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Bachelor Honours Degree


Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
1 year full-time
Bentley Campus


Advance your business knowledge and undertake high-quality research in your field.

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Studying honours helps you gain research and critical thinking skills that are in high demand in business and industry, and build on your professional knowledge. 

You’ll learn from researchers and professionals with many years of specialised industry experience, and undertake research under the guidance of a supervisor. You’ll study a topic that interests you in-depth, and will present your findings in a dissertation.

This course prepares you for stepping straight into professional roles in commerce, providing excellent project management skills and the ability to solve real industry problems. 

Studying honours can also be a pathway to further learning in a master degree or doctoral degree.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Why study

This course enables graduates to enter directly into professional roles in commerce. This course also provides high calibre students with the opportunity for a possible direct entry into master and PhD programs. Students are required to complete advanced coursework units and submit a dissertation.

How this course will make you industry ready

This course prepares students for industry by enhancing their analytical, research and critical thinking skills. Students are able to undertake high quality research in an area of interest that can be aligned with real business problems within industry.

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.

Career information

On completion of the course, students will have further developed their analytical, critical thinking and research skills in preparation for the workplace. This course also enables students to align their career interests through investigation of a specific problem facing decision makers in their chosen industries.

What you'll learn

  • apply knowledge, theories, frameworks and techniques to solve complex business problems
  • analyse relevant information from a range of sources to develop sound practical business solutions that consider the ethical perspectives in a global business environment
  • communicate professionally, in ways that are responsible and appropriate for international business contexts and in formats relevant to the audience
  • demonstrate digital and cultural competency expected in business and academic contexts
  • critique and use ethical practices and demonstrate professional and academic integrity

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 6.5

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

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.

  • Entry to this course is by invite only. Specific entry requirements conversant with the discipline focus of study can be obtained from the relevant teaching area (school) within the Curtin Business School.

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.

The majors and/or streams available to study as part of this course have specific admission criteria that may be different to what is listed on this page. Please view the major/stream page for admission criteria specific to the major/stream you intend to do.

Other requirements and notes for this course

Entry to this course is by invite only. Specific entry requirements conversant with the discipline focus of study can be obtained from the relevant teaching area (school) within the Curtin Business School.

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:

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Curtin Connect: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Australian and New Zealand student indicative fees

Fee year: 2022

Student type Cost
Commonwealth supported $14,600*

Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks – visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you’re not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.


For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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  • Curtin course code: BH-COMM
  • CRICOS code: 078136F
  • Last updated on: 11/08/2022