Study commerce with Honours at the University of Newcastle you will deepen your knowledge of your specialty area and contribute to industry specific research.

Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)

Why study with us?

Commerce with Honours at the University of Newcastle

There are several benefits of commencing a research degree at the University of Newcastle.Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)

  • You will develop high level analytical and research skills, along with expertise in your research area
  • You will set yourself apart in the highly competitive, global job market
  • Highly ranked research University with a world class research community
  • Highly experienced personnel with backgrounds in both professional services and academia
  • 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 students at the Newcastle Business School graduate with a career edge, developing high level competency in time management, problem solving and critical analysis as part of the skills based program. Students use the program as a spring board to secure innovative and exciting roles in global corporations and leading accounting and financial institutions. Students are also prepared for further postgraduate research, such as a Research Higher Degree or Masters by coursework.

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

The Honours program at the Newcastle Business School is a practical program that will help refine your practical research skills. Students performing qualitative research are encouraged to implement primary data collection strategies such as conducting in-depth interviews and focus groups, while quantitative research students are required to use statistical 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 University's campuses offering plenty of flexibility in learning and a variety of equipment and assistance. The environment in the Honours program makes sure you are amongst like-minded and innovative students while being mentored by passionate and supportive academic staff. From 2017 onwards, the Newcastle Business School will be relocating to a brand new, $95 million, world class facility as part of the University of Newcastle "NeW Space" development.

World-class Research

The University of Newcastle is ranked in the world's top three per cent of universities and consistently ranks in Australia's top 10 universities for research. The Accounting and Finance discipline was recently ranked at a world class level in the recent 2013 Excellence in Research for Australia Initiative. 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 award first class honours will become eligible for a further faculty scholarship to commence a Research Higher Degree.

Apply for honours

You usually apply for Honours in the final year of your undergraduate degree. To be accepted for entry you must have successfully completed a Bachelor of Commerce or equivalent with a credit grade point average (GPA).

Contact Dr Paul Docherty in the Faculty of Business and Law on +61 2 4921 5046.

Find out more about our Honours scholarships.