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2013 Bachelor of Business(33A)

Responsible faculty or institute:
Business (principal)
Campus(es) Offered:
Cradle Coast:
Course Duration: Minimum 3 yrs, Maximum 7 yrs.
Course Contact (faculty or school):

Faculty Office: Admissions, credit/advanced standing and enrolment queries1800 030 955.


This on-campus, 3-year full-time or 6-year part-time course is offered at Hobart, Launceston and at the Cradle Coast campuses. Currently the Corporate Governance major is offered by distance, and the Faculty is progressively introducing the Finance and Marketing majors in distance mode.

Hobart and Launceston: Majors in Accounting, Business Logistics, Business Management, Corporate Governance, Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, and Marketing are available in both Hobart and Launceston.

Hobart only: Majors in Business Economics, Finance, Information Systems are available only in Hobart.

Cradle Coast: Majors in Accounting, Business Logistics, and Corporate Governance are available at the Cradle Coast Campus. The Organisational Management major is only offered at the Cradle Coast Campus.

Distance: The Corporate Governance major is available by distance education. The Faculty is currently introducing the Finance and Marketing majors in distance mode.

PLEASE NOTE: The International Business and Tourism majors are not available for 2013.

Admission & Prerequisites

Possession of the University's basic admission requirements. While no prerequisites apply for the degree, students who have not successfully completed TCE MAP5C Mathematics Applied, or, an approved equivalent unit, or, a higher level Mathematics subject, are required to complete either KMA003 Mathematics Foundation Unit, UPP090 Bridging Maths, or, BEA109 Introduction to Quantitative Methods, before enrolling in BEA140 Quantitative Methods. International students who do not have TCE MAP5C Mathematics Applied, or an equivalent, or a higher level Mathematics subject and who are therefore required to undertake a mathematics bridging program may only take BEA109. For further information on these programs please contact the UPP Coordinator ((03) 6226 7281) or the KMA003 Coordinator ((03) 6226 2439)

Students who have completed a diploma or an advanced diploma in a business related discipline from an Australian institute of TAFE may receive credit towards the degree.

Faculty also offers direct credit for its awards. For example, a BEc student wishing to transfer to the BBus with credit and vice versa receives direct credit. Applicants wishing to obtain credit for study already undertaken within another faculty, or at an Australian or overseas tertiary institution, should consult the Admission Guide for information on procedure.

Depending on the course of study and the majors chosen, students may not be able to use all of the credit that has been granted, for example, credit for unspecified electives. The status of individual units is usually determined at the time of offer. Students who wish to be considered for credit/advanced standing should complete and sign an application and submit it to the Faculty Office.

The application form and information on the Faculty's credit policy are found at the link below:

In the case of international students, credit for previous tertiary study will be determined on application.

English language skills will also need to be verified. International students must provide an IELTS score with an overall Band of 6 and no band less than 5.5; or a TOEFL score of 550 with a Test of Written English score of no less than 4.5. The test must not be more than 24 months old.

Course Objectives

The course is designed to produce well educated and adaptable graduates, with appropriate professional skills to meet the existing needs and demands of business and related professions. The course specifically prepares students to work in such areas as accounting, business economics, business logistics, business management, corporate governance, entrepreneurship, finance, human resource management, marketing, information systems.

Professional Recognition

If students wish to be eligible for membership of a professional body they will need to select units endorsed by that body. The Faculty of Business offers units to enable students to apply to join the following professional bodies:

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
  • CPA Australia
  • Australian Human Resources Institute
  • Australian Institute of Management
  • Australian Marketing Institute
  • Chartered Institute of Company Secretaries in Australia
  • Australian Institute of Banking and Finance
  • Australian Computer Society
  • National Institute of Accountants

Membership details may be obtained from the relevant Schools or from the appropriate professional body.

Miscellaneous Information

Alternative enrolment

Students entering the Bachelor of Business course in 2013 and intending to study a combined degree in Business should see 'Combined degrees' (below). Candidates who intend to study a major in another faculty in addition to their Business major should consult the section of the Handbook that refers to their intended major.

Combined degree with Law

Students enrolled in the BBus degree must apply at the end of Year 1 to enter combined studies with the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree. The combined degree takes five years full time or the equivalent period part-time and quotas apply. While the first year of the combined degree is also available at Launceston, students must complete the combined degree at the Hobart campus.

The BBus-LLB provides a strong basis for a subsequent career in business or public administration, with specialisation in the relationships between business decisions and legal constraints and requirements.

The units LAW121 Introduction to Law and LAW122 are compulsory in Year 1 for those intending to transfer to the combined degree. A full-time student will complete BEA111, BMA111, BFA103, BMA101, BEA140 plus one introductory level degree elective unit and LAW121 and LAW122 in Year 1 (total of 100%). Should the student not progress with Law after the completion of Year 1, the outstanding core unit, BFA141 Commercial Transactions, must be completed. This can be taken in Year 2. Students progressing with Law will be exempt from taking BFA141 as the Law units LAW221 Contract Law A and LAW222 Contract Law B and LAW223 Torts A and LAW224 Torts B will be its substitute.

Combined degrees with Arts, Information Systems and Science, Engineering and Technology

Four-year combined degree programs are available based on the Bachelor of Business and the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Computing/Bachelor of Information Systems/Bachelor of Science.

Honours degree

The Bachelor of Business Honours degree in the fields of Accounting, Corporate Governance or Management (incorporating Business Management, Human Resource Management, International Business, Marketing and Tourism) requires one year of full-time study in addition to the requirements for a pass degree degree from the Faculty of Business or one of the combined business degrees. Students with a major in Information Systems in the BBus degree or a combined business degree who wish to complete an Information System Honours degree should contact the School of Computing and Information Systems for further details.

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