Information on this page is for international students

Intakes: 
2018: February and July
Duration: 
2 years
Location: 
Fees: 
2018: A$14,300 per semester

We are currently accepting applications for this course

Overview

Gain the specialist knowledge and skills that will prepare you for senior management positions in a variety of fields.

You will develop an understanding of the overall management of an organisational unit, including its marketing, finance and people.

This course presents a strong foundation in conceptual knowledge incorporating recent developments in sustainability and global trends in business. Stay up-to-date with current industry practices while developing expertise in:

  • critical thinking
  • problem solving
  • creativity and
  • leadership.

CEO Magazine's 2017 Global Rankings awarded our MBA a Tier One rating for its excellent lecturers, small class sizes, student diversity, value-for-money and international study options.

Study in France

Take the exciting opportunity to study abroad at Neoma Business School, France as part of VU’s exchange program, for valuable networking and learning opportunities.

Dynamic learning

You'll gain hands-on experience, with assessments designed to solve real business problems through simulation or working with an industry or community partner.

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Careers

This course could lead to general management and middle management positions in a variety of industries.

Organisations employing MBA graduates

Our students come from a range of professional backgrounds and gain employment in dynamic management and consulting roles in Australia and overseas within the finance, information technology, marketing, engineering, construction, tourism and sporting industries.

Past graduates have gone on to work for organisations such as the United Nations, started their own business or gained a solid business education to complement their existing experience.

Salaries

Australian MBA graduates have the highest MBA compensation (salary plus bonus) in the world at an average of A$142,700 (QS TopMBA Jobs and Salary Report).

 

Course structure

To attain the Master of Business Administration, students will be required to complete 192 credit points (equivalent to 16 units) consisting of:

  • 48 credit points (equivalent to 4 units) college core units
  • 24 credit points (equivalent to 2 units) core units
  • 84 credit points (equivalent to 7 units) professional core units

Plus either / or
OPTION 1
12 credit points (equivalent to 1 unit) capstone unit; and,
24 credit points (equivalent to 2 units) elective units. Students to select from any postgraduate units from across the University (subject to availability). Please check any pre-requisite requirements prior to enrolling.
OPTION 2
12 credit points (equivalent to 1 unit) research proposal unit; and,
24 credit points (equivalent to 2 units) minor thesis unit.

Year 1

Year 2

plus

OPTION 1

24 credit points (equivalent to 2 units) from any of the university postgraduate courses (unit offering is subject to availability)

or

OPTION 2

On completion of eight approved units of study students can exit this course and will be eligible to receive the Graduate Diploma of Business Administration. On completion of four approved units of study students who choose to exit the course will be eligible to receive the Graduate Certificate in Business

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Critically reflect upon theoretical approaches and analyse their application to achieve effective management strategies.  
  2. Justify and interpret theoretical propositions and related bodies of knowledge to critically evaluate the resolution of business problems and recommend actions relevant to contemporary business settings.  
  3. Critically apply cross disciplinary knowledge in decision making with creativity for new contexts.  
  4. Demonstrate accountability in autonomous and collaborative judgements and innovative strategic thinking in response to contemporary and future professional management challenges.  
  5. Work as a reflective practitioner to formulate, implement and evaluate industry-specific investigations to resolve complex professional problems and inform management decision making.  
  6. Communicate effectively to specialist and non- specialist audiences including multi-disciplinary teams, diverse cultural communities and business and other professional organisations.  
  7. Exemplify initiative and leadership in a dynamic 21st century work environment, acting consistently, ethically and socially responsibly.  
  8. Plan and execute a substantial research based project or evidence-based capstone experience linked to contemporary sustainable, socially responsible and ethical management practices to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at abstract and practical levels.  

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take, and optional \'elective\' units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.

Credits

Each unit is worth a set amount of study credits based on the amount of time you study. Generally, 1 credit is equal to 1 hour of study per week.

Admission & pathways

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.

Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

  • Bachelor/Honours degree: Successful completion of a non-cognate (any discipline) Bachelor/Honours Degree and a Graduate Certificate in a cognate (similar discipline) field.
    Successful completion of a non-cognate (any discipline) Bachelor/Honours Degree and four years full-time work experience post-graduation including at least 2 of the 4 years full-time work experience gained while working in a dedicated supervisory/management role as approved by the College.
  • International: In addition to satisfying the Bachelor/Honours Degree or Mature Age admission requirements, International Students must provide evidence of proficiency in the English language as demonstrated by: International English Language Testing System or its equivalent - overall score of 6.5 and no individual band score less than 6.
  • Mature: In the absence of a Bachelor/Honours Degree, 7 years full-time work experience including at least 3 of the 7 years full-time work experience gained while working in a dedicated supervisory/management role in business, logistics or supply chain management as approved by the College.

English language requirements

Find out if you meet the entry requirements, including English language and academic requirements.

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

If you have completed study with another university or institution and believe you are eligible to receive credit for skills and past study, you can apply for advanced standing.

Applications for advanced standing can be made after a discussion with your course coordinator or academic adviser.

How to apply for this course

We are currently accepting applications for this course.

Methods of applying:

International students can apply directly to Victoria University using our online application system, or apply through an education agent.

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Information and fees listed above are for non-resident students. Fees are accurate at the time of viewing and will be subject to annual increases. Some courses require students to purchase equipment or clothing that they will need in the course. These equipment or clothing costs are not included in the course fees listed above and we recommend that you confirm these costs with the relevant college.

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