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Undergraduate Major


Entrepreneurship Major (BCom)
Admission criteria
Guaranteed ATAR 70


Entrepreneurs have ambition, an ability to think outside the box and love a challenge. Does this sound like you?

Industry links

Opportunities to interact with real entrepreneurs and receive industry experience.

Get the Curtin edge

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

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019).

Entrepreneurs can be found in a diverse range of industries. What they have in common is ambition, an ability to think outside the box and the love of a personal challenge.

If you want to pave your own way and bring ideas to life, you could be an entrepreneur in the making.

This major is designed for enterprising people who want to start their own business, or work as internal corporate entrepreneurs.

You’ll gain skills in problem solving, planning, organising and managing innovation and develop your skills, knowledge and expertise in starting, running and growing an entrepreneurial venture.

In your final semester, you’ll work on a simulated consultancy project to road-test your skills.

This major sits within the Bachelor of Commerce degree. To apply for this major, you will apply for the Bachelor of Commerce.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Recommended double majors:

Why study

  • This major provides a sound understanding of how to start up your own business.
  • You’ll have opportunities to interact with real entrepreneurs and their businesses.
  • Our staff have strong industry links, have experience sitting on boards of successful small business advisory organisations, and are active researchers in the entrepreneurship and small business fields.

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia has partnered with Curtin to offer internships to students who have completed 200 credits or more of their commerce degree. These internships will give you credit towards your degree, increase your industry experience and put you in direct contact with leading professionals.

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

Graduates may be eligible to apply for membership of the Australian Institute of Management.

Career information


  • Business manager
  • Business owner
  • Business partner
  • Entrepreneur
  • Intrepreneur


  • Public sector
  • Start ups
  • Technology

What you'll learn

  • think critically, creatively and reflectively to generate innovative solutions to entrepreneurial challenges
  • apply entrepreneurship theories to business practices and identify challenges of business ownership
  • synthesise an entrepreneurship solution by accessing and evaluating multiple sources of information
  • communicate in ways appropriate to the management discipline for various audiences and contexts
  • use and apply technologies, recognizing their advantages and limitations when applied to management
  • take responsibility for their own learning by demonstrating initiative in finding new information and actively participating in varied learning experiences
  • think globally and consider management issues from a variety of perspectives
  • actively support the value of cultural diversity in improving business and professional practice
  • demonstrate leadership, ethical practice and professional integrity when working within a team and independently

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 2020 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

Admission criteria may be different if you are studying this major as part of a double degree. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.

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:

Tel: +61 8 9266 5888

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Fees & charges

Please view the Bachelor of Commerce degree for indicative fees.

How to apply

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  • Last updated on: August 12, 2020