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Business Administration (Advanced)

Master by coursework

Enrich your business and research skills with this advanced, five-trimester MBA.

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  • Qualification
    Master of Business Administration (Advanced)
  • Duration
    2 years full-time
  • Credit
  • Location
    Perth City
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If COVID-19 restrictions apply, we may need to make changes to units and/or delivery modes.

Broad career options

Explore flexible study opportunities with one of three specialisations focusing on business administration, energy futures or leadership.

Professional recognition

Curtin Business School is recognised as an elite global business school through accreditation by EQUIS, AACSB International and an EFMD Accredited MBA.

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022.

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 with significant work experience who want to progress to senior management roles.

The course content is applicable to a range of industries. From our beautiful Perth city campus location in the heart of the Perth Central Business District, 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, organisational behaviour, strategy, international business and marketing. To ensure this course is aligned with changes to industry, including large for-profit corporations, SMEs and NFPs, we’ve also added new units in executive financial decision-making, global business sustainability and organisational strategy.

This advanced course will extend your research capabilities, by requiring you to work on a practical project in a workplace setting. You’ll liaise closely with an industry partner to apply key business theories, concepts and techniques to solve a real-world challenge and develop real 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. You will also get to attend numerous networking events, including our popular MBA engage events, which run every six weeks and will introduce you to expert industry and academic speakers.

Choose your specialisation

In your first year, you can choose a specialisation: a set of units designed to hone your knowledge and skills in a particular area.

Business Administration

In the Business Administration specialisation, you’ll develop your ability to create and critically evaluate innovative ideas and strategies within ambiguous and uncertain business environments.

Energy Futures

The Energy Futures specialisation will help teach you how to respond to significant changes within the energy sector, such as the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy, as well as energy storage and distribution.


The Leadership specialisation will help you to gain a nuanced understanding of current and future leadership challenges, and explore the philosophy and ethics of leadership.

Note: If you do not meet the admission criteria for this course, you should instead apply for the Graduate Certificate in Business or the Graduate Certificate in Business Futures.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Why study

  • This course has flexible study options, including:
    • evening classes, delivered face-to-face in the heart of Perth city
    • intensive study units, where the contact hours for some units can be completed across two weekends
    • online study. 
  • This course has various start dates: our trimester delivery means you can choose to start your course in January, May or August.
  • You’ll benefit from increased, bespoke support, including contact with a dedicated Customer Experience Officer, an extended orientation where you’ll get to meet faculty staff who will introduce you to your facilities, and regular events with guest lecturers and academic professionals.
  • You can access unique scholarship opportunities, including the Merit Scholarship.
  • 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.

Career information


  • CEO
  • Chief financial officer
  • Chief marketing officer
  • Chief information officer
  • Corporate services manager
  • Finance manager
  • General manager
  • Management consultant
  • Managing director
  • Policy and planning manager


  • Banking and finance
  • Consultancy
  • Education 
  • Government
  • Health care
  • Not-for-profit
  • Private business
  • Public relations
  • Retail services 
  • Resources and renewables

What you'll learn

  • critically evaluate relevant theories, concepts, techniques and business principles and apply them to design solutions that create value for stakeholders
  • employ effective business communication practices and demonstrate how relevant technologies can be applied in management and leadership contexts
  • formulate responsible management and leadership decisions that are evidence-based and supported by a critical evaluation of markets, resources, goods and services, finances and/ or accounting information
  • recognise and apply the development of appropriate policies and strategies within a dynamic global business environment to meet stakeholder interests
  • apply principles of ethics, sustainability, corporate social responsibility and risk management across a range of business settings

Admission criteria

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)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Advanced standing

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:

Webform: Submit here

Curtin Connect: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Fee year: 2023

Student type Cost
Domestic $42,547*

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).


For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

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

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  • Curtin course code: MC-MBAADV
  • CRICOS code: 093141F
  • Last updated on: 25/09/2022