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CA61 - Bachelor of Business (Honours)

Business Studies

Whether you are just starting to consider your future career or have been working for some time, there is a CQU business degree that can be tailored to suit your particular situation.

Your career or future career may be in accounting, consulting, finance, marketing or with a non-profit organisation; or you may be more interested in actually managing the work force.

For those already a few years into a career, there is every possibility that your business or management experience will gain you entry into a masters level management degree program that will put you in line for a top management position.

If you want to learn how business works, to think, strategise and manage – a business degree may help get you there.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Career Opportunities

An honours degree provides the opportunity to continue undergraduate studies at a higher level, specialising in a particular area of interest. An honours degree is a rigorous and scholarly program of further study, which develops a student's ability to generate new knowledge and distill new ideas out of existing knowledge. Candidates with honours are particularly sought after by employers and can choose from more interesting research and development positions because of their extra skills and proven abilities. It can also provide a pathway to research higher degree study. Completing an honours degree involves an additional full-time year of study (or the equivalent) following completion of a bachelor program, or alternatively additional study with a research element included in the final year or years of a bachelor program.

Course Overview At A Glance

Program at a glance
Duration 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time 
Availability/Campus Contact Domestic - BDG; GLD; MKY; ROK; External
International - BDG; GLD; MKY; ROK; External
Courses/Units of Credit 8 courses/48 units of credit
Faculty Business and Law
How to Apply direct
Entry Requirements
Professional Accreditation not applicable
Residential School not applicable
Practicum/Work placement not applicable
Exit Awards not applicable
Interim Awards not applicable
Post Nominal BBus(Hons) 
Be What You Want To Be Phone: 13CQUni (132786); Enquire: Admissions
CRICOS Codes 009859J - QLD

Program Aims

This program combines coursework and a dissertation. It is designed to provide Bachelor of Business graduates who have demonstrated outstanding academic performance with the opportunity to gain experience in research, particularly of business issues.

Candidates for admission must possess an appropriate pass degree from an Australian university or college with a grade point average of 5 or better in advanced level courses relevant to the proposed dissertation topic. The degree must have been completed within the last 2 years, except with the special approval of the Dean.

Applicants will need to consult academic staff to ascertain the availability of a supervisor for their program, and will be required to attend an interview with senior academic staff of the Faculty before their candidature is further considered. Information on staff research areas is available at http://www.bus.cqu.edu.au/Research/Staff/researchexpertise.htm.

Program Structure

Candidates must complete the equivalent of 8 courses to graduate from this course, comprising 4 courses of coursework and a dissertation equivalent to 4 courses. The dissertation component includes the presentation of a seminar on the research topic.

The sequence of study for part-time candidates will be determined in consultation with their supervisors and the Associate Dean (Research). This may differ from that of full-time students and different study loads and time limits may apply.

Courses Offered

Full-time program
Course Code Course Name
Year 1 - T1
BUSN19002 Business Research Methodology
BUSN19018 Directed Study
STAT19041 Advanced Business Statistics
Year 1 - T2
BUSN19008 Dissertation
Part-time program
Course Code Course Name
Year 1- T1
BUSN19002 Business Research Methodology
STAT19041 Advanced Business Statistics
Year 1 - T2
BUSN19015 Dissertation A (Part-Time)
BUSN19018 Directed Study
Year 2 - T2
BUSN19016 Dissertation B (Part-Time)
  1. BUSN19018 Directed Study is equivalent to two 6 unit courses
  2. BUSN19008 Dissertation is equivalent to four 6 unit courses
  3. BUSN19015 Dissertation A (Part-time) and BUSN19016 Dissertation B (Part-time) are equivalent to two 6 unit courses respectively.

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