What is Honours?

Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) is ideal preparation for a successful career. This challenging and rewarding year of additional study in your area of interest equips you with specialised knowledge in your chosen field. Our Honours graduates are highly sought within the corporate sector, while others go on to pursue further study at Masters or PhD levels in Australia or overseas.

Honours is an additional (fourth) year of specialised study in one of the following disciplines; accounting, actuarial studies, economics or finance with the option of a combined Honours year in accounting and finance. Honours is challenging and rewarding, with small class sizes, a collaborative approach to learning and an emphasis on specialised subject areas.

You will develop new research skills, improve your analytical and professional skills and enhance your employability. Honours adds considerable value to your résumé as it demonstrates commitment and dedication, as well as achievement of high level of expertise in a particular discipline.

Honours is normally taken on a full-time basis immediately after finishing the requirements for the three-year pass degree in Commerce. Graduates of other institutions are also welcome to apply.

Chancellor's Scholars who are admitted into the University of Melbourne's Bachelor of Commerce under a guaranteed entry pathway to a professional entry graduate course, such as the Juris Doctor, can undertake an Honours year and not jeopardise their guaranteed entry into their chosen graduate course.

Bachelor of Commerce (Degree with Honours)