Business Management major

This major covers the foundations of business and organisational management. This major prepares students for job readiness through a breadth of career and employability pathways relevant to today's dynamic business industries. This major provides students with a grounding in essential business knowledge across technical and theoretical disciplines, including business reporting, economics, marketing and management principles, as well as key practical communications and data literacy skills. To further enhance employability, a capstone experience will be provided to students to put their knowledge into practice through a range of options including internships, industry projects or work-integrated learning. This combination of technical knowledge and skills mean students will be well-equipped to enter a wide range of business organisations upon completion.

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) evaluate key concepts, theories and practices important to Business Management; (2) diagnose business challenges, and identify appropriate managerial actions; (3) demonstrate effective communication skills, both written and oral; (4) demonstrate project management skills and ability to work productively in a group; (5) provide potential discipline-based solutions to a business; and (6) demonstrate understanding regarding principles of ethical behaviour, and/or cultural, social and sustainability issues.

Broadening guidelines

All students studying towards a Bachelor's Degree at UWA are required to Broaden their studies by completing a minimum of four units (24 points) of study outside their degree specific major. Broadening is your opportunity to explore other areas of interest, investigate new disciplines and knowledge paradigms and to shape your degree to suit your own aspirations and interests. Many of you will be able to undertake more than this minimum amount of broadening study and we encourage you to do so if this suits your aspirations. Over the next few months you will find here some broadening suggestions related to your degree-specific major. While we know that many students value guidance of this sort, these are only suggestions and students should not lose sight of the opportunity to explore that is afforded by your Broadening Choices. Advice can also be sought from your Allocated Student Advising Office.

Prerequisites

nil

Business Management can be taken as a degree-specific major in the following degree courses:

BP009 Bachelor of Business
BH005 Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

Overview of unit sequence

Business Management is a degree-specific single major comprising:

  • two Level 1 units
  • three Level 2 units
  • three Level 3 units
Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2021;
NS = non-standard teaching period

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2022 or 2023.

Level 1

Degree-specific major units
Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1, S2 MGMT1136 Management and Organisations
Incompatibility:
MGMT2236 Management and Organisations
S1, S2 MKTG1203 Introduction to Marketing
Incompatibility:
MKTG2203 Marketing Management

Level 2

Degree-specific major units
Take all units (18 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1, SS HRMT2237 Human Resource Management
Prerequisites:
MGMT1135 Organisational Behaviour
or
MGMT1136 Management and Organisations
or
EMPL1101 Introduction to Employment Relations
or
EMPL2202 Australian Employment Relations
S2 INMT2232 Project Management
Prerequisites:
MGMT1135 Organisational Behaviour
or
MGMT1136 Management and Organisations
S2 MKTG2238 Advertising and Branding
Prerequisites:
MKTG1203 Introduction to Marketing;
or
equivalent

Level 3

Degree-specific major units
Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 MGMT3347 Strategic Management
Prerequisites:
any two Level 2 units in the Management major
or
HRMT2237 Human Resource Management
and
INMT2232 Project Management
S2 MKTG3306 Strategic Marketing
Prerequisites:
MKTG2305 Marketing Research
or
MKTG2204 Consumer Behaviour
or
MKTG2238 Advertising and Promotion
Degree-specific major units
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
N/A BUSN3001 Business Development Project
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in the Business Management major and completion of a minimum of 96 points.
Incompatibility:
WILG3001 Professional Experience Practicum
NS, S1, S2 WILG3001 Professional Experience Practicum
Prerequisites:
completion of at least 48 point of units and enrolment in the Political Science and International Relations major
or
the Linguistics major and approval by the unit coordinator
or
completion of 96 points of units and enrolment in the Business Management major
or
Enterprise and Innovation major
or
Global Business major. For students in the Creative Writing Studies Minor: completion of ENGL1501 Reading Creatively/Writing Creatively
and
ENGL2501 Creative Writing: Theory and Practice.
Incompatibility:
BUSN3348 Business Practicum
or
HUMA2901 Arts Practicum
or
POLS3326 Political Science Internship
or
WILG2201 Professional Experience Practicum
or
PARL3399 WA Parliamentary Research Program.

Choosing your degree-specific major

Specialised degrees – Bachelor of Advanced Computer Science (Honours), Bachelor of Automation and Robotics, Bachelor of Environmental Design, Bachelor of Music

You must satisfy the requirements of the degree-specific major in your degree before you complete your course.

Bachelor of Philosophy, Politics and Economics

This comprehensive degree does not require you to choose a degree-specific major.

General degrees

You must satisfy the requirements of a degree-specific major before you complete your course. The flexible structure of an undergraduate course allows you to try out a number of different subjects to see what interests you before nominating your degree-specific major. You have the choice to either nominate your degree-specific major when you first enrol in the course or delay nominating it until your second year.

To plan the first year of your study without nominating a degree-specific major, you are advised to choose units that will pave the way to two or more degree-specific majors that are of interest to you. For examples of the choice of units available in first year, search the first-year study plans .

To fully understand the structure of an undergraduate course, read the course structure information and the Undergraduate Degree Course Rules.

There are more choices open to you. For more examples, search the study plans .

Choosing a second major

You also have the option to choose a second major from those available in the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Design Only available to re-enrolling students. and Bachelor of Science courses, giving you the opportunity to pursue your interests no matter how different they are.

For more examples of combinations of majors, search the study plans .