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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.

Why choose a Curtin MBA?

Flexible study

Study online, in-person, intensively or a mix between the three. You can also choose when to start your study, with intakes in January, May and September.

Ranked among the world’s best

Recognised as one of the world’s best online MBA programs in the 2023 QS Online MBA Rankings – the only one in Western Australia to be included.

Competitive salary

An MBA can lead to a job as a Managing Director, which boasts a typical annual salary of $215,000. (2024)

About our MBA

Our Master of Business Administration is an internationally recognised qualification suited to middle and senior managers looking to enhance their careers and contribution to their organisation.

Our MBA program is shaped by industry leaders, offering relevant, practical and up-to-date business knowledge, and management and leadership skills for a global context.

Whether it’s flexible study options to suit your work-life balance, or the ability to customise your degree based on your career goals, our MBA program has an option to suit you.

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Applications close 25 August 2024

Curtin MBA: Applications open!

Apply now to start studying your Master of Business Administration (MBA) in September 2024 (Trimester 3).

MBA program structure

Our MBA program offers three specialisations for you to choose from: Energy Transition; Leadership; and Business Administration.

Energy Transition

Energy Transition

Benefit from Perth’s reputation as a global energy hub. Learn how to respond to significant changes within the energy sector, while learning alongside industry executives and creating connections to transition your career into the energy sector.

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Gain a nuanced understanding of current and future leadership challenges. Explore the philosophy and ethics of leadership, delve into strategic management and organisational behaviour, and learn how to evaluate and refine your own leadership style.

Business Administration

Business Administration

Tailor your study to suit your current role or career aspirations. Gain a thorough foundation in contemporary business theories and explore your preferred subjects of interest in this flexible and agile specialisation. 

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Celebrating 30 years of excellence

This year marks the 30th anniversary of our inaugural MBA graduating class. For three decades our graduates have achieved extraordinary outcomes in their careers and modelled positive, confident leadership. WA entrepreneur Brad Hill says his Curtin MBA experience played a pivotal role in his career and opened doors to opportunities he thought “out of his league”.

Flexible study options

Study online or in-person
Our in-person classes are held at our Perth City Campus in the heart of Perth’s CBD. This strategic location is close to many businesses and provides a valuable opportunity to network with your peers. You can also choose to complete your MBA online, with most of our units available to study remotely. Or, swap between attending class online, in-person or intensively, depending on your schedule that week.
Evening and intensive classes
Most of our classes are held in the evening, outside of regular office hours. We also offer intensive units, which are taught over one week, or distributed days across two-three weeks, providing you with the flexibility to complete the remaining coursework component around your schedule.
Fast-track your degree
Our trimester format enables you to complete more units in a year than a traditional semester-based program. Intensive units and eligible Executive Education short courses offer further opportunities to gain credit faster and reduce your time to completion.

Learn more in our MBA FAQs

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MBA entry pathways

The Graduate Certificate in Business is the perfect pathway to an MBA if you have significant leadership experience without a bachelor degree. You could complete this in as little as six months and gain credit for all units in to your MBA.

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Executive education programs

Gain credit towards your MBA with an eligible Executive Education short course. Eligible programs could include a one-day Masterclass, five-day Masterclass series, or a bespoke program such as Ignition.

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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.

Curtin MBA Unit Guide

Curtin MBA Unit Guide

Explore the range of units on offer within our MBA program, and learn more about the unit coordinators who facilitate them.

Hear from our alumni

MBA student Nicole Baron

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

Nicole Baron

MBA alumni
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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

Robbie Gibbs

MBA alumni
Curtin MBA alumnus David Gribble

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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Postgraduate business courses

Whether you’re looking to upskill or change to an entirely new career, we offer a range of forward thinking, internationally recognised postgraduate degrees with strong industry connections, ensuring that you meet the changing demands of industry.

MBA (Advanced)

The two-year Master of Business Administration (Advanced) is an extension of our reputable flagship MBA program. It features the core units offered within the MBA plus the opportunity to complete additional units that aim to enhance both your business and research skills. Students can opt for a specialisation, electives units and a real world consulting project.

Minerals and Energy Economics double degree

The Master of Science (Minerals and Energy Economics) and Master of Business Administration double degree is ideal for resources-industry professionals who wish to consolidate their business and management skills, and combines a Master of Science with Curtin’s internationally accredited and highly regarded MBA.

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