Course Description

The Bachelor of Commerce Honours year provides a bridge between undergraduate study and advanced research. With an Honours degree you can move into academic and/or public sector positions requiring advanced research and analytical skills that will aid policy formulation and analysis.

This degree

The program provides:

  • Training in research skills using a variety of information systems (archives, the Library, databases, electronic research networks).
  • An opportunity to practice articulating complex ideas orally and in writing.
  • Practice in working closely with a supervisor on a project and in preparing a major project within a deadline.
  • Experience in devising, researching and writing up an individual topic of study in an extended argument/thesis.

Some examples of government institutions that employ students who complete an Honours degree are the Reserve Bank of Australia, the Australian Treasury, and the Australian Productivity Commission.

Honours students will also have the opportunity to pathway into a research degree.

If you are considering an Honours degree, we encourage you to talk to the Honours Coordinator in advance to seek approval for enrolment, discuss your program, and negotiate a thesis topic and supervisors.

The UOW Honours website also provides lots of useful information regarding research opportunities, scholarships, application procedures and more.


1 year full time, 2 years part time

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Business & Management undergraduate courses at University of Wollongong (UOW) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 61.9% (national average 57.5%)
Improved skills: 86.9% (national average 79.0%)
Overall satisfaction: 83.2% (national average 78.3%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from University of Wollongong (UOW). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Business & Management undergraduate courses at University of Wollongong (UOW) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 79.9% (national average 74.8%)
Studying full time: 8.8% (national average 11.4%)
Median full time salary: $52,000 (national average $55,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 001710F
University of Wollongong (UOW) Code: 711

Entry Requirements

To qualify for entry into Honours, students must have qualified for a Bachelor degree with an average of at least 75% across the major (or majors) in which the Honours degree will be undertaken with the