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Bachelor of Business (Accelerated)

Accelerate your studies, complete your degree in 2 years

Our accelerated teaching model means you can complete your full Bachelor of Business (B3A) in just two years.

Or, if you’d prefer to take more time to complete your degree, you can choose from our range of flexible options to suit your lifestyle.

Apply now to start in May, 2021.

Course options

Bachelor of Business (Accelerated study mode)

Refer to entry requirements
2 years in accelerated study mode or 3- 7 years1  
Launceston and Distance (Online)
February, May, September  
CRICOS 002346B

Why study accelerated mode?

Complete your degree in just two years and get a head start on entering the workforce.

Have your degree recognised by all major professional bodies in business and economics.

Access all the benefits of our Bachelor of Business (B3A) like Corporate Internships, world-class teaching staff, and professional recognition.

Gain valuable work experience as part of your degree, making you more job-ready.

What can I study?

In the Bachelor of Business (B3A) you can major in Accounting, Management, or Marketing.


Accountants are needed in every industry to give sound advice on the financial position of a business. We offer a globally-recognised qualification, accredited by the major professional accounting bodies, that can take you anywhere.

Launceston and distance (online).


All businesses, from large corporations to start-ups, need good managers to succeed. You’ll learn how to lead a modern business and manage people effectively in the workplace. This major is recognised by the Australian Institute of Management.

Launceston and distance (online).


Marketing is about finding creative solutions to communication problems. You’ll learn how to identify a target audience, develop strategies to reach them, and communicate effectively to drive action. This major is recognised by the Australian Marketing Institute.

Launceston and distance (online).

How will I study?

Accelerated Study Periods

In the accelerated study mode you'll attend classes across three 12-week accelerated study periods a year instead of two 13-week semesters.

Semester 1
22 Feb – 30 May
Semester 2
12 Jul – 17 Oct
Accelerated Study Period 1
1 Feb – 2 May
Accelerated Study Period 2
24 May – 22 Aug
Accelerated Study Period 3
13 Sep – 12 Dec

All Bachelor of Business students at the Launceston campus will study in this pattern but only students seeking to complete in the two-year accelerated mode need to study full-time across all three accelerated study period (12 units per calendar year).

This model offers greater flexibility, so you can match your study load and pattern to suit your lifestyle. You can choose to study part-time across all three study periods and have more time for work and life commitments or you choose to study in two out of three study periods each year and enjoy an extended break.

Study Overseas

The Accelerated study periods one and three align perfectly with study periods in the Northern Hemisphere making them ideally matched for study overseas opportunities.

Learn more about studying overseas.

Study business in Launceston

Bachelor of Business (Accelerated) is taught face-to-face from a central CBD location in the heart of Launceston. The small and micro business community is growing rapidly bringing new opportunities to the region.* With Australia’s first gigabit NBN connection breaking down the barrier of distance businesses in Launceston can have global reach and stay locally-based.

Launceston is also home to a vibrant arts and culture scene. In this very affordable city you’ll have a relaxed environment to focus on your studies and some of Tasmania’s most famous attractions on your doorstep when you need a break from the books.

Learn more about life at the University of Tasmania

*Source: The Launceston lifestylepreneur movement: Connectivity facilitating the rise of entrepreneurialism in Launceston (PDF), Bernard Salt, 2017.

Scholarships & Bursaries

Be rewarded for the work you put into your studies.

Domestic Scholarships Destination Australia Scholarship

If you're a Tasmanian domestic student, who is commencing full-time study on the Launceston campus, you could be eligible for a number of Bachelor of Business (Accelerated) bursaries to assist you relocating to study or have a residential address 50km or more from the Launceston campus.

Relocation Bursary

Are you a high achiever and want to get the most out of your University experience? The Catalyst Program combines your Bachelor degree with scholarships, extracurricular experiences, special events, and networking opportunities.

Catalyst Program

International Applicants

Admissions information for international applicants is available from the International Future Students site.

You can also enquire online to check your eligibility.

English language requirements

For those applicants who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is not the official language, evidence of an IELTS or TOEFL test must be provided. For full details, refer to English language requirements.

IELTS Score: 6.0 (no individual band less than 5.5)

Sarah Rayner

Fast-tracked for success

I love the idea of studying business as it opens so many doors and opportunities for future employment and growth.

Sarah Rayner –Bachelor of Business (Accelerated)

Read Sarah's story

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