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?

Find out the MBA 16 subjects tuition fees

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.

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.

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.

Pathways

CSU Study Centres progression pathway chart for MBA programs

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 Contemporary Management
MKT501 Marketing Management
MBA504 Accounting and Financial Management

Plus one subject (Restricted Set A) from:
MGT510 Strategic Management
MGT537 Entrepreneurship Project.

Restricted Elective Subjects (Set B): Students need to complete four subjects from:
ECO501 Business Economics
FIN516 Corporate Finance
HRM502 Human Resource Management
MGT536 Leadership - A Critical Perspective
MGT540 Management of Change
MGT553 Project Management OR ITC505 Project Management
MGT583 Managing for Sustainability

Professional Development Subjects
HRM552 Organisational Behaviour
MGT530 International Business
MGT598 Business Research

* 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.


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

Specialisations

Finance

Four subjects from:
FIN516 Corporate Finance
ACC512 Management Accounting for Costs & Control
ACC585 Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation
FIN518 International Financial Management
FIN530 Financial Markets and Instruments
FIN531 Investments Analysis
FIN522 Financial Modelling
FIN560 Financial Planning

Entrepreneurship & Leadership

Four subjects from:
MGT536 Leadership: A Critical Perspective
MGT584 Leadership in Teams
MKT520 Managing Product and Service Innovation
MGT583 Managing for Sustainability
MKT525 Digital & Social Media Marketing
MGT553 Project Management OR ITC505 ICT Project Management

HR Management

Four subjects from:
FIN516 Corporate Finance
HRM502 Human Resource Management
HRM514 International HRM
HRM516 International Management Behaviour
HRM528 Strategic Human Resource Management
HRM550 Evaluating Human Resources
HRM560 HR Development
LAW515 Law of Employment
INR501 Industrial Relations Environment

Information Technology

Four subjects from:
ITC595 Information Security
ITC596 IT Risk Management
ITC561 Cloud Computing
ITC568 Cloud Security and Privacy
ITC563 IT Management issues
ITC560 Internet of Things
ITC505 ITC Project Management
ITC540 Telecommunications Management PG

Marketing

Four subjects from:
MKT510 Consumer Behaviour
MKT520 Managing Product and Service Innovation
MKT525 Digital & Social Media Mktg
MKT540 Marketing Strategy
MKT550 Global Marketing
MKT570 Integrated Marketing Comms
MKT561 Services Marketing
MKT513 Social Marketing
MKT563 Big Data and Marketing Analytics