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CSU's Master of Business Administration (with specialisations) (MBA) is practical, not elitist. The course is designed to equip experienced and emerging professionals with the knowledge and skills to effectively manage an organisation, provide leadership and direction to a team of people, manage budgets and finances, guide the marketing activities and contribute to the strategic direction of your organisation. If flexibility is important to you and you don't have the time to attend lectures and tutorials, our online MBA will fit your lifestyle. You will have the flexibility to study at a time and place that suits you, and choose the electives and specialisations that interest you and suit your career goals. This course is flexible, engaging, affordable and features practical learning you can relate directly to your workplace.

Many experienced professionals who want to complete their MBA think they can't, because they don't have any formal qualifications. At CSU, we recognise and value your experience, which means you can be admitted into the MBA via the Graduate Certificate in Commerce.

  • Why study this course?

    Our Master of Business Administration (with specialisations) is a career development, generalist qualification designed for experienced professionals. It is suited to professionals looking to accelerate career opportunities through promotion and/or those wishing to advance their career in different sectors.

    The emphasis is on building knowledge and understanding of management theory and practice via core subjects in management, marketing and accounting together with a final strategy subject designed to help you anticipate and master the impact of change on your organisation in the age of digital disruption. In addition students can elect to undertake a specialisation in one of the eight specialist areas listed below.

    For online students, a one-day voluntary workshop is available for each core subject. The workshops are usually held within the first few weeks of each session. A key benefit of the workshop is to provide students with face-to-face learning interactions as well as opportunities to develop relationships through networking with other students.

    To ensure the knowledge and skills you gain through the program are relevant, we maintain close links with industry. The MBA Advisory Committee consists of 15 senior practitioners from a broad representation of sectors, including banking and finance, higher education, technology, human resources, recruitment, health, professional services and government.

    Flexible study options

    CSU's flexible learning environment allows students to complete this course online. Subjects are taught by enthusiastic and experience academics using a range of blended learning techniques that include online study materials, virtual meetings, subject forums and additional study resources.

  • Career opportunities

    CSU's MBA is designed to provide graduates with a wide variety of career opportunities.

    For some of our graduates, CSU's MBA is an opportunity to accelerate their career within their organisation or industry. For others, the MBA enables them to switch industries and move into other areas for career growth and promotion.

    For those looking to make the move into senior management, CSU's MBA will provide the knowledge and skills to succeed.

  • Credit and pathways

    Credit into the Master of Business Administration is awarded based on studies completed at postgraduate level. Students may receive credit for up to 50 per cent of the course (six 8 point subjects) for studies completed within the last 10 years.

    No credit will be given for subjects completed at the undergraduate level. However, in some circumstances, candidates may be waived from taking particular subjects. For example, a candidate with a Bachelor degree majoring in Accounting may be waived from undertaking the core subject MBA504 Accounting and Financial Management. In such instances, an alternative subject may be substituted.

  • Workplace learning

    CSU’s MBA is workplace-focused and will allow you to develop skills and knowledge that can be readily applied in your professional life. The course provides stimulating assignments that have both a theoretical base and a strong practical emphasis.  Assessments are designed so that you are able to directly apply your learning to the workplace. These assignments are tremendous learning opportunities that enable you to test your knowledge and ideas, and receive expert feedback.

    It is this focus on application, experimentation and feedback that is essential to developing one’s business and leadership knowledge and skills. In many cases, assignments may require you to act as a consultant or business manager to identify business issues and problems, and develop creative solutions to overcome these challenges. Throughout your MBA studies, you may undertake assignments requiring the development of a strategic marketing or management plan for an organisation or identifying human resources management problems and recommending solutions for implementation.

  • Subjects

    To assist you with your subject selection you can download the Master of Business Administration course structure summary.

    Students undertaking the MBA can choose from a range of specialisations.

    Educational Leadership

    Today’s educational leaders need to develop the conceptual tools in which to analyse the varying global, national and local contexts and forces which are impacting upon leadership in educational and training organisations.  The specialisation in Educational Leadership provides students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of the economic and social forces, internal and external to formal organisations, which impact upon contemporary educational and training organisations.

    Topics include social justice, critical and postmodern approaches to educational leadership and training; policy development and implementation; organisational change and the politics of education in the 21st Century; the philosophical, ethical and historical strands which underpin educational leadership as a field; the nature of educational change and capabilities for planning, leading and managing the process of change; and education policy problems which can influence the lives of teachers, students, parents and educational leaders.

    In this specialisation you will study subjects in the areas of mapping the field of educational leadership, educational leadership in contemporary organisations, leading educational change and education policy analysis.

    Finance

    The Finance specialisation aims to produce graduates who understand the organisation and structure of the financial system, various financial markets and the instruments of these markets and display a thorough knowledge of the determinants of the level and structure of interest rates on money and capital markets, and key factors determining the exchange rate. You will also learn to apply the analytical skills needed to identify and interpret developments and changes in financial markets, develop the ability to explain the mechanisms by which various financial price variables are influenced and understand the scope and methodology of the finance function and its role in corporate management.

    This specialisation offers an overview of practical aspects of corporate capital structure and management; the skills necessary to identify and manage financial risk; and emerging complexities in the Australian and global corporate sectors.

    You will select from subjects in the areas of corporate finance, international financial management, money and capital markets, investment analysis and financial planning.

    Human Resource Management

    Human resource managers need to develop a strong portfolio of capabilities appropriate for business enhancement and managing change in an increasingly complex environment. Issues such as enterprise bargaining, multi-skilling, occupational health and safety, equal employment opportunities, casualisation of the workforce and increased employee involvement in decision-making are forcing practitioners to take an integrated, strategic view of Human Resource Management. Furthermore, regulatory and compliance issues are increasingly challenging the role of the human resource management professionals in the workforce today.

    This specialisation helps students understand from a variety of perspectives, the strategic role that human resource management can fulfil in ensuring high levels of organisational and individual performance.

    You will have a choice of subjects in the areas of human resource management, international human resource management, advanced studies in industrial relations, strategic human resource management and the human resource management context.

    Information Technology

    In this specialisation students will learn how information systems can be used to achieve a company's strategic objectives. The need for information systems strategic planning is analysed within the modern environment of industry and commerce so that alignment and optimisation of technology investment can be achieved.  Students will focus on examining and critically analysing a combination of technical and management issues in contemporary infrastructure management, with a strong focus on telecommunications.  Students also study the role and value of information, information systems and information technology in modern organisations as well as the theory and practice of decision support systems for use in management, research and decision making.

    Subject choices include strategic management information, information technology infrastructure management, information technology for management, principles of information security, and e-systems infrastructure development.

    Leadership

    Leadership is fundamentally about change. It is complex, fluid, and hard to define. In order to understand leadership, questions relating to power and influence are explored. Students undertake MGT599 Leadership Theory and Practice as the first subject and then, using that framework, examine leadership in the context of teams and a range of contemporary issues faced by organisations and businesses. The final subject, Contemporary Issues in Leadership, covers areas such as financial insecurity and infosecurity, for example, encouraging students to explore the relevance of leadership theory to students' experience of real-world issues.

    Marketing

    The aim of the Marketing specialisation is to provide opportunities for students who are looking to enhance their marketing knowledge and skills and respond to changes in the increasingly digitally disrupted marketing environment. A range of marketing subjects are offered with the flexibility to enable students to tailor their course to suit their needs and interests. The program is designed to enable students to draw on their workplace experience and enhance their marketing practice by engagement with theoretical frameworks and debates in the marketing discipline.

    Upon completion of this specialisation, graduates will be able to understand the nature of marketing and marketing management, detail the role of marketing within the wider business organisational context, utilise marketing analytics for decision-making, formulate a marketing policy based on the outcomes of market research, understand the consumer decision process, and develop and implement an international marketing plan for products or markets for which they are responsible.

    You will have a choice of subjects in the areas of marketing management, customer behaviour, managing product and service innovation, global marketing, big data and marketing analytics, digital and social media marketing and integrated marketing communications.

    Public Sector Management

    The public sector and government agencies are charged with providing fair, equitable and efficient service to the public. The sector is managed in accordance with principles of access and equity and there is a requirement for clear and explicit delineation of the responsibilities and accountabilities of public employees, administrative units and territory instrumentalities.

    This specialisation provides students with an overview of the knowledge and skills required in managing the public sector – financial accountability; business economics; administrative law; and the political, economic, legal and social contexts of management in the public sector. A range of specific areas of public sector management are studied such as the policy process and strategy, financial management, human resources management and employment relations as well as performance management, accountability and ethics, corporatisation and privatisation and the use of information technology in the public sector.

    Sustainability

    Sustainability is now a mainstream business issue. The Sustainability specialisation focuses on current practices and emerging strategies for improving corporate sustainability. Students undertake MGT583 Management and Sustainability as the first subject and, using this subject as the underlying framework, then examine the leadership, ethics and resource implications of being a leader in sustainability. Issues relating to the management of carbon, energy, water and waste, as well as ecological and environmental economics and regulatory considerations are addressed within the Resource Management and Efficiency subject.

    This specialisation is suited to those who want to enhance their knowledge and skills in both business and sustainability issues and who seek employment in environmental governance or corporate sustainability management. It will also suit those who want to enable organisational and individual change in support of sustainability.


    International students undertaking the MBA on campus at CSU Study Centres in Sydney and Melbourne can choose from the following specialisations:

    • Finance
    • Human Resource Management
    • Information Technology
    • Marketing

    Students who complete one or more of the designated specialisations will graduate with the specialisation names on their testamur. If a subject completed as part of the foundation set is also a required subject in a specialisation, students must complete an additional foundation subject. Subjects cannot be counted towards both groups.


    The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

    Course structure

    The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an articulated set with Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma subsets which are available as exit points.

    ONLINE

    Master of Business Administration (12 subjects)

    The twelve subject (96 point) MBA includes subjects divided into four groups. The course structure provides students with the ability to tailor their degree to suit their needs and career aspirations.

    Core Subjects: Students need to complete all three (3) Core subjects listed below plus at least one subject from Restricted Set A.

    MGT501 Management, Theory and Practice
    MKT501 Marketing Management
    MBA504 Accounting & Financial Management

    Plus one subject (Restricted Set A) from:
    MGT510 Strategic Management
    MGT537 Entrepreneurship Project.

    Completion of the three core subjects and one restricted elective (Set A) allows students to exit with the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (32 points)

    Restricted Elective Subjects (Set B): Students need to complete four of the twelve Set B Restricted Elective subjects.

    ECO501 Business Economics
    FIN516 Corporate Finance
    HRM502 Human Resource Management
    MGT550 Operations Management
    MGT598 Business Research
    MGT536 Leadership - A Critical Perspective
    MGT540 Management of Change
    MGT547 Ethics of Corporate Governance
    MGT553 Project Management
    MGT583 Managing for Sustainability
    MGT530 International Business
    LAW519 Negotiation Skills

    Completion of the three Core subjects, one Restricted Elective (Set A) and four of the Restricted Elective (Set B) subjects allows students to exit with the Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (64 points)

    Specialisations / Restricted Electives: Students may choose to complete one of the designated Specialisations or select a combination of subject totalling 32 credit points in value from the remaining  Restricted Electives (Set A, B or C) and / or Specialisations within the MBA program.

    Students who complete one of the designated Specialisations will graduate with the Specialisation name on their testamur. If a subject completed as part of the Set B Restricted Elective set is also a required subject in a Specialisation, students must complete an additional GroupSet B Restricted Elective subject. Subjects cannot be counted towards both groups.

    Specialisations available:

    Accounting & Finance

    Four subjects from:
    FIN516 Corporate Finance
    ACC512 Management Accounting for Costs & Control
    ACC585 Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation
    FIN518 International Financial Management
    FIN530 Financial Markets and Instruments
    FIN531 Investments Analysis
    FIN522 Financial Modelling
    FIN560 Financial Planning

    Business Analysis, Operations & Strategy

    Four subjects from
    MGT550 Operations Management
    MGT553 Project Management
    MGT505 Managing Quality and Innovation
    MGT580 Forecasting and Risk Assessment
    MGT598 Business Research
    MKT563 Big Data and Marketing Analytics
    INF463 Introduction to Data Tools and Analytics
    ECO515 Managerial Economics

    Educational Leadership

    Four subjects from:
    ESA501 Mapping the Field of Educational Leadership 
    ESA502 Educational Leadership in Contemporary Organisations
    ESA503 Leading Educational Change
    ESA504 Education Policy Analysis
    EEL500 Mentoring, Leadership and Change
    EMT503 Leadership in Learning and Teaching with ICT
    ESA513 Leading Learning

    Entrepreneurship & Leadership

    Four subjects from:
    MGT536 Leadership: A Critical Perspective
    MGT584 Leadership in Teams
    MKT520 Managing Product and Service Innovation
    MGT583 Managing for Sustainability
    MKT525 Digital & Social Media Marketing
    MGT553 Project Management OR ITC505 ICT Project Management

    Human Resource Management

    Four subjects from
    HRM502 Human Resource Management
    HRM514 International HRM
    HRM516 International Management Behaviour
    HRM528 Strategic Human Resource Management
    HRM550 Evaluating Human Resources
    HRM560 HR Development
    LAW515 Law of Employment
    INR501 Industrial Relations Environment

    Information Technology

    Four subjects from
    ITC595 Information Security
    ITC596 IT Risk Management
    ITC561 Cloud Computing
    ITC568 Cloud Security and Privacy
    ITC563 IT Management issues
    ITC560 Internet of Things
    ITC505 ITC Project Management
    ITC540 Telecommunications Management PG

    Leadership

    MGT599 Leadership: Theory and Practice (16 points)
    plus two subjects from
    MGT584 Leadership in Teams
    MGT549 Toxic Leadership
    MGT579 Power and Leadership
    MGT552 Leadership and Social Impact
    MGT559 Contemporary Issues in Leadership

    Marketing

    Four subjects from:
    MKT510 Consumer Behaviour
    MKT520 Managing Product and Service Innovation
    MKT525 Digital & Social Media Mktg
    MKT540 Marketing Strategy
    MKT550 Global Marketing
    MKT570 Integrated Marketing Comms
    MKT561 Services Marketing
    MKT513 Social Marketing
    MKT563 Big Data and Marketing Analytics

    Public Sector Management

    PAD591 Public Sector Management
    Plus 24 credit points from
    ACC525 Financial Accountability in the Public Sector (8 pts)
    LAW503 Australian Administrative Law (8 pts)
    HRM531 Organisational Politics (8 pts)
    MGT540 Management of Change (8 pts)
    INR501 Industrial Relations Environment (8 pts)
    SPE501 Advanced Social Policy Analysis & Planning (16 pts)

    Social Impact

    Four subjects from
    MGT531 Business Ethics
    MGT583 Managing for Sustainability
    MGT552 Leadership and Social Impact
    LAW530 Environmental Law and Management
    MKT513 Social Marketing
    ENM443 Resilience Thinking and Ecologically Sustainable Development
    ENM433 People in the Global Environment

    Restricted Electives (Set C):

    The remaining 32 points can be selected from the subjects contained within Restricted Electives Set A or B,  the Specialisations above or from the list below. All subjects are 8 credit points unless otherwise specified.

    ACC514 Financial Accounting
    ACC518 Current Developments in Accounting Thought
    ACC539 Accounting Information Systems
    ACC544 Decision Support Tools
    ACC566 Accounting Systems and Processes
    ACC567 Financial Accounting 2
    ACC568 Auditing
    COM530 Responsibility, Reputation and Stakeholder Relations (16)
    COM538 Communication in Organisations (16)
    COM539 Issues, Crisis and Reputation (16)
    COM540 Corporate Culture, Stakeholder and Change Communication (16)
    FIN521 Corporate Treasury Management
    FIN523 Lending and Financial Institutions
    FIN525 Financial Institutions Management
    FIN563 Estate Planning
    FIN564 Superannuation and Retirement Planning
    FIN567 Property Investment
    HRM512 Values and Conflict in Organisations
    HRM531 Organisational Politics and Culture and Change Management
    HRM540 Theory of Conflict Resolution
    HRM545 Skills of Conflict Resolution
    HRM552 Organisational Behaviour
    HRM563 Developing Workforce Capabilities
    HSM401 Reflecting on Health Care Systems
    HSM409 Evidence-based Health Care Delivery
    HSM510 Health Planning
    HSM512 Evaluating Health Service Performance
    ITC578 Dark Web
    ITC593 Network Security & Cryptography
    ITC572 Software Defined Networks
    ITC514 Linux Security Administration
    INR502 Industrial Relations System and Issues
    INR503 Industrial Relations Practice
    INR510 Comparative Labour Relations
    JST408 Cyber and Technology Enabled Crime
    JST409 Investigations Principles
    JST412 Financial Crime Control and Risk Management
    JST498 Foundations in Financial Crime (16)
    JST499 Investigating Financial Crime - Prosecuting Financial Crime (16)
    LAW504 Business and Corporations Law
    LAW505 Taxation 1
    LAW516 Dispute Resolution: Methods and Results
    LAW517 Mediation: Processes and Uses
    LAW518 Taxation 2
    LAW523 Finance Law
    LAW540 Australian Law & Legal System
    LAW545 Taxation Strategies
    MGT503 The Social and Economic Environment
    MGT594 Leadership and Business Ethics
    PHL401 Critical Reasoning
    PKM562 Environmental Policy
    PSC420 Water Policy and Management

    Master of Business Administration (16 subjects)

    This extended version of the MBA serves as an entry point for students who have completed a Bachelor degree in a field other than business and who have not met the work experience requirement.  Students enrolled in this extended version will complete an extra four subjects as required in the program. The sixteen subject (128 point) MBA includes subjects divided into four groups.

    1. Core Subjects: Students need to complete all three core subjects as listed for the MBA 12 subject program.

    2. Restricted Elective Subjects Set A and B: Students need to complete one subject from Restricted Elective Set A and four subjects from the Restricted Elective Set B subjects as per MBA 12 subject program.

    3. Specialisations / Restricted Electives Set C: Students need to complete an additional 32 credit points by selecting from a combination of subjects from the remaining Restricted Electives (Set A, B or C)  and / or Specialisation subjects offered within the MBA 12 subject program.

    Students who complete one of the designated Specialisations will graduate with the Specialisation name on their testamur. If a subject completed as part of the core or Restricted Elective (Set A or B) is also a required subject in a Specialisation, students must complete an additional subject as approved by the Course Director. Subjects cannot be counted towards both groups.

    4. Professional Development Subjects: Students admitted to the sixteen subject (128 point) MBA with must complete the following subjects

    MGT598 Business Research
    MGT530  International Business
    HRM552 Organisational Behaviour
    Plus one additional elective subject from the Restricted Elective subjects (Set A, B or C) approved for offering in the MBA twelve subject program.

    ON CAMPUS STUDY AT STUDY CENTRE

    Both the twelve and sixteen subject MBA are offered on campus at the CSU Study Centres in Sydney and Melbourne. A limited number of Specialisations and subjects are offered as part of the on campus delivery at the CSU Study Centres. Students enrolled at the Study Centres complete the program according to the following structure:

    Core Subjects: Students need to complete all three core subjects listed below plus at least one subject from Restricted Set A..

    MGT501 Management, Theory and Practice
    MKT501 Marketing Management
    MBA504 Accounting & Financial Management

    Plus one subject (Restricted Set A) from:
    MGT510 Strategic Management
    MGT537 Entrepreneurship Project.

    Completion of the three core subjects and one restricted elective (Set A) allows students to exit with the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (32 points)

    Restricted Elective Subjects (Set B): Students need to complete four subjects from:

    ECO501 Business Economics
    FIN516 Corporate Finance
    HRM502 Human Resource Management
    MGT536 Leadership - A Critical Perspective
    MGT540 Management of Change
    MGT553 Project Management OR ITC505 Project Management
    MGT583 Managing for Sustainability

    Completion of the three Core subjects, one Restricted Elective (Set A) and four of the Restricted Elective (Set B) subjects allows students to exit with the Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (64 points)

    Specialisations / Restricted Electives: Students may choose to complete one of the designated Specialisations or select a combination of subject totalling 32 credit points in value from the remaining  Restricted Electives (Set A, B or C) and / or Specialisations within the MBA program.

    Students who complete one of the designated Specialisations will graduate with the Specialisation name on their testamur. If a subject completed as part of the Group A Restricted Elective set is also a required subject in a Specialisation, students must complete an additional Group A Restricted Elective subject. Subjects cannot be counted towards both fields.

    Professional Development Subjects: Students admitted to the sixteen subject (128 point) MBA with an undergraduate degree awarded in a discipline other than business and no work experience must complete the following Professional Development Subjects in addition to completing the required Core, Restricted Electives and Specialisation subjects.

    MGT598 Business Research
    MGT530  International Business
    HRM552 Organisational Behaviour
    Plus one additional elective subject from the Restricted Elective subjects (Set A, B or C) approved for offering in the MBA 12 subject program.

    Specialisations available at the CSU Study Centres:

    Accounting & Finance

    Four subjects from:
    FIN516 Corporate Finance
    ACC512 Management Accounting for Costs & Control
    ACC585 Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation
    FIN518 International Financial Management
    FIN530 Financial Markets and Instruments
    FIN531 Investments Analysis
    FIN522 Financial Modelling
    FIN560 Financial Planning

    Entrepreneurship & Leadership

    Four subjects from:
    MGT536 Leadership: A Critical Perspective
    MGT584 Leadership in Teams
    MKT520 Managing Product and Service Innovation
    MGT583 Managing for Sustainability
    MKT525 Digital & Social Media Marketing
    MGT553 Project Management OR ITC505 ICT Project Management

    Human Resource Management

    Four subjects from
    HRM502 Human Resource Management
    HRM514 International HRM
    HRM516 International Management Behaviour
    HRM528 Strategic Human Resource Management
    HRM550 Evaluating Human Resources
    HRM560 HR Development
    LAW515 Law of Employment
    INR501 Industrial Relations Environment

    Information Technology

    Four subjects from
    ITC595 Information Security
    ITC596 IT Risk Management
    ITC561 Cloud Computing
    ITC568 Cloud Security and Privacy
    ITC563 IT Management issues
    ITC560 Internet of Things
    ITC505 ITC Project Management
    ITC540 Telecommunications Management PG

    Marketing

    Four subjects from:
    MKT510 Consumer Behaviour
    MKT520 Managing Product and Service Innovation
    MKT525 Digital & Social Media Mktg
    MKT540 Marketing Strategy
    MKT550 Global Marketing
    MKT570 Integrated Marketing Comms
    MKT561 Services Marketing
    MKT513 Social Marketing
    MKT563 Big Data and Marketing Analytics

    Note - Study Centre students may be eligible to complete other specialisations or other restricted elective subjects listed in the twelve subject MBA via a combination of on-campus and online study.

    See Master of Business Administration (with specialisations) (12 subjects) enrolment pattern

  • Residential schools

    The following subjects may have a residential school component:

    LAW517 Mediation: Processes and Uses
    FIN560 Financial Planning
    PSC420 Water Policy and Management
    LAW519 Negotiation Skills

  • CSU Study Centres

    CSU Study Centres offer courses in Accounting, Business and Information Technology to international students in the heart of Sydney and Melbourne. The CSU Study Centre Brisbane offers a course in Accounting. CSU Study Centres offer the latest technology, a busy calendar of student activities, and a diverse student population from all over the world. They are easily accessed by public transport and are close to shops, restaurants and city attractions.

    Visit the CSU Study Centres website.

  • Admission information

    For entry to the Master of Business Administration 12 subject course applicants are required to have

    • an undergraduate degree from a recognised Australian tertiary institution (or equivalent) in a business discipline OR
    • an undergraduate degree from a recognised Australian tertiary institution (or equivalent) in ANY discipline and relevant work experience.

    Applicants with an undergraduate degree from a recognised Australian tertiary institution (or equivalent) in a non-business discipline who do not possess sufficient work experience may be admitted to the MBA 16 subject program and will be required to complete four additional specified business subjects as part of their degree.

    Applicants without a bachelor degree qualification may be admitted to the Graduate Certificate in Commerce on the basis of a combination of

    • prior post secondary study and/or professional attainment, and
    • significant relevant work experience.

    Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate, students will then be eligible for admission to the Master Business Administration and receive credit for applicable subjects.

    Master of Business Administration (128 point)

    For entry to the Master of Business Administration 16 subject course applicants are required to have an undergraduate degree from a recognised Australian tertiary institution (or equivalent) in ANY discipline.

    Applicants without a bachelor degree qualification may be admitted to the Graduate Certificate in Commerce on the basis of a combination of

    • prior post secondary study and/or professional attainment, and
    • significant relevant work experience.

    Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate, students will then be eligible for admission to the Master Business Administration and receive credit for applicable subjects.

    Find out more about the Master of Business Administration (16 subjects).

    See standard CSU admission criteria

  • Cost of study

    Fees - please visit the fees and costs page or contact us for current fee information.

    Tax deduction - in some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

    Free textbook - online students receive one free textbook per subject.

    Alumni discount

    Already studied with CSU? Our 10% Alumni discount applies to this course!
    Find out more

  • Course details

    Enrol Type

    Mode

    Campus

    Fee type

    Session 1

    Session 2

    Session 3

    Admission code

    Direct

    Distance Education

    Wagga Wagga

    FPPG

    Y

    Y

    Y

    OBMD

    Direct

    Distance Education

    Wagga Wagga

    FPOS

    Y

    Y

    Y

    JBMA

    Direct

    On Campus

    CSU Study Centre Sydney

    FPOS

    Y

    Y

    Y

    NO TAC

    Direct

    On Campus

    CSU Study Centre Melbourne

    FPOS

    Y

    Y

    Y

    NO TAC

    LEGEND
    CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
    FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
    FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
    Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
    NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
    TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

    Fees - please visit the fees and costs page or contact us for current fee information.

    Tax deduction - in some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.


    Graduation requirements

    To graduate students must satisfactorily complete the required 96 points (the equivalent of twelve 8 point subjects).

    Master of Business Administration (128 point)
    To graduate students must satisfactorily complete the required 128 points (equivalent to sixteen 8 point subjects).

  • How to apply
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    Apply direct to CSU for on campus study at a CSU regional campus, or study by distance education.

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    CSU Study Centres

    All applicants should apply direct to CSU Study Centres in Sydney and Melbourne.

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    CRICOS Code(s)

    045877G (CSU Study Centre Sydney, CSU Study Centre Melbourne)
    045877G (CSU Study Centre Sydney)

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  • About the School
    School of Management and Marketing

    The School of Management and Marketing is a multi-campus school with staff and students on each of the University’s main campuses: Albury-Wodonga; Bathurst; and Wagga Wagga. The School also has many online students from across Australia as well as internationally located.

    Academic staff within the School teach and research in the discipline areas of Management and Marketing and many have extensive business and practical workplace experience that informs their teaching and research.

    We seek to nurture a culture of excellence in teaching, research and professional practice. With a strong focus on quality work-integrated learning and teaching, the School seeks to produce graduates who are highly knowledgeable, insightful, reflective, ethical and workplace capable. The School offers generalist business courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including the Bachelor of Business Studies and the Master of Business Administration (with specialisations). We also offer specialist courses that build core knowledge and skills in particular discipline areas such as Management, Leadership, Organisational Change, Strategy, Human Resource Management and Marketing. Staff in the School are also actively engaged in research and higher degree supervision. Research from our marketing staff has been ranked as internationally significant by Excellence in Research Australia.

  • Preparing for Study

    STUDY LINK 

    The following short, self-paced, online STUDY LINK subjects are recommended to students who wish to reinforce knowledge and skills prior to starting at CSU:

    • Academic Writing Skills - SSS031 (intensive face-to-face weekend workshop only)
    • Transition from TAFE / VET to University - SSS033
    • Transition to University Study - SSS021
    • Writing at University - SSS022

  • Academic expectations

    For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending lectures or residential schools, assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.

    Students will be assessed on the basis of completed assignments, examinations, workplace learning, or other methods as outlined in specific subject outlines.

    Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending residential schools (distance education students).

    Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning, time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in the subject abstracts and in course materials.

    Throughout their studies, CSU students have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English Language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to their discipline. This ongoing development will enable students to effectively participate in their course and graduate as competent professionals.

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