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Bachelor - Combined


Bachelor's Honours


Associate degree


Enabling course

2013 Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Economics(33D)  Download to Zip

Responsible faculty or institute:
Business (principal)
Campus(es) Offered:
Launceston: As only first year Economics units are available in Launceston students need to transfer to the Hobart Campus for the remainder of the Economics component of the degree.
Cradle Coast: Only a limited number of first year Economic units are available at the Cradle Coast Campus. Students need to transfer to the Hobart Campus for the remainer of the Economics component of the degree.
Course Duration: Minimum 4 yrs, Maximum 9 yrs.
Course Contact (faculty or school):

Business Faculty Office: Admssions, credit/advanced standing and enrolment queries 1800 030 955.


Admission & Prerequisites

Possession of the University's basic admissions requirements. No other prerequisites apply for the BBus component of the degree. However for the Economics component of the combined degree, students are required to have MAP5C Mathematics Applied, or an equivalent, or, a higher level mathematics subject, as approved by the School of Economics and Finance.

Applicants who do not have the mathematics prerequisite and who wish to enrol for this combined degree should contact the Faculty Office 1800 030 955 concerning a pathway into this component of the combined degree. Students returning to study either after a long absence and/or new students, who have the mathematics prerequisite but who lack confidence in their quantitative skills should enrol in either KMA003 Mathematics Foundation Unit, UPP090 Bridging Maths or BEA109 Introduction to Quantitative Methods before enrolling in BEA140 Quantitative Methods. For further information on these programs please contact the UPP Coordinator ((03) 6226 7281) or the KMA003 Coordinator ((03) 6226 2439).

International students who have the mathematics prerequisite but who lack confidence in their quantitative skills and who would like to undertake a mathematics bridging program may only take BEA109.

Students who have completed approved courses in a diploma or advanced diploma in a business related discipline from an Australian institute of TAFE may receive credit into the degree. The status of individual units is determined at the time of offer. Faculty also offers direct credit for its awards. For example, a BBus student wishing to transfer to the BEc with credit and vice versa receives direct credit. Students who wish to transfer into a combined degree will also receive direct credit. Applicants wishing to obtain credit for study already undertaken within another faculty, or an Australian or overseas tertiary institution should consult the Admission Guide for information on procedure.

Depending on the course of study and the majors chosen, students may not be able to use all of the credit that has been granted, for example, credit for unspecified electives. The status of individual units is usually determined at the time of offer. Students who wish to be considered for credit/advanced standing should complete and sign an application and submit it to the Faculty Office.

The application form and information on the Faculty's credit policy are found at the link below:

In the case of international students, credit for previous study will be determined on application. English language skills will also need to be verified. International students must provide an IELTS score with an overall Band of 6 and no band less than 5.5; or a TOEFL score of 550 with a Test of Written English score of no less than 4.5. The test must not be more than 24 months old. Further information can be found under international admissions.

Career Outcomes

The BBus specifically prepares students to work in accounting, corporate governance, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, management, marketing, information systems, international business, in human resource management and tourism.

The BEc degree opens up many career opportunities. Past graduates have established careers in a wide range of activities: some examples include: central banking, commercial consulting, commercial banking, local government, administration, management, market research, merchant banking, political advising, stockbroking and teaching.

Professional Recognition

While studying the BEc component of the combined degree, students can apply to become special members of the Economics Society of Australia. See

If BBus students wish to be eligible for membership of a professional body they will need to select units endorsed by that body. The Faculty of Business offers units to enable students to apply to join the following professional bodies:

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
  • CPA Australia
  • Australian Human Resources Institute
  • Australian Institute of Management
  • Australian Marketing Institute
  • Chartered Institute of Company Secretaries in Australia
  • Australian Institute of Banking and Finance
  • Australian Computer Society
  • National Institute of Accountants

Membership details may be obtained from the relevant Schools or the appropriate professional body.

Miscellaneous Information

Honours degree in Economics or Business

An honours degree in either economics or in business requires one year of full-time study in addition to the requirements for the respective BEc or BBus pass degree or a combined degree. Please contact the School of Economics and Finance or the relevant school in Business for further details.

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