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Experience a unique MBA designed for leaders of the Digital Century. The Master of Business Administration (Computing) combines the latest in management theory and practice with preparation for the world’s most highly-regarded industry certifications in the areas of IT governance, IT service management, IT quality management and project management.

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  • Why study this course?

    CSU’s Master of Business Administration (Computing) will prepare you to move from management and supervisory positions into senior and executive roles within the information technology (IT) industry.

    The course will develop your understanding in key aspects of successful executive management – including leadership, marketing, strategy, people and project management, and finance. In keeping with the strong IT focus, you will also prepare for industry certifications that are relevant to the management and use of complex information systems.

    All subjects in the course are available online and there is no need to attend on campus lectures or residential schools. CSU's subjects are supported by a host of educational technologies that may include video lectures, lab simulations and chat rooms.

    CSU offers lots of flexible study options. As a distance education student, you can complete your study in two years part-time by utilising three study sessions each year. You can also fast-track completion by studying additional subjects each sessions, or choose to study fewer subjects or take temporary leave to fit in with your busy work and personal schedule.

    Entry to the Master of Business Administration (Computing) is available to those with relevant professional work experience and an undergraduate degree. Students who have professional work experience only may be able to use the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Computing) as a pathway to the Masters degree. Applicants with relevant industry certifications will also be given credit.

  • Credit and pathways

    Applicants may receive up to 6 subjects credit for prior study if they can demonstrate that such study was completed at a recognised higher education institution within the last 10 years at postgraduate level. Industry certifications in the relevant areas will also be considered for credit. 

    Complete the IT Masters Eligibility Form to receive feedback on your eligibility for the course and the level of credit you may be eligible to receive.

    Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

    More about Credit

     
  • Subjects

    The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

    Course structure

    Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Computing)

    The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Computing) consists of two (2) core subjects and two (2) restricted electives.

    Core subjects

    MGI521 Professional Communications
    MGT501 Management Theory and Practice

    Restricted Electives

    Group A: Elective Academic Subjects - choose one (1) subject from:

    HRM502 Human Resource Management
    ITC506 Topics in IT Ethics
    ITC540 IT Infrastructure Management PG
    MGT540 Management of Change
    MGT549 Toxic Leadership
    MGT580 Forecasting and Risk Assessment
    MGT584 Leadership in Teams
    MKT501 Marketing Management
    MKT525 Digital and Social Media Marketing

    Group B: Elective Industry Subjects - choose one (1) subject from:

    ITE533 Cyber Security Management
    MGI511 Project Management Fundamentals
    MGI512 The Project Lifecycle
    MGI514 Project Management Leadership
    MGI515 IT Service Quality Management
    MGI516 IT Governance
    MGI518 Program and Portfolio Management
    MGI522 Developing Solutions 

     

    Master of Business Administration (Computing)

    The Master of Business Administration (Computing) consists of eight (8) core subjects and four (4) restricted electives.

    Core subjects 

    FIN571 Managerial Finance
    ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation*
    MGI511 Project Management Fundamentals
    MGI515 IT Service Quality Management
    MGI516 IT Governance
    MGI521 Professional Communications
    MGT501 Management Theory and Practice
    MGT573 Strategic Practice

    * Capstone subject. This subject should be completed in the final session of study

    Restricted Electives

    Group A: Elective Academic Subjects - choose two (2) subjects from:

    HRM502 Human Resource Management
    ITC506 Topics in IT Ethics
    ITC540 IT Infrastructure Management PG
    MGT540 Management of Change
    MGT549 Toxic Leadership
    MGT584 Leadership in Teams
    MGT559 Contemporary Issues in Leadership**
    MGT580 Forecasting and Risk Assessment
    MKT501 Marketing Management
    MKT525 Digital and Social Media Marketing

    ** 16 point subject. This subject is equivalent to two standard 8-point subjects.

    Group B: Elective Industry subjects - choose two (2) subjects from:

    ITE533 Cyber Security Management
    MGI512 The Project Lifecycle
    MGI514 Project Management Leadership
    MGI518 Program and Portfolio Management
    MGI522 Developing Solutions

    Enrolment pattern

    Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Computing)

    Calendar Session 1 intake

    Session 1
    MGT501 Management Theory and Practice
    Restricted Elective (Group B)

    Session 2
    MGI521 Professional Communications
    Restricted Elective (Group A)
     
    Calendar Session 2 intake

    Session 1
    MGT501 Management Theory and Practice
    Restricted Elective (Group B)

    Session 2
    MGI521 Professional Communications
    Restricted Elective (Group A)

    Calendar Session 3 intake

    Session 1
    MGT501 Management Theory and Practice
    Restricted Elective (Group B)

    Session 2
    MGI521 Professional Communications
    Restricted Elective (Group A) 


    Master of Business Administration (Computing)

    Calendar Session 1 intake

    Session 1
    MGT501 Management Theory and Practice
    MGI511 Project Management Fundamentals

    Session 2
    MGI521 Professional Communications
    Restricted Elective (Group A)

    Session 3
    MGI515 IT Service Quality Management
    Restricted Elective (Group A)

    Session 4
    FIN571 Managerial Finance
    MGI516 IT Governance

    Session 5
    MGT573 Strategic Practice
    Restricted Elective (Group B)

    Session 6
    ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation
    Restricted Elective (Group B)

    Calendar Session 2 intake

    Session 1
    MGI521 Professional Communications
    MGT501 Management Theory and Practice

    Session 2
    MGI511 Project Management Fundamentals
    Restricted Elective (Group A)

    Session 3
    FIN571 Managerial Finance
    MGI516 IT Governance

    Session 4
    MGT573 Strategic Practice
    Restricted Elective (Group B)

    Session 5
    MGI515 IT Service Quality Management
    Restricted Elective (Group A)

    Session 6
    ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation
    Restricted Elective (Group B)

    Calendar Session 3 intake

    Session 1
    MGI511 Project Management Fundamentals
    MGT501 Management Theory and Practice

    Session 2
    MGI521 Professional Communications
    Restricted Elective (Group A)

    Session 3
    MGT573 Strategic Practice
    Restricted Elective (Group B)

    Session 4
    MGI515 IT Service Quality Management
    Restricted Elective (Group A)

    Session 5
    FIN571 Managerial Finance
    MGI516 IT Governance

    Session 6
    ITC571 Emerging Technologies and Innovation
    Restricted Elective (Group B)

  • Admission information

    For entry to the Master of Business Administration (Computing), applicants are required to have an undergraduate degree from a recognised Australian tertiary institution (or equivalent) and appropriate work experience. Applicants without a tertiary qualification may be admitted to the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Computing) on the basis of professional attainment and/or work experience. Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate, students will then be eligible for admission to the Master of Business Administration (Computing) and receive credit for applicable subjects.

    See standard CSU admission criteria

  • Cost of study

    Fees - please visit the fees and costs page or contact us for current fee information.

    Tax deduction - in some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

    Free textbook - online students receive one free textbook per subject.

    Alumni discount

    Already studied with CSU? Our 10% Alumni discount applies to this course!
    Find out more

  • Course details

    Campus locations listed for Distance Education students are purely for administrative purposes and have no relevance to the student experience.


    Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
    DirectDistance EducationBathurstFPPGYYYOBGG
    DirectDistance EducationBathurstFPOSYYYJBGG

    LEGEND
    CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
    FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
    FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
    Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
    NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
    TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

    Graduation requirements

    The student must satisfactorily complete 96 points.

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  • About the School
    School of Management and Marketing

    The School of Management and Marketing is a multi-campus school with staff and students on each of the University’s main campuses: Albury-Wodonga; Bathurst; and Wagga Wagga. The School also has many online students from across Australia as well as internationally located.

    Academic staff within the School teach and research in the discipline areas of Management and Marketing and many have extensive business and practical workplace experience that informs their teaching and research.

    We seek to nurture a culture of excellence in teaching, research and professional practice. With a strong focus on quality work-integrated learning and teaching, the School seeks to produce graduates who are highly knowledgeable, insightful, reflective, ethical and workplace capable. The School offers generalist business courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including the Bachelor of Business Studies and the Master of Business Administration (with specialisations). We also offer specialist courses that build core knowledge and skills in particular discipline areas such as Management, Leadership, Organisational Change, Strategy, Human Resource Management and Marketing. Staff in the School are also actively engaged in research and higher degree supervision. Research from our marketing staff has been ranked as internationally significant by Excellence in Research Australia.

  • Academic expectations

    For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending lectures or residential schools, assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.

    Students will be assessed on the basis of completed assignments, examinations, workplace learning, or other methods as outlined in specific subject outlines.

    Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending residential schools (distance education students).

    Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning, time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in the subject abstracts and in course materials.

    Throughout their studies, CSU students have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English Language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to their discipline. This ongoing development will enable students to effectively participate in their course and graduate as competent professionals.

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