Bachelor of Business (Management)

CRICOS Course Code: 045875K

Join business leaders of the future

Do you aspire to hold a senior management position with a top salary and high levels of responsibility? Study the Bachelor of Business (Management) at Charles Sturt University Study Centres in Melbourne or Sydney and develop the skills and knowledge you need for a successful management career. 


3 years


Start dates

  • July 2021
  • November 2021

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Entry requirements and fees

Find out more about entry requirements and fees for this course.

What is business management?

A business manager at a top level is responsible for overseeing a company or organisation’s overall activities, while heads of departments and team leaders oversee day-to-day operations. People working in business management are responsible for ensuring that employee productivity is aligned with the goals of the organisation.

Business managers are leaders in their organisation, and need to be able to motivate and inspire staff to excel in their roles. It is important to have both interpersonal skills and commercial awareness to be a successful manager. Management skills include problem solving, communication and decision making, as well as strategy development and financial planning. 

About this course

Our three-year course is designed for students who wish to pursue a management career in industry, corporate companies, government or NGOs. Through a mix of theory and soft skill development and application, you will be prepared for all aspects of business operations. You will hone your ability to work with people from a strategic and international perspective, preparing you for employment in regional, national and international organisations. Studying this course you will understand how to approach strategy, planning, managing organisational change and business operations. 

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

What will you study?

You must successfully complete 24 subjects to graduate, which includes:

  • 16 core subjects
  • 8 unrestricted electives or electives for Joint Study.

Choosing your subject

As part of your degree, you must ensure that you complete:

  • no more than twelve level one subjects
  • a minimum of five level three subjects.

Your Course Coordinator can advise you on available courses and prerequisites. We recommend you complete the subject levels in order of difficulty. 

  • Core subjects
    You will study 16 core subjects from the list below.
    Subject Level Code
    Work Integrated Learning 1 1 BUS113
    Work Integrated Learning 2 2 BUS221
    Work Integrated Learning 3 3 BUS372
    Business Economics 1 ECO130
    Human Resource Management 2 HRM210
    Business Law 1 LAW110
    Organisations and Management 1 MGT100
    Organisational Behaviour 2 MGT210
    Business Ethics: A Global Perspective 2 MGT211
    Project Management 2 MGT290
    Operations Management 3 MGT310
    Managing Change 3 MGT320
    Business Strategy (Capstone Subject) 3 MGT330
    International Management 3 MGT340
    Leadership Issues 3 MGT367
    Business Data Analysis 1 QBM120

    Note: Not all subjects are offered each session.

  • Unrestricted electives

    You can choose eight elective subjects. 

    An elective is any undergraduate subject offered by Charles Sturt University, provided you meet prerequisites and enrolment restrictions.

    • At least three electives must be business or business-related subjects. 
    • The remaining electives can be any undergraduate subject. 

    Alternatively you can choose electives for Joint Study. 

  • Electives for 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 subject. You won’t be allowed to claim more than one Joint Study.

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

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

    Industry recognition

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

    Business management career opportunities

    As a graduate, you will be eligible for a wide range of careers in the public and private sectors, from financial services to government and not-for-profit. You could choose to join a graduate training scheme, start your own business or find a management role in an existing business. Common job roles for Business Management graduates include: 

    • business owner
    • retail store manager
    • sales representative
    • financial adviser
    • store / department manager
    • management trainee.

    Undergraduate entry requirements

    Check the English language and academic entry requirements you need to meet in order to be accepted in to your chosen undergraduate course.


    Find out the tuition fees and other costs for your chosen undergraduate program at Charles Sturt University Study Centres.

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