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Pros and Cons of a Bachelor of Management at UTS

So, you pretty much know all the details and info on studying a Bachelor of Management at UTS — here’s a quick refresher if not! 

But you want to know how people really feel about this degree? 

Well, we’ve got you covered! Meet Georgia, a current UTS Management student (Sports Business). We ask her all those questions you really want to know the answers to.

Let’s dive in! 

Why should you study a Management degree at UTS?
Top 3 Pros of a Management Degree
Top 3 Cons of a Management Degree
Mistakes You Shouldn’t Make
Things to Know Before Starting UTS Management
What Makes this Degree Different
Motivations for Studying UTS Management
Potential Career Paths

Why should you study a Management degree at UTS?

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A Bachelor of Management at UTS provides you with the foundations in business, finance, marketing and human resource management. You’ll develop your managerial skills and will be challenged to think innovatively!

Alongside this, it is a hands-on degree with a compulsory internship so you can put your knowledge and skills to practice! 

Top 3 Pros of a Management degree

#1: Up-and coming degree

Georgia told us multiple times that a Bachelor of Management is “an up-and-coming degree!”

“I think management is the foundation of an organisation and is very important in today’s business society. It equips students with the people side of businesses and you also get to learn a bit about economics and accounting,” she said. 

“So having a strong background in management and people relations, I believe this will really help with individuals’ careers later on in life,” she added. 

#2: Good mix of subjects 

Georgia expressed that her favourite part about the degree was “the balance between the business subjects and the sports subjects.”

As a Sports Business major student, Georgia takes subjects such as Sport and Society, Olympic Games and Sport Mega-Events and will complete her capstone on a Sport Business related issue (check out the other sport-related subjects here).

At the same time, she gets to do general finance, business and marketing subjects plus subjects from a Business Design and Innovation stream. So, as you can probably tell, there is a lot of variety and interesting subjects! 

#3: Alternative to a business degree 

It’s an awesome alternative to a Bachelor of Business,” Georgia said.

Like we’ve said, there is an overlap of business subjects — just in a Bachelor of Management, you get to specialise in one of four different areas of management as well as develop your innovation and entrepreneurial skills. So, if you’re looking for something a little different from Business but something still in that area, a Bachelor of Management is definitely for you! 


Top 3 Cons of a Management degree

#1: Mathematical subjects 

Georgia told us that her “least favourite thing would have to be the mathematical subjects”. 

You have to take Economics for Business and Accounting Skills for Managers  yes, there is some mathematics involved but these subjects provide you with a good understanding of finance and business. 

Now, if you do need a bit of extra help with these more mathematical subjects, you can sign up for a UPass class where past students who have also completed the same subjects that you’re doing can help you out! 

#2: Final exams 

So, yes, when it comes to the end of semester exam block, most subjects will have a final exam! 

I don’t like how a lot of the subjects have exams rather than project assignments for the final assessment as I feel like rote learning isn’t that important anymore but rather applying your knowledge is a lot better,” Georgia explained. 

However, there are project-based assessments throughout the semester — essays, reports, presentations and of course, group assignments! 

#3: Well, there isn’t really another con! 

Like we’ve already said: it’s a great alternative to Business and you can specialise in the area of management you’re most interested in! The skills that you learn throughout the degree are also versatile and sought after in any kind of work environment (good communication, problem-solving and ability to work in a team).

Any regrets? 

I have no regrets, I’m really enjoying my course,” Georgia told us.

Well, we’re pretty sure that speaks for itself! 

What do you wish you had known before starting UTS Management? 

“I wish I knew before starting that most of my subjects in the first year of management were the same as my friends who were doing Business,” Georgia shared.

There is an overlap of some of the core Management subjects with some of the Business subjects.

So, if you’re not too sure about whether to do Management or Business, you still do cover a lot of business-related subjects in the Management degree — plus innovation and entrepreneurship, marketing, economics, finance and human resource management!

What makes this degree different from the ones offered at other universities? 

#1: Variety of majors 

UTS Management has four different and interesting majors you can choose from — Digital Creative Enterprise, Events, Tourism and Sport Business

You’ll complete your capstone project and select an organisation for your internship based on your major. 

#2: Compulsory professional internship

That’s right, you have to complete a professional internship as part of your degree! Whether you’re a Digital Creative, Events, Tourism or Sport Business major, you have to find and complete 210 hours of practical work experience with an organisation.

This is the chance for you to not only observe how an organisation is managed but also put the skills you’ve learnt into practice plus make some industry-connections! 

What inspired you to choose UTS Management?

Initially, Georgia wanted to study Business at UTS, however she felt that a business degree had become a “bit mainstream”. So, as a sporty person herself, she felt that a Bachelor of Management (Sports Business) was both a good alternative and more suitable for her. 

“I’m personally enjoying the course a lot more than I thought I would have enjoyed Business,” she said. 

In terms of choosing where to study, Georgia had been set on UTS from the very start. 

“I really just wanted to go to UTS so I didn’t really have an interest in going to any other university. UTS is the number one young university in Australia so I feel like it’s good for post-school graduates,” she shared. 

What are the possible career paths?

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Well, it really depends on which major you choose to take but a Bachelor of Management prepares you for any kind of business management position. You could find yourself working as a: 

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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