Bachelor of Business (Advanced Business Leadership)

Approved Abbreviation: BBus(ABL)

Western Sydney University Course Code: 2787.1

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 089206F

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 2016 or later.

The Bachelor of Business (Advanced Business Leadership) is designed for high achievers looking to launch their careers as business leaders, entrepreneurs, and change makers of the future. In addition to core and professional units that form the foundation for your career and studies, four unique Advanced Business Leadership units specially-designed for future leaders are available to you: Business Leadership, Entrepreneurial Team, Frontiers of Business Theory and Analysis, and Advanced Business Seminars. The Advanced Business Leadership units are where you develop and refine your leadership and entrepreneurial skills in an exciting and challenging environment of like-minded high-achievers. You will have the opportunity to be mentored by leading academics and business people, giving you a competitive edge. For available majors and flexible elective options, please see the course entry for the 2786 Bachelor of Business.

Study Mode
Three years full-time or six years part-time.

Advanced standing

Advanced Standing will be assessed in accordance with University policy.

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.


ATAR 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 another Western Sydney University 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.

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 include:

  • 40 credit points of Bachelor of Business core units
  • 40 credit points of Bachelor of Business professional units
  • 40 credit points of Advanced Business Leadership units
  • 80 credit points of Bachelor of Business major units
  • 40 credit points of electives

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). The professional units that are recommended for each of the Bachelor of Business testamur majors are specified in the majors.

Advanced Business Leadership units (compulsory 40 credit points)

200572Advanced Business Seminars
200573Business Leadership
200574Frontiers of Business Theory and Analysis
200609Entrepreneurial Team


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 are able to complete an additional 40 credit points of units from the wide range of units offered by Western Sydney University.

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 Major will use some of their elective units to meet the accreditation requirements associated with these majors – see handbook entries for MT2020 Accounting and MT2028 Property.

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