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.
To graduate with a Bachelor of Business (Honours), you must complete 120 points from:
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.
These advanced-level courses 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:
The research methods courses 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.
*In the Economics specialisation you will complete 45 points of research methods courses and 15 points in the specialisation
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.
The outcome for graduates for the Bachelor of Business (Honours) are outlines in the Graduate Profile below.
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.