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Start Date
February
July

Duration
3 year(s) full-time

Mode
On-campus/Online

Program Code
DBBR

SATAC Code
474071 (Internal)

Study as
Full-time or part-time

Entry Requirements
Selection Rank (Internal): 65.20 (for 2017)
Selection Rank (Guaranteed): 70.00 (for 2018)
TAFE/RTO (Guaranteed): DIP
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Prerequisites
None

Assumed Knowledge
None

Key features

  • Gain a broad-based business education in areas such as accounting, business law and marketing.
  • Focus your studies on two specialisations – choose from tourism and events; sport and recreation; logistics and supply chain; or small business and entrepreneurship.
  • Undertake a business internship in your final year.
  • Flexible study mode includes some on-campus courses and some online delivery.
  • 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.

1UniSA 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, a UniSA business degree will get you career-ready with the latest in contemporary business skills and theory.

The Bachelor of Business gives you a solid grounding in core business concepts, plus a chance to tailor your learning through the choice of two specialisations. This highly flexible degree allows you to choose your direction.

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 (Mt Gambier)

Why this Degree

UniSA is renowned nationally and internationally for excellence in business education.

You will gain a broad-based business education in areas such as accounting, business law and marketing. You will then then tailor your studies by choosing two of these specialisations:

  • tourism and events
  • sport and recreation
  • logistics and supply chain
  • small business and entrepreneurship

In your final year you will also undertake a business internship. UniSA Business School degrees are highly flexible, by combining the Bachelor of Business (Mt Gambier) with another of our business degrees, you may be able to graduate with two different degrees for only one extra year of study, depending on your study plan.

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.

We also 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:

  • logistic manager
  • operations coordinator
  • inventory supply chain manager
  • pricing analyst
  • demand planners
  • event manager
  • policy planner
  • project officer: arts and culture
  • venue manager
  • retail and wholesale travel coordinator
  • recreation centre manager
  • sports development coordinator

Industry facts

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Employment for business administration managers 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.

1ABS, 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 theory. These will give you a solid grasp of business fundamentals such as international business; economics and accounting; business operations and intelligence. You will then choose two study streams and do four courses in each. You can choose from:

  • tourism and events
  • sport and recreation
  • logistics and supply chain
  • small business and entrepreneurship

You will also complete four electives in which you’ll have opportunities to do internships in industry and career-focused electives.

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

Combined degrees

If you wish to specialise in two fields, you can pair two single degrees and create your own combined degree. This gives you choice, flexibility and increased value to employers at the start of (and throughout) your career. The flexibility of Business School degrees also means that you may be able to complete your study in four years full-time, depending on the combination. There are many combined degree options, including:

  • accounting
  • economics, finance and trade
  • finance
  • human resource management
  • logistics and supply chain management
  • management
  • marketing
  • property
  • sport and recreation management
  • tourism and event management

Find out more about combined degrees.

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 Rule(s): 3
Accounting Principles for Business Decisions ACCT 1009 4.5 Rule(s): 3
Business and Society BUSS 1057 4.5 Rule(s): 3
Principles of Economics ECON 1008 4.5 Rule(s): 3
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Quantitative Methods for Business MATH 1053 4.5 Rule(s): 3
Marketing Principles: Trading and Exchange MARK 1010 4.5 Rule(s): 3
Professional Development in Business BUSS 1060 4.5 Rule(s): 3
Management and Organisation BUSS 2068 4.5 Rule(s): 3
SECOND YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Business Intelligence INFS 2036 4.5 Rule(s): 3
Stream 1 4.5 Rule(s): 1,4
Stream 2 4.5 Rule(s): 1,4
Elective 4.5 Rule(s): 2,4
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
International Business Environment BUSS 2067 4.5 Rule(s): 3
Stream 1 4.5 Rule(s): 1,4
Stream 2 4.5 Rule(s): 1,4
Elective 4.5 Rule(s): 2,4
THIRD YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Business Operations BUSS 2065 4.5 Rule(s): 3
Stream 1 4.5 Rule(s): 1,4
Stream 2 4.5 Rule(s): 1,4
Elective 4.5 Rule(s): 2,4
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Strategic Management BUSS 3023 4.5 Rule(s): 3
Stream 1 4.5 Rule(s): 1,4
Stream 2 4.5 Rule(s): 1,4
Elective 4.5 Rule(s): 2,4

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.

Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier boasts a new Learning Centre and one of the fastest network connections in regional Australia. There’s a central piazza for students and new student spaces for socialising and informal learning. Explore Mount Gambier >

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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