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.
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:
- Human Resource Management
- Entrepreneurship and Innovation
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Students may elect to pursue one of the fields of study identified in accordance with the requirements for that field of study as outlined below.
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.
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.
Detailed admissions information and advice for all undergraduate courses, including comprehensive, course-level student profiles, is available from UTAS Admissions.
Fees & scholarships
Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.
Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).
For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.
How can we help?
Do you have any questions about choosing a course or applying? Get in touch.