Welcome to the University of Tasmania and the Faculty of Business.
Here, you will find information about our programs, our staff, our governance, our international profile, our partnerships and our research interests. Please browse through the site, and contact us if you have any questions.
Our Faculty is committed to extending the boundaries of business education. We aim to achieve this through close relationships with professional associations, other educational providers and universities, businesses, employers and government – across Australia and internationally. Our students can be found on three campuses – Sandy Bay in Hobart; Newnham in Launceston; and the Cradle Coast Campus in Burnie – both full-time and part-time. Students come from all over the world to study with us, including, but not limited to, China, Hong Kong, Germany, India, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, Switzerland, Thailand, Vietnam, and the United Kingdom.
We provide flexible degree structures that allow students to design the degree they need for their future. Undergraduate students can complete more than one major of study, providing graduates with broad expertise that equips them to adapt to the rapidly changing global environment. Many also choose to participate in our Corporate Internships Program, gaining valuable experience in the business world before they graduate. Postgraduate students benefit from our increasing range of expert qualifications, whether they are looking to change careers or progress to the next level, with many courses now also being offered by distance.
Our business programs are also presently offered in China and Hong Kong, where the University of Tasmania is very highly regarded.
We are proud of the employability of our graduates, and our alumni are now occupying senior positions in the private and public sector in Australia and overseas.
In 2008 the Faculty of Business established an Advisory Board to strengthen the reputation and quality of the Faculty through advice on matters relating to the development and content of discipline areas, courses and areas of research. The Board also assists in identifying and promoting opportunities which will lead to greater engagement between the Faculty, business, industry and the community. The Advisory Board consists of the Dean, Heads of School, Business Manager and invited members of the business community and educational institutions. The term for external Board members is three years.
The members of the Faculty of Business Advisory Board are as follows:
The Faculty of Business welcomes the opportunity to engage the business community with our students, whether it is through participation in our Corporate Internship Program or by sponsoring prizes and awards.
The Corporate Internship Program provides Faculty of Business students enrolled in degrees or combined degrees with an opportunity to gain valuable industry-specific and generic graduate skills, prior to graduation. If your business would be interested in participating in this program, please visit our section for businesses on our Corporate Internship Program website.
Students who have excelled throughout the year are rewarded at the annual Faculty of Business Student Awards evening, The Faculty Dean hands out more than 50 awards and prizes to the most outstanding students in degrees in business, including Accounting, Banking, Corporate Governance, Corporate Internships, Economics, Finance, Human Resources, Management, Marketing and Taxation. Prestigious awards are also given to exemplary Honours and Postgraduate coursework students.
One of the most prestigious awards is the Owen McCarthy Medal. The Medal honours Professor Owen McCarthy, the founder and first Director of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program within the Graduate School of Management at the University of Tasmania. The medal is presented to the graduating student with the highest level of academic achievement in the MBA suite of programs, and has been awarded since 1994. The first winner was Dr Stephen Gumley, who also had a first class Honours degree in Engineering from UTAS, and was Tasmania’s 1979 Rhodes Scholar.
The Faculty of Business Student Awards evening typically attracts more than 100 guests and is an opportunity to celebrate prize winners, thank prize donors and publicly acknowledge our appreciation of support for the Faculty and students.
If you would like to sponsor an award, please contact Tania Fothergill, +61 3 6226 2092.
The Faculty of Business works closely with the Student Recruitment & Marketing unit which provides a range of activities and material to assist teachers and career advisors with information about the University and career options for future students.
Please contact the Student Recruitment & Marketing unit for:
For information about courses at UTAS and the application process, please visit the Future Students website or contact the Uni Info Centre:
Phone: 1300 363 864
Authorised by the Dean, Faculty of Business
27 April, 2012