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 successful Business Edge program play an important part in helping you enter the world of business.
So whether you're an aspiring accountant, 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.
We were the first university in Australia to teach employability skills in a specially-designed program we call Business Edge.
The program covers ten valuable generic skills that are core to the Bachelor of Business degree, including 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 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 Business by Research degree or a Master of Management Information Systems (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, sport management, leadership, and urban and regional planning.
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 the quality of our teaching and for the starting salaries they've secured since graduating.
We've now achieved 5-star ratings for teaching quality for the past seven years, while consistently rating highly on overall graduate satisfaction and generic skills development during that time.
So when you graduate with a Business degree at ECU, you can expect to be better prepared than most to enter the workforce - and you may be rewarded with a better salary too!
ECU Business student, Justin Russell talks about his experience.
"I’ve always had an interest in marketing, advertising and PR."
Marketing, Advertising and PR work hand-in-hand in the real world, so it made sense to unite them at uni too. The combined degree at ECU allowed me to study all three. We experienced the end-to-end process from PR consultant, to journalist, to publishing in classes that mirrored the real world. One of my units was held in an awesome computer lab where we were plugged in to live blogs and industry news – this was a great way to learn how to write a timely and successful press release."
Marketing, Advertising and PR graduate
"I found the business edge units to be highly beneficial."
I found the Business Edge units to be highly beneficial. I have completed three of these units and with each, have been able to identify my strengths and weaknesses. This has helped me to work on my areas of weakness, as well as grow my confidence particularly with public speaking and networking. The lecturers here genuinely care about how you are progressing and I have always been able to get help and guidance when needed. And there are so many opportunities to learn and grow. I am part of ECU Enactus, a voluntary organisation, and earlier last year I was sponsored by Enactus to attend the International Conference in Beijing, China. It was an amazing experience, and I brought home a wealth of information for our team which we have used to grow and will help us to prepare for the upcoming National Conference."
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.