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Business

Whether you’re just starting your career or taking the next step, studying a Business course at CDU can help you future-proof your career. 

Study where, when and how it suits you. You can complete our business courses online or on campus, part time or full time. Tailor your studies to match your goals, with options to complete courses in management, marketing, economics, or human resources.

And learn from industry experts with business experience from Australia, the Asia Pacific and beyond.

Semester 1 applications extended to 23 February

CDU MBA Sustainable Enterprise
Because the future can't wait

MBA Sustainable Enterprise

Study a flexible MBA with a unique focus on sustainability and its place in a rapidly changing business environment.

Our MBA is available 100% online or on campus, is one of the most affordable in Australia, and can be finished in 18 months full-time. Plus, with the right experience you can fast-track your MBA to finish in just 12 months and gain qualifications as you go.

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Choose CDU for business courses

  • #7 Australian university for undergraduate employment outcomes

    According to The Good Universities Guide 2024 CDU ranks as a leader for undergraduate employment outcomes

  • 30 years' experience in distance and online education

    We have what it takes to support flexible study

  • Northern Territory's top Training Provider

    We are the largest provider of TAFE in the Northern Territory

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Why study a business degree?

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Challenge the way you see the world when you study business at Charles Darwin University. With high earnings potential, marketable skills across a variety of industries and learned leadership capabilities, a business degree can future-proof your career in an increasingly global economy.  

As thought leaders in sustainability and responsible business practice, CDU’s range of business courses are led by internationally recognised academics with industry expertise across Australia, the Asia Pacific and beyond. 

Alongside core units covering entrepreneurship, business law, accounting, management and more, the Bachelor of Business offers specialisation through single or double majors of your choosing. Depending on your interests and career goals, you can pursue a specialisation in strategic marketing and communication, international management and logistics, entrepreneurship and innovation, or a combination of these as part of a double major.  

Our business and management courses are designed to develop your critical thinking skills, knowledge of business operations and specialised skills applicable to the business sector. 

Studying a business degree online

Study Business at CDU

Whether you study business on campus at CDU or choose an online business course to work around your schedule, our flexible delivery means you can approach your degree as it suits you. Choose from full-time or part-time learning, with the ability to switch between the two study modes if needed. 

The Faculty of Arts and Society has a proud reputation for innovative digital delivery, using the latest technologies to provide online business students with the same learning experience as those who study on campus. CDU also offers extensive support services to make learning course material delivered online in your own time easy. 

As an online business degree student, you’ll have access to Learnline, where you can access live-streamed or recorded lectures and your learning materials and engage with your peers. CDU’s smaller class sizes and low student-to-teacher ratio give you the advantage of more support and attention from your lecturers, regardless of your chosen study mode.  

Learn more about CDU’s online study experience.

Your career in business

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Study business at CDU to future-proof your career. Alongside your academic understanding of business and commerce, your degree will develop and strengthen your skills in communication and networking, research and presentation, problem solving and innovative thinking, project management and leadership, and more.  

Our graduates find roles in a wide variety of industries and sectors, from marketing and human resources to financial management, project management, sales and consultancy. Many take the focus on sustainable enterprise and entrepreneurship and put theory into practice by starting their own business.  

Others develop a taste for certain aspects of their business degree and pursue further studies in accounting, business administration, and more. Our business administration courses include undergraduate study and diploma level study. Both can help you gain nationally recognised credentials to build a fulfilling career in business.

Wherever your CDU business degree takes you, the knowledge and skills you gained throughout your course will put you in good stead to succeed in an ever-changing world.  

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