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Get the business edge with ECU

Anna Froederberg

Graduate Anna Froederberg said ECU's real-world approach helped her hit the ground running in her career.

Why wait until the beginning of next year to start your university studies?

If you've taken some time out after high school or simply want to grow your existing career, mid-year entry could be the ideal time to start a degree.

The uncertainty created by COVID-19 also makes this a good time to gain an industry advantage, especially in growth areas such as business.

Edith Cowan University's (ECU) School of Business and Law develops industry-ready graduates through high quality teaching and learning experiences and engaged, applied research.

Executive Dean Professor Maryam Omari said the need to educate and upskill for the future workforce was now more important than ever.

"ECU's School of Business and Law focuses on exposing students to industry through networking events, in-class industry projects and guest speaker appearances in all of our courses," she said.

"We tailor internship experiences for our students, with a vast range of networks across industries to ensure they get a foot in the door.

"ECU's Bachelor of Commerce can relate to a range of areas, and prepare you for a career in business.

"Our Graduate Certificate of Business can be the bridge to stand out from the crowd for those already with a degree or industry experience looking to upskill."

Graduate Certificate programs can be completed in one semester so you can retrain quickly or continue your studies into a full Masters program, with the flexibility to study online.

'The course links theory with the real world'

Bachelor of Commerce graduate Anna Froederberg said ECU's real-world approach helped her not only prepare for a job but it also gave her the confidence and knowledge needed to hit the ground running.

"I really liked ECU's approach of being 'job ready'," Ms Froederberg said.

"The course links theory with the real world. One of my assignments was to present and pitch a marketing strategy for one of Perth's biggest electricity companies. It was a really exciting and valuable experience.

"In my work placement, I was able to work with specific software used in the industry. I used these platforms to build websites, apply marketing strategies and implement social media marketing. It was great to build a portfolio related to a real company, and to show future employers what I can do."

State-of-the-art facilities

ECU's world-class facilities enable students to enter the workforce with the practical skills that employers are seeking.

In the last year, ECU opened a suite of new facilities for business students including The Business Bureau – a hub focusing on work integrated learning and employment; a Centre for Business Development, where students use virtual reality software in class; and the ECU Tax Clinic – a clinic for the public to receive hands-on assistance from students under the supervision of tax professionals.

Not a school leaver?

ECU has a range of entry pathways including UniPrep, experience-based entry and scholarships to ensure education is accessible to anyone who wants to pursue their ambition.

It's never too late for a new beginning. Apply now at

ECU Facts

  • Named in the top 500 (top 2.5% of universities in the world) in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2020.
  • Rated five stars for teaching quality by graduates for 13 years in a row in The Good Universities Guide.
  • Ranked the top public university in Western Australia for Teaching Quality, Learner Engagement, Overall Educational Experience, Student Support and Skills Development in the undergraduate field of Business and Management in the 2019 Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching ratings.


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