CL97 - Master of Business Administration (Global)

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 Master of Business Administration is generally regarded as the premier business qualification for practising managers and leaders. The MBA (Global) is a course for students from different countries, with limited prior work experience with varying employment backgrounds, who are seeking career advancement and future employment opportunities. The MBA (Global) will greatly assist your understanding and application of best-practice management and business knowledge, to improve organisational effectiveness from a strategic and cross cultural perspective. While undertaking the MBA (Global), 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 understand the key aspects of business and organisations within a global context. This MBA (Global) provides the opportunities, skills and knowledge for you to develop your management, leadership and cross-cultural capabilities in a broad range of areas including strategy, economics, marketing, people management, operations management and business ethics along with the opportunity to develop advanced knowledge in a range of areas.

Career Information

Successful completion of this course will equip graduates with the requisite knowledge and skills that provide the opportunities for entry or advancement within organisations and/or the development and successful implementation of strategies designed to advance business and organisational opportunities within a global context.

Course Details
Duration 2 years full-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) MBA (Global)
AQF Level Level 9: Masters Degree (Coursework)

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
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 - 2022

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 1 - 2022

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 2 - 2021

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 1 - 2021

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney
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International Availability

Term 2 - 2022

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 1 - 2022

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 2 - 2021

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 1 - 2021

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
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 Scores
Entry scores are not available, please contact the Student Advice Team for more information.
Entry Requirements

An undergraduate degree in any discipline from a recognised University or equivalent.

All students must meet English language requirements that are IELTS 6.5 with no band lower than 6.0 or equivalent.

(See CQU English language requirement for specific details and other standards or methods by which this requirement can be met).

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

N/A

Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards CH76 - Graduate Certificate in Management
Exit Awards Not applicable
Professional Accreditation Not applicable
Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

Optional Residential School An optional residential school for the unit MGMT20129 Managing People, Organisations and Context may be offered at one of CQUniversity's metropolitan campuses.
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Practicum/Work Placement

BUSN20020 - A 10 week, full time internship in an Australian organisation, undertaken in the final term of study, that will allow students to integrate and apply their learning to a real context.
BUSN20021 - Students who do not qualify for the Internship will undertake a guided Business Research Project that will focus on a comprehensive analysis of an organisation with the opportunity to integrate acquired knowledge using a strategic perspective.

Predicted Enrolments

Year Number of Students
First Year 1
Second year 1
Third Year 1
Inherent Requirements
There are Inherent Requirements (IRs) that you need to be aware of, and fulfil, to achieve the core learning outcomes of the units and course. IRs are the essential capabilities, knowledge, behaviours and skills that are needed to complete a unit or course.

Please note that in some instances there may be similarities between course, entry and inherent requirements.

If you experience difficulties meeting these requirements, reasonable adjustments may be made upon contacting accessibility@cqu.edu.au. Adjustment must not compromise the academic integrity of the degree or course chosen at CQUniversity or the legal requirements of field education.

Ethical Behaviour

Examples are:

  • Being able to comply with academic and non-academic misconduct policies and procedures such as CQUniversity’s Student Charter, Student Misconduct Policy and Student Behavioural Misconduct Procedures, and Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
  • Demonstrating honesty and integrity in academic and professional practice.
  • Demonstrating an analytical approach to ethical behaviour and not purely based on accepted practice
Behavioural Stability

Examples include:

  • Demonstrating an ability to work collaboratively under pressure
  • Demonstrating consistent and respectful behaviours to colleagues, faculty and organisations via engagement
Legal Compliance

Examples are:

  • Knowing, understanding and complying with the laws of the Sovereign State in which you reside, work and/or study.
  • Complying with the policies and practices of businesses or organisations in which you may be placed.
  • Complying with the requirements for student registration with organisations such as the Australian Institute of Management, the Institute of MAnagers and leaders, the Australian Marketing Institute, the Australian Human Resources Institute and the like.
Communication Skills (Verbal, Non-verbal, Written and Technology)

Examples are:

  • Performing a wide range of advanced written communication skills that address critical business problems and solutions. These include (but are not limited to) constructing logical and succinct academic essays, business reports or minor academic thesis that demonstrate substantive research while using correct CQU referencing.
  • Performing a wide range of advanced verbal, non-verbal and ICT communication skills that address critical business problems and solutions. These include (but are not limited to) being able to deliver an enhanced message (in English) for maximum effectiveness, while utilising a variety of technologies or media; the ability to deliver succinct yet effective communication; the ability to deliver effective communication that results in impact and/or influence; the ability to design and deliver effective verbal presentations, in clear English, that utilises a variety of technologies or visual media that combines with appropriate business management concepts and language.
  • Utilising a variety of technologies and/or visual media as well as speak in front of an audience with an appropriate middle or senior management/leadership voice, manner, style and presence that addresses the required outcomes as well as the needs of the audience.
  • Being highly proficient in the use of computers and various programs and tools as a means of being an advanced business and management communicator.
  • Performing advanced communication skills under pressure.
  • Developing the skills of reflective practice to increase self-awareness with personal delivery of advanced communication skills, including being able to determine personal developmental needs with advanced communication deficiencies.
  • Using appropriate facial expressions, eye contact, body movements and gestures, being mindful of personal space time boundaries and cultural sensitivities.
  • Recognising and interpreting non-verbal cues of others and respond appropriately as well as in practice environments.
  • Utilising proxemics and haptics - physical locations and objects in a manner that enhances openness and trust.
Cognitive Abilities (Knowledge and Cognitive Skills, Literacy and Numeracy)

Examples are:

  • Conceptualising and applying to academic assessment items the knowledge, skills, processes, tools and techniques of the course to real world examples and contexts of management or discipline specific issues.
  • Applying theoretical knowledge, research evidence, policies and procedures in management and or cognate discipline practice.
Reflective Skills

Examples are:

  • Being able to reflect on your own levels of competence and willingly seek feedback from colleagues.
  • Develop the ability to use a range of tools and techniques such as personality and diagnostic tools to increase your level of self awareness.
Sustainable Performance

Examples are:

  • Being able to exercise self direction in learning and research
  • Demonstrate a commitment to action learning by attending classes, online sessions and active participation
  • Developing effective time management skills to enable sustained learning and research activities
Interpersonal Engagement

Examples are:

  • Relating positively and effectively to a wide variety of business and community stakeholders.
  • Understanding, acquiring and demonstrating the components of emotional intelligence to effective working relationships and outcomes.
  • Combining appropriate business deliberations with the inclusion of the relevant interpersonal factors of the people connected in those processes.
  • Being consultative and collaborative in creating and maintaining effective working relationships and outcomes.
  • Engaging in personal reflection as a way of increasing self-awareness regarding how individuals interact and affect others.
  • Creating cultural competence, sensitivity and willingness to work with a vast array of people both in Australia and abroad.
  • Recognising others as sentient human beings with rights that must not be violated.
  • Recognising others in the workplaces as ends in themselves and never exclusively as means to an end.
  • Demonstrating the skills of collaborating with fellow students and colleagues, modifying and reflecting on practice during a project, or modifying and reflecting on work integrated learning in response to supervisor feedback.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Abilities

Examples are:

  • Being able to utilise basic computer skills and abilities that include Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel.
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Analyse critically and reflect on complex business issues to develop responsible solutions within a global context
  • 2. Communicate theoretical concepts and complex business management knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences
  • 3. Demonstrate effective leadership practice in a variety of organisational and cultural contexts
  • 4. Research, evaluate and apply established business and management theories to enhance organisational effectiveness within a global context
  • 5. Critically reflect on personal and professional development to enhance capability and continual improvement.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5
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.
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
Number of units: 15 Total credit points: 96

The MBA (Global) consists of 15 units. Twelve of these units are compulsory core units. In addition, you must choose to study one optional core unit (BUSN20020 Business Internship OR BUSN20021 Business Research Project). Finally, you must choose two elective units from the list of optional units provided.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
MRKT20052 Marketing Management and Digital Communications
MGMT20144 Management and Business Context
BUSN20017 Effective Business Communications
HRMT20024 Managing Human Resources
ACCT20077 Accounting for Management Decision Making
ECON20039 Economics for Managers
BUSN20016 Research in Business
MGMT20129 Managing People, Organisations and Context
MGMT20134 Business Ethics and Sustainability
MGMT20130 Operations Management and Business Analytics
HRMT20025 International Human Resource Management
LAWS20063 Governance and Business Law

You must undertake either BUSN20020 Internship or BUSN20021 Business Research Project. The Internship option requires a specific pathway to be followed and you cannot fail any unit in your study. Should you select the internship option but fail a unit prior to undertaking the internship, you will automatically default to the Business Project option. Both are 12 credit point units.

Students who meet the prerequisite requirements and choose an internship stream in order to apply the knowledge and skills gained in this course to a professional workplace will undertake the unit BUSN20020 Business Internship. Following the application and selection process, you will be placed with a host organisation and will undertake your work placement for 10 consecutive weeks, working standard office hours for four days per week - approximately 320 hours in total. International students should check their work rights on their individual visa to ensure they remain compliant with visa conditions at all times. More information about visa conditions can be found on the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs website. Please consult a Course Advisor as you will not be able to enrol in BUSN20020 yourself.

Students who choose, instead, to undertake the BUSN20021 Business Research Project will enhance their career development through the completion of a supervised independent research project.  

Available units
Students must complete 1 from the following units:
BUSN20020 Business Internship
BUSN20021 Business Research Project
Available units
Students must complete 2 from the following units:
FINC20018 Managerial Finance
FINC20023 International Financial Management
HRMT20029 International Employment Relations
HRMT20028 Organisational Change Management
MGMT20143 Think Big
MRKT20057 Global Marketing
MGMT20132 Innovation and Sustainable Business Development
STAT20029 Statistics for Managerial Decisions
More Details
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