What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Business is designed to equip you with core skills and knowledge in business, management and operations to prepare you for roles in modern organisations.

Select a major area of specialisation and combine it with your other studies to become an entrepreneurial thinker, innovator and learn to find opportunity where others cannot.

The course links theoretical and practical knowledge needed to operate effectively in diverse settings such as not-for-profits, government, small business and corporations.

Selected major: Accounting and Financial Planning

This major invites you to dive into finance, preparing you for a varied career with multiple options across the accounting and finance sector. You’ll cover topics such as personal and commercial accounting, forensic accounting, an overview of business law, and a sound understanding of ethical principles and the relevant ethical issues connected to managing clients and their finances./p>

This major meets the educational requirements of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) and is accredited by the Financial Planning Education Council (FPEC). It is also accredited by the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and CPA Australia. It is also approved by the Financial Advisers Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA), ensuring you’ll learn the skills needed to enter the financial planning industry with confidence.

Course structure

Successful completion of the Bachelor of Business requires students to complete units of study to the value of 300 credit points. All units of study are valued at 12.5 credit points unless otherwise stated.

Course learning outcomes

Upon successfully completing the Bachelor of Business, students will be able to:

  • define and integrate theoretical principles applicable to a business discipline and apply those principles in a range of practices
  • systematically review and critically evaluate research from a variety of sources in order to make informed judgements on options for innovatively solving a range of problems that arise in business contexts
  • formulate creative solutions that are fit for purpose and demonstrate cognisance of the impact of business decisions on the environment, economy and society
  • coherently articulate a line of reasoning demonstrating cultural sensitivity and apply a framework to analyse and offer solutions to ethical dilemmas
  • communicate a range of business arguments by evaluating and implementing alternative communication strategies as appropriate to the audience
  • build on and continuously develop the intellectual independence to be critical and reflective learners, cognisant of new technologies
  • work collaboratively in diverse groups.

Career opportunities

Graduates may wish to seek employment in a wide range of fields such as accounting, business analysis, commercial law, communications, entrepreneurship, event management, finance, financial planning, human resources, international business, management, marketing or public relations.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business and Law

CRICOS

088382J

Study options

Online/Distance (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,360.00 (16,78,801) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

1 November 2021, 14 March 2022, 11 July 2022, 7 November 2022

Online/Distance with attendance (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,360.00 (16,78,801) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

28 February 2022, 1 August 2022

Venue

Swinburne University of Technology

Hawthorn Campus,

John Street,

HAWTHORN,

Victoria,

3122, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have An Australian bachelor degree or equivalent in any discipline, except a Bachelor of Laws (LLB), from a recognised tertiary institution with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 (out of 4.0)/65%.

For international students

If you’re currently in Year 12 or have completed Year 12 in the last seven years, you’ll be considered for admission to undergraduate courses primarily based on whether you have successfully completed the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), or an interstate or international Year 12 qualification.

English language requirements

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

  • Swinburne’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 65%, all skills 65%
  • minimum IELTS overall band of 6.0 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0
  • TOEFL iBT (internet-based) - 64 (no less than 13 in reading, 12 in listening, 18 in speaking, 21 in writing)
    Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 50 (no communicative skills less than 50)
    C1 Advanced: 169, no band less than 169

  • any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by this university

Swinburne University of Technology offers below pathways course for this subject

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • MCI Institute
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About Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne is one of the world’s top young universities, offering industry-aligned courses taught by teachers who are experts in their field.

  • 45th in the Top 50 Under 50 universities in the world
  • Ranked 81st in the world by THE Young University Rankings
  • Rated 82.2% for overall teaching quality
  • 5-stars for teacher- student ratio & overall experience