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Start Date
February
July

Duration
3 year(s) full-time

Mode
On-campus/Online

Program Code
DBBN

SATAC Code
424871 (Packaged)
424891 (Packaged)
424901 (Packaged)
424911 (Packaged)
424571 (Internal)
424881 (Packaged)

Study as
Full-time or part-time

Entry Requirements
Selection Rank (Internal): 63.05 (for 2017)
Selection Rank (Guaranteed): 70.00 (for 2018)
TAFE/RTO (Guaranteed): CIV
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Prerequisites
None

Assumed Knowledge
None

Key features

  • Enjoy the flexibility of a broad business degree and select up to three minors from disciplines across the university.
  • Gain a solid grounding in core business concepts, plus tailor your specialisations to suit your interests.
  • Discover pathways into other specialisations and participate in industry placements.
  • Participate in a one-year international exchange opportunity in Brittany, France and receive a parchment from each institution in just three years of full-time study.
  • The University of South Australia’s Business School is in the top one per cent worldwide1 and awarded five stars in the QS Stars Business School Rankings 2017.

1 UniSA Business School is one of just nine institutions in the country and 163 globally to be accredited by EQUIS. There are a total pool of 16,585 business schools worldwide, AACSB, July 2016.

Snapshot

Snapshot

Ranked in the top one per cent worldwide1 and awarded five stars2, our business degree will get you career-ready with the latest in contemporary business skills and theory.

This highly flexible degree allows you to choose your direction and tailor your studies to your future career. You could major in Information Strategy and Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, or International Business; build your own degree by undertaking two minors in a range of different areas; or undertake a one-year exchange with Rennes Business School in Brittany, France.

Employers look for graduates who can apply theory to real industry challenges. During your degree you will access career-focused electives and internships in industry, building your confidence and getting valuable industry experience.

1 UniSA Business School is one of just nine institutions in the country and 163 globally to be accredited by EQUIS. There are a total pool of 16,585 business schools worldwide, AACSB, July 2016
2 QS Stars Business School Rankings 2017

Why Bachelor of Business

Why this Degree

The Bachelor of Business gives you a solid grounding in core business concepts, plus your choice of minor specialisations. You can study from within the Business School or from another area of the university such as languages, international relations or communication.



There are three exciting ways to tailor this degree to suit your future career. You can choose to either:

  1. Major in one of these specialisations: Information Strategy and Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, or International Business;

  2. Build your own degree by choosing up to three minors. Learn more about minors here; or

  3. Participate in a one-year international exchange with Rennes Business School in Brittany, France, and be recognised by both Rennes Business School and the University of South Australia. You will receive a parchment from each institution after just three years of full-time study. On exchange, you will have the flexibility to specialise in Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Finance or Marketing, as well as undertake an internship in France. Upon successful completion of your studies, you will graduate with a UniSA Bachelor of Business and an International Bachelor Programme in Management from Rennes Business School.

Our degrees are highly flexible and you can fast track your studies with our exciting summer and winter schools.

Real-world connections

Get on the road to global citizenship with a student exchange program. We have more than 60 partner universities worldwide, and study options that range from two weeks to one year. The Business Career Mentor Program helps you build your industry networks and your career. In 2016 we matched over 190 students with business mentors. The six-month program runs from March every year.

We host regular University-wide employee master classes and employment expos, and alumni events in Australia and overseas.

Your career

Due to the flexibility in this degree, there are many career paths our graduates aspire to – your career will depend on your specialisation. You could consider careers such as:

  • Business advisor: working with new or established businesses; analysing business plans and financial statements; advising on investments, marketing, funding and financial trends; understanding consumer needs and how to improve profitability
  • Human resources generalist: advising and supporting employees about human resource related policies and practices; coordinating recruitment and induction processes; maintaining personnel and recruitment records; researching and developing human resources policy, projects and programs
  • Business development manager: sales planning; account management; relationship building; developing business plans; marketing initiatives
  • Marketing and communications officer: implementing communication and marketing strategies; delivering public relations messages to raise organisational profile; maintaining websites and social media; proactive and reactive media duties

Industry facts

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Employment as a business administration manager in Australia is projected to increase by 18,200  (or 12.3 per cent) by November 20201.

1Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2015

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In 2015 there were more than 2.1 million businesses trading in Australia1.

1Australia Bureau of Statistics (ABS), 2016

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By 2020, employment for information and organisation professionals in Australia is projected to increase by 15.3 per cent1.

1Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2015

What you'll learn

What you Learn

The degree starts with core courses in business. These will give you a solid grasp of business fundamentals such as international business, economics and accounting, business operations, and intelligence. There are also twelve elective courses that you can use to custom build your degree. For example, you could choose to do:

  • three minors (four courses each), or
  • two sub-majors (six courses each), or
  • a 12-month international exchange and four electives

You can choose your electives from within the Business School or from other areas of the university.

You can gain an extra qualification and broaden your career prospects by completing a Diploma in Languages.

Study hours

For each course you study, you will need to allocate time for various classes such as lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars and practicals. Plus you will need additional hours to study in your own time to complete assignments, readings and projects and contribute to online discussion forums (independent study). So as a general rule, if you are studying full-time you would need to allocate 12 – 26 hours of study when at university and 14 – 28 hours of independent study per week. 

Assessment

Assessment

Your studies at UniSA will incorporate both practical, professionally-focused and research-based learning, so assessment types will vary. You can expect them to include:

  • reports, project documentation, case studies and presentations
  • essays and assignments
  • examinations
  • industry-relevant, research-based projects
  • practicals and team-based projects
  • participation in the workplace and in class

Global opportunities

International exchanges and intensive study-tours open doors to new possibilities and experiences, and our Business School has strong connections with prestigious universities in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Travelling and studying with leading academic staff and your peers is a wonderful opportunity to develop first-hand knowledge of the international business environment. You’ll find the experience invaluable for your personal and professional development, giving you a global perspective.

UniSA has links with universities worldwide. You can choose short-term or semester-long study from a range of universities and countries depending on your area of study and cultural interests. Take a look at the global opportunities available.

Once you are a current student, you will be able to explore various study tours and exchanges and take advantage of Student Mobility Grants to make going on an overseas exchange or study tour achievable.

Global opportunities

What courses you'll study

Structure

Course name Area and cat no. Units Reference  
FIRST YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Business Law LAWS 1018 4.5
Accounting Principles for Business Decisions ACCT 1009 4.5
Business and Society BUSS 1057 4.5
Principles of Economics ECON 1008 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Quantitative Methods for Business MATH 1053 4.5
Marketing Principles: Trading and Exchange MARK 1010 4.5
Professional Development in Business BUSS 1060 4.5
Minor 1 4.5 Note(s): 1,4
SECOND YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Business Intelligence INFS 2036 4.5
Management and Organisation BUSS 2068 4.5
Minor 1 4.5 Note(s): 1,4
Minor 2 4.5 Note(s): 1,4
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Business Operations BUSS 2065 4.5
International Business Environment BUSS 2067 4.5
Minor 1 4.5 Note(s): 1,4
Minor 2 4.5 Note(s): 1,4
THIRD YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Strategic Management BUSS 3023 4.5
Minor 1 4.5 Note(s): 1,4
Minor 2 4.5 Note(s): 1,4
Elective 4.5 Rule(s): 1,2
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Elective 4.5 Rule(s): 1,2
Minor 2 4.5 Note(s): 1,4
Elective 4.5 Rule(s): 1,2
Elective 4.5 Rule(s): 1,2
Schedule for students awarded 36 units of block credit Note(s): 2
FIRST YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Professional Development in Business BUSS 1060 4.5
Minor 1 4.5 Note(s): 1,4
Minor 1 4.5 Note(s): 1,4
Minor 2 4.5 Note(s): 1,4
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Business Operations BUSS 2065 4.5
Minor 1 4.5 Note(s): 1,4
Minor 2 4.5 Note(s): 1,4
Minor 2 4.5 Note(s): 1,4
SECOND YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
International Business Environment BUSS 2067 4.5
Strategic Management BUSS 3023 4.5
Minor 1 4.5 Note(s): 1,4
Minor 2 4.5 Note(s): 1,4
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Elective 4.5 Rule(s): 1,2
Elective 4.5 Rule(s): 1,2
Elective 4.5 Rule(s): 1,2
Elective 4.5 Rule(s): 1,2
Schedule for students awarded 54 units of block credit Note(s): 3
FIRST YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Professional Development in Business BUSS 1060 4.5
Minor 1 4.5 Note(s): 1,4
Minor 1 4.5 Note(s): 1,4
Minor 2 4.5 Note(s): 1,4
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Business Operations BUSS 2065 4.5
Minor 1 4.5 Note(s): 1,4
Minor 2 4.5 Note(s): 1,4
Minor 2 4.5 Note(s): 1,4
SECOND YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
International Business Environment BUSS 2067 4.5
Strategic Management BUSS 3023 4.5
Minor 1 4.5 Note(s): 1,4
Minor 2 4.5 Note(s): 1,4

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Scholarships

Every year, over 2,500 UniSA students are supported in their studies through scholarships and grants worth millions of dollars. Check out the scholarships below. One of them may be perfect for you. Visit our scholarship search page for more.

Your campus

We have six campuses in metropolitan and regional areas, each with advanced facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments.

Adelaide - City West campus

City West is in Adelaide’s most lively precinct, close to art galleries, music venues, cafés and restaurants. It has brand new learning spaces; modern lecture theatres; architecture workshops, contemporary art and design studios; and well-equipped student lounges. Explore City West >

Your study experience

Our campuses have fantastic facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments. But you’ll also discover that your journey at UniSA is about social experiences, healthy living and getting involved. You’ll find student gyms, community clinics, tech zones and chill-out spaces. There are campus sport activities to keep you active, and if you are keen to explore the social side of university life, there are movies, cooking demonstrations, parties and loads more.

Adelaide has a variety of accommodation options to suit different requirements and budgets. Options include dedicated student accommodation or private rentals. See our long-term accommodation pages for plenty of options. If you need somewhere to live, our new student accommodation by urbanest is on Bank Street in Adelaide’s lively cultural precinct, an ideal perfect location for students. It is within easy reach of UniSA’s city and metropolitan campuses, Rundle Mall shopping, the Central Market, Chinatown, and the West End’s vibrant nightlife. It is also across the road from the Adelaide train station, and on bus and tram routes.

Student services

Student services

The Business School Hub is a convenient, central support service for Business School students, from first year through to graduation. The team provides expert advice on study options, elective choices and any academic difficulties. It also helps with referrals to support services across the University. The Business School Hub is there to facilitate your life at university, so you get the most out of your UniSA experience.

Our student support services will make your life at university easier. We want you to be successful, and if you need help, we're here to assist. We provide a full range of support services, including:

  • academic counselling
  • personal counselling
  • social support services, including family support and nearby childcare
  • common rooms
  • prayer rooms
  • security officers
  • services offered through our student association, USASA

When you become a UniSA student you can contact Campus Central for help with anything related to your degree. They will help you with your enrolment, ID cards, fees, timetables and any other questions you might have.

24/7 digital environment

This degree is offered online. With interactive online course materials and a 24/7 learning environment you can organise your study to suit your lifestyle. You can:

  • study online, including accessing videos and course resources
  • participate in virtual classrooms
  • submit your assignments and get feedback online
  • use forums and discussion boards for team work and communication

Our learnonline facilities include a personal learning environment with virtual classrooms, lecture recordings, emails, learning support, administration, library access and results. The environment is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can tailor your learning to your life. We are continually investing in innovative digital technologies for a high-quality student learning experience.

Please note some on-campus attendance (such as to attend seminars, workshops or examinations) and/or placements may apply. Any requirements like this are detailed on individual course pages.

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How to apply

Applying to study with us:

  • go to the top of this page and make note of the SATAC code, then click Apply
  • you will be redirected through to the SATAC website to continue your application

Alternative Pathways

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