Undergraduate Study

Undergraduate degrees are generally for students who are school leavers and have not been to university before. These degrees are two to five years in length, giving students a strong foundation in business and the major areas of study chosen.

This is usually in the form of a Bachelor Degree or undergraduate degree. We offer our undergraduate degrees by distance and face-to-face, and offer study in:

On successful completion of an undergraduate degree, students have the opportunity to undertake an Honours degree which will give them a competitive edge. The Honours degree represents elite academic performance and is recognised nationally and internationally. The Honours program provides an advanced year of full-time (or equivalent part-time) specialised study in an area of interest. By undertaking a mix of taught units and an independent research project, students develop their research and analytical skills to assist with gaining an employment advantage over other graduates or to provide a foundation for postgraduate study.

Honours programs may be available in the areas of accounting, corporate governance, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, human resource management, management, marketing and tourism. 

Course Objectives

On successful completion of the Honours program it is expected that you will:

  • have gained an in-depth and thorough understanding of the theoretical framework, key concepts and research underpinning the disciplinary area of particular interest to you;
  • have developed your ability to analyse and critically appraise key concepts, arguments and research findings within the literature relevant to your disciplinary area;
  • have developed your ability to undertake independent research, as well as the skills required to do this satisfactorily;
  • be able to meaningfully analyse and discuss research findings and their implications; and
  • be suitably qualified to pursue higher degree work should you so desire.

Bachelor of Economics with Honours

This on-campus, 1-year full-time or 2-year part-time honours degree course is offered in Hobart. The program offers two streams, economics and finance, and students choose one of them as a major. The Honours program consists of 50% coursework and 50% supervised research. The coursework component consists of 4 units of which will be all taught in Semester 1. Students enrol in the Economics stream must complete the four compulsory units. Students enrol in the Finance stream must complete the three compulsory units and one elective unit. Work on the dissertation begins in Semester 1 and continues throughout the academic year. The dissertations are examined in November.
Entry requirements

Entry to the Economics program is open to students who have completed the Bachelor of Economics (or equivalent approved program) with an average of 65 or higher in four economics units at the 3rd year level, including BEA300 Microeconomic Theory and Policy and BEA320 Macroeconomic Theory and Policy and BEA342 Econometrics with no result at less than a pass.

Entry to the Finance program is open to students who have completed a bachelor degree major in finance (or equivalent approved program) with an average of 65 or higher in three of the 3rd year level finance units and BEA342 Econometrics. The 3rd year level finance units include BEA321 Banking and Financial Institutions, BEA343 Corporate Finance, BEA380 Derivative Securities and BEA384 International Finance.

Bachelor of Business with Honours

This on-campus, 1-year full-time or 2-year part-time honours degree course is offered at the Hobart campus subject to sufficient enrolment numbers.

Entry requirements

Entry to the Bachelor of Business Honours program is open to students who have completed the Bachelor of Business (or equivalent approved qualification) with an Grade Point Average of 6.0 or higher (i.e. this equates to an average of distinction or higher) in at least 50% of the second and third year units of the undergraduate degree.

For more information on honours please contact the Faculty Office on 1300 361 928 or enquiries@business.utas.edu.au