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Master of Business Administration (Global) (MBA(Global))

  • M1279MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (GLOBAL)

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Title Master of Business Administration (Global) (MBA(Global))
Course Code M1279
Study Level Master's by Coursework (Graduate)
Organisational Unit Business
Academic Contacts

Academic Chair: Dr Ian Boudville | Email: I.Boudville@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: 9360 1265

Qualification Master of Business Administration (Global) (MBA(Global))
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 (Global) offers emerging leaders with global ambitions core national and international business knowledge and inter-cultural communication skills. A simultaneous focus on opportunities to acquire high level industry experience through professional placements or an applied research project ensures your skills can be applied within both national and international business contexts.
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 Academic Chair.
No work experience is necessary, but if you have two or more years of work experience you may apply for the Master of Business Administration.

English competence. Students demonstrating English competence via IELTS need an overall score of 6.0 with no individual band less than 6.0.
Course Learning Outcomes Graduates of the MBA (Global) will be able to:
1 Demonstrate specialised knowledge of business administration in a global context
2 Apply discipline knowledge in practical contexts (e.g. workplace)
3. Exhibit effective verbal, written, digital, and team interpersonal skills in working with stakeholders in a variety of contexts:
4. Critically evaluate complex issues and problems and structure evidence-based conclusions
5. Employ individual and team learning strategies that promote intentional learning and autonomy
6. Display the capability to think inclusively across cultures and global contexts
7 Integrate knowledge of ethical and sustainability issues into professional practice
Employment Prospects Students of Murdoch's MBA (Global) 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 global management, economics, accounting/finance, marketing, entrepreneurship, business ethics, leadership, sustainability
Employability Students who want to complete their MBA early in their career have the opportunity to select the MBA (Global) which is designed specifically for recent graduates and/or those with limited professional work experience. The MBA (Global) provides early career professionals with the opportunity to engage in learning activities that equip them with the career management tools needed to succeed.
Advanced Standing Applicants with a Graduate Certificate Business Administration may gain entry into this course and be awarded up to 12 points of Advanced Standing for 500-level units to be determined in consultation with the Academic Chair.
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.

Postgraduate Structure - 48 credit points

Course Core - 36 credit points

Required Units - 18 credit points

MBS532 Professional Practice Preparation - 0 points
MURDOCH: S2-external

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

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

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

MBS573 International Marketing Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

MBS673 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, SUM-internal, SUM-external

MBS686 Economics and Business Strategy - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

Specified Elective Units - 18 credit points

Elective Unit Choice - 6 credit points

MBS661 Global Business in the Asian Century - 6 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

OR

MBS664 Strategies for Growth and Excellence - 6 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

Portfolio Selection - 12 credit points

Choose ONE from the following three Portfolio Selections.

Portfolio Selection 1 - 12 credit points

Required - 9 credit points

MBS568 Organisational Change, Management and Consultancy - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

MBS643 Applied Research Practicum - 6 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

Specified - 3 credit points

MBS521 Academic Business Skills for Postgraduates - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

OR

TLC501 Communication Skills for Postgraduate Study - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

Portfolio Selection 2 - 12 credit points

Required - 6 credit points

MBS684 Managing Strategic Risk and Projects - 6 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external, SUM-internal, SUM-external

Specified - 6 credit points

MBS654 Business Professional Placement - 6 points
MURDOCH: S1-placement, S2-placement

OR

MBS643 Applied Research Practicum - 6 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

Portfolio Selection 3 - 12 credit points

Required - 12 credit points

MBS644 Business Research Practicum - 9 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, Y-internal, Y-external

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

Major OR Specified Electives - 12 credit points

Choose 12 points from one of the Majors OR 12 points from the following Specified Electives.

Major - 12 credit points

Nonprofit Management - 12 credit points

MBS651 Leading and Managing Nonprofit Organisations - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

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

MBS589 Social Enterprise, Social Innovation And Profit For Purpose - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

People Management - 12 credit points

MBS555 Human Resource Management Perspectives - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

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

PSY611 Work and Well-being - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

OR

EDN671 Mentoring - 3 points
MURDOCH: UA4-internal

International Marketing - 12 credit points

MBS574 Strategic Research in International Markets - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

MBS575 Cross-Cultural Consumer Behaviour - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

MBS576 Global Media Communication - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

MBS667 Digital Business - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

Health Management - 12 credit points

Health Management Major is Not Available in 2020.

SWM517 Health Policy and Governance - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

SWM518 Health Economics and Finance - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

LLM614 Health Law - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

VET656 Public Health and Epidemiology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

Sustainability - 12 credit points

Sustainability Major is Not Available in 2020.

Core Unit - 6 credit points

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

Specified Electives - 6 credit points

Select from the following:

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

SUS523 Cities and Sustainability - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

SUS611 Resilient Regions: People and Practice - 3 points
MURDOCH: SUM-internal (quota of 120 places), SUM-external

Specified Electives - 12 credit points

MBS636 International Business Negotiations - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

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

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

EDN546 Dynamics of Cultural Diversity in the Workplace and the Community - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

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