Bachelor of Business - CDF

Become a Key Asset 

Do you see yourself managing the nation’s critical security resources from finances and personnel to aircraft, ships and tanks? Do you want to grow your career in key business areas such as project management, logistics and human resources? Become a vital asset and stand out in your Australian Defence Force career by studying a business degree at UNSW Canberra. You’ll develop the skills and knowledge that will give you an advantage and help you excel as an effective business leader.

Chief of the Defence Force Programs - Business

The Chief of the Defence Force (CDF) programs offer the opportunity for students entering UNSW Canberra with a high Entrance Rank, and who maintain a high level of performance in their studies, to undertake research in a range of disciplines that will develop their critical thinking and independent research skills beyond that available in the standard bachelor degree programs.

The range of CDF programs are characterised by the inclusion of specialist courses in critical analysis and/or research methods appropriate to the area of study. All programs also include discipline-specific research projects. The research projects will be supervised by academic staff from the relevant discipline. With the approval of the Head of School, multi- or cross-disciplinary projects may be undertaken. Students in the research courses may work independently or as part of a team, depending on the nature of the project undertaken, though all students will submit individual assessment. Final assessment will be based on a written paper or report and oral presentations. 

Throughout the program, students will be engaged with cohort activities so as to develop and maintain their interest and continuing involvement in the program via invited lectures, seminars, general reading and social events.

Studying Business at UNSW Canberra at ADFA

The UNSW Canberra Bachelor of Business degree uses the world-class academic expertise of UNSW researchers to develop a sophisticated knowledge of strategy, leadership and other managerial concepts.  

The diverse range of electives form discipline pathways in economics, accounting, management and human resources and build a solid core of fundamental business knowledge. If you want qualifications and skills highly sought after internationally by industry and government, the UNSW Canberra Bachelor of Business has you covered.  

Learn with Outstanding Educators

As an ADFA Trainee Officer studying business at UNSW Canberra, you’ll benefit from the best university teacher-to-student ratio in Australia. Learning from leading academics and industry experts, your qualifications and business knowledge will be highly sought after by industry and governments around the world. The School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). AACSB’s mission is to foster engagement, accelerate innovation and amplify impact in business education.  

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