As one of the largest and most dynamic Business Schools in Western Australia, we offer undergraduate, postgraduate and research business degrees across a wide range of areas.
At ECU, we teach business differently to other universities. We really focus on your employability skills through all of our Business courses.
Work placements, internships and our unique Business Edge program play an important part in helping you enter the world of business.
So whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur, a future marketing professional, or a potential hospitality or tourism dynamo, we'll ensure you get off to a great start.
ECU Business students have plenty of opportunities available to them to gain knowledge and skills in an industry setting.
Some of the practical experiences students have recently undertaken included placements at the Commonwealth Bank, MacMahon, Rio Tinto, Ramsay Health Care, Joondalup Resort, Bankwest, Crowne Plaza, Nexia, Community Vision, BDO and the City of Joondalup.
Many of our students secure ongoing positions after completing work experience units and internships, so it can be a great way to kick‑start your career.
Business Edge is our specially-designed program that covers ten important generic skills that are core to the Bachelor of Business degree.
This includes valuable skills like teamwork, leadership, problem-solving and critical thinking. These skills will help you graduate job-ready, and with a competitive edge over graduates from other universities.
With the support of an ECU scholarship, we can help you realise your ambitions by improving your financial situation and enabling you to successfully complete your course.
At ECU, we like to be flexible. It's why we offer different ways for people to enter university.
And it's why we have a mid-year intake for many of our courses.
If you're thinking about university study, but thought it was too late to start, think again.
At ECU we understand that everyone is different.
Different work arrangements, different family responsibilities, different locations or different learning styles.
That's why we offer the flexibility of studying many of our courses online.
Now you can study where you want, when you want.
Balance your study with family and work commitments. Or advance your career without leaving the workplace.
And just because you're not on campus doesn't mean we'll forget you. Online students get our full support too.
Are you passionate about a particular area or field of work?
Have you just completed a degree and think you’d like to go onto postgraduate study?
Maybe you've been working as a professional and you’d like to gain a competitive advantage or change career direction?
Whatever your reason or background, we offer a wide range of postgraduate courses at ECU.
And because we understand that your life is already busy, we offer the flexibility and convenience of part-time and online study options too.
With our Business degrees you have a world of possibility at your fingertips.
You could pursue a career in traditionally popular areas like accounting, marketing and human resource management, or in growing areas like sport or hotel management.
Our courses have been developed in consultation with industry and are well-regarded in the business world. For example, our Accounting major is accredited by CPA Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and Institute of Public Accountants.
And because we like to be flexible, you can choose between completing your undergraduate or postgraduate business studies online, or by attending one of our three campuses.
To help you choose a career direction, we've grouped similar fields of work into 12 study areas across ECU – Business is one of those study areas.
Within each study area you can choose a degree, for example a Bachelor of Business or a Bachelor of Sport, Recreation and Event Management.
For some degrees, you can choose a speciality, or major, like Accounting, Marketing or Human Resource Management.
Postgraduate degrees are also available through coursework or research. For example, you can study our Master of Finance by Research degree or a Master of Marketing (by Coursework).
There is a growing demand in high-technology or creative industries for knowledge and professional skills in business and management.
We offer a range of double degree options to meet this demand:
Our Business courses connect you with all kinds of hands-on opportunities so you get lots of practice before hitting the workforce.
This includes field trips, case studies, study tours, internships, work placements, competitions and networking events. Some of these opportunities can directly lead you to employment when you graduate.
Located on both our Mount Lawley and Joondalup campuses, the PGSB offers postgraduate business courses in a purpose-built environment suitable for students already in the workforce.
Courses include accounting, finance, management, marketing, human resources, electronic commerce, sport management, enterprise integration, leadership, and urban and regional planning.
Each semester, our Business Edge students have the chance to make a business pitch to a panel of industry judges in the Best of the Best competition.
Students create viable business proposals, and the highest-achieving teams are nominated to present their proposal in the competition. Students must then create an eight-minute pitch based on the elements of their assignment.
The teams deliver their proposals in a professional setting, gaining hands-on experience in making impressive presentations, while receiving feedback on their ideas from industry judges.
Business students talk about their ECU experience.
Our Business students talk about their courses, including the industry practice elements they've undertaken and what they hope to do when they graduate. They also explain why they chose ECU over other universities in Western Australia.
In the latest Good Universities Guide, our graduates gave ECU a 5-star rating for their overall satisfaction, the quality of our teaching and for the generic skills they developed during their studies.
And we've achieved these ratings for six years in a row – from 2009 to 2014.
So when you graduate with a Business degree at ECU, you can expect to be better prepared than most to enter the workforce.
ECU Business student, Justin Russell talks about his experience.
"My biggest career achievement so far has been working at the 2012 London Olympics."
"I had an amazing study experience at ECU. The facilities were fantastic and were constantly being upgraded to ensure we had access to the latest technology. The lecturers were excellent – I am still in touch with many of them now as contacts within the industry. The many individual and group assignments and work placements gave me skills that I was able to use once I started a full-time job.
My biggest career achievement so far has been working at the 2012 London Olympics. While working at Football West as the Manager – Junior Football, I was selected for the role of City Operations Manager at Wembley Stadium. It was a surreal experience to manage a crowd of 100,000 football fans at Wembley Stadium. I gained access into ECU via a pathway from West Coast TAFE, and have never looked back."
Sports Management graduate
"I am now working as an Accountant at a highly reputable property development firm."
"I chose ECU due to its flexibility with a range of campuses and flexible study options and timetables, as well as the greater focus on hands-on learning experience with the Business Edge units. In fact these were the factors that led to my decision to switch from UWA to ECU. All of my lecturers were easy to get along with and extremely helpful.
My greatest achievement so far has been completing a full time study load while also working full time – and this definitely would not have been possible without ECU's flexibility and support. I am now working as an Accountant at a highly reputable property development firm, and am putting into practice many of the skills learnt at uni."
Bachelor of Business graduate
We have an active student community at ECU. Most faculties or schools have interest groups or events that relate to your area of study.
You can also make connections and join conversations on our social media pages.