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.
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.
|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)|
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Prospective students must satisfy at least one of the following criteria to enrol in this course:
Prospective students should include a one page statement as to the relevance of this course to their future career.
|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|
|Learned Society Accreditiation||Not applicable|
|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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|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.|
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|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: 10||Total credit points: 60|
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|MGMT20129||Managing People, Organisations and Context|
|MGMT20135||Critical Thinking and Managerial Decision-Making|
|MGMT20131||Leadership and Integrity|
|MGMT20130||Operations Management and Business Analytics|
|MGMT20133||Strategic Business Management and Change|
|MRKT20052||Marketing Management and Digital Communications|
|ACCT20077||Accounting for Management Decision Making|
|ECON20040||Economics and Finance for Business|
|LAWS20063||Governance and Business Law|
|MGMT20146||Innovation and Design Thinking|
|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.
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.