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Do you want to make your mark in the business world?

Studying business at UWA will equip you with invaluable knowledge and skills, exposure to industry, along with analytical, communication and problem-solving skills.

There are a number of ways to incorporate business into your undergraduate degree - either as a first or second major, or by including business units as broadening or elective units within any of UWA’s five undergraduate degrees.

However you choose to study business, there are lots of ways to get involved in student life and gain practical experience.

Business majors available at UWA include Accounting, Business Law, Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing, Professional Economics, and Work and Employment Relations.

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Business majors

Accounting

Studying Accounting will equip you with the skills to analyse complex information and provide financial advice to individuals and organisations. You could be employed as an accountant, auditor, financial analyst, investment analyst, or taxation agent.

Accounting is available as a degree-specific major within the Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) or as a second major within any of UWA’s five undergraduate degrees.

Business Law

Knowledge of business and commercial law will broaden your outlook and be valuable in a range of business-related careers. It is also useful for students wishing to complete a postgraduate degree in law.

When studied alongside a suitable second major, Business Law can lead to a career as a business analyst, law clerk, or management consultant.

 
 

Economics

Economists are concerned with the big picture, and how governments and organisations can best plan for the future. You could find employment as an econometrician, environmental economist, financial economist, investment analyst, or resource economist.

Economics is available as a degree-specific major within the Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) or as a second major within any of UWA’s five undergraduate degrees.

Professional Economics

Professional Economics is designed for students seeking to become professional economists and pursue careers as specialist economists in government and business, economic consultants, economic analysts and policy advisers.

Professional Economics is available as a degree-specific major within the Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours). It is not possible to study a second major alongside this major.

Finance

A major in Finance will prepare you to help individual and organisations manage their money. You could be employed as a financial planner, insurance broker, investment analyst or stockbroker.

Finance is available as a degree-specific major within the Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) or as a second major within any of UWA’s five undergraduate degrees.

UWA's Finance major has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program.

Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management is focused around recruiting, training and developing an organisation’s employees. You could find employment as an equity and diversity officer, human resources officer, recruitment officer, or training and development manager.

Human Resource Management is available as a degree-specific major within the Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) or as a second major within any of UWA’s five undergraduate degrees.

Management

The Management major provides you with a comprehensive understanding of managing organisations effectively within different economic, social and political contexts. When combined with a suitable second major, you could find employment as a management consultant, or as a manager within various industries.

Management is available as a degree-specific major within the Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) or as a second major within any of UWA’s five undergraduate degrees.

Marketing

Marketing examines why customers choose certain products and brands, and what influences these decisions. You could find employment in fields including advertising, communications, electronic marketing, events, market research, public relations or sales.

Marketing is available as a degree-specific major within the Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) or as a second major within any of UWA’s five undergraduate degrees.

Work and Employment Relations

The Work and Employment Relations major will equip you with the skills to improve dynamics of workplace relations between employers and employees. You could find employment in various positions in the field of industrial relations.

Work and Employment Relations is available as a degree-specific major within the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) or as a second major within any of UWA’s five undergraduate degrees.

 

Have a question?

The UWA Business School’s Undergraduate Student Centre is happy to answer your questions. Call us on +618 6488 2780 or lodge your question online.