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Overview

Early graduation options

You may be able to graduate sooner with:

  • Ranked in the top three nationally by the Australian Financial Review BOSS MBA Ranking in 2013.
  • Transform your thinking to lead and manage in complex business environments.
  • Students undertake an extensive foundation component of 16 core units of six credit points each and a further 48 credit points of optional units in the areas of leadership and strategy, entrepreneurship and innovation, or in discipline areas which interest them.
  • Students will complete their MBA with a workplace project that will offer them the opportunity to creatively plan for a new venture or to engage in a consultancy project for an organisation.
QUT course code GS75
Attendance Part-time or Full-time
Course duration 1.5 years full-time
3 years part-time
Start month 2014 March, September
Note: July is only open to GS87 Graduate Certificate of Business Administration students progressing to the
Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
Faculty
  • QUT Business School
Course contact
CRICOS code045502F
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Details

The program will teach you to challenge conventions and go beyond established pathways, and equip you to lead and manage decisively in a complex business world. As a QUT MBA student you will critically analyse business situations and develop innovative solutions to real-world cases. Through flexible and innovative units, you will develop the skills essential to becoming a global business professional. The practical nature of this course enables you to apply concepts and management techniques learned in class directly to your workplace. You gain the knowledge and skills to become an effective leader and manager within your organisation.

Units

Download course structures and unit outlines for Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The MBA program is made up four components that build on each other to provide you with an integrated and multi disciplinary curriculum to equip you to take on the challenges and opportunities of a complex business environment.

Each MBA unit of six credit points is delivered in a seven-week module (six weeks teaching with final assessment in week seven).


1. Building Foundations

  • Strategic Management
  • Communicating to Influence
  • Economics in Business
  • Problem Framing for Creative Action
  • Accounting for Decision Making
  • Fundamentals of Marketing Management
  • Personal Leadership and Change
  • Data Analysis and Decision Making

2. Multi-Disciplinary Decision Making

  • Understanding and Leading Others
  • Business Law
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resources Management Issues
  • Managing Technological Innovation
  • Leadership and Complexity
  • Corporate Governance and Accountability

3. Concentrations

Students can then add greater depth in an area of interest by choosing a concentration in Leadership and Strategy or Entrepreneurship and Innovation or a specific discipline pathway from within the QUT Business School's postgraduate offerings or from other schools and faculties at QUT.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

  • Systems Thinking for Managers
  • Investment Strategies for Technology
  • Negotiation Skills and Strategies
  • New Venture Funding
  • New Venture Growth and Transitions
  • Services Innovation

Leadership and Strategy

  • Systems Thinking for Managers
  • Investment Strategies for Technology
  • Negotiation Skills and Strategies
  • Stakeholder Engagement and Media Principles
  • Improving Business Operations
  • Advanced Strategy for Global Business

Discipline Specific Concentration

Students have two options within this concentration. They may complete 36 credit points from a specific area of interest in a discipline or  24 credit points plus Systems Thinking for Managers and one unit from the elective component of the MBA program. Discipline areas could include  Accounting, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Finance or Healthcare

If you complete the Leadership and Strategy or the Entrepreneurship and Innovation concentration the title will appear on your academic transcript.

4. Integrated Workplace Project

The final component of the MBA program is made up of two capstone units which provide you with the opportunity to apply what you have learned in the program to real opportunities in a new venture or within an organisation.

  • Integrated Workplace Project 1 - Business Research Methods
  • Integrated Workplace Project 2 - Organisational Opportunities and Ventures

Those students who have completed the Entrepreneurial and Innovation concentration will undertake an Entrepreneurial project and those who have completed the Leadership and Strategy concentration or the Discipline specific pathway will engage in a Consultancy project.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

  • A Bachelor degree in any field from a recognised university with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.5 (on QUT's 7-point scale)
  • A minimum 3 years full-time post degree work experience with minimum of 2 years relevant professional work experience and 1 year minimum supervisory/management experience.
  • Submit two referee reports (DOCX file, 132.3 KB)

Additional entry requirements

Some applicants may be required to:

  • Sit the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), the worldwide standard in aptitude assessment for admission to postgraduate management programs, and achieve a minimum score of 550. GMAT details (PDF file, 271.8 KB)
  • Applicants may be required to attend a an interview with the MBA Director to demonstrate relevant work experience.

Additional information

Work experience

Relevant work experience indicates applicants will be able to contribute to class discussion. A minimum of three years full-time equivalent professional or managerial work experience is required after the completion of an undergraduate degree. To enable us to assess your work experience, a current curriculum vitae providing details of your roles, responsibilities and achievements is required.

Referee reports

All applicants must obtain two referee reports on the referee proforma. At least one referee report should be from your current employer. The referees may choose to send the recommendations directly to QUT (fax, email and postal addresses are provided on the proforma).

Referee Report proforma (DOCX file, 132.3 KB)

Pathways

Applicants may be admitted to the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration with a minimum of 7 years work experience (6 years minimum equivalent professional work experience plus 1 year minimum supervisory/management experience). Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration with a GPA 4.5 (or higher) students can articulate into the Master of Business Administration.

Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. All fees are based on current fixed fee prices. We review fees annually.

We offer a number of merit-based scholarships to exceptional successful applicants to the MBA and MBA (Major) programs. Eligibility for a scholarship is based on GMAT score, undergraduate grade point average, work experience, plus a written supporting statement from the applicant.

2014: $16,400 per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You'll need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

More information on the SSAF

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Scholarships and financial support

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

These scholarships are available for this course:

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You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments

Apply

How to apply for Master of Business Administration (MBA)

You apply directly to QUT for all our postgraduate courses.

Are you ready to submit your application?

You're ready if you have:

  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for. You can apply for up to 3.
  2. Checked important dates.
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements.
  4. Checked your course costs and if you're eligible for scholarships.
  5. Collected your supporting documents.

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

Application for postgraduate course admission form (PDF file, 268.46 KB)

Referee Proforma (DOCX file, 132.33 KB)

Important: Please send or deliver your application form to the following address, rather than the one on the form:

QUT Graduate School of Business

  • Phone: 3138 1057
  • Int. phone: +61 7 3138 1057
  • Fax: 3138 1299
  • Email: gsb@qut.edu.au
  • Level 4, B Block
    Gardens Point
    2 George St
    Brisbane QLD
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    QUT Graduate School of Business
    2 George St
    Brisbane Qld 4001

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