Start date
February
August

Duration
3 year(s) full-time

Mode
On-campus/Online

Program Code
DBBN

Prerequisites
None

Assumed Knowledge
None

Fees
2021: 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
082892B

Degree overview

  • Complete a business undergraduate and postgraduate management degree in just four years through our fast-tracked 3+1 Pathway to Masters program.
  • Graduate with a highly diverse skill-set and broader career opportunities.
  • Gain real-world experience through an industry internship, a mentorship opportunity or an overseas study tour.
  • The ideal degree for the next wave of entrepreneurs and motivated business leaders.
  • Learn how to find creative, innovative and effective solutions for business and social enterprises.
  • Identify and create new business ideas and bring them to commercial reality.
  • Discover how to set up and market a successful business venture.
  • Study business analytics strategies and techniques to pull valuable insights from organisational data and predict future outcomes.
  • Learn to visualise data and effectively communicate data-based insights.
  • Develop a strong foundation of ethics for data management.
  • UniSA Business is in the top one per cent worldwide1 and has been awarded an overall five stars for excellence in the QS Stars Ratings 2020.
  • Study at the No.1 university in South Australia for graduate careers in Business and Management2.
  • Study a curriculum informed by world-class research in Business3
  • UniSA Business is accredited by both AACSB International and EFMD (EQUIS) – the world’s leading accreditation bodies.

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 2021.2ComparED (QILT): Graduate Outcomes Survey 2018-20– Full-time Employment Indicator (Postgraduate). Public SA-founded universities only. Public SA-founded universities only. 32018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).  

Snapshot

Snapshot

This 3+1 Pathway to Masters program allows you to fast-track your career by completing an undergraduate and postgraduate degree in just four years. You will be able to diversify your skill set, increase your earning potential with a more advanced qualification, and expand your career opportunities across a range of fields.

In your undergraduate studies, you will discover how to identify and create new business ideas, and bring them to commercial reality with this specialised degree.

You will learn what is involved in setting up and marketing a successful enterprise, how to design new products and services, and how to continue to innovate as part of ongoing business processes. 

Your postgraduate studies will equip you with the knowledge and skills to become a data-driven decision maker at a managerial level, in any industry. You will develop the confidence and expertise to pull valuable insights from complex organisational data using various business analytics solutions.

This degree combines management theory with business intelligence. You will gain an in-depth understanding of advanced data analytics for business and study specialised areas such as machine learning for business professionals and data visualisation and communication. You will explore the latest data analytics techniques and delve into the future of big data. 

You will be immersed in real-world challenges and have access to practical-based electives including industry internships, simulation projects and our entrepreneur-based course Startup Studio, which teaches you how to bring a business concept to life. You will also benefit from other experience-based learning opportunities, including overseas study and business mentoring. Our summer and winter schools also offer exciting study and learning opportunities.

Want to look at other options available to you? UniSA offer a wide range of other 3+1 Pathway to Masters programs.

What you'll learn

What you Learn

Your undergraduate degree starts with core courses in business. These will give you a solid grasp of business fundamentals such as economics, accounting and business intelligence. 

You will then study specialist courses in areas such as:

  • design thinking and digital innovation
  • project management: principles and strategies
  • engineering design and innovation

You will then advance your knowledge and skills in contemporary management practice, data visualization, privacy and enterprise analytics. You will also develop expertise in core areas such as business ethics, leadership and performance, and strategic thinking. Learn how to effectively manage organisations and achieve key business objectives.

Degree structure

Course name Area and cat no. Units Reference  
FIRST YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Principles of Economics ECON 1008 4.5 Note(s): 2
Accounting for Business ACCT 1008 4.5 Note(s): 2
OR
Quantitative Methods for Business MATH 1053 4.5 Note(s): 2
Business and Society BUSS 1057 4.5 Note(s): 2
OR
International Study Tour 4.5 Note(s): 3
OR
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1
Career Development for Professionals BUSS 1060 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Marketing Principles: Trading and Exchange MARK 1010 4.5 Note(s): 2
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1,2
Engineering Design and Innovation ENGG 1004 4.5
Design Thinking Studio INFT 1030 4.5
SECOND YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Business Law LAWS 1018 4.5 Note(s): 2
Entrepreneurship for Social and Market Impact BUSS 2085 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)
Management and Organisation BUSS 2068 4.5 Note(s): 2
Business Intelligence INFS 2036 4.5 Note(s): 2
Project Management: Principles and Strategies INFS 2022 4.5
Organisational Entrepreneurship BUSS 3104 4.5
THIRD YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Strategic Management BUSS 3023 4.5
Enterprise Design and Value Creation BUSS 3102 4.5
International Management Ethics and Values BUSS 3053 4.5
International Business Environments BUSS 3103 4.5
OR
International Elective 4.5 Note(s): 4
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Managing Change BUSS 5065 4.5
People, Leadership and Performance BUSS 5114 4.5
Business Ethics BUSS 5384 4.5
Fundamentals of Data Analytics for Business INFS 5130 4.5

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

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

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 (Innovation and Entrepreneurship) (Pathway to Master of Management)

Why this Degree

This 3+1 Pathway to Masters program enables you to commence a 3-year Bachelor of Business (Innovation and entrepreneurship) and secure a place in a 1-year Master of Management (Business Analytics) degree (typically 1.5 years) in just four years of study.

You will fast track your progression into the master’s qualification by substituting four selected courses or electives in your bachelor's degree to complete master’s-level courses.

Throughout your undergraduate studies, you will develop the enterprising mindset crucial for finding creative, innovative and useful solutions in business and social enterprises. You will study areas such as creativity and innovation, computer modelling for product design, entrepreneurship for social impact and enterprise design and value creation. 

In your postgraduate studies, you will develop the analytics skills to make evidence-based decisions based on the past, present and future states of an organisation. You will become well-versed in the foundations of current analytics techniques and explore the future of business intelligence. 

You will explore areas such as data aggregation and mining and the different types of analytics techniques used by managers to inform decision making. You will gain the skills to confidently analyse complex data sets and identify trends to provide the valuable insights that help drive organisational competitive advantage.

With flexible learning arrangements to best suit your individual needs, there are a range of options available to fast track your learning.

You will graduate with the skills and knowledge needed to pursue career development opportunities and employment prospects at a senior management level.  

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.

An enriching student experience

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:

  • 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 or Executive Partners 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.

Placements and internships bridge the gap between study and work. Our connections to industry create opportunities for you to grow. These experiences build confidence in the business world and give you a competitive edge.

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

Career outcomes

Your career

As the No.1 university in South Australia for graduate careers in Business and Management1, our quality teaching and experiences beyond the classroom will ensure you graduate career-ready.

You could consider careers such as:

  • Business consultant: providing managing consulting services to help organisations improve performance and efficiency; analysing businesses and creating solutions to help meet goals
  • 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
  • Business owner: setting up a business or businesses; taking risks and serving as the chief decision maker; monitoring and controlling business activities, budget and resources
  • Business 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
  • Entrepreneur: using initiative, commercial acumen and broad ranging business skills to develop or transform a product or service for yourself or an organisation
  • Franchise development manager: identifying and sourcing opportunities for franchise expansion; providing training and strategy support for new franchisees
  • Project 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
  • Project manager/lead: 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
  • Big Data Analytics Specialist: analysing, interpreting and presenting large, complex data sets; interpreting data and communicating findings help inform wider business decision making
  • Business Intelligence Analyst: collecting, storing and analysing data from business operations; developing comprehensive business metrics to support business decision making;
  • Market Research Analyst: compiling and analysing data from a range of sources including customers, competitors and the wider market place; consolidating data into information for use in organisational reporting; designing surveys to discover customer preferences

1ComparED (QILT): Graduate Outcomes Survey 2018-20 – Full-time Employment Indicator (Undergraduate). Public SA-founded universities only.

Industry facts

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Employment for management and organisation analysts in Australia is projected to increase by 20,500 (24.7 per cent) by May 20241.

1Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2019

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Employment for business administration managers in Australia is projected to increase by 19,100 (12.1 per cent) by May 20241.

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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There are other pathways you can follow to study this degree, including:

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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

Our international student services provide you with all the support you need at university. We want you to succeed, and if you need help, we're here to assist. You can access a full range of support services, including:

  • career advice and mentoring
  • 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 face-to-face or online. They are here to help you develop academically and professionally during your studies, and can offer help with the English language too. When you become a UniSA student, you can also contact Campus Central for help with anything related to your degree. They will help you with your enrolment, ID cards, fees, timetables and more.

24/7 digital environment

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.

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.

Location This degree is delivered at the following campus.

Your program director

The business and management programs at UniSA are globally recognised, industry focused, and designed to develop students’ managerial capabilities and prepare them for careers as leaders of the future. My qualifications include a PhD in Management, Master of Business, as well as being a Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD). I have lived and worked in several countries including Dubai, Japan, Vietnam and Singapore where I worked in senior roles for internationally recognised companies. My teaching and research focus on entrepreneurship and firm performance, consumer behaviour and marketing strategies for the tourism and hospitality industry. My extensive experience in the tourism and hospitality industry, coupled with my prior managerial roles, allow me to have a holistic, industry-focused approach to my teaching and research.

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