- 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.
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.
Gain real-world, practical skills through your Capstone Experience*. Choose one of the four options below.
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.
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.
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.
• 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.
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|
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)|
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.
For start dates, please view the academic calendar.
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How to apply
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- Curtin course code: B-BUSADM
- CRICOS code: 018007A
- Last updated on: January 22, 2020