CC58 - Master of Business Administration

Overview

Optional Residential School

Some units in this course require you to attend an optional Residential School or Work Integrated Learning. Please see Course Features in the Getting Started tab for further information.

Course Overview

The CQUniversity MBA provides a course for students from different countries and employment backgrounds to learn and apply contemporary management and business knowledge in an interdisciplinary manner. As an MBA graduate you will gain differing perspectives and approaches to topical managerial challenges from staff and other students, enabling you to competently manage in the dynamic environments of today’s global business world.

An MBA from CQUniversity provides the opportunities, skills and knowledge for you to assume management responsibilities in a broad range of key areas including marketing, people management, operations management, finance and change management.

Career Information

Broadening knowledge and skills through an MBA course will enhance the career options open to Graduates. The CQUniversity MBA course offers broad exposure to the challenges faced by managers in a diverse range of companies and industries. The CQUniversity MBA degree is designed to give you the knowledge, skills and confidence you need to be considered for senior management and executive positions. The MBA will also help you to succeed as an entrepreneur, if creating your own market and business is your goal. The MBA course helps students view business problems and opportunities from the perspective of a CEO. The course will allow you to become more knowledgeable about the concepts underpinning key business disciplines, as well as focus on integrating this knowledge with your prior background and experience. Importantly, MBA Graduates will also develop their business network among fellow Graduates and alumni across different companies and industries.This network can be the platform to new opportunities in other companies or industries.

Course Details
Duration 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 96
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in postgraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Postgraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) MBusAdmin
AQF Level Level 9: Masters Degree (Coursework)

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
  • ROK - 084501F
  • SYD - 084501F
  • MEL - 084501F
  • BNE - 084501F
  • CNS - 084501F
Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 2 - 2017

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 1 - 2017

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney
Townsville

Term 3 - 2016

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2016

Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Sydney

Term 1 - 2016

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Sydney

Term 3 - 2015

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2015

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Sydney

Term 1 - 2015

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Sydney
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International Availability

Term 2 - 2017

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 1 - 2017

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 3 - 2016

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2016

Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 1 - 2016

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 3 - 2015

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2015

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 1 - 2015

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney
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For any problems regarding admissions availability for the selected course please contact 13 CQUni (13 27 86) or send us an email at http://contactus.cqu.edu.au/
What do I need to start?
Entry Requirements
  • a completed bachelor degree in any discipline from an Australian university or college, or equivalent plus three years of full-time (or equivalent part-time) relevant work experience; or
  • a completed honours degree in business from an Australian university or college, or equivalent plus three years of full-time (or equivalent part-time) relevant work experience; or
  • a completed CQUniversity Graduate Diploma of Business Administration, or equivalent, plus three years of relevant work experience may enrol in this course.

Note: Relevant work experience is normally post-Bachelors graduation and must have imparted an understanding of how a business operates, including working knowledge of a range of areas such as budgeting, staffing, project management, financial reporting, process management or other relevant professional experience.

All applicants must provide the following with their application:

  • a current CV
  • current contact details of two referees who can be contacted concerning your work experience
  • a one page brief outlining why you believe that your work experience would bring value to MBA class discussions.
  • any other evidence demonstrating potential for success in an MBA course (for example, GMAT or GRE Test scores, or non-credentialled industry training courses).
    CQUniversity GMAT code is 0ZR-1Z-58

International English Language (IELTS Academic) Overall band score of 6.5 (with no individual band score of less than 6.0) is required for entry to the MBA.

International students should visit http://www.cqu.edu.au/international/ for further information including English language requirements.

Advanced Standing (Credit for Prior Learning):

Students may be eligible for exemptions of up to 48 credit points for previously completed graduate diploma level studies in business or an honours degree in business.

Advanced standing of up to 24 credit points may be granted where professional or managerial work experience has included decision-making responsibility in a range of areas such as budgeting, staffing, project management, financial management process management, or other relevant professional experience. A minimum GMAT score of 500 must also be submitted to be considered for this advanced standing.

Final decisions on credit for prior learning (CPL) will be determined by the MBA Director.

Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge
No information available at this time
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards CC51 - Graduate Certificate in Business Administration CC52 - Graduate Diploma of Business Administration
Exit Awards CC51 - Graduate Certificate in Business Administration CC52 - Graduate Diploma of Business Administration
Professional Accreditation

International accreditation is being sought through the Association of MBAs (AMBA) which is the global standard for MBA courses. The CQU School of Business and Law is currently a Candidate School for AMBA Accreditation

Learned Society Accreditiation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

Optional Residential School One or two units may require short intensive block on-campus sessions.
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Practicum/Work Placement

BUSN20020 - This 12cp unit will involve the student being placed in a company for a 10-week internship requiring 4 days per week working within the host company. The student will also undertake a small applied research project based on a particular issue within their host organisation. This 12cp unit for international students must be undertaken in the final trimester of the student's course.

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2018 16
2017 49
2016 58
2015 32
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. identify and apply with creativity and initiative, current knowledge of the underlying principles and concepts, fundamental to, and in the broader context of, a range of management, leadership and professional practice theory and concepts to business and organisations in local and global environments;
  • 2. identify, research, and analyse complex issues in management and other business contexts, and propose appropriate and well-justified strategic, innovative and or entrepreneurial solutions that take into account ethical, environmental and sustainability risk issues and the social and cultural implications of management decisions;
  • 3. demonstrate research skills to plan and execute a substantial research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship within the contexts of a range of management and leadership related areas of professional practice;
  • 4. apply previous and newly acquired knowledge and experience to complex business issues and to communicate ideas and information effectively for the intended audience and purpose be they internal or external stakeholders;
  • 5. participate collaboratively and responsibly in teams, exercising leadership and initiative where appropriate, and reflect on their own teamwork, and on the team’s processes and ability to achieve outcomes; and
  • 6. demonstrate a high level of autonomy, personal development through life long learning and demonstrate ethical, legal, social and civic responsibility as a member of the MBA community.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
10 APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to plan and execute a substantial research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship.
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a body of knowledge that includes the understanding of recent developments in a discipline and/or area of professional practice
2. KNOWLEDGE Have an understanding of research principles and methods applicable to a field of work and/or learning
3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on theory and professional practice or scholarship
4. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to different bodies of knowledge or practice
5. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at an abstract level
6. SKILLS Have communication and technical research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences
7. SKILLS Have technical and communication skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse and theorise about developments that contribute to professional practice or scholarship
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to use creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to use high level personal autonomy and accountability
Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
Number of units: 14 Total credit points: 84

The 4 Foundation units should be completed in the first year of fulltime enrolment (or equivalent for part-time students). The two electives can be completed at any time (subject to pre-requisite requirements).

Foundation Units:

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
BUSN20017 Effective Business Communications
MGMT20135 Critical Thinking and Managerial Decision-Making
MGMT20134 Business Ethics and Sustainability
MGMT20144 Management and Business Context

Please note that the School of Business and Law recommends that students to follow a specific course map that reflects the assumed and required knowledge for each stage of the MBA.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
BUSN20016 Research in Business
MRKT20052 Marketing Management and Digital Communications
ECON20039 Economics for Managers
MGMT20129 Managing People, Organisations and Context
FINC20018 Managerial Finance
ACCT20077 Accounting for Management Decision Making
MGMT20130 Operations Management and Business Analytics
MGMT20131 Leadership and Integrity
HRMT20028 Organisational Change Management
MGMT20133 Strategic Business Management and Change
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
Number of units: 2 Total credit points: 12

Choose two electives from any 6 credit point postgraduate units provided, or the 12cp Business Internship option, making sure pre- or co-requisites have been satisfied. Students should choose units that will enhance their career development and are relevant for their course of study. We recommend that students choose units from the following list:

Available units
Students may choose to do any of the following:
MGMT20132 Innovation and Sustainable Business Development
FINC20023 International Financial Management
FINC20020 Advanced Managerial Finance
HRMT20025 International Human Resource Management
PPMP20007 Project Management Concepts
MRKT20057 Global Marketing
LAWS20058 Australian Commercial Law
BUSN20019 Professional Project
STAT20029 Statistics for Managerial Decisions
BUSN20020 Business Internship
BUSN20021 Business Research Project
More Details

A limited range of postgraduate units are offered at Mackay as part of a course of management education aimed at practicing supervisors and managers in the region. The local initiative is designed to allow students to enrol in the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration with the aim to progress through the Graduate Diploma of Business Administration and eventually the Masters of

Business Administration. The selected postgraduate units are taught face to face in a blended learning environment that utilises four intensive workshops of four hours duration during the term in association with the various learning and teaching processes available online for the unit in question.

Note: The articulation pathway from GC Business Admin or GD Business Admin to MBA without work experience will only exist for T1 and T2 2015.

CQUniversity GMAT code is 0ZR-1Z-58

Work Experience Definitions

Relevant work experience must have imparted an understanding of how a business operates, including working knowledge of a range of areas such as budgeting, staffing, project management, financial reporting, process management or other relevant professional experience.

Managerial or professional work experience must have included direct, personal involvement in decision-making responsibility in a range of areas such as budgeting, staffing, project management, financial management process management, or other relevant professional experience.

Work Placement

Eligible students may be able to undertake a 10 week work placement or internship as an embedded component of your MBA course. Conditions apply. Please contact the MBA Director for further information.

Residential Schools

You may be required to attend one or two residential schools throughout the 2 years of your degree course. If required, details of such Schools will be sent to all students in 2015.