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Commerce

Bachelor Degree

B-COMRCE

Course
Bachelor of Commerce
Admission criteria
Guaranteed ATAR 70
Duration
3 years full-time
Credit
600
Location
Curtin Perth, Curtin University Dubai, Curtin Kalgoorlie, Curtin University Malaysia, +2

Outline

Develop your decision-making and leadership skills in this accredited business qualification.

Four students sitting at Westfarmers Court talking

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 is a business qualification designed to help you reach your career potential and prepare you for the changing job market.

Your learning experiences will be richly interactive and industry connected, using advanced technologies that develop your decision-making and leadership skills, both of which are essential in a future marketplace.

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 choose one or two major areas of business in which to specialise and gain expertise, employing learned career management theories to plan your own success.

STEP A: CHOOSE YOUR MAJOR

Specialise in an area that inspires you:

*Only available as part of a double major.

STEP B: COMPLETE YOUR DEGREE STRUCTURE

Complement your primary major with one of the three options below. This step happens after you accept Curtin’s offer for your chosen major.

Option 1: A second major from the Commerce majors 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. Available secondary majors from the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Creative Arts:

Option 2: Two minors

Customise your degree by selecting another business specialisation or one from another area such as Asian studies, graphic design, human rights, Chinese or internet design.

See full list of minors

Option 3: One minor and four electives

Because minors require only half the number of units as a major, you can choose elective units to complete the structure of your degree. Elective units can be taken from any course offered at Curtin, provided you meet the prerequisites.

STEP C: CHOOSE YOUR CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE

In your final year, you’ll undertake your Capstone Experience*. You’ll have the opportunity to complete an industry work placement or work on an applied business project. You can also gain global experience through an international study tour or exchange, or by studying part of your degree at a different Curtin campus. Select one from the options below.

Option 1: Business Engagement

Apply your entrepreneurial skills, business ideas and ‘out of the box’ thinking to a real business environment. This will enable you to develop your employability skills and prepare you for employment in a professional environment.

Option 2: 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.

Option 3: Industry Internship

When you undertake a business internship, you’ll gain work experience with an external employer or work on a real industry project related to your area of study. 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 are selected for an internship through a competitive process. Internships may be taken in Perth or internationally.

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Option 4: Global Experience

When you choose to undertake an international experience, you could find yourself travelling across the world 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 in human resources at a luxury resort in the Maldives, while others have travelled to China, Malaysia and Indonesia.

Read more

*Opportunities may vary depending on academic performance.

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.
  • Our courses are recognised by key industry bodies such as CPA Australia, Australian Property Institute, Taxation Institute of Australia and the Australian Institute of Management so you may be able to join a professional network when you graduate.
  • Life at university can be rewarding and exciting. You can get more out of your student experience by getting involved in extracurricular activities and making use of our support services.

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

Our courses 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

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 either 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 either 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 either 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.

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, 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 for 2020

Fee year: 2020

Student type Cost
Commonwealth supported $11,160*

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.

On Campus and Online

Semester 1 and Semester 2

On Campus

Semester 2A, Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

On Campus and Online

Semester 1 and Semester 2

On Campus

Semester 1 and Semester 2

On Campus

Semester 1 and Semester 2

On Campus

Trimester 1A, Trimester 2A and Trimester 3A

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.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

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

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  • The offering information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information. View courses information disclaimer.

  • Curtin course code: B-COMRCE
  • CRICOS code: 013905G
  • Last updated on: December 11, 2019