Admission and Unit Information - Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Honours)

Admission

As per UWS Honours in Bachelor Awards Policy.

Honours in Bachelor Awards Policy

For further information on how to apply, refer to the Honours Admission page on the UWS Website.

Admission - Honours

Course Structure

Recommended Sequence

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 80 credit points including the units listed below.

Full-time (1H intake)

1H

Research Proposal and Seminar

The aims of this unit are to identify a suitable honours thesis topic, conduct a preliminary review of the relevant literature, identify research methods applicable to the study, consider any relevant ethical issues applicable to the study, devise a resource management plan and schedule of study, and to seek feedback and input from academics with appropriate skills and experience in the research area. This unit gives honours students access and exposure to research communities via attendance and participation at school research seminars. Students will publicly present and defend their thesis proposal to peers and the academic community.

Business Research Methods

This unit provides honours level students with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to design and undertake their honours level research project. It provides a balance between quantitative and qualitative methods and will assist students in selecting the most appropriate method for their project. The unit covers such research essentials as: approaches (positivist, interpretive and critical), research design, hypothesis testing, sampling, ethics, methods and techniques, analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data, the presentation of results and discussion of findings.

Business and Commerce Honours Thesis A

The aim of this unit is to further develop the student's research and problem solving skills. The student is required to implement the research plan, complete a substantive piece of research in the relevant disciplinary field and to communicate the results of that work to an interested and technically literate audience. The thesis is expected to be at a high professional standard. The thesis topic and structure will vary according to the area of interest of the student and the expertise of the supervisor. Throughout this unit, regular planned consultations between the student and supervisor will occur. Students are expected to work to a schedule devised in consultation with their supervisor. The schedule will include set dates for the presentation of chapter outlines and draft chapters for review by the supervisor(s).

2H

Business and Commerce Honours Thesis B

The aim of this unit is to further develop the student's research and problem solving skills. The student is required to implement the research plan, complete a substantive piece of research in the relevant disciplinary field and to communicate the results of that work to an interested and technically literate audience. The thesis is expected to be at a high professional standard. The thesis topic and structure will vary according to the area of interest of the student and the expertise of the supervisor. Throughout this unit, regular planned consultations between the student and supervisor will occur. Students are expected to work to a schedule devised in consultation with their supervisor. The schedule will include set dates for the presentation of draft chapters for review by the supervisor and the final thesis submission.

Part-time (1H intake)

Year One

1H

Business Research Methods

This unit provides honours level students with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to design and undertake their honours level research project. It provides a balance between quantitative and qualitative methods and will assist students in selecting the most appropriate method for their project. The unit covers such research essentials as: approaches (positivist, interpretive and critical), research design, hypothesis testing, sampling, ethics, methods and techniques, analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data, the presentation of results and discussion of findings.

Research Proposal and Seminar

The aims of this unit are to identify a suitable honours thesis topic, conduct a preliminary review of the relevant literature, identify research methods applicable to the study, consider any relevant ethical issues applicable to the study, devise a resource management plan and schedule of study, and to seek feedback and input from academics with appropriate skills and experience in the research area. This unit gives honours students access and exposure to research communities via attendance and participation at school research seminars. Students will publicly present and defend their thesis proposal to peers and the academic community.

2H

Business and Commerce Honours Thesis A

The aim of this unit is to further develop the student's research and problem solving skills. The student is required to implement the research plan, complete a substantive piece of research in the relevant disciplinary field and to communicate the results of that work to an interested and technically literate audience. The thesis is expected to be at a high professional standard. The thesis topic and structure will vary according to the area of interest of the student and the expertise of the supervisor. Throughout this unit, regular planned consultations between the student and supervisor will occur. Students are expected to work to a schedule devised in consultation with their supervisor. The schedule will include set dates for the presentation of chapter outlines and draft chapters for review by the supervisor(s).

Year Two

1H

Business & Commerce Honours Thesis B Part Time

The aim of this unit is to further develop the student's research and problem solving skills. The student is required to implement the research plan, complete a substantive piece of research in the relevant disciplinary field and to communicate the results of that work to an interested and technically literate audience. The thesis is expected to be at a high professional standard. The thesis topic and structure will vary according to the area of interest of the student and the expertise of the supervisor. Throughout this unit, regular planned consultations between the student and supervisor will occur. Students are expected to work to a schedule devised in consultation with their supervisor. The schedule will include set dates for the presentation of draft chapters for review by the supervisor and the final thesis submission.

2H

Business & Commerce Honours Thesis B Part Time

The aim of this unit is to further develop the student's research and problem solving skills. The student is required to implement the research plan, complete a substantive piece of research in the relevant disciplinary field and to communicate the results of that work to an interested and technically literate audience. The thesis is expected to be at a high professional standard. The thesis topic and structure will vary according to the area of interest of the student and the expertise of the supervisor. Throughout this unit, regular planned consultations between the student and supervisor will occur. Students are expected to work to a schedule devised in consultation with their supervisor. The schedule will include set dates for the presentation of draft chapters for review by the supervisor and the final thesis submission.

Full-time (2H intake)

Year One

2H

Research Proposal and Seminar

The aims of this unit are to identify a suitable honours thesis topic, conduct a preliminary review of the relevant literature, identify research methods applicable to the study, consider any relevant ethical issues applicable to the study, devise a resource management plan and schedule of study, and to seek feedback and input from academics with appropriate skills and experience in the research area. This unit gives honours students access and exposure to research communities via attendance and participation at school research seminars. Students will publicly present and defend their thesis proposal to peers and the academic community.

Business and Commerce Honours Thesis A

The aim of this unit is to further develop the student's research and problem solving skills. The student is required to implement the research plan, complete a substantive piece of research in the relevant disciplinary field and to communicate the results of that work to an interested and technically literate audience. The thesis is expected to be at a high professional standard. The thesis topic and structure will vary according to the area of interest of the student and the expertise of the supervisor. Throughout this unit, regular planned consultations between the student and supervisor will occur. Students are expected to work to a schedule devised in consultation with their supervisor. The schedule will include set dates for the presentation of chapter outlines and draft chapters for review by the supervisor(s).

Choose one of

Business Research Methods

This unit provides honours level students with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to design and undertake their honours level research project. It provides a balance between quantitative and qualitative methods and will assist students in selecting the most appropriate method for their project. The unit covers such research essentials as: approaches (positivist, interpretive and critical), research design, hypothesis testing, sampling, ethics, methods and techniques, analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data, the presentation of results and discussion of findings.

Business Research Skills Seminar

This unit introduces students to core concepts of business research, qualitative, quantitative and mixed methodologies frequently used in business research. The unit prepares students to be able to justify the methods and tools used in their Higher Degree by Research thesis and thus allowing them to work towards the methodology chapter of their thesis.

Year Two

1H

Business and Commerce Honours Thesis B

The aim of this unit is to further develop the student's research and problem solving skills. The student is required to implement the research plan, complete a substantive piece of research in the relevant disciplinary field and to communicate the results of that work to an interested and technically literate audience. The thesis is expected to be at a high professional standard. The thesis topic and structure will vary according to the area of interest of the student and the expertise of the supervisor. Throughout this unit, regular planned consultations between the student and supervisor will occur. Students are expected to work to a schedule devised in consultation with their supervisor. The schedule will include set dates for the presentation of draft chapters for review by the supervisor and the final thesis submission.

Part-time (2H intake)

Year One

2H

Business Research Methods

This unit provides honours level students with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to design and undertake their honours level research project. It provides a balance between quantitative and qualitative methods and will assist students in selecting the most appropriate method for their project. The unit covers such research essentials as: approaches (positivist, interpretive and critical), research design, hypothesis testing, sampling, ethics, methods and techniques, analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data, the presentation of results and discussion of findings.

Research Proposal and Seminar

The aims of this unit are to identify a suitable honours thesis topic, conduct a preliminary review of the relevant literature, identify research methods applicable to the study, consider any relevant ethical issues applicable to the study, devise a resource management plan and schedule of study, and to seek feedback and input from academics with appropriate skills and experience in the research area. This unit gives honours students access and exposure to research communities via attendance and participation at school research seminars. Students will publicly present and defend their thesis proposal to peers and the academic community.

1H

Business and Commerce Honours Thesis A

The aim of this unit is to further develop the student's research and problem solving skills. The student is required to implement the research plan, complete a substantive piece of research in the relevant disciplinary field and to communicate the results of that work to an interested and technically literate audience. The thesis is expected to be at a high professional standard. The thesis topic and structure will vary according to the area of interest of the student and the expertise of the supervisor. Throughout this unit, regular planned consultations between the student and supervisor will occur. Students are expected to work to a schedule devised in consultation with their supervisor. The schedule will include set dates for the presentation of chapter outlines and draft chapters for review by the supervisor(s).

Year Two

2H

Business & Commerce Honours Thesis B Part Time

The aim of this unit is to further develop the student's research and problem solving skills. The student is required to implement the research plan, complete a substantive piece of research in the relevant disciplinary field and to communicate the results of that work to an interested and technically literate audience. The thesis is expected to be at a high professional standard. The thesis topic and structure will vary according to the area of interest of the student and the expertise of the supervisor. Throughout this unit, regular planned consultations between the student and supervisor will occur. Students are expected to work to a schedule devised in consultation with their supervisor. The schedule will include set dates for the presentation of draft chapters for review by the supervisor and the final thesis submission.

1H

Business & Commerce Honours Thesis B Part Time

The aim of this unit is to further develop the student's research and problem solving skills. The student is required to implement the research plan, complete a substantive piece of research in the relevant disciplinary field and to communicate the results of that work to an interested and technically literate audience. The thesis is expected to be at a high professional standard. The thesis topic and structure will vary according to the area of interest of the student and the expertise of the supervisor. Throughout this unit, regular planned consultations between the student and supervisor will occur. Students are expected to work to a schedule devised in consultation with their supervisor. The schedule will include set dates for the presentation of draft chapters for review by the supervisor and the final thesis submission.