Master of Business Administration

Available to:
Domestic and International students.
CRICOS:
084682G
Location:
  • Melbourne
  • North Sydney
Duration:

1-2 years full-time depending on credit granted for prior learning, or equivalent part-time

Description

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a generalist management degree which provides students with the skills and knowledge required to enter a career in management. With four electives available, students can choose to specialise in a management discipline of choice or undertake an employment skills general management focus. By undertaking the MBA you will be able to advance your career through a postgraduate award that leads to enhanced professional recognition and marketability.

As a graduate of the MBA you will have a sound understanding of business ethics, decision making and communication as well as specific knowledge in your chosen area of specialisation. This combination of skills, knowledge and expertise will equip you to gain employment as a well-rounded management professional.

MBA students who have completed the requirements prescribed for the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration or the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration may exit from the course with the relevant award by arrangement with the Course Coordinator.

Course duration

1-2 years full-time depending on credit granted for prior learning, or equivalent part-time

Campus availability and study mode

Campus availability

  • Melbourne (Attendance)
  • North Sydney (Attendance)

Study mode definitions

Attendance: Face-to-face and/or via video conference, at an ACU campus or another location.

Multi-mode: A combination of Online and Attendance (including examinations, practicums, residentials, etc.).

Online: Fully online (including assessments).

Deferment, credit points & course units

Deferment

Deferment is available for one year. Find out more about deferment.

Credit Points

160

Exit Point

MBA students who have completed the requirements prescribed for the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration or the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration may exit from the course with the relevant award by arrangement with the Course Coordinator.

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Start dates

Melbourne
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised
North Sydney
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised

Course costs

  • Average first year fee: $26904 Fee-Paying (indicative only)

Important Note on Fees

All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.

A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:

  • the number of units studied per semester;
  • the choice of major or specialisation; and
  • elective units.

The University reviews fees annually.

Essential requirements for admission

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites:

  1. Equivalent of an Australian bachelor’s degree in any discipline (the equivalent of an Australian bachelor's degree in a related discipline will be eligible for up to four units credit); OR
  2. A Graduate Certificate in a related discipline.

International applicants need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admissions Rules.

*Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2020 Admission.

Inherent Requirements

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit. Learn more about inherent requirements and how they affect you, and explore the requirements for your course.

Applying for admission

Direct Applications

If you are a Year 12 student you must apply through VTAC or UAC. Unfortunately, a Direct application cannot be considered.

You can apply Direct to ACU if you are not a recent school leaver and have not already applied through VTAC or UAC.

Melbourne
North Sydney

Pathways to further study

The Master of Business Administration articulates into the following programs for domestic students.

  • Master of Occupational Health Safety and Environmental Management / Master of Business Administration

More course information

Applicants for a Master’s degree who hold an Australian Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a business-related (cognate) discipline may be eligible to apply for advanced standing for up to four foundation units (40 credit points) of the course. Applicants may also be considered for advanced standing based on significant work experience in a defined business field.

Please note: Even if students are eligible for advanced standing based on prior study or experience they may choose to study the foundation units to enhance their English and academic study skills, augment their understanding of Australian business systems, or refresh their business knowledge.

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Description

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a generalist management degree which provides students with the skills and knowledge required to enter a career in management. With four electives available, students can choose to specialise in a management discipline of choice or undertake an employment skills general management focus. By undertaking the MBA you will be able to advance your career through a postgraduate award that leads to enhanced professional recognition and marketability.

As a graduate of the MBA you will have a sound understanding of business ethics, decision making and communication as well as specific knowledge in your chosen area of specialisation. This combination of skills, knowledge and expertise will equip you to gain employment as a well-rounded management professional.

MBA students who have completed the requirements prescribed for the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration or the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration may exit from the course with the relevant award by arrangement with the Course Coordinator.

Course duration

1-2 years full-time depending on credit granted for prior learning, or equivalent part-time

Start dates and campus availability

Melbourne
  • 10-Feb-2020 , 20-Jul-2020 , 15-Feb-2021 , 26-Jul-2021
North Sydney
  • 10-Feb-2020 , 20-Jul-2020 , 15-Feb-2021 , 26-Jul-2021

Deferment, credit points & course units

Deferment

Yes. See Defer your offer.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

Credit Points

160

Exit Point

MBA students who have completed the requirements prescribed for the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration or the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration may exit from the course with the relevant award by arrangement with the Course Coordinator.

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Course costs

  • Unit Fee: $3875.00 (2020)
  • Average first year fee: $31000.00 (2020)
  • Estimated Total Cost: $62000.00 (2020)

Important Note on Fees

The Tuition fees quoted above are for commencing students in the current year who undertake a normal full-time load. The Unit Fee is based on a 10cp unit. Fees are reviewed annually.

Tuition fees for continuing students may increase by up to 3 percent each year for the minimum duration of the course as provided on your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE). Students who continue to study beyond the minimum duration will have the relevant annual commencing rate applied to their fees for subsequent study periods.

Essential requirements for admission

Applicants must have an overall academic IELTS of 6.5 (with an individual score of 6.0 for all tests) as well as an equivalent of an Australian bachelor’s degree in any discipline (the equivalent of an Australian bachelor's degree in a related discipline will be eligible for up to four units credit); or a Graduate Certificate in a related discipline.

Inherent Requirements

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit. Learn more about inherent requirements and how they affect you, and explore the requirements for your course.

Pathways to further study

The Master of Business Administration articulates into the following programs for domestic students.

  • Master of Occupational Health Safety and Environmental Management / Master of Business Administration

More course information

Applicants for a Master’s degree who hold an Australian Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a business-related (cognate) discipline may be eligible to apply for advanced standing for up to four foundation units (40 credit points) of the course. Applicants may also be considered for advanced standing based on significant work experience in a defined business field.

Please note: Even if students are eligible for advanced standing based on prior study or experience they may choose to study the foundation units to enhance their English and academic study skills, augment their understanding of Australian business systems, or refresh their business knowledge.

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