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MC-BUSADM

Business Administration

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Take the next step in your career and become a confident, equitable 21st century leader, equipped with the skills to succeed in a global business environment.

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  • Qualification
    Master of Business Administration
  • Duration
    1 year, 6 months full-time
  • Credit
    300
  • CRICOS
    074577B
  • Location
    Perth City,  Curtin Singapore
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Trimester 3, 2022

1 January 2022

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Trimester 1, 2023

Applications now open!

5 January 2023

Trimester 2, 2023

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4 May 2023

Trimester 3, 2023

4 May 2023

31 August 2023

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Trimester 3, 2022

23 May 2022

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Trimester 1, 2023

Applications now open!

5 January 2023

Trimester 2, 2023

16 January 2023

4 May 2023

Trimester 3, 2023

22 May 2023

31 August 2023

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Why study Business Administration at Curtin?

Broad career options

Explore flexible study opportunities with one of three specialisations focusing on business administration, energy futures or leadership.

Professional recognition

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

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022.

Business Administration

Outline

Outline

Interested in pursuing a Master of Business Administration? Join one of our upcoming MBA Information Evenings and find out how studying an MBA could advance your career.

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an internationally accredited qualification that gives you broad skills in leadership, strategy and financial management to further your professional career. You can complete the MBA in four trimesters full-time or over several years part-time choosing a pace that suits you and your lifestyle.

It is especially suitable if you’re looking to acquire the confidence and business acumen to move from a technical role into a managerial or executive position in business, if you’re wanting to career switch or move into a different industry sector.

Studying at our campus in the heart of the Perth Central Business District, you will enhance your learning through a combination of practical project work and evidence-based business theories applicable to local and global organisations.

You can specialise in a particular area or choose subjects that complement your interests or the demands of your work. Subjects include economics, finance, organisational behaviour, strategy, international business and marketing. To ensure this course is aligned with changes to industry, we’ve also added new units in executive financial decision-making, global business sustainability and organisational strategy.

You will learn to devise and apply innovative strategies that help your organisation to thrive in complex and volatile economic environments. In particular, you will critique and implement strategies that can help businesses prepare for the impact of local, national and global crises, and recover from them.

You will expand your networks through contacts with other high calibre students, attending industry events, seminars, guest lectures and training, so you can build on your knowledge of current industry trends and best practice.

Choose your specialisation

In your first year, you get to choose a specialisation: a set of units designed to hone your knowledge and skills in a particular area.

Business Administration

In the Business Administration specialisation, you’ll develop your ability to create and critically evaluate innovative ideas and strategies within ambiguous and uncertain business environments.

Energy Futures

The Energy Futures specialisation will help teach you 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.

Leadership

The Leadership specialisation will help you to gain a nuanced understanding of current and future leadership challenges, and explore the philosophy and ethics of leadership.

Note: If you do not meet the admission criteria for this course, you should instead apply for the Graduate Certificate in Business or the Graduate Certificate in Business Futures.

What jobs can the Master of Business Administration lead to?

Careers

  • 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

Industries

  • Banking and finance
  • Consultancy
  • Education
  • Government
  • Health care 
  • Not-for-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

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.

Specifically, for entry into the MBA applicants require a bachelor degree from a recognised tertiary institution and at least five years work experience, at least three years of which must be at a managerial, supervisory and/or senior professional level.

Graduates from the Curtin Graduate Certificate in Business with a CWA of least 70 % will be considered as qualified for entry. Applicants for the MBA are also required to meet University academic and English language entry standards.

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)

Writing

6.0

Speaking

6.0

Reading

6.0

Listening

6.0

Overall band score

6.5

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 & charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Fee year: 2023

Student type Cost
Domestic $38,218*

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).

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2022

Trimester 3
  • On campus
  • Online

2023

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

2024

Trimester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Trimester 2
  • On campus
  • Online
Trimester 3
  • On campus
  • Online
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2022

Trimester 3
  • On campus

2023

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

2024

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

2025

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

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

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