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Start date
February
July

Duration
3 year(s) full-time

Mode
On-campus/Online

Program Code
DBPY

Prerequisites
None

Assumed Knowledge
None

Fees
2019: AUD$ 31,000 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
024196G

Degree overview

  • The University of South Australia Business School is in the top one per cent worldwide1 and has been awarded an overall five stars for excellence in the QS Stars Ratings 2018.
  • Graduate with a degree internationally-accredited by the Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers (SISV), and Board of Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agents Malaysia.
  • Engage with industry through the Property Mentoring Scheme and networking events.
  • Study at the No.1 Business School in South Australia for graduate careers2.
  • Study the longest-running specialised property degree in Australia, and the only one of its kind in South Australia.
  • Become a well-rounded property professional with a critical advisory and management skills.
  • Prepare for a property career in valuation, asset portfolio management, fund management, investment or research.

1UniSA Business School is one of just nine institutions in the country and 176 globally to be accredited by EQUIS. There are a total pool of 16,521 business schools worldwide, AACSB, May 2017.  2QILT: Graduate Destinations Survey 2015 and Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016-17 – Full-time Employment Indicator. Public SA-founded universities only.

Snapshot

Snapshot

The Bachelor of Business (Property) is the longest-running degree of its type in Australia, and the only one of its kind in South Australia. You will learn about property investment, development, valuation, management, agency and property research. 

As a property professional you will gather and analyse information to help you make informed decisions and offer practical advice about the use and management of property. 

Employers look for graduates who can apply theory to real industry challenges. During your degree you will access the Property Mentoring Scheme and networking events designed to connect you with experienced industry professionals.

What you'll learn

What you Learn

The degree includes core courses in business theory. These will give you a solid grasp of business fundamentals such as economics, accounting and business operations. You will go on to study specialised areas such as:

  • building evaluation, planning and land use, and property law
  • property valuation, management and agency
  • property investment and development

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

Degree 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 for Business ACCT 1008 4.5
Discovering Opportunities in Property BUSS 1055 4.5
Principles of Economics ECON 1008 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Professional Development in Property BUSS 1062 4.5
Marketing Principles: Trading and Exchange MARK 1010 4.5
Quantitative Methods for Business MATH 1053 4.5
Business and Society BUSS 1057 4.5
or International Study Tour 4.5 Note(s): 3
SECOND YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Business Finance BANK 2007 4.5
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 2
Management and Organisation BUSS 2068 4.5
Property Economics ECON 2013 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Empirical Business Analysis ECON 2007 4.5
Fundamentals of Property Law COML 2003 4.5
Building Evaluation for Property BUIL 2026 4.5
Property Asset Management BUSS 2069 4.5
THIRD YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Entrepreneurship for Social and Market Impact BUSS 2085 4.5
Statutory Valuations MGMT 3002 4.5
Property Development BUSS 3032 4.5
Property Investment BANK 3007 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 2
Property Practice BUSS 3076 4.5
International Business Environments BUSS 3103 4.5
Commercial Property Valuation BUSS 3106 4.5

Why Bachelor of Business (Property)

Why this Degree

From day one of your degree you will progress through a series of property courses covering the physical, economic, planning and legal aspects of property as well as specialist areas including property valuation, agency and management and property funds management. 

This degree is the longest-running specialised undergraduate property degree in Australia. It is accredited in Australia and internationally by:

  • the Australian Property Institute (API)
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
  • Singapore Institute of Valuers and Surveyors
  • the Board of Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agents Malaysia

You can also get practical experience through an experiential elective or participate in a business simulation project.

More ways to study

Our flexible delivery and extra-curricular opportunities are designed to suit your lifestyle, preferred way of learning and career interests. You can benefit from online and on-campus study, part-time or full-time learning, Summer and Winter School intensive courses, mentoring and networking opportunities with industry, and accelerated learning pathways. Plus, you can make the most of professional development courses endorsed by industry, build leaderships skills employers value through UniSA+ and seek support at our on-campus Business Student Hub.

Real-world connections

In the Property Career Mentor Program you’ll be paired with a mentor from the property industry. Your mentor will offer insights into the practical work environment, help out with networking opportunities and offer valuable career-based guidance. 

In addition to learning from teachers with professional experience as part of your studies, we offer opportunities for you to connect with industry outside the classroom:

  • Complete an internship or industry project
  • Become a global citizen with our overseas exchange program – we have more than 60 partner universities worldwide, and study options that range from two weeks to one year
  • Build your network and career even further by participating in our Property Mentoring Scheme or Business Career Mentor Program, which pair you with an experienced business professional

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

Your career

As the No.1 Business School in South Australia for graduate careers1, our quality teaching and experiences beyond the classroom will ensure you graduate career-ready.

Between now and 2020, employment in the property and real estate profession in Australia is expected to grow. The availability of roles is projected to increase by 5.6 per cent for land economists and valuers2

Careers to consider:

  • Land and property valuer: providing advice on financing and valuation; analysing investments; managing portfolios; calculating values by considering market demand, future trends and other factors; valuing office, retail, industrial and residential properties for sale and purchase, bank lending and preparation of financial statements
  • Property developer: researching land and property opportunities and evaluating the feasibility of a project; assessing the best use for the land or property; planning the property development, including the schedule and costs; working with architects, builders, and local councils
  • Commercial property analyst: researching market trends and statistics to forecast the industry future; determining the best use of finances; performing due diligence research in order to broker real estate deals; working with sellers and buyers
  • Property funds manager: providing advice for clients on where and how to invest; improving the value of a property; implementing an investment strategy; managing portfolios of trading activities

1QILT: Graduate Destinations Survey 2015 and Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016-17 – Full-time Employment Indicator. Public SA-founded universities only.  2Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2015.

Professional accreditation and recognition

The Bachelor of Business (Property) meets the education requirements for graduates to apply to be registered as Valuers by The Board of Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agents Malaysia

The program has been formally accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and provides the academic base for membership.

The program has been formally accredited for Associate Membership and Associate Membership with Certified Practicing Valuer (CPV) Certification of the Australian Property Institute (API). To be elevated to CPV, associates of the API will need to have met the supervised valuation experience requirements as set out by the API. All graduates of this program will need to comply with the conditions specified in the agreement.

This program has been formally accredited by the Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers (SISV) and provides the academic base for membership.

What others are saying

I started my career in the investment banking industry working with a broad field of financial instruments including derivatives, property loan stock and international currency. I am still involved with industry now, working with a number of not-for-profit organisations on the issue of housing decisions made by an older demographic. The results of my research informs my teaching and is included in the courses I teach.

Dr Braam Lowies


Employment: UniSA Property Lecturer

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Dr Braam Lowies


<br />Employment: UniSA Property Lecturer

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.

Location This degree is delivered at the following campus.

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 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 Student 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 Student 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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Deferment

This degree is not available for deferment.

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