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Master of Business MBIS

Program focus


The Master of Business is an advanced academic program for graduates
of any discipline or for students with extensive relevant business
experience. This program aims to develop generic business skills and
to extend those in a specialised area.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Duration

1.5 years full-time, up to 6 years part-time

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Program aims

The Master of Business is an advanced academic program for graduates
of any discipline or for students with extensive relevant business
experience. This program aims to develop generic business skills and
to extend those in a specialised area.

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Program objectives

Upon completion of the Master of Business, students will be
able to:

  • demonstrate underlying knowledge of the theoretical structure
    underpinning their chosen area of specialisation

  • apply those theoretical principles in business

  • apply a range of management skills relevant to their specialisation.


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Program structure

The program is comprised of 12 units. A student must complete
one specialisation (which will appear on their testamur).

Note: It is assumed that students, when selecting 8000
level courses, have a basic knowledge in these areas (either from
their undergraduate degree or from relevant work experience)

Specialisations

Note: Not all specialisations are offered in on-campus
mode. Where a specialisation is offered on-campus, it may not be offered
in that mode at all campuses.


Accounting and Sustainable Business

Students must study 4 foundation, 4 core and 4 elective courses.
The elective courses must include at least two 8000 courses.

Course Semester/Mode of Offer Toowoomba Campus Semester/Mode of offer Springfield Campus
Foundation courses select
4 of the following courses:
ACC5216 Accounting Theory
S1 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S2 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S3 S1
ACC5218 Auditing Practice
S1 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S2 (EXT, WEB), S3 S1
FIN5000 Financial Management
S1 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S3 (ONC, EXT, WEB) S1
LAW5206 Corporations Law S2 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S3 S2, S3
LAW5230 Taxation Law S1 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S2 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S3 (EXT, WEB) S1
or any other course approved by the Director
of Coursework Studies.
Core courses
ACC8101 Finance and Accounting for Sustainability S2
ACC8104 Environmental Management Accounting S2
ACC8105 Financial Statement Analysis
(Formerly FIN8105)
S1
POL8013 Environmental Politics and Policy (Formerly
MGT8013).
S1 (EXT, WEB)
Electives select 4 of the following
two of which must be 8000 courses:
ACC8106 Forensic Accounting S1
ECO8010 Corporations and Sustainable Development (Formerly
MGT8010).
S1 (EXT, WEB)
ECO8011 Global Issues in Environmental Management and Sustainability (Formerly
MGT8011).
S2 (EXT, WEB)
ECO8012 Tools and Techniques for Sustainable Development (Formerly
MGT8012).
S2 (EXT, WEB)
or any other course from the Master of Business Administration
or Master of Business approved by the Director of Coursework
Studies.


Applied Finance

Students must study 4 foundation courses, 4 core courses and
4 elective courses. The elective courses must include at least two
8000 courses.

Course Semester/Mode of Offer Toowoomba Campus Semester/Mode of offer Springfield Campus
Foundation courses
ACC5502 Accounting and Financial Management S1 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S3 (EXT, WEB) S1
ECO5000 Economics for Managers
S2 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S3 (EXT, WEB) S2
FIN5003 Decision Support Tools
S1 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S3 (EXT, WEB) S1
Select one of the following two courses:
MGT5000 Managing Organisational Behaviour S1 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S3 (EXT, WEB) S1
MKT5000 Marketing Management S2 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S3 (EXT, WEB) S2
Core courses
FIN8104 International Financial Management S2
FIN8201 Finance for Executives S1
FIN8202 Financial Markets and Instruments S2
FIN8203 Strategic Investments*
Electives select 4 electives two
of which must be 8000 courses.
Select any 4 courses from the Master of Business Administration
or Master of Business approved by the Director of Coursework
Studies.

Footnotes
*FIN8203 will be offered in semester 1 from 2013.



Business Forensics

Students must study 4 foundation, 4 core and 4 elective courses.
The elective courses must include at least two 8000 courses.

Course Semester/Mode of Offer Toowoomba Campus Semester/Mode of Offer Springfield Campus
Foundation courses select 4 of the following
courses:
ACC5216 Accounting Theory S1 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S2 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S3 S1
ACC5218 Auditing Practice S1 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S2 (EXT, WEB), S3 S1
CIS8000 Global Information Systems Strategy S1, S2 S1
FIN5000 Financial Management S1 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S3 (ONC, EXT, WEB) S1
LAW5206 Corporations Law S2 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S3 S2, S3
LAW5230 Taxation Law S1 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S2 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S3 (EXT, WEB) S1
or any other course approved by the Director of Coursework
Studies.
Core courses
ACC8105 Financial Statement Analysis (Formerly
FIN8105).
S1
ACC8106 Forensic Accounting S1
CIS8008 Business Intelligence S1
CIS8018 Strategic Information Security S2
Electives - select four of the following
two of which must be 8000 courses:
CIS8011 Digital Innovation S2, S3
plus any 3 other courses from the Master of Business Administration or Master of Business approved by the
Director of Coursework Studies.


Information Systems

Students must study 4 foundation, 7 core and 1 elective course.

Course Semester/Mode of Offer Toowoomba Campus Semester/Mode of Offer Springfield Campus
Foundation courses
CIS2000 Systems Analysis and Design S1, S3
CIS2002 Database Design and Implementation S1, S3
CIS3008 Information Technology Service Management S1
CIS8000 Global Information Systems Strategy S1, S2 S1(ONC)
Core courses
CIS8004 Business Systems Planning and Implementation S1
CIS8008 Business Intelligence S1
CIS8009 Management of Business Data Communications and Telecommunications S1, S2
CIS8010 Information Systems Project Management S2
CIS8011 Digital Innovation S2, S3
CIS8018 Strategic Information Security S2
CIS8100 Digital Enterprise S1, S3
Electives - select one course from the following:
BUS8401 Research Methodology 1 (Formerly
MGT8401)
S1, S2
or any other course from the Master of Business Administration
or Master of Business approved by the Director of Coursework
Studies.



Property

Students must study 4 core and 8 elective courses. The elective
courses must include at least two 8000 courses.

Course Semester/Mode of Offer Toowoomba Campus Semester/Mode of Offer Springfield Campus
Foundation courses
This specialisation does not have any foundation courses.
Core courses
LAW8074 Project Legal Issues S2 (EXT, WEB) S2
MGT8022 Project-Based Management S1 (EXT, WEB), S3 (EXT, WEB) S1
MGT8070 Property Development S1 (EXT, WEB) S1
MGT8072 Property Ownership Management
(Formerly FIN8072).
S2 (EXT, WEB) S2
Electives select 8 of the following courses:
ACC5502 Accounting and Financial Management S1 (ONC, EXT, WEB) S3 (EXT, WEB) S1
CIS8000 Global Information Systems Strategy S1, S2 S1
ECO5000 Economics for Managers S2 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S3 (EXT, WEB) S2
FIN5003 Decision Support Tools (Formerly
MGT5001).
S1 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S3 (EXT, WEB) S1
MGT5000 Managing Organisational Behaviour S1 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S3 (EXT, WEB) S1
MGT8002 Strategic Management S2 (EXT, WEB), S3 (ONC, EXT, WEB)
MGT8024 Project Quality, Risk and Procurement Management S2 (EXT, WEB) S2
MGT8025 Project Scope, Time and Cost Management S1 (EXT, WEB) S1
MGT8027 Project Human Resources, Communications and Integration Management S2 (EXT, WEB), S3 S2
MGT8028 Project Tendering and Contracting S1 (EXT, WEB) S1
MGT8037 Team Leadership S2 (EXT, WEB)
MGT8040 Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity S2 (EXT, WEB)
MKT5000 Marketing Management S2 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S3 (EXT, WEB) S2
or any other course approved by the Director of Coursework
Studies.


Other Courses

Students wishing to complete a project as part of the program
must first obtain permission from the Director of Coursework Studies
before enrolling in BUS8101 Business Project A
or BUS8102 Business Project B
. Enrolment in the project courses is contingent upon
the availability of a suitable supervisor.

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Exit points

A student who chooses not to complete or who does not maintain
good standing in this program will be permitted to exit with a lesser
qualification as set out below, provided that they have met the requirements
of that program.

  • A student who successfully completes 8 Master of Business units
    may, upon application, exit with a Postgraduate Diploma of Business.
    A student who has successfully completed all the requirements of at
    least one specialisation may have one specialisation shown on their
    testamur.

  • A student who successfully completes all requirements for the Postgraduate Certificate in Business may, upon application, exit with that
    qualification. A student who has successfully completed all the requirements
    of a 4-unit specialisation may have that specialisation shown on their
    testamur.


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