When you study business and commerce with Honours you will graduate with enhanced skills and knowledge and a distinct career advantage in the marketplace.

Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Commerce


Honours studentWith increasing competition for work in the business sector, graduates with an Honours degree are highly valued by employers.

If you perform well during your undergraduate study, you may be invited to undertake an additional year of study to graduate with an Honours degree. This additional qualification will give you a competitive edge and enhance your career prospects.

When you study business and commerce, you have the opportunity to complete Honours in the following areas:

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Actuarial studies and risk management
  • Leadership and management
  • Marketing
  • Human resource management
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation
  • International business
  • Tourism
  • Governance, policy and political economy
  • Sports management

Ten Honours scholarships worth $5,000 per student are available each year.

Successful completion of an Honours thesis demonstrates analytical and empirical skills, as well as an ability to undertake independent work and produce clearly written reports.

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On completing your combined Bachelor of Business/Commerce some students elect to undertake further studies. There is a range of Master degrees related to the business/commerce degree.

A Master degree, whether a generalist degree such as a Master of Business Administration , or specialist degree such as Master of Applied Finance or Master of Marketing, is held in very high regard by prospective employers. This can fast-track your career and usually involves a higher starting salary.

You can also study for a higher qualification through research rather than coursework. This is known as a research degree and can be undertaken as a part of your Master or a PhD.

A research degree involves in-depth study and a commitment to understanding existing information to develop new data or ideas. With the careful assistance of a supervisor, you will develop a well-structured and insightful research thesis. Your thesis will then be examined by experts from around the world to determine the significance to your field of study.

To find out more look at our postgraduate degrees.

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