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Master of Business Administration Professional Practice (MBA(PP))

  • M1257MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

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Title Master of Business Administration Professional Practice (MBA(PP))
Course Code M1257
Study Level Master's by Coursework (Graduate)
School School of Business and Governance
Academic Contacts http://www.murdoch.edu.au/contacts/academic/school/School_of_Business_and_Governance
Qualification Master of Business Administration Professional Practice (MBA(PP))
Duration 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Murdoch campus (external)
Restriction All graduate courses are subject to restriction.
Description The MBA Professional Practice is designed to offer leading-edge business administration knowledge and skills, with a focus on opportunities to acquire high level professional experience through professional placements and applied research projects.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings To qualify for this course, applicants should:

(i) have a Bachelors Degree (AQF 7) or equivalent; OR
(ii) Alternative entry via Portfolio to contain:
· Curriculum Vitae
· Valid GMAT score or Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)
· A Written statement of no more than 800 words. The statement should address reasons why enrolment in the course will enhance the applicant's early career professional portfolio
With the option of an interview for alternative entry applicants at the discretion of the School.

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 business strategy;
5. the financial and accounting management issues facing business enterprises and the tools used by financial managers in a variety of long and short term financing and asset management contexts;
6. 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. address the challenges and opportunities of managing global businesses
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;
7. analyse information obtained from accounting systems to assist in management decision making;
8. interpret and evaluate research findings;
9. plan and execute a substantial applied research project;
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 Students of Murdoch's MBA Professional Practice graduate with both business administration expertise and an impressive portfolio of CV-building professional experiences and networks, acquired through the completion of a professional business practicum or an applied business research project. These highly skilled, experienced and connected Murdoch MBA graduates are well placed to pursue rewarding careers and leadership roles in businesses, government and non-government organisations (NGOs) within Australia or internationally.
Main research areas management, economics, accounting, finance, marketing,entrepreneurship, business ethics
Other Information Students who want to complete their MBA early in their career have the opportunity to select the MBA(PP) program which is designed specifically for recent graduates and/or those with limited professional work experience. The MBA(PP) provides early career professionals with the opportunity to engage in learning activities that equip them with the career management tools needed to succeed.
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 - 48 credit points

Core Units - 36 credit points

Students must complete 12 points at 500 level before enrolling in any 600 level units.
At least 24 Credit Points are required at 600 level (AQF level 9)

MBS664 Strategies for Growth and Excellence - 6 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

MBS546 Business Finance - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, SUM-external, U-external

MBS539 Accounting for Managers - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, SUM-external, U-external

MBS538 Organisational Behaviour and Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

MBS537 Strategic Marketing Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

MBS673 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: W-internal, W-external

MBS568 Organisational Change, Management and Consultancy - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

Professional Portfolio - 12 credit points

Select all units from only one of the following Portfolio options:

Option 1

MBS654 Business Professional Placement - 6 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal, SUM-internal, U-internal, Y-internal
Or

MBS643 Business and Governance Research Practicum - 6 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, SUM-internal, SUM-external, U-internal, U-external

MBS685 Project Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, W-internal, W-external

MBS520 Research Preparation for Business - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

Option 2

MBS644 Business and Governance Research Practicum - 9 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, SUM-internal, SUM-external, U-internal, U-external, Y-internal, Y-external

MBS520 Research Preparation for Business - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

Students may also consider including the ACICIS Business Professional Practicum as a possible third practicum option. The Practicum is offered each year in Summer Term and students will be awarded 6 points of credit when they enrol and completed ART607 In-Country Studies Indonesia. Please speak to the Academic Chair if you wish to take up this option.

Specified Electives - 12 credit points

Select all units from one of the following Specialisations:

Nonprofit and Health Management

MBS651 Leading and Managing Nonprofit Organisations - 3 points
MURDOCH: SP17-internal, SP17-external

AND EITHER

MBS662 Business, Society and the Environment - 6 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

and

MBS689 Risk Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: SUM-internal, SUM-external, U-internal, U-external

OR

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

and

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

and

MBS603 Data, Metrics, Reporting and Analytics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

People Management

MBS555 Human Resource Management Perspectives - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

MBS663 Leading the Engaged Enterprise - 6 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

Either
PSY612 Work and Well-being - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

Or

EDN671 Mentoring - 3 points
MURDOCH: UA4-internal

Sustainability

SWM628 Development and Sustainability - 3 points
MURDOCH: W-internal

SUS611 Resilient Regions: People and Practice - 3 points
MURDOCH: SUM-internal (quota of 10 places), SUM-external, U-internal (quota of 10 places), U-external

MBS662 Business, Society and the Environment - 6 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

For assistance with course planning, please contact your Student Advisor.

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