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Master of Business (MBus)

  • M1290MASTER OF BUSINESS

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Title Master of Business (MBus)
Course Code M1290
Study Level Master's by Coursework (Graduate)
Organisational Unit Business
Academic Contacts

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

Qualification Master of Business (MBus)
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 Master of Business offers an innovative curriculum design which provides
students with options to develop specialist multidisciplinary skills and knowledge to
manage the current and future world of work. A key feature of the degree is the
multiple entry and exit points, and flexibility for students to enter, exit and reengage
with their learning when it suits them.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings Admission for this course includes a number of recognised pathways.
Pathway 1: Direct entry to Master of Business (48-points). Recognised Bachelor's degree (AQF Level 7 or equivalent) or higher; AND evidence of professional work experience; OR satisfactory preparation for the course through informal or non-formal learning and/or professional experiences subject to the approval of the Academic Chair.
Successful applicants will be required to meet with the Academic Chair or representative to develop a bespoke study plan which identifies specialist discipline nested Graduate Certificate options.
Pathway 2: Alternative entry via Nested Graduate Certificate Award. Entry into these awards are as stipulated in the Handbook.
After successful completion of one or two of the specialist discipline nested Graduate Certificates (equivalent to AQF Level 8) students will be made a direct offer into the Master of Business by the Academic Chair.
It is also possible to enter in the Master of Business via completion of previous AQF level 8 (or equivalent) qualifications (up to 24 points).

Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Course Learning Outcomes By the end of this course students should be able to
- Demonstrate advanced knowledge of business management and
leadership
- Apply specialist discipline knowledge in practical contexts
- Exhibit effective communication and interpersonal skills
- Evaluate issues and problems and develop evidence-based conclusions
- Employ individual and team learning strategies that promote intentional learning and autonomy
- Display the capability to think across cultures and contexts
- Integrate knowledge of ethical issues into professional practice
Employment Prospects Opportunities for employment directly related to the degree include business
advisor, business development manager, and within a specific field including data
analytics, human resources management, marketing, health care management to
name a few.
Professional Accreditation In some instances, Graduate Certificates have been accredited with professional
associations.
Additional Academic Progress Requirements Students will be unable to enrol in the Leadership Practice units until they have
completed the business practice units and 12 points in a specialist disciplinary
field.
Main research areas Business, management, leadership
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: Business Practice - 12 credit points

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

Core: Leader and Leadership Practice - 12 credit points

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

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

Options - 24 credit points

Choose 2 x Nested Specialist Graduate Certificate
QualificationsGC in Business Analytics
GC in Negotiation
GC in Politics, Policy and Global Business
GC in Human Resources Management
GC Health Administration, Policy and Leadership
GC in Design Thinking
GC in Information Technology
GC in Policy and Development
GC in Health Care Management
GC in Human Resources and Safety

Other Graduate Certificates will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Additional Academic Progress Requirements

Students will be unable to enrol in the Leadership Practice units until they have
completed the business practice units and 12 points in a specialist disciplinary
field.

No course plans are available for this course in 2020.

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