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:
- Accounting Technologies*
- Business Information Systems (Professional)
- Business Information Technology (Professional)
- Business Law
- Event Management
- Financial Planning*
- Industrial Relations*
- International Business
- Logistics and Supply Chain Management
- Professional Human Resource Management
- Property Development and Valuation
- Public Relations
- Tourism and Hospitality
*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 list above
With this option you benefit from studying two disciplines in equal depth and graduating with a double major.
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.
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.
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.