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January, April, June, September

3 year(s) full-time


Time Commitment
10 - 15 hours per week per course

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Key features

  • 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.



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, engage with content from day one of your course, view learning resources 24/7, and log into the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.

UniSA’s Bachelor of Business (Management) is an innovative and flexible degree that will give you the practical skills and theoretical knowledge to achieve your career goals.

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 strategy and operations.

In this degree you’ll explore current business trends and emerging issues in the modern workplace. You’ll also learn to manage resources and projects in a global business environment.

Ranked in the top one per cent worldwide1 and awarded five-Stars2, our Business School will teach you the latest contemporary business skills and theory, so you’ll graduate career-ready.

1 The UniSA Business School is one of 174 globally to be accredited by EQUIS. There are estimated 16,521 Business Schools worldwide, AACSB, May 2017.
2 QS Stars Business School Rankings 2017.

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.

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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’ll study the latest theory and practical applications of management models and methods, with a focus on real industry experience.

If you’re already working you’ll be able to apply your learning 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 UniSA Online 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 advise 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

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.

  • 100% online - no need to come onto campus
  • Four start dates in January, March, June and September
  • Learn in bite-sized 10-week blocks
  • 24/7 access to learning resources
  • Online student support services seven days a week
  • All content available from the start of your course
  • Flexible around your life
  • Plan your study schedule ahead of time
  • One minute online credit check

Why UniSA Online?

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Our graduates get jobs

You will be studying with a university known for its employment outcomes. Your UniSA degree is more than just a piece of paper – it will prepare you to start your career, or take it to the next level. In fact, we’re ranked in the top ten in Australia for online students who find full time employment1.

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.

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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 to help with your studies

Every UniSA Online student will have have access to dedicated support by our Student Adviser team, who have specific knowledge about the degree you're enrolled in. It’s what makes the UniSA Online study experience unique from other online providers. You can be confident that by studying with UniSA Online, you’ll be supported by people who genuinely care about your success.

Online tutor support seven days a week

UniSA Online tutors are available to answer your questions seven days a week – even on week nights. Our tutors specialise in online teaching, and will provide highly personalised support tailored to your needs. They’ll provide guidance on your assignments, as well as provide advice on writing and referencing. If you’ve got a question related to your course, you can expect to receive a response in 24 hours.

24/7 tech support

You don’t need to be a tech expert to study online. Our IT Help Desk are on available 24/7 to provide assistance with your computer set up, connection to UniSA wireless, student email and other UniSA Apps and student applications. You’ll be able to get support via a range of channels including online enquiry, email and phone.

24/7 digital environment

Our interactive online environment is a one-stop-shop for 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.

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Industry facts


Employment for business administration managers in Australia is projected to increase by 18,200 (12.3 per cent) by November 20201.

1Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2015


Employment for management and organisation analysts in Australia is projected to increase by 13,800 (20.8 per cent) by November 20201.

1Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2015

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 and accounting; business operations and intelligence.

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

  • business intelligence and operations
  • 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.

We have some great tools that will help you organise your study schedule. Your personalised learning planner allows you to keep on top of assessments and study workload while managing work and personal commitments.



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

What courses you'll study

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

Third year
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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 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 - 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. 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.

Online Course Facilitator

I have over eleven years of experience as Director of Studies across a range of degrees for multiple tertiary institutions, including UniSA, where I have taught and collaborated with students across a range of Business degrees since 1988. I have produced publications across areas such as organisational development, strategy, governance, ethics, performance measurement and more. Based on many years of experience in management and governance roles, across public sector and non-for-profit organisations, I deliver a practical focus on executive/management education.

Dr Colin Sharp

Online Course Facilitator

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Portrait image for Dr Colin Sharp

Dr Colin Sharp

Online Course Facilitator


How to apply

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

  1. Check your eligibility
    Take our eligibility checker and answer a few short questions to see if you’re eligible. You’ll be given an option to request a call back, continue your application or save it for later.

  2. Receive your conditional offer
    Once you complete the eligibility checker, you’ll receive an email with your conditional offer to start studying with UnISA Online. It will have all the information you need to complete your application.

  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.

That’s it! Once you hit submit, your application will be assessed within three business days.

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