Master of Business Administration-Master of Conflict Management and Resolution

Courses and Study Australian courses Master of Business Administration-Master of Conflict Management and Resolution

This joint degree develops the advanced business acumen, leadership and diplomacy skills demanded of professionals in the 21st century. The skills you develop are portable and valued by employers.

Campus
Townsville; External
Start dates
February, July
Duration
2 years full-time
Part time available
Study mode
On campus; Off campus

Career opportunities

This joint degree is designed for students who want to deepen their understanding of business administration and management, while acquiring theoretical knowledge and practical skills in conflict management and resolution at the same time.

Our students come from a wide variety of backgrounds, including management, health, local government, law, emergency services, education, Defence and social work.

Many of our graduates find that developing advanced conflict management and resolution skills helps their career progression in their current employment, particularly in management roles. Graduates have successfully applied their knowledge and skills in a wide range of professions and industries. These include health, local government, higher education, emergency services, primary and secondary schools, construction, logistics, law, Federal politics, Defence, social work and in general management settings; both in Australia and in other countries.  Graduates can also practice as mediators, conciliators, arbitrators and ombuds in private practice or with corporate or government organisations.

Course highlights

The Master of Business Administration content includes financial skills, management practices, technology, innovation, career development, corporate governance, sustainability, risk, value creation, entrepreneurship, legislation, strategy and leadership. Students learn how to analyse, plan and implement strategic business decisions.

In the Master of conflict Management and Resolution, you will learn how to

  • Synthesise complex conflict and related theories and standards for professional practice in conflict management and resolution.
  • Critically analyse complex conflicts and conflict management systems.
  • Provide specialised advice to assist individuals, groups and organisations to constructively manage conflict.
  • Effectively and ethically communicate with, facilitate and support people in personal, group, organisational and cross-cultural conflict.
  • Independently and critically reflect on and assess their own capabilities and performance, and make use of feedback as appropriate, to support personal and professional development.

Course overview

The Master of Business Administration - Master of Conflict Management and Resolution program is designed for students who intend to broaden their knowledge in business administration and management while becoming qualified in the areas of conflict management and resolution.

This course allows graduates to distinguish themselves to future employers with a dual Masters degree and is popular among progressive senior managers, middle managers and legal professionals who want to fast track their way towards more than one qualification.

The Master of Conflict Management and Resolution course is academically grounded and practice oriented. Our students develop the knowledge and skills to analyse, manage and resolve conflict in a wide variety of contexts. Graduates are prepared to work in professions that deal directly with conflict as well as in other professions that require conflict management skills.

The Master of Business Administration uses core knowledge from the academic disciplines of business, law, psychology, technology, social science and humanities to explore key areas confronting modern managers and organisations.

How to apply

Complete an online application through our Online Application Portal.

Subjects

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

LB5234:03 Leading and Managing Organisational Change

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 and Customer Engagement

LB5233:03 Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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

OPTIONS

Select 12 credit points of specified LB level 5 subjects from List 1

List 1

LB5500:03 Negotiation

LB5501:03 Facilitative Mediation Practice

LB5514:03 Cross-Cultural Conflict Resolution

LB5515:03 Workplace Conflict Management

LB5516:03 Facilitation

LB5518:03 Advanced Mediation

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

LB5529:03  Advanced Negotiation

LB5532:03 Topical Issues in Conflict Management and Resolution

LB5534:03 Foundations of Mediation

Pathway into course

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

Handbook

Master of Business Administration - Master of Conflict Management and Resolution

Course code

112004

Course type

Master Degree (Coursework) (AQF Level 9)

Professional accreditation status

One subject within this course is accredited by LEADR (or any other Recognised Mediator Accreditation Body) - LB5501 Facilitative Mediation Practice.  This subject covers the education and training requirements of the National Mediator Accreditation Standards - to get accredited students must also pass the competency assessment for Accreditation as a mediator under the National Standards, (this is not part of the JCU subject).

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).

Division

Tropical Environments and Societies

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a business* or Human Services** 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 Human Services disciplines: Law, Business, Psychology, Social Work, Peace and Conflict Studies, Social Science, Education, Nursing, Communication or other disciplnes 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 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

48 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 completion of the Master of Business Administration component of this degree, JCU graduates will be able to:

  • Critically analyse complex knowledge, systems or practice issues from both historical and recent perspectives

  • Evaluate complex contexts within which theories, standards or  methods should be integrated and applied for sustainable professional practice

  • Evaluate sustainable economic, social and environmental practices and value systems from different disciplinary perspectives

  • Research and apply established concepts to solve business and professional practice problems

  • Critically analyse complex issues using appropriate models and provide specialised advice to assist individuals, groups or organisations based on multidisciplinary synthesis of theory and evidence

  • Apply creative and innovative thinking effectively to business, conflict and related theory and practice and standards for professional practice

  • Present complex information appropriately to differing audiences using:

  • Effective oral presentation skills

  • Clear and fluent written communication

  • Work effectively in achieving common goals, demonstrating both:

  • Collaboration

  • 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 independent critical personal reflection and self-development, making use of feedback as appropriate, to support personal and professional development.

On completion of the Master of Conflict Management and Resolution component of this degree, JCU graduates will be able to:

  • Evaluate complex conflict and related theories and standards for professional practice in conflict management and resolution

  • Critically analyse complex conflicts and conflict management systems

  • Provide specialised advice to assist individuals, groups and organisations to constructively manage conflict

  • Effectively communicate with, facilitate and support people in personal, group, organisational and cross-cultural conflict.

  • Independently and critically reflect on and assess their own capabilities and performance, and make use of feedback as appropriate, to support personal and professional development.

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

LB5234:03 Leading and Managing Organisational Change

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 and Customer Engagement

LB5233:03 Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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

OPTIONS

Select 12 credit points of specified LB level 5 subjects from List 1

List 1

LB5500:03 Negotiation

LB5501:03 Facilitative Mediation Practice

LB5514:03 Cross-Cultural Conflict Resolution

LB5515:03 Workplace Conflict Management

LB5516:03 Facilitation

LB5518:03 Advanced Mediation

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

LB5529:03  Advanced Negotiation

LB5532:03 Topical Issues in Conflict Management and Resolution

LB5534:03 Foundations of Mediation

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Townsville

 

External

 

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

Professional accreditation requirements

One subject within this course is accredited by LEADR (or any other Recognised Mediator Accreditation Body) - LB5501 Facilitative Mediation Practice.  This subject covers the education and training requirements of the National Mediator Accreditation Standards - to get accredited students must also pass the competency assessment for Accreditation as a mediator under the National Standards, (this is not part of the JCU subject).

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).

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.

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Students may apply for exemption for previous tertiary study where appropriate in accordance with the Advanced Standing and Articulation policy and associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

24 credit points in total, with not more than 12 credit points of subjects specified in the course structure, for either the MBA component or the MCMR component of the joint degree.

Currency

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

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 18 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the student has not completed the course.

Other restrictions

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

Award Details

Award title

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION-MASTER OF CONFLICT MANAGEMENT AND RESOLUTION

Approved abbreviation

MBA-MConflMgtResol

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:

  • Graduate Certificate of Business Administration

  • Graduate Certificate of Conflict Management and Resolution

  • Graduate Diploma of Business Administration

  • Graduate Diploma of Conflict Management and Resolution

Course articulation

Not applicable

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