Bachelor of Business With a Major in Business Administration

  • Qualification:

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    HECS-HELP may be available

  • Duration:

    3 years full-time or equivalent part-time

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Swinburne Online

  • Career Outcomes:

    Accountant | Financial Broker | Human Resources Officer | Research Officer | Management Consultant | View All

Course Rundown

Business skills and leadership are not innate, they can be taught, improved and perfected; and Swinburne Online’s Bachelor of Business With a Major in 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.

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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; OR
  • Completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification; OR
  • Significant and relevant work experience

What You’ll Learn

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.

Why study with Swinburne Online?

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With strong links to industry and a focus on practical skills, Swinburne gives students an edge in the competitive job market. Placing in the prestigious QS Graduate Employability Rankings, Swinburne shapes graduates who are confident and competent in meeting the challenges of a fast-changing world. Over 100 years, Swinburne has educated more than 150,000 graduates in areas ranging from science, technology and engineering through health, education and business to media, design and innovation. Swinburne Online has drawn on more than 20 years’ experience in the online tertiary education space to help over 9,600 students graduate with an industry-recognised qualification.

Student Support

As a Swinburne Online student you’ll have access to a range of support options to help you get the most out of your learning. A dedicated team of Student Advisors are available seven days a week to answer your questions – academic, technical or administrative. You’ll also be assigned an eLearning advisor who will be your academic point of contact for the duration of your course.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Bachelor of Business With a Major in Business Administration from Swinburne University of Technology. 

The qualification 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.

Curious about where a career in business administration could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

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.

HECS-HELP 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, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.