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 a choice of majors in project management, emergency management, forensic analysis or general management and provides contextual learning opportunities through reflective practice and globally oriented discussion with a diverse network of students.
On Campus, Online
1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time
Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Online
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, and choose a major to suit your industry or career goals.
Tailor your MBA to align with your industry or career and choose to major in emergency management, forensic analysis, project management or general management.
The project management major will provide 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.
Emergency management has been designed to provide foundation knowledge in emergency and disaster management, disaster risk reduction and building community resilience to hazards and disasters. You will study topics that reflect the emerging trends in this growing profession and content that adopts concepts of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's) and the approach of the prevention, preparedness, response and recovery (PRRR) model.
The forensic analysis major is ideal if you want to advance your data and analytical skills to support your managerial decision-making. You will become familiar with financial data analytics, including the tools, software and methodologies of business intelligence and learn skills in generating dashboards for performance reporting. This major includes topics in accounting systems and information assurance, as well as forensic accounting and minimising the risk of fraud in organisations.
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|
You are required to complete a total of 8 core units and 4 major units.
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
- 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 (2022)
- 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).
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.
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.
|Term 1 - 2024||Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney|
|Term 2 - 2023||Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney|
|Term 2 - 2024||Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney|
|Term 1 - 2024||Available Online|
|Term 2 - 2023||Available Online|
|Term 2 - 2024||Available Online|
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.
This is an ideal option for professionals currently working, or with an interest, in the emerging field of emergency and disaster management roles. Emergency management provides foundation knowledge in the management frameworks of emergencies and disasters. Adopting concepts of key SDG principles, you will develop knowledge of models, systems and processes required to effectively mitigate, prepare, respond and recover from various disasters.
Future-proof your skills in data analytics and statistics to confidently lead organisations and make quick managerial decisions. This major covers topics in statistics for managerial decisions, accounting systems, forensic accounting and financial data analytics.
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.
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.
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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 2022, 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).
|2023 Indicative Fees|
|Domestic Full Fee Paying – Indicative First Year Fee||$24,948.00|
Indicative first-year fee
The fees listed are indicative only and based on enrolling in a full-time study load for one academic year. Your fees may vary depending on the units you select and the number you study per term. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Understanding your fees.
Government assistance loans
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.
Other study costs
Part of your course costs includes Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF). There may also be additional costs as part of your studies, such as textbooks, technology expenses, travel expenses, professional certifications, uniforms, or vaccinations. Explore other study costs.
At CQUniversity, we believe higher education should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time, and we are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and stipends.
Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more.
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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 want to study in Western AustraliaIf you live in Western Australia or are planning to study in Western Australia, apply via our ApplyCQUni portal.
Option 2: Ideal for those who live in any of the following states - Apply directIf you live in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Northern Territory, Australian Capital Territory or Tasmania, submit your application directly to CQUniversity.