Course summary

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 online.

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. 

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 online.

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.

Creativity

Develop a research question in collaboration with a research supervisor

Demonstrate and apply critical thinking and judgement in developing new understanding

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

Critically review the literature relevant to the research question and methodology

Demonstrate autonomy, well developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a learner

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

Demonstrate cultural awareness relevant to the research question and methodology


Course overview

Course code

3507035

Course abbreviation

BBus(Hons)

Credit points

96

Equivalent units

8

Duration

1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

Duration

1 year full-time

Availability details

Domestic

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
Online Session 1 N/A N/A

Fee information

Commonwealth supported


International

Location Teaching period Annual Fees CRICOS
Coffs Harbour Session 1 $20,560 ($2,570 per unit) 016158B
Gold Coast Session 1 $20,560 ($2,570 per unit) 016158B
Lismore Session 1 $20,560 ($2,570 per unit) 016158B

Course requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

  1. The Honours course comprises:
    1. a coursework component: Research Design and Methods unit
    2. a research project (thesis): Students are required to complete three (3) research thesis units in their nominated discipline area

Course progressions

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. Assistance on how to enrol can be accessed here.

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment

Browse uni-wide elective units by selecting Uni-wide elective in the advanced filter of the Unit search

Browse shared majors and their units at Shared majors

Title Level of learning Note

Year 1, Session 1

Part-time students should select MAT93010 - Research Design and Methods unit in Year 1, Session 1 and Research Thesis (Part 1 of 3) in year 1, Session 2 Note 1
MAT93010 - Research Design and Methods Note 1
BUS40006 - Research Thesis (Part 1 of 3) Note 1

Year 1, Session 2

Part-time students should select BUS40004 - Research Thesis (Part 2 of 3), Session 1 and BUS40005 - Research Thesis (Part 3 of 3) in Year 2, Session 2 Note 1
BUS40004 - Research Thesis (Part 2 of 3) Note 1
BUS40005 - Research Thesis (Part 3 of 3) Note 1

Notes

Note 1: Double-weighted unit