Master of Business Administration

Course MC-BAPTME (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Year and Campus: 2015 - Parkville
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Duration & Credit Points: 225 credit points taken over 24 months full time.


Jim Frederickson


Course Overview:

The main aim of the MBA program is to assist students to develop their capacity to become effective senior level general managers in a wide range of private, public and government organisations.

Learning Outcomes:

Students undertaking the program should:

  • gain an understanding of the nature of general management and the role of the manager;
  • acquire the basic analytical skills, concepts and knowledge of management from the fields of accounting, economics, finance, information management, marketing, operations and the social and behavioural sciences;
  • analyse and develop strategy for an enterprise as a whole, considering its context;
  • develop the capacity to diagnose managerial problems, to find solutions in innovative ways and to make decisions on a wide range of management responsibilities, often in complex conditions;
  • understand the wide and varied range of issues involved in implementing management decisions in practice, including an understanding of the cultural, social and political environment and the moral context of management decisions;
  • develop personal and interpersonal skills while working with small and large groups;
  • take responsibility for aspects of their own learning progress through syndicate participation and application of their own management experience through case and class discussion and presentations, thereby also building self-confidence;
  • build a capacity to respond with self-insight, flexibility and ethical sensitivity to the changing social and economic context of business;
  • participate in the academic and social life of the School and the University, developing lifelong associations and a foundation for on-going learning.
Course Structure & Available Subjects:

To qualify for the EMBA degree, students must complete all 18 subjects within 18 months. As the learning for each Module builds upon the material covered in previous Modules, satisfactory completion of each Module is a pre-requisite for progression through the program. All students are required to be in residence for the full duration of each Module.

Subject Options:

Core subjects

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
January, March, June, August, September
January, March, June, September
April, May
January, July
January, July
January, March, April, July, September
January, February
July, September
September, November
January, April, June, August, September
January, April, September

Elective subjects

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Entry Requirements:

1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:

• an undergraduate degree; and

• five years documented full time management work experience; and

• a personal statement outlining why they wish to be considered for the course; and

• Referees' reports; and

• an interview

Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.

2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:

• prior academic performance; and

• the work experience; and

• the personal statement; and

• the referee's report; and

• the interview.

3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Admission and Selection into Course Policy.

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:

Graduate Attributes: None

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