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This course is a structured pathway that provides a 12-unit MBA or a 16-unit MBA (Advanced). The MBA develops the 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 and learn industry-relevant skills and solutions to complex business situations. Professional experience is enhanced through 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 and the opportunity to specialise. To extend their MBA, students can study an MBA (Advanced), which offers further diversification, or a second specialisation. The MBA (Advanced) also enables students to add a significant research component to their MBA.
The MBA equips graduates for managerial roles across a broad spectrum of industries in the public and private sectors in business, finance, accounting, marketing, operations, human resource management, sport management and corporate sustainability.
Students will study six core units and select six or ten elective units, depending on whether they study the MBA or MBA (Advanced).
The following study areas contain several electives for students to build substantial and specialised expertise to complement the general management applications offered in the core units.
To qualify for the Master of Business Administration a total of 12 units must be completed. There are three trimesters each year. Full-time students normally study four units per trimester to complete the course in one year. Part time students usually study one to two units per trimester completing the course in two years or more. Each unit is designed to take up to 150 learning hours (10 to 12 hours per week) to complete over a trimester.
Please note that not all units (subjects) are offered in each trimester. Please refer to the Southern Cross Business School website for unit availability timetables (via Study plan work sheets) and unit descriptions.
For Specific Award Rules, please refer to the SCU Handbook information below.
|Distance Education||Trimester A
Southern Cross Drive, Bilinga
+ Domestic students only.
|Course Duration||Domestic students:
Master (Advanced): 1.5 years full-time; 3 years part time
Master: 1 year full-time; 2 years part time
Grad Dip: 8 months full-time; 16 months part time
Grad Cert: 4 months full-time; 8 months part time
Master (Advanced): 2 years full-time
Master: 1.5 years full-time
Grad Dip: 1 year full-time
Grad Cert: 8 months full-time
|Fees and Charges||This is a full-fee paying course
• Domestic fees
• International fees
• Additional fee information
|School||Southern Cross Business School|
|Admission, Enrolment and General Enquiries||scu.edu.au/enquiries|
|Further Information||Domestic applicants: Ph: 1800 626 481
International applicants: Ph: +61 2 6620 3876; E: email@example.com
|Total Units:||Award Abbreviation:||2013 ATAR equivalent/OP:|
|16 — Master(Advanced)
12 — Master
8 — GradDip
4 — GradCert
|UAC Course Code||QTAC Course Code||CRICOS Course Code|
|N/A||N/A||Gold Coast QLD
Master (Advanced): 078679G
Graduate Diploma: 078677K
Graduate Certificate: 078676M
Tweed Heads NSW
Master (Advanced): 054934G
Graduate Diploma: 047649D
Graduate Certificate: 030218M
Study by distance education
The distance education study option is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. In addition to texts, readings and study guides, students have access library services, receive a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, and will be invited to participate in online workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.
The on-campus study option is designed to maximise learning opportunities and ensure students receive individual attention from their lecturers. Classes are run weekly and are normally of three hours’ duration. On-campus students have unlimited internet access and can connect with the University’s library catalogues, online full-text journal databases and online book and article request service.
MySCU is a student’s point of entry to a range of online services and resources that support study and student life. The portal includes unit learning sites and information sites where students can access resources, communication tools and useful links that are integral to their studies.
The web-based program Blackboard Collaborate delivers advanced on-line learning environments for students and lecturers to communicate and collaborate through virtual meeting spaces and classrooms. They can share files, presentations, and applications. If the session is recorded, students can view it afterwards.
Learning materials include the provision of unit information guides, study guides and books of readings. Students may need to purchase or access prescribed text books.
The SCU library provides a wide range of services including librarian assistance, print and electronic resources, a document delivery service, catalogues, databases, ebooks, ereadings, and full-text journal literature.
The Academic Skills Development team supports student learning by offering online and on-campus academic skills workshops, email, phone, and one-on-one support.
The course incorporates progressive assessment and examinations. Students are assessed in each unit on the basis of written and oral assignments. These may be business reports, case studies, presentations, research studies and /or plans. Full details of assignments are contained in the study guide for each unit.
Southern Cross University provides students with modern well-equipped teaching spaces such as lecture theatres, classrooms, and studios or laboratories tailored to meet the needs of specific study disciplines. Contemporary audio-visual equipment is standard in most teaching venues, and students have access to computer labs for individual study purposes.
The following applications to study can be made online, directly to SCU:
Online applications for the Master of Business Administration involve four key steps:
Once registered you can exit and return to your application at any time.
Please refer to the International Office website.
Advanced standing, resulting in a reduction in the number of units required to be completed for the course, may be granted if you have successfully completed study that is equivalent in content, standard, duration and recency, to units offered in the course.
Advanced standing may be offered for up to 50% of the program in which you are admitted.
Advanced standing varies depending on the course you study or which academic school offers the course. For more information about the advanced standing offered by schools, and how to apply, visit the Advanced Standing website.
We recommend that you apply for advanced standing when you apply for admission into this course, because the amount and type of credit awarded will determine your study plan.
Graduate Diploma in Information Technology
Master (Grad Dip, Grad Cert) of Human Resources and Organisational Development
Master (Grad Dip, Grad Cert) of Professional Accounting
Doctor of Business Administration
The Master of Business Administration is also offered through offshore collaborations. Visit the Southern Cross Business School website for more information.
Important - Please contact the University for confirmation of the course structure prior to acting on this information. The University accepts no liability for any loss suffered by reason of reliance on this information.
See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.4.1 Admission to Candidature
* Double-weighted unit.
** Not available in Malaysia.