Bachelor of Business (Advanced Business Leadership)

Approved Abbreviation: BBus(ABL)

Western Sydney University Course Code: 2787.2

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 in this course is 2017 or later.

Commencement Year 2016 - 2787.1 Bachelor of Business (Advanced Business Leadership)

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.

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 specialisations 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 MT2030 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 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 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). 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 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 specialisation 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 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). The professional units that are recommended for each of the Bachelor of Business testamur specialisations are specified in the specialisations.

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 specialisation core units from one of the following primary Business specialisations:

Specialisations for Careers in Money

MT2021Applied Finance

Specialisations for Careers in Markets

MT2023Hospitality Management

From 2018 specialisaton MT2023 replaced by MT2035 Hospitality Management

MT2035Hospitality Management

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

MT2025International Business

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.

MT2029Sport Management

From 2018 specialisation MT2029 replaced by MT2036 Sport Management

MT2036Sport Management

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 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 Specialisations will use some of their elective units to meet the accreditation requirements associated with these specialisations – see handbook entries for MT2030 Accounting and MT2034 Property.

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.

Global Sustainability Sub-major

Indigenous Australian Studies Sub-major

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

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