Bachelor of Business

The Bachelor of Business (BBus) provides foundational business theory and skills in areas relevant to all businesses, professions, activities or vocations.

Course Description

Are you an entrepreneur? Want to get ahead in business? The Bachelor of Business is designed to prepare you to be work-ready for a business career, and equipped with a strong ethical and faith framework to succeed and to do something significant with your skillset. 

The structure of the BBus is designed to provide foundational business theory and skills, and allows you to develop extended knowledge in an area of specialisation by majoring in either Accounting or Leadership & Management.

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Course Structure

The course structure is based on six semesters (each of 12 weeks duration, plus an exam week), with four subjects taught in each semester. It comprises:

  • 10 compulsory core subjects (100 credit points)
  • 8 subjects in the Major/Specialisation (80 credit points)
  • 6 elective subjects (60 credit points)

To qualify for award of the degree of Bachelor of Business a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 240 credit points, including satisfactory completion of the core subjects.

For more information see the Student Handbook.

Admission Criteria

Academic

Applicants with Recent Secondary Education (within the past 2 years)

Applicants admitted on the basis of their recent secondary education must demonstrate the completion of NSW Higher School Certificate with an ATAR of 65 or higher (or the completion of the International Baccalaureate or interstate or overseas equivalent qualification and result) for admission into this course.

Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) Study

Applicants with a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification will demonstrate the completion of a Certificate III or higher qualification awarded by an authorised institution or registered training organisation (RTO).

The Program Director will conduct a pre-admission interview (either face-to-face or phone or via Zoom) with all applicants seeking entry into the course on the basis of a Certificate III qualification. This interview aims to assess academic suitability and preparedness of the applicant for undergraduate level study.

Applicants with Higher Education Study

Applicants whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a complete or partially complete higher education qualification must demonstrate the completion or partial completion of an AQF Level 5 Higher Education Diploma (or higher) by an authorised institution for admission into this course.

Applicants with Work and Life Experience

If you are over the age of 21 at the time of commencement, you can apply for admission into this course on the basis of provisional entry, and complete the provisional entry qualifying period to become a full candidate.

Language

Overseas students are required to demonstrate their English proficiency skills. Such students admitted into our programs must attain an overall IELTS (or equivalent) score of 6.0 (with no score below 5.5 in any of the four skills areas). IELTS (or equivalent) is not required for applicants who have undertaken five years of required higher education study (or equivalent) in English from an approved country or who have completed a Certificate IV or higher qualification awarded in English under the Australian Qualification Framework by an authorised institution or registered training organisation.

Study Modes

Delivery Modes*: Face-to-Face (Campus class), Online Live (Zoom class), Online Recorded
Locations**: Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Online
Duration: 3 years full-time/up to 10 years part-time
Intakes: Semester 1, Semester 2

* Our study modes are flexible so you can mix-and-match different modes throughout your course to fit your needs. For example, a face-to-face student can choose to attend some classes online or an online student may choose to take some subjects face-to-face.

** Some subjects may only be available in certain study modes each semester. Please check the timetable for the most up-to-date information. Face-to-face classes can be delivered weekly or via intensives, where the subject is delivered in a block over consecutive weekdays and/or weekends. Some subjects must be completed face-to-face to meet professional accreditation requirements.

Fees & Timetable

A complete Fee Schedule for all Alphacrucis programs and courses can be found in our Fees Information section.

For a full list of course dates for new and continuing students, please see our Timetables.

FEE-HELP is available for eligible students to assist you in financing your studies. For more information and other options, please visit the Financing Your Study page. For students who cannot access government loans, an alternative option is Study Loans, a private student loan provider. To learn more about loans provided by Study Loans, click here.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge:

Demonstrate

  • a broad knowledge of business theory, business principles and practices, with depth in the areas of either Accounting or Leadership and Management.

Skills:

Demonstrate

  • skills to analyse, synthesise, and apply knowledge of business theory, principles and practices;
  • skills to understand and communicate a Christian worldview, with particular emphasis on the role of the gospel in providing an ethical framework for business practice;
  • cognitive and technical skills required for professional activity, with depth in the areas of either Accounting or Leadership and Management;
  • ability to identify issues and to provide evidence based and innovative solutions, by integrating their Christian worldview with business acumen, to complex issues;
  • skills in critical thinking and self-directed learning, using a range of sources and methods;
  • communication skills to present business theories, ideas and arguments to specialist and non-specialist audiences using appropriately selected communication methods;

Application of Knowledge and Skills:

Demonstrate

  • ability to analyse and discuss contemporary topics, issues and challenges impacting on business in Australian and international contexts, and create solutions to these challenges. This includes the ability to apply knowledge and skills to new and diverse contexts;
  • self-reflection, independent learning and evaluation of own performance for the purpose of vocational development.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the BBus are prepared with a Christian worldview and relevant skills to work in a variety of settings - from small business and community organisations to multinational companies and large-scale industries, as well as the and not-for-profit sector. Graduate employment opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Business Development Manager
  • Business Entrepreneur
  • Finance and Administration Manager
  • Financial and Business Analyst
  • Consultant

Alumni Stories

“There are plenty of ways to make a difference in business. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if more people understood that having a successful business and finding solutions to real-world problems, especially environmental and social ones, aren’t mutually exclusive?”

Adrian Chen

AC Graduate, Entrepreneur and
Co-Founder of Huskee Coffee Cup

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Professional Accreditation

The following four electives will need to be completed by any student wishing to gain entry to the professional bodies (CPA Australia or Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand) as well as gaining a major in accounting in this degree.

  • BUS202 Financial Decision Making
  • BUS250 Corporations Law
  • BUS260 Business Finance
  • BUS350 Taxation Law
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Work-integrated Learning

To qualify for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Business, a candidate will complete at least 2 subjects (20 credit points) of Professional Practice. Students are usually required to find their own workplace/ employer/ mentor to be approved by AC. In some cases, a new aspect within a student’s current paid employment may be suitable as a work placement.

Student Services

For more information on the suite of student support services available, please see our Student Services section.

CRICOS Course Code: 080053B