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100% Online Course

Bachelor of Business with a Major in Business Administration

  • Qualification

    Undergraduate

  • Duration

    3 years full time or equivalent part time

  • Units

    24

  • Start Date

    Mar, Jul, Nov

Overview of the course

Overview of the course

Are you ready to thrive in the dynamic world of business? Study a Bachelor of Business with a Major in Business Administration.

Drive the future of businesses and organisations, with expertise in navigating changing environments. Taught by experienced professionals, this course will enable you to step into the world of business with confidence.

This course will prepare you to become a future business leader in any field, where you’ll learn to manage people and organisations through the development of highly sought-after generalist business skills. Gain key, practical skills in analytics, project management and strategic planning. Experience coaching sessions and develop your CV through the Business Administration major, as you work with your peers on a consulting project solving an interesting problem for a live client and learning creative problem-solving skills to set you apart from other graduates.

Harness motivation for your next exciting step into the business world and boost your professional networks through inspiring guest speakers. Swinburne Online harnesses its connection with Australian businesses, and in past units has provided students to hear from speakers from companies including The Cheesecake Shop, Richmond Football Club and the Arc Group.

The Bachelor of Business with a major in 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.

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What you will 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. 

What are the 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.

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

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).

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Credit arrangements

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.

Diploma entry pathways

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 and scholarships

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.

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

Course Units

A total of 24 units are taken to complete the Bachelor of Business with a major in Business Administration, including six core business units, two capstone units, eight business administration major units and eight electives. In capstone units you combine the skills you'll learn 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.

Core Business units

Learning and Communicating for Innovative Business Practice (COM10011)
Financial Information for Decision Making (ACC10007)
Economic Principles (ECO10004)
Introduction to Business Information Systems (INF10003)
Introduction to Management (MGT10001)
Fundamentals of Marketing (MKT10007)

Capstone units

Advanced Innovative Business Practice (BUS30024)
Industry Consulting Project (BUS30009)

Business Admin major units

Managing Workplace Relations (HRM20017)
Knowledge Management and Analytics (INF30015)
Law of Commerce (LAW20019)
Organisational Behaviour (MGT20007)
Strategic Planning (MGT30005)
Business and Society (MGT20006 )
Project Management Essentials (PRM30001)

Recommended electives

Critical Thinking in Management (MGT10002)
Planning for Career Success (CAR10001)
Management Accounting for Planning and Control (ACC20007)
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Career opportunities

Career opportunities

  • Manager

    Oversee every aspect of your business - from finance, people, data, distribution, sales and growth - you'll be part of it all. You'll set goals, make change and enjoy working with people.

  • Entrepreneur

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

  • Business Analyst

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

  • Project Manager

    Take a leadership role not just in project planning, but delivering the exciting results. You'll be part of every process, from ideation to execution.

  • Team Leader

    Every day is different in this role; provide mentoring, set tasks, monitor progress and work on long term goals.

  • General Manager

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

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Industry connections

Industry connections

  • 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 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.

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Chart a path towards your dream career

92% of Swinburne Online students are confident that online study will improve their employment outcomes*. Bolster your resume and gain the confidence to pursue your dream career – study online today.

 

*Swinburne Online’s Your Study Journey Survey, 2021

The Swinburne Online connection

The Swinburne Online connection

The suite of Swinburne Online Business degrees provides students with the opportunity to forge connections with industry. Students hear from guest speakers and live clients with demonstrated experience within their respective fields.

Past speakers have included Richard Lugg, Richmond Football Club’s Senior Partnerships Manager, who detailed his career journey and the importance of stakeholder management within the sporting industry, and Peter Dable, The Cheesecake Shop’s General Manager of Marketing and Operations, who gave students an insight into his career progression from an entry level position at Red Bull to an executive-level role.

Career Insights

Career Insights

Whether you have ambitions to work at a multinational corporation, work for a not-for-profit, or your own company, a Bachelor of Business with a Major in Business Administration at Swinburne will give you the skills and knowledge to make it in any market.

Industry Consulting Project

Industry Consulting Project

Gaining hands on experience is a key part of making sure students are ready to hit the ground running after their degrees. This teaching period students in the BUS30009 Industry Consulting Project subject will work on briefs for real world clients including MyDeal and Second Bite to solve tricky industry problems and present recommendations live to their clients. Along the way students work in inter disciplinary teams to share the skills each has developed in their own learning journey in order to dig into the client problem, understand key stakeholders and be ready to sell their recommendations to the client.

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On successful completion of this Course students will be able to:

  • Define and integrate theoretical principles applicable to business administration and apply those principles in a range of practices
  • Systematically review and critically evaluate research from a variety of sources in order to make informed judgements on options for innovatively solving a range of problems that arise in business contexts
  • Formulate creative solutions that are fit for purpose and demonstrate cognisance of the impact of business decisions on the triple bottom line
  • Coherently articulate a line of reasoning demonstrating cultural sensitivity and apply a framework to analyse and offer solutions to ethical dilemmas
  • Communicate a range of business arguments by evaluating and implementing alternative communication strategies as appropriate to the audience
  • Build on and continuously develop the intellectual independence to be critical and reflective learners, cognisant of new technologies
  • Work collaboratively in diverse groups

Course rules

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Business (Business Administration) students must complete 300 credit points comprising of:

  • Eight [8] core units of study (100 credit points)
  • Eight [8] units of study from the Business Administration discipline major (100 credit points)
  • Eight [8] units of study (100 credit points) comprising of a second major or co-major, and/or advanced minor and/or minor/s, and/or electives

Students have the opportunity to undertake a WIL Professional Placement. A unit of study can only be counted once. Where there are overlaps between majors and/or minors, students in the first instance choose another unit from the list of units available in the major/minor.

Please note: After Semester 2, 2015, Careers in the curriculum will no longer be offered at Swinburne. This unit was previously compulsory for all undergraduate students. It will not be replaced by another unit.

Professional Placements

Professional Placements are subject to a competitive selection process. International students may be eligible for a Professional Placement where a relevant Professional degree exists.  International students who successfully gain a placement through the selection process will be required to change courses to the relevant Professional degree, in order to complete a placement and should consider any visa and extended study duration implications prior to applying.

Students who undertake a 12-month professional placement are subject to the following course rules and must complete 375 credit points comprising of:

  • Eight [8] core units of study (100 credit points)
  • Eight [8] units of study from the Business Administration discipline major (100 credit points)
  • Four [4] units of study from the Professional Placement Co-Major (100 credit points); and
  • Six [6] units of study comprising an advanced minor, and/or Minor and/or electives (75 credit points)

Students who elect to undertake a 6-month professional placement are subject to the following course rules and must complete 325 credit points comprising:

  • Eight [8] core units of study (100 credit points)
  • Eight [8] units of study from the Business Administration discipline major (100 credit points)
  • Two [2] units of study from the Professional Placement Co-Major (50 credit points); and
  • Six [6] units of study comprising an advanced minor, and/or Minor and/or electives (75 credit points)

Volume of Learning
The Bachelor of Business (Business Administration) consists of 300 credit points. Units normally carry 12.5 credit points (cps). In each year eight (8) units normal constitute a full-time load of 100 credit points and four (4) units normally constitute a part-time load of 50 credit points. The volume of learning of the Bachelor of Business is typically 3 years. For students who complete a Professional Placement the Bachelor of Business (Business Administration) consists of 325-375 credit points. Units normally carry 12.5 credit points with placement units carrying 25 credit points each. A standard annual full-time student load comprises 100 credit points, and a standard part-time load comprises 50 credit points. The volume of learning of the Bachelor of Business (Business Administration) with a 6-month placement is typically 3.5 years. The volume of learning of the Bachelor of Business (Business Administration) with a 12- month placement is typically 4 years

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

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Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

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  • Do I have to purchase learning materials?

    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.

  • Which units should I start with?

    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.

  • Do I need to be logged on to study at specific times?

    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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