CL20 - Master of Business Administration

Overview

Compulsory Residential School

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

Course Overview

The Master of Business Administration is generally regarded as the premier business qualification for practising managers and leaders. The MBA is a course for students from different countries with prior work experience and varying employment backgrounds. The MBA will greatly assist your understanding and application of best-practice management and business knowledge, from a strategic perspective, to improve organisational effectiveness. While undertaking the MBA, you will gain differing perspectives and approaches to current and emerging business issues through interaction with academics, colleagues and members of the business community, thus enabling you to competently lead, manage, and facilitate organisational change in a global context. An MBA provides the opportunities, skills and knowledge for you to develop your management and leadership responsibilities in a broad range of areas including strategy, marketing, people management, operations management, finance and change management.

Career Information

The Masters of Business Administration is regarded as the premier business qualification for practicing managers and leaders in contemporary organisations. Successful completion of this course will equip graduates with the requisite knowledge and skills that provide the opportunities for advancement within organisations and/or the development and successful implementation of strategies designed to advance business and organisational opportunities.

Course Details
Duration 1.5 years full-time or 3 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 72
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
  • MEL - 095945J
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 - 2019

Melbourne
Online

Term 1 - 2019

Melbourne
Online

Term 2 - 2018

Distance
Melbourne

Term 1 - 2018

Distance
Melbourne
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International Availability

Term 2 - 2019

Melbourne
Online

Term 1 - 2019

Melbourne
Online

Term 2 - 2018

Distance
Melbourne

Term 1 - 2018

Distance
Melbourne
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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

Prospective students must satisfy at least one of the following criteria to enrol in this course:

  • 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 Certificate or Graduate Diploma of Business Administration or equivalent, plus three years of full-time (or equivalent part-time) relevant work/managerial experience, or
  • Students with no formal qualification but with a minimum of five years of managerial or professional work experience (places are limited and will be at the discretion of the MBA Director)
  • Students are to submit an up to date curriculum vitae or resume that provides details of work experience, positions held, primary duties and length of employment.

NOTE:

  • Prospective students should include a one page statement as to the relevance of this course to their future career.

  • Students who have English as a second language (international or domestic students born outside of Australia, Canada, NZ, UK, Ireland, South Africa or USA), will need to meet English language proficiency requirements. The minimum academic IELTS score required is 6.5 with no individual band score of less than 6.0.
Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge

Nil

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
Learned Society Accreditiation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

Compulsory Residential School All students commencing the Master of Business Administration will be required to attend two compulsory residential schools for the commencement unit MGMT20129 Managing People, Organisations and Context and the capstone unit MGMT 20133 Strategic Business Management and Change.
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Practicum/Work Placement

BUSN20020 - Students will have the opportunity to include a 12 credit point internship unit in place of their two elective units if they wish to do so. For part-time students this cannot be done in their own place of employment, and it is primarily targeted to international full-time students.

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2018 36
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Review, analyse and communicate advanced knowledge of business theory and provide creative solutions to complex business problems
  • 2. Integrate new knowledge with previous experience to analyse complex business issues and develop solutions
  • 3. Communicate theoretical concepts and complex business management knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences
  • 4. Participate responsibly in teams, leading and contributing in an emotionally intelligent manner, reflecting on team processes and the ability to achieve outcomes
  • 5. Research, identify good practices and implement business strategies to enhance organisational effectiveness
  • 6. Demonstrate a high level of learning autonomy, including personal development through reflective practice and a commitment to creativity, ethical, legal, social responsibility.
  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
  2. Complete electives
Number of units: 2 Total credit points: 12

Students may select any two available six credit point postgraduate units, or one 12 credit point unit, offered by the School of Business and Law, subject to satisfying any prerequisites.

Students may alternatively select any two available six credit point postgraduate units, or one 12 credit point unit, offered by other Schools at CQUniversity, subject to the approval of the MBA Director or nominee.

More Details

Queensland Police Service

Our partnership with the Queensland Police Service recognises previous study undertaken in the QPS Management Development Program, meaning personnel may be eligible for credit of up to 3 units of the 12 unit MBA. Refer to the Credit Transfer website at http://www.cqu.edu.au/credittransfer for further details.