Bachelor of Management
and Entrepreneurship

Dream Big, Start Small.

COURSE SUMMARY
Qualification / AwardBachelor of Management and Entrepreneurship
Course Duration3 years full-time/ 6 years part-time
Credit Points144 credit points (24 units of 6 credit points each)
DeliveryOn Campus
Available toDomestic (FEE-HELP available)/International
IELTS6.0 with no band less than 6.0
ATARN/A
CRICOS Code097868A
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AQFLevel 7
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The Bachelor of Management and Entrepreneurship develops in students management and entrepreneurship knowledge, providing students with a solid grounding in enterprise creation and management.

The course has been designed for future business managers and leaders in small to medium/family enterprises, and for start-up entrepreneurial businesses.

Upon graduation, such students will have acquired a mix of a broad range of business/management knowledge and skills, and more specialist capabilities that will equip them to be innovative, effective and ethical.

It will therefore appeal to students likely to (i) help run and manage their family business; (ii) start their own business independently or as spin-offs from the family business; or (iii) be working for, do business with or consult to family businesses or small to medium entrepreneurial enterprises.


Reasons to study this program:

  • Develops both management and entrepreneurship knowledge and skills
  • Opportunity to apply these knowledge and skills in an industry placement
  • Emphasis on small to medium/family/entrepreneurial businesses
  • Study alongside students from other cultures

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English Language Proficiency

Applicants for whom English is not their first language must provide certified documentary evidence that their secondary schooling, or tertiary studies of at least one year, were conducted in the English language; or evidence of satisfactory results in an accepted English Language Proficiency examination, as set out in the table below.

ExaminationMinimum Score
IELTS6.0 with no band less than 6.0
TOEFL iBT (Internet-based)60 with no score less than 20
PTE Academic50 with no score less than 50

Applicants with Recent Secondary Education (School Leavers)

Educational Prerequisites

Applicants for admission into the Bachelor of Management and Entrepreneurship will be required to provide evidence of completion of the NSW Higher School Certificate or its interstate or overseas equivalent.


Applicants with Higher Education

Applicants who have completed a higher education qualification (associate degree, bachelor degree, graduate certificate or graduate diploma) in any discipline are be eligible for admission.


Applicants with VET or TAFE studies

Applicants who have completed senior secondary studies or equivalent qualification with a VET or TAFE provider within the last two years are eligible for admission.


Applicants with Work and Life Experience

Applicants who do not have a NSW Higher School Certificate (or equivalent) or completed their secondary education more than two years ago and have not undertaking or completed vocational education training (VET) or higher education study since then can apply for admission using work and life experience.

“Experience” could include a combination of factors which demonstrate readiness for higher education. Includes mature age entry, professional experience whether completion of the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) is required or not, community involvement or work experience.

For more information please visit the Applicants with Work and Life Experience information page


International Students

International applicants may be admitted to the Bachelor of Management and Entrepreneurship if they have successfully attained the NSW Higher School Certificate or interstate or overseas equivalent and they meet the English Language Proficiency requirement (please see table above).

International students applying for admission to Excelsia College courses must have reached the age of 18 years by the commencement of their studies.


CREDIT AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)

If the applicant is successful they will be issued an offer letter and a written agreement. Students will need to respond to the offer within 6 weeks. This is done online and a confirmation will be emailed back to the applicant. At this point, applicants are welcome to apply for Credit or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). If you are eligible for credit or RPL, you may be exempt from completing some units and you may be able to finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

Please refer to the Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning Policy reference.


Download the Student Selection and Admissions Policy and Procedure.

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Future business managers and leaders in small to medium/family enterprises, and for start-up entrepreneurial businesses. Upon graduation, such prospective students will have acquired a mix of a broad range of business/management knowledge and skills, and more specialist capabilities that will equip them to be innovative, effective and ethical.

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This introductory unit provides a synoptic overview of organisational management and governance as both central business functions in their own right, and as processes and approaches central to the achievement of organisational goals. It introduces students to the key theoretical principles underpinning organisational management and governance, overviewing topics such as planning and business goals, organisational culture, decision making, organising and leading, motivation, managing diversity, teamwork, quality assurance, and styles of personal management. Particular emphasis is given to identifying internal and external environmental influences on organisational decision making and the ways in which various key managerial concepts are interpreted and applied in the real world.

This unit provides students with a basic understanding of the principles of micro- and macroeconomics. The focus of the unit is the behaviour of consumers and producers and their interaction in the marketplace, and how understanding the operation of markets is essential to analysing any form of economic behaviour. Microeconomics studies the behaviour of consumers, producers and markets, and therefore topics in the first half of the unit concentrate on demand and supply, elasticity, production and cost theory and market structure. Macroeconomics deals with the economy as a whole, or what are referred to as aggregate economic activity and business cycles. Macroeconomic topics in the unit include measuring GDP, inflation and unemployment, money and banking, fiscal and monetary policy, and international trade. The unit is also intended to help students become more informed consumers and eventually more economically literate employees and managers.

This unit focuses on: understanding markets and how they operate; analysing and evaluating issues using economic theory in case studies; understanding the relevance of economic theory to business decision-making; and understanding the role of government in the economy.

Accounting is a systematic method of compiling and processing information about business activity. It is one part of the information-collecting system that any business involved in financial transactions needs to operate. This introductory unit provides a synoptic overview of accounting, focusing on the foundational principles of modern Australian accounting practices. The unit provides an overview of business and the business environment and introduces the principles supporting the use of an accounting information system for financial and management reporting purposes. The unit covers the relevance and significance of fundamental accounting conventions and the accounting cycle and double entry and addresses applications of the accounting information system by small to medium enterprises operating as sole traders.

The formation units of study recognise that the spiritual, emotional and professional development of a person are closely interlinked, and that wellbeing and development of mature identity relies on the integration of character, values and ethics in the professional context. This unit aims to provide students with analytical tools, and an overview of spiritually and culturally diverse worldviews, the relationship between Christianity and Western culture, and Biblical foundations.

This unit addresses basic legal knowledge and related problem-solving skills related to business management. It begins with a brief overview of Anglo-Australian legal history, in order to explain where modern Australian law comes from and how it has developed. Particular attention is given to the three main sources of modern Australian law, the Common Law, Equity and Statute Law. Attention is also given to the doctrine of precedent and how it guides and constrains the development of judge-made law. The unit also examines some of the problems that are created by the existence in Australia of nine distinct legislative, judicial and executive systems, and briefly touches on the mechanisms that exist to minimise these problems and to resolve conflicts between the systems. The majority of the unit reviews the common law of contract and torts (with a particular emphasis on the tort of negligence) and on the various statutory provisions that have, over time, been introduced to modify those common law principles so as to promote fair trading and consumer protection.

This unit provides an overview of Human Resource Management (HRM) as both a central management function in its own right, and as a set of processes and approaches to organising the workplace. It introduces students to the key theoretical principles underpinning human resource management, overviewing topics such as employee motivation and performance management, managing diversity and equal employment opportunities within the workplace, managing employee recruitment and selection, learning and career management, organisational culture, employee involvement, the law of employment, industrial relations, labour flexibility, organisational restructuring, and some of the international dimensions of human resource management.
Marketing is an organisational function and a set of processes for creating, communicating and delivering value to customers and for managing customer relationships in ways that benefit the organisation and its stakeholders. Critically, at a strategic and executive level, marketing is a managerial discipline that focuses on the allocation of resources and business processes to achieve strategic goals. But sound marketing management must always keep in mind that marketing is also a social process through which people learn about and acquire goods and services. Therefore, responsible and ethical marketing is crucial to sustainable and productive relationships between organisations and their customers.
This unit introduces students to the principles and basic analytical techniques of business financial management and planning. The focus of the unit is on the concepts and techniques required to make sound business financial decisions, balancing micro- and macro-financial considerations to develop a balanced perspective on risk and opportunity. Topics include: introduction and objective of financial management; Australian capital markets; sources of debt and equity finance; financial statement analysis; understanding financial risk; financial planning; investment decision; evaluation methods and cash flow determination; leasing; current asset management; inventory; accounts receivable; and liquid assets.

Small to medium enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of the Australian economy. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, an SME has 200 or fewer employees. SMEs are typically made up of micro-businesses with 1-4 employees, small businesses with 5-19, and medium businesses 20-199. Australian SMEs make up 97% of all Australian businesses and produce one third of total GDP of the nation.

As a consequence, the management of SMEs is an important topic and is a vibrant area of growing interest. SMEs are inherently different from larger enterprises, in that they are largely owner managed; have limited resources in terms of staffing and hence expertise is concentrated on a few employees; and face financial challenges, for instance, access to affordable credit over a reasonable period.

This unit provides an overview of Business Information Systems (BIS) – which is also referred to in the literature as Management Information Systems (MIS) – and its role in organisations and contribution to business decision-making processes. The unit explains how technology is used to develop BIS that effectively support, enable and add value to business processes. An understanding of BIS is important to the work of managers because it serves as a bridge between management and operation. For instance, accountants use information systems for business reporting; financial managers use information systems for market forecast; sales managers and marketers use information systems to track customer purchases and to promote new products; information systems designers build and deliver new information services; and executive managers use strategic information systems to determine the company’s strategic position. Mastering both business and technology skills and knowledge builds job opportunities, because they position graduates to better contribute to shaping their company’s strategy and operation.

This unit introduces students to the principles and basic analytical techniques of business financial management and planning. The focus of the unit is on the concepts and techniques required to make sound business financial decisions, balancing micro- and macro-financial considerations to develop a balanced perspective on risk and opportunity.

With increasing complexities and accelerating pace of technological change in today’s globally connected business world, managing enterprises can be challenging. This is especially so for family business as family dynamics add levels of complexity to the tasks of managing these unique enterprises.

Family business is an important topic and a vibrant area of growing interest. Family businesses make up a large segment of the Australian economy and an even larger proportion of the global economy. 80% of all businesses are classified as “family businesses” worldwide. Although family business conflicts often hit the headlines of the business press, research have shown that family enterprises, on average, outperform and outlast other businesses.

This unit introduces students to the study of management in an international context. It will extend and integrate the basic concepts of management and how they are affected by differences across cultures. The unit will help participants to become acquainted with elements of cultural context for management, managing across cultures, cross-cultural communications, motivation and leadership. The unit provides a setting for understanding the implications of this diversity on the management of cross-cultural dynamics in a multicultural business environment, whether that environment be local or international.

The unit addresses project management approaches, processes and tools for succeeding in the workplace. It offers a strategic view, as well as practical tools to better manage projects.

This unit provides students with a foundational introduction to a resilience model for spiritual and holistic wellbeing including practical strategies for coping and responding to change using Christian pillars of prayer, forgiveness, supportive communities, rest and renewal, gratitude and hope. The unit explores the principles underpinning virtue ethics, intentional character and identity development, bioethics and a Biblical response to relevant contemporary environmental, cultural and social issues.

This unit aims to provide students with an understanding of the nature of enterprise and entrepreneurship, and the role of the entrepreneur and innovation in the entrepreneurial process. The focus is on the development of growth-oriented businesses, whether for-profit or not-for-profit.

This unit aims to provide an overview of supply chain management in a business context. Logistics is the business function responsible for all aspects of the movement and storage of physical resources (what is generally referred to as ‘the supply chain’) from suppliers to final customers.

This unit enables students to carry out an industry or work placement throughout the semester to enhance their overall understanding of the realities of business and management practices in organisational settings. This core unit is designed to facilitate the transition from the college to the workplace through a placement.

The unit is directed towards students who will innovate and create social enterprise, and students who will do business with social businesses, consult to them, for example, on funding, banking, outsourcing, etc.

This unit addresses key global business environmental factors and issues that affect firms with international operations.

This capstone unit provides an opportunity for students to capitalise on their prior learning in the course through discussion and analysis of the elements of organisational strategy, and the ways in which strategy reflects the values, operations, planning and management of an organ

* Not every elective unit is available in a given semester.

  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Accounting for Decision Making
  • Business Data Analysis
  • Company Law
  • Marketing Communications
  • Marketing Research
  • Services Marketing
  • Employment Relations
  • Performance Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Responsible Leadership and Governance
  • Organisational change and Development

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Applicant background
2019 Semester 2
Number of Students Percentage of all students
(A) Past higher education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
00%
(B) Past vocational education and training (VET) study00%
(C) Work and life experience
(Admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
00%
(D) Recent secondary education:

  • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR(regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)
00%
  • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)
00%
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation with no minimum ATAR)
00%
International students5100%
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