Bachelor of Business (Online)

Swinburne University of Technology

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00111D

The Bachelor of Business is designed to equip students with core skills and knowledge in business, management and operations to prepare them for roles in modern organisations. Students select a major area of specialisation which is combined with other studies to teach them how to be entrepreneurial thinkers in their future career. The course links theoretical and practical knowledge needed to operate effectively in diverse settings such as not-for-profits, government, small business and corporations. Students participate in professionally focused, multidisciplinary projects during their final year of study.


  • 300 credit points comprising: 8 prescribed Bachelor of Business core units (100 credit points)
  • 8 units of study from a business discipline major in one of the following: Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Financial Planning, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Management, Marketing or Sports Management (100 credit points)
  • 8 units of Secondary studies (100 credit points) comprising of a second major, minor/s, or electives or 16 units for the Accounting and Financial Planning major or the Accounting and Finance major (200 credit points) - students undertaking these two majors will not need to undertake secondary studies.


  • Accounting
  • Accounting and finance
  • Accounting and financial planning
  • Business administration
  • Finance
  • Financial planning
  • Logistics and supply chain management
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Sports management

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • VCE prerequisites: Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 25 in English (or equivalent) or 30 in English (EAL). Additional performance criteria and prerequisite requirements may also apply. English language requirements - satisfactory completion of one of the following: Swinburne's English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 65%, all skills 65%
  • Minimum IELTS overall band of 6.0 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0
  • TOEFL iBT (internet-based) minimum score of 75 with a reading band no less than 18 and writing band no less than 20
  • Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 50 (no communicative skills less than 50)
  • Any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency.


Graduates with an Accounting Major, Accounting and Finance Major, or Accounting and Financial Planning Major may be eligible to apply for membership of CPA Australia (Certified Practising Accountant), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) or the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). Additionally, students undertaking a major in Financial Planning or Accounting and Financial Planning may be eligible to apply for membership of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA).

Study pathways

Pathways allow students to progress from one qualification to another where the first course is recognised as an entry requirement and/or provides advanced standing to the second. Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Swinburne Online International: $99,300 Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Swinburne Online.

Fees are estimates only: The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. These fees apply for units studied in 2019 only and may change for units studied in future years. If part-time study is permitted, annual fees will be proportionally lower based on the number of units taken per semester. Students who participate in a six or 12-month professional placement will be subject to an increase in total course fees.

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