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1.5 years full time or longer for part time
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Applications due 1 March 2018

Overview

Take your career in business to the next level with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Victoria University.

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

Delivered by the Victoria Graduate School of Business (VGSB), the Master of Business Administration covers a broad range of business and management disciplines. Tailor your MBA by completing elective units in a particular business area of study.

Our MBA does not assume any previous studies in business or management and covers a broad range of disciplines focused on business management, including:

  • ethics and sustainability
  • leadership and strategy
  • enterprise resource planning systems
  • accounting and finance
  • human resource management and industrial relations
  • information systems
  • marketing
  • logistics and supply chain management
  • sport business
  • innovation, knowledge and change management.

Exemptions are available for completed units in the CPA Professional Program and the Charted Accountants – Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) Program. Please contact the course coordinator for further details.Take your career in business to the next level with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Victoria University.

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Careers in business administration

Master of Business Administration graduates find employment in dynamic middle to senior management roles across finance, IT, marketing, engineering, construction, tourism and sporting industries, both in Australia and overseas. Past VU MBA graduates have undertaken career paths as diverse as joining the United Nations and running successful local small businesses.

Job titles

Career progression toward senior management roles that may include:

  • chief executive officer
  • chief information officer
  • marketing/communications director
  • human resources director
  • financial manager.

Salaries

Australian Master of Business Administration graduates have the second highest MBA compensation (salary plus bonus) in the world at an average of A$115,600 (QS TopMBA Jobs and Salary Report).

Connection with industry

In addition to highly qualified VU teaching staff (95% hold a PhD) who are renowned in research and working in industry, you will hear from industry guest lecturers including:

  • Mike Smith, former ANZ CEO (2007-2015)
  • Alan Kohler, business commentator/financial journalist (ABC, Eureka Report)
  • Dr Craig Emerson, former federal Minister for Finance (2010-2013)
  • VU MBA Alumni.

Our industry and workplace partners have included Crown Hotels, the NAB, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, IBM and Tennis Australia.

To further support you in the transition to employment, Victoria University has links with:

  • Certified Practising Accountants (CPA)
  • Governance Institute of Australia
  • Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)
  • Graduate Management Association of Australia (GMAA).

Course structure

To attain the Master of Business Administration, 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 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, Semester 1

Year 1, Semester 2

Plus

OPTION 1

12 credit points (equivalent to 1 unit) elective unit. Students to select from any postgraduate units from across the University (subject to availability). Please check any pre-requisite requirements prior to enrolling.

or

OPTION 2

Year 2, Semester 1

Plus

OPTION 1

and

12 credit points (equivalent to 1 unit) elective unit. Students to select from any postgraduate units from across the University (subject to availability). Please check any pre-requisite requirements prior to enrolling.

or

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 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.

Fees & scholarships

Fee type: Full-fee

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  2. Look up the individual unit costs in the higher education unit of study fees list.
  3. Add up the relevant amounts.

Scholarships & assistance

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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 cognate (similar discipline) Bachelor/Honours Degree; OR
    Successful completion of a non-cognate (any discipline) Bachelor/Honours Degree and a Graduate Certificate in a cognate (similar discipline) field.

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.

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