Public Relations and Management Double Major
|Indicative ATAR||70 Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.|
|Location||Bentley, Malaysia, Mauritius or Sarawak This course may not be offered at all locations every year. Please contact us for more information on availability.|
|Study method||Full-time or part-time|
|Study mode||On-campus or mixed on- and off-campus|
|Intake||February or July|
|Duration||3 years full-time|
Are you a natural leader?
Broaden your career horizons with insight and understanding in both public relations (PR) and management. In this double major you’ll focus on challenges facing practicing managers such as the relationship between people and organisations, performance, change and innovation. You’ll develop the management skills of communication, problem solving, planning and managing change.
The Public Relations component of this double major will develop your skills in media liaison, publicity campaign organisation, event coordination and marketing communications.
During your first year of the Bachelor of Commerce you’ll complete common core units which will provide an introduction to the various aspects of business. You do not need to make a final decision on a single or combined major until your second semester.
High achieving students may complete an additional honours year enabling them to undertake their own significant research project.
Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students
Indicative TER (ATAR) Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.
STAT entry STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.
Written English and either verbal or quantitative
Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.
Mature age entry
Essential WACE courses
English, English Literature or English as an Additional Language/Dialect
Desirable WACE coursesApplicable Mathematics or Discrete Mathematics
2011 essential subjects
At least English 2A/2B, Literature 2A/2B or English as an Additional Language/Dialect 2A/2B
2011 desirable subjects:Mathematics 2C/2D
Regional campuses may offer the common first year units only.
Fees for Australian and New Zealand students
What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? -
A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the
student pays the remainder. The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.
All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.
Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.
Fees are indicative first year only.
*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.
This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website
If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.
If you have previously worked or studied in this field, you are encouraged to contact Curtin Business School to discuss eligibility for recognition of prior learning.
This course can help you become a:
- Public Relations Officer
- Management Consultant
- Office Administrator
- Events Coordinator
- Executive Assistant
- Team Leader
- Retail Manager
- Service Delivery Manager
- Internal Communications Coordinator
- Public Relations Consultant
- Community Relations Specialist
- Public Affairs Consultant
- In this corporatised environment, understanding how to organise and best represent companies, businesses and individuals is a highly specialised and sought-after skill.
- Knowledge and understanding in both these areas gives you a wide range of career opportunities and a competitive edge when entering the workforce.
- You can gain employment as a direct marketer, events coordinator, general manager, management consultant, media officer and manager, public relations officer and publications officer and manager. Career paths include foreign affairs, hospitality and tourism.
You’ll gain hands-on experience by “pitching” an idea to a well-known organisation. You’ll also complete a work placement and gain excellent experience and industry contacts.
Our Management courses are based on real-world case studies of contemporary issues. You may also be taught by guest lecturers – a great way to learn from industry leaders.