This course will help you become a highly adaptive graduate. You’ll be cross-skilled in various areas of business and graduate ready to work in dynamic environments and pivot to the needs of industry. You’ll also be aware of global trends and prepared for employment in all sectors, with a diverse skillset that employers value.
This is a flexible course that enables you to develop a personalised plan to create a portfolio of expertise that aligns with your career goals. The course starts with your business and management core units, you will then customise your degree to suit your career aspirations by studying two business specialisations of your choice and either another business, arts, design or science specialisation, or elective units that suit your career aspirations.
In your final year you’ll undertake a capstone experience.
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The course starts with a business foundation year in which you'll explore value-creation in business, learn to use financial information to make informed and responsible decisions, and develop business intelligence and analytical capabilities to interpret data in a meaningful way.
You’ll then complete a suite of management foundation units aligned to global trends. You’ll develop skills across marketing, finance, human resources, project management and strategic management.
Customise your course
Step A: Choose two business specialisations
Choose two of the following specialisations to study:
Step B: Complement your business specialisations
Select one of the three options shown below.
Option 1: A third business specialisation
You can select another business specialisation from the list above to improve your international business outlook.
Option 2: An arts, design or science specialisation
You can select a specialisation from another of Curtin's study area (for example, Chinese Language, Digital Design, Environmental Planning, Journalism, Social Justice or Web Media) to help you enter a specific industry.
Option 3: Four elective units
You can choose elective units from any course offered at Curtin, provided you meet the unit prerequisites.
Step C: Choose your capstone experience
Choose a capstone experience unit to further your practical skills and international business knowledge.
Enhancing Your Business Mind: Designed in consultation with industry, this unit aims to equip you with skills needed to succeed in the business environment. The content is designed around you, the student, to be fun, engaging, stimulating, and educational all at once. The unit will push you out of your comfort zone (in the most supportive way of course) to teach you things that you didn’t realise you needed to know – your first job outside of university is a big step in your career and we want you to feel confident in your ability to have a positive impact on your new team’s environment.
Business Innovation Lab: You’ll use your initiative, creativity and adaptability as you work on an applied business project within a start-up environment. As part of an interdisciplinary team, you will solve a problem or advance an innovation while demonstrating your managerial judgement, professional communications and commitment to responsible business practice.
Business Internship: You’ll have the opportunity to gain work experience with an external employer or work on a real industry project related to your area of study, in Australia or internationally. These 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.
Note that selection for internships is a competitive process.
Interactive Study Tour: Our Interactive Study Tour gives you a study abroad experience from home! You'll connect with fellow students at Curtin's global campuses and collaborate to develop strategies for dealing with current and emerging global problems.
Business and Law International Experience: Complete your degree while travelling the world by studying a short course with one of Curtin's exchange partners.*
Business Study Tour: Visit regions, countries and organisations in Australia or overseas to experience different ways of doing business.*
* Note that opportunities may vary according to academic performance and international travel restrictions.
What jobs can the Business Administration lead to?
- Branch manager
- Business administrator
- Business consultant
- Operations manager
- Retail manager
- Sales manager
- Senior manager.
- Resources and renewables.
What you'll learn
- apply discipline knowledge to solve business problems and create business solutions that consider the changing global business environment
- examine responsible business practices in local and global business settings and how this should inform responsible business decision making
- demonstrate cultural competency through business decision making that considers cultural diversity and ways of working that are respectful and responsible
- apply theoretical knowledge to create solutions valued by business stakeholders in real world workplace settings
- use relevant technologies to extract and communicate information that solves business problems in ways that demonstrate professional integrity and responsible business practice