Master of Business Administration
MBA(Curtin); MBAHumServ(Curtin); MBAStratProc(Curtin); MBAMktg(Curtin).
Course CRICOS Code: 003996D
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 1.5 Years
The Curtin Master of Business Administration (MBA) is of world-class quality having been internationally accredited by the association of MBAs. The Curtin MBA also ranks within the top 100 MBAs in the world (Economic Intelligence Unit). The course will provide students with a thorough foundation in contemporary business theories. Emphasis is also placed on the creation and critical evaluation of innovative ideas and strategies within ambiguous and uncertain business environments. The curriculum has a highly applied practical focus and is delivered by leading academics and business practitioners.
Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites
A bachelor degree from a recognised Australian tertiary institution or equivalent, and at least three years relevant work experience. Selection, which is competitive, will be based on a range of information including grades achieved in previous study, referee reports, relevance of work experience, career aspirations and test results. Applicants are required to submit referee reports and a CV. Interviews may also be required. Applicants with three or more years of relevant work experience and who have completed a graduate qualification in the last three years, or who have completed four units of the Graduate Certificate in Business with an average grade of 70 per cent or better, will be offered entry to the Master of Business Administration. Well-performed candidates without an appropriate background may be admitted but will be required to complete appropriate bridging and special course units as prescribed. In certain cases, the need to complete these special units may result in an extension of studies beyond the normal length of the course.
The Graduate Board of Examiners requires, unless there are exceptional circumstances, that those with more than two failures in the course or more than four units with grades below 60 per cent be excluded from the course, so as to maintain the high standard expected of such a prestigious qualification.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.
Duration and Availability
This course is three trimesters, or one calendar year full-time or equivalent part-time study. Availability of units, work commitments and an intention to undertake the advanced specialisation may increase the course duration to two years. The course may be completed internally or with a mix of both internal and online study. International onshore students on student visas are not permitted to study fully online.
Intermediate Awards 1
A student who has successfully completed the requirements of an approved intermediate award may apply for graduation in that award subject to approval of Head of School/Department. Fees apply. Intermediate award(s) approved for this course are:
Intermediate Awards II
Graduate Certificate in Business; Graduate Diploma in Business.
There are two pathways: one for students without a first degree in business/commerce and another, more flexible structure, for those with an undergraduate business/commerce background. Students may also select from one of three majors in Human Services, Marketing and Strategic Procurement in addition to the general MBA. Units are available in a number of different modes including face to face, intensive and fully on-line. It is possible to complete the MBA fully on-line although there is a residential component (prospective students seeking further information on this option should refer to the GSB website and/or contact the MBA program director). Students must complete 12 units to graduate with a Master of Business Administration. Students may select an additional four units, receiving instead an award of Master of Business Administration (Advanced).
Additional Course Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.
Course Structure Disclaimer
Curtin University reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within the normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.
Course Structure Hrs/Wk Credit
Majors, Streams or Other Core Components
310365 v.1 Business Administration Major (MBA) 300.0
310364 v.1 Human Services Major (MBA) 300.0
310527 v.1 Strategic Procurement Major (MBA) 300.0
310528 v.1 Marketing Major (MBA) 300.0
311147 v.1 Health Management Major (MBA) 300.0
Year Location Period All*
2009 Perth City Campus Trimester 1 Y
2009 Perth City Campus Trimester 2 Y
2009 Perth City Campus Trimester 3 Y
The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.
*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.
^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.
#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.