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Business Administration (Advanced)
Masters by Coursework
- 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.
This program provides international students the opportunity to apply for post qualification work visa in Australia after completion.
- 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.
- Perth City
Enrich your business and research skills with this advanced, two-year MBA.
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Get the Curtin edge
Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.
You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.
The Master of Business Administration (Advanced) is an extended version of Curtin’s flagship MBA program that gives you additional industry project experience. It is aimed towards professionals who want to progress to senior management roles.
The course content is applicable to a range of industries. You will learn to devise and apply innovative business strategies that help your organisation to thrive in complex and volatile economic environments.
Core subjects include economics, finance, accounting, strategy, organisational behaviour, policy, international business and marketing. You can specialise in one of the following areas:
You’ll strengthen your research capabilities working on a practical project where you’ll liaise closely with an industry partner to apply key business theories, concepts and techniques to solve a real-world challenge. Putting research theories and methodologies to practice gives you transferable skills in business design, report writing, written communication and critical thinking.
During your studies, you’ll be connected with an industry network support partner to facilitate your business networks in Australia.
The MBA has flexible study options so you can progress your career while working full-time and balance your studies with other commitments. These flexible study options include:
- Evening classes, delivered face-to-face in the heart of Perth city
- Intensive study units: the contact hours for some units can be completed in one week or across two weekends
- Blended study: a mix of online learning and face-to-face classes
- Fully online units: an ideal study mode if you live in a different time zone or travel regularly
- Various start dates: our trimester delivery means you can choose to start your course in January, May or August
- Study aboard and international study tour options
- You can gain credit towards your MBA by completing select Executive Education programs, including a one-day or five-day masterclass, or bespoke programs such as Ignition or Switch.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
- Gain valuable practical experience by completing a significant research project with an Australian workplace.
- Earn an internationally accredited qualification and expertise in Australian and global business strategies.
- An MBA Advanced can open doors to a new career or help you take the next step in your current role.
- A range of MBA scholarships are available, including the Curtin International Merit Scholarship, which offers international a 25 per cent reduction in course tuition fees for the duration of the MBA (Advanced).
- Learn from guest lecturers and study real business cases and models. Former guests include leaders from Deloitte, Synergy and the Chandler Macleod Group.
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, for entry into the MBA applicants require a bachelor degree from a recognised tertiary institution and at least five years work experience, at least three years of which must be at a managerial, supervisory and/or senior professional level.
Graduates from the Curtin Graduate Certificate in Business with a CWA of least 70 % will be considered as qualified for entry. Applicants for the MBA are also required to meet University academic and English language entry standards.
Applicants will be assessed for English based on the supplementary documentation you supply, for further information contact the MBA.Programs email address.
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:
Tel: 1300 222 888
Fees & charges
Domestic fee paying postgraduate
Fee year: 2021
| 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.
Fees are indicative only.
* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 250 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).
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- Curtin course code: MC-MBAADV
- CRICOS code: 093141F
- Last updated on: October 28, 2021