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
Rated 5 stars for getting a job
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.
- 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
*Also available to international students enrolled at Sydney.
|Graduate Attribute||Course Learning Outcome|
|Knowledge of a discipline|
|Communication and social skills|
2 years full-time; 4 years part-time
2 years full-time
|Location||Session||UAC code||QTAC code|
|Gold Coast||1||$20,320 ($2,540 per unit)||079662J|
|Sydney||1||$20,488 ($2,561 per unit)||080919A|
See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.
- 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;
- 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;
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
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|
|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.|