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.
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.
|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)|
Indicative Year - 2024
Indicative Year - 2023
Indicative Year - 2022
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).
|Interim Awards||CH76 - Graduate Certificate in Management|
|Exit Awards||Not applicable|
|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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|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.|
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Adjustment must not compromise the academic integrity of the degree or course chosen at CQUniversity or the legal requirements of field education.
|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.|
|APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Communicate, interact and collaborate with others effectively in culturally or linguistically diverse contexts in a culturally respectful manner|
|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.
|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.
|Students must complete 1 from the following units:|
|BUSN20021||Business Research Project|
|Students must complete 2 from the following units:|
|FINC20023||International Financial Management|
|HRMT20029||International Employment Relations|
|HRMT20028||Organisational Change Management|
|MRKT20057||Global Marketing in the Digital Era|
|MGMT20132||Innovation and Sustainable Business Development|
|STAT20029||Statistics for Managerial Decisions|
As a student, it is necessary to have access to a computer or equivalent device in order to complete your coursework. You should have a good understanding of technology and the ability to navigate the online environment, which may involve completing online assessments, participating in online forums, and responding to emails. There may be instances where you need to use a computer or equivalent device for in-class tasks or assessments. It is important that you have dependable access to the internet and a computer or equivalent device capable of video conferencing for online classes. Make sure to review your unit profiles to learn about any specific technology requirements for your coursework.