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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. 

DurationLocationSession

2F/4P

Depending on unit availabilities, previous study or work experience, students may be able to complete their degree in a shorter duration than indicated. 

Gold Coast1, 2, 3
DurationLocationSession

2F/4P

Gold Coast1, 2, 3
Melbourne1, 2, 3
Perth1, 2, 3
Sydney1, 2, 3

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. 

Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes.

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

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

Creativity

Develop innovative solutions to complex business problems.

Ethical practice

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

Knowledge of a discipline

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

Lifelong learning

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

Communication and social skills

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

Cultural competence

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

The course incorporates progressive assessment and examinations. You 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. 

On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and podcast virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit. 

Lectures may be streamed live or pre-recorded; either way students can download a recording at their convenience.

Each week, students progress their learning by following activities, readings and case studies laid out, step-by-step, in a website for each unit. As they move through the learning outcomes, they can discuss their progress in online forums and ask questions of their peers, lecturer or tutor. 

This is a rigorous degree, demanding up to 150 hours of study for each unit.

The MBA equips graduates for leadership roles across a broad spectrum of industries in the public and private sectors.

Graduates are well-suited to management roles in areas such as accounting, information and knowledge industries, human resources, health services and tourism and hotel management.

Notice

The information on this page may be subject to change over time. Please check this web page again before acting and see our disclaimer

From the 1st of June, 2017, the term 'Distance Education' has been replaced with 'Online'

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