Postgraduate Degree

Master of Business Administration (Global)

Admission Requirements

You can take the Master of Business Administration (Global) directly after completing a bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a minimum course weighted average of 50% (or equivalent) along with 0 – 3 years of work experience. Entry into this course requires an IELTS overall band score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band, or equivalent. Once you fulfil these requirements, you are well on your way to acquiring a full or part-time MBA (Global) in Dubai.

Course Structure

– Management and Organisational Behaviour
– Strategy, Change and Innovation
– Global Marketing Management
– Corporate Financial Management
– Accounting for Managers
– Researching Organisation and Management
– Managerial Economics
– Global Business Practice
– Global Human Capital
– Industry Project
– Global Leadership
– Global Business Dynamics
– Global Corporate Sustainable Strategy
– Intercultural Communication and Interaction


Total tuition fees for Master of Business Administration (Global):
AED 115,500 or USD 31,644

(Inclusive of VAT and International Study Tour)

Funding and Scholarship Opportunities

Curtin Dubai has a wide variety of scholarship, bursary, and financial aid options available.  If you are seeking an MBA in Dubai with a scholarship based on your undergraduate GPA, Curtin Dubai has the program for you.  You can get further details about these programs through a Curtin Dubai Guidance Counsellor or from the finance department.

Credit for previous study

Credit for Recognised Learning is assessed on an individual basis

Career Opportunities

Throughout the course, you will develop your leadership skills through work-integrated learning, industry mentorships and field trips


As a student you will have access to Curtin University’s e-library, which is well stocked with over 50,000 resources and contains all of the research material required for your MBA (Global), including journal articles, conference proceedings, and textbooks.

The world of business is truly global and those who will be successful will be those who have gained a broad understanding of all aspects of business with a global focus.  Curtin Dubai, one of five Curtin campuses worldwide, offers the Master of Business Administration (Global) to prepare you for a leadership role in a business competing on the world stage.

Through 10 to 14 units, depending on your prior degree, you will be given the opportunity to learn and practice in a wide variety of business disciplines, while developing transferable skills that will help you across any industry or role.  The vast majority of the units do not have final examinations, but rather final projects so that you get to demonstrate your ability to apply what you have learned in real world cases.  The degree includes two double units; one industry engagement unit where you will study and report on a running business and one international unit where you will travel to another country to research how business operates in that country. (International travel subject to COVID19 travel restrictions.)

Throughout your studies in the MBA (Global) you will be taught by world class, industry experienced, and research active faculty, who will also provide mentorship throughout the program.  You will also benefit from guest lectures by industry experts in many of you subjects.

Whether you are looking for a full-time MBA or a part-time MBA in Dubai, the Curtin Dubai MBA (Global) will meet your needs with flexible study options.

Acquire global business knowledge and the analytical skills you need to accelerate your career.

You can take the Master of Business Administration (Global) directly after completing a bachelor degree in any discipline.

The one-year course* starts with an orientation program, introducing you to the faculty and industry advisors, and demonstrating the importance of effective engagement and building relationships in the global market. You will then study up to 14 units, across the areas of core business knowledge, global practice and analytical practice.

The focus on global markets and practices helps you to understand a variety of cultural business practices. You will learn to work independently and in teams, and develop your leadership skills through work-integrated
learning and mentorships.

An international study trip to observe different industries in a global setting is also included in the tuition.

Why study Master of Business Administration (Global)?

• Curtin is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide in the highly regarded Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2020.
• Curtin School of Business is recognised as an elite global business school through accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.
• Our courses have a highly applied, practical focus and are delivered by leading academics and business practitioners.

• The MBA global course timeline is flexible depending on what suits you, whether it be for one year, 16 months or longer.

Why choose Curtin’s MBA (Global) over a regular MBA or EMBA?

A general MBA tends to focus on a specific country’s business environment and practices while Curtin’s MBA (Global) was designed to take a truly global view of each subject, thereby better preparing you for the truly global world of business.  Unlike an Executive MBA, the Curtin Dubai MBA (Global) allow you to begin your studies immediately after finishing your bachelor’s degree or early in your career, which positions you to enter the workforce at in a more advanced position or to advance more quickly in your career.

Fast-track your MBA (Global)

If you hold an undergraduate degree in business or commerce you may receive Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL) equal to 100 credits (4 units) within the MBA (Global) (equivalent to one semester full-time study). This means you could complete your MBA (Global) in as little as 1 year of full time study.

Career Opportunities and Industry Engagement

Throughout the course, you will develop your leadership skills through work-integrated learning and industry engagement, preparing you for career opportunities and advancement.  Our Career’s team provides regular seminars on various career related skills and will assist with finding internships and permanent placements.

A truly global experience

If you have ever dreamed of studying abroad or would like to experience studying in a different environment, you can study for one teaching period at our campuses in either Australia or Singapore at no additional tuition cost.

Hear directly from one of our students

One of our MBA (Global) students Saniyah Hassan speaks about her experience in Curtin while completing her MBA (Global) courses “I was inclined to pursue a part-time MBA that enabled me to study at my own pace. Being a working professional and a homemaker, it was extremely important for me to distribute my time among these three. Curtin Dubai offered project-based learning experiences with real companies across the globe and an international field trip as part of the MBA (Global) program, which ensured that the theory being taught in class was supported by practical industry experience. I had to ensure that the university I chose had quality education, broad program structure, and international standards. Curtin definitely checked all those boxes and I am happy I made that choice.”

How this course will make you industry-ready

Throughout the course, you will develop your leadership skills through work-integrated learning, industry mentorships and field trips. You will also gain insight from an international study tour overseas, learning essential business practices that will help equip you for a career that could take you anywhere in the world. The International Study Tour also includes an introduction to the culture as well as business aspects of a society.

In your final semester, you will undertake an industry based business placement or consultancy project, to help you further cement your professional skills in the competitive global market.

Location Curtin Dubai campus
Study method On-campus
Study mode Full-time or part-time option available
Intake February, July or November
Duration 16 months full-time, part-time option available

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