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C09004v6 Bachelor of Business (Honours)

Award(s): Bachelor of Business (Honours) (BBus(Hons))
CRICOS code: 015933J
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 48
Course EFTSL: 1
Location: City campus

Notes

The Finance specialisation is not offered in 2018. Contact the Finance Honours coordinator, Dr Adrian Lee, for further information.


Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Other information

Overview

The Bachelor of Business (Honours) provides an opportunity for advanced study in the disciplinary areas of accounting, finance and economics, management or marketing.

The course provides the ideal foundation for students who plan to pursue a career in applied research in business and related professions, or who plan to undertake master's or doctoral research studies.

Course aims

The degree seeks to provide students with the knowledge, competencies and values necessary for a fulfilling and effective career in business.

Career options

Career options include accounting, economics, finance, financial services, human resource management, international business, management, marketing, marketing communication, and government advisory positions.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of relevant disciplinary practice and research
2.1 Apply critical and analytical skills in the process of completing a research project aimed at contribution to discipline knowledge
3.1 Demonstrate effective written communication skills enabling presentation of research and ideas to a range of audiences
3.2 Use oral communication to present research and ideas clearly and fluently to a range of audiences
4.1 Explain the potential social implications of this research
5.1 Apply relevant analytical and evaluation tools and frameworks to address discipline specific problems

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline at an appropriate level.

Applicants must have completed the UTS Bachelor of Business, or an equivalent degree, with an overall credit average and an average mark of 70 (or equivalent for non-UTS students) in the discipline area in which the honours degree is to be awarded. A questionnaire, available from UTS: Business student offices, must also be completed.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Course duration and attendance

The honours degree comprises one year of intensive full-time study or, in approved cases, two years of part-time study.

Course structure

The Bachelor of Business (Honours) comprises 48 credit points of study.

Students may undertake any of the following five streams.

  • The Accounting stream provides the knowledge and skills to critically evaluate accounting issues. The coursework component provides research skills necessary for critical evaluation of both theoretical and empirical studies in accounting. The thesis component focuses on an area such as market-based accounting research, contracting theory, auditing and management accounting.
  • The Economics stream equips students with the skills and knowledge required for applied or postgraduate research in economics. The coursework component provides in-depth knowledge of advanced microeconomic and macroeconomic analysis, economic modelling and policy applications. Students undertake original theoretical or applied research in a disciplinary area of economics for the thesis component.
  • The Finance stream brings students up to date with both the latest theoretical issues and the current research methods used in finance. The thesis develops skills through applied research in a relevant area, and prepares students for further research in either industry or postgraduate studies. It is recommended that students undertake this program on a full-time basis.
  • The Management stream prepares students for applied or postgraduate research in many areas of management. The coursework component brings students up to date with the latest theoretical issues and research paradigms currently in use. The thesis component involves original study in one of the major areas.
  • The Marketing stream prepares students for further academic research or research in a marketing management position. The coursework component provides in-depth knowledge of contrasting theories of marketing, and expertise in a range of current research methods and analytical techniques. The thesis component involves original applied research in a disciplinary area of marketing.

Course completion requirements

CBK90793 Stream choice 48cp
Total 48cp

Course program

Course programs for accounting, economics, finance, management and marketing are shown below.

Accounting
22901 Accounting Research and Consulting Skills   6cp
22902 Financial Reporting, Capital Markets and Disclosure   6cp
22903 Contemporary Issues in Management Accounting Research   6cp
22908 Current Issues in Corporate Governance and Assurance   6cp
22906 Thesis in Accounting   24cp
Economics
23917 Advanced Macroeconomics   6cp
23907 Advanced Microeconomics   6cp
23908 Economic Modelling   6cp
23918 Economic Policy Seminar   6cp
23909 Thesis Proposal in Economics (Honours)   6cp
23910 Thesis in Economics (Honours)   18cp
Finance
25921 Theory of Financial Decision Making   6cp
25922 Financial Econometrics   6cp
25924 Advanced Topics in Finance   6cp
25931 Derivatives and Managing Financial Risk   6cp
25928 Thesis Proposal in Finance (Honours)   6cp
25929 Thesis in Finance (Honours)   18cp
Management
21910 Researching Organisations and Management   6cp
21908 Advanced Management and Organisation Research Methods   6cp
21991 Quantitative Methods and Analysis for Management   6cp
21909 Advanced Organisation and Management Theorising   6cp
21912 Thesis Proposal in Management (Honours)   6cp
21913 Thesis in Management (Honours)   18cp
Marketing
24903 Readings for Thesis in Marketing (Honours)   6cp
24902 Research Methodology and Data Analysis Techniques   6cp
24908 Research Design and Data Collection Techniques   6cp
24331 Marketing Analytics and Decisions   6cp
24770 Thesis in Marketing (Honours) 1   6cp
24771 Thesis in Marketing (Honours) 2   18cp

Other information

Further information is available from UTS: Business.