Study a Bachelor of Business at the University of Newcastle and tailor your degree to specific career goals.

Bachelor of Business

What you will study

"What I love most about business is the ability to choose from so many majors to specialise in" - Jessika

When you study a Bachelor of Business you will establish a firm understanding of the contemporary business environment and undertake studies in a range of disciplines. You will have the opportunity to select from eight majors.

In your first year of the business degree you will complete subjects from a broad range of disciplines including economics, marketing, accounting, human resources and business strategy. This initial year of business studies gives you a strong grounding in business principles and equips you with a set of core business development skills.

Moving into the second and third years of your business degree, you will undertake courses relevant to your chosen specialty. Each of the eight majors provide specialist skills to succeed within that field.


The Bachelor of Business allows you to select a major, or study area of focus, in second year based on your interests and experiences in first year. 

Bachelor of Business students may choose to complete a double major, specialising in two areas of study and completing the requirements of two majors. A double major widens your knowledge base and broadens your employment prospects. This holistic understanding of business will give you an edge over job market competition. Combining marketing with tourism or international business with leadership and management are just two examples of possible double majors.

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If you perform well in your Bachelor of Business you are encouraged to undertake another year of study to obtain an Honours degree, which will give you a competitive edge and enhance your career prospects.

Each course within your Bachelor of Business degree is delivered in-person, with classes usually consisting of a two hour lecture and a one hour tutorial.


There are a range of combined degree options if you're interested in a Bachelor of Business. The following combinations can be completed in four or five years, when you study full-time:

For a full list of available courses and study options, please see the Bachelor of Business handbook.

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