Course summary

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.

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.

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.

Course Learning Outcome

Demonstrate high level critical thinking, 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 and socially responsible business practices informed by a global perspective

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

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

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

Demonstrate a critical understanding of culturally appropriate business practices informed by a global perspective.


Course overview

Course code

1208100

Course abbreviation

MBA

Credit points

192

Equivalent units

16

Duration

2.7 years part-time

Duration

2.7 years full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
SCU Online Summer Term N/A N/A

Fee information

Fee paying


International

Location Teaching period Annual Fees CRICOS
SCU Online Summer Term N/A N/A

Course requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

To be eligible to receive the Master of Business Administration students must complete the equivalent of 16 units (192 credit points) comprising:

  • 12 core units (144 credit points); and
  • 1 specialisation (48 credit points) or
  • 2 equivalent elective units and BUSN7001 Industry Research Project: Part A and BUSN7002 Industry Research Project: Part B (48 credit points).

Exit Awards

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


Schedule of units

Title Note

Core units

BUSN5005 - Management Communication (Online)
MGMT5003 - Organisational Behaviour (Online)
STAT5002 - Business Analytics (Online)
MRKT6004 - Digital Marketing (Online)
ACCT5003 - Accounting for Managers (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

Electives Option


Course progressions

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. Assistance on how to enrol can be accessed here.

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

Browse uni-wide elective units by selecting Uni-wide elective in the advanced filter of the Unit search

Browse shared majors and their units at Shared majors

Unit groups