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Master of Business Administration

MBA(Curtin) - MC-BUSADM Business and Law
Location Perth City
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode Partially online, on-campus and mixed on- and off-campus
Intake January, May or August
Duration 1.5 years full-time or equivalent part-time

This internationally-accredited MBA is tailored to suit established professionals, particularly middle and senior managers.

The course combines current business theory, local and international perspectives and hands-on project work, and provides networking opportunities with industry.

You will create and critically evaluate innovative ideas and strategies within ambiguous and uncertain business environments.

You can opt to study the generalist MBA to gain a broad understanding, or choose to study one of the following majors and specialise in a specific area of interest:

The curriculum comprises eight core units and four optional units. Ten of these units can be studied online. You will also complete a professional portfolio, which involves a minimum of 40 hours of professional development.

Available double degrees:

CGSB Professional Portfolio: 40 Hours

In addition to completing the MBA components, you 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 required for some units as listed.

Entry is competitive. For details about applying to these courses, see how to Apply.

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

Admission criteria

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

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.

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

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.

English language proficiency

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.


Entry into this program is via competitive entry. There are a limited number of places available and these are allocated to the highest ranked applicants for each round of offers.

As proof of our commitment to providing you with a flexible study environment, we do not limit you to only enrolling at the start of an academic year for this course. An application to study can be lodged at any time throughout the year and successful applicants may commence studies in any of our trimesters – in January, May or September.

This course has a separate application process which differs from the application process required for courses at the Bentley campus. Read the application requirements for further detail.


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2018 Domestic fee paying Domestic fee-paying - A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees. $35,600*

Fees are indicative first year only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 225 credits. 300 credits are needed to graduate from this course. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

Professional recognition

Our MBA program is internationally accredited (EPAS) by the EFMD.

Credit for previous study

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

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)

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