Areas of study
Do you want to be part of a university that has an outstanding reputation, both nationally and internationally, for excellence in business teaching, research and regional engagement?
Federation Business School is recognised for graduating business professionals from certificate qualifications through to masters who are confident, competent and work-ready.
Bachelor of Applied Management
An applied degree is an innovative bachelor degree designed specifically for people studying high level certificates in TAFE. They focus on previous qualifications of diploma and advanced diploma along with working experience to allow students to gain the best possible credit for their previous studies into a degree.
Applied degrees are designed for working, career-focused adults and busy individuals seeking flexibility and convenience in education through part-time and online programs. Many such students have a variety of personal and work obligations that create a hectic schedule. By taking courses part-time and in innovative formats, such as blending online and face-to-face learning, students are able to obtain an advanced degree and still fulfil their other obligations. Applied degrees are for students who want to be academically challenged, but are also seeking practical development for on-the-job skills and knowledge.
Bachelor of Business
This program for students intending to gain a strong background across the broad scope of the main business and organisation functional areas, and develop a strong strategic and entrepreneurial emphasis towards innovation and the development and growth of businesses. Aside from undertaking a general Bachelor of Business, students may elect to undertake a specialisation in human resource management, marketing, or management. A feature of the program is the group of practical business placements and projects courses that are available.
This flexible degree structure allows up to one-third of the program to be selected from other degree programs, including management, marketing, human resource management, tourism, Asian studies and languages, psychology, arts and mathematics as electives.
Bachelor of Commerce
This comprehensive program is designed to provide students with broad commerce skills required to be leaders in commerce and business.
As a generalist degree, it is particularly attractive to if you want to experience many different commerce courses rather than select a specific pathway.
The flexible degree structure allows program combinations to be tailored to suit chosen career paths. Aside from undertaking a general Bachelor of Commerce you may elect to undertake a specialisation in accounting, economics and finance, or law. A feature of the program is the group of practical business placements and projects courses that are available.
The core curriculum in the Bachelor of Commerce focuses on quantitative, analytical and argumentation skills, although there is extensive scope through elective courses. Up to one-third of the program may be selected from other degree programs, including management, marketing, human resource management.
The accounting major is recognised and accredited by the Certified Practising Accountants Australia (CPA Australia), the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). Graduates of these programs can apply for membership of these associations
Masters of Business Administration
Undertaking the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program will promote networking opportunities, provide a solid foundation to advance your career and help you manage, innovate and operate in a variety of leadership roles.
As a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Management Education (PRME), studying the MBA with us will provide you with the skills to lead an ethical, socially responsible and sustainable business.
Masters of Professional Accounting
The Master of Professional Accounting provides you with a comprehensive program of study in accounting theory and practice, that is recognised and accredited by the Certified Practising Accountants Australia (CPA Australia), the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), enabling you to pursue a pathway to qualification as a professional accountant.
In addition to core subject areas of accounting, financial management and auditing, you will be introduced to related disciplines, including business law, taxation, information systems, economics and quantitative methods.
Research higher degrees (HDRs)
Federation Business School invites applications to undertake research higher degrees in our areas of research strength.
Research and higher degree studies require commitment and dedication. Our staff work hard to ensure our HDR students get the best possible support for their studies. We have a HDR Co-ordinator who focuses specifically on our students' needs. The HDR Co-ordinator is responsible for nurturing and fostering a research culture, and for developing the HDR support program within Federation Business School. The HDR support program is designed to enhance the experiences of our HDR students.
The School offers the following research higher degrees: