Qualification Level



3 years full time or equivalent part time

Start Date

Mar, Jul, Nov



Become a business all-rounder

Become an influential part of any organisation by studying a Bachelor of Business Administration online with Swinburne. Taught by industry professionals, the Bachelor of Business With a Major in Business Administration allows you to develop your marketing, finance and leadership skills. You will learn how to plan, implement and manage business strategies, working towards both short and long term objectives. And once you graduate, you’ll have the skills and confidence to make informed decisions, no matter what the situation. 

Career opportunities

Administration Manager

Support strategic operations and business objectives in an administrative capacity.

Team Leader

Organise, direct and manage people within teams of all sizes in a business environment.

Operations Manager

Continuously improve and adapt operational systems to meet changing business demands.

General Manager

Establish business objectives and put procedures in place to meet them. 

Learning at Swinburne Online

A globally recognised qualification

Swinburne's Bachelor of Business With a Major in Business Administration is an accredited qualification from a university ranked among the top 3% in the world. You will graduate with the same degree as on-campus students, which will open doors to leadership opportunities both here and overseas, from start-ups to renowned global companies.

A community of thinkers

At Swinburne Online, you will form part of an online community of switched-on business students. Like you, each person will bring a unique perspective to discussions. You will work on a range of activities that simulate real working situations, and form valuable networks with those working in a broad range of industries. 

A unique learning experience

You shouldn’t have to put your life on hold to study, so we have created a degree that can fit around it. Studying your business administration degree online means you can work to your own schedule and you’ll learn in an interactive environment with other students from your discipline. Here you will gain practical experience from real life industry examples and learn how to develop sustainable business practices that you can take straight into the workplace. 

What you will learn

  • Leadership and Management

    Learn how to apply leadership and management concepts to real workplace situations.

  • Marketing

    Explore how marketing contributes to overall business operations. 

  • Commercial Law

    Discover how Australian contract law is used to establish and manage business partnerships.

  • Sustainable Change

    Develop and critique sustainable business practices in real world environments. 

  • Managing Diversity

    Learn how team diversity can contribute to a high performance working environment. 

Support and assistance

Everyone has questions from time to time. That’s why we have a dedicated team of tutors and support staff on-call to help you, seven days a week. So whether you need help with writing a report or have a technical issue, there’s always someone you can talk to.

Course units

Entry criteria

Non-Year 12 entry

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.

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.

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.

Year 12 entry

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

VCE Pre-requisites

  • Applicants must meet the associated minimum ATAR score
  • Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL

The full Course Information Set and Whole of Institution Set are available for reference.

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