Master of Business Administration

Mark yourself as a leader 

Do you aspire to leadership roles within your chosen industry? Our Master of Business Administration can give you a significant career edge at the earliest possible opportunity, together with deep knowledge in one of five areas of specialisation: Entrepreneurship; International Trade and Development; Wine Business; Project Management; or Marketing.

 

What will you do?

Studied over two years full-time, the Master of Business Administration is available for entry immediately upon successful completion of any bachelor degree. It equips you with:

  • deep understanding of your chosen area of specialisation
  • highly advanced strategic thinking, problem-solving, analytical, critical thinking and self-reflection skills
  • a firm grasp of the principles of adaptive leadership, systems thinking, organisational behaviour, change management and social enterprise
  • outstanding management capabilities in critical business functions, including finance, accounting, economics and marketing
  • extensive professional networks, including through industry mentors.

You’ll also develop valuable research skills, and have the opportunity to undertake exchanges at world-leading international business schools (travel restrictions permitting).

 

Where could it take you?

Our Master of Business Administration will give you a head start towards all kinds of senior leadership roles within your chosen industry. You could head a specialist product development team; progress to leading innovation in a national division; and in time drive companies’ visions as a CEO. Perhaps you’ll take your destiny entirely in your own hands and launch a business.

 

Note: Intakes occur throughout the year, in January, May and September, with summer school options in January. Visit our apply now page for information on the application process.



  • Ranked in the top 1% worldwide^
  • Strong links to industry leaders
  • AACSB accredited

^2020 THE World University Rankings

Entry Requirements

Please note: For programs including placements and/or study-related activities in settings where COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory, it is an inherent requirement that all students be fully vaccinated prior to undertaking the placement and/or study-related activity.
For our students who are studying offshore in 2022, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses.
Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for further information and a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.

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Domestic applicants

SATAC Code 3CM251
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake May and September
Selection Criteria
Graduate entry

Higher Education Study Bachelor degree or equivalent
How to Apply
SATAC Code: 3CM251


Fees and Scholarships

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Domestic applicants

Indicative annual tuition fees
Australian Full-fee place: $35,000

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Scholarships

These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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Careers

Potential careers

Management Analyst, Manager / Business Management, Marketer / Marketing Manager, Business Consultant, Business Development Manager, Business Management, Business Manager, Business Representative, CEO

Degree Structure

To qualify for the degree of Master of Business Administration, students must satisfactorily complete a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 48 units comprising: 

1. Research course to the value of 3 units
2. Core courses to the value of 27 units
3. Courses designated for the chosen specialisation to the value of 18 units.

Academic Program Rules

The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

Areas of Specialisation

  • Project Management
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • International Trade & Development
  • Marketing
  • Wine Business

Example Study Plan

To qualify for the degree of Master of Business Administration, students must satisfactorily complete a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 48 units comprising: 


Core Courses


All students must complete one research course chosen from:

ENTREP 7900 - eChallenge 
OR
ENTREP 7901 - Tech eChallenge

in addition to the following:

PROJMGNT 7038 - Project Leadership and Communications
ACCTING 7025 - Accounting Essentials for Decision Makers
ECON 7200 - Economic Principles
MARKETNG 7104 - Marketing Management or WINE 7001 - Marketing for Wine Business (for the Wine Business specialisation)
CORPFIN 7005 - Principles of Finance
COMMGMT 7006 - People and Organisations
COMMLAW 7012 - Business and Corporations Law
COMMGMT 7027 - Strategic Management
COMMERCE 7039 – Business Research Methods (used to be COMMGMT 7028 Action Research for Business)


Project Management Specialisation

To complete a specialisation in Project Management students must complete all of the following:

PROJMGNT 5004 - Risk Assessment and Management
PROJMGNT 5021 - Project Management Fundamentals
PROJMGNT 7040 - Portfolios and Programs Management
PROJMGNT 7047 - Systems Design for Projects
PROJMGNT 7056 - Enterprise Transformation and Innovation

And any courses to the value of 3 units from the following:
PROJMGNT 7024 - Complex Project Management
PROJMGNT 7057 - Project Controls Method


Entrepreneurship specialisation

To complete a specialisation in Entrepreneurship students must complete all of the following:

ENTREP 5036 - Entrepreneurial Concepts and Mindset
ENTREP 5038 - New Venture Creation
ENTREP 7019 - Social Entrepreneurship
ENTREP 7020 - Design Thinking
ENTREP 7022 - Creativity and Innovation
ENTREP 7028 - New Venture Strategy & Growth


International Trade & Development

To complete a specialisation in International Trade & Development students must complete all of the following:

TRADE 5000 - International Trade: Negotiations & Agreement
TRADE 5001 - International Trade: Strategies & Opportunities
TRADE 7004 - Principles of International Trade and Development
TRADE 7005 - Agriculture and Food in International Trade
TRADE 7008 - Services Trade

And any courses to the value of 3 units from the following:
TRADE 7007 - MNCs, Trade & Sustainable Development
TRADE 7009 - International Aid and Trade
TRADE 7012 - Trade Statistics


Marketing Specialisation

To complete a specialisation in Marketing students must complete all of the following:

MARKETNG 7023 - Understanding Consumers
MARKETNG 7024 - Developing Global Markets
MARKETNG 7025 - Integrated Marketing Communications
MARKETNG 7032 - Strategic Marketing
ENTREP 5038 - New Venture Creation
ENTREP 7022 - Creativity and Innovation


Wine Business Specialisation

To complete a specialisation in Wine Business students must complete all of the following

OENOLOGY 7000NW: Foundations of Wine Science
WINE 7002: Growing Domestic and International Wine Markets
WINE 7005: Direct Wine Marketing and Cellar Door Management
WINE 7006: Wine Retailing
WINE 7009: Wine Branding
WINE 7008: Tourism

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Last updated: Sunday, 8 May 2022