Business and Commerce
Develop your business acumen, grow expert knowledge, work on real business case studies and undertake internships and practical projects to prepare you for a fulfilling career in industry, government or not for profit sectors.
By studying business and commerce, you’ll gain an understanding of how businesses and organisations work from the inside out. You can expect to develop the critical decision-making skills needed in projects, and build a career transferable to the workforce anywhere in the world. Through a variety of units where business theory is applied via practical activities, you’ll learn the nuts and bolts of industries such as accounting, sales, finance, marketing, business management and human resources.
We are accredited through leading business school accreditations in Europe and North America – both the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
- 30+ active industry supporters
including AGL Energy, CBH Group, Chevron, Fortescue Metals, Reserve Bank of Australia, Wesfarmers Limited and Woodside.
- 15+ Business School student clubs
including the Student Managed Investment Fund, Women in Business, Bloom Startup, Enactus, UWA Consulting Society, ECOMS and the Graduate Management Association.
- World top 100
for Accounting and Finance (QS 2020).
- An exceptional MBA program
that ranks best in Oceania for alumni outcomes, and its graduates are the highest earners in Australia (QS World University Rankings 2021 Global MBA Rankings).
The Rosemarie Nathanson Financial Markets Trading Room is a state-of-the-art trading and analysis centre where you can gain access to real-time data from more than 400 global markets. The largest trading room and training facility of its kind in Australia, this facility offers access to industry-standard tools you would find in a real hedge fund or trading desk.
A degree from the UWA Business School is your passport to the world. Globally, employers recognise the quality of a UWA degree in business.
As an alumnus of UWA who is heavily involved in the health system as CEO of HBF, I am very proud to chair the Graduate Certificate in Health Leadership and Management. This new course is a much-needed boost to health services education and I think it will be very popular.John Van Der Wielen
CEO of HBF
Chair of the Advisory Committee for UWA’s Certificate in Health Leadership and Management
Where our graduates go
I found myself in environment, health and safety (EHS) risk management quite organically where, after UWA, I developed a passion for it while working as a management consultant in Strategy and Operations at Deloitte.
I started to get involved in green office refurbs, educated myself on emissions mapping and went to work at Chevron Australia in their Operational Excellence team. This is where I really developed my EHS skills.
I had the pleasure of supporting the planning of the Gorgon Project on Class A nature reserve Barrow Island, and got exposure to exceptionally talented EHS professionals like the late Harry Butler. I then worked in EHS risk consulting on the insurance brokerage side in London over a two-year period. I’ve since combined my two passions and strengths in EHS and management consulting where I have landed as a Senior Manager in EY’s Climate Change & Sustainability Services team (CCaSS) in Perth and now Sydney.
Solid business and management skills are key elements of any profitable company. This means careers are available in almost every sector, as many industries require strong leaders, effective managers, strategic thinkers, expert advisers and market-savvy decision-makers. With your degree, you could choose to take on employment in areas like banking and finance, human resources, consultancy or marketing, or create your own business with the skills you gain. Big or small, global or local, companies all over the world seek business graduates like you.
- Advertising manager
- Business analyst
- Chief executive officer (CEO)
- Finance officer
- Government or corporate policy adviser
- Human resources adviser
- Marketing manager
- Supply chain manager
- Tax accountant
- Trade policy adviser
Job growth in this industry
- Active Citizenship
- Applied Statistical Learning
- Behavioural Data Science
- Chinese Language and Culture
- Cross Cultural Communication
- Data Science
- Digital Citizenship
- Environmental Economics
- Environmental Humanities
- Indonesian Language and Culture
- Japanese Language and Culture
- Korean Language and Culture
- Learning for the Professions
- Mineral Resource Development
- Science and Policy: Climate Change, Environmental Planning and Urban Environments
- Bachelor's degrees
- Combined bachelor’s and master’s degrees
- Integrated honours
- Graduate certificates
- Graduate Certificate in Business
- Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics
- Graduate Certificate in Business Information and Logistics Management
- Graduate Certificate in Commerce
- Graduate Certificate in Commerce (Online)
- Graduate Certificate in Economics
- Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
- Graduate Certificate in Finance
- Graduate Certificate in Health Leadership and Management
- Graduate Certificate in Human Resources and Employment Relations
- Graduate Certificate in Leadership
- Graduate Certificate in Marketing
- Graduate Certificate in Minerals and Energy Management
- Graduate Certificate in Public Policy
- Graduate Certificate in Social Impact
- Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication
- Graduate diplomas
- Master’s degrees
- Master of Applied Finance
- Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Flexible
- Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Intensive
- Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Laws
- Master of Business Analytics
- Master of Business Information and Logistics Management
- Master of Business Psychology
- Master of Commerce
- Master of Commerce and Master of Translation Studies
- Master of Economics
- Master of Human Resources and Employment Relations
- Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology
- Master of International Relations
- Master of Marketing
- Master of Professional Accounting
- Master of Professional Accounting (Chartered Accounting)
- Master of Public Policy
- Master of Strategic Communication
- Research degrees
Learn from our experts
Dr Adam Parr
Dr Adam Parr is an Adjunct Professor at the UWA Business School. He brings his experience as an author, investor, strategy expert and global business leader to the School as an advisor.Read more
Dr Anna Gadd is an Associate Lecturer in European languages within UWA’s School of Humanities in the Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education.Read more
Arvi WattelFine Arts and History of Art
Arvi Wattel is an art historian with international experience, and a lecturer at the UWA School of Design.Read more
Dr Catherine Noske
Dr Catherine Noske is editor of Westerly magazine and a lecturer in English and creative writing within the School of Humanities at UWA.Read more
Associate Professor Charlene Kahler
Dr Charlene Kahler is Head of the Infection and Immunity Division at The University of Western Australia’s School of Biomedical Sciences.Read more
Dr Christopher Tonkin
Dr Christopher Tonkin is an enthusiastic teacher, composer and performer at the UWA Conservatorium of Music, focusing on electronic music and sound installation.Read more
MBA Teaching Fellow Dee Roche
MBA Teaching Fellow Dee Roche is a coordinator and lecturer at the UWA Business School, specialising in leadership, strategic change and transformation.Read more
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