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Bachelor of Business

The University of Newcastle Australia

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This programme is one of the most popular and dynamic degrees offered by The University of Newcastle, Australia, Faculty of Business and Law. The programme which consists of 24 modules will start with broad core modules and then progress to one of the major sequences of study offered below:

• Entrepreneurship & Innovation;

• International Business;

• Leadership & Management and Marketing

1. Entrepreneurship & Innovation (Full Time Only)

The is a programme which will allow students to gain vital skills and knowledge enabling them to think creatively and distinctively in new situations and reduce risk in professional practice.

Innovation & Entrepreneurship are at the forefront of economic growth both domestically and internationally. The entrepreneurship and innovation gives students the confidence and skills to launch exciting new business ventures. This major can lead to a career in consultancy or management, creating success and maintaining value, across a range of organisational structures. It also provides the skills required to develop entrepreneurial ideas into successful new ventures, or work within existing businesses in a creative and innovative way.


2. International Business (Full Time Only)

International Business is a programme that allows you to develop the skills needed to operate in a rapidly changing worldwide marketplace. As more organisations go global, specialists in international business are increasingly sought after by employers. These organisations require staff that can understand and negotiate the intricacies of conducting business with stakeholders in other countries where political, social, cultural and religious factors influence business practices. The understanding of global markets developed in the international business major is also highly valued in sectors such as finance, manufacturing, IT and energy and resources. International business gives you an understanding of global markets and develops skills needed to operate in a rapidly changing worldwide marketplace. This major will support careers in organisations with an international outlook, allowing you to understand and analyse the framework for global business.


3. Leadership & Management and Marketing (Double Major) - (Full Time and Part time)

The Bachelor of Business with a major in Leadership & Management and Marketing is a programme which will groom you to be more business-savvy in order to prepare for the exciting challenges in the new economy. It is an excellent all-rounded choice for those who wish to progress in a business management career. This programme is one of the most popular and dynamic degrees offered by The University of Newcastle, Australia.

The University of Newcastle’s Business School is accredited by Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).


Career Opportunities

As a graduate of this programme, you will be equipped to take advantage of career opportunities in the following professions:

1. Entrepreneurship & Innovation

• Social Entrepreneur

• Business Analyst / Consultant

• Sales and Marketing

• Social Research Specialist

• Community Engagement Executive / Manager

• Branding and Promotions

• Business Owners

• Sales and Marketing

• Business Planning & Innovation

• Marketing Research / Research and Development


2. International Business

• Specialists in international-related business and organizations

• Regional / International Business Development Manager

• Importer / Exporter

• Foreign Affairs and Trade Officer

• Sales & Marketing

• Human Resource Management

• Operations and Logistics

• International Relations / International Trade

• Global Entrepreneur

• Other areas include Financial Services, Trading Sectors, Property Development,

• Education, Tourism, Hospitality, Finance, Healthcare


3. Leadership & Management and Marketing (Double Major)

• Business Management

• Retail Management

• Advertising & Promotions Management

• Industrial Relations

• Marketing

• Small & Medium Enterprise Management

• Foreign Economic Relations

• International Trade

• International Marketing & Investments

Programme Structure

Programme Duration

This is an accelerated programme which allows a typical 3-year programme to be completed between 16* and 28 months on a full-time basis, and between 16* and 36 months on a part-time basis.

It allows Year 1 as well as Year 2 entry with relevant Diploma qualifications.

Also offered on a part-time basis, this programme allows a direct Year 2 entry and possible completion in 24 months. Applicants must provide evidence of Year 1 equivalence prior to admissions.


Programme Structure

The full-time programme consists of 24 modules and are jointly taught by both The University of Newcastle faculty and local lecturers.



Trimester 1

(4 months)

Trimester 2

(4 months)

Trimester 3

(4 months)

1st Year

4 modules

4 modules

4 modules

2nd Year

4 modules

4 modules

4 modules


Assessment and Examination

Assessments may include assignments, tests, projects, and final examinations.


Programme Outline

Core Modules

  • Accounting for Decision Makers
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Microeconomics for Business Decisions
  • Foundations of Law
  • Foundations of Marketing
  • Introduction to Management
  • Business Decision Making

Compulsory and Directed Modules

     (A) Entrepreneurship and Innovation Major

  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Entrepreneurial and Innovation Diversity
  • Entrepreneurial Strategy
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Business Venturing
  • Knowledge Management
  • Advanced Innovation Management

     (B) International Business Major

  • Managing International Business Risk
  • Cross-Cultural Management and Negotiations
  • International Trade Logistics
  • International Business Strategy
  • Global Trade and Finance
  • International Human Resource Management
  • International Marketing

     (C) Leadership & Management and Marketing Major

  • Leadership and Ethics
  • Leading Organisational Change
  • Strategic Business Management
  • Business Venturing
  • Knowledge Management
  • Advanced Innovation Management
  • Marketing Research
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Strategic Marketing Management
  • Digital and Social Media Marketing
  • Services Marketing
  • International Marketing

Elective Modules

  • Elective modules offered will be subject to availability in each term as approved by the University.

Students can check with our programme consultants on the elective modules for the respective majors.  Delivery of modules may not follow the sequence as shown and are subject to change.


Programme Exemptions

* The University of Newcastle, Australia (UON) has developed a number of credit transfer agreements with local Polytechnics and overseas institutions, which may result in shorter duration and course fee reduction. Visit here for more information.

Students can opt to transfer and/or complete their studies in Australia after a trimester completion. Student who transfers to Australia will be required to pay tuition fees applicable on-campus at the time of commencement at The University of Newcastle.


Mode of Delivery



Requirements for Graduation

Upon successful completion of all required modules.



January, May, September

Admission Criteria

Admissions Requirement

  • GCE A Level (Minimum 3 subjects in H2 level or 2 subjects at H2 level and up to 2 subjects at H1 level); OR
  • 3-year Diploma from Singapore's Polytechnic; OR
  • PSB Academy Diploma in Business Administration; OR
  • Other Diploma or equivalent qualification would be assessed on a case by case basis

English Language Proficiency

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement through one of the following methods:

English Language Tests
1. GCSE – English Language or Literature
IGCSE – A level English or Humanities
Overall Scores: Minimum Grade C
2. IETLS Academic
Overall Scores: 6.0
Individual Skills Test: Section minimum 6.0 R/L/S/W
Overall Scores: 500
Individual Skills Test: TWE: 4.5
Overall Scores: 60-78
Individual Skills Test: R: 13-18, L: 12-19, S: 18-19 and Writing 21-23
5. PTE Academic
Overall Scores: 50-57
Individual Skills Test: Section Minimum 54
6. PSB CEP Level 5 (Advanced English Program)
Students must obtain 60% or more in each of the 4 exams.

English language test scores must be less than 2 years old at the date of application to the University of Newcastle. Details of the policy and information on any other English tests accepted by the University can be found at: 




Programme Fees

S$1,712.00 (Per Module)

16 - 20 Months (16-20 Modules)

Eligible for:

  • Local Polytechnic Diploma (Business related)
  • Advanced Diploma(Business related)
  • Or equivalent


S$27,392* - S$34,240*

 24 Months Programme (24 Modules)

 Eligible for:

  • GCE A Level
  • Local Polytechnic Diploma
  • PEI Diploma(Non-Business related)
  • or equivalent





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Total Fees




- All fees inclusive of 7% GST and may be subject to change annually

- Programme fees exclude textbooks

- Click here to view other charges for students


Singaporean/PR graduates of PSB Academy are entitled fee rebates for subsequent programmes. Please contact Ms Celine Khow @ 98804596 for more information.


Local Applications

How to Apply

Please bring along the required documents below to come to admission office @ Marina Square City Campus to register during operating hour (Weekdays: 9am to 7pm and Saturday: 9am to 5pm)

  • 2 x passport-size photo (hardcopy or JPEG softcopy)
  • Copy of NRIC
  • Copy of all post-secondary/tertiary certificates and transcripts
  • Copy of first page of passport
  • Non-refundable application fee of $107

Payment Modes Accepted:

Admissions Office: Cash | Cheque | NETS | Debit Card | Credit Card

International Applications

How to Apply

Please click here to view application procedures.