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Bachelor Degree


Bachelor of Commerce
Admission criteria
Guaranteed ATAR 70
3 years full-time
Curtin Perth, Curtin University Dubai, Curtin Kalgoorlie, Curtin University Malaysia, +2


Reach your potential in a business career and prepare for the changing job market.

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High national ranking

In the University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP) 2018-2019, Curtin ranked in the top 100 universities in the world for the field of Economics and Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services.

Internationally accredited

Curtin is recognised as an elite global business school through its accreditation by AACSB.

Industry links

Graduate career-ready with our Capstone Experience. You’ll have the opportunity to complete an industry work placement, work on an applied business project participate in an international study tour or exchange.

The Bachelor of Commerce will build your business skills and grow your international business outlook. 

The degree starts with a business core year. Afterwards, you’ll study your selected major, plus additional units, to complete your degree structure. 

You’ll benefit from exposure to industry through field trips, internships, practical assignments, guest lectures and networking events. You’ll also develop your decision-making and leadership skills, both of which are essential in a future marketplace. 

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

Study our business core

Our business core will give you a solid foundation in business theory and practice.

Markets and Legal Frameworks

You’ll explore how key business disciplines are connected and understand the relationship between a business enterprise and stakeholders including government, customers and the broader community.  

You’ll also identify the laws and regulations applied to businesses, and learn how business and marketing strategies can impact society and the environment.

Communication Culture and Indigenous Perspectives in Business

You’ll develop an awareness of responsible business practices, and cultural, academic and professional integrity in business. 

These perspectives will help you in business communications and when making business decisions.

Financial Decision-making

You’ll develop the skills and knowledge needed to make informed and responsible decisions using accounting and financial information. 

You’ll explore basic accounting and financial terminologies, learn how to interpret financial statements and make investment decisions.

Strategic Career Design 

You’ll discover the impact of changes in the global labour market and social trends, and how technological innovation will affect career opportunities and the future of work. 

These changes have implications for individual and organisational career management strategies, and personal and professional branding in a digitised global economy.

Analytics for Decision-making

You’ll learn basic data analysis to derive essential information from numerical, textual and visual datasets. 

As well as understanding the legal and ethical issues related to the collection and use of data, you’ll examine case study data sets from a range of business disciplines, communicate your findings to an audience and make recommendations based on your analyses.

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Customise your degree

Step 1: Choose your primary major

In your first semester, you’ll choose one of the following majors to align your degree to your dream career:

*Only available as part of a double major.

**These majors can studied alongside one specialisation/minor, four elective units or as a double major with each other.

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Step 2: Complement your primary major

Complement your primary major with one of the options below.

Option 1:

  • A second Commerce major from the list above OR
  • a secondary major from the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Creative Arts.

With this option you benefit from studying two disciplines in equal depth and graduating with a double major. You can either select a second Commerce major, or from the list of secondary majors from the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Creative Arts:

Option 2: Choose two business specialisations

A business specialisation contains half the number of units as a major, allowing you to broaden your degree by studying two complementary disciplines alongside your primary major.

Option 3: Choose one business specialisation and one arts, design or science minor

Customise your degree by selecting a business specialisation and one minor from another area such as Chinese, data science, graphic design, human rights, internet design and journalism.

Option 4: One specialisation and four electives

You can choose to take just one specialisation, and choose elective units to complete the structure of your degree. You can choose elective units from any course offered at Curtin, provided you meet the unit prerequisites.

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Step 3: 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.

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Global Experience

You could find yourself travelling to study at one of our partner institutions, such as Stanford University, European Business School, the London School of Economics, UCLA or the Copenhagen Business School. 

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.

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*Opportunities may vary depending on academic performance.

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Why study

  • We seek input from business leaders to ensure your course stays at the forefront of industry trends.
  • Through your course, you will develop key professional, practical skills that you can apply to your first job.
  • Our teaching staff are experts in their fields, many with extensive industry experience. Classes often include guest speakers.
  • You may gain work experience through work placements, vacation placements and internships. Many units include interaction with local businesses and real-world assessments.

How this course will make you industry ready

A degree is not just about what you know - it's also about what you can do. We know employers want graduates with both business knowledge and practical skills to hit the ground running. This degree will prepare you to graduate career-ready by building these business skills and providing real workplace learning experiences.

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

Curtin Business School is recognised as an elite business school through its accreditation by AACSB International. 

Commerce majors are designed, wherever possible, to conform to the membership standards of relevant professional bodies.

What you'll learn

  • apply discipline knowledge to solve complex business problems and create innovative business solutions that consider the global business environment
  • communicate professionally, and in ways that are responsible and appropriate for local, national and international business contexts
  • use relevant technologies and industry information to analyse business problems in ways that demonstrate critical thinking and responsible judgement
  • demonstrate an understanding of cultural diversity and the how this informs respectful and responsible business practices.
  • demonstrate industry readiness through the development of sound practical business solutions, and critical reflection of individual capabilities and the future of work

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 2018 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.

Other requirements and notes for this course

Regional campuses may offer the common first year units only.

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 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

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Fees & charges

International student indicative fees for 2020

Fee year: 2020

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $14,600*
Total indicative course fee $87,300*
Indicative year 1 fee $29,200*

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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How to apply

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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-COMRCE
  • CRICOS code: 013905G
  • Last updated on: April 3, 2020