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    Business Administration

    Curtin University

    Curtin University


    Australia, Perth

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    Key Facts

    Program Level

    Master by Course Work

    Study Type

    Full Time


    On Campus


    Course Code



    Perth City

    Program Language


    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake Deadlines2-Sep-2024
    Apply to this program

    Go to the official application for the university

    Duration 1.5 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 42,456  / year
    Next Intake 2-Sep-2024

    Business Administration


    The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an internationally accredited qualification that gives you broad skills in leadership, strategy and financial management to further your professional career. You can complete the MBA in four trimesters full-time or over several years part-time choosing a pace that suits you and your lifestyle.

    It is especially suitable if youre looking to acquire the confidence and business acumen to move from a technical role into a managerial or executive position in business, if youre wanting to career switch or move into a different industry sector.

    Studying at our campus in the heart of the Perth Central Business District, you will enhance your learning through a combination of practical project work and evidence-based business theories applicable to local and global organisations.

    You can specialise in a particular area or choose subjects that complement your interests or the demands of your work. Subjects include economics, finance, organisational behaviour, strategy, international business and marketing. To ensure this course is aligned with changes to industry, weve also added new units in executive financial decision-making, global business sustainability and organisational strategy.

    You will learn to devise and apply innovative strategies that help your organisation to thrive in complex and volatile economic environments. In particular, you will critique and implement strategies that can help businesses prepare for the impact of local, national and global crises, and recover from them.

    You will expand your networks through contacts with other high calibre students, attending industry events, seminars, guest lectures and training, so you can build on your knowledge of current industry trends and best practice.

    Choose your specialisation

    In your first year, you get to choose a specialisation: a set of units designed to hone your knowledge and skills in a particular area.

    Business Administration

    In the Business Administration specialisation, youll develop your ability to create and critically evaluate innovative ideas and strategies within ambiguous and uncertain business environments.

    Energy Futures

    The Energy Futures specialisation will help teach you 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.


    The Leadership specialisation will help you to gain a nuanced understanding of current and future leadership challenges, and explore the philosophy and ethics of leadership.

    Note: If you do not meet the admission criteria for this course, you should instead apply for the Graduate Certificate in Business or the Graduate Certificate in Business Futures.

    Why study

    • This course has flexible study options so you can progress your career while working full-time and balance your studies with other commitments. These options include:
      • evening classes, delivered face-to-face in the heart of Perth city
      • intensive study units, where the contact hours for some units can be completed in one week or across two weekends
      • online study, including a mixture of online learning and face-to-face classes, if you cant make it to campus or live in a different state or country.
    • This course has various start dates: our trimester delivery means you can choose to start your course in January, May or August.
    • Youll benefit from increased, bespoke support, including contact with a dedicated Customer Experience Officer, an extended orientation where youll get to meet faculty staff who will introduce you to your facilities, and regular events with guest lecturers and academic professionals.
    • You can access unique scholarship opportunities, including the Rob Riley Memorial MBA Scholarship and the Women in MBA Scholarship.
    • You may be able to gain credit towards your MBA by completing select Executive Education programs, including a one-day or five-day masterclass, or bespoke programs such as Ignition or Switch.
  • critically evaluate relevant theories, concepts, techniques and business principles and apply them to design solutions that create value for stakeholders
  • employ effective business communication practices and demonstrate how relevant technologies can be applied in management and leadership contexts
  • formulate responsible management and leadership decisions that are evidence-based and supported by a critical evaluation of markets, resources, goods and services, finances and/ or accounting information
  • recognise and apply the development of appropriate policies and strategies within a dynamic global business environment to meet stakeholder interests
  • apply principles of ethics, sustainability, corporate social responsibility and risk management across a range of business settings
  • Requirements

    Entry Requirements

  • Completion of 3 year post-secondary (post Year 12 equivalent) qualification OR hold a Bachelor degree (or equivalent) from a recognised University which is comparable to an AQF Associate Degree
  • English Program Requirements

    If English is not your first language, you must also check that you meet English language requirements for your chosen course. Australian students must also meet the English entry requirements.



    • CEO
    • Chief financial officer
    • Chief marketing officer
    • Chief information officer
    • Corporate services manager
    • Finance manager
    • General manager
    • Management consultant
    • Managing director
    • Policy and planning manager
    • Project manager


    • Banking and finance
    • Consultancy
    • Education
    • Government
    • Health care 
    • Not-for-profit 
    • Private business
    • Public relations
    • Retail services
    • Resources and renewables

    Fee Information

    +estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load

    Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
    Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 42,456 

    How to Apply

    Have your supporting documents to hand, and ensure they meet our guidelines. The documents may include certified copies of your qualifications, English language proficiency documents and supplementary forms for certain courses.

    If your documents are not issued in English, an official translation from a recognised translation service must be provided.

    Recognised translation services

    • National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) accredited translator in Australia
    • The Awarding institution
    • A Notary Public Office
    • The official Government body
    • An official and accredited translator*

    *Official translations are subject to review.

    If you have undertaken previous study or work that matches the content of some of your Curtin course units, you may be able to obtain credit for recognised learning, which exempts you from studying those units.

    Applying online: Use the ‘Apply now’ button on the relevant course page and following the prompts.

    Applying by mail or email: Download the International application for admission form [.pdf – 307 kB].

    If you want to package your course with a Curtin English course, you can submit your application with your course application documents to streamline the process.

    If your application is successful, you will receive an offer that you will need to accept or reject.

    If you accept your offer, you will receive a Confirmation of Enrolment ­– a document from Curtin that details your course, how long you will be studying the course, and the tuition fees. This document can be used for acquiring a student visa.

    Apply to the Australian government for your student visa. Gaining a student visa will allow you to participate in full-time study in Australia and work up to 40 hours in a fortnight. If you’re under 18 years of age, you must have approved accommodation and welfare arrangements in place before a visa can be issued.

    See our pre-departure resources for helpful information regarding your move to Perth.

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