Bachelor of Business (Honours)

The Bachelor of Business (Honours) is a one-year postgraduate research programme for exceptional Bachelor of Business graduates.

Develop postgraduate research skills and further your understanding of a specialist business field. You work closely with academic staff in business and economics, researchers and other high-performing students in a learning environment that challenges you to excel.

An honours degree demonstrates a high level of achievement that is recognised by employers in New Zealand and overseas and can lead to further postgraduate study. Employers recognise the rigour required for honours level study and the skills developed through independent research as key attributes in differentiating top talent.

Start date: 2019

Minimum entry requirements

  • Bachelor of Business with a B+ grade average or higher in level 7 papers in the selected subject area, or equivalent
  • Admission to the BBus (Honours) is subject to approval by the Dean (or representative)

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with a minimum score of 6.0 in each band

To graduate with a Bachelor of Business (Honours), you must complete 120 points from:

  • Specialisation papers
  • Research methods paper(s)
  • A dissertation

This structure ensures that you can critically analyse and evaluate the research and professional literature, and begin your advanced studies in business with an appreciation of the current issues and controversies in the field. You also design and complete a piece of supervised research in a business discipline.

Specialisation papers

These advanced-level papers provide you with comprehensive coverage in the latest research and theories in your specialisation, and help you prepare for your independent research thesis or dissertation.

You can specialise in:

  • Accounting
  • Business Information Systems
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management and Employment Relations
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Sport Leadership and Management

Academic departments in business and economics

Introduction to Research Methods

The research methods papers explore philosophical issues underpinning the design of research and the research process. They include training in research methods to prepare students to conduct methodologically rigorous research.

Research methods papers vary by specialisation.

Research (Honours) dissertation

This piece of supervised research contributes to the body of knowledge in your chosen business and economics discipline. You should consult your academic supervisor about your dissertation topic and proposed research.

The class of honours awarded in the programme depends on your grade performance.

Quick facts
Programme code:
AK3712
Level:
8
Points:
120
Duration:
1 year full-time / part-time available
Campus:
City Campus
Starts:

25 Feb 2019

15 Jul 2019

Fees:
Domestic
$8,375
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2018. Exact fees will depend on papers selected and may exceed this range. As fees are subject to change, 2019 fees may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
International
$33,330
  • This represents the tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2018. Exact tuition fees will depend on papers selected and may exceed this range. As fees are subject to change, 2019 tuition fees may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT

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