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Business Studies, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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Develop your business and lateral thinking skills with the Bachelor of Business Studies at Charles Sturt University. Industry wants graduates who can think on their feet and approach business problems from a variety of different perspectives. 

This degree will equip you with everything you need to know to enjoy a successful career in business.

Tailor your study to suit your needs

The Bachelor of Business Studies is one of our most flexible degrees – giving you the power to make your degree work for you. You can design your degree to meet your career goals by choosing from a comprehensive range of business and non-business subjects. If you have an interest in other fields, you have the option to study up to one-third of your subjects in a non-business area.

Give yourself a strong foundation in business

If you're unsure which business specialisation you want to pursue, you can study a range of subjects in the Bachelor of Business Studies before transferring into another more specialised Charles Sturt University business degree. You can also transfer from a specialist business degree back to the Bachelor of Business Studies.

Gain hands-on learning

There are opportunities to get a real feel for the industry you'd like to work in through optional work placements according to the subjects you choose. This is a great way of improving your experience if you're not currently in a workplace.

You'll be supported every step of the way

Charles Sturt University students rave about our high level of support. Whether you're attending a campus or studying online, you can be assured of quality learning support and personal contact from lecturers and tutors who treat you as an individual. For online students, lecturers have weekly sessions where they provide an overview of the materials for the coming week. Additionally, each subject has a forum where you can ask questions and access other resources and information.

Career opportunities

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Business Studies, you'll be able to embark on a broad range of careers. Your skills will be in demand in private organisations of all sizes, as well as across government and not-for-profit organisations.

Manage businesses

Your skills will be in demand as a product development team leader, client service or relationship manager, owner-manager, entrepreneur or business development manager.

Lead marketing and advertising campaigns

Work your business magic as an advertising support manager, social media manager, community or online manager, campaign manager or business marketing manager.

Consult and research

Get to the heart of what makes businesses tick as a business analyst, marketing consultant or researcher.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Accounting 
  • English for Academic Studies (Available to international students only)
  • Workplace learning 
  • Business Economics
  • Indigenous Cultures, Histories & Contemporary Realities
  • Communication & Information Management
  • Programming Principles
  • Computer Systems

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements


  • 029254F (Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Port Macquarie, Wagga Wagga)
  • 045876J (Albury-Wodonga, CSU Study Centre Melbourne, CSU Study Centre Sydney)
Applicants for the Bachelor of Business Studies must meet the following Admission Requirements:
  • A completed High School Certificate (or equivalent) with an ATAR of 60 (including adjustment factors)
  • Successful completion of two university level subjects (AQF level Associate Degree or higher) demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.
  • A completed AQF Certificate III or higher level qualification.
  • Minimum 50% completion of an AQF Diploma level qualification.
  • Successful completion of a Tertiary Preparation Course from an Australian University or an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28224 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28224 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    10932 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10932 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • International Students (Online): $25,600

Living costs for Bathurst

  • 1260 - 2250 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


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