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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

GA1: Intellectual rigour

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

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

GA2: Creativity

Develop innovative solutions to complex business problems.

GA3: Ethical practice

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

GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

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

GA5: Lifelong learning

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

GA6: Communication and social skills

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

GA7: Cultural competence

Demonstrate a critical understanding of culturally appropriate business practices informed by a global perspective.

As part of this course, students may choose to undertake a 150-hour internship (equivalent to one unit) in either a paid or unpaid position. This practical experience, combined with theoretical understanding, enhances the learning experience for students. 
 
The pre-requisite unit, BUSN5002 Business Professional Practice, assists students to identify suitable roles and prepare an interview-standard job application. Access to a database of potential employers and positions and ongoing support from the dedicated Work Integrated Learning team is provided.

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.

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Gold Coast Term 1 , Term 3 , Term 5 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 eligible to receive the Master of Business Administration students must complete the equivalent of 16 units (192 credit points) comprising:

  • 13 core units (168 credit points), and 
  • 2 option units (24 credit points)

OR

  • 1 specialisation (192 credit points) in Accounting or Managing and Leading People.

Exit Awards

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

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 Notes
Complete the following units to satisfy the requirements of the Award

First Year

BUSN5003 Management Communication
Term1,3
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Melbourne N/A
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3
Term1,3
Perth N/A
Term1,3
Sydney N/A
Term1,3
STAT5001 Business Analytics
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Melbourne
Term1,3
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Perth
Term1,3
Term1,3
Sydney
Term1,3
Term1,3
Anti-requisites ECON5001 - Economics and Quantitative Analysis
MGMT5002 Organisational Behaviour
Term2,4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
Melbourne N/A
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
Term2,4
Perth N/A
Term2,4
Sydney N/A
Term2,4
Anti-requisites MGMT5003 - Organisational Behaviour (Online)
ACCT5002 Accounting for Managers
Summer Term
Term2,4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Melbourne N/A
Term2,4
Online
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Perth N/A
Term2,4
Sydney N/A
Term2,4
Students may be eligible to exit with the Graduate Certificate in Business after completing the above four (4) units
BUSN6001 Global Business
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Melbourne N/A
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
Perth N/A
Term3
Sydney N/A
Term3
PROJ5001 Project Management
Term1,3
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Melbourne N/A
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3
Term1,3
Perth N/A
Term1,3
Sydney N/A
Term1,3
MRKT6002 Digital Marketing
Term1,4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1,4
Term1,4
Melbourne
Term4
Term4
Online
Term1,4
Term1,4
Perth
Term4
Term4
Sydney
Term4
Term4
MGMT6002 The Positive Leader
Term2,4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
Melbourne N/A
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
Term2,4
Perth N/A
Term2,4
Sydney N/A
Term2,4
Students may be eligible to exit with the Graduate Diploma of Business after completing the above eight (8) units

Second Year

ACCT6004 Finance
Term1,4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1,4
Term1,4
Melbourne N/A
Term1,4
Online
Term1,4
Term1,4
Perth N/A
Term1,4
Sydney N/A
Term1,4
General MBA Unit
BUSN6004 Managing Information Systems
Term2,5
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2,5
Term2,5
Melbourne N/A
Term2,5
Online
Term2,5
Term2,5
Perth N/A
Term2,5
Sydney N/A
Term2,5
Anti-requisites BUSN6009 - Managing Information Systems (Online)
ACCT6015 Corporate Governance
Term2,5
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2,5
Term2,5
Melbourne N/A
Term2,5
Online
Term2,5
Term2,5
Perth N/A
Term2,5
Sydney N/A
Term2,5
BUSN6005 Strategy and Case Analysis
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Melbourne N/A
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
Perth N/A
Term3
Sydney N/A
Term3
General MBA Unit
BUSN7003 Industry Research Project
Dual Term2,4
24 Note 1
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Dual Term4
Dual Term4
Melbourne N/A
Dual Term2,4
Online
Dual Term2,4
Dual Term2,4
Perth N/A
Dual Term2,4
Sydney N/A
Dual Term2,4
Pre-requisites 72 credit points from masters level (AQF 9)

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Notes
Complete the following units to satisfy the requirements of the Award

First Year

BUSN5003 Management Communication
Term1,3
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Melbourne N/A
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3
Term1,3
Perth N/A
Term1,3
Sydney N/A
Term1,3
STAT5001 Business Analytics
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Melbourne
Term1,3
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Perth
Term1,3
Term1,3
Sydney
Term1,3
Term1,3
Anti-requisites ECON5001 - Economics and Quantitative Analysis
MGMT5002 Organisational Behaviour
Term2,4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
Melbourne N/A
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
Term2,4
Perth N/A
Term2,4
Sydney N/A
Term2,4
Anti-requisites MGMT5003 - Organisational Behaviour (Online)
ACCT5002 Accounting for Managers
Summer Term
Term2,4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Melbourne N/A
Term2,4
Online
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Perth N/A
Term2,4
Sydney N/A
Term2,4
Students may be eligible to exit with the Graduate Certificate in Business after completing the above four (4) units
BUSN6001 Global Business
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Melbourne N/A
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
Perth N/A
Term3
Sydney N/A
Term3
PROJ5001 Project Management
Term1,3
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Melbourne N/A
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3
Term1,3
Perth N/A
Term1,3
Sydney N/A
Term1,3
MRKT6002 Digital Marketing
Term1,4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1,4
Term1,4
Melbourne
Term4
Term4
Online
Term1,4
Term1,4
Perth
Term4
Term4
Sydney
Term4
Term4
MGMT6002 The Positive Leader
Term2,4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
Melbourne N/A
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
Term2,4
Perth N/A
Term2,4
Sydney N/A
Term2,4
Students may be eligible to exit with the Graduate Diploma of Business after completing the above eight (8) units

Second Year

ACCT6004 Finance
Term1,4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1,4
Term1,4
Melbourne N/A
Term1,4
Online
Term1,4
Term1,4
Perth N/A
Term1,4
Sydney N/A
Term1,4
Accounting Specialisation Unit
BUSN6004 Managing Information Systems
Term2,5
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2,5
Term2,5
Melbourne N/A
Term2,5
Online
Term2,5
Term2,5
Perth N/A
Term2,5
Sydney N/A
Term2,5
Anti-requisites BUSN6009 - Managing Information Systems (Online)
ACCT6015 Corporate Governance
Term2,5
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2,5
Term2,5
Melbourne N/A
Term2,5
Online
Term2,5
Term2,5
Perth N/A
Term2,5
Sydney N/A
Term2,5
BUSN6005 Strategy and Case Analysis
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Melbourne N/A
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
Perth N/A
Term3
Sydney N/A
Term3
Accounting Specialisation Unit
BUSN7003 Industry Research Project
Dual Term2,4
24 Note 1
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Dual Term4
Dual Term4
Melbourne N/A
Dual Term2,4
Online
Dual Term2,4
Dual Term2,4
Perth N/A
Dual Term2,4
Sydney N/A
Dual Term2,4
Pre-requisites 72 credit points from masters level (AQF 9)

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Notes
Complete the following units to satisfy the requirements of the Award

First Year

BUSN5003 Management Communication
Term1,3
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Melbourne N/A
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3
Term1,3
Perth N/A
Term1,3
Sydney N/A
Term1,3
STAT5001 Business Analytics
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Melbourne
Term1,3
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Perth
Term1,3
Term1,3
Sydney
Term1,3
Term1,3
Anti-requisites ECON5001 - Economics and Quantitative Analysis
MGMT5002 Organisational Behaviour
Term2,4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
Melbourne N/A
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
Term2,4
Perth N/A
Term2,4
Sydney N/A
Term2,4
Anti-requisites MGMT5003 - Organisational Behaviour (Online)
ACCT5002 Accounting for Managers
Summer Term
Term2,4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Melbourne N/A
Term2,4
Online
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Perth N/A
Term2,4
Sydney N/A
Term2,4
Students may be eligible to exit with the Graduate Certificate in Business after completing the above four (4) units
BUSN6001 Global Business
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Melbourne N/A
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
Perth N/A
Term3
Sydney N/A
Term3
PROJ5001 Project Management
Term1,3
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Melbourne N/A
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3
Term1,3
Perth N/A
Term1,3
Sydney N/A
Term1,3
MRKT6002 Digital Marketing
Term1,4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1,4
Term1,4
Melbourne
Term4
Term4
Online
Term1,4
Term1,4
Perth
Term4
Term4
Sydney
Term4
Term4
MGMT6002 The Positive Leader
Term2,4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
Melbourne N/A
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
Term2,4
Perth N/A
Term2,4
Sydney N/A
Term2,4
Students may be eligible to exit with the Graduate Diploma of Business after completing the above eight (8) units

Second Year

BUSN7003 Industry Research Project
Dual Term2,4
24 Note 1
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Dual Term4
Dual Term4
Melbourne N/A
Dual Term2,4
Online
Dual Term2,4
Dual Term2,4
Perth N/A
Dual Term2,4
Sydney N/A
Dual Term2,4
Pre-requisites 72 credit points from masters level (AQF 9)
Managing and Leading People Specialisation Unit
BUSN6004 Managing Information Systems
Term2,5
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2,5
Term2,5
Melbourne N/A
Term2,5
Online
Term2,5
Term2,5
Perth N/A
Term2,5
Sydney N/A
Term2,5
Anti-requisites BUSN6009 - Managing Information Systems (Online)
BUSN6005 Strategy and Case Analysis
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Melbourne N/A
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
Perth N/A
Term3
Sydney N/A
Term3
ACCT6004 Finance
Term1,4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1,4
Term1,4
Melbourne N/A
Term1,4
Online
Term1,4
Term1,4
Perth N/A
Term1,4
Sydney N/A
Term1,4
ACCT6015 Corporate Governance
Term2,5
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2,5
Term2,5
Melbourne N/A
Term2,5
Online
Term2,5
Term2,5
Perth N/A
Term2,5
Sydney N/A
Term2,5
Managing and Leading People Specialisation Unit

Note 1:

Double-weighted unit

Unit Code Unit Title Notes

Core Units

BUSN5003 Management Communication
STAT5001 Business Analytics
MGMT5002 Organisational Behaviour
ACCT5002 Accounting for Managers
Students may be eligible to exit with the Graduate Certificate in Business after completing the above four (4) units
BUSN6001 Global Business
PROJ5001 Project Management
MRKT6002 Digital Marketing
MGMT6002 The Positive Leader
Students may be eligible to exit with the Graduate Diploma of Business after completing the above eight (8) units
ACCT6004 Finance
BUSN6004 Managing Information Systems
BUSN6005 Strategy and Case Analysis
ACCT6015 Corporate Governance
BUSN7003 Industry Research Project
Select one (1) of the options below to complete EITHER a General MBA OR a Specialisation.

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
If opting not to complete a Specialisation, select two (2) of the following units:
ACCT5001 Business Accounting
ACCT6001 Company and Financial Reporting
ACCT6005 Taxation Law and Practice
ISYS5004 Accounting Information Systems and Processes
LEGL5001 Legal Studies
HRMT6003 Human Resource Management
HRMT6004 International and Comparative Human Resource Management
BUSN5002 Business Professional Development
BUSN6007 Business Internship
ACCT6003 Professional Auditing

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
Select two (2) of the following units:
ACCT5001 Business Accounting
ACCT6001 Company and Financial Reporting
ACCT6003 Professional Auditing
ACCT6005 Taxation Law and Practice
ISYS5004 Accounting Information Systems and Processes
LEGL5001 Legal Studies

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
HRMT6003 Human Resource Management
HRMT6004 International and Comparative Human Resource Management