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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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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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Studying through Open Universities Australia means we take care of the guesswork and administration of university study, so you can focus on learning.

You don't need a strong academic history to go to uni

We make it possible for everyone to start university through single subjects, regardless of ATAR or study experience. These subjects are covered by government loans, and can be used to upskill or gain entry into a qualification.

You have the flexibility to start at multiple points during the year

We’re not restricted by a traditional academic calendar, so you can enrol when it suits your life. You also have total control over how you study. You can scale up (or down) your study load and even pause your course if you need to.

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