Bachelor of Business
Swinburne Online - online delivery only
From the outset, Swinburne’s Bachelor of Business challenges you to be innovative, to make a positive social impact and, to be clear on 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.
Build up your CV with real industry experience while you study through our Work Integrated Learning programs, which are a guaranteed part of all our bachelor degrees and can include placements, internships or industry-linked projects.
In this degree’s Industry Consulting Project (BUS30032), one of our industry partners will put forward a real problem. Finding solutions will require you to put what you’ve learned into practice. You’ll team up with other students to analyse the issue and propose solutions back to your client.
Sustainable Business Practice (BUS30031) teaches you to tackle problems and opportunities with holistic thinking. In this unit, you’ll work as part of a multidisciplinary team to find innovative, creative, and practical business solutions, that also consider ethical business practices and sustainability goals.Swinburne’s Logistics and Supply Chain Management major is endorsed by The Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA).
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3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Online (July, November) - View application and start dates
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.
Course information in detail
- Course detail, course structure and units of study.
This course is delivered through Swinburne Online. Swinburne Online delivers Swinburne University of Technology programs designed to meet the needs of those who are unable to undertake on-campus study. These programs have been specifically designed for online delivery and support.
The Bachelor of Business equips students with the core knowledge and skills essential to business management and operations operate in the twenty first century. Choose from a range of business majors which include:
To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Business students must complete 300 credit points comprising of:
- Six  Business Fundamentals core units (75 credit points)
- Three  Business Practice units (37.5 credit points) AND
- Seven  units of study from a business discipline major in one of the following: Business Administration, Business Analytics and Analysis, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Human Resource Management, International Business, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Management, Marketing or Sports Management (87.5 credit points)* OR
- Eight  units from one of the following majors: Finance, Financial Planning or Health Management and Communication (100 credit points)* OR
- Nine  units from the Accounting major (112.5 credit points)* OR
- Fifteen (15) units from the Accounting and Finance Professional major or the Accounting and Financial Planning Professional major (187.5 credit points)*
- Up to Eight  units of other study (0 to 100 credit points) comprising of a second major, co-major, advanced minor, minor/s and/or electives. Number of units to be undertaken is determined by the size of the major undertaken**.
Students complete no more than 150 credit points (normally 12 units) at Introductory Level (eg: BUS1XXXX). A unit of study can only be counted once. Where units are shared between majors and/or minors, students must choose an approved alternative unit.
Maximum Academic Credit
The maximum level of credit that can be granted for the Bachelor of Business is 200 credit points (normally 16 units)
Units of study
ACC10008 Financial Information Systems
(0 to 100 credit points) comprising electives.
Careers and graduate outcomes
- Career opportunities, course aims and objectives and professional recognition.
Aims and objectives
- Apply and integrate business-relevant knowledge, theories, concepts, technologies, practices and processes
- Obtain, analyse and interpret relevant information and data to make informed business decisions
- Formulate innovative and sustainable solutions to business problems
- Articulate a line of reasoning demonstrating cultural sensitivity and critically analyse and offer authentic solutions to ethical challenges in business
- Effectively communicate business arguments and reasoning to a range of audiences
- Build on business and digital skills to continuously develop the intellectual independence to be critical and reflective learners
- Work collaboratively and purposefully in teams to achieve a common goal
The Finance major, in the Bachelor of Business and related double degrees, is recognised under the CFA Institute Affiliated University. The course covers at least 70% of Level 1 of the CFA program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) placing emphasis on the CFA Institute Codes of Ethics and Standards of Practice. This recognition signals to students, employers and the marketplace that that Swinburne’s curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and is well suited to preparing you for employment in the finance and investment industry, and for sitting the CFA examination. Students of the Finance major may be eligible for CFA Program Student Scholarships.
Pathways and scholarships
- Pathways, credit transfer, recognition of prior learning and scholarships.
Course fees and requirements
- Entry requirements and non-year 12 entry.
Students who participate in a six- or 12-month professional placement will be subject to an increase in total course fees.
- 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)
- applicants without a formal qualification may be considered for entry if they have significant and relevant work experience and/or upon completion of the STAT test.
- 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.
How to apply
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