Bachelor of Management
Course summary for current students
|Year||2017 course information|
|Award granted||Bachelor of Management|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)|
|Duration||3 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Deakin course code||M325|
- Course overview
- Indicative student workload
- Professional recognition
- Fees and charges
- Course rules
- Major sequences
- Course structure
- Details of major sequences
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.
By choosing appropriate units within the Bachelor of Management, you may be able to meet entry requirements of professional associations, such as the Financial Planning Association (FPA).
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.
Part-time study is available on and off campus. Part-time study refers to academic workload, not mode of study.
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).
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.|
|Approved by Faculty Board October 2014.|
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 www.deakin.edu.au/fees.
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:-
- 13 credit points of core units
- a one credit point Work Integrated Learning unit
- one 6 credit point Bachelor of Management major
- 4 credit points of elective units
- MCA010 Communication for Academic Studies (0 credit point unit)
- 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 13 credit points of core units must include:-
- 8 credit points of foundation units
- 4 credit points of Personal Edge (transferrable skills) units
- a one credit point capstone unit.
Refer to the details of each major sequence for availability.
Major sequences that may be chosen include:
- Construction Management^
- Event Management
- Financial Planning
- Organisational Psychology
- People Management
- Project Management
- Property and Real Estate
- Sustainable Business Management
^ Offered to continuing students only
Eight credit points of Foundation units:
|MCA010||Communication for Academic Studies *|
|MIS203||Making Sense of Information ^|
^This unit was previously coded MIS102
*MCA010 Communication for Academic Skills is a 0 credit point stand alone unit to be completed by all students.
Plus four credit points of Personal Edge units:
Plus a one credit point Capstone unit:
|MMM315||Business Management Capstone|
Work Integrated Learning (WIL):
One credit point unit of Work Integrated Learning chosen from:
|MWL201||Community Based Volunteering|
|MWL203||Work Based Learning|
|MWL311||Industry Based Learning (3mth)|
|MWL312||Industry Based Learning (6mth)|
The remaining 10 credit points comprise of 6 credit points from Major Sequence units as listed and any 4 general elective units (up to 4 credit points).
Details of major sequences
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.
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.
|SRT151||Construction and Structures 1|
|SRT251||Construction and Structures 2|
|SRT351||Construction and Structures 3|
|SRT257||Building Environmental Studies 1|
|SRT358||Building Environmental Services|
^Offered to continuing students only
Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
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.
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.
|MMK393||Integrated Marketing Communications in the Digital Age|
|MMM233||Business and the Environment|
|MMM241||Entrepreneurship and Innovation|
|MMM267||Business Logistics ^|
^ This unit was previously coded MMM367
Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Warrnambool*, Cloud (online)
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.
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.
|MAF202||Money and Capital Markets|
|MAA255||Financial Planning >|
|MAA317||Superannuation Planning *|
|MAA318||Advanced Financial Planning ^|
|MLC301||Principles of Income Tax Law|
|MAF307||Equities 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.
|MAA215||Building Client Relationships ~|
|MAA319||Estate Planning <|
~This unit was previously coded MAF315
< This unit was previously coded MAF316
* Warrnambool students will be required to undertake one unit in Cloud (online) mode.
Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Cloud (online)
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.
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).
|HPS111||Psychology A: Fundamentals of Human Behaviour|
|HPS121||Psychology B: Individual and Social Development|
|HPS203||The Human Mind|
|HPS204||Human Social Behaviour|
Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
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.
|MMH230||Fundamentals of Human Resource Management|
|MMH232||Human Resource Development|
|MMH250||Workplace Counselling and Negotiation|
Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)*, Cloud (online)
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.
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.
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.
|MIS201||Business Requirements Analysis|
|MIS352||Business Process Management|
|MIS399||Applied Business Project|
* Waterfront (Geelong) students will be required to undertake one unit in Cloud (online) mode.
Property and Real Estate
Burwood (Melbourne)*, Cloud (online)
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 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.
|MMP111||Introduction to Property|
|MMP122||Introduction to Property Development|
|MMP311||Advanced Property Valuation|
|MMP321||Advanced Property Analysis|
*Burwood (Melbourne) students will be required to undertake one unit in Cloud (online) mode.
Sustainable Business Management
Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
It is now widely recognised that sustainability and corporate social responsibility have become mission critical to all organizations. This requires that organizations address the ‘three pillars’ or ‘triple bottom line’ of sustainability, and seek to reconcile environmental, social, and economic demands. In order to achieve ‘sustainable development’ (i.e. ‘… development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs’), sustainability will become embedded in the core strategies and operations of organizations globally. This major sequence aims to equip future leaders with the knowledge, mindset and skills for them to be able to manage sustainability, in accordance with the United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Management Education. In doing so it focuses on developing an understanding of the globalised context of contemporary management, and approaches this from a cross-disciplinary perspective by drawing on philosophy, economics, and management theory.
There are varied management careers which this major sequence could lead to including roles such as a Business Development Manager, a Business Operations Supervisor, a Procurement Manager, a Sustainability Product Manager, a Small Business Owner, a Sustainability Consultant or a Sustainability Officer.
|MMM233||Business and the Environment|
|MMM241||Entrepreneurship and Innovation|
plus any two of the following units:
|SHD301||Creating Sustainable Futures|
|SLE308||Policy Instruments for Sustainability|
|SRT112||Sustainable Construction ^|
^ This unit was previously coded MMP112
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.