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Start date:
5 November 2018
Duration: 
2 years full time or longer for part time
Location: 
Delivery mode: 
Blended
Burst
Face to Face

Overview

Launch your career in management with the popular Master of Business (Management). Gain specialist business knowledge and skills for leadership positions in various fields.

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

Your study outcomes will be supported by our strong industry connections and a practical focus on case studies and work-related activities.

Depending on study choices, you’ll also develop professional expertise in:

  • people/HR management
  • learning & 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 where you can network with leaders and employers from business, finance and other relevant organisations.

VU has an established research focus. This includes industry partnerships where you can build networks and on-the-job experience.

When you study the masters you’ll acquire valuable, transferable business research skills. You can undertake a research project that examines a real business situation. Or you may choose a research thesis, an extended study option, applying theory and analysis to a relevant organisation.

Our applied focus in research projects is designed to prepare you for work in business or government.

 

Many of our postgraduate students are working professionals, so we keep our study flexible and convenient. The Victoria Graduate School of Business had its campus in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, directly opposite Flinders Street Station.

We have strong relationships with the nearby business community – and leverage these 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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Already a VU student?

To transfer into this course from another apply online at our Admissions centre.

Remember it’s best to be accepted into your new course before withdrawing from your current one.

Careers in business management

The fields of general management (JobOutlook) and human resource management (JobOutlook) are both predicted to experience strong growth over the next few years.

Careers in management are diverse and job titles include:

  • business manager
  • corporate general manager
  • human resource manager
  • learning and development coordinator
  • operations manager
  • project manager.

Salaries

The following are average Australian salaries:

 

Course structure

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

  • 72 credit points (equivalent to 6 units) core units 
  • 84 credit points (equivalent to 7 units) professional core units.

Plus either 
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.
OR
OPTION 2
12 credit points (equivalent to 1 unit) research proposal unit; and,
24 credit points (equivalent to 2 units) minor thesis unit.

Students may exit this course with Graduate Diploma of Business (Management) if they meet graduation requirements of the course.

Core Units

Professional Core Units

Research Studies Options

Research Option 1

24 credit points elective units. Students to select from any postgraduate units from within the University (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.

Fees & scholarships

Fee type: Full-fee

The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re a Commonwealth supported student or full-fee paying.

If you enrol in a:

To calculate the total cost of your course:

  1. Select which units you’d like to study.
  2. Look up the individual unit costs in the higher education unit of study fees list.
  3. Add up the relevant amounts.

Scholarships & assistance

Apply for a scholarship to help with your study costs.

We can help with fee assistance and advice.

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

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.

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

Before you apply

Before applying, you should consider whether you also want to apply for:

  • Special admission programs: Depending on your life circumstances you may be eligible for special consideration of your application.
  • Advanced standing: If you have significant experience or studies elsewhere you may be eligible for credit for some units of your course and not have to undertake them.

Apply direct to VU

Apply direct to VU using our admission centre submit applications for one or more courses, track and save your progress and upload additional information.

Direct applications are due on 28 October 2018 for our next intake which starts on 5 November 2018.

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