The Bachelor of Commerce will build your business skills and grow your international business outlook.
The degree starts with a business core year. Afterwards, you’ll study your selected major, plus additional units, to complete your degree structure.
You’ll benefit from exposure to industry through field trips, internships, practical assignments, guest lectures and networking events. You’ll also develop your decision-making and leadership skills, both of which are essential in a future marketplace.
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.
Study our business core
Our business core will give you a solid foundation in business theory and practice, ensuring you graduate with the skills needed to thrive in the business world.
Markets and Legal Frameworks
You’ll explore how key business disciplines are connected and understand the relationship between a business enterprise and stakeholders including government, customers and the broader community. You’ll also identify the laws and regulations applied to businesses, and learn how business and marketing strategies can impact society and the environment.
Communication Culture and Indigenous Perspectives in Business
You’ll develop an awareness of responsible business practices, and cultural, academic and professional integrity in business. These perspectives will help you in business communications and when making business decisions.
You’ll develop the skills and knowledge needed to make informed and responsible decisions using accounting and financial information. You’ll explore basic accounting and financial terminologies, learn how to interpret financial statements and make investment decisions.
Strategic Career Design
You’ll discover the impact of changes in the global labour market and social trends, and how technological innovation will affect career opportunities and the future of work. These changes have implications for individual and organisational career management strategies, and personal and professional branding in a digitised global economy.
Analytics for Decision-making
You’ll learn basic data analysis to derive essential information from numerical, textual and visual datasets. As well as understanding the legal and ethical issues related to the collection and use of data, you’ll examine case study data sets from a range of business disciplines, communicate your findings to an audience and make recommendations based on your analyses.
Customise your degree
Step 1: Choose your primary major
In your first semester, you’ll choose one of the following majors to align your degree to your dream career:
- Accounting Technologies*^
- Business Information Systems**
- Business Information Systems Extension**
- 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.
**These majors can studied alongside one specialisation/minor, four elective units or as a double major with each other.
^Available to study online
Step 2: Complement your primary major
Complement your primary major with one of the options below.
- Choose a second Commerce major from the list above OR
- Choose a second major from the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Creative Arts.
With this option you benefit from studying two disciplines in equal depth and graduating with a double major. You can either select a second Commerce major, or from the list of secondary majors from the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Creative Arts:
- Anthropology and Sociology
- Creative Writing
- Digital and Social Media
- Fine Art
- International Relations
- Literary and Cultural Studies
- Professional Writing and Publishing
- Screen Arts
- Theatre Arts
Option 2: Choose two business specialisations
A business specialisation contains half the number of units as a major, allowing you to broaden your degree by studying two complementary disciplines alongside your primary major. View the full range of specialisations here.
Option 3: Choose one business specialisation and one arts, design or science specialisation
Customise your degree by selecting a business specialisation and one from another area such as Chinese, data science, graphic design, human rights, internet design and journalism.
Option 4: One specialisation and four electives
You can choose to take just one specialisation, and choose elective units to complete the structure of your degree. You can choose elective units from any course offered at Curtin, provided you meet the unit prerequisites.
Step 3: Choose your Capstone experience
In your final year, you’ll not only complete units relevant to your chosen major – you will also undertake a Capstone Experience* to further your practical skills and international business knowledge.
You’ll have a choice of four Capstone Experiences:
- Business Engagement
- Business Innovation Lab
- Industry Internship
- Global Experience
*Opportunities may vary depending on academic performance.
How this course will make you industry ready
A degree is not just about what you know - it's also about what you can do. We know employers want graduates with both business knowledge and practical skills to hit the ground running. This degree will prepare you to graduate career-ready by building these business skills and providing real workplace learning experiences.
What you'll learn
- apply discipline knowledge to solve complex business problems and create innovative business solutions that consider the global business environment
- communicate professionally, and in ways that are responsible and appropriate for local, national and international business contexts
- use relevant technologies and industry information to analyse business problems in ways that demonstrate critical thinking and responsible judgement
- demonstrate an understanding of cultural diversity and the how this informs respectful and responsible business practices.
- demonstrate industry readiness through the development of sound practical business solutions, and critical reflection of individual capabilities and the future of work