A Master of Business Administration (MBA) is widely regarded as the degree of choice for an astute business professional’s employment portfolio. An MBA specifically focused on Leadership may increase your chances of promotion. CQUniversity’s MBA (Leadership) offers you an affordable, fresh, and compelling graduate educational experience. Delivered entirely online, this contemporary course of graduate business education is designed for emerging and aspiring leaders who wants to have a positive impact.
The MBA (Leadership) is intentionally lean from start to finish. Students are expected to work independently, and the course is designed to promote self-directed learning.
Course units align with industry expectations and include essential business functions, such as accounting/finance, law, marketing, communication, economics, human resources, operations, and research methods relevant to business analysis and strategy. All core areas are supplemented with a focus on leadership in a contemporary business environment, which expects both social and financial return on investments. Emphasis is therefore placed to developing the capacity to identify opportunities, resolve problems, create innovative solutions, and being entrepreneurial.
Contemporary competencies in theory and business practice are developed through problem solving and activity based learning. Primarily, learning is directed to identifying and solving business problems and creating new business opportunities that are also having a positive social impact. Essentially, the MBA curriculum and attributes provide what is required to become an internationally astute, agile and creative business leader.
The MBA (Leadership) is conveniently organised into 11 discrete units (for a total of 72 Credit Points). This is approximately the equivalent of 12-18 months of full-time study. You can enrol, study and undertake assessment at times that suit you. Our MBA is not bound by term dates or submission deadlines. You have up to 5 years to complete the course.
If you are seeking to reinvigorate your career, CQUniversity’s MBA (Leadership) is for you. Delivered 100% entirely online, this course is intended for aspiring leaders seeking to take the next career step. The MBA (Leadership) is closely aligned with the industry capabilities expected of graduates and provides graduates with the skills and capabilities required to become an internationally astute business leader.
|Duration||1 years full-time or 5 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)||MBusAdminLead|
|AQF Level||Level 9: Masters Degree (Coursework)|
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
To be eligible for entry into the Master of Business Administration applicants must have one of the following:
Relevant work experience should include an understanding of how a business operates, which includes a working knowledge of a range of areas such as human resource management, budgeting, project management, financial reporting, process management or other relevant professional experience.
Note: Consistent access to a mentor, with significant managerial work experience, is recommended to advise you throughout the MBA journey to provide an important crossover into ‘real world’ business. Such guidance will assist you to make the transition into becoming a world class manager and leader.
Desirable attributes, access and experience:
If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.
Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:
If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores as below:
English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.
Each student will be assessed individually.
|Interim Awards||CM08 - Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Leadership) CM07 - Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (Leadership)|
|Exit Awards||CM08 - Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Leadership) CM07 - Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (Leadership)|
|Professional Accreditation||Not applicable|
|Learned Society Accreditation||Not applicable|
No Residential School for this course.
|Year||Number of Students|
|Course Learning Outcomes|
|Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors||1||2||3||4||5||6|
|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|
|10 APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to plan and execute a substantial research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship.|
|Number of units: 11||Total credit points: 72|
Given the self study nature of the course, you are encouraged to study units in a particular order of progression to complete the Master of Business Administration. Ultimately, it is your choice but you are strongly advised and encouraged regarding the progression of learning that will most likely result in successful completion of this course. Every unit is worth 6 Credit Points, except the Leadership Capstone, which will be worth 12 credit points. You will be restricted from starting this unit until you have fully completed all the preceding units. The course has been split into three phases; Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Masters, each consisting of units worth 24 Credit Points. Students are encouraged to fully complete each phase before moving to the next. All units are compulsory, there are no optional or elective units or provision for recognised prior learning.
Master of Business Administration (Leadership) course structure
|Phase||#||Unit Code||Unit Name|
|Phase 1 - Graduate Certificate||1||BUSN20022||Disruption, Innovation & Entrepreneurship|
|2||BUSN20023||People, Leadership & Culture|
|3||BUSN20024||Communication for Leadership Success|
|Exit Point for Graduate Certificate|
|Phase 2 - Graduate Diploma||5||BUSN20026||Accounting for Business Decisions|
|8||BUSN20029||International Business Law|
|Exit Point for Graduate Diploma|
|Phase 3 - MBA||9||BUSN20030||Strategies for Business Leaders|
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|BUSN20022||Disruption, Innovation and Entrepreneurship|
|BUSN20023||People, Leadership and Culture|
|BUSN20024||Communication for Leadership Success|
|BUSN20026||Accounting for Business Decisions|
|BUSN20029||Business Legal Frameworks|
|BUSN20030||Strategies for Business Leaders|
Students may apply for credit transfer towards CL39 Master of Business (Leadership) where equivalent tertiary level study has been completed, i.e. postgraduate level. Students must then complete the CL39 MBA Mapping Kit and supply relevant documentation (study guides, unit profiles, etc.) in this process.
Please see below restrictions regarding credit transfer for the CL39 MBA (Leadership) course:
International students should apply for a credit as part of their admission application process to study at CQUniversity through iStart. For further information please refer to the International Students Credit Transfers page.