Start your career journey with a Bachelor of Business degree and you'll graduate with the right balance of theoretical knowledge, practical experience and employability skills.
With 13 majors to choose from, experience the freedom to focus in a field you’re passionate about, or pursue a range of subject areas to open doors to a variety of career options.
- Accounting, Economics and Finance
- Human Resource Management (HRM), International Business and Management
- Management of Information Technology
- Urban and Regional Planning
With many of our Business courses professionally recognised and accredited by industry organisations, you'll graduate with an internationally credible and portable degree.
Get the ECU Business Edge
We’ll teach you all you need to know about business but we’ll also provide you with the critical skills to get ahead in your career. The ECU Business Edge program is focused on building your employability skills alongside your business expertise and practical knowledge. You’ll develop skills such as leadership, teamwork, critical thinking and much more – skills that will give you the edge when you graduate.
New International Hotel and Resort Management Course
If you aspire to a global career as a management professional in the international tourism and hospitality sector, then consider pursuing our new Bachelor of International Hotel and Resort Management course.
With this practical, industry-based degree, you’ll receive plenty of opportunities to integrate theory with practical skills through work-based internships.
"I chose ECU for their proactive teaching approach and their flexible learning options."
"My lecturers are knowledgeable and approachable. It’s great to learn from academics that enjoy teaching both the theoretical elements and practical components of their subject areas. With their support I’ve been able to develop my ability to critically evaluate situations and philosophies. The external learning options, such as recorded lectures and the extensive online library facilities have also really supported my studies."
HR Management / Psychology student
Business brings out the best of the best
Each semester, our Business Edge students studying the BES1200 Business Knowledge unit, have the chance to make a business pitch to a panel of industry judges in the Best of the Best competition.
Working in teams, students create viable business proposals, with high-achieving teams being 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, and receive feedback from industry judges on their business ideas.
Outdoor Adventure Recreation Management Program
Our supplementary program in Outdoor Adventure Recreation Management teaches students about leadership, group dynamics and the environment, through day and overnight leisure activities such as bushwalking, rafting, mountain biking, kayaking and more.
If you love the outdoors and want to pursue a career that combines business and leisure, then complete a second major or minor in Outdoor Adventure Recreation Management as part of your course.
Students who undertake this supplementary program will be able to attend lectures and tutorials in our new purpose-built facility, located at the Joondalup Campus football oval.
"Flexible study options means I don't have to choose between work and study."
"The biggest attraction of ECU was the opportunity to study externally or via night lectures. This has provided me with the flexibility and control I need to study at my own pace and still maintain full-time employment. Studying at ECU has given me confidence in myself, and I have secured an undergraduate accountant position after just one year of my degree, applying the skills and and knowledge I've learned so far, directly to my job."
Accounting and Finance student
Cruise ships take tourism industry to new heights
The cruise ship market is a rapidly expanding sector within the Tourism industry and we were the first university in the southern hemisphere to offer Cruise Ship Tourism within a Tourism course.
Our students learn from leading industry professionals and undertake practical experiences, such as a Swan River cruise and a cruise ship tour at Fremantle Port. engage with industry via a cruise on the Swan River and a familiarisation tour of a cruise ship at Fremantle Port, gaining insight into the operational side of this booming industry.
Bringing industry experience into the classroom
Our Centre for Planning team has over 30 years of world-wide industry experience combined with our students benefiting from their wealth of knowledge and practical experience.
Senior Lecturer Dr Edward Andre is an Architect, Urban Designer, Landscape Architect and Town Planner; Senior Lecturer Tim Perkins has a background in Environmental Management and Planning, and has recently been invited, on behalf of ECU, to join the Australian Deans of Built Environment and Design Group; and Professor Geoff Syme undertakes a wide range of research in Urban and Regional Planning relating to built and natural environments.
Purpose-Built Facility for Hospitality Management Students
Our Hospitality Management students get hands-on experience across all aspects of the industry at ECU's on-campus Degrees Restaurant. Students practice a range of customer-facing and behind-the-scenes skills, including food production, service, menu planning and marketing.
The restaurant is a fully licensed and modern dining restaurant located on our Joondalup Campus.