Diploma of Business

Offering a common first year to the Business Bachelor Degree's at UniSA, this Diploma will introduce you to the fundamental disciplines required to operate any business activity. You will get to sample a range of business disciplines which will give you a basis for selecting your degree program at UniSA.

Your pathway to UniSA

High School


2nd year University of South Australia


Stage 1 Core Modules

  • Academic Research and Critical Enquiry
  • Information and New Media Technologies
  • Communication; People, Place and Culture
  • Business Studies 1
  • Business Studies 2
  • Maths & Statistics
  • Essential Study Skills

Stage 1 Elective Modules

Students select 1 module

  • Media & Society
  • Science and Society
  • Human Biology
  • Design
  • Programming

Stage 2 Core Modules

  • Business and Society
  • Business Law
  • Marketing Principles: Trading and Exchange
  • Principles of Economics
  • Management and Organisation
  • Quantitative Methods in Business

Stage 2 Specialist stream modules

Student completes 2 modules from chosen stream

Commerce (Accounting) stream (CA)

  • Accounting for Business
  • Financial Accounting 1

Business stream (B)

  • Accounting Principles for Decision Making
  • Business Operations

Property stream (P)

  • Accounting for Business
  • Business Operations

Entry into 2nd year of the University of South Australia

Year 1 with advanced standing of the University of South Australia

Popular Careers for Graduates

Bachelor of Business (Finance)

  • Retail
  • Investment and International Banking
  • Foreign currency trading
  • Private Financial Consulting

Bachelor of Business

  • Banking
  • Importing and Exporting
  • Industrial Relations
  • Human Resource Management

Bachelor of Business (Economics, Finance and Trade)

  • Multinational Corporations
  • Banking and Finance Sector
  • The Reserve Bank and State Treasury

Bachelor of Business (Property)

  • Financial Institutions
  • Property Firms
  • Government

Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)

  • Account keeping
  • Auditing
  • Taxation
  • Foreign Currency Trading

Bachelor of Business (Management)

  • Multinational Corporations
  • Government entities

Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)

  • Management Consulting
  • Industrial Relations
  • Staff Training and Development

Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management)

  • Transport Administrator
  • Procurement Manager
  • Warehouse and Distribution Manager

Bachelor of Business (Marketing)

  • Brand Management
  • Market Research
  • Advertising

Bachelor of Marketing and Communication

  • Advertising Consultant
  • Communications Manager
  • Market Specialist

Bachelor of Business (Tourism and Event Management)

  • Event and Festival Management
  • Retail and Wholesale Travel
  • Airlines and Hotels

Bachelor of Business (Sport and Recreation Management)

  • Professional Sporting
  • Event Management
  • Charities and Fundraising

Average Starting salaries

According to 2015 research conducted by Graduate Careers Australia, average national graduate starting salaries are:

  • Accounting: A$50,000
  • Business: A$50,000
  • Economics: A$50,000


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