Master of Business Administration - Master of Conflict Management and Resolution
Professional Accreditation Status
Some subjects within this course are accredited by the Practitioner Accreditation Unit, Family Law Branch, Attorney-General’s Department as follows: LB5501 Mediation, LB5519 Family Dispute Resolution, LB55228 Advanced Family Dispute Resolution – plus the Mediation Accreditation Workshop (professional development). These are deemed equivalent to six compulsory units of the Vocational Graduate Diploma in Family Dispute Resolution required for accreditation as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner. Students must also complete a practicum of a minimum of 10 hours supervised practice with real clients – JCU helps students find a placement, but this is not part of the JCU course and students are not guaranteed a placement.
One subject is also accredited by LEADR (or any other Recognised Mediator Accreditation Body) - LB5501 Mediation. This subject covers the education and training requirements of the National Mediator Accreditation Standards - students must also pass the competency-based assessment (Mediation Accreditation Workshop, professional development).
One subject is also accredited by Conflict Coaching International - LB5527 Conflict Coaching. This subject covers the education and training requirements for accreditation as a REAL Conflict Coach through Conflict Coaching International. Students also need to complete a portfolio and a video-recorded competency-based assessment (this is not part of the JCU subject).
Master Degree (Coursework) (AQF Level 9)
Tropical Environments and Societies
Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a business* or legal** discipline from this or another university; or
Other qualifications or practical experience recognised by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the Division of Tropical Environments and Societies as equivalent to the above; or
* Cognate business disciplines: Accounting and Finance, Marketing, Management, Commerce, HRM, Economics, Tourism and Hospitality, or other disciplines where students will have completed study relating to organisational behaviour, business, strategy, marketing, economics, communication and people management.
** Cognate legal disciplines: Law, Business, Psychology, Social Work, Peace and Conflict Studies, Social Science, Education, Nursing, Communication or other disciplines where students will have completed study relating to human behaviour, communication and people management. They will also have developed skills in analysing theory and practice in areas relating to people and communication, and in particular providing support and advice to individuals, groups and organisations. Students from these disciplines will also have developed skills in ethical judgement and initiative in practice and research involving human interaction, as well as critical reflection and self-assessment of their capabilities and performance, and use feedback, in personal and professional development.
Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements
Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 1 – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.
Additional selection requirements
Special admission requirements
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
48 credit points as per course structure
Additional course rules
Additional completion requirements
Course learning outcomes
JCU graduates are committed to lifelong learning, intellectual development, and to the display of exemplary personal, professional and ethical standards. They have a sense of their place in the tropics and are charged with professional, community, and environmental responsibility. JCU graduates appreciate the need to embrace and be acquainted with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia. They are committed to reconciliation, diversity and sustainability. They exhibit a willingness to lead and to contribute to the intellectual, environmental, cultural, economic and social challenges of regional, national, and international communities of the tropics.
On completion of the Master of Business Administration component of this degree, JCU graduates will be able to:
On completion of the Master of Conflict Management and Resolution component of this degree, JCU graduates will be able to:
LB5228:03 The Changing Business Environment
LB5229:03 Economics for a Sustainable World
LB5230:03 Managing Strategic Resources and Operations
LB5231:03 Corporate Responsibility and Governance
LB5232:03 Marketing, Customer Engagement, Social Media and Marketing
LB5233:03 Strategic and Responsible Innovation Management
LB5235:03 Practical or Research Project
LB5525:03 Conflict Analysis
LB5530:03 Conflict Resolution Processes
LB5531:03 Research and Writing in Conflict Management and Resolution
LB5533:03 Ethics and Reflective Practice in Conflict Management and Resolution
Select 12 credit points of specified LB level 5 subjects:
LB5514:03 Cross-Cultural Conflict Resolution
LB5515:03 Workplace Conflict Management
LB5518:03 Advanced Mediation
LB5519:03 Family Dispute Resolution
LB5520:03 Conflict Management and Resolution Project
LB5521:03 Conflict, Reconciliation and Peace
LB5523:03 Research Project Part 1 of 2
LB5524:03 Research Project Part 2 of 2
LB5526:03 Conflict Management and Engagement
LB5527:03 Conflict Coaching
LB5528:03 Advanced Family Dispute Resolution
LB5529:03 Advanced Negotiation
LB5532:03 Topical Issues in Conflict Management and Resolution
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
2 years 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 student who has failed a single subject towards the award in their final teaching period 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.
Students may apply for exemption for previous tertiary study where appropriate in accordance with the Advanced Standing and Articulation policy and associated procedures.
24 credit points and not more than 12 credit points of subjects specified in the course structure, for either component of the joint degree.
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 student has not completed the course.
Advanced standing shall not be granted for work experience or undergraduate studies.
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION-MASTER OF CONFLICT MANAGEMENT AND RESOLUTION
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable - this course does not have majors
Exit with lesser award
Students who exit the course prior to completion, and have completed the appropriate subjects, may be eligible for the award of one of: