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  • Objectives
    Our Master of Business Administration (MBA) is of world-class quality, having been internationally accredited by the Association of MBAs. It ranks within the top 100 MBAs in the world and is currently ranked as the best online MBA in Australia and fourth globally (Economist Intelligence Unit). This course is aimed primarily at middle and senior managers looking to improve their standing in industry. It combines current business theory and local and international perspectives with hands-on project work. The program is interwoven with a core set of values reflecting our commitment to ethical and sustainable corporate governance practices. Through constant exposure to the culture of excellence at our Graduate School of Business, you can be assured that your MBA will prepare you for the challenges of an ever-changing business environment. This course will provide you with a thorough foundation in contemporary business theories. Your studies will emphasise the creation and critical evaluation of innovative ideas and strategies within ambiguous and uncertain business environments. Throughout the course you will complete a specialist major in health management, human services, marketing or strategic procurement. You may alternatively choose the business administration major to complete a broad range of high level, general business units.
  • Entry requirements
    A bachelor degree or equivalent, plus at least three years’ relevant work experience. Selection is competitive and based on a range of information including grades achieved in previous study, referee reports, relevance of work experience, career aspirations and test results. You will be required to submit referee reports and your curriculum vitae (CV) with your application and may need to attend an interview. 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% or better, will be offered entry to this course. Well-performed candidates without an appropriate background may be admitted but will be required to complete additional bridging and special course units. In certain cases, the need to complete these special units may result in an extension of studies beyond the normal length of the course.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Business Administration
  • Course description
    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

    Introduction

    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.

    Specific Requirements

    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.

    Course Organisation

    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
          OR
    310364     v.1           Human Services Major (MBA)                                      300.0
          OR
    310527     v.1           Strategic Procurement Major (MBA)                            300.0
          OR
    310528     v.1           Marketing Major (MBA)                                                300.0
          OR
    311147     v.1           Health Management Major (MBA)                                300.0
                                                                                                                         300.0

    Availability
    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.

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