The Bachelor of Business (Innovation and Enterprise) requires the completion of 108 units. The course may be completed in three years of full-time study (or the equivalent part-time) and the honours degree an additional year (or the equivalent part-time). The course is offered by the College of Business, Government and Law.

Admission requirements

The minimum requirements for consideration for entry to all undergraduate courses are specified in detail in the University Entry Requirements.

Course aims

This course provides a broad and flexible educational preparation for a range of professional, business-related careers in private and public enterprise. It aims to provide students with ability, knowledge and skills in:

  • applying innovative principles
  • understanding disruptive markets
  • identifying and maximizing opportunities
  • exploring novel new business models and how to innovate and evaluate viability
  • how to design organizational environments that reward innovation
  • how organizations can embrace disruptive environments
  • how organizations create or add value
  • how to develop creative problem solving

Learning outcomes 

Students successfully completing this course should be able to:

  • assess and implement new ideas
  • create and manage ambitious new ventures
  • develop entrepreneurial management practices
  • create supportive environments that foster and enable innovation
  • apply innovative principles
  • understand disruptive markets
  • identify and maximize opportunities
  • explore novel new business models and how to innovate and evaluate viability
  • design organizational environments that reward innovation
  • understand how organizations can embrace disruptive environments
  • understand how organizations create or add value

Program of study

To qualify for the Bachelor of Business (Innovation and Enterprise) a student must complete 108 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic. A minimum of 36 units, but no more than 45 units, of Year 1 topics is to be included in the 108 units.

Except with the permission of the Course Management Committee, the course must be completed within ten consecutive years. Failure to do so may constitute evidence of unsatisfactory progress. Where permission is given to complete in more than ten consecutive years, there may be a requirement for additional coursework in order to ensure relevant and up-to-date knowledge.

Core - Year 1 & 3 topics

40.5 units comprising:

 BUSN1011  Accounting for Managers  (4.5 units)
 BUSN1009  Quantitative Methods  (4.5 units)
 BUSN1012  Management, People and Organisations  (4.5 units)
 BUSN1013  Economics for Business  (4.5 units)
 BUSN1019  Law for Business  (4.5 units)
 BUSN1022  Marketing Principles  (4.5 units)
 BUSN2019  International Business Context  (4.5 units)
 BUSN2038  Human Resource Management  (4.5 units)
 BUSN3055  Strategic Management  (4.5 units) (Capstone)

Specialisation - Innovation and Enterprise - Year 1, 2 & 3 topics

36 units comprising:

Core - Year 1 topics

INNO1001 Innovative and Creative Thinking: Recognising Opportunities (4.5 units)
INNO1003 Collaboration, Co-Creation and the Crowd: Leveraging your Ecosystem for Innovation (4.5 units)

Core - Year 2 topics

INNO2001 Innovation for Social Impact: Doing Good While Doing Well (4.5 units)
INNO2004 From Intuition to Insight: Validating Desirability, Feasibility and Viability (4.5 units)

Core -  Year 3 topics

INNO3001A From Innovation to Impact: Creating a Roadmap from Opportunity to Action (4.5 units)
INNO3002 Going Live! Entrepreneurial Strategies, Resources and Activities (4.5 units)

Option - Innovation and Enterprise topics

Students must complete 9 units selected form the following:

BUSN2026 Entrepreneurship and Small Business (4.5 units)
BUSN3026 Business Planning for New Ventures (4.5 units)
BUSN3027 E-Business (4.5 units)
DSGN3701 Innovation Management (4.5 units)
INNO3003 Finding Backers and Champions: Pitching for Financial Resources and Support (4.5 units)
INNO3005 Early Wins Matter: Nothing Happens Without a Sale (4.5 units)

Option - Business - Year 1, 2 & 3 topics

Plus 13.5 units of Business topics, where topic prerequisites are met.

Elective - Year 1, 2 & 3 topics

Plus 18 units of electives from any topics offered by the University, where topic prerequisites are met.


Refer to Bachelor of Business (Honours)

Combined degrees

The Bachelor of Business may also be studied in a combined degrees program with a: