Overview

Swinburne’s Bachelor of Business challenges you to be innovative and to make a positive social impact on the world.

Learn to question how you can contribute as an individual and as part of a team in government, for-profit and for-purpose businesses.

Select a major area of specialisation and combine it with your core business studies to become an entrepreneurial thinker and business innovator.

View the Bachelor of Business course handbook

Skills you’ll learn

  • Commercial awareness
  • Time management
  • Digital literacy
  • Problem-solving
  • Ethical conduct
  • Communication

Your career opportunities

  • Business analyst
  • Business development manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Sustainability manager
  • Consultant
  • Financial manager

Professional accreditations

Why Swinburne?

89.3% of students found employment within 4 months of graduating 

5-Star rating for UG Skills Development 

#1 in Melbourne for student support

Top 5% of higher education business schools

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    Study with Swinburne Online

    With Swinburne Online, the learning experience is 100% online and studied at your own pace. Our courses are built for the jobs of the future with a focus on collaboration and our flexible learning environment empowers you to study on your own terms. They are developed by leaders in the field and taught by professionals with industry experience.

Qualifications

Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification.

VCE prerequisites: Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 25 in English (or equivalent) or 30 in English (EAL).

Non-Year 12 entry

Completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including Certificates, Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas, Associate Degrees and Degrees). Additional performance criteria and prerequisite requirements may also apply.

Students admitted to the course with prior tertiary studies that satisfy part of the academic requirements of this course may be eligible for academic credit.

Applicants without a formal qualification but with significant and relevant work experience will be considered if they can demonstrate that they can undertake the course with a reasonable prospect of success.

The university may determine selection criteria and restrictions, in respect of courses, to apply in addition to these entry requirements.

Assess your eligibility for entry to Swinburne.

Admission requirements

Meeting the minimum entry requirements for the course does not guarantee an offer of a place. See admission requirements for general information about the admission process.

English language requirements

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

Need to undertake an English assessment for entry?

A prerequisite for many courses, the Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) can now be done at our Hawthorn campus.

Credit transfer

Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) allows students to gain credit (advanced standing) towards their course in recognition of skills and knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/or formal training. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Finding your fit

At Swinburne, we recognise that not one size fits all. If this course doesn’t meet all your study criteria, check out these alternatives.

How credit points work

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Business, students must complete 300 credit points comprising of 24 units.

8
Core units
+
8 or 16
Major units
+
0 or 8
Elective units
=
3-year bachelor degree

Your units

Units of study Unit code
Core units
Financial Information for Decision Making
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
ACC10007
Learning and Communicating Innovative Business Practice
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
COM10011
Contemporary Management Principles
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
MGT10009
Marketing and the Consumer Experience
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
MKT10009
Economics for Business Decision Making
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
ECO10005
Business Digitalisation
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
INF10024
Sustainable Business Practice
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
BUS30031
Business Consulting Project
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
BUS30032

Your major options

Units of study Unit code
Financial Information Systems
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
ACC10008
Financial Statistics
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
FIN10002
Management Accounting for Planning and Control
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
ACC20007
Company Accounting
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
ACC20013
Financial Management
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
FIN20014
Accounting theory
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
ACC30008
Units of study Unit code
Financial Information Systems
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
ACC10008
Financial Statistics
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
FIN10002
Management Accounting for Planning and Control
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
ACC20007
Company Accounting
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
ACC20013
Financial Management
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
FIN20014
Law of Commerce
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
LAW20019
Taxation
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
ACC30005
Taxation
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
ACC30005
Accounting theory
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
ACC30008
Analysis for Competitive Advantage
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
ACC30009
Auditing
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
ACC30010
Financial Risk Management
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
FIN30014
Management of Investment Portfolios
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
FIN30016
Finance Law
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
LAW30002
International Trade and Finance
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
FIN30013
Units of study Unit code
Financial Information Systems
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
ACC10008
Management Accounting for Planning and Control
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
ACC20007
Company Accounting
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
ACC20013
Taxation
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
ACC30005
Accounting theory
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
ACC30008
Analysis for Competitive Advantage
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
ACC30009
Auditing
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
ACC30010
Financial Statistics
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
FIN10002
Financial Management
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
FIN20014
Ethics and International Finance
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
FIN20016
Financial Risk Management
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
FIN30014
Management of Investment Portfolios
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
FIN30016
Alternative Investments
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
FIN30020
Fixed Income and Debt Markets
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
FIN30021
Law of Commerce
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
LAW20019
Finance Law
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
LAW20045
Units of study Unit code
Managing Workplace Relations
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
HRM20017
Ethics and International Finance
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
FIN20016
Knowledge Management and Analytics
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
INF30015
Law of Commerce
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
LAW20019
Business and Society
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MGT20006
Organisational Behaviour
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MGT20007
Strategic Planning
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MGT30005
Project Management Essentials
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
PRM30001
Units of study Unit code
Financial Statistics
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
FIN10002
Financial Management
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
FIN20014
Ethics and International Finance
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
FIN20016
Financial Risk Management
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
FIN30014
Management of Investment Portfolios
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
FIN30016
Alternative Investments
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
FIN30020
Fixed Income and Debt Markets
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
FIN30021
Law of Commerce
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
LAW20019
Units of study Unit code
Cloud Approaches for Enterprise Systems
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
INF20030
Big Data Management
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
INF20016
Project Management Essentials
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
PRM30001
Operations Management
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
SCM20001
Procurement Management
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
SCM20002
Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
SCM20003
Transportation Management
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
SCM30001
Understanding Risk Management
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
SCM30002
Units of study Unit code
Human Resource Practices
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
HRM10004
Ethics of Innovation
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MGT10010
Business and Society
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MGT20006
Organisational Behaviour
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MGT20007
Strategic Planning
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MGT30005
Leadership Practice and Skills
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MGT30008
Organisation Theory and Practice
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MGT30009
Project Management Essentials
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
PRM30001
Units of study Unit code
Marketing Research and Analytics
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MKT20019
Integrated Marketing Communication
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MKT20021
Consumer Behaviour
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MKT20025
Marketing and Innovation
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MKT20031
Frontiers in Digital Marketing
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MKT20032
Marketing Strategy and Planning
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MKT30016
Innovative Branding
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MKT30017
Marketing Insights
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MKT30018
Units of study Unit code
Sports/Advertising/Media
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MDA20011
Strategic Planning
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MGT30005
Events Management
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
PUB30001
The Sports Industry
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
SPO10001
Building Sport Brands
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
SPO20001
Sport Business Analytics
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
SPO20003
Leading Sport Organisations
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
SPO30001
Future of Sport
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
SPO30003

2024 fees

Yearly fee* ($AUD)

$15,142

Total fee* ($AUD)

$45,426

2024 fees

Yearly fee* ($AUD)

$36,900

Fees are estimates only

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. These fees apply to 2024 unit enrolments for HE Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) and Undergraduate Full Fee Paying (FFP) only and may change for units studied in future years. If part-time study is permitted, annual fees will be proportionally lower based on the number of units taken per semester.

Fees are estimates only

The indicative course fees shown apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. International tuition fees are generally inclusive of Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.

How do I pay my fees?

HECS-HELP is a loan and discount scheme available to you if you are eligible and enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place. A HECS-HELP loan can cover all or part of your contribution amount. You can also choose to pay your fees up front. 

International students need to pay tuition fees up-front by the relevant due date. You can find the due dates on your Statement of Account.

To pay your fees:

  • log in to My Financials
  • check your Australian bank account details are correct 
  • check your Statement of Account to see how much you owe 
  • pay using your preferred payment method.

Eligibility for HECS-HELP

You are eligible for a HECS-HELP loan if you have been offered a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) for an undergraduate degree at Swinburne or a UniLink course, and you:

  • are an Australian citizen and doing at least one unit of your course in Australia; or
  • hold a permanent humanitarian visa and will be living in Australia for the duration of your course; or
  • hold a New Zealand Special Category visa and meet the special eligibility requirements for New Zealand citizens.

Student services and amenities fee

This funding serves to improve the student experience at Swinburne. You may use many or just some of the services and amenities that the fee provides.

The fee shown in the capped amount for 2024.

This funding serves to improve the student experience at Swinburne. You may use many or just some of the services and amenities that the fee provides.

This amenities fee is included within your annual tuition fee listed above. The fee shown in the capped amount for 2024.

Please refer to the Student Services Amenities Fee page for more information.

SSAF fee* ($AUD)

$351

SSAF fee* ($AUD)

$351

Scholarships

Scholarship applications for 2023 are open. Scholarships at Swinburne are about providing opportunity, promoting equity and recognising excellence and achievement. We want you to reach your potential and achieve your life and career goals. 

Our handy guide will assist you to gather documents for your application.

When you apply for a Swinburne course, we automatically consider you for an international scholarship of up to 20 per cent off your course fees – no separate application required! Just apply for your Swinburne course of choice and when we review your course application, we will also assess you for an international scholarship.

Apply through an agent

Most international students use an education agent to help them through the application process. Swinburne has agents all over the world that can help you with your application to study. Search for a Swinburne representative in your country. If your country is not listed, please contact us.

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Ready to take on a new challenge and reach your academic goals? If you already know which course you want to study and understand the entry requirements, what are you waiting for? Apply online! 

Please note: This online course is not available to on-shore international students holding a student visa.

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06-March-2024
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03-July-2024
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08-July-2024
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Online
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30-October-2024
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04-November-2024
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Online
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11-March-2024
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Location
Online
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08-July-2024
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Location
Online
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04-November-2024
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