Information on this page is for international students

Intakes: 
2018: March, July and November
Duration: 
1.5 years
Location: 
Fees: 
2018: A$12,900 per semester

We are currently accepting applications for this course

Overview

Become an expert in workplace management through study and hands-on experience. Gain the skills needed to manage project teams and lead change.

Our Master of Management focuses on managing people, systems and projects in today’s global organisations. It allows graduates to build on their qualifications with specialised expertise.

The course develops your professional skills for a career in business, not-for-profit organisations or the public sector.

Our management study areas include:

  • innovation
  • leadership
  • managing staff
  • organisational development and change
  • staff learning
  • people/HR management.

We make sure your learning is relevant and applicable to real work situations. You’ll take part in case studies and work-related activities. These are designed to strengthen your research, strategic-thinking and negotiation skills. Your study will be underpinned by ethical leadership values.

When you graduate, you’ll be ready for senior management roles.

Victoria University’s college of business provides links and guidance from various workplaces. Our strong industry connections offer valuable work experience and contacts.

We have an advisory board made up of working professionals. Regular meetings with this Board keeps our methods up-to-date, and provides mentorship to our students. Members include active managers from business, HR and not-for-profit organisations.

We also host expos where you can network with industry leaders and employers.

VU has an established research focus, and our Masters of Management has an important research component. You may undertake a research project in an organisation relevant to your career aspirations. This helps you build valuable analytical and problem-solving skills in a real-world setting.

Our research projects are designed to help you prepare for management roles, or for higher-level (doctoral) study.

The Victoria Graduate School of Business is in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, directly opposite Flinders Street Station.

Many of our postgraduate students are working professionals, so we keep our study flexible and convenient. Our campus is the perfect location if you are juggling work and study, especially if you currently work in the CBD.

We have strong relationships with the nearby business community – and leverage these relationships to give you highly relevant, practical experience during your studies.

As a postgraduate student you might want to take up one of many opportunities to further develop your academic language and study skills. VU’s Learning Hubs are welcoming spaces where you can improve your study and employability skills.

We offer maths, writing, careers and English-language advice, and show you effective ways to study and manage your time.

Our programs include:

  • workshops
  • drop-in sessions
  • peer mentoring
  • maths and writing resources
  • resume and career guidance.

We also have accessibility support services and counselling services available for all students.

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Careers in management

Our Masters of Management prepares you for a career in specialist areas including:

  • learning and development or HR development
  • change management or organisation development
  • leadership roles in innovation and business sustainability.

General management (JobOutlook) and HR management (JobOutlook) are both predicted to experience strong growth over the next few years.

Salaries

The average salary for human resource managers in Australia is A$97,500 (JobOutlook).

Salaries for general managers are around $100,000 (JobOutlook).

Course structure

To attain the Master of Management, students will be required to complete 144 credit points (equivalent to 12 units) consisting of:

  • 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 research project 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.

Research Option 1

24 credit points elective units. Students to select postgraduate units from any College of Business Masters course (subject to availability).

Research Option 2

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 management 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 management practitioner to formulate, implement and evaluate industry-specific investigations to resolve complex professional problems and inform 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 inspirational 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 to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at abstract and practical levels to enhance the sustainability, viability and effectiveness of management practices.  

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.

Entry Requirements

Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a similar discipline
OR
Completion of an Australian Graduate Certificate (or equivalent) in a similar discipline
PLUS
IELTS (or equivalent): Overall score of 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking)

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

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.

VU takes care to ensure the accuracy of this course information, but reserves the right to change or withdraw courses offered at any time. Please check that course information is current with the Student Contact Centre.