MBA programs

Which MBA is right for me?

Curtin Business School offers two distinctive MBA programs, each designed for students in different stages of their career.

If you have more than three years of managerial/supervisory experience, consider our EPAS accredited CGSB MBA, which is designed for experienced mid-career professionals looking to move to the next stage in their career.

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Graduates with less than three years of work experience should consider our two year MBA (Global), which can be completed directly after your bachelor degree, with no work experience required. This program is designed to build on your undergraduate degree and help launch your global business career.

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The Curtin Graduate School of Business (CGSB) MBA is an internationally recognised qualification, aimed primarily at middle and senior managers looking to enhance their careers and contribution to their organisation. It introduces students to contemporary Australian and global business ideas, concepts and perspectives and connects them to hands-on business practice and project work. At its core the CGSB MBA reflects a commitment to a number of global business themes, including ethical and sustainable corporate governance practices. Through high quality, globally and locally experienced academic staff, active in business and research, the CGSB MBA will prepare you for the challenges of an ever-changing international business environment. Most students choose to study the generalist MBA, to gain a broader understanding of the business environment. However, you may also choose from the following majors, that will allow you to specialise in a specific area of interest:

Oil and Gas major In partnership with Aberdeen Business School at Robert Gordon University

This unique specialisation is the only one of its kind in Australia and is designed, with industry, to meet the needs of middle and senior managers in the oil and gas sector. The course is offered in partnership with Aberdeen Business School (part of Robert Gordon University), similarly located in a world energy hub. The curriculum combines oil and gas knowledge and energy management with the core requirements of an MBA to ensure you have a broad coverage of key functional disciplines of business management, as well as specialised knowledge of oil and gas.

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Leadership major This specialist MBA major offers you detailed understanding and engagement with current and future leadership challenges.

This specialist MBA major offers you detailed understanding and engagement with current and future leadership challenges. You will analyse and reframe leadership concepts alongside your own leadership style in order to gain an understanding of organisations and develop your practical skills. You will also apply, test and evaluate your analytical, leadership and management skills in the workplace, and further your professional and personal development through action learning that can be transferred to real organisations. By exploring the philosophy and ethics of leadership and covering a range of topics including working with teams, working in a global arena, effective and strategic management and organisational behaviour, you will graduate from the course with strategic understanding of leadership and engagement.

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Entry pathways

Prospective MBA applicants who do not have a bachelor degree, but possess a significant amount of work experience at a recognisable level of managerial/supervisory responsibility should consider applying for the Graduate Certificate in Business program.

This course can serve as your entry pathway to the MBA or Graduate Diploma in Business. It is also a challenging stand-alone course giving you the option to specialise in oil and gas or business or to tailor your studies to suit your needs by choosing from a wide range of business topics.

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MBA (Global)

The Master of Business Administration (Global) is an early-career MBA program, designed to build on your undergraduate degree and launch your global business career. This two year course focuses on core business knowledge and inter-cultural communication, ensuring your skills can be applied within an international business context. You can take the MBA (Global) at Curtin Business School (CBS) directly after completing a bachelor degree in any discipline.

Our partnerships with prestigious overseas institutions mean you’ll have the opportunity to study part of your MBA (Global) in other countries, learning essential business practices that will help equip you for a career that could take you anywhere in the world.

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