Master of Business Administration
About this course
The Master of Business Administration is also available via an online delivery mode, offering up to six intakes a year.
Advanced standing may apply to students who have completed relevant undergraduate and postgraduate study.
The MBA equips graduates for managerial roles across a broad spectrum of industries in the public and private sectors.
Graduates can find management roles in areas such as accounting, information and knowledge management, human resource management, health services management and tourism and hotel management.
Major areas of study
- Managing and Leading People*
- Tourism and Hospitality Management
The course incorporates progressive assessment and examinations. Students are assessed in each unit on the basis of written and oral assignments. These may be business reports, case studies, presentations, research studies and/or plans.
On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and podcast virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.
Lectures may be streamed live or pre-recorded; either way students can download a recording at their convenience.
Each week, students progress their learning by following activities, readings and case studies laid out, step-by-step, in a website for each unit. As they move through the learning outcomes, they can discuss their progress in online forums and ask questions of their peers, lecturer or tutor.
This is still a rigorous degree, demanding up to 150 hours of study for each unit.
Your previous learning experiences relevant to one or more units in this course may help you reduce the duration of your degree.
- Recognition of formal and non-formal learning
Credit may be awarded to a student for formal learning (gained through full or partial achievement of an accredited qualification or course) or non-formal learning (that takes place through a non-accredited course or program of learning) completed at Southern Cross University or in other learning settings in Australia and/or overseas.
- Recognition of informal learning
Credit may be awarded on the basis of current informal learning (that takes place through work, social, family or leisure activities).
To help you identify how much credit you may receive for your related prior learning visit SCU Pathways.
An application for advanced standing must be submitted so we can assess your prior learning. Please apply for advanced standing at the same time as you apply for admission into this course, because the amount of credit awarded will determine the sequence of units you will study.Go to course structure to see if specific advanced standing rules also apply to this course.
MySCU is a student's point of entry to a range of online services and resources that support study and student life. The portal includes unit learning sites and information sites where students can access resources, communication tools and useful links that are integral to their studies.
The web-based study environment Blackboard Learn delivers an advanced online learning environment for students and lecturers to communicate and collaborate through virtual meeting spaces, classrooms, and discussion boards. They can share files, presentations and applications. If a tutorial or lecture is recorded, students can view it afterwards.
Learning materials include the provision of unit information guides, study guides and readings. Students may need to purchase or access prescribed text books.
The Academic Skills team supports student learning by offering online and on-campus academic skills workshops, assignment reviews and small group or one-on-one face-to-face, phone or Skype consultations during business hours 9am to 4.30pm. Appointments can be made via the MySCU Hub ‘Connect Now’ button or on the Academic Skills home page. Students can also book appointments online in Career Hub.
The YourTutor service provides online after-hours study support for SCU students. This service is available from 4pm to midnight Sunday to Friday via the 'Connect Now' button on MySCU Hub or from a link in nominated unit learning sites. The YourTutor service offers generic writing feedback and live online chat assistance for foundational concepts and study skills.
Equipment and facilities
Southern Cross University provides students with modern well equipped teaching spaces such as lecture theatres, classrooms, and studios or laboratories tailored to meet the needs of specific study disciplines. Contemporary audiovisual equipment is standard in most teaching venues, and students have access to computer labs for individual study purposes.
See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.
Table of contents
A 3 year Bachelor degree from any Australian university, or equivalent.
To be awarded the Master of Business Administration students must complete 16 units (192 credit points) comprising:
12 core units; and
1 specialisation or
2 elective units and MNG93003 Industry Research Project
Students can choose to exit with the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration if 8 units have been completed.
Students can choose to exit with the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration if 4 units have been completed.
Schedule of units
How to apply
Additional information on how to apply is available at SCU International. Please note applicants from some countries need to go through an Education Agent.
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From the 1st of June, 2017, the term 'Distance Education' has been replaced with 'Online'