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Start up your unstoppable future in business.

Today’s business environment is complex. Digital transformation and globalisation have changed how we work, from voice assisted devices to cryptocurrency. A UniSA business degree blends key topics such as management, marketing, accounting, economics, entrepreneurship and more, and gives you hands-on experience in applying your knowledge in contemporary business settings.

Choose a general business degree and create your own personalised study plan through the Business Student Hub, or select one of our exciting specialisations in marketing, property, finance, digital business, tourism, and more. We also offer the broadest range of business-related courses in South Australia, which means you can fully tailor your learning experience to help you achieve your career goals.

UniSA’s industry connections mean you’ll be given opportunities to learn in real workplaces, and connect with experienced professionals through an internship or student exchange, or join the Business Career Mentor Program and be paired with an experienced leader to enhance your career.

Did you know that UniSA is also one of just 12 institutions in Australia and around 200 globally to be EQUIS accredited? And we’re the only university in South Australia to be accredited by both EQUIS and AACSB – world leading accreditation bodies.

Join UniSA and be part of a global generation of emerging business professionals.



UniSA Business ranked in the top 1% worldwide

UniSA 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. 

#1 in SA

for graduate careers in business and management

ComparED (QILT) Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020-22 – Full-time Employment Indicator (Domestic Undergraduate). SA public universities.


business school in Australia for quality.

Ranked #5, Australian Financial Review BOSS Best Business Schools List 2023.

UniSA offers the following degrees in Business, Management and HRM

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Why UniSA?

UniSA is a place for unstoppable people. We educate global professionals, ready to take on the challenges of today and tomorrow. Where you go and what you do will have no limits. You’ll learn in a highly practical environment, with degrees aligned to the latest industry practices and emerging trends. Get ready to push the boundaries and be on the educational and entrepreneurial edge.


One of the world's

top young universities

Ranked #52, 2023 THE Young University Rankings.


#1 in SA

for graduate careers 16 years running

Graduate Destinations Survey 2007-2015 and Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016-2022 (Domestic Undergraduate Full-time Employment Indicator for SA public universities)


#1 young university

in Australia for industry collaborations

2023 THE Young University Rankings – Industry Income Indicator.

Why study Business, Management or HRM?

  • Explore a range of industry experiences to enhance your employability and career opportunities.
  • Join the Business Career Mentor Program and receive one-on-one mentoring from an established business professional.
  • Expand your career opportunities and skills by studying a combined degree, giving you ultimate flexibility.
  • Gain a global perspective by participating in an international exchange or study tour with one of our 80+ university partner institutions.
  • Connect with the Business Student Hub for personalised advice on study plans, elective choices and more.
  • Solve real-world problems and provide advice to clients under the guidance of professional experts in our Marketing or Tax Clinics.
  • Learn the way you want to through online and on-campus study, part-time or full-time learning, and intensive courses
  • Add a one-year master's degree to your studies with a Fast-track to Masters package.
  • 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. 

Your Career in Business, Management and HRM

You'll mean business

A UniSA business degree is your foundation for a diverse and exciting career. Build real-world experience while you study and graduate ready for a career as a consultant, manager, business owner or entrepreneur.

Business skills are transferable and highly valued by employers. You’ll be able to apply your knowledge to almost any industry you choose.

With jobs in the professional and technical services industry projected to grow by 16.8% to 20261 and more than 2.5 million businesses trading in the Australian economy2, a career in business is brighter than ever.

1Australian Government Labour Market Insights, 2022
2Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2022.

Discover business internship and mentorship opportunities

Global networks

We’re a globally connected and engaged university, collaborating with more than 2,500 companies worldwide. Through our enterprising spirit, we form powerful partnerships to bring our students internship, placement, project and research opportunities.

Through the UniSA Enterprise Hub, we’ve also created an online gateway and physical shopfront for industry to connect with our expert staff, researchers and students. This is also home to the Innovation and Collaboration Centre (ICC) – a place to accelerate your ideas and business startup.

Minter Ellison
SA Power Networks
The Customer Collective
Aust Govt - ATO
Can Do Group
Bambrick Legal
Homestart Finance
Glenn Dias Real Estate
Tindall Gask Bentley Lawyers
Accodex Partners

Hear from UniSA'S unstoppable graduates

Sustainable sisters

Sustainable sisters

Stepping up to produce surgical masks in a global pandemic and developing next generation coating technologies to transform difficult-to-recycle packaging into truly circular items are just a few innovations behind sisters, Zoe Detmold and Sascha Detmold Cox.

Entrepreneurs at heart, these UNSTOPPABLE forces partnered with UniSA to transform local manufacturing and make things that matter.

Want to learn more? Read Zoe and Sascha's full story.

Start your unstoppable career in Business

  • Zoe Detmold

    Zoe Detmold
    Executive Director at Detmold Ventures
    Bachelor of Management (Marketing)

  • Sascha Detmold

    Sascha Detmold Cox
    Group Executive General Manager at Detmold Group
    Bachelor of Management

Back to stories   Hear more from our unstoppable people

UniSA's Bachelor of Business program gave me the opportunity to tailor my degree to my interests. It also gave me the flexibility to explore the wide range of courses and study options available to me, whilst I worked towards my career aspirations.

Liam Hayes

Bachelor of Business

Organisation: The Good Bunch


Liam Hayes

Bachelor of Business
The Good Bunch

UniSA has provided me with many unique opportunities like networking at various events, and international study tours. I know that my studies will allow me to become an inspirational leader, as I will be equipped with the best tools possible.

Emily Cicconi

Bachelor of Business (Human Resources Management)

Organisation: Accenture


Emily Cicconi

Bachelor of Business (Human Resources Management)

Our marketing degrees enabled us to build our brand with a strong framework and understand the power of networking, which we continue to use in our day-to-day operations. We can’t stress enough how important relationship building is in business.

Corey DeCandia and Jordan Kallios

UniSA Marketing graduates

Organisation: Vacay Swimwear


Corey DeCandia and Jordan Kallios

UniSA Marketing graduates
Vacay Swimwear

Studying at UniSA gave me additional opportunities that helped progress my career and get me industry ready. I developed a knowledge base and network by undertaking an array of extracurriculars, including the Business Career Mentor Program.

Catherine Hughes

Bachelor of Business (Tourism and Event Management) & Bachelor of Business (Marketing)

Organisation: Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW)


Catherine Hughes

Bachelor of Business (Tourism and Event Management) & Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW)

The staff in this program are well connected and have significant experience working in the industry. This provided the best placement opportunities, and the ability for me to grow my own personal networks and secure employment for graduation.

Thomas Fenoughty

Bachelor of Business (Sport & Recreation Management)

Organisation: Australian Football League


Thomas Fenoughty

Bachelor of Business (Sport & Recreation Management)
Australian Football League

A place for business

City West Campus is home for all our business students. Located in the heart of Adelaide’s thriving west end precinct, you’ll be inspired by your surroundings and fellow students. It features modern learning spaces and purpose-built facilities, including an Iress Trading Room and Business Hub. It also has plenty of social spaces and is easily accessible through public transport.

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Application and admission

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    The way you apply for UniSA will depend on the undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree you're interested in studying.

    The majority of applications are made via the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC). Check out more information on the SATAC website and follow the appropriate process for your degree of interest.

    There are a small number of degrees that you need to apply for through the other processes, either direct to the Academic Unit or through the Apply Online portal. The process you need to follow will be listed on the 'How to Apply' section of the degree homepage, but you'll also be taken to where you need to go if you hit the 'apply' button.

    If you are interested in studying one of our 100% online degrees you'll need to apply directly to UniSA Online.

    You can find more information about the application processes for UniSA on our How to Apply webpage.

    If you're more interested in applying for a postgraduate degree by research, check out and follow the information in our step by step guide to applying

  • Is there a closing date for applications? minus-thick plus-thick

    Applications for all degrees will close ahead of study commencing, but the timelines may vary for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.


    The deadline to apply to study a degree at UniSA for semester one (commencing late February) and be guaranteed equal consideration is generally in very late November or early December. While you may be able to apply after this date, you are not guaranteed to be considered equally with other applicants and your application may not be assessed in time for the main round of offers. More competitive degrees may not make any offers after the main offer round. Find more information on the Key Dates section of the SATAC website, but you can also call the Future Student Enquiries team for more information on 08 8302 376.


    Many postgraduate by coursework degrees do not have set closing dates. The exceptions are highly competitive degrees, so it is best to check – either on the degree homepage on the SATAC website or by checking with our Future Student Enquiries team.

    As most postgraduate applications are assessed as they are submitted and offers are continuous, there are no set closing dates for applications. Degrees can be filled and closed with little notice so it is best to apply as soon as possible to avoid missing out on a place. For more information, please contact our Future Student Enquires team on (08) 8302 2376 or submit an enquiry.

  • What credit can I receive for previous studies? minus-thick plus-thick

    You may be eligible for credit or advanced standing for your chosen UniSA degree based on your previous studies, if they are in a related area and completed within a certain timeframe. Receiving credit or RPL will reduce the number of courses you undertake within the degree, and may also reduce the overall duration of your degree. You can read more about our pre-existing credit agreements through our online Credit Assessor. If you have related industry experience, you may also be eligible to receive recognised prior learning (RPL) for this experience. Credit and RPL is assessed by the Program Director once you've received an offer, and you apply through UniSA's current student experts, Campus Central. 


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    Future Student Enquiries welcomes the opportunity to meet with you to discuss your study options at UniSA. We can discuss degree information, entry requirements and pathways, applications, general career outcomes and student life, so you have the information to make the best study decision for your future. Head to our Book an Appointment webpage to find a date and time to speak with us, and take your next steps on journey to university study.

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