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Master of Business Administration

Course Description

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. The Curtin MBA is offered as a generalist MBA or as one of the following majors.

Available majors:

Strategic procurement
Oil and gas
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 either specialise in leadership, strategic procurement or oil and gas, or major in business administration to complete a broad range of high level, general business units.

Available double majors:

MSc (Mineral and Energy Economics), MBA

CGSB Professional Portfolio: 40 Hours

In addition to completing the MBA components, students are also required to complete a Professional Portfolio (minimum of 40 hours of professional development).

*All students without a first degree in business/commerce are required to complete the four foundation MBA units. Students with a first degree in business/commerce may be eligible for a unit substitution for the foundation units with four additional optional MBA units.

Please take note of the prerequisites [PR] required for some units as listed.

Entry to all CGSB courses is via competitive entry. For details about applying to these courses, please visit our How to Apply pages.

Please note that International student are still subject to the competitive entry requirements however must apply through the Curtin International Office.


January, May or August

Professional recognition

Our MBA program is internationally accredited (EPAS) by the European Foundation for Management Development.

Credit for previous study

Applications for credit for recognised learning (CRL) are assessed on an individual basis.

Additional requirements

Students with more than two failures or more than four units with grades below 60% will be excluded from the course so as to maintain the high standard expected of the MBA qualification.

You will be required to submit supplementary information with your application, including your curriculum vitae (CV) and referee reports.

2016 Curtin International Scholarships: Merit Scholarship

Curtin University is an inspiring, vibrant, international organisation, committed to making tomorrow better. It is a beacon for innovation, driving advances in technology through high-impact research and offering more than 100 practical, industry-aligned courses connecting to workplaces of tomorrow.

Ranked in the top two per cent of universities worldwide in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015, the University is also ranked 25th in the world for universities under the age of 50 in the QS World University Rankings 2015 Curtin also received an overall five-star excellence rating in the QS stars rating.

Curtin University strives to give high achieving international students the opportunity to gain an internationally recognised education through offering the Merit Scholarship. The Merit Scholarship will give you up to 25 per cent of your first year tuition fees and if you enrol in an ELB program at Curtin English before studying at Curtin, you will also receive a 10 per cent discount on your Curtin English fees.

For full details and terms and conditions of this scholarship, please visit: curtin.edu/int-scholarships and click on Merit.

Visit the Master of Business Administration page on the Curtin University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A bachelor degree or equivalent, or our Graduate Certificate in Business, plus at least three years' relevant work experience. High performing applicants without an appropriate academic background may be admitted and required to complete bridging or special course units. This may extend the course duration. Selection is based on a range of information including previous academic results, referee reports, relevance of work experience, career aspirations and test results and interview. Minimum English language entry requirements: IELTS Writing- 6.5, Speaking- 6.5, Reading- 6.5, Listening- 6.5, Overall band score- 7.

Course Fees

Australian/New Zealand: $35,600, International: $52,600

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