Why commerce

Why study commerce at Curtin?

Our Bachelor of Commerce degree is an internationally recognised qualification that prepares you for an exciting career in business.

In your first year, you will learn common core subjects that allow you to explore diverse areas of business. In your second and third years, you will select one or two specialist areas that suit your individual passions and career goals.

Our flexible study options mean you can study part-time and undertake many units in online or external mode.

The knowledge, skills and challenges offered by the Bachelor of Commerce degree will prepare you for whatever career path you choose, anywhere in the world.

Welcome to Curtin Business School

Learning, reinvented.

As a Curtin Business School (CBS) student, you will experience innovative teaching and learning facilities that recreate real workspaces and prepare you to enter the industry on graduation.

CBS Communications Skills Centre

This centre provides commerce students with relevant language and academic skills needed to succeed at university and in professional work environments.

Through workshops, individual consultations, seminars and print resources produced by experts in English language development, you will be able to identify ways to improve your academic writing, critical thinking and communication skills.

The Trading Room

Get immersed in the world of financial data in our stock market Trading Room that simulates a real-life business environment with Bloomberg Professional licences and Wall Street-inspired terminals.

Paired with this powerful software is an array of audiovisual technology including international news services and live stock prices.

The Agency

This powerful command centre allows you to experience first-hand how major global brands monitor their digital presence.

The Agency gives you the opportunity to develop core skills in social media marketing and gain real experience using analytics software.

The Agency (Social Media facility)

Industry connections

Gain a competitive edge and increase your professional prospects through CBS Industry Connect. You’ll connect with successful businesses and leaders through a range of exclusive opportunities including internships, networking events, training sessions and guest lectures.

Business Internships

With CBS's new Business Internship Unit, you can gain professional work experience while you study. Through our partnership with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia, you could intern at a relevant organisation and work on a real-world project related to your area of study.

Read Justin’s story about his business internship with the Fremantle Dockers AFL Women’s team.

The student experience

Explore the world while you study

CBS has a diverse range of international partnerships, allowing you to experience a truly global business education.
Through Study Abroad and Student Exchange, you can travel the world and gain credit towards your degree while you experience new cultures and forge global networks.
Whether you’re interested in studying abroad for two weeks or a whole year, there’s a travel opportunity to suit every student.

Read about the Curtin commerce students studying at Stanford University.

Student clubs

Our student clubs at CBS are a great way to build on your professional networks and share your interests with like-minded people. From marketing to accounting, public relations to law, our wide range of clubs can help you make new friends and broaden your career prospects.

Hear what our graduates have to say

Kristina Primus

“The technical skills I learned in the coursework component of my honours year and the writing skills I developed studying international relations and writing my thesis have provided me with important skills required to carry out my current role at EY.”

Kristina Primus
Consultant, Infrastructure Advisory, EY
Bachelor of Commerce (Economics and International Relations)

Read her story

“This course gave me the strong theoretical base which continues to underlie my work today. I take great satisfaction in the fact that economic theory can be applied to almost any situation to help explain it. To me, it’s the most useful discipline.”

Cherelle Murphy
Senior Economist, ANZ
Bachelor of Commerce (Economics and Commercial Law) (Honours)

“I’ve really enjoyed the relationships I’ve built with people in the class,” he says of the unit. “It’s been challenging but also rewarding, and has really helped me implement some of the skills I’ve learned throughout my degree.”

Anthony Morabito
(Former) Fremantle Docker
Bachelor of Commerce (Management)

Read his story


“My favourite group assessment was creating and delivering a workshop to my peers in the Human Resource Development unit. I was able to teach my peers in a fun, informative and interactive way and build on my leadership, communication, teamwork and organisational skills.”

Stephanie Rossi
Client Risk Analyst, Macquarie Bank
Bachelor of Commerce (Human Resource Management and Management)

Joann Ang

Joann’s favourite units in her undergraduate degree included projects where she was able to work with real clients. One of these units was Brand Management. “This unit provided me with a snapshot of what it’s like to work in the industry by allowing me to work closely with a real client. I learned how to work to deadlines, come up with creative ideas and how to deal with rejection of ideas whilst working within strict guidelines”

Joann Ang
Direct Marketing Coordinator, Crown Perth
Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing)(Honours)

Read her story

“My chosen degree and connections through Curtin enabled me to attend national conferences and build networks that I otherwise wouldn’t have been able to, including the Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education Conference in Adelaide in 2012.”

Emma Gaunt
Arts Partnership Manager, Qantas
Bachelor of Commerce (Tourism and Hospitality, Public Relations) (Honours)




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Part of the world’s most prestigious business school network

CBS is recognised as an elite global business school through accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.
AACSB accreditation is awarded to business schools that meet the strict standards of quality academic and professional excellence and is known, worldwide, as the longest standing, most recognised form of academic accreditation an institution and its business programs can earn.

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