Business & Law
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Business & Law at ECU
We were the first university school in Australia to teach employability skills in a specially-designed program, now part of our Bachelor of Commerce course. We introduced the first professionally-accredited online Law degree in Western Australia. And we're the only WA university offering courses like the Bachelor of International Hotel & Resort Management and the Master of Marketing and Innovation Management.
So if you aspire to be an Accountant, Lawyer, Hotel Manager, HR Manager, Project Manager or even an Entrepreneur, this is your study area.
Our undergraduate courses in Business or Law disciplines have been developed in consultation with industry, so you know you'll be acquiring skills that future employers are looking for.
We're also responsive to industry needs, offering niche market courses tailored to industry demands.
Bachelor of Commerce major subjects like Accounting are well-regarded by industry; the Accounting major is professionally accredited by CPA Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and the Institute of Public Accountants.
Our practical, hands-on approach to learning will also give you opportunities to participate in work placements, internships, study tours and more.
Study areas, degrees and majors
At ECU, we group similar fields of work into study areas – Business & Law is one of them.
Within each study area you can choose a degree, for example a Bachelor of Commerce or a Bachelor of Law.
For some degrees, you can choose a speciality, or major, like Marketing, Human Resource Management, Accounting or Finance.
Postgraduate degrees involve coursework or research. For example, you can study our Master of Business by Research, or a Master of Finance and Banking (by coursework).
Business & Law
If you already know what you're interested in, choose a discipline.
"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"
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.
"When I think of my experience studying at the School of Business and Law at ECU, 'exhilarating' is the first thing that comes to mind"
I came to this country by myself - I had no family here at all. When I moved to Australia, I felt that the reception I received when I arrived would set the tone for the duration of my studies. I found ECU, and Perth in general to be incredibly welcoming and I felt very comfortable.
The academic staff were just awesome. Throughout my studies I found that the lecturers were friendly, open and very helpful. Interacting with my peers and my lecturers helped to build my personal confidence when I started my course. Through working with different teams I became engaged and very active, not only academically but professionally and socially.
Throughout my studies, I was a CPA ambassador, which was a great opportunity to network with people in the industry whilst I was still studying. I have also been lucky enough to secure an accounting position since graduating. However, I feel the biggest achievement of this journey, were the smiles on my parents faces when I graduated. They really sacrificed a fair bit to get me here and I feel like I've done them proud.
"Invaluable student experiences"
ECU Law student Alan Watkins talks about the unexpected work experience he's enjoyed while studying here.