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Business Administration

Bachelor Degree


Bachelor of Business Administration
Admission criteria
Guaranteed ATAR 70
3 years full-time
Curtin Perth, Curtin University Dubai, Curtin University Malaysia


Develop broad business expertise in marketing, finance, HR, project management and strategic management.

Internationally accredited

Curtin Business School is recognised as an elite global business school through accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.

Work experience

Develop real-world practical skills through our unique Capstone Experience.

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020.

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.

View course structure

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:

Business Engagement

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.

Industry Internship

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. 

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.

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.

Why study

  • 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.

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


  • Branch manager
  • Business administrator
  • Business consultant
  • Operations manager
  • Retail manager
  • Sales manager
  • Senior manager


  • Government
  • Not-for-profit
  • Resources and renewables

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
  • demonstrate cultural competency through business decision making that considers cultural diversity and ways of working that are respectful and responsible
  • apply theoretical knowledge to create solutions valued by business stakeholders in real world workplace settings
  • use relevant technologies to extract and communicate information that solves business problems in ways that demonstrate professional integrity and responsible business practice

Entry requirements

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)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.0

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Cut-off scores

Please note: The cut-off scores below are for 2020 only.

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

Please select a country above.

Advanced standing

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: +61 8 9266 5888

CRL search

Fees & charges

International student indicative fees

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*

Fee year: 2021

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $14,900*
Total indicative course fee $91,100*
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: October 26, 2020