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?

The CSU Study Centres MBA program will provide you with relevant, real-world skills, knowledge and experience to help you succeed at the highest levels in business and industry. 

How much will it cost?

2016 fees: AUD 24,800 per year

Where can I study?

Sydney and Melbourne.

Entry Requirements

  • An undergraduate degree from a recognised college or university, or an equivalent professional qualification
  • A minimum of three years’ relevant management work experience

    If you don’t have a recognised bachelor’s or postgraduate degree but you do have a lower level qualification (such as an associate degree or a three-year diploma from China), you can enrol on the MBA via the Graduate Certificate of Commerce.

    If you're continuing on to the 12-subject MBA, an additional three years of relevant work experience is also required.

    If you've successfully completed the CSU Master of Business or Master of Commerce and you don’t have previous work experience, you'll be eligible to enrol on the 16-subject MBA with a maximum of 50% credit, depending on the subjects you studied.

    You can also apply for the Master of Business Administration after completing the Graduate Certificate of Commerce or the Graduate Diploma of Commerce. In both cases you'll be 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.

    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
     To complete a specialisation students must complete 4 of the subjects listed against each specialisation.
     Finance 
     Master of Business Administration (Finance) [MBA(Fin)]
     FIN516
     Corporate Finance
     FIN530
     Money and Capital Markets
     FIN531
     Investments Analysis
     FIN560
     Financial Planning
     Human Resource 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
     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

    Credit

    You may receive credit for up to a maximum of 50% of the course, for recognised postgraduate studies completed within the past ten years. No credit will be given for subjects completed at undergraduate level.

    If you have been admitted to the MBA based on successfully completing CSU’s Master of Business or Master of Commerce and you meet the relevant work experience requirements, you may gain credit for up to 50% of the MBA program, depending on the subjects studied. 

    This means it's possible to complete two masters’ in two years - the Master of Business or Master of Commerce and the Master of Business Administration.