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 Accounting for Costs and Control
ACC514 Financial Accounting
ACC518 Current Developments in Accounting Thought
ACC566 Accounting Systems and Processes
ACC567 Financial Accounting 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.”