Bachelor of Business (Management)

What is business management?

A business manager is responsible for overseeing a company or organisation’s overall activities and day-to-day operations.

People working in business management are responsible for ensuring that employee productivity is aligned with the goals of the organisation and that they are on track to meet timely financial targets.

Business managers are also looked to as leaders in their organisation, and need to be able to motivate and inspire staff to excel in their roles throughout the year.

About this course

This course is designed for students who wish to pursue a management career in industry and commerce. The course prepares you for all aspects of business operations and for the development of specific on-the-job skills.
The course offers an optimum blend of theory with the flexibility to develop both soft skills for working with people and also hard skills such as strategy, planning, managing organisational change and business operations.
Additional subjects that offer strategic and international perspectives will prepare you for employment in r

regional, national and international organisations.

You can tailor your degree to suit your career aims by adding a Joint Study* in Accounting, Finance, Human Resource Management, Law, Marketing or Online Business Technologies.

As a graduate, you will be eligible for a variety of careers in the public and private sectors. Employment opportunities include:

  • joining a graduate training scheme with a large private company in commerce or industry

  • being an entrepreneur or owner/manager in a small or medium-sized company

  • joining a business as a store or department manager

  • working in a government, semi-government or non-profit organisation as a section or department manager.

This course is also offered at Charles Sturt University campuses in Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst and Wagga Wagga.

  • Course duration: 3 years.

What's involved?

You must successfully complete 24 subjects to graduate. The course comprises 16 core subjects and eight (8) unrestricted electives.

How much will it cost?

Find out the Bachelor of Business Management tuition fees

Where can I study Business Management?

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.

Industry Recognition

Graduates are eligible for membership of professional organisations such as the Australian Institute of Management.

Career Options


  • Retail store manager
  • Sales representative
  • Financial adviser
  • Department manager

Growth service industries

  • Distribution 
  • Leisure
  • Financial services

Private sector commerce and industry

  • Graduate training schemes
  • Management trainee roles

Government and not-for-profit organisations

  • Section manager
  • Department manager

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.

Get in touch to find out more.

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 (Management) degree from CSU Study Centres.

Course Structure#

Core Subjects
BUS113 Work Integrated Learning 1
BUS221 Work Integrated Learning 2
BUS372 Work Integrated Learning 3
ECO130 Business Economics
HRM210 Human Resource Management
LAW110 Business Law
MGT100 Organisations and Management
MGT210 Organisational Behaviour
MGT211 Business Ethics: A Global Perspective
MGT290 Project Management
MGT310 Operations Management
MGT320 Managing Change
MGT330 Business Strategy (Capstone Subject)
MGT340 International Management
MGT367 Leadership Issues
QBM120 Business Data Analysis

#Not all subjects may be offered at Charles Sturt University Study Centres.
Note: Not all subjects are offered each session.

Unrestricted Electives

Students must choose eight electives either by:

  • Completing a Joint Study in another discipline area, which will be included on the testamur, and adding the number of electives needed to bring the total number of subjects to 24; or by
  • Selecting eight electives. An elective is any undergraduate subject offered by CSU, provided prerequisites and enrolment restrictions have been met.

Please note that at least three unrestricted electives must be business or business-related subjects.

Students must ensure that there are no more than twelve level one subjects in their degree. Students must also ensure that they complete a minimum of five level three subjects in their degree. The level of a subject is designated by the first digit in the subject code, e.g. MGT100 is a level one subject.

Joint Study

Joint Study allows you to take a fixed set of subjects from a discipline other than Management. The discipline you choose for Joint Study will be shown on your degree certificate, alongside the Bachelor of Business (Management) title, e.g. ‘Bachelor of Business (Management/Marketing)’.

If you choose a Joint Study, you'll study five subjects drawn from a select set of options.

Some subjects require you to have passed prerequisites before you’re allowed to begin. For other subjects you'll be allowed to judge for yourself whether you have enough prior knowledge and experience to manage the course.

You won’t be allowed to claim more than one Joint Study.

Joint Study programs currently available for the Bachelor of Business (Management) include:

  • Accounting
  • Human Resources Management
  • Information Systems
  • Marketing.