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100% Online Course

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate

  • Duration

    16 months full time or part time equivalent

  • Units

    12

  • Start Date

    Mar, Jul, Nov

Overview of the course

Overview of the course

If you are an experienced professional looking to expand your skill set and move up into a key role, our MBA (Master of Business Administration) will set you on the path to business leadership.

The Swinburne Online MBA allows you to do it your way. Get deeper business knowledge by completing a Business stream, or broaden your capability with a Project Management specialisation.

The qualification is designed to guide you into senior management by further developing your strategic, leadership and entrepreneurial skills.

You will learn how to recognise and capitalise on opportunities and think critically and creatively to lead an organisation to success in any business environment. Along with a broad range of practical skills you can apply immediately in your current workplace, you’ll emerge as a specialist in your field.

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What are the entry criteria?

To gain entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry criteria:

  • A recognised Bachelor Degree in a related discipline

OR

  • A recognised bachelor degree in any discipline PLUS a minimum of two years equivalent full-time relevant experience

OR

  • A Graduate Certificate of Business Administration.

Applicants who do not meet the entry criteria may be eligible for entry by completing the Graduate Certificate of Business Administration.

If you are applying as an international student, please view the English Language Requirements.

Swinburne Online helped me reach my goals by providing me with the platform and tools I needed to succeed.

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Career opportunities

Career opportunities

  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

    Responsible for the overarching strategic planning of the future of a business.

  • Chief Operating Officer (COO)

    Directs business operations to meet budget and financial targets.

  • Strategic Manager

    Provides a strategic approach and insight into business operations.

  • Executive General Manager

    Develops strategies and policies to achieve future business goals.

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Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes

  • Leadership

    Lead a high performance workplace towards success and innovation.

  • Innovation

    Develop entrepreneurial strategies and identify trends to grow a business

  • Marketing

    Strategically position an organisation in a competitive environment through marketing channels.

  • Risk Management

    Minimise business threats while maintaining an innovative and entrepreneurial culture.

  • Performance

    Evaluate business performance in a range of diverse environments.

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Course Units

When you study an MBA with Swinburne Online, you have the flexibility to choose from two course streams: Business or Project Management. Select a stream to learn more.

Core units:

Business Strategy (MGT80002)
Economics (ECO80001)
Opportunity Discovery (ENT60006)
Corporate Financial Management (FIN80005)
Behaviour in Organisations (HRM60016)
Marketing Management (MKT60010)
Leadership for Innovation (ORG80008)
Accounting Systems and Reporting (ACC60008)

Choose four of the following:

Designing for Change (FST80008)
Strategic Project Management (INF70005)
Operations Management (SCM20001)
Corporations and Contract Law (LAW60003)
Leading Innovation in the Workforce (MGT60044)
Project Management for Innovative Outcomes (PRM60002)
The Risk Management Spectrum (PRM60003)
Leading Complex Projects (PRM70002)
Project Governance and Resource Management (PRM80002)
Governing Technology for Business Environments (INF80042)

Core units:

Behaviour in Organisations (HRM60016)
Marketing Management (MKT60010)
Accounting Systems and Reporting (ACC60008)
Opportunity Discovery (ENT60006)
Economics (ECO80001)
Business Strategy (MGT80002)
Corporate Financial Management (FIN80005)
Leadership for Innovation (ORG80008)
Strategic Project Management (INF70005)

Select three of the following:

Project Management for Innovative Outcomes (PRM60002)
The Risk Management Spectrum (PRM60003)
Leading Complex Projects (PRM70002)
Project Governance and Resource Management (PRM80002)
Operations Management (SCM60001)

On successful completion of this Course students will be able to:

  • Apply coherent and advanced knowledge of business concepts in diverse contexts and applications using critical thinking
  • Apply problem solving, design and decision making methodologies to identify and provide innovative solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence
  • Communicate proficiently in professional practice to a variety of audiences, function as an effective member or leader of a diverse team, and use advanced tools and practices of business within project work
  • Demonstrate professionalism, integrity, ethical conduct, professional accountability and a deep awareness of professional practices in a global and sustainable context
  • Apply business fundamentals to the analysis, design and operation of a business model using appropriate business methods and tools, applied in a variety of contexts
  • Reflect on and take responsibility for their own learning and self-management processes, and manage their own time and processes effectively by regularly reviewing performance as a means of managing continuing professional development and lifelong learning
  • Apply knowledge of research principles and methods to plan and execute a piece of research with some independence as preparation for research higher degrees

Course learning outcomes

To qualify for the award of Master of Business Administration, students must complete 150 credit points comprising of:

  • Nine (9) core units (112.5 credit points)
  • Two (2) elective units (25 credit points)

students admitted based on successful completion of the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma of Business Administration are not required to repeat units completed

Volume of Learning
The Master of Business Administration consists of a total of 12 units (150 credit points). Units normally carry 12.5 credit points (cps). In each year eight (8) units normally constitute a full-time load of 100 credit points and four (4) units normally constitute a part-time load of 50 credit points.

 

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Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

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  • Do I have to purchase learning materials?

    For students undertaking a degree, most of your learning materials are included with a free license provided to you by Swinburne Online. However, in some cases, you will be notified via your student email that you will need to buy specific software or eTexts. For TAFE Business students, all of your learning materials will be available online and are covered by your course fees. You won’t need to purchase any further materials.

  • Which units should I start with?

    When you enrol to study a degree with us, you will nominate how many units you would like to select per teaching period, based on a recommendation from one of our Course Consultants. From here, our enrolments team will allocate you automatically to the units they feel will be best suited to your needs, so you don’t need to worry about choosing units. If you want to choose something different than what you are allocated to, that is no problem, just get in touch with our Student Advisors and they will take care of it for you.

  • Do I need to be logged on to study at specific times?

    You won’t normally have to be online at a specific time. Your course material is available for you from the beginning of each teaching period and you can work through it in the hours that suit you.

    There are some live webinar sessions that run approximately once a month. These are a special opportunity for students to sign in at the same time as their tutors, normally before an assessment deadline. It gives you the chance to ask any questions relating to the assignment in real time and hear other student’s questions and thoughts. We understand that students won’t always be able to make these sessions, so they can be replayed the next day.

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