Course summary

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. 

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. 

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 available at Gold Coast campus:

  • Accounting
  • Managing and Leading People
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Research.

Specialisations available at Sydney, Melbourne and Perth campuses:

 

  • Accounting
  • Managing and Leading People.

 

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.


Course overview

Course code

1207290

Course abbreviation

MBA

Credit points

192

Equivalent units

16

Duration

2 years full-time; 4 years part-time

Duration

2 years full-time

Availability details

Domestic

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

Fee information

Fee paying


International

Location Teaching period Annual Fees CRICOS
Gold Coast Session 1 $29,200 ($3,650 per unit) 079662J
Melbourne Session 1 $32,400 ($4,050 per unit) 080919A
Perth Session 1 $32,400 ($4,050 per unit) 080919A
Sydney Session 1 $32,400 ($4,050 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 BUSN7003 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 Note

Core units

BUSN5003 - Management Communication
MGMT5002 - Organisational Behaviour
ECON5001 - Economics and Quantitative Analysis
ACCT5002 - Accounting for Managers
MRKT6001 - Marketing
ACCT6004 - Finance
ACCT6015 - Corporate Governance
BUSN6001 - Global Business
PROJ5001 - Project Management
MGMT6002 - The Positive Leader
BUSN6004 - Managing Information Systems
BUSN6005 - Strategy and Case Analysis

Specialisations

Electives