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Start date
February
July

Duration
3 year(s) full-time

Mode
On-campus/Online

Program Code
DBBG

Prerequisites
None

Assumed Knowledge
None

Fees
2018: AUD$ 29,500 per annum (per 1.0 EFTSL)

English Language Requirements
  • IELTS total [6.0]
  • IELTS reading [6.0]
  • IELTS writing [6.0]
Equivalent English qualifications (PDF)

International Admission by Country
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CRICOS Code
080993B

Key features

  • Discover modern management involving the organisation of people, money and technology.
  • Learn about the latest business trends and how to manage emerging issues.
  • Gain critical skills in problem-solving and leadership to achieve business objectives.
  • Complete a work placement and be mentored by a business manager.
  • 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 169 globally to be accredited by EQUIS. There are a total pool of 16,585 business schools worldwide, AACSB, May 2017.

Snapshot

Snapshot

Modern managers are skilled problem solvers, they organise people, manage money and leverage technology to achieve business objectives. They are at the forefront of business.

In this degree, you will get a grounding in key business disciplines through industry and business-focused courses. Your management specialisation will give you the knowledge and skills to manage resources and projects in a global business environment. You will learn to address emerging issues, and to recognise the need for innovation as you progress in your career. You will also have the valuable opportunity to embed an internship, mentoring or work integrated learning into your degree.

Ranked in the top one per cent worldwide1 and awarded five stars2, UniSA’s Business School will get you career-ready with the latest in contemporary business skills and theory.

1 UniSA Business School is one of just nine institutions in the country and 169 globally to be accredited by EQUIS. There are a total pool of 16,585 business schools worldwide, AACSB, May 2017.
2 QS Stars Business School Rankings 2017

Why Bachelor of Business (Management)

Why this Degree

UniSA is renowned nationally and internationally for excellence in business education. We develop our degrees in partnership with industry and connect with top professional bodies in order for our degrees to remain relevant in today’s business environment.

Many of our teaching staff are also current researchers and you will study their findings in class. We also involve our Australian and international business partners in course planning – so you’ll work on industry projects that are relevant today.

Your studies will focus on leading-edge business knowledge and real industry experience. So you’ll be career-ready as soon as you graduate. Our degrees are highly flexible and you can fast track your studies with our exciting summer and winter schools. By combining this degree with another business degree you can graduate with two different degrees for one extra year of study.

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 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 a:

  • Project manager: ensuring projects are delivered on time and according to project plans; managing project team resources; scheduling, preparation and resource forecasting; managing vendors and suppliers; managing budgets
  • General manager: planning and directing the operations of companies or public and private sector organisations; duties can include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources
  • Management consultant: offering strategic and objective advisory services to help organisations to improve productivity and performance; advising in areas such as change management, financial performance, restructuring and human resources
  • Risk manager: assessing and identifying potential risks that could endanger the reputation, safety, security and financial prosperity of a client or organisation; implementing processes and procedures to ensure the client is prepared to deal with any potential risk elements

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.

1Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2015

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Employment for management and organisation analysts in Australia is projected to increase by 13,800 (20.8 per cent) by November 20201.

1Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2015

What others are saying

Having the opportunity to do an industry placement really added an edge to my degree. Not only does it give you the opportunity to develop your skills, but also valuable connections within the industry that you can use after graduating.

Donna Le

Bachelor of Business (Management)

Donna Le

Donna Le

Bachelor of Business (Management)

Before working in higher education, I worked as the Marketing Coordinator at London Contemporary Art and as the Marketing Director for the New York Society for the Deaf. This combination of academic and industry experience supports my commitment to assisting students reach their full academic and professional potential.

Tracey Bretag


Tracey Bretag

Tracey Bretag


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 can gain valuable insight and career skills while you study with advanced career-focused electives and internships in industry.

In your management specialisation you'll study areas such as business intelligence and operations; international management ethics and values; organisational leadership and behaviour.

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)
Management and Organisation BUSS 2068 4.5
Foundations of Human Resource Management BUSS 2043 4.5
Marketing Principles: Trading and Exchange MARK 1010 4.5
Quantitative Methods for Business MATH 1053 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Business Law LAWS 1018 4.5
Principles of Economics ECON 1008 4.5
Business and Society BUSS 1057 4.5
Professional Development in Business BUSS 1060 4.5
SECOND YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
International Business Environment BUSS 2067 4.5
Communication and Organisational Practices COMM 2072 4.5
Business Intelligence INFS 2036 4.5
Accounting Principles for Business Decisions ACCT 1009 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Business Operations BUSS 2065 4.5
Organisational Behaviour BUSS 2046 4.5
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1
THIRD YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Managing Decision Making BUSS 3087 4.5
Strategic Management BUSS 3023 4.5
International Management Ethics and Values BUSS 3053 4.5
Project Management: Principles and Strategies INFS 2022 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Entrepreneurial Enterprises BUSS 3043 4.5
Organisational Leadership BUSS 3050 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)
Foundations of Human Resource Management BUSS 2043 4.5
Communication and Organisational Practices COMM 2072 4.5
Professional Development in Business BUSS 1060 4.5
International Business Environment BUSS 2067 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Business Operations BUSS 2065 4.5
Organisational Behaviour BUSS 2046 4.5
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1
SECOND YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Managing Decision Making BUSS 3087 4.5
Strategic Management BUSS 3023 4.5
International Management Ethics and Values BUSS 3053 4.5
Project Management: Principles and Strategies INFS 2022 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Entrepreneurial Enterprises BUSS 3043 4.5
Organisational Leadership BUSS 3050 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)
Foundations of Human Resource Management BUSS 2043 4.5
Communication and Organisational Practices COMM 2072 4.5
Professional Development in Business BUSS 1060 4.5
International Business Environment BUSS 2067 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Business Operations BUSS 2065 4.5
Organisational Behaviour BUSS 2046 4.5
Entrepreneurial Enterprises BUSS 3043 4.5
Organisational Leadership BUSS 3050 4.5
SECOND YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Managing Decision Making BUSS 3087 4.5
Strategic Management BUSS 3023 4.5
International Management Ethics and Values BUSS 3053 4.5
Project Management: Principles and Strategies INFS 2022 4.5

I have over 30 years of business-linked experience in Australia and internationally and a long held commitment to achieving wider business literacy in the community, evidenced through my teaching and consultancies such as co-writing the South Australian Year 12 Accounting curriculum. As the Bachelor of Business Program Director, I assist students to succeed in the Business School's exciting selection of industry relevant undergraduate degree majors offered in both Australia and Hong Kong.

Mr Stan Astachnowicz

Program Director

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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

As a student at the University of South Australia you will have unique access to work placement opportunities, overseas study tours and exchanges, networking events, internships, guest speakers and more.

Our campuses are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments. These are all supported by the latest technologies and a 24/7 online learning platform. We have health services on campus, gymnasiums, technology zones and great student lounges. You will also have access to a range of community clinics, which provide professional and cost effective services in areas of health, law and psychology. 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 lots 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, a 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.

International Student Services will make your life at university easier. We want you to be successful, and if you need help we will be there to assist. Support services include: 

  • careers advice
  • help with student visas and health cover
  • personal counselling
  • academic counselling
  • fees and finance help
  • common rooms
  • prayer rooms
  • security officers
  • services offered through our student association, USASA
  • accommodation services

We also offer study support from our Learning Advisers. You can work with them face-to-face or online. They are here to help you develop academically and professionally during your studies. They also offer help with the English language.

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.

Student services

How to apply

How to apply for international students will give you helpful information about the application process at the University of South Australia. When you are ready, apply through our International Application System. If you would like to talk to someone near you about studying at the University of South Australia, we have agents all over the world who can assist you. Find an Education Agent in your country.

Alternative Pathways

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