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Start Date
January, April, June, September

3 year(s) full-time


Time Commitment
10 - 15 hours per week per course

Program Code

Study as
Full-time or part-time

AUD$ 25,500 per annum (per 1.0 EFTSL) for students enrolled in 2024
AUD$ 27,100 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]
  • IELTS speaking [6.0]
  • IELTS listening [6.0]
Equivalent English qualifications (PDF)

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Degree overview

  • 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 1% worldwide and awarded five stars.1

  • Ranked in the Top 15 nationally for Business and Management.2

1UniSA 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.
2Ranked equal #14, 2023 QS Subject Rankings.



Study On Demand – 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 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 1% worldwide and awarded five stars1, UniSA Business will get you career-ready with the latest in contemporary business skills and knowledge.

1UniSA 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.

What you'll learn

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.

Study hours

Studying 100% online means you can engage with course materials at your own pace, whenever it suits you – there is no need to be online at a particular time. It’s flexible around your life so you can control your study schedule week by week. As a general rule, we recommend 10 to 15 hours of study a week for each course.



All assessments, including exams (if required) are 100% online, meaning you’ll never need to travel to submit an assignment or find an exam venue.

Some of your assessments may include:

  • an industry-relevant project
  • an online presentation
  • essays and reports.

Degree structure

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

First year
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UO Business and Society (BUSS 1067) , Note(s): 1,2
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UO Accounting for Business (ACCT 1011) , Note(s): 1,2
UO Business Law (LAWS 1019) , Note(s): 2
UO Quantitative Methods for Business (MATH 1075) , Note(s): 1,2
UO Career Development in Business (BUSS 1066) , Note(s): 1,2
UO Principles of Economics (ECON 1010) , Note(s): 1,2
Second year
UO Business Intelligence (INFS 2038) , Note(s): 2
UO Management and Organisation (BUSS 2081) , Note(s): 1,2
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Third year
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Study Management on Demand

Associate Professor John Medlin, Associate Dean: Online Education and Dr Ben Kehrwald, Academic Developer: UniSA 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.

UniSA Video

Why Bachelor of Business (Management)

Why this Degree

UniSA 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. 

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.

As a UniSA Business student, you'll be eligible to join the Business Career Mentor Program (BCMP), an initiative designed to provide students and recent graduates with networking opportunities and career mentorship. You'll be paired with an experienced industry mentor to support your career development and transition after graduation, and be invited to professional development workshops and networking events.   

Career outcomes


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 UniSA Online Business Management degree can help you pursue the following careers:

  • Account director: manage client relationships; prepare project briefs; manage the production of workflow; manage internal and external communications.
  • Business analyst: interpret data and develop reports; make recommendations based on research findings; apply qualitative and quantitative techniques to interpret data.
  • Business and workplace adviser: apply an in-depth understanding of business principles and practices; guide and support business owners; provide specialist advice on growth and organisational efficiency.
  • Business development manager: work with business and advising on business plans; advise on investment, finance and marketing strategies; analyse domestic and global economic factors on business; advise businesses on growth opportunities.
  • 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; advise on areas such as change management, financial performance, restructuring and human resources.
  • Project manager/lead: ensure projects are delivered on time and according to project plans; manage project team resources; oversee scheduling, preparation and resource forecasting; manage vendors and suppliers; manage budgets.
  • Risk manager: assess and identify potential risks that could endanger the reputation, safety, security and financial prosperity of a client or organisation; implement processes and procedures to ensure the client is prepared to deal with any potential risk elements.
  • Sales manager: oversee and lead a sales team and all functions; set strategy; manage sales plans, budgets and resources; assign tasks and setting targets.
  • 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.

Learn more about your career in Business Management >

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Your study experience and support

Study On Demand

Our online career-focused degrees give you full control and ultimate flexibility over your study. It’s Study On Demand, on your schedule, on your terms.

  • Designed specifically for your online learning
    Designed by a team of academic and online experts, our course materials are delivered in an interactive way using innovative digital technology and state-of-the-art teaching and learning resources.
  • Study when it suits you
    Our online degrees support students who lead busy lifestyles. With four start dates a year in January, March, July and September there is no need to interrupt your life.
  • Take control of your study schedule
    With all content available from day one of your course, you have the power to plan your study schedule in advance. 
  • Finish each course in 10 weeks
    Our courses are delivered within 10-week terms to keep you motivated throughout your degree. Study two courses a term or just one.
  • 100% online study
    You won’t need to come onto campus for coursework, assessments or exams. Complete all study for your degree where it suits you.
  • Get the help you need
    Whether you need help with course content or assessments, we offer the academic support and services you need to be successful in your studies.
  • Adjust your study to your life
    There’s no need to interrupt work and family life or spend money on travel and student accommodation. Organise study around your life.
  • Learn from world-renowned academics
    Get a degree that’s designed and taught by leading academics and industry professionals.
  • 100% online interactive learning environment
    Our interactive online learning environment supports all your study needs. Log in anytime, on any device, wherever it suits you.
  • Access a library of over 700,000 digital resources
    Access a library of more than 700,000 digital resources including e-books, videos and journal articles. Our Ask the Library virtual service can help you locate, access, evaluate, use and reference a range of information resources.

Why UniSA Online?

Student services

Our graduates get jobs

UniSA is ranked as the number one university in Australia for graduate employability.1 Join a university known for its employment outcomes. Your UniSA Online degree is more than just a piece of paper – it will prepare you to start your career or take it to the next level.

Specifically designed for online learning

Our team of academic and online experts have created interactive and media-rich course material using innovative digital technology and state-of-the-art teaching and learning resources. Every degree has been specifically designed for online learning to ensure you graduate with the skills and knowledge for your future career.

Backed by industry

Every UniSA Online degree is overseen by an experienced industry advisory board. We've also consulted with industry experts with a wealth of experience to design course content that reflects the most cutting-edge developments in your field. Our industry connections will enrich your online study experience - you'll be presented with industry problems that real organisations face. You'll also gain the skills and knowledge that industry are telling us they need in graduates.

Expand your professional network from wherever you are

Online study doesn’t mean studying on your own. You’ll connect with a community of other like-minded students – you’ll be able to share, debate and collaborate ideas through virtual classrooms, online chat, video conferencing, and online communication tools.

1 QILT Employer Satisfaction Survey, 2020-22 – Employability Skills Indicator. Public universities.

Student support

Student services

Studying can be challenging, especially when you’re also juggling work and other life commitments. You’re not studying 9-5, Monday to Friday, which is why we provide personalised, extended hour support services – including on weekends – so you can get help when you need it. 

Dedicated Student Adviser support

Our Student Advisers will be an important part of your student journey – they’ll help you enrol, discuss your study goals, communication preferences, and will be your first point of call for all your general study questions. They’ll link you to an extensive range of support services and resources across the University and will help schedule appointments with specialised services if required.

Online academic support seven days a week

You’ll be supported by our highly experienced academic team of Online Course Facilitators and Online Tutors. Our academics will guide you through your learning and ensure you have an outstanding, high-quality education.

They can help you with your course materials and assessments, provide feedback on your work, assist you with referencing as well as answer any other course-specific queries. You’ll be able to contact your academics via email, online discussion forums and live messages in the online learning environment. You can also communicate in real-time and chat face-to-face with your academics online.

24/7 tech support

Our IT Help Desk is available 24/7 to provide assistance with your computer set up, student email, software requirements and other UniSA apps and student applications. You’ll be able to get support no matter what time it is.

24/7 digital environment

Our interactive online environment supports all your study needs. You’ll be able to track your progress through the student dashboard, plan your study schedule, receive reminders on due dates for tasks and assessments, as well as collaborate and network with a community of other like-minded students.

Using innovative technology in online education, your study experience will be highly personalised based on your learning activities throughout your degree. Just like your own personal study coach, you’ll get tailored feedback to enhance your learning outcomes and ensure you’re successful in your studies.

Student services

What others are saying

I was so nervous about going back to uni because it had been so long. I was worried I’d be out of touch with my academic skills and questioned whether I’d missed the boat. But my experience has been great so far and the support has been extremely encouraging. After my degree, my sights are set on opening my own family business, promoting regional tourism, good food and wine. This degree has already given me ideas on how we can connect with the community and make the business a success.

Natasha Smith

Bachelor of Business (Management)


Natasha Smith

Bachelor of Business (Management)

My top tips for getting the most out of your online studies would be to budget your time efficiently and interact with your tutors and support staff regularly – they’re always very quick to respond to any questions. It has taken a lot of self-discipline to complete my degree while working full-time, but the results are worth every late night!

Victoria Jaeger

UniSA Management and Marketing graduate


Victoria Jaeger

UniSA Management and Marketing graduate

IT Requirements

Generally, 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 (Microsoft Edge, Firefox 24, Safari 5, or Chrome 32 or later versions)
  • run Java
  • run programs to create documents, spreadsheets and presentations
  • use a web camera and headset (or ear pods with microphone)
  • Some UniSA 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 UniSA 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 LinkedIn Learning - 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 Microsoft Teams, 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. See if your degree requires specialised software.

Check your device

Our computer system test will determine if your device has the base system resources and software required to study online. It'll also check the speed of your internet connection.

See if your computer, laptop or device is all set up and ready to go – it takes just a few seconds.

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.

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  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 required evidence of your previous study or work experience.

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