Intakes: 

2021: February, July and November

Duration: 
2 years
Location: 
Fees: 

2021: A$15,300*
* fee per semester

Application due dates:
We are currently accepting applications for this course.

Overview

Launch your career in management with Victoria University's Master of Management. Gain specialist business knowledge and skills for leadership positions in various fields.

This masters course will help you make a confident step towards a senior role in business or the public sector. You will develop your strategic thinking, leadership, and negotiation skills.

We have strong industry connections and a practical focus on case studies and work-related activities. Graduating with hands-on experience, you'll be ready to respond to the challenges of today’s digitised global workplace.

During your study, you’ll have the opportunity to develop professional expertise in:

  • people management
  • human resource 
  • learning and development
  • organisational change
  • business innovation.

Victoria University’s business school prides itself on its links to the business community. We have strong industry connections, which we use to give you valuable work experience.

Honorary staff provide additional links with industry. These include finance guru Alan Kohler, founder of Eureka Report, Australia’s most successful investment newsletter.

We also host expos to network with leaders and employers from business, finance, and other relevant organisations.

If you have an Australian bachelor degree in human resources, business (or similar discipline), you may be eligible for an exemption of 48 credit points of study.

If you receive 48 credit points for previous study, you may be able to qualify with a masters in 1.5 years, enabling you to launch your professional management career sooner.

As part of your study, you will have the opportunity to put theory into practice in the workplace, delivering genuine management recommendations within a business setting.

Drawing on your study to apply a managerial perspective, you will analyse and solve an authentic business problem, and address real issues faced in organisations.

This work experience is invaluable when applying for jobs and stepping into a new role and a management career.

Following the overwhelming success of the revolutionary VU Block Model with undergraduate students, from 2021 we will start rolling out the Block Model to our postgraduate courses.

From 2021, we will deliver this course in an eight-week mode, which means you study two units (subjects) at a time over eight weeks (or one unit at a time over eight weeks for part-time study), rather than juggling several units at once. And with its focused timetables and smaller, collaborative classes, VU’s Block Model gives you more time to connect with your peers, lecturers and industry partners, helping you build strong professional networks.

The VU Block Model has improved our student results and engagement, and has won multiple international awards for innovation and excellence.

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Gain invaluable workplace experience.

Careers in management

Graduates of the Master of Management will gain the knowledge and capabilities to support management roles in the global and local business context.

The course offers the opportunity to specialise in management areas such as:

  • people management
  • functional business management
  • change management
  • organisation development
  • leadership roles in innovation and business sustainability.

Launch a career in management that suits your passions and interests:

  • business manager (functions)
  • general manager
  • operations manager
  • program, and project manager.

 

Course structure

To attain the Master of Management, students will be required to complete 192 credit points consisting of:

  • 48 credit points college core units
  • 96 credit points professional core units
  • 12 credit points BMO5501 Business Ethics and Sustainability; and,
  • 12 credit points BMO7006 Applied Business Project (Capstone); and,
  • 24 credit points elective units. Please check any pre-requisite requirements prior to enrolling.

College Core Units

Professional Core Units

Core Units

24 credit points elective units

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. Adapt cross-disciplinary knowledge in decision making with creativity for new management contexts;  
  4. Exhibit accountability in autonomous and collaborative judgements and innovative strategic thinking in response to contemporary and future professional management challenges;  
  5. Formulate, implement and evaluate industry-specific investigations to resolve complex professional problems and inform decision-making;  
  6. Articulate 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; and,  
  8. Inquire, contextualize, evaluate and design an evidence-based capstone project to theorize and showcase innovative 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.

Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency.

Entry requirements

Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in any discipline
OR
Completion of an Australian Graduate Diploma (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.

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