Course summary

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Southern Cross University 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 with the opportunity to specialise. The course includes an optional research project that students can apply directly to their workplace or to a business area they intend to pursue in their future careers.

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*
  • Managing and Leading People*
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Research
* These specialisations are also available to International students in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. 

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

Demonstrate critical thinking and independent judgement, and the ability to reflect on self and others in a complex business environment.

Creativity

Develop innovative solutions to complex business problems.

Ethical practice

Demonstrate a critical understanding of complex ethical, socially responsible, and culturally appropriate business practices informed by a global perspective.

Knowledge of a discipline

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

Lifelong learning

Demonstrate critical thinking and independent judgement, and the ability to reflect on self and others in a complex business environment.

Communication and social skills

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

Cultural competence

Demonstrate a critical understanding of complex ethical, socially responsible, and culturally appropriate business practices informed by a global perspective.


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
Perth 1 N/A N/A
Sydney 1 N/A N/A

Domestic fees

Fee paying


International

Location Session Annual Fees CRICOS
Gold Coast 1 $27,600 ($3,450 per unit) 079662J
Melbourne 1 $30,000 ($3,750 per unit) 080919A
Perth 1 $30,000 ($3,750 per unit) 080919A
Sydney 1 $30,000 ($3,750 per unit) 080919A

Course requirements

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

To be awarded the Master of Business Administration students must complete 16 units (192 credit points) comprising:

12 core units; and

1 specialisation or

2 elective units and MNG93003 Industry Research Project

Exit Awards

Students can choose to exit with the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration if 8 units have been completed.

Students can choose to exit with the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration if 4 units have been completed.


Schedule of units

Title Level of learning Note

Core units

MNG81001 - Management Communication Introductory
MNG82001 - Organisational Behaviour Introductory
ECO82001 - Economics and Quantitative Analysis Intermediate
ACC00724 - Accounting for Managers Introductory
MKT00720 - Marketing Intermediate
ACC00716 - Finance Introductory
ACC03043 - Corporate Governance Advanced
MNG00723 - Global Business Intermediate
MNG00785 - Project Management Introductory
MNG03217 - The Positive Leader Introductory
MNG03218 - Managing Information Systems Advanced
MNG93002 - Strategy and Case Analysis Advanced

Specialisations

Electives


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

Year 1, Session 1

MNG81001 - Management Communication Introductory
MNG82001 - Organisational Behaviour Introductory
MNG00785 - Project Management Introductory

Year 1, Session 2

MKT00720 - Marketing Intermediate
MNG03217 - The Positive Leader Introductory
ACC00724 - Accounting for Managers Introductory

Year 1, Session 3

ECO82001 - Economics and Quantitative Analysis Intermediate
MNG03218 - Managing Information Systems Advanced

Year 2, Session 1

ACC00716 - Finance Introductory
MNG93002 - Strategy and Case Analysis Advanced
1 unit from your chosen specialisation or Elective units Note 2 Note 2

Year 2, Session 2

ACC03043 - Corporate Governance Advanced
MNG00723 - Global Business Intermediate
1 unit from your chosen specialisation or Elective units Note 2 Note 2

Year 2, Session 3

MNG93003 - Industry Research Project Advanced Note 1 Note 1

Title Level of learning Note

Year 1, Session 2

MNG81001 - Management Communication Introductory
MKT00720 - Marketing Intermediate
ACC00724 - Accounting for Managers Introductory

Year 1, Session 3

ECO82001 - Economics and Quantitative Analysis Intermediate
MNG03217 - The Positive Leader Introductory
MNG82001 - Organisational Behaviour Introductory

Year 2, Session 1

ACC00716 - Finance Introductory
MNG93002 - Strategy and Case Analysis Advanced

Year 2, Session 2

ACC03043 - Corporate Governance Advanced
MNG00723 - Global Business Intermediate
1 unit from your chosen specialisation or Elective units Note 2 Note 2

Year 2, Session 3

MNG00785 - Project Management Introductory
MNG03218 - Managing Information Systems Advanced
1 unit from your chosen specialisation or Elective units Note 2 Note 2

Year 3, Session 1

MNG93003 - Industry Research Project Advanced Note 1 Note 1

Title Level of learning Note

Year 1, Session 3

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

Year 2, Session 1

MNG82001 - Organisational Behaviour Introductory
ACC00716 - Finance Introductory

Year 2, Session 2

MNG00723 - Global Business Intermediate
MKT00720 - Marketing Intermediate
ACC03043 - Corporate Governance Advanced

Year 2, Session 3

MNG03218 - Managing Information Systems Advanced
MNG03217 - The Positive Leader Introductory
1 unit from your chosen specialisation or Elective units Note 2 Note 2

Year 3, Session 1

MNG00785 - Project Management Introductory
MNG93002 - Strategy and Case Analysis Advanced
1 unit from your chosen specialisation or Elective units Note 2 Note 2

Year 3, Session 2

MNG93003 - Industry Research Project Advanced Note 1 Note 1

Notes

Note 1: Double-weighted unit
Note 2: Students must complete EITHER a specialisation OR choose elective units.