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G95 Bachelor of Business

The Bachelor of Business equips students with the theory, practical experience and transferable employability skills, including leadership, teamwork, critical thinking, communication and problem solving, needed to succeed in a wide range of business careers.

Students have the flexibility to choose from 14 majors and can elect to complete the course with either:
- one major in a Business discipline; or
- two majors in a Business discipline.


Majors are available in the following disciplines:
- Accounting
- Event Management
- Finance
- Hotel Management
- Human Resource Management
- International Business

- Law in Business
- Management
- Marketing
- Planning

- Project Management
- Public Practice (Only available in conjunction with an Accounting major at Bunbury campus)
- Sport Management
- Tourism and Hospitality Management


All majors are created in consultation with industry and many are professionally recognised and accredited. Students benefit from relevant and internationally credible course content that provides practical industry experience, networking opportunities and a broad range of career options after graduating.



The ECU Business Internship program provides students with a unique opportunity to gain valuable 'real world’ experience in a public, private or not-for-profit organisation. It enables students to gain a minimum of 16 weeks (600 hours) of full-time work experience, allowing them to develop professional networks; practice applying theory learned during their degree; develop skills and capabilities required to succeed in their chosen profession; and gain a better understanding of the nature of employment and professional conduct in their chosen industry. The internship program forms one full semester of study and can be completed in all discipline areas, as well as general business opportunities.


One or more of these majors/Unit sets is externally recognised. Refer to the Major/Unit set description for details

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 online. Note: Only the majors of Accounting, Finance, Human Resource Management, Law in Business, Management, Marketing, Planning and Tourism and Hospitality Management can be completed entirely 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 3 Business Edge units and a minimum of 6 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 BES3500 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 two options indicated.


Students can choose between the following programs:


Option 1 - program with one Business major; or

Option 2 - program with two Business majors.



Option 1.  Bachelor of Business with one Business major


Additional Requirements

  • nil




Business Edge units    

3 units

Business Core units* minimum of5 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 2. Bachelor of Business with two Business majors.


Additional Requirements

  • nil



Business Edge units  3 units
Business Core units minimum of5 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





Event Management


Event Management






Hotel Management


Hospitality Management


Human Resource Management


Human Resource Management


International Business


International Business


Law in BusinessMABUUT








Outdoor Adventure Recreation Management






Project Management


Project Management


Public Practice *Bunbury campus only **


Public Practice * Bunbury campus only **


Sport Management


Recreation ManagementMIAAEN

Tourism and Hospitality Management


Sport ManagementMIAAEM



Tourism Management


 ** only in conjunction with the Accounting Major


NEW - Internship (from 2015)



** only in conjunction with the Accounting Major


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 (3 units)
BES1500 Business Communication and Analysis 15
BES2500 Business Professionalism and Career Management 15
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Business Core (5 units)
Students must complete a minimum of 75 credit points (5 units*) from the following:
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
FBL3501 Business Practicum ** 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.

** FBL3501 is by application only. Students must have completed a minimum of 180 credit points to apply and are required to submit a current resume, a statement addressing their suitability and attend an interview.
This unit is designed specifically for students who require assistance in gaining competency in academic literacy.

FBL1100 Effective Communication in Business *** 15
*** FBL1100 may be substituted as a business core unit with approval of the Course Coordinator only.

Academic literacy includes a range of skills such as reading and responding to academic texts, writing appropriately for different contexts and reflecting critically on knowledge. The unit will provide opportunities for students to acquire the discourse relevant to their discipline through the use of contemporary material relevant to national and international business. The unit also assists students to communicate effectively in a second language and culture.

MAAAAHAccounting Major
MAAAHDEvent Management Major
MAAAAIFinance Major
MABUUVHotel Management Major
MAAAAOHuman Resource Management Major
MAAAAQInternational Business Major
MABUUTLaw in Business Major
MAAAANManagement Major
MAAACXMarketing Major
MAAAHMPlanning Major
MABUUOProject Management Major
MAAAHQPublic Practice Major
MABUUHSport Management Major
MABUUUTourism and Hospitality Management Major
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2014 VET: 14/05/2014