Bachelor of Management

Course summary for current students

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Award granted Bachelor of Management
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Warrnambool
Duration3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code062182J
Deakin course codeM302

* Please note, from 2013 the Geelong-based courses and major sequences offered by the Faculty of Business and Law will be offered from the Geelong Waterfront Campus instead of the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus.

 

# Trimester 3 intakes are only available at the Melbourne Burwood Campus for Domestic and International Students. Trimester 3 Off Campus offerings are only available to Domestic Students.

 

Note: Students who commenced the Bachelor of Management prior to 2008 should refer to the 2007 Handbook for course details.

 

** Not all major sequences are available via on campus study at the Warrnambool campus. Students may undertake major sequences not available on campus by enrolling in units via off campus study mode.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Bachelor of Management is designed to provide contemporary management knowledge and skills to students who need, or aim to work in, a management role. This course enables you to acquire and master a solid understanding of the intellectual foundations of the study of management and its main components. A wide range of specialist major sequences are available from within the Faculty of Business and Law, and you can also select a major sequence from another faculty such as psychology, public relations, journalism or many others (subject to satisfying entry requirements).


Articulation

Students who have completed a Certificate of Management, a Diploma of Management or an Associate Degree of Management with DeakinPrime may articulate to the Bachelor of Management with full credit.


Articulating students should seek course advice from the Faculty of Business and Law enrolment officers.

Business internship program

The Bachelor of Management incorporates a business internship program which provides students with a realistic business experience in their area of specialisation. Two 1-credit-point units, available to final-year students, have been developed to provide experiential learning opportunities which foster the development of practical capabilities and enhance employment prospects for graduates. These units complement each major area of study and are available on all campuses and off campus.
MIS390 Business Internship A

MIS391 Business Internship B

Part-time studies

Part-time study is available on and off campus. Part-time study refers to academic workload, not mode of study.

Professional Recognition

By choosing appropriate units within the Bachelor of Management-Accounting major sequence plus specified finance and commercial law units, students may be accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAA).

Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

 

Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

Course rules

The course rules for the Bachelor of Management require that students complete 24 credit points.

 

At least 16 of these credit points must be Business and Law course-grouped units, including a core Business Management Stream made up of eight credit points.

 

To complete the 16 Business and Law course-grouped units, students may choose to complete an eight credit point General Studies Stream from a specified list or a major sequence.

 

Students must not complete more than ten credit points at Level 1 and must complete at least four credit points at Level 3. Students may take up to eight credit points from approved units offered by other faculties including a major sequence made up of a minimum of six credit points defined by the relevant Faculty Board.

 

Full-time enrolment is normally a maximum of 4 credit points per Trimester.

Major sequences

Major sequences that may be chosen include:

Accounting
Accounting Information Systems
Business Security Management
Commercial Law
Economics
Finance
Financial Planning*
Health Informatics
Human Resource Management
International Relations
International Trade and Economic Policy^

Journalism
Marketing

Media and Communication
Politics and Policy Studies

Professional Practice

Property and Real Estate~

Supply Chain Management

^ previously titled International Trade

* Please Note- while the Financial Planning major sequence is available in the Bachelor of Management, the Bachelor of Commerce is the recommended pathway to qualify for membership of FPA.

~Please note- Professional recognition by API and RCIS can be attained by completing M348 Bachelor of Property and Real Estate or D325 Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of Commerce.

Course structure

Core Business Management stream

Eight credit points, chosen from the following:

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Warrnambool students will be required to undertake one unit in online mode

 

General Studies stream

8 credit points, chosen from the following:

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plus one unit from:

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plus one unit from:

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or other undergraduate units approved by the Course Team Chair

 

Elective units

The remaining 8 credit points may be selected in one major sequence as listed, or students may choose any units from the range of major sequences, including the general elective units listed below.

 

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Students are encouraged to join international study tours and to undertake internship units offered by the Faculty of Business and Law.

 

* MSC120 Business Information Systems has been replaced by MIS101 Business Information Systems

^ MSQ171 Business Data Analysis has been replaced by MIS171 Business Analytics

# MMI301 Business Internship 1 has been replaced by MIS390 Business Internship A

~ MSC244 Business on the Internet has been replaced by MIS213 Business on the Internet

Details of major sequences

Accounting (B, S, W, X)^ - unit set code MJ-M30001

Accountants are information specialists. They provide information, which is the only means of summarising the activities and worth of an organisation in a manageable form, as the basis for all review, decision and action throughout virtually every layer of business and government.  An honours year is available upon completion of this major sequence.

Professional recognition

Graduates who complete the accounting major sequence plus specified finance and commercial law units will be eligible to apply for admission to the CA Program of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA), the CPA Program of CPA Australia, the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

 

Career opportunities
You may find employment in accounting positions in the business community, industry, commerce, the service sector or private practice, or work in management consulting, the financial services sector or with government bodies.

 

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Note:

(i) Students should consult with their course adviser regarding the units required for professional recognition.
(ii) For intending Accounting Honours students MAA302 and MAA303 are strongly recommended units and should be taken as electives.

^ M300 Bachelor of Commerce is the recommended pathway to qualify for membership of professional organisations.

Accounting Information Systems (B, S, W*, X) - unit set code MJ-M30023

Gain an understanding of information systems in an accounting context. You will look at the interaction between information and communications technology and the formal systems of financial control required by business. Learn about the central importance of accounting information in information systems processes and requirements in a business framework.

Career opportunities
You may be employed in roles such as a specialist accountant or business consultant.

 

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* Warrnambool students will be required to undertake two units in online or off campus mode.

Business Security Management (B, S*, X) - unit set code MJ-M30027

Learn about security in a corporate context.  You will look at the design, management and security implications of business.  Gain an understanding of information systems, the ability to design solutions to secure those systems, and ways to fulfill an organisation's general security needs.

 

Career opportunities

This major sequence is designed for students who wish to become business security managers, business security consultants, or security analysts, plus those students who wish to complement their chosen career with informaiton security.

 

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* Geelong students will be required to undertake one unit in online or off campus mode.

Commercial Law (B, S, W*, X) - unit set code MJ-M30002

This major sequence is designed to provide business professionals with a foundation in commercial law. Specialised units such as Sport and the Law, Employment Law and International Commercial Law enable you to work in areas such as sport management, HR management or in an international environment.

Career opportunities
Career opportunities exist as commercial law experts in private and public companies, government bodies, public service and real estate.

 

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* Warrnambool students will be required to undertake one unit in online or off campus mode.

Economics (B, S, W, X) - unit set code MJ-M30003

Economics is an important element of any business career or the basis of a specialist career in economic research and policy. Economics is relevant to the study of a whole range of other disciplines: business; finance; international markets and trade; health; transport; democracy and voting patterns; the environment – including policies on global warming; as well as social equity and wellbeing.  An honours year is available upon completion of this major sequence.

Professional recognition
Graduates are eligible for membership of the Economics Society of Australia.  Professional recognition by the Australasian Institute of Banking and Finance is also available.

Career opportunities
An economics major sequence can provide the background for many versatile careers in industry and finance in roles such as an analyst, forecaster, researcher and manager. In government, you may work as a policy researcher and administrator, and in education.

 

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Note:
(i) Students intending to complete the Economics, Quantitative Business Analysis and/or the International Trade and Economic Policy major sequence will need to complete 2 distinct units at level 3 from each of the major sequences.
(ii)For intending Economics Honours students joining Honours in 2010 and thereafter:
MAE301 and MAE302 are compulsory units.  Students are also strongly encouraged to take MAE306 and/or MAE305.

^ MET code denotes study tour version of the unit.

Finance (B, S, W*, X) - unit set code MJ-M30005

Finance is all about decision making. Do I buy or sell, invest or borrow? Finance specialists research and analyse the financial aspects of organisations and provide advice on investments. Studying finance will give you a broad understanding of the structure and operations of financial markets in Australia, plus the theory and techniques underlying financial management.   An honours year is available upon completion of this major sequence.

Career opportunities
You may find employment opportunities in banking, brokering, credit analysis, funds management, insurance, international finance, risk management, securities analysis or treasury management.

 

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Plus either 1 or 2 credit points of units from:

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* Warrnambool students will be required to undertake one unit in off campus or online mode.

 

Note:
(i) Students who completed MAF101 in 2001 are ineligible to study MAF202.
(ii) At least two of the following units MAF302, MAF307 and MAF384 are compulsory units for intending Finance Honours students.
(iii) The units MAF305, MAF306/MFT306, MAF256/MAF356/MAE356 and MAF308 are highly recommended units for intending Finance Honours students.

# MFT code denotes study tour version of the unit.

Financial Planning (B, S, W*, X)^ - unit set code MJ-M30014

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.

Professional recognition
Graduates of this course are eligible to join the Financial Planning Association (FPA).

Career opportunities
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.

 

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Note:

(i) Students may be required to undertake additional units if seeking RG146 and should check the ASIC website.

(ii) Financial planning students intending to undertake an Honours degree must also complete the Finance major sequence.

* Warrnambool students will be required to undertake one unit in online or off campus mode.

Health Informatics (B*, S*, X) - unit set code MJ-M30029

Discover the relationship between information systems and health.  You will learn about the acquisition, storage, retrieval and use of information in a health context and ways in which the inforamtion is used and protected.  You will also gain knowledge of information systems used for business processes within a health care setting, as well as for medical treatment.

 

Career opportunities

You may find employment as a data/information manager, project manager, systems analyst, programmer or administrator in a health care setting.

 

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Plus an level 3 Information Systems unit

 

* Geelong and Burwood students will be required to undertake one or two units in online or off campus mode.

Human Resource Management (B, S, W*, X) - unit set code MJ-M30006

People management is one of the fastest growing fields of professional employment. HR management includes recruitment, selection, training and development, workplace diversity, employee relations, performance and change management, and remuneration. You will also gain invaluable counselling, mediation and negotiation skills that will stand you in good stead in any field you enter in the future.  An honours year is available upon completion of this major sequence.

Career opportunities
Career options include working in training and development in a variety of areas such as an equal employment opportunity officer, or a human resources practitioner or officer in business, industry and government.

 

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* Warrnambool students will be required to undertake two units in online or off campus mode.

International Relations (B, G, X) - unit set code MJ-A000018

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Management may undertake a major sequence in International Relations offered by the Faculty of Arts and Education. For details of the major sequence please refer to the Bachelor of Arts entry.

International Trade and Economic Policy~ (B, S, W*, X) - unit set code MJ-M30015

Acquire a sound understanding of the economic basis to trade and the institutions and market structures underlying global commerce. Gain the essential background in economics and, in particular, international trade, which business operators need to be successful participants in the global economy.   You will study the economic, political and cultural characteristics of the major trading regions, including North America, Western and Eastern Europe and the Middle East, but with a strong emphasis on Asian trade.

Career opportunities
Graduates can be found working in all aspects of international business, both in Australia and overseas, undertaking roles in trade promotion, government departments, banking and general business management.

 

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Depending on the choice above, plus one credit point from:

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* Warrnambool students will be required to undertake one unit in off campus or online mode.

 

Note:

(i) Students intending to complete the Economics, Quantitative Business Analysis and/or the International Trade and Economic Policy major sequences will need to complete 2 distinct units at level 3 from each of the major sequences.

~ previously titled International Trade

^ MET code denotes study tour version of the unit.

Journalism (B, G, W, X) - unit set code MJ-A000014

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Management may undertake a major sequence in Journalism offered by the Faculty of Arts and Education. For details of the major sequence please refer to the Bachelor of Arts entry.

Marketing (B, S, W, X) - unit set code MJ-M30010

Marketing is about relationships with customers and involves developing, maintaining and enhancing those relationships. Modern marketing is about adding value to the customer experience and building a relationship between buyers and sellers that benefits both.
You will gain knowledge of marketing in domestic and international markets.  An honours year is available upon completion of this major sequence.

Professional recognition
Professional recognition by the Australian Marketing Institute and the Market Research Society of Australia is available.

Career opportunities
Career options include working in advertising, brand/product management, customer relations management, event management, marketing research, public relations, retailing, web design and sales management.

 

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Media and Communication (B, G, W, X) - unit set code MJ-AU00008

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Management may undertake a major sequence in Media and Communication offered by the Faculty of Arts and Education. For details of the major sequence please refer to the Bachelor of Arts entry.

Politics and Policy Studies (B, G, W, X) - unit set code MJ-A000005

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Management may undertake a major sequence in Politics and Policy Studies offered by the Faculty of Arts and Education. For details of the major sequence please refer to the Bachelor of Arts entry.

Professional Practice (B, S, W, X) - unit set code MJ-M30031

Professional practice teaches you about vital areas including the management of business information and intelligence, making good business decisions, coommunicating effectively in the workplace, and understanding the importance of business ethics.  These skills are becoming increasingly important in today's contemporary corporate world.

 

Career opportunities

Majoring in professional practice will enhance your practical experience in preparation for a business career in your chosen discipline area.

 

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Plus one level 2 or level 3 Business and Law elective unit depending upon units chosen above.

Property and Real Estate (B*, X) - MJ-M30201

Learn the knowledge and skills in property development, property valuation, market analysis, and property economics.

Career opportunities
You may find employment as a property developer, private or government valuer, property adviser, market research analyst, property sales and acquisitions, financier, sustainability consultant, funds manager, property and asset manager, leasing agent and land economist.

 

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* Burwood students will be required to undertake one unit in online or off campus mode.

Note: Professional recognition by the Australian Property Institute (API) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) can be attained by completing the M348 Bachelor of Property and Real Estate degree or D325 Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of Commerce degree.

Supply Chain Management (B, S, X) - unit set code MJ-M30033

Supply chain management is about managing the flow of materials, information and finances, from supplier to manufacturer, and retailer to end-consumer. It deals with the manufacturing, storage, and delivery of goods to end consumers. Learn the importance of an efficient supply chain operation within an organisation and obtain the skills to implement effective performance, taking into account customer expectations and demands.

Career opportunities
Opportunities exist in a range of industries such as retail, transportation, manufacturing, and many more. You may find employment as a warehouse manager, supply chain manager, purchasing manager, transportation manager, operations manager, eBusiness manager, electronic trading manager, order fulfilment manager, strategic sourcing manager, logistics manager or manager of procurement.

 

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