Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Advanced Business Leadership)

Approved Abbreviation: BBus&Com(ABL)

Western Sydney University Course Code: 2741.5

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 060299A

Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced.  This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is 2011 or later.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

Commencement Year 2010 - 2741.4 Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Advanced Business Leadership)

Commencement Year 2009 (Spring) - 2741.3 Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Advanced Business Leadership)

Commencement Year 2009 (Autumn) - 2741.2 Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Advanced Business Leadership)

Commencement Year 2008 - 2741.1 Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Advanced Business Leadership)

This course is a broadly based, multi-discipline undergraduate course offering flexibility and choice through a range of sixteen different key programs, each of which reflects a particular business discipline. The degree seeks to equip its students with a high level of knowledge relevant to business issues in general as well as knowledge relevant to a specific business discipline. The intention of the course is to provide a foundation for the development of Australia’s future business leaders.

Although the course is offered at Parramatta, students will be permitted to study at other campuses depending on the key program they choose. For example, a student with an interest in Sport Management key program offered only at the Campbelltown campus will be able to complete the appropriate units at this campus.

Please see course entry for 2739.5 Bachelor of Business and Commerce for a list of the Key Programs available.

Note: Students who enrolled in course 2513 Bachelor of Business and Commerce prior to 2008 should refer to the course structure and unit offerings shown against this course code.

Study Mode
Three years full-time.

This course is accredited with CPA Australia.


Eligibility for admission to the Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Advanced Business Leadership) is based on the following minimum requirements:

UAI of at least 90.0 (or equivalent).

Currently enrolled undergraduate students must achieve a GPA of at least 5.0 across two consecutive semesters.

In addition to entry, students must continue to perform at a high level by maintaining a GPA of at least 5.0 across three consecutive semesters (with their performance to be reviewed annually). Students that fail to meet this performance requirement will be transferred to a course that is deemed relevant in terms of completing their undergraduate studies.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International 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 applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney 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.

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.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as outlined in the structure below.

Year 1

Autumn session

200336Business Academic Skills
200525Principles of Economics
200101Accounting Information for Managers
200083Marketing Principles

Spring session

200571Management Dynamics
200184Introduction to Business Law

Choose one of

200032Statistics for Business
200052Introduction to Economic Methods

And one Key Program specialist unit

Year 2

Autumn session

Four Key Program specialist units

Spring session

Three Key Program specialist units

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

200572Advanced Business Seminars
200573Business Leadership

And two electives

Spring session

200574Frontiers of Business Theory and Analysis
200609Entrepreneurial Team

Key Program specialist business Engaged Unit

And one elective

Sub-major elective spaces

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved sub-major (40 credit points).

Search for sub-majors

Western Sydney University offers sub-majors in a range of areas including Sustainability and Indigenous Studies.

Indigenous Australian Studies Sub-major

Indigenous Australian Creative Expressions Sub-major

Indigenous Economics Sub-major

Business Sustainability Sub-major

Students can apply for an elective major or sub-major via MySR.

MyStudentRecords (MySR)

Please note that sub-majors may not be available within some Key Programs where free elective choice is restricted, for example where specified electives are required for professional accreditation purposes. Please refer to the relevant Key Program entries in course 2739.5 Bachelor of Business and Commerce at the link shown above.

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