Bachelor of Business

Bachelor of Business

UNDERGRADUATE

Develop the tools to succeed in your chosen career path.

Student type:
Mode of study:
On campus
Duration:
Full-time 3 years
Part-time 6 years
Next intake:
February, July
Location:
Melbourne City
Online
Mode of study:
On campus
Entry score:

ATAR 70.00

Duration:
Full-time 3 years
Fees:

AU$39,360 (2022 annual)

Next intake:
February, July
Location:
Melbourne City

Overview

The future of business is here

We’ve adopted a new agile, non-traditional course structure to equip you with greater hands-on learning opportunities and industry engagement.

Studying business in today's ever-changing, globally-connected and technologically-charged world is an exciting prospect.

Are you a disruptor, a potential entrepreneur who sees opportunity at every turn? Perhaps you are a global citizen, connecting with like minds across the world. Or an innovator; ready to transform business with the latest approaches in cyber, blockchain or digital technologies. Then again, maybe you are more focused on creating social impact, or ensuring sustainability goals are set and met in industry. With so many outcomes from your business studies, the only thing you need to find is your path.

The future of Business at RMIT

Real-world learning

Concentrate on solving real industry problems to build your portfolio of achievements and experience.

Personalised course structure

Choose from our suite of majors and minors to specialise in your chosen field or broaden your knowledge across a range of fields.

Co-designed with industry

Graduate with the highly sought-after skills and knowledge to think innovatively across disciplines and rewrite what's next.

Designed for the future

Learn to think innovatively across disciplines and understand the realities of a technical and digital future.

Industry partners

This degree is closely integrated with industry and real-world problem solving as an integral part of the learning experience. We have partnered with key organisations in industry to help build what you will learn in your classes.

Medibank

Australian Red Cross

Adobe

Amazon Web Services

Options for majors and minors

To support your future in business, we have created an extensive range of career focused areas of study (Majors and Minors) allowing you to customise your degree and gain an edge.

But what are Majors and Minors? Put simply, a Major is a primary focus for your study and a Minor is a secondary focus of study.

Explore our 15 business majors

Accountancy

This major is designed to produce work-ready graduates with the tools to make key business decisions, and an understanding of how taxation, macroeconomics and market principles intersect with accountancy.

Blockchain Enabled Business

Be equipped with the the knowledge and skills you will need to apply and manage blockchain in public and private enterprises, through multi-disciplinary study.

Business Information Systems

Major studies in information systems include business IT development, information systems strategy and governance, business databases, e-business systems, and business analysis and design.

Business and Technology

Technology is completely changing the world of business Learn how by studying topics such as Cybersecurity , Fintech, Digital Finance, legal issues in fintech/cyber, managing in the digital context and forensic accounting.

Business and Technology

Technology is completely changing the world of business Learn how by studying topics such as Cybersecurity , Fintech, Digital Finance, legal issues in fintech/cyber, managing in the digital context and forensic accounting.

Economics

Understand how businesses, people, and governments interact locally and globally. Learn the necessary skills to tackle society's biggest challenges such as climate change, equality, and poverty. Develop applied analytical expertise important to a variety of career paths.

Entrepreneurship

Be exposed to the ideas and strategies of some of Australia’s newest and established entrepreneurs. In studying entrepreneurship, developed with industry partners, gain the confidence and entrepreneurial skills to launch and manage exciting new business ventures.

Finance

This major will enhance your analytical and problem-solving abilities and develop your understanding of the principles of finance.

Finance

This major will enhance your analytical and problem-solving abilities and develop your understanding of the principles of finance.

Financial Planning

Study a range of areas including personal planning, taxation, estate planning, superannuation, insurance and investment planning to qualify to work as a financial planner.

Global Business

This global business major give you the skills to analyse and interpret the complex operations of global organisations, international trade and business relationships.

People and Organisation

This major focuses on developing strategies to manage people and construct workplace arrangements that respond to organisational and human needs.

Innovation and Enterprise

This major prepares you to innovate and create the business future of tomorrow. Study subjects that both develop you (professional capabilities) and your business acumen via learning that intersects industry, technology

Logistics and Supply Chain

Explore in this major procurement and global sourcing, warehousing, freight and distribution, business operations, digital supply chain and sustainability, circular economy issues, analytics and the management of human and physical resources.

Management and Change

Be a leader. Build skills in strategic thinking, people and organisational management and problem solving to be a force for change in business. Learn to deal with complex issues, lead teams and make business decisions applicable across a variety of organisational structures.

Marketing

By studying a marketing major you'll be prepared to take on roles in fields like digital marketing, brand management, campaign strategy, and customer analytics.

Social Impact

Distinguish yourself in the field of socially responsible business. In this major learn about how businesses can become more socially aware and take concrete action to address social issues and challenges.

But what about minors?

Minors allow you to study a few subjects rather than commit to a full major, so you will get a good grounding in a subject area but can get a bit more variety in your degree.

Minors include subjects which are also often included in individual majors, or other minors, but you can only credit an individual subject towards one major and/or minor.

Minors include:

  • Behavioural Business
  • Behavioural Science for Future Leaders
  • Blockchain Enabled Business
  • Business Analytics
  • Business and Technology
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Insights
  • Digital Business Development
  • Digital Supply Chain
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Financial Planning and Tax
  • Financial Planning
  • Global Business
  • Global Procurement and Sourcing
  • Industrial Relations
  • Information Systems
  • Innovation and Enterprise
  • International Development
  • International Logistics
  • Law and Economics
  • Law and Emerging Technology
  • Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Management and Change
  • Managing Global Teams
  • Marketing
  • New Business Creation
  • Open Innovation
  • People and Organisation
  • Regulatory Accounting
  • Social Impact
  • Study and Work
  • Supply Chain Analytics
  • Social and Behavioural Issues in Accounting

Is this minor compatible with my chosen major?

The best thing to do is to check the subject lists for each major and minor before you make your final selections, or check out our handy compatibility guide below which explains which minors cross over with other majors and/or minors.

Design your degree, choose your own career path

At RMIT we know that you don't want to be limited by a rigid Business degree or locked in to a path before you really know who you want to be. You want to be able to explore your options and set your own future. 

Use our tool to help you understand your study options and plan for your future in the RMIT Bachelor of Business:

Tell us a bit about yourself:


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Study 100% online

The slimmed down, fully online Bachelor of Business gives you the opportunity to choose from three (3) majors and five (5) minors which can be completed 100% online.

Details

This flexible cross-disciplinary business degree allows you to develop the most important element in all of your future careers: you.

With a focus on developing the personal and professional capabilities that industry craves and the world needs, such as a global mindset, a commitment to social impact, digital agility, critical thinking and the ability to cut through the noise and focus on what matters, the Bachelor of Business allows you to do more than respond to the future, it allows you to create your own.

This degree provides unprecedented flexibility. You will start your business education journey with four foundation subjects that will introduce you to the key issues currently facing industry, and supplement these with your choice of disciplinary and cross-disciplinary study.

Choose any one (or two!) of 15 majors, and compliment this with a choice of 35 minors. Alternatively, carve your own path by choosing not to do a major at all, and develop breadth across all of our business and cross-College offerings. Agility is key to this degree and to your future in ever-changing business contexts.  

You will be guided in your choices through the incorporation of personal and professional development opportunities and self-reflective tasks throughout your study. You will undertake subjects that allow you to apply your learning in real-world contexts, working on industry-based problems and producing impactful and relevant outcomes.

You can expect to learn through tutorials, workshops, practical and theory-based lessons, and online resources. You may undertake presentations, assignments and other forms of assessment, depending on the subjects you select. 

In the Bachelor of Business you will engage in learning activities that integrate theoretical learning with practical application in professional contexts.

Subjects will involve you in interacting with organisations (industry, government and community) through discipline relevant projects and work placements.

Many subjects in this degree are closely integrated with industry and real-world problem solving as an integral part of the learning experience.

The knowledge and skills you will acquire throughout this degree and how they can be applied in your career are described in the learning outcomes.

View the learning outcomes for each stream:

The knowledge and skills you will acquire throughout this degree and how they can be applied in your career are described in the learning outcomes.

The RMIT Bachelor of Business gives you the option to decide how you want to study, and what, to maximise your choices with total flexibility.

In your first year, you will complete four business foundation subjects to give you the foundation that you need to succeed in your chosen Business career path.

After that, the direction you take is in your hands as you choose which major or majors (up to two) you want to undertake, or no majors at all. You can choose one or more minors, or just focus on the individual subjects and electives that interest you most.

In your final year, all students will undertake the compulsory Capstone Experience subject.

Course structure

Choose a plan below to find out more about the subjects you will study and the course structure.

Bachelor of Business
Program code: BP343

Title
Location
Duration
Plan code
CRICOS
Bachelor of Business
City Campus
Domestic students: 3 years full time; 6 years part time; International students 3 years full time
BP343
106623K
Location
City Campus
Duration
Domestic students: 3 years full time; 6 years part time; International students 3 years full time
Plan code
BP343
CRICOS
106623K
Bachelor of Business
City Campus
3 years full time; 6 years part time
BP343O
Location
City Campus
Duration
3 years full time; 6 years part time
Plan code
BP343O
CRICOS

VTAC code

If you are eligible to apply via VTAC, copy and paste the below code into VTAC search.

  • Plan BP343 - 3200311191

Please ensure that you have checked the admissions requirements and apply page before applying.

Please note: the RMIT Online offering is not available for current year 12 applicants.

VTAC code

If you are eligible to apply via VTAC, copy and paste the below code into VTAC search.

  • Plan BP343 - 3200311193

Please ensure that you have checked the admissions requirements and apply page before applying.

Please note: Plan BP343O is not available for international students.

Note: International student visa holders can only study full-time.

Career

Graduates from this degree will have the skills and knowledge to lead change in response to the developing nature of the economy and its effect on business activity, decision making and investment.

Depending on the majors, minors and subjects you choose, roles you may be suitable for include:

  • Accountant, Actuary, Auditor, Economist, Financial Analyst, Financial Planner, Human Resource Professionals, Investment Adviser, Legal Professional, Marketing Professional
  • Digital Marketing Analyst, Logistics Analyst, Business Behaviourist, Digital Marketing Manager, Social Media Assistant, Transformation Manager, Community Manager (Public Relations), Ethical Sourcing/Procurement Manager
  • Data Analyst, Pricing Analyst, HR Analytics Manager, Data Scientist, Growth Hacker
  • Agile Coach, Logistics Analyst, Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Customer Success Specialist, Social Entrepreneur
  • Digital Marketing Analyst, Social Media Specialist, User Experience (UX) Analyst, Digital Content Curator, Marketing Personalisation Specialist, Employee Experience (EX) Manager, Digital Capability Coordinator
  • Corporate Strategist, Concept Designer, Corporate Development Analyst, Social Innovation Projects Manager, Enterprise Architect.

As a Bachelor of Business graduate, you will be prepared for jobs that are growing or yet to be defined. New occupations are emerging, often as the result of disruptions and megatrends. Due to high demand for specialised and hybrid skills and knowledge, roles are emerging in areas such as nanotechnology, big data, data analysis, digitalisation, AI and automation, and the green and circular economies.

Admissions

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent qualification).

Prerequisites

Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL, or equivalent studies.

Guaranteed ATAR

This course has a Guaranteed ATAR (excluding adjustment factors).

This means that if you receive an ATAR equal to or above this and meet the course pre-requisites, we will guarantee you an offer in this course.

If you receive an ATAR below this guarantee, you may still receive an offer, depending on the availability of places in this course and whether you are eligible to receive any adjustment factors.

Please note: For VTAC applicants to receive an offer, this course must be your highest eligible preference.

Rankings and adjustment factors

Entry to this program is competitive. Eligible applicants are ranked and selected in order of merit based on their academic achievement plus any adjustment factors.

Adjustment factors include equity access schemes and/or subject adjustments.

We will consider your entire academic record to determine your eligibility for entry. The highest level of education you have previously completed will usually determine how you are ranked.

Selection criteria by applicant type

Please select the highest level of education you have or will be completing in order to find out the selection criteria that applies to you, in addition to meeting the above entry requirements.

Entry to this program is competitive. Eligible applicants are ranked and selected in order of merit based on their academic achievement. You will be ranked on your ATAR plus any adjustment factors.

Early offer program

This degree provides current Year 12 applicants with the opportunity to apply for an early conditional offer through RMIT’s Early Offer program.  Applications must be submitted by 30 August.  To find out more and apply, visit Early Offer program.

Adjustment factors available only to applicants currently studying Year 12

School Network Access Program (SNAP)

  • The SNAP access scheme is designed to increase tertiary participation by giving priority access to RMIT diploma and degree programs to eligible applicants currently studying Year 12 at a SNAP partner school.

Adjustment factors available only to applicants currently studying Year 12 or whose highest qualification is a completed Year 12.

Subject adjustments

  • A study score of 25 in any Business, any Information Technology, any Mathematics or Psychology equals 1 aggregate point per study.
  • A study score of 35 in any English equals 2 aggregate points per study. 
  • Overall maximum of 8 points.

Regional adjustments

  • RMIT automatically allocates adjustment factors to applicants from a low socio-economic status area for all programs that select primarily on ATAR. 
  • Low socio-economic status areas are determined by applying the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Socio-Economic Index for Areas (SEIFA) Index of Education and Occupation.

Equity access schemes

  • Equity access schemes take into account personal information and location, difficult circumstances, disadvantaged financial background and disability or medical condition that may have impacted on an applicant’s most recent academic performance. 
  • Find out more about the eligibility requirements for each Special Entry Access Scheme and RMIT access categories.
  • If you are applying through VTAC you should apply for the Special Entry Access Scheme.
  • If you are applying directly to RMIT you should apply for RMIT Access. The system will prompt you to do this during your application.

Elite Athlete Program

  • The RMIT Elite Athlete Program supports eligible elite and emerging athletes to achieve sporting and academic excellence, allowing students to balance the demands of both their studies and their athletic responsibilities.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

  • The Indigenous Access Program supports your application to RMIT through an informal interview process where you will receive help from the Ngarara Willim Centre. Additional consideration will be given if you have relevant life, work, education or training experience.

We will consider your entire academic record to determine your eligibility for entry. The highest level of education you have previously completed will usually determine how you are ranked.

Successful completion of any Australian Diploma or Advanced Diploma (or equivalent) will meet the minimum entry requirements for this course.

Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

You may satisfy the academic requirements by completing the STAT multiple choice.

If you are applying to RMIT as an applicant with vocational education training, you may sit the STAT multiple choice if you:

  • are 19 years of age or over as of 1 January in the year in which you will start your studies and
  • have not been enrolled in secondary studies for at least two years and
  • have no prior secondary school (Year 12), VET studies, HE studies or relevant work experience that can be considered for entry, or these do not meet the minimum academic requirements for the program.

STAT results are valid for two years prior to the commencement of study and can be used to meet Year 12 English prerequisites. You are still required to meet all other program prerequisites or equivalents.

Learn more about RMIT STAT results including minimum STAT scores required to meet prerequisites.

You may be eligible for the following adjustment factors:

Equity access schemes

  • Equity access schemes take into account personal information and location, difficult circumstances, disadvantaged financial background and disability or medical condition that may have impacted on an applicant’s most recent academic performance. 
  • Find out more about the eligibility requirements for each Special Entry Access Scheme and RMIT access categories.
  • If you are applying through VTAC you should apply for the Special Entry Access Scheme.
  • If you are applying directly to RMIT you should apply for RMIT Access. The system will prompt you to do this during your application.

Elite Athlete Program

  • The RMIT Elite Athlete Program supports eligible elite and emerging athletes to achieve sporting and academic excellence, allowing students to balance the demands of both their studies and their athletic responsibilities.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

  • The Indigenous Access Program supports your application to RMIT through an informal interview process where you will receive help from the Ngarara Willim Centre. Additional consideration will be given if you have relevant life, work, education or training experience.

Entry to this program is competitive. Applicants are ranked and selected in order of merit based on their academic achievement, e.g., GPA (including any adjustment factors).

We will consider your entire academic record to determine your eligibility for entry. Previous fail grades in similar courses may affect your eligibility.

  • successful completion of an Australian higher education diploma (or equivalent overseas qualification); or
  • successful completion of at least four courses (subjects) at an Australian associate degree (or equivalent) and no double-fail in any required course of the receiving degree; or
  • successful completion of two Open Universities Australia higher education units. Scored or graded results are required.

Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

You may satisfy the academic requirements by completing the STAT multiple choice. If you are applying to RMIT as an applicant with higher education study, you may sit the STAT multiple choice if you:

  • are 19 years of age or over as of 1 January in the year in which you will start your studies and

  • have not been enrolled in secondary studies for at least two years and

  • have no prior secondary school (Year 12), VET studies, HE studies or relevant work experience that can be considered for entry, or these do not meet the minimum academic requirements for the program

STAT results are valid for two years prior to the commencement of study and can be used to meet Year 12 English prerequisites. You are still required to meet all other program prerequisites or equivalents.

Learn more about RMIT STAT results including minimum STAT scores required to meet prerequisites.

Personal statement

If you have been excluded from a program due to academic progress you are encouraged to submit a personal statement outlining the strategies you will adopt to ensure academic success.

If you are applying to RMIT through VTAC you can complete and submit the VTAC personal statement via your online VTAC account.

If you are applying direct to RMIT you can upload your completed personal statement via your online direct application.

You may be eligible for the following adjustment factors:

Equity access schemes

  • Equity access schemes take into account personal information and location, difficult circumstances, disadvantaged financial background and disability or medical condition that may have impacted on an applicant’s most recent academic performance. 
  • Find out more about the eligibility requirements for each Special Entry Access Scheme and RMIT access categories.
  • If you are applying through VTAC you should apply for the Special Entry Access Scheme.
  • If you are applying directly to RMIT you should apply for RMIT Access. The system will prompt you to do this during your application.

Elite Athlete Program

  • The RMIT Elite Athlete Program supports eligible elite and emerging athletes to achieve sporting and academic excellence, allowing students to balance the demands of both their studies and their athletic responsibilities.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

  • The Indigenous Access Program supports your application to RMIT through an informal interview process where you will receive help from the Ngarara Willim Centre. Additional consideration will be given if you have relevant life, work, education or training experience.

Entry to this program is competitive. Applicants are ranked and selected in order of merit based on their academic achievement, e.g., Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) score (including any adjustment factors).

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent qualification) and meet the stated prerequisites. 

Work and life experience does not provide any additional consideration for entry to this program. You may satisfy the academic requirements by completing the STAT multiple choice.

Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

You may satisfy the academic requirements by completing the STAT multiple choice. If you are applying to RMIT as an applicant with work or life experience, you may sit the STAT multiple choice if you:

  • are 19 years of age or over as of 1 January in the year in which you will start your studies and

  • have not been enrolled in secondary studies for at least two years and

  • have no prior secondary school (Year 12), VET studies, HE studies or relevant work experience that can be considered for entry, or these do not meet the minimum academic requirements for the program

STAT results are valid for two years prior to the commencement of study and can be used to meet Year 12 English prerequisites. You are still required to meet all other program prerequisites or equivalents.

Learn more about RMIT STAT results including minimum STAT scores required to meet prerequisites.

You may be eligible for the following adjustment factors:

Subject adjustments

  • A study score of 25 in any Business, any Information Technology, any Mathematics or Psychology equals 1 aggregate point per study.
  • A study score of 35 in any English equals 2 aggregate points per study. 
  • Overall maximum of 8 points.

Equity access schemes

  • Equity access schemes take into account personal information and location, difficult circumstances, disadvantaged financial background and disability or medical condition that may have impacted on an applicant’s most recent academic performance. 
  • Find out more about the eligibility requirements for each Special Entry Access Scheme and RMIT access categories.
  • If you are applying through VTAC you should apply for the Special Entry Access Scheme.
  • If you are applying directly to RMIT you should apply for RMIT Access. The system will prompt you to do this during your application.

Elite Athlete Program

  • The RMIT Elite Athlete Program supports eligible elite and emerging athletes to achieve sporting and academic excellence, allowing students to balance the demands of both their studies and their athletic responsibilities.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

  • The Indigenous Access Program supports your application to RMIT through an informal interview process where you will receive help from the Ngarara Willim Centre. Additional consideration will be given if you have relevant life, work, education or training experience.

Additional information

*ATAR refers to the lowest selection rank to which an offer was made (including consideration of any adjustments) for current and recent Year 12 applicants.

RMIT is committed to providing transparency to the admissions process. In line with this commitment, we provide you with information that will help in making informed choices about your undergraduate study options. Find out more about RMIT’s commitment to admissions transparency.

View the ATAR profile and selection rank from students offered a place into this program wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in the most relevant recent intake period.

The student profile provides insight into the likely peer group for this program.

You need to satisfy all of the following requirements to be considered for entry into this degree.

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 or an equivalent senior secondary school qualification with a minimum average of 65% (see calculator below).

Equivalent qualifications may also include completion of the RMIT Foundation Studies program or a recognised post secondary diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades.

Meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee entry. Your application will still need to be assessed and accepted.

Entry score calculator
Minimum Score Required

Don’t meet the requirements?

There are no prerequisite subjects required for entry into this qualification.

A selection task is not required for entry into this qualification.

To study this course you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.

Don't meet the English language test scores? Complete an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Advanced Plus Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.

Pathways

Understanding pathways

Undertaking a certificate, diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree can help you meet the entry requirements for your preferred course. These qualifications often provide credit, reducing the duration of your bachelor degree.

This course offers pathway options. If you don’t meet the entry requirements, a formal pathway might be your way in.

Guaranteed Pathways available

Didn't get the ATAR you needed for entry into this degree?

At RMIT we've got your back, with a range study options to help you achieve your goals, no matter your ATAR.

Guaranteed Pathways gives you the option to preference pathway packages in VTAC.

If you apply and are successful in gaining a place in a Guaranteed Pathway package, you will progress straight into the Bachelor Degree upon successful completion of the relevant vocational degree (otherwise known as TAFE) first.

With a Guaranteed Pathway package, you can graduate with two internationally-recognised RMIT qualifications.

When you successfully complete this degree, you may be eligible for entry into an RMIT Honours or Postgraduate degree.

Credit, recognition of prior learning, professional experience and accreditation from a professional body can reduce the duration of your study by acknowledging your earlier, relevant experience.

Credit and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT Credit Policy.

  • Associate Degree in Business - you will receive 4 semesters of credit (equivalent to 192 credit points) into one of the following Bachelor majors: Marketing; Business Information Systems; Logistics and Supply Chain; Accountancy; People and Organisation; Global Business
  • Associate Degree in Business – you will receive 3 semesters of credit (equivalent to 180 credit points) into one of the following Bachelor majors: Blockchain Enabled Business; Business and Technology; Economics; Entrepreneurship; Finance; Financial Planning; Innovation and Enterprise; Management and Change; Social Impact
  • Advanced Diploma of Accounting - you will receive 3 semesters of credit (equivalent to 144 credit points) into the Bachelor of Business – with other major (non-Accounting)
  • Advanced Diploma of Accounting - you will receive 4 semesters of credit (equivalent to 192 credit points) into the Bachelor of Business – with Accounting major 
  • Diploma of Accounting – you will receive 2 semesters of credit (equivalent to 96 credit points) into the Bachelor of Business – with other major (non-Accounting)
  • Diploma of Business  - you will receive 2 semesters of credit (equivalent to 96 credit points)
  • Diploma of Commerce - you will receive 2 semesters of credit (equivalent to 96 credit points)
  • Diploma of Information Technology - you will receive 2 semesters of credit (equivalent to 96 credit points)

Alternatively, you can gain entry from RMIT Foundation Studies or a range of vocational study programs.

Coming from a partner institution?

RMIT has pathway arrangements with many partner institutions around the world.

If your institution has a pathway arrangement with RMIT you may be able to receive credit and reduce the time it will take to complete your preferred RMIT program.

Find out if your institution has a pathway arrangement with RMIT

If you have qualifications from an institution that is not an RMIT partner, credit into your RMIT program will be assessed on a case by case basis.

Credit may reduce the duration of your study by acknowledging your earlier, relevant study experience.

When you are submitting an application, please indicate that you want to be considered for credit and provide detailed course syllabus (also known as course outline), outlining volume of learning, course content and weekly topics, learning objectives/outcomes, assessment types and their weightings, and reference to the learning resources such as prescribed textbooks and recommended readings.

You may be eligible for entry into the following programs after you have successfully completed the Bachelor of Business:

When you successfully complete this program, you may be eligible for entry into an RMIT Honours or Postgraduate degree.

Fees

2022 indicative fees

In 2022, the annual student contribution amount (tuition fee) you will pay for a standard year of full-time study is between AU$3,985 to AU$14,630*.

Additional expenses

  • Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$315 maximum fee for 2022.
  • Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.

Annual fee adjustment

Amounts quoted are indicative fees per annum, and are based on a standard year of full-time study (96 credit points). A proportionate fee applies for more or less than the full-time study load.

Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.

Defer your payment

You may be eligible to apply for a HECS-HELP loan, which can be used to defer payment of up to the full amount of your student contribution fees. You may also be eligible to apply to defer payment of your SSAF through the SA-HELP loan scheme.

Learn more about fees for undergraduate study.

Paying your fees and applying for refunds

For information on how to pay your fees or how to apply for a refund, please see Paying your fees and applying for refunds.

New government eligibility rules in 2022 - low completion rates

From 2022, there are new government rules about eligibility for higher education student funding as part of the Australian Government’s Job-ready Graduates legislation. If you're starting a program in or after 2022 and are enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) or have a HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, these changes affect you. For details, please see Low completion rate and government funding.

If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your tuition fees are subsidised by the Australian Government.

Your share of the fee (student contribution) is set on an annual basis by the government and is determined by the discipline areas (bands) of your individual enrolled courses, not the overall program.

How much can I expect to pay for my Commonwealth supported place?

The Australian Government has introduced changes to university funding and student contribution fees under its Job-ready Graduates Package

The fees in the table below apply to students commencing their program in 2022. Fees for continuing students are available at fees for Commonwealth supported students.

Each course (subject) falls into a band. The band determines the student contribution amount for the course.

Amounts listed in the table below are based on a standard, full-time study load (96 credit points per year) with all courses in the same band. A proportionate fee applies for more or less than the full-time study load or for enrolment in courses (subjects) from a combination of bands.

You can learn how to calculate your exact tuition fees for units from different bands at Fees for Commonwealth supported students.

Maximum student contribution amount for Commonwealth supported places in 2022 for commencing students

Student contribution band by course (subject)

Maximum annual student contribution amount (per EFTSL) in 2022

Education, Postgraduate Clinical Psychology, English, Mathematics, Statistics, Nursing, Indigenous and Foreign Languages, Agriculture $3,985 per standard year
$498 per standard (12 credit point) course
Allied Health, Other Health, Built Environment, Computing, Visual and Performing Arts, Professional Pathway Psychology, Professional Pathway Social Work, Engineering, Surveying, Environmental Studies, Science, Pathology $8,021 per standard year
$1,002 per standard (12 credit point) course
Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science $11,401 per standard year
$1,425 per standard (12 credit point) course
Law, Accounting, Administration, Economics, Commerce, Communications, Society and Culture $14,630 per standard year
$1,828 per standard (12 credit point) course

HECS-HELP Loans

The Australian Government provides financial assistance via the HECS-HELP loan scheme, which allows eligible students (such as Australian citizens or holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) to defer payment of up to the full amount of their student contribution.

SA-HELP Loans

You may be eligible to apply to defer payment of the Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) through the SA-HELP loan scheme. If you use SA-HELP, the amount will be added to your accumulated HELP debt.

How does a HELP loan work?

If your FEE-HELP and/or SA-HELP loan application is successful, the Australian Government will pay RMIT, on your behalf, up to 100% of your fees. This amount will become part of your accumulated HELP debt.

You only start repaying your accumulated HELP debt to the Australian Government once you earn above the minimum income threshold for repayment, which is set each year by the Australian Government (this also applies if you are still studying). The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will calculate your compulsory repayment for the year and include this on your income tax notice.

For more information about loan repayment options see Commonwealth assistance (HELP loans) or Study Assist.

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds.

The annual tuition fee for 2022 is AU$39,360.

The total indicative tuition fee for 2022 commencement is AU$120,960.

In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:

You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.

Find out more details about how fees are calculated and the expected annual increase.

Applying for refunds

Find information on how to apply for a refund as a continuing international student.

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds.

Major/minor compatibility guide

To help you to choose your majors and minors, check the minors listed below to see whether they have subjects overlapping with other majors and/or minors.

Alternatively you can browse below:

There is a potential overlap with the discipline electives in the Economics major. If completing this major you must select different subjects to avoid any overlap.

If you are completing the Behavioural Science for Future Leaders minor, Data Insights minor or New Business Creation minor you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects.

There is a potential overlap with the discipline electives in the Economics major. If completing this major you must select different subjects to avoid any overlap.

If you are completing the Behavioural Business minor or New Business Creation minor you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects. 

If you are completing the Blockchain Enabled Business major you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects.

If you are completing the Business and Technology minor, Cybersecurity minor or Digital Supply Chain minor you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects.

If you are completing the Business and Technology major, Business Information Systems major or Logistics and Supply Chain major you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects.

If you are completing the Supply Chain Analytics minor you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects. 

If you are completing the Business and Technology major you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects.

If you are completing the Blockchain Enabled Business minor, Cybersecurity minor, Innovation and Enterprise minor or Law and Emerging Technology minor you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects.

If you are completing the Blockchain Enabled Business major or Business and Technology major you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects.

If you are completing the Blockchain Enabled Business minor or Business and Technology minor you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects.

If you are completing the Economics major you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects.

There is a potential overlap with the discipline electives in the Finance major. If completing this major you must select different subjects to avoid any overlap.

If you are completing the Behavioural Business minor you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects.

There is a potential overlap with the discipline electives in the Business and Technology major.

If completing this major you must select different subjects to avoid any overlap.

If you are completing the Blockchain Enabled Business major or Logistics and Supply Chain major you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects.

If you are completing the Blockchain Enabled Business minor or Supply Chain Analytics minor you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects.

If you are completing the Economics major you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects. 

If you are completing the Entrepreneurship major you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects.

If you are completing the New Business Creation minor, Open Innovation minor or Study and Work minor you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects.

If you are completing the Finance major or Financial Planning major you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects.

If you are completing the Financial Planning minor, Financial Planning and Tax minor or Global Business minor you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects.

If you are completing the Finance major you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects.

If you are completing the Finance minor, Regulatory Accounting minor or Social and Behavioural Issues in Accounting minor you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects.

If you are completing the Financial Planning major or Global Business major you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects.

If you are completing the Finance minor or Global Business minor you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects.

If you are completing the Finance major, Financial Planning major or Global Business major you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects.

There is a potential overlap with the discipline electives in the Social Impact major. If completing this major you must select different subjects to avoid any overlap.

If you are completing the Finance minor, Financial Planning minor, Global Procurement and Sourcing minor or International Logistics minor you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects.

If you are completing the Global Business or Logistics and Supply Chain major you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects.

If you are completing the Global Business minor, International Logistics minor or Logistics and Supply Chain minor you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects.

If you are completing the People and Organisation major you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects.

If you are completing the Study and Work minor you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects.

If you are completing the Business Information Systems major you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects.

If you are completing the Business and Technology major or Innovation and Enterprise major you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects.

If you are completing the Business and Technology minor or Law and Emerging Technology minor you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects.

If you are completing the Social Impact major you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects.

There is a potential overlap with the discipline electives in the Economics and Global Business major. If completing either of these majors you must select different subjects to avoid any overlap.

If you are completing the Social Impact minor you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects.

If you are completing the Global Business major or Logistics and Supply Chain major you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects.

If you are completing the Global Business minor, Global Procurement and Sourcing minor or Logistics and Supply Chain minor you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects. 

If you are completing the Business and Technology major you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects.

There is a potential overlap with the discipline electives in the Economics and Financial Planning majors. If completing either of these majors you must select different subjects to avoid any overlap.

If you are completing the Regulatory Accounting minor you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects.

If you are completing the Blockchain Enabled Business major or Business and Technology major you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects.

There is a potential overlap with the discipline electives in the Innovation and Enterprise major. If completing this major you must select different subjects to avoid any overlap.

If you are completing the Business and Technology minor or Innovation and Enterprise minor you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects.

If you are completing the Logistics and Supply Chain major you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects.

If you are completing the Global Procurement and Sourcing minor or International Logistics minor you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects.

If you are completing the Management and Change major you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects.

There is a potential overlap with the discipline electives in the Global Business major, People and Organisation major and Social Impact major. If completing any of these majors you must select different subjects to avoid any overlap.

If you are completing the Open Innovation minor you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects.

If you are completing the Global Business major you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects.

There is a potential overlap with the discipline electives in the Innovation and Enterprise major and Management and Change major. If completing either of these majors you must select different subjects to avoid any overlap.

If you are completing the Marketing major you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects.

If you are completing the Entrepreneurship major you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects.

There is a potential overlap with the discipline electives in the Business and Technology major and Global Business major. If completing either of these majors you must select different subjects to avoid any overlap.

If you are completing the Behavioural Business minor, Behavioural Science for Future Leaders minor, Entrepreneurship minor or Open Innovation minor you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects.

If you are completing the Business and Technology major, Entrepreneurship major or Innovation and Enterprise major you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects.

There is a potential overlap with the discipline electives in the Management and Change major and People and Organisation major. If completing either of these majors you must select different subjects to avoid any overlap.

If you are completing the Entrepreneurship minor, Management and Change minor or New Business Creation minor you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects.

If you are completing the People and Organisation major you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects.

There is a potential overlap with the discipline electives in the Global Business major. If completing this major you must select different subjects to avoid any overlap.

If you are completing the Financial Planning and Tax minor or Law and Economics minor you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects.

If you are completing the Accountancy/Professional Accountancy major or Social Impact major, you cannot undertake this minor as there is an overlap of subjects.

If you are completing the Financial Planning and Tax minor you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects.

If you are completing the Social Impact major you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects.

There is a potential overlap with the discipline electives in the Economics and Innovation major and Enterprise major. If completing either of these majors you must select different subjects to avoid any overlap.

If you are completing the International Development minor you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects.

If you are completing the Business and Technology major or Logistics and Supply Chain major you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects.

If you are completing the Business Analytics minor or Digital Supply Chain minor you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects. 

If you are completing the Innovation and Enterprise major, People and Organisation major or Entrepreneurship major you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects.

If you are completing the Entrepreneurship minor or Industrial Relations minor you cannot undertake this minor, as there is an overlap of subjects.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Looking for answers or more general information?

Use our Frequently Asked Questions to learn about the application process and its equity access schemes, find out how to accept or defer your offer or request a leave of absence, discover information about your fees, refunds and scholarships, and explore the various student support and advocacy services, as well as how to find out more about your preferred program, and more.

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.