The Bachelor of Business (Advanced Leadership and Innovation and Enterprise) requires the completion of 108 units with a grade of P or better or NGP in each topic and the maintenance of a GPA of at least 5.5. The course can be completed in three years of full-time study (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

The course provides a broad and flexible educational preparation for a range of professional, business-related careers in private and public enterprise. Its aims are to provide students with:

  • advanced knowledge in management and leadership
  • experience in the workplace
  • the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge in the business-related professional field of innovation and enterprise
  • the opportunity to undertake studies in other allied fields (including a language, legal studies, computing, public policy and commercial law)
  • general knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes to facilitate careers in business-related fields
  • scope for studies beyond business to broaden their overall educational experience

Learning outcomes

Students successfully completing this course should be able to:

  • demonstrate leadership through team-based projects and presentation
  • present advanced level work at a student conference
  • demonstrate introductory research skills in their area of specialisation
  • apply specialist skills to analyse issues and develop appropriate reports or other documentation relevant to the area of business specialisation
  • demonstrate an appreciation of the broad environment in which business operates
  • contribute effectively to  the successful operation of a business particularly in the area of their chosen business specialisation(s)
  • apply analytical skills, relevant theory and logical thought to decision making processes within a business
  • communicate effectively in a business environment, both verbally and in writing
  • demonstrate commitment to ethical and socially responsible business practice
  • demonstrate detailed understanding of theory and practice in an area of specialisation

Program of Study 

To qualify for the Bachelor of Business (Advanced Leadership and Innovation and Enterprise) a student must complete 108 units with a grade of P or better or NGP in each topic and maintain a GPA of at least 5.5. This must include:

  • 67.5 units of core topics
  • a 27 units of Innovation and Enterprise topics
  • 13.5 units of option topics

A minimum of 27 units, but no more than 45 units, of Year 1 topics is to be included in the 108 units.

Not all topics are necessarily available in a given year.

Except with the permission of the Faculty Board, 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, 2 & 3 topics

67.5 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)
 BUSN2034  Interpersonal Skills for Professionals  (4.5 units)
 BUSN2038  Human Resource Management  (4.5 units)
 BUSN3044  Industry Placement  (4.5 units)
 BUSN3052  Leadership in Business and Society  (4.5 units)
 BUSN3055  Strategic Management  (4.5 units)
 BUSN3061A  Industry Project (9 units)
 INNO1001 Innovative and Creative Thinking: Recognizing Opportunities (4.5 units)

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

27 units comprising:

INNO1003 Collaboration, Co-Creation and the Crowd: Leveraging your Ecosystem for Innovation (4.5 units)
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)
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)

Including 4.5 units from:

BUSN2026 Entrepreneurship and Small Business (4.5 units)
BUSN3026 Business Planning for New Ventures (4.5 units)
BUSN3027 E-Business (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)

Elective - Year 1, 2 & 3 topics

Plus 13.5 units of electives from across the University where entry requirements are met.