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Bachelor of Business Administration

A single three year undergraduate degree offered by the ANU College of Business and Economics

BBA
  • Length 3 year full-time
  • Minimum 144 Units
Admission requirements
  • Field of Education
    • Business Management
  • Length 3 year full-time
  • Minimum 144 Units
Admission requirements
  • Field of Education
    • Business Management

What does it take to start a successful new business, to lead an organisation, to plan and manage a complex project? How do leaders negotiate, resolve conflict, and manage across cultures in the global workplace?

The BBA will answer these questions and, more importantly, help you develop skills to go out and do these things in the real world.

The BBA is flexible so you can build on your strengths. For example, you have a wide choice about how much mathematical content to include in your degree.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of a Bachelor of Business Administration, graduates will have:

  1. cognitive skills to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise organisational knowledge;
  2. cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of management and leadership knowledge with depth in some areas;
  3. cognitive and create skills to exercise critical thinking and judgment in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence; and,
  4. communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of management knowledge and ideas.
  5. initiative and judgment in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship;
  6. ability to adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts; and,
  7. responsibility and accountability for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters.

Further Information

Electives: 

Students have 48 units of electives in a single degree program. Electives can be selected from CBE or other Colleges. No more than 10 courses at 1000 level.

Students wish to undertake an out of college elective may contact the relevant College directly.

Student Responsibility:

It is the student's responsibility to select electives in such a way that:

  • they satisfy prerequisites for the corresponding course/s.
  • they conform to the rules set out in Programs and Courses or if unsure seek advice from the CBE office.

It is the student's responsibility to select the courses appropriate for his/her program.

Admission Requirements

Admission to all programs is on a competitive basis. Admission to undergraduate degrees is based on meeting the ATAR requirement or an equivalent rank derived from the following qualifications:

• An Australian year 12 qualification or international equivalent; OR
• A completed Associate Diploma, Associate Degree, AQF Diploma, Diploma, AQF Advanced Diploma, Graduate Certificate or international equivalent; OR
• At least one standard full-time year (1.0 FTE) in a single program of degree level study at an Australian higher education institution or international equivalent; OR
• An approved tertiary preparation course unless subsequent study is undertaken.

Click HERE for further information about domestic admission.

The table below is a guide to the entry level required for domestic applicants. Exact entry level will be set at time of offer.

Domestic applicant entry requirements

Queensland Band equivalents are a guide only - selection is made on a UAI equivalent that is not available to students.

International applicant entry requirements

International applicants may view further information on admissions requirements at Entry Requirements for International Undergraduate Applicants

The University reserves the right to alter or discontinue its programs as required.

ATAR:
82
QLD Band:
9
International Baccalaureate:
29

Bonus Points

The National Access Scheme 2014

ANU offers bonus points for nationally strategic senior secondary subjects, and in recognition of difficult circumstances that students face in their studies. 

Bonus points are applied to all applicants with an ATAR at or above 70. Points are awarded in accordance with the approved schedule, and no more than 10 points (maximum 5 academic points and maximum 5 equity points) will be awarded.

Bonus points do not apply to programs with an ATAR cutoff of 98 or higher.

Bonus Points are only awarded to domestic applicants applying for admission through UAC who have not previously attempted tertiary study.

How to apply

Academic Bonus Points: senior secondary students do not need to apply for ANU academic bonus points. They are automatically added in accordance with the schedule.

Educational Access Scheme: senior secondary students do not need to apply if their school is part of the Priority School Funding Program or Country Areas Program. All other applicants should refer to http://www.uac.edu.au/eas/  for more information.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$39,024.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Program Requirements

 

The Bachelor of Business Administration requires completion of 144 units, of which:

A maximum of 60 units may come from completion of 1000-level courses

The 144 units must include:

 

60 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

BUSI2025 International Business

BUSN1001 Business Reporting and Analysis

ECON1101 Microeconomics 1

MGMT1003 Management, People and Organisations

MGMT2030 Human Resource Management and Strategy

MGMT2100 Communication for Business

MGMT3015 Corporate Strategy

MGMT3021 Leadership

MGMT3027 Entrepreneurship and Innovation

MKTG2004 Marketing

6 units from completion of a course from the following list:

MGMT2003 Business Decision Making

STAT1008 Quantitative Research Methods

6 units from completion of a course from the following list:

ECON1100 Economics 1 (H)

ECON1102 Macroeconomics 1

24 units from completion of courses from List 1 of the ANU College of Business and Economics

48 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU

For majors and minors offered by the ANU College of Business and Economics, students may count a course towards multiple majors and minors. If a minor is a subset of all stated courses and/or prerequisites for a major, then completion of the major overrides completion of the minor, and only the major is regarded as having been completed. If all courses in a major and/or minor are compulsory courses in the degree, the major and/or minor will not be listed on the transcript.

Honours

Students who excel in the pass degree may be invited to undertake an honours year. The honours year provides advanced research training in the fields of management, marketing, international business, or corporate sustainability. Students who are interested in the honours program should consult the Honours Convenor in the School.

Elective Study

Once you have met the program requirements of your degree, you may have enough electives to complete an additional elective majorminor or specialisation.

Study Options

Year 1 48 units BUSN1001 Business Reporting and Analysis 6 units ECON1101 Microeconomics 1 6 units MGMT1003 Management, People and Organisations 6 units Elective Course 6 units
ECON1102 Macroeconomics 1 6 units MKTG2004 Marketing 6 units List 1 Elective Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units
Year 2 48 units MGMT2030 Human Resource Management and Strategy 6 units List 1 Elective Course 6 units BBA Core Course* 6 units Elective Course 6 units
BUSI2025 International Business 6 units MGMT2100 Communication for Business 6 units Elective Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units
Year 3 48 units MGMT3015 Corporate Strategy 6 units List 1 Elective Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units
MGMT3021 Leadership 6 units MGMT3027 Entrepreneurship and Innovation 6 units List 1 Elective Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units

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The Bachelor of Business Administration will develop your leadership and management skills. The degree places emphasis on problem-solving and decision-making, leadership, cross-cultural communications and strategic thinking. It provides you with the leadership capabilities to springboard your career in either the private or public sectors.

Single degree

  • This degree requires 24 courses  (144 units)
  • A maximum of 10 courses (60 units) of 1000 level courses
  • 12 compulsory courses
  • 12 electives (of which 4 electives must be CBE List 1 elective courses)
Commencing Semester 1:

Semester 1 

  • BUSN1001 Bus Rep & Analysis - 6 units
  • ECON1101 Microeconomics 1 - 6 units
  • MGMT1003 Mgmt, People & Org - 6 units
  • Elective

Semester 2 

  • ECON1102 Macroeconomics 1 - 6 units
  • List 1 Elective Course - 6 units
  • List 1 Elective Course - 6 units
  • Elective Course - 6 units

Commencing Semester 2:
Semester 2 

  • BUSN1001 Bus Rep & Analysis - 6 units
  • ECON1101 Microeconomics 1 - 6 units
  • MGMT1003 Mgmt, People & Org - 6 units
  • Elective

Double degree

  • This degree requires 16 courses (96 units) of CBE courses
  • A maximum of 8 courses (48 units) of 1000 level CBE courses
  • 12 compulsory courses
  • 4 CBE List 1 elective course

Commencing Semester 1:
Semester 1 

Semester 2 


Commencing Semester 2:
Semester 2 


About this degree

Single degree
In a Bachelor of Business Administration single degree program you will study a total of 144 units.  Typically you will take 4 courses per semester (total of 24 units) as a full time student giving you a total of 24 courses across your whole degree. 

You will need to complete a minimum of 16 CBE courses (96 units) but will also get to choose 8 courses (48 units) from other ANU Colleges.  You can try a range of courses or take a major or minor in a non-CBE subject, the choice is yours.


Double degree
In a Bachelor of Business Administration double degree program you will study a total of 16 courses (96 units).  Typically you will take 4 courses per semester (total of 24 units) as a full time student giving you a total of 16 courses (96 units) across your whole degree.  However, for each semester you are likely to take 2 courses from your Business Administration degree and then 2 courses from the other half of you degree - still a total of 4 courses a semester.


Enrolment Status

It is possible to enrol in fewer courses per semester but it will take you longer to finish your program and get your degree. If you are an international student you must always be enrolled full-time in 24 units each semester.

Important things to keep in mind when choosing your 1000-level courses

When you enrol for the first time you will study ‘1000-level’ courses. These courses have ‘1’ as the first number in their course code, such as BUSN1001.

Please also note that:

  • You need to enrol in courses for both First Semester and Second Semester.
  • You cannot study more than four courses (24 units) per semester, eight for the year.
  • You may take 1000-level courses later in your program.   But remember you can’t count more than ten 1000-level courses (60 units) in total towards your single degree.
You can change your enrolment in courses up until the end of week 2 of each semester

Electives

You can use your electives to enrol in any courses that you like, provided you meet prerequisite requirements.

Remember that you can choose up to 8 courses from another ANU College if you are undertaking the single Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

If you are in a double degree, your electives must be CBE courses.

Don't forget the maximum number of 1000 level courses is 10 in single degree.







Study Options

Bachelor of Business Administration

This is a typical study plan for the first year of a student undertaking a Bachelor of Business Administration degree

Study Options

Year 1 48 units BUSN1001 Business Reporting and Analysis 6 units ECON1101 Microeconomics 1 6 units MGMT1003 Management, People and Organisations 6 units Elective course 6 units
ECON1102 Macroeconomics 1 6 units CBE List 1 elective or MKTG2004 6 units CBE List 1 elective or BUSI2025 6 units Elective course 6 units

Bachelor of Business Administration - Double Degree

This is a typical study pattern for the first year of a student undertaking a Bachelor of Business Administration with another degree, such as the Bachelor of Arts (degree B)

Study Options

Year 1 48 units ECON1101 Microeconomics 1 6 units MGMT1003 Management, People and Organisations 6 units Degree B course 6 units Degree B course 6 units
ECON1102 Macroeconomics 1 6 units BUSN1001 Business Reporting and Analysis 6 units Degree B course 6 units Degree B course 6 units

Disciplines

For further information on specific discipline you can:


Academic Advice

In Semester 2 you have two electives to choose. You may wish to take MKTG2004 Marketing and BUSI2025 International Business here rather than waiting until year 2 to complete these courses

If after reading through these guidelines you are unsure about your which courses to enrol in, you can email info.cbe@anu.edu.au

If you are seeking status (credit) from previous study at another university you will need to submit a copy of your official transcript, detailed course outlines and a completed credit application form to info.cbe@anu.edu.au


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