Bachelor of Business

Supercharge your business career by unlocking the vital knowledge, skills and strategies surrounding emerging technologies and their application.

The Bachelor of Business program provides comprehensive understanding and know-how across traditional business disciplines including leadership, management, marketing, finance, economics and accounting.

Unlike traditional business courses, however, the ASTRA Bachelor of Business also delivers intensive instruction and experience in the application of technologies and data analytics, offering students practical pathways to becoming both business ready and technologically-minded in terms of applications.

As a Bachelor of Business graduate, you will be equipped with effective cognitive, judgement and decision-making skills, the ability to communicate effectively with peers and stakeholders, and an awareness of standards in personal and professional responsibility towards your organisation.

Insight into advanced strategic and project management tools and techniques, as well as further inspiration and innovation around leading teams and organisations, complete the full curriculum scope.

Accreditation is part of ASTRA’s commitment to delivering quality, consistency and credibility across our offerings, and an assurance that learners can have every confidence in their engagement with us ongoing.

Our degree program is accredited by Australia’s Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and fully aligned with the AQF (Australian Qualifications Framework).

What’s more, thanks to a collaborative partnership with the Institute of Managers and Leaders (IML) and the UK’s Chartered Management Institute (CMI), every graduate will have the opportunity to benefit from an additional, internationally recognised qualification in management and leadership. Students will become IML affiliates at no extra cost and, as well as the certification itself, enjoy access to a suite of valuable resources including mentoring, industry engagement, weekly webinars, and career development programs.

For those deep diving into business and brand building technologies, ASTRA is also a corporate member of the world’s largest and most highly regarded Virtual and Augmented Reality association.

Applicants must have successfully completed:

  • Year 12 in Australia with a minimum ATAR (or equivalent) of 65; OR
  • the equivalent to an Australian Year 12 at a recognised overseas institution with an equivalent minimum ATAR of 65; OR
  • a Certificate IV (AQF 4) or higher awarded by a recognised higher education/vocational institution; OR
  • a General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (GCE A) with three or more C Grades; OR
  • a Global Assessment Certificate with an average Grade of 65% or higher; OR
  • an International Baccalaureate.

English language requirements for Bachelor of Business entry:

  • IELTS Academic: overall band score of 6.0 or better with no band below 5.5; OR
  • IBT (Internet-based TOEFL): overall score of 75 with a writing section minimum of 17; OR
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grades A, B, C and C1; OR
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): total score of 52 or over; OR
  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP 2): Grade A or Grade B; OR
  • PTE Academic Module with score over 51; OR
  • Certificate IV in ESL.

The English language qualification must be less than 2 years old.

Applicants who have lived in an English-speaking country and do not automatically meet the above English Language proficiency requirements are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants who do not meet the Institute’s English proficiency requirements can be made a conditional offer, with a requirement to complete an approved intensive English language course prior to commencing their course.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Business will have:

  • broad and coherent knowledge of the theories, concepts, and principles of a range of business-related fields.
  • a broad and integrated working knowledge of emerging technologies and their application in a range of business-related fields.
  • integrated contemporary knowledge of business ethics and corporate governance standards.
  • skills and experience in the application of emerging technologies for decision making and to lead innovation and change.
  • cognitive skills to undertake basic research and to analyse and evaluate new information, concepts and evidence from a range of business, industry, and academic sources.
  • communication skills to facilitate working effectively with individuals and teams and to build successful professional relationships across a diverse group of stakeholders.
  • leadership and management skills to make sound and ethical decisions in unpredictable contexts.
  • accountability for their own learning and professional practice standards in collaboration with others within a business or industry environment.

Year 1

ACC501 Accounting Foundations
ECO501 Business Economics
MKT501 Marketing Foundations
FIN501 Finance Foundations
MGT501 Managing People and Organisations
STA501 Business Statistics Foundations
TEC501 Technologies for Business Foundations
RES501 Design Thinking for Business

Year 2

ACC601 Advanced Accounting
MKT601 Advanced Marketing
FIN601 Advanced Finance
STA601 Advanced Business Statistics
MGT601 Operations Management
MGT602 Leadership Foundations
TEC601 Technologies for Business Applications
MGT603 Business Communication

Year 3

RES701 Business Research Methods
MGT703 Project Management
MGT702 Business Decision Making
TEC701 Advanced Technologies for Business
MGT701 Advanced Leadership
MGT704 Strategic Management
RES702 Capstone Project (Double unit)

Bachelor of Business completion

Bachelor of Business graduates will emerge with the transferable skills and knowledge to gain employment in a number of business-, cloud-, and technology-related industries where strong leadership, management and critical thinking skills are required, including multi-national companies, small to medium enterprises, and non-profit organisations and will be ready for any position in business, management or technology. 

Granting credit for prior learning ensures that students commence study at a level that appropriately recognises their prior learning experiences, be they formal or informal, and are not required to repeat equivalent learning successfully undertaken in another context.

The recognition of professional work experience acknowledges that informal learning affords students opportunities to have gained the necessary professional knowledge, skills, and attitude to personal development to succeed in formal learning.

ASTRA is committed to develop open and accessible guidelines to grant credit towards a course of study based on prior learning, whether from formal studies or informal learning and professional work experience. Based on your prior learning and/or experience, you may be eligible for credit for prior learning.

To check if you are eligible for credit for prior learning please refer to the Credit for Prior Learning Policy and Procedure available from

It is advisable to apply for credit for prior learning at the same time as you apply for admission.

Course Details (Domestic)
Name of AwardBachelor of Business (BBus)
AQF Level7
Study ModesOn-campus
Start DatesJanuary, May, September
Duration3-years full-time equivalent; 6-years part-time equivalent
Units23, including one double-unit
Indicative Student Enrolments (2024)
Annual enrolments for this course: 75
Total enrolments: 75
Course Details (International)
CRICOS Code115321E
Study ModesOn-campus
Duration3-years full-time equivalent