ATAR cut-off
70.15 (Median ATAR)
70.15 (Median ATAR)
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International entry requirement

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

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Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
Mode of delivery

Face to Face


3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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3 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 40027
CRICOS code: 001133A

When you study a Bachelor of Business you will establish a firm understanding of the contemporary business environment and undertake studies in a range of disciplines. You'll have the opportunity to select from eight majors.

In your first year of the business degree you will complete subjects from a broad range of disciplines. This initial year of business studies gives you a strong grounding in business principles and equips you with a set of core business development skills before you choose your major. You will develop skills in the following areas:

  • accounting
  • management
  • law
  • marketing
  • microeconomics
  • finance
  • business decision making

In the second and third years of your business degree, you'll undertake courses relevant to your chosen specialty. Each of our eight majors provide specialist skills to succeed within that field.


The Bachelor of Business is designed to allow you to choose from eight majors from a range of business fields. Our majors are at the cutting-edge of business trends and will provide you with the knowledge and experience required in a dynamic, modern workplace.

You can also choose to study a double major. This allows you to pursue multiple areas of interest and broaden your range of career options after graduation.

For more information on the difference between a single and double major see the program plans.

Advanced study options

There are many benefits of commencing a business research degree at UON.

  • You'll develop high level analytical and research skills, along with expertise in you research area.
  • You'll set yourself apart in the highly competitive, global job market.
  • We're a highly ranked research University with a world class research community.
  • We have highly experienced personnel with backgrounds in both professional services and academia.
  • We have extensive facilities and generous scholarships offered to Honours students.
  • Most importantly, making a significant and original contribution to your chosen field is a rewarding, intellectually engaging and highly satisfying achievement

People who study here do well

Honours graduates at Newcastle Business School are prepared for demanding career opportunities in their chosen field or for further postgraduate research, such as an award at masters or postgraduate level.

We're hands-on and responsive in the way we teach

The Honours program at the Newcastle Business School is a practical program. Students performing qualitative research are encouraged to implement primary data collection strategies while quantitative research students are required to use analysis tools and methods that are widely used in the professional workforce.

A great environment for study

The Newcastle Business School utilises all three of the UON's campuses offering plenty of flexibility in learning and a variety of equipment and assistance. The environment in the Honours program makes sure you're among like-minded and innovative students while being mentored by passionate and supportive academic staff.

World-class research

UON is ranked in the world's top three per cent of universities worldwide (QS World University Rankings 2015) and consistently ranks in Australia's top 10 universities for research funding and outcomes (ERA 2012). This enables Newcastle Business School Honours students to immerse themselves in a pioneering research environment that is constantly challenging boundaries in all fields.

A place of opportunity

The Newcastle Business School offers ten Honours scholarships of $5,000 per student each year. The program also presents opportunities in pursuing challenging careers with multinational companies and in the public sector. Recent graduates have secured positions with Macquarie Bank and the Reserve Bank of Australia. Upon completion of the Honours program, any student that is awarded first class honours will become eligible for a further faculty scholarship to commence a Research Higher Degree.

Business (Honours) program handbook