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 with a Bachelor of Commerce from Curtin.

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  • ATAR
    Guaranteed ATAR 70
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Commerce
  • Duration
    3 years full-time
  • Credit
    600
  • CRICOS
    013905G
  • Location
    Curtin PerthCurtin University DubaiCurtin KalgoorlieCurtin University Malaysia,  +2
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Select your preferred campus:

New-to-Curtin applicants for first semester 2023 apply through TISC. See TISC application deadlines.

2022

Semester 2

On campus and online

2022

Trimester 3

On campus

2022

Semester 2

On campus

2022

Semester 2

On campus

2022

Semester 2

On campus

2022

Trimester 2A

On campus

Trimester 3A

On campus

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Outline

If COVID-19 restrictions apply, we may need to make changes to units and/or delivery modes.

This offering version is phasing out and no longer taking applications. You may be able to apply for a later version.

Laura Coles

Curtin helped me learn to stand on my own two feet after finishing high school. The lecturers and tutors were firm but fair. I enjoyed how they made the units reflect the real world and gave us projects like creating a small business, which were applicable to life after uni.

Internationally accredited

Curtin Business School is recognised as an elite global business school through accreditation by EQUIS, AACSB International and an EFMD Accredited MBA.

Work experience

Develop real-world practical skills through our unique Capstone Experience.

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022.

Make Curtin your first preference for 2023

With Curtin business, it's not business as usual. Curtin takes an unusual approach to business education that allows you to personalise your study so you can create your own unique mark in business and on the world. Apply now to start your Curtin commerce degree in 2023.
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The Bachelor of Commerce is a flexible degree designed to help you reach your potential and gain in-depth knowledge and skills of one or more areas of business.

You’ll begin by applying for the Bachelor of Commerce. In your first year, you’ll study our business core units and choose your major. You’ll also get to complement your primary major with several customisation options.

This course will help develop your decision-making and leadership skills, which are essential in a future marketplace. You’ll benefit from exposure to industry through field trips, internships, practical assignments, guest lectures and networking events.

In your final year, you’ll undertake a Capstone Experience.

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Study our business core

The course starts with our business core units, which will give you a solid foundation in business theory and practice. You will undertake the following units in your first year of study:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Customise your degree

Step 1: Choose your primary major

You’ll select your major during your first semester, to align the Bachelor of Commerce to your dream career:

1. Available to study online.

2. Can only be studied as part of a double major.

3. Includes an embedded specialisation for accreditation by a professional body. Cannot be studied as part of a double major.

Step 2: Complement your primary major

You'll select one of four options:

Option 1: Choose a second major

With this option you benefit from studying two disciplines in equal depth and graduating with a double major. You can choose from:

  1. a second Commerce major or
  2. a secondary major 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.

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Option 3: Choose one business specialisation and one arts, design or science specialisation

Customise your degree by selecting a business specialisation and a specialisation from another area such as Digital Design, Environmental Planning, Journalism, Social Justice or Web Media.

Option 4: One specialisation and four electives

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 will also undertake a Capstone Experience* to further your practical skills and international business knowledge.

You’ll have a choice of the following Capstone Experiences:

Enhancing Your Business Mind

You’ll apply your entrepreneurial skills, business ideas and out-of-the-box thinking to a real business environment, improving your employability.

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.

You will be selected for an internship through a competitive process.

Interactive Study Tour

Our Interactive Study Tour allows you to have a study abroad experience from home! You will connect with fellow students from our global campuses and work together 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 our exchange partners.

Business Study Tour

Visit regions, countries and organisations in Australia or overseas to experience different ways of doing business.

* Opportunities may vary depending on academic performance. Due to the current situation surrounding COVID-19 please also be advised that opportunities may be revised, postponed or cancelled if there are international travel restrictions in place or if there is insufficient time to safely coordinate your experience.

Why study

  • We seek input from business leaders to ensure your course stays at the forefront of industry trends.
  • Through your course, you will develop key professional, practical skills that you can apply to your first job.
  • Our teaching staff are experts in their fields, many with extensive industry experience. Classes often include guest speakers.
  • You may gain work experience through work placements, vacation placements and internships. Many units include interaction with local businesses and real-world assessments.

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.

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

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.

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

Admission criteria

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

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.0

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

I recently attended high school

Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the achievement of the required ATAR within the last two years. This includes applicants whose secondary education was undertaken interstate or overseas.

  • Guaranteed ATAR : 70
  • STAT entry : STAT elements considered are WE and either V or Q.

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

Other admission options

We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

  • Recipients of the John Curtin Undergraduate Scholarship will receive an early offer to study this course.

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

  • 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.

  • If you’re an indigenous 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.

Lowest selection rank to which a recent Year 12 student offer was made (including the consideration of any equity or other adjustment factors)

View the lowest selection rank (incorporating ATAR plus any adjustments) of an applicant to which an offer of a place was made in the most relevant recent intake period, this includes any ATAR adjustments.

Selection rank adjustments (previously referred to as ATAR related adjustments)

Details of the types of adjustment factors (bonus points) commonly available to applicants can be found on our StepUp to Curtin webpage.

ATAR and selection rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in the most recent intake period

View data on the ATAR and selection rank profile of offers made from the most relevant recent intake period.

I have work and life experience

Applicants with work and life experience are those who 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.

‘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.

  • Guaranteed ATAR : 70
  • STAT entry : STAT elements considered are WE and either V or Q.
  • 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.

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

I’ve studied at TAFE or done an apprenticeship

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.

  • Guaranteed ATAR : 70 OR
  • TAFE:
    • AQF Certificate IV - Separate evidence of English language proficiency is required; or
    • AQF Diploma; or
    • AQF Advanced Diploma.
  • STAT entry : STAT elements considered are WE and either V or Q.
  • 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.

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

I’ve gone to university before

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.

Not all Curtin courses accept course switchers from other institutions.

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

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.

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.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Webform: Submit here

Curtin Connect: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Fee information is not available for this course at this time. Find estimated course fees.

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2022

Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online
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2022

Trimester 3
  • On campus
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2022

Semester 2
  • On campus
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2022

Semester 2
  • On campus
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2022

Semester 2
  • On campus
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2022

Trimester 2A
  • On campus
Trimester 3A
  • On campus

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

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  • Curtin course code: B-COMRCE
  • CRICOS code: 013905G
  • Last updated on: 06/10/2022