The aim of the honours year is to enable students to further develop their research and communication skills and to provide a foundation for postgraduate study in either Economics or Finance. The Honours program is an exclusive course that accepts only the high achieving students from an undergraduate degree. Honours graduates are seen as being highly valuable by employers in both the public and private sectors as they are the pre-eminent graduates of an undergraduate degree. It provides an extra year's study with a view to preparing students for:
This on-campus, 1-year full-time or 2-year part-time honours degree course is offered through the School of Economics and Finance at 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 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.
There are currently no units connected to this course, please contact the Faculty for more information
Authorised by the Head of School, Economics & Finance
2 May, 2012