Bachelor of Business

Undergraduate degree

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Key facts

English language requirements

IELTS overall score of 6 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Current Deakin Students

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Course information

The Bachelor of Business has a strong practical focus, provides work integrated learning opportunities and equips you with the skills you need to get the job you want.

The course is designed to encourage you to learn through real experiences, which will help you integrate your knowledge, consolidate skills, tackle real problems, and reflect on the experience to develop your professional identity.

This degree will challenge you to take responsibility for your own learning, to engage with people through community and business, and to see yourself as a global citizen. 

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Course structure

To complete the Bachelor of Business, students must attain a total of 24 credit points.  Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.

The 24 credit points include 12 credit points of core units, one 6 credit point Bachelor of Business major and 6 credit points of elective units.  Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake 2 trimesters each year.

 

12

Core units

6

Units from a major

6

Elective units

24

Total units

Core Units

Seven credit points of Foundation units:

  • Financial Literacy MAA104
  • The Global Economy MAE203
  • Making Sense of Information MIS203
  • Marketing Fundamentals MMK101
  • Management MMM132
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation MMM241
  • Business Logistics MMM267
  • Plus three credit points of Career Skills units:

  • Intrapersonal Skills MMM111
  • Team Dynamics MMM211
  • Global Mindset and Citizenship MMM311
  • Plus a one credit point Capstone unit:

  • Business Management Capstone MMM315
  • Plus one credit point Work Integrated Learning (WIL) unit chosen from:

  • Community Based Volunteering MWL201
  • Work Based Learning MWL203
  • Team Internship MWL301
  • Business Internship MWL303
  • Industry Based Learning (3mth) MWL311
  • or an approved international learning experience (i.e. Study program, Student exchange, Overseas short course)

    Major Sequences

    Refer to the details of each major sequence for availability.

    Major sequences that may be chosen include:

     

    Elective units

    The remaining 12 credit points comprise at least one major sequence of 6 credit points as listed and any 6 credit points of general elective units.

    Key information

    Award granted
    Bachelor of Business
    Year
    2019 course information
    VTAC code
    1400414093 - Waterfront (Geelong), International full-fee paying place
    1400514093 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place
    Deakin code
    M325
    CRICOS code?
    095262C
    Level
    Undergraduate
    Approval status
    This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
    Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition
    The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 7.

    Campuses by intake

    Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.

    Trimester 1 - March

    • Start date: March
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)
      • Waterfront (Geelong)
      • Cloud Campus

    Trimester 2 - July

    • Start date: July
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)
      • Waterfront (Geelong)
      • Cloud Campus

    Trimester 3 - November

    • Start date: November
    • Available at:
      • Cloud Campus

    Deakin splits the academic year into three terms, known as trimesters. Most students usually undertake two trimesters each year (March-June, July-November).

    Mandatory student checks

    Units which contain work integrated learning, a community placement or interaction with the community may require a police check, working with children check or other check. These requirements will be detailed in unit guides upon enrolment.

    Workload

    As a student in the Faculty of Business and Law, you can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.

    Participation requirements

    Units in this course may have participation requirements that include compulsory placements, work-based training, community-based learning or collaborative research training arrangements.

    Placement can occur at any time, including during the standard holiday breaks listed here: http://www.deakin.edu.au/courses/key-dates.

    Reasonable adjustments to participation and other course requirements will be made for students with a disability. Click here for more information.

    Work experience

    Elective units may provide the opportunity for Work Integrated Learning experiences.

    More information: WIL Programs

    Entry requirements

    Entry information

    General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table. Some courses may have additional entry requirements. Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.

    Entry for applicants with recent secondary education (previous three years) will be based on their performance in the Senior Certificate of Education with an ATAR of at least 50, and pre-requisite units 3 and 4; a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or 20 in English other than EAL.

    Entry for applicants with previous Tertiary, VET, life or work experience will be based on their performance in:

    • a Certificate IV in a related discipline OR
    • a Diploma in any discipline or 50% completion of a Diploma in a related discipline OR
    • successful completion of relevant study, equivalent to at least two Deakin University units, at an accredited higher education institution OR
    • other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent including a Foundation Program approved by Faculty Board or relevant work or life experience

    IELTS / English language requirements

    Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.

    It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses.

    For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit Deakin Policy Library.

     

    Helpful information

    Learn more about this course and others that Deakin offers by visiting VTAC for more information. You can also discover how Deakin compares to other universities when it comes to the quality of our teaching and learning by visiting the QILT website.

    Learn more about Deakin's special entry access scheme (SEAS - a way to help boost your ATAR in some circumstances).

    You can also find out about different entry pathways into Deakin courses if you can't get in straight from high school.

    Finally, Deakin is committed to admissions transparency. As part of that commitment, you can learn more about our first intake of 2018 students (PDF, 783.5KB) - their average ATARs, whether they had any previous higher education experience and more.

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

    The tuition fees you pay are calculated depending on the course you choose.

    The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.

    Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.

    You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

    Learn more about fees and available payment options.

    Scholarship options

    A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships

    Graduate outcomes

    Career outcomes

    The Bachelor of Business can lead to a variety of careers in Australia and overseas, including business analyst, project manager, customer relations manager, events manager, business development manager, procurement manager, business operations manager,  small business owner or product manager.

    Course learning outcomes

    Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

    Graduate Learning Outcome Course Learning Outcome
    Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities Evaluate, analyse and apply business theory and practice for real world business problems.
    Communication Communicate in a coherent manner using a variety of platforms for a range of purposes and audiences.
    Digital literacy Use a range of digitally based technologies to communicate and create solutions to business issues
    Critical thinking Evaluate information, exercise and express sound judgement, ideas and reflection in relation to a range of business issues.
    Problem solving Create solutions to a diverse range of authentic business challenges and problems.
    Self-management Manage independent work and study, reflect on own performance, take personal responsibility for actions, and plan for future development needs.
    Teamwork Interact and collaborate with others from a range of disciplines and backgrounds.
    Global citizenship Engage and apply business knowledge in different environments and contexts reflecting social, sustainability, ethical, economic and global perspectives.

     

    Application information

    How to apply

    Apply through VTAC

    Applications for study for Trimester 1 must be made through the Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC). For more information refer to VTAC

    Apply Through VTAC
    Apply direct to Deakin

    Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal.  For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page.  Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

    Apply through Deakin
    Deakin International office or Deakin representative

    Fill out the application form and submit to a Deakin International office or take your application form to a Deakin representative for assistance

    PDF Application form - 306 KB


    Need more information on how to apply?

    For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage.
    If you’re still having problems, please contact Deakin International for assistance.


    Entry pathways

    Course pathways to obtain Bachelor’s degree include: 1. Through Deakin – start the same course at a difference campus or start a related course then meet the requirements and apply to transfer, or complete and associate degree then apply for your coal course; 2. Through Deakin College – Complete one-year diploma then enter Deakin as 2nd year student; 3. Through Tafe or a private provider (RTOS)  – Complete one-year diploma, then apply for recognition of prior learning and your Deakin course; 4. Through the workforce – Experience in a related field?  Get credit for prior learning

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    Disclaimers:
    Through Deakin College and TAFE: Completion of diploma and minimum academic requirements apply to enter Deakin University.
    Through Deakin: Transfers within Deakin  are subject to availability and meeting minimum academic requirements.

    Credit for prior learning

    If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.

    Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

    You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

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