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This online Master of Business Administration (MBA) course will equip you with the theory and training necessary to excel in business management and leadership.
In line with global business trends, the course has been developed to provide students with the latest industry knowledge and cutting-edge business practice. Students are given the opportunity to engage with the latest management theories across topics such as increased competition, renewable energy resources and other challenges to business sustainability.
Those students undertaking the course via distance education are given the opportunity to specialise in one of the following areas: business research, economic analysis, educational leadership, finance, human resource management, information technology marketing and public sector management. A limited number of specialisations are available to those studying at CSU Study Centres in Sydney or Melbourne.
Distance education students are also offered a one-day voluntary workshop for each MBA core subject to provide you with the opportunity to engage in face-to-face learning interactions and develop relationships with other MBA students.
CSU believe that learning is about more than just a degree.
If you choose not to study the entire Master of Business Administration degree, you may be able to complete an alternative program. This is beneficial for students who need to develop a specialisation or who prefer not to commit to the whole study period.
Depending on the units studied, you may exit with a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (32 points) or a Graduate Diploma of Business Education (64 points).
Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:
Other attainments or experience may be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Applications for distance education and postgraduate courses are accepted all year round. Provided you are eligible for admission, your application will be held for consideration in the next available intake.
In this Master of Business Administration, the subjects you will study include:
And four restricted electives from group A:
You can choose to complete one of the designated specialisations or selet a combination of any four subjects from the remaining group A restricted electives, specialisations and/or group B restricted electives.
If you completed a specialisation, you will graduate with the specialisation name on your testamur:
Business research specialisation (this specialisation can only be taken with the approval of the MBA course director):
Economic analysis specialisation:
Educational leadership specialisation:
Finance specialisation (choose four):
Human resource management specialisation (choose four):
Plus three of the following:
Information technology specialisation:
Marketing specialisation (choose four):
Public sector management specialisation:
Group B restricted electives:
CSU offers a range of student support services, academic learning support and skills development for all its distance education students. Studying with CSU, you will have access to your online subjects, Student Services, the CSU Library, forums and your exam results through student.csu, a personalised online portal.
You will also have entry into CSU Interact, a scholarly environment that connects students and staff online. Each subject you’re enrolled in will have its own subject site housed within CSU Interact, giving you access to learning content, tools and subject forums.
This Master of Business Administration (MBA) provides the ideal career launch pad for those looking to transition into senior management roles across a broad range of industries.
Graduates will have successfully acquired the knowledge and business acumen to fulfil a number of management and leadership roles, both domestically and internationally. This includes positions such as chief executive officer, strategic management consultant and executive manager.
Wondering where a career in MBA could take you? Potential job outcomes may include; General Manager, Management Consultant, Sales Manager, Chief Executive Officer, Operations Manager, Managing Director, Consultant, Business Development Manager, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Administrative Officer, Business Systems Analyst, Office Administrator, Project Support Officer.
Courses that are not Commonwealth support places require students to contribute the full cost of their course. You may be eligible for a loan to help pay for tuition fees through the Commonwealth Government FEE-HELP program.
CSU provides access to a range of scholarships and loans to help its students with the costs associated with university study.
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).
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