Bachelor of Management

Course summary for current students

Year2017 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Management
Course Map

This course map is for new students commencing from 2017.

If you require a copy of an older course map, please contact Business and Law Student Services.

CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)
Cloud CampusYes
Duration3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Deakin course codeM325
Approval statusThis course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognitionThe award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 7.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Bachelor of Management has a strong practical focus, provides work integrated learning opportunities and equips you with the skills you need to get the job you want!

The course is designed to encourage you to learn through real experiences, which will help you integrate your knowledge, consolidate skills, tackle real problems, and reflect on the experience to develop your professional identity.

This degree will challenge you to take responsibility for your own learning, to engage with people through community and business, and to see yourself as a global citizen. 

You can select from a range of sector-focused major sequences from Deakin Business School (including financial planning and project management) and from other faculties in the University (including organisational psychology).

Indicative student workload

As a student in the Faculty of Business and Law, you can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.

Professional recognition

By choosing appropriate units within the Bachelor of Management, you may meet entry requirements of professional associations, such as the Financial Planning Association (FPA).

Fees and charges

Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit the Current students fees website.

Course Learning Outcomes

Graduate Learning Outcome Course Learning Outcome
Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities Evaluate, analyse and apply management theory and practice for real world management problems.
Communication Communicate in a coherent manner using a variety of platforms for a range of purposes and audiences.
Digital literacy Use a range of digitally based technologies to communicate and create solutions to management issues
Critical thinking Evaluate information, exercise and express sound judgement, ideas and reflection in relation to a range of management issues.
Problem solving Create solutions to a diverse range of authentic management challenges and problems.
Self-management Manage independent work and study, reflect on own performance, take personal responsibility for actions, and plan for future development needs.
Teamwork Interact and collaborate with others from a range of disciplines and backgrounds.
Global citizenship Engage and apply management knowledge in different environments and contexts reflecting social, sustainability, ethical, economic and global perspectives.


Course rules

To complete the Bachelor of Management, students must attain a total of 24 credit points.  Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.  Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake 2 trimesters each year.

To complete the course you must include:-

  • 12 credit points of core units
  • one 6 credit point Bachelor of Management major
  • 6 credit points of elective units
  • Level 3 - at least 6 credit points (4 credit points must be course grouped to a Faculty of Business and Law undergraduate degree)
  • Level 1 - no more than 10 credit points

The 12 credit points of core units must include:-

  • 7 credit points of foundation units
  • 3 credit points of Personal Edge (transferrable skills) units
  • a one credit point capstone unit
  • a one credit point Work Integrated Learning (WIL) unit


Major sequences

Refer to the details of each major sequence for availability.

Major sequences that may be chosen include:

^ Offered to continuing students only

Course structure

Core Units

Seven credit points of Foundation units:

MAA104Financial Literacy

MAE203The Global Economy

MIS203Making Sense of Information ^

MLC101Law for Commerce

MMK101Marketing Fundamentals


MMM267Business Logistics

^This unit was previously coded MIS102

Plus three credit points of Personal Edge units:

MMM111Intrapersonal Skills

MMM211Team Dynamics

MMM311Global Mindset and Citizenship

Plus a one credit point Capstone unit:

MMM315Business Management Capstone

Plus one credit point Work Integrated Learning (WIL) unit chosen from:

MWL201Community Based Volunteering

MWL203Work Based Learning

MWL301Team Internship

MWL303Business Internship

MWL311Industry Based Learning (3mth)

Elective units

The remaining 12 credit points comprise of at least one major sequence of 6 credit points units as listed and any 6 credit points of general elective units.

Details of major sequences

Construction Management


Waterfront (Geelong)

Unit set code



Units in this major stream are offered at the Waterfront (Geelong) campus and provides the introductory technical skills required of a Construction Management professional including elementary concepts of construction management methodology, safety and estimating.

Career outcomes

Students will need to complete a further 24 construction management units to complete the Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) which is professionally accredited by international and national industry institutions. Roles in these industries include construction manager, estimator, project manager or quantity surveyor in a range of industry organisations such as contractors, property developers and consulting firms.  Deakin Bachelor of Management (M325) graduates are not eligible for direct entry into the Master of Construction Management. Further information regarding construction management pathways can be obtained from the School of Architecture and Built Environment.


SRT141Building Safety

SRT151Construction and Structures 1

SRT251Construction and Structures 2

SRT351Construction and Structures 3

SRT257Building Environmental Studies 1

SRT358Building Environmental Services

^Offered to continuing students only


Event Management


Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

Unit set code



Events are a feature of modern life. They are used to make cities and regions distinctive; mark milestones in our lives and families; promote products, companies and organisations; enable learning, professional development and networking; and celebrate our culture and identity. Not surprisingly, event management is a growing area of work that incorporates diverse fields such as business, government, education and the community sector.

The work of event managers is dynamic and challenging. They design events that appeal to diverse audiences, ensure the safety of participants, manage diverse stakeholders, limit the environmental impact of their activity, and deliver events on time and to budget. Event management is both a growing and evolving area of management practice. Underpinning this work are complex skills and knowledge involving design, marketing, communication, innovation and planning.

This major sequence draws together Bachelor of Management students’ learning within the context of the design, planning, organisation and operation of an event. Event management practice is used to enable students’ to apply and develop their management knowledge, understanding and skills. It also encourages students to consider management practice in diverse fields and contexts, and understand the innovative and dynamic role of managers.

Career Outcomes

Event management is a growing area of work, practiced in diverse sectors and industries. Event managers are employed by business, government, education and not-for-profit organisations. This work is undertaken by staff working in marketing, public relations, fundraising, professional development, human resources, economic development, tourism, sport, community development and the arts. Event management work includes a range of team member, manager and consultancy roles.


MIS398Project Management

MMK393Integrated Marketing Communications in the Digital Age

MMM312Event Management

MMM233Business and the Environment

MMM241Entrepreneurship and Innovation

MMM267Business Logistics ^

^ This unit was previously coded MMM367


Film and Television


Burwood (Melbourne)

Unit set code



Film studies develops your creative and critical thinking while providing you with a practical and theoretical grounding in the production and application of film, video and television.

Career outcomes

Graduates can be found working in advertising agencies, broadcast television, corporate communication companies, film education associations, film production companies, freelance film production, media associations and television corporations.


ACF103Writing with the Camera

ACF104Moving Pictures: Screening Film History

ACF202Documentary Production Practice

ACF205Television Production

ACF301Independent Production Practice

ACF320Mad Max Meets Priscilla - Contemporary Australian Cinema


Financial Planning


Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)

Unit set code



Choosing a major sequence in financial planning will provide you with the skills you need to attain your own personal financial goals and to develop the expertise to advise others in a professional capacity. Financial planners specialise in key financial areas, including retirement taxation, investment and estate planning. You will examine both the theoretical framework of financial planning, plus the practical application of the theories and strategies.

Career outcomes

Financial planners are innovative and lateral in their thinking, they are up to date with the latest changes and they are committed to providing sound, independent and ethical advice.


MAF202Money and Capital Markets

MAA255Financial Planning >

MAA317Superannuation Planning *

MAA318Advanced Financial Planning ^

MLC301Principles of Income Tax Law

MAF307Equities and Investment Analysis

*This unit was previously coded MAF311

^This unit was previously coded MAF312

>This unit was previously coded MAF255

Note: Students will be required to undertake the two elective units listed below in addition to the units listed in the major sequence if seeking FPA accreditation.

MAA215Building Client Relationships ~

MAA319Estate Planning and Insurance <

~This unit was previously coded MAF315

< This unit was previously coded MAF316


Organisational Psychology


Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)

Unit set code



Psychology is concerned with understanding human personality, behaviours, emotions, underlying mental processes and the factors that lead people to differ in the way they think and behave. In the Psychology major sequence you will be exposed to a contemporary integrative approach to psychology and human relationships, one that recognises the importance of, and interrelationships between personality, culture, and cognition, as well as the psychological functions and dysfunctions that shape behaviour in the real world.

Professional recognition

Deakin's undergraduate Psychology courses are recognised for registration by the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA), accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and enable you to undertake additional study in pursuit of professional registration. However, students who complete the 6-credit Psychology unit set who intend to pursue advanced training and registration to become psychologists must first take the following four additional credit points of psychology at undergraduate level: HPS201, HPS202, HPS205, and HPS301.

The current requirements for registration as a provisional psychologist include the completion of four years of academic study of psychology that is recognised by the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA). The academic program usually consists of an approved undergraduate psychology sequence followed by an approved fourth-year of study. Following successful completion of the approved fourth-year of psychology study, you may apply for provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA) and associate membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

In order to gain full registration, provisional psychologists must then complete either two years of supervised practice, or a minimum two years of further study, which may include: Master of Psychology, Doctor of Psychology or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (with supervised practice completed outside the degree).


HPS111Psychology A: Fundamentals of Human Behaviour

HPS121Psychology B: Individual and Social Development

HPS203The Human Mind

HPS204Human Social Behaviour




People Management


Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)

Unit set code



An understanding of how to manage human resources is critical for all managers. This major provides skills and understanding of the critical dimensions required to successfully manage people.  Students develop an understanding of strategic human resource management, human resource development, organisational behaviour and change management. In addition, the major also provides skills in workplace counselling and negotiation as well as an understanding of employment relations. 


MMH230Fundamentals of Human Resource Management

MMH232Human Resource Development

MMH250Workplace Counselling and Negotiation

MMH349Employment Relations

MMH356Change Management

MMM240Organisational Behaviour


Project Management


Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)*, Cloud (online)

Unit set code



Project management is a growing, dynamic profession that involves planning, coordinating, costing and evaluating projects of all sizes, as well as managing the people and risks involved. In a globalised economy project management is central to develop and deliver new products, services and infrastructure as well as implement new techniques and processes to facilitate change. Project management studies at Deakin are based on key project management methodologies to provide a holistic viewpoint with the aim to deliver generic project management skills that can be applied across most sectors and industries.

Career outcomes

The purpose of the Project Management major is to improve business and project management competencies, to provide students with professional development opportunities as project management practitioners, and to enhance the prospect for continued advancement in the chosen industry or sector.

Professional Recognition

AIPM is the professional accreditation in Australia – which can be explored as a student, affiliate membership – with the onus on the student to continue to gain experience to move to a full membership. It does take certain level of experience and continuous learning/certifications/professional development, post the degree and five years’ work experience to be able to attain an associate or full membership. Our understanding currently is that many organisations/work places are willing to support continuous learning today – for graduates to attain full memberships, while gaining work experience. Another option is the PMI (global- also has a Melbourne Chapter) offers student memberships – which is also recognised globally. The student membership can be offered, however, again the onus to continue gaining experience to next level and further certifications are left to students after graduation.   The School may offer further training and units for accreditation in a Masters level degree, following the review of our Masters programs.


MIS201Business Requirements Analysis

MIS276Design Thinking

MIS352Business Process Management

MIS398Project Management

MIS399Applied Business Project

MMH356Change Management

* Waterfront (Geelong) students will be required to undertake one unit in Cloud (online) mode.


Property and Real Estate


Burwood (Melbourne)*, Cloud (online)

Unit set code



The property industry is one of the largest employment areas and is truly global.  This major provides the skills and knowledge relating to a broad overview of property and real estate fundamentals.

Professional recognition

Professional recognition by the Australian Property Institute and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors can be attained by completing M348 Bachelor of Property and Real Estate degree, D325 Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of Commerce degree, D396 Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of Laws or D336 Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)/Bachelor of Property and Real Estate.


MMP111Introduction to Property

MMP122Introduction to Property Development

MMP212Property Investment

MMP221Property Management

MMP311Advanced Property Valuation

MMP321Advanced Property Analysis

*Burwood (Melbourne) students will be required to undertake one unit in Cloud (online) mode.


Public Relations


Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

Unit set code



Public relations practitioners are 21st century communication specialists who manage and coordinate relationships between organisations, agencies and the public. With a focus on ethical and sustainable communication practices, the Public Relations major sequence builds key knowledge and skills in core public relations responsibilities such as: event management and campaigns; social media tactics and media relations; strategic planning, management and communication; and the allied field of marketing communication.

Career Outcomes

Our graduates can be found working in corporations, government departments, as well as in not-for-profits and NGOs.


ALR103Introduction to Public Relations

ALR104Strategic Communication and Writing

ALR206Social Media Strategy and Tactics

ALR207Media Relations

ALR310Marketing Communication

ALR383Lobbying, Advocacy and Public Opinion


Retail Management


Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

Unit set code




MMK251Services Marketing

MMK266Consumer Behaviour

MMK280Brand Management

MMK317Merchandise Management

MIS313Strategic Supply Chain Management

^Unit descriptions will be available soon


Sustainable Business Management

Unit set code



Offered to continuing students only. Please see a student adviser for further advice.

Please note:

The eligibility of students for membership of the accrediting body is subject to meeting the requirements of that body and that Deakin makes no representations that individuals will meet those requirements.