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Bachelor of  Business Management (Honours)

Program code: 2129
CRICOS code: 081749F

Location

St Lucia

Duration

1 Year full-time

Commencing

Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
Semester 2 (27 Jul, 2020)

In business, everyone's looking for an edge. An honours degree signals your outstanding academic abilities and superior analytical skills in your chosen area of business.

  • The Bachelor of Business Management (Honours) is a one-year program that will teach you how to undertake research relevant to business. Entry is competitive and is based on your undergraduate GPA.
  • Research a topic in an area you are passionate about relevant to your field and choose a supervisor who will assist you with developing a study plan, discuss your progress and provide you with feedback throughout your thesis.
  • Complete a compulsory course on research methods that will develop the skills you need to successfully design and conduct research projects. You'll use this knowledge to write a thesis, which is a major part of the honours program.
  • Push the boundaries and develop high-level skills in critical and analytical thinking, research, communication, problem-solving and project management. Your honours year will open doors to careers in research or consulting.

If you're looking to be a respected leader in your field, advance your business skills and develop specialised competence and expertise, the Bachelor of Business Management (Honours) is for you.

  • Fast Facts

    Global standing

    UQ Business School was the first business school in Australia to be accredited by the pre-eminent ranking bodies AACSB International and EQUIS. UQ was also ranked in the 51-100 bracket in the world for management in the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

  • In the classroom

    Work closely with experts

    During your honours year, you'll work closely with internationally respected researchers and academics who will guide your studies. Students also undertake coursework in small and supportive groups, which facilitates more in-depth class discussions.

  • Employability

    Be a leader

    When you graduate with a UQ honours qualification, you'll have the skills and knowledge to stand out as a leader in your field. Many of our honours graduates continue their passion for research and knowledge by pursuing further postgraduate studies.

  • Employability

    Build a professional reputation

    It's possible the thesis you write as an honours student will be publishable and make a significant contribution to the field. This means your research might establish your professional reputation – and potentially act as a gateway for future research jobs.

Career outcomes

Whether you undertake an honours year to build on your undergraduate education, or to begin a career in research, our graduates have a distinct advantage when applying for professional roles.

Graduates can use their qualifications to distinguish themselves in a competitive jobs market, or as a stepping stone to careers in research, whether in industry or academia.

Students who earn Class I or Class IIA Honours also qualify for most PhD programs across Australia, and some internationally, including programs in the United Kingdom and the United States. 

Honours graduates have found employment at high-levels, both in Australia and internationally, including roles at multinational companies, start-ups, governments, aid organisations and research institutions.

Graduates enjoy a particularly high rate of employment in management and marketing consulting, and market research.

  • Why study

    UQ Business School honours program

     

  • Alumni
    "The advantage that honours brings to my career is the expertise and analytical skills. I'm hoping to go into market research when I leave university, and an honours year will give me an edge in the business world." Shannon England, BBusMan (Hons) (2018)
    Research Assistant, MCR Market & Communications Research
  • Professional experience

    Link up with industry and the profession

    The Faculty of Business, Economics and Law's award-winning Student Employability Team (SET) helps students develop their careers through internships, mentoring programs, inspirational guest speakers and career planning advice.

Summary

  • Program code
    2129
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    1 Year full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
    Semester 2 (27 Jul, 2020)
  • Program level
    Undergraduate
  • Units
    16
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 8
  • CRICOS code
    081749F

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

To enrol for honours, a student must complete the Bachelor of Business Management program requirements or equivalent with a GPA of at least 5.5.

View the Prerequisites guide for more information about subject equivalents for interstate high schools, overseas high schools, university subjects and pathways and bridging programs.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BEP - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

View the English proficiency policy

Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of Business Management (Honours) are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.

The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted. Find out more about the visa application process.

Learn more about the admissions process

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Bachelor of Business Management (Honours) are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Bachelor of Business Management (Honours). These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Honours

Honours is awarded to all graduates of this program. Honours is awarded in the following classes:

  • Class I
  • Class IIA
  • Class IIB
  • Class IIIA
  • Class IIIB

Class of honours depends on your GPA. For details refer to the Program Rules.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Australian Human Resources Institute
  • Australian Institute of Valuers and Land Economists
  • Australian Marketing Institute
  • Economic Society of Australia
  • Real Estate Institute of Queensland

Further study options

Graduates of the Bachelor of Business Management (Honours) have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $42,272
Indicative fee 2020

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelor of Business Management (Honours) for the 2020 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year.

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria and are very competitive. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

Apply now

All international student applications for the Bachelor of Business Management (Honours) can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form or through an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Bachelor of Business Management (Honours) is 2129. You'll need this when applying.

Find out more about applying for honours study.

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Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Bachelor of Business Management (Honours) is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.
  • Please note that all applications will be considered after the closing date.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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