Catalyst program

Join a high-achieving community of students and access a range of exciting benefits to take your bachelor's degree to the next level.

Are you a high achiever seeking the most out of your undergraduate uni experience? The Catalyst Program combines your bachelor's degree with scholarships and unique study experiences, along with special events and networking opportunities.

Beyond the inclusions all Catalyst students receive, you can take advantage of additional benefits specific to your degree. Choose from expanded study options to challenge your ability and have first choice of work-integrated learning opportunities or research projects.

The Catalyst Program gives you the best value uni experience and ensures you'll stand out in your chosen field. The experiences, networks and skills you develop along the way set you up to lead meaningful change in societies and workplaces globally.

Catalyst program inclusions

Catalyst program course options

Benefits specific to your course

Meet your Catalyst Ambassador for Business and Economics

View Dr Clint Levitt's profile

As a Business or Economics student in the Catalyst Program, you will connect with likeminded staff and students through an annual calendar of networking events, guest speaker visits and special seminars.

Our global Business and Economics partner institutions include EM Strasbourg Business School (France), Skema Business School (France), Mendel University of Brno (Czech Republic), The Université du Québec à Montréal (Canada), Thompson Rivers University (Canada), University of Sussex (UK), and WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management (Germany).

As a Catalyst student, you can receive up to $2,500 in scholarship funds if you successfully apply to undertake a semester exchange with one of these or another of the 150 partner institutions of the University of Tasmania.

  • Corporate Internship Program
    As a Catalyst student, you will be considered first for industry placements in the Corporate Internship Program during your final year of study. These internships give you invaluable industry experience and exposure to Tasmania’s top business minds.
  • Behavioural Economics for Policy Unit
    You are eligible to apply for a research project opportunity in the experimental lab as part of the Behavioural Economics for Policy Unit. These highly sought-after placements give you research support experience in applying behavioural insights to policy challenges. Projects often involve designing interventions to combat challenges, and undertaking lab or field-based experiments to test their effectiveness.
  • Other Catalyst Research Projects
    You are eligible to apply for research assistant experience in exciting research projects led by our Business and Economics investigators. These could involve data collection, quantitative or qualitative data analysis, literature reviews and much more. Explore our current research projects to get a sense of our research strengths and opportunities.
  • Catalyst Work Placement
    You are eligible to apply for a range of work placement opportunities including preferential access to highly-valued work-experience opportunities on key projects with industry partners and paid summer work placements in firms. Find out more about these opportunities during your Catalyst welcome events.
  • Professional Development
    You are eligible to apply for up to $500 in financial support to fund professional development opportunities such as leadership development, advanced software training, as well as industry seminars, workshops or events.
  • Membership of Industry Associations
    You are eligible to apply for financial support to cover membership of industry associations such as the Economics Society of Australia (Tasmania), providing opportunities for you to engage and network with practicing professionals.

Double degrees

Interested in studying a double degree which includes a Catalyst course? The inclusions will simply apply to the course which is part of the program.

If your double degree includes two Catalyst courses, you'll receive the Catalyst Program Scholarship once, with the other inclusions applying to both courses.

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