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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.
We offer a range of courses in business administration, from graduate certificate through to masters level. You can complete these courses in stages, starting with the graduate certificate and slowly building up to the Master of Business Administration.
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.
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.
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
Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|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.
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 at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
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
International student indicative fees for 2020
Fee year: 2020
|International onshore – fee paying||Cost|
|Offer letter (100 credit) published fee||$18,700*|
|Total indicative course fee||$51,800*|
|Indicative year 1 fee||$41,600*|
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).
It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks. For information about fees at other locations please contact the relevant campus or partner institution by visiting Curtin International’s offshore site.
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- Curtin course code: MC-BUSADM
- CRICOS code: 074577B
- Last updated on: January 16, 2020