Master of Business Administration (Advanced)
|Study method||Full-time or part-time|
|Study mode||On-campus or mixed on- and off-campus|
|Intake||January, May or August|
|Duration||2 years full-time or equivalent part-time|
The Master of Business Administration (Advanced) is designed to enhance the skillset of bachelor degree graduates who have a minimum of three years management experience and wish to progress to senior management roles. It is applicable to a range of industries.
The two-year course is an extension of our reputable flagship MBA program, so features the general foundation units offered within the MBA plus three additional units that aim to enhance both your business and research skills.
Undertaking work experience could increase your job opportunities, especially with multinational companies.
In this course you can select one of two research-based units, and two of five optional broad-based business units.
The research units offer you the chance to undertake either an industry-driven research project where you can work with an industry partner on a specific project developed by the organisation in conjunction with your academic advisor or a research project specific to your area of interest, including creating a research proposal, conducting the research project and presenting a whitepaper to stakeholders.
The broad-based business units focus on enhancing your business strategy, entrepreneurial and leadership skills. Options include Creativity and Entrepreneurship, Fundamentals of Leadership, Strategic Operations Management, Managerial Effectiveness and Strategic Project Management.
CGSB Professional Portfolio: 40 Hours
In addition to completing the MBA components, students are also required to complete a Professional Portfolio (minimum of 40 hours of professional development).
Entry to all CGSB courses is via competitive entry. For details about applying to these courses, please visit our How to Apply pages.
Please note that International student are still subject to the competitive entry requirements however must apply through the Curtin International Office.
Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students
A bachelor degree or equivalent, or our Graduate Certificate in Business, plus at least three years' relevant work experience. High performing applicants without an appropriate academic background may be admitted and required to complete bridging or special course units. This may extend the course duration.
Selection is based on a range of information including previous academic results, referee reports, relevance of work experience, career aspirations and test results and interview.
You will be required to submit supplementary information with your application, including your curriculum vitae (CV) and referee reports.
English language proficiency
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||6.5|
Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.
Fees for Australian and New Zealand students
|2018||Domestic fee paying Domestic fee-paying - A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees.||$35,600*|
Fees are indicative first year only.
* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 225 credits. 400 credits are needed to graduate from this course. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).
The Curtin Business School (which includes the Curtin Graduate School of Business) is accredited by AACSB. The 1.5year Curtin MBA, which constitutes 75% of the MBA (Advanced) is accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) to the international MBA accreditation EPAS and CIPS.
Applications for credit for recognised learning (CRL) are assessed on an individual basis.
Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)
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