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Australia / New Zealand students

International students

COURSE

Master of Business Administration

MC-BUSADM

TAUGHT BY: Faculty of Business and Law

DURATION

Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.

If duration is not available (N/A) the offering may be part of a larger course.

1year, 6months

CREDIT

A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.

300

About offering

Our internationally-accredited MBA is tailored to suit established professionals, particularly middle and senior managers.

The course is designed to be flexible and agile, offering students relevant, practical and up-to-date business knowledge and management and leadership skills for a global context.

The program's objective is to prepare students to realise their potential and achieve their career goals. In a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) environment, critical, creative and agile thinking is the key to personal and business success. Our MBA is designed to enable you to succeed in this new business world.

You can opt to study the generalist MBA to gain a broad understanding, or choose to study one of the following majors and specialise in a specific area of interest:

The curriculum comprises eight core units and four optional units. Most of these units can be studied online. You will also complete a professional portfolio, which involves a minimum of 40 hours of professional development. To structure the professional portfolio, students will undertake workshops and lectures. Course and events undertaken in your own workplace can be added to your professional portfolio hours.

Available double degrees:

CGSB Professional Portfolio: 40 Hours

In addition to completing the MBA components, you are also required to complete a Professional Portfolio (minimum of 40 hours of professional development).

Please take note of the prerequisites required for some units as listed.

Entry is competitive. For details about applying to these courses, see how to Apply.

Please note that International student are still subject to the competitive entry requirements however must apply through the Curtin International Office.

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

Why study Master of Business Administration

  • 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.

Professional recognition

Our MBA program is internationally accredited (EPAS) by the EFMD.

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

A bachelor degree or equivalent, or our Graduate Certificate in Business, plus at least three years' relevant work experience. High performing applicants without an appropriate academic background may be admitted and required to complete bridging or special course units. This may extend the course duration.

Selection is based on a range of information including previous academic results, referee reports, relevance of work experience, career aspirations and test results and interview.

You will be required to submit supplementary information with your application, including your curriculum vitae (CV) and referee reports.

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are as outlined in the IELTS table below. Additional information on how you can meet the English requirement can be found on the English proficiency page.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Essential course prerequisites

A bachelor degree or equivalent, or our Graduate Certificate in Business, plus at least three years' relevant work experience. High performing applicants without an appropriate academic background may be admitted and required to complete bridging or special course units. This may extend the course duration.

Selection is based on a range of information including previous academic results, referee reports, relevance of work experience, career aspirations and test results and interview.

You will be required to submit supplementary information with your application, including your curriculum vitae (CV) and referee reports.

Other requirements and notes for this course

Entry into this program is via competitive entry. There are a limited number of places available and these are allocated to the highest ranked applicants for each round of offers.

As proof of our commitment to providing you with a flexible study environment, we do not limit you to only enrolling at the start of an academic year for this course.

An application to study can be lodged at any time throughout the year and successful applicants may commence studies in any of our trimesters – in January, May or September.

This course has a separate application process which differs from the application process required for courses at the Bentley campus. Read the application requirements for further detail.

Students with more than two failures or more than four units with grades below 60% will be excluded from the course so as to maintain the high standard expected of the MBA qualification.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Advanced standing / credit transfer / recognition of prior learning

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please visit our credit for recognised learning webpage or contact our CRL Office on crl@curtin.edu.au or 1300 222 888.

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please see our credit for previous study website or contact ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au.

Fees and charges

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Student type Cost

Domestic

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.

$35,550*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 225 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

International student fees for 2019

International onshore – fee paying
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $17,900*
Indicative year 1 fee $40,000*
Indicative essential incidental course fee N/A

The fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. The tuition fee is subject to an annual tuition fee increase of up to 5 per cent per annum. For information about fees at other locations please visit Curtin International’s offshore site.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice:

Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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Where to get further information

Applicants applying for an undergraduate degree with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

Find information on how you can apply to study at Curtin with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma if you are applying for an undergraduate degree.

Applicants with other international qualifications

Find information on what qualifications you can use to apply for a Curtin course.

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  • Curtin course code: MC-BUSADM
  • CRICOS code: 074577B
  • This offering was last updated on: December 15, 2018