Start date
February
August

Duration
3 year(s) full-time

Mode
On-campus/Online

Program Code
DBBN

Prerequisites
None

Assumed Knowledge
None

Fees
2022: AUD$ 32,600 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
082882D

Degree overview

  • UniSA Business is in the top one per cent worldwide1 and has been awarded an overall five stars for excellence in the 2020 QS Stars Ratings.
  • Ranked No. 1 in SA and Top 10 in Australia for Business and Management2.
  • Develop your knowledge for a successful career in business by studying a curriculum informed by above world-class research in business and management3.
  • UniSA Business is accredited by both AACSB International and EFMD (EQUIS) – the world’s leading accreditation bodies.
  • Gain a solid grounding in core business concepts and tailor your studies to suit your career interests.
  • Enjoy the flexibility of a broad business degree and create your own study plan based on your career goals.
  • Participate in a one-year international exchange at the prestigious Rennes School of Business in Brittany, France, and receive two parchments in just three years.
  • Add a 1-year master’s degree to your studies with our 3+1 Pathway to Masters package, and complete an undergraduate and postgraduate degree in just four years.
  • Gain real-world experience as part of your studies through an industry internship or mentorship opportunity.
  • Explore 16 other UniSA Bachelor of Business degree specialisations and transfer with study credit for most successfully completed courses.
  • Choose from a number of practical-based electives including practicums, simulation projects and our entrepreneur-based course Startup Studio (delivered through the University's Innovation & Collaboration Centre) which teaches you how to bring a business concept to life.

1UniSA Business is one of just 11 institutions in Australia and 191 globally to be accredited by EQUIS (from over 16,500 worldwide). EFMD, February 2021. 22021 QS Subject Rankings. 32018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA). 

Snapshot

This highly flexible degree allows you to tailor your studies to your interests and future career.Business_Students-14 copy - Copy.jpg

You could:

You can also select from a number of practical-based electives including industry internships, practicums, simulation projects and our entrepreneur-based course Startup Studio (delivered through the University's Innovation & Collaboration Centre) which teaches you how to bring a business concept to life.

Employers look for graduates who can apply theory to real industry challenges. During your degree you can also access career-focused electives and internships to gain valuable real-world experience.

What you'll learn

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

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

You can choose from a wide range of electives (please refer to the Electives drop-down beneath the Degree Structure below for more information) and learn more about majors, minors and sub-majors.

Or you could explore 16 other UniSA Bachelor of Business degrees across specialisations such as Innovation and EntrepreneurshipMarketing, Finance, Property, Management, Tourism and Event Management and more, and transfer with study credit for most successfully completed courses.

Degree structure

Course name Area and cat no. Units Reference  
FIRST YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Career Development in Business BUSS 1060 4.5
Accounting for Business ACCT 1008 4.5 Note(s): 2,3
OR
Quantitative Methods for Business MATH 1053 4.5 Note(s): 2,3
Business and Society BUSS 1057 4.5 Note(s): 2,3
OR
International Study Tour 4.5 Note(s): 5
OR
Elective 4.5
Principles of Economics ECON 1008 4.5 Note(s): 2,3
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 2,3
Marketing Principles: Trading and Exchange MARK 1010 4.5 Note(s): 2,3
Business Law LAWS 1018 4.5 Note(s): 2,3
Minor 1 4.5 Note(s): 1,3,4
SECOND YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Business Intelligence INFS 2036 4.5 Note(s): 2,3
Management and Organisation BUSS 2068 4.5 Note(s): 2,3
Minor 1 4.5 Note(s): 1,3,4
Minor 2 4.5 Note(s): 1,4
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Entrepreneurship for Social and Market Impact BUSS 2085 4.5
Minor 1 4.5 Note(s): 1,3,4
Minor 2 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): 1,3,4 Rule(s): 1
Minor 2 4.5 Note(s): 1,4 Rule(s): 1
Elective 4.5 Rule(s): 1
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Elective 4.5 Rule(s): 1
International Business Environments BUSS 3103 4.5
OR
International Elective 4.5 Note(s): 6
Elective 4.5 Rule(s): 1
Elective 4.5 Rule(s): 1

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, as well as to 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

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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

Enrich your studies and your life – make overseas study part of your qualification. You may have the option to undertake an exchange, short-term program or study tour overseas while you study. We have links with universities worldwide, as well as a range of travel grants available to make going overseas much more accessible.

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.

Global opportunities

Why Bachelor of Business

BusSch_PhuongNhuLAM_Image2 copy_1.JPGThe Bachelor of Business gives you a solid grounding in core business concepts and the flexibility to create your own study plan.

There are several exciting ways to tailor your degree to suit your future career.

You can choose to:

  1. Build your own degree by completing a mix of minors (with or without electives) or sub-majors across a range of different study areas.
  2. Explore 16 other UniSA Bachelor of Business degrees across specialisations such as Innovation and EntrepreneurshipMarketing, Finance, Property, Management, Tourism and Event Management and more, and transfer with study credit for most successfully completed courses.
  3. Complete a bachelor's and master's degree in just four years with our 3+1 Pathway to Masters package.
  4. Participate in a one-year international exchange with the prestigious Rennes School of Business in Brittany, France, and receive two parchments 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 School of Business.

You can also select from a number of practical-based electives including industry internships, practicums, simulation projects and our entrepreneur-based course Startup Studio (delivered through the University's Innovation & Collaboration Centre) which teaches you how to bring a business concept to life.

UniSA Business is the only business school in South Australia accredited by both AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and EFMD (EQUIS) – the world’s leading accreditation bodies recognising excellence in business education and research at a global level. These dual accreditations demonstrate the high standards we hold across all areas such as teaching, student learning and research, as well as our commitment to continually improving the quality of our programs.

3+1 Pathway to Masters

Want to gain a postgraduate degree with just one extra year of study? You can package the Bachelor of Business with a choice of Master of Management degrees and graduate with two qualifications in just four years with our 3+1 Pathway to Masters program. This unique offering allows you to fast-track your studies, develop greater expertise and broaden your career opportunities. You will study a three-year bachelor's degree and a one-year master’s degree (typically two years) in four years by using your undergraduate courses or electives.

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 leadership skills employers value through UniSA+ and seek support at our on-campus Business Student Hub.

Real-world connections

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 industry project.
  • Undertake a Business Internship and apply the skills and knowledge gained from your studies in a real workplace setting.
  • 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 by participating in our Business Career Mentor Program which pairs you with an experienced business professional.
  • Meet one-to-one with a senior business executive and industry leader through our Executive in Residence program. This initiative enables you to seek expert guidance for your career development and support to advance your career.

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

This could be you

At UniSA, you'll learn invaluable transferable employability skills to future-proof your career.

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Career outcomes

Your career

Our quality teaching and experiences beyond the classroom will ensure you graduate career-ready.

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 consultant: managing consulting services to help organisations improve performance and efficiency; analysing businesses and creating solutions to help meet goals
  • Marketing coordinator: promoting products or services by developing and implementing marketing and advertising campaigns; tracking and evaluating performance data; coordinating events; copywriting for promotional channels
  • Management consultant: offering strategic and objective advisory services to help organisations improve productivity and performance; advising on areas such as change management, financial performance, restructuring and human resources.
  • Organisational change consultant: working with key executives to develop strategies and frameworks; planning, communicating and executing process improvements; facilitating a smooth transition through the change process.
  • Human resources manager: designing, organising and implementing human resources strategies, policies and programs; overseeing recruitment, performance management, and learning and development
  • Business adviser: 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
  • Business development manager: planning sales; managing accounts; building relationships; developing business plans and marketing initiatives
  • Business owner: setting up a business or businesses; taking risks and serving as the chief decision maker; monitoring and controlling business activities, budgets and resources
  • Entrepreneur: using initiative, commercial acumen and broad ranging business skills to develop or transform a product or service for yourself or an organisation
  • Human resources adviser: 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 policies, projects and programs
  • 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 19,100  (or 12.1 per cent) by May 20241.

1Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2019

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In 2019 there were more than 2.1 million businesses trading in Australia1.

1Australia Bureau of Statistics (ABS), 2019

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By 2024, employment for information and organisation professionals in Australia is projected to increase by 18.3 per cent1.

1Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2019

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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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 scholarships page for more.

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Your study experience and support

As a UniSA student, 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 and laboratories, as well as spaces 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 gainaccess to a range of community clinics, which provide professional and cost effective services in areas of health, business, 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 also has a variety of accommodation options to suit different requirements and budgets should you need, from dedicated student accommodation to private rentals. See our long-term accommodation pages or explore our student accommodation by urbanest 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 dedicated convenient, support service for business students, from first year right through to graduation. The team provides expert advice on study options, elective choices and any academic difficulties, and can help 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.

You can also access a range of other international student services including

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

We also offer study support from our Learning Advisers which you can work with face-to-face or online. They are here to help you develop academically and professionally during your studies, and can 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 ID cards, fees and any other questions you might have.

24/7 digital environment

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, all student visa holders are required to meet their visa condition to study no more than one-third of their program in an online mode and maintain enrolment in at least one internal (face-to-face) course per compulsory study period, unless it is their final course and not available internally.  If you are currently residing in Adelaide, on-campus attendance (such as seminars, workshops or examinations) and/or placements would apply, as outlined on individual course pages. If you are currently overseas, online study may be available following your individual study plan.

Student services

Your campus

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

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Your program director

As a lecturer at UniSA, my main commitment is to excellence in quality teaching and as a researcher, my main objective is to have an impact and generate greater awareness about critical issues in management and society. My research and teaching interests lie in leadership, both the good and toxic sides of leadership, gender, physical appearance, diversity, and organisational behaviour.

Dr Sarah Chua

Program Director

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What others are saying

"UniSA's Bachelor of Business program gave me the opportunity to tailor my degree to my interests. It also gave me the flexibility to explore the wide range of courses and study options available to me, whilst I worked towards my career aspirations."

Liam Hayes

Bachelor of Business
Co-founder, The Good Bunch

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Liam Hayes

Bachelor of Business
Co-founder, The Good Bunch

"I wanted to study further to gain the skills and knowledge to become more employable and independent, while constantly challenging myself. A unique benefit of my degree has been the number of electives I can choose from, which has given me a broad understanding of the business world, and the option to fast-track my degree by studying over the summer or winter breaks. I believe I have developed greatly as an individual and have grown to become a more confident and independent professional."

Bianca Silvestri

Bachelor of Business

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Bianca Silvestri

Bachelor of Business