Overview

Step into a world of opportunity with our Bachelor of Business (Professional) degree. Tailor your path with a broad range of majors, ranging from Finance to Entrepreneurship. Experience hands-on learning and develop your digital skills across leading platforms like MYOB, Xero, and Google Analytics. Contribute to sustainability projects and make a positive impact on the world and others through ethical business practices. Connect with industry experts and mentors in your areas of interest for unparalleled personal growth and networking opportunities.​

Our refreshed course focuses on equipping graduates for the real world of business by providing:
  • hands-on skills and training in business before graduating​
  • strong connections with industry experts and mentors​
  • access to the latest digital platforms and tools.

Your major

Business analysts often act as bridges between management and those with more technological leanings. This major will teach you how to speak both business and tech languages. You'll learn to identify potential operational and environmental challenges and then devise and apply creative solutions, which can transform business through technology. 

Your industry experience

All our bachelor degrees include a guaranteed Work Integrated Learning opportunity. This Professional Degree includes a mandatory 12-month paid work placement. You'll benefit from Swinburne’s unique industry partnerships, gain invaluable full-time work experience and earn credit towards your degree.

Skills you’ll learn

  • Business process analytics & optimisation
  • Communication & Data visualisation
  • Data acumen
  • Data-driven problem solving & critical thinking
  • Digital literacy
  • Technology acumen

Your career opportunities

  • Business IT manager
  • Business analyst
  • Information architect
  • IT consultant
  • Systems analyst and tester

Key codes

CRICOS course code
095883G
VTAC Code (IFP)
3400234423
VTAC Code (CSP)
3400210691
International student visa

International students in Australia who hold student visas are required to study full-time and on campus. Courses that are taught entirely online are only available to international students studying outside Australia or those in Australia who are not on a student visa. Online courses are not available to international students in Australia who hold a student visa.

Professional accreditations

Why Swinburne?

Top 5% of the world’s higher education business schools

Top 300 for Business and Economics

Times Higher Education World University Ranking by Subject 2023

#1 in Melbourne for student support

#1 in Melbourne for graduate salary one year out

Professional Placement at Bosch Australia

Thishi's professional degree journey at Bosch Australia

Thishi's professional placement at Bosch Australia has provided her with a stepping stone for the next part of her career. It has given her confidence, experience in the industry and prepared her for what is to come, once she graduates.

Qualifications

One of the following:

  • successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification
  • completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including certificates IV (completed), diplomas, advanced diplomas, associate degrees and degrees).

ATAR Guaranteed Entry Score

80.0

2023 lowest rank to receive an offer [before adjustment pts.]

59.6

You’ll be guaranteed a place in this course if you meet or exceed the ATAR Guaranteed Entry Score, provided you meet the course prerequisites.

If your ATAR is below the guaranteed entry score, you can still be offered a place as your ATAR may be adjusted based on subject bonuses, equity schemes or other factors. Use the above ATAR as a guide on your eligibility, and see the course handbook page for more information on entry requirements. 

Successful completion of:

  • the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate qualification or International Baccalaureate. 

Non-Year 12 qualifications, Foundation Year and qualifications undertaken overseas will not be accepted.

Course prerequisites

  • VCE Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 25 in any English (except EAL) or 30 in English as an Additional Language (EAL) or equivalent. 
  • VCE Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 25 in any English (except EAL) or 30 in English as an Additional Language (EAL) or equivalent. 
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.

Apply for a pathway course

Pathways allow students to progress from one qualification to another where the first course is recognised as an entry requirement and/or provides credit (advanced standing) to the second.

How credit points work

Successful completion of the Bachelor of Business (Professional) requires students to complete units of study to the value of 375 credit points. All units of study are valued at 12.5 credit points unless otherwise stated.

5+3
Business Fundamental and Business Practice Core units
+
8
Major units
+
8
Elective units
+
4
Work placement units
=
4-year bachelor degree

What your course could look like

Units are listed in a proposed sequence. However this can be amended depending on unit availability, prerequisite requirements and the semester in which you commenced your course.

Units of study Unit code
Semester 1
Financial Information for Decision Making
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
ACC10007
Economics for Business Decision Making
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
ECO10005
Contemporary Management Principles
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
MGT10009
Marketing and the Consumer Experience
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
MKT10009
Semester 2
Business Digitalisation
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
INF10024
Creative Mindset and Entrepreneurship
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
BUS10015
Business for Sustainability, Social Change and Impact
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
BUS10014
Data Management and Analytics
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
INF10025
Want to see the full range of electives?

Learn about all the electives you can take in the course handbook.

Units of study Unit code
Semester 1
Digital Business Analysis and Design
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
INF20029
Elective
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
Elective
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
Elective
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
Semester 2
Cloud Approaches for Enterprise Systems
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
INF20030
Elective
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
Elective
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
Elective
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
Units of study Unit code
Professional placement - 12 months
Work Experience In Industry A
Practical unit, 25.0 credit points
WEI20001
Integrated Professional Placement A - Business
Academic unit, 25.0 credit points
BUS20010
Work Experience in Industry B
Practical unit, 25.0 credit points
WEI20002
Integrated Professional Placement B - Business
Academic unit, 25.0 credit points
BUS20011
Units of study Unit code
Semester 1
Business Practice Core Option*
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
Business Intelligence and Data Visualisation
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
INF30004
Agile Methods for Business Analysis
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
INF30034
Elective
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
Semester 2
Business Consulting Project
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
BUS30032
Business Process Analysis
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
INF30035
Business Analytics and Artificial Intelligence
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
INF30036
Elective
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points

*Upon enrolment you will choose your Business Practice electives; these include Sustainable Business Practice, Future Work Skills, internships, and study tours.

2024 fees

Yearly fee* ($AUD)

$16,323

Total fee* ($AUD)

$61,211.25

2024 fees

Yearly fee* ($AUD)

$39,940.00

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)

$351.00

SSAF fee* ($AUD)

$351.00

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.

Representatives and agents
BA-BUSPRF1
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Apply directly

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! Remember, you cannot apply direct if you have an active VTAC application.

Course code
BA-BUSPRF1
Apply directly
Course code
BA-BUSPRF1
CRICOS code
095883G
Apply directly

Apply through VTAC

International students currently studying Year 12 in Australia must apply through VTAC. VTAC is the central office that administers the application processes for places in tertiary courses, scholarships and the Special Entry Access Scheme at universities, TAFEs and independent tertiary colleges in Victoria. 

VTAC is the central office that administers the application processes for places in tertiary courses, scholarships and the Special Entry Access Scheme at universities, TAFEs and independent tertiary colleges in Victoria.

VTAC Code (CSP)
3400210691
Apply through VTAC
VTAC Code (IFP)
3400234423
Apply through VTAC
Start dates
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Last date to apply
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Semester 2
Location
Hawthorn
Last date to apply
24-July-2024
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29-July-2024
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Semester 2
Location
Hawthorn
Start dates
29-July-2024
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  • "Make sure you check out the available scholarships. They became a really good goal for me during Year 12 and are achievable if you put in the hard work. I also recommend coming to Open Day – you can ask questions (even silly ones!) and get answers from current students."

    Rachel , Bachelor of Business