As a business professional, you could gain employment in private business or the public sector in a broad spectrum of fields including human resources, retail and marketing.

Salaries

The average salary for business professionals in Australia is A$78,921 (PayScale).

Employment rates

Management and organisation analysts are in high demand with employment set to grow strongly in the next five years (Job Outlook).

Placements

As part of VU’s commitment to Business Integrated Learning, students are encouraged to secure industry-based experience with assistance from VU staff.

Course objectives

The Bachelor of Business enables students to experience a range of educational processes and curricula that will equip graduates for entry into a constantly changing local and global workforce requiring intellectual, analytical, organisational, personal and interpersonal skills.

Upon completion of the course students should have knowledge and skills that demonstrate: • Understanding of the fundamentals of business and ethical behaviour • Broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge with depth in one or more business disciplines • Capability to apply knowledge and skills that evidence well-developed judgement and responsibility in a professional business setting • The capacity to access information, undertake a critical analysis and make judgements to solve problems in a broad range of business settings • The ability to communicate a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and skills in both oral and written form to a range of associates in business • The capacity to reflect on their own learning and career goals and develop strategies for achieving them.

Units and electives

The Bachelor of Business is a three year course on a full time basis. Students will be required to complete 84 credit points of core unit (7), 36 credit points of professional development units (3), 84 credit points of specialisation units (7) and a further 84 credit points of elective units of study which can be undertaken as a second specialisation or chosen from any undergraduate unit at Victoria University.

All undergraduate degree units of study carry a value of 12 credit points. Each student must obtain 288 points through academic study to graduate.

Core Units of Study

Professional Development Units of Study

Plus

Specialisation One - seven units of study

Students will be required to choose a specialisation to study from the list of specialisations below

Plus

either:

Seven elective units of study

OR

Specialisation Two - seven units of study

OR

The combination of an Area of Study* chosen from business, legal studies, arts, science, health or engineering with electives totalling seven units of study

* An Area of Study is defined as five units of study approved by the course coordinator selected from a specialisation.

Admission information

  • Year 12: To qualify for admission into the Bachelor of Business, applicants must have successfully completed a course of study at Year 12 or equivalent. Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 25 in English (ESL) or 20 in any other English. Selection Mode: Current Year 12 applicants: ATAR and two-stage process with a middle-band of approximately 20%. Middle-band: consideration is given to performance in the full range of Year 12 studies undertaken. A study score of at least 25 in English (any) = a maximum aggregate 2 points higher. A study score of at least 20 in one or more business (any), information technology (any) or mathematics (any) = an aggregate 2 points higher per study, to a maximum 10 points. Consideration may also be given to the SEAS application and the Victoria University West + 5 scheme. Overall maximum of 12 aggregate points.
  • International: Applicants must provide evidence of proficiency in the English language: International English Language Testing System (IELTS) result with an overall score of 6.0 and no individual band score less than 6.0 or equivalent. Applicants must also have completed a secondary school qualification equivalent to Australia's Year 12.
  • Mature: Applicants who have not completed Year 12 but who possess appropriate educational qualifications, work or life experiences which would enable them to successfully undertake the course, will be considered for admission.

How to apply for this course

Apply direct to VU

Direct applications close on 25 July 2014.

Before applying:

Note that campus locations may offer different options (e.g. study mode, fee type). You may wish to review:

  • The course index to confirm the study options available at each location.
  • Advice to applicants which provides information about how to apply for your course and what happens when you submit your application.

Also consider whether you wish to apply for:

  • Special consideration: For people with specific life circumstances, you can request these be taken into consideration when assessing your course application.
  • Extra credit for past skills and study (this is known as 'Advanced standing').

When you're ready:

Apply direct to VU

You will need to create an account (or use your existing VU one).

You'll be able to submit applications for one or more courses and track the progress of these whenever you like.

After you apply:

It is important that you check emails from us (remember to also look in the Spam folder) and complete any requests for information by the given dates, otherwise your application may not be considered.

Transferring between VU courses

Want to swap into this course from another VU course? You can apply online at the Admissions centre .

Remember it’s best to be accepted into your new course before withdrawing from your current course.

You can also contact us directly:

  • Ring us on +61 3 9919 6100
  • Find answers and ask questions at GOTOVU

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