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.
|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 8 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 8, 16, 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)|
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
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:
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.
|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|
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|
|Optional Residential School||One or two units may require short intensive block on-campus sessions.|
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|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.|
|Year||Number of Students|
|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|
|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).
|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.
|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|
|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|
|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:
|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|
|LAWS20058||Australian Commercial Law|
|STAT20029||Statistics for Managerial Decisions|
|BUSN20021||Business Research Project|
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.
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.
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.