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ECU has an entrepreneurial spirit – we like to be pioneers. And our School of Business and Law is no exception.

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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.

Why ECU?

Courses

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.

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Reduce your expenses

Scholarships recognise those whose life journey may have been challenging, as well as students who've shown outstanding academic excellence and endeavour.

A scholarship can help you realise your ambitions by paying for fees, text books and living expenses.

Realise your dream with our scholarships

Paid internships

The Hotel Professional Industry Internship program was developed to enhance students' ability to integrate theory and practice and to develop key occupational skills for a career in the global hospitality industry.

The internships provide Bachelor of International Hotel and Resort Management students with the opportunity to engage in experiential learning through meaningful work experience and network within the industry. Students gain industry specific knowledge and the skills necessary for professional practice, thus enhancing their employability prospects.

What's more, students are paid for 3 months out of their 6-month internship. Internships have included the Novotel Langley Perth, the Duxton, and Four Points by Sheraton.

Explore your options

This 1-minute video gives you a quick overview of ECU's School of Business and Law, including its fantastic facilities.

Student
stories

  • "Work placements at sports organisations were extremely valuable"
    Emily Ekert
    Emily EkertSport, Recreation and Event Management

    I have always wanted to work in sport and events, so ECU’s Sport, Recreation and Event Management course was a perfect choice, as it enabled me to mix the sport side of study with business.

    I had previously studied at two other universities in WA, and ECU is definitely my favourite. Everyone is friendly and the staff are very supportive and really want you to succeed.

    Work placements at a variety of sports organisations throughout my degree have been extremely valuable. I gained hands-on experience at organisations like the Perth Wildcats, West Perth Football Club, and Badminton WA.

    My greatest achievement was receiving the West Coast Eagles Award for Excellence. It was a great honour to achieve this award and I am extremely proud that my hard work paid off.

  • "I’ve made many friends from all over the world with this degree"
    JohnInternational Hotel and Resort Management graduate

    International Hotel and Resort Management graduate, John talks about the benefits of studying this course and his personal experience at ECU.

  • "I didn’t even consider a different university when I decided to start my PhD"
    Fleur Sharafizad
    Fleur SharafizadBusiness PhD student

    My lecturers and tutors have always accommodated my family-study balance and were willing to listen and help me out.

    My greatest achievement has been completing my tertiary education and now attempting to obtain my PhD while being a full-time carer of three children.

    This has only been possible because of the flexibility at ECU.

    The amount of assistance, resources, contacts and workshops ECU provides along the way helps make this challenging journey as easy as possible.

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