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Master of Business Administration (Advanced)

MBA(Curtin) - MC-MBAADV Business and Law
Location Perth City
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

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)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
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

Year Student type Cost
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).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

Professional recognition

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.

Credit for previous study

Applications for credit for recognised learning (CRL) are assessed on an individual basis.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)

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