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Bachelor of Business

  • Qualification:

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study mode:

    Online
    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    HECS-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    3 years full-time; up to 10 years part-time

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    University of New England

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What you'll learn

About this course

Prepare for a business career with the Bachelor of Business program offered by the University of New England (UNE). The core units will provide you with a grounding in accounting, economics, finance and management, while you learn about contemporary business practices in a wide range of settings.

To help develop essential skills such as critical analysis and creative thinking, the course also emphasises practical problem solving, using case studies taken from real-world business situations.

Pursue a specialisation by choosing up to two majors from 11 subject areas.

Flexible exit options

If plans change, and you can no longer commit to the full Bachelor of Business, you could still be eligible to receive a qualification. Depending on the credit points you've completed, you could exit with a Diploma in Business.

Eligibility

To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Have completed Australian senior secondary studies with an ATAR equal to or above this year's admission cut-off; OR
  • Have completed an overseas secondary or tertiary qualification/s deemed equivalent; OR
  • Have completed, or partially completed, an approved Australian post-secondary or tertiary qualification; OR
  • Have completed an approved admission scheme or pathway; OR
  • Satisfied the requirements of an approved inter-institution agreement; OR
  • Obtained other equivalent qualifications and/or vocational experience; OR
  • Satisfied the requirements for non-standard admission

It is also assumed that you have studied two units of English. For some units, mathematics knowledge is also assumed.

You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education and experience meet certain criteria.

Areas of study

In this business course, the subjects you may study include:

Core units

  • Introduction to financial accounting
  • Introduction to management accounting
  • Introductory microeconomics
  • Introductory macroeconomics
  • Introductory finance
  • Organisational behaviour
  • Introduction to marketing
  • Managing people and organisations
  • International business
  • Business statistics

And up to two majors from the following study areas:

  • Accounting
  • Agribusiness?
  • Business analytics
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Financial management
  • Financial planning
  • Human resource management
  • International business
  • Management
  • Marketing
Established in 1938, the University of New England (UNE) is Australia’s longest standing provider of distance education and continues to be at the forefront of innovations in online learning. The university offers over 200 courses at the undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degree research levels. UNE is committed to offering a variety of flexible study options so that students are able to manage their personal commitments while undertaking a university education.
The University of New England (UNE) prides itself on providing the highest quality student support to ensure that students have the necessary tools to pursue their goals. Students can easily access a plethora of dedicated services including counselling, disability needs, academic and study skills, Aboriginal affairs and career development.

With over 60 years of distance education experience, UNE has devised flexible online study options over 3 study periods a year so that students are able to utilise their time more effectively or even accelerate their degree. For courses that require hands-on experience, UNE offers Intensive School programs where students are exposed to vital practical components of their course.

To support ongoing learning, students can get the help they need via email, phone or online chat. You can expect a well-rounded and supported experience throughout your UNE study journey.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Bachelor of Business from the University of New England.

You will have the knowledge and skills to forge a successful business career, whether in a small local firm or a large global corporation. Earning this degree will enhance your prospects of career advancement, and open doors to many exciting opportunities, including leadership roles.

UNE is committed to a holistic approach to education, ensuring that all graduates also possess the following transferable attributes:

  • Communication skills
  • Capacity for problem solving
  • Information literacy
  • Awareness of ethical conduct and social responsibility
  • Independence and collaboration
  • A thirst for lifelong learning

Curious about where a career in business could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Accountant
  • Marketing Manager
  • General Manager
  • Management Consultant
  • Operations Manager
  • Business Systems Analyst
  • Entrepreneur
  • Business Development Manager
  • Assistant Manager
  • Partnership Manager

Payment options & support

Finance options

Eligible students can apply for HECS-HELP to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees. Alternatively, you can pay annually for the units you select to study in that year.

The University of New England also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.

You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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