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Business Administration

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Take the next step in your career and become a confident leader with an MBA that integrates the principles and practices that are defining the era of globally responsible business.

Course outline
  • Qualification
    Master of Business Administration
  • Duration


    1 year, 6 months full-time
  • Credit




  • Location


    Open Universities Australia,  Perth city
Course outline

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Trimester 1, 2024

31 August 2023

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Trimester 2, 2024

8 November 2023

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Trimester 3, 2024

Applications now open!

25 August 2024

Trimester 1, 2025

22 July 2024

15 December 2024

Course outline
Business Administration
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In-person event, July 2024

Curtin MBA Information Evening

Take your first step towards our MBA by attending our next MBA Information Evening.

This event provides an overview of our internationally accredited program, including our range of flexible entry pathways, scholarships, specialisations and career opportunities.



Achieving a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Curtin University means that you hold an internationally respected qualification from an elite global business school – recognised through triple accreditation by EQUIS, AACSB International and EFMD (Accredited MBA). Curtin is also respected as a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education.

Our MBA not only gives you the fundamental skills in financial management and economics, but also in the business leadership, decision-making and organisational strategies that underpin sustainable business practices. These areas of expertise align with contemporary practices and challenges in industry and reflect the unpredictability of global business markets.

Curtin's MBA also gives you the opportunity to specialise in one of three areas of business expertise:

  • Business Administration: In this specialisation you’ll gain the ability to create and evaluate innovative ideas and strategise for unpredictable business environments.
  • Energy Transition: In this specialisation you’ll gain advanced knowledge of oil, gas and energy management and learn how to adapt business strategies to energy sector changes.
  • Leadership: In this specialisation you’ll explore the philosophy and ethics of leadership and current and future leadership challenges.

If you’re looking to step up from a technical career or switch careers, this MBA will give you the skills and confidence – as well as the knowledge, skills, theory and terminology – to progress your career.

The benefits of studying Curtin's MBA

  • Curtin Business School is recognised as an elite global business school through accreditation by EQUIS, AACSB International and an EFMD-accredited MBA.
  • You can choose to specialise in Leadership, Business Administration, Digital Finance or Energy Futures.
  • You can complete your MBA over only four trimesters (about 15 months, studying full-time) or study at a pace that suits your work and life commitments.
  • Your face-to-face study is at Curtin’s Graduate School of Business, in the heart of the Perth CBD.
  • Your optional units can comprise Executive Education Masterclasses (five days).
  • You can choose to study on-campus (evenings or block teaching), online or a mix of both.
  • You can start your course at the time of the year that’s best for you, either January, May or August.

Note: If you don't yet meet the admission criteria for the MBA, complete our Graduate Certificate in Business or Graduate Certificate in Business Futures as a stepping stone. This pathway won’t take you any longer, as completing the units in those graduate certificates will provide course credits towards your MBA.

What jobs can the Business Administration course lead to?


  • CEO
  • Chief financial officer
  • Chief marketing officer
  • Chief information officer
  • Corporate services manager
  • Finance manager
  • General manager
  • Management consultant
  • Managing director
  • Policy and planning manager
  • Project manager


  • Banking and finance
  • Consultancy
  • Education
  • Government
  • Health care 
  • Non-profit 
  • Private business
  • Public relations
  • Retail services
  • Resources and renewables

What you'll learn

  • critically evaluate relevant theories, concepts, techniques and business principles and apply them to design solutions that create value for stakeholders
  • employ effective business communication practices and demonstrate how relevant technologies can be applied in management and leadership contexts
  • formulate responsible management and leadership decisions that are evidence-based and supported by a critical evaluation of markets, resources, goods and services, finances and/ or accounting information
  • recognise and apply the development of appropriate policies and strategies within a dynamic global business environment to meet stakeholder interests
  • apply principles of ethics, sustainability, corporate social responsibility and risk management across a range of business settings

Why study Business Administration

Specialise in your area of interest

Specialise in Leadership, Business Administration or Energy Futures.

Accelerated learning

You can complete your MBA over only four trimesters (about 15 months).

Professional recognition

Curtin Business School is recognised as an elite global business school through accreditation by EQUIS, AACSB International and an EFMD Accredited MBA.

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.

David Gribble

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

For entry into the MBA, applicants require a relevant undergraduate degree from a recognised tertiary institution and at least three (3) years of relevant work experience (prospective students with 2 years relevant work experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis). Alternatively, applicants to the MBA may have a relevant Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma with a Course Weighted Average of 65%, and three (3) years of relevant work experience (prospective students with 2 years relevant work experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis). Entry to the course is competitive and applicants will be required to undertake an interview as the final stage of application assessment.


Applicants will be assessed for English based on the supplementary documentation you supply, for further information contact the MBA.Programs email address.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)









Overall band score


Application Requirements

If you’re applying for the Master of Business Administration course, you’ll need to include an employer recommendation form and a referee report with your application. All applicants will need to submit a copy of their CV/resume highlighting prior work experience and roles that they have held.

Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees and charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

2024 Fee year:




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).

Looking for more detail on the course structure?

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For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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Trimester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Trimester 2
  • On campus
  • Online
Trimester 3
  • On campus
  • Online


Trimester 1
  • On campus
  • Online

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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

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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  • Curtin course code: MC-BUSADM
  • CRICOS code: 074577B
  • Last updated on: 29 May 2024

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