Associate Degree of Business Management

The Associate Degree of Business Management is embedded in the Bachelor of Business Management and has been designed as an exit qualification. It equips students with the skills needed for paraprofessional roles in the business industry and further study at the Bachelor level.

This course builds on the foundational skills acquired through the Diploma of Business Management providing students with some in-depth knowledge and analysis of business practices. As with the diploma, the overall aim of this course is to provide a flexible, student-centred, and academically rigorous course of study, which seeks to develop students’ intellectual skills and competencies and give them a sound basis for work or further tertiary study in their chosen discipline. This qualification is recognised within the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) at Level: 6.
The Bachelor of Business Management has two built in exit qualifications – the Associate Degree of Business Management and Diploma of Business Management.

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Offshore Students: 

Offshore students can receive 20% off total tuition fees if they enrol for 2024 intake dates. 

Onshore Students:

Onshore students can receive 30% off total tuition fees if they enrol for 2024 intake dates. 

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Career Opportunities for Graduates

Total 16 Units (48 credit points)

Level Core Elective Units Specialisation Units Total Units
100 4 2 2 8
200 4 2 2 8

Career Pathways

Academic Excellence

Networking Opportunities

Student Support

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

The Associate Degree of Business Management is a sixteen (16) unit course with eight (8) core, four (4) specialisation and four (4) elective units where students have flexibility in elective choice to build on core areas or broaden studies in digital marketing and entrepreneurship specialisations. With this design, the course provides students with the knowledge, competencies, and values necessary for a fulfilling career in various areas of business.
This course builds on the foundational business management skills providing students with some in-depth knowledge and analysis of business practices. The overall aim of this course is to provide a flexible, student-centred, and academically rigorous course of study, which seeks to develop students’ intellectual skills and competencies and give them a sound basis for work or further tertiary study in their chosen discipline.

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Learning Outcome 1: Appraise appropriate knowledge and application of relevant frameworks and techniques in business contexts.
Learning Outcome 2: Adapt relevant business principles and theories to diverse situations and stakeholders.
Learning Outcome 3: Analyse the evolving business environment based on a range of information and concepts to identify potential impacts on the enterprise.
Learning Outcome 4: Communicate knowledge and concepts to a variety of stakeholders to identify and solve a range of complex business problems.
Learning Outcome 5: Apply business and management knowledge, skills, and concepts to complete projects independently and in teams.
Learning Outcome 6: Integrate technical and professional skills and knowledge to operate ethically and sustainably in business environments.
Learning Outcome 7: Apply reflective techniques and judgement to inform continuous learning and completion of work tasks.

Applicants with Recent Secondary Education (within the last 2 years)
Applicants for admission into IGI undergraduate courses must meet the following requirements:
• Year 12 in Australia with a minimum ATAR score of 60; or
• Recognised overseas qualification equivalent to Year 12 or above International Academic entry requirements

Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) study
• Australian Certificate IV (AQF 4) or higher

Applicants with Higher Education study (bridging or enabling course)
• Recognised Foundation Studies course

Applicants with Work and Life Experience (Mature Age Applicants)
Applicants who are aged 21 years of age or over, who have finished secondary education more than two years ago, and who have had little or no tertiary study experience must demonstrate through appropriate work and life experience that they can undertake study at the required level. Evidence must be provided to demonstrate a reasonable prospect of success through:
• Appropriate, relevant work experience and/or
• Formal, informal, or non-formal study, completed or partially completed and/or
• Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) percentile rank or equivalent

Approved Articulation Agreements
Applicants may be granted direct entry through an approved articulation agreement. These articulation agreements provide pathways between a completed qualification from an external institute into a qualification at IGI. The Articulation Agreement may identify specific credit into an IGI award or may establish admission only. The Academic Board approves Articulation Agreements, and IGI will regularly report to the Academic Board on the progression of such students. If students entering IGI via an Articulation Agreement are not progressing as expected even after the implementation of intervention strategies, the Articulation Agreement will be reviewed and, in some cases, may be cancelled.

English Requirements
Approved English Test Score
Bachelor’s and Associate degree
• IELTS Academic: Overall 6.0, with no band less than 5.5; or
• PTE: Overall, 50 with no band less than 42
• Cambridge English C1 Advanced: Overall 169 with no band less than 162
• IELTS Academic: Overall 5.5, with no band less than 5.0; or
• PTE: Overall, 42 with no band less than 36
• Cambridge English C1 Advanced: Overall 162 with no band less than 154

IGI reserves the right to waive the English Language requirement if the prospective student meets the following criteria:
• One of the following qualifications completed within the last two years:
o Successful completion of AQF Level 4 or higher at an Australian RTO or Higher Education provider
o Successful completion of one-year Higher Education study in Australia
o Successful completion of a Foundation Studies program in Australia
• Senior secondary study undertaken in English from the following countries: American Samoa, Botswana, Canada (excluding Quebec), Fiji, Ghana, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States of America, Zambia, Zimbabwe
• Malaysia Secondary School qualifications SPM1119 Grade C in English; STMP grade C in English Literature; UEC grade B5 in English
• Successful completion of an English for Academic Purpose course that satisfies the English requirements before commencing the degree at IGI. The English for Academic Purposes course must be undertaken at one of IGI’s approved ELICOS providers.

IGI reserves the right to ask a student to provide an English language test result.

Level 100
Unit codeUnit nameUnit typePre/Co-requisitesCredit points
FIN101Fundamentals of Financial LiteracyCoreNone3
BUS101Introduction to ManagementCoreNone3
MKT101Introduction to MarketingCoreNone3
STA101Data Driven Decision MakingCoreNone3
BUS102Service Design and OperationsSpecialisationNone3
ECO101Economics for ManagersSpecialisationNone3
 Elective Level 100ElectiveNone3
 Elective Level 100ElectiveNone3
Level 200
Unit codeUnit nameUnit typePre/Co-requisitesCredit points
BUS201Creativity and Innovation for BusinessCoreNone3
BUS202Business LawCoreNone3
BUS203Organisational Communication and CultureCoreNone3
BUS204Authentic LeadershipCoreBUS1013
BUS205Project ManagementSpecialisationNone3
BUS206Digital BusinessSpecialisationNone3
 Level 200 ElectiveElectiveNone3
 Level 200 ElectiveElectiveNone3
List of Electives
Level 100
Unit codeUnit namePre/Co-requisitesCredit points
MKT102Consumer BehaviourCo-req MKT1013
DMKT101Digital Marketing: An IntroductionNone3
DMKT102Digital ToolkitNone3
DMKT103Writing Digital Marketing ContentsNone3
ENT101Foundations of EntrepreneurshipNone3
ENT102Venture Ideation and ValidationNone3
ENT103Design Thinking and Lean StartUp MethodologiesNone3
Level 200
Unit codeUnit namePre/Co-requisitesCredit points
MKT201Marketing ResearchMKT101 & STAT1013
DMKT201E-commerce DevelopmentNone3
DMKT202Integrated Marketing CommunicationsDMKT1013
DMKT203Analytics and DataSTAT1013
ENT201Funding and Financial ModellingFIN1013
ENT202Selling and Negotiation StrategiesBUS2033
ENT203Marketing for EntrepreneursNone3

Assessment methods

Assessment is an information gathering process with the aim of improving, evaluating, and understanding students’ learning to determine how well performance matches the expectations and learning outcomes of the unit.

Assessment tasks that make up a component of the total score for a unit have clear marking criteria highlighting the learning objectives; outcomes and expectations to achieve a particular grade. Specified unit learning outcomes are assessed through a combination of:
• individual and group tasks; and
• formative and summative tasks.

Formative assessment is the gathering of data on student learning during an instructional or classroom encounter. It helps to identify concepts or skills that students are not learning well, and to take steps to improve student learning while the course is still in progress. Examples include:
• presentations.
• participation in group assignments or in class learning activities.
• simulations.

Summative assessment is the gathering of data on student learning at the conclusion of a unit, as a basis for judging student knowledge and skills.
Examples include:
• case studies.
• literature reviews.
• reports or essay writing.
• quizzes.
• reflective journals (when completed at the end of a unit)
• assignments (when completed at the end of a unit)


Trimester 1

Trimester 2

Trimester 3


8 February

23 May

 5 September


12 February

27 May

9 September


1 March

14 June

27 September



23 August

6 December


13 May – 26 May

26 August – 5 September

9 December- 2 February



30 August

13 December

IGI is committed to ensuring that our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to be highly successful in their endeavours. 

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