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G95 Bachelor of Business


The Bachelor of Business degree has been designed to enable students to succeed in their chosen business profession. The course structure allows students to choose one or two major areas of study from accounting, business law, economics, finance, management, management of  information technology and marketing. A feature of the course is the Business Edge units: a set of integrated general and professional skills units designed to link academic and professional pathways for educational development. The Faculty offers a supportive environment with expert staff who are committed to quality teaching and research.


After the first semester of full-time study, students choose a Major, Double Major or Supplementary program they wish to follow. Currently, the following Majors are available:


1.   Accounting:  This Major has been designed for students seeking careers as professional accountants or in any financial area of business. The major combines sound accounting principles with practical business applications.


2.   Business Law:  This Major supports students' employability in careers such as accounting, management and marketing. 


3.   Economics:  This Major is designed for students intending to pursue a career as business economists or economic consultants in a wide range of corporate management roles.


4.   Finance:  This Major has been designed for students who propose to follow a career in finance. Graduates in finance are to be found in stockbroking, investment management, financial advisory roles and the finance division of all types and sizes of companies.


5.   Human Resource Management:  This Major provides the theoretical and practical foundations for a human resource management practitioner.


6.   Industrial Relations:  This Major is designed for students who wish to acquire specialist skills for a career in industrial relations or human resource management in the public or private sphere or in trade unions. This is only available in conjunction with a Major in Human Resource Management.


7.  International Business:  This Major has been designed for students intending to pursue a business career with an international focus. 


8.  Management:  This Major has been designed to prepare students for a future in management and focuses on understanding people at work and how organisations operate.


9.  Management of Information Technology:  The effective use of IT is increasingly critical to business; this major will address the development and management of technology in today's fast changing business landscape.


10.  Marketing:  This Major has been designed to provide appropriate education for students seeking a wide range of positions in the marketing, sales and marketing communications sector.


The Supplementary program offers students a choice of units to complete their degree.  Options available include a Second Major program, a Supporting Major (from another Faculty), a Minor program, or a selection of Elective units from those offered within the Bachelor of Business award or (with approval) from other awards of the Faculty of Business and Law or (with approval) from outside the Faculty.


Standard University admission requirements apply. As admission to the Bachelor of Business degree at Mt Lawley and Joondalup is competitive, meeting ECU minimum admission requirements does not guarantee enrolment.



Students who have completed equivalent units at another institution may apply for advanced standing for those units.


Students enrolled prior to 1 January 2007, who are returning to study in year 2007 after a period of deferral must seek advice from the Faculty Undergraduate Student Centre.

This course is available on Mt Lawley, Joondalup, and Bunbury Campuses.
This course is available by Full-time, or Part-time mode.
This course is available in the following modes of delivery - On-campus, and Online.

Note: Core units, Business Edge units and most Majors may be completed online.

The Bachelor of Business degree requires a minimum of 360 credit points and normally requires three years of full-time study or the part-time equivalent.


The degree has the following main compontents:

  1. Business Core units - total of 75 credit points,
  2. Business Edge units - total of 60 credit points,
  3. Major Program in a specialised area listed above of 120 credit points (including a business core unit of 15 credit points),
  4. Supplementary Program - total of 120 credit points consisting of :
  • a Second Major from the Bachelor of Business, or
  • a Supporting Major from within the Faculty or from another Faculty; or
  • a Minor program plus elective; or
  • an Elective program.


NOTE:   All Bachelor of Business students must complete a minimum of 60 credit points at third year level and no more than 180 points at first year level.


YEAR ONE: Business Core
Students must complete 75 credit points (5 units) selected from:

ACC1100 Accounting I 15
ECF1110 Economics I 15
ECF1120 Finance I 15
LAW1100 Legal Framework I 15
MAN1100 Management I 15
MIS1600 e-Business Systems 15
MKT1600 Marketing Principles&Practices 15
Major Program
Major programs consist of 120 credit points of study (including a core unit of 15 credit points). All units listed for the Major must be completed to satisfy the requirements for that Major.
Students should note the "unitset" code listed under each field. This code should be quoted on Enrolment and Unit Selection forms where appropriate.
Business Edge
Students must complete the following 60 credit points of Business Edge units:
YEAR ONE - Semester 1
BES1100 Foundations of Business Knowledge 15
YEAR ONE - Semester 2
BES1200 Business Knowledge Development 15
BES2100 Foundations of Business Leadership 15
BES3100 Business Career Development 15
MAAAAHAccounting Major
MAAAAKBusiness Law Major
MAAAAJEconomics Major
MAAAAIFinance Major
MAAAAPIndustrial Relations Major
MAAAAQInternational Business Major
MAAAANManagement Major
MAAADIManagement of Information Technology Major
MAAACXMarketing Major
MIAAABAccounting Minor
MIAAACProfessional Accounting Minor
MIAAADEconomics Minor
MIAAAEFinance Minor
MIAAAFProfessional Finance Minor
MIAAAGHuman Resource Management Minor
MIAAAIInternational Business Minor
MIAAAHManagement Minor
MIAACVManagement of Information Technology Minor
MIAACOMarketing Minor
MIAADDMarketing Management Minor

Supplementary Program

The Supplementary Program comprises of a minimum of 120 credit points (8 units) of study. Options include:


(i) Second Major

A second Major may be selected from the Bachelor of Business, or a Major from another Faculty. 



(ii) Minor program

Minors may be selected from within the Faculty of Business and Law (as listed below) or from any other Faculty at ECU.


Faculty of Business and Law minors:


Name of minor program Code                               
Accounting MIAAAB
Professional Accounting MIAAAC


Finance MIAAAE
Professional Finance MIAAAF
Human Resource Management MIAAAG
Innovation and Enterprise MIAADR
International Business MIAAAI
Management MIAAAH
Managment of inofrmation Technology MIAAACV
Marketing MIAACO
Marketing Management MIAADD


MAFREPFrench Major
MAFREBFrench Major
MAAADCJapanese Major
MAAADDJapanese Major
MACMASMass Communication Major
MAMATMathematics Major
MAPOLGPolitics and Government Major
MASPSCSports Science 8 Unit Supporting Major
MAAABCComputer Science Major
MAPRPublic Relations Major

(iii) Elective Program


In addition to Core units, Business Edge units and the major area of study, students may select eight Elective undergraduate units offered by ECU.  


Students who wish to meet the academic requirements for membership of the various professional bodies may select the units specified by the relevant body.


Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)
For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes, Graduate Attributes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website:

Last Updated - Higher Education: 31/03/2008 VET: 31/03/2008