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Master of Business Administration - (MBA) online

Masters by Coursework

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 an 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

GA1: Intellectual rigour

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

Design and coordinate systematic approaches to complex problem solving in a business context.

GA2: Creativity

Develop innovative solutions to complex business problems

GA3: Ethical practice

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

GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

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

GA5: Lifelong learning

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

GA6: Communication and social skills

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

GA7: Cultural competence

Demonstrate a critical understanding of 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 Summer Term , Term 1 , Term 2 , Term 3 , Term 4 , Term 5 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 eligible to receive the Master of Business Administration (Online) students must complete the equivalent of 16 units (192 credit points), comprising:

  • 14 core units (168 credit points), and 
  • 2 option units (24 credit points)

OR

  • 1 specialisation (192 credit points) in Accounting or Health Services Management or Information and Knowledge Management or Managing and Leading People 

Exit Awards

Students may be eligible to exit with the Graduate Diploma of Business (Online) after completing the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points), comprising 8 core units.

Students may be eligible to exit with the Graduate Certificate in Business (Online) after completing the equivalent of 4 units (48 credit points), comprising 4 core units.

Course structure

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment.

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Notes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

First Year

MGMT5003 Organisational Behaviour (Online)
Term1,5
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term1,5
Term1,5
Anti-requisites MNG01720 Organisational Behaviour OR MGMT5002 - Organisational Behaviour
STAT5002 Business Analytics (Online)
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term2
Term2
Anti-requisites ECON5001 - Economics and Quantitative Analysis
ACCT5003 Accounting for Managers (Online)
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term3
Term3
Anti-requisites ACCT5002 - Accounting for Managers
BUSN5005 Management Communication (Online)
Summer Term
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Summer Term
Term4
Summer Term
Term4
Students may be eligible to exit with the Graduate Certificate in Business after completing the above four (4) units

Second Year

MGMT6003 The Positive Leader (Online)
Summer Term
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Summer Term
Summer Term
Anti-requisites MGMT6002 - The Positive Leader
PROJ5002 Project Management Principles
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Anti-requisites PROJ5001 - Project Management OR MNG91212 - Project Management (Online)
MRKT6004 Digital Marketing (Online)
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term2
Term2
BUSN6002 Global Business (Online)
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term4
Term4
Anti-requisites BUSN6001 - Global Business
Students may be eligible to exit with the Graduate Diploma of Business after completing the above eight (8) units

Third Year

ACCT6013 Corporate Governance for Managers (Online)
Term5
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term5
Term5
Anti-requisites ACCT6015 - Corporate Governance
BUSN6009 Managing Information Systems (Online)
Term1
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term1
Term1
Anti-requisites BUSN6004 - Managing Information Systems
BUSN6008 Strategy and Case Analysis (Online)
Term2,5
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term2,5
Term2,5
Anti-requisites BUSN6005 - Strategy and Case Analysis
General MBA Option Unit

Fourth Year

General MBA Option Unit
ACCT6016 Finance for Managers (Online)

Not currently available

12
Anti-requisites ACCT6004 - Finance OR FIN00706 Financial Management in Business
BUSN7001 Industry Research Project: Part A
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Pre-requisites 72 credit points from masters level (AQF 9) units.
Anti-requisites BUSN7003 - Industry Research Project
Enrolment information Noting the focus on advanced, independent learning required by this unit, students are advised to enrol in the subject towards the final stage of their course.
BUSN7002 Industry Research Project: Part B
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Pre-requisites BUSN7001 - Industry Research Project: Part A
Anti-requisites BUSN7003 - Industry Research Project

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Notes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

First Year

MGMT5003 Organisational Behaviour (Online)
Term1,5
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term1,5
Term1,5
Anti-requisites MNG01720 Organisational Behaviour OR MGMT5002 - Organisational Behaviour
STAT5002 Business Analytics (Online)
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term2
Term2
Anti-requisites ECON5001 - Economics and Quantitative Analysis
ACCT5003 Accounting for Managers (Online)
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term3
Term3
Anti-requisites ACCT5002 - Accounting for Managers
BUSN5005 Management Communication (Online)
Summer Term
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Summer Term
Term4
Summer Term
Term4
Students may be eligible to exit with the Graduate Certificate in Business after completing the above 4 (four) units

Second Year

MGMT6003 The Positive Leader (Online)
Summer Term
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Summer Term
Summer Term
Anti-requisites MGMT6002 - The Positive Leader
PROJ5002 Project Management Principles
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Anti-requisites PROJ5001 - Project Management OR MNG91212 - Project Management (Online)
MRKT6004 Digital Marketing (Online)
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term2
Term2
BUSN6002 Global Business (Online)
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term4
Term4
Anti-requisites BUSN6001 - Global Business
Students may be eligible to exit with the Graduate Diploma of Business after completing the above 8 (eight) units

Third Year

ACCT6013 Corporate Governance for Managers (Online)
Term5
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term5
Term5
Anti-requisites ACCT6015 - Corporate Governance
BUSN6009 Managing Information Systems (Online)
Term1
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term1
Term1
Anti-requisites BUSN6004 - Managing Information Systems
BUSN6008 Strategy and Case Analysis (Online)
Term2,5
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term2,5
Term2,5
Anti-requisites BUSN6005 - Strategy and Case Analysis
Accounting Specialisation Unit

Fourth Year

Accounting Specialisation Unit
ACCT6016 Finance for Managers (Online)

Not currently available

12
Anti-requisites ACCT6004 - Finance OR FIN00706 Financial Management in Business
BUSN7001 Industry Research Project: Part A
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Pre-requisites 72 credit points from masters level (AQF 9) units.
Anti-requisites BUSN7003 - Industry Research Project
Enrolment information Noting the focus on advanced, independent learning required by this unit, students are advised to enrol in the subject towards the final stage of their course.
BUSN7002 Industry Research Project: Part B
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Pre-requisites BUSN7001 - Industry Research Project: Part A
Anti-requisites BUSN7003 - Industry Research Project

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Notes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

First Year

MGMT5003 Organisational Behaviour (Online)
Term1,5
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term1,5
Term1,5
Anti-requisites MNG01720 Organisational Behaviour OR MGMT5002 - Organisational Behaviour
STAT5002 Business Analytics (Online)
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term2
Term2
Anti-requisites ECON5001 - Economics and Quantitative Analysis
ACCT5003 Accounting for Managers (Online)
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term3
Term3
Anti-requisites ACCT5002 - Accounting for Managers
BUSN5005 Management Communication (Online)
Summer Term
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Summer Term
Term4
Summer Term
Term4
Students may be eligible to exit with the Graduate Certificate in Business after completing the above 4 (four) units

Second Year

MGMT6003 The Positive Leader (Online)
Summer Term
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Summer Term
Summer Term
Anti-requisites MGMT6002 - The Positive Leader
PROJ5002 Project Management Principles
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Anti-requisites PROJ5001 - Project Management OR MNG91212 - Project Management (Online)
MRKT6004 Digital Marketing (Online)
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term2
Term2
BUSN6002 Global Business (Online)
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term4
Term4
Anti-requisites BUSN6001 - Global Business
Students may be eligible to exit with the Graduate Diploma of Business after completing the above 8 (eight) units

Third Year

ACCT6013 Corporate Governance for Managers (Online)
Term5
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term5
Term5
Anti-requisites ACCT6015 - Corporate Governance
BUSN6009 Managing Information Systems (Online)
Term1
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term1
Term1
Anti-requisites BUSN6004 - Managing Information Systems
BUSN6008 Strategy and Case Analysis (Online)
Term2,5
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term2,5
Term2,5
Anti-requisites BUSN6005 - Strategy and Case Analysis
Health Services Management Specialisation Unit

Fourth Year

Health Services Management Specialisation Unit
ACCT6016 Finance for Managers (Online)

Not currently available

12
Anti-requisites ACCT6004 - Finance OR FIN00706 Financial Management in Business
BUSN7001 Industry Research Project: Part A
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Pre-requisites 72 credit points from masters level (AQF 9) units.
Anti-requisites BUSN7003 - Industry Research Project
Enrolment information Noting the focus on advanced, independent learning required by this unit, students are advised to enrol in the subject towards the final stage of their course.
BUSN7002 Industry Research Project: Part B
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Pre-requisites BUSN7001 - Industry Research Project: Part A
Anti-requisites BUSN7003 - Industry Research Project

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Notes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

First Year

MGMT5003 Organisational Behaviour (Online)
Term1,5
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term1,5
Term1,5
Anti-requisites MNG01720 Organisational Behaviour OR MGMT5002 - Organisational Behaviour
STAT5002 Business Analytics (Online)
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term2
Term2
Anti-requisites ECON5001 - Economics and Quantitative Analysis
ACCT5003 Accounting for Managers (Online)
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term3
Term3
Anti-requisites ACCT5002 - Accounting for Managers
BUSN5005 Management Communication (Online)
Summer Term
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Summer Term
Term4
Summer Term
Term4
Students may be eligible to exit with the Graduate Certificate in Business after completing the above 4 (four) units

Second Year

MGMT6003 The Positive Leader (Online)
Summer Term
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Summer Term
Summer Term
Anti-requisites MGMT6002 - The Positive Leader
PROJ5002 Project Management Principles
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Anti-requisites PROJ5001 - Project Management OR MNG91212 - Project Management (Online)
MRKT6004 Digital Marketing (Online)
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term2
Term2
BUSN6002 Global Business (Online)
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term4
Term4
Anti-requisites BUSN6001 - Global Business
Students may be eligible to exit with the Graduate Diploma of Business after completing the above 8 (eight) units

Third Year

ACCT6013 Corporate Governance for Managers (Online)
Term5
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term5
Term5
Anti-requisites ACCT6015 - Corporate Governance
BUSN6009 Managing Information Systems (Online)
Term1
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term1
Term1
Anti-requisites BUSN6004 - Managing Information Systems
BUSN6008 Strategy and Case Analysis (Online)
Term2,5
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term2,5
Term2,5
Anti-requisites BUSN6005 - Strategy and Case Analysis
Information and Knowledge Management Specialisation Unit

Fourth Year

Information and Knowledge Management Specialisation Unit
ACCT6016 Finance for Managers (Online)

Not currently available

12
Anti-requisites ACCT6004 - Finance OR FIN00706 Financial Management in Business
BUSN7001 Industry Research Project: Part A
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Pre-requisites 72 credit points from masters level (AQF 9) units.
Anti-requisites BUSN7003 - Industry Research Project
Enrolment information Noting the focus on advanced, independent learning required by this unit, students are advised to enrol in the subject towards the final stage of their course.
BUSN7002 Industry Research Project: Part B
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Pre-requisites BUSN7001 - Industry Research Project: Part A
Anti-requisites BUSN7003 - Industry Research Project

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Notes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

First Year

MGMT5003 Organisational Behaviour (Online)
Term1,5
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term1,5
Term1,5
Anti-requisites MNG01720 Organisational Behaviour OR MGMT5002 - Organisational Behaviour
STAT5002 Business Analytics (Online)
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term2
Term2
Anti-requisites ECON5001 - Economics and Quantitative Analysis
ACCT5003 Accounting for Managers (Online)
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term3
Term3
Anti-requisites ACCT5002 - Accounting for Managers
BUSN5005 Management Communication (Online)
Summer Term
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Summer Term
Term4
Summer Term
Term4
Students may be eligible to exit with the Graduate Certificate in Business after completing the above 4 (four) units

Second Year

MGMT6003 The Positive Leader (Online)
Summer Term
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Summer Term
Summer Term
Anti-requisites MGMT6002 - The Positive Leader
PROJ5002 Project Management Principles
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Anti-requisites PROJ5001 - Project Management OR MNG91212 - Project Management (Online)
MRKT6004 Digital Marketing (Online)
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term2
Term2
BUSN6002 Global Business (Online)
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term4
Term4
Anti-requisites BUSN6001 - Global Business
Students may be eligible to exit with the Graduate Diploma of Business after completing the above 8 (eight) units

Third Year

ACCT6013 Corporate Governance for Managers (Online)
Term5
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term5
Term5
Anti-requisites ACCT6015 - Corporate Governance
BUSN6009 Managing Information Systems (Online)
Term1
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term1
Term1
Anti-requisites BUSN6004 - Managing Information Systems
BUSN6008 Strategy and Case Analysis (Online)
Term2,5
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term2,5
Term2,5
Anti-requisites BUSN6005 - Strategy and Case Analysis
Managing and Leading People Specialisation Unit

Fourth Year

Managing and Leading People Specialisation Unit
ACCT6016 Finance for Managers (Online)

Not currently available

12
Anti-requisites ACCT6004 - Finance OR FIN00706 Financial Management in Business
BUSN7001 Industry Research Project: Part A
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Pre-requisites 72 credit points from masters level (AQF 9) units.
Anti-requisites BUSN7003 - Industry Research Project
Enrolment information Noting the focus on advanced, independent learning required by this unit, students are advised to enrol in the subject towards the final stage of their course.
BUSN7002 Industry Research Project: Part B
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Pre-requisites BUSN7001 - Industry Research Project: Part A
Anti-requisites BUSN7003 - Industry Research Project

Unit Code Unit Title Notes

Core Units

BUSN5005 Management Communication (Online)
STAT5002 Business Analytics (Online)
MGMT5003 Organisational Behaviour (Online)
ACCT5003 Accounting for Managers (Online)
Students may be eligible to exit with the Graduate Certificate in Business after completing the above four (4) units
BUSN6002 Global Business (Online)
PROJ5002 Project Management Principles
MRKT6004 Digital Marketing (Online)
MGMT6003 The Positive Leader (Online)
Students may be eligible to exit with the Graduate Diploma in Business after completing the above eight (8) units
ACCT6013 Corporate Governance for Managers (Online)
ACCT6016 Finance for Managers (Online)
BUSN6008 Strategy and Case Analysis (Online)
BUSN6009 Managing Information Systems (Online)
BUSN7001 Industry Research Project: Part A
BUSN7002 Industry Research Project: Part B
Select one (1) of the options below to complete EITHER a General MBA OR a Specialisation.

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
If opting not to complete a Specialisation, select two (2) of the following units:
ACCT5004 Business Accounting for Managers (Online)
LEGL5003 Business and Corporation Law for Managers (Online)
PBHL5006 Building a Professional Portfolio
COMP6005 Managing Digital Enterprise (Online)
DATA5001 Data Management
MGMT6004 Organisational Change and Development (Online)
HRMT6002 Human Resource Management (Online)
PBHL5016 Leading Change in Health Care
PBHL5017 Governance and Accountability in Health Care
PBHL5018 Envisioning Health Systems, Policies and Practices
PBHL5014 Strategic Planning and Management in Health Care

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
ACCT5004 Business Accounting for Managers (Online)
LEGL5003 Business and Corporation Law for Managers (Online)

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
Select two (2) of the following units:
PBHL5016 Leading Change in Health Care
PBHL5014 Strategic Planning and Management in Health Care
PBHL5017 Governance and Accountability in Health Care
PBHL5006 Building a Professional Portfolio

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
COMP6005 Managing Digital Enterprise (Online)
DATA5001 Data Management

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
MGMT6004 Organisational Change and Development (Online)
HRMT6002 Human Resource Management (Online)