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Bachelor of Business

Approved Abbreviation: BBus

Western Sydney University Course Code: 2786.3

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 089205G

Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year in this course is 2018 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.

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

For commencement year 2016, please refer to: 2786.1 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.

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

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

Where the full recommended unit sequence of the major is satisfactorily completed:Major MT2030 Accounting (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. Major MT2021 Applied Finance satisfies the educational requirements for membership of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia). Major MT2024 Human Resource Management (including online) is accredited with the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI). 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 MT2034 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. 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 units which must be completed to meet these requirements can be found at the following web address


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 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.

Western Sydney University Online students: Prospective online students apply for admission to this course 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 must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

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 the University of Western Sydney via the the Western Sydney University International office.

International students applying to Western Sydney University through Western Sydney University International can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the Western Sydney University International 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

Special Requirements Prerequisites
Students studying the course online require adequate internet access and reasonable proficiency in the use of computers.

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 course includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

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

International students should also refer to the 'Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students' website 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

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 specialisation, as well as eight elective units.

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 Units (compulsory 40 credit points)

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

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

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 specialisations in Accounting, Applied Finance, Economics and Property), Markets (for specialisations in Hospitality Management, International Business, Marketing and Sport Management), Management (for specialisations in Human Resource Management and Management).

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


Please note: Majors are not available on all campuses.

Students are required to complete eight specialisation core units from one of the following primary Business specialisations

Specialisations for Careers in Money

MT2021Applied Finance

Specialisations for Careers in Markets

MT2035Hospitality Management

Please note MT2035 Hospitality Management will no longer be available from mid year 2021.

MT2025International Business
MT2036Sport Management

Please note: MT2027 Marketing is replaced by MT2040 Marketing for students who commence this course from the 2022 academic year. Continuing students enrolled in MT2027 will be able to remain in and successfully complete the requirements of this specialisation.


Specialisations for Careers in Management

MT2024Human Resource Management

Specialisations for Careers in Business Analytics

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

MT2041Business Analytics

Elective Units

Students may use their elective units to complete an additional specialisation from the pool of Business specialisations (80 credit points), or a specialisation 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 specialisations from other disciplines to complement your primary Business specialisation include the following

M2021Business Regulation, Governance and Compliance
M4007Cell and Molecular Biology
M4009Environment and Sustainability
M4008Global Climate Change
M4010Health Management

From Autumn 2022 M4010 Health Management is replaced by M4024 Health Management Studies

M4024Health Management Studies
M1041Indigenous Australian Studies
M3101Information Systems Analytics
M1110Psychological Studies
M1122Public Relations
M1120Secondary Teaching

Please note: M1120 Secondary Teaching will no longer be available from mid year 2021. Continuing students enrolled in M1120 are able to remain in and successfully complete the unit requirements of this specialisation.

M1107Sustainable Development
M1106Urban Studies

Second specialisations in Business include the following

MT2021Applied Finance
MT2035Hospitality Management
MT2024Human Resource Management
MT2025International Business
MT2036Sport Management

Please note: MT2027 Marketing is replaced by MT2040 Marketing for students who commence this course from the 2022 academic year. Continuing students enrolled in MT2027 will be able to remain in and successfully complete the requirements of this specialisation.


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 specialisations will use some of their elective units to meet the accreditation requirements associated with these specialisations. Depending on the specialisations selected, these students may therefore be unable to complete a second specialisation. See handbook entries for MT2030 Accounting and MT2034 Property.

Major and Sub-major Elective Spaces

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved major (80 credit points) or sub-major (40 credit points).

Search for majors and sub-majors

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

Global Sustainability Sub-major

Indigenous Australian Studies Major

Indigenous Australian Studies Sub-major

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

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