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International entry requirement

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

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Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 22 Feb 2021
  • Semester 2 - 19 Jul 2021
Mode of delivery

Face to Face


4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 22 Feb 2021
  • Semester 2 - 19 Jul 2021

AUD30,640 (indicative annual fee, 2021)
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English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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4 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Program code: 40016
CRICOS code: 088921J

Study business, innovation and entrepreneurship

Now the 'idea' person and the 'business' person can be the same person.

The Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship will enable you to think distinctively, creatively and critically in a business environment. The degree provides the skills required to develop entrepreneurial ideas into successful new ventures, or work within existing businesses in an innovative way.

This degree is designed to stretch your imagination and start you down a path of a successful future in an increasingly dynamic commercial world. Your experiences will enable you to think globally and see the big picture, but also give you the tools and networks to dream big and act as a change agent.

Embedding business, innovation and entrepreneurial knowledge into a combined degree program will see you as a leading candidate when applying for jobs in both the public and private sectors, both nationally and internationally.

Why study with us?

  • Employers prefer our graduates - The work-ready skills you will gain from this degree will give you a substantial edge in the jobs market, which is evident with 92.8% of Bachelor of Business graduates securing employment within four months of completing their degree. (Overall employment rate - 2019 Graduate Outcomes Survey).
  • Hands-on and innovative - Develop your entrepreneurial flair and gain the business know-how to create innovative solutions for society and organisations. We connect you to innovative experiences that build your skills and broaden your networks, such as the Microsoft Protégé Innovation Competition. Our Innovation Hub provides opportunities for students to meet with innovators, start-ups and developers to collaborate and challenge the conventional.
  • Make global connections - Take part in international immersions, placements, student exchange and leadership programs in countries all over the world.
  • Study in state-of-the-art facilities – NUspace, located in Newcastle’s CBD, provides the optimum environment for you to excel in your studies.
  • Work Integrated Learning opportunities - we design courses and programs that enable you to develop your professional skillset.
  • Build your networks - when combined with Business or Commerce, the BusCom Student Association is a vibrant student community that provides professional networking opportunities through industry partnerships.

    What you will study

    The combined Bachelor of Business /Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship provides flexibility to select an area of study best suited to your interests matched with teaching and mentoring in entrepreneurship and innovative thinking.

    The first year of study is designed to give a strong grounding in the principles and practices of business and equip you with a core set of business development skills. You will complete subjects from a broad area of disciplines relevant to business including:

    • economics
    • law
    • accounting
    • business strategy
    • innovation and entrepreneurship

    Moving into the second, third and fourth years of the Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship program, you will undertake courses relevant to your chosen major sequence.


    The Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship is designed to allow you to choose from seven majors from a range of fields. Our majors are at the cutting-edge of business trends and will provide you with the knowledge and experience required in a dynamic, modern workplace.

    You can also choose to study a double major. This allows you to pursue multiple areas of interest and broaden your range of career options after graduation.

    For more information on the difference between a single and double major see the program plans.

    Program plans

    Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.

    These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.

    View the full course list

    Career opportunities

    This contemporary degree prepares you with the academic knowledge and unique practical experience needed to become highly competitive in rapidly changing regional, national and global economies and communities.

    The work-ready skills you will gain from this degree will give you a substantial edge in the following roles:

    • Start-up founder
    • Innovation Manager
    • Entrepreneur
    • Business owner
    • Business Development Officer
    • Account Manager
    • Inventor
    • Consultant for government, organisations and communities

    Practical experience

    Practical experience

    The Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship integrates opportunities for you to gain national and international workplace experience and professional mentoring, building practical skills and work-ready graduates. This program features a practical component, where you will carry out a work-based project in entrepreneurial strategy.

    To prepare you for the strong focus on teamwork and collaboration in business, this program includes an emphasis on group work as a form of assessment. Working in groups helps develop the necessary teamwork skills required to make a successful transition from the classroom to the boardroom.

    Newcastle Business School

    The Newcastle Business School offers several Work Integrated Learning (WIL) courses, which incorporate some form of practical experience into the theoretical content. You will have the opportunity to undertake work experience relevant to your area of study throughout your business degree. You can work within a Hunter Region organisation and complete 100 hours of work experience, or on a specific project related to the organisation. This practical experience is undertaken as a course within your business degree.

    EMPOWER Network

    The EMPOWER Network is designed to give women the confidence and strength to navigate and manage their career development. It provides a three-way connection between high school students, University students and industry professionals. University students at any stage in their degree an join the network. A range of activities and events are held throughout the year for members.

    Professional recognition

    Professional recognition

    The Marketing major is accredited by the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI).

    The Human Resource Management major is accredited by the Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI).

    The Newcastle Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), earned by fewer than five percent of the world's business programs.

    Assocation to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

    The Newcastle Business School is accredited with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), earned by fewer than 5% of the world's business programs. AACSB is the premier, and longest-standing, international accrediting body for business programs and is the international benchmark for excellence in business education.