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 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 Telecommunications Management PG
ITC563 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

 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