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Master of Business Administration MBA

Increase and deepen your range of management skills. This program covers the latest trends and influences in business and builds on your skills in critical thinking and analysis.

In this program you will:

  • Learn in a team environment where you and the other program participants share real-life management challenges and application of problem-solving skills
  • Complete six courses in the fundamentals of accounting, economics, corporate finance, strategic management and marketing. Then choose six interest topics, including international trade and finance, entrepreneurship, global business management, and research
  • Apply your new skills in your current job and complete the MBA flexibly either on campus or online

Location

CRICOS code

066777E

Duration

1.5 years 1.5 years Full-time or equivalent part-time Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
Full-time or equivalent part-time Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.

Indicative fees

Indicative 2023 fees ($AUD)

A$25,856 - 2023 Fees Fee-paying
Fee-paying
A$27,800 / A$41,700 Annual fee / Estimated total fee
Annual fee / Estimated total fee

Start

  • Session 1
  • Session 2
  • Session 3
  • Session 5
  • Session 6
  • Session 7
  • Session 1
  • Session 2
  • Session 3
  • Session 5
  • Session 6
  • Session 7
  • Session 2
  • Session 3
  • Session 5
  • Session 6
  • Session 7
  • Session 1

International students studying on a student visa can commence Session 2, Session 5 and Session 6 only. All intakes can be completed in either standard or accelerated study sequence. Offshore international students enrolling in this program can only study it fully online.

All intakes can be completed in either standard or accelerated study sequence. Offshore international students enrolling in this program can only study it fully online.

First intake Session 2, 2023 Only part-time study available. Offshore International students enrolling in this program can only study it fully online. This program is not available to International students studying in Australia on a student visa.

Start
  • Session 1
  • Session 2
  • Session 3
  • Session 5
  • Session 6
  • Session 7
  • Session 1
  • Session 2
  • Session 3
  • Session 5
  • Session 6
  • Session 7
  • Session 2
  • Session 3
  • Session 5
  • Session 6
  • Session 7
  • Session 1
Delivery mode
  • Blended Learning, Online
  • Blended Learning
Total courses
12
Total units
144
Duration
1.5 years 1.5 years
CRICOS code
066777E
UniSC program code
BU710
Program coordinator
Program structure
Required courses (6) 72 units

BUS703 Evidenced Based Decision Making
BUS704 Finance and Accounting for Managers
BUS705 Innovation Management and Professional Development
MGT701 Leading and Managing Organisations
MGT703 Strategy, Governance and Ethics
MKG701 Marketing in a Global Environment

Elective courses (6) 72 units

Select 6 elective courses (72 units) from any of the 500 or 700 level courses from School of Business and Creative Industries.

These electives can be used to study courses in the following interest areas:

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

Note: Not all UniSC courses are available on every UniSC campus.

Study sequences

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.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you also need to meet the minimum English language requirements for your chosen program. If you do not meet the minimum requirements, you may like to enrol in one of our English Language Programs.

Program requirements
In order to graduate you must:
  • Successfully complete 144 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
  • 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
Inherent academic requirements

Prospective students must consider the Inherent Academic Requirements before applying to study this program.

Refer to Business and Management discipline - Inherent Academic Requirements

USC strongly supports the rights of all people to pursue studies. The University embraces diversity and endeavours to accommodate all students.

What are Inherent Academic Requirements (IARs)?

The IARs of a program are those fundamental skills, capabilities and knowledge that students must be able to demonstrate in order to achieve the essential learning outcomes of the program, while maintaining the academic integrity of that program.

Students with a disability or chronic health condition may be able to have reasonable adjustments made to enable them to meet these requirements.

USC is committed to making reasonable adjustments to teaching and learning, assessment, placement and other activities to enable students to participate in their program.

Reasonable adjustments must not fundamentally change the nature of the IAR.

Consideration is given to a student's cultural and religious background/beliefs, which may impact on participation in their program or course. For further information contact Student Support.

Why are Inherent Academic Requirements (IARs) important?

IARs ensure the academic integrity of a program is maintained and preserves the University's learning, assessment and accreditation processes. They must be met by all students.

How does this affect you?

To successfully complete a program at USC, you need to be able to meet all the Inherent Academic Requirements.

If you are applying for a program, you should read the IAR statement carefully to ensure you are able to meet them.

If you have a disability or chronic health condition, contact a USC Disability Advisor to talk about the adjustments that may be put in place so you can meet the requirements.

Career opportunities

  • Account Executive
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • General Manager
  • High level management roles
  • Senior Project Manager

Memberships

Graduates may be eligible to become members of:

  • Institute of Managers and Leaders
Institute of Managers and Leaders Affiliate Membership for Postgraduate Business Students at UniSC

Domestic and international students at the University of Sunshine Coast have access to Affiliate Membership free of charge with the Institute of Managers and Leaders Australia and New Zealand (IML ANZ). You can find out more about the Institute.

Your complimentary Membership will be valid for the duration of your program, and one year after completion.

To become an Affiliate Member with IML please fill out the following registration form:

IML ANZ & UniSC Student Membership Registration Form

There are several benefits of IML ANZ Membership for UniSC Postgraduate Business Students:
• Opportunity to have your leadership capability assessed through a 360 degree-feedback assessment
• Build your leadership capabilities throughout the MBA/PG Business program
• Complimentary career development events and webinars
• Mentoring opportunities with industry
• Industry events and networking drinks

Fee-paying estimate
A$25,856 - 2023 Fees
Annual tuition fee ($AUD, 2023)
A$27,800
Estimated total tuition fee ($AUD, 2023)
A$41,700

Postgraduate coursework places

All postgraduate coursework programs are subject to tuition fees unless the postgraduate program is offered under Commonwealth support arrangements.

Eligible students (Australian citizens, permanent humanitarian visa holders and New Zealand Citizens who hold a Special Category Visa and meet the eligibility requirements) may seek assistance to defer payment via a FEE-HELP loan.

International student fee information is available on the Tuition fees and other costs page. For information on how higher degree by research student fees are calculated, including the Student Services and Amenities Fee, visit the Higher Degree by Research Student Fee Calculation Information page. Visit the HDR scholarships page for information on available scholarships.

Estimated total tuition fees are based on 2022 rates and the minimum number of courses required within the programs standard duration.

Annual tuition fees are based on 2022 rates and the equivalent full-time student load as per the recommended study sequence in the relevant program.

Actual fees payable are based on the actual enrolment load in a teaching period (excluding Study Abroad and Postgraduate Qualifying Pathway).

All prices quoted are in Australian Dollars (A$).

  • Session 1 and Session 7 intakes are an accelerated study sequence only
  • Session 2, Session 3 and Session 5 can be completed in either standard or accelerated study sequence
  • Session 6 can be completed in a standard or accelerated study sequence.
  • International students must complete the accelerated study sequence

Domestic applicants apply for admission direct to USC.

Find out about how to apply and key application closing dates.

No matter what kind of future you’re looking for, you can find it at USC. Our programs offer the choice and flexibility you need to get started on any career goal.

Visit How to apply for simple steps to submit your international student application and start your USC experience today.

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Student story

"What took me to the University of the Sunshine Coast was some entrepreneurship and innovation subjects. The other MBA programs were more focused on big business and solid organisations and I was working in start-up communities".