Bachelor of Business Management


We are not taking new enrolments for this degree. For alternative options please visit Bachelor of Business or Bachelor of Commerce.


Deliver organisational success

Business leaders have vision. They take responsibility and tackle challenges. They devise solutions, drive progress and unite people to pursue common goals.

What will you do?

Our Bachelor of Business Management fast-tracks your self-confidence and initiative, priming you for leadership in today’s business world. You will:

  • learn to effectively manage people, resources and projects
  • explore business finance and commercial law
  • study strategic planning and the science of decision-making
  • consider client relations, ethics and the role of technology
  • build real-world skills through internships, industry projects and entrepreneurial challenges.

We also encourage learning in a wide range of specialised areas, adding diverse skills to your resume.

Where could it take you?

You could plan sales strategies for a video gaming enterprise or negotiate cross-border trade deals. You might design, launch and lead your own space travel start-up. Perhaps you’ll keep a gourmet coffee franchise on track or protect company data in a cybersecurity role.

Entry Requirements

For our students who are studying offshore in 2021 and 2022, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.

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Admissions information

SATAC Code 334731
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake February and July
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2021 Admissions Data for school leavers
ATAR
(raw ATAR, excluding any applicable adjustment factors)
Lowest ATAR to receive an offer N/A
Median ATAR to receive an offer N/A
Highest ATAR to receive an offer N/A
Selection Rank
(ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
Lowest Selection Rank to receive an offer N/A
Median Selection Rank to receive an offer N/A
Highest Selection Rank to receive an offer N/A
Minimum eligibility score N/A
Additional criteria considered Selection rank only
Selection Criteria
Recent Secondary Education Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the completion of Year 12 within the last two years, however if you completed your secondary education more than two years ago, you may still be able to be considered on the basis of your secondary schooling. You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You compete for a place with your Selection Rank (ATAR plus any applicable adjustment factors). Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
Higher Education Study You must have completed at least six months full time equivalent higher education study (the number of courses and units will vary depending on your prior institution however at the University of Adelaide, this equates to 4 courses / 12 units). A Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for each separate program you have undertaken (apart from some double degree programs where the GPA is combined). You compete on the basis of your best GPA. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
Vocational Education and Training (VET) study You must have completed an AQF Certificate IV or above from a Registered Training Organisation. Your application will be ranked according to the level of the award. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
Work and life experience To be eligible to sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) as as pathway for entry, you must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2022. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2022 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2021 or 2020), you must not have accumulated more than a TOTAL of 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education study (ie. including any study prior to 2020). If you meet this criteria, you will be ranked according to your result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Your STAT result is not weighted between verbal and quantitative components. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
Other Entry Pathways
How to Apply
SATAC Code: 334731

Fees and Scholarships

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Indicative annual tuition fees
Commonwealth-supported place: $11,985

More information on Student Contribution Amounts.

Scholarships

These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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Careers

Career Readiness

Unlike many traditional business management degrees that purely focus on the technical skills, our Bachelor of Business Management not only delivers to students the deep discipline knowledge that global business people demand, but also complements this knowledge with soft skills such as critical thinking and collaboration techniques that will allow them to use their business knowledge within the work place.

With the rise of AI, it will be the students who will be able to translate their technical knowledge to a wide audience that will be in sharp demand.

The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

Potential careers

Manager / Business Management, Business Analyst, Business Management, Business Manager, Retail Manager

Degree Structure

In the first year of the degree, you will gain the background necessary for a career in business. Core courses include Accounting, Commercial Law, Data Analytics, Finance, Marketing, and Managing Organisations and People. In subsequent years, the focus is on developing the technical, human and social skills required for business management. With its flexible structure, you will be able to undertake a second major in marketing or international business. Alternatively you may choose to take two minors in a range of different areas such as entrepreneurship, creativity and critical thinking, cyber security, small and family business management and public administration. With the BBM, you will graduate career ready for the business world of today and have the knowledge, skills and confidence to adapt to the demands of tomorrow.

Academic Program Rules

The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

You can find the academic program rules for this degree under the Faculty of the Professions rules.

Areas of Specialisation

As part of your degree, you may choose to undertake at least one Minor to the value of 12 units; this encourages deeper learning in related topics and can be used to add diversity of skills to the overall program.

Business Management
The Business Management minor will give you the foundational knowledge and skills to prepare you for a leadership or management role in the future.

Corporate Finance
A minor in Corporate Finance will provide you with a solid foundation in the tools and techniques that financial managers use to make investment and financing decisions.

Creativity and Critical Thinking
Applying skills in research, analysis, and teamwork to problem-solving in a range of disciplinary and professional contexts, you will learn how to bring new thinking and ideas to your area of professional expertise.

Economics
This minor helps you explore the various aspects of economic decision-making, and provides you with the basics needed to get the most out of economic news and reports.

Entrepreneurship
In this entrepreneurship minor you will develop the ability to think more creatively and use entrepreneurial thinking to identify, create, develop and scale innovative opportunities that are sustainable across the fast pace of change that is now the norm.

Financial Services
Choose this minor if you are keen to learn about Big Data, financial technology ('FinTech'), global wealth management, estate planning, cryptocurrency and more.

International Business
The minor in International Business develops foundation knowledge and skills that help organisations create value across borders.

Management Consulting
Management consultants explore ways in which people, strategy, structure, and operations can be developed to improve business performance. Building on the core course ‘Client Relationships and the Role of Technology’, the Management Consulting minor will give you the foundation to prepare you for a future career in management consulting.

Marketing
The role of marketing is to determine the most appropriate way to communicate and deliver the offering to its target consumers. This minor helps you develop the skills and competencies required to succeed in today’s highly competitive, global market.

Marketing in South Australia
Central to our economy are the business-to-business transactions, exporting, family businesses, and the wine industry. The minor in Marketing in South Australia aims to provide you with an opportunity to gain increased skills that will help you to succeed in this market.

Organisational Cybersecurity
The minor in Organisational Cyber Security has a business and employee focus. Key focal areas include the fundamentals of organisational information systems and management; and identifying and managing cyber risks, threats and controls.

Project Management
By undertaking the project management minor, you will broaden your understanding in business to include project-oriented endeavours.

Public Administration
This elective provides you with the opportunity to develop knowledge of principles of project management and skills in their application. Skills in project management are highly valued in the public sector.

Small and Family Business Management
The minor in Small and Family Business Management will provide you with a sound understanding of the issues surrounding the lifecycles of the business, ownership and the family, development of appropriate governance and management systems, marketing and international expansion.

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Testimonial

The opportunity to study abroad for a semester in Paris, France, working with real clients to deliver a comprehensive marketing plan was a highlight.

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Last updated: Wednesday, 10 Nov 2021