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Master of Project Management and Master of Business Administration MBAP

Program focus


The double degree in the Master of Business Administration and
the Master of Project Management allows the learning objectives of
each program to be met. Graduates will focus on project management
within the broader management context of the Master of Business Administration,
better preparing them for senior management roles within organisations
and acquiring enhanced generic skills offered by that program.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Duration

2 years full-time, up to 8 years part-time

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Program aims

The Master of Project Management and Master of Business Administration
(MBAP) encapsulates the aims of each program. The Master of Project
Management aims to produce graduates who have appropriate skills and
knowledge to be capable of managing small, medium and large-sized
projects as either a senior team leader, a project manager or project
director. The Master of Business Administration is an advanced academic
program for graduates from any discipline who have considerable business
experience, and who have a recognised potential for advanced managerial
responsibility. This program focuses on those areas of modern management
that develop judgement, skills and attitudes that are essential to
managerial responsibility.

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Program objectives

The Master of Project Management aims to produce graduates who
are able to:

  • demonstrate underlying knowledge of the theoretical structure
    of project management as defined by the Project Management Body of
    Knowledge

  • demonstrate essential skills in relation to identification and
    analysis of logistics management, and integrate logistics management
    into the overall operation of the organisation

  • apply the theoretical principles of project management to a
    project environment in relation to project:

    • scheduling and time management

    • cost management

    • quality management

    • human resources management

    • communications management

    • risk management

    • procurement management

    • integration management

    • scope management


  • apply management skills acquired through elective courses in
    the context of project management.


The Master of Business Administration aims to produce graduates
who have been exposed to a range of management skills and who have
been trained to use these skills in a manner that will enable them
to better handle the managerial demands of modern business practices.

The objectives of the program are to produce graduates who are
able to:

  • demonstrate understanding of the basic theories and skills of
    modern management discipline areas

  • display competence in a wide range of areas relevant to management
    practice at senior levels

  • apply their knowledge of current behavioural, policy and strategic
    issues so as to improve organisational efficiency

  • use well-developed communication skills to interact effectively
    with other people at a superior and lower work level

  • comprehend, analyse and evaluate internal and external environmental
    forces, and develop strategic plans for the management of change

  • demonstrate a thorough understanding of the relevant political,
    cultural and business environments, and of ethical standards in modern
    business

  • analyse developments in a chosen area of management, and to
    critically evaluate the relationships between such developments and
    contemporary theory and practice

  • further enhance their managerial skills through a commitment
    to ongoing managerial development.


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Program structure

The Master of Project and Management and Master of Business
Administration double degree is made up of 14 courses:

  • 12 core courses plus

  • 2 elective courses.


Core courses

Students must complete the following core courses:

Course Semester/mode of offer Toowoomba campus Semester/mode of offer Springfield campus
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)
MGT8022 Project-Based Management S1 (EXT, WEB), S3 (EXT, WEB) S1
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
MKT5000 Marketing Management S2 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S3 (EXT, WEB) S2 (ONC
Select one of the following 2 courses:
LAW5504 Comparative Law and Business
or
S2 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S3
LAW8074 Project Legal Issues S2 (EXT, WEB) S2
Plus 2 elective courses.

Elective courses

Students must complete two elective courses. These courses
must be 5000 or 8000 level courses which may be chosen from any Faculty
of Business and Law coursework Masters program.

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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 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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