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G95 Bachelor of Business

The Bachelor of Business has been designed to enable students to succeed in their chosen business profession. Students have the flexibility to graduate with specialisations in one or two Business majors, or to choose a broad-spectrum approach and study a range of Business units relevant to their future career. A number of Business majors are available, from traditional disciplines such as accounting, finance, economics, management, marketing, and human resource management, to contemporary areas such as international business, management of information technology and planning. Management practices in the growth industries of hospitality, tourism, sport and events can also be studied as part of this degree.  All Business majors are created in consultation with industry, with many professionally recognised and accredited, so students will benefit from relevant and internationally credible course content that provides linkages and networking opportunities with the real world. Plus, many of the expert lecturers have worked in industry themselves, and all are committed to quality teaching and research which demonstrates focus, depth and impact. The course is also designed to be flexible, offering full-time or part-time study modes and in many majors, online or multiple-campus study options.

A key feature of this course is a unique set of units called ECU Business Edge. This set of integrated units focuses on the employability skills businesses are looking for, including working effectively with others, communicating effectively, self-awareness, thinking critically, analysing data and using technology, problem-solving, developing initiative and enterprise, self-management, social responsibility and accountability, and developing professionalism. With interactive student-centred learning environments in specially designed classrooms, all ECU’s Bachelor of Business graduates will benefit from our employability oriented approach.


Standard University admission requirements apply. 



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


This course is available on Mt Lawley, Joondalup, and Bunbury Campuses.

Mount Lawley campus offers part-time study only and not all Majors or units in a Major may be available on this campus. Bunbury campus offers majors in Accounting, Management and Public Practice only.
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.

Business Core units and Business Edge units are available off-campus (online). Note: Only the majors of Accounting, Finance, Human Resource Management, Management, Management of Information Technology and Marketing can be completed entirely off-campus (online) however the full selection of elective units may not be available.

The Bachelor of Business degree requires a minimum of 360 credit points (24 units) and normally requires three years of full-time study or the part-time equivalent.


  • No more than 180 credit points (12 units) completed at level one.
  • A minimum of 60 credit points (4 units) completed at level three.
  • Students must complete the 4 Business Edge units and a minimum of 5 Business Core units.
  • Prerequisite units must be passed before enrolment in succeeding units.  In certain circumstances this requirement may be waived by the relevant Major Co-ordinator.
  • In general, all level one Business Core units must be completed before level two units are studied and level two units before level three units.
  • In general, the Business Edge units must be completed sequentially with BES3100 taken in the final semester or year of study.




All students are required to complete the core units (Business Edge and Business Core units) plus one of the three options indicated.


Students can choose between the following programs:


Option 1 - program with no Business major; or 

Option 2 - program with one Business major; or

Option 3 - program with two Business majors.




Option 1.  Bachelor of Business with no Business major



Additional Requirements:

  • Minimum of 16 units must be taken from within the Bachelor of Business (including 4 Business Edge units and a minimum of 5 Business core units).




Business Edge units   4  units
Business Core units    minimum of 5 units
Bachelor of Business units *minimum of 7 units
Remaining units can be taken from inside and/or outside the Faculty of Business and Law  **maximum of 8 units


 * A Bachelor of Business unit is any unit listed in a Business Major or Minor, and may be taken as:

  • elective units; or
  • minor/s (4 units).



 **These units can be taken as:

  • 8 elective units from inside and/or outside the Faculty; or
  • a major from outside the Faculty; or
  • a minor from inside or outside the Faculty; or
  • two minors from the Faculty of Business and Law.




Option 2.  Bachelor of Business with one Business major


Additional Requirements

  • nil




Business Edge units     

4 units

Business Core units*  minimum of 4 units
A Business major program * (which includes one additional Business Core unit)   8 units
A Supplementary program**   8 units


* A Business major program consists of 120 credit points (8 units) of study and includes one additional Business Core unit. All units listed in the major must be completed to satisfy the requirements of that major.


** A Supplementary program consists of 120 credit points (8 units) of study and comprises of:

  • a minor program from inside and/or outside the Faculty plus electives; or
  • two minors from the Faculty of Business and Law; or
  • a major program from outside the Faculty; or
  • an elective program.



Option 3. Bachelor of Business with two Business majors.



Additional Requirements

  • nil



Business Edge units    4 units
Business Core units  minimum of 4 units
A Business major program* (which includes one additional Business Core unit)   8 units
A second Business major program   8 units


* A business major program consists of 120 credit points (8 units) of study and includes one additional Business Core unit. All units listed in the major must be completed to satisfy the requirements of that major.



The following table lists the Bachelor of Business majors and minors that are currently available.


Business Major Unitset code     

Business Minors

Unitset code
Accounting MAAAAH Accounting MIAAAB
Professional Accounting** MIAAAC
Economics MAAAAJ Economics MIAAAD
Event Management MAAAHD Event Management MIAAER
Finance MAAAAI Finance MIAAAE
Hospitality Management MAAAHF Professional Finance** MIAAAF
Human Resource Management MAAAAO Hospitality Management MIAAEQ
International Business MAAAAQ Human Resource Management MIAAAG
Management MAAAAN Innovation and Enterprise MIAADR
Management of Information Technology MAAADI International Business MIAAAI
Marketing MAAACX Management MIAAAH
Planning MAAAHM
Sport Management MAAAFT Management of Information Technology MIAACV
Tourism Management MAAAHE Marketing MIAACO
Outdoor Adventure Recreation Management MIAAEO
    Planning MIAAET
    Recreation Management MIAAEN
     Sport Management MIAAEM
     Tourism Management MIAAEP
  ** minor can only be taken in addition to the major in that discipline.  


Elective units

Students may select elective units offered by ECU in addition to the Business Edge units, Business core units and the major and/or minor programs.


COURSE PLANNERS (Study Programs)

Course planners for each major are available from the Faculty of Business and Law Student Information Office.

Students are encouraged to seek advice from the Faculty of Business and Law Student Information Office to help develop a personalised course planner.

Business Edge (4 units)
BES1100 Foundations of Business Knowledge 15
BES1200 Business Knowledge Development 15
BES2100 Foundations of Business Leadership 15
BES3100 Business Career Development 15
Business Core (4 units)

Students must complete a minimum of 60 credit points (4 units)* of Business Core units selected from:
ACC1100 Accounting I 15
ECF1110 Economics I 15
ECF1120 Finance I 15
ECF1151 Quantitative and Statistical Techniques for Business 15
LAW1100 Legal Framework I 15
MAN1100 Management I 15
MAN1600 Information Systems for Business 15
MKT1600 Marketing Principles&Practices 15
*Note 1: As each Bachelor of Business major contains one additional business core unit within its structure students intending to pursue a single or double major program must ensure their choice of Business core units includes the unit required by that major. Failure to do so may mean that students are required to take additional units to satisfy the requirements of the major.

Note 2: Some majors have required Business Core units to meet pre requisite or accreditation requirements. Please refer to the major structures listed below for details.

MAAAAHAccounting Major
MAAAAJEconomics Major
MAAAHDEvent Management Major
MAAAAIFinance Major
MAAAHFHospitality Management Major
MAAAAOHuman Resource Management Major
MAAAAQInternational Business Major
MAAAANManagement Major
MAAADIManagement of Information Technology Major
MAAACXMarketing Major
MAAAHMPlanning Major
MAAAFTSport Management Major
MAAAHETourism Management Major
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 12/07/2011 VET: 12/07/2011