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Master of Business Administration (MC-BAPT)

Masters (Coursework)Year: 2019 Delivered: On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Award titleMaster of Business Administration
Year & campus2019 — Parkville
Fees informationSubject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date
Study level & typeGraduate Coursework
AQF level 9
Credit points225 credit points
Duration24 months part time

The main aim of the MBA program is to assist students to develop their capacity to become effective senior level general managers in a wide range of private, public and government organisations.

Entry requirements

1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:

  • an undergraduate degree; and
  • two years of documented work experience; and

a personal statement outlining why they wish to be considered for the course.

Applicants are also required to nominate referees.

Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.

2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:

  • prior academic performance; and
  • the work experience; and
  • the personal statement; and
  • the referee reports.

3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments

4. Applicants are required to satisfy the university’s English language requirements for postgraduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 6.5 is required.

Note.

  • These programs are only available part-time and direct admission to the Master of Business Administration is not permitted. Students who successfully complete the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration may be eligible to progress to the Master of Business Administration with 112.5 points credit.
  • Students who discontinue from the Master of Business Administration but have successfully completed the requirements of the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration will be eligible to receive the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration as an exit award.

Core participation requirements

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to providingsupport to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website. http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/

Intended learning outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students should:

• Have a global perspective and an awareness of how cultural differences impact business. Achieving this outcome means that students should be able to:

  • Identify elements of culture
  • Develop recommendations for effective practices in different cultural environments.
  • Analyse global issues that impact on business and management
  • Work effectively in diverse teams

• Be adept at analysing and evaluating evidence for management decision-making. Achieving this outcome means that students will be able to:

  • Appropriately apply and synthesise key business models to resolve problems
  • Translate management decision problems and decisions into quantitative form and conduct interpretive data analysis
  • Make decisions using evidence-based approaches

• Be able to analyse the environment – both macroeconomic and competitive – in which a business operates. To achieve this outcome, students should be able to:

  • Appraise the macro-economic environment of business
  • Diagnose the strategic environment in which a business operates

• Be able to integrate knowledge from multiple disciplines. Achieving this outcome means that students should be able to:

  • Integrate knowledge from multiple disciplines to solve a problem
  • Collaborate with real business partners to apply knowledge in projects

• Demonstrate a capacity for ethical leadership. Achieving this outcome means that students should be able to:

  • Display leadership abilities
  • Comprehend the theory of team dynamics
  • Identify ethical issues
  • Apply ethical frameworks to management problems

Course structure

To qualify for the MBA degree, students must complete 225 credit points.

All students should expect to complete the entire course within four years of first enrolment, that is, within 16 consecutive terms of study. Permission to extend the period of candidature beyond the four year time limit will be granted on a case by case basis. Please note that Australian visa regulations require that international students complete their study on an entirely full-time basis.

Students must complete eleven core subjects which account for a total of 137.5 credit points. Students must complete seven electives drawn from the school’s elective offering which account for a total of 87.5 credit points (12.5 points for each subject).

Students are required to complete their compulsory subjects (other than the Capstone subject) prior to enrolling in elective subjects.

Subject options

Core Subjects

Code Name Study period Credit Points
BUSA90480 Leadership
Summer Term
March
March
June
September
6.25
BUSA90481 Social Responsibility and Ethics
Summer Term
April
April
June
September
6.25
BUSA90001 Financial Accounting
January
January
July
September
12.5
BUSA90224 Managing People
January
June
July
September
12.5
BUSA90243 Marketing
January
April
April
September
12.5
BUSA90060 Data Analysis
January
January
April
July
September
12.5
BUSA90193 Managerial Economics
January
April
July
September
12.5
BUSA90093 Financial Management
January
April
April
July
12.5
BUSA90074 Global Business Economics
April
July
September
12.5
BUSA90227 Operations
January
April
July
September
12.5
BUSA90026 Business Strategy
January
April
September
12.5
BUSA90490 Integrative Business Capstone
Summer Term
May
Winter Term
August
12.5

Electives

Code Name Study period Credit Points
BUSA90360 Business Law
January
12.5
BUSA90042 Consumer Behaviour
July
12.5
BUSA90046 Corporate Finance
August
12.5
BUSA90053 Corporate Strategy
July
September
12.5
BUSA90492 Financial Analysis and Valuation
April
12.5
BUSA90090 Financial Institutions
July
12.5
BUSA90491 Game Theory for Business Strategy
April
12.5
BUSA90132 Industry Studies in Asia Not available in 2019 12.5
BUSA90124 Implementation of Strategy
Summer Term
May
12.5
BUSA90218 Innovation
November
12.5
BUSA90167 Investments
April
12.5
BUSA90172 Leadership and Change
September
12.5
BUSA90248 Marketing Communications
April
12.5
BUSA90258 Marketing Research
September
12.5
BUSA90261 Marketing Strategy
May
September
12.5
BUSA90270 Mergers and Acquisitions
January
July
12.5
BUSA90273 Negotiations
February
April
July
12.5
BUSA90494 Performance Metrics Not available in 2019 12.5
BUSA90341 Supply Chain Management
April
12.5
BUSA90086 Thinking like an Entrepreneur
January
12.5
BUSA90458 Managerial Judgement
August
12.5
BUSA90493 Business Analytics
July
July
September
12.5
BUSA90013 Brand Management
Summer Term
June
October
12.5
BUSA90523 Managing Diversity in the Workplace
June
12.5
BUSA90524 Fintech: Blockchain in the New Economy
September
12.5
MGMT90244 Managing in an Analytics Environment
August
12.5

Last updated: 3 September 2019