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Master of Business Administration

The Master of Business Administration has been developed by our team of highly qualified and experienced academics and professionals. The extensive investment in the development of this higher level degree, provides our students with the advanced skills and knowledge to work within complex business environments.

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Qualification Level

Master of Business Administration

Duration

18 months

Course Delivery

Learn externally with online support. Our programs are designed to fit around your needs

Subject Areas Include:

  • Management and Leadership
  • Accounting and Business Analysis
  • Marketing Management
  • Business Strategy
  • Economics for Managers
  • With specialisation areas of Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, and Project Management.

First Year

Term 1

MB01 - Management and Leadership

The unit is designed for students who have or are likely to acquire managerial responsibility and/or who have leadership aspirations. Students will be required to critically analyse current theories and practices of management and leadership, as well as engage in the development of personal leadership attributes and strengths.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: Nil

MB02 - Accounting and Business Analysis

This subject equips the students to fully understand the business information through accounting and know how to interpret it. This subject allows the student to gain knowledge in reading accounting reports, interpreting information and analyse and project future change and growth.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: Nil

Term 2

MB03 - Managing People

This subject equips the students to fully understand the development and implementation of organisational strategy by representing the concerns and issues surrounding human resources, including diversity, staffing, employment law and training and development.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: Nil

MB04 - Marketing Management

The aim of this subject is for students to develop knowledge and skills regarding key concepts in marketing, understanding the marketing environment, and demonstrate critical marketing planning, implementation and evaluation skills.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: Nil

Term 3

MB05 - Contemporary Business Environments

This unit explores the fundamental issues regarding the corporate component of managing an organisation. Students will be provided with the opportunity to develop current corporate governance knowledge, develop the capacity to analyse and report on key corporate governance issues, and demonstrate an understanding of current legal and risk management challenges within public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: MB01

MB06 - Economics for Managers

This subject focuses on both microeconomics and macroeconomics. Issues in the international economy affect individual businesses, therefore the basics of international economics are discussed, including the effects of international trade policies and exchange rates.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: MB02

Term 4

MB07 - Decision-Making for Business

This subject focuses on the development of a theoretical and practical understanding of the concepts and processes necessary for effective business decision making and problem solving.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: MB02

MB08 - Business Strategy

This unit focuses on what effective business strategy is, both theoretically and in practice, how it will be communicated and understood. It encompasses topics which are considered essential for the understanding, execution and evaluation of business strategy.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: MB05

Second Year

Term 5 - Specialisation subject

MB09 - Industry Project 1

This project is designed to provide the opportunity for students to conceptualise and develop an applied framework in preparation for the planning, implementation and evaluation of their industry project.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: MB07, MB08

Term 6 - Specialisation subject

MB10 - Industry Project 2

This subject is a capstone component of the MBA specialisation. Students must focus on their chosen area of specialisation and on the key stages of conducting a consulting project within an industry/business setting.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: Specialisation 1, MB09

Specialisations

Entrepreneurship

MBE01 - Entrepreneurship and Venture Creation

The objective of this subject is to expose the students to approaches to venture creation placing the entrepreneurial team at the Centre of the venture creation process.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: MB04, MB08

MBE02 - Venture Commercialisation

The subject integrates knowledge and skills of entrepreneurship, innovation, commercialization and strategic management with prior knowledge of accounting, finance, statistics, marketing and sales. Students learn how to evaluate a business opportunity and develop it through the various stages of commercialization towards an operational business model for early-stage enterprises.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: MBE01

Human Resources

MBH01 - HR Challenges and Future Directions

This subject provides students with an overview of the key principles and processes regarding managing people within a Human Resources Management context. Students will be exposed to a number of organisational scenarios where Human Resources professionals play a crucial role in addressing organisational challenges.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: MB03

MBH02 - Strategic Human Resource Management

This subject provides students with the opportunity to understand many of the key challenges faced by current and future Human Resources managers and leaders. Students will gain an understanding of cultural, technological and ethical issues in relation to Human Resources practice and performance.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: MBH01

Finance

MBF01 - Corporate Finance

This subject focuses on a core set of skills in financial statement analysis, firm cash flows and risk and return, valuation, investment decisions, working capital management, firm value, strategy and planning necessary in corporate finance positions.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: MB02, MB06

MBF02 - Financial Strategy and Markets

This subject provides an overview of the major Australian financial institutions, markets and monetary processes. It is aimed to assist students to develop a thorough understanding of finance within the Australian context.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: MBF01

Marketing

MBM01 - Consumer Behaviour and Communication

This subject provides students with the opportunity to understand and acquire current knowledge about both academic and applied elements of consumer behaviour and marketing communication. The focus is on understanding where consumer behaviour fits in terms of marketing strategy and the role of communication channels.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: MB04

MBM02 - Strategic Marketing

Strategic marketing focuses on the theoretical and applied importance of marketing strategy in relation to business competition and the various kinds of business and market analyses.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: MBM01

Project Management

MBP01 - Project Processes and Systems

This subject provides the necessary knowledge and skills for understanding and applying the project processes and how they are related to other business operations. It also develops an essential ‘systems thinking’ approach to project management which is vital in understanding the complexity and dynamics of a project and its operating environment.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: Nil

MBP02 - Project Risk Management

This subject examines the methods of understanding and identifying various risks involved in a project. Students will be introduced to techniques for analysing, estimating and prioritising risks.

EFTSL: 0.125
Pre-requisite Subjects: MBP01

Term 1, 2020

Commencement: 10th February 2020
Census: 24th February 2020
Completion:10th April 2020

Term 2, 2020

Commencement: 27th April 2020
Census: 11th May 2020
Completion:26th June 2020

Term 3, 2020

Commencement: 20th July 2020
Census: 3rd August 2020
Completion:18th September 2020

Term 4, 2020

Commencement: 12th October 2020
Census: 26th October 2020
Completion:11th December 2020

2020 Tuition Fees

Course Duration Number of Subjects Tuition Fee per Subject Total Course Cost
Master of Business Administration 18 months full time or up to 6 years part-time. 12 $2,490.00 $29,880.00

Payment of Fees

Each Term, the subject fee is paid for each subject in which the student is enrolled. Students are able to either pay their own fees for each subject in which they are enrolled or choose to pay the subject fees using FEE-HELP (if eligible). Students can also choose to pay a portion of their subject fees themselves and the remaining portion using FEE-HELP (if eligible). Please note that the above subject fees are current for this calendar year and are reviewed and changed at the Institute's discretion for future semesters.

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FEE-HELP is available for eligible students to pay their tuition (subject) fees. You can find out more about Fee Help from the following publication: Fee Help Information – 2019. The Request for FEE-HELP Assistance form to apply for FEE-HELP will be provided to you upon being offered a place in the course or, for current students, with your semester enrolment information.

If paying their own fees, students provide credit card details on the Term Enrolment Form or pay their fees by cheque or money order. Subject fees are due within 14 days of the Term commencing and an invoice/receipt is issued to the student.

Additional and Non-Tuition Costs

The following additional and/or non-tuition costs apply:

Textbooks

Textbook requirements vary between subjects and there are price variations between textbooks. Students receive a Textbook List with their Confirmation of Term Enrolment pack. Students are able to source textbooks from other suppliers if they choose. Students are encouraged to submit their online textbook order through the Co-Op https://www.coop.com.au/textbook/search prior to commencing their studies for the Term.

Library

External students borrowing hard copy library resources will need to pay for postage to return the borrowed item/s to the Institute at Locked Bag 15, Fortitude Valley 4006. Please refer to the Australia Post postage calculator for current indicative pricing: http://auspost.com.au/apps/postage-calculator.html.

For students living overseas, please check postage costs with your chosen postal or courier service. Overdue items are charged at $1- per day until the item is returned.

Entry Requirements

You can apply for entry into the Master of Business Administration if you have achieved the following:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree (AQF Level 7) in any field and at least four years relevant management or supervisory experience, OR
  • A Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Bachelor (Honours) qualification (AQF Level 8) in any field, and at least three years relevant management or supervisory experience.

Applicants are required to submit certified copies of their qualifications, a Curriculum Vitae and statements of service/written references from employers/line managers/supervisors, and a personal competency essay (300 words) to confirm experience and capability of the applicant. Further information on how to provide this is provided from College staff during the application process.

Financial Investment

You can choose to finance your subject fees through the FEE-HELP system. Alternatively, you can choose to pay your subject fees directly to us each Term, or use a combination of funding part of your fees through FEE-HELP and paying the remainder yourself.

The College strives to offer high quality tertiary qualifications at a reasonable and comparable price to other institutions.

  • You will receive excellent personal support from our team of professional Lecturers and staff. College Higher Education staff are required to be as highly qualified and experienced as university staff.
  • You will have the flexibility to fit your studies around your life commitments
  • You will gain a reasonably-priced, business industry specific tertiary qualification.

How To Enrol

We encourage you to complete your enrolment as soon as possible for acceptance into the Master of Business Administration to reserve your place prior to the commencement of the next Term. To apply, simply complete and submit an Online Course Enrolment at www.colab.edu.au/apply. (You can save your application and return to finish it later if you need).

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