Do you see yourself managing the nation’s critical security resources from finances and personnel to aircraft, ships and tanks? Do you want to grow your career in key business areas such as project management, logistics, and human resources? Become a vital asset and stand out in your Australian Defence Force (ADF) career by studying a business degree at UNSW Canberra at ADFA. You’ll develop the skills and knowledge that will give you an advantage and help you excel as an effective business leader.

 

Faculty
UNSW Canberra at ADFA
Delivery Mode
Face-to-face (includes blended)
Award
Bachelor of Business
Commencing Terms
Semester 1
Duration (Full Time)
3 Year(s)

A UNSW Canberra Bachelor of Business degree prepares you for your Australian Defence Force career by developing key business management skills. 

The UNSW Canberra Bachelor of Business degree uses the world class academic expertise of UNSW researchers to develop a sophisticated knowledge of strategy, leadership and other managerial concepts.  

The diverse range of electives form discipline pathways in economics, accounting, management and human resources and build a solid core of fundamental business knowledge. If you want qualifications and skills highly sought after internationally by industry and government, the UNSW Canberra Bachelor of Business has you covered. 

As an Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) Trainee Officer, a business degree will prepare you for a fulfilling career in the Navy, Army or Air Force. 

Why study this degree at UNSW Canberra?

As an ADFA Trainee Officer studying business at UNSW Canberra, you’ll benefit from the best university teacher-to-student ratio in Australia. Learning from leading academics and industry experts, your qualifications and business knowledge will be highly sought after by industry and governments around the world. The School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). AACSB’s mission is to foster engagement, accelerate innovation and amplify impact in business education. 

 

Program Code
4405
Campus
Canberra
UAC Code
450010
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
144
Indicative Enrolments
200

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2021 Lowest Selection Rank
80.00 + Defence Selection
2021 A levels
13 + Defence Selection
2021 IB Diploma
29 + Defence Selection
2021 Lowest ATAR
74.9
    1. 2021 Lowest Selection Rank
      The 2021 Lowest Selection Rank (LSR) is the adjusted rank (ATAR plus adjustment factors) you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2021.
    2. 2021 A levels
      The 2021 A levels score is based on four Advanced Level (A2) subject. Entry scores are calculated from the best three or four A2 subjects (excluding repeated subjects) using the following values: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1. At most one Applied A Level subject may be included in the best four subjects used to calculate the aggregate.
    3. 2021 IB Diploma
      The 2021 IB Diploma is an indication of the IB you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2021. It is to be used as a guide only.
    4. 2021 Lowest ATAR
      The 2021 Lowest ATAR is the lowest ATAR (before adjustment factors were applied) to which an offer was made. Where <5 is listed, this indicates that less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made and so the score has not been published. N/A indicates no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.

Additional Selection Criteria

Undergraduate entry to the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) is open to Australian residents who are members of the Australian Defence Force and selected members of overseas Armed Forces. Trainee Officers are selected by one of the three services (Navy, Army or Airforce) in the Australian Defence Force and must also meet academic entry requirements for UNSW Canberra at ADFA. Applying for ADFA is a dual application process. As selection for the Australian Defence Force is a competitive process, which can take up to 12 months, it is preferable that you apply to Defence Force Recruiting in Year 11. Visit this site for more information on both application processes.

Assumed Knowledge

English

English Language Requirements​

 

You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If you’re completing an Australian Year 12 qualification (e.g. NSW HSC or equivalent), you do not need to provide anything extra to prove your proficiency. Your qualification will be used as evidence of your English proficiency.

If you do need to provide evidence of your English proficiency, this will be indicated in your application. You can prove this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

Program structure

Studying a Bachelor of Business with UNSW Canberra prepares you to work across vital business operations within the Australian Defence Force (ADF) including acquisition and procurement, project management, logistics and people management.

Accreditation

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holders and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the Apply section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply. For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January. Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.

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2021 Indicative First Year Fee
$14,500*

The Australian Defence Force covers tuition fees for defence students.