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Master of Business Administration
Type: Masters Degree Coursework
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
CRICOS: 045877G
Duration: 1.5 Years Full-time
Fees: AUD 31,936 / Annual
Course Intakes: FEB- JUL- JUN- MAR- NOV- OCT

Master of Business Administration

Are you ready to galvanise your career in senior management? As one of Australia's most versatile MBA programs, the Master of Business Administration from Charles Sturt University will help you develop the business and leadership skills that matter to you.

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  • English Requirements

If you're a current or aspiring middle to senior manager, consider Charles Sturt University's Master of Business Administration. Our degree provides fundamental skills and knowledge so you can effectively manage an organisation, provide leadership and direction to a team of people, manage budgets and finances, guide marketing activities and help set your organisation's strategic direction.

  • Contemporary programTo ensure the relevance and currency of course content, our academics receive specialist advice through an MBA Advisory Committee, consisting of senior practitioners from a broad representation of sectors, including banking and finance, higher education, technology, human resources, recruitment, health, professional services and government.
  • Customise your studiesWith only three compulsory core subjects in the program, we believe that Charles Sturt University students are given the widest subject choice of any MBA in the country. You can also boost your credentials with a specialisation in accounting and finance, business analysis and operations, entrepreneurship and leadership, leadership marketing, public sector management, or social impact.
  • Practical emphasisAdvanced leadership, business practice and strategic skills are critical for tomorrow's leaders. Whether you are developing strategic marketing and management plans or identifying human resource management problems and developing creative solutions, our focus on application, experimentation and feedback will provide you with the essential foundation to develop your business and leadership knowledge and skills.
  • Digital convenienceOur enthusiastic and experienced academics use a range of learning techniques, including online study materials, meetings and forums to ensure study is both practical and convenient.
  • Pathway to the MBAMany experienced professionals who wish to complete their MBA believe they can't, because their prior qualifications are only at certificate or diploma level. At Charles Sturt University, we recognise and value your experience. If you've been working for several years, you could be admitted into the MBA via the Graduate Certificate in Commerce

The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

Master of Business Administration (12 subjects)

The twelve subject (96 point) MBA includes subjects divided into four groups. The course structure provides students with the ability to tailor their degree to suit their needs and career aspirations.

Core Subjects: Students need to complete all three (3) Core subjects listed below plus at least one subject from Restricted Set A.

MGT501 Contemporary Management
MKT501 Marketing Management
MBA504 Accounting & Financial Management

Plus one subject (Restricted Set A) from:
MGT510 Strategic Management
MGT537 Entrepreneurship Project.

Completion of the three core subjects and one restricted elective (Set A) allows students to exit with the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (32 points)

Restricted Elective Subjects (Set B): Students need to complete four of the twelve Set B Restricted Elective subjects.

ECO511 Economics for Business
FIN516 Corporate Finance
HRM502 Human Resource Management
MGT550 Operations Management
MGT598 Business Research
MGM501 Theory to Practice of Leadership
MGT540 Facilitating Change
MGT547 Ethics of Corporate Governance
MGT553 Project Management
MGT583 Managing for Sustainability
MGT530 International Business
LAW519 Negotiation Skills

Completion of the three Core subjects, one Restricted Elective (Set A) and four of the Restricted Elective (Set B) subjects allows students to exit with the Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (64 points)

Specialisations / Restricted Electives:
Students may choose to complete one of the designated Specialisations or select a combination of subject totalling 32 credit points in value from the remaining  Restricted Electives (Set A, B or C) and / or Specialisations within the MBA program.

Students who complete one of the designated Specialisations will graduate with the Specialisation name on their testamur. If a subject completed as part of the Set B Restricted Elective set is also a required subject in a Specialisation, students must complete an additional GroupSet B Restricted Elective subject. Subjects cannot be counted towards both groups.

Specialisations

Accounting & Finance

Four subjects from:
FIN516 Corporate Finance
ACG513 Contemporary Cost Accounting for Management Decision-making
ACC585 Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation
FIN518 International Financial Management
FIN530 Financial Markets and Instruments
FIN531 Investments Analysis
FIN560 Financial Planning

Business Analysis, Operations & Strategy

Four subjects from
MGT550 Operations Management
MGT553 Project Management
MGT505 Managing Quality and Innovation
MGT580 Forecasting and Risk Assessment
MGT598 Business Research
MKT563 Big Data and Marketing Analytics
INF463 Introduction to Data Tools and Analytics

Educational Leadership

Four subjects from:
ESA501 Mapping the Field of Educational Leadership
ESA502 Educational Leadership in Contemporary Organisations
ESA503 Leading Educational Change
ESA504 Education Policy Analysis
EEL500 Mentoring, Leadership and Change
EMT503 Leadership in Learning and Teaching with ICT
ESA513 Leading Learning

Entrepreneurship & Leadership

Four subjects from:
MGT536 Leadership a Critical Perspective
MGT584 Leadership in Teams
MKT520 Managing Product and Service Innovation
MGT583 Managing for Sustainability
MKT525 Digital & Social Media Marketing
MGT553 Project Management OR ITC505 ICT Project Management

Human Resource Management

Four subjects from
HRM502 Human Resource Management
HRM514 Cross Cultural and International HRM
HRM528 Strategic Human Resource Management
HRM550 Evaluating Human Resources
HRM552 Organisational Behaviour
HRM560 HR Development
LAW515 Law of Employment
INR501 Industrial Relations in Context
INR517 Legal Frameworks of Employment Relations

Information Technology

Four subjects from:
ITC595 Information Security
ITC596 IT Risk Management
ITC561 Cloud Computing
ITC568 Cloud Security and Privacy
ITC563 IT Management issues
ITC560 Internet of Things
ITC505 ITC Project Management
ITC540 Telecommunications Management PG

Leadership

MGM501 Theory to Practice of Leadership
plus three subjects from
MGT568 Difference and Leadership
MGT569 The Leadership Challenge
MGT584 Leadership in Teams
MGT549 Toxic Leadership
MGT579 Power and Leadership
MGT552 Leadership and Social Impact
MGT559 Contemporary Issues in Leadership

Marketing

Four subjects from:
MKT510 Consumer Behaviour
MKT520 Managing Product and Service Innovation
MKT525 Digital & Social Media Mktg
MKT540 Marketing Strategy
MKT550 Global Marketing
MKT570 Integrated Marketing Comms
MKT561 Services Marketing
MKT513 Social Marketing
MKT563 Big Data and Marketing Analytics

Project Management

Four subjects from:
MGI511 Project Management Fundamentals
MGI512 Project Lifecycle
MGI530 Business Analysis Foundation
MGI531 Project Recovery
ITE518 Agile Project Management

Public Sector Management

PAD591 Public Sector Management
Plus 24 points from:
HRM531 Organisational Politics
MGT540 Management of Change
INR501 Industrial Relations in Context
SPE501 Advanced Social Policy Analysis & Planning (16 pts)

Social Impact

Four subjects from:
MGT531 Business Ethics
MGT583 Managing for Sustainability
MGT552 Leadership and Social Impact
LAW530 Environmental Law and Management
MKT513 Social Marketing
ENM443 Resilience Thinking and Ecologically Sustainable Development
Restricted Electives (Set C):

The remaining 32 points can be selected from the subjects contained within Restricted Electives Set A or B,  the Specialisations above or from the list below. All subjects are 8 credit points unless otherwise specified.

ACC539 Accounting Information Systems
ACG508 Accounting Standards, Application and Disclosures
ACG509 Global Perspectives of Accounting
ACG510 Ethical Auditing and Assurance
ACG511 Interpreting and Communicating Accounting
ACG512 Data Analysis for Financial Decision-making
ACG514 Ethics, Governance and Developments in Accounting Thought
COM530 Responsibility, Reputation and Stakeholder Relations (16)
COM538 Communication in Organisations (16)
COM539 Issues, Crisis and Reputation (16)
COM540 Corporate Culture, Stakeholder and Change Communication (16)
FIN563 Estate Planning
FIN564 Superannuation and Retirement Planning
HRM512 Values and Conflict in Organisations
HRM540 Theory of Conflict Resolution
HRM545 Skills of Conflict Resolution
HRM563 Developing Workforce Capabilities
HSM401 Reflecting on Health Care Systems
HSM409 Evidence-based Health Care Delivery
HSM510 Health Planning
HSM512 Evaluating Health Service Performance
ITC578 Dark Web
ITC593 Network Security & Cryptography
ITC514 Linux Security Administration
INR502 Contemorary Relations in Industrial Relations
INR503 Industrial Relations in Practice
INR517 Legal Frameworks of Employment Relations
JST409 Investigations Principles
JST412 Financial Crime Control and Risk Management
JST462 Corporate Governance
JST498 Foundations in Financial Crime (16)
JST499 Investigating Financial Crime - Prosecuting Financial Crime (16)
LAW504 Business and Corporations Law
LAW516 Dispute Resolution: Methods and Results
LAW517 Mediation: Processes and Uses
LAW518 Taxation 2
LAW533 Taxation Principles and Application
LAW540 Australian Law & Legal System
LAW545 Taxation Strategies
MGM509 Facilitating Change
PHL401 Critical Reasoning
PKM562 Environmental Policy
PSC420 Water Policy and Management

Master of Business Administration (16 subjects)

This extended version of the MBA serves as an entry point for students who have completed a Bachelor degree in a field other than business and who have not met the work experience requirement.  Students enrolled in this extended version will complete an extra four subjects as required in the program. The sixteen subject (128 point) MBA includes subjects divided into four groups.

1. Core Subjects: Students need to complete all three core subjects as listed for the MBA 12 subject program.

2. Restricted Elective Subjects Set A and B: Students need to complete one subject from Restricted Elective Set A and four subjects from the Restricted Elective Set B subjects as per MBA 12 subject program.

3. Specialisations / Restricted Electives Set C: Students need to complete an additional 32 credit points by selecting from a combination of subjects from the remaining Restricted Electives (Set A, B or C)  and / or Specialisation subjects offered within the MBA 12 subject program.

Students who complete one of the designated Specialisations will graduate with the Specialisation name on their testamur. If a subject completed as part of the core or Restricted Elective (Set A or B) is also a required subject in a Specialisation, students must complete an additional subject as approved by the Course Director. Subjects cannot be counted towards both groups.

4. Professional Development Subjects: Students admitted to the sixteen subject (128 point) MBA must complete the following subjects

MGT598 Business Research
MGT530   International Business
HRM552 Organisational Behaviour
Plus one additional elective subject from the Restricted Elective subjects (Set A, B or C) approved for offering in the MBA twelve subject program.

 

CSU STUDY CENTRES IN SYDNEY AND MELBOURNE

ON CAMPUS

Both the twelve and sixteen subject MBA are offered on campus at the CSU Study Centres in Sydney and Melbourne. A limited number of Specialisations and subjects are offered as part of the on campus delivery at the CSU Study Centres. Students enrolled at the Study Centres complete the program according to the following structure:

Core Subjects: Students need to complete all three core subjects listed below plus at least one subject from Restricted Set A..

MGT501 Contemporary Management
MKT501 Marketing Management
MBA504 Accounting & Financial Management

Plus one subject (Restricted Set A) from:
MGT510 Strategic Management
MGT537 Entrepreneurship Project.

Completion of the three core subjects and one restricted elective (Set A) allows students to exit with the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (32 points)

Restricted Elective Subjects (Set B): Students need to complete four subjects from:

ECO511 Economics for Business
FIN516 Corporate Finance
HRM502 Human Resource Management
MGM501 Theory to Practice of Leadership
MGT540 Facilitating Change
MGT553 Project Management OR ITC505 Project Management
MGT583 Managing for Sustainability

Completion of the three Core subjects, one Restricted Elective (Set A) and four of the Restricted Elective (Set B) subjects allows students to exit with the Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (64 points)

Specialisations / Restricted Electives: Students may choose to complete one of the designated Specialisations or select a combination of subject totalling 32 credit points in value from the remaining  Restricted Electives (Set A, B or C) and / or Specialisations within the MBA program.

Students who complete one of the designated Specialisations will graduate with the Specialisation name on their testamur. If a subject completed as part of the Group A Restricted Elective set is also a required subject in a Specialisation, students must complete an additional Group A Restricted Elective subject. Subjects cannot be counted towards both fields.

Professional Development Subjects: Students admitted to the sixteen subject (128 point) MBA with an undergraduate degree awarded in a discipline other than business and no work experience must complete the following Professional Development Subjects in addition to completing the required Core, Restricted Electives and Specialisation subjects.

MGT598 Business Research
MGT530   International Business
HRM552 Organisational Behaviour
Plus one additional elective subject from the Restricted Elective subjects (Set A, B or C) approved for offering in the MBA 12 subject program.

CSU Study Centres specialisations

Accounting & Finance

Four subjects from:
FIN516 Corporate Finance
ACC512 Management Accounting for Costs & Control
ACC585 Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation
FIN518 International Financial Management
FIN530 Financial Markets and Instruments
FIN531 Investments Analysis
FIN522 Financial Modelling
FIN560 Financial Planning

Entrepreneurship & Leadership

Four subjects from:
MGT536 Leadership: A Critical Perspective
MGT584 Leadership in Teams
MKT520 Managing Product and Service Innovation
MGT583 Managing for Sustainability
MKT525 Digital & Social Media Marketing
MGT553 Project Management OR ITC505 ICT Project Management

Human Resource Management

Four subjects from
HRM502 Human Resource Management
HRM514 Cross Cultural and International HRM
HRM528 Strategic Human Resource Management
HRM550 Evaluating Human Resources
HRM552 Organisational Behaviour
HRM560 HR Development
LAW515 Law of Employment
INR501 Industrial Relations Environment

Information Technology

Four subjects from
ITC595 Information Security
ITC596 IT Risk Management
ITC561 Cloud Computing
ITC568 Cloud Security and Privacy
ITC563 IT Management issues
ITC560 Internet of Things
ITC505 ITC Project Management
ITC540 Telecommunications Management PG

Marketing

Four subjects from:
MKT510 Consumer Behaviour
MKT520 Managing Product and Service Innovation
MKT525 Digital & Social Media Mktg
MKT540 Marketing Strategy
MKT550 Global Marketing
MKT570 Integrated Marketing Comms
MKT561 Services Marketing
MKT513 Social Marketing
MKT563 Big Data and Marketing Analytics

Note - Study Centre students may be eligible to complete other specialisations or other restricted elective subjects listed in the twelve subject MBA via a combination of on-campus and online study.

International students must meet minimum academic and English language requirements to be eligible to study with us.

Minimum academic requirements

Entry requirements for Charles Sturt University courses vary from country to country.

Basic entry requirement information is listed below as a guide only. Some courses have specific academic requirements for international students.

All applications are assessed on a case by case basis.

Exam Type Overall Score (min) Speaking(min) Reading(min) Writing(min) Listening(min)
IELTS 6 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5

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