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CA01 - Bachelor of Business

Overview

Course Overview

The Bachelor of Business course is CQUniversity's premier business management course. The course allows you to undertake studies in a wide range of business and management related fields, which in turn provides you with a wide range of career opportunities. The course also provides you with membership pathways to numerous professional bodies, ensuring that upon completing the course, you receive not only an academic qualification, but recognition of your skills and knowledge within your chosen profession. A work integrated learning option is available within the course that incorporates professional work placement for qualifying students.

The course provides a flexible degree pathway, offering a diverse range of units and providing you the opportunity to develop a broad range of skills relating to the modern business environment.

Career Information

The CQU Bachelor of Business course will prepare you for a career in marketing, general management, human resource management, public relations, property, and accounting - as well as providing an opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in managing sustainable organisations. The degree provides the essential knowledge, skills and opportunities for personal development you will need to broaden your opportunities and build the foundations of your career.

Course Details
Duration 3 years full-time or 6 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 144
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in undergraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Undergraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) BBus
AQF Level Level 7: Bachelor Degree

Admission Codes

Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 3 - 2020

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online

Term 2 - 2020

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 1 - 2020

Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Online
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 3 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online

Term 2 - 2019

Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Online
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 1 - 2019

Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Online
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 3 - 2018

Not all majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2018

Not all majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 1 - 2018

Not all majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to Course Structure for information on campus availability.
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 3 - 2017

Not all majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2017

Not all majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 1 - 2017

Not all majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 3 - 2016

Not all majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2016

Not all majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 1 - 2016

Not all majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 3 - 2015

Not all majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2015

Not all majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2015

Not all majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2014

Not all majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2014

Not all majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2014

Not all majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney
There are no future or current domestic availabilities for this course.
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International Availability

Term 3 - 2020

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online

Term 2 - 2020

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 1 - 2020

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online

Term 2 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2018

Not all majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2018

Not all majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2018

Not all majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to Course Structure for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2017

Not all majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2017

Not all majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2017

Not all majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2016

Not all majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2016

Not all majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2016

Not all majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2015

Not all majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2015

Not all majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2015

Not all majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2014

Not all majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2014

Not all majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2014

Not all majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for information on campus availability.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
There are no future or current international availabilities for this course.
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What do I need to start?
Entry Scores
Entry scores are not available, please contact the Student Advice Team for more information.
Entry Requirements

Domestic students

Prerequisites: Nil

International students

Refer to the international student section.

Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge
No information available at this time
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards CG01 - Diploma of Business Studies
Professional Accreditation Not applicable
Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

BUSN19024 - Preparation unit prior to work placement.
BUSN12001 - Work placements provide students with experience in a professional environment relevant to their study discipline. Students reflect and report upon a range of factors related to the placement experience. Work readiness is enhanced as students apply the knowledge and skills acquired through study to the work environment. Students will secure and undertake an approved full-time work placement of approximately 12 weeks duration for this unit. The placement may require relocation of accommodation to suit the employment.

Previous and Current Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2021 162
2020 656
2019 762
2018 751
2017 765
Inherent Requirements
There are Inherent Requirements (IRs) that you need to be aware of, and fulfil, to achieve the core learning outcomes of the units and course. IRs are the essential capabilities, knowledge, behaviours and skills that are needed to complete a unit or course.

Please note that in some instances there may be similarities between course, entry and inherent requirements.

If you experience difficulties meeting these requirements, reasonable adjustments may be made upon contacting accessibility@cqu.edu.au. Adjustment must not compromise the academic integrity of the degree or course chosen at CQUniversity or the legal requirements of field education.

Ethical Behaviour

Examples are:

  • Complying with academic and non-academic misconduct policies and procedures such as CQUniversity's Student Charter, Student Misconduct Policy and Student Behavioural Misconduct Procedures, and Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
  • Demonstrating honesty and integrity in academic and professional practice.
Behavioural Stability

Examples are:

  • Being reflective with personal behaviours appropriate for professional performance and being positive and receptive to processing constructive feedback or criticism from peers, supervisors, and/or lecturers.
  • Successfully processing and coping with your own emotions and behaviour when dealing with individuals in educational and professional environments.
Legal Compliance

Examples are:

  • Knowing, understanding and complying with the laws of the Sovereign State in which you reside, work and/or study.
  • Complying with the policies and practices of businesses or organisations in which you may be placed or find employment.
  • Complying with the requirements for student registration with organisations such as the Australian Institute of Management, the Australian Marketing Institute, the Australian Human Resources Institute and the like.
Communication Skills (Verbal, Non-verbal, Written and Technology)

Examples are:

  • Verbally communicating in the English language with accuracy, appropriateness and effectiveness.
  • Actively participating in discussion activities related to the course.
  • Using language that is appropriate to the context of the individual, group or workplace.
  • Establishing rapport with others in the study and practice of business and responding appropriately to peers, teaching staff, clients, supervisors and other professionals.
  • Observing and understanding non-verbal cues to assist with building rapport with people and gaining their trust and respect in academic and professional relationships.
  • Consistently displaying appropriate facial expressions, eye contact, body movements and gestures while being mindful of personal space boundaries.
  • Being aware of culturally-based differences in non-verbal communications, to ensure effective, culturally appropriate interpersonal communications.
  • Competently and appropriately producing written assessment work in a logical, coherent manner, and with correct grammar and punctuation to the required academic standards.
  • Expressing complex and detailed information and knowledge in logical and legible essays and reports that clearly communicate the intended message, and doing so in a timely manner, meeting appropriate professional standards.
  • Accurately conveying and documenting information in a written form that meets legal and professional practice requirements.
Cognitive Abilities (Knowledge and Cognitive Skills, Literacy and Numeracy)

Examples are:

  • Conceptualising and using appropriate knowledge in response to academic assessment items.
  • Applying theoretical knowledge, research evidence, policies and procedures in academic and professional practice.
  • Constructing written text proficiently, in English, using appropriate vocabulary and conventions of speech, including being able to paraphrase, summarise and reference in accordance with appropriate academic conventions.
  • Competently reading, writing and accurately interpreting information to convey language effectively in educational and professional settings.
  • Producing accurate, concise and clear business documentation which meets legal requirements.
  • Demonstrating effective use of numeracy skills to perform a range of business functions.
  • Applying numeracy skills to interpret and solve a range of mathematical and data-related problems associated with a range of business practices.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Abilities

Examples are:

  • Competently using a desktop operating system such as Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X.
  • Competently using productivity software such as Microsoft Office.
  • Competently using the internet for a range of study and business related activities.
  • Operating associated electronic technologies such as (but not limited to) digital scanners, copiers, cameras and video cameras, a tablet computer or a mobile phone in the professional business environment.
Core Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Accounting Learning Outcomes
  • 1. explain the coherent body of knowledge, and the underlying principles and concepts, fundamental to, and in the broader context of, the accounting and finance disciplines
  • 2. apply critical thinking, evaluation, and problem solving skills in the integration and application of theoretical and technical knowledge within the context of accounting and finance practice and/or scholarship
  • 3. communicate effectively, with justification, in collaborative contexts with professionals and non-professionals
  • 4. exercise professional judgement and identify and respond to ethical issues in a range of accounting and finance contexts
  • 5. evaluate information, synthesise relevant issues and undertake research in accounting and other contexts.
  • 6. learn and work independently and collaboratively and reflect upon feedback to identify and enact self improvements
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Human Resource Management Learning Outcomes
  • 1. explain the coherent body of knowledge, and the underlying principles and concepts, fundamental to, and in the broader context of, the management of human resources in organisations
  • 2. apply critical thinking, evaluation, and problem solving skills in the integration and application of theoretical and technical knowledge within the context of human resource management practice and/or scholarship
  • 3. communicate effectively, with justification, in collaborative contexts with professionals and non-professionals
  • 4. exercise professional judgement and identify and respond to ethical issues in a range of human resource management contexts.
  • 5. evaluate information, synthesise relevant issues and undertake research in human resource management and other contexts
  • 6. learn and work independently and collaboratively and reflect upon feedback to identify and enact self improvements
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Management Learning Outcomes
  • 1. explain the coherent body of knowledge, and the underlying principles and concepts, fundamental to, and in the broader context of, organisational management
  • 2. apply critical thinking, evaluation, and problem solving skills in the integration and application of theoretical and technical knowledge within the context of organisational management practice and/or scholarship
  • 3. communicate effectively, with justification, in collaborative contexts with professionals and non-professionals
  • 4. exercise professional judgement and identify and respond to ethical issues in a range of organisational management contexts
  • 5. evaluate information, synthesise relevant issues and undertake research in management and other contexts.
  • 6. learn and work independently and collaboratively and reflect upon feedback to identify and enact self improvements
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Marketing Learning Outcomes
  • 1. explain the coherent body of knowledge, and the underlying principles and concepts, fundamental to, and in the broader context of, marketing
  • 2. apply critical thinking, evaluation, and problem solving skills in the integration and application of theoretical and technical knowledge within the context of marketing practice and/or scholarship
  • 3. communicate effectively, with justification, in collaborative contexts with professionals and non-professionals.
  • 4. exercise professional judgement and identify and respond to ethical issues in a range of marketing contexts
  • 5. evaluate information, synthesise relevant issues and undertake research in marketing and other contexts
  • 6. learn and work independently and collaboratively and reflect upon feedback to identify and enact self improvements
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Property Learning Outcomes
  • 1. explain the coherent body of knowledge, and the underlying principles and concepts, fundamental to, and in the broader context of, property management
  • 2. apply critical thinking, evaluation, and problem solving skills in the integration and application of theoretical and technical knowledge within the context of property management practice and/or scholarship
  • 3. communicate effectively, with justification, in collaborative contexts with professionals and non-professionals
  • 4. exercise professional judgement and identify and respond to ethical issues in a range of property contexts.
  • 5. evaluate information, synthesise relevant issues and undertake research in property management and other contexts
  • 6. learn and work independently and collaboratively and reflect upon feedback to identify and enact self improvements
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Public Relations Learning Outcomes
  • 1. explain the coherent body of knowledge, and the underlying principles and concepts, fundamental to, and in the broader context of, public relations and corporate communication
  • 2. apply critical thinking, evaluation, and problem solving skills in the integration and application of theoretical and technical knowledge within the context of public relations practice and/or scholarship
  • 3. communicate effectively, with justification, in collaborative contexts with professionals and non-professionals
  • 4. exercise professional judgement and identify and respond to ethical issues in a range of public relations contexts
  • 5. evaluate information, synthesise relevant issues and undertake research in public relations and other contexts
  • 6. learn and work independently and collaboratively and reflect upon feedback to identify and enact self improvements.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Social Innovation Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Demonstrate knowledge of social innovation and impact in diverse social contexts and applications
  • 2. Communicate ideas of social change, social innovation and social investment in a global social context
  • 3. Demonstrate integrity, ethical conduct, accountability, respect and a developing awareness of professional practices, cultural diversity and cultural norms required for social innovation and social change
  • 4. Demonstrate the ability to solve problems, design and implement social innovation projects
  • 5. Demonstrate knowledge of the trends and drivers that influence change in the social economy.
  • 6. Demonstrate Knowledge of the stakeholders in the social economy and the process of collaboration for social innovation.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Supply Chain Management Learning Outcomes
  • 1. explain the coherent body of knowledge, and the underlying principles and concepts, fundamental to, and in the broader context of, operations, supply chain and logistics management
  • 2. apply critical thinking, evaluation, and problem solving skills in the integration and application of theoretical and technical knowledge within the context of supply chain management practice and/or scholarship
  • 3. communicate effectively, with justification, in collaborative contexts with professionals and non-professionals
  • 4. exercise professional judgement and identify and respond to ethical issues in a range of supply chain management contexts
  • 5. evaluate information, synthesise relevant issues and undertake research in supply chain management and other contexts
  • 6. learn and work independently and collaboratively and reflect upon feedback to identify and enact self improvements.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
  3. Complete electives
Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48

Please note: MGMT19128 Business Integration is the Capstone unit for the Bachelor of Business and should be studied in the final year of the degree, preferably in the final term.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ACCT11059 Accounting, Learning and Online Communication
ECON11026 Principles of Economics
HRMT11010 Organisational Behaviour
LAWS11030 Foundations of Business Law
MGMT11109 Introduction to Business
MGMT19128 Strategy and Change
MRKT11029 Marketing Fundamentals
STAT11048 Essential Statistics

In addition to the core structure, students must choose one major as detailed from the list below.

Your chosen major should be nominated on your student record in CQUCentral. This is the name that appears on your testamur.

Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
  3. Complete electives
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
  3. Complete electives
Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
HRMT11011 Human Resource Management
HRMT19020 Perspectives on Organisational Change
MGMT11109 Introduction to Business
MGMT19105 Quality Management
MGMT19126 Operations Management
MGMT13151 Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Start-ups

Available units
Students must complete 2 from the following units:
COIS12073 Enterprise Systems
FINC19011 Business Finance
HRMT19016 Contemporary HRM Issues
HRMT19021 Principles of Employment Relations

When a unit in a major is also offered as a core unit in the degree (MGMT11109), the student should choose an additional elective to comply with the overall degree rules requiring the completion of 24 units (144 units of credit).

Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
  3. Complete electives
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
  3. Complete electives
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
  3. Complete electives

Social Innovation Major

Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48

The social innovation allows students to complete a second major in the BBus and WIL .

Students are required to complete 8 units for the social innovation major. This includes 5 core units (30cp) and Work integrated preparation and placement learning (18cp)

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
MGMT12161 Sustainable Social Change
MGMT11167 Foundations of Social Innovation
INDG19016 Contemporary Indigenous Issues
MGMT13151 Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Start-ups
BUSN19024 Graduate Employability Skills
BUSN19025 Professional Placement 1
EDED12448 Service Learning - Contexts and Communities
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
  3. Complete electives

Supply Chain Management Major

Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COIS12073 Enterprise Systems
LAWS11030 Foundations of Business Law
MGMT11109 Introduction to Business
MGMT19103 Logistics Management
MGMT19105 Quality Management
MGMT19106 Supply Chain Management
MGMT19125 Inventory Management
MGMT19126 Operations Management

When a unit in a major is also offered as a core unit in the degree (LAWS11030 & MGMT11109), the student should choose an additional elective to comply with the overall degree rules requiring the completion of 24 units (144 units of credit).

Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
  3. Complete electives
Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48

8 Elective Units or a Second Major

Students have the choice to undertake either 8 elective units or a second major.

Those students undertaking elective units may select their units from any 6 unit of credit undergraduate units offered by CQUniversity. A maximum of 12 Level 1 units may be credited towards the Bachelor of Business.

Those students undertaking a second major must select their units from the majors as detailed for the Bachelor of Business course. Please note that no more than 12 level one units can be studied as part of this course. If the double major combination you wish to undertake consists of more than 12 level one units, please contact your Course Advisor prior to enrolling. Please nominate both majors on your CQUCentral record and both names will appear on your official testamur.

Work Integrated Learning

Students wishing to undertake Work Integrated Learning as part of their course of study are encouraged to undertake BUSN19024 and BUSN12001 as electives in their course of study. By undertaking this suite of units, students will secure and undertake an approved full-time work placement of appropriately 12 weeks duration.

More Details

Majors: Campus Availability

Marketing Rockhampton, Distance Education, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Human Resource Management Mackay, Rockhampton, Distance Education, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Management Rockhampton, Distance Education, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Information Systems Rockhampton, Distance Education, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Supply Chain Management Distance Education
Public Relations Rockhampton, Distance Education, Melbourne
Property Distance Education
Accounting Rockhampton, Distance Education, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney


The first year of the course will be available internally at Bundaberg and Mackay campuses. Second and third year units may be required to be undertaken via a combination of workshops, internal classes and distance education.

Majors: Accreditation & Membership

The Human Resource Management major is accredited by the Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI). Graduates will be eligible for membership of AHRI upon successful completion of their course.

Marketing graduates may be eligible for membership of the Australian Marketing Institute and the Australian Market and Social Research Society.

Management graduates may be eligible for membership of the Australian Institute of Management.

The Property major is accredited by the Australian Property Institute (API). Graduates are eligible for assoicate membership and the major is endorsed as supplying the education requirements for certification as a Certified Property Practitioner. For more information, please refer to the Australian Property Institute website http://www.api.org.au/ Graduates may also seek registration with the Valuers Registration Board.

Please note: completion of this major will not provide students with the relevant qualification to be certified with the API as a Certified Practising Valuer (CPV) nor will it make students eligible for registration with the Valuers Registration Board in Queensland (other states may vary, please refer to individual state bodies if residing outside of Queensland). Students wishing to become registered valuers should enrol in CF56 Bachelor of Property.

Application for Credit Transfer

Credit transfer will only be granted where a student is able to demonstrate that tertiary studies equivalent in content and depth to a Bachelor of Business unit has been completed. Students should examine the unit synopses in this handbook to determine the units from which they may be eligible to claim exemption. Refer to the Credit Transfer website at http://www.cqu.edu.au/credittransfer for further details.

Students who have completed units under a business course at another formally recognised institution at Diploma level or above, for which there is no equivalent unit at CQUniversity, may at the discretion of the School, be granted credit for an unspecified business elective in the Bachelor of Business degree.

Study Schedules

A recommended study schedule for this course can be obtained from your Student Advisor (Courses and Careers) by contacting http://www.cqu.edu.au/programadvisor

. Students may determine their own schedule based upon credit transfers and personal study requirements. It is important to note that full-time students usually enrol in 4 units per term and part-time students usually enrol in 2 units per term.

For Course Planners please refer to the following website http://www.cqu.edu.au/student-life/new-students/planners-and-profiles

Please note: students must check to see when and where a unit is offered before enrolling. See the unit availability in this handbook for details.