Bachelor of Business

Course Code4350
CRICOS Code057303C
International students must be at least 18 years of age before they arrive at Avondale ahead of the relevant teaching period commencing to be eligible for enrolment at Avondale University.
Course duration /
Study mode

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

LocationAvondale Campus - Lake Macquarie
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Avondale's Bachelor of Business (BBus) prepares you for a life in the business world, whether it be in accounting, human resource management, marketing or business administration. You will learn how to be an effective leader, budget, market a product and sell your ideas. You will also explore how the economy functions and what it entails to manage your own business. 

Through personalised attention, you will learn to be creative and innovative in problem solving, systems design and people management. This will give you a competitive advantage in the workplace. There are opportunities 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

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

Semester Intake
Semester One - Yes
Semester Two - Yes

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Business, graduates will be able to:
  • demonstrate a broad theoretical knowledge of business studies and the business environment;
  • apply skills of analysis, synthesis, evaluation and research to the business environment;
  • exhibit skills of problem recognition and problem-solving;
  • demonstrate efficient and effective decision-making skills in business;
  • apply the ability to work cooperatively in a team as well as to show individual initiative;
  • communicate ideas orally, in written form and through information technologies;
  • develop a capacity for both independent and cooperative engagement with new thought, facilitating lifelong learning;
  • Construct an integrated personal philosophy of business, informed by both a thoroughly Christian worldview and an awareness of ethical, cultural and gender diversity;
  • employ a high professional ethic, evidenced by acceptance of the responsibilities inherent within the practice of business as outlined by professional societies, and of the wider responsibilities to society;
  • exhibit an appreciation of the balance between personal and corporate rights and obligations;
  • apply a greater knowledge of a specific field within the business studies discipline.

Career Opportunities

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
  • Training and development officer


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

Admission Criteria


To qualify for admission, you must meet one of the following criteria:

Applicants with higher education study
  • Completion or partial completion^ of an Australian Qualifications Framework AQF Level 7 qualification at an accredited university or higher education provider; or
  • Successful completion of bridging or enabling course, or another recognised tertiary preparation course; or
  • Successful completion of Avondale's Diploma of Business pathway program
^You must pass at least two units/subjects. Show Cause is required if you failed 50% or more overall.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study
  • An Australian Qualifications Framework AQF Level 4 qualification or higher; or
  • A New Zealand Qualifications Framework NZQF Level 4 qualification or higher; or
  • Technology and Applied Studies (TAS) teaching areas - an Australian Qualifications Framework AQF Level 3 trade qualification with three to five years of recent post-apprenticeship trade experience in relevant technology

Applicants with work and life experience
Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)

Applicants with overseas qualifications
  • An overseas qualification comparable to an Australian Qualifications Framework AQF Level 4 or higher


Applicants with an Australian Qualifications Framework AQF Level 5 qualification (or higher) in a cognate area may be eligible for advanced standing (credit recognition). Refer to the Advanced Standing Policy for more information.


International applicants must meet the Australian Government's visa requirements to reside in Australia while studying at Avondale University.

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International applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency in one of the ways outlined in Appendix 2 of the Admission to Higher Education Undergraduate Courses Policy.

Course Structure

Course duration: Three years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Study mode: On-campus (first-year units also available via distance)
Maximum time to complete: 8 years

The Bachelor of Business is composed of 24 units (144 credit points) of study over six semesters with the potential to complete two majors in this time. All units are worth six credit points. The degree consists of Business core units, major and possible minor units, Christian Studies units, and Elective unit/s.

Your second major field will absorb many of these elective units for a two major program.  Elective units can be from any other undergraduate course.  If four 'cohesive' units from another field in Business are studied, it could constitute a minor - except for Business Administration.

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 can participate in internship experiences as part of the Bachelor of Business program. An internship unit can be in either a major or minor field of study.


Avondale is a self-accrediting Higher Education Provider and offers the Bachelor of Business Course within the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) terms.

Avondale was granted self-accrediting status by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) in 2014.

The Accounting major is accredited by CPA Australia and CA ANZ (Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand). The Human Resource Management major is accredited by the Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI).

Where to get further information

Course Enquiries

Student Administration Services

Phone: +61 2 4980 2377
Email: [email protected]
Monday-Thursday, 9.00am-5pm
Friday, 9.00am-12.00noon


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"Others should think about studying a Business course at Avondale because it’s a great place to study and meet new people."
Destinee Leo, Bachelor of Business