Perth’s Curtin University has announced plans to introduce a new MBA program targeted specifically at students wanting to transition directly from their undergraduate degree into postgraduate business study.
The new two-year Master of Business Administration (Global) is scheduled to commence in 2014 and will be offered at the University’s Bentley campus. The University is targeting an initial intake of 100 students. The fee schedule has not been released.
Unlike the University’s flagship Curtin MBA (which is offered through the Curtin Graduate School of Business) applicants will not be required to have a minimum of three years work experience.
According to Curtin the course will focus on core business knowledge and inter-cultural communication, ensuring skills can be applied within an international business context.
“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,” the University said.
While no work experience is necessary candidates will be required to provide evidence of success during their undergraduate studies, with selection based on Curtin’s assessment of a candidate’s potential to graduate.
The new MBA (Global) is designed to enhance the transition from student to early career postgraduate employment and the course will only have minimal links with the flagship MBA course. New course units will be developed specifically for the MBA (Global) and students are unable to transfer to the MBA.
The course will feature work-integrated learning activities incorporating a process of reflection intended to boost self-confidence to tackle unexpected situations.
“The experiential approach will focus student attention on seeking productive outcomes. External partnerships will infuse course activities with realism. Projects, study tours and exchanges will enable students to accumulate evidence of ability,” the University said.
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