ATAR cut-off
61.10
71.53 (Median ATAR)
61.45
67.00 (Median ATAR)
61.10
71.53 (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 - 26 Feb 2018
  • Semester 2 - 30 Jul 2018
  • Semester 1 - 26 Feb 2018
  • Semester 2 - 30 Jul 2018
  • Semester 1 - 26 Feb 2018
  • Semester 2 - 30 Jul 2018
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

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

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 26 Feb 2018
  • Semester 2 - 30 Jul 2018
  • Semester 1 - 26 Feb 2018
  • Semester 2 - 30 Jul 2018
  • Semester 1 - 26 Feb 2018
  • Semester 2 - 30 Jul 2018
English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

Find out more about IELTS.

Duration

3 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 40027
CRICOS code: 001133A

Study business at UON

Learn business locally. Do business globally.

The Bachelor of Business will give you a broad understanding of Australian and global business environments. You will gain practical skills and attributes that are highly valued by employers in a range of disciplines including finance, accounting, economics, politics, marketing, leisure and tourism, the legal system, industrial relations and statistics. Our business graduates go on to exciting, stimulating and lucrative careers in the private, government and not-for-profit sectors in Australia and internationally.

The Newcastle Business School is hands-on and practical in its approach to learning and teaching. You will have the opportunity to gain local and international workplace experience through work integrated learning projects, industry placements and guest lectures from business professionals. Our international immersion and placement opportunities run annually to countries such as China, Singapore, Samoa and Kenya.

Why study with us?

  • Our business graduates get jobs with 91% securing employment within four months of completing their degree.
  • Make global connections. Take part in international immersions, placements, student exchange and leadership programs in countries all over the world.
  • Real-world experience. We workwith industry to create work-ready graduates that possess the skills and business acumen employers’ desire.
  • Study at NeW Space. NeW Space, in Newcastle’s CBD, provides the optimum environment for you to excel in your studies.
  • Balance your studies while you work. Our flexible timetables make it easy for you to attend class outside normal working hours.
91% Employed ? within four months of graduating

What you will study

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.

Majors

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

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Career opportunities

In 2016, 91% of our business graduates went on to secure jobs in a diverse range of areas. Take a look at the options below to find out more about your business career opportunities.

Careers by major

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Professional recognition

Professional recognition

Our Marketing major is accredited by the Australian Market & Social Research Society (AM&SRS).

The Human Resource Management major is accredited by the Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI)

Practical experience

Practical experience

The Bachelor of Business integrates opportunities for you to gain national and international workplace experience and professional mentoring, building practical skills and work-ready graduates.

Newcastle Business School

The Newcastle Business School offers several Work Integrated Learning (WIL) courses, which incorporate some form of practical experience into the theoretical content. You will have the opportunity to undertake work experience relevant to your area of study throughout your business degree. You can work within a Hunter Region organisation and complete 100 hours of work experience, or on a specific project related to the organisation. This practical experience is undertaken as a course within your business degree.

Lucy Mentoring Program

The Lucy Mentoring Program provides women students the opportunity to participate in a unique leadership program aiming to inspire, motivate and educate women about the opportunities for employment in the corporate and public sectors. Lucy Mentoring Program participants are allocated a mentor working in the public or private sector. Students experience the work environment and establish professional business networks – both of which are beneficial in gaining employment and career progression in any organisation.

Assocation to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

The Newcastle Business School is accredited with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), earned by fewer than 5% of the world's business programs. AACSB is the premier, and longest-standing, international accrediting body for business programs and is the international benchmark for excellence in business education.