Courses Handbook 2008

196503 v.4 Master of Philosophy (Business Administration)


Course CRICOS Code: 061540M
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 2 Years


The course is designed to suit various objectives of those who wish to pursue postgraduate studies in business and management at this level. The purpose of this course is to develop expertise in a functional area of business and management through a combination of advanced studies in the field, and to explore a particular aspect of a functional area of business and management through an in-depth research study following a previous course of study, which emphasised research preparation and provide a course framework which develops corporate planning strategies.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

A degree from a recognised Australian tertiary institution, or an equivalent qualification, and a minimum of three years professional experience, or an appropriate honours degree, first or second class. Students may enter with qualifications in disciplines other than business, but need to be prepared to undertake additional units at graduate level to provide them with a broad foundation in commerce.

Duration and Availability

This course is by research and normally requires one to two years of full-time or equivalent part-time study.

Course Organisation

This course is studied as a research degree. The content of the degree should be determined in consultation with the postgraduate coordinator, Graduate School of Business.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Special Note

It is a requirement that two-thirds of this course be undertaken by research and only one-third by coursework. Students should not enrol in this research course to receive a relevant postgraduate diploma but rather have undertaken it as a requisite for admission.

Course Structure Disclaimer

Curtin University reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within the normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.

Course Structure Hrs/Wk Credit
Majors, Streams or Other Core Components
99055 v.2   Master Thesis - Graduate School of Business


Year Location Period All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2008 Perth City Campus Research Term 1 Y        
2008 Perth City Campus Research Term 2 Y        

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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