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Bachelor of Commerce

Course code W23

Our students graduate not only job ready but industry ready, with practical work based industry experience, networking opportunities and career portfolio development, equipping them with the skills to succeed in a range of business careers.

The course offers fourteen majors across a broad range of disciplines, all created in consultation with industry, with many being professionally accredited and recognised with the relevant industry bodies. Students can choose up to two majors, a major and a minor, or, a major and a range of electives providing great flexibility in the course and giving students the opportunity to tailor their degree to suit their career aspirations.

Students are equipped with the theory, practical experience and employability skills, including the leadership, teamwork, critical thinking, and communication and problemsolving skills.

Graduate world-ready to succeed in a variety of complex, competitive and dynamic global business environments.

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Entry requirements

70 Indicative ATAR

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

W23

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $11,000

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Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

W23

CRICOS code

094285D

Fees

International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $30,650

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Duration

3 years full-time

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

See Course Details for further information.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup, South West or Online

Semester 1: Study part-time at Joondalup, South West or Online

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup, South West or Online

Semester 2: Study part-time at Joondalup, South West or Online

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Course Structure

Note: Students wishing to take the Accounting major with one of the following professionally accredited majors (Project Management or Marketing) will be required to complete additional credit points/units exceeding that required for completion of the Bachelor of Commerce.

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SBL1100Foundations of Business15
SBL1300Business Environments & Markets15
SBL1400Introduction to Business Analytics15
ACC1100Accounting I15
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ECF1110Economics I15
SBL1600Business Identity and Protocols15
Unit from Major15
Unit from Major/Minor/Elective15
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
Unit from Major15
Unit from Major15
Unit from Major/Minor/Elective15
Unit from Major/Minor/Elective15
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
Unit from Major15
Unit from Major15
Unit from Major/Minor/Elective15
Unit from Major/Minor/Elective15

Note: Students with a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 65% or higher after their second year of study may be invited to complete an additional year of study to undertake a one year domestic or international internship. Those students will transfer to the Bachelor of Commerce Professional for their third and fourth year of study.

Year 3 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
Unit from Major15
Unit from Major15
Unit from Major15
Unit from Major/Minor/Elective15
Year 3 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit TitleCredit Points
Option 1
Unit from Major/Minor/Elective15
Unit from Major/Minor/Elective15
Unit from Major/Minor/Elective15
Select one unit from:
FBL3501 ^Business Practicum15
SBL3500 ^Integrated Business Application15

Option 2

Internship Minor which consists of:

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
FBL3400 ^Business Internship I30
FBL3500 ^Business Internship 230

Note: Enrolment into the Internship Minor is by application only.

^ Core Option

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Majors you can study in this course

One or more of the majors in this course is externally recognised when studied within this course. Refer to the major for more information.

Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Access, analyse and critically evaluate relevant information to solve challenging business problems systematically.
  2. Apply broad discipline knowledge to a range of business situations, incorporating international/global/cultural perspectives.
  3. Collaborate effectively in team settings to produce measurable outcomes.
  4. Communicate business knowledge, concepts and advice persuasively and clearly in both written and oral formats, using relevant technology.
  5. Generate creative ideas for business innovations that respond to opportunities and constant change.
  6. Reflect on feedback and critique one's own performance in order to identify and plan opportunities for development.
  7. Value professional behaviours and/or personal citizenship that reflect an appreciation of the interrelationship between business ethics and corporate social responsibility.

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $11,000 *

* Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $30,650 *

* International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Commerce prepares students for a diverse range of business related careers. Students graduate with an evidence based career e-portfolio along with a situated learning experience, and learn how to apply the theoretical concepts studied in a practical and real world setting. Over the course of the degree students have the opportunity to undertake international study tours, work integrated learning opportunities and internships in their chosen field.

Possible future job titles

Corporate Accountant, Bank Officer, Management Consultant, Economic Adviser, Financial Analyst, Human Resources Manager, Recruitment Consultant, Project Manager, Marketing/Sales Manager, Sport/Event Manager

Courses you can consider if you are interested in progressing further in this area.

Student
stories

  • "I chose ECU because it offered fully online units with fantastic student support, which was ideal when I was working full time at the start of my degree"
    Aaron Tucker
    Aaron TuckerBachelor of Business (Finance) student

    My entire world view has been expanded by studying at ECU. I had no real idea how complicated Finance was before I started. The further into my studies I have progressed, the more I have leant on things I picked up in the first year introductory classes. The skills I have picked up during my course have always had a compounding effect and I now feel comfortable to market myself to employers.

    The lecturers are deeply knowledgeable and very helpful when you have concerns or questions. I have met many fellow students through my studies that I now call friends.

    I can't recommend ECU highly enough, especially given their flexibility and world class facilities.

  • "My 4 years at ECU were without a doubt some of the best of my life!"
    Joanne May
    Joanne MayECU Human Resources graduate

    Being a mature age student, I assumed that I wouldn't make many friends as that was just for the school leavers, but I have made friends for life with people of all ages and nationalities. These friendships made for the most positive experience. The lecturers and tutors were consistently supportive and it was clear they really wanted their students to succeed.

    I loved how ECU offered practical, work-ready learning methods, combined with the latest theory. I didn't realise how interactive the course would be, there were so many real life scenarios which made me feel much more comfortable about going out into the workforce.

    My greatest achievement was graduating with the School of Business and Law medal for 2018. It was an incredible honour that I got to share with my family, ECU friends and all my lecturers and tutors who encouraged me to aim as high as I could.

  • "The atmosphere at ECU was friendly and welcoming. Over the course of my degree, I have made some lifelong friends through volunteer groups, social events and classes."
    Lauren Menegola
    Lauren MenegolaECU Human Resource Management and Management graduate

    Whilst studying at ECU, I was an ambassador for the Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI). Being an ambassador helped me to successfully apply for the AHRI internship program, which secured me an internship in the HR department at CGG – one of the two work placements I have been able to complete whilst studying at ECU. Both were invaluable experiences and have assisted in identifying the areas of Human Resources that I would like to focus on. After my three weeks interning at CGG, I was offered a contract with the company, where I worked whilst I completed my studies. This has provided a great opportunity to apply the theory I have learnt throughout my degree, and I have no doubt that this will assist my employability now that I have completed my degree.

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