Master of Business Administration (with specialisations) Articulated Set

includes:

Master of Business Administration (with specialisations)
Graduate Diploma of Business Administration [Exit Point Only]
Graduate Certificate in Business Administration [Exit Point Only]

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Graduate Certificate in Business Administration GradCertBusAdmin

Graduate Diploma of Business Administration GradDipBusAdmin

Master of Business Administration MBA

Master of Business Administration (Accounting and Finance) MBA(Acc&Fin)

Master of Business Administration (Business Analysis, Operations and Strategy) MBA(BusAnlysOps&Strat)

Master of Business Administration (Educational Leadership) MBA(EdLship)

Master of Business Administration (Entrepreneurship and Leadership) MBA(Entrep&Lship)

Master of Business Administration (Human Resource Management) MBA(HRM)

Master of Business Administration (Information Technology) MBA(InfoTech)

Master of Business Administration (Leadership) MBA(Lship)

Master of Business Administration (Marketing) MBA(Mkt)

Master of Business Administration (Project Management) MBA(ProjMgt)

Master of Business Administration (Public Sector Management) MBA(PubSectMgt)

Master of Business Administration (Social Impact) MBA(SocImpact)

Master of Business Administration (spec1/spec2) MBA(spec1/spec2)

Availability

Master of Business Administration (with specialisations) (2705US)

On Campus - CSU Study Centre Melbourne
On Campus - CSU Study Centre Sydney
Online - Wagga Wagga

Master of Business Administration (with specialisations) (2716US)

On Campus - CSU Study Centre Melbourne
On Campus - CSU Study Centre Sydney

Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.

Normal Course Duration

Master of Business Administration (with specialisations)

Full-time: 1.5 years (or part-time equivalent)

Graduate Diploma of Business Administration [Exit Point Only]

Full-time: 1.0 year (or part-time equivalent)

Graduate Certificate in Business Administration [Exit Point Only]

Full-time: 0.5 years (or part-time equivalent)

Course duration is the effective time taken to complete a course when studied full-time (full-time equivalent duration). Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern to determine length of study. Not all courses are offered in full-time mode.

Admission Criteria

CSU Admission Policy

Master of Business Administration (with specialisations)

For entry to the Master of Business Administration 12 subject course applicants are required to have:

* an undergraduate degree from a recognised Australian tertiary institution (or equivalent) in a business discipline OR
* an undergraduate degree from a recognised Australian tertiary institution (or equivalent) in ANY discipline and relevant work experience.

Applicants with an undergraduate degree from a recognised Australian tertiary institution (or equivalent) in a non-business discipline who do not possess sufficient work experience may be admitted to the MBA 16 subject program and will be required to complete four additional specified business subjects as part of their degree.

Applicants without a bachelor degree qualification may be admitted to the Graduate Certificate in Commerce on the basis of a combination of:

* prior post secondary study and/or professional attainment, and
* significant relevant work experience.

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate, students will then be eligible for admission to the Master Business Administration and receive credit for applicable subjects.

Master of Business Administration (128 point)
For entry to the Master of Business Administration 16 subject course applicants are required to have an undergraduate degree from a recognised Australian tertiary institution (or equivalent) in ANY discipline.
Applicants without a bachelor degree qualification may be admitted to the Graduate Certificate in Commerce on the basis of a combination of:

* prior post secondary study and/or professional attainment, and
* significant relevant work experience.

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate, students will then be eligible for admission to the Master Business Administration and receive credit for applicable subjects.

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

Master of Business Administration (with specialisations)

Credit into the Master of Business Administration is awarded based on studies completed at postgraduate or equivalent level. Students may receive credit for up to 50% of the course (six 8 point subjects) for studies completed within the last ten years.

No credit will be given for subjects completed at the undergraduate level. However, in some circumstances, candidates may be waived from taking particular subjects, e.g. a candidate with a Bachelor degree majoring in Accounting may be waived from undertaking the Core subject MBA504 Accounting and Financial Management. In such instances, an alternative subject may be substituted.

Master of Business Administration (128 point)

Credit into the Master of Business Administration is awarded based on studies completed at postgraduate or equivalent level. Students may receive credit for up to 50% of the course (eight 8 point subjects) for studies completed within the last ten years.

No credit will be given for subjects completed at the undergraduate level. However, in some circumstances, candidates may be waived from taking particular subjects, e.g. a candidate with a Bachelor degree majoring in Accounting may be waived from undertaking the Core subject MBA504 Accounting and Financial Management. In such instances, an alternative subject is substituted.

Graduate Diploma of Business Administration [Exit Point Only]
Credit into the Graduate Diploma of Business Administration is awarded based on studies completed at postgraduate or equivalent level. Students may receive credit for up to 50% of the course (four 8 point subjects) for studies completed within the last ten years.
Graduate Certificate in Business Administration [Exit Point Only]
Credit into the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration is awarded based on studies completed at postgraduate or equivalent level. Students may receive credit for up to 50% of the course (two 8 point subjects) for studies completed within the last ten years.

Articulation

The Master, Graduate Diploma [Exit Point Only] and Graduate Certificate [Exit Point Only] make up an articulated set of courses and credit is given in each higher level course for the subjects completed in the lower.

Graduation Requirement

Master of Business Administration (with specialisations)

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 96 points.

Graduate Diploma of Business Administration [Exit Point Only]

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 64 points.

Graduate Certificate in Business Administration [Exit Point Only]

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 32 points.

Course Structure

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an articulated set with Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma subsets which are available as exit points.

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Master of Business Administration (12 subjects)

The twelve subject (96 point) MBA includes subjects divided into four groups. The course structure provides students with the ability to tailor their degree to suit their needs and career aspirations.

Core Subjects: Students need to complete all three (3) Core subjects listed below plus at least one subject from Restricted Set A.

MGT501 Contemporary Management
MKT501 Marketing Management
MBA504 Accounting & Financial Management

Plus one subject (Restricted Set A) from:
MGT510 Strategic Management
MGT537 Entrepreneurship Project.

Completion of the three core subjects and one restricted elective (Set A) allows students to exit with the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (32 points)

Restricted Elective Subjects (Set B): Students need to complete four of the twelve Set B Restricted Elective subjects.

ECO501 Business Economics
FIN516 Corporate Finance
HRM502 Human Resource Management
MGT550 Operations Management
MGT598 Business Research
MGT536 Leadership - A Critical Perspective
MGT540 Management of Change
MGT547 Ethics of Corporate Governance
MGT553 Project Management
MGT583 Managing for Sustainability
MGT530 International Business
LAW519 Negotiation Skills

Completion of the three Core subjects, one Restricted Elective (Set A) and four of the Restricted Elective (Set B) subjects allows students to exit with the Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (64 points)

Specialisations / Restricted Electives: Students may choose to complete one of the designated Specialisations or select a combination of subject totalling 32 credit points in value from the remaining Restricted Electives (Set A, B or C) and / or Specialisations within the MBA program.

Students who complete one of the designated Specialisations will graduate with the Specialisation name on their testamur. If a subject completed as part of the Set B Restricted Elective set is also a required subject in a Specialisation, students must complete an additional GroupSet B Restricted Elective subject. Subjects cannot be counted towards both groups.

Specialisations available:

Accounting & Finance

Four subjects from:
FIN516 Corporate Finance
ACC512 Management Accounting for Costs & Control
ACC585 Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation
FIN518 International Financial Management
FIN530 Financial Markets and Instruments
FIN531 Investments Analysis
FIN522 Financial Modelling
FIN560 Financial Planning

Business Analysis, Operations & Strategy

Four subjects from
MGT550 Operations Management
MGT553 Project Management
MGT505 Managing Quality and Innovation
MGT580 Forecasting and Risk Assessment
MGT598 Business Research
MKT563 Big Data and Marketing Analytics
INF463 Introduction to Data Tools and Analytics
ECO515 Managerial Economics

Educational Leadership

Four subjects from:
ESA501 Mapping the Field of Educational Leadership
ESA502 Educational Leadership in Contemporary Organisations
ESA503 Leading Educational Change
ESA504 Education Policy Analysis
EEL500 Mentoring, Leadership and Change
EMT503 Leadership in Learning and Teaching with ICT
ESA513 Leading Learning

Entrepreneurship & Leadership

Four subjects from:
MGT536 Leadership: A Critical Perspective
MGT584 Leadership in Teams
MKT520 Managing Product and Service Innovation
MGT583 Managing for Sustainability
MKT525 Digital & Social Media Marketing
MGT553 Project Management OR ITC505 ICT Project Management

Human Resource Management

Four subjects from
HRM502 Human Resource Management
HRM514 International HRM
HRM516 International Management Behaviour
HRM528 Strategic Human Resource Management
HRM550 Evaluating Human Resources
HRM560 HR Development
LAW515 Law of Employment
INR501 Industrial Relations Environment

Information Technology

Four subjects from:
ITC595 Information Security
ITC596 IT Risk Management
ITC561 Cloud Computing
ITC568 Cloud Security and Privacy
ITC563 IT Management issues
ITC560 Internet of Things
ITC505 ITC Project Management
ITC540 Telecommunications Management PG

Leadership

MGT599 Leadership: Theory and Practice (16 points)
plus two subjects from
MGT584 Leadership in Teams
MGT549 Toxic Leadership
MGT579 Power and Leadership
MGT552 Leadership and Social Impact
MGT559 Contemporary Issues in Leadership

Marketing

Four subjects from:
MKT510 Consumer Behaviour
MKT520 Managing Product and Service Innovation
MKT525 Digital & Social Media Mktg
MKT540 Marketing Strategy
MKT550 Global Marketing
MKT570 Integrated Marketing Comms
MKT561 Services Marketing
MKT513 Social Marketing
MKT563 Big Data and Marketing Analytics

Project Management

Four subjects from:
MGI511 Project Management Fundamentals
MGI512 Project Lifecycle
MGI530 Business Analysis Foundation
MGI531 Project Recovery
ITE518 Agile Project Management

Public Sector Management

PAD591 Public Sector Management
Plus 24 credit points from
ACC525 Financial Accountability in the Public Sector (8 pts)
LAW503 Australian Administrative Law (8 pts)
HRM531 Organisational Politics (8 pts)
MGT540 Management of Change (8 pts)
INR501 Industrial Relations Environment (8 pts)
SPE501 Advanced Social Policy Analysis & Planning (16 pts)

Social Impact

Four subjects from
MGT531 Business Ethics
MGT583 Managing for Sustainability
MGT552 Leadership and Social Impact
LAW530 Environmental Law and Management
MKT513 Social Marketing
ENM443 Resilience Thinking and Ecologically Sustainable Development
ENM433 People in the Global Environment

Restricted Electives (Set C):

The remaining 32 points can be selected from the subjects contained within Restricted Electives Set A or B, the Specialisations above or from the list below. All subjects are 8 credit points unless otherwise specified.

ACC514 Financial Accounting
ACC518 Current Developments in Accounting Thought
ACC539 Accounting Information Systems
ACC544 Decision Support Tools
ACC566 Accounting Systems and Processes
ACC567 Financial Accounting 2
ACC568 Auditing
COM530 Responsibility, Reputation and Stakeholder Relations (16)
COM538 Communication in Organisations (16)
COM539 Issues, Crisis and Reputation (16)
COM540 Corporate Culture, Stakeholder and Change Communication (16)
FIN521 Corporate Treasury Management
FIN523 Lending and Financial Institutions
FIN525 Financial Institutions Management
FIN563 Estate Planning
FIN564 Superannuation and Retirement Planning
FIN567 Property Investment
HRM512 Values and Conflict in Organisations
HRM531 Organisational Politics and Culture and Change Management
HRM540 Theory of Conflict Resolution
HRM545 Skills of Conflict Resolution
HRM552 Organisational Behaviour
HRM563 Developing Workforce Capabilities
HSM401 Reflecting on Health Care Systems
HSM409 Evidence-based Health Care Delivery
HSM510 Health Planning
HSM512 Evaluating Health Service Performance
ITC578 Dark Web
ITC593 Network Security & Cryptography
ITC572 Software Defined Networks
ITC514 Linux Security Administration
INR502 Industrial Relations System and Issues
INR503 Industrial Relations Practice
INR510 Comparative Labour Relations
JST408 Cyber and Technology Enabled Crime
JST409 Investigations Principles
JST412 Financial Crime Control and Risk Management
JST498 Foundations in Financial Crime (16)
JST499 Investigating Financial Crime - Prosecuting Financial Crime (16)
LAW504 Business and Corporations Law
LAW505 Taxation 1
LAW516 Dispute Resolution: Methods and Results
LAW517 Mediation: Processes and Uses
LAW518 Taxation 2
LAW523 Finance Law
LAW540 Australian Law & Legal System
LAW545 Taxation Strategies
MGT503 The Social and Economic Environment
MGT594 Leadership and Business Ethics
PHL401 Critical Reasoning
PKM562 Environmental Policy
PSC420 Water Policy and Management

Master of Business Administration (16 subjects)

This extended version of the MBA serves as an entry point for students who have completed a Bachelor degree in a field other than business and who have not met the work experience requirement. Students enrolled in this extended version will complete an extra four subjects as required in the program. The sixteen subject (128 point) MBA includes subjects divided into four groups.

1. Core Subjects: Students need to complete all three core subjects as listed for the MBA 12 subject program.

2. Restricted Elective Subjects Set A and B: Students need to complete one subject from Restricted Elective Set A and four subjects from the Restricted Elective Set B subjects as per MBA 12 subject program.

3. Specialisations / Restricted Electives Set C: Students need to complete an additional 32 credit points by selecting from a combination of subjects from the remaining Restricted Electives (Set A, B or C) and / or Specialisation subjects offered within the MBA 12 subject program.

Students who complete one of the designated Specialisations will graduate with the Specialisation name on their testamur. If a subject completed as part of the core or Restricted Elective (Set A or B) is also a required subject in a Specialisation, students must complete an additional subject as approved by the Course Director. Subjects cannot be counted towards both groups.

4. Professional Development Subjects: Students admitted to the sixteen subject (128 point) MBA must complete the following subjects

MGT598 Business Research
MGT530 International Business
HRM552 Organisational Behaviour
Plus one additional elective subject from the Restricted Elective subjects (Set A, B or C) approved for offering in the MBA twelve subject program.

ON CAMPUS STUDY AT STUDY CENTRE

Both the twelve and sixteen subject MBA are offered on campus at the CSU Study Centres in Sydney and Melbourne. A limited number of Specialisations and subjects are offered as part of the on campus delivery at the CSU Study Centres. Students enrolled at the Study Centres complete the program according to the following structure:

Core Subjects: Students need to complete all three core subjects listed below plus at least one subject from Restricted Set A..

MGT501 Contemporary Management
MKT501 Marketing Management
MBA504 Accounting & Financial Management

Plus one subject (Restricted Set A) from:
MGT510 Strategic Management
MGT537 Entrepreneurship Project.

Completion of the three core subjects and one restricted elective (Set A) allows students to exit with the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (32 points)

Restricted Elective Subjects (Set B): Students need to complete four subjects from:

ECO501 Business Economics
FIN516 Corporate Finance
HRM502 Human Resource Management
MGT536 Leadership - A Critical Perspective
MGT540 Management of Change
MGT553 Project Management OR ITC505 Project Management
MGT583 Managing for Sustainability

Completion of the three Core subjects, one Restricted Elective (Set A) and four of the Restricted Elective (Set B) subjects allows students to exit with the Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (64 points)

Specialisations / Restricted Electives: Students may choose to complete one of the designated Specialisations or select a combination of subject totalling 32 credit points in value from the remaining Restricted Electives (Set A, B or C) and / or Specialisations within the MBA program.

Students who complete one of the designated Specialisations will graduate with the Specialisation name on their testamur. If a subject completed as part of the Group A Restricted Elective set is also a required subject in a Specialisation, students must complete an additional Group A Restricted Elective subject. Subjects cannot be counted towards both fields.

Professional Development Subjects: Students admitted to the sixteen subject (128 point) MBA with an undergraduate degree awarded in a discipline other than business and no work experience must complete the following Professional Development Subjects in addition to completing the required Core, Restricted Electives and Specialisation subjects.

MGT598 Business Research
MGT530 International Business
HRM552 Organisational Behaviour
Plus one additional elective subject from the Restricted Elective subjects (Set A, B or C) approved for offering in the MBA 12 subject program.

Specialisations available at the CSU Study Centres:

Accounting & Finance

Four subjects from:
FIN516 Corporate Finance
ACC512 Management Accounting for Costs & Control
ACC585 Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation
FIN518 International Financial Management
FIN530 Financial Markets and Instruments
FIN531 Investments Analysis
FIN522 Financial Modelling
FIN560 Financial Planning

Entrepreneurship & Leadership

Four subjects from:
MGT536 Leadership: A Critical Perspective
MGT584 Leadership in Teams
MKT520 Managing Product and Service Innovation
MGT583 Managing for Sustainability
MKT525 Digital & Social Media Marketing
MGT553 Project Management OR ITC505 ICT Project Management

Human Resource Management

Four subjects from
HRM502 Human Resource Management
HRM514 International HRM
HRM516 International Management Behaviour
HRM528 Strategic Human Resource Management
HRM550 Evaluating Human Resources
HRM560 HR Development
LAW515 Law of Employment
INR501 Industrial Relations Environment

Information Technology

Four subjects from
ITC595 Information Security
ITC596 IT Risk Management
ITC561 Cloud Computing
ITC568 Cloud Security and Privacy
ITC563 IT Management issues
ITC560 Internet of Things
ITC505 ITC Project Management
ITC540 Telecommunications Management PG

Marketing

Four subjects from:
MKT510 Consumer Behaviour
MKT520 Managing Product and Service Innovation
MKT525 Digital & Social Media Mktg
MKT540 Marketing Strategy
MKT550 Global Marketing
MKT570 Integrated Marketing Comms
MKT561 Services Marketing
MKT513 Social Marketing
MKT563 Big Data and Marketing Analytics

Note - Study Centre students may be eligible to complete other specialisations or other restricted elective subjects listed in the twelve subject MBA via a combination of on-campus and online study.

Enrolment Pattern

Graduate Certificate in Business Administration
Graduate Diploma of Business Administration
Master of Business Administration (with specialisations)

Due to the flexibility of the course requirements, there is no prescribed enrolment pattern. Using the following guidelines, students may choose the order in which they undertake subjects.

Students are advised to complete the 3 core subjects first. Students must meet any pre-requisite requirements.

For students admitted to the sixteen subject MBA, it is recommended that the 5 core subjects be completed first.

Residential School

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Residential School component. Further details of Residential School requirements are located via the subject page

LAW517 Mediation: Processes and Uses
LAW519 Negotiation Skills
PSC420 Water Policy and Management

Enrolled students can find further information about CSU Residential Schools via at About Residential School

Contact

For further information about courses and subjects outlined in the CSU handbook please contact:

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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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