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Business

Studying a degree in Business will give you the knowledge and skills to take your passion and develop it into a career.

While studying with us, you'll use our connections with local industry to get a real-world advantage.

Get access that you won’t find anywhere else, including internships that give you invaluable industry experience, and exposure to some of our state’s top business minds.

We embed principles of entrepreneurial thinking, strategic management and innovation across our programs, so you get the edge in your chosen career. Studying with us will give you access to the Bloomberg Lab, a real-time financial data system used by global business and financial professionals. We’re one of a small number of institutions able to offer this resource to our students.

Our accelerated teaching model means you can complete your full Bachelor of Business in just two years. If you prefer to take more time to complete your degree, you can also choose from our range of flexible options and pick a study pattern to suit your lifestyle.

Our graduates have exceptional career outcomes. 76% of our undergraduate business and management students find full-time employment within 4 months of graduating, which is above the national average (Source: 2018 Graduate Outcomes Survey).

Course Options

Bachelor of Business

3 years full-time, up to 7 years part-time.
Hobart, Cradle Coast or Distance* CRICOS 002346B

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Bachelor of Business (Accelerated)

2 years full-time, up to 7 years part-time
Launceston, Cradle Coast or Distance* CRICOS 039208G

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Bachelor of Business with Honours

1 year full-time, up to 2 years part-time.
Hobart and Launceston^ CRICOS 039208G

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Associate Degree in Applied Business

2 years full-time, up to 5 years part-time.
Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast, Distance (online) CRICOS 00586B

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Undergraduate Certificate in Small Business

6 months full-time study.
Fully Online

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* Subject to international student visa conditions if applicable.
^ Subject to availability.

Relocation Bursaries

Get hands-on experience with corporate internships, guest lectures from local business leaders, and current case studies from businesses in Tasmania and around the world.

Fast-track your studies and complete in two years with our accelerated study mode.

Access the Bloomberg Lab, a real-time financial data system used by global business and financial professionals.

Double degrees

Our new double degrees allow you to deepen your knowledge and expertise within two separate study areas. This means you can choose from our range of exciting, diverse courses and embark on a journey as unique as you are.

Learn more about our double degrees

Pathways

At the University of Tasmania, we’ll help you get the skills you need to pursue a degree. We offer a wide range of preparatory and pathway programs, as well as short foundation programs, to assist in the transition to university.

Learn more about our pathways

Study options

Accounting

Accountants are needed in every industry. They provide sound advice on all financial aspects of a business. As a registered CPA Program tuition provider, we offer a globally recognised qualification that you can take anywhere.

Available in the Bachelor of Business and accelerated study mode.

Economic Analysis

Economists use data to understand the big questions facing people, organisations, and the world. We’ve been teaching Economics for over 100 years, and have produced some of Australia’s leading experts in the field.

Available in the Bachelor of Business.

Finance

Careers in finance suit analytical, inquisitive thinkers who want to work closely with the decision-makers within an organisation. You’ll learn how banking and financial institutions operate, along with financial planning and management, investment analysis, and corporate and international finance.

Available in the Bachelor of Business.

Hospitality Management

Gain industry-specific skills in Hospitality Management, and graduate ready for a managerial position within the private, public and community sectors.

This major is designed for holders of a TasTAFE Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management or equivalent qualification, with the opportunity to gain a professional university degree in hospitality management.

Human Resource Management

The most valuable asset to a business is its people. As a human resource manager, you help to nurture the power behind your organisation. In this specialisation, you’ll learn all about organisational behaviour and why people perform differently in the workplace.

Available in the Bachelor of Business.

Management

All businesses, from large corporations to start-ups, need good managers to succeed. Learn how to lead a modern business and manage people effectively.

Available in the Bachelor of Business and accelerated study mode.

Marketing

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.

Available in the Bachelor of Business and accelerated study mode.

Tourism Management

Set yourself up for a successful career in the tourism sector. You’ll develop an understanding of best practice, recognise the value of research and critical thinking, and build tools for effective communication.

This major is designed for holders of a TasTAFE Advanced Diploma of Tourism Management or equivalent qualification with the opportunity to gain a professional university degree in tourism management. Available in the Bachelor of Business.

Business Improvement

All organisations should be continuously improving their operations. You’ll engage in initiatives in your chosen industry, complemented with contemporary units in areas such as contract negotiation, professional communication, events, and supply chain and logistics management.

Available in the Associate Degree in Applied Business.

Event Design and Management

The events industry in Australia is experiencing massive growth. Business-savvy event designers and managers are hugely in demand. You’ll engage with the industry and learn how to run a high-quality event that has real community and commercial impact.

Available in the Associate Degree in Applied Business.

Leisure, Sport and Recreation

Sport and recreation is a serious business. It’s all about health and wellbeing, efficiently operating clubs, and engaging communities. This stream will give you the skills to thrive in the industry, managing facilities and delivering high-quality programs.

Available in the Associate Degree in Applied Business.

Procurement and Supply Chains

Examining the supply of goods and services from the point of origin will improve the efficiency of any organisation. You’ll be exposed to all elements of the supply chain, including inventory planning, procurement, transportation, distribution, and logistics.

Available in the Associate Degree in Applied Business.

Tourism Engagement

Tourism is an industry of experiences. Tasmania is fast becoming a worldwide tourism hub, famous for its fine produce, breathtaking scenery, and unique way of life. You’ll create a pathway to a fulfilling career of attracting visitors from all over the world.

Available in the Associate Degree in Applied Business.

Course breakdown

Bachelor of Business

Core Units (100 credit points)

You’ll complete eight units of core knowledge to learn the underpinning principles of business and develop general workplace skills.

Choice of Major (100 credit points)

You’ll choose a major area of study made up of eight units. This will develop your specialised knowledge in a particular business discipline.

Elective Units (100 credit points)

These units will broaden your learning experience and complement your major area of study with other discipline-specific studies. You may choose from any units offered by the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics or other areas of the University that are available as electives. You can also use this space in your degree to complete an optional second major.

Bachelor of Business (Accelerated)

Our accelerated teaching model means you can complete your full Bachelor of Business in just two years with access to all the same benefits. If you prefer to take more time to complete your degree, you can also choose from our range of flexible options and pick a study pattern to suit your lifestyle.

Majors available:

  • Accounting
  • Management
  • Marketing

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

You will still need to complete 24 units (300 credit points) no matter how you complete your Bachelor of Business, but the study patterns will vary by campus.

If you want to complete your major or degree in 2 years please let us know via U.Connect@utas.edu.au so that we can help you to plan your studies.

Bachelor of Business with Honours

100 credit points with a minimum of 50% research or project component

This on-campus Honours degree course is offered at the Hobart campus. The Honours programs may be offered in Launceston but are subject to supervisor availability and demand.

Honours candidates can undertake their thesis in the following areas:

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

Associate Degree in Applied Business

Discipline Core Units (100 credit points)

You will complete eight units seen by industry as core applied knowledge and skill areas for anyone working in a business field.

Stream Units (50 credit points)

You will choose a stream of four units. Streams offer an opportunity to specialise in a career area of interest. This will assist to develop specialised knowledge in a particular business discipline.

Elective Units (50 credit points)

You will complete four elective units that will broaden your learning experience and complement your chosen Applied Business stream. You may choose from any units offered by University College, the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics or other areas of the University that are available as electives. You can also use this space in your degree to complete an optional 2nd stream.

By completing the Associate Degree in Applied Business, you may receive some credit towards a bachelor degree at the University of Tasmania. The amount of credit received will be subject to the University's discretion.

Career outcomes

Angus Balcombe, Analyst at Deloitte

Angus studied a Bachelor of Business to develop a solid foundation in a variety of business professions. He is now building an impressive career in accounting and finance... and having a great time outside work and study in the Tasmanian wilderness.

Read more about Angus' story

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.

Professional Recognition

Depending on your choice of major, when you graduate you can apply for membership of the following professional bodies:

  • Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand
  • CPA Australia
  • Australian Institute of Management
  • Australian Marketing Institute
  • Chartered Institute of Company Secretaries in Australia
  • Australian Institute of Banking and Finance
  • Institute of Public Accountants

To be eligible for membership of a professional body you will need to select units endorsed by that body. Membership details may be obtained from the appropriate professional body.

Study Experiences

Courtney Quinn-McCabe, Festival Founder

Courtney created the concept for Tasmania’s first gin festival while studying a Bachelor of Business - then she made her event a reality.

Read more about Courtney’s story

Entry information

Entry requirements

Entry requirements vary across courses and are available on each individual course page, which you can access from Course Options. We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you’re not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our admissions team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Credit for prior learning

The University of Tasmania aims to provide you with credit for approved prior study or equivalent professional experience which exceeds standard entrance requirements for courses. For more information please visit Recognition for Prior Learning.

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 more information, please visit International Future Students.