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Bachelor of Business with Honours

Bachelors Honours Degree (C/w)

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The Bachelor of Business with Honours is research focused and offers students a pathway to a career in academia as well as the opportunity to attain or develop a career in the private and public sector.

The honours degree is available to students who have completed their undergraduate degree in business (or equivalent) and achieved a grade point average of five or above. Students will complete coursework units as well as a research project (thesis) of approximately 20,000 words. The research project will be conducted under the supervision of a nominated academic supervisor.

The honours program is offered in internal study mode, however, consideration will be given under special circumstances to students wishing to study by distance education.

Interested applicants need to contact the University to discuss their eligibility and to find a suitable honours supervisor for their proposed honours topic prior to lodging their application. 

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

Identify and scope a research-worthy, discipline-specific problem, taking into account the important theory, practical application, ethical considerations,and the time and resource constraints applicable to the study.

Demonstrate an appreciation of the current issues and developed thinking pertaining to the discipline area investigated by producing a literature review which appropriately identifies relevant sources of information.

Present research proposals and findings at academic forums, and incorporate feedback received into the study.

Establish the quality and appropriateness of analysis and linkage of findings to the research problem, along with practical and theoretical implications.

Demonstrate a contribution to the body of knowledge by producing a thesis appropriate to a discipline area.


Incorporated in Intellectual rigour.

Ethical practice

Describe and apply a recognised ethical framework to analyse behaviour in a discipline or workplace/organisation.

Apply discipline based knowledge and skills in situations that require autonomy and well-developed responsible behaviour.

Knowledge of a discipline

Demonstrate and apply in-depth discipline specific knowledge and skills with a global perspective.

Demonstrate an understanding and application of research, analytical and technical skills in a broad business discipline.

Lifelong learning

Incorporated in Intellectual rigour.

Communication and social skills

Prepare and deliver well developed discipline advice, knowledge and ideas orally for a business and public context.

Prepare and deliver well developed and justified, discipline advice using written communications suitable for business and public contexts.

Investigate and explain leadership research and practice in the management of people and self.

Appraise self and team regarding participation and performance.

Cultural competence

Incorporated in Knowledge of a discipline.

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Coffs Harbour Session 1 N/A N/A
Gold Coast Session 1 N/A N/A
Lismore Session 1 N/A N/A


We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.

Course requirements

The Honours course comprises:

  1. a major study in one of the following areas: Accounting; Economics; Finance; Human Resource Management; Information Systems; International Business; Management and Marketing; Retail; and
  2. Research Seminar
    The units required consist of: MAT00792 Research Methods plus two (2) coursework seminar units and three (3) research thesis unit

Course structure

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes
MAT00792 Research Methods Introductory
BUS40001 Business Research Seminar I Intermediate
BUS40002 Business Research Seminar II Intermediate
BUS40003 Business Research Thesis (Part 1 of 3) Advanced
BUS40004 Research Thesis (1 of 3) Advanced Note 1
BUS40005 Research Thesis (2 of 3) Advanced Note 1