Bachelor of Business Studies

What is business studies?

Business studies is the study of the principles of business, processes, management and economics.

Business studies will give you a solid, foundational understanding of how businesses are run, and develop your skills in strategy, communications, operations and commercial activity.

It is also an opportunity to develop your entrepreneurial skills, learn how to run your own business and think critically about the problems you may face.

Why study business studies?

Getting the opportunity to combine your interests is one of benefits of studying business studies at university level. You can get experience in a variety of areas of business and then specialise in an area you are passionate about.

Because it is a broad subject, you can apply the knowledge gained in a business studies degree to a vast variety of industries. Talented graduates with strong business acumen are in demand around the world in both large organisations and small start-ups, giving you flexibility in your career.

During your studies, you will develop the academic and practical knowledge to start your own business, from finance and accounting, to marketing and advertising.

The Bachelor of Business Studies is designed for students seeking a flexible business degree, with ambitious career options in industry, business, the public sector or international organisations.

Why should you apply?

The course offers a wide choice of subjects and lets you include qualifications from your previous higher education studies.

What's involved?

You'll study 24 subjects across three years. The core requirements for this degree are flexible so there is no prescribed course enrollment pattern. Two thirds of the subjects you choose must be from a business-based or business-related discipline.

How much will it cost?

Find out the Bachelor of Business Studies tuition fees

Where can I study business studies?

Sydney and Melbourne Study Centres.

Entry Requirements

Curious about the grades you'll need to enrol?

Find out more about our English language and academic entry requirements.

Course Structure

  • 24 standard subjects
  • No more than 12 level-one subjects (The level of a subject is designated by the first digit in the subject code eg. ACC100 is a level one subject.)
  • At least two thirds of the 24 standard subjects in business-based or business-related discipline areas, including at least four subjects at level two and four subjects at level three
  • International students must also demonstrate accomplishment of CSU’s Graduate Learning Outcomes (GLOs) by completing subjects covering numeracy, Academic Literacy, Information & Research Literacy, Digital Literacy, Global Citizenship, and Sustainable Practice. Local students must also complete MGT230 Ethics, Sustainability & Culture in order to demonstrate Indigenous Cultural Competency.

At least one strategic subject from:
ACC311* Strategic and Sustainable Accounting
MGT330 Business Strategy
MKT340 Strategic Marketing Management

You should consult your Course Coordinator before choosing your subjects, to find out whether courses are available and to make sure you meet the prerequisites. Core requirements for this program are flexible so there is no prescribed course enrolment pattern. We do recommend you complete Level 1 subjects before taking Level 2 subjects. Similarly, it is advisable to study Level 2 before progressing to Level 3.

Career Options

  • Business
  • Industry
  • The public sector
  • International organisations

Recognition of Previous Study and Experience

At CSU Study Centres we value your existing qualifications and real-life experience. We don’t usually expect you to repeat subjects you have already passed at another university or college, or to study topics you have already mastered through work or other experience.

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If you need some help to meet the entry requirements for undergraduate study, the following pathway program allows you to gain credit towards a Bachelor of Business Studies degree from CSU Study Centres.

*This subject has a prerequisite and cannot be undertaken before its prerequisite subject is passed.