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.
"My parliamentary internship gave me insight into the political arena of law"
It has definitely assisted me with my career as my research paper was published and discussed in Parliament, and my contribution acknowledged by the MP.
Apart from the internship, I was fortunate to undertake a work placement program with the Law Society of Western Australia, in their Law Access Division. This gave me an insight into the pro bono area of work for law. I’ve had a great experience at ECU.
You are taught to challenge yourself outside of a textbook and incorporate theoretical knowledge into practical experience.
"My undergraduate journey at ECU has been amazing"
Returning to studies mid-life, I have embarked on an academic journey by undertaking the Bachelor of Laws undergraduate course.
The flexibility, convenience and support offered by ECU were pivotal in my decision to take up this challenge. The lecturers and staff are extremely supportive, encouraging and approachable, and always provide the help I need. I have found the culture at ECU very empowering.
As the recipient of the Cullen McLeod Prize in Contract Law II in 2018, I now have the chance to complete an internship at a law firm. This is a great opportunity to apply the theory I've learnt to real world practice.
"It's something to go for…"
Master of International Hospitality Management student, Tendai Muchemwa talks about the value of his Work Integrated Learning placement.