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Online
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Campus locations

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Duration

3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
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Admission information

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CSU has a variety of pathways and admissions requirements for study. Details of the types of 'bonus points' and other ATAR-related adjustments commonly available to applicants are set out in the CSU institutional admissions information and CSU's general admissions policy.

You can also view details about the applicants who commenced this course last year in the ATAR profile and See the student profile.

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Session availability

Session 3; Session 1; Session 2; Session 3 201790; 201830; 201860; 201890

Please note: all sessions may not be available at all locations or through all study modes. Please check the Course offerings section for more information.

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International students

  • This course is not available to international students.

Course highlights

CSU's Bachelor of Business (Insurance) is the only degree of its kind in Australia. Building on your existing insurance knowledge, it equips you with conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills to enhance your employment prospects in the insurance industry.

Gain an internationally recognised qualification

With a degree that's recognised throughout Australia and overseas, you'll have opportunities to work almost anywhere.

Expand your career options

Broaden your prospects by specialising in a second study area during your degree. You can undertake the prescribed joint study in finance or, with faculty approval, choose an alternative joint study option relevant to your career aspirations. Areas include accounting, banking, economics, information systems, marketing and management.

Study in the digital age

CSU's flexible learning environment allows students to study this online course from anywhere in the world. Subjects are taught using online study materials and methods, including online meetings and subject forums.

Learn at your own pace

Part-time study options can help you fit study around your work and lifestyle commitments. A number of subjects are offered in Session 3 (November to February), giving you the potential to fast-track your degree.

The degree meets the educational requirements for FINSIA associate membership. Those who wish to join FINSIA must also have three years of relevant work experience. For more information please contact FINSIA. FINSIA also has student and affiliate memberships available, which enable students to access the FINSIA professional network while they work towards their three years of industry experience. Please consult the FINSIA website for more information.

CSU's Bachelor of Business (Insurance) provides ASIC RG146 compliance if a specified set of five finance subjects are completed.

Australian New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF)
The Bachelor of Business Insurance is accredited by ANZIIF.

ASIC RG146
Completion of the following 5 subjects meets the Australian Security and Investments Commission'(ASIC) training requirements in relation to Regulatory Guide 146 Licensing: Training of financial product advisers (RG146) in skills, general knowledge and the eight (8) listed specialist knowledge areas.
1. FIN221 Investments
2. FIN230 Financial Institutions and Markets
3. FIN331 Financial Planning
4. FIN340 International Finance
5. FIN211 Financial Management.
The listed specialist areas mapped to subjects are:
Skills - FIN221, FIN331;
Generic Knowledge FIN230;
Financial Planning - FIN230, FIN221, FIN331, FIN211;
Securities - FIN230, FIN221, FIN211;
Derivatives - FIN230, FIN221, FIN331;
Managed Funds - FIN230, FIN221, FIN331, FIN211;
Superannuation - FIN331;
Insurance - FIN331
Deposit Products - FIN221, FIN331, FIN211;
Foreign Exchange - FIN221, FIN331, FIN340.
Graduates meet the requirements for Tier 1 registration under RG146.

Please note that the following subjects have a Workplace Learning component:

BUS110 Workplace Learning 1
BUS220 Workplace Learning 2
BUS370 Workplace Learning 3
EPT320 High Level Facilitation Skills for Post Compulsory Education
EPT322 Training in Workplaces

Residential schools are a great way to practise what you are learning in a hands-on environment, and to meet your lecturers and classmates.

Some online courses include a residential school, where you will attend a CSU campus during certain sessions throughout your course.

Depending on joint studies selected, online students may be required to attend residential schools on campus for the following subjects:

From the early stages of your degree, you can apply for a range of international programs through CSU Global. You could take a session or two on exchange at one of CSU’s partner institutions across the world, go on a study tour during the holidays, or complete some of your practical placements in an unique location.

Are you after a unique CSU study experience? By participating in a CSU Global international study program you can gain a new perspective on where your degree can take you, and even complete your degree that little bit faster. CSU Global has many options available to fit with your course, interests and study needs.

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Career opportunities

On graduation from CSU's Bachelor of Business (Insurance) you will be qualified to take up professional, specialist and managerial positions across the insurance industry.

Diverse opportunities

Career options are broad and include: financial planning, general insurance (including underwriting, claims, and insurance broking), distribution, and life insurance (including underwriting and claims, loss adjusting and risk management).

Public or private sector

Pursue employment opportunities in the public or private sector, or use your knowledge and skills to start your own business.

Further study

Boost your credentials further by opting for postgraduate study, such as a master's degree.

On graduation from CSU's Bachelor of Business (Insurance) you will be qualified to take up professional, specialist and managerial positions across the insurance industry.

Diverse opportunities

Career options are broad and include: financial planning, general insurance (including underwriting, claims, and insurance broking), distribution, and life insurance (including underwriting and claims, loss adjusting and risk management).

Public or private sector

Pursue employment opportunities in the public or private sector, or use your knowledge and skills to start your own business.

Further study

Boost your credentials further by opting for postgraduate study, such as a master's degree.

Credit and pathways

Getting into uni isn’t just about your ATAR; we understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

We understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

If you’ve studied before, you may be able to fast-track your postgraduate degree with Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL). If you’ve completed relevant tertiary study, you could be awarded credit for your postgraduate degree. Get in touch to see if you’re eligible for credit based on your previous qualifications or industry experience.

Applicants who have successfully completed a relevant Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma at TAFE may be eligible for credit of up to four subjects (Certificate IV), up to eight subjects (Diploma) or up to 12 subjects (Advanced Diploma) into this course. Credit for prior learning or study at other higher education institutions will be assessed as part of the application process and will be granted to eligible applicants.

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Course offerings

The Bachelor of Business (Insurance) is only available to study on campus.

The Bachelor of Business (Insurance) is only available to study online.

You can study the Bachelor of Business (Insurance) online or on campus.

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Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
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LEGEND
CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

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Campus locations listed for online students are purely for administrative purposes and have no relevance to the student experience.

Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
DirectOnlineBathurstCGSYYYSBBI

LEGEND
CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

Subjects

For each 8 point subject you are enrolled in, you should expect to spend 10 to 12 hours per week working on assignments and assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, and attending lectures, residential schools, or examinations.

If you are studying four subjects per session, this is equivalent to a full-time job. The workload for some subjects may vary as a result of approved course design.

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The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

Core

ECO130 Business Economics
MGT100 Organisations & Management
MGT230 Ethics, Sustainability & Culture
ACC100 Accounting 1
ACC110 Accounting 2
LAW110 Business Law
MKT110 Marketing & Society
QBM117 Business Statistics
INS101 Insurance Foundations
INS102 Introduction to Insurance Classes and Products
INS201 Policy and Claims Handling
INS202 Introduction to Underwriting
INS203 Insurance Law and Regulation I
INS204 Insurance Law and Regulation II

plus two (2) from the following six (6) subjects, each of which relates to a particular class of insurance:
INS301 Liability Underwriting Management
INS302 Personal Lines Underwriting Management
INS303 Commercial Lines Underwriting Management A
INS304 Commercial Lines Underwriting Management B
INS305 Marine Underwriting Management
INS306 Statutory Classes Underwriting Management

plus two (2) from the following six (6) subjects, each of which relates to a particular class of insurance:
INS311 Liability Claims Management
INS312 Personal Lines Claims Management
INS313 Commercial Lines Claims Management A
INS314 Commercial Lines Claims Management B
INS315 Marine Claims Management
INS316 Statutory Classes Claims Management

Electives

Students must choose six (6) electives either by:

completing a Joint Study in another discipline area, which will be included on the testamur, and adding the number of electives needed to bring the total number of subjects to 24; or by selecting eight (8) electives. A elective is any undergraduate subject offered by Charles Sturt University provided prerequisites and enrolment restrictions have been met.
Note that at least 3 electives must be Business or Business related subjects.

Students must ensure that there are no more than twelve (12) level one subjects in their degree. Students must also ensure that they complete a minimum of five (5) level three subjects in their degree. The level of a subject is designated by the first digit in the subject code, e.g. MGT100 is a level one subject.

JOINT STUDIES

A joint study is a prescribed set of subjects taken from a discipline other than the chosen specialisation. Students are then able to use the title of the joint study in conjunction with the specialisation (e.g. Bachelor of Business (Management/Finance).

For a Joint Study either from within the Faculty of Business or consisting of subjects from another Faculty, students must take an established sequence or set of five subjects. Established sequences are determined by Faculty Board. Students must ensure that they take the necessary prerequisites.

If a Joint Study is chosen from those offered within the Faculty of Business, it must be in an area other than that of the specialisation chosen. No more than two subjects can be counted towards a Joint Study if they have already been undertaken as part of the core or restricted elective. A student cannot claim more than one Joint Study.

Students enrolled through the CSU Study Centres may only choose the Accounting, Management or Marketing joint studies.

Accounting joint study

ACC100 Accounting 1
ACC110 Accounting 2*

PLUS three subjects from the list below, at least one of which should be at level 3:
ACC200 Accounting Systems
ACC210 Management Accounting
ACC222 External Reporting
ACC311 Strategic and Sustainable Accounting
ACC322 Company Accounting
*Students studying the Bachelor of Business (Banking) or Bachelor of Business (Finance) need to select an additional subject in place of ACC110.

Banking joint study

FIN211 Financial Management
FIN230 Financial Institutions and Markets
FIN310 Commercial Banking & Finance
FIN320 Financial Institutions Lending
LAW330 Finance Law

Economics joint study

Five subjects from the list below, one of which must be at level 3:
ECO130 Business Economics
ECO210 Labour Economics
ECO215 Managerial Economics for Business Strategy
ECO220 Macroeconomic Analysis
ECO320 International Economics
ECO356 Environmental Economics
AGB110 Agricultural Economics (From Faculty of Science)

Finance joint study

FIN211 Financial Management
FIN221 Investments
FIN230 Financial Institutions & Markets

PLUS two subjects from the list below:
FIN331 Financial Planning
FIN340 International Finance
FIN350 Strategic Financial Management
FIN360 Treasury Risk Management
FIN370 Funds Management

Financial Planning joint study

FIN211 Financial Management*
FIN221 Investments
FIN331 Financial Planning
FIN380 Superannuation
LAW301 Taxation Law (Principles)
*Students studying the Bachelor of Business (Finance) or Bachelor of Business (Banking) should substitute LAW302 Taxation Law (Issues) for FIN211 Financial Management

Note: Finance and Banking students should substitute LAW302 Taxation Law (Issues) for FIN211 Financial Management

Human Resource Management joint study

HRM210 Human Resource Management
HRM330 Strategic Human Resource Management

PLUS three subjects from the list below:
ECO210 Labour Economics
HRM310 Developing Human Resources
HRM320 Issues in Human Resource Management
INR310 Comparative Industrial Regulations
LAW370 Law of Employment
MGT210 Organisational Behaviour*
MGT340 International Management
*Students studying the Bachelor of Business (Management) need to choose an additional elective in place of MGT210

Industrial Relations joint study

LAW110 Business Law
INR210 Industrial Relations in Australia

PLUS three subjects from the list below, at least one of which should be at level 3:
LAW240 Industrial Law
INR310 Comparative Industrial Relations
ECO210 Labour Economics
HRM210 Human Resource Management
LAW260 Administrative Law
LAW370 Law of Employment
MGT320 Managing Change

Information Systems joint study

ITC114 Database Management Systems
ITC211 Systems Analysis

PLUS three subjects from the list below, one of which must be at level 3 and only one may be at level 1:
ITC105 Communication and Information Management
ITC106 Programming Principles
ITC161 Computer Systems
ITC204 Human Computer Interaction
ITC206 Programming in Java 1
ITC240 IT Infrastructure Management
ITC212 Internet Technologies
ITC218 IT Project Management
ITC331 Ethics and Professional Practice

International Business & Culture joint study

MGT250 Asia-Pacific Business
MGT340 International Management

PLUS three subjects from the list below:
ECO320 International Economics
FIN340 International Finance
INR310 Comparative Industrial Relations
MKT260 International Marketing
BUS201 International Project
POL111 International Relations (From Faculty of Arts).

Legal Studies joint study

LAW110 Business Law

PLUS four subjects from the list below, at least one of which should be at level 3:
LAW200 Commercial Activities: Law & Policy
LAW220 Business Organisations Law
LAW240 Industrial Law
LAW260 Administrative Law
LAW301 Taxation Law (Principles)
LAW302 Taxation Law (Issues)
LAW330 Finance Law
LAW370 Law of Employment

Management joint study

MGT330 Business Strategy

PLUS four subjects from the following:
MGT210 Organisational Behaviour
MGT290 Project Management
MGT245 Managing Yourself & Others
MGT310 Service Operations Management
MGT320 Managing Change
MGT340 International Business Management
MGT367 Leadership Issues

Marketing joint study

MKT110 Marketing & Society
MKT220 Consumer Behaviour

PLUS three subjects from the list below, at least one of which should be at level 3:
MKT230 Market Research
MKT240 Market Analysis and Analytics
MKT235 Brand Management
MKT260 International Marketing
MKT303 Social and Environmental Marketing
MKT310 Integrated Marketing Communications
MKT335 Marketing of Services
MKT340 Strategic Marketing Management
MKT350 Product Innovation Management

Marketing, Communication & Digital Media joint study

COM112 Digital Media
MKT310 Integrated Marketing Communications

PLUS three subjects from the list below, at least one of which should be at level 2:
MKT110 Marketing & Society*
COM116 What is Public Relations?
CCI100 Introduction to Media Production
COM222 Public Relations Tactics
COM219 Media, Communication & Globalisation
JRN101 Newsgathering and Writing
ADV206 Channel Planning
*Students studying the Bachelor of Business (Marketing) should replace MKT110 with another level 1 subject from the above list.

Online Business Technologies joint study

ITC212 Internet Technologies

PLUS four subjects from the list below, at least one of which should be at level 3:
ITC114 Database Management Systems
ITC106 Programming Principles
ITC105 Communication and Information Management
MGT220 eCommerce
ITC331 Ethics and Professional Practice
ITC314 Virtualisation Technologies

Core

ECO130 Business Economics
MGT100 Organisations & Management
MGT230 Ethics, Sustainability & Culture
ACC100 Accounting 1
ACC110 Accounting 2
LAW110 Business Law
QBM117 Business Statistics
INS101 Insurance Foundations
INS102 Introduction to Insurance Classes and Products
INS201 Policy and Claims Handling
INS202 Introduction to Underwriting
INS203 Insurance Law and Regulation I
INS204 Insurance Law and Regulation II

plus two (2) from the following six (6) subjects, each of which relates to a particular class of insurance:
INS301 Liability Underwriting Management
INS302 Personal Lines Underwriting Management
INS303 Commercial Lines Underwriting Management A
INS304 Commercial Lines Underwriting Management B
INS305 Marine Underwriting Management
INS306 Statutory Classes Underwriting Management

plus two (2) from the following six (6) subjects, each of which relates to a particular class of insurance:
INS311 Liability Claims Management
INS312 Personal Lines Claims Management
INS313 Commercial Lines Claims Management A
INS314 Commercial Lines Claims Management B
INS315 Marine Claims Management
INS316 Statutory Classes Claims Management

Restricted Electives
Students must complete one (1) Restricted Electives from the following Level 3 capstone units:
ACC311 Strategic & Sustainable Accounting
FIN350 Strategic Financial Management
HRM330 Strategic Human Resource Management
MGT330 Business Strategy
MKT340 Strategic Marketing Management.

Restricted electives may be counted towards a joint study.
Note: Pre-requisites and/or assumed knowledge apply for all subjects listed above.

Electives
Students must choose six (6) electives either by:

completing a Joint Study in another discipline area, which will be included on the testamur, and adding the number of electives needed to bring the total number of subjects to 24; or by selecting six (6)  electives. An  elective is any undergraduate subject offered by Charles Sturt University provided prerequisites and enrolment restrictions have been met.

Note that at least 3 electives must be Business or Business related subjects.

Students must ensure that there are no more than twelve (12) level one subjects in their degree. Students must also ensure that they complete a minimum of five (5) level three subjects in their degree. The level of a subject is designated by the first digit in the subject code, e.g. MGT100 is a level one subject.

JOINT STUDIES

A joint study is a prescribed set of subjects taken from a discipline other than the chosen specialisation. Students are then able to use the title of the joint study in conjunction with the specialisation (e.g. Bachelor of Business (Insurance/Finance).

For a Joint Study either from within the Faculty of Business, Justice & Behavioural Sciences, or consisting of subjects from another Faculty, students must take an established sequence or set of five subjects. Established sequences are determined by Faculty Board. Students must ensure that they take the necessary prerequisites.

If a Joint Study is chosen from those offered within the Faculty of Business, Justice & Behavioural Sciences, it must be in an area other than that of the specialisation chosen. No more than two subjects can be counted towards a Joint Study if they have already been undertaken as part of the core or restricted elective. A student cannot claim more than one Joint Study.

Students enrolled through the CSU Study Centres may only choose the Accounting, Management or Marketing joint studies.

Accounting joint study

ACC100 Accounting 1  

PLUS four subjects from the list below, at least one of which should be at level 3:
ACC200 Accounting Systems
ACC210 Management Accounting
ACC222 External Reporting
ACC311 Strategic and Sustainable Accounting
ACC322 Company Accounting

 
Banking joint study

FIN211 Financial Management
FIN230 Financial Institutions and Markets
FIN370 Funds Management
FIN320 Financial Institutions Lending
LAW330 Finance Law

Economics joint study

ECO130 Business Economics
ECO320 International Economics

PLUS  three subjects from the list below,
ECO210 Labour Economics
ECO215 Managerial Economics for Business Strategy
ECO220 Macroeconomic Analysis
AGB110 Agricultural Economics

 
Finance joint study

FIN211 Financial Management
FIN221 Investments
FIN230 Financial Institutions & Markets

PLUS two subjects from the list below:
FIN331 Financial Planning
FIN340 International Finance
FIN350 Strategic Financial Management
FIN360 Treasury Risk Management
FIN370 Funds Management

Financial Planning joint study

FIN211 Financial Management
FIN221 Investments
FIN331 Financial Planning
FIN380 Superannuation
LAW301 Taxation Law (Principles)  

Human Resource Management joint study

HRM210 Human Resource Management
HRM330 Strategic Human Resource Management

PLUS three subjects from the list below:
ECO210 Labour Economics
HRM310 Developing Human Resources
HRM320 Issues in Human Resource Management
INR310 Comparative Industrial Regulations
LAW370 Law of Employment
MGT210 Organisational Behaviour*
MGT340 International Management

Industrial Relations joint study

LAW110 Business Law
HRM201 Workplace Relations in Australia

PLUS three subjects from the list below, at least one of which should be at level 3:
LAW240 Industrial Law
INR310 Comparative Industrial Relations
ECO210 Labour Economics
HRM210 Human Resource Management
LAW260 Administrative Law
LAW370 Law of Employment
MGT320 Managing Change
 
Information Systems joint study

ITC114 Database Management Systems
ITC211 Systems Analysis

PLUS three subjects from the list below, one of which must be at level 3 and only one may be at level 1:
ITC105 Communication and Information Management
ITC106 Programming Principles
ITC161 Computer Systems
ITC204 Human Computer Interaction
ITC206 Programming in Java 1
ITC240 IT Infrastructure Management
ITC212 Internet Technologies
ITC218 IT Project Management
ITC331 Ethics and Professional Practice
 
International Business & Culture joint study

MGT250 Asia-Pacific Business
MGT340 International Management

PLUS three subjects from the list below:
ECO320 International Economics
FIN340 International Finance
INR310 Comparative Industrial Relations
MKT260 International Marketing
BUS201 International Project
POL111 International Relations (From Faculty of Arts & Education).
 
Legal Studies joint study

LAW110 Business Law

PLUS four subjects from the list below, at least one of which should be at level 3:
LAW200 Commercial Activities: Law & Policy
LAW220 Business Organisations Law
LAW240 Industrial Law
LAW260 Administrative Law
LAW301 Taxation Law (Principles)
LAW302 Taxation Law (Issues)
LAW330 Finance Law
LAW370 Law of Employment
 
Management joint study

MGT330 Business Strategy

PLUS four subjects from the following:
MGT210 Organisational Behaviour
MGT290 Project Management
MGT245 Managing Yourself & Others
MGT310 Service Operations Management
MGT320 Managing Change
MGT340 International Business Management
MGT367 Leadership Issues
 
Marketing joint study

MKT110 Marketing & Society
MKT220 Consumer  Behaviour

PLUS three subjects from the list below, at least one of which should be at level 3:
MKT230 Market Research
MKT240 Market Analysis and Analytics
MKT235 Brand Management
MKT260 International Marketing
MKT303 Social and Environmental Marketing
MKT310 Integrated Marketing Communications
MKT335 Marketing of Services
MKT340 Strategic Marketing Management
MKT350 Product Innovation Management

 Marketing, Communication & Digital Media joint study

COM112 Digital Media
MKT310 Integrated Marketing Communications

PLUS three subjects from the list below, at least one of which should be at level 2:
MKT110 Marketing & Society
COM116 What is Public Relations?
CCI100 Introduction to Media Production
COM222 Public Relations Tactics
COM219 Media, Communication & Globalisation
JRN101 Newsgathering and Writing
ADV206 Channel Planning
 
Online Business Technologies joint study

ITC212 Internet Technologies

PLUS four subjects from the list below, at least one of which should be at level 3:
ITC114 Database Management Systems
ITC106 Programming Principles
ITC105 Communication and Information Management
MGT220 eCommerce
ITC331 Ethics and Professional Practice
ITC314 Virtualisation Technologies

Year 1
Session 1

ACC100 Accounting 1
MGT100 Organisations & Management

Session 2
ACC110 Accounting 2
ECO130 Business Economics

Year 2
Session 3

MGT230 Ethics, Sustainability & Culture
QBM117 Business Statistics

Session 4
Elective (suggestion for Finance joint study FIN230 Financial Institutions and Markets)
Elective (suggestion for Finance joint study FIN211 Financial Management)

Year 3
Session 5
Elective (suggestion for Finance joint study FIN221 Investments)
Elective (suggestion for Finance joint study FIN230 Financial Institutions and Markets)

Session 6
LAW110 Business Law
Elective (suggestion for Finance joint study FIN331 Financial Planning or FIN350 Strategic Financial Management or FIN360 Treasury Risk Management)

Session 7
Elective (suggestion for Finance joint study FIN340 International Finance or FIN370 Funds Management)
Restricted Elective

Graduation requirements

As a CSU student, throughout your course you have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to your discipline. This ongoing development will enable you to effectively participate in your course and graduate prepared to enter the workforce.

To graduate, students must complete 192 points at pass level or better. These subjects are a combination of core subjects and electives.

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Fees and costs

If you are an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident find out more about domestic fees. Eligible students can defer these fees through the HECS-HELP government student loan system.

If you are an international student, find out more about international fees.

Additional course-related expenses you may need to consider.

  • Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).
  • Textbooks (you may be able to purchase these second-hand).
  • Travel and accommodation expenses for any workplace learning, field trips or residential schools.
  • Uniforms (e.g. shirts, polo tops, scrubs or overalls).

Tax deductions: in some instances you may be able to claim a tax deduction for self-education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice to find out if you qualify.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident, find out more about domestic fees.

Eligible students can defer these fees through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government student loan system.

Additional costs you may need to consider include the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

If you are not an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident, find out more about international fees.

Additional costs you may need to consider include the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

In some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self-education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

Already studied with CSU? Our 10 per cent Alumni discount applies to this course.

Online students receive one free textbook per subject.

Support

Finishing high school this year? Taking a few years off to find out what you really want to do in life? Need to attend classes from anywhere in the world?

When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

When it comes to postgraduate study, we understand that having the right kind of support is key to your success. You’ll enjoy flexible learning that allows you to fit study into your life, at a time that suits you. Our team are only a phone call or email away and you can even use our online chat for any questions you may have. We can also help you connect with scholarships, grants, loans, and assistance that can make further study affordable. At CSU, we’re with you every step of the way.

We have a wide range of scholarships available to help you with the costs of studying at CSU. There are scholarships based on academic performance or your personal circumstances. Other scholarships and grants cover specific costs like accommodation and textbooks, and some offer funds that you can use in any way to enhance your university experience. Find a scholarship to suit your needs and apply now.

Indigenous students can access the Indigenous Academic Success Program (IASP). This free program is available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled at CSU. It gives you one-on-one access to tutors to help you with your assessments and prepare you for exams.

International students

Gain an internationally recognised qualification with CSU at one of our vibrant regional campuses, or study online from the comfort of your own home - anywhere in the world!

You can also study accounting, business and information technology courses at a CSU Study Centre in Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney.

Browse through the tabs below for more information or visit our International website to discover more about an Australian university experience like no other.

Please note: if you choose to study online with CSU, the course study mode will not meet necessary requirements for granting Australian student visas.

There are minimum Academic and English Language requirements for admission to CSU courses. These requirements ensure that our students have the best chance for success. Minimum requirements can vary from country to country, so please take some time to review our entry requirements  before starting your application. If you cannot find the requirements for your country please contact us.

At CSU, we understand that you are making a financial investment in your future and we want to make sure that you receive the best value for money for your education. That’s why our students enjoy more affordable course tuition fees than other Australian universities, while still receiving a high standard of education.

Tuition fees are set for the duration of your course and don’t go up each year.

CSU Alumni receive a discount on fee-paying postgraduate courses – so if you study your bachelor’s degree with us, and decide to continue your studies at CSU, you could save 10 per cent off your postgraduate tuition.

Please note: whether you study on campus or online, textbooks and other items that you may be required to purchase during your study are not included in the tuition fees.

More information on tuition and other fees.

More information on fees for on-campus study in Australia.

Aside from course tuition fees, all students who choose to study on campus incur other fees such as accommodation, Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF), Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) and other living expenses.

If you choose to study online, some subjects may require you to attend compulsory residential schools in Australia. Residential schools are held on campus in Australia for up to five days during certain sessions.

Please check the residential schools tab in the Course highlights section above (or your offer of admission if your application is successful) for more information on which subjects may have a residential school component.

Online courses for international students do not meet the requirement for an Australian Student Visa, therefore you will need to check that you can obtain an appropriate visa for any residential school session. For more information about visas, visit the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection. More information about residential schools can be found on our Future Students Hub.

CSU campuses offer a uniquely Australian living experience. Most of our campuses have accommodation on-site with many of the buildings nestled among gum trees with native wildlife like kangaroos and kookaburras sharing the space. Off-campus accommodation options can also be arranged.

Few universities in Australia can match the range of accommodation available at CSU’s campuses. Campus life offers all the facilities of a small village with community spirit, helping you to meet lots of new friends while living in a safe and secure environment.

Find out more about CSU’s accommodation options.

Whether you choose to study online or on campus, our international support services can make all the difference. From managing visa requirements to study support, and career advice, we’ve got you covered and our friendly staff will help make your university experience one you will never forget.

At CSU, we work with trained international recruitment agents in more than 40 countries to help you find the course and study option that is right for you. Our agents can assist you to apply for study either on campus in Australia or online. Depending on your country of citizenship you may be required to apply to CSU via an agent. Visit our International agents page for more information.

How to apply

Applying to CSU is easy. Choose how you want to apply below, or get in touch with CSU and we can help you with your application.

Universities Admissions Centre
(UAC)

Are you a school leaver wanting to study on campus?

Important dates

30 Sep 2017
UAC on time applications close

Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre
(VTAC)

Want to study at Albury-Wodonga Campus and don’t live in NSW or ACT?

Important dates

28 Sep 2017
VTAC on time applications close

10 Oct 2017
VTAC special consideration (SEAS) applications close

16 Jan 2018
VTAC first round offers released

Charles Sturt University
(CSU)

Are you a non-school leaver or do you want to study online?

Important dates

29 Sep 2017
2017 Session 3 Late Application date

30 Oct 2017
2018 Session 1 Application closing date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

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Apply direct to CSU

Are you a non-school leaver or do you want to study online?

Important dates

29 Sep 2017
2017 Session 3 Late Application date

30 Oct 2017
2018 Session 1 Application closing date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

Check the full list of application dates open_in_new

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