- Bachelor of Business Administration
- Admission criteria
- Guaranteed ATAR 70
Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.
- 3 years full-time
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
- Curtin Perth, Curtin University Malaysia
Develop broad business expertise in marketing, finance, HR, project management and strategic management.
Curtin Business School is recognised as an elite global business school through accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.
Develop real-world practical skills through our unique Capstone Experience.
Get the Curtin edge
Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.
The Bachelor of Business Administration will help you become a highly adaptive graduate.
You’ll be cross-skilled in various areas of business, be ready to work in a dynamic environment, and pivot to the needs of industry. You’ll also be aware of global trends and prepared for employment in all sectors, with a diverse skillset that employers will value.
The course provides a distinct student experience. You’ll identify your preferred areas of business and develop a personalised plan that will guide you throughout your degree, helping you develop a portfolio of skills and capabilities that strategically align with your career goals.
In your final year, you’ll undertake a Capstone Experience.
Study our foundation units
The course starts with a business foundation year, where 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.
Following this, you’ll complete management foundation units aligned to global trends. You’ll develop skills across marketing, finance, human resources, project management and strategic management.
Specialise in your favourite areas
In addition to the core curriculum, you’ll study two business specialisations, plus a choice of another business specialisation or a minor from outside the business discipline, to suit your aspirations.
This is intended to enhance your marketability when you graduate.
Choose your Capstone Experience
In your final year, you’ll not only complete units relevant to your chosen major – you will also undertake a Capstone Experience* to further your practical skills and international business knowledge.
You’ll have a choice of four Capstone Experiences:
You’ll apply your entrepreneurial skills, business ideas and out-of-the-box thinking to a real business environment, improving your employability.
Business Innovation Lab
You’ll use your initiative, creativity and adaptability as you work on an applied business project within a start-up environment.
As part of an interdisciplinary team, you will solve a problem or advance an innovation while demonstrating your managerial judgement, professional communications and commitment to responsible business practice.
You’ll have the opportunity to gain work experience with an external employer or work on a real industry project related to your area of study, in Australia or internationally. These projects have defined objectives, with activities a graduate in that role would be expected to complete.
On an internship, you could:
- conduct research or data analysis
- scope the viability of new projects
- support the implementation of new systems
- revise marketing strategies
- assist with an upcoming event.
You will be selected for an internship through a competitive process.
You can gain international experience through an international study tour or exchange, or by studying part of your degree at a different Curtin campus.
Past students have also gained experience working in human resources at a luxury resort in the Maldives, as well as other working opportunities in China, Malaysia and Indonesia.
*Opportunities may vary depending on academic performance.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
- You can study your degree in Perth or Malaysia, or transfer between the two at no interruption to your studies.
- You’ll gain a rich international study experience and have international networking opportunities.
- You’ll have the opportunity to undertake work-integrated learning through your chosen Capstone Experience.
View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.
This course is designed, where possible, to conform to the membership standards of relevant professional bodies. Most of these have provision for student membership and students are advised to take advantage of such opportunities.
- Branch manager
- Business administrator
- Business consultant
- Operations manager
- Retail manager
- Sales manager
- Senior manager
What you'll learn
- apply discipline knowledge to solve business problems and create business solutions that consider the changing global business environment
- examine responsible business practices in local and global business settings and how this should inform responsible business decision making
Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||6.0|
Please note: The cut-off scores below are for 2018 only.
|GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three)||5|
|Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6)||60|
|ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE)||70|
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Other requirements and notes for this course
PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is also accepted as meeting the English entry requirements for this course.
|PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic)|
In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.
At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.
You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.
CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.
Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:
Tel: 1300 222 888
Fees & charges
International student indicative fees for 2020
Fee year: 2020
|International onshore – fee paying||Cost|
|Offer letter (100 credit) published fee||$14,900*|
|Total indicative course fee||$89,300*|
|Indicative year 1 fee||$29,800*|
The fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. The indicative tuition fee is subject to an annual tuition fee increase of up to 5 per cent and may be subject to legislative change.
The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.
This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks. For information about fees at other locations please contact the relevant campus or partner institution by visiting Curtin International’s offshore site.
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- Curtin course code: B-BUSADM
- CRICOS code: 018007A
- Last updated on: February 16, 2020