Bachelor of Business

Futureproof your career with advanced business skills designed to support and inspire your journey as a curious, creative, and modern business leader.

Imagine and build the business of tomorrow

Ready to disrupt the old way of doing things and create the businesses of tomorrow?

The Bachelor of Business Degree is designed to produce curious, creative and compassionate ‘business-ready’ graduates who are well-versed in all aspects of contemporary business and management practice.

What you'll learn:

  • How to structure a sustainable and ethical business

  • Creativity and ideation by exploring concepts such as imagination and design thinking

  • How to market and grow your business using data analytics and business intelligence tools

  • Innovation, leadership and entrepreneurship skills to prepare you to start your own business

Whether you want to lead a business or start your own, the Bachelor of Business Degree prepares you to innovate, disrupt, scale, and pivot, and seize the opportunities tomorrow brings.

Develop critical business and creative thinking skills to help you identify gaps in the market and build the foundations to generate in-demand solutions, products and services. 

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Qualification

Bachelor of Business

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Study Duration

Six trimesters minimum

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Delivery Mode

Online

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Indicative Total Course Fees

$40,000 AUD

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Total Credit Points

240

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Next Intake

February 2023

Why study with us?

Held entirely online, our unique courses and mentorship from seasoned entrepreneurs prepare future leaders with the tools to start or maintain a sustainable business. Progress faster with expert guidance from your lecturers, and join an inspiring and supportive online community of peers.

Who is this course for?

Whether you're a high school leaver with big ideas, an entrepreneur excited to disrupt a stagnant market, an employee with sights set on leadership, or a sole proprietor determined to work smarter not harder: a solid foundation in business combined with the ability to think and problem solve creatively can help expand your career options. 

If you want to:

  • Understand what it takes to launch, scale and sustain thriving businesses in today's world

  • Lead with purpose and make data-informed decisions 

  • Nurture an entrepreneurial mindset

  • Communicate your vision clearly to others

...this course is for you. Apply today and start building the future you imagine.

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Course Subject Details

Futureproof your career with advanced skills in project management, leadership, conflict resolution, negotiation, ethics, governance and sustainability.

Foundations of entrepreneurship – ENT100

Entrepreneurial capability has become a strategic asset in many firms, with human resource departments prioritising entrepreneurial skills such as agility, creativity and curiosity.

This subject introduces the foundational elements of the ways in which entrepreneurs think, reason and act. Students will learn about the skillsets and mindsets expert entrepreneurs use to sense, seize and transform opportunities into new ventures.

Professional business communication skills – BUS100

An essential business skill is the ability to understand and be understood – to communicate effectively and to get your message across both verbally through presentation and non-verbally in writing.

Students learn the principles of effective communication, starting with a discussion of communication theory before launching into the practice of excellent writing and presentation skills. 

Principles of management – MGT100

Centered around the four major management activities of planning, organising, controlling and leading, students will explore the structures and systems that make an organisation work.

Understanding the business environment – ECO101

Companies are affected by external factors relating to the economy as a whole, so understanding the basic drivers of economics and finance is essential for workers looking to enter management positions. This subject touches on the key concepts.

Futureproof your career with advanced skills in project management, leadership, conflict resolution, negotiation, ethics, governance and sustainability.

Using data for decision making – BUS101

In our increasingly data-driven business environment, the ability to accurately collect, analyse, and interpret data sets has become a much-valued skill. In this subject, students begin to understand how to use data to inform decision-making in organisations.

Marketing foundations – MKT100

Students learn how to analyse markets and market characteristics and are introduced to the principles of marketing research in today’s environment. They examine consumer behaviour and gain an understanding of the factors that influence what people and businesses buy and why.

Accounting for decision making – ACC100

The activities of a company need to be accounted for, and this subject provides creative students with an appreciation of the accounting function and how they can interact with it.

Business law – LAW100

The legal implications of actions and activities in the creative industries are significant. Students will learn how to interact with lawyers, along with some foundational knowledge to ensure they act legally in their work endeavours.

Futureproof your career with advanced skills in project management, leadership, conflict resolution, negotiation, ethics, governance and sustainability.

Ethics, governance, and sustainability – BUS200

Students will explore and discuss the difference between ethics, morals, and values and actively consider a range of moral and ethical dilemmas, as well as social and governance issues.

Managing people – MGT200

At the heart of every business is its people. Managing people explores talent attraction and retention along with issues such as diversity and performance management. 

Foundations of project management – MGT203

How do business plan, scope, cost, manage, and evaluate key strategic projects? How do they anticipate risk? These and other questions are the focus of this subject which introduces students to the core business skill of project management. 

Creativity and ideation – ENT200

Modern organisations are investing resources into developing a creative climate, but what is creativity and can it be learned? Students will explore concepts such as imagination, failure, creative confidence and design thinking in a highly experiential subject focused on activity-based learning.

Futureproof your career with advanced skills in project management, leadership, conflict resolution, negotiation, ethics, governance and sustainability.

Strategic management – MGT202

Firm performance is driven by strategy, and this subject explores the ways in which organisations determine ad implement business and corporate level strategies.

Digital marketing – MKT200

The world is becoming increasingly digital, and so is marketing. Models and approaches to digital marketing are examined, along with analytics to measure effectiveness.

Organisational behaviour – MGT201

This subject focuses on human behaviour within organisations, enabling an understanding of individuals and their relationships with others within the workplace. Teams and group dynamics are examined, along with culture and leadership. 

Business model design – ENT201

Startups are not just smaller versions of large organisations: they organise themselves in a distinct manner using a unique set of frameworks. In this subject, students will learn the lean startup method by analysing the feasibility of a potential new venture. They will develop knowledge of the driving forces behind the success of early-stage ventures, and critical problem-solving skills related to new venture creation.

Futureproof your career with advanced skills in project management, leadership, conflict resolution, negotiation, ethics, governance and sustainability.

Leadership – BUS300

What makes a great leader? Are leaders simply born or can all of us develop key leadership skills and abilities? This subject seeks to answer these questions by exploring and critically assessing the qualities, traits, behaviours, and characteristics of effective leaders.

Entrepreneurship – BUS301

As businesses grow the entrepreneurial capability of the founding team must become an organisational capability. This subject examines the entrepreneurial orientation of organisations, and the ways in which they prioritise, support and enact entrepreneurial behaviours. 

Business decision making and problem solving – BUS201

The ability to clearly think through a problem, assess issues and alternatives, and identify solutions is a key skill in business. Students explore making decisions under both certainty and uncertainty and investigate a number of different problem-solving strategies. They consider how to identify problems, implement solutions, and discuss the role of reason and ethics in problem-solving. 

Managing conflict and business negotiations – MGT204

Conflict occurs, especially in innovative firms, and effective teams develop methods to manage and take advantage of conflict. Negotiation skills are at the core of this process, and students will actively learn the skills and techniques behind effective negotiation. 

Futureproof your career with advanced skills in project management, leadership, conflict resolution, negotiation, ethics, governance and sustainability.

Data analytics and business intelligence – BUS303

With knowledge and information expanding at an ever-increasing rate, it is more important than ever for businesses to be able to effectively understand and use the vast amounts of data available to them. This subject empowers students to identify, interpret and utilise data to their advantage.

Managing organisational change and innovation – MGT301

In our rapidly evolving societies and business environments change is something everyone has to deal with. In this subject, we explore the history of change and how it affects businesses and people. We discuss why change, and the associated concept and practice of innovation, is important to business and how it can lead to greater competitive advantage.

Entrepreneurial finance – ENT301

Financial resources are critical ingredients to the establishment and growth of entrepreneurial ventures. In this subject, students will explore the major forces driving a need for financial resources and the different options available. Critical analytical skills will be developed by performing due diligence on real case studies and determining recommendations for investment decisions.

Applied business project – BUS302

In this highly experiential subject, students will have the opportunity to explore and determine the feasibility of a business opportunity.

Admission Requirements

  • Successful completion of an Australian secondary qualification with an ATAR score of 55 or above; or

  • Completion of an accredited Tertiary Preparation Program (TPP) or a Foundation Year Program offered by a recognised higher education provider in Australia; or

  • Admission to candidature for an undergraduate degree at an Australian university; or

  • Completion of a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification or Australian higher education provider at AQF Level 5 (Diploma) or above; or

  • Domestic applicants who are 21 years of age or over who have not completed Year 12 or its equivalent may gain entry to a course by addressing one of the following entry requirements:

    • completion of a Special Tertiary Admissions Test administered by a tertiary admissions centre; or

    • submission of a portfolio of prior and current academic and professional work

Scholarships

CG Spectrum Institute Offers $100,000 in Creative Business Course Scholarships.

CG Spectrum Institute has launched two accredited business courses: a Diploma and a Bachelor of Business Degree for Creative Industries. Six scholarships (worth $100,000) are on offer for the first intake starting February 2023.

With a focus on creative thinking, CG Spectrum Institute’s business courses are designed to shape the next generation of creative leaders: resilient, forward-thinking individuals ready to disrupt the old business model and create the businesses of tomorrow. 

With this scholarship, you will demonstrate that you have the X factor. The ideal student would have the following attributes:

  •       a curious mind
  •       a creative streak
  •       a proactive approach
  •       a quest for innovation
  •       comfort in the unknown

Your application requires you to pitch to CGSI in a video of no more than 3 minutes long, why you think you should be awarded The Creative Trailblazer Scholarship.

After application and shortlisting, you will be contacted by one of our friendly creative staff to interview you.

Key Dates:

Applications close: December 30th, 2022, 11:59PM (AEST)

Scholarship recipients announced: January 9th, 2022

Excellence in Creative Business Scholarship

A 50% tuition scholarship for students applying for a Bachelor’s Degree in Business commencing in March 2023 in full-time or part-time study capacity.

A full tuition scholarship for students applying for a Diploma in Business commencing in March 2023 in a full-time or part-time study capacity.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must meet CGSI’s Entry Requirements
  • Applicants must agree to CGSI’s Scholarship Policy
  • Applicants must be new commencing students
  • Applicants must be 17 years of age turning 18 in the first year of study or older
Creative First Nations Scholarship

A 50% tuition scholarship for students applying for a Bachelor’s Degree in Business commencing in March 2023 in full time or part time study capacity.

A full tuition scholarship for students applying for a Diploma in Business commencing in March 2023 in full time or part time study capacity.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must meet CGSI’s Entry Requirements
  • Applicants must agree to CGSI’s Scholarship Policy
  • Applicants must be new commencing students
  • Applicants must be 17 years of age turning 18 in the first year of study or older
  • Applicants must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.
The Creative Trailblazer Scholarship

We recognise that sometimes creative people don’t fit the school system and might just fall through the gaps.

A 50% Tuition Scholarships for students who can demonstrate exceptional creativity applying for a Bachelor’s Degree commencing in March 2023 studying full-time or part-time. 

A full tuition scholarship for students applying for a Diploma in Business commencing in March 2023 in a full-time or part-time study capacity.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must meet CGSI’s Entry Requirements
  • Applicants must agree to CGSI’s Scholarship Policy
  • Applicants must be new commencing students
  • Applicants must be 17 years of age turning 18 in the first year of study or older

Meet your Academic Director

Get relevant, up-to-date training from industry professionals with proven experience in the business world. 

Baden U'Ren

Baden is an entrepreneurship educator and innovation professional, a multiple company founder, and has a background in investment banking and private equity. He co-founded the venture-backed agricultural supply chain platform AgriChain and has judged the Australian Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards for more than a decade. He has put together a team of powerhouse lecturers to help students understand how to thrive in today's business landscape.

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