Bachelor of Management

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Year2014 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Management
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)
Cloud (online)Yes
Duration3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Deakin course codeM325

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Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Bachelor of Management delivers management knowledge and practice to those seeking to work in a managerial capacity in a globalised workplace.

The course has a strong practical focus and provides the opportunity to participate in work-integrated learning experiences, equipping you with the skills necessary to succeed in management roles. You will also gain diverse personal skills that are transferable to several different industries.

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

Professional recognition

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).

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.
Students must complete 13 credit points of core units, a one credit point Work Integrated Learning (WIL) unit, 6 credit points of major sequence units selected from a specified list and 4 credit points of elective units.

The 13 credit points of core units are comprised of 8 credit points of foundation units, 4 credit points of Personal Edge (transferrable skills) units and a one credit point capstone unit.

At least 6 credit points must be taken at level 3, of which 4 must be course grouped to a Faculty of Business and Law undergraduate degree.

Students must also complete three 0 credit point ePortfolio units, and the 0 credit point unit MCA010 Communication for Academic Studies.

No more than 10 credit points may be taken at level 1.

Major sequences

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
Project Management
Property and Real Estate
Sustainable Business Management

Course structure

Core Units:

Eight credit points of Foundation units:

MAA104Financial Literacy

MAE103Managerial Economics

MIS102Managing Information

MLC201Law in Business


MMM101Management Principles

MMM102Global Mindset

MMM201Managing Business Operations

Plus four credit points of Personal Edge units:

MMM111Intrapersonal Skills

MMM112Interpersonal Skills

MMM211Team Dynamics

MMM311Global Citizenship

Plus a one credit point Capstone unit:

MMM315Business Management Capstone

Plus three zero credit point ePortfolio units:

MMM010Portfolio 1

MMM020Portfolio 2

MMM030Portfolio 3


MCA010Communication for Academic Studies *

Work Integrated Learning (WIL):

One credit point unit of Work Integrated Learning chosen from:

MIS291Community Based Volunteering A

MIS292Community Based Volunteering B

MIS293Work Based Learning

MIS390Business Internship A

MIS391Business Internship B

MIS393Team Based Learning

MIS394Industry Based Learning in Business A

MIS395Industry Based Learning in Business B

MIS396Industry Based Learning in Business C

MIS397Industry Based Learning in Business D

Elective units

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).

*MCA010 Communication for Academic Skills is a 0 credit point stand alone unit to be completed by all students

Details of major sequences

Construction Management - unit set code MJ-M32508

Waterfront (Geelong)

This major stream provides the introductory technical skills required of a Construction Management professional including elementary concepts of construction management methodology, safety and estimating.

SRT141Building Safety

SRT151Construction and Structures 1

SRT251Construction and Structures 2

SRT351Construction and Structures 3

SRT257Building Environmental Studies 1

SRT358Building Environmental Services

Professional recognition/career opportunities

The major stream offers a defined pathway into the Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) or Master of Construction Management at Deakin University, both of which are 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.

Event Management - unit set code MJ-M32505

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.

MIS398Project Management

MMK393Integrated Marketing Communications

MMM312Event Management

MMM233Business and the Environment

MMM241Entrepreneurship and Innovation

MMM367Operations and Quality Management

Professional recognition/career opportunities

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.

Financial Planning - unit set code MJ-M32501

Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), 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.

MAF202Money and Capital Markets

MAF255Financial Planning

MAF311Superannuation Planning

MAF312Advanced Financial Planning

MLC301Principles of Income Tax Law

MAF307Equities and Investment Analysis

Professional recognition/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.

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.

MAF315Unit description is currently unavailable

MAF316Unit description is currently unavailable

Organisational Psychology - unit set code MJ-M32504

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), 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.

HPS111Psychology A: Fundamentals of Human Behaviour

HPS121Psychology B: Individual and Social Development

HPS203Understanding the Mind

HPS204Introduction to Social Psychology



Professional recognition/career opportunities

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).

Project Management - unit set code MJ-M32506

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.

MIS201Business Requirements Analysis

MIS276Design Thinking

MIS332People, Work and Technology

MIS398Project Management

MIS399Applied Business Project

MMH356Change Management

Professional Recognition/career opportunities

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.

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

Property and Real Estate - unit set code MJ-M32502

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.

MMP111Introduction to Property

MMP122Introduction to Property Development

MMP212Property Investment

MMP221Property Management

MMP311Advanced Property Valuation

MMP321Advanced Property Analysis

Professional recognition

* Note: Professional recognition by API and RICS can be attained by completing M348 Bachelor of Property and Real Estate degree, D325 Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of Commerce degree or D396 Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of Laws.

Sustainable Business Management - unit set code MJ-M32503

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.

MAE322The Economics of the Environment

MMM233Business and the Environment

MMM241Entrepreneurship and Innovation

MMM282International Business

MMM313Corporate Social Responsibility

SHD301Creating Sustainable Futures

From Trimester 2 2014:

MAE322The Economics of the Environment

MMH356Change Management

MMM233Business and the Environment

MMM240Organisational Behaviour

MMM241Entrepreneurship and Innovation

MMM313Corporate Social Responsibility

Professional Recognition/career opportunities

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.