Degree details

As a distance student you can choose from one of the following majors: 


Marketing is about finding creative solutions to communication problems. You’ll learn how to identify a target audience, develop strategies to reach them, and communicate effectively to drive action. This major is endorsed by the Australian Marketing Institute. 


Careers in finance suit analytical, inquisitive thinkers who want to work closely with the decision makers in an organisation. You’ll develop a strong understanding of banking and financial institutions by learning about financial planning and management, investment analysis, and corporate and international finance. This major is endorsed by the Australian Institute of Banking and Finance. 

Human Resource Management 

The most valuable asset a business has is its people and as a human resource manager you ensure this asset is well cared for. You’ll learn about organisational behaviour including how individual differences, perceptions, attitudes, and motivation impact work performance. 

Both new markets and traditional industries need to devise and implement new strategies, respond to opportunities, and meet the challenges of a changing world. 

With a business degree, you’ll be well-equipped to help them. 

Our graduates have exceptional career outcomes. 75% of our business and management students find full-time employment within 4 months of graduating (Source: 2017 Graduate Outcomes Survey). 

Professional recognition

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

  • Chartered Accountants in Australia & New Zealand 

  • CPA Australia 

  • Australian Institute of Management 

  • Australian Marketing Institute 

  • Chartered Institute of Company Secretaries in Australia 

  • Australian Institute of Banking and Finance 

  • Institute of Public Accountants 

Membership details may be obtained from the appropriate professional body. 

Higher education

Applicants with completed prior university study undertaken at university diploma level or above at any Australian university, or the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) equivalent, meet GER. 

Applicants with partial university study at the associate degree level or higher with a passing GPA (i.e., 4.0/7.0) based on a 50% study load in undergraduate degree-level subjects, meet GER. 

Applicants with partial university study who have failed some subjects require review before proceeding to offer. 

Secondary education

GER is met when Tasmanian Certificate of Education applicants have SA results in at least four level 3 or level 4 subjects accredited by the Office of the Tasmanian Assessment, Standard and Certification (TASC); a Year 11/12 ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) or are eligible for concessional entry. To be considered for concessional entry an applicant's performance in the TCE and any supporting evidence of their capacity to undertake higher education study will be assessed. Supporting evidence may take the form of the successful completion of TAFE/VET study for example, or be in the form of advice from the school or college principal or career advisor. 

The university has approved arrangements for recognising senior secondary results (TCE and VET) for students who do not qualify for an ATAR through completing two years post-compulsory study and completing the required minimum four TASC pre-tertiary subjects for university entry. Applicants are allocated a notional TE score based on their studies. 

VET studies

Applicants who have completed an AQF Certificate III qualification which is related to, and relevant to their intended field of study or discipline, or applicants who have completed a Certificate IV or above, meet GER.

Work and Life

Applicants who have not successfully completed senior secondary, tertiary or TAFE/VET study, but have relevant work and life experience and background are required to complete a personal competency statement to demonstrate how that experience meets the university's General Entry Requirements. 

GER is met if the applicant can demonstrate sustained employment background or work and life experiences that demonstrate a capacity to succeed in their chosen course of study. 

English Proficiency Requirements

For students who are not native English speakers, an IELTS score with an overall Band of 6 and no band less than 6; or a TOEFL (iBT) overall score of 72 (no individual skill must be lower than: Reading 16; Listening 16; Speaking 18; and, Writing 22) or a PTE Academic overall score of 50 with no score lower than 50, or provide evidence that you have studied for 2 years full-time with English as the sole medium of instruction and examination. These tests must not be more than 24 months old. 

If you are a national of, and are currently residing in a country where English is the official language, and have completed your highest level of studies (senior secondary or tertiary) in that country, you are exempt from the above two year validity period. The University of Tasmania will recognise your previous studies as meeting the English language entry requirement.

Advanced Standing is the recognition of prior studies, from either another institution or another course at this university, that may count towards the requirements for the degree you are applying for at the University of Tasmania. For more information visit the UTAS website

With a degree in business, you’ll have the knowledge to help make any organisation more successful. When you study at the University of Tasmania, you’re getting a real-world advantage over other universities. As the only university in the state, we’ve formed close connections with the who’s who of the local industry. Our strong focus on work integrated learning connects real-life business problems and opportunities to your learning experience through guest lectures and case studies.