Master of Business Administration
(12 subjects)

CRICOS Course Code: 045877G

Advance in the business world

Further your business skills, knowledge and experience with our 12-subject MBA course taught at Charles Sturt University Study Centres in Melbourne or Sydney. Whether you want to progress as a business professional or advance your undergraduate knowledge, this 18-month MBA course is for you. 


18 months


Start dates

  • July 2021
  • November 2021

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Entry requirements and fees

Find out more about entry requirements and fees for this course.

About the course

This is an 18-month course where you will study 12 subjects, covering topics such as management marketing, strategy and finance. You also have the opportunity to specialise in Accounting and Finance, Entrepreneurship and Leadership, HR Management, IT or Marketing.

Who is this course for?

The 12-subject MBA course is designed for students who already have an undergraduate degree and at least three years' relevant work experience. If you don't have the required experience, you may be eligible to study our 16-subject MBA

What will you study?

You can tailor your degree to suit your career aspirations. You will study:

  • three core subjects,
  • one restricted elective subject (set A),
  • four restricted elective subjects (set B), plus
  • a four-subject specialisation OR four restricted electives (set C).
  • Core subjects
    Subject Code
    Accounting and Financial Management MBA504
    Contemporary Management MGT501
    Marketing Management MKT501
  • Restricted electives (set A and B)

    Choose one subject from the following list (restricted set A):

    Subject Code
    Entrepreneurship Project MGT537
    Strategic Management MGT510

    Choose four subjects from the following list (restricted set B):

    Subject Code
    Business Economics MGT537
    Corporate Finance MGT510
    Human Resource Management HRM502
    Leadership – A Critical Perspective MGT536
    Management of Change MGT540
    Management for Sustainability MGT583
    Project Management MGT553 / ITC505
  • Restricted electives (set C)

    Choose four subjects from the following list (set C)

    Subject Code
    Accounting Information Systems  ACC539
    Accounting Systems and Processes  ACC566
    Auditing  ACC568
    Business and Corporations Law  LAW504 
    Business Economics  ECO501 
    Cloud Computing  ITC561 
    Cloud Security and Privacy  ITC568 
    Consumer Behaviour   MKT510 
    Corporate Finance   FIN516 
    Current Developments in Accounting Thought    ACC518 
    Digital and Social Media Mktg  MKT525 
    Financial Accounting  ACC51 
    Financial Accounting 2  ACC567 
    Financial Markets and Instruments  FIN530 
    Financial Planning  FIN560 
    Global Marketing  MKT550
    Human Resource Management  HRM50 
    Information Security  ITC595 
    Integrated Marketing Comms  MKT570 
    International Human Resource Management  HRM570 
    International Management Behaviour   HRM516 
    Internet of Things  ITC560 
    Investments Analysis  FIN531 
    IT Management Issues  ITC563 
    IT Risk Management   ITC596 
    ITC Project Management  ITC505 
    Management Accounting for Costs and Control  ACC512 
    Management of Change  MGT540 
    Managing for Sustainability  MGT583 
    Managing Product and Service Innovation  MKT520 
    Organisational Behaviour   HRM550 
    Strategic Human Resource Development  HRM528
    Taxation 1  LAW505 
    Telecommunications Management PG  ITC540 
    Training and Development Environment  HRM560 

Business administration specialisations

You have the option to complete a specialisation comprising four subjects. Choose from the list of specialisations below.

  • Accounting and Finance

    Choose four subjects from the list below:

    Subject Code
    Corporate Finance FIN516
    Financial Markets and Instruments FIN530
    Financial Planning FIN560
    International Financial Management FIN518
    Investment Analysis FIN531
    Management Accounting for Costs and Control ACC512
  • Entrepreneurship and Leadership

    Choose four subjects from the list below:

    Subject Code
    Digital and Social Media Marketing  MKT525 
    Leadership: A Critical Perspective MGT536
    Managing for Sustainability  MGT583
    Managing Product & Service Innovation MKT520
    Project Managemen MGT553
  • HR Management

    Choose four subjects from the list below:

    Subject Code
    Human Resource Management HRM502
    International HRM HRM514
    International Management Behaviour HRM516
    Strategic Human Resource Management HRM528
    Training and Development Environment HRM560
  • Information Technology

    Choose four subjects from the list below:

    Subject Code
    Cloud Computing ITC561
    Cloud Security and Privacy ITC568
    ICT Project Management  ITC595 
    Information Security  ITC595 
    Internet of Things ITC560
    IT Management Issues  ITC563 
    IT Risk Management ITC505
    Telecommunications Management PG ITC540
  • Marketing

    Choose four subjects from the list below:

    Subject Code
    Consumer Behaviour MKT510
    Digital & Social Media Marketing MKT525
    Global Marketing MKT550
    Integrated Marketing Comms MKT570
    Managing Product and Service Innovation MKT520


It is possible to receive credit for a maximum of 50% of the course for postgraduate qualifications completed in the past ten years. Undergraduate level subjects will not make you eligible for credit.

It is possible for you to complete two master's degrees, the Master of Professional Accounting or Master of Commerce and the Master of Business Administration, within two years. You may get credit up to a maximum of 50% of the MBA program if you have been admitted to the MBA due to successful completion of the CSU Master of Business or Master of Commerce depending on the subjects studied and whether you have the relevant work experience required.

Business administration career opportunities 

An MBA can lead to a wide range of senior business and leadership roles, including:

  • Business consultant
  • Business development manager
  • Business analyst
  • Entrepreneur
  • Finance manager 
  • Investment fund manager
  • Sales manager.

Postgraduate entry requirements

Check the English language and academic entry requirements you need to meet in order to be accepted in to your chosen postgraduate course.


Find out the tuition fees and other costs for your chosen postgraduate program at Charles Sturt University Study Centres.

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