Bachelor of Business

Course summary

Gain practical, real-world experience and make professional connections when you study a Bachelor of Business at UOW. Develop core skills across all business functions, as you build specialist knowledge to excel in today's dynamic and complex business environment.

Your first year will address all core disciplines of business, giving a solid understanding of issues facing organisations today. You will then have the option to select a major in one or more of the principal areas of business. If you do not wish to select a major, you will complete advanced business subjects of your choosing, providing extensive knowledge and expertise across the field of business.

Additionally, you will complete a final-year capstone subject that lets you apply everything you’ve learned in collaboration with students from other disciplines. Plus, you'll have the option of applying for an internship to gain valuable experience while receiving credit towards your degree.

The Bachelor of Business can form the first three years of a UOW Integrated Master’s (IM), allowing you to complete your Bachelor of Business and a master's degree in four years.

Course information

Study area

Business

Campus

Wollongong, UOW Online Wollongong, Sutherland, Southern Highlands, Shoalhaven, Liverpool, Eurobodalla, Bega Valley

Course Code

3090

Duration

3 years

Delivery

Distance, On Campus

Cricos

102881B

UAC Code

751245

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions Policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

Recent Secondary Education Admission Criteria These criteria may be used to gain admission to this course for students who are currently in year 12 or have recently completed their secondary education.

Recent secondary education students can gain admission to this course via non-ATAR or ATAR-based options.

NON-ATAR ADMISSION OPTIONS With these options students may be admitted on the basis of criteria other than ATAR.

Non-ATAR admissions at UOW take an individual approach to understanding potential for academic success. Each student is assessed based on key qualities across academic readiness, motivation & passion, planning & persistence, and communication & collaboration.

Early Admission

Students may be admitted to this course via Early Admission.

ATAR-BASED ADMISSION OPTIONS With these options, students may be admitted on the basis of ATAR or ATAR plus additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

Guaranteed entry selection ranks

The minimum score for guaranteed entry (or for consideration if this course has limited places) is an ATAR Selection Rank of 70. This includes the effect of adjustment factors.

Adjustment factors

Adjustment factors, such as the subjects you are studying, the area in which you live or equity and access schemes, are taken into consideration and these will be combined with your ATAR to adjust your selection rank and make it higher than your ATAR. Find out more about UOW's adjustment factors.

Other Admission Criteria

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

WORK & LIFE EXPERIENCE Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

UOW College Diploma in Business: The Diploma in Business (2-session program) provides advanced standing towards UOW's Bachelor of Business degree. If, in your first attempt, you pass all four subjects and achieve a weighted average mark of 75% in the first session of the Diploma, you can fast-track into the second session of the Bachelor of Business degree. If you achieve 50% in all eight subjects of the 2-session Diploma in Business you will receive 48 credit points of advanced standing at 100 Level (42 specified and 6 unspecified credit points), which will allow progression to the second year of the degree.

Progression into the second year of the degree from the 3-session Diploma in Business requires successful completion of all nine subjects, including WUCT001 - Tertiary Academic Skills, which does not provide any credit transfer. For further information contact UOW Future Students, or telephone 1300 367 869 (within Australia) or +61 2 4221 3218 (if overseas).

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia.
In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.


ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

6.0

6.0

6.0

5.0

5.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

79

18

18

16

16

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Pass (weighted average mark of 50 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.


CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

UOW College Diploma in Business: The Diploma in Business (2-session program) provides advanced standing towards UOW's Bachelor of Business degree. If, in your first attempt, you pass all four subjects and achieve a weighted average mark of 75% in the first session of the Diploma, you can fast-track into the second session of the Bachelor of Business degree. If you achieve 50% in all eight subjects of the 2-session Diploma in Business you will receive 48 credit points of advanced standing at 100 Level (42 specified and 6 unspecified credit points), which will allow progression to the second year of the degree.

Progression into the second year of the degree from the 3-session Diploma in Business requires successful completion of all nine subjects, including WUCT001 - Tertiary Academic Skills, which does not provide any credit transfer. For further information contact UOW Future Students, or telephone 1300 367 869 (within Australia) or +61 2 4221 3218 (if overseas).

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$16,224 (2024)

$97,344 (2024)

Wollongong

On Campus

$16,224 (2025)

$97,344 (2025)

UOW Online Wollongong

Distance

$16,224 (2025)

$97,344 (2025)

Sutherland

On Campus

$16,224 (2025)

$97,344 (2025)

Shoalhaven

On Campus

$16,224 (2025)

$97,344 (2025)

Liverpool

On Campus

$16,224 (2025)

$97,344 (2025)

Bega Valley

On Campus

$16,224 (2025)

$97,344 (2025)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. The fees outlined in your Letter of Offer of Admission to the University are correct at the point of offer, but are indicative and subject to change without notice. The indicative total course tuition fee is an estimate, based on normal course length and progression and current course fees.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2023.

Applicant background

2023 intake

2023 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2023

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2025 Autumn

Wollongong

Orientation: 24 - 27 February 2025
Session: 03 March - 27 June 2025

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (UAC): 30 September 2024 (early bird), 30 January 2025 (final) (see UAC Key Dates).
  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 31 December 2024*
  • International Applicants: 9 December 2024*

*Applications must be complete with all the required documentation.
Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not possible.

2025 Autumn

UOW Online Wollongong

Session: 03 March - 27 June 2025

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 31 December 2024*
  • International Applicants: 30 November 2024*

*Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by these dates will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.

Applications received after these dates will continue to be assessed for the requested session until 10 weeks prior to session (international), and start of session (domestic). Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not available.

2025 Autumn

Sutherland, Southern Highlands, Shoalhaven, Eurobodalla, Bega Valley

Orientation: Check your campus details
Session: 03 March - 27 June 2025

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (UAC): 30 September 2024 (early bird), 30 January 2025 (final) (see UAC Key Dates).
  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 31 December 2024*
  • International Applicants: This course is not available to international applicants on this campus.

*Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by this date will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.
Applications received after this date will continue to be assessed for the requested session until start of session. Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not possible.

2025 Autumn

Liverpool

Orientation: Check your campus details
Session: 03 March - 27 June 2025

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (UAC): 30 September 2024 (early bird), 30 January 2025 (final) (see UAC Key Dates).
  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 31 December 2024*
  • International Applicants:9 December 2024*

*Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by these dates will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.
Applications received after these dates will continue to be assessed for the requested session until 10 weeks prior to session (international), and start of session (domestic). Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not possible.

2025 Spring

Wollongong

Orientation: 21 July 2025
Session: 28 July - 20 November 2025

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (UAC): 28 June 2025 (see UAC Key Dates).
  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 31 May 2025*
  • International Applicants: 5 May 2025*

*Applications must be complete with all the required documentation.
Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not possible.

2025 Spring

Sutherland, Southern Highlands, Shoalhaven, Eurobodalla, Bega Valley

Orientation: Check your campus details
Session: 28 July - 20 November 2025

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (UAC): 28 June 2025(see UAC Key Dates).
  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 31 May 2025*
  • International Applicants: This course is not available to international applicants on this campus.

*Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by this date will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.
Applications received after this date will continue to be assessed for the requested session until start of session. Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not possible.

2025 Spring

Liverpool

Orientation: Check your campus details
Session: 28 July - 20 November 2025

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (UAC): 28 June 2025(see UAC Key Dates).
  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 31 May 2025*
  • International Applicants: 31 March 2025*

*Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by these dates will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.
Applications received after these dates will continue to be assessed for the requested session until 10 weeks prior to session (international), and start of session (domestic). Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not possible.

Course Structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Handbook

Accreditation & professional recognition

The University of Wollongong has been awarded with the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) accreditation. Being accredited by AACSB is public recognition that we are among the world’s top 6% of business schools – that our curriculum meets the highest standards, our students learn from the best business minds, and that our graduates have the highly sought-after skills, knowledge, and experience that today’s global employers are looking for.

Why choose this course

As a UOW Business graduate you will be equipped with the knowledge and tools to make a positive impact in the world; no matter what path you take.

The Faculty of Business and Law is a signatory to the Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME), a global initiative of the United Nations. We champion responsible management education, research and thought leadership in the classroom using real world examples, so you are prepared to make the ethical business decisions that the world requires.

Career opportunities
  • Auditor
  • Banker
  • Analyst
  • Financial controller
  • Financial planner
  • Paraplanner
  • Accountant
  • Policy advisor
  • Business adviser
  • OHS officer
  • HR manager consultant
  • Stock broker
  • Insurance broker
  • Fund manager
  • Exporter/importer
  • Public relations coordinator
  • Market researcher
  • Advertising executive
  • Brand/product manager
  • Event manager
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