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Bachelor of Business


Business Course Area Overview

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91.00 FT, 91.25 PT

Min. duration
3 years full time or
6 years part time

course codes
UTS: C10026v4
CRICOS: 006487A
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UAC codes

601030 FT (Autumn session, Spring session)
601035 PT (Autumn session)

The Bachelor of Business offers students a sound background in all areas of business through common core subjects, in addition to in-depth knowledge in one or more chosen areas of interest.

This course provides an understanding of important aspects of business and offers a wide choice of majors and sub-majors. A wide variety of international exchange options are available.

Course aims

The degree seeks to provide students with the knowledge, competencies and values necessary to develop critical, analytical and evaluative skills essential for a fulfilling and effective career in business.

With every lecture I attend, I am one step closer to a career that could contribute to change.

Typical study program

Typical full-time and part-time programs for Autumn and Spring commencements are provided below. Available majors and sub-majors are also listed.

Course programs for each individual major are available at study plan management.

First year

Autumn sessionCredit pointsSubject code
26100 Integrating Business Perspectives626100
22107 Accounting for Business Decisions A622107
23115 Economics for Business623115
26134 Business Statistics626134
Spring sessionCredit pointsSubject code
22207 Accounting for Business Decisions B622207
21129 Managing People and Organisations621129
24108 Marketing Foundations624108
25300 Fundamentals of Business Finance625300

Course fees

For relevant fee information, are you a Local student or International student

All students at UTS pay tuition fees to contribute towards the cost of their studies.

In 2017 all offers made to domestic undergraduate students will be for Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP), which means that the Australian government makes a substantial contribution towards the cost of your education, and you pay the balance through student contributions.

The amount you pay depends on your area of study and the number of credit points (cp) in which you enrol. At UTS 48 credit points is considered to be one Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL).

The table to the right shows the amount a student can expect to pay for one year of full-time study (1.0 EFTSL).

Students can choose to pay their student contribution upfront, or if eligible, can defer their fees through HECS-HELP.

In addition to tuition fees, students are required to pay a Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). The purchase of textbooks and other course materials may also result in additional cost.

You can calculate your student contribution as a percentage of the amounts shown on the table.
e.g. If you are enrolled in a 6 credit point Mathematics subject, your contribution would be 6/48 x $9,050 = $1,131.

Student contribution amounts for 2017 commencing students

Area of study and

student contribution  


Student contribution

(per EFTSL or 48 cp)

Law, Accounting, Commerce, Economics, Administration, Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science
Mathematics, Statistics, Computing, Built Environment, Other Health, Allied Health, Engineering, Science, Surveying, Agriculture
Humanities, Behavioural Science, Social Studies, Education, Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts, Nursing



Tuition fees for international students vary between courses and range from A$27,040 to A$40,350 per year.

Tuition fees for international undergraduate students can be found using tuition fees search.

Tuition fees must be paid in advance each session and are subject to annual increase. Fees for future year(s) published in fees search, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only. UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.


For this course, the cost per credit point for 2017 is $658. The total credit points are 144.

All international students should familiarise themselves with the following documents:

In addition to tuition fees, students may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). Textbooks and other course materials will also result in additional costs.

UTS Alumni save 10%: alumni.uts.edu.au/advantage

For further information on costs related to your study at UTS, visit the international students' fees information page.


Career options include accountants, auditors, bankers, business advisers, business analysts, business consultants, economists, entrepreneurs, financial analysts, financial planners, human resource managers, project managers, marketing specialists, stockbrokers.

Course structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
STM90273 Core subjects (Business)48
CBK90679 Stream choice96

Course structure explained

Students must complete 144 credit points, comprising eight foundation core subjects (48 credit points), and a standard stream (96 credit points) or an extended major stream (96 credit points). The standard stream comprises a first major (48 credit points), and either a second major (48 credit points), or two sub-majors (24 credit points each), or a single sub-major (24 credit points) in conjunction with elective subjects (24 credit points). The extended major stream comprises an extended major (72 credit points), and a sub-major (24 credit points) or elective subjects (24 credit points).

Students can choose any one of the following as a first major: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, Marketing or Marketing Communication.

The choice of second major includes those listed above as well as Business Law or Information Technology.

Electives or structured elective sequences (totalling 24 credit points) can be taken from any faculty in the University, or from another university or its equivalent, with UTS: Business approval.

Additional information

Course duration

The course can be completed in a minimum of three years of full-time or six years of part-time study.

The course may be completed through either a full-time or part-time attendance pattern, or a combination of these.

Full-time study is usually undertaken at the rate of 24 credit points a session. Students who wish to undertake more than the normal full-time load in one session must have their study plan endorsed by a student adviser from a UTS Student Centre.

Part-time study is usually undertaken at the rate of 12 credit points a session. Some subjects might be offered in the evening, however part-time students must be prepared to attend afternoon or morning classes.

Full time, on campus
Part time, on campus

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Check to see if there are additional admission requirements for this course.

If you don't meet the admission requirements for this course, there may be alternative pathways to help you gain admission.

Assumed knowledge

Mathematics and any two units of English. Bridging courses are available.

Year 12 bonus scheme

To see a list of courses where HSC subjects provide bonus points, please refer to the Year 12 bonus points page.

Alternative entry

  • TAFE NSW: UTS has an articulated credit transfer policy with TAFE NSW. Block credit may be granted for a number of completed TAFE courses. To be eligible for credit, students must have completed their course at a minimum Diploma (AQF) or higher. These courses must have been completed no earlier than two years prior to their commencement in the relevant course at UTS, i.e. students commencing in 2014 must have completed their TAFE courses in 2012 or later.
  • INSEARCH: Students who have completed appropriate courses through INSEARCH, if admitted, are given one year's credit recognition in the Bachelor of Business.

Credit recognition

Students who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Business and have previously studied at another university or other recognised tertiary educational institution may be eligible for credit recognition if the subjects previously studied are deemed by UTS: Business to be equivalent to those specified for their course.

Students who have completed subjects at a recognised university may be granted exemptions for particular subjects at UTS or unspecified electives that are credit points granted without nominating a particular subject equivalent. To be considered for credit recognition, subjects must have been completed no more than 10 years prior to the commencement of the Bachelor of Business course. Undergraduate students who have been identified as having studied at another university prior to the commencement of their studies at UTS normally receive information on applying for credit recognition at approximately the same time as they receive their offer of a place at UTS.

Students who have completed a course at a private college are not eligible for any exemptions unless an articulation agreement between UTS: Business and the college is in place.

Scholarships, prizes and awards


Prizes and awards

Professional recognition

The Accounting major meets the educational membership requirements for CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand, and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Students who complete the Human Resource Management major are eligible to apply for the professional member status and/or advancement to a higher level of membership of the Australian Human Resources Institute.

Students who complete a Marketing major are eligible to apply for Associate Membership of the Australian Marketing Institute.

UTS is a CFA Institute University Program Partner based on the Bachelor of Business with a Finance major.

The Finance major meets the educational requirements for the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia) associate membership.

The Information Technology major meets the requirements for Associate grade membership of the Australian Computer Society.

UTS: Handbook

See the Bachelor of Business in the UTS: Handbook for comprehensive course details.
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