Course and Subject Handbook 2011 Course Information Postgraduate Courses Master of Business Administration - Master of Conflict and Dispute Resolution

Master of Business Administration - Master of Conflict and Dispute Resolution

Administration and Availability Information

Course Code

100904

Version

2

Faculty

Law, Business and the Creative Arts

Award Requirements

Course Structure

Candidature

Progression

Advanced Standing

Award Details

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of an appropriate undergraduate degree, equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree, or a graduate diploma from this or another university; or

Other qualifications or practical experienced recognised by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Law, Business and the Creative Arts as equivalent to the above; or

Completion of one of the following from this university:

  • Graduate Certificate of Conflict and Dispute Resolution;

  • Graduate Diploma of Conflict and Dispute Resolution;

  • Graduate Certificate of Business Administration;

  • Graduate Diploma of Business Administration.

Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Guidelines for Masters degrees.

Additional selection requirements

Applicants must have a minimum of at least five years academic and professional experience in a cognate discipline.

Special admission requirements

Nil

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System.  An IELTS score of 6.0 with no component lower than 5.5 is required (Band 1 at JCU).  Students scoring below this may be offered up to six months intensive language training prior to admission to the course.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

48 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules

Nil

Additional completion requirements

Nil

Learning outcomes

Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Masters Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Course Structure

Core Subjects

LB5 5 25:03   Conflict and Dispute Analysis

LB5214:03   Current Business Issues

LB5215:03   Strategy and Leadership

LB5212:03   Financial Foundations for Managers

LB5201:03   Managing Business in a Global Context

LB5500:03   Negotiation

or

LB5522:03   Negotiation Theory and Practice

and

LB5217:03   Community Project

or

LB5218:03   Business Plan

or

LB5213:03   Business and Industry-Professional internship

Options

Select 18 credit points of LB55_ _ subjects or any other level 5 subjects, up to a maximum of 6 credit points, considered complementary to the program on the recommendation of the Head of School of Law and subject to approval of the Faculty Pro Vice-Chancellor.

LB5500:03

 

Negotiation

LB5501:03

 

Mediation

LB5502:03

 

Conflict Management

LB5503:03

 

Transformative Systems

LB5514:03

 

Indigenous and Cross-Cultural Dispute Resolution

LB5515:03

 

Workplace Dispute Resolution

LB5516:03

 

Public Interest and Multi-Party Disputes

LB5517:03

 

Commercial Dispute Resolution

LB5518:03

 

Advanced Mediation

LB5519:03

 

Family and Interpersonal Dispute Resolution

LB5520:03

 

Independent Project

LB5521:03

 

Conflict, Reconciliation and Peace

LB5522:03

 

Negotiation Theory and Practice

LB5523:03

 

Research Project Part 1 of 2

LB5524:03

 

Research Project Part 2 of 2

LB5525:03

 

Conflict and Dispute Analysis

LB5526:03

 

Conflict Management and Transformation

LB5527:03

 

Conflict Coaching

PLUS

Select 3 credit points from the MBA Outer Core

MBA Outer Core

LB5202:03   Marketing Management

LB5203:03   Sustainable Enterprise

LB5205:03   People in Organisations

LB5209:03   Managing Globally

CO5125:03   Economics for Managers

CP5603:03   Advanced E-Security

CO5119:03   Business Law

CO5124:03   Data Analysis and Decision Modelling

LB5210:03   Independent Studies

PLUS

6 credit points from the MBA Outer Core or from any MBA majors or from any level 5 subjects.

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

2 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

8 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

A candidate who has failed the final subject towards the degree and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject.

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

24 credit points and not more than 12 credit points for either component of the joint degree.

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 4 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 12 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed the course.

Other restrictions

Advanced standing shall not be granted for work experience or undergraduate studies.

A maximum of 12 credit points may be granted towards either the Master of Business Administration or the Master of Conflict and Dispute Resolution.

Candidates who are granted advanced standing for one of:

  • Graduate Certificate of Business Administration;

  • Graduate Certificate of Conflict and Dispute Resolution;

  • Graduate Diploma of Business Administration;

  • Graduate Diploma of Conflict and Dispute Resolution,

will be required to surrender that award prior to graduating with the joint degree.

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Candidates who exit the course prior to completion, and have completed the relevant number of credit points and appropriate subjects, may be eligible for the award of one of:

  • Graduate Certificate of Business Administration;

  • Graduate Certificate of Conflict and Dispute Resolution;

  • Graduate Diploma of Business Administration;

  • Graduate Diploma of Conflict and Dispute Resolution

  • Master of Business Administration;

  • Master of Conflict and Dispute Resolution.

Course articulation

Not applicable