Course summary

The MBA develops business knowledge and practical skills to help graduates advance their careers in today’s competitive global markets. Students gain a broad understanding of contemporary management operations, learn industry-relevant skills and develop solutions to complex business situations. They enhance their professional expertise by completing practical assessment activities in leadership, problem solving and communication skills. The MBA provides the option to study broadly across a comprehensive suite of business disciplines and the opportunity to specialise.

Designed for those actively working in professional business roles, the MBA includes a research project which students apply directly to their workplace.

A Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate in Business are also available.

Students who have completed a relevant Bachelor degree may receive four units of advanced standing towards the Masters degree

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The Good Universities Guide 2014 rates our MBA (Master of Business Administration) 5 stars for getting a job. We also receive 4 stars for graduate salaries and an overall 4 star rating. With our low fees and personalised, flexible study options an MBA from Southern Cross University offers superb value.

Students may be required to study four foundation units. They then study eight core units and select either a specialisation, which includes an industry research project, or two elective units in addition to the industry research project. By studying a specialisation, candidates build substantial and specialised expertise to complement the general management applications they learn in the core units.

Specialisations

  • Accounting*
  • Business in the Asia Pacific Region*
  • Convention and Events Management
  • Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation
  • Financial Management
  • Gaming Management
  • Health Services Management
  • Hotel Management
  • Information and Knowledge Management
  • Managing and Leading People
  • Tourism Management
  • Research

*Also available to international students enrolled at Sydney.

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

Data conversion

Creativity

Data conversion

Ethical practice

Data conversion

Knowledge of a discipline

Data conversion

Lifelong learning

Data conversion

Communication and social skills

Data conversion

Cultural competence

Data conversion


Course overview

Course code

1207290

Course abbreviation

MBA

Credit points

192

Equivalent units

16

Domestic duration

2 years full-time; 4 years part-time

International duration

2 years full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Session UAC code QTAC code
Gold Coast 1 N/A N/A
Online 1 N/A N/A

Domestic fees

Fee paying


International

Location Session Annual Fees CRICOS
Gold Coast 1 $20,320 ($2,540 per unit) 079662J
Sydney 1 $20,488 ($2,561 per unit) 080919A

Course requirements

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

  1. To be eligible for the Master of Business Administration with a named specialisation a candidate must complete all units listed in Part A and Part C as well as one (1) specialisation from Part B equal to 48 credit points;
  2. To be eligible for the Master of Business Administration without a named specialisation a candidate must complete all units listed in Part A and Part C as well as any units from Part B equal to 48 credit points, including MNG93003 Industry Research Project;
  3. As an alternative to Course Requirement Rule (a), a candidate who has been awarded advanced standing in four (4) units in Part C may complete all units listed in Part A and two (2) specialisations from Part B. Where completing two specialisations would require students to repeat MNG93003 Industry Research Project OR MNG03424 Capstone Project in Tourism and Hospitality Independent Study in Gastronomic Tourism, substitute units may be approved by the course coordinator.
  4. A candidate, who, while enrolled in the Master of Business Administration, has completed eight (8) units with a minimum of six (6) units from Part A of the Schedule of Units attached to these Rules, may elect to be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration following withdrawal from candidature for the Master award.
  5. A candidate who, while enrolled in the Master of Business Administration, has completed four (4) units from Part A of the Schedule of Units attached to these Rules may elect to be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration following withdrawal from candidature for the Master award.

Schedule of units

Title Level of learning Note

Part A

MNG00723 - Global Business Intermediate
MNG91002 - Entrepreneurship Introductory
ACC03043 - Corporate Governance Advanced
ACC00716 - Finance Introductory
MNG03217 - The Positive Leader Introductory
MNG03218 - Managing Information Systems Advanced
MNG93002 - Strategy and Case Analysis Advanced
MNG00785 - Project Management Introductory
BUS00913 - Business Research Methods Advanced

Part B

Part C

ACC00724 - Accounting for Managers Introductory
MKT00720 - Marketing Intermediate
MNG82001 - Organisational Behaviour Introductory
ECO82001 - Economics and Quantitative Analysis Intermediate

Course progressions

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

Title Level of learning Note
Session 1, Year 1
ACC00716 - Finance Introductory
MNG00716 - Entrepreneurship and Marketing Introductory
Session 2, Year 1
ACC03043 - Corporate Governance Advanced
MNG03217 - Leading and Managing People Introductory
ACC00724 - Accounting for Managers Introductory
Session 3, Year 1
MNG00785 - Project Management Introductory
ECO82001 - Economics and Quantitative Analysis Intermediate
MKT00720 - Marketing Intermediate
Session 1, Year 2
3 units from: Part B Major
Session 2, Year 2
MNG03218 - Managing Information Systems Advanced
MNG93002 - Strategy and Case Analysis Advanced
MNG00723 - Global Business Intermediate

Notes

Note 1: Double-weighted unit
Note 2: Students planning to study MNG03424 Capstone Project in Tourism and Hospitality in the specialisation should substitute MNG00785 Project Management with BUS00913 Research Methods for Tourism and Hospitality.