Admission and Unit Information - Bachelor of Business


Major MT2020 Accounting – The School of Business will seek to have the Bachelor of Business (Accounting) accredited with CPA Australia, Chartered Accounting Australia and New Zealand (CA) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). Major MT2021 Applied Finance satisfies the educational requirements for membership of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia). Major MT2024 Human Resource Management – The School of Business will seek to have the Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) 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) and the Australian Market and Social Research Society (AMSRS). Major MT2028 Property – The School of Business will seek to have the Bachelor of Business (Property) accredited by the Australian Property Institute (API) and, depending on electives chosen, students may be eligible for API Certified Practising Valuer (CPV) eligibility and registration as a valuer with the 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.


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 at 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.

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.


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 major, as well as eight elective units.

Students must complete at least 60 credit points at Level 3.

Core units (compulsory 40 credit points)

The four compulsory core units that provide students with essential business knowledge are:

Financing Enterprises

Financing Enterprises focuses on key financial information in the macroeconomic environment. This unit is a core unit in the Bachelor of Business but is also open to participants with an interest in understanding the importance of finance issues in a global enterprise context. The unit utilises problem solving, case studies and peer discussion so that participants can understand the real world significance of financial issues and enterprise futures. Successful completion of the unit equips participants to demonstrate an appreciation of the key concepts involved in financing enterprises.

Enterprise Innovation and Markets

Enterprise Innovation and Markets introduces students to key concepts, business models and issues surrounding contemporary business. Students will develop an understanding of the private enterprise system competing on a global platform, business ethics and social responsibility, business ownership, market structure and innovation. Building on the foundation knowledge of the key principles of markets and public policy students will be able to transfer this knowledge into their subsequent study of specialist areas. The unit also aims to develop students’ communication skills by working in teams to enhance their literacy proficiency in preparation for the more advanced units of the degree.

International Corporate Governance

The unit examines how the concept of corporate governance has developed around the main legal systems and markets. The focus is on listed (traded) companies whose securities (shares) are controlled by legal frameworks, as a system of governance before the 1992 UK Cadbury Report and its adoption throughout the common law jurisdictions. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) principles of corporate governance are applied in many countries, with variations and distinctions. The unit applies OECD principles with the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) as a comparison with China, India, USA, UK, NZ and other relevant markets in the Asia-Pacific region. Additional topics of market manipulation, insider trading, corporate social responsibility, white-collar crime, minority shareholder protection are included as part of the corporate governance debate.

Plus one other unit to be advised

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).

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


Students are required to complete eight major core units from one of the following primary Business majors:

Majors for Careers in Money


Applied Finance



Majors for Careers in Markets

Hospitality Management

International Business


Sport Management

Majors for Careers in Management


Human Resource Management

Elective units

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


Business Regulation, Governance and Compliance

Cell and Molecular Biology

Global Climate Change

Environment and Sustainability

Health Management

Public Relations

Secondary Teaching

Sustainable Development


Urban Studies

Second majors in Business include:


Applied Finance


Hospitality Management

Human Resource Management

International Business




Sport Management

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 majors will use some of their elective units to meet the accreditation requirements associated with these majors. Depending on the majors selected, these students may therefore be unable to complete a second major. See handbook entries for MT2020 Accounting and MT2028 Property.