Federation University Australia - a new name in education

Bachelor of Business

On Campus - Hiamdale, Victoria, Australia

Federation University Australia - a new name in education
Enrolment Date(s):
February and July
3 years

Course description

School of Business and Economics (Gippsland)

This program is designed to provide maximum flexibility and to allow depth and breadth in the study of the major business and commerce discipline areas. Its structure provides the capacity to tailor applications and focus in different contexts and different environments while ensuring knowledge of the theory, principles and core elements in the relevant discipline areas.

Career Opportunities

Depending on the major area of study undertaken, graduates will be prepared for local and international careers in a range of occupations in such areas as marketing, accountancy, auditing, international trade, management or advertising, economic development, financial analyst, event management, sport promotion and human resources.

Program Rules and Requirements

Students must complete 24 courses over a maximum of eight years as follows:

(a.) 16 courses (240 points) from the Faculty in the Bachelor of Business at the student’s campus of enrolment as follows:

(i.) six compulsory common core courses (90 points):

AFGGC1000 Principles of accounting and finance BTGGC1200 Business law ECGGC1101 Introductory microeconomics ETGGC1102 Business statistics* MGGGC1010 Introduction to management MKGGC1120 Marketing theory and practice

(ii.) a major of eight courses (120 points):** refer to areas of study documents in appendix for courses for each major the major must come from the approved majors listed under ‘Areas of study’ at least two courses (30 points) must be completed at each of second and third-year levels.

** Note: Depending on the major chosen, one of the courses in the major may have already been studied as part of the group of common core courses – where this is the case, students will complete additional course as detailed below.

(iii.) additional courses selected from the faculty in the Bachelor of Business at the student’s campus of enrolment, to reach the required minimum of 16 courses (240 points).

(b.) eight open electives (120 points):

may be taken from disciplines offered by another faculty may be taken from any School of Business and Economics program ***

*** Note: Enrolment in units at another campus is subject to there being capacity after students from that campus have enrolled.

Additional degree requirements:

– a maximum of 10 first-year level courses (150 points) – a minimum of six third-year level courses (90 points), of which at least four courses (60 points) must be from those offered by the faculty at the student’s campus of enrolment in addition to specific unit prerequisites, second-year level courses require the successful completion of three first-year level courses and third-year level courses require the successful completion of two second-year level courses.

Program Content

The program has three main components:

– a set of core courses which provide an introduction to the key areas of business study·

– an eight course major (this primary major must be selected from majors available on the student’s campus of enrolment and all units taken as part of this major must be from the student’s campus of enrolment)·

– eight open electives which may be taken from any Faculty of Business and Economics programs and campuses, or from disciplines offered by another faculty. These open electives may, in some cases, form a second major.

Areas of study
– Accounting
– Business Information Systems
– Economics
– Finance and macroeconomics
– Human resource management
– Management
– Marketing
– Sports and Events Management


Upon successful completion of this program it is expected that graduates will:

(a.) be critical and creative scholars who:
– produce innovative solutions to problems apply research skills to business challenges communicate effectively and perceptively

(b.) be responsible and effective global citizens who:
– engage in an internationalised world exhibit cross cultural competence demonstrate ethical values

(c.) have comprehensive understanding of their discipline and be able to provide discipline based solutions relevant to the business, professional and public policy communities that we serve

(d.) have capacity to integrate and synthesise knowledge from across disciplines to create innovative applications in organisational settings

Entry requirements

International students must meet the following basic entry requirements (see below):
English language entry requirements
Academic entry requirements

Enrolment instruction

Complete the International Application Form (pdf, 400kb).