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Master of Business

Graduation requirements

To graduate from the Master of Business students must satisfactorily complete 12 subjects (96 points).To graduate with the extended version of the Master of Business students must satisfactorily complete 16 subjects (128 points).On completion of eight subjects (64 points) students may choose to graduate with a Graduate Diploma of Business.On completion of four subjects (32 points), students may choose to graduate with a Graduate Certificate in Business.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

What is this course about?

CSU's Master of Business is a highly flexible course that enables students to tailor their study and focus on areas most relevant to their current or future career.

To develop and maintain a competitive edge, businesses require high quality employees with specialised knowledge and skills that add real value to the business. The dynamic nature of modern business means that to stay ahead of the competition, knowledge, skills and business acumen should be constantly updated.

CSU's Master of Business provides you with the latest insights across a wide variety of subjects and disciplines. The broad range of subjects offered in the program enables you to study various specialisations that are most important to the business or industry in which you work. Each specialisation is carefully structured to equip you with the ability to contribute towards organisation performance. Similarly, you can tailor the program to provide you with the knowledge you need to make a career change.

CSU's excellent reputation for providing quality education delivered by dedicated academics with relevant industry experience is well recognised. Our Master of Business curriculum is constantly reviewed to ensure the content and materials are of international quality and of a standard expected of a leading international business school. Collaboration among students and academics is facilitated by our online educational environment, which offers a broad range of modern systems dedicated to teaching, learning and communication.

The Master of Business is designed and delivered with study flexibility in mind. You can select from full-time or part-time study options to fit in with work and lifestyle commitments. You could choose to study just one subject in an academic session or, with approval, fast-track your degree completion by undertaking four subjects per session.

Workplace learning

Subjects in the Master of Business provide stimulating assignments that have both a theoretical base and a strong practical emphasis. Assessments are designed to enable students to directly apply their learning to the workplace. These assignments offer tremendous learning opportunities, enabling students to test their knowledge and ideas and receive expert feedback. It is this focus on application, experimentation and feedback that is essential to developing your business and leadership knowledge and skills.

In many cases, assignments may require you to act as a consultant or business manager to identify business issues and problems and develop creative solutions to overcome these challenges.

Throughout your Master of Business studies, you may undertake assignments such as: developing a strategic business plan, identifying change management problems and recommending solutions which may be implemented, and developing comprehensive strategies for the organisation.

Overseas study opportunities

CSU aims to provide you with the opportunity to experience the world through international study experiences. International study trips are academically challenging as well as culturally engaging, helping to prepare you for careers and leadership positions in the global economy. Through undertaking an overseas study trip, you will have the opportunity to learn about the local culture and business practices and experience first-hand the challenges of doing business overseas.

Previous overseas study modules include:

  • Doing Business in China - in partnership with University of Applied Science, Bern and Shanhai Jiao Tong University, China

    Career opportunities

    Career opportunities

    The CSU Master of Business offers a wide range of specialisations that will enhance your knowledge and progress your career in all areas of business, from administration to business strategy. Our graduates have achieved successful careers in both the public and private sectors, within Australia and overseas. For some, the Master of Business enables them to switch industries and move into other areas for career growth and promotion.

    Course structure

    The Master of Business (MBus) is an articulated set with Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma subsets which provided both entry and exit points.

    DISTANCE EDUCATION

    Master of Business (12 subjects)

    The twelve subject (96 point) Master of Business consists of subjects chosen from the pool of approved MBus subjects. Students may elect to tailor their degree to specific discipline areas by completing one or more of the designated specialisations, or may elect to study any twelve subjects from across the program.

    Subjects that are counted towards one specialisation may not be counted again towards another. Students must contact the Course Director to receive approval for an alternate subject.

    Students who complete one or more of the designated specialisations will graduate with the specialisation names on their testamur. 

    Graduate Diploma of Business (8 subjects)

    The course consists of eight subjects chosen from the pool of approved MBus subjects. Students may enter directly into the Graduate Diploma or exit with that award from the MBus.

    Graduate Certificate in Business (4 subjects)

    The course consists of four subjects chosen from the pool of approved MBus subjects. Students may enter directly into the Graduate Certificate or exit with that award from the MBus or Graduate Diploma.

    Specialisations available:

    Business Research#

    HRM507 Research Methods
    MGT517 Advanced Research Methods
    MGT565 Business Research Project (16 points) – double subject studied over 2 sessions

    #The Business Research specialisation can only be taken with the approval of the Master of Business Course Director.

    Commercial Law

    LAW511 Commercial Law 1
    LAW512 Commercial Law 2
    LAW514 Australian Taxation Law (16 points) – double subject studied in 1 session

    Dispute Resolution

    HRM540 Theory of Conflict Resolution
    HRM545 Skills of Conflict Resolution
    LAW516 Dispute Resolution: Methods & Results
    LAW517 Mediation: Processes and Uses

    Economic Analysis

    ECO501 Business Economics
    ECO503 International Economics (offered every second year from 2010)
    ECO515 Managerial Economics (offered every second year from 2011)
    ECO517 Economic Evaluation (offered every second year from 2011)

    Educational Leadership

    ESA501 Leadership in Education 1
    ESA502 Leadership in Education 2
    ESA503 Leading Educational Change
    ESA504 Education Policy Analysis

    Finance

    FIN516 Corporate Finance
    plus three of the following:
    FIN518 International Financial Management
    FIN530 Money and Capital Markets
    FIN531 Investments Analysis
    FIN560 Financial Planning

    Financial Planning

    Four  of the following
    FIN560 Financial Planning
    FIN563 Estate Planning
    FIN564 Superannuation & Retirement Planning
    FIN567 Investing in Property
    LAW545 Taxation Strategies

    General Management

    MGT501 Management Theory & Practice
    plus three of the following:
    HRM502 Human Resource Management
    MGT510 Strategic Management
    MGT530 International Business
    MGT540 Management of Change

    Human Resource Management

    HRM502 Human Resource Management
    plus three of the following:
    HRM514 International Human Resource Management
    HRM523 Advanced Studies in Industrial Relations
    HRM528 Strategic Human Resource Management
    HRM560 Human Resource Development Context

    Industrial Relations

    INR501 Industrial Relations Environment
    INR502 Industrial Relations Systems and Issues
    INR503 Industrial Relations Practice
    INR504 Industrial Relations & the Legal Environment

    Information Technology

    ITC501 Strategic Information Management
    plus three of the following:
    ITC540 IT Infrastructure Management PG
    ITC574 Information Technology for Management
    ITC569 Modelling & Decision Support
    ITC594 E-Systems Infrastructure Development

    International HRM

    HRM502 Human Resource Management
    HRM514 International Human Resource Management
    HRM516 International Management Behaviour
    HRM532 International HR Development

    International Management

    MGT501 Management Theory & Practice
    plus three of the following:
    HRM514 International Human Resource Management
    MGT510 Strategic Management
    MGT530 International Business
    MKT550 Global Marketing

    Management of Organisational Change

    HRM531 Organisational Politics and Culture and Change Management
    MGT501 Management Theory & Practice
    MGT540 Management of Change
    MGT583 Management of Sustainable Business (offered every second year from 2010)

    Marketing

    MKT501 Marketing Management
    plus three of the following:
    MKT510 Customer Behaviour
    MKT520 Managing Product and Service Innovation
    MKT550 Global Marketing
    MKT560 Marketing and Organisational Research
    MKT570 Integrated Marketing Communications

    Operations Management

    MGT505 Foundations of Quality Management
    MGT550 Operations Management
    MGT553 Project Management
    MGT580 Forecasting and Risk Assessment

    Public Sector Management

    ACC525 Financial Accountability in the Public Sector
    ECO501 Business Economics
    LAW503 Administrative Law
    PAD591 Public Sector Management

    Strategic Management

    MGT501 Management Theory & Practice
    plus three of the following:
    MGT510 Strategic Management
    MGT550 Operations Management
    MGT580 Forecasting and Risk Assessment
    MGT540 Management of Change

    Strategy Innovation

    MGT510 Strategic Management
    MGT540 Management of Change
    MKT540 Marketing Strategy
    PHL401 Critical Reasoning

    Additional Restricted Electives:

    ACC501 Business Accounting & Finance
    ACC512 Management Accounting for Costs & Control
    ACC513 Management Accounting for Decisions
    ACC514 Financial Accounting
    ACC516 Advanced Financial Accounting (16 points) - double subject studied in 1 session
    FIN522 Financial Modelling
    FIN523 Lending and Financial Institutions
    FIN525 Financial Institutions Management
    FIN535 Strategic Finance
    HRM512 Values & Conflicts in Organisations
    HRM550 Evaluating Human Resources
    HRM552 Organisational Behaviour
    HRM561 Training Capabilities
    HRM563 Developing Organisational Capabilities
    INR510 Comparative Labour Relations
    LAW515 Law of Employment
    LAW540 Australian Law & Legal System
    MGT506 The Learning Organisation
    MGT531 Business Ethics
    MGT536 Leadership and Entrepreneurship
    MGT537 The Entrepreneurial Project
    MGT543 Facilitative Leadership and Group Dynamics
    MGT544 Organisational Change and Development
    MGT546 Corporate Governance: Ethics, Leadership and Accountability
    MGT584 Leadership in Business
    MKT561 Services Marketing
    MKT562 Business to Business Marketing

    Master of Business (16 subjects)

    The 128 point Master course consists of sixteen subjects. This extended version of the MBus offers an opportunity for students who wish to graduate with an additional Specialisation. If a subject in the additional Specialisation has already been studied as part of another specialisation, the student will be required to undertake substitute subjects with the approval of the Course Director to make up a total of sixteen specialisation subjects.

    The course structure for the 16 subject MBus is similar to the structure listed for the 12 subject MBus.

    Subjects that are counted towards one Specialisation may not be counted again towards another. Students must contact the Course Director to receive approval for a substitute subject.

    Students who complete one or more of the designated specialisations will graduate with the Specialisation names on their testamur.

    ON CAMPUS

    Both the twelve and sixteen subject MBus are offered on campus at the CSU Study Centres in Sydney and Melbourne.  A limited number of Specialisations and subjects are offered as part of the on campus delivery at the CSU Study Centres. 

    Students enrolled at the Study Centres choose from the following Specialisations:

    Finance

    FIN516 Corporate Finance
    plus three of the following:
    FIN518 International Financial Management
    FIN530 Money and Capital Markets
    FIN531 Investments Analysis
    FIN560 Financial Planning

    Human Resource Management

    HRM502 Human Resource Management
    plus three of the following:
    HRM514 International HRM
    HRM523 Advanced Studies in Industrial Relations
    HRM528 Strategic Human Resource Management
    HRM560 Human Resource Development Context

    Information Technology

    ITC501 Strategic Information Management
    plus three of the following:
    ITC540 IT Infrastructure Management PG
    ITC574 Information Technology for Management
    ITC569 Modelling & Decision Support
    ITC594 E-Systems Infrastructure Development

    International Management

    MGT501 Management Theory & Practice
    plus three of the following:
    HRM514 International Human Resource Management
    MGT510 Strategic Management
    MGT530 International Business
    MKT550 Global Marketing

    Marketing

    MKT501 Marketing Management
    plus three of the following:
    MKT510 Customer Behaviour
    MKT520 Managing Product and Service Innovation
    MKT550 Global Marketing
    MKT570 Integrated Marketing Communications

    Strategic Management

    MGT501 Management Theory & Practice
    plus three of the following:
    MGT510 Strategic Management
    MGT550 Operations Management
    MGT580 Forecasting and Risk Assessment
    MGT540 Management of Change

    Additional elective subjects available at the Study Centres:

    ACC501 Business Accounting and Finance
    HRM561 Developing Training Capabilities
    HRM563 Developing Organisational Capabilities
    MGT531 Business Ethics
    MGT535 Developing and Managing the Enterprise
    MGT536 Leadership and Entrepreneurship
    MGT537 Entrepreneurial Project

    Enrolment pattern

    Because of the flexibility of the course requirements, there is no prescribed enrolment pattern. Students may choose the order in which they undertake subjects, depending upon the availability of subjects and the meeting of pre-requisites, particularly in the students' chosen specialisation.

    Articulation

    Graduate Certificate in Business
    Graduate Diploma of Business
    Master of Business (with specialisations)
    Master of Business (with specialisations) Extended Version

    Master of Business (with specialisations) Extended Version is an exit point only course from the Master of Business.

    At a glance

    Study Mode

    On campus; Distance education

    Where

    Melbourne (Study Centre); Sydney (Study Centre)

    When

    Session 1; Session 2; Session 3

    Level

    Postgraduate

    Duration

    The minimum full-time duration for this course is:
    Master of Business (12 subjects): Three sessions by distance education or on campus.
    Master of Business (16 subjects): Four sessions by distance education or on campus.
    Graduate Diploma of Business: Two sessions by distance education or on campus.
    Graduate Certificate in Business: Two sessions by distance education or one session on campus.

    International?

    YES

    Indicative ATAR

    N/A

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