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Current Deakin Students
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Deakin’s Bachelor of Business is a contemporary, career and personal development-focused course. Whether it’s preparing for the nuances of international business relationships through our Global Mindset and Citizenship unit or learning the challenges and opportunities of business ownership in entrepreneurship and innovation, you’ll develop the skills and experience you need to succeed in the business world.
Why not graduate career ready, with the skills and industry experience for the job you want?
Deakin’s Bachelor of Business enables you to learn through practical experiences – not just theory. By developing your skills through experiential learning, you’ll be equipped to become a business leader of tomorrow.
Tailor the course to your interests and career goals, choosing from the following majors:
- business and digital communication
- entrepreneurship and innovation
- event management
- people management
- organisational psychology
- project management
- retail and supply chain management
This general business course equips you to work in any sector, from health to retail, marketing to public relations. If you’ve got an entrepreneurial flair, you’ll build the skills and experience you need to get your own business up and running.
Through Deakin Business School’s work-integrated learning opportunities you gain work experience and credit towards your degree. This practical experience can make all the difference when you’re applying for jobs after graduation. Our curriculum is complemented by a range of experiential learning opportunities including:
International experiences across Asia, Europe or North America will help improve your global employability, developing skills in teamwork and intercultural communication. Choose from:
- overseas internships
- study tours
- exchange programs.
To complete the Bachelor of Business, students must attain a total of 24 credit points. The 24 credit points include 10 credit points of core units, 8 credit points of units from a major and 6 credit points of elective units (you may choose to undertake a 4 credit point minor from a specified list) plus completion of the compulsory 0-credit point unit, MAI010 Academic Integrity. 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:-
- completion of MAI010 Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit)
- 10 credit points of core units (7 credit points of foundation units, 3 credit points of Personal Skills units)
- one 8 credit point Bachelor of Business major
- 6 credit points of elective units^
- Level 1 - no more than 10 credit points
- Level 3 - at least 6 credit points (4 must be Business and Law undergraduate units)
^which may include a 4 credit point minor selected from a specified list
Units from a major
Seven credit points of Foundation units:
Plus three credit points of Personal Skills units:
Compulsory 0-credit point unit
To be completed in the first trimester of study:-
Refer to the details of each major sequence for availability.
Major sequences that may be chosen include:
- Business and Digital Communications
- Entrepreneurship and Innovation
- Event Management
- Organisational Psychology
- People Management
- Project Management
- Retail and Supply Chain Management
Students must complete six credit points of elective units (which may include a 4 credit point minor) or a combination of units chosen by the student (provided pre-requisites can be met).
2020 course information
1400514091 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400614091 - Cloud (online), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
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:
- Burwood (Melbourne)
- Cloud Campus
For students who have commenced before Trimester 1 2020, please refer to the handbook archives.
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
Ask a question about studying a at Deakin
Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.
Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library
Entry for applicants with recent secondary education (previous three years) will be based on their performance in the Senior Secondary 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
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 ComparED website.
Special entry access schemes (SEAS) enables Deakin to consider disadvantageous circumstances you may have experienced and their impact upon your studies. SEAS also allows us to identify if you're from under-represented groups when making selection decisions for some courses. SEAS does not exempt you from meeting any of the course entry requirements.
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 2019 students (PDF, 746.6KB) - their average ATARs, whether they had any previous higher education experience and more.
Recognition of prior learning
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.
You can also refer to the Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.
Fees and scholarships
Learn more about fees.
The tuition fees you pay will depend on the units you choose to study as each unit has its own costs. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete 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 through VTAC have now closed.
Applications can be made directly to the University through the Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal.
For more information on the application process and closing dates, visit the how to apply page.
Please complete the Register your interest form to receive further information about our direct application opportunities.
View pathways into the Bachelor of Business with our pathways finder.
Student Services Network (Faculty of Business and Law)
Tel 03 9244 6555
Frequently asked questions
What are the key study start dates?
Browse all start and finish dates for Deakin’s main study periods. You’ll also find dates relating to applications and prospective student events, plus a list of all public holidays and study breaks.
How much does it cost to study at Deakin?
Your tuition fees will depend on the type of student you are, the course you study and the year you start. Fees are based on an annual amount; they don't cover the entire duration of the course.
Use our fee estimator to gauge what your fees could be per year.
Can I speak to someone in person about my study options?
Yes! We regularly host a range of events including 1:1 consultations and information sessions, to assist you with your study options and career planning. Check out our upcoming events or contact our Prospective Student Enquiry Centre on 1800 693 888 for more information.
Am I eligible for a scholarship with this course?
Scholarships are available for domestic and international students at all study levels. Find a scholarship that works for you.
Can I claim recognition of prior learning (RPL) for this course?
In some courses, you can reduce your overall study time and tuition cost by getting your work and previous study experience recognised as recognition of prior learning (RPL).
Why choose Deakin
Want a degree that’s more than just a qualification? Our industry connections, world-class facilities and practical approach to learning are just some of the reasons why Deakin students graduate confident and ready to thrive in the jobs of tomorrow.
The Bachelor of Business can lead to a variety of careers in Australia and overseas, including:
- business analyst
- business development manager
- business operations manager
- customer relations manager
- events manager
- procurement manager
- product manager
- project manager
- retail manager
- small business owner.
Deakin Business School is accredited by AACSB International, the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools in the world. Only 5% of business schools worldwide are AACSB accredited.
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.
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.
Manage independent work and study, reflect on own performance, take personal responsibility for actions, and plan for future development needs.
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.
*Year on year, our undergraduate students are the most-satisfied students of all Victorian universities. Australian Graduate Survey 2010–2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2019 (GOS), Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT).
^QS Stars University Ratings 2016–2017
#ARWU Rankings 2019
**Application close dates vary. Some courses have limited places, apply early to avoid missing out.
+Deakin references data from a range of government, higher education and reputable media sources. For more information, visit our list of media references.