Master of Business

Why study the Master of Business at UNE?

This Master of Business offers you the choice of coursework or a combination of coursework and research. The core units will provide you with the broad base you need for success in business. The core units include a range of accounting, economic, management marketing and legal fundamentals that underpin contemporary business operations in public, private and non-for-profit sectors.

You can then choose to specialise in the Accounting, Business Economics or Finance major if you with to complete your Masters by coursework. If you are looking for a pathway into a research Masters or PhD, you can complete the Theory Application and Analysis major. Coursework in this major equips you to undertake your dissertation (research project).

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be equipped with a broad understanding of core business principles that can be applied in a range of contexts. Graduates who complete the coursework majors will have the necessary background for careers as managers, positions in the finance sector or the public sector.

The Theory Application and Analysis major is designed as a pathway to higher degree research opportunities. Self-direction, motivation, the capacity for critical thinking and organisation skills are demonstrated by the completion of the research project. Completing the research major demonstrates you have these skills and this can improve the chance of success when applying for increasingly competitive positions in business generally.

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Degree Snapshot

DURATION

1.5 or 2 Years Full-time
Up to 6 years Part-time

FEES

Full Fee
International

2016 STUDY OPTIONS
Armidale

Trimester 1, Off Campus
Trimester 1, On Campus
Trimester 2, Off Campus
Trimester 2, On Campus

Official Abbreviation MBus
Course Type Postgraduate
CRICOS Code 065807A
Commencing
Responsible Campus Admission Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Off Campus
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 Off Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Course Duration
  • 1.5 or 2 Years Full-time
  • Up to 6 years Part-time
Fees Full Fee / International
Total Credit Points 96
Entry Requirements

A candidate:

(a) shall hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification in a non-relevant discipline; or

(b) shall hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification in a relevant discipline*; or

(c) may be permitted to enrol concurrently for an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline* and the Master of Business provided that, except in special circumstances with the approval of the course coordinator, the candidate, as a full-time student, does not enrol in more than four units in each trimester, or, as a part-time student, does not enrol in more than two units in each trimester. The maximum number of credit points to be completed in the Bachelor degree will be 12.

*Relevant disciplines include but are not limited to: Accounting;

Business;

Finance.

International students must meet the University's English language requirements.

Advanced Standing

Candidates admitted under Rule (a) are referred to the University Policy on Advanced Standing. The maximum advanced standing shall be for units counting 48 credit points which are deemed to be equivalent to units offered by the University and approved for the course.

Candidates admitted under Rule (b) or (c) shall be granted a maximum of 24 credit points Specified Advanced Standing based on their admission to candidature. Up to a further 24 credit points may be granted based on units that were not part of the degree on which admission was based.

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These course rules & plans are ONLY to be used if you commenced, transferred or changed versions in the Master of Business in 2016.

Admission to Candidature

A candidate:
(a) shall hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification in a non-relevant discipline; or
(b) shall hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification in a relevant discipline*; or
(c) may be permitted to enrol concurrently for an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline* and the Master of Business provided that, except in special circumstances and with the approval of the course coordinator, the candidate, as a full-time student, does not enrol in more than four units in each trimester, or, as a part-time student, does not enrol in more than two units in each trimester. The maximum number of credit points to be completed in the Bachelor degree will be 12.

*Relevant disciplines include but are not limited to:

Accounting
Business
Finance

Students must meet the University's English language requirements.

Advanced Standing

Candidates admitted under Rule (a) are referred to the University Policy on Advanced Standing. The maximum advanced standing shall be for units counting 48 credit points which are deemed to be equivalent to units offered by the University and approved for the course.

Candidates admitted under Rule (b) or (c) shall be granted a maximum of 24 credit points of Specified Advanced Standing based on their admission to candidature. Up to a further 24 credit points may be granted based on units that were not part of the degree on which admission was based.

Period of Candidature

For candidates admitted under Rule (a), the period of candidature shall be:
(a) two years as a full-time candidate;
(b) up to six years as a part-time candidate.

For candidates admitted under Rules (b) and (c), the period of candidature shall be:
(a) 1.5 years as a full-time candidate;
(b) up to six years as a part-time candidate.

Course Requirements

To qualify for the award a candidate must pass units to the value of 96 credit points with at least 36 credit points at 500-level.

Program of Study

Candidates shall complete an approved program of study as outlined in the Course Schedule comprising:

For candidates admitted under Rule (a)
Course Structure Credit Points
Core Units 48 cps
Approved Major 48 cps
Total 96 cps

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For candidates admitted under Rule (b) and (c)
Course Structure Credit Points
Advanced Standing 24 cps
Core Units 24 cps
Approved Major 48 cps
Total 96 cps

To view complete Program of Study click here

Award of Degree

Candidates who meet the course requirements shall be awarded the Master of Business.
Candidates admitted under Rule (c) must fulfil all the requirements for an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree before being awarded the Master of Business.

Academic Progress

Any candidate admitted under Rule (c) who has not completed the requirements for an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree by the beginning of the second year of candidature may be asked to show cause as to why their candidature should not be discontinued.

Appeals

Candidates are referred to the Academic Assessment Appeals Policy and the Academic Assessment Appeals Procedures.

Improper Conduct

Candidates are referred to the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism Rules and the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism Rules -Plagiarism Investigation and Penalty Guidelines.

Course Aims

The Master of Business is designed for postgraduate students from within or outside the business discipline seeking to broaden their skills and employment opportunities in business. This award sets out to provide students with an understanding of a range of business disciplines, concepts and which are then developed, honed and refined to meet the particular requirements of discipline areas that each student opts to pursue in their choice of major. Students will be able to effectively identify, critically assess and appropriately address a variety of management challenges and issues that are part and parcel of contemporary business life.

Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate mastery of knowledge about a range of contemporary general management perspectives, theories and processes informed by the principles of sustainable ethical practice for application within a variety of managerial and business contexts;
  2. demonstrate a strong awareness of the global complexities and context within which contemporary businesses operate and an understanding of how to manage and value diversity in the workplace;
  3. demonstrate a current knowledge and understanding of research principles and methods as they apply to business;
  4. communicate appropriately and persuasively with a range of internal and external stakeholders;
  5. demonstrate a proficiency with the researching, presentation and dissemination of information within and outside business operations;
  6. develop a comprehensive understanding of a particular domain of business operations considered in the major study stream selected;
  7. identify complex business challenges and problems, collect relevant data, evaluate and synthesise a range of solutions, justify and recommend the best course of action; and
  8. plan and execute a substantial research-based project or capstone experience and/or piece of research.
Graduate Attributes
Knowledge of a Discipline

Students will demonstrate a broad range of knowledge in business drawn from accounting, economics, management, marketing and organisational research and be able to apply knowledge at an advanced level in business contexts or to appropriately address organisational problems. Discipline specific knowledge will be taught, assessed and practised in each of the majors. Students will demonstrate an awareness of the global complexities faced by contemporary businesses and the challenges posed by workplace diversity.

Communication Skills

Students will communicate effectively and confidently orally and in written forms; use numerical, graphical, visual and statistical forms of communication competently where applicable; appreciate the diversity of communication styles employed by individuals from different national and cultural backgrounds; use the medium and form of communication (including electronic) appropriate for a given situation; present well- reasoned arguments. Communication skills will be assessed and practised throughout the course.

Problem Solving

Students will be able to apply logical, critical and creative thinking to a range of problems; identify critical issues in the discipline or professional area; conceptualise problems and formulate a range of solutions that are appropriate to the national or cultural context of the problem; collect, collate and analyse relevant information to assist problem solving. Problem solving will be practised and assessed throughout the course.

Information Literacy

Students will be able to find information effectively and efficiently; critically evaluate information; manage information collected or generated; use information with understanding and acknowledge cultural, ethical, economic, legal and social issues surrounding its use; and acquire, organise and present information in a scholarly and professional way. Information literacy will be practised and assessed throughout the course.

Ethical Conduct and Social Responsibility

Students will demonstrate respect for, and acknowledgement of, ideas and knowledge of others; acknowledge the social and ethical implications of their actions; appreciate the impact of social change; recognise social justice issues relevant to their discipline and professional area. Social responsibility will be practised and assessed throughout the course.

Lifelong Learning

Students will reflect on personal limitations while developing the capacity to evaluate their current knowledge; practise intellectual curiosity, creativity and critical thinking; learn both independently and cooperatively; learn new skills and apply learning to new and unexpected business situations; recognise opportunities for further learning in both familiar and unfamiliar national or cultural settings.

Independence and Collaboration

Students will be able to work independently and collaboratively to achieve common goals and to solve problems; appreciate the different approaches that different cultures have to collaborative work; take responsibility and carry out agreed tasks. Team work will be practised throughout the course.

How to Apply

Domestic Students

All domestic students apply directly to UNE Business School

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International Students

International students apply directly to UNE through UNE International

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