Bachelor of Business (Management)


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Program Description

  • Discover the fundamentals of modern management, which involve the coordination of people, money and technology.
  • Develop the skills to effectively lead and manage people, teams and organisations.
  • Gain problem-solving and leadership skills to achieve key business objectives.
  • Apply your knowledge in the workplace while you study and improve your business management skills before you graduate.
  • Explore entrepreneurship and innovation and learn the process of launching a new venture.
  • Graduate with a solid grasp of business fundamentals such as international business, economics, accounting, plus business operations and intelligence.
  • UniSA Business is in the top one per cent worldwide1 and has been awarded an overall five stars for excellence in the QS Stars Ratings 2019.
  • Ranked in the Top 10 nationally for Business and Economics2

1UniSA Business is one of just ten institutions in Australia and 189 globally to be accredited by EQUIS (from over 16,500 worldwide). EFMD, February 2020.

22020 THE Subject Rankings.


Study a 100% online Business Management degree designed specifically for online learning. Take full control over your study - access support seven days a week, plan your study to fit around your life, view learning resources 24/7, and log into the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.

Modern managers are skilled problem solvers - they organise people, manage money and leverage technology to achieve key business objectives. They are at the forefront of the business.

This degree will provide you with a grounding in key business disciplines through industry and business-focused courses, providing you with the expertise to manage resources and projects in a global business environment. You'll explore current business trends and emerging issues in the modern workplace - and you'll focus on areas such as organisational leadership and behaviour, business intelligence and operations, international management, project management and entrepreneurial enterprises.

Ranked in the top one per cent worldwide1 and awarded an overall five stars for excellence2, UniSA Business will get you career-ready with the latest in contemporary business skills and knowledge.

1UniSA Business is one of just ten institutions in Australia and 189 globally to be accredited by EQUIS (from over 16,500 worldwide). EFMD, February 2020.

2QS Stars Ratings 2019.

What you learn

The degree starts with core courses in business theory. These will give you a solid grasp of business fundamentals such as international business; economics, accounting and business intelligence.

You will then move into your management specialisation where you’ll develop technical, analytical and practical skills in areas such as:

  • international management ethics and values
  • organisational leadership and behaviour

Degree structure

Please note, courses may not be displayed in order of study.

First year

  • Critical Approaches to Online Learning
  • Business and Society
  • Accounting for Business
  • Business Law
  • Quantitative Methods for Business
  • Career Development for Professionals
  • Marketing Principles: Trading and Exchange
  • Principles of Economics

Second year

  • Foundations of Human Resource Management
  • Business Intelligence
  • Management and Organisation
  • Communication and Organisational Practices
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Project Management: Principles and Strategies
  • Business Operations
  • International Business Environments

Third year

  • Strategic Management
  • International Management Ethics and Values
  • Organisational Entrepreneurship
  • Organisational Leadership
  • Managing Decision Making
  • Elective X3

Study Management 100% online

Associate Professor John Medlin, Associate Dean: Online Education and Dr Ben Kehrwald, Academic Developer: University of South Australia Online give an insight into what the Business (Management) degree is about, and how the degree has been designed to suit busy adults on the go.

Why a Bachelor of Business (Management)

The University of South Australia is known nationally and internationally for excellence in business education. We develop our degrees in partnership with industry and collaborate with top professional bodies so our degrees remain relevant to today’s business environment. You can be confident that you'll be learning the latest developments and practical applications of management models and methods, with a focus on real industry problems.

Organisations are looking for people with entrepreneurial skills and the business acumen required to assess and develop ideas into viable and scalable enterprises. But it's more than just coming up with new ideas - you'll develop a broad understanding of all facets of the business including strategy, operations, marketing and finance.

Graduates of this degree will also come out with highly sought after skills in business intelligence and data analytics - an area which is making a significant impact on all industries. And if you’re already working, you’ll be able to apply your new knowledge and skills in the workplace right from the start, shaping your leadership skills before you even graduate.

Your career

Business management graduates go on to work in a myriad of different sectors. Depending on your area of expertise, you’ll have the option to choose to specialise in specific areas such as marketing, finance, accounting, event management or business consultancy. You’ll be able to pursue roles within SMEs (small-to-medium-sized enterprises), innovative new start-ups, charities, not-for-profit organisations – or even launch your own business.

A University of South Australia Online Business Management degree can help you pursue the following careers:

  • Project manager: Ensure projects are delivered on time and according to project plans; manage project team resources; schedule, prepare and resource forecasting; manage vendors and suppliers, and manage project budgets.
  • General manager: Plan and direct 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.
  • Management consultant: Offer strategic and objective advisory services to help organisations improve productivity and performance; and provide advice in areas such as change management, financial performance, restructuring and human resources.
  • Risk manager: Assess and identify potential risks that could adversely impact the reputation, safety, security and financial prosperity of a client or organisation; and implement processes and procedures to ensure the client is prepared to deal with any potential risk elements.
  • Business manager: Oversee and supervise an organisation’s activities and employees; work in a small business as the owner or reporting directly to the owner; work in a larger company overseeing an individual department, such as marketing, sales or production.
  • Entrepreneur: Use initiative, commercial acumen and broad-ranging business skills to develop or transform a product or service into a profitable business.
  • Innovation manager: Ensure an organisation has the capability to develop innovative strategies, products, services and processes; champion innovation, evaluate and improve the organisation’s innovative capacity; facilitate innovation within the organisation.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS total [6.0]
  • IELTS reading [6.0]
  • IELTS writing [6.0]
  • IELTS speaking [6.0]
  • IELTS listening [6.0]

IT Requirements

As a general rule of thumb, any desktop or laptop computer purchased in the past three years should be capable of meeting your online learning needs. While mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones will be able to access most of your online course content, there are likely to be elements of most courses where we recommend you use a desktop or laptop computer. Your computer should be able to:

  • run a modern browser (Internet Explorer 10, Firefox 24, Safari 5, or Chrome 32 or later versions)
  • run Java and in some cases Flash (devices running on Apple's iOS operating system, such as iPads, iPhones, do not run Flash)
  • run programs to create documents, spreadsheets and presentations
  • use a web camera and headset (or ear pods with microphone)
  • Some University of South Australia Online degrees require an online exam. The online exam software – Remote Proctor Now – has specific capability requirements. Please refer to the system requirements prior to conducting your exam to ensure your computer is compatible.

Access free IT software and resources

As a University of South Australia Online student, you'll:

  • Get free access to the full Office 365 ProPlus suite, which includes full versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, Access and Lync software. Install the full suite on up to five different devices (PC and Mac compatible).
  • Get 1Tb of personal storage that syncs with your PC or mobile device through OneDrive - it's like an extra hard drive that allows you to open any of your files from any of your devices, whenever you need them.
  • Get free access to - Access more than 5000 video courses on a broad range of topics such as the Microsoft Office suite, time management and study skills, health and wellbeing, communication and presentation skills, photography, film making and designing your own games or mobile apps.
  • Be able to connect with others using Skype for Business, Yammer and the Outlook Web App.

There are some degrees that have specialised software requirements. We've made this software available to students to access for free - you'll be able to download and install any of the required programs on your own device anywhere and anytime.

How to apply

The application process is easy – just follow these simple steps:

1. Submit an online enquiry

If you're ready to apply, the first step is to fill out and submit our online enquiry form. Here you'll be asked a series of questions to see if you're eligible. Following your online enquiry, one of our Degree Advisers will contact you at your preferred time to discuss the application process.

2. Speak to a Degree Adviser and start your application

If you're eligible, you'll receive an email outlining the entry requirements and the relevant documentation you need in order to be considered.

In order to verify your academic qualifications, you'll need to upload relevant documents like your official parchment, certificates or transcripts. If you have work experience, you will need to upload your CV as well as any other documents like work references, professional recognition or accreditation or your training certification.

Your email will contain information on the specific documents you need to provide as well as a link to begin your application. You'll be asked to create an account and set your own password.

3. Complete your application and send through your documents

In order to proceed with your conditional offer, you’ll need to complete your application and provide the required evidence of your previous study or work experience.

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Last updated Sep 2020

About the School

The University of South Australia’s 100% online degrees give you full control and flexibility over your study choices. With more than 25 years of experience providing online and distance education, yo ... Read More

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