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Master of Business Administration - CL20

CQUniversity's Master of Business Administration (MBA) is rated in the top 10 in Australia by the business community (AFR Boss MBA Rankings 2019) and is delivered by highly qualified course leaders with real-world business and public sector experience to support your career advancement. Our MBA will develop your management expertise beyond the fundamentals of running organisations, focusing on leading and managing people with integrity and effective change management, underpinned by contemporary emotional intelligence models.

With an eye to the future, our highly functional MBA offers you the choice to major in project management or general management and provides contextual learning opportunities through reflective practice and globally oriented discussion with a diverse network of students. 

DOMESTICINTERNATIONAL
STUDY MODES

On Campus, Online

UNITS/CREDITS

12/72

DURATION

1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Online

CRICOS

095945J

Our highly functional and highly ranked MBA ensures you will study contemporary people management and emotional intelligence models to lead with influence and integrity. Designed for emerging and aspiring leaders, our MBA has been designed with the for-purpose sector in mind and focuses on developing contemporary people management skills with the know-how to tackle the changing landscape of the public sector, not-for-profit, social and ethical purpose organisations.

Develop your skills and knowledge in a broad range of management and leadership responsibilities, in areas such as strategy, marketing, people management, operations management, economic and change management. 

You will have the option to major in project management to gain specialist knowledge of project management concepts and contextualise your learning to lead lean projects, and manage contracts and procurement processes relevant to any sector. Plus, you will benefit from studying project management units that follow the Project Management Institute (PMI) global standards and practices. Alternatively, choosing four general electives will allow you to tailor your skills to suit your career interests and complete a major in general management.

Through interaction with academics, colleagues and various members of the business community, you will gain different perspectives and approaches to current and emerging business issues. Contextual learning and reflective practice forms the basis for your personal and professional development to ensure your learning experience is relevant and practical.

An MBA from CQUniversity provides you with the opportunity to advance your management career and become an influential leader in today's fast-paced and ever-changing environment. 

Core Units 8 Major Units 4
Electives None Minor Units None

COURSE STRUCTURE
You are required to complete a total of 8 core units and 4 major units.

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

CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION

If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer. You may be entitled to four units of credit if you have completed study or hold qualifications from:

  • Governance Institute of Australia
  • AHRI
  • Queensland Police Service
  • CPA Australia
  • Other postgraduate qualifications

HIGHLY RANKED AND REPUTABLE MBA
CQUni's MBA continues to be recognised as a top-performing MBA in industry rankings which reviews aspects such as student satisfaction, value for money and the expertise and experience of our course leaders. Our current rankings include:

  • CEO Magazine - Tier 1 level of MBAs in Australia (2021)
  • Biennial Australian Financial Review Boss MBA rankings - 8th in Australia (2019)

Our MBA also holds the United Nation's certification for the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).

CHOICE OF MAJORS
With a choice of majors, you can tailor your MBA to your career goals.

Project Management
Choose to major in Project Management (4 units) to contextualise your understanding of project management and follow the Project Management Institute (PMI) global standards and practices. You will develop your skills to lead lean projects, manage contracts and procurement processes applicable to any sector.

General Management
Our General Management major allows you to choose from a range of electives based on your career interests. Choose from finance, marketing, employee relations, ethics, professional practice, and social innovation.

TEACHING EXPERTISE
CQUni's School of Business and Law are among the most qualified and active in the business community. Our expertise and experience are recognised by the AFR Boss MBA Rankings (2019) for being one of only two universities that have 100 per cent of teachers with a PhD and 100 per cent of faculty with current business experience. Study with confidence knowing you will be learning from experienced business professionals and expert course leaders. We invite you to find out more and connect directly with our MBA Director by registering for a call-back. 

FLEXIBLE STUDY OPTIONS
Benefit from the flexibility to study in a way that suits you with on-campus and online options available. The Master of Business Administration (CL20) is available on campus in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne or online allowing you the flexibility to study how it suits you.

If you are an online student, you will benefit from the latest in learning technology that keeps you connected and supported throughout your studies.

PATHWAY OPTIONS
If you want to commence studying towards your MBA and prefer to get started with a smaller commitment, our Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma courses are a great option for you, allowing you to pathway into the MBA with credit.

On-Campus Availability

Term 1 - 2022Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Term 2 - 2022Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2022Available Online
Term 2 - 2022Available Online
MajorsUnitsDescription
General Management4
Project Management4

Project Management
Contextualise your understanding of project management and follow the Project Management Institute (PMI) global standards and practices. In this major you will develop your skills to lead lean projects, manage contracts and procurement processes applicable to any sector.

General Management
Our General Management major allows you to choose from a range of electives based on your career interests. Choose from finance, marketing, employee relations, ethics, professional practice, and social innovation.

Unit NameCodeDescription
Accounting for Management Decision MakingACCT20077Class content and assessment requires students to analyse accounting issues in real organisations, solve problems and propose recommendations
Economics for ManagersECON20039Class content and assessment requires students to analyse real organisations as live cases, reflect on the economic context and the impact this has on the organisation, solve problems and issues and propose recommendations
Managing People, Organisations and ContextMGMT20129Class content and assessment requires students to analyse real organisations as live cases, reflect on their own management practice, solve problems and issues and propose recommendations
Operations Management and Business AnalyticsMGMT20130Class content and assessment requires students to analyse operational issues in real organisations, use data analytics to address and solve problems and issues and propose recommendations
Leadership and IntegrityMGMT20131Class content and assessment requires students to analyse real organisations as live cases, reflect on their own leadership practice, solve problems and issues and propose recommendations
International Business, Strategy and Corporate TransformationMGMT20133Class content and assessment requires students to analyse real organisations as live cases, solve problems and issues and propose recommendations from a strategic perspective.
Critical Thinking and Managerial Decision-MakingMGMT20135Class content and assessment requires students to analyse real organisations using critical thinking and problem solving techniques,to analyse and solve problems and issues and propose recommendations
All students commencing the Master of Business Administration will be offered the opportunity to attend two residential schools for the commencement unit MGMT20129 Managing People, Organisations and Context and the capstone unit MGMT 20133 Strategic Business Management and Change (To be retitled to International Business, Strategy and Corporate Transformation).

To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must hold one of the following:

  • A completed Australian Bachelor degree, or higher Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) equivalent qualification with three years of full-time (or equivalent part-time) relevant* business experience; or
  • A minimum of five years relevant* business experience.

*Relevant business experience includes a working knowledge of how a business operates, for example, budgeting, staffing, project management, financial reporting, process management.

Professional experience must be shown in a letter of employment which is presented on a company letterhead as well as signed and dated by a delegated authority. The letter must contain position title, duties performed and length of service. Applicants being admitted solely on the basis of relevant business experience may be referred to the Head of Course to confirm employment experience meets the course requirements.

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 within the last 5 years of:

  • a secondary qualification (Year 11 or 12, or equivalent), or
  • bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years full-time 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:

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.5 with a minimum 6.0 for Reading and Writing and 6.0 for Speaking and Listening; 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.

Each student will be assessed individually.


Security Requirements

No information available at this time.

Health Requirements

No information available at this time.

Assumed Knowledge

Nil

The Master of Business Administration is regarded as the premier business qualification for practising managers and leaders in contemporary organisations. Successful completion of this course will equip you with the requisite knowledge and skills that provide opportunities for career advancement.

Upon completion, you will be better equipped to develop and successfully implement strategies designed to advance business and organisational opportunities.

In 2021, CEO Magazine ranked CQUni’s MBA in the top Tier 1 level for all Australian MBAs and is currently ranked 8th in Australia by Boss MBA rankings (2019). 

2021 Indicative Fees
Fee TypeFees
Domestic Full Fee Paying – Indicative First Year Fee$23,220.00

The indicative first year fee is an approximate cost of enrolling in this course for one academic year and completing the 8 core units. It is based on a standard full-time study load (generally this is two terms of study, with four units studied per term). Your actual fees may vary, depending on the units that you select to study and the number of units you study per term. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Fee Category Fees for this course are categorised as a full fee paying place requiring you to pay full tuition fees for your course.
What is my tuition fee? Your tuition fees are charged per unit of study based on the credit point value of each unit. Our Tuition Fee Schedules provide an estimate of fees per unit. You can also view fees specific to the course, and units, you are interested in studying by using our Cost Per Unit table.
FEE-HELP and payment options Eligible students can use the FEE-HELP loan scheme provided by the Australian Government to pay for all or some of their tuition fees. If you elect to use a FEE-HELP loan, this means that you will defer payment of your tuition fees and repay your FEE-HELP loan when your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold.

You must meet specific eligibility requirements to be able to use FEE-HELP assistance. If you are not eligible for a FEE-HELP loan, or you are required to pay your tuition fees upfront, you will need to pay your fees no later than the census date for the term in which you are studying.
Other Fees You will also incur a Student Services and Amenities Fee
Other study costs You may have other study costs such as travel expenses related to residential schools or work placements if they are a requirement of your course. There are also textbooks, stationery and other sundry costs associated with studying.

At CQUniversity, we believe University should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time and are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships and awards programs.
Our scholarships could help you pay for some or all of your course fees, or even contribute towards your living and study expenses.

If you have decided what you would like to study and are ready to apply, we’re here to help you along the way.

Want to know more about application dates and other admission information?
View our important dates information and read about other admission considerations such as information for domestic students with overseas qualifications, indigenous support, and elite athlete, coach and performer support.

What’s the best way to apply?

  • Option 1: Ideal for Western Australian residents or those who want to study in Western Australia.
  • Option 2: Ideal for all other states.

OPTION 1: WESTERN AUSTRALIAN RESIDENTS AND THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO STUDY IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA, APPLY VIA APPLYCQUNI

If you live in Western Australia or are planning to study in Western Australia, apply via our ApplyCQUni portal.

ApplyCQUNI


OPTION 2: IDEAL IF YOU LIVE IN ANY OF THE STATES LISTED BELOW, APPLY DIRECTLY TO CQUNIVERSITY

If you live in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Northern Territory, Australian Capital Territory or Tasmania, submit your application directly to CQUniversity.

Apply direct