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.
"Perth is one of the most relaxed and beautiful cities I've been so far."
I chose to take up my postgraduate studies at ECU because of its diversified and friendly approach among international students. Being one of the youngest university the world, ECU was recognised as one of the universities that offers quality education.
ECU facilities were top of the line and student friendly providing convenience and accessibility to all students. The campus has a pleasant atmosphere, where students feel relaxed and safe. For the past two semesters I've made friends with students of different nationalities.
Perth is one of the most relaxed and beautiful cities I've been so far. People are so friendly and welcoming. I love exploring Perth's beautiful beaches.
My study tip: Be emotionally and mentally prepared as you'll enter a challenging and life-changing journey. However, don't forget to enjoy and make the most out of your learning journey because with ECU it will be possible.
"When I enrolled at ECU, little did I know that it would lead to me being a part of something historic"
In my last semester of my Sport, Recreation and Event Management course I got an industry placement in the Events Department of the Fremantle Dockers Football Club.
Due to my positive work ethic, I was offered casual employment. When Fremantle made it to their first ever home preliminary final, it was so exciting to be a part of it all! On the Thursday before the finals I was suddenly asked to fly over to Melbourne to fill in for a permanent staff member. For the Grand Final, I was in charge of managing security, caterers and audio technicians.
All the skills and theory I picked up in my years at ECU helped me play a part in running the biggest function the club ever had – their historic first grand final.
"I didn’t even consider a different university when I decided to start my PhD"
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.