Bachelor of Management

Course summary for local students

Year2017 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Management
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)
Cloud CampusYes
Length3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

2016: November (Trimester 3)*

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

2017: March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)*

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

CSP annual fee (indicative) - commencing 2017$9,887 for 1 yr full-time - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2017Not applicable
Faculty contacts

Faculty of Business and Law - student advisers
Tel 03 9244 6555

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
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).

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

The tuition fees you pay will depend on the units you choose to study as each unit has its own costs. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.

Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.

You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

Learn more about fees and available payment options.

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 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


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 12 credit points of core units, one 6 credit point Bachelor of Management major and 6 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

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.

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 and how to apply for credit.

How to apply

Trimester 3 – start studying in November 2016

To see if this course is taking applications, check our Trimester 3 webpage. Applications for Trimester 3 are made directly to Deakin through our Applicant Portal.

Trimester 1 – start studying in March 2017

Apply through VTAC for Trimester 1.

Exceptions to submitting a VTAC application

If you are:

  • not studying Year 12 in 2016 and only intend to apply to one institution for one course (which is Deakin), or
  • applying for a Deakin course, which is not listed on the VTAC website.

a direct application can be submitted to Deakin through our Applicant Portal.

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.


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.