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Bachelor of Business – Business Administration

Become a future business leader. Gain the skills to thrive in the dynamic world of business.

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Undergraduate

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3 years full-time

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Mar, Jul, Nov

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24

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$16,323*

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‘The benefit of studying online with Swinburne Online has allowed me to schedule my time efficiently and effectively around [my life]. I have been provided with a world-class education led by industry leaders and professionals.’

Kate, Swinburne Online graduate

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With a massive 23.2% predicted increase in Business Analyst jobs over the next five years, now is the perfect time to make the future your business.

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We’re in the QS ‘Top 50 Under 50’ rankings for 2021.

‘The benefit of studying online with Swinburne Online has allowed me to schedule my time efficiently and effectively around [my life]. I have been provided with a world-class education led by industry leaders and professionals.’

Kate, Swinburne Online graduate

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With a massive 23.2% predicted increase in Business Analyst jobs over the next five years, now is the perfect time to make the future your business.

We’re in the QS ‘Top 50 Under 50’ rankings for 2021.

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Drive the future of business.

Taught by experienced professionals, this course will prepare you for the next generation of business.

Manage the success of people and organisations through the development of highly sought-after generalist business skills. Gain key, practical skills in analytics, organisational behaviour, managing workplace relations, project management and strategic planning. Experience coaching sessions and develop your CV, as you work with your peers on a consulting project solving an interesting problem for a real-life client. Through this project you’ll develop creative problem-solving skills to set you apart from other graduates.

The Bachelor of Business – Business Administration is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, and is a part of the five per cent of business schools worldwide accredited by AACSB.

What will you learn?

  • Leadership and Management: Learn how to apply leadership and management concepts to real workplace situations.
  • Organisational Behaviour: Understand what motivates people to work at their best, what influences strong culture and what creates lasting organisational change and effectiveness.
  • Sustainable Innovation: Understand how to identify and evaluate major trends and explore business initiatives to drive sustainable innovation.
  • Data Management: Learn how to manage big data and knowledge within organisations.
  • Commercial Law: Discover how Australian contract law is used to establish and manage business partnerships.
  • Strategic Planning & Project Management: Learn how to lead people and projects to respond to challenging environments and take advantage of emerging opportunities.

The Swinburne Online-SEEK connection

The suite of Swinburne Online Business degrees provides students with the opportunity to forge connections within the industry. Students hear from industry leaders and work with real-life clients with demonstrated experience within their respective fields, such as SEEK.

Learn more about our industry connections. Download a course guide.

Flexible study

What does flexible study mean for me?

Studying at Swinburne Online gives you the freedom to study when, where and how you want to. Keeping your lifestyle in mind, we tailor your study journey to your own needs. Get a world-class degree without giving up what’s important to you.

Flexible study at Swinburne Online

Set your own study pace! Swinburne Online offers part-time and full time study options to suit your busy lifestyle. Through our part-time studies, you can increase your unit load as you progress through your chosen course.

Interested in fast-tracking your studies? You also have the opportunity to complete up to 12 units per year.

You don’t have to put your life on hold to study. Prioritise what matters to you and fit study around family, work and personal commitments through a course that is flexibly designed for online learners.

Start your study journey when it suits you. Swinburne Online offers multiple intake dates and flexible unit availability. Choose when you begin your studies and when to take a break, if needed.

Flexible study requires flexible support. As a Swinburne Online student, you’ll have support for extended hours, 7 days a week, with Student Advisors available to help with anything from tech support to research advice and dedicated online tutors in each of your units.

Structure

Your course structure

Whether you’re looking to fast-track your studies or prefer a part-time study option, Swinburne Online degrees flexibly fit around your study needs.

Take a look at this example of a full-time study load:

Undergraduate timeline

The Bachelor of Business – Business Administration consists of 24 units, including 7 foundational business core units, the choice of 1 or 3 core business practice units, 8 business administration major units and 8 electives which can be used as a second major.

You will take part in a Business Consulting Project where you will combine the skills you learned throughout your degree and apply them to practical scenarios to solidify your knowledge. You’ll collaborate with your peers and solve real business problems, giving you the confidence to step into the workforce with practical experience.

Why study a degree in Business Administration with Swinburne Online?

Our courses are at the forefront of industry and provide you with the practical skills to success come graduation. Get a taste through the course highlight below or view all units in this bachelor’s degree.

You can also add a second major without the extra study time.

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How you'll learn

Online learning designed for you

Swinburne Online offers a unique, digital study environment that includes a dynamic virtual classroom environment and peer interaction on a  custom-built social platform. You’ll also receive support at the times you need it most from our Online Learning Advisors (OLA) who understand the complexities of studying online.

Your online study journey

With the guidance of OLAs that have real world experience in your field of study, you’ll complete each of your units in Canvas – your online classroom. Canvas is where you’ll access classes, assignments and discussion boards with your peers.

The Student Hub is your online campus, where you’ll access the support and resources to assist you throughout your study journey. From managing your course to technical support and library resources, you’ll find it all in one easy location.

Swinburne Online will be there for you each step of the way. From enrolment through to graduation, we offer extended, flexible support in each of your units. Our OLAs are waiting to assist with anything from technical support to referencing and assignment tips.

Entry requirements

Completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including diplomas, advanced diplomas, associate degrees and degrees). Additional performance criteria and prerequisite requirements may also apply.

Applicants without a formal qualification but with significant and relevant work experience and appropriate English language skills, or a suitable Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) result, will be considered if they can demonstrate that they can undertake the course with a reasonable prospect of success.

Read our Applying and Enrolling FAQs.

The University may determine selection criteria and restrictions in respect of courses to apply in addition to these entry requirements.

2022 Guaranteed Entry ATAR: 60

Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification.

VCE prerequisites: Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 25 in English (or equivalent) or 30 in English (EAL).

Read our Applying and Enrolling FAQs.

Credit transfer
Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Speak to a Course Consultant about applying for credit.

Applicants who have completed a Diploma in a related discipline may be eligible for credit of up to 8 units; the equivalent of a third of the course. Students admitted to the course with prior tertiary studies that satisfy part of the academic requirements of this course may be eligible for academic credit of up to 16 units.

Recognition of Prior Learning
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) allows students to gain credit (advanced standing) towards their course in recognition of skills and knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/or formal training. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Speak to a Course Consultant about applying for RPL.

Pathways allow students to progress from one qualification to another where the first course is recognised as an entry requirement and provides advanced standing to the second.

Credit available may vary depending on the major selected within any given degree but in most instances you may receive up to 8 unit credits.

Our Course Consultants will step you through the process of entry and credit using previous study.

Fees

The estimated annual fee for this course is $16,323*. This is based on completing eight 12.5 credit point units in one calendar year.

Commonwealth provided loans are available to assist eligible students to pay their course fees and there are a range of university, government and privately funded scholarships and prizes.

Discover more information about HELP loans.

Course fees will be affected by a student’s unit selection and any credit awarded in recognition of previous academic experience.

This course is offered to domestic and offshore international students. Depending on your citizenship, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place.

Domestic students also contribute to student services and amenities via an annual fee.

Scholarships are available for both commencing and current students. You may be eligible for Swinburne Scholarships.

Career Outcomes

Your pathway to industry

The Bachelor of Business – Business Administration prioritises your readiness to succeed come graduation through industry connections embedded in your degree:

  • Projects: Work on an industry consulting project, solidifying your knowledge and giving you highly employable skills.
  • Software: You’ll use tools like Canvas Studio and collaborate in teams, skills which will build your resume.
  • Teaching: Your Online Learning Advisors work in the industry themselves, helping you to stay connected to your career goals.
  • Guest Speakers: You’ll hear from a range of industry experts, giving you the opportunity to collaborate with professionals in your field.

From finance and data to distribution and sales, oversee every aspect of business. You’ll set goals, make changes and work closely with internal stakeholders to run your business best.

With a solid understanding of business practices, you’ll have the tools you need to set up your own business. Launch your innovative ideas to market and put your knowledge into practice as you assess your growth and innovation.

In this dynamic role, you’ll use data analytics to assess processes, determine requirements and deliver data-driven recommendations and reports to key stakeholders.

Deliver exciting results in this leadership, project planning role. You’ll be part of every process, from ideation to execution.

From providing mentorship to setting tasks, lead a team of business-minded people to ensure they reach all business goals.

While managers are often associated with individual departments, as a general manager you’ll be part of it all. You’ll play an active role in creating growth and driving motivation across an entire business.

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International

Swinburne Online business degrees are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, and are a part of the five per cent of business schools worldwide accredited by AACSB. The alumni of AACSB accredited business schools are among the world’s most influential leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs impacting business, government, and non-profit sectors.

Learn more about our professional accreditations. Download a Course Guide.

Testimonial

‘Before I studied, I didn’t know which direction my career would take me. I knew if I was to advance, I needed to study and develop my knowledge. From the moment I did this, my career absolutely took off. I was able to apply the knowledge and theory I was learning within my degree directly to my job and it solidified my learning. Take the plunge, you won’t regret it.’

Hannah

Swinburne Online graduate

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For students undertaking a degree, most of your learning materials are included with a free license provided to you by Swinburne Online. However, in some cases, you will be notified via your student email that you will need to buy specific software or eTexts. For TAFE Business students, all of your learning materials will be available online and are covered by your course fees. You won’t need to purchase any further materials.
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When you enrol to study a degree with us, you will nominate how many units you would like to select per teaching period, based on a recommendation from one of our Course Consultants. From here, our enrolments team will allocate you automatically to the units they feel will be best suited to your needs, so you don’t need to worry about choosing units. If you want to choose something different than what you are allocated to, that is no problem, just get in touch with our Student Advisors and they will take care of it for you.
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You won’t normally have to be online at a specific time. Your course material is available for you from the beginning of each teaching period and you can work through it in the hours that suit you. There are some live webinar sessions that run approximately once a month. These are a special opportunity for students to sign in at the same time as their tutors, normally before an assessment deadline. It gives you the chance to ask any questions relating to the assignment in real time and hear other student’s questions and thoughts. We understand that students won’t always be able to make these sessions, so they can be replayed the next day.

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