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Bachelor of Business Studies


In this exciting collaboration between the Canberra Institute of Technology and Charles Sturt University your Business Studies Degree will be awarded by Charles Sturt University. The subjects will be jointly delivered by CIT and CSU conveniently at CIT's Reid campus. You will have the opportunity to follow the pathway from an advanced diploma in a range of CIT programs (see below) and complete a nationally and internationally recognised degree in one and a half year's full-time study. You will also have saved up to 50% of the cost of a university degree by taking advantage of the one and a half years credit awarded to students with an advanced diploma mentioned below.

The 12 subjects offered on the Reid campus of CIT range across important and interesting management areas such as global marketing, financial decision making, corporate governance, regional economics, leadership and project management. These in-depth studies will broaden your knowledge and sharpen your abilities in critical analysis, rational argument and all the essential communication skills required of a successful manager. You can study four units full time or two units part time per semester. Student intakes are offered in February and July.

Your experience in completing the course prepares you to manage technical and organisational change and gain the skills to help you become an effective leader able to understand the needs of your employees, apply technology, and develop an extensive knowledge of the political, economic and social environment. These crucial strategic skills are now becoming even more essential in the highly competitive and often uncertain world of international and local business enterprises.

For further information contact:

Tim Smith,
Located: B115 Reid Campus/Constitution Ave.
Address: Reid ACT 2612 GPO Box 826 Canberra City ACT 2601
Telephone: (02) 6207 3557

Qualification: Bachelor of Business Studies
Program No: CSU-2401BS
Campus: CIT Reid 
Duration: Four subjects are offered each semester. Classes will run through one afternoon and one evening each week. For each hour of class time participants should expect to spend at least one hour out of class in preparation and follow up work.
Likely Job Outcome: Middle and senior management positions.
Application Type: CSU Business

Additional Information

This degree program is supported under Commonwealth Supported Places (formerly HECS). For information about fees refer to the Charles Sturt University website. Search for Bachelor of Business Canberra Institute of Technology

You may be eligible for a FEE-HELP loan to help pay your tuition fees. See the Study Assist Website.

Note: This program is jointly delivered by CIT and Charles Sturt University.

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

By enrolling, CIT assumes you have checked and met these entry requirements. CIT staff will confirm either before (for all VET FEE-HELP qualifications) or within the first few weeks of classes.

You must have completed one of the following CIT programs:
Advanced Diploma of Accounting
Advanced Diploma of Business
Advanced Diploma of Events
Advanced Diploma of Hospitality
Advanced Diploma of International Hotel and Resort Management
Advanced Diploma of Management
Advanced Diploma of Management (Human Resources)
Advanced Diploma of Travel and Tourism

Before you apply/enrol

To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). This includes new students and re-enrolling students.

If you don't have a USI that's ok, you can apply right now. It only takes two minutes, just go to

Already have one? Great! Verify it in our student administration system now so your enrolment or graduation isn't delayed. (New CIT students will not be able to do this until they have been given their CIT number which will be given to you when you apply to study most CIT courses).

  1. Login to CIT Self Service
  2. Click on the link for USI
  3. Verify your USI

It's important that your first name, surname and date of birth in our student system match the ID you use to create your USI (eg if you are Christopher in USI database and Chris at CIT your USI will not verify).

If you need assistance you can go to Unique Student Identifier (USI), drop in to any CIT Library or CITSA office or contact CIT Student Services on 6207 3188.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at

Subject Information

Related Courses

Advanced Diploma Business BSB60215
Diploma Business BSB50215
Certificate IV Business BSB40215
Certificate III Business BSB30115
Certificate II Business BSB20115

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email