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Master of Business Administration

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) qualifies students to apply an advanced body of knowledge for professional practice or scholarship in the discipline area of business administration or as a pathway for further learning at doctoral level. Graduates will be equipped with specialised knowledge and skills for professional practice in business. Student may choose to specialise in cybersecurity, global business, or information systems.

The course is designed to produce graduates who can make a positive contribution to society in business as effective communicators, innovators, and thought leaders. It challenges students to independently research and apply established theories to a range of real-world scenarios. Graduates will be able to demonstrate the autonomy, expert judgement, adaptability, and responsibility required of successful business leaders in an ever-changing and complex world.

Graduates of the MBA may find employment in executive leadership and senior management roles in a relevant occupational field, such as:

  • business and professional organisations;

  • entrepreneurial start-ups;

  • not-for-profit companies;

  • educational institutions that require skills in research and critical thinking.

Graduates may also choose to return to studies and progress along the pathway toward further research in business administration.

The course structure is based on four semesters (each semester is 12 teaching weeks, plus one review week and one exam week).

Course structure with a specialisation:

  • 90 credit points of core

  • 30 credit points of specialisation

  • 40 credit points of electives

Course structure with no specialisation:

  • 90 credit points of core

  • 30 credit points of any specialisation units

  • 40 credit points of electives

To qualify for the award of Master of Business Administration a student shall accrue an aggregate of at least 160 credit points, including satisfactory completion of the core units noted below.


BC400 Communication and Media Management

EC401 Economics and Finance

MK401 Marketing Innovation

1 x elective


BC500 Business Decision Making and Problem Solving

IM421 Information Systems

MG500 Leadership and Management

1 x elective


RS501 Research Methodology

ST401 Data Analytics and Modelling

2 x specialisation units


RS500 Capstone Project

1 x specialisation unit

2 x electives



IM410 Cybersecurity and Risk Management

IM520 Ethical Hacking and Defense

IM521 Digital Forensics

Global Business

EC501 International Economic Development

MG503 Strategic Management

MG505 Global Management

Information Systems

IM410 Cybersecurity and Risk Management

IM522 Big Data

IM523 Blockchain Technology

Note: RS500 Capstone Project (10 credit points) + 2 electives may be replaced by RS521 Research Project (20 credit points) + 1 elective.

More Information

For more information about elective units see the List of Units.

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