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Business Administration (Advanced)

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

Course outline
  • Qualification
    Master of Business Administration (Advanced)
  • Duration


    2 years full-time
  • Credit




  • Location


    Perth city
Course outline

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Trimester 1, 2024

31 August 2023

Applications now closed!

Trimester 2, 2024

8 November 2023

Applications now closed!

Trimester 3, 2024

Applications now open!

25 August 2024

Trimester 1, 2025

22 July 2024

15 December 2024

Trimester 2, 2025

13 January 2025

1 May 2025

Trimester 3, 2025

19 May 2025

28 August 2025

Course outline
Business Administration (Advanced)
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This event provides an overview of our internationally accredited program, including our range of flexible entry pathways, scholarships, specialisations and career 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 with significant work experience who want to progress to senior management roles.

The course content is applicable to a range of industries. From our 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 included units in executive financial decision-making, global business sustainability and organisational strategy.

You'll then be able to choose one of one of four areas of business expertise in which to specialise:

  • Business Administration: In this specialisation you’ll gain the ability to create and evaluate innovative ideas and strategise for unpredictable business environments.
  • Energy Transition: In this specialisation you’ll gain advanced knowledge of oil, gas and energy management and learn how to adapt business strategies to energy sector changes.
  • Leadership: In this specialisation you’ll explore the philosophy and ethics of leadership and current and future leadership challenges.

As an advanced course, this MBA program will extend your research capabilities, by requiring you to work on a practical project in a workplace setting. You’ll liaise 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.

You’ll also be connected with an industry network support partner to facilitate your business networks in Australia and be able to attend numerous networking events. These include our popular six-weekly MBA Engage events that will introduce you to expert industry and academic speakers.

What jobs can the Business Administration (Advanced) course lead to?


  • 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

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

For entry into the MBA, applicants require a relevant undergraduate degree from a recognised tertiary institution and at least three (3) years of relevant work experience (prospective students with 2 years relevant work experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis). Alternatively, applicants to the MBA may have a relevant Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma with a Course Weighted Average of 65%, and three (3) years of relevant work experience (prospective students with 2 years relevant work experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis). Applicants to the MBA are also required to meet University academic and English language entry standards (IELTS requirement of 6.5 overall [with no individual band less than 6]). Entry to the course is competitive and applicants will be required to undertake an interview as the final stage of application assessment.

Applicants will be assessed for English based on the supplementary documentation you supply, for further information contact the MBA.Programs email address.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

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

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)









Overall band score


Application Requirements

If you’re applying for the course, you’ll need to include an employer recommendation form and a referee report with your application. All applicants will need to submit a copy of their CV/resume highlighting prior work experience and roles that they have held.

Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees and charges

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2024 Fee year:




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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For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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Trimester 3
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Trimester 1
  • On campus
Trimester 2
  • On campus
Trimester 3
  • On campus


Trimester 1
  • On campus
Trimester 2
  • On campus
Trimester 3
  • On campus

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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

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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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  • Curtin course code: MC-MBAADV
  • CRICOS code: 093141F
  • Last updated on: 13 June 2024

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