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Master of Business Administration - (MBA) online

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Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Start Date

  • Duration

    2.7 years part-time
    Duration may vary depending on unit availabilities, previous study or work experience.

  • Location

  • Course abbreviation

    MBA

  • Course code

    1208100

  • Credit points

    192

  • Equivalent units

    16

  • Indicative Fee


Overview

With a online Master of Business Administration, you’ll develop both the business know-how and the practical skills to advance your career or build your own business. You’ll examine contemporary management and develop solutions to complex commercial situations all through the prism of the fast-paced, ever-evolving global digital economy.

The course is designed to enable you to get the most out of the program while fitting study seamlessly around work, family, and other priorities. It is 100% online. You can begin at one of six times throughout the year, and adjust your workload to suit your schedule. Our personalised, one-on-one support keeps you motivated and ensures you're getting the education you need. You study broadly across a comprehensive suite of business disciplines, and take one of four specialisations to gain the deep knowledge you need to enhance your professional expertise.

You'll undertake a practical research project in your workplace to reinforce your learning and to apply that learning in a real business environment. Along with specialist industry capabilities, you'll develop the soft skills employers crave and businesses need; leadership, problem solving and communication.

Four foundation units give you a solid grounding in the basic principles of business and management. If you have a relevant undergraduate degree or work experience, you could receive these as advanced standing and complete the course in two-years while studying part-time. If you want to build the foundations of your business knowledge, take the full course (16 units). You can still graduate in under three years studying part-time.

Course Learning Outcome

Demonstrate critical thinking and independent judgement, and the ability to reflect on self and others in a complex business environment.

Develop innovative solutions to complex business problems.

Demonstrate a critical understanding of complex ethical, socially responsible, and culturally appropriate business practices informed by a global perspective.

Demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of a body of knowledge in one or more discipline areas.

Demonstrate critical thinking and independent judgement, and the ability to reflect on self and others in a complex business environment.

Apply expert communication and collaboration skills to inform and engage with a diverse range of stakeholders.

Demonstrate a critical understanding of complex ethical, socially responsible, and culturally appropriate business practices informed by a global perspective.

All students study our eight core units, and all produce an industry research project, situated in their choice of industry. This enables you to apply your new skills to your existing workplace, or test the waters in an industry to which you aspire. You will learn to manage the variables inherent in the workplace, and convert your knowledge into experience. You will also select a specialisation, which helps you build substantial and specific expertise to complement the general management proficiencies you gain in the core units.

Choose from:

  • Accounting
  • Health Services Management
  • Information and Knowledge Management
  • Managing and Leading People.

If you choose, you can replace the specialisation with two elective units to acquire a less specialised but more expansive understanding of leadership and management.

Our four foundation units provide the management basics. Whether you take these units depends on your prior education and experience.

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
SCU Online Study Period 1 , Study Period 2 , Study Period 3 , Study Period 4 , Study Period 5 , Study Period 6 N/A N/A

Requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.

Course requirements

To be awarded the Master of Business Administration students must complete 16 units (192 credit points) comprising:

  • 12 core units; and
  • 1 specialisation or
  • 2 elective units and BUSN7001 Industry Research Project: Part A and BUSN7002 Industry Research Project: Part B

Exit Awards

Students can choose to exit with the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration if 8 units have been completed.

Students can choose to exit with the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration if 4 units have been completed.

 

Course structure

Unit Code Unit Title Notes

Core units

BUSN5005 Management Communication (Online)
MGMT5003 Organisational Behaviour (Online)
ECON5002 Economics and Quantitative Analysis (Online)
ACCT5003 Accounting for Managers (Online)
MRKT6003 Marketing (Online)
ACCT6016 Finance for Managers (Online)
ACCT6013 Corporate Governance for Managers (Online)
MGMT6003 The Positive Leader (Online)
PROJ5002 Project Management Principles
BUSN6002 Global Business (Online)
BUSN6008 Strategy and Case Analysis (Online)
BUSN6009 Managing Information Systems (Online)

Specialisations

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
ACCT5004 Business Accounting for Managers (Online)
LEGL5003 Business and Corporation Law for Managers (Online)
BUSN7001 Industry Research Project: Part A
BUSN7002 Industry Research Project: Part B

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
Compulsory:
BUSN7001 Industry Research Project: Part A
BUSN7002 Industry Research Project: Part B
Select two (2) of the following units:
PBHL5006 Healthcare Professional Portfolio A
HLTH5001 Leading Change in Healthcare
HLTH5005 Principles and Practice of Clinical Accountability
MGMT5004 Strategic Health Management

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
COMP6005 Managing Digital Enterprise (Online)
BUSN6006 Strategic Knowledge Management (Online)
BUSN7001 Industry Research Project: Part A
BUSN7002 Industry Research Project: Part B

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
MGMT6004 Organisational Change and Development (Online)
HRMT6002 Human Resource Management (Online)
BUSN7001 Industry Research Project: Part A
BUSN7002 Industry Research Project: Part B

Electives

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
If not taking a specialisation, select two of the following units in addition to BUSN7001 Industry Research Project Part A and BUSN7002 Industry Research Project Part B:
ACCT5004 Business Accounting for Managers (Online)
LEGL5003 Business and Corporation Law for Managers (Online)
MGMT5001 Health Systems, Policies and Practices
PBHL5006 Healthcare Professional Portfolio A
HLTH5001 Leading Change in Healthcare
HLTH5005 Principles and Practice of Clinical Accountability
MGMT5004 Strategic Health Management
COMP6005 Managing Digital Enterprise (Online)
BUSN6006 Strategic Knowledge Management (Online)
MGMT6004 Organisational Change and Development (Online)
HRMT6002 Human Resource Management (Online)