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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

  • M1256MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

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Title Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Course Code M1256
Study Level Master's by Coursework (Graduate)
School School of Business and Governance
Academic Contacts

Academic Chair: Dr Moira Watson | Email: M.Watson@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: 9360 6217

Qualification Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Duration 12 months in accelerated mode or 18 months (with study over three semesters) or part-time equivalent.
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Murdoch campus (external)
Kaplan Higher Education Institute and Kaplan Higher Education Academy (Singapore) ['KAPLAN-SGP'] (internal) (language of instruction: English)
Murdoch University International Study Centre (Dubai, UAE) ['DUBAI-ISC'] (internal) (language of instruction: English)
Restriction All graduate courses are subject to restriction.
Description The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is oriented to the needs of today's and tomorrow's business leaders. The course comprises 8 units providing expert skills in creating and managing global businesses, leadership, strategy, accounting, economics and finance, marketing, entrepreneurship, and business ethics.
The MBA can be completed within a year of full-time study or can be taken over a longer period of time if preferred. There are several intake periods each year.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings Recognised Bachelor's degree or higher and evidence of two years of work experience; or satisfactory preparation for the course through previous study or professional experience.

Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Course Learning Outcomes Knowledge
Graduates of Murdoch University's MBA have an advanced and integrated understanding of:

1. the changing global business environment in the 21st century and the impact of the changing business environment on both domestic and international business operations;
2. the societal, regulatory, governance and environmental context within which contemporary business enterprises operate;
3. the difference between leadership and management in the modern enterprise, and the role of leaders and distributed leadership in managing challenges facing these enterprises;
4. key concepts in strategy;
5. the financial management issues facing business enterprises and the tools used by financial managers in a variety of short- and long-term financing and asset management contexts;
6. the principles of financial and management accounting;
7. a number of specialised areas of business administration, such as organisational behaviour and management, marketing management, health policy and governance, and entrepreneurship and innovation management; and
8. current principles and methods of business research, and their politico-legal, ethical and social contexts, and how research can be applied to inform real world decision making.

Skills and Application
Graduates of Murdoch University's MBA have the integrative understandings and capabilities needed to:

1. demonstrate autonomy, expert judgement, adaptability and responsibility in business environments;
2. critically evaluate theories and concepts, and apply them creatively to resolving problems in business situations;
3. engage in principled decision making that takes account of economic, social, environmental and ethical consequences;
4. develop and practise the four capabilities of distributed leadership within engaged enterprises;
5. analyse problems, strategically evaluate and choose between options;
6. apply financial management tools including financial mathematics, capital budgeting, risk and return relationships, cost of capital and working capital management;
7. analyse information obtained from accounting systems to assist in management decision making;
8. develop and practise expertise in some important areas of business administration, such as organisational behaviour and management, marketing management, health policy and governance, and entrepreneurship and innovation management;
9. interpret and evaluate research findings;
10. embrace collaborative and creative problem-solving, both individually and within diverse groups;
11. be articulate, persuasive communicators to both specialist and non-specialist audiences, across a range of media; and
12. become reflective practitioners.

Employment Prospects This course equips graduates with professional expertise in business administration that is highly prized by employers world-wide. Murdoch MBA graduates are well-placed to pursue rewarding careers and leadership roles within business, government and non-government organisations (NGOs).
Main research areas management, economics, accounting, finance, marketing, entrepreneurship, business ethics
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 36 credit points

Core Units - 30 credit points

MBS661 Global Business in the Asian Century - 6 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal

OR

MBS6611 Global Business - 6 points
DUBAI-ISC: TMD-internal

MBS662 Business, Society and the Environment - 6 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
DUBAI-ISC: TMD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal

MBS663 Leading the Engaged Enterprise - 6 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TSD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TSA-internal

MBS664 Strategies for Growth and Excellence - 6 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TSD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TSA-internal

MBS546 Business Finance - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, SUM-external, U-external
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TSD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TMA-internal, TSA-internal

MBS539 Accounting for Managers - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, SUM-external, U-external
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TSD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TMA-internal, TSA-internal

Specified Electives - 6 credit points

Select from the following:

MBS538 Organisational Behaviour and Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TMD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TMA-internal, TSA-internal

MBS673 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: W-internal, W-external
DUBAI-ISC: TSD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TSA-internal

MBS537 Strategic Marketing Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TSA-internal

MBS574 Strategic Research in International Markets - 3 points
MURDOCH: SP21-internal
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TSD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal

SWM517 Health Policy and Governance - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

SWM518 Health Economics and Finance - 3 points
MURDOCH: SUM-internal, SUM-external, U-internal, U-external, W-internal, W-external

MBS684 Managing Strategic Risk and Projects - 6 points
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