MBA - Master of Business Administration

Swinburne University of Technology

Course details

CRICOS course code: 102648M

Level of study: Postgraduate

Summary

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) provides opportunities for students to develop their capability to engage and deal with uncertainty, change and turbulence in the environments in which their organisation operates. By studying an MBA, students develop skills in strategy, leadership, innovation, and ethical and social responsibility. The degree combined entrepreneurial thinking with leadership skills to prepare students to become skilled managers and leaders.

Course description

The Master of Business Administration focuses on leadership and change, innovation and entrepreneurship, finance, ethical practices and social responsibility. It equips students with the capacity to start new ventures or initiate organisational improvements successfully by building on authentic learning experiences and solutions-driven business scenarios. It provides an excellent opportunity for students to gain holistic management and business knowledge which prepares them for general management roles. The course design also allows the choice of electives to complete a related business specialisation such as supply chain management, project management and human resource management. Through the partnership with the Institute of Managers and Leaders, opportunities exist to participate in industry workshops, business case studies, mentoring, and personalised professional development.

The Master of Business Administration forms the final stage in a three-stage nested suite of programs consisting of: Graduate Certificate of Business Administration; Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (GD-BUSADM4); Master of Business Administration (MA-BUSADM5).

Career opportunities

Students’ career opportunities are enhanced by improving their leadership and management capabilities, and learning to operate effectively in a changing, complex and turbulent environment.

Aims and objectives

At completion of the Master of Business Administration, graduates will be able to:

  • apply coherent and advanced knowledge of business concepts in diverse contexts and applications using critical thinking
  • apply problem solving, design and decision making methodologies to identify and provide innovative solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence
  • communicate proficiently in professional practice to a variety of audiences, function as an effective member or leader of a diverse team, and use advanced tools and practices of business within project work
  • demonstrate professionalism, integrity, ethical conduct, professional accountability and a deep awareness of professional practices in a global and sustainable context
  • apply business fundamentals to the analysis, design and operation of a business model using appropriate business methods and tools, applied in a variety of contexts
  • Reflect on, and take responsibility for, learning and self-management processes
  • Apply knowledge of research principles and methods to plan and execute a piece of research with some independence

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
40,200 Per Year 27 Feb 2023
31 Jul 2023
2 years
Read more2 Year/s (depending on prior qualifications and experience may be completed in 1.5 years or 1 year full-time)

Self study / online (with attendance)
Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn Campus
John Street
Melbourne Victoria 3122
Australia
25,872 Per Year 07 Nov 2022
13 Mar 2023
10 Jul 2023
18 months
Self study / online (without attendance)
Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn Campus
John Street
Melbourne Victoria 3122
Australia

Entry criteria

Applicants are required to have one of the following:

completed a bachelor degree (or higher award) in any discipline from a recognised higher education institution or equivalent OR completed the Postgraduate Qualifying Program (available to International applicants only)

1.5 year program (full-time, or equivalent part-time)

Applicants who have completed one of the following may be able to complete the program in 1.5 years of full-time study (or equivalent part-time study): a bachelor degree in a related discipline; or a graduate certificate in a related discipline; or a bachelor degree (or higher award) in any discipline and have two years relevant work experience* or the Postgraduate Qualifying Program (available to International applicants only) PLUS either previous related discipline Higher Education Study, OR a minimum of two years relevant work experience

1 year program (full-time, or equivalent part-time)

Applicants who have completed one of the following may be able to complete the program in 1 year of full-time study (or equivalent part-time study): the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration; or an honours bachelor degree in a related discipline

English language requirements

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

  • Swinburne’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 70%, all skills 65%
  • minimum IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0
  • Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 58 (no communicative skills less than 50)
  • TOEFL iBT (internet-based) -79 (no less than 13 in reading, 12 in listening, 18 in speaking 21 in writing)
  • C1 Advanced - 176, no band less than 169
  • any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency.

Address

Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn Campus
John Street
Melbourne Victoria 3122
Australia
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