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.
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