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Introduction to Business

Want to break into the corporate world, but don't have a strong study background? We can help you enrol in online business courses, even if you don’t have the right ATAR or study experience. These study options are designed to ease you into university life, and cover essential topics like finance, marketing, leadership and technology. You’ll earn the industry skills you need to explore entry-level jobs or enrol in a higher business degree.

All courses are delivered 100% online by universities from across Australia. This means that while you’ll gain entry through us, you will study directly with the university of your choice.

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Online business subjects and short courses

University of South Australia

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 08 Jan 2024, 24 Jun 2024

Curtin University


Organisational Culture

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 27 Nov 2023, 27 May 2024, 25 Nov 2024

University of Tasmania


Applied Business Foundations

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 26 Feb 2024, 22 Jul 2024

Curtin University

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 26 Feb 2024, 26 Aug 2024

Online business degrees

Griffith University


Bachelor of Business

Get the professional skills employers are looking for

Learn how organisations work and visualise where you fit in. Get familiar with financial documents, risk, and business comms. This business course gives you a 360-degree view of business strategy. Specialisations include marketing and management. 

100% online

3 years full time or part time equivalent

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Available majors

  • Marketing,  
  • Human Resource Management,  
  • Management,  
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship,  
  • Sport Management,  
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management,  
La Trobe University


Bachelor of Business

Thrive in the modern business world

Get set to innovate, problem-solve, and communicate like a professional. Along with a solid business foundation, in this degree you’ll learn digital business skills and get hands-on experience. Choose your major and start building your dream career.

100% online

3 years full time or part time equivalent

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Available majors

  • Agribusiness,  
  • Digital Business,  
  • Enterprise,  
  • Management,  
  • Marketing,  
University of the Sunshine Coast


Diploma in Business

Find out what business is all about

Explore UniSC’s business courses, choosing 8 subjects that interest you the most. Topics include management, marketing, and accounting. You’ll pick up uni level communication and research skills along the way. Unlock pathways to further study.

100% online

1 year full time or part time equivalent

Southern Cross University


Diploma of Business

Take a specialised pathway into the world of business

This business course develops your academic skills and core business foundations. Choose from enterprise, IT, or tourism, then follow a pathway towards a uni qualification. Graduate ready for entry level business roles or continue to a degree.

100% online

1 year full time or part time equivalent

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What you'll learn in a business course

These online business courses will give you the skills you need to thrive in a busy office environment. You’ll have the opportunity to build your knowledge in:

  • strategic thinking and problem solving
  • leadership and communication
  • digital technology
  • accounting and finance fundamentals
  • marketing fundamentals
  • project management.

Once you’ve completed your studies, you’ll know how businesses operate and where you can contribute your strengths. You’ll also understand how to effectively lead teams, supervise projects and manage relationships. With well-rounded skills like these, you’ll be free to establish yourself in any industry.

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