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?

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

  • 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.

    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.

    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