Honours in business

BusinessWhy study Honours in business?

Undertaking Honours in business gives you the opportunity to pursue a year-long program of study (two years part-time) which combines coursework and research in a specialised area of knowledge. The advanced analytical, research and communication skills you will gain as a result of completing Honours are highly sought after by employers and will be advantageous when seeking work in a competitive job market.

The Department of Management's Honours program is available to students who have completed a Bachelor of Business, with specialisation in Management, Marketing or Human Resource Management, or a Bachelor of Business (Sport Management).

Career opportunities

Business graduates can explore a wide range of career opportunities. Work in the public or private sector, or choose a career in an environmental organisation, relief agency or international trade body. Depending on your study choices, you could work in corporate and organisational management, business analysis and advisory roles, foreign currency trading, policy making, executive training, human resources and recruitments, occupational health and safety, operations management, product and brand management, marketing and public relations consulting, market research, sales management, accounting and financial consulting.

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Course information

Local students

Structure

Students complete a course work component and a research component in the form of a thesis. The program consists of 120 credit points ‒ the equivalent of eight subjects.

The Honours program requires a year of full-time study, however it is possible to spread your study over a longer period of time – please contact the Honours Coordinator for further information.

Coursework
Students will be required to complete four coursework subjects.

Thesis

Students will be required to complete a 20,000 word thesis under the direct supervision of an academic staff member.

In completing your thesis you will work closely with your supervisor, drawing on their knowledge and experience. Supervision will be somewhat directive at the outset, but will become less so as your thesis proceeds.

Approval of a research topic is subject to the availability of a supervisor in the designated discipline area.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements are successful completion of a Bachelor's degree with a major sequence of subjects in management, human resource management, marketing or sport management.

Students also must have an average of 70% or better in at least six second-and-third-year core subjects in this major sequence.

Scholarships

Honours year grants are available to students who have shown strong academic achievement in their undergraduate studies.

Read more about Honours year grants.

How to apply

Applicants are required to apply online. La Trobe University students do not need to provide a copy of their academic transcripts.

Students applying from other Australian Universities need to apply online and provide a certified copy of their academic transcripts.

Any queries should be sent to Dr Buly Cardak.

Contact details

Dr Buly Cardak
Honours Co-ordinator
T: 9479 3419
E: b.cardak@latrobe.edu.au

More Information

For more information please read La Trobe's Department of Management Honours Handbook [PDF 184KB]
DOC version [183KB].

International students

Structure

Students complete a course work component and a research component in the form of a thesis. The program consists of 120 credit points ‒ the equivalent of eight subjects.

The Honours program requires a year of full-time study, however it is possible to spread your study over a longer period of time – please contact the Honours Coordinator for further information.

Coursework

Students will be required to complete four coursework subjects.

Thesis

Students will be required to complete a 20,000 word thesis under the direct supervision of an academic staff member.

In completing your thesis you will work closely with your supervisor, drawing on their knowledge and experience. Supervision will be somewhat directive at the outset, but will become less so as your thesis proceeds.

Approval of a research topic is subject to the availability of a supervisor in the designated discipline area.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements are successful completion of a Bachelor's degree with a major sequence of subjects in management, human resource management, marketing or sport management.

Students also must have an average of 70% or better in at least six second-and-third-year core subjects in this major sequence.

Scholarships

Honours year grants are available to students who have shown strong academic achievement in their undergraduate studies.

Read more about Honours year grants.

How to apply

International Students can apply directly through La Trobe International.

Any queries should be sent to Dr Nicola McNeil.

Contact details

Dr Nicola McNeil
Honours Co-ordinator
T: 9479 1471
E: n.mcneil@latrobe.edu.au

More Information

For more information please read La Trobe's Department of Management Honours Handbook [PDF 184KB]
DOC version [183KB].

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My name is Lauren Grover and once I graduate my career plan is to work in human resource management for a large organisation and possibly work in a foreign country one day!

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About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of academics during your course, from tutors through to lecturers.

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