Master of Business Administration
(16 subjects)

CRICOS Course Code: 068168C

Launch your senior management career

Can you see yourself in an exciting and dynamic business career? Choose our 16-subject MBA degree if you already have an undergraduate degree from a recognised Australian college or university, or an equivalent professional qualification. Study at our Study Centres in Melbourne and Sydney


2 years


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 a two-year MBA degree that will provide you with the relevant, real-world skills, knowledge and experience to help you succeed at the highest levels in business and industry. You will study 16 subjects and further your understanding of marketing management, strategy, finance and more. As part of this course, you also have the opportunity to specialise in one of the following areas: Accounting and Finance, Entrepreneurship and Leadership, HR Management, IT or Marketing.

What will you study?

You can choose from a range of MBA subjects and tailor your degree to your career aspirations. If you are admitted on to the MBA with a degree and no work experience, you will need to follow the set course structure outlined below.

You will study:

  • 3 core subjects
  • 1 restricted elective (Group A)
  • 4 restricted electives (Group B)
  • 4 professional development subjects
  • 4 specialisation OR restricted electives Set C.
  • Core subjects

    You will study the following core subjects:

    Subject Code
    Accounting and Financial Management MBA504
    Business Research MGT598
    International Business MGT530
    Organisational Behaviour HRM552
    Contemporary Management MGT501
    Marketing Management MKT501
  • Restricted elective subjects (Group A)

    Choose one elective subject from the list below:

    Subject Code
    Entrepreneurship Project MGT537
    Strategic Management  MGT510 

    If a subject completed as part of this restricted elective group is also a required subject in your chosen specialisation, you must complete an additional restricted elective subject.

  • Professional development subjects

    You must complete the following subjects as well as one additional elective from the restricted elective subjects (Set A, B or C):

    Subject Code
    Business Research MGT598
    International Business  MGT530 
    Organisational Behaviour  HRM552 
  • Restricted elective subjects (Group B)

    Choose four subjects from the list below:

    Subject Code
    Business Economics ECO501
    Corporate Finance FIN516
    Human Resource Management HRM502
    Leadership - A Critical Perspective MGT536
    Management of Change MGT540
    Managing for Sustainability  MGT583 
    Project Management MGT553
    Project Management ITC505

Business administration specialisations

If you choose to complete a specialisation, you will study four subjects within the groups below.

  • Accounting and Finance

    Choose four subjects from the list below:

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

    Choose four subjects from the list below:

    Subject Level Code
    Leadership: A Critical Perspective 5 MGT536
    Managing Product & Service Innovation 5 MKT520
    Managing for Sustainability 5 MGT583
    Digital and Social Media Marketing 5 MKT525
    Project Management 5 MGT553
    ITC Project Management 5 ITC505
  • Human Resource Management

    Choose four subjects from the list below:

    Subject Level Code
    Human Resource Management 5 HRM502
    International HRM 5 HRM514
    International Management Behaviour 5 HRM516
    Strategic Human Resource Management 5 HRM528
    HR Development Environment 5 HRM560
  • Information Technology

    Choose four subjects from the list below:

    Subject Level Code
    Information Security 5 TC595
    IT Risk Management 5 ITC596
    Cloud Computing 5 ITC561
    Cloud Security and Privacy 5 ITC568
    IT Management issues 5 ITC563
    Internet of Things 5 ITC560
    Telecommunications Management PG 5 ITC540
  • Marketing

    Choose four subjects from the list below:

    Subject Level Code
    Consumer Behaviour 5 MKT510
    Managing Product and Service Innovation 5 MKT520
    Digital & Social Media Marketing 5 MKT525
    Global Marketing 5 MKT550
    Integrated Marketing Comms 5 MKT570

Credit for previous postgraduate studies

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.

Progression from another Charles Sturt course

If you have been admitted to the MBA based on successfully completing our Master of Professional Accounting 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 our 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.

Business administration career opportunities

MBA graduates go on to further their professional career in a range of senior business positions, such as:

  • 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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