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Start Date
February
July

Duration
3 year(s) full-time

Mode
On-campus/Online

Program Code
DBBN

SATAC Code
424591 (Internal)

Study as
Full-time or part-time

Entry Requirements
Selection Rank (Internal): 63.65 (for 2017)
Selection Rank (Guaranteed): 70.00 (for 2018)
TAFE/RTO (Guaranteed): CIV
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Prerequisites
None

Assumed Knowledge
None

Key features

  • The ideal choice for the next wave of entrepreneurs.
  • Learn how to find creative, innovative and useful solutions to business and social problems.
  • Identify and create new business ideas and bring them to commercial reality.
  • Discover how to set up and market a successful business.
  • Complete cross-disciplinary study with courses from the School of Built and Natural Environments and the School of Art, Architecture and Design.
  • 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

Learn to identify and create new business ideas and bring them to commercial reality in this internationally renowned business degree.

You will learn what is involved in setting up and marketing a successful enterprise, and how to commercialise new products and services in business and not-for-profit sectors. You can also gain practical experience through an internship or experiential elective; participate in a business simulation project; and work with a business career mentor.

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.

Why Bachelor of Business (Innovation and Entrepreneurship)

Why this Degree

Through the study of innovation and entrepreneurship, you will develop the enterprising mindset crucial for finding creative, innovative and useful solutions in business and social enterprises. In your specialisation you’ll study areas such as:

  • creativity and innovation
  • computer modelling for product design
  • entrepreneurial enterprises, commercialisation and business operations

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 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.

Many of our teaching staff are current researchers and you will study their findings in class. We involve our Australian and international business partners in course planning – so you’ll work on industry projects that are relevant today. We also host regular University-wide employee master classes and employment expos, and alumni events in Australia and overseas.

Your career

Between now and 2020 in Australia, employment in business is expected to grow. The availability of roles is expected to increase by 18,200 jobs for business administration managers (or 12.3 per cent)1. Careers to consider:

  • Business manager: overseeing and supervising an organisation’s activities and employees; work in a small business as the owner or reporting directly to the owner; work in a larger company usually overseeing an individual department, such as marketing, sales or production
  • Entrepreneur: using initiative, commercial acumen and broad ranging business skills to develop or transform a product or service for yourself or an organisation
  • Strategist: conducting and overseeing research activities; performing competitive analysis; identifying gaps and opportunities in the marketplace; assembling strategic insights; defining objectives and setting performance metrics; keeping abreast of relevant emerging behaviours, technologies, and companies
  • Innovation manager: ensuring an organisation has the capability to develop innovative strategies, products, services and processes; championing innovation, evaluating and improving the organisation’s innovative capacity; facilitating innovation within the organisation

1Graduates aged less than 25 in first full-time employment. Source: Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2015.

Industry facts

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Employment for business administration managers in Australia is projected to increase by 18,200 (12.3 per cent) by November 20201.

Australian 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.

ABS, 2016

What others are saying

I am passionate about designing and developing new and highly imaginative course content in response to contemporary trends, challenges and changes typically caused by technology, and that entail the examination of how and in what ways innovation can enable individuals and organisations to meet those challenges.

Dr Joanne Pimlott


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Dr Joanne Pimlott


I have worked across Switzerland, Germany, UK and Australia in roles ranging from an international marketing manager to a general manager of a plastics manufacturing business. I use this experience now at UniSA where I teach industry innovation and work with the community and industry to develop entrepreneurship programs.

Dr Peter Balan OAM


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Dr Peter Balan OAM


What you'll learn

What you Learn

The degree starts with core courses in business, giving you a solid grasp of business fundamentals such as economics and accounting, business operations and intelligence.

You then move on to your specialisation, learning to find creative, innovative and useful solutions to business and social problems. You will also complete cross-disciplinary courses from the School of Built and Natural Environments and School of Art, Architecture and Design.

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
Quantitative Methods for Business MATH 1053 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Marketing Principles: Trading and Exchange MARK 1010 4.5
Professional Development in Business BUSS 1060 4.5
Engineering Design and Innovation ENGG 1004 4.5
Introduction to Computer Modelling for Product Design GRAP 1026 4.5
SECOND YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Principles of Economics ECON 1008 4.5
Management and Organisation BUSS 2068 4.5
Creativity and Innovation BUSS 2066 4.5
Small Business for Professionals BUSS 2040 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Business Operations BUSS 2065 4.5
Business Intelligence INFS 2036 4.5
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1
THIRD YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Strategic Management BUSS 3023 4.5
Entrepreneurial Commercialisation for New Ventures BUSS 3048 4.5
Project Management: Principles and Strategies INFS 2022 4.5
International Business Environment BUSS 2067 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Entrepreneurial Enterprises BUSS 3043 4.5
International Management Ethics and Values BUSS 3053 4.5
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1,4
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1,4
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
Small Business for Professionals BUSS 2040 4.5
Business Operations BUSS 2065 4.5
Creativity and Innovation BUSS 2066 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Engineering Design and Innovation ENGG 1004 4.5
Introduction to Computer Modelling for Product Design GRAP 1026 4.5
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1
SECOND YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Strategic Management BUSS 3023 4.5
International Business Environment BUSS 2067 4.5
Project Management: Principles and Strategies INFS 2022 4.5
Entrepreneurial Commercialisation for New Ventures BUSS 3048 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
International Management Ethics and Values BUSS 3053 4.5
Entrepreneurial Enterprises BUSS 3043 4.5
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1,4
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1,4
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
Entrepreneurial Commercialisation for New Ventures BUSS 3048 4.5
Small Business for Professionals BUSS 2040 4.5
Business Operations BUSS 2065 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Entrepreneurial Enterprises BUSS 3043 4.5
Engineering Design and Innovation ENGG 1004 4.5
Introduction to Computer Modelling for Product Design GRAP 1026 4.5
International Management Ethics and Values BUSS 3053 4.5
SECOND YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
International Business Environment BUSS 2067 4.5
Creativity and Innovation BUSS 2066 4.5
Strategic Management BUSS 3023 4.5
Project Management: Principles and Strategies INFS 2022 4.5

I am passionate about creating recruitment opportunities for people with a disability and have continued my research through an Australian Research Linkage Grant (2011-2015) in partnership with Finding Workable Solutions Inc. Alongside my PhD (Marketing), I have a Diploma of Counselling and have worked in Alice Springs (Central Australian Aboriginal Congress) and Whyalla (Centacare Port Pirie Diocese).

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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

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