Master of Business Administration (MBA) (12 subjects)

Who's it for?

The 12-subject MBA is designed for students who already have an undergraduate degree and at least three years' relevant work experience.

What's involved?

You'll study 12 subjects across 18 months, including core, foundation and elective or specialism modules. Study topics include management, marketing, strategy and finance. You may choose to specialise in Finance, HR Management, IT or Marketing.

Why should you apply?

You will develop essential business skills, knowledge and experience on the CSU Study Centres MBA program to give you an advantage in business and industry.

How much will it cost?

2017 fees: $3,338 per subject / $26,704 AUD per year (Domestic Student fee $3,150 per subject).

Where can I study?

Sydney and Melbourne.

Entry Requirements

  • CSU requires an undergraduate degree from a recognised university or college or an international equivalent
  • You must complete the Professional Development subjects as part of your degree however you do not need work experience

    You can enrol on the on CSU's Graduate Certificate of Commerce if you do not have a recognised postgraduate degree or bachelor's degree but have a lower-level qualification such as an associate degree or three-year diploma from China.

    Three years work relevant expeirence is required if you are continuing on to the 12-subject MBA.

    Completion of the CSU Master of Business or Master of Commerce with a maximum of 50% credit will make you eligible to enrol on the 16-subject MBA depending on the subjects you previously studied, should you not have previous work experience.

    Application for the Master of Business or Master of Commerce will be available if you successfully complete the Graduate Certificate in Commerce or the Graduate Diploma of Commerce. Both cases will make you eligible for credit towards the Master of Business Administration.

    English Language Requirements

    Academic IELTS minimum overall score of 6.0, with no less than 6.0 in writing and no less than 5.5 across all other areas. 

    Find out more about our English language and academic entry requirements.

    Credit

    It is possible to receive credit for a maximum of 50% of the course for postgraduate qualifications completed in the past ten years. Undergraduate level subjects will not make you eligible for credit.

    It is possible for you to complete two master's degrees, the Master of Business or Master of Commerce and the Master of Business Administration, within two years. You may get credit up to a maximum of 50% of the MBA program if you have been admitted to the MBA due to successful completion of the CSU Master of Business or Master of Commerce depending on the subjects studied and whether you have the relevant work experience required.

    Pathways

    CSU Study Centres progression pathway chart for MBA programs

    Course Structure

    For students with previous work experience, the MBA requires passes in 12 subjects and takes 18 months to complete. The program lets you tailor your degree to suit your career aspirations. It comprises four core and four restricted elective subjects (Group A), plus a four-subject specialisation sequence or four restricted elective subjects (Group B).

    Core Subjects
    MGT501 Management Theory and Practice
    MGT510 Strategic Management
    MBA504 Accounting and Financial Management
    MKT501 Marketing Management
    Plus four from the following restricted electives*:
    ECO501 Business Economics
    FIN516 Corporate Finance
    HRM502 Human Resource Management
    HRM507 Research Methods
    MGT536 Leadership and Entrepreneurship
    MGT540 Management of Change
    MGT583 Managing for Sustainability

    * If a subject completed as part of the restricted elective set is also a required subject in a specialisation, students must complete an additional restricted elective subject.

    Subject cannot be counted towards both fields.

    Master of Business Administration electives*
    ACC512 Management Accouting for Costs and Control
    ACC514 Financial Accouting
    ACC518 Current Developments in Accouting Thought
    ACC566 Accouting Systems and Processes
    ACC567 Financial Accouting 2
    ACC568 Auditing
    ACG504 Communication in Business
    ECO501 Business Economics
    FIN516 Corporate Finance
    FIN530 Financial Markets and Instruments
    FIN531 Investments Analysis
    FIN560 Financial Planning
    HRM502 Human Resource Management
    HRM507 Research Methods
    HRM514 International Human Resource Management
    HRM523 Advanced Studies in industrial Relations
    HRM528 Strategic Human Resource Development
    HRM552 Organisational Behaviour
    HRM560 Training and Development Environment
    ITC505 ICT Project Management
    ITC540 IT Infrastructure Management PG
    ITC563 IT Management Issues
    ITC596 IT Risk Management
    ITC505 ICT Project Management
    ITC540 IT Management Issues
    ITC596 IT Risk Management
    LAW504 Business and Corporations Law
    LAW505 Taxation 1
    MGT536 Leadership - A Critical Perspective
    MGT540 Management of Change
    MGT583 Managing for Sustainability
    MKT510 Customer Behaviour
    MKT520 Managing Project and Service Innovation
    MKT550 Global Marketing
    MKT570 Integrated Marketing Communications

    * Not all subjects may be offered at CSU Study Centres.

    Specialisations

    Finance

     Master of Business Administration (Finance) [MBA(Fin)]
     FIN516
     Corporate Finance
     FIN530
     Money and Capital Markets
     FIN531
     Investments Analysis
     FIN560
     Financial Planning

    HR Management

     HRM502
     Human Resource Management
     HRM514
     International Human Resource Management
     HRM523
     Advanced Studies in Industrial Relations
     HRM560
     Human Resource Development

    Information Technology

     Master of Business Administration (Information Technology) [MBA (InfoTech)]
     ITC505
     Systems Development Project Management
     ITC540
     Telecommunications Management PG
     ITC563
     IT Management Issues
     ITC596
     IT Risk Management

     

     Core Subjects 
     MGT501 Management Theory and Practice
     MGT510 Strategic Management
     MBA504  Accounting and Financial Management
    MKT501 Marketing Management
    Plus four from the following restricted electives*:
     ECO501  Business Economics
     FIN516  Corporate Finance
     HRM502  Human Resource Management
     HRM507  Research Methods
     MGT536  Leadership and Entrepreneurship
     MGT540  Management of Change
     MGT583  Managing for Sustainability

     Core Subjects 
     MGT501 Management Theory and Practice
     MGT510 Strategic Management
     MBA504  Accounting and Financial Management
    MKT501 Marketing Management
    Plus four from the following restricted electives*:
     ECO501  Business Economics
     FIN516  Corporate Finance
     HRM502  Human Resource Management
     HRM507  Research Methods
     MGT536  Leadership and Entrepreneurship
     MGT540  Management of Change
     MGT583  Managing for Sustainability

    Marketing

     Master of Business Administration (Marketing) [MBA(Mkt)]
     MKT510
     Consumer Behaviour
     MKT520
     Managing Product and Service innovation
     MKT540  Marketing Strategy
     MKT550
     Global Marketing
     MKT570
     Integrated Marketing Communications

     Core Subjects 
     MGT501 Management Theory and Practice
     MGT510 Strategic Management
     MBA504  Accounting and Financial Management
    MKT501 Marketing Management
    Plus four from the following restricted electives*:
     ECO501  Business Economics
     FIN516  Corporate Finance
     HRM502  Human Resource Management
     HRM507  Research Methods
     MGT536  Leadership and Entrepreneurship
     MGT540  Management of Change
     MGT583  Managing for Sustainability

     Core Subjects 
     MGT501 Management Theory and Practice
     MGT510 Strategic Management
     MBA504  Accounting and Financial Management
    MKT501 Marketing Management
    Plus four from the following restricted electives*:
     ECO501  Business Economics
     FIN516  Corporate Finance
     HRM502  Human Resource Management
     HRM507  Research Methods
     MGT536  Leadership and Entrepreneurship
     MGT540  Management of Change
     MGT583  Managing for Sustainability
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    Stepan Syrkhaev
    MBA Student

    From: Russia
    Degree: Master of Business Administration (Finance)

    “I chose to study the Master of Business Administration (Finance) for several reasons: the rankings of Australian universities for Business (in particular MBA), good economic projections, great climate, favourable exchange rate AUD/USD and opportunities to travel. Straight after graduating from the university I got a job offer with the IT department of a bank in Sydney. I work as an IT Engineer for HSBC Bank Australia.”