Master of Business Administration (MBA) (16 subjects)

Who's it for?

The 16-subject MBA is designed for students who have an undergraduate degree from a recognised Australian college or university, or an equivalent professional qualification. You don't need to show previous work experience to enrol on this course.

What's involved?

Study a combination of core, professional development, restricted elective and specialisation subjects. 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
  • No relevant work experience is required but you must complete the Professional Development subjects as part of your degree.

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 are 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 in 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

If you've successfully completed CSU’s Master of Commerce, you may be admitted into the MBA without work experience. In this case, you may receive up to 50% credit towards your MBA enrolment. You'll also be required to complete the Professional Development subjects as part of your degree. 

Course Structure

If you are admitted onto the MBA with a degree and no work experience, you will need to follow the set pattern outlined below. The program is made up of four core and four restricted elective subjects (Group A), two professional development subjects and five restricted elective subjects (Group B), or a specialisation (four subjects) with an extra restricted elective subject (Group B).

 Core Subjects 
 MGT501  Management Theory and Practice
 MGT510  Strategic Management
 MBA504  Accounting and Financial Management
 MKT501  Marketing Management
 HRM507  Research Methods
 ACG504  Communication in Business
 HRM552  Organisational Behaviour
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