Bachelor of Business

  • Effective from: 2018
  • Approved Abbreviation: BBus
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 2786
  • AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 089205G

This program applies to students who commenced in 2018 or later.

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

For commencement year 2017, please refer to: 2786.2 Bachelor of Business

The Bachelor of Business harnesses your energy and passion for success. This degree gives you the knowledge to create a career as a business professional. Whether you wish to pursue a corporate role in a global enterprise or start your own business, this program will provide you with the skills to do it. The Bachelor of Business begins with four core subjects: Financing Enterprises, Enterprise Innovation and Markets, Enterprise Leadership, and Enterprise Law. These subjects provide you with the essential business knowledge that will be the platform for your career and equip you with the academic skills that will underpin your success in the degree.

You will then undertake four professional subjects. The professional subjects are where you begin to shape your future in one of three core business areas: Money, Markets or Management. By learning core business skills within the context of your chosen future you will develop new skills and enhance your employability. Subjects in the professional core will teach you to plan your career, innovate and analyse. You will also be able to explore and apply your skills and knowledge in a work-based learning subject.

Ten industry-relevant majors have been created to equip you with expert skills across the three enterprise futures of Money, Markets and Management. The Money majors include Accounting, Applied Finance, Economics, and Property. The Markets majors are Hospitality Management, International Business, Marketing and Sport Management. Management majors are Human Resource Management and Management.

You will need flexibility to create your career. The Bachelor of Business gives you the flexibility to select eight subjects from anywhere in the University. This means that you can choose a variety of non-business subjects to gain depth and perspective on your enterprise future; you could take a major in another discipline; or you can complete a second major within Business.

Western Sydney University Online students: Please refer to Western Sydney University Online website for Program Advice.

https://online.westernsydney.edu.au/

Study Mode

Three years full-time or six years part-time. Please note that only the Property specialisation is available externally.

Program Advice

Program advice
 

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
Parramatta External Campus Full Time External See above
Parramatta External Campus Part Time External See above
Sydney City Campus Full Time Internal Daniel Townsend
Uni of Economics Ho Chi Minh City Full Time Internal See above
WSU Online Full Time Online See above
WSU Online Part Time Online See above

Accreditation

Where the full recommended subject sequence of the major is satisfactorily completed:

  • Accounting, Testamur Major (including online) is accredited with CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). Completion of this degree will allow students to claim a number of exemptions from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) in obtaining the CIMA Professional Qualification.
  • Applied Finance, Testamur Major satisfies the educational requirements for membership of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia).
  • Human Resource Management, Testamur Major (including online) is accredited with the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI). 
  • Marketing, Testamur Major satisfies the educational requirements for recognition as a Certified Practising Marketer and eligibility for membership of the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI).
  • Property, Testamur Major is accredited by the Australian Property Institute (API) and, depending on electives chosen, students may be eligible for API Certified Practising Valuer (CPV) certification. Students, depending on chosen electives, are also eligible for API certifications of Certified Property Practitioner, Certified Property Manager, Certified Funds Manager, Certified Asset Manager and Certified Development Practitioner. Details of the subjects which must be completed to meet these requirements can be found at the following web address https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/1341727/BBusProp_API_Certification_Mapping_for_handbook.pdf

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Accreditation

The Accounting degree is internationally accredited with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and students who complete this degree will receive exemptions from 11 ACCA papers.

Details available on the ACCA website at

https://www.accaglobal.com/an/en.html

Work Integrated Learning

Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline.  This program includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

There is a mandatory work component required for completion of this program.  Please contact the Program Advisor listed above for information.

International students should also refer to the link below for more information and a link to the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students

Admission

Eligibility for admission to the Bachelor of Business 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 subjects of English. Students unable to demonstrate sufficient levels of achievement in mathematics will be required to use one of the elective subjects to increase their mathematical aptitude. This will not lengthen the period of study.

Western Sydney University Online students: Prospective online students apply for admission to this program directly through WSU Online. A student’s eligibility will be assessed according to the existing admission criteria.

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.

Special Requirements

Students studying the program online require adequate internet access and reasonable proficiency in the use of computers.

Program Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points which includes: four compulsory subjects (core), plus four subjects selected to prepare you for careers in business (professional subjects), plus eight subjects taken as a Business major (field of study), as well as eight elective subjects.

Students must complete at least 60 credit points at Level 3.

Sydney City Campus

Click here for the recommended sequence at Sydney City Campus.

Core Subjects (compulsory 40 credit points)

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
Total Credit Points40

Professional Subjects (choose 40 credit points)

The professional subjects provide a focus on careers. Students are required to complete one subject from each of the four key focus areas: numeracy, career planning, innovation, and enterprise engagement, a total of 40 credit points. Students are advised to choose subjects that will support careers in one of four areas: Money (for majors in Accounting, Applied Finance, Economics and Property), Markets (for majors in Hospitality Management, International Business, Marketing and Sport Management), Management (for majors in Human Resource Management and Management), or Business Analytics.

See the handbook entries for each major for information on the professional subjects that are recommended.

Testamur Majors

Please note: Majors are not available on all campuses.

Students are required to complete eight core subjects from one of the following primary Business Testamur Majors.

Testamur Majors for Careers in Money

Testamur Majors for Careers in Markets

Testamur Majors for Careers in Management

Testamur Major for Careers in Business Analytics

Please note Business Analytics is a new major commencing from 2022.

Elective Subjects

Students may use their elective subjects to complete an additional field of study from the pool of Business majors (80 credit points), or a field of study from another discipline area (80 credit points), or up to 80 credit points from the wide range of subjects offered by Western Sydney University.

Second field of studies from other disciplines to complement your primary Business field of study include the following

Second field of studies in Business include the following

Enrolment in elective subjects is subject to meeting any required criteria for individual subjects, such as co-requisites and pre-requisites.

Students in the Accounting and Property Testamur Majors will use some of their elective subjects to meet the accreditation requirements associated with these majors. Depending on the field of study selected, these students may therefore be unable to complete a second field of study. See handbook entries for Accounting, Testamur Major and Property, Testamur Major

Major and Minor elective spaces

Elective subjects may be used toward obtaining an additional approved major (80 credit points) or minor (40 credit points).  Western Sydney University offers majors and minors in a range of areas including Sustainability and Indigenous Studies.

Global Sustainability Minor

Indigenous Australian Studies Major

Indigenous Australian Studies Minor

Search for majors and minors

Students can apply for an elective major or minor via MySR.

MyStudentRecords (MySR)

Replaced Testamur Majors

The Testamur Major listed below counts towards completion of this program for students who began studying this major in 2021 or earlier.

MT2035 Hospitality Management, Testamur Major, discontinued from mid year 2021.
MT2027 Marketing, Testamur Major, replaced by Marketing, Testamur Major in 2022 (listed above).

The Major listed below counts towards completion of this program for students who began studying this major in Autumn 2021 or earlier.

M1120 Secondary Teaching, Major, discontinued from mid year 2021.