What will I learn?

Our Bachelor of Business Administration is an international qualification that develops broad business knowledge, covering essential business areas such as marketing, finance, human resources, project management and strategic management.

Cross-skilling in these areas will ensure you become a highly adaptive graduate, ready to work in a dynamic environment and pivot to the needs of industry. You’ll be aware of global trends and prepared for employment in all sectors, with a diverse skillset that employers will value.

The course provides a distinct student experience - you’ll identify your preferred career area and develop a personalised plan that will guide you throughout your degree, helping you develop a portfolio of skills and capabilities that strategically align with your career goals.

The course starts with a business foundation year, where you will explore value creation in business, learn to use financial information to make informed and responsible decisions, and develop your business intelligence and analytical capabilities to interpret data in a meaningful way.

Following on from this, you’ll complete management foundation units aligned to global trends. You’ll develop skills across marketing, finance, human resources, project management and strategic management. In addition to the core curriculum, you’ll study three career-focused specialisations (minors) that suit your aspirations – two business specialisations plus the choice of another business specialisation or one from outside the business discipline. This gives you the freedom to your degree and enhance your marketability when you graduate.

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

Capstone Experience

Gain real-world, practical skills through your Capstone Experience*. Choose one of the four options below.

Business Engagement

You’ll apply your entrepreneurial skills, business ideas and ‘out of the box’ thinking to a real business environment, working on an industry project. This will enable you to develop your employability skills and prepare you for employment in a professional environment.

Business Innovation Lab

Use your entrepreneurial skills such as initiative, creativity and adaptability as you work within an interdisciplinary team on an applied business project within a start-up environment. Together you will solve a problem or advance an innovation while demonstrating your managerial judgement, professional communications and your commitment to responsible business practice.

Industry Internship

You can apply to undertake an internship to gain professional work experience. Through our partnership with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia, you’ll intern at a business relevant to your interests and work on a real project related to your chosen area of study.

Global Experience

You can gain international experience through an international study tour or exchange, or by studying part of your degree at a different Curtin campus.

Professional recognition

This course is designed, where possible, to conform to the membership standards of relevant professional bodies. Most of these have provision for student membership and students are advised to take advantage of such opportunities.

Career information

  • Financial Dealer and Broker
  • Accountant (General)
  • Marketing Officer
  • Business Systems Analyst
  • Industrial Relations Officer
  • Management Consultant
  • Valuer
  • Economist
  • Tourist Information Officer
  • Advertising Account Executive

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business and Law

CRICOS

018007A

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$29,800.00 (US$ 20,356) per year
Total indicative course fee: AUD $89,300

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 February 2020, 27 July 2020

Venue

Curtin University

Bentley Campus,

Kent Street,

BENTLEY,

Western Australia,

6102, PERTH, Australia

Online/Distance with attendance (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$29,800.00 (US$ 20,356) per year
Total indicative course fee: AUD $89,300

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 February 2020, 27 July 2020

Venue

Curtin Malaysia

CDT 250, 98009 Miri Sarawak,

98000, Sarawak, Malaysia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

United States High School Diploma or a High School Diploma based on a US curriculum with a GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 (or an average grade of B) and a Total score (Evidence-based Reading and Writing section and Math section) of at least 1000 out of 1600 in the SAT from the same sitting, a minimum of 400 in Evidence-based Reading and Writing section, and 400 in Math section is required. This qualification does not satisfy any course prerequisites. English Language Requirements: IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking - 6.0; Overall band score 6.5; TOEFL Score: 79 (overall); Reading 13; Listening 13; Speaking 18; Writing 21; Pearson Test of English - Academic (PTE-A) 58, Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing - 50; C1 Advanced (CAE) - 176 with 169 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking; C2 Proficiency (CPE)- 190 with 176 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.

For international students

Students from different countries should have qualifications equivalent to Australian Year 12 and a scaled mark of at least 50 in English, Literature, or English as an Additional Language or Dialect.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking - 6.0; Overall band score 6.5; TOEFL Score: 79 (overall); Reading 13; Listening 13; Speaking 18; Writing 21; Pearson Test of English - Academic (PTE-A) 58; Occupational English Test (OET) Grade B in listening, reading, writing and speaking; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking 190, Overall score: 176; Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking 176, Overall score:169.

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There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Curtin College
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About this uni

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