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.

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

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 (GC, SYD, MEL)*
  • Convention and Events Management (GC)
  • Gaming Management (GC)
  • Health Services Management (GC)
  • Hotel Management (GC)
  • Information and Knowledge Management (GC)
  • Managing and Leading People (GC)
  • Tourism Management (GC)
  • Research (GC)

* These are the only specialisations available to International students in Sydney and Melbourne. 

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

Develop and create professional solutions to specific problem from a discipline area.

Critically evaluate, analyse and synthesise a specific issue or theory from a professional area to arrive at a conclusion/decision with justification.

Creativity

Develop and create effective solutions to complex problems from a discipline area.

Critically evaluate, analyse and synthesise a complex issue or theory from a discipline area to arrive at a conclusion/decision with justification.

Ethical practice

Analyse and compare challenging organisational ethical issues within a professional context.

Apply discipline based knowledge and skills in situations that require autonomy and a high level of responsible behaviour.

Knowledge of a discipline

Demonstrate and apply well-developed discipline knowledge and professional skills in a specialised management area within a global perspective

Apply and integrate research principles and methods to complex management situations.

Lifelong learning

Develop and create effective solutions to complex problems from a discipline area.

Critically evaluate, analyse and synthesise a complex issue or theory from a discipline area to arrive at a conclusion/decision with justification.

Communication and social skills

Prepare and deliver professional discipline advice, knowledge and ideas orally for a business or public context.

Prepare and deliver professional and justified, discipline advice using written communications suitable for business and public contexts.

Cultural competence

Demonstrate and apply advanced discipline knowledge and skills in a specialised management area within a global perspective.

Apply and integrate research principles and methods to complex management situations.


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
Melbourne 1 N/A N/A
New Zealand - MIT 1 N/A N/A
Sydney 1 N/A N/A

Domestic fees

Fee paying


International

Location Session Annual Fees CRICOS
Gold Coast 1 $22,480 ($2,810 per unit) 079662J
Melbourne 1 $23,040 ($2,880 per unit) 080919A
Singapore - MDIS 1 N/A N/A
Sydney 1 $23,040 ($2,880 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. 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 may elect to be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration following withdrawal from candidature for the Master award;
  4. A candidate who, while enrolled in the Master of Business Administration, has completed four (4) units from Part A 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 Note 2 Note 2
The unit listed below is only relevant for students deciding to study the following Part B specialisations: Convention and Events Management OR Gaming Management OR Hotel Management OR Tourism Management. Please also refer to Note 2 attached to the unit.
BUS00913 - Business Research Methods Advanced Note 2 Note 2

Part B

Part C

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

Notes

Note 1: Double-weighted unit
Note 2: Students planning to study the following specialisations: Convention and Events Management OR Gaming Management OR Hotel Management OR Tourism Management, should substitute MNG00785 Project Management with BUS00913 Research Methods for Tourism and Hospitality.