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Take your career further with a Curtin MBA

With our flagship MBA powering your career, you’ll soar with a globally relevant degree.

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. Whether it’s a flexible entry pathway to suit your educational and work experience background, or the ability to customise your degree based on your career goals, there’s an option to suit you.

Within your MBA, you’ll have the opportunity to tailor your studies by selecting one of three specialisations:

1. Energy Futures

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.

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2. Leadership

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. Business Administration

3. Business Administration

This is a highly flexible MBA specialisation that can be tailored to suit your current role or career aspirations. It focuses on contemporary business challenges, helping you become an agile and effective leader. You’ll study economic and technological change, resource management, regulation and uncertainty, and learn how to evaluate and implement business strategies that help organisations succeed in volatile environments.

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.
  • Fully nested suite of courses: not ready to commit to a full MBA? Study in stages by completing the Graduate Certificate of Business then the Graduate Diploma of Business, or progress straight to the MBA. It won’t take you any longer, or cost any more, to study this way as all units are common across the three degrees meaning you’ll gain credit for every unit you complete.

Learn more in our MBA FAQs

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MBA entry pathways

Our suite of MBA courses are fully nested, meaning you can start at various entry levels and gain credit for your studies as you progress through to your MBA.

Prospective MBA applicants who do not have a bachelor degree, but do have an extensive work experience history with a recognisable level of leadership responsibility, could apply 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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Executive education programs

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.

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.

For employers

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MBA student Nicole Baron

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 Nicole Baron’s story

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 Robbie Gibb’s story

Curtin MBA alumnus David Gribble

David Gribble, MBA alumni

Meet David Gribble, a Curtin alumnus whose remarkable career as an executive in the Australian non-profit sector led to his current role as CEO of the Constable Care Foundation, has been recognised among global business leaders as an industry innovator and inspiration for future leaders.

Read David Gribble’s story

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