Business School

Honours


Applying for Honours

The Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) is a challenging and rewarding year of additional study. It enables you to extend your knowledge in your area of specialisation through higher-level coursework subjects and an independent research thesis under the guidance of an academic supervisor.

In order to be eligible, you must achieve at least 75 per cent in all third-year units taken within the major of which you intend to undertake Honours.

Honours is usually a combination of coursework and dissertation, although this may vary between disciplines. You can find more information on this in the UWA Handbook.

Current and past UWA students can apply for Honours online through studentConnect. Students who have not been previously enrolled at UWA must apply through the Online Application System (OASys). Students wishing to apply for Honours must do so by the advertised deadlines.

For more information on potential research topics and study commitments, please contact the Honours Coordinator for your intended discipline below:

Accounting and Finance
Dr Joey Wenling Yang
T: (+61 8) 6488 2916
E: joeywenling.yang@uwa.edu.au

Management and Organisations
Associate Professor Gillian Yeo
T: (+61 8) 6488 1875
E: gillian.yeo@uwa.edu.au

Economics
Dr Elisa Birch
T: (+61 8) 6488 1444
E: elisa.birch@uwa.edu.au

Marketing
Dr Paul Harrigan
T: (+61 8) 6488 1979
E: paul.harrigan@uwa.edu.au

Enrolment

Welcome back!

If you enrolled in Honours in Semester 2, you will be required to re-enrol during the end of year re-enrolment period.

To help you make your choices, visit the UWA Handbook for unit codes and availabilities, as well as the Timetables website to see how your potential study plan could be scheduled. You will need to attend a number of lectures, tutorials, labs, and workshops for each unit, however the Timetables website will not register you for these classes. For this you will need to use the Class Allocation System (CAS) after you have enrolled online.

Have a question or issue with your enrolment? Take a look at our enrolment information, askUWA, or contact the Business School Student Centre for advice.

Student Support

As a Business School student, there are many different ways you can seek support either from the Business School or from UWA centrally.

Business School:

UWA-wide:

  • There is a wealth of material provided by UWA Student Services that can help you settle into university life and help with many other issues you may encounter as a university student.
  • The Guild represents all students enrolled at UWA. They can help you in a number of ways by providing financial, academic, and welfare support.
  • Need to know census dates, exam periods and when semester starts? It is essential you are aware of UWA important dates.
  • Need a specific form? UWA Student Administration has a number of forms that you may require during your time at UWA.
  • STUDYSmarter helps students get more out of their study by equipping you with additional skills needed at university. Explore the range of free on-campus and online services to help you develop academic communication, research, critical analysis, numeracy and study skills.
  • Subscribe to GetSmart News! This free weekly newsletter includes study tips and information on UWA Events and workshops.
  • The University Library has many services available to support you academically.
  • Do you have a question that needs answering? Send it via askUWA to the appropriate department.

Life as a Business School Student

Being a university student can be exciting and overwhelming at the same time. At the Business School we take your experiences seriously and facilitate a multitude of opportunities to help you make the most of university life. We encourage you to seek out every opportunity to connect with others and make your experience a memorable one.

The Business School work closely with a wide variety of student-run societies. Getting involved in student clubs and societies can greatly enrich your UWA student experience, and puts you in contact with people who may be going through similar experiences and have similar career goals. Student societies are an excellent way to network with peers that share common interests and get involved in extra-curricular activities.

  • Guild Volunteering

Volunteering is a great way to gain valuable experience, meet new people, and expand your professional networks. Guild Volunteering coordinates a wide range of volunteering opportunities on the UWA campus and in the local community.

  • Become a Student Leader of Commerce Study Sessions

Student Leaders facilitate weekly study sessions for core Level 1 and Level 2 units, promoting discussions and active learning amongst the group. By creating a friendly, relaxed study environment, students learn valuable study skills and interact with one another to problem solve. The Student Leader position is voluntary.

    Scholarships and Awards

    The Business School offers a range of scholarships and prizes to its students, designed to help you reach your full potential and gain recognition for your successes.

    The UWA Scholarships Office is another avenue to apply; visit their website for the full list of scholarship opportunities available.

    Planning to study abroad? You may be eligible for loans and scholarships. Further information is available via the UWA Global Studio.

    Policies, Assessments and Exams

    You can find more information regarding policies, assessments and exams here.

    Graduation

    Congratulations! If you are reading this, it is probably because you have completed, or are about to complete your course. To have your degree awarded from UWA, you must apply to graduate.

    If you have any queries regarding your course completion, please contact the Business School Student Centre.

    Next Steps

    Thinking about your next steps after graduation? There are many opportunities available to UWA Business School graduates:

    • Explore our postgraduate options. Whether you are a relative newcomer to business, with an undergraduate degree in a different discipline, or a business student looking to diversify specialisations through further coursework, the Business School offers a range of postgraduate study options designed to meet your background and interests.
    • A UWA Business School degree opens doors to a wide range of careers. Find out what our graduates have done with their Business degrees.
    • The UWA Careers Centre can help you develop and manage your employability skills. The CareerHub is a platform by which you can find employment opportunities, career events, workshops and other resources.
    • Myfuture is Australia‚Äôs national career information and exploration service, helping people make career decisions, plan career pathways and manage work transitions.
    • Stay connected! UWA is committed to providing opportunities for you even after you have graduated. We are committed to helping our alumni build and strengthen connections with fellow graduates and the University.

    Connect with us

    Contact us

    Student Centre
    (+61 8) 6488 2780
    askUWA
    8.30am to 5.00pm. We open until 6.00pm when trimester classes are in session.
    Ground Floor, Business School.
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