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Business (Honours), Bachelor

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #238 (QS) Melbourne, Australia
The Business (Honours) program from RMIT University is designed for high achieving individuals with the potential to undertake independent research. An honours degree provides a distinctive competitive advantage in the international job market and offers a pathway for further research and learning into master and PhD programs.
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The Business (Honours) program at RMIT University provides a highly motivating and stimulating environment with small classes and interactive discussions. Face-to-face lectures and seminars will cover theoretical concepts and frameworks, include current examples from business settings, and provide a platform for sharing your ideas and develop your problem-solving skills.

Under the general guidance of a supervisor, you will plan, develop, execute and report on a research project aimed at producing practical and theoretical outcomes and be of publishable standard.

Assessment tasks will be ongoing throughout the program, and there will be a final examination of your thesis.

RMIT's Swanston Academic Building features wireless connection to printers, the web and specialist learning resources, interactive lecture and tutorial spaces, lectorial theatres, small-group rooms and other innovative learning spaces as well as retail and social spaces.

You will have access to online and digital resources such as lecture notes, assessment tools, discussion boards and podcasts through myRMIT. Educational software, the Learning Hub, resources and printers are accessible on campus via the RMIT wireless network using your own laptop, tablet or smart phone or via computer facilities on-campus. 


Graduates from the Honours degree will have demonstrated outstanding ability and superior analytical and empirical skills. You will be prepared to enter a career that requires a skilled analytical practitioner to conduct effective research in a business or industry setting, or continue to masters or PhD level research.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Honours Thesis in Context
  • Honours Thesis in Practice
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Econometric Techniques

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

CRICOS Code: 064712E

  • You must have successfully completed an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) in a business discipline that includes a major in economics and finance, entrepreneurship, management, human resource management, international business, marketing, accounting, information systems or logistics from a recognised tertiary institution with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 (out of 4.0).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    34560 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34560 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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  • Domestic students: Commonwealth supported places

Living costs for Melbourne

  • 1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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