Bachelor of Business (Business Administration)

Qualification: Bachelor's Degree
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
Duration: 3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Start date: Enquire now for upcoming start dates
Awarded by: Swinburne Online (RTO 3059)

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About this course

Business skills and leadership are not innate, they can be taught, improved and perfected; and Swinburne Online’s Bachelor of Business (Business Administration) course is designed to do exactly that.

The online course covers both micro and macro facets of business management, giving you a comprehensive understanding of the business world. You will learn how to market your business and develop business plans, to develop and maintain professionalism in contracts, and understand the legal dimensions of operations and partnerships.

Additionally this undergraduate degree will improve on your leadership ability, giving you the perfect platform to build an effective team, workplace and vision. By the end of the course you’ll feel confident in managing your business into the future thanks to units in sustainable change and effective risk management.

This course is devised and taught by experienced industry professionals who know what it takes to manage successful businesses. Their knowledge and experience will be vital for you in securing the fundamental skills of business administration.


Applicants must meet the following entry requirements to enrol in this course:

  • Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), or its equivalent, including units 3 and 4 in English with a minimum score of 25, and meeting the associated minimum ATAR score


  • Completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification


  • Significant and relevant work experience

Areas of study

In this business course, the subjects you will study include:

  • Learning and communicating online
  • Microeconomics
  • Introduction to management
  • Integrated marketing communications
  • Financial information for decision making
  • Management accounting for planning and control
  • Industry consulting project
  • Integrative business practice
  • Contemporary issues in entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Introduction to business information systems
  • Introduction to business law
  • Strategic planning in dynamic environments
  • Fundamentals of marketing
  • Marketing and communication information and decision making
  • Business and society
  • Organisational behaviour
  • Leadership in context

Students will also need to complete 8 elective units.

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How will this course advance my career?

The Bachelor of Business (Business Administration) will provide you with a solid grounding of business principles on which to launch your career in business leadership or ownership. You’ll learn strategies and skills in marketing, microeconomics, business communication, finance, leadership, business law, and general business organisation and management. With this qualification you may find work as a:

  • Administration manager
  • Team leader
  • Operations manager
  • General manager

How else will I benefit from this bachelor’s degree?

  • Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Bachelor of Business (Business Administration) from Swinburne University of Technology.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and a qualification that’s highly valued.
  • Course materials provided.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning may be available for formal training or qualifications in this field.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive a government study loan through HECS-HELP.

Swinburne Online also offers a number of scholarships and grants as a means of promoting equality, recognising excellence, and alleviating financial hardship. Enquire now for more information.

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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RTO 3059
Swinburne Online combines the prestigious name and high-quality education of Swinburne University of Technology with the ease and flexibility of online study. Drawing on over 20 years’ experience in the online tertiary education space, Swinburne Online has already helped over 5,000 students graduate with an industry-recognised qualification. With a range of university degrees and vocational diplomas that cover specialities including education, social sciences, business, design and communication – Swinburne Online is dedicated to helping students achieve their potential.
As a Swinburne Online student, you will have access to variety of support options to help you get the most out of your learning experience. A dedicated team of Student Liaison Officers (SLOs) are available seven days a week to answer any of your questions – be it academic, technical or administrative. You will also be assigned an eLearning advisor for the duration of your course, who will be your academic point of contact.

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