Bachelor of Business

Our Bachelor of Business 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 over a dozen 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.

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. VU Sydney students can apply for a range of internship opportunities via the ECA Internship Department

Course essentials

Course location Duration Course code
Sydney 6 semesters of study BBNS
CRICOS code Intakes Course fee
092820B March, July and November A$9,360 per semester

Course structure

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) 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.

Units of study

View the full course structure for detailed information, including the recommended order to take the following units of study:

Majors

The Bachelor of Business gives options to tailor your learning to your specific needs.

All students study a common first year which is complemented in second and third years by majors in either or two business study areas.

Accounting

Graduate with an Accounting major and be prepared to work in a variety of roles in accounting practices, medium and large corporations, the public sector and not-for-profit organisations.

Careers opportunities in accounting include roles such as:

  • accountant
  • business analyst
  • auditor
  • financial advisor
  • taxation consultant.

Accreditation


The Accounting Major is accredited by CPA Australia and the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ).

Professional Recognition

Graduate with an Accounting major, and you'll meet the requirements for membership with CPA Australia when the appropriate sequence of units is completed.

 Entry into the Institute of Chartered Accountants – Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) Chartered Accountants Program requires the completion of the same sequence of units plus Taxation Law and Practice and Auditing units.

Information Systems Management

In the Information Systems Management major you will examine information systems analysis, modelling, development, digital commerce and management techniques and approaches. You will apply your learning to develop and deliver an information systems project.

Gain the fundamental concepts, knowledge and skills required to facilitate a career in business analysis, project management, data management or e-business in a global economy.

Career opportunities in the ICT sector include roles such as:

  • systems analyst
  • business analyst
  • help desk operator
  • programmer (and designer)
  • applications developer
  • network administrator
  • information systems manager.

Entry requirements

English language requirements

You must provide evidence that you have completed an approved English language test, and achieved the result as described below.

English language examination method Result
IELTS (Academic Module): Overall score (no band less than) 6.0 (6.0)
TOEFL Internet: Overall score (section score no less than) 67 (Listening 12, Speaking 18, Reading 15, Writing 21)
Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score (no section score less than): 50-57 (50)
University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Total score of 52
VU English - University Preparation UPU (Undergraduate) Achieved
English Language School in Sydney (ELSIS)- EAP 2 (advanced) B grade

Recognition of prior English language studies

If you have completed a qualification where English was the primary language of instruction, you may be eligible for an English language exemption. Check our Guide to English Language Requirements to find out if you qualify.

Students who do not meet the English language requirements may choose to undertake an intensive English course at the English Language School in Sydney (ELSIS).

Academic requirements

Entry into an undergraduate course (e.g. bachelor degree) generally requires you to have completed:

  • a secondary school qualification equivalent to an Australian Year 12 qualification.

Your eligibility will be assessed when we receive your completed application.

Admission requirements in your country

Find out if you meet the minimum academic (international qualification) requirements to be eligible to apply for this course by reviewing the academic entry requirements listed by country.

Applicants must be aged 18 or over to be eligible to apply for this course.

Study pathways

Gain credit (also known as advanced standing) into the Bachelor of Business (Accounting) if you have completed one of the following courses with our pathway partner - Zenith Business Academy:

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 and submitted to the Student Services centre on Level 3.

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Submit an application to study this course at VU Sydney.