Master of Business Administration

Course MC-BAPTME (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Year and Campus: 2016 - 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


Melbourne Business School

Currently enrolled students:

EMBA Office


Future students:

EMBA Office


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:

Upon completion of this program, students should:

• Have a global perspective and an awareness of how cultural differences impact business. Achieving this outcome means that students should be able to:

  • Identify elements of culture
  • Develop recommendations for effective practices in different cultural environments.
  • Analyse global issues that impact on business and management
  • Work effectively in diverse teams

• Be adept at analysing and evaluating evidence for management decision-making. Achieving this outcome means that students will be able to:

  • Appropriately apply and synthesise key business models to resolve problems
  • Translate management decision problems and decisions into quantitative form and conduct interpretive data analysis
  • Make decisions using evidence-based approaches

• Be able to analyse the environment – both macroeconomic and competitive – in which a business operates. To achieve this outcome, students should be able to:

  • Appraise the macro-economic environment of business
  • Diagnose the strategic environment in which a business operates

• Be able to integrate knowledge from multiple disciplines. Achieving this outcome means that students should be able to:

  • Integrate knowledge from multiple disciplines to solve a problem
  • Collaborate with real business partners to apply knowledge in projects

• Demonstrate a capacity for ethical leadership. Achieving this outcome means that students should be able to:

  • Display leadership abilities
  • Comprehend the theory of team dynamics
  • Identify ethical issues
  • Apply ethical frameworks to management problems
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

137.5 credit points of core subjects

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

Elective subjects

87.5 credit points of elective subjects

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
March, August
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 Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments

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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