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Master of Business Administration

2018

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Overview
Location
Satac Codes
CDU Melbourne
1CM571
CDU Sydney
1CM570
CDU Waterfront Darwin
1CM569
External Studies
1CM569
Course Duration
Full-time
1.5 year/s
Part-time
3 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Semester
International
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Semester
CDU Reference
CRICOS codes
003849D
074404A
085275C
CDU Course Code

SBAD01

Award
Master of Business Administration
Faculty/College
College of Business and Law
Sector
HE
Area of study
Business, Accounting and Services Industries

This course complements your current business qualifications and is designed to develop the key attributes and skills needed to move into senior and middle management positions in the business areas of commerce, industry and the public sector.

Key areas you will focus on include:

  • accounting for managers
  • business research
  • decision making
  • communication, negotiation and conflict resolution
  • economics for managers
  • organisational behaviour
  • organisational strategy and leadership
  • fundamentals of management.

This flexible course encourages you to customise your coursework around your particular area or areas of interest in business.

Admission requirements

Successful completion of a recognised Bachelor degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in a business field;
OR
Successful completion of a recognised non business award (Bachelor degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma) aimed at providing the student with professional skills that include a systematic exposure to disciplines such as industrial relations, human resource management, project management, financial management, marketing, economics, e-commerce or strategic management plus a minimum of 6 months employment experience;
OR
Successful completion of a recognised Bachelor degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in an unrelated field plus a minimum of two years full-time work experience in a managerial role.

Applicants may be asked to provide further documentation detailing their work experience and outlining managerial roles and achievements.

Applicants with no undergraduate or postgraduate qualifications should apply for entry into the Graduate Certificate of Global Marketing (1GC525) or the Graduate Certificate of Human Resource Management (1GC527) or the Graduate Certificate of International Business (1GC529) or the Graduate Certificate of Strategic Management (1GC531).

Domestic applications

All applications for this course are submitted through SATAC.

Course fees

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments, Tuition Fee and 2018 HE Units and Fees.
 

International full fees

International course fees are provided on the International Office Fee Schedule: www.cdu.edu.au/international/future-students/courses.

International applications

English Language Requirements for International Students

For detail on English Language Entry Requirements please read the entry requirements provided for International students.

How to Apply

International applicants apply directly to CDU and should refer to the information provided for International future students Apply.

Career opportunities

Completing this course could lead to opportunities in management or as a financial analyst.

  • This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.

    Campus notes

    This is a Full Fee course.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

The course consists of a total of twelve units or 120 credit points comprising eight core units (80cp) plus four units (40cp) from elective units. The core units focus on the skills required to strategically manage at middle and upper levels of management.

Students enrolled in the MBA14 Master of Business Administration should transfer to the new SBAD01 Master of Business Administration from 2018.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 120 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Core Units
(8 units)
80cp Compulsory Core units totalling 80 credit points as detailed below.

ACT507 Accounting for Managers
BRE810 Business Research
BUS501 Decision Making
COM501 Communication, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
ECO501 Economics for Managers
MAN506 Organisational Behaviour
MAN508 Organisational Strategy and Leadership
MAN509 Contemporary Management Issues
 

Specialist Electives
(4 units)
40cp Specialist Elective units totalling 40 credit points as detailed below.

BUS502 Entrepreneurship
BUS503 Business Information Systems
HRM503 International Human Resource Management
IBM501 International Business
MAN501 Cross Cultural Management
MAN511 Service Management
MAN515 Operations Management
MKT501 International Marketing
MKT503 Client and Markets
 

  120cp Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Masters Degree by Coursework AQF Level 9 course award.
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

COURSE CHANGES - 2018

Students enrolled in the MBA14 Master of Business Administration should transfer to the new SBAD01 Master of Business Administration from 2018. Students who do not transfer to the new SBAD01 Master of Business Administration should note the following:

LAW512 Commercial and Corporate Law for Managers will be discontinued as of Semester 1 2019. Any students wanting to complete this unit must do so before this time.

ECO502 has been replaced by BUS501. Students who have completed ECO502 should not complete BUS501.
MKT502 has been replaced by MKT503. Students who have completed MKT502 should not complete MKT503.
MAN504 has been replaced by HRM503. Students who have completed MAN504 should not complete HRM503.
MAN505 has been replaced by BUS502 but is not equivalent. Students who have completed MAN505 should not complete BUS502

Study plan

Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
BUS501 Decision Making CO COM501 Communication, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution CO
MAN508 Organisational Strategy and Leadership CO MAN506 Organisational Behaviour CO
MAN509 Contemporary Management Issues CO Specialist Elective SE
ECO501 Economics for Managers CO Specialist Elective SE
Year 2
BRE810 Business Research CO    
ACT507 Accounting for Managers CO    
Specialist Elective SE    
Specialist Elective SE    

Semester 1 - Accelerated Study Plan

Semester 1 Semester 2 Summer Semester
Year 1
BUS501 Decision Making CO BRE810 Business Research CO COM501 Communication, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution CO
ECO501 Economics for Managers CO ACT507 Accounting for Managers CO MAN506 Organisational Behaviour CO
Specialist Elective SE Specialist Elective SE MAN508 Organisational Strategy and Leadership CO
Specialist Elective SE Specialist Elective SE MAN509 Contemporary Management Issues CO

 

Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    COM501 Communication, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution CO
    MAN506 Organisational Behaviour CO
    BUS501 Decision Making CO
    ECO501 Economics for Managers CO
Year 2
MAN508 Organisational Strategy and Leadership CO BRE810 Business Research CO
MAN509 Contemporary Management Issues CO ACT507 Accounting for Managers CO
Specialist Elective SE Specialist Elective SE
Specialist Elective SE Specialist Elective SE

Semester 2 - Accelerated Study Plan

Semester 1 Semester 2 Summer Semester
Year 1
    BUS501 Decision Making CO COM501 Communication, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution CO
    ECO501 Economics for Managers CO MAN506 Organisational Behaviour CO
    Specialist Elective SE MAN508 Organisational Strategy and Leadership CO
    Specialist Elective SE MAN509 Contemporary Management Issues CO
Year 2
BRE810 Business Research CO        
ACT507 Accounting for Managers CO        
Specialist Elective SE        
Specialist Elective SE        

 

Students commencing in Summer Semester

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in summer semester and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective

 

Semester 1 Semester 2 Summer Semester
Year 1
        COM501 Communication, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution CO
        MAN506 Organisational Behaviour CO
        MAN508 Organisational Strategy and Leadership CO
        MAN509 Contemporary Management Issues CO
Year 2
BUS501 Decision Making CO BRE810 Business Research CO    
ECO501 Economics for Managers CO ACT507 Accounting for Managers CO    
Specialist Elective SE Specialist Elective SE    
Specialist Elective SE Specialist Elective SE    

 

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