Master of Business Management

Duration2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Brisbane and
Next start termTerm 1, 2024
Study modeOn Campus, Online
Course codeCL21
First-year fee
A$34,440 ifyf
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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 the 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 from your home country or on-campus. 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

  • International student from Vietnam My Linh Le studies at her computer.
    My internship placement opened my eyes to the world of business management. My supervisor was helpful and motivated me to work hard, and everyone made me feel welcome. The experience was wonderful and I was employed right after my internship.

    My Linh Le

    Master of Business Management I Vietnam

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 one of the below majors

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
Focus on the internationalisation of business through units that revolve around international financial management, international human resource management, and global marketing. It's a very global mindset to business, which these days is becoming more of a challenge. The impact of the pandemic created a big issue for conducting business globally, but we are adapting to that and the international business major students will learn a lot about what businesses are doing in the current day to try to overcome a lot of those challenges.

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.

CQUniversity and our internship partners will find a suitable internship for you. Find out more about our internship program.


Recommended study

Bachelor degree or equivalent qualifications in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution.

To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must hold:

A completed Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) equivalent Bachelor degree, or higher equivalent qualification

English Language Proficiency Requirements:

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.

Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:

A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or

An Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) diploma level qualification, or

Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0

completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.

If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores as below:

An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall & minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or

Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or

An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

International Students should visit for further information.

Each student will be assessed individually.

There are no specific security requirements for this course.

You will have to meet this course's inherent requirements by demonstrating essential skills and attributes.

Fees & Scholarships

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee TypeFees
International Indicative First Term FeeA$17,160
International Indicative First Year FeeA$34,440

Please note the following important information:

  • Fees are in Australian dollars (A$).
  • Fees are indicative only and do not cover additional costs such as textbooks, accommodation, visa applications, OSHC, general living etc.
  • Fees are based on a full-time study load and the final fee payable will be determined by your selection of units and if any credit was awarded for recognition of prior learning.
  • The University reserves the right to amend fees at any time during the course. Fees are reviewed yearly and may increase in the following year to enable CQUniversity to continue to provide quality services and facilities to students.
  • Courses are subject to change at the discretion of the University.
  • It is your responsibility to make yourself aware of the entry requirements and prerequisites of the courses you wish to undertake.
  • The typical annual fee shown provides an estimate of the tuition fees for the first year of the course in the same academic year. This estimate assumes a full-time study load of 4 units per term (based on two terms).
  • Students not on an Australian student visa can only undertake courses online from an overseas location.
  • Courses undertaken online may be studied on a full-time or part-time mode.
  • International students studying on-campus in Australia may take no more than 33 per cent of their entire course by online education, and this option cannot be taken in its entirety during a compulsory term (Term 1 and Term 2).

Please refer to our international course fees page.

We offer a range of scholarships to support international students and encourage you to apply for one that's right for you.

How to apply

Our easy to use online application system for international students will guide you through the process of applying for a course at CQUniversity Australia.