Master of Business Administration - 723AA
|Location:||UC - Canberra, Bruce|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline(s):||Canberra Business School|
|English Language Requirements:||Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0|
Become a global business leader
The University of Canberra’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) will provide you with the chance to develop high-level competencies relevant to a variety of different types of enterprises. You will study the subtle nuances of business in all its forms, with the view to securing future employment in an executive role, in senior management or as an entrepreneur.
Our MBA covers all aspects of business administration, including finance, marketing, economics, strategic processes and people management, and culminates in the completion of a research project of your choice. Due to the course’s strong focus on Work Integrated Learning (WIL) you will graduate with an impressive portfolio of international experience, as well as the solid business mindset required to negotiate your way through an assortment of legal, industrial and cultural settings, and will be confident interacting in an increasingly complex business environment.
Study a Master of Business Administration at UC and you will:
- formulate a marketing strategy, with particular emphasis on the development of product, distribution, promotion, pricing strategies and tactics
- understand and apply the basic techniques of corporate finance
- demonstrate an understanding of the broad body of knowledge inherent in the process of strategic management
- compare and contrast different forms of entrepreneurial theory and thinking in its role for idea and business development in the global economy
- demonstrate a critical understanding of fundamental economic theories and learn how best to apply them in practical business situations.
Work Integrated Learning
Due to the course’s global focus, and our connection with partners in Singapore, Bhutan, and Ningbo and Shanghai in China, you can apply for an international internship as part of your MBA experience. You will also hone your leadership and public speaking skills at Toastmasters, and work with fellow UC MBA students around the globe on a variety of Australian and international business projects for small to medium-sized enterprises, councils, government departments, and community groups, across a range of industries, such as farming, tourism, transport, and more.
A key component of the Master of Business Administration is to undertake a specialised real-world research project of your choosing, which will enhance your employability and ensure you are armed with the right mix of skills and knowledge to take a confident leap into the next phase of your business career.
- Company director
- Vice president
- Chief executive officer
- Chief financial officer
- Board member
- Marketing director
- Management consultant
- HR director
- Venture capitalist
- Head of finance
- IT director
- Angel investor
- Health services director
Applicants must have:
- a Bachelor qualification, or equivalent, in a related field OR
- a Bachelor qualification, or equivalent, in an unrelated field AND three years' work experience OR
- a Bachelor qualification, or equivalent, in an unrelated field AND a Graduate Certificate in Business or higher.
- Prospective Domestic Students
- Email email@example.com or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
- Current and Commencing Students
- In person, Student Centre Building 1 (take a BGL Faculty course advice ticket) or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Prospective International Students
- Email email@example.com or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Applicants must have a bachelor qualification, or equivalent, in a related field OR Bachelor qualification, or equivalent, in an unrelated field AND three years' work experience OR Bachelor qualification, or equivalent, in an unrelated field AND Graduate Certificate in Business or higher.
Periods Course is Open to New Admissions
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1
Information on admission closing dates can be found here.
Credit arrangements (if available) for this course can be found on the University's Credit Search website.
- Master of Business Administration (36 credit points)
Required - Must pass 33 credit points as follows
- 6224 - Business Finance PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 6234 - Economics for Managers G - 3 cp, Level G
- 6244 - International Marketing PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 6261 - Marketing G - 3 cp, Level G
- 7775 - Leadership in Contemporary Organisations PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 9505 - Research Methods PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 9691 - Entrepreneurship PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 9694 - International Business PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 11396 - Business Decision Making G - 3 cp, Level G
- 11418 - Managing Human Capital G - 3 cp, Level G
- 11506 - Strategy, Innovation and Change PG - 3 cp, Level P
- Students who have previously completed Business Decision Making G may do Service Management G instead.
- Restricted Choice - Must pass 3 credit points from the following
There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.
- Version5 - Start Date: 01/01/2019 End Date: Current Version
- Version4 - Start Date: 01/01/2016 End Date: 31/12/2018
- Version3 - Start Date: 01/01/2015 End Date: 31/12/2015
- Version2 - Start Date: 01/07/2014 End Date: 31/12/2014
- Version1 - Start Date: 01/01/2004 End Date: 30/06/2014
|Master of Business Administration||MBA|
|Graduate Certificate in Business Administration|
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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.
Unit Delivery Modes
The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:
|Evenings:||The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face on weekday evenings.|
|Flexible:||The unit combines online study with optional on-campus, face to face activities.|
|Placement:||The unit involves an internship, practicum or other work place experience program. Some on-campus, face to face activity may also be required.|
|On Campus:||The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.|
|Online:||The unit is studied completely online. On-campus, face to face interaction is not required.|
|Research Project:||The unit is focused on the delivery of a research project. Attendance at regular classes is not required, however some on-campus, face to face activity may be necessary.|
|Weekends:||The unit is delivered through a combination of online and on-campus, face to face, weekend classes.|
To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit
Information for Fee Paying Students
The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.
|Course Objectives||Graduate Qualities|
|Ability to understand and navigate the increasingly complex legal, economic and global business environment including recent developments in these fields.||UC graduates are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries; and understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures.|
|A strong foundation in problem solving in real organisations including managing human resources and recent developments in these fields.||UC graduates are professional: Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; and work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict.|
|Ability to plan and manage innovation and organisational change using cognitive, technical and creative skills.||UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; and use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems.
UC graduate are global citizens: Make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives.
UC graduates are lifelong learners: Adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas.
|Professional development and experience in management of work and organisations demonstrating skills with creativity and initiative in new situations.||UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; and communicate effectively.
UC graduate are global citizens: Communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings.
UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; and adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas.
|An ability to make ethical, socially responsible and sustainable business decisions in a complex business environment demonstrating high level of personal autonomy and accountability.||UC graduates are professional: Display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and take pride in their professional and personal integrity.
UC graduate are global citizens: Adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries; communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings; and behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.
|Understanding of organisational and market research principles and methods by undertaking a research project related to recent developments in the chosen field.||UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and take pride in their professional and personal integrity.
UC graduate are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries; make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives; and behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.
UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; and evaluate and adopt new technology.
Standard three semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum eight semesters.
Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)
The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration is an exit award.
- 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
- 2020->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
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