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Business Administration (Advanced)
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- Master of Business Administration (Advanced)
The course may be completed in 2 years full time or the equivalent in part time study. The course may be completed internally or with a mix of both internal and online study.
- 2 years full-time
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
Enrich your business and research skills with this extended MBA.
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You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.
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.
This two-year course is an extension of our reputable flagship MBA program, so features the foundation units offered within the MBA plus the opportunity to complete additional units that aim to enhance both your business and research skills. This includes a specialisation, as well as a real-world industry project and elective units.
Undertaking work experience could increase your job opportunities, especially with multinational companies and local small businesses.
The applied research unit gives you the chance to work with an industry partner on a real-world project. You'll identify a business problem and develop a project through which you can apply key business theories, concepts, tools and techniques within a practical context. In addition to industry-specific knowledge, you'll also gain transferable skills like effective stakeholder communication.
The broad-based business units focus on enhancing your business strategy, entrepreneurial and leadership skills. Options include Entrepreneurship, Fundamentals of Leadership, Strategic Operations Management, Managerial Effectiveness and Strategic Project Management.
Once you have completed two trimesters of full-time study, you will be able to specialise in one of the following areas:
International Student Scholarship
High achieving international students may be eligible for the Curtin International Merit Scholarship. Successful recipients of this scholarship will receive a reduction in tuition fees by 25% for the duration of the MBA (Advanced), if the prescribed course weighted averaged is maintained.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
- Study at our city campus in the heart of the Perth central business district. Intensive units and evening classes mean your studies fit around your other commitments.
- Study in trimesters to complete your degree sooner.
- Go on an optional study tour to international locations. In the past, students have travelled to China to network with professionals working at Tencent, PwC and Foxconn, and to explore start-up incubation hubs. The cost of the study tour will be in addition to tuition fees for those students interested in participating.
- Attend lectures featuring industry representatives. In the past, lectures have featured representatives from Deloitte, Synergy and the Chandler Macleod Group.
- Chief financial officer
- Chief marketing officer
- Chief information officer
- Corporate services manager
- Finance manager
- General manager
- Management consultant
- Managing director
- Policy and planning manager
- Project manager
- Banking and finance
- Health care
- Private business
- Public relations
- Retail services
- Resources and renewables
- Service industries
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
Specifically, applicants require a bachelor degree from a recognised tertiary institution and at least three years subsequent, relevant work experience. Graduates from the Curtin Graduate Certificate in Business will be considered qualified for entry.
Entry to the course is competitive and applicants will be required to undertake an interview as the final stage of application assessment. For international students the minimum English language entry requirement is an IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System) level of 6.5 across all bands (Writing, Speaking, Reading, and Listening) with an overall score of 6.5.
Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||6.5|
At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.
You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.
A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.
CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.
Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:
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Fees & charges
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- Curtin course code: MC-MBAADV
- CRICOS code: 093141F
- Last updated on: January 24, 2022