Master of Business Management

Duration2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Online and
Next start termTerm 2, 2024
Study modeOn Campus, Online
Course codeCL21
First-year fee
$27,931.5 (Indicative) (FFP)
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CQUniversity’s Master of Business Management is designed for current and aspiring managers to develop a strong business acumen, financial literacy and excellent interpersonal skills to progress in your management career. With a solid foundation in management topics, and the option to specialise in international business, marketing, human resource management, hospital and health services management or leading organisational change, you will be well equipped to strategically manage organisations in the modern business environment, across any sector.

This course is ideal for new or experienced managers to build on your current business knowledge and gain advanced knowledge of business management and a complementary discipline to suit your industry or career goals.

During the course, you will study discipline-specific core units to equip you for the operational management of contemporary businesses. You will study a broad range of core units from management, effective business communications and human resource management, to marketing, managerial finance and accounting for decision making. You will benefit from a professional practice and career development unit to review superior leadership and managerial competencies and undertake self-reflective practice of your own personal development needs.

Gain specialist knowledge in an area that complements your interests or career goals, through studying one of five available majors, each offering an option to complete an internship to gain industry experience and enhance your professional network. Choose from hospital and health services management, human resource management, international business, leading organisational change, or marketing.

Your learning is enhanced throughout the course through a combination of face-to-face and online discussions, examinations of workplace case studies and an optional business internship in your chosen major.

Enjoy the flexibility to study online or on-campus, with full-time and part-time study options available. Plus, take advantage of CQUni’s three terms across the year to study the Master of Business Management, when and how it suits you.

Study a Master of Business Management at CQUniversity


The Master of Business Management is a really interesting course because it's so broad in its appeal. It has so much potential for students to tailor their own experience.

So, what makes it unique from a lot of the other offerings of similar courses in the industry is that the major options that students have are very unique to CQUni.

All of these major options really allow the students to tailor their course experience to what is going to be most beneficial to them.

In the Master of Business Management, one of the big opportunities they have is an internship option.

So, the internship provides a really great opportunity to actually get out into industry to form some networks, to get that hands-on work experience. We basically set up that connection. We find a suitable company for them to go and work in.

The internship runs over the course of an entire term and from what all students have said after doing it — invaluable experience. They really get true to life experience of being in a company, working for a supervisor, being assigned a specific project, resolving organisational problems, coming up with solutions and what's been really great is seeing how well the students have been able to apply what they've learnt in the course.

There's a lot of really great stories that have come out from students that have done an internship with CQUni. Situations where students have gone to work for that company, or if not for that company, at least formed a really good network and been referred on to a similar organisation where they've found employment.

What I really, really love from CQUniversity, I did an internship for a marketing startup. And my responsibilities, I do everything about marketing in the company but I focus more on digital marketing. I write case studies and website and product listings on other platforms.

So, the internship is really good, and it's given me a lot of opportunities to learn from the real-life experience and to build up my confidence.

Students that would benefit from doing the Master of Business Management at CQUni would be any students that have finished an undergraduate degree and are looking to get a more advanced degree in management.

Also, any students who are working in a job, working for a company and are looking to extend their career into a more managerial role.

I really love our lecturers here. They are really friendly, they're knowledgeable, they’re interested in you. They're really, you know, helpful and supportive. It's really hard to know where business management is going in the future. It is changing on almost a day-by-day basis.

But everything is changed and, in my view, that's only going keep happening. It may not always be pandemics, it may not always be the same thing, but the business world is showing that it will need to be able to change all the time.

I feel that students who graduate with a Master of Business Management will fundamentally change the way that they see the world of business. They will change the way they approach their whole career.

Study experience

Career Opportunities

The Master of Business Management provides specialist management education and training that will enable students to operate as a manager in the international and domestic business spheres. This course combines a comprehensive range of management units with opportunities to choose electives from other fields of interest.

Structure & Availability

You are required to complete 16 units comprising:

  • eight core units
  • eight units from your chosen major


For information on the units you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.


If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

On-Campus Availability

Term 1, 2024Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Term 2, 2024Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Term 3, 2024Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Term 1, 2025Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Term 2, 2025Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Term 3, 2025Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney

Online Availability

Term 1, 2024Available Online
Term 2, 2024Available Online
Term 3, 2024Available Online
Term 1, 2025Available Online
Term 2, 2025Available Online
Term 3, 2025Available Online

Emergency and Health Services Management major
Emergency and Health Services Management provides foundational knowledge in the management frameworks in contemporary society. Adopting concepts of key SDG principles, you will develop knowledge of models, systems, leadership and processes required to effectively mitigate, prepare, respond and recover from various disasters.

Human Resource Management major
Advance your leadership with specialist human resource skills relating to organisational change management, international employment relations, contemporary human resource issues and international human resource management.

International Business major
Advance your skills and develop your global perspective with this International Business major. You'll cover topics such as Global Marketing in the Digital Era, International Finance Management, International Human Resource Management, Strategic Solutions for Sustainable Organisations and more.

Leading Organisational Change major
Increase your leadership expertise with this major that focuses on sustainable business development and operating with integrity. You'll also enhance your operational management and business analytic skills with fundamental concepts and processes.

Marketing major
Lead your organisation with marketing intelligence with the Marketing major. Equip yourself with keen customer awareness with the science of consumer behaviour for global and digital markets. You'll graduate with an advanced understanding of theory, machine learning and strategies to incorporate into your organisation for success.

This course has no residential schools.

Business Internship - BUSN20020

This is a 12 Credit Point unit. You will be placed in a company for a 10-week internship requiring 4 days per week working within the host company (approximately 290 hours over 10 weeks). You will also undertake an applied research project based on a particular issue within your host organisation. You must undertake this unit as the only unit in the final trimester of your course.


To be eligible

For your application to be considered, you must meet the following entry requirements. 

During your study

While not needed to apply, you'll need to meet the following requirements throughout your studies. 

Fees & Scholarships

Indicative First-Year Fee

Indicative first-year FFP place

The Indicative First-Year Fee for a Full Fee Paying (FFP) Place is the approximate cost of enrolling in this course for one full-time academic year (this is usually eight units studied over two terms). Your actual fees may vary depending on the units you select to study and your study load. Fees are reviewed each year and are subject to change. Understanding your fees.

You may be eligible for FEE-HELP, an Australian Government loan scheme that helps eligible students pay their tuition fees. Provided you meet the FEE-HELP eligibility criteria, you can choose to use FEE-HELP to cover all or part of your tuition fees. 

Learn more about paying for university or view the FEE-HELP information booklet on the Australian Government’s Study Assist website.

Part of your course costs will include Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF). SSAF is charged in addition to your student contribution or tuition fees and is used to help enhance your study experience. There may also be other costs as part of your studies, such as textbooks, technology expenses, travel expenses, professional certifications, uniforms, or vaccinations. Explore other study costs.

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