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.
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.
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.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
What jobs can the Master of Business Administration (Advanced) lead to?
- 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
- Health care
- 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