36 months
36500 AUD/year
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Our Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) at Curtin University has been designed to develop highly skilled, critical thinking and practical managers who can also read, carry out and apply the results of a research initiative. 

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The Business Administration (DBA) program at Curtin University will enable you to concentrate on the practical situation as well as the sensitive aspects which are inescapable in the conduct of business.

As a doctoral research degree candidate, you will uncover new knowledge either by the discovery of new facts, the formulation of theories or the innovative reinterpretation of known data and established ideas. Your research will use an in-depth understanding of theories and concepts to develop practical solutions for real-world problems.

Why research at Curtin

Curtin is widely recognised for applied research firmly focused on solving real-world problems. Underpinning our research endeavours are strong partnerships with industry, business and government, which result in outcomes that greatly benefit the broader community locally, nationally and globally. 

Our international reputation for being a strong partner in industry-driven research ensures our graduates enjoy outstanding opportunities to become innovators in their fields.

Programme Structure

  • Apply discipline specific theories, concepts, models, frameworks and/ or principles to address contemporary business and/ or industry problems
  • Critique contemporary business professional practices in the light of relevant theories, concepts, models, frameworks and/ or principles
  • Identify and apply research methodologies to help solve contemporary business and/ or industry problems.
  • Select appropriate technologies and recognise their advantages and limitations in undertaking research, data collection and analysis
  • Apply appropriate research methodologies to help solve contemporary business and/ or industry problems
  • Design, implement, analyse, theorise and communicate research that makes a significant and original contribution to knowledge related to professional practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


100 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS 023971C

  • Five years' professional business or management experience plus a 70 per cent course-weighted average from a Master of Business Administration (MBA) or equivalent master degree.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36500 AUD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Sydney

1882 - 3547 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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