Bachelor of Business (BBus)

Award Bachelor of Business (BBus)
AQF Level AQF 7
Typical Duration 3 years
CRICOS Code 085157J
Units of Study 24


The Bachelor of Business (BBus) is an innovative and comprehensive degree program conforming to the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF Level 7). The course focuses on finance, accounting, and covers the fundamentals of business, combined with considerable knowledge and skills in leadership and project management. The students learn how to plan, monitor, and control resources, meet key business objectives, and master the art of managing different functions across the business. This challenging and engaging course focuses on the improvement of the intellectual, analytical, organisational, and interpersonal skills of the students. Taught by industry professionals, this course prepares you for a diverse range of management roles across industries. The Bachelor of Business has been designed to lay the foundation for students to develop skills and competencies in business, accounting, financial management, project management, communications, and HR and organisation development.

APIC's focus is on the promotion of holistic and integrative thinking and self-direction. In this course, you should expect to develop the following attributes:

  • creativity and lateral thinking;
  • expertise in accounting and financial management;
  • project management skills;
  • a sound understanding of ethics and sustainability;
  • openness to new ideas and entrepreneurship; and
  • leadership, communication and people skills.

Career Outcomes

Because of the scope of knowledge, skills, and perspectives obtained in this program, graduates will be equipped to join a range of employers, including multi-national companies, government agencies, and non-profit organisations. Graduates will be especially well equipped to fit into and contribute to international companies, who seek graduates with a global perspective and proper training in business, accounting, finance, leadership, communication, organisation development, and project management. The skill sets students gain in this degree will provide them with the competitive advantage required to pursue a successful career in today's globalised business world.

The Bachelor of Business responds to the emerging challenges and the requirements for a holistic approach in management education, embodying core concepts of accounting, business and financial management as well as leadership and project management. Students are immersed in the fundamental concepts and then involved in practical learning in project work with due emphasis on the integrated application of knowledge, creative thinking, and intellectual development.


All formal award courses offered by APIC, including the Bachelor of Business, are accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency and included in the National Register of Higher Education Institutions and Courses.

The Bachelor of Business is professionally accredited with CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (Chartered Accountants ANZ).
In order to achieve CPA status completion of the CPA Program and Practical Experience Requirement is also necessary.

Course Learning Outcomes

Graduates of Bachelor of Business will have:
• Broad and coherent knowledge of a range of business and related disciplines including accounting, project management, economics, statistics, general management and marketing.
• Broad and demonstrated knowledge of business practice and industry standards and expectations including business ethics, codes of practice and corporate governance standards.
Graduates of Bachelor of Business will have:
• Cognitive skills to undertake basic research and to analyse and evaluate new concepts and evidence from a range of business, industry and academic sources.
• Cognitive and technical skills to facilitate problem solving and critical thinking in a business environment, and to present reasoned arguments and analyses of key business and technical data.
• Communication skills to work effectively with people and teams, and to present clear and coherent information in business, professional and academic formats.
Application of Knowledge and Skills
Graduates of Bachelor of Business will demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills:
• Through the resolution of problems and decision making in a range of business and related disciplines including accounting, project management, economics, statistics, general management and marketing.
• Through the identification, implementation and evaluation of innovative and professional business practice.
• With responsibility and accountability for their own learning and professional practice and ethical standards, and in collaboration with others within a business or industry environment.


The course comprises 144 credit points, 16 core units, and 8 elective units, a total of 24 units of six credit points each. Students must choose four electives from each of Year 2 and Year 3 respectively.

The structure in table below is applicable to students commencing in Trimester 3 2020 onwards.

Compulsory Units Prerequisites
BUS1001 Professional Development and Business Communication -
BUS1002 Fundamentals of Management -
BUS1003 Mathematics and Statistics -
BUS1004 Foundations of Accounting -
BUS1005 Introduction to Economics -
BUS1006 Introduction to Business Law -
BUS1007 Finance -
BUS1008 Financial Accounting BUS1004
BUS2001 Project Management Fundamentals and Practices BUS1002
BUS2002 Management Accounting BUS1004
Elective -
Elective -
BUS2003 Sustainability and Ethics Completion of 24 Credit Points
BUS2004 Human Resource Management BUS1002
Elective -
Elective -
BUS3001 Accounting Theory BUS1008
BUS3002 Accounting Information Systems Design and Development BUS1008
Elective -
Elective -
BUS3003 Advanced Financial Accounting BUS1008
BUS3004 Corporation Law BUS1006
Elective -
Elective -
Electives Recommended for Year 2 students Prerequisites
BUS2005 Taxation BUS1006
BUS2006 Marketing and Sales Management BUS1002
BUS2007 Entrepreneurship and Innovation BUS1002
BIS1001 Foundations of Information System -
BUS2008 Strategic Planning BUS1002
Electives Recommended for Year 3 students Prerequisites
BUS3005 Audit and Assurance BUS1008
BUS3006 Leadership and Governance BUS2004
BUS3007 Organisational Development BUS2004
BUS3008 Project Execution Planning and Management BUS2001 or BIS2003 or PRJ2050
BUS3009 Project Development and Optimisation BUS2001
BIS2006 Management Information Systems BIS1001

*To be eligible to graduate from the Bachelor of Business, students must successfully complete 24 units in total comprising 16 core units: BUS1001, BUS1002, BUS1003, BUS1004, BUS1005, BUS1006, BUS1007, BUS1008, BUS2001, BUS2002, BUS2003, BUS2004, BUS3001, BUS3002, BUS3003 and BUS3004; plus eight elective units from the list above tables or other electives offered by the College at equivalent AQF level with permission from the Dean.

Possible Exit Point: Diploma Business

Please note: Not all units are offered in every trimester.

To access structure for students commencing in or before Trimester 2 2020 please click here.

Duration of Study

  • Full-time study is normally 3 years duration. The number of units undertaken in each trimester can be varied to suit individual requirements and subject to any conditions as advised at the time of enrolment.
  • Domestic students may complete their study on a part time (P/T) basis over the equivalent study period.
  • Please note that part time study is not available to holders of a student visa, who are not a citizen of Australia or New Zealand, or who are not an Australian permanent resident, or who are a temporary resident of Australia.

Delivery Method
All units of study are hosted on the College’s learning management system (Canvas) and lectures are generally delivered face-to-face for campus-based students. Students should expect to spend approximately 10 hours per week over 12 weeks (total of 120 hours) on learning activities for each unit. All tutorials and workshops are conducted under close academic supervision. Assessment tasks replicate real-world challenges and focus on students applying knowledge and skills to cases, scenarios and problem faced by professionals in the field.

Students have access to course information, library, and academic skills resources, and learn from a highly qualified faculty with considerable industry experience. The OLS provides 24-hour access to class materials, learning resources and assessment, and course information.

Other learning resources include:

  • lecture notes and suggested readings,
  • sample assignments and case studies,
  • e-Library and course reserve, and
  • academic skills resources.

APIC Library provides access to a comprehensive range of online information resources including e-books, journals, newspapers and videos. APIC has established physical libraries in both Sydney and Melbourne campuses with a wide range of print books. Each campus library also offers a comfortable and welcoming place to study with areas for individual or group work, desktop computers with internet access, and photocopiers for printing and copying

Undergraduate Admission Requirements

APIC Admission policy

Academic Admission Requirements

English language entry requirements

All applicants from a non-English speaking background applying to any AQF Level 7 qualification at APIC must satisfy the following additional English language requirements:

IELTS Academic: overall band score of 6.0 or higher with no band below 5.5 in writing and speaking; OR
IBT (Internet-based TOEFL): Overall score of 65 with a writing section minimum of 21 and speaking 18; OR
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE):Total score of 169 or over and with no band below 162 in writing and speaking; OR
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Total score of 169 or over and with no band below 162 in writing and speaking ; OR
PTE Academic Module with a minimum score of 50 with a writing and speaking minimum score of 42.

Applicants who do not meet APIC’s English proficiency requirements can be made a conditional offer with a requirement to complete an approved intensive English language course and meet the required standard prior to their commencing their APIC award course.