Courses & Units

Bachelor of Business with Honours G4F

Hobart, Launceston


This on-campus, 1-year full-time or 2-year part-time honours degree course is offered at the Hobart campus in Accounting, Human Resource Management, Marketing and Management). These programs may be offered in Launceston but that is subject to sufficient enrolment numbers and available supervisors.


Course Name Bachelor of Business with Honours
Course Abbreviation BBus(Hons)
Course Duration 1 Years
Maximum time to complete (Part-time) 3 Years
CRICOS code 039208G
Responsible Faculty Tasmanian School of Business & Economics (TSBE)



Location Study periods
Hobart Semester 1, Summer school
Launceston Semester 1, Summer school


The aim of the honours year is to enable students to develop further their interests and research skills and to provide a foundation for postgraduate study in the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics (TSBE).


Entry to the BBus Honours program is open to students who have completed the Bachelor of Business (or equivalent approved qualification) with an average of distinction or higher in at least 50% of the final year units of the pass degree. Honours candidates in Management require an average of credit or higher for the 200 and 300 level units forming the relevant major(s) in their degree. Candidates in Management must also have passed the unit BMA331 Marketing Research or an acceptable equivalent unit.

If you've previously undertaken study overseas, please review our list of equivalent qualifications.

Please note: international students should refer to the General Admission Requirements page for information regarding entry requirements.

Credit Transfer and Articulation

Graduates of BBus, BEc, BBus-LLB, BTourism or a BBA degree may seek enrolment in BBus (Hons).

The BBus (Hons) may lead to a coursework masters degree or to one or both of the research higher degrees - a Master of Commerce and /or a PhD.

Students may elect to pursue one of the fields of study identified in accordance with the requirements for that field of study as outlined in Schedule A.

The award of honours is given in relation to the whole of the year's work. The award is graded as follows - First Class; Second Class, upper division; Second Class, lower division; or Third Class.

See Schedule A for details of the course.

Course Structure

Schedule A

Annual Course Cost

Fees for domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost.

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.


For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

Course Rules


1 Candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Business with Honours, shall have:
[i] qualified for admission to the degree of Bachelor of Commerce* in this University or have qualified in this or another university for a degree which is, in the opinion of the Faculty of Commerce equivalent to that degree; and
[ii] been accepted by the Faculty as being competent to enrol for the Honours Degree.
Course structure

2 The fields of study for Honours, approved by the Faculty, are listed in Schedule A.
3 A candidate shall pursue one of the fields of study, shown in Schedule A, in accordance with the requirements for that field of study, as outlined in Schedule B.
4 In all cases:
[i] A candidate shall present a dissertation in a form and on a topic approved by the head of the relevant school.
[ii] A candidate shall attend any lectures or seminars deemed necessary by the head of the relevant school and shall satisfactorily complete such written work as may be prescribed.
[iii] The honours examination shall be held at a time prescribed by the Faculty.
[iv] Full-time candidates shall take all parts of the examination in the one academic year. The examination shall be divided between two consecutive years in the case of part-time candidates. Provided that the Dean, on the advice of the head of school, may grant an extension of time to a candidate who has been prevented by illness or other serious cause from completing the requirements of the course within the prescribed period.
[v] There shall be no re-examination for honours except by special permission of the Faculty.
5 Candidates who have succeeded in obtaining Honours in any one field may, subject to the approval of Faculty, be permitted to proceed to Honours in any other field listed in Schedule A, provided that they undertake a minimum of a further year's full-time work (or its part-time equivalent) and provided that the units which comprised the earlier course are not included in the later course.
Classes of Honours

6 The classes of honours shall be first class, second class and third class. There shall be an upper and lower division in the second class.

7 The Faculty may from time to time make amendments to the schedules to these specifications.
[i] These specifications shall take effect on 1 January 1995 and shall apply to all candidates for the degree, including those
(a) enrolling for the first time in that year and those enrolled subsequently and to any candidates who, having commenced
(b)  their studies for the degree prior to that date, have not passed in any units towards the degree by that date.
[ii] Candidates who have passed in units towards the degree under the specifications in force prior to 1 January 1995 will be entitled to graduate in accordance with the specifications operating prior to the current degree [a].
8 The approved abbreviation for the degree of Bachelor of Business with Honours shall be BBus(Hons).
[a] Note: Should any difficulty arise for a candidate previously enrolled because of any difference between units offered under these specifications and subjects offered under requirements previously in force, the Faculty shall ensure that the candidate is not materially disadvantaged by these specifications.

* The Bachelor of Commerce was replaced by the Bachelor of Business.