Bachelor of Business with Honours (G4F)

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 1 Year, up to a maximum of 3 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

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Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 1 Year, up to a maximum of 3 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Entry requirements

Location

I would 100% recommend doing honours. Because what it comes down to is that you get to research what you want to research. It’s not your honours supervisor who says, ‘you need to research this’, it’s you having a conversation with your honours supervisor about this is what I’ve been thinking or this part of business interests me.

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Lily Bucher-Edwards, business student
The Bachelor of Business with Honours degree allows students develop a body of research-relevant knowledge, skills and experience as preparation to undertake professional research work and/ or as a pathway into a research-focused Masters degree or Doctorate in the future. Students do this by undertaking research-related coursework, executing an independent research project under the guidance of an academic supervisor, and authoring a research dissertation.

This 1-year full-time or 2-year part-time Honours degree course is offered on-campus at the Hobart campus. The course may also be offered on-campus at the Launceston campus, subject to sufficient enrolment numbers and available supervision. All units include flexible attendance options. Please refer to individual unit pages for more information.

Honours candidates can undertake their thesis in the following areas:

  • Accounting
  • Accountability
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Tourism

If you are considering enrolling or would like to express interest in the Honours program, please contact the Honours Coordinator - Dr Megan Woods - before submitting your application for admission.

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).

  • 1 Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the theoretical framework, key concepts and research underpinning a specific disciplinary area.
  • 2 Analyse and critically appraise key concepts, arguments and research findings within the literature relevant to a specific research topic.
  • 3 Apply advanced research skills that demonstrate the skills to conceive, design and execute a valid and ethical research project to solve an identified problem.
  • 4 Analyse and discuss research findings and their implications.
  • 5 Communicate complex research findings to a range of audience types in written and oral forms.
  • Learn beyond the classroom

    Studying in Tasmania, our whole Island becomes your campus. Speak with your unit coordinator about how you can gain practical experience by volunteering in research initiatives, becoming an ambassador, or taking part in a work experience program.

    Study overseas at one of our partner institutions

    Our international exchange program offers opportunities to study at universities around the world, and it counts towards your degree. Exchange can allow you to have an affordable educational and cultural experience in a foreign country for a semester, or a full year. To facilitate this, we offer a range of scholarships and financial assistance. You may also be eligible for OS-HELP Loans or scholarship funding to assist with their airfares, accommodation and other expenses.

    UPDATE (MARCH) 2021: Please note, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Face-to-Face Study Abroad & Exchange programs have been postponed until 2022.

    Alternative Virtual Exchange Opportunities can be found on our Virtual Overseas Experiences tab. For more information please contact Global.Mobility@utas.edu.au

    Find out more about Student Exchange.

    Become a Student Ambassador

    Improve your communication, teamwork and leadership skills, meet new people, inspire and help others, and developing lasting friendships and networks as a student ambassador. Our ambassadors proudly represent the University throughout Tasmania in schools, at University and community events, and support a range of recruitment and engagement activities. Through the Student Ambassador Program you will have many opportunities for training and professional development, experience in real-world community engagement and outreach, networking, and public speaking, plus end up with a key point of distinction on your CV.

    The University of Tasmania is integrated into all areas of industry locally, nationally and internationally be it through research or work placement programs. Talk to your course coordinator about finding an opportunity to take part in a work experience, placement, or extracurricular activities during your degree.

    Career outcomes

    Careers requiring business skills are growing fast, with employers demanding formal qualifications. Here are some of the careers projected to grow into 2024.*

    • Advertising and Marketing Professionals 21.7%
    • Human Resource Professionals 15.7%
    • Accountants 9.7%
    • Finance Managers 8.9%
      *Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business five year projections from May 2019 to May 2024.
    Postgraduate study

    If you successfully complete this course, you may be also be eligible to apply for a range of other postgraduate courses including Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas and Masters by coursework and research.

    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.

    Course structure

    You will complete 6 units (100 credit points) including 4 coursework units (50 credit points) and 2 dissertation units (50 credit points).

    The recommended enrolment pattern for a full-time student commencing in Semester 1 is:

    Semester 1

    • BAA402 Designing Research
    • BAA403 Developing and delivering a research presentation
    • BAA404 Developing research topics in Accounting and Business Management

    Winter School

    • BAA405 Data Analysis and Management

    Semester 2

    • BAA406 Dissertation A
    • BAA407 Dissertation B

    A part-time enrolment pattern should be discussed with and approved by the Honours Coordinator prior to enrolment to confirm availability of supervision.

    Students in this unit you will explore advanced issues connected with the research process in Accounting and Business Management. You will be equipped with a sound knowledge of a systematic and ethical approach to research. The unit will encourage critical…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Introduces students to the principles and practices used to effectively communicate about research. Learning and assessment activities develop an understanding of the principles of good research communication, and the capabilities required to effectively communicate about research to an interdisciplinary academic…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit examines the principles and processes used to identify a research opportunity, and to articulate and justify the focus and purpose of a research study. The unit will examine topics such as 1) how research contributes to the development…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Students will acquire the skills and techniques required to analyse and manage data, interpret results, and report data analysis methods and findings in a business environment. Qualitative and quantitative research approaches are examined to consider theirrespective contributions, discretely and in…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartWinter school

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Introduces students to the principles and practices used to effectively communicate research findings. Learning and assessment activities develop an understanding of the principles of good research communication, and the capabilities required to effectively communicate about research to an interdisciplinary academic…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Introduces students to the principles and practices used to effectively communicate research findings. Learning and assessment activities develop an understanding of the principles of good research communication, and the capabilities required to effectively communicate about research to an interdisciplinary academic…

    Credit Points: 37.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Entry requirements

    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.

    Admission to Honours courses at the University of Tasmania require qualifications equivalent to an Australian bachelor’s degree. Applicants must achieve the required grade in their qualifying studies, meet any prerequisite subjects and the English language requirements to be eligible for an offer. Admission is conditional on research project and supervisor availability.

    English Language Requirements

    For students who do not meet the English Language Requirement through citizenship or prior studies in English in an approved country, evidence of an approved English language test completed within the last 2 years must be provided. See the English Language Requirements page for more information.

    Course Specific Requirements

    Entry to the Bachelor of Business 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 successfully complete this course, you may be also be eligible to apply for a range of other postgraduate courses including Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas and Masters by coursework and research.

    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.

    Detailed admissions information and advice for all undergraduate courses, including comprehensive, course-level student profiles, is available from UTAS Admissions.

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Commonwealth supported places (CSP)

    Domestic undergraduate students may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place in this course. If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are substantially subsidised by the Australian Government, and you will only be required to pay the student contribution amount for each unit.

    You may be able to defer payment of the student contribution amount by accessing a HECS-HELP loan from the Government. This means you can pay your tuition fees later once you start earning above a specific threshold. For more information, please refer to the Study Assist website.

    The student contribution amount for each unit of study is based on its discipline area. Student contribution amounts are charged for each unit of study, this means that amounts will depend on which units you choose. Find out more about student contribution amounts.

    Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

    International students

    2023 Total Course Fee (international students): $32,033 AUD*.

    Course cost based on a rate of $32,033 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

    * Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

    International students

    International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

    Scholarships

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

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