Honours program

School of Business & Governance Honours Handbook

Honours is available to higher performing Murdoch students. Honours is a great way to enhance your career prospects and it is the gateway to higher studies by research, such as a PhD.

The School of Business and Governance offers fourteen fields of study at the undergraduate level. Depending on availability, students can apply for Honours in any of these areas:

  • Accounting (BBus)
  • Banking (BBus)
  • Economics (BBus)
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management (BBus)
  • Human Resource management (BBus)
  • International Aid and development (BA)
  • International Business (BBus)
  • Management (BBus)
  • Marketing (BBus)
  • Politics and International Studies (BA)
  • Security Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies (BA)
  • Sustainable Development (BA)

Honours course requirements

Honours is generally taken as a one year, full time course at Murdoch University’s South Street campus. Students usually enrol in Semester One in any given year and finish their studies at the end of that same year. However, Honours students can also enrol part time and entry is available at the start of Semester Two.

Honours is a 24 credit point course. Students study three units of coursework for a total of 12 credit points. Following successful completion of that phase students commence their research and thesis to gain the final twelve points of course credit.

Enrolling in Honours

Honours entry is competitive. We offer only the best students from each discipline the opportunity to study at the Honours level. While there can be exceptions, in general the minimum requirements for Honours are:

  • Completion of your undergraduate degree
  • A GPA of 2.5 or better
  • No fails recorded in part Two units
  • Strong results in the units in which Honours will be taken

Your supervisor

As an Honours student you will enjoy a close relationship with their supervisor who is on hand to guide you in your study, to advise you about research directions and to encourage your efforts. You will meet regularly with your supervisor, particularly during the research and thesis phase.

How to apply for Honours

You can download the Honours admission form from

You can also contact Dr Terri Trireksani for further information – Email: