The University of Newcastle, Australia
Selection Rank
83.45 (Median SR)
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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 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 20 Jul 2020
Mode of delivery

Face to Face


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

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 20 Jul 2020

AUD29,185 (indicative annual fee, 2020)
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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

UON 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 84.9% of Bachelor of Business graduates securing employment within four months of completing their degree. (Overall employment rate - 2018 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 at NUspace - a $95 million state-of-the-art education precinct located in the heart of Newcastle.
  • 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.

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    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.

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