Designed to prepare you for the challenges in the global business environment. Commerce students study foundation areas of accounting, economics, business law, management, marketing and technology.
Through specialised study in your chosen major at Curtin University, you will gain the theoretical and practical skills you need to be confident and industry-ready when you graduate.
Minimum ATAR 50 OR AQF Certificate IV OR equivalent Foundation Year grades
Stage 2 Units (Core) – 25 Credit Points Each
The unit covers key aspects of research, written and oral communication in academic and professional business contexts, as well as working to develop students’ teamwork skills including roles of team members. Emphasis will be placed on students’ ability to locate, understand, and critically evaluate business information. Students will learn about business meeting procedures and practices, how to identify and examine the importance of different business stakeholder relationships and the variety of tools used by business to communicate information in a culturally diverse and global setting. Skills in accessing information, synthesising information, argument development, the Chicago author-date referencing system, principles of effective communication with a focus on verbal and non-verbal forms and the professional presentation of documents are all covered during the development of the key assignments.
This unit delivers the following topics:
This unit provides an overview of Business Information Systems (BIS) and Business Information Technology (BIT), different types of BIS and BIT and their role in organisations and contribution to organisational success. Students will learn how use technology appropriately to develop BIS that effectively support, enable and enhance business and organisational processes. Proves an introduction to the different activities and tools used to develop, maintain and operate effective BIS.
An introduction to economic concepts and principles, supply and demand analysis, elasticity, economic efficiency, market failure and macroeconomics. This unit also covers the areas of unemployment and inflation, model of aggregate supply and demand and global markets.
Introducing the topic of marketing, it’s role and importance in any type of organisation. Topics include the marketing concept, marketing environment, marketing information systems, market segmentation, identification of target markets, buyer behaviour, product, place, price and promotion decisions, and the special aspects of marketing.
An introduction to law with a business focus. Students examine the nature and sources of law in Australia. The key aspects of civil law are explored in relation to business, with particular emphasis on contract law.
This unit outlines management theory and practice. After examining the current landscape of management practice, students analyse the major functions of management and some of the key areas of management practice. This unit also introduces the key skills required of contemporary managers. Specifically, students are required to prepare solutions to management problems and develop team-working skills.
Stage 2 Units (Specific) – 25 Credit Points Each
Introducing the role of consumer behaviour and how it is shaped by the social and cultural environment and the psychological foundations. This unit focusses on the decision processes in consumption behaviour in different buying situations.
Managerial accounting techniques integrated with statistical methods applied to costing models, profit planning and decision useful information.
This unit will:
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