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Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)

Take your studies to the next level with a one-year advanced degree in your choice of business discipline.

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  • How to apply
  • Student experience
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Why choose this honours program?

  • Optional fourth year of study to gain advanced knowledge and research skills in a specific area of business
  • A highly reputable program valued by industry for its research quality
  • Develop deeper insight into underlying paradigms, advanced theory and research processes in particular areas
  • Can act as a springboard into further study and research

Who is this degree for?

  • You’d like to expand on your Bachelor of Commerce degree and deepen your knowledge and skills in a specific business area
  • You wish to strengthen your research and analytical skills
  • You’re an ambitious student seeking an honours qualification

Job and career prospects

Your added research skills will enhance the career path you wish to take, for example, as:

  • Accountant/Auditor
  • Commercial manager
  • Economist
  • Financial advisor
  • Human resource consultant
  • ICT business/system analyst
  • International business development manager
  • Investment banker
  • Management consultant
  • Marketing/Brand manager
Bachelor of Commerce Core Courses
 

The Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) is a 1 year degree program consisting of 8 courses (48 UOC). The program includes both coursework and thesis component:

  • Four advanced coursework (in the relevant discipline)
  • Honours thesis

The honours degree is available in the following areas of study:

  • Accounting
  • Business Economics
  • Finance
  • Information Systems
  • Marketing

If you are intending to apply to the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) program (domestic and international students) you must first contact the Honours coordinator in the relevant discipline to discuss your eligibility before applying.

To apply you must have an minimum of a 70% (Australian scaled) average in a business related degree and a weighted average mark (WAM) of 70% in a major in the desired Honours discipline (or approved cognate discipline) before you can apply online.

Documentation required:

  • A letter of support from the Honours coordinator in the desired discipline
  • A cover letter highlighting your academic background and other strengths
  • A copy of your CV (with at least one academic referee)
  • An academic transcript from the relevant tertiary institution
  • A statement of research interest/proposal not exceeding 1,000 words
  • Other relevant supporting documents (e.g. awards, research papers), if any.

Before submitting an application it is recommended that you make contact with the Honours Co-Ordinator.

All Honours applicants, both domestic and international, should contact the Honours coordinator in their desired discipline before they apply for the disciplinary Honours program via www.apply.unsw.edu.au.

Documentation required:

  • A letter of support from the Honours coordinator in the desired discipline
  • A cover letter highlighting your academic background and other strengths
  • A copy of your CV (with at least one academic referee)
  • An academic transcript from the relevant tertiary institution
  • A statement of research interest/proposal not exceeding 1,000 words
  • Other relevant supporting documents (e.g. awards, research papers), if any.

Before submitting an application it is recommended that you make contact with the Honours Co-Ordinator.

Make the most of every day on campus, with UNSW Australia Business School’s dynamic learning spaces, diverse social events and extensive student support.

Have fun and build your network

As an undergraduate, you have plenty of opportunities to meet new people and make friends. Join a student club, such as Arc (the UNSW student society), AIESEC, the Marketing Club, and many other interest groups. With over 180 social, cultural, sports and professional clubs there’s bound to be at least one that’s perfect for you! Find out more

All the support you need to achieve

We’ll help you settle in to university life with orientation and mentoring programs. There are study skills workshops, as well as career services and academic advice. Find out more

Stay active on campus

Exercise boosts your mental wellbeing and can help you deal with exam or assignment pressures. It’s easy to stay fit with state of the art sporting facilities on campus, including a 50m indoor pool, fitness centre, squash courts and a range of competitive sports teams.

Everything you need in one place

The UNSW Kensington campus is like a village hub, with cafes, bars, banks, a post office, medical and dental centres, and retail outlets. It’s a short bus trip to Sydney’s CBD, many beautiful beaches, the SCG and Centennial Park, and movie theatres at Fox Studios.

Make the most of every opportunity

Your undergraduate degree is a once in a lifetime experience, and the friends you make at the Business School could be friends for life. So get involved – as well as student clubs and social activities there are internships, volunteer projects, competitions and international exchanges on offer. It’s a great way to develop and practise your new business skills.

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Quick facts for students

Program code
4501
Award
Honours
ATAR cut-off
ATAR + Co-op
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
48
Study Mode
Face to face
Duration
1 year full-time
Commencing semesters
Semester 1 - March
HECS fee band
Band 3

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