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Mode of delivery

Combination of Online and Face to Face, Face to Face, Online

Duration

1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 6 years maximum.

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Duration

1.5 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Combination of Online and Face to Face, Face to Face, Online

English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.5
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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UON program code: 12379
CRICOS code: 083519D

Program handbook

Description

The Business Administration programs are designed to provide students with a range of analytic, strategic and leadership skills which will prepare them for increasingly competitive careers in business management in the corporate and public sectors. These programs offers a grounding in fundamental business areas such as accounting, finance, organisational behaviour, economics, marketing and management. Analytic and problem solving skills are emphasised through an applied understanding of the theoretical framework within which today's managers must operate, as well as the acquisition of practical skills in teamwork, writing, presentation and time-management. The ability to cope with rapid organisational and technological change is developed through and understanding of organisational behaviour, information systems and organisational change and development.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Communicate effectively, both (a) orally and (b) in writing, complex business management information to a variety of audiences.

Details

Information correct as at24th Apr 2018 6:55am
Program code12379
AQF level

Level 9 Masters Degree (Coursework)

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Combination of Online and Face to Face
  • Face to Face
  • Online
Duration
  • Australian students - 1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 1.5 years full-time.
Term typeTrimesters
Fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Business and Law
Contributing schools
  1. Newcastle Law School
  2. Newcastle Business School
  3. School of Electrical Engineering and Computing
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code083519D

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Admission information

Admission requirements

There are two pathways into the Master of Business Administration.

Direct entry into the Masters Program (120 units) will be available for applicants who have:

  • 3 year Bachelors Degree in the discipline; or
  • 3 year Bachelors Degree not in the discipline + 1 year relevant business experience; or
  • At least 7 years business experience, including 2 years in a management position.

Students entering via this pathway are able to complete 4 courses per trimester, and are able to complete courses in any sequence they wish, that is consistent with course prerequisites. Applicants with an Honours degree in the cognate area or equivalent relevant qualifications at level 8 or above will be given appropriate recognition of prior learning.

The alternate pathway is through the Graduate Certificate (40 units) which will be available for applicants who have:

  • 3 year Bachelors Degree not in the discipline; or
  • 3 year Diploma in the discipline; or
  • 3 year Diploma not in the discipline + 1 year relevant business experience; or
  • 2 year Diploma in the discipline + 2 years relevant business experience; or
  • 2 year Diploma not in the discipline + 3 years relevant business experience; or
  • At least 5 years business experience.

Students entering via this pathway will be required to:

  • Complete the Graduate Certificate over a minimum of two trimesters (typically 20 units per trimester); and
  • Successfully complete a Business Academic Skills Program (BASP) which will be of 6 weeks duration.  The BASP will be non-fee based and can be completed concurrently with courses in the Graduate Certificate.

Only after the successful completion of the Graduate Certificate and the academic skills program will students be eligible to formally enrol in the Masters Program.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.


Credit transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

120 units

Program duration

1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 6 years maximum.

International student visa holders who are studying the program on campus are required to enrol full time as per student visa requirements.

Program requirements

The MBA program consists of twelve courses (120 units). Students are required to complete the nine core courses (90 units) and three directed courses (30 units) chosen from the listed directed courses.

Grading of Degree

A Master degree shall be conferred as an Ordinary Degree, except that, in cases where a candidate has achieved a Grade Point Average of 6.0 or above, the degree will be conferred 'With Distinction'.


Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.


Program structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
GSBS6001Managing Under Uncertainty
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6002Foundations of Business Analysis
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
GSBS6003Globalisation
  • Summer 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6004Organisational Behaviour and Design
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (GOSFORD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
GSBS6005Marketing Management and Planning
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (GOSFORD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6040Human Resource Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6060Strategic Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
GSBS6200Financial and Management Accounting
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (GOSFORD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
GSBS6484Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
10 units

Directed Courses

Choose 30 units from the following directed courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
GSBS6006Employment Relations in Globalised Economies
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
GSBS6007Managing Human Resources in International Organisations
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
GSBS6008Global Business Management
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6009Cross-Cultural Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6012Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
GSBS6013Customer Decision Making and Behaviour
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
GSBS6014Digital Marketing
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6015Services and Relationship Marketing Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
GSBS6042Employment RelationsNot currently offered10 units
GSBS6100Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
GSBS6130Corporate Finance
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6140Investment Analysis
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6144Financial Institutions Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6145International Financial Management
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6150Individual Financial Planning
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6190Human Resource and Organisational Development
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
GSBS6300Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6301Brand Development and Marketing
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
GSBS6410Economics of Competitive Advantage
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (GOSFORD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
GSBS6411Introduction to Co-operative Organisation and Management: the Co-operative Advantage
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
GSBS6412Social Enterprises and Co-operative Innovation
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
GSBS6481International Business Strategy
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
INFT6304Project Planning and Management
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
LEGL6005Co-operative Law and Governance
  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Online)
10 units

Additional information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.


International students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.

International students will be supported by the University and NBS current support mechanisms.  Students studying offshore will be supported by staff travelling overseas to approved locations to provide intensive face to face instruction.


Additional support

Domestic students with a disability or chronic illness will have their needs met by the NBS in liaison with the Student Support Unit. Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander students will draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Higher Education Centre, Umuliko. Students from rural and isolated areas and those from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds will be supported through existing University and NBS support mechanisms.