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Study mode

On campus; Online
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Campus locations

CSU Study Centre Melbourne, Port Macquarie, Northern Sydney Institute, Canberra Institute of Technology, Albury-Wodonga, Wagga Wagga, Bathurst
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Duration

3 years full-time, 6 years part-time, TAFE articulated program: 1.5-2 years full-time, Note: International student visa holders must study full-time as a condition of their visa.
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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 1; Session 2; Session 3; Session 3 201830; 201860; 201890; 201790
Term 3; Session 1; Session 2; Session 3; Session 3 201845; 201830; 201860; 201890; 201790

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

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International students

Study mode

On campus; Online

Campus locations

Jilin Uni - Finance & Economics, CSU Study Centre Melbourne, Port Macquarie, Yunnan Uni-Finance & Economics, Northern Sydney Institute, Tianjin University of Commerce, Canberra Institute of Technology, Albury-Wodonga, CSU Study Centre Sydney, Wagga Wagga, Yangzhou University, Bathurst
  • This course is not available to international students.

Course highlights

Develop your business and lateral thinking skills with CSU's Bachelor of Business Studies. Industry wants graduates who can think on their feet and approach business problems from a variety of different perspectives. Our degree will equip you with everything you need to know to lead a successful career in business.

Tailor your study to suit your needs

CSU's Bachelor of Business Studies is one of our most flexible degrees – giving you the power to make your degree work for you. You can design your degree to meet your career goals by choosing from a comprehensive range of business and non-business subjects. If you have an interest in other fields, you have the option to study up to one-third of your subjects in a non-business area.

Give yourself a strong foundation in business

If you are unsure which business specialisation you want to pursue, you can study a range of subjects in the Bachelor of Business Studies before transferring into another more specialised CSU business degree. You can also transfer from a specialist business degree back to the Bachelor of Business Studies.

Gain hands-on learning

There are opportunities for you to get a real feel for the industry you'd like to work in through optional work placements according to the subjects you choose. This is a great way of improving your experience if you're not currently in a workplace.

You'll be supported every step of the way

CSU students rave about our high level of support. Whether you're attending a campus or studying online, you can be assured of quality learning support and personal contact from lecturers and tutors who treat you as an individual. For online students, lecturers have weekly sessions where they overview course materials for the coming week. Additionally, each subject has a forum where you can ask questions and access other resources and information.

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A number of Business workplace learning subjects are available that provide you with the opportunity to undertake a business placement in each of your three years of study (or equivalent). The expectations and outcomes associated with these subjects increase each year – for example, the length of placement will increase from 35 hours in Year 1 to 70 hours in Year 2 and 120 hours in Year 3. Placements may occur in practicum blocks or via a dedicated regular time throughout the session. You will be expected to make a meaningful contribution that will benefit the business and your key employability skills. The focus of each of the workplace learning subjects will be the nexus between theory (what the student will be learning in their studies) and practice (what actually happens in the workplace).

There may be ancillary costs associated with your workplace learning subject (for example, travel costs to reach the workplace). These costs may vary depending on the location of the work placement. Costs associated with completing workplace learning are the responsibility of the student.

Work placements are not available to international students due to current Australian Government visa regulations.

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

BUS110 Workplace Learning 1
BUS220 Workplace Learning 2
BUS370 Workplace Learning 3

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.

The following subjects may have a residential school component for online students:

ITC233 Computer Networks

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.

Infographic - The average starting salary for a CSU Business graduate is $62,000

Career opportunities

As a CSU business graduate, you will be eligible to embark on a broad range of careers.

Business management

Your skills will be in demand as a product development team leader, client service or relationship manager, owner-manager, entrepreneur or business development manager.

Marketing and advertising

Work your business magic as an advertising support manager, social media manager, community or online manager, campaign manager or business marketing manager. 

Consultancy and research

Get to the heart of what makes businesses tick as a business analyst, marketing consultant or researcher.

Your skills will be in demand in private organisations of all sizes, as well as across government and not-for-profit organisations.

As a CSU business graduate, you will be eligible to embark on a broad range of careers.

Business management

Your skills will be in demand as a product development team leader, client service or relationship manager, owner-manager, entrepreneur or business development manager.

Marketing and advertising

Work your business magic as an advertising support manager, social media manager, community or online manager, campaign manager or business marketing manager. 

Consultancy and research

Get to the heart of what makes businesses tick as a business analyst, marketing consultant or researcher.

Your skills will be in demand in private organisations of all sizes, as well as across government and not-for-profit organisations.

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.

You can check the amount of applicable credit on CSU's credit database.

TAFE Pathway Programs

CSU and TAFE have developed a number of pathway programs for the Bachelor of Business Studies. These programs combine TAFE and university study, where you can graduate with a number of nationally recognised qualifications, including a degree in business studies.

Articulated Program with the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)

CSU and CIT have developed a Business Studies Program where you can study on campus at CIT and complete qualifications from both CIT and CSU.

In the first one-and-a-half years of study, you will complete one of the Advanced Diplomas listed below. You will then complete the Bachelor of Business Studies in your final year-and-a-half of study.

If you have already completed one of the Advanced Diplomas (incorporating a Certificate IV and Diploma qualification) listed below, you can simply enrol and complete the CSU component of the program, graduating with a Bachelor of Business Studies.

Advanced Diplomas included in this program*

  • Advanced Diploma of Accounting
  • Advanced Diploma of Business
  • Advanced Diploma of Events
  • Advanced Diploma of Hospitality
  • Advanced Diploma of International Hotel and Resort Management
  • Advanced Diploma of Management
  • Advanced Diploma of Management (Human Resources)
  • Advanced Diploma of Travel and Tourism

*Qualifications outside those listed above will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

For more information about the Business Studies program, please visit the Canberra Institute of Technology website. For general information about Articulation Programs, please visit our TAFE to CSU site.

Articulated Program with TAFE NSW - Northern Sydney Institute

CSU and TAFE NSW – Northern Sydney Institute have developed a Business Studies Program where you study on campus at TAFE NSW Crows Nest Campus, and complete qualifications from both TAFE NSW and CSU. The articulated program provides guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Business Studies, allowing you to complete the degree in a further two years of full-time study (16 subjects) if you already hold a Certificate IV and Diploma qualification.

You will receive guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Business Studies and be able to complete the degree in a further two years of full-time study (16 subjects) if you already hold a Certificate IV and one of the following approved Diploma qualifications:

Diplomas included in this program*

  • Diploma of Accounting
  • Diploma of Business
  • Diploma of Events
  • Diploma of Hospitality
  • Diploma of Human Resources Management
  • Diploma of International Business
  • Diploma of Management
  • Diploma of Marketing
  • Diploma of Project Management
  • Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management
  • Diploma of Tourism

*Qualifications outside those listed above will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

You will receive guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Business Studies and be able to complete the degree in a further 1.5 years of full-time study (12 subjects) if you already hold a Certificate IV and an approved Diploma qualification, and one of the following Advanced Diplomas.

Advanced Diplomas included in this program*

  • Advanced Diploma of Accounting
  • Advanced Diploma of Business
  • Advanced Diploma of Events 
  • Advanced Diploma of Hospitality
  • Advanced Diploma of Management - Human Resources
  • Advanced Diploma of Management
  • Advanced Diploma of Marketing
  • Advanced Diploma of Tourism

*Qualifications outside those listed above will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

More information about the Business Studies program is available on the TAFE NSW - Northern Sydney Institute website. For general information about Articulation Programs, visit our TAFE to CSU site.

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Fees and course offerings

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If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

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If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

Frequently Asked Questions on CSP open_in_new

1 year full-time ( points)

The Commonwealth Government has not yet released the fee ranges for the 2018 study area bands. Until this information is available, the 2018 indicative fees will remain as ‘To be approved’.
Please refer to the Study Assistopen_in_new website for the most up to date information.

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

More about Calculating Fees

It is important to note that the student contribution you pay will depend on the subjects you choose to study, as each subject has its own costs. The government assigns different price bands to a subject, depending on the discipline that subject belongs to.

Check out the subject fee calculator below to get a more accurate cost for your first year. The calculator will open in a new window, once open go to the Subjects section to review the subjects available for this course and enter them into the calculator.

The Australian Government indexes student contributions each year.

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Payment Options

  1. Pay all of your student contribution up front direct to the university
  2. Pay part of your student contribution to the university and defer the balance via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. Defer all of your student contribution via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Commonwealth Supported Places

Course Fees

A fee-paying student will pay a tuition fee for each subject in the course without the Australian government contributing any financial support to the university. But don’t be put off by the cost of study - eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-HELP open_in_new.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

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If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Payment Options

You can:

  1. pay all of your tuition fees up front direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees to the university and defer the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. defer all of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

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1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Course Fees

CSU gives a discount on tuition fees to citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada and the United Kingdom.

Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

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CSU gives a discount on tuition fees to citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada and the United Kingdom.

Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

International recruitment agents

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

More information about International Student Fees

Course Fees

This Course has limited Commonwealth supported places available.

Contact Us to see if you are eligible.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

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1 year full-time ( points)

The Commonwealth Government has not yet released the fee ranges for the 2018 study area bands. Until this information is available, the 2018 indicative fees will remain as ‘To be approved’.
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Course Fees

This Course has limited Commonwealth supported places available.

Contact Us to see if you are eligible.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

Frequently Asked Questions on CSP open_in_new

1 year full-time ( points)

The Commonwealth Government has not yet released the fee ranges for the 2018 study area bands. Until this information is available, the 2018 indicative fees will remain as ‘To be approved’.
Please refer to the Study Assistopen_in_new website for the most up to date information.

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

More about Calculating Fees

It is important to note that the student contribution you pay will depend on the subjects you choose to study, as each subject has its own costs. The government assigns different price bands to a subject, depending on the discipline that subject belongs to.

Check out the subject fee calculator below to get a more accurate cost for your first year. The calculator will open in a new window, once open go to the Subjects section to review the subjects available for this course and enter them into the calculator.

The Australian Government indexes student contributions each year.

Access the fee calculator

Payment Options

  1. Pay all of your student contribution up front direct to the university
  2. Pay part of your student contribution to the university and defer the balance via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. Defer all of your student contribution via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Commonwealth Supported Places

Course Fees

A fee-paying student will pay a tuition fee for each subject in the course without the Australian government contributing any financial support to the university. But don’t be put off by the cost of study - eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-HELP open_in_new.

Most postgraduate students in Australia will pay the full cost of their tuition, however if you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

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Course Fees

A fee-paying student will pay a tuition fee for each subject in the course without the Australian government contributing any financial support to the university. But don’t be put off by the cost of study - eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-HELP open_in_new.

Most postgraduate students in Australia will pay the full cost of their tuition, however if you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Payment options

You can:

  1. pay all of your tuition fees up front direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees to the university and defer the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. defer all of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Fee Paying places

Course Fees

This course is associated with the Australian Government supported Research Training Program (RTP). The RTP scheme is administered by individual universities on behalf of the Department of Education and Training.

If you are a successful applicant for Research degree candidature, and you are an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, you won't pay any tuition fees.

You also won't need to pay the University's Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Applications for RTP Scholarships need to be made directly to CSU.

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Information on research fees and fee support

For assistance contact the Research Office

Course Fees

Candidates who exceed their Research Training Program (RTP) entitlement are required to pay the appropriate domestic student tuition fee for their course. Eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-Help open_in_new.

If you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount on tuition fees.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

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Candidates who exceed their Research Training Program (RTP) entitlement are required to pay the appropriate domestic student tuition fee for their course. Eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-Help open_in_new.

If you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount on tuition fees.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

1 year part-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Payment Options

You can:

  1. pay all of your tuition fees up front direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees to the university and defer the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. defer all of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Fee Paying places

For more information on Fee Paying HDR students

For assistance contact the Research Office

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1 year full-time ( points)

1 year part-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

More information about International Student Fees

For assistance contact the Research Office

This international off-shore on campus offering is managed through a CSU partner organisation. Course fees will not be displayed here and should be discussed with the partner organisation.

Please contact us to find out more.

Session availability

This course is offered in the following sessions for enrolment:

Bachelor of Business Studies specific fee details

Standard CSU fee details

Any fees and offerings are correct at the date of publishing. Fees are relevant for the year selected only and are subject to change in future years.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident find out more about domestic fees. Eligible students can defer these fees through the HELP open_in_new 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)
Dennis Dun – Bachelor of Business Studies

“I chose to study at CSU because it had a reputation for offering good business courses and its location was also a factor as it was close to my hometown.”

Dennis Dun – Bachelor of Business Studies

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

Bachelor of Business Studies

In order to be awarded the Bachelor of Business Studies from CSU, students are required to complete:

  • 24 standard subjects or their equivalent (where a standard subject is equal to one quarter of a full-time equivalent load);
  • no more than 12 level one subjects. The level of a subject is designated by the first digit in the subject code eg. ACC100 is a level one subject.
  • at least two thirds of the 24 standard subjects in business-based or business related discipline areas approved by the Course Director, including at least four subjects at level two (or its equivalent) and four subjects at level three (or its equivalent);
  • at least one third of the 24 standard subjects, by taking subjects taught by CSU or subjects designated as CSU subjects (i.e. those subjects offered under affiliation agreements between CSU and external organisations).
  • at least one Indigenous subject, eg. IKC101 Indigenous Culture, Histories & Contemporary Realities or MGT230 Ethics, Sustainability & Culture.
  • at least one strategic subject - ACC311 Strategic & Sustainable Accounting, BUS384 Global Business Project Management, MGT330 Business Strategy, MGT382 Strategy & Corporate Governance or MKT340 Strategic Marketing Management.

Students may either complete the 24 subjects (192 points) from the above selection or if admitted with credit on the basis of a credit package, would need to consult the Course Director on the number and levels of the subjects to meet the requirements of the course. As a guide to the subject curriculum, students are recommended to select (based on subject availability and the meeting of pre-requisites) from the following list of business subjects.

Level 1 subjects:

ACC100 Accounting 1
ACC110 Accounting 2
BUS100 English for Academic Studies (Available to international students only)
BUS110 Workplace learning 1
ECO130 Business Economics
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories & Contemporary Realities
ITC105 Communication & Information Management
ITC106 Programming Principles
ITC114 Database Management Systems
ITC161 Computer Systems
ITC133 Customer Support Management
LAW110 Business Law
MGT100 Organisations and Management
MKT110 Marketing & Society
QBM117 Business Statistics
QBM120 Business Data Analysis

Level 2 subjects:

ACC200 Accounting Systems
ACC210 Management Accounting 1
ACC222 External Reporting
ACC240 Small Business Management
BUS201 International Project
BUS220 Workplace Learning 2
ECO210 Labour Economics
ECO215 Managerial Economics for Business Strategy
ECO220 Macroeconomic Analysis
FIN211 Financial Management
FIN221 Investments
FIN230 Financial Institutions and Markets
HRM210 Human Resource Management
INR210 Industrial Relations in Australia
ITC203 OO SAD
ITC204 Human Computer Interaction
ITC205 Professional Programming Practice
ITC206 Programming in Java 1
ITC209 Mobile Application Development
ITC211 Systems Analysis
ITC212 Internet Technologies
ITC218 ICT Project Management 
ITC232 Technical Service Management
ITC233 Network Engineering 1
ITC240 IT Infrastructure Management
ITC254 Wireless Networks
ITC262 Operating Systems
LAW220 Business Organisations Law
LAW240 Industrial Law
LAW260 Administrative Law
MGT210 Organisational Behaviour
MGT220 eCommerce
MGT230 Ethics, Sustainability & Culture
MGT245 Managing Yourself & Others
MGT250 Asia-Pacific Business
MGT290 Project Management
MKT220 Buyer Behaviour
MKT230 Marketing Research
MKT235 Brand Management
MKT240 Market Analysis
MKT260 International Marketing

Level 3 subjects:

ACC311 Strategic & Sustainable Accounting
ACC322 Company Accounting
ACC331 Auditing and Assurance Services
ACC341 Accounting Theory
ACC384 International Accounting Issues
BUS370 Workplace Learning 3
BUS384 Global Business Project Management
ECO320 International Economics
FIN310 Commercial Banking and Finance
FIN320 Financial Institutions Lending
FIN331 Financial Planning
FIN340 International Finance
FIN350 Strategic Financial Management
FIN360 Treasury Risk Management
FIN370 Funds Management
FIN380 Superannuation
FIN381 International Banking & Finance
FIN385 Trade and Business Finance
HRM310 Developing Human Resources
HRM320 Issues in Human Resource Management
HRM330 Strategic Human Resource Management
HRM386 International Dimensions of Human Resource Management
INR310 Comparative Industrial Relations
ITC313 Programming in Java 2
ITC314 Virtualisation & Cloud Computing
ITC331 Ethics and Professional Practice
ITC333 Server Administration & Maintenance
ITC354 Routing & Switching
ITC355 Network Design
ITC358 ICT Management and Information Security
LAW301 Taxation Law (Principles)
LAW302 Taxation Law (Issues)
LAW330 Finance Law
LAW370 Law of Employment
MGT310 Service Operations Management
MGT320 Managing Change
MGT330 Business Strategy
MGT340 International Business Management
MGT360 Risk Management
MGT367 Leadership Issues
MGT382 Strategy and Corporate Governance
MGT387 International Management Practice
MKT303 Social & Environmental Marketing
MKT310 Marketing Communications
MKT335 Marketing of Services
MKT340 Strategic Marketing Management
MKT350 Product Innovation Management
MKT389 Strategic Marketing and Planning

Associate Degree in Business Studies - 16 subjects or 128 points (Exit point only)

In order to be awarded the Associate Degree in Business Studies from CSU students are required:

  • to complete 16 standard subjects or their equivalent (where a standard subject is equal to one eighth of a full-time annual equivalent load);
  • to complete at least two thirds of the 16 standard subjects (ie: 11 out of 16 subjects) in business-based or business related discipline areas approved by the Course Co-ordinator, including at least four subjects at Level Two;
  • to complete at least one half of the 16 standard subjects (ie: at least 8 subjects) by taking subjects taught by CSU or subjects designated as 'CSU subjects' (ie those subjects offered under affiliation agreements between CSU and external organisations).
  • to complete 128 points of business or business related subjects or at least 88 points of business or business related subjects and up to 40 points of elective subjects

Diploma in Business Studies - 8 subjects or 64 points (exit point only)

In order to be awarded the Diploma in Business Studies from CSU students are required:

  • to complete 8 standard subjects or their equivalent (where a standard subject is equal to one eighth of a full-time annual equivalent load);
  • to complete at least two thirds of the 8 standard subjects (ie: at least 6 out of 8 subjects) in business-based or business related discipline areas approved by the Course Co-ordinator;
  • to complete the 8 standard subjects by taking subjects taught by CSU or subjects designated as 'CSU subjects' (ie: those subjects offered under affiliation agreements between CSU and external organisations),
  • to complete 64 points of business or business related subjects or at least 48 points of business or business related subjects and up to 16 points of elective subjects

NB: No credits are granted into the Diploma in Business Studies.


Bachelor of Business Studies Program at TAFE NSW - Northern Sydney

Students will receive 64 points (8 subjects) unspecified credit at 100 level and 32 points (4 subjects) unspecified credit at 200 level for successful completion of a TAFE NSW - Northern Sydney Approved Advanced Diploma program (incorporating a Certificate IV and Diploma) as listed below.

Advanced Diploma of Accounting
Advanced Diploma of Business 
Advanced Diploma of Events
Advanced Diploma of Hospitality
Advanced Diploma of Management 
Advanced Diploma of Management (Human Resources)
Advanced Diploma of Travel & Tourism
Advanced Diploma of Marketing

Students will complete the following CSU subjects delivered through TAFE NSW - Northern Sydney:

ACC240 Small Business Management
MGT100 Organisations & Management
MGT210 Organisational Behaviour
MGT230 Ethics, Sustainability and Culture
MGT250 Asia-Pacific Business
MGT290 Project Management
MGT310 Operations Management
MGT320 Managing Change
MGT330 Business Strategy
MGT367 Leadership Issues
MKT335 Marketing of Services
MKT350 Product Innovation Management

Students will receive 64 points (8 subjects) unspecified credit at 100 level for successful completion of an TAFE NSW - Northern Sydney: Approved Diploma program (incorporating a Certificate IV) as listed below:

Diploma of Accounting
Diploma of Business
Diploma of Events
Diploma of Hospitality
Diploma of Human Resource Management
Diploma of International Business
Diploma of Management
Diploma of Marketing
Diploma of Project Management
Diploma of Sport & Recreation Management
Diploma of Tourism

Students will complete the following CSU subjects delivered through TAFE NSW - Northern Sydney:

ACC240 Small Business Management
ECO130 Business Economics
ECO210 Labour Economics
HRM210 Human Resource Management
MGT100 Organisations and Management
MGT210 Organisational Behaviour
MGT230 Ethics, Sustainability & Culture
MGT250 Asia-Pacific Business
MGT290 Project Management
MGT310 Operations Management
MGT320 Managing Change
MGT330 Business Strategy
MGT367 Leadership Issues
MKT220 Buyer Behaviour
MKT335 Marketing of Services
MKT350 Product Innovation Management


Bachelor of Business Studies Program at Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)

Students will receive 64 points (8 subjects) unspecified credit at 100 level and 32 points (4 subjects) unspecified credit at 200 level for successful completion of a CIT Approved Advanced Diploma program (incorporating a Certificate IV and Diploma) as listed below.

Advanced Diploma of Accounting
Advanced Diploma of Business 
Advanced Diploma of Events
Advanced Diploma of Hospitality
Advanced Diploma of International Hotel and Resort Management
Advanced Diploma of Management 
Advanced Diploma of Management (Human Resources)
Advanced Diploma of Travel and Tourism 

Students will complete the following CSU subjects delivered through CIT:

ACC240 Small Business Management
HRM210 Human Resource Management
MGT210 Organisational Behaviour
MGT230 Ethics, Sustainability and Culture
MGT250 Asia-Pacific Business
MGT245 Managing Yourself and Others
MGT320 Managing Change
MGT330 Business Strategy
MGT340 International Business Management
MGT367 Leadership Issues
MKT350 Product Innovation and Management
MKT310 Integrated Marketing Communications

STUDY CENTRE – SYDNEY, MELBOURNE

In order to be awarded the Bachelor of Business Studies from CSU students are required to complete:

  • 24 standard subjects or their equivalent (where a standard subject is equal to one quarter of a full-time equivalent load);
  • no more than 12 level one subjects. The level of a subject is designated by the first digit in the subject code eg. ACC100 is a level one subject.
  • at least two thirds of the 24 standard subjects in business-based or business related discipline areas approved by the Course Coordinator, including at least four subjects at level two (or its equivalent) and four subjects at level three (or its equivalent);
  • at least one third of the 24 standard subjects, by taking subjects taught by CSU or subjects designated as CSU subjects (i.e. those subjects offered under affiliation agreements between CSU and external organisations).
  • at least one Indigenous subject - eg. IKC101 Indigenous Culture, Histories & Contemporary Realities or MGT230 Ethics, Sustainability & Culture.
  • at least one strategic subject - ACC311 Strategic & Sustainable Accounting, BUS384 Global Business Project Management, MGT330 Business Strategy, MGT382 Strategy & Corporate Governance or MKT340 Strategic Marketing Management.

CHINA

The Bachelor of Business Studies is offered at four institutes:

  • Jilin University of Finance & Economics (formerly Changchun Taxation College)
  • Tianjin University of Commerce
  • Yangzhou University
  • Yunnan University of Finance & Economics (formerly Yunnan Finance and Trade Institute)

CSU Subject Credits for Program or Units within the Approved Programs completed at the above institutes.

Students at these institutions receive the equivalent of 16 x 8 point subjects (128 credit points) credit upon successful completion of the approved course.
 

Students enrolled in the pathway program at the Chinese universities should contact their administration for advice on subject selection.

Students complete the 8 subjects listed below. 
ACC384 International Accounting Issues
BUS384 Global Business Project Management
FIN381 International Banking and Finance
FIN385  Trade and Business Finance
HRM386  International Dimensions of HRM
MGT382  Strategic & Corporate Governance
MGT387  International Management Practice
MKT389  Global Marketing Management

 

Because of the flexibility of the course requirements, there is no prescribed enrolment pattern. Students may choose the order in which they undertake subjects, depending upon the availability of subjects and the meeting of any pre-requisites. It is recommended, however, that students complete level one subjects before completing level two subjects and level two subjects before completing level three subjects.

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.

Minimum Graduation Requirements

Unless enrolled through a partner arrangement with agreed specified subjects, students must ensure that they complete:

  • 24 standard subjects or their equivalent (where a standard subject is equal to one quarter of a full-time equivalent load);
  • no more than 12 level one subjects. The level of a subject is designated by the first digit in the subject code eg. ACC100 is a level one subject.
  • at least two thirds of the 24 standard subjects in business-based or business related discipline areas approved by the Course Coordinator, including at least four subjects at level two (or its equivalent) and four subjects at level three (or its equivalent);
  • at least one third of the 24 standard subjects, by taking subjects taught by CSU or subjects designated as CSU subjects (i.e. those subjects offered under affiliation agreements between CSU and external organisations).
  • at least one Indigenous subject eg: IKC101 Indigenous Culture, Histories & Contemporary Realities or MGT230 Ethics, Sustainability & Culture.
  • at least one strategic subject - ACC311 Strategic & Sustainable Accounting, BUS384 Global Business Project Management, MGT330 Business Strategy, MGT382 Strategy & Corporate Governance or MKT340 Strategic Marketing Management.

Additional Graduation Requirements

N/A

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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.

As a HDR candidate, we recognise you’ll need specialised support to help you achieve your research goals. Our dedicated Research Office is your central point of contact for researchers and supervisors. CSU also has a number of Research Support Services designed to support researchers, supervisors and HDR candidates across their research endeavours and careers. Academic and personal support is available including Indigenous services, international support, counselling, disability services, equity and diversity, health information, spiritual support, mentoring, child care support, professional development and more.

Prospective Higher Degree by Research candidates may apply for a scholarship to cover their tuition fees, living costs and research costs. Please visit the CSU Higher Degree by Research Scholarships for more information. The main round of Australian Government funded Research Training Program scholarships is normally open for applications in September and October each year.

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

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

10 Nov 2017
2017 Session 3 Final date for late applications

1 Dec 2017
2018 Session 1 Late Application date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

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

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2017 Session 3 Final date for late applications

1 Dec 2017
2018 Session 1 Late Application date

23 Feb 2018
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