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1 year/s full-time
2 year/s part-time
1 year/s full-time


Semester 2
Onshore - Semester 2
Offshore - No


CDU Waterfront Darwin, Online
CDU Waterfront Darwin

Credit points required


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This course develops your knowledge and research skills in a business related area of your choosing. You will acquire knowledge of research principles and techniques, develop advanced analysis and problem solving skills, gain experience in research project management, and develop effective research communication skills. Key areas of study include literature reviews, research design, applied qualitative and quantitative research and research proposal development. The course is both challenging and rewarding, designed to give you the specialised knowledge and advanced skills to conduct important research projects in your chosen field.


Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements:

(a) Australian Citizenship; or

(b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit.

2022: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.


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Why study business at CDU?

Learn from internationally recognised academics when you study Business at CDU. Future-proof your career with accredited courses built on sustainable business practices and innovation. You'll graduate ready to make an impact on the global market.

  • Study online or on campus, full-time or part-time, however it suits you
  • #2 Australian uni for undergraduate employment outcomes (GUG 2022)
  • Industry experts with experience in Australia, the Asia Pacific and beyond

What will I study?

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 80 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Course structure

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Core Units
(6 units)

Compulsory Core units totalling 80 credit points as detailed below.

BUS703 Literature Review and Research Design
BUS704 Applied Qualitative Business Research
BUS705 Applied Quantitative Business Research
BUS706 Business Research Thesis Proposal
BUS701 Honours Thesis A (20cp)
BUS702 Honours Thesis B (20cp)

  80 Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Bachelor of Honours AQF Level 8 course award. 
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

Study plan

Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard full time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Legend: CO = Core Unit
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    BUS703 Literature Review and Research Design CO
BUS704 Applied Qualitative Business Research CO
BUS705 Applied Quantitative Business Research CO
BUS706 Business Research Thesis Proposal CO
Year 2
BUS701 Honours Thesis A (20cp) CO  
BUS702 Honours Thesis B (20cp CO


Entry requirements

Admission criteria

Successful completion of a recognised bachelor s degree or equivalent in a business related field with at least a credit average (5.00 GPA).

Additional admission requirements

Applicants must contact the College at to discuss a potential project and supervision prior to submitting an application. In addition to a credit average (GPA of 5.00), you are required to have a project topic and project supervisor who has agreed to supervise your project before admission is approved.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic Module A minimum overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) A minimum overall score of 169, with no skill below 169.
Common European Framework Certificate of English Proficiency A minimum overall grade of B2.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic module A minimum overall score of 50 with no score lower than 50.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) A minimum overall score of 60 and a minimum writing score of 21.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email:


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Australian qualification framework

This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

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Additional information

Can offers be deferred?
Bachelor of Business Honours
Asia Pacific College of Business and Law
Area of study

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

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How to apply

There are many ways to apply to CDU. The method you use depends on your course type, where you live and whether you are a new or returning student to CDU.

Remember to apply early for your best chance at securing an offer to study with us.


SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC or TAS.


UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW.

International applications

Applications must be submitted online through our application portal, Studylink. You'll need a valid email address to create your online account. Once you have started your application, you will be able to save it and resume it later. There is no application fee when you apply online.

You may be able to lodge a direct application; however, there may be restrictions on your geographic location. If you cannot submit a direct application via the application portal, please apply through one of our registered agents.

Apply through StudyLink or through an Agent.

If you do not meet any of the criteria above please visit Pathways to study to view the options available to you.


UAC Code
CDU Waterfront Darwin (CSP)
CDU Waterfront Darwin (FF)
Online (CSP)
Online (FF)
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee

CRICOS codes

CDU Waterfront Darwin

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