Master of Business Administration (Extended) - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Master of Business Administration (Extended)

Broaden your managerial skills.

In today’s business world, the demands of management require you to have an increasing range of skills in all facets of business. You learn to integrate knowledge and skills across functions and disciplines, and focus on the application of theory and execution of practice.

Study location
  • Sunshine Coast
Sunshine Coast and Online: Session 2, Session, Session 5, Session 6, Session 7 (accelerated), Session 1 (accelerated)
Program length (full-time)
2 years or 1.5 years accelerated delivery^
Annual tuition fee 2020
Estimated total tuition fee *
  • Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
  • * Estimated tuition fees are based on 2020 rates. Refer to international fees for more information.
  • Not all majors/minors and elective options are available at every campus. You should refer to the What Can I Study tab, and the proposed study sequence for your chosen campus and intake for further information.
  • ^The courses in the accelerated program offerings (Sunshine Coast and online) will be scheduled across various teaching periods a year which will facilitate completion of the 192 unit master degree in one and a half years.
Study locations QTAC code
  • Sunshine Coast N/A
  • Online N/A
USC program code
Sunshine Coast and Online: Session 2, Session, Session 5, Session 6, Session 7 (accelerated), Session 1 (accelerated)
2 years full time or equivalent part time
Study mode
Blended Learning, Online
Total courses
Total units

The Master of Business Administration (Extended) program includes courses that explore current business issues and the opportunity to complete a specialisation in Supply Chain Management, International Business, Health Sector Business Management, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, Management or Marketing.

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; and
  2. candidates whose first language is other than English must demonstrate an appropriate level of English proficiency. Refer to the English language requirements

Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration will qualify the candidate for entry into the Master of Business Administration (Extended) for completion of the remaining courses.

Career opportunities

Graduates of Master of Business Administration (Extended) program work in a diverse range of roles in industry and public sector organisations.

Program structure

Required courses (8) 96 units

ACC701 Accounting for Managers
BUS703 Managing Research
BUS705 Innovation Management
MGT701 Leading and Managing Organisations
MGT703 Strategic Management
MKG701 Marketing Management

PLUS select 1 course from:

BUS702 Economics for Managers
BUS502 Principles of Economics for Accountants

PLUS select 1 course from:

ACC511 Managerial Finance
BUS704 Corporate Finance
BUS708 International Trade and Finance

Specialisation (4) 48 units

Select 1 specialisation from the following areas:

Elective courses (4) 48 units

Select 4 postgraduate level elective courses (48 units) from the USC Business School.

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: 192
Program requirements 

In order to graduate you must:

  • Successfully complete 192 units as outlined in the Program Structure
Program notes
  • Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 48 unit points per semester (normally 4 courses) and following the recommended study sequence
  • The unit value of all courses is 12 units unless otherwise specified
  • It is each students responsibility to enrol correctly according to your course requisites, program rules and requirements and be aware of the academic calendar dates
  • Some specialisation areas are available as a part-time study option only
  • Specialisations available at SouthBank are International Business and Management
  • To register your specialisation email your request to
  • 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 the Managing your progression page for help in understanding your program structure, reviewing your progress and planning remaining courses

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