Bachelor of Business Administration

Pathway: Students who have successfully completed two units in the Certificate in Commerce may apply for entry with credit into this degree.

Available to:
Domestic and International students.
Location:
  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • North Sydney
  • Strathfield
Duration:

3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

ATAR/OP (2017):
  • Brisbane (17/63)
  • Melbourne (61.15)
  • North Sydney (58.50)
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The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) is a general business degree without specialisation in any particular subject area. With a broad understanding of the fundamentals of business, many career options await and you can select subjects from any area of business we offer. In addition you can select subjects from across other faculties when studying an open elective, providing even more choice.

3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Campus availability

  • Brisbane (Attendance)
  • Melbourne (Attendance)
  • North Sydney (Attendance)
  • Strathfield (Attendance)

Study mode definitions

Attendance: Face-to-face and/or via video conference, at an ACU campus or another location.

Multi-mode: A combination of Online and Attendance (including examinations, practicums, residentials, etc.).

Online: Fully online (including assessments).

Deferment

Deferment is available for one year. Find out more about deferment: Deferment Information

Credit Points

240

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings
Brisbane
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised
Melbourne
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised
North Sydney
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised
Strathfield
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised
  • Average first year fee: $10396 Commonwealth Supported (indicative only; subject to passage of legislation)
Important Note on Fees

All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.

A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:

  • the number of units studied per semester;
  • the choice of major or specialisation; and
  • elective units.

The University reviews fees annually.

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12, or equivalent:

New South Wales

  • Prerequisites: English.

Queensland

  • Prerequisites: English (4, SA)

Victoria

  • Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English.
Brisbane, Queensland
Apply through QTAC
Melbourne, Victoria
Apply through VTAC
Sydney (North Sydney), NSW
Apply through UAC
Sydney (Strathfield), NSW
Apply through UAC

Direct Applications

Alternative/Special Entry

Adjustment Factors which may improve your entry rank

Articulation from another course

Mature-age Entry if you’re over 21 and haven’t completed prior study

  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
  • Work experience – An entry score can be calculated based on your work experience – you need to document all of your experience and provide supporting documentation

If you have an entry rank but it’s not enough for this course

  • Complete 2 non-award individual UG units; the results attained for these units can then be converted to an entry score
  • Complete an AQF Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma
  • Commence another ACU Bachelor degree with a lower required entry rank, successfully complete 2 or more units, then apply for an internal transfer to this course. A new entry score will be calculated from your results in the ACU units.

Graduate career opportunities arise in both the private and public sectors and cover a wide range of occupations:

  • Accounting
  • Administration
  • Banking
  • Business analysis / development
  • Business management
  • Communications
  • Computing
  • Financial management
  • Human resource management
  • International business
  • International marketing
  • Management consultancy
  • Marketing
  • Recruitment and staff development
  • Sales

Students may elect to enrol in a Professional Experience unit involving professional placement within a business organisation (in the relevant discipline area) over a period of 140 hours.

As the Bachelor of Business Administration is interdisciplinary, it is not intended to fulfil the requirements for membership in a professional organisation and does not meet the requirements for entry into CPA programs. These requirements are met by other ACU business degrees.

A requirement of the degree is a Community Engagement unit where students engage in voluntary work within a not-for-profit organisation over a period of 40 hours.

Domestic Students

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) is a general business degree without specialisation in any particular subject area. With a broad understanding of the fundamentals of business, many career options await and you can select subjects from any area of business we offer. In addition you can select subjects from across other faculties when studying an open elective, providing even more choice.

3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Brisbane
  • 12-Feb-2018 , 23-Jul-2018 , 11-Feb-2019 , 22-Jul-2019
Melbourne
  • 12-Feb-2018 , 23-Jul-2018 , 11-Feb-2019 , 22-Jul-2019
North Sydney
  • 12-Feb-2018 , 23-Jul-2018 , 11-Feb-2019 , 22-Jul-2019
Strathfield
  • 12-Feb-2018 , 23-Jul-2018 , 11-Feb-2019 , 22-Jul-2019

Deferment

Yes. See Defer your offer.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 25% of the program online.

Credit Points

240

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings
  • Unit Fee: $3064.00 (2018)
  • Average first year fee: $24512.00 (2018)
  • Estimated Total Cost: $73536.00 (2018)

Important Note on Fees

The Tuition fees quoted above are for commencing students in the current year who undertake a normal full-time load. The Unit Fee is based on a 10cp unit. Fees are reviewed annually.

Tuition fees for continuing students may increase by up to 3 percent each year for the minimum duration of the course as provided on your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE). Students who continue to study beyond the minimum duration will have the relevant annual commencing rate applied to their fees for subsequent study periods.

Equivalent of Australian High School completion plus academic IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 6.0 in speaking and writing, and 5.5 in listening and reading).

How to Apply

Information on the application procedure.
International Students Apply Now
International students undertaking an Australian Year 12 qualification should apply through the relevant tertiary admissions centre:
NSW & ACT
Apply through UAC
Queensland
Apply through QTAC
Victoria
Apply through VTAC

Graduate career opportunities arise in both the private and public sectors and cover a wide range of occupations:

  • Accounting
  • Administration
  • Banking
  • Business analysis / development
  • Business management
  • Communications
  • Computing
  • Financial management
  • Human resource management
  • International business
  • International marketing
  • Management consultancy
  • Marketing
  • Recruitment and staff development
  • Sales

Students may elect to enrol in a Professional Experience unit involving professional placement within a business organisation (in the relevant discipline area) over a period of 140 hours.

As the Bachelor of Business Administration is interdisciplinary, it is not intended to fulfil the requirements for membership in a professional organisation and does not meet the requirements for entry into CPA programs. These requirements are met by other ACU business degrees.

A requirement of the degree is a Community Engagement unit where students engage in voluntary work within a not-for-profit organisation over a period of 40 hours.

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