The first step is to choose the degree that is right for you. If you are unsure about what the difference is between Undergraduate and Postgraduate degrees, and where you fit in, please read on.
Faculty of Business 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 can be in the form of an Associate Degree or a Bachelor Degree. Many mature-age students also choose to complete an Undergraduate Business Degree. We offer our Undergraduate degrees by distance and face-to-face, and offer study in: Accounting; Business Administration; Business Economics; Business Logistics; Business Management; Commercialisation; Corporate Governance; Economics; Economic Analysis; Economic Foundations; Entrepreneurship; Finance; Hospitality Management; Human Resources; Information Systems; International Business; Marketing; Organisational Management; and Tourism Management.
Postgraduate degrees are further study for a higher qualification and can be undertaken by coursework or research.
Coursework degrees within the Faculty of Business are for those students who are looking to progress or change their career, or up-skill in a new area. The Faculty of Business will accept mature-age students with work experience into many of its Postgraduate coursework programs without an Undergraduate degree, so please check entry requirements for eligibly. Study areas include: Accounting; Business; Corporate Governance; Finance; International Business; Marketing; and Tourism.
We also offer MBAs in Agricultural Innovation, Corporate Governance, Environmental Management, Environmental Planning, Heritage Management, Human Resource Management, Information Systems, Policy Management, Regional Innovation and Tourism Management.
Research degrees are chosen by those wishing to form an academic career. You must have completed an Undergraduate Bachelor degree and, in most cases, Honours. Please visit our Research page for more information.
Associate Degree: a course which provides an alternative pathway into the University if you don’t meet minimum entry requirements for a Bachelor degree. Also provides a formal qualification for two years’ full-time study.
Bachelor Degree: a qualification awarded at university after completion of an Undergraduate course of at least three years (full-time): e.g. Bachelor of Business.
Graduate Certificate: a qualification awarded at university after completion of four Postgraduate units: e.g. Graduate Certificate in Management.
Graduate Diploma: a qualification awarded at university after completion of eight Postgraduate units: e.g. Graduate Diploma of Business Administration.
Masters (by Coursework): a qualification awarded at university after completion of either eight or 12 Postgraduate units: e.g. Master of Marketing or Master of Business Administration (MBA).
Honours: is traditionally treated as a coursework degree, with an additional year of full-time study after a three-year full-time Undergraduate degree. This time is predominantly spent on a research project, forming the foundations for entry into a PhD.
Masters (by Research): provides candidates with the opportunity to extend learning beyond former qualifications and professional experience, and may articulate to a PhD.
PhD (Doctorate): is the highest level university qualification and is generally the basis for an academic career. It is conducted over three to four years of independent, but supervised, research that aims to make a new contribution to the chosen discipline.
Authorised by the Dean, Faculty of Business
30 January, 2012