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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

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Scholarship opportunities to 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.

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A language minor could make a major difference

Our Bachelor of Commerce degree offers you a fantastic choice of 14 major subjects. Each major will give you a solid grounding in a specific area, e.g. Finance, or Human resource Management.

But to broaden your employability prospects and prepare you to be more 'world ready', you should consider adding one of our language minors to your chosen major.

For example, you might choose to major in International Business and add a minor in Mandarin or Japanese to really give you an edge if you’re working overseas.

To explore your options, start with the Commerce degree page.

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  • An introduction to ECU’s School of Business and Law from Executive Dean Maryam Omari (2 minute watch).

  • WA Regional General Manager for Siemens Limited, Andrew McCluskey, discusses why he decided to study an MBA at ECU.

  • Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Pi-Shen Seet teaches students to learn from the mistakes of the past in thinking about the future.

Student
stories

  • "This place is definitely a home away from home"
    Raisa Enego
    Raisa EnegoMaster of Marketing and Innovation Management student, Philippines

    I have been working as a marketing professional for over six years in the Philippines. That is why I chose to study Marketing and Innovation Management to enhance my marketing skills and acquire knowledge on an international level. I chose ECU because I know Filipino friends who have studied here, had a great experience, and they feel really at home in this university.

    I have made a lot of friends in this university, who all come from diverse backgrounds, and they bring out a great atmosphere in my learning experience. Most importantly, the lecturers are organised and highly professional; they have constantly guided me in my studies, and some I have considered as mentors in my career.

    The thing I love about Perth is that everything I love is very close to me. The lifestyle is mainly spending your free time outdoors. This place is definitely a home away from home.

  • "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.

  • "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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