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COURSE

Master of Business Administration (Advanced)

MC-MBAADV

TAUGHT BY: Faculty of Business and Law

DURATION

Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.

If duration is not available (N/A) the offering may be part of a larger course.

2years

CREDIT

A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.

400

About offering

The Master of Business Administration (Advanced) is designed to enhance the skillset of bachelor degree graduates who have a minimum of three years management experience and wish to progress to senior management roles. It is applicable to a range of industries.

The two-year course is an extension of our reputable flagship MBA program, so features the general foundation units offered within the MBA plus three additional units that aim to enhance both your business and research skills.

Undertaking work experience could increase your job opportunities, especially with multinational companies.

In this course you can select one of two research-based units, and two of five optional broad-based business units.

The research units offer you the chance to undertake either an industry-driven research project where you can work with an industry partner on a specific project developed by the organisation in conjunction with your academic advisor or a research project specific to your area of interest, including creating a research proposal, conducting the research project and presenting a whitepaper to stakeholders.

The broad-based business units focus on enhancing your business strategy, entrepreneurial and leadership skills. Options include Creativity and Entrepreneurship, Fundamentals of Leadership, Strategic Operations Management, Managerial Effectiveness and Strategic Project Management.

CGSB Professional Portfolio: 40 Hours

In addition to completing the MBA components, students are also required to complete a Professional Portfolio (minimum of 40 hours of professional development).

Entry to all CGSB courses is via competitive entry. For details about applying to these courses, please visit our How to Apply pages.

Please note that International student are still subject to the competitive entry requirements however must apply through the Curtin International Office.

What you'll learn

  • apply foundation knowledge demonstrating a broad coverage of key functional disciplines of business management with a thorough foundation in contemporary business theories; be able to apply these in a group or organisational environment; extend the boundaries of knowledge through an independently identified research problem using a relevant and methodologically sound set of techniques
  • create, critically evaluate and reflect upon innovative ideas and strategies within ambiguous and uncertain business environments (which includes business, government and not-for-profit)
  • select appropriate information using technologies; make valid judgements and synthesise information from a range of sources; access, evaluate and synthesise diverse information for intelligent business application
  • communicate professionally and effectively in ways to appropriately interpret technical and non-technical information to a varied set of stakeholders, for a range of purposes and to a professional standard
  • select and utilise appropriate technologies and appreciate their advantages and limitations
  • possess and be able to use life-long learning strategies to maintain currency in professional practice
  • recognise and apply international perspectives within the business environment; apply international standards of practice and evaluate issues from a variety of perspectives
  • develop shared understandings of contemporary relevant issues which demonstrate a high and balanced level of cultural awareness in a diverse cultural business setting
  • demonstrate, through self-leadership, a duty of care, honesty, integrity, fairness and knowledge of principles and law to uphold the ethical requirements of the profession

Why study Master of Business Administration (Advanced)

  • Study at our city campus located in the heart of the Perth CBD.
  • These courses are delivered in trimesters, allowing you to complete your degree much sooner.
  • Intensive weekend units and evening classes mean your studies fit around your work-life.
  • Many of our courses can be completed online allowing you to study wherever you are.
  • Our courses have a highly applied, practical focus and are delivered by leading academics and business practitioners.

Professional recognition

The Curtin Business School (which includes the Curtin Graduate School of Business) is accredited by AACSB. The 1.5year Curtin MBA, which constitutes 75% of the MBA (Advanced) is accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) to the international MBA accreditation EPAS and CIPS.

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

A bachelor degree or equivalent, or our Graduate Certificate in Business, plus at least three years' relevant work experience. High performing applicants without an appropriate academic background may be admitted and required to complete bridging or special course units. This may extend the course duration.

Selection is based on a range of information including previous academic results, referee reports, relevance of work experience, career aspirations and test results and interview.

You will be required to submit supplementary information with your application, including your curriculum vitae (CV) and referee reports.

English language proficiency

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are as outlined in the IELTS table below. Additional information on how you can meet the English requirement can be found on the English proficiency page.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Course prerequisites

A bachelor degree or equivalent, or our Graduate Certificate in Business, plus at least three years' relevant work experience. High performing applicants without an appropriate academic background may be admitted and required to complete bridging or special course units. This may extend the course duration.

Selection is based on a range of information including previous academic results, referee reports, relevance of work experience, career aspirations and test results and interview.

You will be required to submit supplementary information with your application, including your curriculum vitae (CV) and referee reports.

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

Advanced standing / credit transfer / recognition of prior learning

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please visit our credit for recognised learning webpage or contact our CRL Office on crl@curtin.edu.au or 1300 222 888.

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please see our credit for previous study website or contact tne_pathways@curtin.edu.au.

Fees and charges

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Student type Cost

Domestic

What is a domestic fee-paying (DFP) place?

A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government.

Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees.

$35,600*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 100 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

International student indicative fees for 2018

International onshore – fee paying
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $17,900*
Indicative year 1 fee $40,300*
Total indicative course fee $71,600*
Indicative essential incidental course fee N/A

The indicative fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. For information about fees at other locations please visit Curtin International’s offshore site.

Where you can study

View the academic calendar for semester and trimester start dates.

Perth City

On Campus
Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3

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How to apply

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Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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Where to get further information

Applicants applying with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

Find information on how you can apply to study at Curtin with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.

Applicants with other international qualifications

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  • Curtin course code: MC-MBAADV
  • CRICOS code: 093141F
  • This offering was last updated on: September 24, 2018