Bachelor of Business (Honours) [End-on]

Bachelor of Business (Honours) [End-on]

Course code


Course type

Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF Level 8)


Tropical Environments and Societies

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in Business (or qualifications recognised by the Division as equivalent), within previous two years; and

Achievement of an overall grade point average of 5.0 (i.e. credit average) across their undergraduate degree.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 1 Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Additional selection requirements

Application for entry to the program is by approval of the College Dean.

Applicants who graduated with a pass degree from another university or who graduated more than two years ago may be required to complete such coursework or assessment as the College Dean recommends.

Special admission requirements

Students enrolled in this course must be eligible for professional membership of either or both of the professional accounting bodies (CPA Australia and/or the Institute of Chartered Accounting of Australia).

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

24 credit points as per course structure

Course learning outcomes

JCU graduates are committed to lifelong learning, intellectual development, and to the display of exemplary personal, professional and ethical standards. They have a sense of their place in the tropics and are charged with professional, community, and environmental responsibility. JCU graduates appreciate the need to embrace and be acquainted with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia. They are committed to reconciliation, diversity and sustainability. They exhibit a willingness to lead and to contribute to the intellectual, environmental, cultural, economic and social challenges of regional, national, and international communities of the tropics.

Graduates from the Bachelor of Business (Honours) degree will have demonstrated in their written assignments and oral work the ability to:

  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the concepts and principles widely used in one major discipline in business

  • Comment in detail on at least several current issues in business research and business practice

  • Analyse critically the core paradigms, research methodologies, methods and analytical tools which shape research effort in their disciplinary fields of interest

  • Identify and integrate knowledge in select areas of business which underpin a research issue

  • Synthesise creatively the existing research information with a critical mind-set for the purposes of designing a research investigation

  • Cooperatively develop and execute a research project addressing pertinent research questions and built on an advanced understanding of a topic area

  • Use initiative to solve specific research project problems in an ethical and socially responsible fashion

  • Convey information clearly and fluently in high quality written format appropriate for an academic business audience

  • Demonstrate effective oral presentation skills for academic and professional audiences.

Course Structure


BU4062:03 Current Issues in Business Research

BU4070:03 Honours Thesis Part 1 of 2

BU4071:12 Honours Thesis Part 2 of 2

BU4072:03 Research Philosophy and Design

BU4073:03 Research Methods and Analysis









Expected time to complete

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

3 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year


Course progression requisites


Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)


Special assessment requirements


Professional accreditation requirements

Students enrolled in this course must be eligible for professional membership of either or both of the professional accounting bodies (CPA Australia and/or the Institute of Chartered Accounting of Australia). They must then complete the professional program of whichever body they join, plus undertake the required number of years of professional experience in order to become full members of the accounting profession and practise as an accountant.

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade


Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing


Not applicable

Maximum allowed



Not applicable


Not applicable

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Award title

Bachelor of Business (Honours)

Approved abbreviation


Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable – this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable