Current Deakin Students
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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.Read More
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. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake 2 trimesters each year.
To complete the course you must include:-
- 12 credit points of core units
- completion of MAI010 Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit)
- one 6 credit point Bachelor of Business major
- 6 credit points of elective units
- Level 3 - at least 6 credit points (4 credit points must be course grouped to a Faculty of Business and Law undergraduate degree)
- Level 1 - no more than 10 credit points
The 12 credit points of core units must include:-
- 7 credit points of foundation units
- 3 credit points of Career Skills (transferable skills) units
- a one credit point capstone unit
- a one credit point Work Integrated Learning (WIL) unit or an approved international study experience
Units from a major
Seven credit points of Foundation units:
Plus three credit points of Career Skills units:
Plus a one credit point Capstone unit:
Plus one credit point Work Integrated Learning (WIL) unit chosen from:
or an approved international learning experience (i.e. Study program, Student exchange, Overseas short course)
Refer to the details of each major sequence for availability.
Major sequences that may be chosen include:
- Event Management
- Film and Television
- Organisational Psychology
- People Management
- Project Management
- Property and Real Estate
- Public Relations
- Retail Management
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.
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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
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.
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: https://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.
Elective units may provide the opportunity for Work Integrated Learning experiences.
More information: WIL Programs
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.
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.
Recognition of 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 Recognition of 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 Recognition of Prior Learning.
Your Recognition of 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 Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
Fees and scholarships
Learn more about fees and your options for paying.
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 Recognition of 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.
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
How to apply
Applications for study for Trimester 1 must be made through the Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC). For more information refer to VTAC
Why choose Deakin
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.|