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3 years, or 2 years accelerated





Course structure

This course requires successful completion of 240 credit points which includes four core units, four units selected to prepare you for careers in business (professional units), eight major units taken as a Business specialisation, and eight elective units which can be chosen from any discipline available at Sydney City Campus.

Course overview

The Bachelor of Business harnesses your energy and passion for success. This degree gives you the knowledge to create a career as a business professional. The Professional Careers Units will help to shape your career in one of three core business areas: Money, Markets or Management. The degree provides flexibility to choose a variety of non-business units in order to gain depth and perspective on your enterprise future.

Recommended sequence

At Sydney City Campus, you can complete your three year bachelor’s degree in as little as two years and enter the workforce sooner. A bachelor’s degree usually consists of 24 units. With our flexible academic calendar, you can study 12 units in one year over three sessions. However, we recommend that you undertake a maximum of 3 units per session so that your study load is not too demanding. You will have less downtime between sessions so a lighter study load will help you to have a better chance at passing all of your units.

The Accounting major equips you with the expert skills to develop in-depth knowledge of accounting, supported by knowledge of law, economics, and finance. If you are seeking professional accreditation, you will also undertake additional professional units in finance, taxation and management accounting as part of your elective pool.

Career opportunities

As a Business graduate (Accounting), you can look forward to career opportunities in:

  • Private practice accounting
  • Business strategy and planning
  • Auditing
  • Taxation or insolvency
  • Treasury
  • Commerce
  • Financial accounting in industry or government
  • Forensic accounting
  • Management accounting
  • Financial services

Professional accreditation

  • CPA Australia
  • Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)
  • Institute of Public Accountants (IPA)
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

Students seeking accreditation with the Australian professional accounting bodies must complete the following four units as part of their elective pool:

  • Law of Business Organisations
  • Taxation Law
  • Corporate Financial Management
  • Contemporary Management Accounting

The Applied Finance major will enable you to develop in-depth knowledge of finance with a focus on investment and securities, economics, and banking and finance. The core units will provide a foundation of business knowledge and develop your skills in innovation, career planning, and numeracy.

Career opportunities

  • As a Business graduate (Applied Finance), you can look forward to career opportunities in:
  • Corporate finance
  • Strategic planning and project evaluation
  • Money and capital markets
  • Financial services management
  • Financial planning
  • Treasury hedging
  • Equity analysis and trading
  • Credit analysis
  • Business brokerage
  • Investment advising

Professional recognition

Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA). Students must also be employed in the financial services industry.

The International Business major equips graduates with the detailed knowledge of the international dimension of business and the necessary understanding of the workings of the market system. Building on a solid foundation in domestic business education, including global sustainability, international business strategy, managing in a global environment, and international marketing. The major enables graduates to develop an understanding of business internationally and to exploit business opportunities within the corporate context.

Career opportunities

As a Business graduate (International Business), you will have the skills and expertise needed to take your career around the globe. You may work in sectors such as:

  • International marketing
  • Export and import
  • Multinational companies and their subsidiaries
  • Business management
  • Business research
  • Strategy and development

Professional recognition

Australian Institute of Export (AIEx)

The Management major equips you with the expert skills to create a career as a management specialist. You will be prepared to succeed in a range of roles in contemporary private, public, and notfor-profit organisations in Australia and internationally. In this major you will develop strategic management knowledge to enable effective organisational decision making. The units in this major focus on organisational learning, development and behaviour, operations management, leadership and entrepreneurship, change and innovation, and policy.

Career opportunities

As a Business graduate (Management), you can look forward to career opportunities in:

  • Global management and international business
  • Operations and logistics management
  • Human resource management
  • Retail and customer service management
  • Sports management
  • Marketing management
  • Hospitality management

Marketing focuses on the process built around understanding and satisfying the needs and wants of customers. This major will introduce you to the core concepts of marketing theory, consumer behaviour, marketing communications, brand management, and marketing strategy. Graduates are equipped with the skills for marketing careers in a range of diverse industries across multiple international platforms.

Career opportunities

As a Business graduate (Marketing), you may be employed in:

  • Product and brand management
  • Advertising management
  • Market analysis
  • Market research
  • Marketing management
  • Marketing consultancy
  • Distribution and logistics management

Professional recognition

  • Certified Practising Marketer (CPM)
  • Australian Marketing Institute (AMI)
  • Australian Market and Social Research Society (AMSRS)

Work integrated learning

The International Business and Marketing majors offer the opportunity to interact with industry partners, offering valuable insight and networking opportunities. During the course you will work on industry-based problems and apply learned theory to the real world.

For courses that do not include integrated work placements, you are encouraged to independently gain practical experience in order to enhance your knowledge and skills in a variety of enterprise contexts.

Pathway option

Pathway options are available for students who may not qualify for direct entry into a degree program at Western Sydney University. Complete a diploma at SIBT and enter the second year of your university studies.

Program convenor

If you have queries about the course or units, please contact:
Daniel Townsend d.townsend@city.westernsydney.edu.au

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