Programme Code: AK3712
Duration: 1 year full time / part time available
Venue: City Campus
Start Date: 4 March 2013 / 22 July 2013
AUT University encourages early application. This qualification will remain open until all places have been filled.
The Bachelor of Business (Honours) is a one year programme that provides exceptional Bachelor of Business graduates with postgraduate study and research experience. Honours students develop postgraduate research capability and extend their understanding of a specialist business field. They work closely with academic staff, researchers and other high performing students in a learning environment that challenges them to excel. An honours degree demonstrates a high level of achievement that is recognised by employers in New Zealand and overseas and leads to greater opportunities for further study.
To graduate with a Bachelor of Business (Honours), you must successfully complete 120 points comprising specialisation papers, research methodology paper(s), and a research project. This structure ensures that you are able to critically analyse and evaluate the research and professional literature in business and begin your advanced studies in business with an appreciation of the current issues and controversies in the field.
1. Specialisation papers (60 points)
These papers provide comprehensive coverage of the latest research in your specialisation.
2. Research methodology paper(s) (30 points)*
The research methodology paper(s) provide an introduction to philosophical issues shaping the design of research projects as well as choices in research methods available.
* Economics, Finance, Marketing and Taxation students must complete specific research methodology papers in their specialisation.
Finance students must complete 399006 Research Methods in Finance (30 points).
Marketing students must complete 489020 Multivariate Analysis and Experimental Design (15 points) and 489021 Qualitative Research Methods (15 points)
Taxation students must complete 369004 Research Methods in Taxation Law (30 points)
3. Research (Honours) project (30 points)**
A supervised research project in which you build on the research understanding and expertise developed in specialisation papers to examine a specific body of knowledge in your specialisation. You design, manage, complete and present a research project.
** Students can choose to replace the 30-point honours project with a 60-point dissertation.