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)

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

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 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).

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

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is considered a standard full time load for one year. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can add these together to calculate your study load each year. Depending on enrolment, you may be enrolled in more than or less than the one EFTSL each year.

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 (FFP)
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 current Federal Government has proposed a number of major reforms for the higher education sector (see the Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014), including fee deregulation in respect of domestic student fees. This legislation may be reintroduced to the parliament in the latter half of 2015 and if passed, will impact on the CSP and FFP course fees applicable in 2016.

* Therefore, the indicative annual course fee shown 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 2016 CSP and FFP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.

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. Should a change in Government policy affect the cost of units offered, the website will be updated as soon as possible.

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 fees to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email au for more information about 2016 fees.

Fee payment assistance
Australian citizens or holders of a permanent humanitarian visa, enrolling in a CSP or FFP, 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

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:
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

MIS203Making Sense of Information ^

MLC201Law in Business

MMK101Marketing Fundamentals

MMM101Management Principles

MMM102Global Mindset

MMM267Business Logistics

^This unit was previously coded MIS102

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:

MMM010Unit description is currently unavailable

MMM020Unit description is currently unavailable

MMM030Unit description is currently unavailable


MCA010Communication for Academic Studies *

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).

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

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

Applications for Campus and Cloud (online) study in Trimester 1 must be made through the Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC). For more information refer to VTAC (external site).

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.