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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 Malaysia


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

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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.

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

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.

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.

• 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
  • Business Consultant
  • Retail Manager (General)
  • Sales and Marketing Manager
  • Business Development Manager
  • Project Coordinator

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)
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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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:


Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Australian and New Zealand student indicative fees for 2020

Fee year: 2020

Student type Cost
Commonwealth supported $10,950*

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.


For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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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: December 11, 2019