Start Date
February
July

Duration
3 year(s) full-time

Mode
On-campus/Online

Program Code
DBRF

SATAC Code
424951 (Packaged)

Study as
Full-time or part-time

Prerequisites
None

Assumed Knowledge
None

Entry Scores
2023 Guaranteed Entry
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2022 Cut-Offs
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Degree overview

  • Complete a undergraduate business and postgraduate finance degree in just four years through our Fast-track 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.
  • Develop career-ready skills employers are looking for once you graduate, with enterprise skills embedded in all business courses.
  • Learn how to manage available resources and gain the management and marketing knowledge necessary for real estate practice.
  • Focus on property agency and management, entrepreneurship, as well as real estate law and investment.
  • As a graduate, you may be eligible to seek registration as a land agent, sales representative, or property manager with Consumer Business Services.
  • Study core courses in business and finance, and gain specialist expertise in areas such as ethics, financial regulation and applied financial planning.
  • Experience our state-of-the-art Iress Trading Room and learn with the same technology used by the world’s leading banks and investment firms.
  • Study a curriculum informed by world-class research in Property and Finance1. 
  • UniSA Business is in the top one per cent worldwide2 and has been awarded an overall five stars for excellence in the QS Stars Ratings 2020.
  • UniSA Business is accredited by both AACSB International and EFMD (EQUIS) – the world’s leading accreditation bodies.

12018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA). 2UniSA Business is one of just 12 institutions in Australia and approximately 200 globally (from over 25,000 universities) to be EQUIS accredited. EFMD, March 2022

Snapshot

Snapshot

This Fast-track 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.

The Bachelor of Business (Real Estate Practice) degree will enable you to gain an understanding of agency and property management, planning and property economics, as well as real estate law, investment and development. This will set you up for a career as a real estate agent or property manager in residential, commercial or industrial property.

You’ll also learn how to make effective and strategic business decisions and start to develop skills in entrepreneurship to understand the importance of a competitive edge in business.

The Master of Finance (Financial Planning) program is recognised as an approved program by Financial Adviser Standards, The Treasury and will equip you with the education requirements to practise as a qualified financial adviser.

We’ve worked closely with industry to develop our course content, and regularly consult with Treasury to ensure your degree meets the most up-to-date industry standards.

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

Want to look at other options available to you? UniSA offer a wide range of other Fast-track to Masters programs.

What you'll learn

What you Learn

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 develop your expertise across areas such as property agency and property management, marketing and entrepreneurship, as well as real estate law and investment.

Specific areas include real estate practice and marketing management, property law and economics, building evaluation, real estate management and entrepreneurship.

Your postgraduate degree will see you sharpen your technical ability, legal knowledge and professional expertise. Aside from learning new and relevant legislation, regulations and codes of practice, you’ll also enhance your skills in building and managing client relationships – a critical focus area for future financial advisers.

Throughout your studies, you’ll gain contemporary career planning strategies and techniques to boost your employability and achieve your career goals. You’ll also have opportunities to network and connect with leading industry bodies such as the Financial Planners Association (FPA) and the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA), as well as other industry professionals.

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)
Accounting for Business ACCT 1008 4.5
Professional Development in Property BUSS 1062 4.5
Principles of Economics ECON 1008 4.5
Discovering Opportunities in Property BUSS 1055 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Quantitative Methods for Business MATH 1053 4.5
Business Law LAWS 1018 4.5
Marketing Principles: Trading and Exchange MARK 1010 4.5
Business and Society BUSS 1057 4.5
OR
International Study Tour Note(s): 2
OR
Elective Note(s): 1
YEAR 2
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2, or 3)
Entrepreneurship for Social and Market Impact BUSS 2085 4.5
Property Economics ECON 2013 4.5
Business Intelligence INFS 2036 4.5
Business Finance BANK 2007 4.5
OR
Personal Finance BANK 1002 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Fundamentals of Property Law COML 2003 4.5
Building Evaluation for Property BUIL 2026 4.5
Property Asset Management BUSS 2069 4.5
Management and Organisation BUSS 2068 4.5
THIRD YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2, or 3)
Financial Theory and Financial Markets BANK 5014 4.5
Corporate Finance BUSS 5233 4.5
International Business Environments BUSS 3103 4.5
OR
International Elective Note(s): 3
Small Business for Professionals BUSS 2040 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Strategic Financial Analysis BUSS 3083 4.5
OR
Strategic Management BUSS 3023 4.5
Investment Management BANK 5013 4.5
Financial Advice Regulatory and Legal Obligations COML 5017 4.5
Real Estate Practice BUSS 3101 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 (Real Estate Practice) (Pathway to Master of Finance (Financial Planning))

Why this Degree

This Fast-track to Masters program enables you to commence a 3-year Bachelor of Business (Real Estate Practice) and secure a place in a 1-year Master of Finance (Financial Planning), which typically takes 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 for master’s-level courses.

From day one in your undergraduate degree, you will focus on specialised courses in areas such as management, marketing and entrepreneurship, and have the opportunity to undertake a minor in marketing to complement your specialist skills. The Bachelor of Business (Real Estate Practice) is the only bachelor degree of its kind in South Australia and will prepare you for a professional career in the real estate industry. 

This undergraduate degree is dynamic and its program structure is informed by industry and the latest practical research in the field. The body of knowledge and expertise covered in this program makes you eligible to seek registration as a land agent, sales representative or property manager with Consumer Business Services in South Australia after graduation. As a part of this degree, you can participate in an investigative study tour learning about business practices and property sectors, as well as political and cultural influences in other regions.

In your postgraduate degrees, you’ll learn from expert academics who are current practising financial advisers themselves. Your studies will be enriched in so many ways as you gain unique insights from professionals who know the ins and outs of the industry and understand the unique challenges and opportunities that financial advisers face today.

Your course content has been developed in conjunction with leading industry experts to ensure that what you learn is practical and relevant to today’s changing business landscape.

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 a blend of online and on-campus study, part-time or full-time learning, Summer and Winter School intensive courses, mentoring and networking opportunities with industry, and leadership skill development. You can also explore accelerated learning pathways and seek program support from our 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.

In addition to learning from teachers with professional experience and research expertise as part of your degree, we offer opportunities for you to connect with experts beyond your studies.

Our applied finance, accounting and economics researchers provide multidisciplinary insights into the dynamics of domestic and global economies and financial systems. Links to UniSA research ensures your learning is connected to the latest technologies, theories and applications of finance knowledge.

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

Online study

Online study

Part, or all, of this degree can be studied 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 an interactive online learning environment
  • submit your assignments and get feedback online
  • use discussion forums for team work and communication

Please note that for some degrees, 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.

Career outcomes

Your career

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

Careers to consider:

  • Property agency manager: managing and maintaining residential, commercial and/or industrial rental properties; analysing market conditions and ensuring properties are occupied; organising records and documents and handling contracts; organising regular property maintenance
  • 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 council.
  • 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
  • Real estate agency owner: owning, operating and managing a real estate agency
  • Real estate agent: negotiating and arranging the buying and selling in real estate transactions; advising clients on how to price properties and prepare for sale; marketing properties
  • 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
  • Estate planner: provide clients with legal, financial and accounting advice to ensure long term financial protection of their estate during life and post-mortem; help ensure any assets are dispersed according to the wishes of the deceased in an effective way; and develop estate plans which may include preparing wills, life insurance, family trusts and manage tax implications for beneficiaries.
  • Insurance broker: research and review available finance and insurance products to meet client requirements; arrange insurance, home loan mortgages and other types of finance for clients through banks, lenders, financiers and insurance companies; help clients understand insurance policy conditions, risks, premium rates and benefits; prepare reports for underwriters and liaise with other insurance professionals.
  • Investment adviser or manager: develop financial plans and investment strategies for individuals and organisations; monitor investment performance and review investment plans based on needs and changes in the market; buy and sell stocks and bonds for clients; and provide advice on tax implications, securities, insurance cover, pension plans and real estate.
  • Qualified financial planner or adviser: help clients to meet short-term and long-term financial goals; assist with legal and financial documents, financial laws and regulatory requirements; provide advice on personal investments and security planning, estate planning, tax planning, employee benefits planning and insurance planning; and deliver a high-quality customer experience.
  • Superannuation consultant: provide compliant financial advice in areas such as personal and business superannuation, retirement income stream products, pensions rollovers and annuities; interpret new legislation changes and consider the impact of those changes on the portfolio of funds, help clients understand merits of Self-Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSF), and develop retirement plan strategies.
  • Wealth manager: deliver holistic wealth management strategies and plans to help clients grow and sustain long-term financial goals; provide services across a range of areas including financial planning, investment management, and financial advice on pensions, trusts, inheritances, estate planning, retirement planning, and tax bands; and possess knowledge of software solutions and key platforms in the industry.

 

 

Industry facts

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Australia’s financial services sector is the largest contributor to the nation's economic growth.

Financial Services Council. State of the Art 2019.

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Between now and 2023, the ABS projects the number of professional finance roles in Australia will increase.

Australian Bureau of Statistics, Catalogue 8165.0 – Counts of Australian businesses, including entries and exits, June 2012 to June 2016.

 

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

Our 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:

  • academic counselling
  • personal counselling
  • social support services, including family support and nearby childcare
  • common rooms
  • prayer rooms
  • security officers
  • career services and mentoring
  • Wirringka Student Services, offering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students a supportive place to study
  • as well as services offered through our student association, USASA.

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 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. A key benefit of this Fast-track to Masters program is the ability to register as a qualified land agent or property manager with Consumer Business Services in South Australia. The additional Master of Finance (Financial Planning) qualification will only broaden graduate job prospects and careers opportunities, equipping graduates for careers in both Real Estate and Financial Planning industries.

Dr Vandana Arya

Program Director

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Program Director

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