Three reasons to choose Curtin Commerce
#1 in WA for graduate employment
We’re ranked WA’s top university for full-time employment and starting salary; as well as staff qualifications, learner engagement and learning resources in the 2021 Good Universities Guide.
Through our Student Engagement team, a wealth of industry expertise is at your fingertips. You can increase your professional prospects through internships, networking events, training sessions and guest lectures.
Flexible online study
Tailor your degree to suit your lifestyle. You can switch between full-time or part-time and study many of our units online.
Choose your Commerce or Business degree
Whether you choose our Bachelor of Commerce or our Bachelor of Business Administration, you’ll have the freedom to personalise your degree based on your career aspirations. Depending on your degree of choice, you’ll select from a variety of majors and/or specialisations.
We offer a diverse range of majors within our Bachelor of Commerce. When you study a major, you’ll complete a series of eight or more units within a particular discipline, giving you depth of study to become highly qualified in one or two areas of business. This level of knowledge is often needed for some professions which require accreditation.
- Accounting Technologies*^
- Business Information Systems (Professional)
- Business Information Technology (Professional)
- Business Law^
- Financial Planning*
- International Business
- Logistics and Supply Chain Management
- Professional Human Resource Management
- Property Development and Valuation
- Public Relations
- Tourism and Hospitality
*Can only be studied as part of a double major.
^Available to study online.
You’ll have the option of studying a variety of specialisations within the Bachelor of Commerce or the Bachelor of Business Administration. A specialisation is a series of four units within a particular discipline. Specialisations give you an opportunity to gain knowledge across a broad range of areas.
Brianna Della-Bona, Bachelor of Commerce (Public Relations and Marketing)
I mostly enjoyed my course for the mix of practical and theoretical content I was exposed to, working with real-life clients, designing real projects, working in real industries and developing practical skills in media release writing, event planning and networking. This prepared me perfectly for my future career and sparked my love for all things in public relations and marketing.
Choose your Capstone Experience
In your final year, you’ll enhance your employability by undertaking your Capstone Experience. This will provide you with an opportunity to gain practical skills or expand your international knowledge. You’ll select from one of the four options below:
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Business Innovation Lab
Use your entrepreneurial skills such 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.
4. Industry Internship
Through our partnership with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia, you’ll gain work experience with an external employer or work on a real industry project related to your area of study.
Marco Feelisch, Bachelor of Commerce (International Business), Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe List 2019
Studying international business at Curtin gave me strong intercultural communication skills, the ability to think differently and challenge the status quo, and to always look on the bright side of problems.
My advice to other entrepreneurs would be to take in feedback from a third party, take the time to reflect on your mistakes (that’s how you learn), and align your team on a combined goal and vision. You also need to establish values and follow them across the entire organisation.
As a Curtin Business School student, you will experience innovative teaching and learning facilities that recreate real workspaces and prepare you to enter the industry after graduation.
The Trading Room
Get immersed in the world of financial data in our stock market Trading Room that simulates a real-life business environment with Wall Street-inspired terminals.
Experience first-hand how major global brands monitor their digital presence in The Agency – our powerful social media command centre.
Management HQ simulates real-world corporate decision making. It’s an immersive learning environment, enabling students to master strategic decision-making, data analytics and visualisation.
Stadium tour ideas open career pathways at Optus Stadium
Learning outside the classroom is an effective way to put theory into practice. Meet CBS Alumna Lexie Edwards who, while studying at Curtin, pitched an idea to the Optus Stadium’s head of business development – and walked into her dream job.
Part of the world’s most prestigious business school network
Curtin Business School is recognised as an elite global business school through its accreditation by AACSB International. This means that your business degree will be recognised around the globe.
AACSB accreditation is awarded to business schools that meet the strict standards of quality academic and professional excellence and is known, worldwide, as the longest standing, most recognised form of academic accreditation an institution and its business programs can earn.