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Small Business Start-Up

Undergraduate Specialisation


Small Business Start-Up Specialisation


Learn the fundamentals of starting and growing your own business from the ground up.

Work experience

Work on a consultancy-based project with a small business.

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This specialisation is ideal for enterprising people who want to start their own business and will complement most undergraduate degrees at Curtin.

You'll learn the processes of establishing a business and work with real-world small businesses to help them grow through a consultancy-based project.

In your final semester, you’ll work on a simulated consultancy project to road-test your skills.

Graduates from this specialisation tend to move into self-employment or go on to help other small businesses scale and grow.

Why study

  • Our teaching staff have experience in business ownership and have strong links with the small business sector.
  • During your study, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with industry experts who will pass on their experiences, insights and knowledge on how to overcome challenges.

Student profile

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Career information


  • Business manager
  • Business owner
  • Business partner


  • Retail and wholesale
  • Advertising and communications
  • Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Leisure and tourism

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

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


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  • Curtin course code: SPUC-SMBUS
  • Last updated on: 18/08/2022