The Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) is designed to offer a single Honours-year level degree, which is open to all eligible students completing a three-year bachelor degree in a discipline of the La Trobe Business School. You will gain an understanding of research theory and design, study advanced theory in the disciplinary focus of your thesis and enrol in a research methodology subject chosen from a pool of research methodology subjects relevant to the primary disciplines on offer. As a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) student you will also write a research paper of between 12,000 – 18,000 words in which you will apply disciplinary knowledge and research skills to produce research and evidence-based solutions to issues of interest to both business and yourself. The three Essentials - Global Citizenship, Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Thinking - are specialist areas designed to give you an edge with employers. They will enable you to adapt your knowledge and skills to new contexts in a rapidly changing world. Subjects addressing the Essentials are part of all undergraduate La Trobe degrees and can be identified in the subject database by distinct icons. The list of approved subjects is also on the Essentials webpage. You must complete a total of eight subjects for 120 credit points, which includes the completion of:The required subjects defined for each discipline may only be changed with the approval of the Honours Coordinator in consultation with the relevant Head of Discipline.