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Start Date
February
July

Duration
3 year(s) full-time

Mode
On-campus/Online

Program Code
DBPY

SATAC Code
424131 (Internal)

Study as
Full-time or part-time

Prerequisites
None

Assumed Knowledge
None

Entry Scores
2024 Guaranteed Entry
Year 12 (ATAR-based): 68.00
Year 12 (Grades-based): B,B,B
TAFE/RTO: DIP
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2023 Cut-Offs
Year 12 (ATAR-based):
- Internal: 68.00
TAFE/RTO: Cert IV
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Degree overview

  • Become a well-rounded property professional with critical advisory and management skills.
  • Study a curriculum informed by world-class research in Property1.
  • Prepare for a property career in valuation, asset portfolio management, fund management, investment or property research.
  • Engage with industry through networking events or undertake an international study tour.
  • Study the longest-running specialised property degree in Australia, and the only one of its kind in South Australia.
  • Add a 1-year master’s degree to your studies with our Fast-track 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 internship, student exchange or mentorship opportunity.
  • Graduate eligible to register as a Land Valuer with the Office of Consumer and Business Services, South Australia.
  • Study at a university recognised globally in Business. UniSA Business is in the top one per cent worldwide and has been awarded an overall five stars for excellence in the QS Stars Ratings 20232.
  • Study at a university ranked Top 20 in Australia for Business and Management3.
  • UniSA Business is accredited by both AACSB International and EFMD (EQUIS) – the world’s leading accreditation bodies.
  • Develop career-ready skills employers are looking for once you graduate with enterprise skills embedded in all business courses within this program.
  • Benefit from flexible study options to suit your needs.

12018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA). 2UniSA Business is one of just 13 institutions in Australia and approximately 200 globally (from over 25,000 universities) to be EQUIS accredited. EFMD, March 2024. 32024 QS Subject Rankings. 

Snapshot

Chea Chee Tan 4 copy.jpgThe 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 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 have the opportunity to attend networking events designed to connect you with experienced industry professionals.

What you'll learn

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The degree starts with core courses  in areas such as analytics, accounting and economic theory. These will give you a solid grasp of business fundamentals that you can apply to a range of careers. 

In your specialisation you will focus on property valuation, development and investment. Specific areas include building evaluation, planning and land use, property law and economics, property practice, investment and development, and entrepreneurship.

Tertiary Transfer

If you have a Pass average or above from another eligible degree, you may be eligible to use this as entry into this program. Learn more.

Recognised Prior Learning (RPL)

If you have undertaken related Higher Education, TAFE, VET, Professional body or work experience, you may be eligible to receive recognised prior learning (RPL) and reduce the duration of the degree. Learn more.

You can gain an extra qualification and broaden your career prospects by completing a Diploma in Languages.

Degree structure

Course name Area and cat no. Units Reference  
FIRST YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Professional Development in Property BUSS 1062 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)
Marketing Principles: Trading and Exchange MARK 1010 4.5
Business Law LAWS 1018 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
OR
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 2
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): 1,2
Property Practice BUSS 3076 4.5
International Business Environments BUSS 3103 4.5
OR
International Elective 4.5 Note(s): 4
Commercial Property Valuation BUSS 3106 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

Marketing_Clinic-15 copy_1.jpgYour studies at UniSA will incorporate both practical, professional 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
  • contributions to the workplace and classroom

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 (Property)

0001_Michael.Mullan_14.11.13.jpgFrom day one, 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:

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

This degree is dynamic and its program structure is informed by industry and the latest practical research in the field. Therefore, as a graduate you will be equipped with the knowledge and skill required by the industry.

You can also gain practical experience through an experiential elective or participate in a business simulation project. Upon graduation, you will be eligible to register as a Land Valuer with the Office of Consumer and Business Services, South Australia.

As part of this degree, you can also participate in an investigative study tour learning about business practices, financial sectors as well as political and cultural influences in other regions.

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.

Fast-track to Masters

Want to gain a postgraduate degree with just one extra year of study? You can package the Bachelor of Business with a Master of Management and graduate with two qualifications in four years with our Fast-track to Masters package. You’ll study a three-year bachelor's degree and a one-year master’s degree (which typically takes two years) by swapping selected undergraduate courses or electives for postgraduate courses, and set yourself up for career success, fast. 

Combined degrees

We offer a wide range of combined degrees so you can specialise in two fields and expand your career prospects. Discover how you can pair this degree with another business degree, or a degree from another discipline, and tailor your qualifications to your interests. 

More ways to study

Our flexible delivery and extracurricular opportunities are designed to suit your lifestyle, preferred learning style, 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 by participating in the UniSA+ Award, or seek support at our on-campus Business Student Hub

UniSA ACCELERATE

Kickstart your business degree early through UniSA ACCELERATE. Study up to two university courses while you're in Year 12 and have the option to count this study towards your SACE Stage 2.

Real-world connections

In addition to learning from teachers with professional experience as part of your studies, we also offer opportunities for you to connect with industry outside the classroom. There are a range of engagement opportunities available to you, including:  

  • Build your networks and career options by participating in the Business Career Mentor Program, which pairs you with an experienced business professional  
  • Undertake a Business Internship or complete an industry project, and apply the skills and knowledge gained from your studies in a real workplace setting 
  • Become a global citizen through our international exchange programs– we have more than 80 partner institutions worldwide, and study options that range from two weeks to one year 
  • Meet one-to-one with a senior business executive through our Executive in Residence program. You’ll receive expert guidance and gain workplace insights that will support your career development. 

We host regular University-wide careers events and workshopsexpos, and alumni events in Australia and overseas. 

This could be you

You'll graduate from UniSA prepared for a range of careers - see where our property and real estate degrees could take you.

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Career outcomes

Your career

With a 9.5% increase in demand for skilled workers in real estate by 20261, there has never been a better time to consider a career in property. As the No.1 university in South Australia for graduate careers in Business and Management2, our quality teaching and experiences beyond the classroom will ensure you graduate career-ready.

Careers to consider include:

  • 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.
  • Land and property valuer (with predetermined electives): 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.
  • Portfolio manager: making property investment decisions and carrying out investment activities on behalf of clients or institutions; implementing investment strategies; managing day-to-day portfolio operations.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sales and leasing consultant: developing and implementing sales and leasing proposals for commercial land and property; negotiating lease and sales transactions; generate listings and service existing client sales.

1Jobs and Skills Australia, 2021 Employment projections for the five years to 2026. 2ComparED (QILT) Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020-22 – Full-time Employment Indicator (Domestic Undergraduate). SA public universities.

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 meets the education requirements for graduates to apply to be registered as Valuers by The Board of Valuers, Appraisers, Estate Agents and Property Managers, Malaysia.

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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Deferment

This degree is available for deferment. This option is made available by responding to your offer during the application process via the SATAC website. Applicants who receive an offer into a midyear degree are eligible to defer for six months.

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

Our campuses are home to fantastic facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops and laboratories, as well as spaces 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 sports and fitness facilities, 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 also has a variety of accommodation options to suit different requirements and budgets. Options include dedicated student accommodation and private rentals. See our long-term accommodation pages, or explore our student accommodation by Scape on Bank Street in Adelaide’s lively cultural precinct, an ideal 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 and 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 student services including:

  • academic counselling
  • personal counselling
  • social support services, including family support and nearby childcare
  • common rooms
  • prayer rooms
  • security officers
  • Wirringka Student Services, offering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students a supportive place to study

UniSA’s Student Association, USASA, also provides a range of other services.

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.

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

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

Your campus

We have six campuses in metropolitan and regional areas, each with modern facilities including 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

I am a Senior lecturer in Economics and Financial Planning, and my research focus is on international economics in the context of capital flows and their implications on economic growth. I am passionate about teaching and I lecture a broad range of courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. I am privileged to be involved in the delivery of the longest-running specialised property degree in Australia, and upon graduation, graduates will be equipped with the necessary skills to qualify and register as a Land Valuer with the Office of Consumer and Business Services in South Australia.

Dr Vandana Arya

Program Director

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What others are saying

The opportunity to learn more about property on a global scale and participate in industry-based workshops provided me with invaluable international insights and hands-on experience. I was able to develop an understanding of the major challenges facing professionals in the built environment across some of the most dynamic cities in Asia.

Chea Chee Tan

Bachelor of Business (Property)
Sales Consultant | Sinova Property Group

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Chea Chee Tan

Bachelor of Business (Property)
Sales Consultant | Sinova Property Group

Participating in practical learning opportunities as part of my studies was probably the best decision I ever made. Through my industry placement, I developed relationships with property professionals, grew networks and heard about exciting work opportunities.

Claire Hains

Bachelor of Business (Property)
Director | m3property

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Claire Hains

Bachelor of Business (Property)
Director | m3property

Whilst studying my degree, I was constantly being challenged, encouraged to think in new ways and to approach situations differently. Being exposed to a new way of critical thinking enabled me to look at problems differently. My studies ultimately provided me with a comprehensive knowledge base, equipping me with the skills I needed to pursue any career within the property industry.

Shad Dunlop

Bachelor of Business (Property)
Manager – Property & Projects | Adelaide Development Company

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Shad Dunlop

Bachelor of Business (Property)
Manager – Property & Projects | Adelaide Development Company

I chose to study the Bachelor of Business (Property) degree at UniSA as it has a reputation of being one of the best Property courses nationally. My studies helped me to connect and network with fellow peers and staff, which is such a transferable skill that has flowed into my everyday work life.

Ellen Newberry

Bachelor of Business (Property), Bachelor of Finance
Valuer | M3 Property

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Ellen Newberry

Bachelor of Business (Property), Bachelor of Finance
Valuer | M3 Property