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.

About the course

This course allows you to construct a program of study that you consider will best meet your future needs.

The course offers an extensive portfolio of business subjects developed by Charles Sturt University, and is designed so that you can include qualifications from any tertiary study you may previously have undertaken

It is important to note that there are no specialisations in this program however, you can design your course around your own particular business interests.

  • Course duration: 3 years

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

In order to be awarded the Bachelor of Business Studies from Charles Sturt University, students are required to complete 24 standard subjects (192 points) including:

  • at least one strategy capstone subject chosen from:
    • ACC311 Strategic & Sustainable Accounting*
    • HRM330 Strategic Human Resource Management
    • MGT330 Business Strategy; or
    • MKT340 International Management
  • no more than 12 x Level 1 subjects
  • at least 4 x Level 2 subjects
  • at least 4 x Level 3 subjects
  • at least 16 of the 24 subjects chosen from the subjects listed in any of the undergraduate programmes

The level of a subject is determined by the first number in the subject code. For example ACC100 is a Level 1 subject, MGT340 is a Level 3 subject. A standard subject is deemed to be an 8 credit point subject. International students must also demonstrate accomplishment of Charles Sturt University’s Graduate Learning Outcomes (GLOs) by completing subjects covering numeracy, Academic Literacy, Information & Research Literacy, Digital Literacy, Global Citizenship, and Sustainable Practice.

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

Note: 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.

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

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.