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Introduction to Administration

For every business out there, there’s an interconnected team of great minds behind it. Study business administration, and you can become one of them. 

Learn how to think critically when it comes to business problems, develop as a digital innovator, and understand what it takes to be a supportive leader who creates an environment of growth. All of these skills, and more, are at your fingertips with an online business administration course.

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University of Tasmania


Managing Contracts

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University of South Australia


Contract Administration

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No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 24 Jun 2024

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Online administration degrees

Swinburne University of Technology

Steer organisations through today’s evolving business landscape

Become a confident business leader. You’ll cover core business units and specialist topics including organisational behaviour and workplace relations. With skills in strategic planning and project management, you’re set for business success.

100% online

3 years full time or part time equivalent

Flinders University

Take charge of your government career

Work on the core skills required to manage the business of government. You’ll cover public management theory and ethics, and explore current ideas around public policy. Tailor your course with electives including economics and environmental policy.

100% online

1 year full time or part time equivalent

Australian Catholic University

Management skills for both private and public sectors

A starting point for your postgrad management studies and career progression. You’ll explore finance, business communication, and organisational behaviour from a leadership perspective. Graduate ready for roles in management or study towards your MBA.

100% online

6 months full time or part time equivalent

University of the Sunshine Coast

For aspiring business leaders

Knowledge for new managers. Get ready to enter today’s business world with confidence. You’ll study finance and accounting and develop your approach to business research. Start thinking about a management position or further study towards your MBA.

100% online

6 months full time or part time equivalent

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What do you learn in a business administration course?

Business administration courses are designed to hone the business leaders of tomorrow. Generally, they cover the entirety of the inner workings of business, so that you can make your way to the top understanding the complexities and intricacies that lay beneath.

You can expect to cover such topics as:

  • Operations
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Human resources
  • Design thinking
  • Communication
  • Management and leadership

As opposed to studying a course in, say, finance specifically, a business administration degree allows you to broaden your knowledge of the business world, so that you can become a decision-maker in the field.

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