Course essentials

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VU course code:
BMMA
Study mode:
Full Time, Part Time
Location:
Delivery mode:
Blended
Block
Face to Face
Duration:
2 years full time or longer for part time

Develop specialist business knowledge and skills that will prepare you for management positions in a variety of fields.

Expand your professional skills across a range of areas of management including:

  • employee learning
  • organisational development and change
  • innovation
  • leadership
  • managing employees
  • stakeholder management.

Through case studies and work-related activities you will:

  • strengthen your critical analytical and decision making skills
  • improve your leadership and strategic thinking, research and negotiation skills,
  • sharpen your skills in values and ethical behaviour.

With hands-on experience, you will be prepared to respond to the challenges of today's global workplaces such as leading change courses, creating and leading project teams, and supporting staff to achieve their best.

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Direct applications due 1 March 2018.

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Careers

You have the opportunity to specialise in management areas such as learning and development or human resource development; change management or organisation development, or in leadership roles in innovation and business sustainability.

Course objectives

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.  

Course structure

To attain the Master of Business (Management), 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. Students to choose from either the Management or International Business specialisations.

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 BUSINESS UNITS

COLLEGE CORE UNITS

SPECIALISATION UNITS

Management

International Business

RESEARCH STUDIES OPTIONS

RESEARCH OPTION 1

24 credit points (equivalent to 2 units) elective units. Students to select from any postgraduate units from within the University (subject to availability).

RESEARCH OPTION 2

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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

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Admission & pathways

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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.
  • 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.

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