Bachelor of Business

Approved Abbreviation: BBus

Western Sydney University Course Code: 2786.1

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 089205G

Students should follow the course structure for the relevant course version. Students enrolled in version 2 of this course should follow the information via the link below:

Commencement from Autumn 2017 - 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 course will provide you with the skills to do it. The Bachelor of Business begins with four core units: Financing Enterprises, Enterprise Innovation and Markets, Enterprise Leadership, and Enterprise Law. These units 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 units. The professional units 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. Units 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 unit.

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 units from anywhere in the University. This means that you can choose a variety of non-business units 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.

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

Major MT2020 Accounting is accredited with and satisfies the pre-admission educational requirements for membership of CPA Australia (CPA), 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. Major MT2021 Applied Finance satisfies the educational requirements for membership of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia). Major MT2024 Human Resource Management is accredited with the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI). Major MT2025 International Business satisfies the educational requirements for membership of the Australian Institute of Export. Major MT2027 Marketing satisfies the educational requirements for recognition as a Certified Practising Marketer and eligibility for membership of the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI). Major MT2028 Property - the Bachelor of Business (Property) is accredited by the Australian Property Institute (API) and, depending on electives chosen, students may be eligible for API Certified Practising Valuer (CPV) certification and registration as a valuer with NSW Fair Trading. Students, depending on chosen electives, are also eligible for Australian Property Institute (API) certifications of Certified Property Practitioner, Certified Property Manager, Certified Funds Manager, Certified Asset Manager and Certified Development Practitioner.


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 at Western Sydney University, The College; or completed relevant VET award.

Assumed Knowledge: Mathematics and any two units of English. Students unable to demonstrate sufficient levels of achievement in mathematics will be required to use one of the elective units to increase their mathematical aptitude. This will not lengthen the period of study.

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.

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.

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

Course Structure

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

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

Core units (compulsory 40 credit points)

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

200909Enterprise Law
200910Financing Enterprises
200911Enterprise Innovation and Markets
200912Enterprise Leadership

Professional units (choose 40 credit points)

The professional units provide a focus on careers. Students are required to complete one unit 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 units that will support careers in one of three 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).

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


Students are required to complete eight major core units from one of the following primary Business majors:

Majors for Careers in Money

MT2021Applied Finance

Majors for Careers in Markets

MT2023Hospitality Management
MT2025International Business
MT2029Sport Management

Majors for Careers in Management

MT2024Human Resource Management

Elective units

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

Second majors from other disciplines to complement your primary Business major include the following

M2021Business Regulation, Governance and Compliance
M4007Cell and Molecular Biology
M4008Global Climate Change
M4009Environment and Sustainability
M4010Health Management
M1041Indigenous Australian Studies
M3101Information Systems Analytics
M1065Public Relations
M1102Secondary Teaching
M1107Sustainable Development
M1106Urban Studies

Second majors in Business include the following

MT2021Applied Finance
MT2023Hospitality Management
MT2024Human Resource Management
MT2025International Business
MT2029Sport Management

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

Students in the Accounting and Property majors will use some of their elective units to meet the accreditation requirements associated with these majors. Depending on the majors selected, these students may therefore be unable to complete a second major. See handbook entries for MT2020 Accounting and MT2028 Property.

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