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Undergraduate course

Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The University of Newcastle

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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 program is designed to stretch your imagination and start you down a path of a successful future in an increasingly dynamic commercial world.

Areas of study

Human resource management, innovation and entrepreneurship, international business, management, marketing, politics and international relations, tourism and event management.

Career opportunities

Product or business development, corporate consulting, human resources, business analyst, entrepreneur, innovation manager, CEO.

Professional recognition

Graduates who complete the human resource management major are eligible to apply for membership of the Australian Human Resources Institute. Graduates completing the marketing major can achieve accreditation with the Australian Marketing Institute. The Newcastle Business School is in the top 3 business schools in NSW, accredited by both EQUIS and AACSB, earned by fewer than 5% of the world's business programs.

Practical experience

From 2023, all undergraduate students will complete work integrated learning as part of their degree programs.


Available as an additional year (or part-time equivalent) to students based on merit.

Fees and charges

Refer to University of Newcastle current fee information.

Admission criteria

Applicants with recent secondary education

Assumed knowledge: Mathematics Advanced.

If you have not previously studied Mathematics Advanced (or equivalent) or your knowledge is limited, we encourage you to undertake bridging courses. NUPrep Bridging offers academic preparation and support short courses, which are free and can be completed on campus or online before you start your degree.

Explore NUPrep Bridging Courses

Applicants with higher education study

If you completed or partially completed higher education studies, your grade point average can be converted to a selection rank for admission purposes.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

If you completed or partially completed competency-based vocational education and training (such as TAFE, a private Registered Training Provider, or vocational studies undertaken in high school), this can be used to determine your eligibility for admission.

Studies completed at an AQF Level 4 (Cert IV) or higher provide Guaranteed Entry into many of our undergraduate programs.

Applicants with work and life experience

If you do not have an ATAR (or equivalent) or formal qualification, Newcastle University offers a range of pathways toward your dream degree. No matter what your age or experience, there is a place for you.

Explore University of Newcastle entry options.

Advanced standing

If you have undertaken previous studies at another higher education institution or registered training organisation, you may be awarded credit towards your undergraduate degree. You must apply for admission before applying for credit.

Further information

View all details of this course on the University of Newcastle website.

ATAR profile

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2023)

Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2023 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.

  1. This ATAR profile table is in line with Commonwealth Government transparency requirements. It is based on offers to recent school leavers (ie completed Year 12 in the last 2 years) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites.
  2. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  3. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.


– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.
NC = new course
NP = Not provided by institution
NR = No reportable profile
NS = No Semester 1 offers
NN = Unavailable (other)
NO = Entry on other criteria

Student profile

Course updates
Courses are added and cancelled throughout the admissions year and course details are subject to change. Check the UAC course search regularly.

Review of programs
The academic content of all programs is subject to routine review. For up-to-date details, visit University of Newcastle degrees.

Applicants should note that under the revised Australian Qualifications Framework some programs are four-year programs available with direct entry. Other programs are three-year Bachelor degree programs. Meritorious students have the option to apply for an additional one-year end-on component after graduation. Check the course descriptions carefully.