Master of Business Administration MBA

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Program summary

Fast track your business career and open the door to senior management.

An MBA is an opportunity to increase and deepen your range of management skills. The program covers the latest trends and influences in business and builds on your skills in critical thinking and analysis.

Learn in a team environment where you and the other program participants share your real life management challenges and how you apply problem solving skills.

Complete eight courses in the fundamentals of accounting, economics, corporate finance, strategic management and marketing. Then choose four courses in topics that interest you including corporate finance, project management, entrepreneurship, global business management, informatics, research and many others.

Best of all, apply your new skills in your current job and complete the MBA flexibly either on campus or online.

Australian Financial Review MBA rankings

In the 2015 survey of Australian MBA programs conducted by the Australian Financial Review, USC's MBA program was ranked number 8 in Australia.

In the rankings by graduates it was ranked as number 1 in Australia in the categories 'Improvement in Skills' and 'Value for Money'.

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission candidates would normally be required to:

  1. possess an undergraduate degree from a recognised higher education institution or equivalent *
  2. have at least two years relevant full-time equivalent work or other relevant experience; and
  3. candidates whose first language is other than English must demonstrate an appropriate level of English proficiency. Refer to the English language requirements

* Applicants who do not possess an undergraduate degree but have at least 3 years’ relevant full-time equivalent work or other relevant experience may be admitted to the qualifying Graduate Certificate in Business Administration.

Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration will qualify the candidate for entry into the MBA for completion of the remaining courses.

Career opportunities

You qualify for high level management roles, such as, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, General Manager, Senior Project Manager or Account Executive.

Intakes - when to apply

There will be three intakes a year: Semester 1, Semester 2 and Trimester 3.

Application and admission advice

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What will I study

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Program structure

Required courses (8) 

ACC701 Accounting for Managers*
BUS702 Economics for Managers
BUS703 Managing Research
BUS704 Corporate Finance
MGT701 Managing Organisations
MGT703 Strategic Management
MKG701 Marketing Management

*For Semester 2, 2017 SouthBank students are required to substitute ACC701 Accounting for Managers with ACC506 Accounting Fundamentals 

PLUS select 1 course from:

MGT723 Research Project
MGT726 Managerial Project (Recommended)

Elective courses (4)

These elective courses can be used to complete a specialisation in one of the following areas:

OR select 4 courses from:

BUS705 Innovation and Management Decision Making
BUS706 International Business Law and Ethics
BUS707 Managing Across Global Cultures
BUS708 International Trade and Finance
BUS710 Marketing in an International Environment
HSM701 Contemporary and Emerging Issues in Health Sector Business Management
INF701 Management Informatics
MBA730 Contemporary and Emerging Issues in Business and Management
MGT702 Managing People
MGT704 Global Business Management
MGT711 Entrepreneurship and Venture Planning
MGT712 Corporate Governance, Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
MGT730 Leveraging Innovation, Design and Creativity
MGT731 Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation
MGT735 Retail Supply Chain Management and Procurement
MGT736 Supply Chain Sustainability and Risk Management
MGT737 Supply Chain Management
MKG721 Food Marketing
PRM701 Project Management Principles
PRM710 Project Risk
PRM720 Project Planning
PRM721 Project Integration

*For Semester 2, 2017 SouthBank students are required to substitute ACC701 Accounting for Managers with ACC506 Accounting Fundamentals 

Please note that the program structure of the MBA and names of courses are subject to change.

Note: Not all specialisations and USC courses are available on every USC campus.

Total units: 144

Recommended study sequence

Students who commenced prior to the current semester must complete the courses from their original program structure unless otherwise advised. For courses no longer included in the current sequence, use the course links in your structure for details of requisites and scheduling. This is a recommended study sequence to complete your program within the specified full-time duration.

Program requirements 

In order to graduate you must:

  • Successfully complete 144 units as outlined in the Program Structure
Program notes
  • Some specialisation areas are available as a part-time study option only
  • Specialisations available at SouthBank are International Business and Management
  • Only a full-time study option is available to international students on a Student Visa
  • Online study mode not available to international students on a Student Visa
  • Refer to Planning your study page to manage your progression
  • For Semester 2, 2017 SouthBank students are required to substitute ACC701 Accounting for Managers with ACC506 Accounting Fundamentals 

How to apply

Am I eligible to apply?
Domestic students
  1. Download and complete the Application for postgraduate coursework form and submit directly to USC.
  2. Lodge the completed application form with supporting documentation to Student Central by the due date.
International students

Apply direct to USC International

More information

International students should contact USC International

How to enrol

New to USC?

Once you have applied and received your offer of a place from USC, follow the steps to Get Started at USC to respond to your offer, plan your study and enrol in your courses.

Continuing students

Before you enrol, visit Planning your study to plan your study to make sure you study the right courses at the right time so you can finish your degree when you plan to.

Visit How do I enrol? for enrolment instructions and key dates.

More information

Refer to the Academic Calendar for key semester, session and/or trimester dates.

Search for answers and ask questions via askUSC, or contact Student Central.

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