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Masters by Coursework
- Master of Business Administration
Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.
- 1 year, 6 months full-time
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
- Perth City
Progress your career with this accredited MBA, where you’ll learn strategies for international markets and volatile business environments.
Bringing individuals with you on an innovation journey and communicating the passion and vision you have for the future of a business are things I really enjoy. The MBA helped me to hone these skills and gain a useful background in the theory and practice behind them.
Get the Curtin edge
Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.
Top 1 %
Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019).
You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.
The internationally accredited Master of Business Administration (MBA) course is tailored to suit established professionals, particularly middle and senior managers. It is suitable for career progression or as a career change qualification, particularly if you have a technical or specialist background and are looking to move into a managerial or executive position.
The course combines hands-on project work with evidence-based business ideas applicable to domestic and international business. You will create and critically evaluate innovative ideas and strategies relevant to volatile and complex global business environments and, more specifically, relevant to your own organisation.
You’ll have the opportunity to expand your business network and benefit from Curtin’s industry connections with Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre, the Communications Council, the Future of Work Institute, and members of the MBA and Executive Education Advisory Panel and alumni committee.
You will also specialise in one of the following areas:
These areas are of growing global importance and will give you a skill set that is highly in demand.
As well as following the core curriculum, you will complete a professional portfolio, which involves a minimum of 40 hours of professional development.
Curtin’s MBA program fits into busy lifestyles and allows you to progress your career while working full-time. Evening classes can be taken in the heart of Perth CBD along with intensive study units and online units, so you can study at times that suit you best.
There are a number of different scholarships offered to both domestic and international students of our MBA programs, including our Women in MBA scholarship.
Find out more about our MBA at our next MBA Information Evening.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
- Study at our city campus located in the heart of the Perth CBD.
- These courses are delivered in trimesters, allowing you to complete your degree much sooner.
- Intensive weekend units and evening classes mean your studies fit around your work-life.
- Many of our courses can be completed online allowing you to study wherever you are.
- Our courses have a highly applied, practical focus and are delivered by leading academics and business practitioners.
Our MBA program is internationally accredited (EPAS) by the EFMD.
What you'll learn
- apply a thorough discipline specific foundation of contemporary business theories, concepts and principles in a group or organisational environment; independently identify and investigate a research problem
- create, critically evaluate and reflect upon innovative ideas and strategies within ambiguous and uncertain business environments (including business, government and not-for-profit organisations)
- select appropriate information using technologies; make valid judgments and synthesise information from a range of sources; access, evaluate and synthesise diverse information for intelligent business application
- communicate effectively in ways to appropriately interpret technical and non-technical information to a varied audience, for a range of purposes and to a professional standard
- select and use appropriate technologies and recognise their advantages and limitations
- possess and be able to utilise life-long learning strategies; maintain currency in professional practice
- recognise and apply international perspectives within the business environment; apply international standards of practice and evaluate issues from a variety of perspectives
- develop shared understandings of contemporary relevant issues which demonstrate a high and balanced level of cultural awareness in a diverse cultural business setting
- apply professional skills- team work, leadership and ethical behaviour. Demonstrate, through self-leadership, a duty of care, honesty, integrity, fairness and knowledge of principles and law to uphold the ethical requirements of the profession
Specifically, applicants require a bachelor degree from a recognised tertiary institution and at least three years subsequent, relevant work experience. Graduates from the Curtin Graduate Certificate in Business will be considered qualified for entry.
Applicants for a MBA are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards (IELTS requirement of 6.5 overall (with no individual band less than 6)). Entry to the course is competitive and applicants will be required to undertake an interview as the final stage of application assessment.
You will be required to submit supplementary information with your application.
At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.
You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.
A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.
CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.
Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:
Tel: 1300 222 888
Fees & charges
Domestic fee paying postgraduate
Fee year: 2020
What is a domestic fee-paying (DFP) place?
A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government.
Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees.
Fees are indicative only.
* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).
For start dates, please view the academic calendar.
On Campus and Online
Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3
All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.
The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.
How to apply
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- Curtin course code: MC-BUSADM
- CRICOS code: 074577B
- Last updated on: December 13, 2019