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What It’s Like Studying a Bachelor of Management at UTS

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So, you’re thinking about studying a Bachelor of Management at UTS?

Well, you’ve come to the right place because we’re going to take you through everything there is to know about the degree including the core units, majors, assessments, uni culture and more. 

Let’s get started! 

What is a Bachelor of Management at UTS?
Core Units and Majors
How to Get into a Bachelor of Management at UTS
What’s the Teaching Format?
What’s the Faculty and Culture Like?

What is a Bachelor of Management at UTS?

A Bachelor of Management at UTS helps you develop your managerial skills, provides you with an understanding of the business world and incorporates industry experience into the degree. You’ll cover the key concepts and principles of marketing, economics, finance and human resource management. 

With four different majors to choose from including Digital Creative Enterprise, Events, Sport Business and Tourism, you can tailor the degree to what industry you’re most interested in. There’s also a focus on innovative thinking, strategic problem-solving and of course, entrepreneurship.

It’s a very hands-on and practical degree with a compulsory internship and opportunities to pitch an actual business idea! 

Can it be studied with another degree?

There’s the chance for you to complete Honours which adds on an additional year of study.

You can also take your degree to the next level by combining it with either a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (5 years) or a Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation (4 years). It’s good to know that if you choose the Digital Creative Enterprise major, this can’t be combined with a Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation. 

Career Paths

A Bachelor of Management opens up a variety of doors for career options! Of course, it depends on the major you study but speaking more generally, you could enter any business management position.

And it’s a great thing that your skillset is so versatile. Possible jobs could include:

    • HR Manager 
    • Marketing Manager
    • Sales Manager
    • Account Manager
    • Business Analyst 
    • Financial Advisor 
    • Event Tourism Planner 
    • Digital Project Director
    • Sports Administrator
    • Wholesale Tour Operator 
    • Consultant

…there really is a long, endless list — lucky for you! 

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Core Units and Majors

What are the Management Core Units?

You’ll complete eight management core units which help develop your managerial skills and knowledge of the business world. The Introduction to Human Resource Management, like its name suggests, focuses on providing an overview of how HRM has changed over the years to what it is today and the challenges HRM faces. 

The subject Managing People and Organisations focuses on management in today’s business world so you’ll look at decision-making, leadership, power and politics and way more! Socio-Political Context of Management looks at how the outside world can influence organisations and how social theory can be used to make future improvements. 

Law and Ethics for Managers aims to teach students how to deal with legal issues that may arise within business management. So, we’re talking contracts, consumer protection, intellectual property and more! 

For more detail on the other core subjects, check them out below: 

What are the Core Units for the Business Design and Innovation Stream?

Within this stream, there are four subjects which all UTS Management students have to complete. These subjects help to develop your problem-solving skills and encourage innovative thinking to help make you stand out and take opportunities as they come! 

    • Innovation and Entrepreneurship — it says it in the name! You’ll look at how to manage and put into practice innovative business ideas.
    • Introduction to Strategy — this looks at the challenges businesses can face in regards to decision-making and implementing strategies. 
    • Innovation Lab — the aim of this is develop, propose and/or pitch innovative business ideas! 
    • Management Skills — this subject is all about how to manage yourself in the work environment.

What are the Majors?

There are four different management majors you can choose from and each major has eight subjects that you’ll take. Check out the majors below to help you decide which one you’re most interested in:

What’s a Sport Business Major like?

If you’re a sport lover and are interested in business, this really is the perfect major for you! It’s all about managing the business side of the sporting industry — anywhere from organising sport events to managing a team or organisation. 

There’s some really interesting subjects that you get to take (lucky you!). The Australian Sport System subject looks at Australia’s sporting history, the different sporting organisations and important topics such as diversity and social inclusion. 

You’ll look at Managing Professional Sport which is all about the leadership and management of commercialised sport. Sport Marketing and Media focuses on the advertising side of sport — so we’re talking funding, sponsorships, promotions and so on; you’ll also look at fan engagement and sport merchandising! 

Now, whenever someone thinks about sport, we’re pretty sure that the Olympics cross your mind at some point! The Olympic Games and Sport Mega-Events subject looks at how these massive events are managed and their legacies — from the bidding phase to the planning to actually carrying it out and all the marketing involved! 

In the final semester, students complete their capstone — Current Issues in the Sport Business where they focus on a specific issue and deliver a presentation on it as well as a major paper! 

Internships 

There is a compulsory Professional Internship subject for all students. You’ll complete at least 210 hours of work experience with either a digital creative, events, tourism or sports organisation. 

During this time, you’ll get to put what you’ve learnt into practice and also see how an organisation is managed. You’ll complete a few activities before you begin the internship to get you ready such as learning how to write a good resume. 

You’ll have to write regular journal entries, reflecting on what you’ve learnt and at the end of the semester, students submit an internship report. In this report, you can talk about your experiences, what you’ve gained from the internship and how you will use this knowledge in the future. 

 

How to Get into a Bachelor of Management at UTS

Depending on which major you want to do, the ATAR cut off varies a little bit for each one.  

MajorATAR Cut-off
Digital Creative Enterprise81.40
Events81.00
Sport Business81.35
Tourism81.15

You should also check out the Year 12 Adjustment Factors scheme for Management! You may be able to grab some extra bonus points for the HSC subjects that you excel in. 

Pathway Programs

There’s no need to stress if you didn’t get the ATAR you need for a Bachelor of Management at UTS because there is another way! 

You can study a Diploma of Business with UTS Insearch and if you meet the required GPA (Grade Point Average), you can transfer straight into the second year of a Bachelor of Management. The Diploma can be completed in a year (standard) or even just 8 months (accelerated).

Check out all the details here

Assumed Knowledge

All you need for this degree is any two units of English — and that’s pretty easy because you have to do English for the HSC anyway! It would also be helpful if you’ve taken Business Studies because then you’ll have a head start. 

Scholarships

There are all sorts of scholarships that you can apply for at UTS which can be found here

If you decide to take the Sports Business major, then you should take a look at Peter and Sharon Ivany Academic Achievement Scholarship which is for a high achieving student. There’s also the Peter and Sharon Ivany Access Scholarship which is for a Sports Business major student who requires financial assistance. 

What’s the Teaching Format?

A Bachelor of Management at UTS is taught through lectures, tutorials and seminars. And of course, there’s no need to worry because Management at UTS has semesters!

Class Structure

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Lectures

You’ll have one lecture a week for each subject — and they usually are recorded! You can have anywhere up to 200 people depending on the subject.

The lectures are where you’ll take notes (lots of them!), learn the content for the week and discuss any set readings. 

Tutorials

You’ll also have one tutorial a week for each subject and can expect up to 40 people in your class. Tutorials are discussion focused and quite interactive with group activities. 

You’ll reflect on material from the lecture and readings, look at various case studies and discuss any questions you may have! 

Seminars 

Sometimes you may have a seminar for a certain subject! These kinds of classes are similar to a lecture except they are more interactive with room for open discussion between you, your peers and the lecturer.

Once again, it depends on the subject but you can expect around 200 people. This is a chance for you to ask all those questions! 

How much time do you spend on campus?

You’ll take four subjects a semester which consist of a lecture, tutorial and sometimes a seminar. That means, you’re looking at around 12 contact hours a week at uni on a full-time load! 

Of course, that can vary slightly depending on the year you’re in and your major. It’s also good to keep in mind that you have to do a fair bit of work outside the classroom with homework, assignments and exam prep. 

You’ll take your Professional Internship subject alongside the three other subjects of that semester so there’s a fair bit to juggle — but don’t worry, you can do it! 

Now, with roughly 12 hours a week, it’s possible to fit all your class into two or three days — that means more time for everything else you have to do! The best times for classes usually get snapped up first, so make sure you’re ready when it’s time to select classes for your timetable. 

Assessments — what are they like?

You can expect to have a mix of essays, reports, mid and final semester exams, presentations and of course, group assignments — UTS really do love their group assignments but that’s great because it teaches you how to effectively work in a team. 

For the accounting and economics subjects — which are more mathematical based —students get a set of problems each week (multiple choice and/or short answers) that they have to complete. And of course, there is a final semester exam. 

In your final semester, you’ll complete a Capstone Project in relation to your chosen major, where you get to combine all the skills you’ve learnt during the degree.

For example, Events major students work together in small teams to design and manage an event creation. So, it’s a very interactive and practical subject that sets you up for the real-world. 

Skills That You Refine and Learn

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There’s no doubt that you’ll gain an understanding of the main business, finance and marketing concepts and principles! You’ll be able to take this knowledge and apply it to situations during your internship and of course, after you graduate and enter the business world.

You’ll definitely refine your communication skills as you’ll have to give presentations and also write a fair few essays and reports. There’s a lot of problem-solving involved because you have to come up with solutions, implement new strategies and be able to make decisions- which is necessary in any management position! 

With some sort of group assessment in most of the subjects, you’ll quickly learn how to work effectively in a team, listen to others and also put your ideas forward. Being able to work well in a team is something that is really important if you decide to go into management or any business related job. 

What’s the Faculty and Culture Like?

A Bachelor of Management is part of the Business Faculty. Now, lucky for you, students from the Business Faculty are usually very social humans who study hard but also like to have fun! 

The students are friendly, supportive and love a discussion. That means that classes are pretty lively because everyone actively participates which makes it more exciting. For sure, you’ll make some great friends throughout the degree!  

UTS Business Society

It’s a great idea to join the  UTS Business Society (BSoc) because you’ll get to make new friends and have a ton of fun! There’s a two day first year business camp, a welcome drinks evening, the much loved Business Ball, exam workshops and industry panel evenings where you can talk with experts in the field! 

UTS Women in Business

Calling on all boss business/management women — this one’s for you! Do yourself a favour and double click on UTS Women in Business.

This is your chance to learn from and meet some great women from across the Business Faculty. We’re talking Welcome Drinks, an International Women’s Day Breakfast and various workshops and industry panels throughout the year.

Support Programs

So, you need help with Economics for Business because you’re struggling a little bit? Don’t worry because you can sign up for a UPass class (and it’s free!). 

Past students who have completed the exact same subjects will spend time with you to help you understand everything you need to. You can ask as many questions as you want and the best part is that the class sizes are smaller, so there’s more time to get help with what you specifically need. 

Want to know what the pros and cons of a Bachelor of Management at UTS are? Check out our article here!


Tanna Nankivell is a Content Writer at Art of Smart Education and is currently in Germany completing a year of study for her double degree in Communications (Journalism) and Bachelor of Arts (International Studies). She has had articles published on Central News – the UTS Journalism Lab and wrote a feature piece for Time Out Sydney during her internship. Tanna has a love for travel and the great outdoors, you’ll either find her on the snowfields or in the ocean, teaching aqua aerobics or creating short films.

 

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