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Bachelor of Business Studies

Course duration
2 years full-time or 4 years
part-time* (*Additional credit
awarded for completion
of an Advanced Diploma)

Crows Nest Campus


Start date
27 February 2017

Apply by
6 February 2017 for
application cut-off


Developed by Charles Sturt University (CSU) and offered in partnership with the TAFE NSW Northern Sydney, the Bachelor of Business Studies (CRICOS Code: 029254F) is a unique educational pathway that allows you to progress from a certificate IV, diploma or advanced diploma into the degree. This university program is delivered by teachers selected by CSU at the Northern Sydney Institute’s Crows Nest Campus.

You will learn about the fundamental components of a modern business, including accounting, management and leadership, marketing and HR.

By completing a relevant diploma or advanced diploma, you can continue your studies at the Northern Sydney Institute and graduate with a Bachelor of Business Studies from Charles Sturt University (CSU).

Why study with us?

Here’s just a few of the things that makes our course exceptional:

  • Guaranteed small class sizes mean more discussion time and personalised attention from teaching staff.
  • CSU consistently ranks highly for graduate employment. 83.6% of all CSU domestic graduates find employment within four months of completing their degree. Source: Graduate Destinations Survey 2015
  • Our teachers have postgraduate qualifications in their subject area and work closely
    with CSU to teach and assess the University degree.
  • The Bachelor of Business Studies is a nationally and internationally recognised qualification.

Career opportunities

This degree will give you a broad range of knowledge and skills, meaning that once you’ve graduated there are many career pathways open to you. You will be qualified for positions in areas such as:

  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Human resources
  • General Business
  • Business Analysis and decision making

For many graduates, their area of specialisation aligns to their choice of diploma or advanced diploma.

Need to know

Information session dates

Information sessions will be scheduled during the year. Please contact us or check this page for new dates and times.


Full-time: 12 hours per week face-to-face
Part-time: 6 hours per week face-to-face

Course structure

Check out our Course Brochure (PDF, 1.7MB) for an overview of the modules in this course

Course fees and fee-help information

For Australian or New Zealand citizens or who have permanent residency status in Australia the degree component of the pathway program is supported under Commonwealth Supported Places and students can elect to either pay their contribution or to defer their payment through a HECS-HELP loan, which is repaid through the taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

Current fees are available online at

For further information on fees and fee assistance, please contact CSU on 1800 334 733.

International Students

International students are eligible to apply. For more information on fees for the Bachelor of Business Studies visit the international student website.

2017 scholarships

Scholarships are available for 2017. For more information, eligibility and how to apply visit


Entry requirements

Entry to the Bachelor of Business Studies through CSU is open to students with one of the following qualifications:

  • Advanced Diploma of Accounting
  • Advanced Diploma of Business
  • Advanced Diploma of Events
  • Advanced Diploma of Hospitality
  • Advanced Diploma of Management
  • Advanced Diploma of Management -
    Human Resources
  • Advanced Diploma of Marketing
  • Advanced Diploma of Travel and Tourism
  • Diploma of Accounting
  • Diploma of Business
  • Diploma of Events
  • Diploma of Hospitality
  • Diploma of Human Resources Management
  • Diploma of International Business
  • Diploma of Marketing
  • Diploma of Project Management
  • Diploma of Tourism

To enter the degree with a Diploma, students must have completed the equivalent of 12 months full-time study. To enter the degree with an Advanced Diploma, students must have completed the equivalent of 18 months full-time study.



How to apply

Applications are open for Semester 1, 2017, and first round applications will close on
6 Feburary 2017.

If you’ve already completed an eligible diploma or advanced diploma, applying for the degree is quick and easy. Just follow these steps:

  • Complete a CSU Application for Admission form
  • Attach a copy of your diploma or advanced diploma transcript and verified supporting documents
  • Post or deliver your completed CSU Admission form to the Northern Sydney Institute's Crows Nest Campus:

Student Administration - Higher Education
149 West Street, Crows Nest
NSW 2065

We must receive your original application. Faxed or electronic applications can't be accepted

If you have any questions during your application, please contact our course representative Susan Silvester by calling 02 9448 4457 or emailing

If you are interested in enrolling in a diploma or advanced diploma, please email for more information.

International students are eligible to apply. For more information on how to apply for the Bachelor of Business Studies visit the international student website.


Development programs

Our development programs are opportunities for our higher education students outside of their regular studies. For more information, check out our Development programs page.


Enactus is an international non-profit organisation dedicated to inspiring students to improve the world through entrepreneurial action. Check out to find out more and see some of the amazing projects that they’ve already helped to accomplish in Australia and around the world.

As a member of an Enactus team, you’ll develop the kind of teamwork, leadership and communication skills that can only come from real life experiences.

International study opportunities

Charles Sturt University offers a range of short term programs for students, as well as a wider variety of overseas study opportunities through CSU Global:


What our students say

Matthew Walter

“Great friends, great knowledge and the TAFE NSW Northern Sydney ignited what has become my fiery passion and desire for greater academic development.”

Matthew Walter
Bachelor of Business Studies graduate
Higher Education Student of the Year
CSU Executive Dean’s List recipient

Madeline Pryor

"The opportunity to qualify with a bachelor’s degree through TAFE NSW Northern Sydney and Charles Sturt University program has been invaluable with regard to my career opportunities. I would highly recommend the Northern Sydney Institute to anyone considering one of its courses.”

Madeline Pryor
Bachelor of Business Studies graduate
 CSU Executive Dean’s List recipient

Any questions?

TAFE NSW Northern Sydney

Phone: 02 9942 3631 or 131 674

Charles Sturt University

Phone: 1800 334 733 (free call in Australia)