Associate Degree of Business

Brisbane, Sydney or Online

A qualification in business leads to wide and varied career opportunities in the public, private and non-profit sectors. This two year course will give you an understanding and foundation in the concepts and principles for a range of business-related disciplines including accounting, management, human resources management, economics, marketing, communication, information systems and finance. You will gain a keen understanding of business drivers, practices and issues.

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Potential Careers

Graduates with this business qualification will have a wide range of career opportunities to choose from. Below are some career paths that you may consider pursuing.

  • Administration management
  • Business management
  • Project management
  • Marketing
  • Business development
  • Human resources management
  • Operations management
  • Business finance
  • Retail or sales management

Study an Associate Degree of Business Online or On-Campus

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Fit your study schedule around your life, and study online with lecturer support. Learn more about our Online Learning.

For face-to-face learning study on campus in Brisbane or Sydney. Learn more about our On-Campus Study.

Course Features

  • FEE-HELP available (What's this)
  • 2 year course (full time)
  • Direct entry available for eligible domestic students
  • Multiple start dates for on-campus or online study – March, July, November
  • Each trimester runs for 14 weeks
  • Our online learning system offers learning materials, support and communication with lecturers and other students.
  • Small on campus class sizes enable personalised learning from lecturers
  • If you don't meet the entry requirements, start with a diploma for a seamless transition to an associate degree with Martin Higher Education
  • Business students and graduates can apply for membership to the Australian Institute of Management (AIM)

Course at a glance

Next Intake

Online 24 July 2017 or 20 November 2017
Sydney (Haymarket Campus) 24 July 2017 or 20 November 2017
Brisbane (Fortitude Valley Campus)
24 July 2017 or 20 November 2017


14 weeks per trimester

  • 2 years: 8 units per year
  • Part-time options available (up to 4 years)


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Entry Requirements

This course is available for eligible domestic students – find out more


Level 100

  • Introduction to Management
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Effective Business Communication
  • Information Management Systems
  • Introduction to HRM
  • Introduction to Business Law
  • Economics for Business

Level 200

  • Business Statistics
  • Project Management
  • Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Business Finance
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Understanding and Using Research
  • Level 200 Elective (selected from across all BBusiness streams)
  • Level 200 elective (selected from across all BBusiness streams)

Did you know?

  • Already studied? You may be eligible for advanced standing towards a degree with Martin Higher Education
  • This qualification provides a pathway to Martin Higher Education’s Bachelor of Business degrees
  • If you're unsure about what course to study or what career opportunities are available, ask us a question anytime online and a student advisor will get in touch with you. Contact us