Mineral and Energy Economics, Business Administration
Masters double degree
Advance your understanding of resource management and business in this combination of the Master of Science and MBA.
- Master of Science (Minerals and Energy Economics), Master of Business Administration
This course may be completed in 2.5 years full-time or the equivalent in part-time study.
- 2 years, 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.
The Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) Code indicates a registered program offered to international students studying in Australia on student visas.
The Curtin campuses or teaching locations where units of this course are offered.
- Perth City
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Learn to apply your studies to real industry challenges and situations.
Broad career options
This course combines the Master of Science with the internationally accredited business acumen of Curtin's highly regarded MBA.
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Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.
Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022.
This double degree is becoming a popular choice for students with experience in the resources industry who want to consolidate their business and management skills. It combines the Master of Science with the internationally accredited business acumen of Curtin's highly regarded MBA.
There are streams for students with a technical background, and those with a non technical background.
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.
How this course will make you industry ready
The teaching programs are offered in a highly flexible way to cater for busy professionals endeavouring to balance work and study commitments, and for students working on a fly-in-fly-out basis.
While the courses have a strong theoretical base, they are characterised by their practical relevance. All teaching faculty have considerable experience in industry. Participants also benefit from the global popularity of the courses providing great opportunities for international perspectives to be shared and for long-term international contacts and networks to be established.
What you'll learn
- examine and evaluate economic and financial models and trends that affect the minerals and energy sector
- analyse problems and issues that pertain to the mineral and energy sector and incorporate evidenced based solutions
- access appropriate database sources and evaluate and synthesise information from these and other sources to make valid and supported judgments about issues
- effectively communicate in a manner appropriate to their audience and their desired outcome
- select and use appropriate software packages to manipulate, transfer, access and manage data
- possess and be able to utilise lifelong learning strategies
- analyse the impact made by the mineral and energy sector on local. regional, national and international areas and how policies can alter that impact
- explore socioeconomic issues, such as native title, and the impact on indigenous Australians and their relationship between the land and resources
- recognise and respond appropriately to the needs of different groups and nationalities in terms of professional behaviour; work successfully in collaborative teams to achieve stated outcomes
Applicants require a bachelor degree from a recognised tertiary institution and at least three years subsequent, relevant work experience. Graduates from either the Curtin Graduate Certificate in Business or the Curtin Graduate Certificate in Mineral and Energy Economics will be considered qualified for entry. Entry to the course is competitive and applicants will be required to undertake an interview as the final stage of application assessment.
You will be required to submit supplementary information with your application.
Note: All applicants will need to submit a copy of their CV/Resume highlighting prior work experience and roles that they have held.
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||6.0|
Other requirements and notes for this course
Entry to all CGSB courses is via competitive entry. For details about applying to these courses, please visit our How to Apply pages.
Please note that International student are still subject to the competitive entry requirements however must apply through the Curtin International Office.
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, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.
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:
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Curtin Connect: 1300 222 888
Fees & charges
Domestic fee paying postgraduate
Fee year: 2023
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.
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).
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