Master of Business Administration

Why study the Master of Business Administration at UNE?

Our MBA allows you to expand your professional skills and knowledge to achieve your career goals. The degree provides you with a comprehensive set of skills in the key fields of business analytics, decision making, ethics, management, marketing and strategy needed to operate in a globalised economy.

The focus of our 12 unit MBA is to give you a broad and contemporary perspective on management challenges in leading people and making decisions. You can choose from a range of units as part of your MBA, or choose to complete the major in Human Resource Management which is accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).

An optional major research project can enable strong candidates to move on to PhD studies.

Our MBA will challenge you to think in new ways and encourage you to apply that learning immediately. From day one, you will be testing your knowledge against the real world, integrating it into your thinking and becoming a more effective and adaptable manager in the process.

At UNE, online study is about flexibility and support that can only be provided by a university that has long understood the challenges faced by adults balancing work, family/life and study. We have three teaching periods (trimesters), commencing in February, June and October: giving you greater choice about when and how much you study each year.

All units are delivered through our online learning platform and are developed by skilled educational designers in order to maximise your learning experience. Optional face-to-face weekend schools provide you with the opportunity to come together to collaborate with your fellow students, and meet our highly qualified teaching staff in person.

Our units are taught by internationally recognised academics who have a strong track record in research and a wealth of experience in business and industry. Staff are continually commended by graduates for their enthusiastic and proactive engagement with students.

We offer a highly personalised education experience, helping you navigate your studies and to achieve your career aspirations.

Career Opportunities

The MBA is designed for working professionals seeking to broaden their skills and expand their opportunities within or beyond their current field of employment.

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Degree Snapshot

DURATION

Up to 6 years Part-time

FEES

Full Fee
International

2018 STUDY OPTIONS
Armidale

Trimester 1, Online
Trimester 2, Online
Trimester 3, Online

Official Abbreviation MBA
Course Type Postgraduate
Commencing
Responsible Campus Admission Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 3 Online
Course Duration
  • Up to 6 years Part-time
Fees Full Fee / International
Total Credit Points 72
How to Apply

All domestic students apply through the link below

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International students apply direct to UNE through UNE International. This course is only available online (distance education).

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Intensive Schools

Optional weekend schools are available for some units.

Entry Requirements

A candidate shall submit two referee reports from employers or senior colleagues (on company letterhead) plus a resume; and

(a) hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification in a relevant discipline* and at least two years of full time equivalent relevant professional experience**; or

(b) hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification or above in a non-relevant discipline and have at least two years of full time equivalent relevant professional experience**; or

(c) hold an AQF Level 8 Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma or Honours qualification plus at least two years of full time equivalent relevant professional work experience**; or

(d) hold an AQF Level 9 Masters qualification or above in a relevant discipline* and at least two years of full time equivalent relevant professional experience**.

*Relevant disciplines include, but are not limited to:

Business or

Management

**Relevant professional experience refers to a position of responsibility in any organisational or industry context.

Advanced Standing

Candidates admitted under Rule (a) shall be granted a maximum of 12 credit points of Specified or Unspecified 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 or relevant professional experience on which admission was based. This may include up to 12 credit points of specified or unspecified advanced standing for experiential learning, such as management/supervisory work experience which is in addition to the work experience used for the basis of admission (subject to course coordinator approval).

Candidates admitted under Rule (b) may be granted a maximum of six credit points of Specified or Unspecified Advanced Standing based on their Admission to Candidature. Up to a further 30 credit points may be granted based on units that were not part of the degree or relevant professional experience on which admission was based. This may include up to 12 credit points of specified or unspecified advanced standing for experiential learning, such as management/supervisory work experience which is in addition to the work experience used for the basis of admission (subject to course coordinator approval).

Candidates admitted under Rule (c) may be granted a maximum of 24 credit points of Specified or Unspecified Advanced Standing based on their Admission to Candidature. Up to a further 12 credit points may be granted based on units that were not part of the degree or relevant professional experience on which admission was based. This may include up to 12 credit points of specified or unspecified advanced standing for experiential learning, such as management/supervisory work experience which is in addition to the work experience used for the basis of admission (subject to course coordinator approval).

Candidates admitted under Rule (d) shall be granted a maximum of 36 credit points of Specified or Unspecified Advanced Standing based on their admission to candidature. This may include up to 12 credit points of specified or unspecified advanced standing on the basis of experiential learning, such as management/supervisory work experience which is in addition to the years of work experience used for the basis of admission (subject to course coordinator approval).

No Advanced standing shall be granted for special topic or dissertation units.

Academic Colours

String (BCC 127)

Further Information

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Course rules and plans for the Master of Business Administration, 2018, will be available in November. Course information relating to other years is available by selecting the year required from the list at the top right hand side of the page.
Course Aims

The Master of Business Administration is designed for working professionals seeking to broaden their skills and expand their opportunities within or beyond their current field of employment. This award sets out to provide graduates an opportunity to develop an advanced and integrated set of core competencies across a range of business disciplines and their embodied theory and principles. It will enable them to effectively identify, analyse and resolve any management issue they encounter. Students can undertake electives in specialist subjects and complete a major in Human Resource Management which is accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI). A blended learning model is used to enable students to interact with the unit coordinators and each other, creating a collaborative community of learning.

Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate advanced and integrated knowledge of contemporary business and management theory to promote sustainable business in a globalised economy, and the ability to plan and execute a substantial research-based project;
  2. utilise advanced cognitive and communication skills, tools and digital technologies to communicate appropriately and persuasively with a range of stakeholders;
  3. demonstrate an advanced ability to use creativity and judegement in analysing business problems to identify possible solutions;
  4. identify, critically evaluate and synthesise relevant information drawn from a range of sources in order to analyse complex business-related issues;
  5. critically evaluate and demonstrate advanced judgement in formulating high-level responses to complex social, cultural and ethical issues in a range of organisational contexts;
  6. demonstrate a preparedness to engage in continuous learning and reflection to develop new insights into professional practice; and
  7. illustrate advanced and integrated skills in working autonomously and with others to generate solutions and show a capacity to function as a leader, including the ability to collaborate in a range of contexts to achieve individual and common goals.
Graduate Attributes
Knowledge of a Discipline

Knowledge of a discipline is taught, practised and assessed in all units. Students will develop an advanced and integrated knowledge of key business and management theory and critically apply knowledge at an advanced level in business contexts to solve business problems. Students will also demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the global environment in which business is conducted. Students will learn through independent research, interaction with unit materials, unit coordinators and fellow students, and will be assessed using case analysis of both hypothetical and real-world examples, workplace learning by analysing and applying theory to their own workplace, theory-based assignments and via multiple examination modes.

Communication Skills

Communication skills are taught, practised and assessed throughout this course. Students will utilise advanced cognitive and communication skills, tools and digital techologies to communicate appropriately and persuasively with a range of stakeholders. Students will develop oral, written and presentation skills relevant to business contexts through assessments such as essays and oral presentations.

Problem Solving

This graduate attribute is taught, practised and assessed throughout the course using scenarios requiring students to use advanced cognitive and critical thinking skills to identify business issues, and to critically analyse and evaluate the relevant theories and concepts to construct business solutions.

Information Literacy

Information literacy is taught, practised and assessed throughout the course as students need to identify, critically evaluate and synthesise relevant information drawn from a range of sources in order to analyse complex business-related issues.

Ethical Conduct and Social Responsibility

Throughout the course, ethical conduct and social responsibility is taught, practised and assessed. Students need to reflect on the principles of professional and social responsibility and critically apply these to a range of ethical issues and scenarios. This is assessed through evaluation and analysis of reflective based and scenario based assessment tasks.

Lifelong Learning

Lifelong learing is taught and assessed in this course through reflective tasks that encourage critical analysis of professional experience, and appreciation of business as a dynamic discipline.

Independence and Collaboration

This graduate attribute is taught, practised and assessed in this course. Students are required to work independently and complete learning and assessment activities that require self-directed learning and initiative. Students are also required to collaborate in a variety of learning and assessment tasks throughout the course.

How to Apply

Domestic Students

All domestic students apply through the link below

For more information, click here

International Students

International students apply direct to UNE through UNE International. This course is only available online (distance education).

For more information, click here

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