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Master of Business Administration

Masters by Coursework

Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Start Date

  • Duration

    2 years full-time; 4 years part-time
    Depending on unit availabilities, previous study or work experience, students may be able to complete their degree in a shorter duration than indicated. 

  • Location

  • Course abbreviation

    MBA

  • Course code

    1207290

  • Credit points

    192

  • Equivalent units

    16

  • Indicative Fee


Overview

The internationally recognised MBA develops business knowledge and practical skills to advance your career in today’s competitive global markets. You'll gain a broad understanding of contemporary management operations, as well as learning how to solve complex issues and manage the challenges of technology and finance and other critical business factors.

Your professional expertise will be honed by completing practical assessment activities in leadership, problem solving and communication skills. In addition to core units, the course builds substantial expertise in an area through the completion of a research project.

You have the option of selecting either a specialisation, which includes an industry research project, or choosing two elective units from a wide range of subjects together with the industry research project. The industry research project is ideal for developing extensive knowledge of an issue related to your current workplace or to a career you wish to pursue.

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. 

Course Learning Outcome

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

Develop innovative solutions to complex business problems.

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

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

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

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

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

You will 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, you build substantial and specialised expertise to complement the general management focus of 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. 

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Gold Coast Session 1 , Session 2 , Session 3 N/A N/A

Requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.

Course requirements

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.

Course structure

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.

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

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Level of learning Notes

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

Year 2, Session 2

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

Year 2, Session 3

MNG93003 -  Industry Research Project Advanced Note 1

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Level of learning Notes

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

Year 2, Session 3

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

Year 3, Session 1

MNG93003 -  Industry Research Project Advanced Note 1

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Level of learning Notes

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

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

Year 3, Session 2

MNG93003 -  Industry Research Project Advanced Note 1

Note 1:

Double-weighted unit

Note 2:

Students must complete EITHER a specialisation OR choose elective units.

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes

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

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes
Compulsory:
MNG93003 Industry Research Project Advanced Note 1
Select two of the following:
ACC00712 Business Accounting Introductory
ACC00713 Company and Financial Reporting Intermediate
ACC00715 Professional Auditing Advanced
ACC00717 Taxation Law and Practice Intermediate
ACC00718 Accounting Information Systems and Processes Intermediate
LAW00720 Legal Studies Introductory

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes
Compulsory:
MNG93003 Industry Research Project Advanced Note 1
Select two of the following:
MNG00703 Organisational Change and Development Introductory
MNG00704 Human Resource Development Introductory
MNG00724 Human Resource Management Advanced
MNG00786 International and Comparative Human Resource Management Advanced

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes
Compulsory:
MNG93003 Industry Research Project Advanced Note 1
Select two of the following:
MNG03047 Qualitative Research Methods Advanced
MNG03048 Quantitative Research Methods Advanced
EDU00751 Critical Literature Review Advanced

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes
Compulsory:
MNG93003 Industry Research Project Advanced Note 1
Select two of the following:
MKT01760 Tourism Planning Environments Intermediate
MKT01762 Contemporary Hotel and Tourism Issues Introductory
MKT01906 International Tourism Systems Introductory
MNG00272 Business Events Management Intermediate
MNG00912 Environmental Management for Hotels and Attractions Introductory

Electives

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes
If not taking a specialisation, select two of the following units in addition to MNG93003 Industry Research Project:
ACC00712 Business Accounting Introductory
ACC00713 Company and Financial Reporting Intermediate
ACC00715 Professional Auditing Advanced
ACC00717 Taxation Law and Practice Intermediate
ACC00718 Accounting Information Systems and Processes Intermediate
LAW00720 Legal Studies Introductory
ISY00740 Managing Digital Enterprise Advanced
MNG03067 Strategic Knowledge Management Introductory
MNG00703 Organisational Change and Development Introductory
MNG00704 Human Resource Development Introductory
MNG00724 Human Resource Management Advanced
MNG00786 International and Comparative Human Resource Management Advanced
BUS00913 Business Research Methods Advanced
MNG03047 Qualitative Research Methods Advanced
MNG03048 Quantitative Research Methods Advanced
MKT01760 Tourism Planning Environments Intermediate
MKT01762 Contemporary Hotel and Tourism Issues Introductory
MKT01906 International Tourism Systems Introductory
MNG00272 Business Events Management Intermediate
MNG91002 Entrepreneurship Introductory
MNG00273 Events Management Intermediate
MNG00912 Environmental Management for Hotels and Attractions Introductory
MNG03236 Business Professional Development Introductory
MNG93004 Business Professional Practice Advanced