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Business Administration (Advanced)

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Enrich your business and research skills with this advanced, two-year MBA.

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  • Qualification
    Master of Business Administration (Advanced)
  • Duration
    2 years full-time
  • Credit
    400
  • CRICOS
    093141F
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Why study Business Administration (Advanced) at Curtin?

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Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

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You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.

Business Administration (Advanced)

Outline

Outline

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.

Flexible learning

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

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.

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.

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)

Writing

6.0

Speaking

6.0

Reading

6.0

Listening

6.0

Overall band score

6.5

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 & charges

Fee information is not available for this course at this time. Find estimated course fees.