Sharpen your business mind with Curtin’s MBA

Sharpen your business mind with Curtin’s MBA

If you’re progressing steadily through your career, but see yourself in a higher position of influence, you may find that Curtin University’s Master of Business Administration is exactly what you’re looking for. This postgraduate business degree is designed primarily for middle and senior managers looking to step up their career, with more involvement in strategy, ideation and important decision making within their current and future companies.

For professionals in every industry

Students flock to Curtin’s MBA from a variety of different work and academic backgrounds, because it teaches principles that can be applied across any industry. We chatted to two entrepreneurs – Ken Chan from the oil and gas industry, and Russell Friedman from the manufacturing industry – both of whom completed Curtin’s MBA online, and are putting their knowledge to work in their respective industries.

Ken Chan looking out window

Ken Chan – Curtin MBA Graduate and entrepreneur

“As an engineer, marketing doesn’t come naturally” says Ken, “The MBA with Curtin University really made me aware of brand management and marketing”. Ken’s consulting company has reaped the benefits of his new knowledge, and has taught him to more carefully craft and manage his image in the marketplace.

Russell has put his knowledge to use daily at his signage manufacturing company. “One of the things I implement everyday is what I learned in my capstone unit – which was how to structure the organisation, and how to structure [employee] incentives.”

Russell Friedman smiling

Russell Friedman – Curtin MBA Graduate and entrepreneur

What you’ll learn

The MBA will provide students with essential business theory, that offers both a local and international perspective, ensuring that graduates are prepared to work anywhere in the world. There’s a focus on ideas – how to create and critique them, and how to formulate strategies based on these ideas, that are effective in different business environments.

When studied online through Open Universities Australia, the MBA consists of 11 subjects – 7 core subjects, and 4 major subjects.

Core subjects include:

  • Financial and Management Accounting for Business
  • Economics for Managers
  • Human Resource Strategies
  • Discerning Marketing Management

A major in Leadership is available through OUA. Subjects cover such areas as effective management, ethics, and organisational change. To see the full list of subjects, download the course guide on the MBA degree page.

When it comes to choosing the right postgraduate degree, it’s fair to say there’s no going wrong with an MBA. It’s relevant, it’s flexible and when you study with Curtin University, you can be assured you’re getting a quality education that you can take with you across practically every industry, here and throughout the world.

If you’re looking for alternative courses, explore other business degrees and business subjects, at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level – available online through OUA.

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