What will I learn?
In your studies you will focus on the economic factors driving global market exchange, and you ill develop the analytical skills to interpret this business activity.
You will gain practical skills with computer simulation software and use state-of-the-art technologies like IRESS X-Plan financial planning software. There is the opportunity to participate in an investigative study tour learning about business practices and political and cultural influences in other regions.
This degree is diverse and dynamic. Many of our teaching staff is also current researchers and you will study their findings in class. We also involve our Australian and international business partners in course planning - so you ill work on industry projects that are relevant today.
Our degrees are highly flexible and you can fast track your studies with our exciting summer and winter schools or you can progress into a Master qualification through the new 3+1 Pathway to Masters package.
What you'll learn:
You will start with core courses in areas such as analytics, accounting and economic theory. These will give you a solid grasp of business fundamentals that you can apply to a range of careers. You ill then branch out into your specialisation, and learn the latest in areas such as macroeconomics, economic policy and analysis; portfolio and fund management; and international currency and banking markets. You can also embark on an overseas study tour, undertake an industry placement, or work on an industry-related research project.
Careers to consider:
Business adviser: can work with new or established businesses; analysing business plans and financial statements; advising on investments, marketing, funding and financial trends; understanding consumer needs and how to improve profitability
Economist: using data and modelling techniques to provide specialist advice to consumers, business and governments on particular economic, business and policy-related issues; analysing data for interpreting and forecasting consumer business trends; using economic information to inform business decision-making within a global business environment
Policy analyst: analysing a range of economic and social issues and formulating and evaluating policies in addressing these issues; analysing on behalf of business or government proposed policy interventions and its potential impact at the individual, business and societal level
Business development manager: working with business and advising on business plans; advising on investment, finance and marketing strategies; analysing domestic and global economic factors on business; advising businesses on growth opportunities
Market research analyst: collecting and analysing data for clients on market conditions, consumer behaviour and business competitors; using data analysis for business forecasting and interpreting consumer trends and informing on alternative business strategies
Investment adviser and financial risk analyst: providing advice within organisations on investment decisions and strategies; identifying and assessing potential financial risks at the organisational and industry sector level
Lobbyist and policy advocate: to research, report and advocate on behalf of clients and industry associations particular policy interventions; provide independent consultancy and strategic advice on public policy arrangements for organisational and industry clients.
There are pathways you can follow to study this degree, including:
SAIBT Diploma of Business - if you complete this two year Diploma, you can apply to enter the 2nd year of this degree.
Future study opportunities:
Master of Finance
Master of Finance (Banking)
International Master of Business Administration (Finance)
Which department am I in? UniSA Business School
Students must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 program. English language requirements: International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic: Overall 6.0 (with 6.0 in Reading and Writing) obtained within the last two years, or a corresponding result via one of the alternative English language tests recognized by the University.
To be eligible for selection, applicants are required to:
Qualify for the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE), and
obtain a competitive ATAR, and
meet any prerequisite requirements with a minimum grade of C-
Alternatively, applicants can fulfil one of the following requirements with a competitive result, and demonstrate that they fulfil any prerequisite requirements, and other academic requirements for the program:
Complete secondary education qualifications equivalent to SACE, or
Complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 24 points, or
Complete or partly complete a recognised higher education program at a recognised higher education institution, or
Complete at least four Open Universities Australia (OUA) courses at undergraduate level or above, or
Complete an award from a registered training organisation at Certificate IV level or above, or
Qualify for Special Entry, or
Complete a University Foundation Studies program
English Language Requirements:
IELTS score of 6.0; TOEFL iBT score of 60 with Reading and Writing not less than 18; TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) score of 550 with TWE of 4.5; Cambridge CAE/CPE score of 169; Pearson's test of English (Academic) (PTE) score of 50 with Reading and Writing communicative scores not less than 50; CELUSA score of AE4.
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Australian Pacific College
A$29,500.00 (US$ 23,075) per year
26 February 2018, 11 June 2018
University of South Australia City West Campus, 217-243 Hindley Street, ADELAIDE, South Australia, 5000, ADELAIDE, Australia