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:

  • Accounting
  • Managing and Leading People.

Course Learning Outcome

Demonstrate high level critical thinking, 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 and socially responsible business practices informed by a global perspective.

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

Design and coordinate systematic approaches to complex problem solving in a business context.

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

Demonstrate a critical understanding of 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 Term 1 N/A N/A

Fee information

Fee paying


International

Location Teaching period Annual Fees CRICOS
Gold Coast Term 1 $30,400 ($3,800 per unit) 079662J
Melbourne Term 1 $34,400 ($4,300 per unit) 080919A
Perth Term 1 $34,400 ($4,300 per unit) 080919A
Sydney Term 1 $34,400 ($4,300 per unit) 080919A

Course requirements

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

To be eligible to receive the Master of Business Administration students must complete the equivalent of 16 units (192 credit points) comprising:

  • 12 core units (144 credit points); and
  • 1 specialisation (48 credit points) or
  • 2 equivalent elective units and BUSN7003 Industry Research Project (48 credit points).

Exit Awards

Students may be eligible to exit with the Graduate Diploma of Business Administration after completing the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points), comprising 8 core units.

Students may be eligible to exit with the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration after completing the equivalent of 4 units (48 credit points), comprising 4 core units.


Schedule of units

Title Note

Core units

BUSN5003 - Management Communication
MGMT5002 - Organisational Behaviour
ACCT5002 - Accounting for Managers
ACCT6004 - Finance
ACCT6015 - Corporate Governance
BUSN6001 - Global Business
PROJ5001 - Project Management
MGMT6002 - The Positive Leader
BUSN6004 - Managing Information Systems
BUSN6005 - Strategy and Case Analysis
MRKT6002 - Digital Marketing
STAT5001 - Business Analytics

Specialisations

Note 2

Electives Option

Note 2

Course progressions

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. Assistance on how to enrol can be accessed here.

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

Browse uni-wide elective units by selecting Uni-wide elective in the advanced filter of the Unit search

Browse shared majors and their units at Shared majors

Notes

Note 1: Double-weighted unit
Note 2: Students must complete EITHER a specialisation OR choose the electives option.