Bachelor of Business

Course Code 4350
CRICOS Code 057303C
Course duration /
Study mode

Course duration: Three years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Study mode: On-campus

Location Avondale Campus - Lake Macquarie
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Avondale's Bachelor of Business (BBus) is designed to prepare you for a life in the business world, whether it be in accounting, human resource management, marketing, international development and entrepreneurship, and business administration or a combination of these. In your degree, you will have the opportunity to learn the business essentials such as how to be an effective leader, market a product, budget and sell your ideas. You will also explore how the economy functions and what it entails to manage your own business. 

In a learning environment with personalised attention, you will be taught the skills needed to be creative and innovative in problem solving, systems design and people management, giving you a competitive advantage in the workplace. You will also be given the opportunity to undertake paid and unpaid internships throughout your degree, helping you to secure employment upon graduation. Whichever area of business you see yourself in, Avondale has a course structure to best suit your needs. 

Business Administration
Human Resource Management
International Development and Entrepreneurship

Practical Experience
Students have the option to take on internship experiences as part of their Bachelor of Business program. An internship unit can be utilised in either a major or minor field of study.

Semester Intake
Semester One - Yes
Semester Two - Yes

Career Opportunities

On completion of the degree, you can expect to easily take on entry-level positions in your desired industry. Business graduates leave with the skills for potential employment in the following areas: 


  • Chief financial officer
  • Financial controller
  • Accountant
  • Business manager
  • Financial analyst
  • Auditor
  • Actuary
  • Accounts payable officer
  • Accounts receivable officer

Human Resource Management 

  • Head of people and culture
  • Human resources manager
  • People and culture manager
  • Head hunter
  • Training and development officer

International Development and Entrepreneurship

  • Head of charity organisation
  • NGO project officer
  • Treasurer
  • Philanthropy manager
  • Consultant


  • Chief marketing officer
  • Marketing manager
  • Digital marketer
  • Market researcher
  • Social media producer
  • Content producer
  • Events manager
  • Advertising manager

Admission Criteria

To be eligible for entry into the Bachelor of Business, you must qualify for admission. General admission is based on your academic background. There are no specific admissions requirements for this course.


General admission requirements are met by any of the following:
  1. Applicants with higher education study
    • Successful completion of at least one (1) semester (typically four (4) subjects) of a higher education degree/diploma; or
    • Successful completion of a bridging or enabling course, or other recognised tertiary preparation course; or
    • Successful completion of the first one (1) or two (2) semesters of the Diploma of General Studies
  2. Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study
    • Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate IV level or higher.
    Note: Students who hold a national qualification at a Diploma level, in a cognate area, may be eligible for up to four (4) credit points of advanced standing
    Students who hold a national qualification at an Advanced Diploma level, in a cognate area, may be eligible for up to six (6) credit points of advanced standing
  3. Applicants with work and life experience
  4. Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)
    • ATAR of 60.00*; or
    • OP of 16 or less; or
    • Satisfactory completion of Year 13 with NCEA Level 3 results, identifying University Entrance attainment; or
    • Successful completion of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma with a minimum of 24 points; or
    • Overseas secondary qualifications considered equivalent to Australian studies, as stated in the Admission to Higher Education Undergraduate Courses Policy

    *After adjustment factors have been applied






Overseas applicants will have their entry qualifications assessed in accordance with the Admission to Higher Education Undergraduate Courses Policy as well as the International Students Policy


Applicants whose first language is not English may be required to demonstrate proficiency in English, as stated in the Admission to Higher Education Undergraduate Courses Policy

Course Structure

Course duration: Three years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Study mode: On-campus
Maximum time to complete: 8 years

The Bachelor of Business is composed of 24 units (144 credit points) of study over six semesters with a single major. If the option of two majors are studied the course normally takes seven semesters. All units are worth six credit points. The degree consists of Business core units, major and minor units, Christian Studies units, and Elective unit/s.

For a two major program, your second major field will absorb many of these elective units.  Elective units can be from any other undergraduate course.  If 4 'cohesive' units from another field in Business are studied, it could constitute a minor.  A unit of internship in this field can also be included as an elective.

To find out more about any of the units listed here, copy the unit code and then search for that unit here.

Practical Experience

Students have the option to take on Internship experiences as part of their Bachelor of Business program. An Internship unit can be utilised in either a major or minor field of study.


Avondale is a self-accrediting Higher Education Provider, and the Bachelor of Business Course is offered within the terms of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). In 2014 Avondale was granted self-accrediting status by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). The Accounting major in the Bachelor of Business Course is accredited by CPA Australia and CA ANZ (Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand).


Where to get further information

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Phone: +61 2 4980 2377
Monday-Thursday, 9.00am-5pm
Friday, 9.00am-12.00noon

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"Marketing has been something I have enjoyed since taking Business Studies in high school, thus getting my bachelor degree was the next step. When it came to choosing my place of higher education, Avondale appealed to me due to the intimate class sizes and the ability to develop an excellent relationship with my lecturers. After graduation the goal is to work for an organisation which has an amazing workplace culture."
Jessie, Bachelor of Business