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Bachelor of Business

Course summary

The business sector is one of the world's largest employers offering varying roles and careers. Business plays an important role in assisting to evolve a complex global economy by providing solutions to problems in a sustainable and ethical way.

The Bachelor of Business provides you with the knowledge and experience to move into many types of business careers such as international business, finance, public relations, management and marketing. You will develop a comprehensive knowledge of business and organisations, and the skills to analyse business issues in local, national and international contexts. You will also undertake a final-year capstone subject that lets you apply everything you've learned up to that point in collaboration with students from other disciplines. Plus, you have the option of applying for an internship that provides work-integrated learning.

What you will study

The Bachelor of Business is a flexible degree offering a broad education across all key aspects of the business environment. In addition to studying the essential core disciplines of accounting, economics, finance, management and marketing, you can tailor your studies according to your interests by choosing electives from a particular Business discipline, or you can combine Business electives with subjects from other disciplines.

*Additional Information:

  • UOW Batemans Bay - UAC 753662
  • UOW Bega - UAC 753663
  • UOW Shoalhaven Campus - UAC 753661
  • UOW Southern Highlands - UAC 753664
  • UOW Southern Sydney - UAC 753665
  • UOW Wollongong - UAC 753660
  • UOW South Western Sydney - UAC 753666

Completion of full majors at regional campuses is subject to availability at time of enrolment.

Course information

Study area

Business

Campus

Wollongong, Southern Sydney, Southern Highlands, South Western Sydney, Shoalhaven, Bega, Batemans Bay

Course Code

325

ATAR (UAI)

70

IB Score

24-25

Duration

3 years full-time, or part-time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

075096M

UAC Code

753660-5*

Information on Fees, Assumed Knowledge and Key Dates

Academic 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 Transfer

If you can demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for our subjects through prior learning, such as previous tertiary or TAFE qualifications, you may be eligible for credit towards your degree. Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded.

Click here for more information on UOW's credit transfer arrangements.


UOW College Diploma in Business:

The Diploma in Business (2-session program) provides advanced standing towards UOW's Bachelor of Commerce 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 Commerce 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

2017 Information
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $13,224
Full Course Fee: $79,344

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

South Western Sydney
On Campus

Session Fee: $13,224
Full Course Fee: $79,344

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

2018 Information
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $13,224
Full Course Fee: $79,344

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

South Western Sydney
On Campus

Session Fee: $13,224
Full Course Fee: $79,344

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

Entry Requirements

Assumed Knowledge: Any 2 units of English

EARLY ADMISSION
UOW Early Admission is how the results you’ve earned so far in Years 11 and 12 can secure you a place in a UOW degree before you sit your final exams. This program is for students currently completing their Higher School Certificate; an interstate equivalent or an International Baccalaureate in an on-shore Australian High School. For more information, and to apply for Early Admission, head to the UOW Early Admission website.

Indicative Criteria
Indicative Early Admission criteria for this degree.
The indicative criteria shows the subjects and results that we believe you need to have a good chance of performing well in this degree.

Tertiary/Secondary Studies

Applicants who achieve an appropriate score in one of the following qualifications may be considered for admission:

  • Overseas Year 12 qualification, equivalent to the Higher School Certificate in Australia.
  • A previous Australian Year 12 Higher School Certificate, ie ATAR, UAI, TER, OP, or equivalent
  • A score in the International Baccalaureate equivalent to the required ATAR for this course.
  • Australian Qualification Framework (AQF): Advanced Diploma or Diploma; Cert IV (excluding Trade Certificates) may be considered for some programs
  • A Diploma or Foundation Studies Program from a recognised private institution.
  • TAFE Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC)
  • Minimum record of attendance, equal to 1/6 of a bachelor degree from an approved university, provided there is no exclusion or suspension.

Mature Age

Applicants who achieve an appropriate score in one of the following qualifications will be considered for admission:

  • University Access Program (UOW College). The UAP does not provide entry to a 4-year professional degree or any of the double degree programs.
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) for people over 20 years of age on 1 March in the year preceding enrolment. STAT can be used to gain admission to all undergraduate courses other than Engineering and Law. If you haven't been studying for some time you may want to consider a WEA STAT Preparation Course.
  • Limited UAI (5-9 HSC units, including at least 2 units of English) for people over 20 years of age on 1 March in year preceding enrolment.

Credit Transfer

If you can demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for our subjects through prior learning, such as previous tertiary or TAFE qualifications, you may be eligible for credit towards your degree. Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded.

Click here for more information on UOW's credit transfer arrangements.


UOW College Diploma in Business:

The Diploma in Business (2-session program) provides advanced standing towards UOW's Bachelor of Commerce 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 Commerce 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

2017 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
Wollongong
On Campus

Commonwealth supported students are required to pay a student contribution amount towards the cost of their course. The amounts are calculated based on the subject cluster and the Equivalent Full-time Study Load (EFTSL) value of the subject. For information regarding student contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Southern Sydney
On Campus

Commonwealth supported students are required to pay a student contribution amount towards the cost of their course. The amounts are calculated based on the subject cluster and the Equivalent Full-time Study Load (EFTSL) value of the subject. For information regarding student contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Southern Highlands
On Campus

Commonwealth supported students are required to pay a student contribution amount towards the cost of their course. The amounts are calculated based on the subject cluster and the Equivalent Full-time Study Load (EFTSL) value of the subject. For information regarding student contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

South Western Sydney
On Campus

Commonwealth supported students are required to pay a student contribution amount towards the cost of their course. The amounts are calculated based on the subject cluster and the Equivalent Full-time Study Load (EFTSL) value of the subject. For information regarding student contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Shoalhaven
On Campus

Commonwealth supported students are required to pay a student contribution amount towards the cost of their course. The amounts are calculated based on the subject cluster and the Equivalent Full-time Study Load (EFTSL) value of the subject. For information regarding student contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Bega
On Campus

Commonwealth supported students are required to pay a student contribution amount towards the cost of their course. The amounts are calculated based on the subject cluster and the Equivalent Full-time Study Load (EFTSL) value of the subject. For information regarding student contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Batemans Bay
On Campus

Commonwealth supported students are required to pay a student contribution amount towards the cost of their course. The amounts are calculated based on the subject cluster and the Equivalent Full-time Study Load (EFTSL) value of the subject. For information regarding student contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

2018 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
Wollongong
On Campus

Commonwealth supported students are required to pay a student contribution amount towards the cost of their course. The amounts are calculated based on the subject cluster and the Equivalent Full-time Study Load (EFTSL) value of the subject. For information regarding student contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Southern Sydney
On Campus

Commonwealth supported students are required to pay a student contribution amount towards the cost of their course. The amounts are calculated based on the subject cluster and the Equivalent Full-time Study Load (EFTSL) value of the subject. For information regarding student contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Southern Highlands
On Campus

Commonwealth supported students are required to pay a student contribution amount towards the cost of their course. The amounts are calculated based on the subject cluster and the Equivalent Full-time Study Load (EFTSL) value of the subject. For information regarding student contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

South Western Sydney
On Campus

Commonwealth supported students are required to pay a student contribution amount towards the cost of their course. The amounts are calculated based on the subject cluster and the Equivalent Full-time Study Load (EFTSL) value of the subject. For information regarding student contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Shoalhaven
On Campus

Commonwealth supported students are required to pay a student contribution amount towards the cost of their course. The amounts are calculated based on the subject cluster and the Equivalent Full-time Study Load (EFTSL) value of the subject. For information regarding student contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Bega
On Campus

Commonwealth supported students are required to pay a student contribution amount towards the cost of their course. The amounts are calculated based on the subject cluster and the Equivalent Full-time Study Load (EFTSL) value of the subject. For information regarding student contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Batemans Bay
On Campus

Commonwealth supported students are required to pay a student contribution amount towards the cost of their course. The amounts are calculated based on the subject cluster and the Equivalent Full-time Study Load (EFTSL) value of the subject. For information regarding student contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

2017 Spring

Wollongong

Session Commences

24 July 2017

Applications Close
International Applicants: 1 June
Domestic Applicants: 30 June
Late applications may be considered if places are available.

Session Details
Enrolment & Orientation: 18 July 2017
Session: 24 July - 16 November 2017

Southern Sydney, Southern Highlands, Bega, Batemans Bay

Session Commences
24 July 2017

Applications Close
30 June. Late applications may be considered if places are available.

Session Details
Enrolment & Orientation: 18 July 2017
Session: 24 July - 16 November 2017

South Western Sydney

Session Commences
24 July 2017

Applications Close
30 June. Late applications may be considered if places are available.

Session Details

Enrolment & Orientation: 18 July 2017
Session: 24 July - 16 November 2017

Shoalhaven

Session Commences
24 July 2017

Applications Close
30 June. Late applications may be considered if places are available.

Session Details
Enrolment & Orientation: 18 July 2017(TBC)
Session: 24 July - 16 November 2017

2018 Autumn

Wollongong, Southern Sydney, Southern Highlands, Shoalhaven, Bega, Batemans Bay

Session Commences
26 February 2018

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (UAC): On-time UAC applications close on 30 September.
  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 30 September. (Late applications may be accepted where places are available.) On-time direct applicants will be advised of their application outcome by no later than 19 January 2018.
  • International applicants: One week prior to the course commencement date.

Session Details
Orientation: 20 - 22 February
Session: 26 February - 21 June

South Western Sydney

Session Commences
26 February 2018

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (UAC): On-time UAC applications close on 30 September.
  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 30 September. (Late applications may be accepted where places are available.) On-time direct applicants will be advised of their application outcome by no later than 19 January 2018.

Session Details
Orientation: 20 - 22 February
Session: 26 February - 21 June

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Bachelor of Business will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate core knowledge of business and organisations.
  2. Effectively communicate orally and in writing.
  3. Critically analyse business and organisational issues in local, national and international contexts.
  4. Demonstrate responsible judgement in decision making.
  5. Work effectively with others on shared goals.
  6. Use relevant technology for professional purposes.
  7. Demonstrate independent learning. 

Course Structure

To qualify for award of the degree of Bachelor of Business a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 144 credit points by satisfactory completion of the following core subjects. 

Subject Codesubject NameCredit PointsSession(s)
ACCY111Accounting Fundamentals In Society6Autumn, Spring
COMM101Principles of Responsible Business6Autumn, Spring
COMM121Statistics for Business6Autumn, Spring
ECON100Economic Essentials for Business6Autumn, Spring
FIN 111Introductory Principles of Finance6Autumn, Spring
MGNT110Introduction to Management6Autumn, Spring
MARK101Marketing Principles6Autumn, Spring
Plus at least one subject from the following:
OPS 113Business Oriented Information Systems6Spring
ACCY112Accounting In Organisations6Autumn, Spring
ECON102Economics and Society6Autumn, Spring
MGNT102Business Communications6Autumn, Spring
Capstone subject:
COMM331Integrative Business Capstone6Autumn, Spring

Plus at least 48 credit points of subjects chosen from the Faculty Schedule of which 18 credit points must be from 300 level Business subjects successfully completed at a pass grade or better.

Plus additional subjects to reach 144 credit points. No more than 72 credit points shall be for 100-level subjects.

PLEASE NOTE: Subject and session offerings may change prior to the commencement of session. Not all subjects will be delivered at all campuses. Students are advised to check the latest information available on the Subject Database.

General Electives

In addition to core and selected subjects, students may complete elective subjects chosen from any UOW subject offerings available at each campus (provided they meet the subject enrolment requirements), to total 144 cps for the degree. Students are encouraged to complete business related electives, listed on the Subject Database.  A recommended elective to apply to enrol within their final year of study is the Professional Experience in Business (COMM391).

Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Accreditation & professional recognition

Our programs are recognised by peak professional bodies in Australia and internationally. For more information, visit Professional Accreditation and Recognition.

Why choose this course

UOW Business students experience a modern curriculum that doesn’t merely teach business theory, but applies it to everyday business contexts. We develop professionals, managers and business leaders with critical thinking skills who will succeed in their chosen fields.

You have the opportunity to gain practical, real-world experience and make professional connections that will help launch your career, including the opportunity to participate in our Business Internship program, which could see you being partnered with industry leaders such as Commonwealth Bank, Cancer Council, World Vision Australia and Gazal. 

The Faculty of Business is a signatory to the Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME), a global initiative of the United Nations. The PRME endorses institutions that champion responsible management education, research and thought leadership. 

Career opportunities
  • Auditor
  • Banker
  • Analyst
  • Financial controller
  • 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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