Master of Business Administration
Law, Business and the Creative Arts
Completion of an appropriate undergraduate degree, equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree, from this or another university; or
Other qualifications recognised by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Law, Business and the Creative Arts as equivalent to the above; or
Completion of either the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma of Business Administration from this university.
Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 9) Guidelines for Masters degrees.
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 (IELTS). The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule I of the JCU Admissions policy.
Additional selection requirements
Special admission requirements
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
36 credit points as per course structure
Additional course rules
Additional completion requirements
Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Masters degree Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 9).
Core (MBA Core)
LB5214:03 Current Business Issues
LB5215:03 Strategy and Leadership
LB5212:03 Financial Foundations for Managers
LB5201:03 Managing Business in a Global Context
LB5217:03 Community Project
LB5218:03 Business Plan
LB5213:03 Business and Industry – Professional Internship
Options (MBA Outer Core)
Select 3 credit points from the specified list
LB5202:03 Marketing Management *
LB5205:03 People in Organisations #
LB5209:03 Managing Globally
CO5125:03 Economics for Managers
CP5603:03 Advanced E-Security
LB5203:03 Sustainable Enterprise ^
CO5119:03 Business Law
CO5124:03 Data Analysis and Decision Modelling!!
LB5210:03 Independent Studies
LB5500:03 Negotiation ***
*-This subject is compulsory for students selecting the MBA Marketing Major
#-This subject is compulsory for students selecting the MBA Human Resource Management Major
^-This subject is compulsory for students selecting the MBA International Tourism Major
!!-This subject is compulsory for students selecting the MBA Managerial Accounting Major
*** This subject is compulsory for students selecting the MBA Dispute Resolution Major
Select 6 credit points of any level 5 subjects
Select a major from the list below
Type of major
Credit points in major
12 credit points
Townsville (Not offered 2012 or 2013)
Cairns (Suspended 2013-2015)
Singapore (Suspended 2013-2015)
Townsville (Suspended 2013-2015)
Not offered in Townsville in 2012
Not offered in Cairns in 2012
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
18 months full-time or equivalent part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
A candidate who has failed the final subject towards the award and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject, may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject. However if that subject is required for accreditation, then the criteria specified by that accreditation will apply.
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.
18 credit points, unless part of an approved articulation process.
Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 4 years prior to the commencement of this course.
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 of study prescribed for the degree.
Candidates who are granted advanced standing for the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma of Business Administration will be required to surrender that award prior to graduating with the Master of Business Administration. Advanced standing will not be granted for work experience or undergraduate studies.
Inclusion of majors on testamur
All Majors except General will appear on the testamur
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 either the Graduate Certificate or the Graduate Diploma of Business Administration.