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Bachelor of Business (Honours)


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Min. duration
1 year full time or
2 years part time

course codes
UTS: C09004v6
CRICOS: 015933J

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.

When you think of a business school, UTS is the first thing to come to mind.

Typical study program

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

Autumn or Spring sessionCredit pointsSubject code
22901 Accounting Research and Consulting Skills622901
22902 Financial Reporting, Capital Markets and Disclosure622902
22903 Contemporary Issues in Management Accounting Research622903
22908 Current Issues in Corporate Governance and Assurance622908
22906 Thesis in Accounting2422906

Course fees

For relevant fee information, are you a Local student or International student

All students at UTS pay tuition fees to contribute towards the cost of their studies.

In 2017 all offers made to domestic undergraduate students will be for Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP), which means that the Australian government makes a substantial contribution towards the cost of your education, and you pay the balance through student contributions.

The amount you pay depends on your area of study and the number of credit points (cp) in which you enrol. At UTS 48 credit points is considered to be one Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL).

The table to the right shows the amount a student can expect to pay for one year of full-time study (1.0 EFTSL).

Students can choose to pay their student contribution upfront, or if eligible, can defer their fees through HECS-HELP.

In addition to tuition fees, students are required to pay a Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). The purchase of textbooks and other course materials may also result in additional cost.

You can calculate your student contribution as a percentage of the amounts shown on the table.
e.g. If you are enrolled in a 6 credit point Mathematics subject, your contribution would be 6/48 x $9,050 = $1,131.

Student contribution amounts for 2017 commencing students

Area of study and

student contribution  


Student contribution

(per EFTSL or 48 cp)

Law, Accounting, Commerce, Economics, Administration, Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science
Mathematics, Statistics, Computing, Built Environment, Other Health, Allied Health, Engineering, Science, Surveying, Agriculture
Humanities, Behavioural Science, Social Studies, Education, Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts, Nursing



Tuition fees for international students vary between courses and range from A$27,040 to A$40,350 per year.

Tuition fees for international undergraduate students can be found using tuition fees search.

Tuition fees must be paid in advance each session and are subject to annual increase. Fees for future year(s) published in fees search, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only. UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.


For this course, the cost per credit point for 2017 is $658. The total credit points are 48.

All international students should familiarise themselves with the following documents:

In addition to tuition fees, students may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). Textbooks and other course materials will also result in additional costs.

UTS Alumni save 10%: alumni.uts.edu.au/advantage

For further information on costs related to your study at UTS, visit the international students' fees information page.


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

Course structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
CBK90793 Stream choice48

Course structure explained

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.

Additional information

Course duration

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

Full time, on campus
Part time, on campus

Admission requirements

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.

Check to see if there are additional admission requirements for this course.

If you don't meet the admission requirements for this course, there may be alternative pathways to help you gain admission.

Year 12 bonus scheme

To see a list of courses where HSC subjects provide bonus points, please refer to the Year 12 bonus points page.

Scholarships, prizes and awards


Prizes and awards

UTS: Handbook

See the Bachelor of Business (Honours) in the UTS: Handbook for comprehensive course details.
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