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Diploma and Associate Degree in Applied Business

The Diploma and the Associate Degree in Applied Business are qualifications that focus on practical learning, offering students with a shorter and more accessible study option at university. You will gain both technical and theoretical knowledge, along with the skills and confidence needed to step directly into a job.

As a distance student, you will be fully supported by coaching and teaching professionals throughout your entire online study journey.

Diploma of Applied Business

Designed to provide you with a shorter and more supported learning journey at university, this 12-month qualification (full-time study) is a nested program that forms the first year of the Associate Degree in Applied Business. A study option developed with flexibility and accessibility in mind.

Associate Degree in Applied Business

Your next undergraduate study option available is an associate degree, a 2-year qualification where hands-on learning remains a key focus and entry requirements are more accessible than for bachelor degrees. You will learn about core business subjects such as entrepreneurship, finance, human resources, marketing, project management, together with a range of electives like lean thinking, quality management, and event design. You will graduate ready to step directly into your career and will also have the opportunity to undertake further study.

Bachelor of Business

Our Bachelor of Business will make you job-ready. We have a strong focus on practical real-world learning like internships, industry guest speakers, and live case studies. You don't need to be physically located in Tasmania to benefit from our connections with local industry. Our distance students have access to all the same opportunities as those who attend classes face-to-face.

As a distance student you'll be able to choose from one of the following three majors in the Bachelor of Business.


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 endorsed by the Australian Marketing Institute.


Careers in finance suit analytical, inquisitive thinkers who want to work closely with the decision makers in an organisation. You'll develop a strong understanding of banking and financial institutions by learning about financial planning and management, investment analysis, and corporate and international finance. This major is endorsed by the Australian Institute of Banking and Finance.

Human Resource Management

The most valuable asset a business has is its people and as a human resource manager you ensure this asset is well cared for. You'll learn about organisational behaviour including how individual differences, perceptions, attitudes, and motivation impact work performance.

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We also offer a TSBE High Achievers Scholarship in Business Economics for distance Tasmanian students.

Find out more about the High Achievers Scholarship


Take your business career to the next level.

Postgraduate study leads to exceptional career outcomes. 90% of our postgraduate business and management students find full-time employment within 4 months of graduating and have an average salary of $100,000 (Source: 2018 Graduate Outcomes Survey).

The following postgraduate courses are available via distance.

Master of Business Administration (International)

Join our global community of leaders

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Master of Marketing Management / Master of Marketing Management (Advanced)

Learn best practice form industry experts

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Master of Professional Accounting / Master of Professional Accounting (Specialisation)

Gain a globally recognised qualification

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Graduate Certificate in Business Studies

Build a foundation for further study

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Our TSBE Postgraduate Merit Scholarship Postgraduate Merit Scholarship offers a 25% reduction in tuition fees to domestic full fee paying students who have enrolled in a postgraduate coursework program offered by the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics. Eligibility details apply. Find out more about Scholarships

Why study with us

When you study business at the University of Tasmania, you're getting a real-world advantage over other universities. As the only university in the state, we've formed close connections with industry. Our teaching staff are world-class and undertaking quality research in accounting, corporate governance, economics, finance, management and marketing.

This combination ensures that when you graduate, you'll have the skills you need to succeed – whether you want to want to start a small business based on your passion, or rise up through a company.