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Introduction to Management & leadership

Ready to launch your corporate career—or even start your own business? Learn what it takes to motivate teams, make strategic decisions and solve organisational problems by studying business management online.

We’re here to help you explore your study options with different university business schools. Compare course offerings that will push you ahead in the industry, like real-world internships and professional mentorships.

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Curtin University


Psychology of Leadership

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 26 Aug 2024

University of South Australia


Management and Organisation

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 01 Apr 2024, 16 Sep 2024

Griffith University


Leading and Managing Organisations

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 15 Jul 2024

University of Adelaide


Managing Organisations and People

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 20 May 2024, 02 Sep 2024

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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
University of Southern Queensland

Manage the challenges of cyber security in modern businesses

Leverage digital technologies to enhance and protect businesses. Get strategic with governance, risk, and compliance frameworks. You’ll cover key cyber security standards and frameworks, and gain skills to respond to and recover from cyber incidents.

100% online

2 years full time or part time equivalent

Torrens University Australia


Diploma of Business (Entrepreneurship)

Entrepreneurial expertise to launch your own business

Build a thriving start-up. Work in an innovative setting. Leverage your curiosity. With entrepreneurial business skills, the choice is yours! Explore innovation principles and learn to apply them across various settings. Create new services and products.

100% online

1 year full time or part time equivalent

University of Tasmania


Diploma of Agribusiness

Boost your career options in contemporary agriculture

Developed with experts, this gateway into the industry covers agribusiness essentials. You’ll get to know current commercial aspects of agriculture. Broaden your options beyond farm management. Explore the value chain, financial concepts, and more.

100% online

1 year full time or part time equivalent

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

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What do you learn in a business management course?

A business management course will give you a holistic view of the business world, and teach you how to succeed as a hands-on leader.

Depending on the course you choose, you can expect to cover:

  • People and project management
  • Organisational structures
  • Strategic planning and problem solving
  • Business data and analytics
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Core business areas such as accounting, economics, marketing and information systems

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Is a career in project management right for you?

Do you get a kick out of thinking big and getting things done? You could make a great project manager. 

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You can study a microcredential in just about any industry, from healthcare and education to business and marketing. Here’s why these skills-based short courses are worth your time.

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