Bachelor of Business

Course Code4350
CRICOS Code057303C
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 course, 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 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 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 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.

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 - with the exception of Business Administration.  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

Course Enquiries

Student Administration Services

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