Start date
February
July

Duration
3 year(s) full-time

Mode
On-campus/Online

Program Code
DBDB

Prerequisites
None

Assumed Knowledge
None

Fees
AUD$ 37,700 per annum (per 1.0 EFTSL) for students enrolled in 2023

English Language Requirements
  • IELTS total [6.5]
  • IELTS reading [6.5]
  • IELTS writing [6.5]
  • IELTS speaking [6.5]
  • IELTS listening [6.5]
Equivalent English qualifications (PDF)

International Admission by Country
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CRICOS Code
109017H

Degree overview

  • Study a degree designed and delivered in collaboration with global technology powerhouse, Accenture, and learn from the people leading digital transformation at some of Australia's largest organisations
  • Adopt a digital-first mindset and become proficient at assessing and implementing new digital technologies such as AI, cloud, and machine learning to create business efficiencies through automation
  • Develop your understanding of future digital business trends and opportunities, learning digital technology such as blockchain, the metaverse, and AR/VR to transform products, services, and business operations
  • Gain real-world experience as part of your studies through an internship, student exchange or mentorship opportunity — UniSA has more than 2,500 industry partners and over 60 university partners worldwide
  • Undertake an eight-week paid local internship with Accenture for all third year international students*^
  • Two Accenture scholarships of AUD $5,000 are on offer for top performing first year international students
  • Fast-track your career with industry-endorsed qualifications and access to an influential professional network of digital business leaders, entrepreneurs, and experts
  • Build your breadth of digital business knowledge and learn creative problem-solving tools that put you at the forefront of change
  • Join a university ranked no.1 in South Australia and Top 10 in Australia for Business and Management1
  • UniSA Business is in the top one per cent worldwide and has been awarded an overall five stars for excellence in the 2022 QS Stars Ratings2
  • UniSA Business is accredited by both AACSB International and EFMD (EQUIS) – the world’s leading accreditation bodies.

12022 QS Subject Rankings.
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.

*Subject to meeting eligibility criteria, including a UniSA GPA of 5.5 or above throughout the first two years of the program, and satisfying the formal application process.
^An internship is non-mandatory work-based training and these hours may count towards the temporary visa work condition.  It is the responsibility of the visa holder to ensure they are complying with those conditions.

Snapshot

Snapshot

As the technology of the future changes business operations today, there is a growing need for innovative digital business leaders in Australia. Uniquely co-developed with global consulting and technology powerhouse, Accenture, this degree takes you beyond the foundations of business management and teaches you the skills to thrive in an increasingly digital world.

Learn to adapt to the rapid pace of technological advancement while building the skills that will help you continue to grow your future career. Work on real-world inspired projects that prepare you to effectively engage with key stakeholders while developing negotiation, change management, and conflict resolution abilities, with exclusive and competitive internship opportunities with Accenture. Apply problem-solving methodologies to evaluate business challenges and develop appropriate digital solutions. Graduate with a professional resume filled with practical work-related experiences and skills, ready to start your career and leverage the latest digital technologies such as blockchain, virtual reality and artificial intelligence.

The Bachelor of Digital Business is the first degree offered by The Innovation Academy, an initiative combining the best of Accenture’s global practice and expertise with UniSA’s proven leadership in transformative, industry-informed business education and research. The Bachelor of Digital Business can also be studied 100% online through UniSA Online*.

*The online degree is not available to onshore student visa holders.

What you'll learn

What you Learn

Digital business leaders require the knowledge and skills available today to adapt to the technologies of the future. Throughout your studies, you’ll learn a new skillset of advanced digital and business principles for a broad and enduring education.

This is your chance to step into the world’s most influential organisations, with opportunities to work on practical projects and original challenges, as well as access industry-leading internships at successful digital businesses, start-ups, and government agencies. You’ll become equipped with a breadth of creative problem-solving tools that put you at the forefront of change.

With access to a suite of carefully curated industry case studies and projects, you’ll:

  • Discover how business and technology have evolved to become inseparable
  • Explore digital disruption in business and understand how emerging technologies will shape organisations in the future
  • Learn methodologies that can be used to develop digital business proposals and deliver projects
  • Learn how to utilise entrepreneurship for social and market impact.

The Bachelor of Digital Business takes you further than the basics, and with 25% of the degree content developed with Accenture, you’ll learn from industry experts with experience in leading digital transformation at many of the world’s leading organisations. You’ll be empowered to develop the problem-solving and critical thinking skills to help solve complex business problems, no matter your chosen career.

Degree structure

Course name Area and cat no. Units Reference  
Year 1
Marketing Principles: Trading and Exchange MARK 1010 4.5 Note(s): 2
Information Technology Fundamentals INFT 1016 4.5
Accounting for Business ACCT 1008 4.5 Note(s): 2
UO Introduction to Digital Disruption in Business BUSS 1069 4.5
Principles of Economics ECON 1008 4.5 Note(s): 2
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 2 Rule(s): 1
Management and Organisation BUSS 2068 4.5 Note(s): 2
UO Exploring Digital Technology in Business BUSS 1068 4.5
Year 2
Entrepreneurship for Social and Market Impact BUSS 2085 4.5 Note(s): 2
Cloud Platforms INFT 2069 4.5
Management Accounting ACCT 2006 4.5
UO Digital Solution Methodologies BUSS 2089 4.5
Organisational Behaviour BUSS 2046 4.5
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 2 Rule(s): 2
Project Management: Principles and Strategies INFS 2022 4.5
UO Designing Digital Solutions BUSS 2088 4.5
Year 3
Managing Decision Making BUSS 3087 4.5
UO Digital Business Value BUSS 3117 4.5
Security Principles INFS 5115 4.5
UO Digital Business Solutions BUSS 3116 4.5
International Business Environments BUSS 3103 4.5
Strategic Management BUSS 3023 4.5
Option 1
Solving Business Challenges BUSS 3079 4.5
Virtual Industry Internship BUSS 3100 4.5 Rule(s): 3,4
OR
Business Practicum BUSS 3080 4.5 Rule(s): 3,4
Option 2
Solving Business Challenges BUSS 3079 4.5
OR
Virtual Industry Internship BUSS 3100 4.5 Rule(s): 3,4
OR
Business Practicum BUSS 3080 4.5 Rule(s): 3,4
AND
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 2 Rule(s): 5
Option 3
Business Internship 30 Days BUSS 3010 9 Note(s): 1 Rule(s): 4

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, 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 Digital Business

Why this Degree

The rate of technology advancement grows rapidly each year, presenting both opportunities and challenges for businesses. As a business leader of tomorrow, you will be required to respond to an ever-changing digital landscape and navigate current and emerging digital trends simultaneously. Through the Bachelor of Digital Business, you will learn how to manage this complexity with skills that can be applied to future workplace environments.

UniSA is a leader in business education, so you’ll be maximising your employment opportunities by studying a degree that’s co-developed with leading global professional services company, Accenture.

Access a range of internship, projects, and other innovative work integrated learning opportunities designed to simulate practical industry projects, and apply practical skills through industry assessments. Students will also have exclusive access to the Accenture Room, a dedicated online space where students can connect, access additional learning content and micro-courses focused on workplace skills, and hear from leading experts from across Accenture.

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.

  • Complete an industry project
  • Undertake a Business Internship and apply the skills and knowledge gained from your studies in a real workplace setting
  • Benefit from exclusive and competitive internship opportunities with Accenture and learn by working on practical projects
  • Take advantage of opportunities to meet with and interact with Accenture employees through extra-curricular activities (both virtual and in person in Adelaide)
  • 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 networks 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, employment expos and alumni events in Australia and overseas.

Thrive in an increasingly digital world

Hear from Sarah Chua, Digital Business Program Director and Garrick Southgate from Accenture as they discuss the rapid pace of technological change, and how the Bachelor of Digital Business can help you into a digital-first career. 

UniSA Video

Career outcomes

Your career

There will be strong demand for graduates with high-level business and digital skills across a wide range of job roles and industry sectors. Graduates may consider roles across managerial, leadership, business analyst, sales and solution development roles.

Strong occupational growth is projected, with The Australian Government Labour Market Portal projecting 14.9% growth for Management and Organisational Analysts, and 28% growth for ICT Business and Systems Analysts through to 20251.

With a transferable skillset that prepares you to adapt to the rapid pace of digital and business change, you’ll also be uniquely positioned to excel in careers that might not even exist yet.

1Australian Government Labour Market Portal


Careers to consider include:

Digital business solution and transformation consultant: Monitor changes to digital technologies and identify implementation opportunities to transform organisational activities, processes, competencies, and models; assess the accelerating impact of technology on business and strategy; develop strategies for digital solution implementation; imagine and plan for present and future technological shifts.

Business analyst: Use data analytics to assess processes, determine requirements, and deliver data-driven recommendations; engage with stakeholders to determine how changes to products, services, processes, software, and hardware can improve efficiencies; support business decisions and develop strategies to effectively achieve organisational objectives.

Business development roles: Develop strong long-term relationships with internal and external stakeholders to build strategic partnerships; work on negotiations, increase sales growth and make recommendations for business expansion; assess and implement new market opportunities, competitor developments, and current revenue sources.

Digital transformation lead: Understand the global vision of the organisation, how the various stakeholders interact, and the current level of digitisation; audit digital efficiency, define objectives, and enact a digital transformation plan; manage the budget, coordinate teams, manage organisational change and influence management.

Entrepreneur: Use skills and initiative to recognise or anticipate a need that isn’t being met and bring new ideas to the market; develop an idea or business, create a business plan, attract investment and financing, and provide leadership and management for a new business; forecast future business changes and identify further opportunities.

Management consultant: Problem-solve for a broad range of complex clients and organisations; improve the financial and operational health of organisations by providing strategic advice; develop business proposals and visualise data to explain complex ideas in easy-to-understand formats for a variety of stakeholders.

Business systems analyst: Study the business and information technology needs of an organisation to analyse problems and develop solutions; identify areas of opportunity or improvement, and consult on strategy development; deliver projects and initiatives involving business processes, business change, and technology solutions; oversee implementation of systems while consulting with management, stakeholders, or clients to ensure all requirements are met.

Business change consultant: Design, execute, measure and control business processes; introduce innovation to process management to achieve enhanced effectiveness and efficiency; recommend adjustments to workflow, schedules, and other processes; manage stakeholders and effectively manage meaningful change in organisations.

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.

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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 gain access 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. 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 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 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

The Bachelor of Digital Business and our partnership with Accenture is a testament to the innovation and creativity of UniSA. This program will equip graduates with the skills and knowledge to become future digital business leaders, regardless of their career path.

Dr Sarah Chua

Program Director

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Dr Sarah Chua

Program Director

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