Bachelor of Business

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Course essentials

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 coordinator and may be limited by prerequisite requirements.


After completing first year Bachelor of Business units, you will have the opportunity to take specialisation units in the following study areas:


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.


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).


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

Study pathways

Find out more about pathways and credits.

Credit for skills and past study

If you have completed study with another university or institution and believe you are eligible to receive credit for skills and past study, you can apply for advanced standing.

Applications for advanced standing can be made after a discussion with your course coordinator or academic adviser.

Course objectives

The Bachelor of Business enables students to experience a range of educational approaches 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 Bachelor of Business graduates will be able to:

  1. Critically review, synthesise and adapt business theories to analyse authentic contemporary problems in a variety of domestic and international contexts appreciating the value of diversity and intercultural settings.
  2. Exhibit professional judgement in the selection and use of common business tools to support decision-making and project management in a general business context
  3. Critically evaluate priorities and articulate key issues in complex business problems
  4. Analyse and reflect on the impact of contemporary external (strategy, cultural and other competitive pressures) and internal factors (structure, culture and systems) to achieve effective business practices.
  5. Critically review and apply practical, effective and ethically responsible solutions with initiative and professional judgement to a range of business-related challenges at both strategic and operational levels
  6. Contribute effectively, with personal accountability for outcomes in a dynamic 21st century work team, working in an ethical and socially responsible manner whilst acknowledging the contributions of others in achieving both individual and team goals..
  7. Clearly and coherently communicate independent insights and ideas using verbal, written and visual modes of delivery to both specialist and non-specialist audiences
  8. Exemplify personal awareness, self-motivation, change readiness and resilience in response to dynamic environments/conditions
  9. Reflect lifelong learning attributes including autonomous, self-directed learning skills and habits

Course structure

The Bachelor of Business is a three year course on a full time basis, which may be undertaken in part-time mode. Students will be required to complete in total 288 credit points (equivalent to 24 units) consisting of:

  • 96 credit points of common first year studies including the Integrated Business Challenge unit (equivalent to 8 units)

  • 96 credit points of specialisation studies including the Applied Business Challenge capstone unit (equivalent to 8 units)

  • 96 credit points of elective studies including the International Business Challenge unit (equivalent to 8 units)

In place of 48 credit point elective units, students may choose one of the two new Global Challenge capstone minors (Global Leadership or Global Indigenous). These two minors offer a unique opportunity to further appreciate global issues while developing important personal skills.

Common First Year Units

Year 2, Semester 1

24 credit point (2) Specialisation units

24 credit point (2) Elective units

Year 2, Semester 2

24 credit point (2) Specialisation units

12 credit point (1) Elective unit

Year 3, Semester 1

24 credit point (2) Specialisation units

24 credit point (2) Elective units

Year 3, Semester 2

24 credit point (2) Specialisation units

24 credit point (2) Elective units

Elective units are chosen from any undergraduate units at Victoria University - no more than 12 credit points (1) from 1000 series units and at least 48 credit points (4) must be from 3000 or 4000 series units.



Admission requirements

  • TAFE: Successful completion of a cognate (similar discipline) Australian Diploma or Advanced Diploma (or equivalent) will be granted advanced standing of a maximum 96 credit points (Diploma) or 144 credit points (Advanced Diploma).
    Successful completion of a non-cognate (not similar) Australian (or equivalent) Diploma or Advanced Diploma will be granted advanced standing on a case by case basis.
  • Year 12: Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.
  • International: Successful completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent)
    Successful completion of an Australian Diploma or Advanced Diploma (or equivalent)
    IELTS (or equivalent): Overall score of 6 with no band less than 6.0
  • Mature: Applicants with relevant work, education and/or community experience will be considered for admission to the course.

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