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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.

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  • Qualification
    Master of Science (Minerals and Energy Economics), Master of Business Administration
  • Duration
    2 years, 6 months full-time
  • Credit
  • Location
    Perth City
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Deadlines for applying direct to Curtin

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Semester 1, 2023

15 August 2022

Applications now closed!

Trimester 3, 2023

22 May 2023

31 August 2023

Semester 1, 2024

14 August 2023

8 February 2024

Trimester 3, 2024

20 May 2024

29 August 2024

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Why study Mineral and Energy Economics, Business Administration at Curtin?


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.

Top 1 %

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. 

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

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.

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.

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 Science (Mineral and Energy Economics), Master of Business Administration (MBA) 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

2023 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).

Important fee information

Looking for more detail on the course structure?

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For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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Semester 1
  • On campus
Trimester 3
  • On campus


Semester 1
  • On campus
Trimester 3
  • On campus


Semester 1
  • 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

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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