Master of Business Administration

University of Canberra

Program Description

Master of Business Administration

University of Canberra

Business savvy and ready to up the ante on your management career?

Our Master of Business Administration offers individuals who aspire to senior management and executive roles, the chance to develop high-level competencies relevant to the effective administration of a variety of enterprises.

Our course content covers all aspects of management, including managing people, finance, marketing, economics and strategic processes and your studies will culminate in the completion of a BGL research project. It will also arm you with the skills you need to succeed in increasingly complex business environments, including in international trade or public admin areas and the business savvy to negotiate your way through various legal, industrial and cultural boundaries.

Study a Master of Business Administration at UC and you will:

  • formulate a marketing strategy, with particular emphasis on the development of product, distribution, promotion, pricing strategies and tactics
  • understand and apply the basic techniques of corporate finance
  • demonstrate an understanding of the broad body of knowledge inherent in the process of strategic management
  • compare and contrast different forms of entrepreneurial theory and thinking in its role for idea and business development in the global economy
  • demonstrate a critical understanding of fundamental economic theories and concepts and how to apply them in practical business situations

Work integrated learning

In this course, you will undertake a specialised research project as part of the Faculty of Business, Government & Law’s commitment to supporting work integrated learning, which will enhance your employability and ensure you’re armed with the right mix of skills and knowledge to take a super-confident leap into your future career.

Career opportunities

A range of career opportunities exist for Master of Business Administration graduates, including as a:

  • Marketing manager
  • HR specialist
  • Health services manager
  • Financial manager
  • IT Director

Course specific information

Students must have a Bachelor qualification, or equivalent, in a related or unrelated field as well as three year’s work experience OR a Bachelor qualification or equivalent, in an unrelated field as well as a Graduate Certificate in Business or higher.

Course Requirements

Required - Must pass 27 credit points as follows

  • 6234 - Economics for Managers G - 3 cp, Level G
  • 6261 - Marketing G - 3 cp, Level G
  • 7776 - Managing Change and Innovation PG - 3 cp, Level P
  • 9501 - Financial Management G - 3 cp, Level G
  • 9504 - BGL Research Project PG - 3 cp, Level P
  • 9505 - Research Methods PG - 3 cp, Level P
  • 9511 - Strategic Management and Policy Development PG - 3 cp, Level P
  • 9582 - Institutions of Law and Government G - 3 cp, Level G
  • 9691 - Entrepreneurship PG - 3 cp, Level P
Restricted Choice - Must pass 9 credit points from the following


Or PG Level units within the other management postgraduate courses subject to Course Convener approval.

  • 6224 - Business Finance PG - 3 cp, Level P
<li> 6245 - International Trade Law PG - 3 cp, Level P</li> <li> 6268 - Public Policy PG - 3 cp, Level P</li> <li> 7775 - Leadership in Contemporary Organisations PG - 3 cp, Level P</li> <li> 8506 - Business and Government Internship PG - 3 cp, Level P</li> <li> 9508 - Public Management PG - 3 cp, Level P</li> <li> 9509 - Public Management at the Interface PG - 3 cp, Level P</li> <li> 9692 - Human Resource Management PG - 3 cp, Level P</li>

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a bachelor qualification, or equivalent, in a related field OR Bachelor qualification, or equivalent, in an unrelated field AND three years' work experience OR Bachelor qualification, or equivalent, in an unrelated field AND Graduate Certificate in Business or higher.

English Language Requirements

Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Learning objectives
Graduates of this course will have a broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge in a range of core areas of business management, such as marketing, accounting, economics, research methods, strategic management, innovation and IT, and the impact of law and institutions on business managers.
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Skills
Graduates will have well developed cognitive, technical and communication skills. They will be able to analyse complex problems in a range of disciplines and select appropriate methods and technologies when developing solutions and recommendations. They will be able to work with limited information, evaluate gaps in information and have the research skills required to find required information. They will have strong communication skills and will be able to transmit their knowledge, skills and ideas using a variety of communication styles, as would be expected by audiences from technical or non-technical backgrounds.
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Application
Graduates will apply their knowledge and skills to produce well developed advice and arguments. This will indicate graduates have developed and exercised judgement in the application of theories and rules when solving a variety of problems. Graduates will also demonstrate personal responsibility through their self-directed learning and team building.
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The Master of Business Administration learning outcomes are:
  1. A strong foundation in problem solving in real organisations including managing human resources and recent developments in these fields
  2. Ability to understand and navigate the increasingly complex legal, economic and global business environment including recent developments in these fields
  3. Ability to plan and manage innovation and organisational change using cognitive, technical and creative skills
  4. Professional development and experience in management of work and organisations demonstrating skills with creativity and initiative in new situations.
  5. An ability to make ethical, socially responsible and sustainable business decisions in a complex business environment demonstrating high level of personal autonomy and accountability
  6. Understanding of organisational and market research principles and methods by undertaking a research project related to recent developments in the chosen field.
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Cost & Fees

The fees detailed are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.

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Last updated October 4, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Jan. 2018
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3 semesters
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Australia - Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
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Price Fees per year : Domestic: $19,700; International: $30,930