Christian H.: What I like about it is, is it takes from so many disciplines, almost like an undergraduate version of the MBA. You get so many skill sets, and then you also start to understand what you're good at. But that opportunity to develop yourself, and then also that opportunity then to give back to your community is what inspired me to come on.
Clarence S.: The fact that we get to be able to pitch ideas, and get practical experience around a lot of content.
Kaitlan Cuell: I've been able to define goals, and also I've found passions and interests that I never actually knew I'd even had.
Khaila-Rose P.: The fact that we are such a small group, it's been really helpful, because we can have those really robust discussions around things.
Christian H.: You meet different people, be it the lecturers, be it fellow students, or even some of the enterprises that the university engages with.
Clarence S.: Already I'm seeing benefits in my own life. It opened up a whole avenue of opportunity that I can see into the future.
Christian H.: I've gained in my understanding, in my knowledge of business.
Khaila-Rose P.: It has helped me look at things from a different perspective.
Christian H.: It's almost like you develop your own philosophy on life from this course, so I approach things in a different way, and I think that's what I've changed, whereas probably before I'd work for the manager for a long time, thought I probably knew it all.
Khaila-Rose P.: I've done about 1,001 presentations since I first started this course, so that has been a huge advantage for me.
Clarence S.: What appealed to me most was the block study. Work full time, study full time, and knock it over in three years as opposed to a six year part-time course. I won't lie to you, it's a heavy course load, and it's a very big juggling act.
Kaitlan Cuell: Creating a balance with uni and work and social life has been difficult, especially in the beginning, just such a massive change.
Khaila-Rose P.: But I know that I only have three years to complete it, and so it motivated me to keep going. It's been very intense, I'm a single mum.
Christian H.: Sometimes I'm not even quite sure, you get to the end of a semester and you think, "How did I actually get there?" Probably something I've also learned is how to manage my time a bit better.
Clarence S.: This course allows you to think differently, and allows you to bring new ideas to wherever it is that you work, so employers will see benefits from the knowledge and skills that students pick up throughout this course.
Khaila-Rose P.: It's not like you do this course, and then you go away and start a job. You're doing the course at the same time you're working, so you have a really good way to apply those skills at the same time.
Clarence S.: It sets a really solid platform to be able to move up into a particular area within an organisation, within a government department, or to kick off your own business, which for aboriginal people, hopefully we can certainly get people moving in that direction and we can change the status quo and the socioeconomics for a lot of communities.
Advice for prospective students would be just get into it. The knowledge that you can pick up through the BBA will only serve to better where you are now, or where you want to be in the future. I can't speak highly enough of it.
Kaitlan Cuell: Be prepared, and go in knowing that it's going to be a hard couple of years, but at the end of it, it's going to be completely worthwhile and change your life.