Bachelor of Business (Managing People and Organisations)
Lead a modern business and manage people effectively
All businesses, from large corporations to start-ups, need good managers. You’ll study how people work in organisations and how managers use data. Gain essential skills in problem solving and decision making. Build specialist knowledge with a major.
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What you'll learn
Upon completion of the program, students should be able to:
- Acquire and apply discipline specific knowledge and skills related to business and organisations (Discipline Knowledge).
- Communicate information effectively in written and oral forms with a diverse range of stakeholders (Communication Skills).
- Apply critical and analytical skills to the identification and evaluation of complex business problems and draw logical conclusions (Critical Skills).
- Work both independently and collaboratively to achieve agreed team outcomes (Teamwork).
Stand out in the crowded job market with a major in Managing People and Organisations.
You will have the skills and ability to navigate interpersonal relationships, manage people and organisations, lead projects and teams. Some HR Professionals follow a generalist career path which covers a broad range of HR tasks and responsibilities. Others choose to specialise in different areas of HR such as Learning & Development, Recruitment, Workplace Health and Safety (WHS), Organisational Change, Industrial Relations (IR), and Organisational Development.
Careers requiring HR skills are growing fast, here are some of the careers projected to grow into 2026: *
· Human Resource Managers 16.3%
· Human Resource Professionals 13.1%
· General Managers 9.6%
· Human Resource Clerks 6%
*Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, National Skills Commission trend data to May 2022 and projections to 2026.
This Major is accredited by Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI), which is the national association representing human resource and people management professionals with 20,000 members from Australia and across the globe.
Higher education via OUA
Successful completion of any two OUA open access subjects of study at the equivalent AQF level, unless otherwise specified.
- Partially completed an undergraduate course at Diploma level or higher (or equivalent). You must have completed at least two subjects of study (equivalent to 25 UTAS credit points) at 100 level or higher and which may include 100 level subjects completed in the UTAS Diploma of University Studies. If you have failed any subjects, your application may be subject to further review before an offer is made; OR
- Completed the UTAS University Preparation Program (or an equivalent qualification offered by an Australian University).
This course uses ATAR and equivalent ranks as part of the admission process. In 2024, the minimum ATAR required is 50.
Applicants who have recently completed senior secondary studies but have not received an ATAR may still be eligible for admission. We will consider your individual subject results on a case-by-case basis when we assess your application.
Successful completion of Certificate IV or higher. (or equivalent) in any discipline.
Work and Life
Applicants without senior secondary, tertiary or VET / TAFE study can complete a personal competency statement. Applicants may be eligible for an offer if they have relevant work and / or life experiences which demonstrate a capacity to succeed in this course.
Credit for previous study or work
You may be eligible for advanced standing (i.e. credit) in this degree if you:
- Have completed an award such as a Diploma or Advanced Diploma from the University or another institution;
- Are currently studying another Bachelor degree at the University or at another institution;
- Have completed a Bachelor degree at the University or an equivalent award from another institution.
The following qualifications are recognised articulating admissions pathways into the B3A Bachelor of Business:
- Diploma of Applied Business
- Associate Degree in Applied Business
- Diploma of Hospitality Management
- Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management
- Diploma of Marketing & Communication
- Advanced Diploma of Marketing & Communication
- Diploma of Travel and Tourism
- Advanced Diploma of Travel and Tourism
- Diploma of University Studies
- Associate Degree in University Studies
From large corporations to small start-ups, all businesses need to be managed well to succeed and people are a key driver of this success. In the Management of People and Organisations major, you’ll learn about how the changing nature of work influences people, how organisations behave, how we communicate with staff and stakeholders, the management of Human Resources, and how leaders can make change. With a range of work- integrated learning opportunities, you'll discover how to manage people and organisations in traditional, remote, and precarious contexts.
Your studies will incorporate applied learning modules that will prepare you for Human Resource (HR) roles across a range of industries. You will learn to create performance management strategies, training plans and other essential HR reports for organisations of various sizes and structures.
Using HR analytics tools such as Power BI and Excel, you will develop the skills required to make strategic HR decisions, forecast turnover rates, and improve employee retention. In your final year of study, you will also have the chance to work on a HR project with students from Cracow University of Economics to solve a common HR problem and develop your awareness of cultural diversity.
Degree structure details
Recommended Study Pattern
For students undertaking full-time study the following study pattern is recommended:
Year 1. 8 Subjects in first year including:
- 4 Core subjects
- TAS-BAA111 People and Organisations
- TAS-BEA111 Introduction to Markets and the Economy
- TAS-BEA140 Data Analysis for Business
- TAS-BFA103 Accountability and Accounting
- 2 Major subjects
- TAS-BMA101 Introduction to Management
- TAS-BMA121 Foundations of Human Resource Management
- 2 UTAS Electives
Year 2. 8 Subjects in second year including:
- 4 Core subjects
- TAS-BAA211 Entrepreneurship
- TAS-BAA215 Business and Corporate Law
- TAS-BMA202 Business Strategy
- TAS-BMA250 Managerial Social Responsibility
- 2 Major subjects
- TAS-BMA206 Management Communications
- TAS-BMA220 Human Resource Management in Action
- 2 UTAS Electives
Year 3. 8 Subjects in third year including:
- 4 Major subjects
- TAS-BMA314 Organisational Change and Development
- TAS-BMA328 Leadership in Organisations
- TAS-BMA341 Employment Relations
- TAS-BMA357 Freelancing and Small Business
- 4 UTAS Electives
Successful completion of 24 subjects as outlined in the recommended study pattern within 3-7 years, from the time of first enrolment.
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