Bachelor of Business (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)

  • Effective from: 2022
  • Approved Abbreviation: BBus
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 2804
  • AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 099346M

This program applies to students who commenced in 2022 or later.

Students should follow the program structure for the session start date relevant to the year they commenced.

For commencement year 2017 - 2021, please refer to: 2804.1 Bachelor of Business (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)

The Bachelor of Business (Pathway to Teaching Secondary) is a three-year undergraduate program that brings together a comprehensive foundation of business knowledge and skills to teach effectively across the full curriculum range at secondary school level. The business subjects are designed to equip students with foundation knowledge in Accounting, Marketing, Management, International Business and Economics. The education subjects are broadly structured for students to investigate and critique contemporary education issues. Students are also provided with the opportunity to study subject content subjects in either Modern History or Geography and Urban Studies, Mathematics, English, or Studies of Religion, dependent on their interests. This program leads into a Master of Teaching (Secondary), an accredited postgraduate qualification which presents opportunities for employment across Australia as well as internationally.

Study Mode

Three years full-time or six years part-time. The business subjects in this program are offered at the Parramatta City, Bankstown and Campbelltown campuses and the secondary teaching subjects are generally offered at the Parramatta South, Bankstown and Penrith campuses, or online. Students may be required to travel between campuses in order to complete this program.

Program Advice

Francine Garlin

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |

Location

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Bankstown Campus Full Time Internal See above
Bankstown Campus Part Time Internal See above
Campbelltown Campus Full Time Internal See above
Campbelltown Campus Part Time Internal See above
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie Street Full Time Internal See above
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie Street Part Time Internal See above

Admission

Eligibility for admission to the Bachelor of Business (Pathway to Teaching Secondary) is based on the following minimum requirements:

Year 12 HSC (or equivalent); or completed Diploma of Business Western Sydney University The College; or completed relevant VET award.

Assumed Knowledge: Mathematics and any two units of English.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas may be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) or directly through the Western Portal. Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

http://www.uac.edu.au/
https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

International students currently completing an Australian Year 12 in or outside Australia, an International Baccalaureate in Australia or a New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) level 3 must apply via UAC International.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

All other International applicants must apply directly to the University via the International Office.  

International students applying to the University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Program Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points which include four core subjects plus four professional subjects, plus two majors – Business Studies and Secondary Teaching.

Students must complete a minimum of 60 credit points at Level 3.

Core Subjects 

The four compulsory core subjects that provide students with essential business knowledge are

Subject Title Credit Points
BUSM 1006Enterprise Innovation and Markets10
LAWS 1001Enterprise Law10
BUSM 1008Enterprise Leadership10
BUSM 1010Financing Enterprises10

Professional Subjects 

Students are required to complete one subject from each of the four professional key focus areas: numeracy, career planning, innovation and enterprise engagement, a total of 40 credit points.

Subject Title Credit Points
Numeracy Subject
MATH 1030Statistics for Business10
Career Planning Subject
BUSM 2030Managing and Developing Careers10
Innovation Subject
BUSM 3006Design Thinking for Creativity10
Enterprise Engagement Subject
Select one of the following:10
Contemporary Management Issues
Enterprise Internship

Compulsory Majors

Students are required to enrol in and complete the two majors below.

 Equivalent Subjects

The subjects listed below count towards completion of this program for students who passed these subjects in 2021 or earlier.

MKTG 1005 Consumers, Firms and Markets, replaced by ECON 1014 Consumers, Firms and Markets 

Recommended Sequence

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Full-time start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
LAWS 1001 Enterprise Law 10
BUSM 1010 Financing Enterprises 10
BUSM 1006 Enterprise Innovation and Markets 10
BUSM 1008 Enterprise Leadership 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
MATH 1030 Statistics for Business 10
ACCT 1005 Accounting in Context 10
Select two subjects from the Secondary Teaching major 20
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
ECON 1014 Consumers, Firms and Markets 10
BUSM 3005 Creating Change and Innovation 10
HUMN 3043 Globalisation and Sustainability 10
Select one subject from the Secondary Teaching major 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
BUSM 2031 Managing in the Global Environment 10
ECON 2002 Corporate Financial Management 10
BUSM 2030 Managing and Developing Careers 10
Select one subject from the Secondary Teaching major 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
BUSM 3036 Leadership and Entrepreneurship 10
BUSM 3006 Design Thinking for Creativity 10
Select two subjects from the Secondary Teaching major 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
ECON 3017 Macroeconomic Measures and Models 10
Select one of the following: 10
Contemporary Management Issues  
Enterprise Internship  
Select two subjects from the Secondary Teaching major 20
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

Part-time start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
LAWS 1001 Enterprise Law 10
BUSM 1006 Enterprise Innovation and Markets 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
BUSM 1010 Financing Enterprises 10
BUSM 1008 Enterprise Leadership 10
 Credit Points20
Year 2
Autumn session
MATH 1030 Statistics for Business 10
Select one subject from the Secondary Teaching major 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
ACCT 1005 Accounting in Context 10
Select one subject from the Secondary Teaching major 10
 Credit Points20
Year 3
Autumn session
ECON 1014 Consumers, Firms and Markets 10
BUSM 3005 Creating Change and Innovation 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
HUMN 3043 Globalisation and Sustainability 10
Select one subject from the Secondary Teaching major 10
 Credit Points20
Year 4
Autumn session
BUSM 2031 Managing in the Global Environment 10
ECON 2002 Corporate Financial Management 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
BUSM 2030 Managing and Developing Careers 10
Select one subject from the Secondary Teaching major 10
 Credit Points20
Year 5
Autumn session
BUSM 3036 Leadership and Entrepreneurship 10
Select one subject from the Secondary Teaching major 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
BUSM 3006 Design Thinking for Creativity 10
Select one subject from the Secondary Teaching major 10
 Credit Points20
Year 6
Autumn session
ECON 3017 Macroeconomic Measures and Models 10
Select one subject from the Secondary Teaching major 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
Select one of the following: 10
Contemporary Management Issues  
Enterprise Internship  
Select one subject from the Secondary Teaching major 10
 Credit Points20
 Total Credit Points240