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Business Administration

Bachelor Degree

B-BUSADM

Course
Bachelor of Business Administration
Admission criteria
Guaranteed ATAR 70
Duration
3 years full-time
Credit
600
Location
Curtin Perth, Curtin University Dubai, Curtin University Malaysia

Outline

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 EQUIS, AACSB International and an EFMD Accredited MBA.

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:

Enhancing Your Business Mind

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. 

Interactive Study Tour

Our Interactive Study Tour allows you to have a study abroad experience from home! You will connect with fellow students from our global campuses and work together to develop strategies for dealing with current and emerging global problems. 

*Opportunities may vary depending on academic performance.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Why study

  • 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

Careers

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

Industries

  • 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

Admission criteria

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)
Writing6.0
Speaking6.0
Reading6.0
Listening6.0
Overall band score6.0

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

I recently attended high school

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
  • STAT entry : Written English and MC Verbal or Quantitative

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

Other admission options

  • Recipients of the John Curtin Undergraduate Scholarship will receive an early offer to study this course.

  • Successful StepUp Entry and StepUp Equity Adjustment Admission Pathway (StepUp Bonus) applicants will be eligible to be considered for admission into this course.

  • Portfolio entry is available for those who can demonstrate equivalence to Curtin’s ATAR entry through the submission of a portfolio that includes evidence of your academic achievements, qualifications and ability.

  • If you’re an indigenous applicant who hasn’t met Curtin’s minimum admissions criteria, the Centre for Aboriginal Studies offers bridging courses that are tailored to help you gain entry into this course.

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.

I have 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.

  • Guaranteed ATAR : 70
  • STAT entry : Written English and MC Verbal or Quantitative
  • Portfolio entry is available for those who can demonstrate equivalence to Curtin’s ATAR entry through the submission of a portfolio that includes evidence of your academic achievements, qualifications and ability.

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

I’ve studied at TAFE or done an apprenticeship

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.

  • Guaranteed ATAR : 70 OR
  • TAFE:
    • AQF Certificate IV - Separate evidence of English language proficiency is required; or
    • AQF Diploma; or
    • AQF Advanced Diploma.
  • STAT entry : Written English and MC Verbal or Quantitative
  • Portfolio entry is available for those who can demonstrate equivalence to Curtin’s ATAR entry through the submission of a portfolio that includes evidence of your academic achievements, qualifications and ability.

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

I’ve gone to university before

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.

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, 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

Fees & charges

Australian and New Zealand student indicative fees

Fee year: 2021

Student typeCost
Commonwealth supported $13,700*

Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.

*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 – visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you’re not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2021

Semester 1
  • On Campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On Campus
  • Online

2022

Semester 1
  • On Campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On Campus
  • Online

2023

Semester 1
  • On Campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On Campus
  • Online

2024

Semester 1
  • On Campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On Campus
  • Online
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2021

Trimester 3
  • On Campus

2022

Trimester 3
  • On Campus
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2021

Semester 1
  • On Campus
Semester 2
  • On Campus

2022

Semester 1
  • On Campus
Semester 2
  • On Campus

2023

Semester 1
  • On Campus
Semester 2
  • On Campus

2024

Semester 1
  • On Campus
Semester 2
  • On Campus

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

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Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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  • Curtin course code: B-BUSADM
  • CRICOS code: 018007A
  • Last updated on: April 22, 2021