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Master of Business Administration

Location
Townsville
Australian students may also study in Singapore.
Commencing
February, July
Duration
1.5 years full time
Part-time available
Attendance mode
Internal
Entry Requirements
AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a cognate discipline; or AQF level 8 degree; or 4 year managerial experience that satisfies the course co-ordinator's requirements
QTAC Code
Not applicable
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JCU's MBA is highly flexible and allows you to choose the content of your degree; tailoring it to your professional needs and career pathway. Many graduates use the MBA to enhance their career prospects in organisations and corporations of any size.

Our MBA will give you the knowledge you need to change or advance your career as you develop the skills to lead innovative and sustainable change in business.

JCU's Master of Business Administration (MBA) offers flexible study and highly regarded links to industry and government agencies. It equips you to be part of the next generation of emerging managers and will develop the way you approach the management of people, organisations and change.

With an emphasis on modern governance and sustainable business practices, the course also offers specialisation in Conflict Management and Resolution.

The disciplines of economics, finance, marketing, human resource management, accounting, business law, information technology, strategy and leadership, and statistics are used to understand the key themes that confront all managers and organisations.

Choose from the MBA’s general stream, or opt to major in Conflict Management and Resolution.

The Master of Business Administration Global is available to students wishing to study online.

Joint degree options

Joint degrees give postgraduate students expertise in a complementary discipline in reduced time and can enhance your career prospects. At JCU the Master of Business Administration can be combined as a joint degree in:

JCU's MBA is internationally recognised. You will be taught by experts who are leaders in their fields, and every subject has real world experience and industry linkages.

Study areas include:

  • Responsible management practices
  • Globalisation
  • Technology and innovation
  • Individual identity and career development
  • Corporate governance
  • Sustainability
  • Risk and value creation
  • Entrepreneurship and decision-making
  • The knowledge economy
  • Leadership and change, and
  • Strategy.

Complete an online application through our Online Application Portal.

Our campuses in Singapore and Brisbane operate on a trimester system – three semesters per year. View academic calendars.

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Master of Business Administration

Handbook year

2020

Course code

116204

Course type

Masters by Coursework (AQF Level 9)

Division

Tropical Environments and Societies

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

The following course pre-requisites have been designed to ensure the assumed base introductory knowledge within the Accounting, Marketing and Management disciplines.

  • Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a cognate* discipline from this or another university; or
  • Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in any discipline from this or another university and two years business experience in a managerial role**; or
  • completion of an AQF level 8 honours degree in any discipline from this or another university; or
  • completion of an AQF level 8 Graduate Certificate in Business Administration from this or another university; or
  • four years business experience in a managerial role**, to the satisfaction of the Course Coordinator; or
  • Other qualifications or practical experience recognised by the Dean, College of Business Law and Governance as equivalent to the above.

*Cognate 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.

**Business experience: Applicants must have a minimum of 4 years full-time equivalent professional work experience in a management, leadership or supervisory level in a business environment or be eligible for a member grade status of a relevant professional organisation.  Students will have demonstrable effective management experience relating to organisational behaviour, business, strategy, accounting, marketing, economics, communication and people management.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 2 – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy or have successfully completed an AQF 8 qualification from James Cook University within the previous two (2) years.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

36 credit points as per course structure

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 successful completion of the Master of Business Administration, JCU graduates will be able to:

  • Critically analyse complex business-related knowledge and practice from both historical and recent perspectives;
  • Evaluate contexts within which differing sustainable business performance methods should be integrated and applied;
  • Evaluate sustainable economic, social and environmental practices and value systems from different disciplinary perspectives;
  • Apply knowledge of research principles, methods, techniques and tools and to apply established concepts to solve business and professional practice problems;
  • Critically analyse complex contemporary business issues using appropriate models and make reasoned recommendations based on multidisciplinary synthesis of theory and evidence;
  • Apply creative and innovative thinking effectively to business theory and practice
  • Communicate complex business analyses and information appropriately to diverse audiences
  • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively in achieving common goals, demonstrating both collaboration and leadership
  • Adapt sustainable business constructs and skills to novel theoretical or practical situations
  • Exercise independent ethical judgment and initiative in solving differing business problems creatively
  • Demonstrate a capacity for personal reflection and self-development in relation to professional business learning and practice.

Learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) for Masters level coursework program

Course Structure (Townsville)

CORE SUBJECTS

LB5202:03 Marketing Management

LB5205:03 People in Organisations

LB5212:03 Accounting and Finance for Managers

LB5235:03 Applied Research Project

LB5236:03 International Political Economy or LB5228:03 The Changing Business Environment

PLUS

Select 9 credit points of subjects specified in List 1

PLUS

Select one of the following Options

Option 1 (General Stream)

Select 6 credit points of any level 5 subjects

PLUS

Select 6 credit points of level 5 subjects with a prefix of LB, CO, CP, EC, PL or TO

OR

Option 2 (Major)

Select a Major from Table A

List 1

LB5229:03 Economics for a Sustainable World

LB5230:03 Managing Strategic Resources and Operations

LB5231:03 Corporate Responsibility and Governance

LB5233:03 Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Course Structure (Singapore)

CORE SUBJECTS

LB5230:03 Managing Strategic Resources and Operations

LB5113:03 Corporate Strategy

LB5124:03 Business Innovation and Technology Management

CO5109:03 Corporate Finance

LB5241:03 Leadership

LB5235:03 Applied Research Project or LB5520:03 Professional Project/Internship

PLUS

Select one of the following Options

Option 1 (General Stream)

Select 18 credit points of subjects from List 2

OR

Option 2 (Major)

Select a Major from Table A

PLUS

Select 6 credit points of level 5 subjects with a prefix of CO, CP, EC, LB, PL or TO

List 2

CO5117:03 Introduction to Accounting

CO5123:03 Advanced Issues in Accounting

CO5124:03 Data Analysis and Decision Modelling

CO5231:03 Investment and Portfolio Analysis

CP5634:03 Data Mining

CP5636:03 e-Strategic Management

CP5640:03 Information Management and Analytics Technology

LB5122:03 Marketing Strategy, Analytics and Development

LB5131:03 Business Consulting

LB5132:03 Multinational Corporations and International Markets

LB5133:03 Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship

LB5212:03 Accounting and Finance for Managers

LB5232:03 Marketing and Customer Engagement

LB5233:03 Innovation and Entrepreneurship

LB5234:03 Leading and Managing Organisational Change

LB5304:03 Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management

LB5401:03 Finance of International Trade

LB5402:03 Performance Management and Appraisal

LB5403:03 Project Management

LB5404:03 HR Analytics and Decision Making

TO5101:03 Tourism Systems Analysis

TO5102:03 Tourism and Hospitality Operations Management

TO5104:03 Tourist Management Strategies

TO5105:03 Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events (MICE)

TABLE A (MAJORS)

Type of major

Optional, single

Credit points in major

12 credit points

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Analytics and Business SolutionsSingapore 

Conflict Management and Resolution

Townsville

Available in mixed attendance mode at the Townsville City Campus

Creative MarketingSingapore 
EntrepreneurshipSingapore 
FinanceSingapore 
Global Talent ManagementSingapore 
MICE, Tourism and HospitalitySingapore

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Singapore

 

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

1.5 years full-time or equivalent part-time

(1 year full-time or equivalent part time at JCUS via Trimesters)

Maximum time to complete

5.5 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Professional accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

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.

Credit

Eligibility

Students may apply for a credit transfer for previous tertiary study or informal and non-formal learning in accordance with the Credit Transfer Procedure.

Credit will be granted for the following:

  • An AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a cognate discipline* in conjunction with four (4) years business experience in a managerial role** – 12 credit points
  • An AQF level 8 bachelor honours degree in a cognate discipline* – 12 credit points
  • The JCU Graduate Diploma in Business Administration – 12 credit points
  • Graduate Diploma in a cognate discipline* - up to 12 credit points

Note that where employment experience without qualifications, as provided for in the Admission Requirements, is used to meet entry requirements, that experience will not also be used to give credit.

*Cognate 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.

** Business experience: Applicants must have a minimum of 4 years full-time equivalent professional work experience in a management, leadership or supervisory level in a business environment or be eligible for a member grade status of a relevant professional organisation.  Students will have demonstrable effective management experience relating or organisational behaviour, business, strategy, marketing, economics, communication and people management.

Maximum allowed

12 credit points

Currency

Credit will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Credit gained for any subject shall be cancelled 15.5 years after the date of the examination upon which the credit is based if, by then, the student has not completed the course.

Other restrictions

Credit will not be granted for undergraduate studies or for work experience used to gain admission to the course when assessed separately for admission requirements.

Award Details

Award title

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Approved abbreviation

MBA

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Majors will appear on the testamur

Exit with lesser award

Students who exit the course prior to completion, and have completed the relevant number of credit points and appropriate subjects, may be eligible to receive one of the following awards:

Graduate Diploma of Business Administration

Graduate Certificate of Conflict Management and Resolution

Course articulation

Not applicable

Annual Tuition Fee: $27,320 (Estimate only)

Student Services and Amenities fee is payable per subject up to a maximum amount per year.

A variety of Scholarships are available to suit different student types.

Consult the admission requirements section in the Handbook for prerequisites and pathways into this course.

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