University of Technology Sydney

C10340v3 Bachelor of Business Administration

Award(s): Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 144
Course EFTSL: 3
Location: City campus


This course is only offered to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

This course is not offered to international students.

Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Recognition of prior learning
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Levels of award
Other information


The Bachelor of Business Administration focuses on applying theories to business practice and the overall management of an organisation. Students build on their cultural diversity, experiences and aspirations to develop relevant skills in managing enterprise initiatives. Students learn how a multidisciplinary perspective can be used to address economic, financial and social issues, including those relevant to the Indigenous community.

This course prepares students for a career in business management by providing a thorough understanding of the core functions of management and business administration. Students are given the opportunity to explore various divisions and responsibilities of an organisation and how to operate effectively in a dynamic business environment. An emphasis is placed on decision-making and problem-solving, cognitive analytical skills to synthesise organisational knowledge in diverse contexts, and clearly communicating the ideas and solutions developed through a creative process.

Course aims

The aim of this course is to provide students working in Indigenous organisations, government and community activities, both private and social, with a working knowledge of these organisations and the skills to manage such organisations effectively.

Career options

Career options include management, administration and governance positions in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, including Indigenous community organisations.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 Identify, evaluate and analyse relevant information to creatively solve business problems
2.1 Communicate information verbally and in written form for a business audience
2.2 Demonstrate an ability to work independently and collaborate inclusively with a team to achieve business goals
3.1 Evaluate and apply principles of sustainability, ethical and social responsibility, and Indigenous values in a business environment
3.2 Synthesise knowledge of the rights, values and perspectives of Indigenous people with socially responsible business practice
4.1 Apply technical and professional skills necessary for a career in business and related professions, in both Indigenous and non-Indigenous contexts
4.2 Critically reflect on the experience, contributions, values and perspectives of Indigenous people and their implications in business and management

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

Admission to the Bachelor of Business Administration is administered through the Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research in collaboration with the UTS Business School. Applicants wishing to apply for this degree can do so in the following ways:

  • Jumbunna Direct Entry Program, and
    • Jumbunna Learning Development Program, first two sessions
    • Option to access Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme Tertiary Tuition (ITAS-TT), or
  • Entry based on ATAR, and
    • Option to access Jumbunna Learning Development Program
    • Option to access Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme Tertiary Tuition (ITAS-TT).

For more information see Direct Entry Program.

The Jumbunna Direct Entry Program offers prospective students an opportunity to demonstrate their capability for tertiary study through an assessment and interview process. Selection is also based on life experience, prior education and professional experience. Motivation to study and commitment to complete a tertiary degree are also taken into account.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning is not available. The degree is structured in a modular format, with each module representing themes reflecting the structure and operations of a business enterprise. Every subject is integral to a capstone subject which consolidates the knowledge and skill capabilities taught in that module. This enables a cohesive and integrated program which consolidates knowledge using a practice-oriented approach throughout the degree program.

Course duration and attendance

The course can be completed in a minimum of three years of full-time study.

Course structure

The course is structured into a series of modules designed to focus specifically on the core functions of management. Each module comprises four subjects (24 credit points), one of which is an applied project that consolidates and extends the knowledge taught in the other three subjects.

Students complete a total of six modules (144 credit points) to graduate from the course.

The project subjects from each module form part of a 'capstone stream' of subjects aimed to support and deepen students' generic and knowledge skills development in the final capstone subject.

Course completion requirements

STM90842 Integrating Business Skills 24cp
STM90843 Managing People 24cp
STM90844 Managing Financial Resources 24cp
STM90845 Managing Organisations 24cp
STM90846 Managing Operations 24cp
STM90847 Managing Innovation 24cp
Total 144cp

Course program

A typical full-time block mode program is provided below.

Typical block mode program, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
21597 Principles of Money and Finance   6cp
21393 The Business Environment   6cp
21493 Principles of Marketing   6cp
21063 Contemporary Issues in the Indigenous Context (Project)   6cp
Spring session
21067 Managing People and Work   6cp
21068 Negotiations: Theory and Practice   6cp
21072 Performance Management: Theory and Practice   6cp
21071 People Management (Project)   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
21076 The Economic and Social Landscape   6cp
21252 Accounting for Managerial Practice   6cp
21596 Investment and Financing Decisions   6cp
21073 Resource Development (Project)   6cp
Spring session
21077 Understanding Organisations   6cp
21060 Advocacy and Social Change   6cp
21075 Sustainable Value Creation   6cp
21065 Government, Community and Organisations (Project)   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
21069 Operations Management   6cp
21074 Supply Chain Management   6cp
21064 Enterprise Risk Management   6cp
21062 Business Operations and Risk Management (Project)   6cp
Spring session
21070 Opportunity Recognition and Ideation   6cp
21066 Innovation and Entrepreneurship   6cp
21492 Competitive Positioning   6cp
21061 Business Model Generation (Project)   6cp

Levels of award

The Bachelor of Business Administration may be awarded with distinction, credit or pass.

Other information

Further course information is available from:

telephone +61 2 9514 3267

For information and assistance with issues related to university studies, contact Jumbunna Learning Assistance Services. Jumbunna provides a range of individual services and learning development opportunities to Indigenous students studying at UTS.