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COURSE

Bachelor of Business Administration

B-BUSADM

TAUGHT BY: Faculty of Business and Law

DURATION

Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.

If duration is not available (N/A) the offering may be part of a larger course.

3years

CREDIT

A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.

600

About offering

This information is relevant for students commencing study in 2020. If you plan to commence study in 2019, please view the current offering.

Our Bachelor of Business Administration is an international qualification that develops broad business knowledge, covering essential business areas such as marketing, finance, human resources, project management and strategic management. 

Cross-skilling in these areas will ensure you become a highly adaptive graduate, ready to work in a dynamic environment and pivot to the needs of industry. You’ll 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 career area 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.

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 on from 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. In addition to the core curriculum, you’ll study three career-focused specialisations (minors) that suit your aspirations – two business specialisations plus the choice of another business specialisation or one from outside the business discipline. This gives you the freedom to your degree and enhance your marketability when you graduate.

In your final year, you’ll undertake your Capstone Experience.

Capstone Experience

Gain real-world, practical skills through your Capstone Experience*. Choose one of the four options below.

Business Engagement

You’ll apply your entrepreneurial skills, business ideas and ‘out of the box’ thinking to a real business environment, working on an industry project. This will enable you to develop your employability skills and prepare you for employment in a professional environment.

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.

Industry Internship

You can apply to undertake an internship to gain professional work experience. Through our partnership with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia, you’ll intern at a business relevant to your interests and work on a real project related to your chosen area of study.

Global Experience

You can gain international experience through an international study tour or exchange, or by studying part of your degree at a different Curtin campus.

*Opportunities may vary depending on academic performance.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

What you'll learn

  • apply discipline knowledge to solve business problems and create business solutions that consider the changing global business environment GC1, GC2
  • examine responsible business practices in local and global business settings and how this should inform responsible business decision making GC3,GC4, GC6
  • demonstrate cultural competency through business decision making that considers cultural diversity and ways of working that are respectful and responsible GC5
  • apply theoretical knowledge to create solutions valued by business stakeholders in real world workplace settings GC1, GC4, GC5, GC6
  • use relevant technologies to extract and communicate information that solves business problems in ways that demonstrate professional integrity and responsible business practice GC2, GC3

Why study Bachelor of Business Administration

• 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.

• There are international networking opportunities.

• You’ll have the opportunity to undertake work integrated learning through your

chosen Capstone Experience.

Student profile

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.

Professional recognition

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.

Career information

  • Financial Dealer and Broker
  • Accountant (General)
  • Marketing Officer
  • Business Systems Analyst
  • Industrial Relations Officer
  • Management Consultant
  • Valuer
  • Economist
  • Tourist Information Officer
  • Advertising Account Executive

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are as outlined in the IELTS table below. Additional information on how you can meet the English requirement can be found on the English proficiency page.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.0

What kind of applicant are you?

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Applicants with recent secondary education

Completed your secondary education in Australia within the past two years? Learn how you can apply to Curtin.

Applicants with work and life experience

See how to apply if you’ve completed a pathway program, finished secondary education more than two years ago or spent time in the workforce.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

Learn how you can gain entry with a TAFE or other vocational education training (VET) qualification.

Applicants with higher education study

Find out how to apply and what credit you may be eligible for if you have previous higher education study.

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Applicants with recent secondary education

Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the completion of Year 12 within the last two years, but also includes those who may have completed their senior secondary studies with a TAFE or other VET provider within the same time frame. This includes applicants whose secondary education was undertaken interstate or overseas.

  • Guaranteed ATAR: 70

    This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.
  • STAT entry: Written English and MC Verbal or Quantitative

    The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni.
    These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Other admission options

Lowest selection rank to which a recent Year 12 student offer was made (including the consideration of any equity or other adjustment factors)

View the lowest selection rank (incorporating ATAR plus any adjustments) of an applicant to which an offer of a place was made in the most relevant recent intake period, this includes any ATAR adjustments.

Selection rank adjustments (previously referred to as ATAR related adjustments)

Details of the types of adjustment factors (bonus points) commonly available to applicants can be found on our StepUp to Curtin webpage.

ATAR and selection rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in the most recent intake period

View data on the ATAR and selection rank profile of offers made from the most relevant recent intake period.

Applicants with work and life experience

Applicants with work and life experience are those who left secondary education more than two years ago (i.e. who are not classified as recent secondary education applicants) and have not undertaken vocational education training (VET) or higher education study since then.

‘Experience’ includes a combination of factors sufficient to demonstrate readiness for higher education such as mature-age entry, professional experience whether completion of the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) is required or not, community involvement or work experience. Applicants may have undertaken non-formal programs that have helped prepare them for tertiary education or are relevant to the proposed higher education field of study.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a VET course. This includes study at a public TAFE or other VET provider, whether a qualification was completed or not. Applicants with VET study may have other qualifications such as a Year 10 or Year 12 secondary school certificate.

Applicants with higher education study

Applicants with higher education are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a higher education course, such as a university degree. This includes applicants who are currently studying a higher education course at another education provider and want to transfer to Curtin University, or applicants who are currently studying at Curtin but want to switch to a different course. It also includes applicants who have completed past study with university and non-university higher education providers.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Curtin course switcher criteria

Our admission criteria for minimum entry apply to Curtin course switchers. For information on how to meet Curtin's minimum entry requirements, please see our admission criteria web page.

Higher education course switcher criteria

Our admission criteria for minimum entry apply to other higher education course switchers. For information on how to meet Curtin's minimum entry requirements, please see our admission criteria web page.

Cut-off scores

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 5
HKDSE 15
IB 24
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 60
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 70
WAUFP (CPS) 53
India (CBSE) 60%
India (HSC) 65%
Sri Lanka 5

Minimum academic entry requirements

Please select a country above.

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)
Listening 50
Reading 50
Speaking 50
Writing 50
Overall score 58

 

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.

Advanced standing / credit transfer / recognition of prior learning

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

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, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

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:

Email: crl@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

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:

Email: ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees and charges

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

Fee information is not available for this course at this time. Find estimated course fees.

Where to get further information

Applicants applying for an undergraduate degree with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

Find information on how you can apply to study at Curtin with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma if you are applying for an undergraduate degree.

Applicants with other international qualifications

Find information on what qualifications you can use to apply for a Curtin course.

  • The offering information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information. View courses information disclaimer.

  • Curtin course code: B-BUSADM
  • CRICOS code: 018007A
  • This offering was last updated on: 16/10/2019