Bachelor of Business - VU Brisbane

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ATAR: not required
Course code: BBNS
CRICOS code: 092820B
Duration: 3 years (6 semesters of study)
Fees (2024): A$16,700 per semester (scholarship available
Intakes: 19 February, 29 April, 29 July, 30 September, 28 October


Our Bachelor of Business at Victoria University provides you with flexibility and professional development to help you prepare for a constantly changing local and global business workforce. Develop a solid foundation in core business studies followed by a choice of major study from specialty business areas.

The course is taught over three years. It offers challenging, engaging and valued real-world experiences. Through a range of educational approaches and curricula you will further develop intellectual, analytical, organisational, personal and interpersonal skills.

We are proud that VU Brisbane uses the innovative VU Block Model® across all our undergraduate courses.


To attain the Bachelor of Business, students will be required to complete 288 credit points (equivalent to 24 units) consisting of:

  • 96 credit points (equivalent to 8 units) of Core Business units
  • 96 credit points (equivalent to 8 units) of Major studies selected from the majors listed below
  • 96 credit points (equivalent to 8 units) made up of either:
    • 2nd Major 96 credit points (equivalent to 8 units), or
    • 1 Discipline Minor 48 credit points (equivalent to 4 units) and 1 Breadth Minor 48 credit points (equivalent to 4 units).

Please note: all students must complete BPD2100 International Business Challenge.

Students will complete BPD2100 International Business Challenge:

  • in place of BPD3100 Applied Business Challenge when completing a second major; or
  • when completing a Breadth Minor.


On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • 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
  • exhibit professional judgement in the selection and use of common business tools to support decision-making and project management in a general business context
  • critically evaluate priorities and articulate key issues in complex business problems
  • 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
  • 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          
  • 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
  • clearly and coherently communicate independent insights and ideas using verbal, written and visual modes of delivery to both specialist and non-specialist audiences
  • exemplify personal awareness, self-motivation, change readiness and resilience in response to dynamic environments/conditions
  • reflect lifelong learning attributes including autonomous, self-directed learning skills and habits.



If you've completed one or more of the following courses at VU, you'll be guaranteed a place in this degree. In some cases you may receive credit for your previous study, reducing the time it takes to complete your course.

If you've 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.


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.

ECA Professional Year can assist with providing a pathway from university to professional employment, after you graduate.


1. Talk to us – Call  +61 7 3210 7402

A conversation with one of our Student Enrolment Advisors will reassure you that you meet all the application requirements of the online course.

2. Prepare your documents

To complete your application, you will need to submit:

  • certified copies of your academic transcript/s or certificate/s of completion
  • a copy of your current CV that includes your current Position Description (PD)
  • supporting letter from your employer outlining your duties, responsibilities and duration of your employment/volunteer work.

3. Submit your application.

Apply online directly via our Admissions Centre.

You will receive an email to confirm your application and advise whether you need to provide any additional information.