Business units

Single-unit study

You can study individual units for personal or professional development without having to apply for a full QUT course.

If you successfully complete a unit, you may be eligible for credit if you decide to apply for a degree course in the future.

Units anyone can study

These units don’t have any requirements for previous study or background knowledge.

But if your previous studies were not in English, or were completed in a country where English is not the first language, you will need to demonstrate that you meet our English proficiency requirements when you apply.


  • BSB110 Accounting

    Accounting data is the basis for decision making in any organisation, making it important for any business professional to have a foundational level of knowledge and understanding of modern financial and managerial accounting theory and practice. Accordingly, this unit provides students with introductory knowledge of modern financial and managerial accounting theory and practice to develop an understanding of how accounting data is used to inform decisions in organisations. The unit covers financial procedures and reporting for business entities, analysis and interpretation of financial statements, planning, control and business decision making. The knowledge and skills developed in this introductory unit are relevant to students in accounting and non-accounting majors.

  • BSB111 Business Law and Ethics

    This foundational unit is designed to prepare students to conduct business within the Australian legal environment and emphasises the need for the business leaders of tomorrow to act in accordance with society's ethical standards. It incorporates the concepts and principles of business law with the theories and applications of business ethics to provide students with an understanding of laws and ethical standards applicable to business decisions. The unit addresses specific legal issues that relate to business, including business structures, contract law, consumer law and negligence. These issues are pertinent regardless the specific field of business being studied and inform a broad set of professional contexts. Through extensive use of case law and ethical principles, students will develop the ability to apply the law to different scenarios, and develop moral reasoning and problem solving skills in relation to contemporary ethical issues.

  • BSB113 Economics

    Economics is the study of how to best use and distribute scarce resources to meet our needs and wants by looking at how people make decisions and the interaction of individuals in markets. Economics examines the role of government in either obstructing or improving market outcomes and the effect of those decisions on the well-being of society. Economics also studies the economy as a whole and key issues explored in this unit include economic growth, inflation, unemployment and international trade. In studying these issues economists can understand how to manage the economy for the good of its citizens. In this unit students develop an understanding of the key principles and tools that economists use to interpret and critically analyse economic policies that impact on Australia and the global economy.

  • BSB115 Management

    An ability to understand the basic functions of management and apply that knowledge to contemporary practice are key skills for competent business professionals and informed, effective managers. This unit provides insights into current business issues and practices using real world cases and practitioner readings. The unit introduces students to foundational theories and practices of management and organisations, with an emphasis on the conceptual and people skills that are needed in all areas of management and organisational life. The unit acknowledges that organisations exist in an increasingly competitive environment where the emphasis will be on knowledge and the ability to learn, change and innovate. Organisations are viewed from individual, group, corporate and external environmental perspectives, and the unit provides a foundation for students studying business or wishing to understand more thoroughly the role of organisations within society.

  • BSB119 Global Business

    Globalisation is the development of interdependancy among organisations and individuals in different country markets. This unit examines the drivers of globalisation and the diversity of country markets at a foundational level, introducing key knowledge and skills for operating businesses effectively in global contexts and responding to the opportunities, challenges and risks of conducting business across politically, economically and culturally diverse environments. In this unit you will develop a comprehension of the nature and role of globalisation and the drivers of international business, and knowledge of the competitive forces and challenges confronting all business as a consequence of globalisation. You will gain an awareness of the unique knowledge and skills required of management to operate business internationally across diverse contexts, which will inform future studies in this field.

  • BSB123 Data Analysis

    The ability to collect, analyse, manipulate, understand and report data effectively is important in any work environment. This is particularly true in business where learning to deal with randomness, variation and uncertainty is a vital skill for anyone applying their knowledge to inform business decisions. This introductory unit is designed to ensure that students gain an appreciation of the basic tools necessary to develop and apply this skill set. It introduces the fundamental concepts and statistical methods for data analysis, and students will learn about different types and sources of data, and techniques for displaying and analysing data to make business decisions. Students will gain practical data manipulation skills using Microsoft Excel, and practise many of the quantitative techniques applicable to all disciplines, which will be used throughout their further studies.

  • BSB126 Marketing

    To operate successfully and profitably in today's competitive marketplace, business operators need to apply marketing principles and concepts. Survival and growth depend very much on understanding customer needs, as well as the marketing environment in which they compete. BSB126 Marketing introduces students to key marketing strategies and tactics in order to adapt and respond to a continuously changing marketplace. The elements of the marketing mix are explored with special reference to product, price, distribution and promotion, and key issues relating to services marketing, e-marketing and strategic marketing are canvassed. The unit also introduces students to the related disciplines of advertising and public relations, and provides a broad grounding in marketing practice that is relevent for all business disiplines.

Chemistry, physics & mechanical engineering

  • ENN570 Enterprise Resource Planning

    Enterprise Systems are now essential infrastructure to both large as well as to small-to-medium (SME) organisations, as they realise the necessity of a single central database instead of a large number of separate databases. By integrating core business processes in one single application, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) helps companies maximize the efficiency of business processes across the entire organization including increases in on-time delivery, productivity, forecasting demand and production capacity. This unit aims to provide the fundamental understanding of various Enterprise Systems, functions and modules and how they can be integrated in a business context. The students will be trained to develop a real life ERP system based on actual data from industry. This unit will also aims to help students to refine their communication and group work skills, and assist in the development of research-based skills. This is a core unit for Master of Engineering Management.

Civil engineering & the built environment

  • BEB110 Organising and Managing Project Team

    The unit focus is on the dynamics of managing and organising project teams involved in delivering built environment, engineering or infrastructure projects. Recent literature has identified the need for managers and leaders to acquire knowledge in the areas of self management and the management of others to contribute to project effectiveness. You will be introduced to key managerial and human resource theories to assist in the development of analytical and interpretive skills to enable you to proactively and effectively lead project teams.

  • BEB111 Managing Project Quality

    This unit is one of four within the BEE minor in Project Collaboration and is designed to provide you with appropriate knowledge and skills needed for your involvement in delivering projects in professional organisations in the public and private sectors, by ensuring that the achieved project quality outcomes accord with client requirements and satisfy customer expectations.

  • BEB112 Principles of Project Management

    Project Management is the overall planning, control and coordination of a project, from inception to completion, aimed at meeting a client's requirements in order to complete the project on time, within budget and to the client’s quality, safety and environmental standards. This unit introduces you to project management for the built environment, engineering or infrastructure projects, which includes an overview of the framework, processes and key knowledge areas of project management. Developing a project plan to manage the project through its life-cycle, identify and engage project stakeholders, monitor project cost, mitigating project risks and opportunities are core skills that you will need to develop to be an effective project manager. Case studies will be used to embed key learnings in a real-world context. This unit is part of the ‘project collaboration minor’ and the knowledge and skills developed are relevant to construction management and related majors.

  • BEB113 Managing Project Cost

    Introduces the basic principles,  processes, relevant techniques and methods of planning, estimating, budgeting, monitoring and controlling project costs. It provides an understanding of project costs within the broader context of project management and from the project life cycle perspective. It examines the relationships between project cost and other project dimensions such as project scope, time/schedule, quality, procurement, and illustrates their trade-offs. The knowledge and skills developed in this unit are relevant to professional practices and those working on projects that require basic understanding of cost planning and management to prepare project cost estimates, budget, and conduct cost performance analysis so that project can be completed within the approved budget.

  • BEB114 Project Financing

    Project is growing in complexity and size. Many projects never get off the ground due to insufficient financing. It is therefore necessary for project managers to know the sources and cost of project funds in order to package a financially viable project for approval. This unit introduces capital budgeting, project finance, and risk analysis. It covers the capital allocation framework, project cash flows, cost of capital, financial risk analysis, and how various types of projects are financed.

  • PMN501 Project Management Essentials 1

    This unit will furnish you with an appreciation of the nature and role of project management as a professional discipline. With a specific focus on aspects of project planning and project development, the unit will describe, clarify, and formalise project management of the front end of projects to prepare you for further postgraduate study or bring new knowledge and skills to your professional endeavours.

  • PMN502 Project Management Essentials 2

    This unit will furnish you with an appreciation of the nature and role of project management as a professional discipline. With a particular focus on the final two phases of project management; project delivery and handover, this unit will prepare you for further postgraduate study or bring new knowledge and skills to your professional endeavours.

  • USB143 Money and Wealth

    Money and Wealth provides the foundation academic skills and knowledge to understand how accounting and investment interacts with the day to day valuation and property professions. This unit shows how these principles of accounting can assist in the analysis and interpretation of the financial aspects of going concern valuations and property ownership and management.

  • USB145 Property Transactions

    Property Transactions provides the foundation knowledge to understand the fundamentals of property rights and the legal rights and responsibilities for a property professional participating in property transactions. You will develop an understanding of contracts associated with buying, selling and leasing property and how to maintain best practice to avoid exposure to legal liability. In addition you will be introduced to legal structures for the delivery of property development and investment projects.

  • USB241 Money and Wealth

    This unit provides the opportunity for you to learn basic accounting and investment principles within the context of the property industry.  You will also develop basic financial, cost and management accounting and financial management skills.  This unit will support you to conduct more advanced financial and statistical calculations in later valuation and property units and is complementary to units in market analysis and property investment analysis

  • UXB135 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

    Conflict, whether explicit or hidden, underlies all decisions, such that development of conflict management and negotiation skills is essential for those tasked with shaping the built environment. In this unit, you will acquire skills in effective communication, analysis of disputes and creative problem-solving through active participation in role-playing and reflective activities and intense investigation of real world conflicts that arise through the development of land. Learning to think about and respond to conflict in a rational manner will prepare you for group work within your studies and into professional practice. This unit is placed within the first year of the urban and regional planning course to ensure that students build negotiation and conflict resolution skills in advance of engaging in work placements. Stakeholder Engagement and Planning Law units undertaken in the second year of the course build on this unit.

Economics & finance

  • EFB106 Cost-Benefit Analysis for Project Appraisal

    Cost Benefit Analysis is a key technique used to appraise the relative desirability of competing alternatives in investment projects, socio-economic programmes and policies. The unit provides students with key knowledge and skills to assess the relative desirability of competing alternative uses of limited resources. It supports student decision making with respect to investment alternatives across a range of industries in the public and private sector.

Units you need background knowledge to study

These units have requirements for previous study or background knowledge. Check the unit’s previous study requirements for details. If you have any questions, contact the unit coordinator for the semester you want to study.

If your previous studies were not in English, or were completed in a country where English is not the first language, you will also need to demonstrate that you meet our English proficiency requirements when you apply.

Advertising, marketing and public relations

  • AMB120 Bridging Cultures

    Success in increasingly globalised work settings requires the attitudes and skills to engage effectively with people from a range of different cultural backgrounds. This unit enhances students' awareness, understanding, sensitivity and ability to deal with cultural diversity. It takes a practical approach by providing both theoretical frameworks for interpreting differences in cultural behaviour, together with skills and strategies which can help in responding appropriately and effectively to culturally different situations. This unit will be of particular value to students planning to undertake international exchange study. This unit is also recommended to inbound international students completing their full degree program at QUT or undertaking a shorter exchange study program. The unit is valuable for students with an interest in intercultural communication, and those who are learning or have learned a second language.

  • AMB200 Consumer Behaviour

    A fundamental component of effective and successful marketing activity is an understanding of consumers, their needs and behaviours. Studying the behaviour of consumers in a wide range of situations and circumstances provides marketers with clear guidelines for the development of marketing strategy. This unit provides the foundation theories for the marketing major.

  • AMB201 Marketing and Audience Analytics

    The systematic and objective identification, collection, analysis, and dissemination of information is essential for any business to make informed decisions about how to address problems and opportunities in their markets. All business leaders must understand the challenges, opportunities and limitations of the marketing research process; questions that marketing research can answer and questions it can't, and be able to draw appropriate conclusions from different types of data that may be collected during marketing research. This subject builds on basic marketing knowledge and students are involved in, and guided through, a practical, applied marketing research exercise based on a research brief chosen at the start of each semester. This provides the foundations for interpreting case studies, theories and research information presented in more advanced subjects.

  • AMB202 Integrated Marketing Communication

    This unit gives learners an insight into an important growth area in marketing communication and a new employment field for graduates. It traces the development of IMC, while introducing the important areas of databases and branding. It provides a theoretical framework, and relates it to traditional promotional concepts and marketing strategy. It is at this point of the course as it links beginner management and communication concepts with strategy.

  • AMB204 Purchasing and Procurement

    This unit examines the nature and importance of Procurement in the role of business today. Procurement has become increasingly important and valued by organisations that are part of global supply chains. The management and strategic control of procurement functions in modern businesses adds profit through cost control in  businesses and that has gained significance in the drive to maintain profit in internationally competitive markets. Modern procurement professionals require the use of many skills to achieve these outcomes and this unit introduces students to the functions of purchasing and procurement in an organisation.

  • AMB206 Social Marketing

    Social marketing is the application of marketing principles and concepts alongside other approaches to solve social problems. It is increasingly being adopted by governments and stakeholders around the world as they seek effective solutions relating to public health, social problems, and environmental issues. This unit introduces students to the principles, concepts, theory and application of social marketing, explaining how strategic, critical, and systems thinking, use of theory and research insight, and use of techniques such as segmentation, designing and planning, and the social marketing intervention mix can be used to tackle health and social issues. Students will learn to analyse real world behavioural and social problems and develop innovative and creative solutions using social marketing frameworks. This is an elective unit for business and public health students.

  • AMB207 Entertainment Marketing

    As one of the largest industries in the world, the entertainment industry offers significant opportunities along with unique challenges for the application of marketing and communication tools. The unit is designed to be part of the Tourism and Entertainment Marketing minor or to be taken as an elective by students with a particular interest in the area of entertainment marketing.

  • AMB209 Tourism Marketing

    The subject commences with a review of strategic marketing concepts in tourism, and public and private sector involvement in tourism marketing activities. Students are then introduced to the body of literature on tourist behaviour and relationships between tourism demand and marketing activities of the network of industry suppliers. A study of research techniques for understanding tourists, destination and market potential and competitive activity provides a basis for formulating tourism marketing strategies. Issues involved in planning and controlling the marketing function in various tourism contexts are also explored.

  • AMB210 Importing and Exporting

    Trade in services, importing and exporting, countertrade and e-commerce has become fundamental to the survival and growth of many businesses in Australia as well as in other economies. International business students need a good knowledge and understanding of the many challenges entailed in international trade transactions. The management of trade strategies and practices is an applied, technical and evolving area of international business operations that reflects the dynamic nature of trans-national trade in the global economy.

  • AMB211 Brand Management

    The study and understanding of fundamental brand management concepts is relevant to students pursuing a variety of career outcomes (marketing, advertising, public relations, consulting, entrepreneurship, etc.) because brands are some of a firm's most valuable assets. Brands are an investment and an asset and help firms attract and, more importantly, keep customers.

  • AMB220 Advertising Theory and Practice

    This unit serves as the introduction and prerequisite to later units in the advertising course and as a useful elective for business students taking other courses. The unit provides you with a thorough knowledge of advertising principles and a practical understanding of the techniques and practices used by today's advertising agencies and clients, including strategy development, media planning, creative development, integration of other communications and analysing an advertising campaign.

  • AMB240 Marketing Planning and Management

    AMB240 Marketing Planning and Management follows the introductory marketing class BSB126 and provides a focus on the implementation and evaluation of the marketing plan at a small business level. Emphasis is placed on the responsibilities within a marketing team for planning, developing, organising, implementing, controlling, and evaluating marketing activities. The unit prepares students for other marketing units including market research and strategic marketing. The learning approach is innovative and uses role-play where students take the role of a marketing team member in a simulated marketplace.

  • AMB251 Innovating Products and Services

    The identification of customer needs and the creation of products and services to meet these needs are central to the growth and marketing success of every organisation. New product and service innovation is the way in which this is achieved and an understanding of how to create new products that are market-oriented is vital for students seeking a career in marketing. Consequently, this unit follows on from the foundation marketing unit and provides greater depth of study in this important marketing function.

  • AMB263 Introduction to Public Relations

    AMB263 Introduction to Public Relations answers three important questions: what is public relations, why we do it, and how we do it? It introduces the key concepts of public relations, and lays a foundation for subsequent study in the discipline. It integrates the idea of the role and influence of publics and the role of public relations in managing these demands on a range of organisations. The unit also shows students the range of potential careers available in the public relations industry. If you are undertaking a public relations major, AMB263 Introduction to Public Relations should be the first public relations unit you study. This unit may be taken concurrently with AMB264 Public Relations Techniques especially by students undertaking the public relations major. It may also be taken by those students undertaking a public relations 'minor', or as a stand alone unit.

  • AMB264 Public Relations Techniques

    AMB264 Public Relations Techniques introduces students to the tools and techniques they will need to carry out the role of public relations practitioner. These tools and techniques will also provide foundational knowledge and skills for use in subsequent units in the public relations major and minor. AMB264 Public Relations Techniques looks at how public relations practitioners develop effective key messages, and the tactics they use to communicate on behalf of organisations. There is an emphasis on understanding what makes news, and developing the skills public relations practitioners need to work successfully with the media.

  • AMB303 International Logistics

    Current and future managers in businesses need to comprehend the role which logistics and supply chain management play in enhancing corporate performance.

  • AMB318 Advertising Copywriting

    Advertising Copywriting is an important addition to the knowledge base of all marketing communication students. It equips you with the skills to develop creative strategy and write well-grounded and well-crafted copy. For those students not interested in pursuing a career in copywriting, this unit is also vital because it provides the benchmarks to assess creative work and lend support to great creative ideas.

  • AMB319 Media Planning

    This Media Planning unit is a work integrated learning opportunity for students. The unit introduces you to the strategic use of media in advertising. You will develop a working knowledge of the major principles of media planning and buying, audience measurement, media research, new media technology, segmentation and marketing strategy. All types of media will be explored and analysed including, but not limited to online, television, radio, magazine, newspaper, and outdoor. This unit will be extremely beneficial to students who would like to pursue careers in advertising, digital or media agencies or media sales or marketing positions.

  • AMB320 Advertising Management

    This unit takes the perspective of the Advertising Manager and addresses the use of research in developing, implementing, managing, and assessing a successful advertising campaign. In Advertising Management, learners use the case method of learning to examine the advertising process from its place in the marketing mix to the formulation of objectives, strategy and budget to the development of creative and media tactics and their ongoing evaluation. In addition, issues that impinge upon the advertising campaign management process such as legal and ethical issues, globalisation and the client-agency relationship are discussed.

  • AMB330 Digital Portfolio

    Digital has changed the nature of marketing communication as a discipline and the way we think, communicate and purchase as consumers. This unit is important as the digital environment permeates our decision making as advertising and marketing communication professionals. Hence, an understanding of the digital environment, an ability to navigate its platforms and measure its performance is a critical vocational skill. This unit provides a real work integrated learning opportunity for students.

  • AMB331 Direct Marketing

    Direct Marketing is a powerful tool that should be considered as part of an organisation's marketing strategy. In just over a century, it has grown beyond its traditional mail order foundations to embrace new technologies, relationship building techniques, and performance measures. One of the foundational marketing communication disciplines, this unit is a vital addition to the fundamentals of IMC or a contemporary and dynamic elective for the advertising, marketing or PR majors.

  • AMB336 International Marketing

    Globalisation has required firms to look beyond their domestic markets to remain competitive and profitable. An understanding of marketing internationally is vital in today's global marketplace where different challenges and value systems exist.

  • AMB340 Services Marketing

    This unit uses the core characteristics of service experiences as the framework to guide an exploration of strategies for the marketing of services domestically and internationally. Services marketing is an important growth area and students need to understand the unique aspects of the decision process for services and the appropriate application of services marketing principles to both the traditional elements of the marketing mix and the additional elements of the physical setting and processes of service delivery. This will be achieved by examining the application of marketing concepts, models and tools in services using case studies and practical experiences. Customer service planning and management, service quality management, and the pervading influence of relationship marketing are other critical topics which differentiate this unit within the marketing program.

  • AMB372 Public Relations Planning

    AMB372 Public Relations Planning builds on the knowledge and skills developed in previous units in the public relations major, specifically AMB263 Introduction to Public Relations and AMB264 Public Relations Techniques. This unit introduces and examines the steps in the public relations planning process, which is central to the study and practice of public relations and links to the next sequence in the public relations major.

  • AMB373 Issues, Stakeholders and Reputation

    Issues, Stakeholders and Reputation (AMB373)  provides students with the opportunity to build on and apply their understanding of public relations to an in-house organisational role to anticipate and respond to issues that influence stakeholder relationships and organisational reputations. Corporate communication provides foundational skills and knowledge of the issues management process and decision making to understand and respond to stakeholder opinion.

  • AMB374 Global Public Relations Cases

    Global Public Relations Cases applies the theoretical underpinnings of broad public relations practice to particular practice areas, using case based learning. Analysis and discussion of real-world cases in local, national and international settings and the public relations responses will improve students' application of knowledge and skills in public relations and strengthen students' decision-making and critical thinking skills.

  • AMB375 Internal Communication and Change

    Communication is central to organisational practice. Internal Communication and Change  will provide theoretical and practical insights to equip students to identify, analyse, and respond to communication challenges in contemporary organisations.

  • AMN400 Consumer Behaviour

    Important note about enrolment in this unit: This unit is delivered in both internal and external modes. The external offering of this unit is only available to domestic students admitted to the BS16 Master of Business, BS17 Master of Business (Advanced), BS18 Master of Business/Master of Business, BS11 Master of Business courses and the BS39 Graduate Certificate in Business. As marketers work to develop more effective strategies to attract, reach and maintain their customers, the need to understand how consumers are influenced by both internal and external factors is integral to strategy formulation. The managerial importance of consumer behaviour stems from the marketing concept, so as consumers and their needs become the focus of the business; consumer behaviour forms the cornerstone of marketing strategy.

  • AMN401 Integrated Marketing Communication

    This unit represents a new way of thinking about IMC. Driven by the idea that everything is digital, this unit enhances traditional concepts of integration and synergy with new touchpoints of communication and new tools of measurement to deliver and optimise the ultimate customer experience.

  • AMN403 Marketing and Survey Research

    Important note about enrolment in this unit: This unit is delivered in both internal and external modes. The external offering of this unit is only available to domestic students admitted to the BS16 Master of Business, BS17 Master of Business (Advanced), BS18 Master of Business/Master of Business, BS11 Master of Business courses and the BS39 Graduate Certificate in Business.Management practices in advertising, marketing, and public relations require an understanding of how marketing research can inform decision making about products, programs and campaigns. Professionals must have sufficient knowledge of the research process and skills in research methods to effectively function in their positions. This unit equips students with the knowledge and skills to identify research needs and develop, design and evaluate research, particularly survey research, projects.

  • AMN420 Advertising Management

    This unit is an important introduction to the management of successful advertising campaigns. Unless the advertising is based on research, well planned and has a strong strategic focus, the campaign will not be successful - regardless of how good the creative is or how effective the media is planned. Therefore, advertising management is the keystone of successful advertising. This makes this unit of vital importance to all who study advertising or marketing communication.

  • AMN423 Strategies for Creative Advertising

    This unit explores theory and practice of advertising message planning and creation for print, broadcast and digital media. Insight and strategy underpin creative and provides direction for ideation and the benchmark for evaluation. Therefore, an examination of insight, strategy, ideation and and execution is essential to effective advertising.

  • AMN425 Digital Strategy and Analytics

    This course spans all the marketing communication disciplines and the practice of advertising, public relations and marketing to deliver a holistic approach to digital strategy. It introduces students to new digital skills that reflect the cutting edge of industry practice and introduce important analytic understanding for decision-making. This unit satisfies the growing demand from industry for strategic thinking and planning, and the expectation of strong digital skills and a desire for innovation.

  • AMN430 International Logistics Management

    This unit provides an introduction to the logistics functions that allow the planning, procurement, production, movement, distribution and positioning of goods and services for international business. The focus on supply chain management emphasises the requirement of integration of international business activities, and the necessary collaboration between firms to manage not simply the movement and positioning of inventory, but also the management of information, finance, data and knowledge across borders.

  • AMN431 Marketing Internationally

    International markets are becoming increasingly competitive as globalisation, technology changes and distribution changes influence the flows of goods and services. Recognising this criticality, this advanced unit builds on strategic knowledge and skills developed in earlier units, extending students’ ability to apply theories and business and marketing principles and frameworks to key issues in the contemporary international landscape. This unit gives students essential knowledge and skills to understand and strategically respond to the challenges and opportunities of international marketing. Students will evaluate and formulate international marketing strategies, develop and practice their critical thinking, data analysis, and decision making skills, and craft and defend their judgements to make effective contributions to marketing strategy informed by cultural and ethical understanding.

  • AMN442 Marketing Management

    Important note about enrolment in this unit: This unit is delivered in both internal and external modes. The internal offering of this unit is only available to students admitted to the BS16 Master of Business, BS17 Master of Business (Advanced), BS18 Master of Business/Master of Business courses and the BS39 Graduate Certificate in Business. The external offering of this unit is available to any QUT postgraduate internal domestic student. Rationale: This unit provides a foundation of study of marketing and marketing management at post-graduate level. Strategic and tactical perspectives of marketing management are explored, within the context of contemporary marketing planning.

  • AMN443 Product and Service Innovation

    Innovation is at the heart of success for developing products and services that offer customer value. This unit adopts a service design approach to understanding the creative development process and the commercialisation strategies of developing innovative products and services within the marketing mix. This unit provides students with the knowledge and practice of ideating new service and products, designing and evaluating prototypes, developing branding and packaging and finally developing a business case for commercialisation.

  • AMN447 Contemporary Issues in Marketing

    This unit forms a bridge between the unit topics of the current study program and the broader range of emerging issues impacting the future of marketing and its role in business strategy.

  • AMN460 Corporate and Investor Relations

    Corporate and Investor Relations builds on relevant theories and practices by focusing on public relations in corporate settings, particularly for listed companies. The unit equips students with knowledge and skills in corporate communication and investor relations as a specialist area of practice for public relations professionals.

  • AMN461 Corporate Media Strategy and Tactics

    This unit will build expert knowledge and skills in media relations in the context of public relations practice. Students will learn how traditional, digital and social media play an important role in responding to and influencing public opinion surrounding organisations, their issues and reputations. Students will analyse and develop a media strategy rationale and digital media portfolio to respond to the needs of a real world organisation. There is a strong focus on media writing

  • AMN462 Community Consultation and Engagement

    This unit introduces students to the key public relations engagement strategies of information, consultation, and participation, and develops their understanding of the theoretical foundations of these strategies. It provides students with the skills and knowledge to identify the expectations stakeholders have of organisational engagement; and to develop appropriate public relations communication programs based on strategies of information, consultation and/or participation in response.  Ethical practice is a key organising framework for this unit.

  • AMN465 Public Relations Management

    This unit is delivered in both internal and external modes. The external offering of this unit is only available to students admitted to the BS16 Master of Business, BS17 Master of Business (Advanced), BS11 Master of Business, BS18 Master of Business/Master of Business courses and the BS39 Graduate Certificate in Business. AMN465 Public Relations Management introduces students to public relations as a management function in contemporary organisations. Public relations is based on the management of relationships between organisations and the groups or individuals on whom their success or failure depends. This unit lays the foundation for students to begin to explore the nature of such relationships, and the tools, theories and strategies which may be deployed to successfully manage relationships between organisations and their publics.

  • AMN468 Issues and Crisis Management

    AMN468 examines the strategic management of crisis communication for organisations. Following a strategic planning approach content covered includes organisation analysis, issues identification, audience prioritisation, strategy formulation, tactical planning and implementation and evaluation. Issues in management (pre-crisis) will be addressed as well as proactive and defensive communication strategies during crisis. The unit will demonstrate the application of general communication tools to a specialised area.


  • BSB399 Real World Ready - Business Capstone

    Professionals draw upon a range of professional skills, including managing career and professional identity, communicating effectively with others and leveraging the strengths of diverse teams to develop practical responses to business problems and opportunities. This capstone unit provides a platform for students to refine these skills whilst working in interdisciplinary teams. Guided by academics and industry coaches, students will apply the knowledge and skills gained through their studies to a real-world project for an industry client, whilst developing a critical understanding of personal and professional strengths and limitations. This unit supports students to develop their professional identity and demonstrate their career-readiness. By offering insight into the meanings of professionalism in the workplace, the unit is a valuable launchpad for students at the final phase of their undergraduate studies, as they transition from student to enterprising graduate.

Civil engineering & the built environment

  • PMN503 Systems in Project Management

    This unit is to further develop the student's knowledge and skills in considering and applying systems thinking and a systems approach towards all processes and aspects of project management.  A systems approach to project be more effective and will best integrate a project with it final user customer and all other stakeholders.  The student will understand that the PMBOK processes are based on system thinking, and how to apply them.

  • PMN504 People and Projects

    The unit is aimed at giving students practical skills in developing a high performance project culture. It focuses on the interpersonal; and intrapersonal dynamics and offers solutions to managing risk; setting objectives; monitoring performance in the non technical aspect of the project system. It looks at the project as a sociotechnical system. Strong focus on developing a collaborative culture in a project environment.

  • PMN601 Projects and Performance

    This unit will provide students with tools and techniques to design and analyse performance benchmarks in dynamic project environments that can be implemented across different disciplines. The changing dynamics of workplace and emerging performance indicators make performance measurement and management a key issue in modern project management practice.  The comprehensive review of project performance guidelines will be followed by specific analytical tools to enable students to have hands-on experience with complex management problems. Lastly, due to the dynamic nature of the topic, the students will conduct limited research into emerging performance indicators such as sustainability that compliments the traditional cost and schedule compliance, and new analytical tools afforded.

  • PMN602 Organisations and Projects

    This unit will provide you with advanced skills and knowledge to manage human resources issues required to achieve outcomes critical for the success of a project. The unit will focus on aspects of effectively managing human resources at an organisational level, including project organisational structures, human resource planning, stakeholder management, high performance teams and organisational development.

  • PMN603 Project Investigation 1

    Problems that confront Project Managers are ill-defined and complex. Problem identification, evidence-based literature searching, research design and planning and effective communication through reports and presentations are essential attributes of the modern Project Manager. This unit provides you with the knowledge of applied and evidence-based methods to critically appraise and solve discipline-specific real world problems and effectively communicate processes and solutions verbally and in writing. This unit will also assist you in the development of clearly-defined questions and techniques to plan and execute an applied project of your own design in PMN606 Project Investigation 2.

  • PMN604 Strategy and Projects

    This unit shows how your project or program grows out of the business lifecycle and also feeds into that lifecycle.  The unit shows how the project or program adds value to both the client and provider organisations and that value can be sustained for a long periods if managed appropriately.  It details contemporary program and portfolio management approaches and practically relates them to organization dynamics and project benefits realisation.

  • PMN605 Strategic Project Procurement

    This unit identifies the optimal procurement strategy for a project. It takes a strategic approach and positions procurement in the project lifecycle. It also provides the detail required to be an effective client or tenderer for projects. A broader range of procurement strategies and contract forms are now available to the market and clients and providers need to understand the risk profiles of each of them before entering into such contracts. The tools and techniques required are not the same for every contract and so both clients and providers must be prepared with both systems and suitably qualified people. It builds on a sound understanding of projects and the project lifecycle and informs the project risk assessment and risk allocation for the project.

  • PMN606 Project Investigation 2

    Problem definition, evidence-based literature searching, applied research, reflective practice and effective communication of solutions through reporting are essential attributes of the modern Project Manager. This unit enables you to plan and execute an independent and applied research project addressing a relevant real world problem in a related project management discipline area and effectively communicate processes and solutions in a reflective way. It provides an opportunity to individualise your studies by concentrating on a specific problem and build on the applied, evidence-based research skills and knowledge you have gained in PMN603 Project Investigation 1.

  • PMN607 Strategic Risk Management

    This unit takes a strategic approach to risk in the project and business lifecycles. A broader range of risk management frameworks are now available and clients and providers need to understand the features of each before any implementation. The knowledge and skills developed in this unit contribute to effective identification, analysis, evaluation and treatment of risk to the project and the organisation in an integrated way. This unit builds on a sound understanding of risk and opportunities in projects to inform decision-making and the project and program risk allocation between client and provider. Teaching and learning approaches ensure that the skills acquired are applied.

  • PMN608 Managing the Project

    This is a capstone unit where students are required to consider a work based case study to apply learnings gained through completing the units across the MPM. You will apply advanced knowledge of project management to real project management problems, and investigate, select and apply appropriate tools and techniques to analyse and resolve typical project management issues and challenges related to the case project. Managing the Project does not include any new content. It is mainly meant to refresh and implement the learnings from the MPM program completed to date. This capstone unit can provide opportunities for you to acquire an authentic learning experience in an industry setting and also help you develop strong industry linkages. As the capstone unit, it will also help you understand how the prior units fit together and help you to apply it to a real life situation.

  • PMN610 Project Management Principles

    This unit introduces project management as a fundamental skill for all postgraduate coursework students of the built environment and engineering. It also supports other disciplines including  Business, Health, and Law. The unit provides an overview of the project management methodologies, frameworks, processes and key knowledge areas.

  • USB240 Market Analysis

    Market Analysis builds on the knowledge and technical skills developed in the foundation property and valuation units (USB142 or USB140, and USB144 or USB242). You will apply demographic, economic and key urban economic theories and policies in the property market environment.  Understanding property markets will assist in the creation of marketing and investment strategies to meet targeted consumer supply and demand.  You will gain knowledge and skills on how to conduct property market research and interpret the findings from a range of research publications. The knowledge of this unit will be further developed in USB245 Property Investment Analysis, USB300 Development Process and USB344 Property Project.

  • USB244 Asset Performance

    Asset performance provides a good grounding in property and asset management, as it applies to the diverse real estate property sectors and to demonstrate how property asset performance can be maximised, measured and benchmarked. Efficient asset management can result in significant cost benefits to both the owner and the occupier of the property. There has been a growing property industry awareness of the need to develop reliable, accurate and professional property management systems and analysis tools to ensure that property occupation costs are minimised, and space allocations are maximised in accordance with the short, medium and long term business goals of the organisation or company.

  • USB245 Property Investment Analysis

    This unit aims to provide students with an understanding of the investment markets and the role of property as an investment asset class. The unit further develops the skills and techniques required for the analysis of property investment objectives, strategies, and performance. The students will explore the concepts of return and risk, the discounted cash flow (DCF) analysis, the basics of investment decision (NPV, IRR, Financial ratios), measurement of property investment performance, the impact of financing and taxation on investment returns, portfolio theory and the role of real estate in mixed asset portfolios. This unit will help students develop the understanding and skills necessary to become successful property investment analysts and/or investors.

  • USB246 Transaction Process

    Property sale, acquisition and leasing transactions are a fundamental to property development, investment and valuation activities. An understanding of the elements of these transactions and the roles and responsibilities of the various stakeholders is essential to all practicing property professionals and will enable the property professional to act responsibly to best represent their own or their client's interests and investment. The aim of the unit is to develop your understanding of property sale, acquisition and leasing transactions and the roles and responsibilities of the various stakeholders throughout the process.

  • USB247 Money and Property

    Money and Property further develops your understanding of property investment and financing techniques and the place of property assets within the capital markets.  It is important to understand the role and nature of property finance as it affects all aspects of property ownership, management, use and development. Due to its distinct characteristics of each asset class, debt and equity financing plays a major role in investment decisions.  As such, this unit seeks to provide an understanding and competency in property finance fundamentals.

  • USB300 Property Development

    Property Development provides understanding of property development, which is fundamental to the practice of property professionals. This unit brings together concepts gained on strategic evaluation, risk, organisational structure, planning, construction and development feasibility analysis. This unit provides an in depth look at the multi-disciplined, multi-faceted process involved in property development from site selection through to disposal of completed projects.

  • USB341 Money and Property

    Property is a major asset class of all available investment options.  Due to its distinct characteristics, debt and equity financing plays a major role in investment decisions.  As such, this unit further develops students' understanding of property investment and financing techniques and the place of property assets within the capital markets.  This unit covers the financing of a range of asset types including residential, income producing, development and property funds.

  • USB342 Property Software

    This unit introduces students to a range of industry-standard property software products.  Students will gain knowledge in the operation of a variety of industry specific software for the analysis and management of a range of property types.  Students will develop their competency in using these products, as well as skills in the analysis of the outcomes generated, using the property software as a decision making tool to support investment recommendations.  This capability will help students to prepare their readiness to work in the industry. This unit is an advanced unit that builds upon the skills and knowledge you developed in USB245 Property Investment Analysis and it links with USB300 Property Development.

  • USB343 Boutique Valuations

    This is the capstone valuation unit and applies the valuation principles and procedures developed in the units USB140, Imagine Property, and USB242, Experience Property, to the more complex property classes such as rural property, special premises, retail and business based property that require a greater level of student expertise for analysis and value calculation. Assessment items will provide students with the opportunity to undertake practical valuation exercises to link this unit with the property knowledge and valuation principles developed throughout their studies.

  • USB345 Specialised Valuation

    Specialised Valuation is the capstone valuation unit and applies the valuation principles and procedures developed in USB142 Residential Valuation and USB144 Investment Valuation, to the more complex property classes such as  rural land and the valuation of specialist properties that are based on the profit generated from the businesses operating from these properties.

Economics & finance

  • EFB201 Financial Markets

    This unit introduces students to the institutional elements of global financial markets, and the role and reality of financial markets as an integral part of the economy and of social and political structures. Topics explored in this unit include the functions of financial markets, the banking and payments system, financial system deregulation, non-bank financial institutions, stock exchange operations, debt markets, foreign exchange markets and markets for financial derivatives. Students will practise key skills of critical exploration and analysis in considering the role of finance theories and models to help understand key financial market events within broader social, economic and political contexts. Students will continue to develop and apply these foundational insights and critical thinking skills in subsequent finance units.

  • EFB210 Finance 1

    This unit introduces the fundamental concepts, theories and skills of financial management and how these are applied to solve problems associated with the decisions of financial managers. This is essential knowledge for financial decision makers. Topics covered include: an introduction to the financial institutional framework; an introduction to debt and equity instruments; financial mathematics applied to the pricing of debt and equity securities; a firm's investment decision including Net Present Value and Internal Rate of Return; introduction to risk and uncertainty using the Capital Asset Pricing Model and Weighted Average Cost of Capital concept and risk management. Because of its fundamental nature, this unit is a prerequisite for more advanced units within the finance, accountancy and financial planning study areas, and content studied in this unit forms part of the knowledge and skills required for students seeking professional accountancy accreditation.

  • EFB222 Introduction to Applied Econometrics

    This unit will provide students with the necessary background for advanced study in economics, econometrics and finance. It should also enable them to use basic mathematical and statistical techniques for economic and financial analysis and enable the confident and independent use of these skills. Students will be helped to understand the use of these techniques with reference to real world applications drawn from the fields of economics and finance.

  • EFB223 Economics 2

    Building on the knowledge gained in BSB113 Economics, this unit extends key theoretical economic frameworks to study fundamental issues in micro- and macroeconomics including the behaviours of consumers and firms, the role of the government in market intervention, allocative efficiency and market structures in the Australian financial context. The significance of the international economy is similarly explored through a discussion of foreign exchange markets, the Australian dollar and the terms of trade. The knowledge and skills developed in this unit will equip students with the ability to analyse the behaviours of consumers and firms, assess the performance of markets and critically evaluate the impact of government policies on efficiency and growth.

  • EFB225 Economics for the Real World

    This unit builds on the economic concepts, principles and theories learnt in introductory level economics. It further develops and refines students' economic analysis, evaluation and reasoning skills by applying economic concepts to the exploration of contemporary real world issues.

  • EFB226 Environmental Economics and Policy

    The unit introduces students to some of the current environmental and natural resource issues confronting society and how planners and decision-makers could better understand and address these problems using economics. This unit demonstrates that economics has a major role to play in helping us to understand and solve some of the environmental problems facing societies. It will be demonstrated that economics can often be used to help protect the environment rather than harm it. The unit would benefit those who wish to work either in the public or the private sector.

  • EFB227 Insurance, Risk Management and Estate Planning

    This unit extends students' understanding of risk management, insurance and estate planning principles and practices. Emphasis is placed on developing students' skills in problem solving further through research and analysis of risk management, insurance and estate planning client problems, and providing resulting financial advice to clients.

  • EFB240 Finance for International Business

    Doing business internationally increases the range and risks of financial transactions that must be managed within the firm. Managers making decisions involving international trade and investment need to be aware of the nature and extent of the risks involved and to be knowledgeable aboout fundamental financial skills used to measure and manage these risks. This unit builds on the skills developed in primary units of the International Business major and provides a firm base for developing financially sustainable international business strategies in later units.

  • EFB309 Financial Derivatives

    This unit explores a range of pricing models and develops students' knowledge and skills in the application of these for derivative pricing.  Students will construct and generate a variety of derivative prices and draw on discipline knowledge, technical skills and critical thinking skills to adapt these models to solve problems.

  • EFB311 Financial Institutions Lending and Control

    Financial institution (FI) lending is one of the foundations of the international financial system. The unit will provide you with relevant knowledge and understanding to the level required to select, plan, execute and manage a loan as lender (FI officer), borrower (corporate treasurer), or legal/financial adviser. This training will enable you to oversee lending activity as an FI manager or regulator; or undertake further academic work in the field.

  • EFB312 International Finance

    As international markets become more integrated, knowledge and skills related to international financial management are becoming ever more important. This unit applies and extends the knowledge and skills gained from EFB201 and EFB210 to international settings. Students are introduced to the international aspects of financial management theory and practice, including: the mechanics and uses of the spot, forward, swap, futures and options markets in foreign exchange; the relationship between domestic and international capital markets; interest rate and exchange rate determination; risk management of foreign exchange; international trade finance; and evaluation of offshore investment. The knowledge and skills developed in this unit are essential for those who manage, analyse or advise organisations with international exposures.

  • EFB330 Intermediate Macroeconomics

    As one of the two key fields in economics, this macroeconomic unit builds on and deepens the knowledge and skills introduced in EFB223, and provides students with opportunities to apply them to more complex issues and contexts. Students will explore advanced macroeconomic theories and the various macroeconomic issues faced by a modern economy, and critically evaluate policies to solve macroeconomic problems in light of their impact and limitations. The unit provides an in-depth analysis of fundamental macroeconomic ideas and further develops the capabilities and skills necessary for a career in the field.

  • EFB331 Intermediate Microeconomics

    This unit explores the economic analysis of and the interplay between the decisions and actions of consumers, firms and governments in modern economies.  The theoretical and empirical content of this unit provides a basis for understanding these decisions and actions with a focus on applying microeconomic theories to real world problems. Students will develop the ability to understand and apply microeconomic concepts to a range of contemporary economic issues and problems at an intermediate level.  Further, the unit provides a useful appreciation of the range of issues to which economics may usefully be applied to improve managerial decision-making and the formulation of public policy to improve the welfare of the community. The unit prepares students for higher studies in economics and develops students' ability to apply microeconomic knowledge and critical thinking skills to economic problems in real world contexts.

  • EFB332 Applied Behavioural Economics

    This unit is designed to expose you to current and practical applications of behavioural economics that can be used to improve the understanding of important topics in a variety of industries and contexts. It teaches you about the economic paradigm, involving very basic but powerful tools to understand ubiquitous human behaviour exploring topics such as fads and herding behaviour, favouritism, pressure, pay and performance, positional concerns, and outcome uncertainty. The theories and methodological tools learned in this unit can also be applied to other economic areas and industries.

  • EFB333 Applied Econometrics

    As a final year unit the focus is primarily on further developing students' theoretical knowledge and applied skills in econometrics, using common methods that business, economics and finance graduates will encounter in practice. These skills are essential for research in economics and finance and are relevant for use in future employment.

  • EFB335 Investments

    In this unit, students will apply finance knowledge acquired in earlier units to develop investment decision making skills essential for their personal and professional lives. The unit advances understanding of how investment decisions are made, what securities to invest in, how they fit in a portfolio, the impact of transaction costs, the risks associated with investing and performance evaluation of the investment process. Securities and analytical tools investment managers employ when managing equity and fixed income portfolios will be critically examined and applied to real world contexts. By applying higher level knowledge and skills and considering issues from the investment manager's perspective, this unit provides insight into an industry that controls trillions of dollars of assets both domestically and internationally.

  • EFB336 International Economics

    Interconnected trade, financialisation and market developments have fostered a globalised world. The returns to internationalising firms, industries, nations and peoples can be considerable but risks are increasingly evident. International Economics advances understanding of these issues, enabling students to extend foundational economics knowledge and critical reasoning to international civil, business and policy problems.

  • EFB337 Game Theory and Applications

    This unit presents the basic concepts of game theory and its application to economic phenomena, focussing on how individuals and firms deal with uncertainty and situations involving strategic interactions. The theoretical concepts are illustrated with applications from both the private and public sectors. Contents include the economics of uncertainty and information, asymmetric information, auctions, bargaining, strategy and voting and evolutionary game theory.

  • EFN405 Applied Economics

    The economic framework in this introductory unit provides students with a broad understanding of the economic forces that impact business and government, equipping them with knowledge, technical and problem solving skills that they will continue to develop and apply in later units where more complex situations and issues are explored.

  • EFN406 Managerial Finance

    This is an introductory unit complementary to EFN425 and EFN420.  This unit gives students an essential grounding in applied finance, addressing fundamental issues of how we can use finance in a commercial sense and how this impacts critical organisational and managerial decisions in an increasingly complex and demanding financial environment.  Subsequent units in this course will build on the knowledge introduced in this unit.

  • EFN420 Data Analysis for Financial Managers

    The field of finance is broad and dynamic. It directly affects the lives of every person and every organisation, financial or non-financial, private or public, large or small, profit-maximising or not-for-profit. In order to make optimal financial decisions, some basic financial skills are necessary. This unit introduces students to key knowledge and skills necessary for financial managers functioning in an increasingly complex and demanding environment. Subsequent units will build on and extend the knowledge and skills gained in this unit.

  • EFN422 Economics and Data Analysis

    To make sound business decisions managers must understand the forces that shape the economic environment and their decision making should, where appropriate, use relevant data analysis. This unit provides the analytical framework needed to understand how market conditions are determined at the micro and macro levels and how market conditions affect business performance. It also provides an essential grounding in statistical literacy and an introduction to basic techniques and concepts in the statistical treatment and analysis of data relevant to the business environment.

  • EFN429 Investments Management

    A key component of financial planning advice is understanding how client investments are managed.  The purpose of this unit is to develop students’ understanding of foundational financial concepts and issues, and introduce knowledge on managing client investments, setting client investment goals and risk profiles. Knowledge and skills in these areas are essential for graduates working in financial service industries, and establish the foundation for more advanced finance and financial planning units to build upon.

  • EFN516 Insurance and Risk Management

    This unit is designed for students to develop an advanced level of understanding about insurance and risk management, their relationship and other related factors on which financial planning practitioners advise clients and employers. The knowledge and professional skills students practise in this unit will help to prepare them for working as financial planning professionals.


  • MGB201 Contemporary Employment Relations

    This unit will develop your skills in understanding the effects of both domestic and international legal environments relating to employment relationships. This is important for developing practical, workable business strategies and HRM interventions.

  • MGB210 Managing Operations

    The production of goods or services is the core activity of all organisations, irrespective of whether the organisation is part of the private sector, the public sector, or the not-for-profit sector. While the production of goods and services is the core activity of the organisation, it is only made possible by the integrated support of other functional and administrative areas of the organisation. It is essential that you gain an understanding of the central issues in relation to the production of goods and services, and how other functional and administrative areas contribute to this core activity. A key focus of the production of goods and services is the use of different qualitative and quantitative techniques to assist in managerial decision making. This also gives the unit a broader application than simply goods and services management.

  • MGB225 Intercultural Communication and Negotiation Skills

    Understanding and managing the ways culture impacts communication within a culturally diverse workforce and negotiation in a multi-cultural environment is essential for business professionals operating in national and international contexts. By understanding cultural influences, managers can then modify their communication style to communicate and negotiate effectively with culturally diverse colleagues, competitors and clients. The aim of this unit is to provide students with key knowledge and a range of practical skills in interpersonal and corporate communication and negotiation across various business contexts with particular emphasis on the influence of culture on communication and negotiation. This unit is fundamental to the management and builds on prior core learning in management, people and organisations to provide conceptual frameworks and interpersonal skills to enhance organisational and management capabilities at local, national and international business levels.

  • MGB226 Innovation, Knowledge and Creativity

    Innovation, knowledge and creativity are the key drivers of success for many of today's leading firms and are integral to an organisation's ability to survive and thrive in a competitive marketplace. This unit is based on the increasing emphasis on the role of innovation and knowledge within an organisation and how creativity and innovation can be facilitated and managed in a work setting. It also introduces you to the impact of innovation and knowledge in shaping the commercial and strategic agenda of the firm in the competitive environment. This unit will provide you with experiences that develop your knowledge of and skills in the processes involved in managing innovation from both macro and micro perspectives. You will study the meanings and role of creativitiy and knowledge and how they impact on managerial strategies and tactics for fostering innovation in organisations.

  • MGB227 Entrepreneurship

    The ability to think and act entrepreneurial is increasingly important in modern society, regardless of your future career. This action-oriented unit is designed specifically to enable students to walk in the shoes of an entrepreneur and to experience the excitement, challenge and unpredictable nature of identifying, developing and communicating new value creation strategies. Further, this unit provides students with the unique opportunity to engage with real-world entrepreneurial action in the community, to develop potential solutions for real world problems, and to present those solutions to their peers. In addition, students will be able to reconcile their thinking to theoretical frameworks and to past and future personal experiences. Students will learn how to reconcile their passion(s) into action using the environmental interaction framework.

  • MGB310 Managing Sustainable Change

    Corporate sustainability has moved from the margins to the centre of contemporary business strategy and practice and has been widely acknowledged as fundamental to the ongoing success and sustainability of organisations. A sustainable organisation is recognised as one that manages its processes, products and people in an ecologically aware and socially responsible manner, thus the need to understand how organisations can successfully integrate environmental and social performance with key business objectives has become paramount. The ability to plan and manage the change programs needed to make these shifts are integral management competencies.

  • MGB324 Managing Business Growth

    This unit examines the venture growth processes for entrepreneurial managers. It focuses on the post start-up issues for the entrepreneurial venture and allows you to analyse exiting venture operations. The unit considers the rapid growth issues in business ventures and examines how to grow and manage in the post start-up phase. This unit is designed for those individuals interested in owning, or who currently own, their own venture and for those working in industries as employees or wishing to work in the growing organisations.

  • MGB331 Developing People

    We live in exciting times with technology driving change at an ever-increasing rate. To remain competitive in this world, organisations and individuals need to be adaptive and flexible. This means being able to effectively analyse and assess current capabilities and then take necessary organisational learning and development action. This Unit provides you with the knowledge and skills required to carry out these functions and in so doing gives you the tools needed to be a positive driver of organisational success.

  • MGB339 Managing Performance and Rewards

    Performance and reward management is a key functional area of HRM and is of critical importance in supporting organisations to maintain its competitive advantage. Therefore, and it is imperative that you understand the strategic framework and the underlying psychological principles. This unit contributes significantly to your understanding of people management, your HR diagnostic skills and your ability to develop HR policies and procedures to support employee, manager and organisation effectiveness.

  • MGB340 International Business in the Asia-Pacific

    Australia is situated in the fastest growing region in the world - the Asia-Pacific rim. Furthermore, Australia already works closely with many of the economies in the region and thus managers need to be fully prepared to manage in cultural different environments. This unit exists to inform future business professionals about business environments, how to identify risks and, from a hands-on perspective, learn best practices to address such risks within countries of this region.

  • MGB341 Managing Risk

    An understanding of risk management, in theory and practice, is essential for ensuring resilient and sustainable organisations. Effective risk management outcomes result from the analysis of uncertainties embedded in human knowledge, systems of management and processes in commerce, and from implementing mitigation strategies generated to address these factors. This unit seeks to introduce students to current Risk Management models and apply them in the context of current national and international risk standards.

  • MGN409 Management Theory and Practice

    In addition to the basic functions of management, the changing nature of managerial work emphasises the importance of facilitating, developing and integrating the organisation's human, physical and other resources. This unit examines current approaches to managing and leading; and the challenges of managing contemporary organisations amid discontinuous change.

  • MGN410 Employment Relations

    The rationale for this unit stems from the theoretical and practical dimensions of the relationship between managers and employees. The broad focus is on the employment relationship, the organisation of work and relevant managerial strategies. The unit also analyses the context of labour - management relations, particularly industrial relations institutions and labour markets. The unit will examine recent legislative, economic, political and social changes on work organisations, such as deregulation and flexibility, and the responses of management and employees.

  • MGN412 Organisational Behaviour

    Formally and informally, people live and work in organisations. The rationale for this unit's inclusion in the curriculum is that only through an understanding of the relevant individual, group and organisation dynamics will graduates be able to function effectively as leaders and managers, facilitating productivity through efficiency and effectiveness of behaviour and practice, while simultaneously enhancing sustainability and high performance at each level.

  • MGN432 Contemporary Entrepreneurship

    Entrepreneurship is the creation of new and growth of existing businesses. Fostering entrepreneurship has become a strategic priority of countries and companies around the world. This unit is designed to equip students with state-of-the-art techniques developed by leading universities, innovators, and entrepreneurs that allow them to pursue high-impact entrepreneurship.

  • MGN440 HRM Theory and Practice

    This unit examines the interplay between human resource management policies and processes and their contribution to sustainable competitive advantage and organisational effectiveness. HRM is considered from stakeholder, strategic and functional perspectives. The unit fosters discipline knowledge, analytical and action orientated competencies and prepares students for advanced study in the field. This unit will provide you with a highly integrated understanding of the interplay between organisational effectiveness, long-term sustainability, and the management and organisation of people in the workplace. This unit is the foundation unit in HRM in the MBus (HRM) and related courses. It overviews the profession of HRM and the practice of the HR Professional in the organisation.

  • MGN442 Self Leadership

    In today's contemporary business environment, professionals need to be empowered to manage their own development and growth. Rather than relying on an organisation or manager to make organisational life meaningful and effective, positive self-leadership training is focused on how an individual can foster change in his or her own personal and work life.

  • MGN444 Business in Asia

    Business professionals need to be able to operate effectively in different regions of the global economy. The business environments within Asia have significant shared features as a consequence of both past and recent political, economic and social developments but have been experienced differentially. The substantial size and global impact of the Asian economy demands that anyone pursuing a career in business or public policy pertaining to business should develop a thorough understanding of the Asian business environment. This unit exists to inform future business professionals about business environments, how to identify risks and, from a hands-on perspective, learn best practices to address such risks within countries of this region.

  • MGN445 Business in Europe

    This unit enables a more intensive study of business and markets in Europe. The development of major industries will be examined, together with intra-regional patterns of trade, commerce and finance. A particular focus will be on the development and fragmentation of a single European market and its international implications. Significant economic, political and social factors determining developments will be focussed upon, as well as regulatory issues governing market access. Students will be required to undertake a project which requires the application of knowledge of the region to a business issue.

  • MGN446 Business in Australia

    This unit presents students new to Australia with an introduction to the Australian business environment and Australian industries that will be of practical use for both studying and conducting business in Australia. The curriculum in this unit is designed for INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS to facilitate a critical knowledge of Australian culture(s), including Indigenous cultures, the external forces and institutional dynamics that shape Australian businesses and the challenges that managers must address within them.

  • MGN447 Managing in a Globalised Economy

    Students entering the program, particularly those entering with a non-business background or non-international business background, need a grounding in how the conduct of business operating in the global economy is distinct from that of domestic business. The additional complexity of international business operations is both one of degree as well as one of context.   Business must operate in diverse foreign environments and engage in specialised types of transactions. To succeed in international business requires functional understanding of the threats and opportunities arising from the diversity of markets and the growth of globalisation, the nature and role of business operations in the international value chain and the management and control of international business operations.

  • MGN448 Negotiating Across Borders

    In the contemporary global business environment, negotiators who understand how culture affects negotiating processes and outcomes have a decided advantage at the bargaining table. The purpose of this unit is to help you understand and apply the theory and processes of negotiation.