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.
"Current, practical and right on trend"
Master of Business Administration student and small business owner Anna Abelha chats about her decision to study an MBA, and why she enjoys studying at ECU.
"ECU offers a high level of support for my studies"
The skills I have developed throughout my time at ECU have been invaluable. I was fortunate enough to complete an internship within the ECU’s Corporate Marketing and Events Team, which gave me the opportunity to apply my learnings from my studies in a real world environment.
Balancing family, work and study has been the biggest obstacle during my studies, however ECU offers a high level of support to enable me to keep pursuing my studies and move forward with a smile on my face.
"Since graduating from ECU, I've been able to secure a graduate position at one of the largest law firms in Australia, MinterEllison"
The focus of the Law degree at ECU is very practical. Some of my lecturers had held jobs in Parliament, ASIC, and the AAT, and were able to bring a very practical mind-set to the units they taught, something I think is very important for those wishing to practice after they complete their degrees. My studies at ECU provided me with the essential framework to begin working in, and applying for corporate positions.
Whilst studying Law at ECU, I was lucky enough to travel to Canberra for the Australian Law Student Association Conference as a delegate. At the conference, top students from all Law Schools in Australasia come to learn about issues facing law, learn new skills, and compete. I competed in the Witness Examination competition, this taught me a lot in regards to Court etiquette, legal procedure, and dealing with clients. It was also an excellent opportunity to network with students from all over Australia, New Zealand, and Asia.