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Small Business Start-Up
- Small Business Start-Up Specialisation
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
Learn the fundamentals of starting and growing your own business from the ground up.
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.
- 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.
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.
- Business manager
- Business owner
- Business partner
- Retail and wholesale
- Advertising and communications
- Leisure and tourism
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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Fees & charges
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- Curtin course code: SPUC-SMBUS
- Last updated on: 18/08/2022