Bachelor of Commerce | Curtin University
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B-COMRCE

Commerce

Bachelor degree

Reach your potential in a business career and prepare for the changing job market.

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  • ATAR
    Guaranteed ATAR 70
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Commerce
  • Duration
    3 years full-time
  • Credit
    600
  • CRICOS
    013905G
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Why study Commerce at Curtin?

High national ranking

In the University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP) 2018-2019, Curtin ranked in the top 100 universities in the world for the field of Economics and Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services.

Internationally accredited

Curtin is recognised as an elite global business school through its accreditation by AACSB.

Commerce

Outline

Outline

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.

Financial Decision-making

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.

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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:

*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

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Step 2: Complement your primary major

Complement your primary major with one of the options below.

Option 1:

  • 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:

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.

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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

Learn more

*Opportunities may vary depending on academic performance.

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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

Professional recognition

Curtin Business School is recognised as an elite business school through its accreditation by AACSB International. 

Commerce majors are designed, wherever possible, to conform to the membership standards of relevant professional bodies.

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

Select an option that best suits you:

You’re considered a high school leaver if you:

  • Completed year 12 in Australia or overseas in the past two years, or
  • Completed TAFE or VET studies in the past two years.

ATAR pathway

  • Guaranteed ATAR 70

    This course has a guaranteed ATAR of 70

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    There are no essential WACE subjects for this course.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    There are no desirable WACE subjects for this course.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

StepUp Entry

Successful StepUp Entry and StepUp Equity Adjustment Admission Pathway (StepUp Bonus) applicants will be eligible to be considered for admission into this course.

Alternative pathways

  • Portfolio entry

    Portfolio entry is available for those who can demonstrate equivalence to Curtin’s ATAR entry through the submission of a portfolio that includes evidence of your academic achievements, qualifications and ability.

  • UniReady

    If you don’t meet our minimum admission criteria, the UniReady Enabling Program can help you qualify for entry into a range of undergraduate courses.

  • Certificate IV + English Competency

    The certificate IV is the minimum requirement for university entry. It qualifies you for entry to Curtin courses with a 70 ATAR. You must also meet English language proficiency.

  • Indigenous applicant

    If you’re an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant who hasn’t met Curtin’s minimum admissions criteria, the Centre for Aboriginal Studies offers bridging courses that are tailored to help you gain entry into this course.

  • STAT entry

    Written English and either MC Verbal or Quantitative

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6.0

Speaking

6.0

Reading

6.0

Listening

6.0

Overall band score

6.0

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

How others gained admission

View the ATAR breakdown to see the low, median and high ATAR scores of students who started studying this course recently.

To see the other pathways students have taken, see the pathway breakdown.

Other requirements and notes for this course

Regional campuses may offer the common first year units only.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

You’re considered someone with work and life experience if:

You have left secondary education more than two years ago (i.e. who are not classified as recent secondary education applicants) and have not undertaken vocational education training (VET) or higher education study since then.

How we define ‘experience’
‘Experience’ includes a combination of factors sufficient to demonstrate readiness for higher education such as mature-age entry, professional experience whether completion of the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) is required or not, community involvement or work experience. Applicants may have undertaken non-formal programs that have helped prepare them for tertiary education or are relevant to the proposed higher education field of study.

Pathways

  • Portfolio entry

    Portfolio entry is available for those who can demonstrate equivalence to Curtin’s ATAR entry through the submission of a portfolio that includes evidence of your academic achievements, qualifications and ability.

  • STAT entry

    Written English and either MC Verbal or Quantitative

ATAR pathway

  • Guaranteed ATAR 70

    This course has a guaranteed ATAR of 70

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    There are no essential WACE subjects for this course.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    There are no desirable WACE subjects for this course.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6.0

Speaking

6.0

Reading

6.0

Listening

6.0

Overall band score

6.0

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

Other requirements and notes for this course

Regional campuses may offer the common first year units only.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

You’re considered someone who studied at TAFE or have done an apprenticeship if:

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a VET course. This includes study at a public TAFE or other VET provider, whether a qualification was completed or not. Applicants with VET study may have other qualifications such as a Year 10 or Year 12 secondary school certificate.

Pathways

  • TAFE entry

    AQF Certificate IV - Separate evidence of English language proficiency is required; or AQF Diploma; or AQF Advanced Diploma.

  • Portfolio entry

    Portfolio entry is available for those who can demonstrate equivalence to Curtin’s ATAR entry through the submission of a portfolio that includes evidence of your academic achievements, qualifications and ability.

  • STAT entry

    Written English and either MC Verbal or Quantitative

ATAR pathway

  • Guaranteed ATAR 70

    This course has a guaranteed ATAR of 70

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    There are no essential WACE subjects for this course.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    There are no desirable WACE subjects for this course.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6.0

Speaking

6.0

Reading

6.0

Listening

6.0

Overall band score

6.0

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

Other requirements and notes for this course

Regional campuses may offer the common first year units only.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

You’re considered someone who has recently left university if:

Applicants with higher education are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a higher education course, such as a university degree. This may include applicants who are currently studying a higher education course at another education provider and want to transfer to Curtin University, or applicants who are currently studying at Curtin but want to switch to a different course. It may also include applicants who have completed past study with university and non-university higher education providers.

Curtin course switcher criteria

Our admission criteria for minimum entry apply to Curtin course switchers. For information on how to meet Curtin's minimum entry requirements, please see our admission criteria web page.

Higher education course switcher criteria

Our admission criteria for minimum entry apply to other higher education course switchers. For information on how to meet Curtin's minimum entry requirements, please see our admission criteria web page.

ATAR pathway

  • Guaranteed ATAR 70

    This course has a guaranteed ATAR of 70

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    There are no essential WACE subjects for this course.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    There are no desirable WACE subjects for this course.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6.0

Speaking

6.0

Reading

6.0

Listening

6.0

Overall band score

6.0

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

Other requirements and notes for this course

Regional campuses may offer the common first year units only.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

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Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

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