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Bachelor of Business Entrepreneurship

Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship)
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23 total

12 Core, 6 Speciality, 4 Electives

1 Work Integrated Learning (WIL)


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Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship)

AQF Level


Launching 2022

This is not entrepreneurship as usual. This is where an idea on the margins begins a journey to the mainstream. From the fringes to the centre, from the unknown to the standard. This is for those who are driven by a bigger purpose. For originality and creativity, for the experts who are opportunists. Seeing the potential, seeking new adventures, navigating what’s next.

We are for entrepreneurial business. For those who believe in the power of the idea, with a drive and an obsession to follow it through. Unbusiness business that demands new breed thinking and embraces wild card concepts. Where left brain trains right brain disruption.

Don’t look at getting a role, think about the role you’re going to create

Due to the rapidly changing environment especially in the job market, the Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship) is focuses on future-proofing graduates with the graduate qualities and learning outcomes so that they can adapt and strive in their career progression. 

Your knowledge is expanded each year with new industry relevant concepts and business applications. Your online study is flexible to meet your needs, followed by a period of Workplace Integrated Learning (WIL) placement throughout Australia, or possibly overseas.

ICHM graduates gain a comprehensive understanding of the changing business landscape, and as a result, have outstanding career prospects with many obtaining highly sought after positions around the world.

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is a critical component of ICHM’s courses. ICHM maintains close links with leading businesses through its partnership with Paragon1, to help facilitate the WIL study periods.

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Academic requirements

For Australian students Completion of Year 12 with one of the following ATAR 65, OP16, or Certificate 3.

See our comprehensive list of entry requirements for international equivalent

English Requirements

Students may be required to prove English proficiency to enrol with ICHM. Students who do not meet ICHM English requirements upon application, may be offered enrolment conditional upon successful completion of an English language course.

English Proficiency - Year 1 or Advanced Entry

  • IELTS - Academic overall score 6.0 (min 5.5 in any band)

  • TOEFL - (IBT) 70 (min 17 in any band)

  • PTE 50 - writing & speaking not below 45

  • Cambridge English (CAE) - 169 (min 162 in any band)

  • High School - Successful completion of the last 2 years of high/ secondary school, where the language of instruction was English

  • HKDSE - 4

Previous Study or Industry Experience

Students are encouraged to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for study taken at another institution; as well as time they may have spent working in a business environment. Approved recognition or credit for previous study or work, may reduce a students overall cost and study workload, or duration.


  • Students who have undertaken some study at other universities, colleges or business schools looking to transfer, and gain the advantage of a higher level qualification.

  • Industry personnel with experience and some training seeking qualifications with international recognition.


  • Submit a full application to ICHM indicating that you want to apply for recognition of your prior learning.

  • Students will be required to submit certified English translations of all academic/other documents (e.g. curriculum) where necessary.

  • A grade of “status” will be given for those subjects where a student has been successful in applying for Recognition of Prior Learning.

  • Where recognition is not granted prior to commencement students will be required to attend classes until exemptions are determined.

  • As part of the recognition assessment, where students are unable to provide sufficient documentation and evidence, recognition cannot be granted.

  • A process of appeal is available in cases of disputes over decisions or refunds granted under these policies.


Australia’s Higher Education providers are registered and monitored by a number of Commonwealth Government departments and agencies. Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) has responsibility for the registration of ICHM, and to accredit its courses. ICHM has been registered for seven years, the longest term TEQSA is able to approve private providers. All courses and qualifications listed on this page as Registered Courses with Course Codes are approved by TEQSA. ICHM’s TEQSA ID is PRV12099.


  • Master of International Hotel Management CRS1400554

  • Graduate Diploma in International Hotel Management CRS1400553

  • Graduate Certificate in International Hotel Management CRS1400552

  • Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management) CRS1200832

  • Bachelor of Business CRS1401090

  • Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship) CRS1401096

  • Bachelor of Business (Marketing) CRS1401093

  • Associate Degree of Business CRS1401091

  • Associate Degree of Business (Entrepreneurship) CRS1401097

  • Associate Degree of Business (Marketing) CRS1401094

  • Diploma of Business CRS1401092

  • Diploma of Business (Entrepreneurship) CRS1401098

  • Diploma of Business (Marketing) CRS1401095


The Commonwealth Department of Education and Training has approved ICHM as a FEE-HELP provider. As indicated elsewhere, FEE-HELP allows Australian students to obtain student loans.

The Study Assist website provides information for students about government assistance for financing tertiary study. ESOS and CRICOS TEQSA also registers education providers under the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act. ICHM has obtained registration, and is listed on the CRICOS register. ICHM Pty Ltd is the registered provider, and is Provider 02914G - SA


The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) is an initiative of the Australian Government to assist and support students whose education providers are unable to complete the delivery of their course of study. While provider closures are rare, when a provider does stop delivering a course it can be a worrying and uncertain time for students. The TPS is in place to provide information and assist affected students. In relation to ICHM, the TPS provides assistance and support to:

  • International students on student visas

  • Domestic higher education students accessing the Higher Education Loans Program (FEE-HELP)

  • Domestic full fee paying students.

In the event of a provider default, eligible students will be supported to continue their studies in an equivalent or similar course, receive a loan re credit for open units of study, or receive a refund for their upfront payments made for an affected unit.


The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. The AQF describes the equivalencies of Australian undergraduate and postgraduate degrees; the ICHM Master of International Hotel Management, Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship), Bachelor of Business (Marketing) and Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management) are thus equivalent in standing to any Australian university degree.



Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA)

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)

Commonwealth Register of Courses for Overseas Students(CRICOS)

Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Pages/Regulatoryinformation.aspx

International Education(IE) Group

Study Assist

The online learning environment can be accessed via most modern browsers and devices.

However, throughout your studies you may benefit from using Microsoft Word or other tools, please see the below general guidelines for requirements for these programs.

Minimum Specs

Computer & processor

2.0 GHz (32-bit or 64-bit)

Memory (RAM)

4.0 GB

Hard disk - available space

3.0 GB


1024 x 768 screen resolution

Graphics memory - VRAM

128 MB

Operating system

Windows 10, or Windows 8.1 in 32-bit and 64-bit

.Net version

.NET version Requires .NET 4.5 CLR or later


Video USB 2.0 video camera


Standard laptop camera, microphone, and speakers

Recommended Specs

Computer & processor

3.0 GHz (or higher) (64-bit)

Memory (RAM)

8.0 GB (or higher)

Hard disk - available space

10.0 GB


1920 x 1080 screen resolution (or higher)

Graphics memory - VRAM

256 MB (or higher)

Operating system

Windows 10 64-bit

.Net version

.NET version Requires .NET 4.5 CLR or later


Video USB 2.0 video camera


Standard laptop camera, microphone, and speakers

Fees for all Online Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Business (Marketing), and Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship) are $1,977/subject with 23 subjects required to complete the course.

FEE Help available.

Fees for Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management) and the Master of International Hotel Management can be found here: Tuition Fees

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The Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship) builds on the subjects completed at the Diploma and Associate Degree levels, with an additional three core subjects, two specialisation subjects and three electives subjects. In this Bachelor course, students complete one Work Integrated Learning (WIL) subject (WIL300, core professional placement components), at the end of their third-year of study. The WIL subject is completed over a study period and provide students with a wealth of hands-on practical work experience.

More information about the award breakdown.


Admission Criteria for nested Diploma

Applicants with higher education study: (bridging or enabling course) must have:

  • A minimum of four completed undergraduate subjects (an equivalent of 12 credit points)(or equivalent)


Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) study) must have:

  • A completed Certificate IV or above (or equivalent)


Applicants with work and life experience must demonstrate the ability to undertake study at this level with:

  • Evident of professional and/or post secondary qualifications; OR

  • Evidence of employment experience; OR

  • Evidence of the development of skills, abilities and knowledge from life experience; OR

  • A pass in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT); OR

  • Evidence of successful completion of a Tertiary Preparations Program or Foundation Program.


Applicants with recent secondary education must have

  • Completed Australian Secondary High School Certificate Year 12 with a minimum ATAR score of 50 or above.

Orientation sessions at ICHM are held in week one at the start of each study period to provide a friendly welcome to all new students from Australia and around the world.

With students drawn from across the world, students may not know anyone else before they arrive. The orientation sessions are offered to help you get to know each other, introduce you to campus life either in Adelaide or online, to help you get to know your learning environment, support services and facilities, understand our mutual obligations, our services, meet your teachers, and just generally settle in.



What to expect

Study Period 1
    BUS100 Introduction to Global Business

    Businesses are competing on a global scale for customers, employees and capital. Every day, these businesses are making choices on how their products or services create value and capture market share through their global operations. This subject provides a broad overview of doing business globally and the cross-border considerations that impact on the operating environment in which these businesses exist. Students will have the opportunity to consider the variety of perspectives, complexities and challenges faced by businesses operating in a global economy. Key topic areas that will be covered include frameworks and strategies for operating globally, the legal, political, economic, financial and social-cultural considerations and the ethical and sustainable practices to adhere to. Also discussed will be the technology, marketing and human resource practices currently adopted by businesses operating globally.

    ESK100Professional and Academic Skills

    This subject will introduce students to the essential academic, communication and literacy skills and attitudes required for tertiary study and the professional workplace. Key topic covered include academic writing, conducting research, referencing, preparing and delivering presentations, critical thinking, working in teams, verbal and non-verbal communication, creating a professional profile and developing resilience and emotional intelligence.

    FIN100 Fundamentals of Financial Literacy

    This subject will introduce students to the essential financial and accounting principles in various business functions. The subject includes a general overview of accounting principles relating to the preparation of financial and covers the major finance and treasury functions, and provides an understanding of a business’s financial position, covering the theory of capital markets, investment and distribution decisions, financial risk management, and financial planning and control. 

    MGT100 Introduction to Management

    Understanding organisational behaviour, politics, dynamics and environments and how they impact on the role and legitimacy of the management function is the core of this subject. This subject helps the individual understand the constraints they face as managers and emerging leaders and how they can develop strategies to leverage advantages and overcome constraints and barriers in their organisations. The subject also focusses on developing some of the advanced communication skills necessary in management and leadership roles, and the ability of the individual to influence others. In addition, the subject also focuses on the development of knowledge and skills to enable students to identify, analyse and make effective decisions to resolve people-related issues in organisations, facilitate employee development, and develop and sustain effective teams in complex, diverse, and increasingly global operating environments.

    MKT100 Introduction to Marketing

    This subject is an introduction to marketing and will discuss the fundamental principles of contemporary marketing such as the marketing mix, the role of the customer, marketing research and survey techniques. The aforementioned principles of marketing are demonstrated using situations that students will encounter in their professional practice of marketing.

    ECO100 Economics for Business

    This subject aims to provide students with an introduction to economics as a foundation in business, focusing on micro and macroeconomics, but with an introduction to international economics. Business managers need to be aware of the economic environment in which they work, and the impact this environment has on their decision-making. Topics such as demand and supply, fiscal and monetary policy, and international trade will be some of the issues covered. 

    MKT101MKT101 Consumer Behaviour

    This subject will give students the opportunity to familiarise themselves with what it means to be a consumer in the current marketplace and how the needs and wants of a consumer impacts on the development of a marketing plan. The decision-making process will also be looked at specifically in relation to what motivates consumers to make a purchase, how their attention can be captured and what needs to be done to maintain their loyalty.

    MKT102MKT102 Service Marketing

    This subject will explore the unique characteristics and challenges of marketing services in a competitive environment and will build upon the marketing concepts and models introduced in MKT101 and apply them to the services sector. Key topic areas that will be discussed include an overview of services marketing, understating the customer profile, customer relationship management, promotion and pricing strategies specific to marketing of services, customer satisfaction and its impact on value creation and the marketing of services through a crisis or service failure.


Study Period 2
    FIN200 Management Accounting

    This subject builds on the financial literacy and aims to focus on the use of management accounting information to assist in key areas such as planning and decision-making. The subject introduces students to management accounting concepts and functions such as analysing financial statements, investment decisions, costing and opportunity costing analysis and managing working capital.

    HRM200Human Resource Management

    This subject will enable the student to develop an understanding of the knowledge and skills required by human resource managers in the hospitality industry. The learner will be introduced to the key principles involved in the recruitment and selection of human resources and how those resources should be developed for the benefit of the individual and the effectiveness and efficiency of the organisation. 

    BUS201 Law for Business

    This subject introduces students to general legal knowledge relating to the business environment, providing an understanding of the legal responsibilities and risks of doing business in Australia. It introduces the Australian legal system and discusses the legal regulation of companies and the features and purpose of tort and contract law.

    BUS202 Business Intelligence for Decision Making

    This subject will enable the student to understand business analytics modelling through exploring statistical techniques which are necessary for the modern business environment. The subject covers areas such as data exploration and visualization in business, information technology, various analytical methods used in decision making. Upon completion of the subject, students will achieve the required insight into how business analytics can be used as a business decision supporting tool to achieve competitive advantages in various business context

    ENT200 Social Entrepreneurship

    Despite a long history of socially-minded entrepreneurs, the recognition of and interest in social entrepreneurship is a recent development. As society continues to be faced with major challenges, social entrepreneurship can play an important role in change-making to develop a more equitable society. Of particular importance in the study of social entrepreneurship is the concept of stakeholders which have a wide range of needs and expectations. The keystone work of this course is a framework for a social venture in which success parameters for major stakeholders are defined and measures are designed to ensure sustainability.

    ENT201 Business Models and Hypothesis Testing

    In contrast to the traditional business plan, the Lean Startup Methodology is based on the idea that it only makes sense to do detailed planning of a venture once a viable business model is established. Thus the process begins with an overview of the idea in a Business Model Canvas and the formulation of a series of hypotheses and experiments to test the viability of the idea. As hypotheses are discarded or strengthened, the business model is adapted or even changed significantly or “pivoted”. The goal is to learn as much as possible quickly and without great expense. Students learn by doing, going through the Lean Startup process and applying it to a business idea, first in a group activity, then on their own, focusing on the learning which needs to take place. Only after the viability of the venture is reasonably secure does work go into “scaling”, namely building structures to grow the venture.


    BUS200Creativity and Innovation for Business

    This subject seeks to build the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to succeed as an ethical professional. These knowledge and skills are then applied to identify and evaluate innovative high-growth product and service opportunities in the context of a start-up, a corporation, a not for profit or a government institution. The subject allows students to practice skills, including creativity, cash-flow modelling, business model analysis and lean experimentation. Students prepare a business plan for a new venture, or an improvement to an existing enterprise, enabling them to innovate and integrate their theoretical and practical knowledge.

    MGT201Project Management

    This subject will provide students with the key principles of project management and the knowledge and skills required to undertake and effectively manage projects from initial project selection through to final closure. Students will have the opportunity to examine the fundamental principles, tools and techniques used by project managers such as planning, scheduling, estimating, costing, risk management, stakeholder management, project teams and the use of appropriate project planning software.

    CRM200Customer Relationship Management

    This subject will enable the student to understand the theoretical concepts underpinning the management of a customer centric organisation by understanding customer needs and designing customer experiences through the application of a range of principles, tools, and frameworks that support the central focus of the customer for continued business growth.

    MKT202 Integrated Marketing Communications

    Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) provides a framework to create and manage brands using a variety of communication initiatives and marketing elements in order to enhance a brand’s profile with new and existing consumers, increase market demand and maximise the cost effectiveness of using different media channels. This subject will provide students with the knowledge and skills required to understand and use IMC tools as part of the marketing mix to build a strong brand image and promote brand success. Media channels such as advertising, promotions, public relations, direct marketing and digital marketing will be discussed. Students will also have the opportunity to plan and develop an effective and socially responsible IMC plan for a brand whilst taking into account budget considerations and media channels used.


Study Period 3
    BUS300Practising Responsible Business Behaviours

    This subject will equip you with a set of tools for managing the ways you lead and behave in organisations more ethically and sustainably. This subject explores aspects of ethical behaviour, sustainable development, corporate responsibility and stakeholder thinking. It provides tools to help you analyse how individuals and organisations impact on the economic, social, and environmental contexts in which they operate. You will examine why organisations around the world are moving to reduce the adverse effects of business operations on their stakeholders and to become an asset to the communities in which they operate. It introduces you to some of the most common principles and practices associated with individual ethics, corporate ethics and sustainable business practices.

    MGT300Leadership for Personal Growth

    Leadership in modern organisations is a way of thinking and behaving. Leadership is a process of energising, influencing and motivating others: Becoming an effective leader requires self-awareness, self-management and a strong set of interpersonal communication skills, a set of capabilities that are often described as Emotional Intelligence (EQ). In addition, effective leaders think and act strategically, they build a climate for creativity and innovation, and are culturally sensitive and comfortable with ambiguity. This subject focuses on developing your leadership capability. It helps you explore your own leadership development and self-image, using the techniques of reflective practices.

    WIL300Professional Internship

    The professional internship provides a placement opportunity which enable students to consolidate the skills and knowledge they have acquired in practical, professional settings to achieve the subject learning outcomes and complete assessments which integrate theory and practice and facilitate self-reflection and critical analysis. In addition to participating in the workforce with a host company as part of a structured internship or creating their own entrepreneurship venture, the students will also complete a placement project on an issue of strategic value to their host company or own venture, as described in the next section. Students will critically reflect upon their own development plan and progress through the preparation of a reflective assessment that considers the impact of identified workplace experiences on their personal development and future career progression opportunities. This subject also allows students the opportunity to explore their professional interests; test their industry expectations or possible start-up creations and ideas; apply, practice and develop real world employability skills; and form professional networks for future career success. Work Integrated Learning (WIL) phases will be utilised throughout the student’s placement experience. The following strategies will be implemented:  Preparatory phase: Group discussions of industry case studies, industry presentation, online presentation and pre-industry workshops. One on one discussions with members of the Industry and Career Development (ICD) division;  Placement phase: Industry interaction within the approved workplace, workplace observations and evaluation, online discussions and applied assessment strategies;  Retrospective phase: Reflective practices, applied assessment strategies, industry and ICD evaluation. 

    ENT300 Wicked Problems: Entrepreneurial Opportunities

    Poverty, climate change, natural resource management, political polarisation, discrimination, pandemic: there is no shortage of complex, wide-reaching and seemingly intractable problems faced by society. Entrepreneurs see opportunity in problems, so “Wicked Problems” are fertile ground for social and for-profit innovators, but they are faced with complexity, wide-ranging stakeholders, many potential scenarios and a sense of urgency. Students are presented with a variety of tools to analyse and address wicked problems and identify specific entrepreneurial opportunities. After completing an assessment of problems most relevant to their own interests, students analyse how an existing venture is addressing a wicked problem. All the course elements are then included in an integrated opportunity analysis and action pla

    ENT301 Growing Your Venture

    Once the entrepreneur has taken their venture through the customer discovery and validation stages of the Lean Startup Methodology, the entity can enter into the scaling and growth phases. Students learn why the entrepreneur needs to pay particular attention during the growth phase to building robust governance structures which take the complexity of relationships and stakeholders into account. In addition, they gain understanding about the advantages and disadvantages of various internal and external funding sources needed to fuel the venture growth. Most entrepreneurial ventures evolve in a way that requires them to transition to a new phase of stock market listing, trade sale or in some cases, closure. Students learn the recognise the signals for impending change and how to manage them successfully.

    BUS301 Global Risk Management in Business

    The subject introduces students to the discipline of risk management within a global context. Risk management involves the identification, analysis, and monitoring of risks that have the potential to be of significance to organisations as well as how they respond to them. In this subject, students will explore the background to risk management, who the key stakeholders are, the role of risk management in strategic planning, environmental and media scanning, and how risk management impacts upon contemporary organisations. It discusses risk management strategies and introduces students to the field of crisis communication management and corporate social responsibility. The subject will also explore incident and accident reporting requirements and the financial implications of risk management.

    MGT301Strategic Management

    This subject provides the skills and knowledge required to establish and evaluate the strategic direction of the organisation, and identifying sustainable competitive advantage to enhance competitiveness in the current business environment. The students will perform analysis and interpretation of relevant markets, capability assessment of the organisation, and its existing and potential competitors and allies. The subject also covers the development of the strategic plan for ensuring that the organisation is positioned to ensure its long-term viability and success.

    MKT300Digital Marketing

    This subject introduces student to emerging interactive and digital technologies, most notably social media tools, and discuss ways in which these technologies can be exploited by businesses to more effectively self-serve markets. The subject investigates how marketing-related functions are changed by the potential of these technologies, and how these new technologies can become key components of the organisation’s marketing efforts. 

    MKT301Global Brand Management

    In the complex and competitive world of international marketing, global brands have become valuable assets in developing increased market share, long-term profitability and a competitive advantage. This subject builds on the theoretical concepts of marketing and consumer behaviour and provides the knowledge and skills required to develop and manage global brands. Students will have the opportunity to learn how global brands are viewed, built, managed and measured so as to ensure a strong brand performance and brand equity in the global marketplace. Issues and challenges faced by brand managers in establishing global brand positioning and values will be discussed as well as the strategies adopted to create, position, develop and protect global brand equity.


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