Start date

3 year(s) full-time


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Assumed Knowledge

AUD$ 39,600 per annum (per 1.0 EFTSL) for students enrolled in 2024
AUD$ 42,000 per annum (per 1.0 EFTSL) for students enrolled in 2025

English Language Requirements
  • IELTS total [6.0]
  • IELTS reading [6.0]
  • IELTS writing [6.0]
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Degree overview

  • Study a UniSA 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.
  • Complete a business undergraduate and postgraduate management degree in just four years through our Fast-track to Masters program.
  • Graduate with a highly diverse skill-set and broader career opportunities.
  • Both on campus and mixed mode study options are available, providing you with flexibility throughout your studies.
  • 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*^
  • Fast-track your career with industry-endorsed qualifications and access to an influential professional network of digital business leaders, entrepreneurs, and experts
  • Develop advanced skills in leadership, strategy and decision making.
  • 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 SA for both graduate careers and student satisfaction in business and management1
  • UniSA Business is in the top one per cent worldwide and has been awarded an overall five stars for excellence2
  • UniSA Business is accredited by both AACSB International and EFMD (EQUIS) – the world’s leading accreditation bodies.
  • Globally recognised by AACSB in 2023 Innovations That Inspire.

1ComparED (QILT) Graduate Outcomes Survey 2021-23 – Full-time Employment Indicator (Domestic Undergraduate). SA public universities. 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. 2023 QS Stars Business School Ratings.

*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.



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.

Over the next four years, it’s estimated that Australia will need an additional 6.5 million digital workers to keep up with our growing reliance on digital technologies.1

The Bachelor of Digital Business combines business fundamentals and digital technology to help you understand technology's crucial role in any business, and take advantage of this skills gap.

You'll learn directly from some of Accenture’s top digital and business minds in a degree co-designed and co-taught by industry. And all final year students will be invited to interview for the graduate experience at Accenture, an opportunity to take your place in one of the world’s largest independent professional services companies.

Learn to adapt to the rapid pace of digital transformation and build broad and enduring skills that will future-proof your career. You’ll be able to apply your new skills from day one, as the degree is delivered using practical, work-integrated learning experiences.

Real business experiences, including internship opportunities, will help you to achieve your career goals faster and give you the skills employers are searching for.

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 Master of Management provides you with contemporary management skills and expertise across areas such as project management, leadership and strategy. You will gain the confidence to manage organisations and achieve business objectives in an efficient and effective manner.

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

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

1Natasha Body, Australia needs 6.5m digital workers in the next four years, Australian Financial Review, 18 February 2021.

What you'll learn

What you Learn

In your undergraduate degree, you'll learn a new hybrid skillset of advanced digital and business principles for a broad and future-proof career.

Learn how to use marketing automation to convert customers, when to use artificial intelligence to streamline processes, why cloud systems can make collaboration easier, and understand how technology can make the difference between business growth and decline.

You'll also have access to industry case studies and projects to help you:

  • discover how business and technology have evolved to become inseparable
  • understand how emerging technologies will shape organisations in the future
  • learn to apply advanced leadership, stakeholder management, and change management methodologies 
  • explore how to scope and implement digital projects.

The Bachelor of Digital Business takes you further than the basics, combining the best of Accenture's global practice and expertise with UniSA's proven leadership in business education and research. You'll build a suite of creative problem-solving tools that will put you at the forefront of change and the job market.

Through your postgraduate studies, you will advance your knowledge and skills in contemporary management practice by exploring topics such as business ethics, business analytics, leadership and performance, and strategic thinking. You will also learn how to effectively manage organisations and achieve key business objectives.

Degree structure

Course name Area and cat no. Units Reference  
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2, or 3)
Marketing Principles: Trading and Exchange MARK 1010 4.5
Information Technology Fundamentals INFT 1016 4.5
Accounting for Business ACCT 1008 4.5
Introduction to Digital Disruption in Business BUSS 1074 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Principles of Economics ECON 1008 4.5
Management and Organisation BUSS 2068 4.5
Exploring Digital Technology in Business BUSS 1073 4.5
Elective 4.5
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2, or 3)
Entrepreneurship for Social and Market Impact BUSS 2085 4.5
Project Management: Principles and Strategies INFS 2022 4.5
Management Accounting ACCT 2006 4.5
Managing Decision Making BUSS 3087 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Organisational Behaviour BUSS 2046 4.5
Cloud Platforms INFT 2069 4.5
Digital Solution Methodologies BUSS 2090 4.5
UO Designing Digital Solutions BUSS 2088 4.5
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2, or 3)
Strategic Management BUSS 3023 4.5
Security Principles INFS 5115 4.5
UO Digital Business Value BUSS 3117 4.5
UO Digital Business Solutions BUSS 3116 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Leading and Managing Organisational Change BUSS 5065 4.5
Business Ethics BUSS 5384 4.5
People, Leadership and Performance BUSS 5114 4.5
Virtual Industry Internship BUSS 3100 4.5 Rule(s): 2,3
Business Practicum BUSS 3080 4.5 Rule(s): 2,3

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.



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 (Pathway to Master of Management)

Why this Degree

This Fast-track to Masters program enables you to commence a 3-year Bachelor of Digital Business and secure a place in a 1-year Master of Management (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.

This program gives you a solid grounding in digital business concepts and the flexibility to create your own study plan, as well as advanced management skills to become a successful leader and decision-maker.

The Bachelor of Digital Business will give you skills that you can apply on the job from day one in any business, in any industry. You'll be able to respond to the ever-changing digital landscape with skills and experience that will set you apart from your peers.

Accenture leaders teach the Bachelor of Digital Business degree alongside UniSA’s expert academics to give you the best of both worlds. You’ll have access to the latest digital business developments, paid internship opportunities, industry networks and hold a degree from one of Australia’s top universities.

UniSA Digital Business students will also have exclusive access to the Accenture Room, a dedicated online space where students can connect with leading Accenture experts, and get the opportunity to interview for Accenture’s graduate experience.

You’ll learn through innovative work-integrated learning opportunities designed to simulate practical industry projects and apply practical skills through industry assessments.

With more than half of employers believing that multiple emerging technologies will become standard in their business1, digital business graduates will be well prepared for the future.

12022 AWS Global Digital Skills Study | The economic benefits of a tech savvy workforce.

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
  • Apply for competitive internship opportunities with Accenture and learn by working on practical projects
  • 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 careers events and workshops, expos, and alumni events in Australia and overseas. 

Career outcomes

Your career

Digital workers are in high demand as the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated technology uptake - 33% of employers reported that they had brought in automation or new technology due to COVID-19 and this trend is set to continue.1

There is strong demand for graduates with high-level business and digital skills across a wide range of job roles and industry sectors. The Bachelor of Digital Business will give you skills that you can apply on the job from day one in any industry. You'll have a transferable skill set across a range of roles and sectors.

Wherever you want to work, there’ll be a place for you.

Careers to consider may 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 consultant: providing managing consulting services to help organisations improve performance and efficiency; analysing businesses and creating solutions to help meet goals.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • General manager: planning and directing the operations of companies or public and private sector organisations; duties can include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources.
  • Risk manager: assessing and identifying potential risks that could endanger the reputation, safety, security and financial prosperity of a client or organisation; implementing processes and procedures to ensure the client is prepared to deal with any potential risk elements.

 1National Skills Commission, The State of Australia’s Skills 2021

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

complete the UniSA College Undergraduate Certificate in University Studies (Business)
complete the UniSA College Diploma in Business


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

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

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.

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