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Overview

  • The QUT Business School is the only business school in Australia to hold triple international accreditation.  This means your QUT business degree meets international best practice standards and will be recognised wherever you work in the world. 
  • Link the breadth of general management knowledge and skills of an MBA with the depth of expertise in a chosen specialist discipline.
  • Complete in 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time.
QUT course code BS24
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 2 years full-time
4 years part-time
Start month 2014 February, July
Note: Note: The July intake for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies has units scheduled in 6TP4 which starts before the commencement of semester 2. Please see the Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies course structure.
Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
Faculty
  • QUT Business School
Course contact Enquire
CRICOS code069779A
Careers
  • Manager
  • Project Manager

Details

This double-degree program links the breadth of general management knowledge and skills of an MBA with the depth of expertise in a chosen specialist business discipline.

The MBA component equips you with knowledge and skills across a broad range of business areas. You will also attain a higher level of strategic thinking, enhance your abilities as a manager, and advance your leadership prospects.

The specialist masters component complements your MBA by adding deep specialist knowledge and skills, preparing you well for senior roles in progressive organisations.

Professional recognition

Certain units offered in the Master of Business (Accounting)/MBA may assist with preparation for the professional programs offered by CPA Australia; the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia; the National Institute of Accountants as part of their respective membership requirements; and for the Chartered Financial Analysts program.

Graduates completing the Master of Business (Professional Accounting)/MBA may meet the academic component of requirements for associate membership of CPA Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and the National Institute of Accountants, and enrolment in their respective professional programs. Graduates may also eligible for exemptions in the qualifying program for membership of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Graduates completing the Master of Business (Applied Finance)/MBA meet the academic component of requirements for Senior Associate membership of the Financial Services Institute of Australia, and maybe entitled to full ASIC RG146 Tier 1 accreditation to provide financial product advice. Graduates may also meet the academic component of the requirements for the professional level membership of the Finance and Treasury Association Limited-Certified Finance and Treasury Professional, depending on prior study and elective chosen.

Research pathways

The Master of Business/MBA (BS24) may be a pathway of study into the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) (BS25). Additional pathways may be available through consultation with the Director of Graduate Studies.

Units

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

Course design

Students will undertake specified coursework units from each of the Master of Business and Master of Business Administration. Students may select one of the following study areas for the Master of Business component:

  • Accounting
  • Applied Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Integrated Marketing Communication
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies
  • Professional Accounting
  • Public Relations
  • Strategic Advertising.

Course design

Students are required to complete 192 credit points of units (96 credit points from each of the Master of Business (Study Area A) and MBA programs).

Professional recognition

Certain units offered in the Master of Business (Accounting)/MBA may assist with preparation for the professional programs offered by CPA Australia; the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia; the National Institute of Accountants as part of their respective membership requirements; and for the Chartered Financial Analysts program.

Graduates completing the Master of Business (Professional Accounting)/MBA may meet the academic component of requirements for associate membership of CPA Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and the National Institute of Accountants, and enrolment in their respective professional programs.

Graduates completing the Master of Business (Applied Finance)/MBA meet the academic component of requirements for Senior Associate membership of the Financial Services Institute of Australia, and maybe entitled to full ASIC RG146 Tier 1 accreditation to provide financial product advice. Graduates may also meet the academic component of the requirements for the professional level membership of the Finance and Treasury Association Limited-Certified Finance and Treasury Professional, depending on prior study and elective chosen.

Pathways to further study

The Master of Business/MBA (BS24) may be a pathway of study into the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) (BS25). Additional pathways may be available through consultation with the Director of Graduate Studies.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

  • A recognised 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. Applicants for the accounting study area must have an appropriate undergraduate degree in accountancy.
  • 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, 106.99 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, 271.78 KB)
  • Applicants may be required to attend a an interview with the MBA Director to demonstrate relevant work experience.

Additional information

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

All applicants are required to undertake the GMAT. There will be no exemptions based on prior education or experience. GMAT test scores are valid for five years.

If you have already undertaken the GMAT QUT needs to see a certified copy of your Test Takers Score. If you are planning to take the GMAT, please have the results sent directly to QUT (our identification number is 1677).

GMAT details (PDF file, 271.78 KB)

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, 106.99 KB)

 


Minimum English language requirements

Students must meet the English proficiency requirements.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
speaking6.0
writing6.0
reading6.0
listening6.0
overall6.5

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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.

2014: $16,200 per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Scholarships and financial support

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

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