Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Course Overview and structure

 
The UBSS MBA was developed to provide an industry-relevant qualification to equip graduates with a scholarly knowledge of business administration, and the professional and interpersonal skills required to conduct business confidently and ethically within the private or public sectors.
 
MBA students are taught to analyse contemporary workplace management practices - using their own professional experience and buiness related case studies provided – to ensure they can contribute to any organisation by reviewing and developing business opportunities and resolving workplace problems and issues. Problem solving skills are based on a solid grounding in the fundamentals of business, such as business economics, financial management, corporate governance and strategy, organisational behaviour, clients and target markets.
 

The MBA degree requires completion of 16 subjects (80 credit points) as follows:

Master of Business Administration (MBA)  SubjectsSubject Code
Economic Environment MCR001
Organisational BehviourMCR002
Management Attributes & SkillsMCR003
Financial Decision MakingMCR004
Clients & MarketsMCR005
Managerial FinanceMCR006
Project ManagementMCR007
Corporate StrategyMCR008
Law & GovernanceMCR009
EntrepreneurshipMCR010
Managing Workplace Relations  MHR001
IntrapreneurshipMHR002
Brand DevelopmentMKT001
Marketing New Products MKT002
Strategic Business SimulationMCR011
New Business ProjectMCR012
 
A specialisation can be accommodated through a  Research Project
 
 

The Graduate Diploma in Business

The UBSS Graduate Diploma in Business is a graduate qualification in general management that requires completion of 8 coursework subjects (40 credit points).
 
The Graduate Diploma articulates fully with the MBA degree. Students completing this qualification will receive full credit for their studies towards the MBA. 
 

The Graduate Certificate in Business

This graduate qualification serves as an entry point to studies in general management, particularly for those who do not hold formal tertiary qualifications, but are able to demonstrate a substantial record of relevant professional experience.
 
The Graduate Certificate requires completion of any 4 core coursework subjects (20 credit points) listed below, which, upon completion, articulate fully with the Graduate Diploma and MBA degree.

Level of AchievementSubjects RequiredTime Required
Masters of Business Administration (MBA)162 years
Graduate Diploma in Business81 year
Graduate Certificate in Business43 months

*Completion times may vary if academic credit is awarded

Master of Business Administration (MBA)  SubjectsSubject Code
Economic Environment MCR001
Organisational BehviourMCR002
Management Attributes & SkillsMCR003
Financial Decision MakingMCR004
Clients & MarketsMCR005
Managerial FinanceMCR006
Project ManagementMCR007
Corporate StrategyMCR008
Law & GovernanceMCR009
EntrepreneurshipMCR010
Managing Workplace Relations  MHR001
IntrapreneurshipMHR002
Brand DevelopmentMKT001
Marketing New Products MKT002
Strategic Business SimulationMCR011
New Business ProjectMCR012

 

Admission Criteria:

MBA, Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate in Business
The MBA and Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate awards are open to domestic and international students.
The admissions criteria is summarised below:

 
 MBA Admissions Criteria
Domestic ApplicantsBachelor degree (AQF level 7) or post-graduate award in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution
International ApplicantsBachelor degree (AQF level 7) or post-graduate award in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution*
 An IELTS overall score of 6.0 (with written and oral bands of no less than 6.0) for applicants who did not complete their award in Australia or equivalent
 Graduate Diploma in Business Administration
Domestic Applicant
Bachelor degree (AQF level 7) or post-graduate award in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution.
International Applicants
International ApplicantsBachelor degree (AQF level 7) or post-graduate award in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution*
 An IELTS overall score of 6.0 (with written and oral bands of no less than 6.0) for applicants who did not complete their award in Australia or equivalent
 Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

Domestic Applicants

Proven record of relevant professional, management or business related work experience of no less than five years

* Note: International students who hold a 2-year Bachelor degree in any discipline from a recognized tertiary institution will need to provide a minimum of 2 years certified business-related work experience to gain entry into UBSS post-graduate programs.


Credit Transfer

MBA and Graduate Diploma in Business

The following provisions for credit transfer apply:
  • MBA: A maximum of four (4) subjects may be awarded to MBA candidates with recently completed graduate or undergraduate studies from a recognised tertiary institution that are directly relevant to core or specialised subjects;
  • Graduate Diploma: A maximum of two (2) subjects may be awarded to Graduate Diploma candidates with recently completed graduate or undergraduate studies from a recognised tertiary institution that are directly relevant to core or specialised subjects.
Credit transfer is awarded based on the merits of the case, subject to:
  • Previous studies must have been completed within the last 5 years;
  • Demonstrable alignment of learning outcomes and content, and the equivalence of assessment;
  • The applicant providing the requisite information and certification for assessment by UBSS.