3 reasons to choose Curtin Commerce
#1 in WA for graduate employment
Curtin has achieved five-star ratings across five categories in the 2020 Good Universities Guide, being ranked WA’s top university for full-time employment, staff qualifications, starting salary and learner engagement.
Through our Student Engagement team, a wealth of industry expertise is at your fingertips. You can increase your professional prospects through internships, networking events, training sessions and guest lectures.
From tailored study tours to professional internships and short courses, you have access to a large range of international opportunities to gain a truly global educational experience.
Welcome to Curtin Business School
Why study Commerce at Curtin?
- Your learning experiences will be richly interactive and industry connected.
- Our facilities feature advanced technologies that will help develop your decision-making and leadership skills.
- Our flexible study options mean you can study part-time and undertake many units in online or external mode.
- We’ve revitalised the core units to align with the skills industry are seeking in graduates.
- You'll develop a personalised career plan in your first year that will guide you throughout their degree, helping you to develop the capabilities needed for a successful business career.
Our business core is designed to ensure you graduate career ready. During your foundation year you will explore value creation in business, learn to use financial information to make informed and responsible decisions, and develop your business intelligence and analytical capabilities to interpret data in a meaningful way.
In your final year, you’ll undertake your Capstone Experience. You’ll have the opportunity to complete an industry work placement or work on an applied business project. You can also gain global experience through an international study tour or exchange, or by studying part of your degree at a different Curtin campus.
Select from one of the four options below:
1. Global Experience
When you choose to undertake an international experience, you could find yourself travelling across the world to study at one of our partner institutions, such as Stanford University, European Business School, the London School of Economics, UCLA or the Copenhagen Business School. Past students have also gained experience in human resources at a luxury resort in the Maldives, while others have travelled to China, Malaysia and Indonesia.
2. Business Engagement
Apply your entrepreneurial skills, business ideas and ‘out of the box’ thinking to a real business environment. This will enable you to develop your employability skills and prepare you for employment in a professional environment.
3. Business Innovation Lab
Use your entrepreneurial skills such as initiative, creativity and adaptability as you work within an interdisciplinary team on an applied business project within a start-up environment. Together you will solve a problem or advance an innovation while demonstrating your managerial judgement, professional communications and your commitment to responsible business practice.
4. Industry Internship
With our Industry Internship, you can gain professional work experience while you study. Through our partnership with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia, you’ll gain work experience with an external employer or work on a real industry project related to your area of study.
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.
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.
Management HQ simulates real-world corporate decision making and is inspired by neuroscience and space ergonomics.
This cutting-edge facility uses the latest technology to create an immersive learning environment, enabling students to master data analytics and visualisation, strategic decision-making, and high performance teamwork.
Bachelor of Commerce
One of the Bachelor of Commerce’s outstanding strengths is its diversity. You’ll choose one or two major areas of business in which to specialise and gain expertise, employing learned career management theories to plan your own success.
You can choose from 23 different majors in areas such as:
- Advertising, marketing and public relations
- Business law and tax
- Economics, finance and financial planning
- Human resource management and industrial relations
- Information systems and technology
- Logistics and supply chain management
- Management, entrepreneurship and international business
- Property development and valuation
- Tourism, hospitality and events
You can also study the Bachelor of Commerce as part of a double degree.
Bachelor of Business Administration
The Bachelor of Business Administration is an international qualification that develops broad business knowledge with students completing a business and management core aligned to global trends, developing skills across marketing, finance, human resources, project management and strategic management.
In addition to the core units, you’ll study three career focused specialisations (minors) giving you the freedom to personalise your degree based on your career aspirations:
- Two business specialisations from a choice of 17 specialisations
- Plus the choice of either another business specialisation or one from outside the business discipline
Studying for two degrees at once means you’ll graduate with double the amount of qualifications, but it won’t take you double the time.
A double degree increases your skills and knowledge across two different learning areas and gives you more career opportunities and choices. You’ll study units from both courses, but the condensed program structure means it may take only a year or two longer than a single degree.
We’re here to help you get in to university!
If you’re unsure of your options after taking your exams, don’t worry – we’re here to help.
For further information on pathways, scholarships and how to apply, visit our help website.
“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.”
Consultant, Infrastructure Advisory, EY
Bachelor of Commerce (Economics and International Relations)
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”
Direct Marketing Coordinator, Crown Perth
Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing)(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.”
(Former) Fremantle Docker
Bachelor of Commerce (Management)
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