Positives: Lecturers were good, facilities solid
Negatives: Some tutors and access to books in library
My advice to future students is: Stick at it!
Positives: The course was able to be completed via distance which helped with my work/life balance. In addition, I was able to complete the degree in quadrimesters and completed a full time load by undertaking 2 subjects per quadrimester (for 8 total across the year). This decreased my daily study load without sacrificing my degree length.
Negatives: Interaction with some of the university lecturers could be problematic and responses to online and forum questions could take all week to resolve. As the course was also undertaken through distance education I felt as though I missed out on the practical aspects of “traditional” university education.
My advice to future students is: The third year course requirements increased over those of the second year by a factor of 5. There is also an expectation that the course entrants have a higher level of knowledge in accounting at the commencement than I expected. As the course is also based on comprehensive legislation (Income Tax Assessment Act, Regulations, etc) a thorough understanding of English is necessary for success in the course.
I did this course online.
Positives: Easy to learn
Negatives: Online so collaboration with other students can be difficult sometimes
My advice to future students is: Try you never know
Positives: Relatively flexible study options and good, real world assignments
Negatives: Fees and charges
My advice to future students is: Work at your assignments
Positives: Flexible study options and good, real world assignments
Negatives: Text books are expensive and there are new volumes every year so you can buy/sell them second hand
My advice to future students is: Set a study schedule and stick to it
Positives: Ability to study via correspondence, at time that suits. Lectures & resources all available online. Lectures are quick to respond to questions
Negatives: Unable to review exam in person when studying external to uni location. Online forums seem clogged with same grade school questions from other students. Costs of books which become obsolete each semester suck also
My advice to future students is: Find the summer units you can short cut course with & just make sure you find something you enjoy from in each unit to keep you motivated
Positives: Interesting aspects of the course as I enjoy learning about tourism and managing events.
I like also being able to study 'core business subjects' as this gives me a range of knowledge in the business industry.
For example, I like being able to learn a bit about marketing and accounting in my degree
Negatives: there aren't many jobs available in Adelaide for event management and tourism would most likely include leaving Adelaide as well.
Some of the courses seem pointless like 'Business and Society'
I also don't like the fact that exams are worth up to 50% of my grade for the subject.
My advice to future students is: I would advise them to choose a different degree that offers more pathways for career options or to choose this degree as a double degree
Positives: This course has great pathways as business and marketing are required components for many jobs.
It is perfect for students that are not fully aware of what job they would like to obtain in the future and this course includes all the core business subjects (accounting, law, economics, maths, management, marketing etc).
The content is very interesting and i have learnt a broad understanding of many business related topics.
Negatives: This degree has exams for almost every subject that are worth between 50% and 60% of the final grade for each subject. This is a negative aspect as having to remember all the course content under pressure can be very stressful and can either make or break your final grade for the suject.
My advice to future students is: Keeping on top of lectures and assignments is the key to succeeding in this course. There are not many assessments compared to other courses however these assessments are worth a large portion of the overall grade so it is advised to spend a lot of time on them and not to smash them out the night before.
Positives: • Experience working in the sporting industry
• One of the only sport management related courses in South Australia
• Learning core business subjects along with specific sport subjects
Negatives: • Not enough related to sport
• 10 week semester makes it hard to fit everything into a short amount of time
• Some core business subjects seem so irrelevant
My advice to future students is: If you love sport and recreation and want a future in the business side of things, do this course. While it requires you to be very proactive about your learning, it can lead you to se exciting opportunities if you play your cards right
I'm doing this course online.
Positives: Freedom to study independently in my own time frames.
Negatives: Information overload in some weeks. Too much information worked on in one week for it to sink in properly.
My advice to future students is: Manage your time! Write out a schedule, use a diary or calendar on your phone. You can never be too organised.
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