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Bachelor of Business

Bachelor of Business

The ideal way to gain a tertiary qualification.

The Bachelor of Business is an extremely flexible and well-structured tertiary program. It is undertaken externally and the course is structured to progressively develop your knowledge and skills from foundational, theoretical concepts through to more complex concepts and advanced skills and applications.

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Qualification Level

Bachelor of Business

Duration

36-months

Course Delivery

Learn externally with online and telephone support. Our programs are designed to fit around your needs with full time or part time options.

Subject Areas Include:

  • Global Business
  • Business Law
  • Accounting for Business
  • Strategic Management
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • With specialisation areas of Leadership and Management, Human Resources Management, and Marketing.

First Year

CORE101 - Scholarship: Academic Writing & Study Skills*

Scholarship: Academic Writing & Study Skills is a core subject which equips you with essential skills to meet the demands of written assessments throughout this degree program while establishing a foundation for ongoing academic writing that is required in postgraduate study and in future careers.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: Nil

CORE102 - Communication Skills

Communication Skills is a core subject that examines the crucial role and application of communication skills to participate in a range of personal and professional environments. You will develop communication skills to facilitate and enhance sound understanding and mutual respect between peers, colleagues and superiors in a range of contexts.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: Nil

BUS101 - Organisational Behaviour

Organisational Behaviour is a first year subject that provides you with the knowledge of fundamental theories relevant to understanding individual and group behaviours in business organisation settings. By completing this subject, you will have a deeper understanding of how to enhance employee well-being as well as how to maximise organisational performance in a practical business environment.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: Nil

BUS102 - Global Business

Global Business is a first year subject that surveys the fundamental concepts, theory and practice of global business. At an introductory level, this subject provides conceptual tools and insights to learn how multinational corporations (MNCs) manage operations and business activities worldwide.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: Nil

BUS103 - Introductory Economics

Introductory Economics is a first year subject that provides you with an understanding on the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. In particular, this subject introduces you to the aggregate behaviour and performance of an economy (macroeconomics) and the market behaviour of individual consumers and firms (microeconomics).

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: CORE101

BUS104 - Introduction to Human Resource Management

Introduction to Human Resource Management is a first year subject that provides you with an overview of the principles, theories and practices related to Human Resource Management (HRM) such as strategic HRM and corporate responsibility, job analysis and design, employee recruitment and selection, industrial relations and change, and performance management and appraisal.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: Nil

BUS105 - Marketing Fundamentals

Marketing Fundamentals is a first year subject that examines the role and importance of marketing in business organisations. This subject focuses on the basic principles and practices of marketing such as marketing concept and strategy, market segmentation, consumer and business markets, pricing, and branding strategy.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: Nil

BUS106 - Data Analysis

Data Analysis is a first year subject that introduces the fundamentals of data analysis and statistical methods. You will learn about different types and sources of data and techniques for data analysis and presentation for decision making.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: Nil

Second Year

BUS201 - Business Law

Business Law is a second year subject provides you with an understanding of the relationship between law and business, focusing on the Australian legal system. You will also delve into the role of law in business and the legal rules regulating business in Australia today such as contract law, competition law, and consumer protection law.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: CORE102

BUS202 - Managing and Leading People

Managing and Leading People is a second year subject that introduces you to the principles of managing teams in organisations, in particular, how to strategically lead a team in a business environment to create a competitive edge.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: CORE102, BUS101

Specialisation Subject - HRM/MGT/MKT

Please refer to the Specialisation Streams below to see which subjects are available to choose from.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: Nil

Specialisation Subject - HRM/MGT/MKT

Please refer to the Specialisation Streams below to see which subjects are available to choose from.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: Nil

BUS203 - Accounting for Business

Accounting for Business is a second year subject that develops an understanding of the importance of the role of accounting in today’s society by discussing the financial procedures and reporting requirements for business entities and analysis.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: BUS103

BUS204 - Ethics and Sustainability

Ethics and Sustainability is a second year subject that aims to develop your understanding of the ethical dimensions of managerial decisions and builds upon the foundation of sustainable development, corporate responsibility, stakeholder thinking and accountability.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: BUS201

Specialisation Subject - HRM/MGT/MKT

Please refer to the Specialisation Streams below to see which subjects are available to choose from.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: Nil

Specialisation Subject - HRM/MGT/MKT

Please refer to the Specialisation Streams below to see which subjects are available to choose from.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: Nil

Third Year

BUS301 - Strategic Management

Strategic Management is a third year subject that addresses the strategic management of business organisations, which includes the formulation of long term business strategic directions and strategic implementation.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: BUS101

BUS302 - Cross Cultural Considerations in Business

Cross Cultural Considerations in Business is a third year subject that provides you with a better understanding and awareness of business in a cross-cultural context, and equipping you with a thorough understanding of cultural dimensions of international management.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: BUS102, CORE102

Specialisation Subject - HRM/MGT/MKT

Please refer to the Specialisation Streams below to see which subjects are available to choose from.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: Nil

Specialisation Subject - HRM/MGT/MKT

Please refer to the Specialisation Streams below to see which subjects are available to choose from.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: Nil

BUS303 - Business Information Systems

Business Information Systems is a third year subject that introduces the fundamental theory, practice and solution strategies of information systems, while focusing on the application of Information Systems (IS) in business and society.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: BUS102

BUS304 - Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Innovation and Entrepreneurship is a third year subject that examines the theory and practice of innovation, providing you with a foundation of understandings to appreciate the role of innovation and entrepreneurship in global business.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: BUS103, BUS105, BUS301

Specialisation Subject - HRM/MGT/MKT

Please refer to the Specialisation Streams below to see which subjects are available to choose from.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: Nil

COU305 - Research Methods

Research Methods is a third year subject that introduces you to the fundamental skills required to become a critical consumer of research. You will develop your knowledge of research methodology and will focus on developing critical skills in the assessment and conduct of qualitative research.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: CORE101

Specialisation Streams

You can choose one of three business specialisations for your Bachelor of Business

Leadership & Management

HRM202 - Pay and Performance

Pay and Performance is a Human Resource Management, and Leadership and Management specialisation that introduces you to the concepts of organisational strategy & culture, job evaluation, remuneration strategies, fair pay and job-based versus competency-based pay.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: BUS104

MGT201 - Leadership and Management Fundamentals

Leadership and Management Fundamentals is a Leadership and Management specialisation subject that introduces you to the key theories and knowledge about the nature of management and leadership in organisations.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: BUS202

MGT202 - Operations Management

Operations Management is a Leadership and Management specialisation subject that provides conceptual tools and insights to analyse how organisations can convert resources into value-added products and services from designing and managing operations.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: BUS102

MGT203 - Decision Making in Business

Decision Making in Business is a Leadership and Management specialisation subject that introduces you to the relevant concepts and literature necessary for effective managerial decision making and problem solving.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: MGT201

HRM301 - Employment Relations

Employment Relations is a Leadership and Management, and Human Resource Management specialisation that provides you with an understanding of the key participants in the industrial relations system such as employees, employers, trade unions, the state, and methods of collaboration in either co-operating or conflicting ways.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: BUS104

MGT301 - Project Management

Project Management is a Leadership and Management specialisation subject which introduces you to the essential principles and concepts relating to effective management of projects. You will learn how to identify business problems that require project-based solutions, how to select and evaluate projects, develop a project plan, and manage projects.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: BUS102, BUS106, BUS202

MGT302 - International Business Strategy

International Business Strategy is a Leadership and Management specialisation subject that presents you to a set of strategy concepts, theories and their relevant applications in the field of international business as strategies influence long term performance of multinational corporations (MNCs).

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: BUS102

Human Resource Management

HRM201 - Recruitment and Selection

Recruitment and Selection is a Human Resource Management specialisation that introduces students to the theoretical and practical knowledge for selecting and recruiting the right people for organisations. By completing this subject, you will learn the importance and relationship of recruitment and selection processes in achieving HR and organisational goals.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: BUS104, CORE102<

HRM202 - Pay and Performance

Pay and Performance is a Human Resource Management, and Leadership and Management specialisation that introduces you to the concepts of organisational strategy & culture, job evaluation, remuneration strategies, fair pay and job-based versus competency-based pay.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: BUS104

HRM203 - Work, Health and Safety

Work, Health and Safety is a Human Resource Management specialisation that examines the work health and safety issues and their repercussions for the health, safety and wellbeing of workers. This subject prepares you to enable effective performance within workplace health and safety models.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: BUS104

HRM204 - Learning and Development

Learning and Development is a Human Resource Management specialisation that prepares you to design and implement employee learning and development programs in organisational settings, through examining the changing context of work and skill requirements within the work environment.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: BUS104, CORE102

HRM301 - Employment Relations

Employment Relations is a Leadership and Management, and Human Resource Management specialisation that provides you with an understanding of the key participants in the industrial relations system such as employees, employers, trade unions, the state, and methods of collaboration in either co-operating or conflicting ways.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: BUS104

HRM302 - Career Planning and Development

Career Planning and Development is a Human Resource Management specialisation that introduces the fundamental concepts, theories and practices of career development. You will examine the theory and practice of career development such as theories of career development, career decision making, social issues surrounding career development, and goal setting and self-motivation.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: BUS104

HRM303 - International Human Resource Management

International Human Resource Management is a Human Resource Management specialisation that examines the effect of national differences in the practices of human resource management from both applied and theoretical perspectives. It explores HRM strategies, planning and functions at an international level.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: HRM201, HRM202, HRM204

Marketing

MKT201 - Consumer Behaviour

Consumer Behaviour is a Marketing specialisation subject which introduces you to the key theories and concepts of consumer behaviours, in regards to the personal, social, cultural and psychological factors that influence consumer behaviour.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: BUS105

MKT202 - Marketing Communications

Marketing Communications is a Marketing specialisation subject that examines the role and significance of marketing communications through various communications avenues, focusing on integrating marketing components in order to achieve a consistent and compelling marketing message.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: BUS105

MKT203 - Services Marketing

Services Marketing is a Marketing specialisation subject which introduces you to the concepts, theoretical underpinnings and practical implications of services marketing and management.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: MKT201

MKT204 - International Marketing

International Marketing is a Marketing specialisation subject which provides you with knowledge of the fundamental concepts and theories relevant to understanding international marketing strategies.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: MKT201

MKT301 - Strategic Marketing

Strategic Marketing is a Marketing specialisation subject that introduces you to the theoretical knowledge and application of strategic marketing, more specifically, analysing how business organisations perform strategic decision making in a challenging international marketing environment.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: MKT204

MKT302 - International Distribution and Retailing Strategy

International Distribution and Retailing Strategy is a Marketing specialisation subject which surveys the core concepts, theories and practice of distribution strategy and retail channels. Some key topics of this subject include: designing the distribution and retailing channel, wholesaling, channel communication, retailing and channel evaluation.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: MKT204

MKT303 - Marketing Analytics

Marketing Analytics is a Marketing specialisation subject which explores how marketing managers from business organisations learn and anticipate customer choices and preferences for specific product features and decide on the product and product functionalities to offer in the global marketplace.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: MKT204

The College also offers three Semesters per year, for students who like to study all year round. Please note, the College offers a wide range of subjects each Semester to suit full time or part time study options, however, not all subjects are available every Semester.

* CORE101 must be completed in your first semester.

Semester 1, 2019

Commencement: 4th March 2019

Census: 22nd March 2019

Semester concludes: 7th June 2019

Semester 2, 2019

Commencement: 8th July 2019

Census: 26th July 2019

Semester concludes: 11th October 2019

Semester 3, 2019

Commencement: 4th November 2019

Census: 22nd November 2019

Semester concludes: 7th February 2020

Semester 1, 2020

Commencement: 9th March 2020

Census: 27th March 2020

Semester concludes: 12th June 2020

Semester 2, 2020

Commencement: 13th July 2020

Census: 31st July 2020

Semester concludes: 16th October 2020

Semester 3, 2020

Commencement: 9th November 2020

Census: 27th November 2020

Semester concludes: 5th February 2021

2019/2020 Tuition Fees

Course Duration Number of Subjects Tuition Fee per Subject Total
Course Cost
Bachelor of Business 3 years F/T or
P/T equivalent
24 subjects $2,250 each for 3 x CORE/COU coded subjects;
and $1,750 for 21 Business core and
specialisation subjects
$43,500

Payment of Fees

Each semester, the subject fee is paid for each subject in which the student is enrolled. Students are able to either pay their own fees for each subject in which they are enrolled or choose to pay the subject fees using FEE-HELP (if eligible). Students can also choose to pay a portion of their subject fees themselves and the remaining portion using FEE-HELP (if eligible). Please note that the above subject fees are current for this calendar year and are reviewed and changed at the Institute's discretion for future semesters.

Please click here to view the subject tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is available for eligible students to pay their tuition (subject) fees. You can find out more about Fee Help from the following publication: Fee Help Information – 2019. The Request for FEE-HELP Assistance form to apply for FEE-HELP will be provided to you upon being offered a place in the course or, for current students, with your semester enrolment information.

If paying their own fees, students provide credit card details on the Semester Enrolment Form or pay their fees by cheque or money order. Subject fees are due within 14 days of the semester commencing and an invoice/receipt is issued to the student.

Additional and Non-Tuition Costs

The following additional and/or non-tuition costs apply:

Textbooks

Please refer to the following textbook lists for the current prices of textbooks. Students are encouraged to submit their online textbook order through the Co-Op https://www.coop.com.au/textbook/search prior to commencing their studies for the semester. Students are able to source textbooks from other suppliers if they choose. Students are able to choose from textbooks or e-books, depending on availability, and further information is provided each Semester as to where these can be sourced from.


Library

External students borrowing hard copy library resources will need to pay for postage to return the borrowed item/s to the Institute at Locked Bag 15, Fortitude Valley 4006. Please refer to the Australia Post postage calculator for current indicative pricing: http://auspost.com.au/apps/postage-calculator.html.

For students living overseas, please check postage costs with your chosen postal or courier service. Overdue items are charged at $1- per day until the item is returned.

Entry Requirements

You can apply for entry to the Bachelor of Business course if you have achieved one of the following:

  • A nationally recognised Diploma level qualification from any field of study; or
  • Completed Year 12 with at least a sound achievement in English and one Mathematics subject; or
  • Completed a year-long tertiary studies preparation program (e.g. Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation); or
  • Completed at least 12 months of tertiary studies with a University or non-university Higher Education Provider with a GPA of at least 4.0; or
  • Consideration of results from the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) - the prospective student must have achieved a STAT overall score of 160 or better, or 155 or better in the verbal sub score. (Please note that STAT results are not acceptable for current Year 12 students)

Financial Investment

You can choose to finance your subject fees through the FEE-HELP system. Alternatively, you can choose to pay your subject fees directly to us each Semester, or use a combination of funding part of your fees through FEE-HELP and paying the remainder yourself.

The College strives to offer high quality tertiary qualifications at a reasonable and comparable price to other institutions.

  • You will receive excellent personal support from our team of professional Lecturers and staff. College Higher Education staff are required to be as highlight qualified and experienced as university staff.
  • You will have the flexibility to fit your studies around your life commitments
  • You will gain a reasonably-priced, business industry specific tertiary qualification.

How To Enrol

We encourage you to complete your enrolment as soon as possible for acceptance into the Bachelor of Business to reserve your place prior to the commencement of the next Semester. To apply, simply complete and submit an Online Course Enrolment at www.colab.edu.au/apply. (You can save your application and return to finish it later if you need).

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