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New MBA (Global) allows students early career postgraduate option

Media release

From 2014, Curtin University will be offering a new MBA (Global) designed to attract students who wish to continue directly from an undergraduate degree into postgraduate study.

Unlike the long-established MBA currently offered through the Curtin Graduate School of Business, the MBA (Global) does not require the minimum of three years’ industry experience to enrol. As such, it facilitates the transition from student to early career postgraduate employment.

Head of Curtin’s School of Management, Professor Kandy Dayaram, said that given the increasing global nature of business, the course has an emphasis on international and inter-cultural business.

“The two-year full-time course focuses on core business knowledge as well as on inter-cultural communication, ensuring that graduates can apply their skills in an international business context,” Professor Dayaram said.

“The course has also been uniquely designed to incorporate professional practice as a key feature, with students applying the skills and knowledge gained in the course to professional industry projects.”

Professor Dayaram explains that in developing the course, Curtin Business School had established several significant partnerships with well-regarded international universities around the world.

“Our partnerships with prestigious overseas institutions mean that students will have the opportunity to study part of their MBA (Global) in other countries,” she said.

“This means they will learn essential business practices that will help equip them for a career that could, ultimately, take them anywhere in the world.”

Collectively, course projects, study tours and exchanges will enable students to accumulate evidence of ability. Professional capabilities forged in an atmosphere of authentic learning together with advanced communicative and cultural proficiencies will greatly enhance the employability of early career postgraduates.

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Curtin Business School, Professor Tony Travaglione said that the new MBA (Global) course exemplifies Curtin Business School’s mission to be industry-connected and innovative in its teaching and research, developing internationally focused graduates committed to excellence.

“The curriculum ensures that graduates will be primed to launch their careers as professional practitioners in the global arena,” he said.

Note to Editor:
The MBA (Global) is an internationally recognised qualification offered through Curtin Business School. It is not designed as a pathway into the MBA. It is a standalone course, with no interim qualification available. The course features work-integrated learning activities to provide a more dynamic learning experience. It will also incorporate a process of reflection intended to enhance self-awareness that is required in a highly complex and agile business environment. The experiential approach of the degree will focus student attention on seeking productive outcomes in real business situations.

Learn more about the program by visiting the MBA (Global) webpage.