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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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Administration study FAQs

  • By studying a business administration degree, you can expect to graduate with an acute sense of how to solve business problems, beyond being just another cog in the wheel. 

    Business administration degrees often signal to future and current employers that you want opportunities in leadership. 

  • Yes, you can. Through Open Universities Australia, you can compare, choose and enrol in business administration courses delivered by leading Australian universities online.

    Your course content will be delivered by the university you choose to study with, and will take place completely online—apart from any required placements, depending on the course. 

    You’ll have the freedom to log on and hit the books when and where it suits you. Now that’s ultimate flexibility.

  • By studying a business administration course online through Open Universities Australia, you will graduate with the exact same qualification as if you had studied on-campus. Your qualification will not only be credible, it will be cutting edge—delivered by leading Australian universities. 

  • The right course for you depends on what your priorities are. We suggest looking at each degree page separately and noting what the subjects entail, as there can be slight differences between universities. You’ll notice that some universities spend more time on certain topics than others. Of course, prices vary too so that should be a consideration.

    While deciding which course you should study can feel overwhelming at times, it doesn’t have to be. Our friendly student advisors are experts in giving unbiased advice to help you compare courses from different universities, depending on your needs. Why not get in touch? They’re available via phone, live chat and even Messenger. 

  • There are a lot of reasons to study your course online through us.

    • You can enrol without entry requirements 
      We have a unique open-door policy that makes it possible for everyone to enrol in university study, no matter their academic history. If you don’t meet the entry requirements for a degree, we’ll help you get in through single undergraduate subjects and transition into a qualification from there.
    • You have total control over how you study
      Upskill without committing to a whole degree upfront. Or enrol in a full degree, but take it a subject at a time. We’ll introduce you to flexible study options you didn’t even know about, so you can fit uni around what matters to you.
    • You’ll graduate with the same qualification as an on-campus student
      Once you enrol through us, you’ll study online with the university that provides your degree. This means that when you complete your qualification, you’ll graduate with the same degree as on-campus students.
    • We’ll help you navigate the university world
      Our friendly student advisors will be your guide every step of the enrolment journey. They'll help you compare universities, choose a course, provide documentation and understand your finance options.
  • Before starting an enrolment, it’s important to read the entry requirements for your chosen course to ensure that you’re eligible to apply. If you don’t quite meet the requirements, we can help you find a pathway into your course through open-entry subjects, which anyone can study. Chat with us to find out more.

  • Here at Open Universities Australia, we make enrolling online as straightforward as possible. To get started, find the course for you by browsing the options on this page. You can also compare different qualifications using our handy comparison tool, or request help from one of our student advisors.

    When you’ve made your choice, click ‘Apply now’ on the relevant course page and follow the prompts to begin your enrolment. We’ll ask you to supply some supporting documentation, including proof of your identity, your tax file number, and a unique student identifier (USI) during this process.

    Your university will get in touch with you via email to confirm whether or not your application has been successful.

    If you get stuck at any time, reach out to us and we’ll talk you through it.

    You can also take a look at our online self-service enrolling instructions.

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 and deepen your knowledge of the business world, so that you can become a decision-maker in the field.

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