Bachelor of Management

Course summary for local students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Management
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)
Cloud (online)Yes
Length3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)*

*Offered at Burwood (Melbourne) and Cloud (online) only

CSP annual fee (indicative) - commencing 2016$9,722 - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016Not applicable
Faculty contacts

Faculty of Business and Law - student advisers
Tel 03 9244 6555
Email buslaw@deakin.edu.au

LevelUndergraduate
VTAC Codes1400414091 - Waterfront (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400514091 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400614091 - Cloud (online), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Deakin course code M325

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).

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

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
Under the present legislation, a Commonwealth supported place is one for which the University receives some Government funding. Students enrolled in these places are required to contribute part of their course costs. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your study.

Full-fee paying place
A full-fee paying place is one which the University does not receive any Government funding. Students enrolled in these places contribute the full cost of their course. Domestic full-fee paying places are available to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.

Fee information for all domestic students
The Commonwealth supported place (CSP) or the full fee paying annual indicative course fee shown in the table above is provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking full-time study within the specified discipline. The actual fees charged by Deakin University, will depend on the individual unit discipline and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.

The fees per unit/credit point may be otherwise subject to an annual increase due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.

This information is provided as a guide only. No representation is made that the information provided is current or accurate. Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fee to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email enquire@deakin.edu.au for more information about 2016 fees.

Study Load and unit fee

Eight credit points is considered a standard full time load for one year, which equals one Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL. You can find the unit fee, credit point and EFTSL value for each unit by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search.

Fee payment assistance

Australian citizens or holders of a permanent humanitarian visa, enrolling in a CSP or full-fee paying place, may be eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP respectively. For more information about HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP visit the Study Assist website.

Career opportunities

The Bachelor of Management can lead to a variety of careers in Australia and overseas, including business analyst, project manager, customer relations manager, financial planner, events manager, business development manager, procurement manager, business operations manager, finance manager, small business owner, sustainability consultant, property manager or product manager.

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.

The 24 credit points include 13 credit points of core units, a one credit point Work Integrated Learning (WIL) unit, one 6 credit point Bachelor of Management major, one zero credit point academic induction unit and 4 credit points of elective units.  Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake 2 trimesters each year.

Major sequences

Refer to the details of each major sequence for availability.

Major sequences that may be chosen include:

Course structure

Core Units

Eight credit points of Foundation units:

MCA010Communication for Academic Studies *

MAA104Financial Literacy

MAE103Managerial Economics

MIS203Making Sense of Information ^

MLC101Business Law

MMK101Marketing Fundamentals

MMM102Global Mindset

MMM132Management

MMM267Business Logistics

^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:

MMM111Intrapersonal Skills

MMM112Interpersonal Skills

MMM211Team Dynamics

MMM311Global Citizenship

Plus a one credit point Capstone unit:

MMM315Business Management Capstone

Work Integrated Learning (WIL):

One credit point unit of Work Integrated Learning chosen from:

MWL201Community Based Volunteering

MWL203Work Based Learning

MWL301Team Internship

MWL303Business Internship

MWL311Industry Based Learning (3mth)

MWL312Industry Based Learning (6mth)

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).


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.

Entry requirements - general

Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.

Entry requirements - specific

Applicants should have successfully completed VCE or equivalent. Prerequisites are units 3 and 4 a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English. Those aged 21 or over on 1 January and who do not hold VCE or equivalent should apply under Alternative Admission. This category is open to those who do not satisfy normal entrance requirements, but can demonstrate relevant work or life experiences.

Credit for prior learning - general

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

How to apply

Some courses are available in Trimester 2 and 3 2016. Check our Midyear entry and Trimester 3 pages to see if direct applications are open for this course.

Applications for Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.


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.