Bachelor of Business (Management)

You love working with people and you're a problem solver; a natural leader. You want a career that's challenging, fast-paced and dynamic.
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Gippsland - Churchill
On-line Learning
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Gippsland - Churchill
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
On-line Learning
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
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This course may be on offer at a partner institution.

3 years
(360 credit points = 3.0 EFTSL)
Year 12 applicants will be ranked based on their ATAR and ATAR Adjustment Factors – e.g. Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) and Subject Adjustments.

You're a 'people person' and a problem solver; a natural leader. You want a career that's challenging, fast-paced and dynamic. With our Bachelor of Business (Management) degree, you will learn how to coordinate people and resources for the benefit of a company. You can even use your skills to start your own business. When you graduate, you'll be ready to enter the corporate world, whether it's in human resources, business development or project management.

At FedUni, we believe in our students having the 'real-life' experience to back up their knowledge. You will undertake a practical placement, internship or project. You'll get first-hand insights into how companies work and have plenty of choice for electives as well as being able to focus on your favourite business area.

A double major in Marketing or Human Resource Management is available.

This program requires participation in a range of WIL/work experience type activities and these will negotiated with students individually. The time component is variable.

Students studying our Bachelor of Business programs at the Mt Helen campus can apply for an IBM Scholarship worth more than $42,000. The IBM Scholarship includes an internship, offering students 1600 hours of work experience at IBM. This scholarship provides an incredible opportunity to launch your career with a leading multi-national technology company while studying. 

  • Business owner
  • Manager
  • HR
  • Organisational management
  • Human resource management
  • Project management

Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course. Please contact Federation University for further information on available options.

Please note this is a sample structure only and is not to be used for enrolment purposes. To enrol, please refer to the information provided to you by Federation University for your individual program structure or view our enrolment information page.

View Current subject information and cost.

Year 1

Semester 1

BUACC1508, 15 credit points
BULAW1502, 15 credit points
BUMGT1501, 15 credit points
Elective Course (1)

Semester 2

BUECO1509, 15 credit points
BUMKT1501, 15 credit points
Elective Course (1)

Year 2

Semester 1

BUGEN2630, 15 credit points
BUMGT2601, 15 credit points
BUMGT2606, 15 credit points
BUMGT2621, 15 credit points

Semester 2

BUMGT2614, 15 credit points
Electives (3)

Year 3

Semester 1

BUMGT2602, 15 credit points
BUMGT3739, 15 credit points
Elective Course (1)

Semester 2

BUMGT3702, 15 credit points
BUMGT3715, 15 credit points
Elective Course (1)

Work Integrated Learning Course

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: Yes

VTAC code: 3700537511 (Mt Helen), 3700737511 (Churchill), 3700837511 (On-line Learning), 3701837511 (Berwick)

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: BB5

CRICOS code: 088132E (Churchill), 088132E (Mt Helen)

Important for Yr 10 students

Entry requirements (year 12)

Admissions Criteria for current Year 12 students (2020) and recent secondary graduates (2019 and 2018)


  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English.

This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection considerations.

Guaranteed ATAR

This program has a guaranteed ATAR.
If you meet the program pre-requisites and any ‘Essential Requirements for Admission’, we will guarantee you a place in this program with this ATAR. We use the adjusted ATAR, factoring in subject adjustments and SEAS as detailed below.

Subject Adjustments

A study score of 35 in any Business, Economics or any Information Technology equals 3 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 5 points.

SEAS (Special Entry Access Scheme)

Applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage are encouraged to apply for the Special EntryAccess Schemes (SEAS). Depending on eligibility and your circumstances, a SEAS application may provide support for your course application.


Entry requirements (non year 12)


Admission criteria for applicants with a Higher Education Study

This course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Compulsory:  Previous higher education studies with results at a pass level, including any 'single subjects of study', or successful completion of a tertiary preparatory program such as the FedUni Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST).


Admission criteria for applications with a Vocational Education and Training study

This course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Compulsory: Successful completion of a relevant VET qualification at Certificate III level or higher.


Admission criteria for applications with work and life experience

This course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Compulsory: Applicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies should include a personal statement detailing all relevant experience to strengthen their application.

12 hours per week

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) indicative annual fee

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth Supported Place student, you may be eligible to defer payment of your student contribution through the HECS-HELP loan scheme. Please visit our HECS-HELP webpage for further information.

Other fees

You may need to pay some other fees such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

If what you have learned at work, from other courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this course, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. For further details contact Federation University on 1800 333 864.

Can your studies count towards a degree with us? Use our online Credit Search to get the details on completing your studies sooner!

Credit will be considered if you have successfully completed higher education or TAFE studies in a relevant area. Advanced standing will be determined on an individual basis, depending on your eligibility for credit transfer, prior experience and qualifications.

Candidates seeking alternate entry to the Bachelor of Business can consider the following options;

  1. Enrol in single units(courses) such as:

    BUACC1508 Principles of Accounting and Finance
    BUMKT1501 Introduction to Marketing
    BULAW1502 Fundamentals of Law
    BUHRM1501 Introduction into Human Resource Management
  2. Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST) - designed to provide you an alternate entry into tertiary study. On successful completion of FAST, students can apply for the Bachelor of Business for the next semester.

Negotiated offers will be taken into this program.

Further study options

  • Bachelor of Business (Honours)
  • Master of Business Administration

Students can progress to the Bachelor of Business (Honours) as a prelude to a higher degree in research or a professional qualification


This program requires a total of 192 placement hours, across 12 weeks.

To help you get the most from your online learning experience, it's important that you own or have frequent access to a fast and reliable computer that's ideally not more than two years old.

You will also need frequent access to a reliable high-speed internet connection. You should expect to use approximately 5GB of data each month, per course, just for study use.

For further information, visit the Minimum IT requirements for studying online webpage.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D.
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909.



School department

Federation Business School

Course coordinator

Debbie Lord