Course summary

The Master of Business Administration (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.

Students 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.

The MBA was rated five stars for getting a job by The Good Universities Guide 2016. 

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

The Master of Business Administration is also available via an online delivery mode, offering up to six intakes a year.

Advanced standing may apply to students who have completed relevant undergraduate and postgraduate study. 

Students are required to study four foundation units, 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)*
  • Information and Knowledge Management (GC)
  • Managing and Leading People (GC, SYD, MEL)*
  • Tourism and Hospitality 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 $23,680 ($2,960 per unit) 079662J
Melbourne 1 $24,240 ($3,030 per unit) 080919A
Perth 2 $28,000 ($3,500 per unit) 080919A
Singapore - MDIS 1 N/A N/A
Sydney 1 $24,240 ($3,030 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 of 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

ACC00716 - Finance Introductory
ACC03043 - Corporate Governance Advanced
MKT00720 - Marketing Intermediate
MNG00723 - Global Business Intermediate
MNG00785 - Project Management Introductory
MNG03217 - The Positive Leader Introductory
MNG03218 - Managing Information Systems Advanced
MNG93002 - Strategy and Case Analysis Advanced

Part B

The Health Services Management specialisation is not available for enrolment

Title Level of learning Note
The unit listed below is an optional elective choice for students deciding to study without a named specialisation:
MNG91002 - Entrepreneurship Introductory Note 2 Note 2

Part C

ACC00724 - Accounting for Managers Introductory
ECO82001 - Economics and Quantitative Analysis Intermediate
MNG82001 - Organisational Behaviour Introductory
MNG81001 - Management Communication Introductory

Notes

Note 1: Double-weighted unit
Note 2: Students planning to choose to study without a named specialisation can select this unit as one of their elective choices.