Bachelor of Business (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)

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  • Qualification:
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Study mode:
    On Campus
  • Payment options:
    HECS-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    3 years part-time; 6 years full-time
  • Start date:
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  • Awarded by:
    Western Sydney University
  • Location:
    NSW | ACT
  • Career Outcomes:
    Accountant | Financial Planner | Business Manager | Advertising or Marketing Professional | Small Business Manager | View All

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Course Rundown

Build sought-after skills for a thriving career in business while establishing a pathway towards teaching with this Bachelor of Business (Pathway to Teaching Secondary) course from Western Sydney University.

An innovative course designed to fit an ever-changing modern workforce, this undergraduate degree is well-suited for students wanting broad-based employable skills for business and a pathway towards future specialised study. This course provides a solid foundation in business management, marketing, international business, history, geography and economics, setting students up for success in the workforce after graduation.

Education units offer the opportunity to investigate and critique contemporary education issues. After completing this course, you’ll have a strong foundation in the key contemporary issues facing the teaching profession today – leaving you well-suited for success in a Master of Teaching after finishing this course.

If you’re a creative thinker who likes solving problems, this stand-out course offers the skills and experience you need to turn your interests into a career.


To be eligible to study this course, students must:

  • Have completed Year 12 and achieved the minimum ATAR required for this course; OR
  • Have completed the Diploma in Business at Western Sydney University, The College; OR
  • Have completed a relevant TAFE award.

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

Core units:

  • Enterprise innovation and markets
  • Enterprise law
  • Enterprise leadership
  • Financing enterprises

Compulsory majors:

  • Business studies
  • Secondary teaching

Professional units:

  • Statistics for business
  • Managing and developing careers
  • Design thinking for creativity
  • Contemporary management issues
  • Enterprise internship

Elective units:

  • Accounting in context
  • Consumers, firms and markets
  • Managing in the global environment
  • Corporate financial management
  • Creating change and innovation
  • Globalisation and sustainability
  • Leadership and entrepreneurship
  • Corporations, economic power and policy
  • Growth, cycles and crises

Students will also select eight units from the Secondary Teaching major.

Trust Western Sydney University to get you qualified in your field! Gain a recognised degree in Business, Health, Psychology, Communication, Medical Science, Criminology, Arts or loads more with WSU. 

Study online or on-campus and gain valuable, real-life skills that'll see you succeed in the workforce. With a reputation for excellence, you can be proud to graduate with a degree that comes from a uni ranked in the top 2% globally! Open up to a world of possibilities and enquire about a course with WSU today.

When you join Western Sydney University you’re also joining an engaged online community of fellow students and academics, who are committed to helping you succeed during your studies.

Whether you're studying on-campus or online, students will have access to student advisors, specially trained online learning advisors, access to online assignment assistance to ensure your work is always on the right track, student welfare services including professional counselling, plus stay in touch with other students via WSU’s specially-built digital portal.

Campus Locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

Australia Capital Territory: Campbelltown
New South Wales: Parramatta South, Bankstown

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Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Bachelor of Business (Pathway to Teaching Secondary) from Western Sydney University.

This industry-recognised qualification will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience required to seek work in a range of professional roles across the business, finance and human resources sectors. You may choose to seek work as a manager or coordinator in fields including finance, human resources, management, risk management, marketing and international business operations.

Depending on the majors and electives you choose, this course can see you graduate with industry-specific professional accreditation. This course also provides a relevant pathway towards enrolling in a Master of Teaching (Secondary), to eventually work as a high school teacher.


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

How Much Will It Cost?

Western Sydney University offers flexible payment options for students.

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees. Alternatively, you can pay your degree fees upfront.

HECS-HELP 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, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $45,881 (2019-20 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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