3 reasons to study your MBA at Curtin
Flexible online study options
Ranked as one of the world’s best online MBA programs, our flagship course is available to study online.
You can also start when it suits you, with three intakes a year: January, May and August.
Our postgraduate students in the study area of Business and Management have the highest median salaries in WA, earning an average of $120,000 per annum1.
Curtin’s MBA program is the only course in Western Australia, and one of only four Australian business schools with MBA programs, to have achieved EFMD Accredited status from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).
MBA program structure
Curtin’s MBA 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.
You can opt to study the Business Administration specialisation to gain a thorough foundation in contemporary business theory, or choose to study one of the following specialisations in a specific area of interest:
1. Energy Futures
Designed in consultation with industry, in this specialisation you’ll learn how to respond to significant changes within the energy sector, such as the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy, as well as energy storage and distribution.
You will benefit from Perth’s reputation as a global energy hub, learning alongside industry executives and creating connections to transition your career into the energy sector.
This specialisation gives you a nuanced understanding of current and future leadership challenges. You will explore the philosophy and ethics of leadership, covering a range of topics including working with teams, working in a global arena, strategic management and organisational behaviour. You will analyse and re-frame leadership concepts alongside your own leadership style, and apply, evaluate and refine your leadership abilities in the workplace.
3. Innovation and Enterprise
Understand how to respond to the threats of disruption while employing innovation and enterprise to transform and grow your business. In this specialisation, you’ll learn about the preconditions for commercial sustainability, examine strategies for dealing with change, and develop the critical skills required to foster leadership that encourages novel ideas within a business.
Robbie Gibbs, MBA alumni
Networking and meeting new classmates were a highlight of the MBA, as were the robust discussions of topics at postgraduate level.
Quitting your job to start your own business is a bold move at the best of times, even more so in the midst of a global pandemic. But it was a fitting move for MBA alumni Robbie Gibbs, who founded Risk Guidance Insurance, a brokerage providing commercial insurance to West Australian businesses.
Read his story
Flexible study options
Our MBA is designed with the working professional in mind, providing flexible study options so you can tailor your studies to suit your life. Our flexible study options include:
- Evening classes, delivered face-to-face at our campus in the heart of Perth city,
- Option to study some intensive units – contact hours are taught intensively over one week, or distributed days across 2-3 weeks, providing you with the flexibility to complete the remaining coursework component around your schedule,
- You can study fully online or in a blended mode, mixing online study with face-to-face or intensive classes,
- Gain credit for eligible Executive Education short course programs. This can include a one-day Masterclass, a five-day Masterclass series or bespoke programs such as Ignition or Switch.
Nicole Baron, Current MBA student
Studying the MBA has increased my confidence when leading and managing people. I feel as though I have a stronger grasp on organisations now compared with when all my knowledge was only based on experience.
HIF Business Manager Nicole Baron was able to finish her Grad Cert in Business while working full-time, and is now set to complete her MBA by the end of the year.
Read her story
Apply to study in trimester 2, 2021
Applications for trimester 2 are now open, and will close on 3 May.
Units in may be delivered online and in alternative formats whilst restrictions in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic are in place.
MBA entry pathways
Prospective MBA applicants who do not have a bachelor degree, but possess a significant amount of work experience at a recognisable level of managerial responsibility can consider applying for the Graduate Certificate in Business. This course can serve as your entry pathway to the MBA or the Graduate Diploma in Business, or be completed as a standalone qualification.
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Women in MBA scholarship
Curtin offers scholarships for women to complete their MBA in partnership with their employers. Each scholarship is for 40% of the tuition fees of the MBA course for up to a maximum of 4 years.
Visit the scholarship website for further information.
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The two-year Master of Business Administration (Advanced) is an extension of our reputable flagship MBA program. It features the foundation units offered within the MBA plus the opportunity to complete additional units that aim to enhance both your business and research skills. Students can opt for a specialisation, electives units and a real world consulting project.
Master of Management
Graduates with less than three years of work experience should consider our Master of Management, which can be completed directly after your bachelor degree, with no work experience required.
The Master of Management is a two-year, early career program specifically designed for emerging business leaders and entrepreneurs who want to succeed in management and business in the global environment.
Curtin University offers a wide range of postgraduate business degrees which can give you the skills you need to move up the career ladder, specialise in a particular area, or take your career in an exciting new direction.
Addressing the needs of contemporary and future business professionals and leaders, Curtin is leading the way in career sustainability research and practice. Drawing on the expertise of world class thought leaders in the field, we offer a number of executive education programs in a broad range of topics to help professionals up-skill and stay abreast of the latest trends.
Curtin Business School is recognised as an elite global business school through accreditation by EQUIS, AACSB International and having achieved an EFMD Accredited MBA.