Undergraduate courses

When you study a business or law course at Curtin, you’ll apply classroom learning to real situations and real-world environments through our extensive industry networks. Exposure to real professionals and projects will help you prepare for future employment and give you a great start to your career.

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The Faculty of Business and Law offers three undergraduate courses: the Bachelor of Business Administration, the Bachelor of Commerce and the Bachelor of Laws.

Bachelor of Business Administration

The Bachelor of Business Administration is a broad-based degree that can offer you a variety of opportunities for a career in business and management. You will graduate with a strong expertise in general management, with the added ability to specialise in an additional two areas such as digital marketing, small business start-up, human resource management, public relations or even international business.


Bachelor of Commerce

The Bachelor of Commerce allows you to choose from a variety of business specialisations to suit your individual passions and career goals.

You’ll have the opportunity to customise your degree by selecting your primary area of specialisation (also known as a major) and will then combine this with either:

  • A second major, OR
  • Two minors, OR
  • One minor and four electives.

However you choose to tailor your degree, you will take the same amount of time to complete your studies and you will graduate with a Bachelor of Commerce within three years if you study full-time.

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

The knowledge, skills and challenges offered by the Bachelor of Commerce degree will prepare you for whatever career path you choose, anywhere in the world.

View the Commerce majors offered by the Schools in the Faculty of Business and Law:

School of Accounting

By studying a degree in accounting, you’ll learn the knowledge and skills needed to embark on a successful and rewarding career in the field of accounting.

Our accounting courses are directly informed by industry, keeping them up-to-date and relevant to the real world. When you graduate with an accounting degree from Curtin University, you’ll be eligible to join professional accounting industry bodies in Australia, as well as enjoying an internationally recognised qualification.

Majors:

Due to accreditation requirements, the Accounting major is comprised of 12 core units (which is more than other majors). As such, students can complete an Accounting major with one of the options below:

Prescribed double majors:

School of Economics, Finance and Property

A degree from the School of Economics, Finance and Property is designed to provide you with the knowledge and practical expertise you’ll need to build an exciting and fulfilling career in your chosen field.

The prospects of our graduates are strengthened by our commitment to ensuring they meet the requirements of part or full recognition by a range of professional groups.

View our full range of undergraduate courses:

Single majors

Prescribed double majors

Double degree

School of Management

At the School of Management, our undergraduate courses are designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge required for a variety of careers. The applied and practical nature of our courses, combined with our strong industry links, means you’ll be career-ready upon graduation.

View our full range of undergraduate courses:

Single majors

Prescribed double majors

Double degree

School of Marketing

The School of Marketing offers four study areas within the Bachelor of Commerce: advertising, marketing, public relations, and tourism and hospitality. We are one of the few marketing schools to offer majors in advertising and public relations as part of a firmly business-focused degree.

We work closely with leading professional bodies such as the Australian Marketing Institute and The Communications Council to ensure our courses are in line with industry developments and our students graduate career-ready. Reflective of the high quality of our courses, our marketing course is accredited by the Australian Marketing Institute, our public relations course is accredited by the Public Relations Institute of Australia and our advertising major is accredited by the International Advertising Association.

View our full range of undergraduate courses:

Single majors

Double degree

Curtin Law School

Curtin Law School offers the Business Law and Taxation majors within the Bachelor of Commerce:

Single majors

Prescribed double majors


Bachelor of Laws

Curtin Law School offers the Bachelor of Laws, which is the required qualification for all who wish to enter into legal practice. This course offers a rich and professionally relevant coverage of foundational areas of legal knowledge as well as developing the core skills essential to effective legal practice. The Bachelor of Laws is the first qualification you need if you want to practise as a lawyer in Australia.

Applicants who have completed a recognised tertiary bachelor’s degree may receive credit for up to one year’s study, thus allowing them to complete the Bachelor of Laws Degree in two calendar years, plus one trimester.

You can also choose to undertake the Bachelor of Laws as part of a double degree.

View the full range of Law courses:

Frequently asked questions about the Bachelor of Laws


Double Degrees

Studying for two degrees at once means you’ll graduate with double the amount of qualifications, but it won’t take you double the time.

A double degree increases your skills and knowledge across two different learning areas and gives you more career opportunities and choices. You’ll study units from both courses, but the condensed program structure means it may take only a year or two longer than a single degree.