Master of Business Administration

Griffith University

Program Description

Master of Business Administration

Griffith University

An MBA is an advanced general management degree designed for managers who wish to develop a solid business foundation, as well as skills and knowledge of cutting-edge business practices for the 21st century. At Griffith University, our MBA program focuses around our values of responsible leadership; sustainable business practises; and a global perspective with the aim of making you an effective globally responsible business leader. The program has 9 core courses and 3 options and is offered face to face in a standard semester.

You will study courses in sustainability, accounting and reporting, finance, people management, strategy and innovation and managing change through responsible leadership. Through study you will be equipped with an understanding of the key functional areas within a business and the challenges facing businesses.

If you choose the fully flexible option you can choose to focus your electives in a particular area for example, finance, marketing or supply chain management. You can also choose to complete an award major in Public Policy. Courses offered as part of the Public Policy award major provide the breadth and depth of public management skills to advance your career both within the public sector the private-public sector interface.

Attendance information

The Master of Business Administration is offered full-time on-campus and is also available to students through a blended delivery format, combining online materials with access to the presentations of academics and external speakers. You may choose to study courses online and at other campuses if or where the program structure or your student visa allows.

International students must maintain a full-time study load. If you are an International student on a student visa you must ensure that you enrol in a way that will allow you to complete your enrolment within the expected program duration as stated on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE). Please note that an International student who is on a student visa is allowed to study a maximum of 25% of their program in online/distance mode after credit has been awarded and must be enrolled in at least 1 on campus course in each compulsory semester.

Attendance will normally be 3 hours per week per course for standard delivery or equivalent amount of time for courses delivered in intensive or online mode. As a full-time student, you will generally attend 10-15 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the semester.

Classes may be scheduled during the day and evening throughout the week, as well as in intensive mode (several full days in a row, often including at least some weekend class time).

International students are expected to make themselves available to attend all Orientation sessions commencing from day 1 of Orientation week. International students who cannot arrive in the country to begin studies by teaching week 1, must gain prior permission from the MBA Director to commence the program in that particular semester.

Overseas exchange program

International Exchange
The International Exchange component provides an opportunity for eligible MBA students to obtain experience at one of Griffith's international partner universities. Students may undertake international exchange components in any combination of 10 credit point, 20 credit point or 30 credit point programs provided the total number of credit points undertaken in international exchange components does not exceed 40 credit points. Students wishing to apply for international exchange components must:

  • achieve a Grade Point Average (GPA) of no less than 5.0 in their first semester of study or first 40 credit points of core courses or the GPA associated with the specific exchange program (whichever is higher); and
  • have completed at least four core courses prior to departure; and
  • gain approval from the MBA Director to study at a preferred overseas institution.

With the MBA Director's approval, students may apply to substitute a maximum of 20 credit points core coursework and take 20 credit points elective of International Exchange across a full-semester of study at an overseas partner university.

*Please note that students who wish to complete the award major in Public Policy are not eligible for international exchange components.

Two week intensive overseas programs

Selected MBA students will have the opportunity to attend the European Summer School for Advanced Management (ESSAM) program at Loughborough University in both London and Loughborough to explore the future of business in an international environment. Students must apply directly to ESSAM in the first instance. If application to the program is approved by ESSAM, students must then seek approval from the MBA Director. Students who attend and successfully complete the program will have their studies credited to your MBA or MBA (Advanced) program as 20 credit points of Free-choice electives. ESSAM will not normally be credited towards MBA core courses.

*Please note that courses completed at ESSAM will NOT be included in the student's GPA calculation.

Approval to attend ESSAM is not guaranteed and is at the discretion of the MBA Director. Students who wish to complete the award major in Public Policy are not eligible to attend ESSAM.

Career opportunities

You will be prepared for senior management positions in a wide range of industries and in all sectors. You will also have the skills needed to start your own business.

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Last updated March 24, 2016
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Australia Gold Coast, Queensland
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