Master of Business Administration (Advanced)

Swinburne University of Technology

The Master of Business Administration (Advanced) is designed to equip students for career success. The course focuses on leadership and change, strategic thinking, innovation and entrepreneurship, finance and ethical practices, and social responsibility. This degree centres on finding solutions to business scenarios. It is designed to prepare students to start new ventures or initiate organisational improvements successfully. Students learn how to transition into higher executive management roles with a focus on achieving innovation and business success. Studying this program provides a unique opportunity for students to gain specialised business and administration knowledge through research. The research component allows students to apply and extend the knowledge gained throughout their studies by understanding and applying the research process. The course is ideal for students who wish to focus on a particular area of their career or consultancy, or to progress to a PhD. The Master of Business Administration (Advanced) forms the final stage in a three-stage nested suite of programs consisting of: Graduate Certificate of Business Administration (GC-BUSADM4); Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (GD-BUSADM4); Master of Business Administration (MA-BUSADM4) or Master of Business Administration (Advanced) (MA-MBAADV).

Course Fee:

Australian: $55,840
International: $59,000

Entry Requirements:

A recognised bachelor degree; or successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Business Administration or Graduate Diploma of Business Administration; or for international applicants, successful completion of the Masters Qualifying Program.


200 credit points: 15 or 16 units

Subjects you can Study:

Business administration

Study Pathways:

Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00111D

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Higher Education Hawthorn No info Yes Full time 2 years
Higher Education Hawthorn No info Yes Part time

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