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Bachelor of Business with Honours

2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017

About this course

The Bachelor of Business with Honours is research focused and offers students a pathway to a career in academia as well as the opportunity to attain or develop a career in the private and public sector.

The honours degree is available to students who have completed their undergraduate degree in business (or equivalent) and achieved a grade point average of five or above. Students will complete coursework units as well as a research project (thesis) of approximately 20,000 words. The research project will be conducted under the supervision of a nominated academic supervisor.

The honours program is offered in internal study mode, however, consideration will be given under special circumstances to students wishing to study by distance education.

Interested applicants need to contact the University to discuss their eligibility and to find a suitable honours supervisor for their proposed honours topic prior to lodging their application. 

Career opportunities

There are a variety of career opportunities in research and teaching, as well as employment in organisations or fields such as treasury, auditor general, government departments, banks, and financial institutions. Graduates also find employment generally within their specialist field including accounting, economics, finance, human resource management, information systems, international business, management, marketing and information technology.

Learning support

Learning resources

MySCU is a student's point of entry to a range of online services and resources that support study and student life. The portal includes unit learning sites and information sites where students can access resources, communication tools and useful links that are integral to their studies.

The web-based study environment Blackboard Learn delivers an advanced online learning environment for students and lecturers to communicate and collaborate through virtual meeting spaces, classrooms, and discussion boards. They can share files, presentations and applications. If a tutorial or lecture is recorded, students can view it afterwards.

Learning materials include the provision of unit information guides, study guides and readings. Students may need to purchase or access prescribed text books.

The SCU Library provides a wide range of services that include face-to-face and online help, and access to print and electronic resources. To find out more, see the Library Toolbox.

The Academic Skills team supports student learning by offering online and on-campus academic skills workshops, email, phone, and one-on-one support.

Equipment and facilities

Southern Cross University provides students with modern well equipped teaching spaces such as lecture theatres, classrooms, and studios or laboratories tailored to meet the needs of specific study disciplines. Contemporary audiovisual equipment is standard in most teaching venues, and students have access to computer labs for individual study purposes.

Course structure

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

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Course requirements

  1. The Honours course comprises:
    1. a coursework component: Research Design and Methods unit
    2. a research project (thesis): Students are required to complete three (3) research thesis units in their nominated discipline area

Schedule of units

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How to apply

Interested applicants need to contact the School directly to discuss their eligibility and to find a suitable honours supervisor for their proposed honours topic prior to lodging their application. Apply directly to the University.

Domestic students

Applications for this course are made directly to SCU via our online application service.

International students

Confirm you meet the entry requirements including English language and academic entry and any specific pre-requisites.

Apply OnlineSouthern Cross University accepts applications directly through the International Application for Admissions form or via our online application services.

Additional information on how to apply is available at SCU International. Please note applicants from some countries need to go through an Education Agent.

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