Bachelor of Business

The Bachelor of Business (BBus) provides foundational business theory and skills in areas relevant to all businesses, professions, activities or vocations. This course is overseen by Program Director Associate Professor Philip Lee.

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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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.

Subjects

Subject code Subject name Subject description
Core
ACC101 Accounting for Decision Making

This subject introduces students to the concepts of Account…

BUS204 Business Analytics
This subject lays a foundation for business studies, introd…
BUS101 Business Law

This subject introduces students to the legal environment i…

THE101 Christian Worldview

Do you have questions about God that you have been unable t…

RES101 Introduction to Academic Writing and Research

New to higher education studies & it all seems too hard…

MAN101 Introduction to Management

Most people like a job that is motivating and rewarding; a …

BUS102 Economics

This subject introduces students to the approach and theore…

THE201 Christian Ethics

In an era of moral relativism, Christians should stand out …

LEA201 Leadership Principles

What does it take to be a leader? What do leaders do? Are l…

EXP202 Professional Practice in Business

Itching to connect the realm of the classroom with some rea…

Specialisation / Accounting
ACC201 Accounting and Financial Management

This subject develops the student’s comprehension of …

ACC202 Financial Reporting

This subject develops the knowledge and skills required to …

ACC210 Management Accounting

This course introduces student to the concepts of managemen…

ACC301 Accounting for Groups

This subject presents the methods used to account for corpo…

ACC311 Accounting Theory and Current Issues

This subject requires students to develop a deep understand…

ACC320 Audit and Assurance

Unlike other financial accounting courses where students ar…

BUS120 Business Information Systems

This subject introduces students to the concepts of busines…

EXP302 Advanced Professional Practice in Business

Advanced Professional Practice in Business builds on Profes…

Specialisation / Leadership & Management
MKT101 Foundations of Marketing

This unit explores the proposition that marketing is based …

MAN201 Organisational Behaviour

This unit explores the concept of organisational behaviour …

BUS202 Financial Decision Making

Financial Decision Making provides an introduction to some …

MAN311 Strategic Management

This unit aims to develop the student’s strategic man…

LEA301 Advanced Leadership and Decision Making

Organisations are groups of people working together for a p…

LEA311 Creativity and Entrepreneurship
This unit is a study of Creativity and Entrepreneurship, in…
EXP302 Advanced Professional Practice in Business

Advanced Professional Practice in Business builds on Profes…

Specialisation / Leadership and Management

Choose one additional subject in BUS/HRM/LEA/MAN/MKT at 200 or 300 level

Electives

Choose 6 subjects taken from accredited AQF level 7 (Bachelor) subjects offered by the college.

For more details on which elective subjects you can choose, please see the Bachelor of Business Subject List Page.

For more general information, please see the current enrolment guide for this course.

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 6.5 (with no score below 6.0 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 Mode: Face-to-face, online
Locations: Sydney, Brisbane, Perth
Duration: 3 years full-time/up to 10 years part-time
Intakes: Semester 1, Semester 2

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.

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.

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.

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

Student Services

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

CRICOS Code

CRICOS Course Code:  080053B