BUS001 Preparation for Studying Business (8)

This subject aims to develop essential skills required for study within the Bachelor of Business (Faculty of Commerce). The subject develops students’ skills and confidence in information searching, critical thinking, assignment writing and academic integrity within a framework of personal learning management and reflection. Student learning is extended to the social context through compulsory participation in the subject forum. The elective component aims to develop specific skills that are required for the study of business.

Subject Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2019.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


Office for Students

Enrolment Restrictions

Eligibility to enrol in the following courses: Bachelor of Business (Accounting) Bachelor of Business (Banking) Bachelor of Business (Business Management) Bachelor of Business (Economics) Bachelor of Business (Electronic Commerce) Bachelor of Business (Finance) Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) Bachelor of Business (International Business Management) Bachelor of Business (Marketing) Bachelor of Business (Tourism Management)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Be able to:
  • • Identify what is expected from the tertiary student
  • • Define essential study skills required for tertiary study
  • • Apply relevant critical thinking strategies
  • • Use an online learning environment for communication, study and research
  • • Apply the principles of good academic writing
  • • Demonstrate an understanding of academic integrity and referencing conventions
  • • Identify and apply foundational knowledge and skills required for study within a business course


This subject will cover the following topics:

• Learning and reflecting on learning experiences • Management of learning & personal study environment • Using an online learning environment • Writing an assignment: the writing process • Thinking critically • Using CSU Library resources and databases • Academic integrity & referencing • Maths and statistics for business


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2019 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.