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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

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Full-time or part-time

AUD$ 25,500 per annum (per 1.0 EFTSL) for students enrolled in 2024

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

  • Develop a broad skill set in brand management, advertising, retailing, strategic marketing, market research, as well as business intelligence and analytics.

  • Explore consumer psychology and the scientific laws of brand growth.

  • Be guided by experts who conduct world-class research at the Ehrenberg-Bass Institute for Marketing Science and advise global brands like P&G and CBS.

  • Combine creative thinking with data analysis to create marketing strategies that achieve organisational goals.

  • Study with a global leader in brand management research.1

  • UniSA Business is in the top 1% worldwide and awarded five stars.2

  • Ranked in the Top 20 in Australia for Business and Management.3

1AFR BOSS Magazine, April 2018 - League of Scholars.
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.
3Ranked #18, 2024 QS Subject Rankings.



Study On Demand – a 100% online Marketing 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.

Digital technology is changing the marketing landscape which means it's an exciting time to join the industry. With a focus on providing leading-edge marketing knowledge and real industry experience, this is a versatile degree that will prepare you for a wide range of careers.

From marketing strategy, advertising, and media planning & buying, to sales, and marketing research and analytics – you'll gain a broad range of skills which will open up a world of opportunity when you graduate. You'll come out with the skills to make smart marketing decisions - you'll learn to communicate with different target audiences, create strategies to grow revenue, build customer loyalty, as well as analyse brand performance and advertising metrics.

What you'll learn

What you Learn

With a focus on providing leading-edge marketing knowledge and real industry experience, UniSA Online’s Bachelor of Business (Marketing) is a versatile degree that will prepare you for a wide range of careers.

This degree gives you a solid understanding of business fundamentals before moving into your marketing specialisation, where you’ll focus on areas such as consumer behaviour, market research and analysis, as well as advertising and brand management.

As a graduate, you’ll come out with the skills to make smart marketing decisions - you'll learn to communicate with different target audiences, create strategies to grow revenue, build customer loyalty, as well as analyse brand performance and advertising metrics.

Throughout your studies, you'll learn via real case studies, consumer purchase data and the latest research from some of the world’s largest brands - so your degree is highly relevant and valued by industry.

Become a social media expert

Elevate your communications career with social media skills. Learn to develop and implement social media campaigns to gain followers and create conversations with your audiences. Write engaging online content, create content calendars and develop social media schedules.

Choose the following courses as part of your elective sequence to graduate with a minor in social media:

  • Introduction to social media
  • Content creation for media
  • Media Law and Ethics
  • Social Media Engagement.

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, reports and case-study presentations
  • team-based projects.

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 virtual study tour overseas while you study. 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. Enrich your studies and your life – make overseas study part of your qualification.

Degree structure

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

First year
UO Critical Approaches to Online Learning (CURR 3021) , Note(s): 3,4,5
, Note(s): 1,3,4
UO Business and Society (BUSS 1067) , Note(s): 3,4
, Note(s): 1,3,4
UO Business Law (LAWS 1019) , Note(s): 3,4
UO Accounting for Business (ACCT 1011) , Note(s): 3,4
UO Consumer Behaviour (MARK 1016)
UO Principles of Economics (ECON 1010) , Note(s): 3,4
Second year
UO Professional Development in Marketing (MARK 1017) , Note(s): 4
Marketing Elective
, Note(s): 6
UO Market Research (MARK 2035)
UO Retailing (MARK 2036)
UO Advertising (MARK 2033)
UO Business Intelligence (INFS 2038) , Note(s): 3,4
UO Management and Organisation (BUSS 2081) , Note(s): 3,4
Third year
, Note(s): 2,3,4
UO Branding (MARK 3020)
, Note(s): 2,4
, Note(s): 2,4

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Monica Orlovic, Marketing lecturer gives an insight into what the Marketing degree is about, and how it's been designed to suit busy adults on the go.

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Why Bachelor of Business (Marketing)

Why this Degree

This degree is underpinned by the latest, most advanced marketing research. In fact, our research in the area of marketing is recognised as above world-class.1 We're also a global leader in Brand Management research.2 

UniSA is linked to world-class academic research institutes, such as the Ehrenberg-Bass Institute for Marketing Science - our teachers are world-famous marketing experts. 

Based at UniSA, the Ehrenberg-Bass Institute has more than 60 Marketing Scientists who make fundamental discoveries about how brands grow and buyers behave. As a student, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from researchers and Marketing Scientists who have advised some of the world's biggest brands.

Employers value the practical skills that our students develop. Throughout your studies, you'll learn via real case studies, consumer purchase data and the latest research from global brands - so your degree is highly relevant and valued by industry.

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.

12018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)
2AFR BOSS Magazine, April 2018 – League of Scholars

Career outcomes


Your career

Employers are looking for savvy business professionals who can create integrated campaigns that cut through the clutter, build meaningful relationships with customers, improve their competitive advantage and achieve organisational objectives.

A career in marketing can take you in several different directions – from traditional advertising and PR through to digital design and SEO. Having a broad skill set will be invaluable to your career. However, you may choose to hone your expertise in a more specialised role.

A UniSA Online Marketing degree can help you pursue the following careers:

  • Account manager: managing client relationships; preparing creative briefs; managing the production of advertisements; managing internal and external communications.
  • Brand manager: responsible for driving the growth of a brand; ensuring all aspects of a brand’s marketing and manufacturing match; creating a brand strategy and ensuring all aspects of a product or an activity align with the brand.
  • Business development manager: sales planning; account management; relationship building; developing business plans; marketing initiatives.
  • Fundraising and development officer: organising events and campaigns to raise money and donations; raising awareness using marketing tools and platforms; coordinating and managing relationships with trusts, philanthropic foundations and donors.
  • International marketer: using an understanding of global market trends to maximise market share and profits; developing products to meet international demands; establishing competitive and profitable pricing strategies
  • Market researcher: coordinating research projects; investigating market activity; analysing published data and statistics; evaluating past performance and assessing future trends; commissioning surveys 
  • Marketing coordinator: promoting products or services by developing and implementing marketing and advertising campaigns; tracking and evaluating performance data; coordinating events; copywriting for a number of promotional channels.
  • Marketing insights analyst: interpreting data and reporting on it; making recommendations based on research findings; applying qualitative and quantitative techniques to interpret data.
  • Sales and marketing manager: overseeing and leading a marketing team and all functions; setting strategy; managing marketing plans, budgets and resources; assigning tasks and setting targets.
  • Media planner/Campaign manager: combining creative thinking with factual analysis to target marketing campaigns at audiences; identifying the best mediums for building brand awareness and sales.

Learn more about your career in Marketing >

Professional accreditation and recognition

This program has been evaluated and accredited by the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI). Gaining AMI accreditation represents one of several processes ensuring this program provides graduates with an appropriate set of knowledge and skills required by employers within the marketing-related field.

Industry facts


Employment for sales, marketing and public relations professionals in Australia is projected to increase by 24,200 (15.8 per cent) by May 20241.

1Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2019 


Between now and 2024 in Australia the availability of advertising and marketing roles is projected to increase by 17,700 (21.7 per cent)1.

1Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2019 

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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 fell into sales by chance – marketing is something I’ve always been interested in without realising. I’ve already been able to apply my course content and suggest alternative strategies in our sales team meetings. Initially, I wanted to study marketing to see how I could help the company out, but as I progress through my degree, I can see all the different opportunities.

Michael Burbidge

Bachelor of Business (Marketing)

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Michael Burbidge

Bachelor of Business (Marketing)

I work full time and study part time online; it can be difficult, but I find I manage my time effectively enough to take on the study load whilst not losing too much in the way of leisure time and social activities. The biggest suggestions I can make are to make sure you use your smart phone/tablet and its calendar to schedule and remind you of everything. Use technology to your benefit and make sure you’re getting the most out of it.

Rylan Bruerton

Bachelor of Business (Marketing)


Rylan Bruerton

Bachelor of Business (Marketing)

Online study allowed me to work full-time and commence my career straight away. It gives you the opportunity to develop discipline and self-management, and to work to your own schedule. I chose UniSA because of their strong reputation and the success of their graduates. There was certainly lots of support and I still felt very much part of the culture and the course.

Nicole Underwood

Bachelor of Management (Marketing), now Bachelor of Business (Marketing)


Nicole Underwood

Bachelor of Management (Marketing), now Bachelor of Business (Marketing)

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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