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On campus; Online
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Campus locations

CSU Study Centre Sydney, CSU Study Centre Melbourne
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Duration

1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time
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Admission information

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CSU has a variety of pathways and admissions requirements for study. Details of the types of 'bonus points' and other ATAR-related adjustments commonly available to applicants are set out in the CSU institutional admissions information and CSU's general admissions policy.

You can also view details about the applicants who commenced this course last year in the ATAR profile and See the student profile.

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Session availability

Session 3; Session 2; Session 1 201890; 201860; 201830
Session 3; Session 2; Session 1 201890; 201860; 201830

Please note: all sessions may not be available at all locations or through all study modes. Please check the Fees and course offerings section for more information.

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International students

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On campus; Online

Campus locations

CSU Study Centre Sydney, CSU Study Centre Melbourne
  • This course is not available to international students.

Course highlights

If you're a current or aspiring middle to senior manager, consider CSU's MBA. Our degree provides fundamental skills and knowledge so you can effectively manage an organisation, provide leadership and direction to a team of people, manage budgets and finances, guide marketing activities and help set your organisation's strategic direction.

Contemporary program

To ensure the relevance and currency of course content, our academics receive specialist advice through an MBA Advisory Committee, consisting of senior practitioners from a broad representation of sectors, including banking and finance, higher education, technology, human resources, recruitment, health, professional services and government.

Customise your studies

With only three compulsory core subjects in the program, we believe that CSU students are given the widest subject choice of any MBA in the country. You can also boost your credentials with a specialisation in one of 10 areas: accounting and finance, business analysis and operations; educational leadership, entrepreneurship and leadership, human resource management, information technology, Leadership; marketing, public sector management, or social impact.

Practical emphasis

Whether you are developing strategic marketing and management plans or identifying human resource management problems and developing creative solutions, CSU's focus on application, experimentation and feedback will provide you with the essential foundation to develop your business and leadership knowledge and skills.

Digital convenience

Our enthusiastic and experienced academics use blended learning techniques including online study materials, meetings and forums to ensure study is both practical and convenient.

Pathway to the MBA

Many experienced professionals who wish to complete their MBA believe they can't, because their prior qualifications are only at Certificate or Diploma level. At CSU, we recognise and value your experience. If you've been working for several years, you could be admitted into the MBA via the Graduate Certificate in Commerce

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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.

Residential schools are a great way to practise what you are learning in a hands-on environment, and to meet your lecturers and classmates.

Some online courses include a residential school, where you will attend a CSU campus during certain sessions throughout your course.

The following subjects may have a residential school component:

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

From the early stages of your degree, you can apply for a range of international programs through CSU Global. You could take a session or two on exchange at one of CSU’s partner institutions across the world, go on a study tour during the holidays, or complete some of your practical placements in an unique location.

Are you after a unique CSU study experience? By participating in a CSU Global international study program you can gain a new perspective on where your degree can take you, and even complete your degree that little bit faster. CSU Global has many options available to fit with your course, interests and study needs.

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Career opportunities

CSU’s innovative MBA is designed to provide you with myriad career opportunities. You’ll develop the knowledge and skills for career growth and gain a competitive edge over other applicants in your bid to enter senior management roles. You could also use your qualifications to enter other industries.
CSU’s innovative MBA is designed to provide you with myriad career opportunities. You’ll develop the knowledge and skills for career growth and gain a competitive edge over other applicants in your bid to enter senior management roles. You could also use your qualifications to enter other industries.

Credit and pathways

Getting into uni isn’t just about your ATAR; we understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

We understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

If you’ve studied before, you may be able to fast-track your postgraduate degree with Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL). If you’ve completed relevant tertiary study, you could be awarded credit for your postgraduate degree. Get in touch to see if you’re eligible for credit based on your previous qualifications or industry experience.

Credit into the Master of Business Administration is awarded based on studies completed at postgraduate or equivalent level. Students may receive credit for up to 50% of the course (six 8 point subjects) for studies completed within the last ten 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, e.g. 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.

Master of Business Administration (128 point)

Credit into the Master of Business Administration is awarded based on studies completed at postgraduate or equivalent level. Students may receive credit for up to 50% of the course (eight 8 point subjects) for studies completed within the last ten 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, e.g. 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 is substituted.

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Fees and course offerings

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The section below is designed to allow you to select the option specific to your circumstances to discover the course fee and course offering information appropriate for you.

Master of Business Administration (with specialisations) (12 subjects)

Course Fees

If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

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1 year full-time ( points)

The Commonwealth Government has not yet released the fee ranges for the 2018 study area bands. Until this information is available, the 2018 indicative fees will remain as ‘To be approved’.
Please refer to the Study Assistopen_in_new website for the most up to date information.

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

More about Calculating Fees

It is important to note that the student contribution you pay will depend on the subjects you choose to study, as each subject has its own costs. The government assigns different price bands to a subject, depending on the discipline that subject belongs to.

Check out the subject fee calculator below to get a more accurate cost for your first year. The calculator will open in a new window, once open go to the Subjects section to review the subjects available for this course and enter them into the calculator.

The Australian Government indexes student contributions each year.

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Payment Options

  1. Pay all of your student contribution up front direct to the university
  2. Pay part of your student contribution to the university and defer the balance via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. Defer all of your student contribution via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

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Course Fees

A fee-paying student will pay a tuition fee for each subject in the course without the Australian government contributing any financial support to the university. But don’t be put off by the cost of study - eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-HELP open_in_new.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

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If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Payment Options

You can:

  1. pay all of your tuition fees up front direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees to the university and defer the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. defer all of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

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1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Course Fees

CSU gives a discount on tuition fees to citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada and the United Kingdom.

Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

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CSU gives a discount on tuition fees to citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada and the United Kingdom.

Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

International recruitment agents

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

More information about International Student Fees

Course Fees

This Course has limited Commonwealth supported places available.

Contact Us to see if you are eligible.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

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1 year full-time ( points)

The Commonwealth Government has not yet released the fee ranges for the 2018 study area bands. Until this information is available, the 2018 indicative fees will remain as ‘To be approved’.
Please refer to the Study Assistopen_in_new website for the most up to date information.

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Course Fees

This Course has limited Commonwealth supported places available.

Contact Us to see if you are eligible.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

Frequently Asked Questions on CSP open_in_new

1 year full-time ( points)

The Commonwealth Government has not yet released the fee ranges for the 2018 study area bands. Until this information is available, the 2018 indicative fees will remain as ‘To be approved’.
Please refer to the Study Assistopen_in_new website for the most up to date information.

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

More about Calculating Fees

It is important to note that the student contribution you pay will depend on the subjects you choose to study, as each subject has its own costs. The government assigns different price bands to a subject, depending on the discipline that subject belongs to.

Check out the subject fee calculator below to get a more accurate cost for your first year. The calculator will open in a new window, once open go to the Subjects section to review the subjects available for this course and enter them into the calculator.

The Australian Government indexes student contributions each year.

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Payment Options

  1. Pay all of your student contribution up front direct to the university
  2. Pay part of your student contribution to the university and defer the balance via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. Defer all of your student contribution via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Commonwealth Supported Places

Course Fees

A fee-paying student will pay a tuition fee for each subject in the course without the Australian government contributing any financial support to the university. But don’t be put off by the cost of study - eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-HELP open_in_new.

Most postgraduate students in Australia will pay the full cost of their tuition, however if you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

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Course Fees

A fee-paying student will pay a tuition fee for each subject in the course without the Australian government contributing any financial support to the university. But don’t be put off by the cost of study - eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-HELP open_in_new.

Most postgraduate students in Australia will pay the full cost of their tuition, however if you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Payment options

You can:

  1. pay all of your tuition fees up front direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees to the university and defer the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. defer all of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Fee Paying places

Course Fees

This course is associated with the Australian Government supported Research Training Program (RTP). The RTP scheme is administered by individual universities on behalf of the Department of Education and Training.

If you are a successful applicant for Research degree candidature, and you are an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, you won't pay any tuition fees.

You also won't need to pay the University's Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Applications for RTP Scholarships need to be made directly to CSU.

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Information on research fees and fee support

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Course Fees

Candidates who exceed their Research Training Program (RTP) entitlement are required to pay the appropriate domestic student tuition fee for their course. Eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-Help open_in_new.

If you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount on tuition fees.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

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Course Fees

Candidates who exceed their Research Training Program (RTP) entitlement are required to pay the appropriate domestic student tuition fee for their course. Eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-Help open_in_new.

If you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount on tuition fees.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

1 year part-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Payment Options

You can:

  1. pay all of your tuition fees up front direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees to the university and defer the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. defer all of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Fee Paying places

For more information on Fee Paying HDR students

For assistance contact the Research Office

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1 year full-time ( points)

1 year part-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

More information about International Student Fees

For assistance contact the Research Office

This international off-shore on campus offering is managed through a CSU partner organisation. Course fees will not be displayed here and should be discussed with the partner organisation.

Please contact us to find out more.

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This course is offered in the following sessions for enrolment:

Master of Business Administration (with specialisations) (12 subjects) specific fee details

Standard CSU fee details

Any fees and offerings are correct at the date of publishing. Fees are relevant for the year selected only and are subject to change in future years.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident find out more about domestic fees. Eligible students can defer these fees through the HELP open_in_new government student loan system.

If you are an international student, find out more about international fees.

Additional course-related expenses you may need to consider:

  • Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)
  • Textbooks (you may be able to purchase these second-hand)
  • Travel and accommodation expenses for any workplace learning, field trips or residential schools
  • Uniforms (e.g. shirts, polo tops, scrubs or overalls)
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Subjects

For each 8 point subject you are enrolled in, you should expect to spend 10 to 12 hours per week working on assignments and assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, and attending lectures, residential schools, or examinations.

If you are studying four subjects per session, this is equivalent to a full-time job. The workload for some subjects may vary as a result of approved course design.

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This course offers a general qualification in business administration, or you can choose one of the following 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

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

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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 Contemporary Management
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 Contemporary Management
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.

Graduate Certificate in Business Administration
Graduate Diploma of Business Administration
Master of Business Administration (with specialisations)

Due to the flexibility of the course requirements, there is no prescribed enrolment pattern. Using the following guidelines, students may choose the order in which they undertake subjects.

Students are advised to complete the 3 core subjects first.  Students must meet any pre-requisite requirements.

For students admitted to the sixteen subject MBA, it is recommended that the 5 core subjects be completed first.

Graduation requirements

As a CSU student, throughout your course you have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to your discipline. This ongoing development will enable you to effectively participate in your course and graduate prepared to enter the workforce.

Minimum 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).

Additional Graduation Requirements

Support

Finishing high school this year? Taking a few years off to find out what you really want to do in life? Need to attend classes from anywhere in the world?

When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

When it comes to postgraduate study, we understand that having the right kind of support is key to your success. You’ll enjoy flexible learning that allows you to fit study into your life, at a time that suits you. Our team are only a phone call or email away and you can even use our online chat for any questions you may have. We can also help you connect with scholarships, grants, loans, and assistance that can make further study affordable. At CSU, we’re with you every step of the way.

As a HDR candidate, we recognise you’ll need specialised support to help you achieve your research goals. Our dedicated Research Office is your central point of contact for researchers and supervisors. CSU also has a number of Research Support Services designed to support researchers, supervisors and HDR candidates across their research endeavours and careers. Academic and personal support is available including Indigenous services, international support, counselling, disability services, equity and diversity, health information, spiritual support, mentoring, child care support, professional development and more.

Prospective Higher Degree by Research candidates may apply for a scholarship to cover their tuition fees, living costs and research costs. Please visit the CSU Higher Degree by Research Scholarships for more information. The main round of Australian Government funded Research Training Program scholarships is normally open for applications in September and October each year.

We have a wide range of scholarships available to help you with the costs of studying at CSU. There are scholarships based on academic performance or your personal circumstances. Other scholarships and grants cover specific costs like accommodation and textbooks, and some offer funds that you can use in any way to enhance your university experience. Find a scholarship to suit your needs and apply now.

Indigenous students can access the Indigenous Academic Success Program (IASP). This free program is available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled at CSU. It gives you one-on-one access to tutors to help you with your assessments and prepare you for exams.

International students

Gain an internationally recognised qualification with CSU at one of our vibrant regional campuses, or study online from the comfort of your own home - anywhere in the world!

You can also study accounting, business and information technology courses at a CSU Study Centre in Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney.

Browse through the tabs below for more information or visit our International website to discover more about an Australian university experience like no other.

Please note: if you choose to study online with CSU, the course study mode will not meet necessary requirements for granting Australian student visas.

There are minimum Academic and English Language requirements for admission to CSU courses. These requirements ensure that our students have the best chance for success. Minimum requirements can vary from country to country, so please take some time to review our entry requirements  before starting your application. If you cannot find the requirements for your country please contact us.

At CSU, we understand that you are making a financial investment in your future and we want to make sure that you receive the best value for money for your education. That’s why our students enjoy more affordable course tuition fees than other Australian universities, while still receiving a high standard of education.

Tuition fees are set for the duration of your course and don’t go up each year.

CSU Alumni receive a discount on fee-paying postgraduate courses – so if you study your bachelor’s degree with us, and decide to continue your studies at CSU, you could save 10 per cent off your postgraduate tuition.

Please note: whether you study on campus or online, textbooks and other items that you may be required to purchase during your study are not included in the tuition fees.

More information on tuition and other fees.

More information on fees for on-campus study in Australia.

Aside from course tuition fees, all students who choose to study on campus incur other fees such as accommodation, Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF), Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) and other living expenses.

If you choose to study online, some subjects may require you to attend compulsory residential schools in Australia. Residential schools are held on campus in Australia for up to five days during certain sessions.

Please check the residential schools tab in the Course highlights section above (or your offer of admission if your application is successful) for more information on which subjects may have a residential school component.

Online courses for international students do not meet the requirement for an Australian Student Visa, therefore you will need to check that you can obtain an appropriate visa for any residential school session. For more information about visas, visit the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection. More information about residential schools can be found on our Future Students Hub.

CSU campuses offer a uniquely Australian living experience. Most of our campuses have accommodation on-site with many of the buildings nestled among gum trees with native wildlife like kangaroos and kookaburras sharing the space. Off-campus accommodation options can also be arranged.

Few universities in Australia can match the range of accommodation available at CSU’s campuses. Campus life offers all the facilities of a small village with community spirit, helping you to meet lots of new friends while living in a safe and secure environment.

Find out more about CSU’s accommodation options.

Whether you choose to study online or on campus, our international support services can make all the difference. From managing visa requirements to study support, and career advice, we’ve got you covered and our friendly staff will help make your university experience one you will never forget.

At CSU, we work with trained international recruitment agents in more than 40 countries to help you find the course and study option that is right for you. Our agents can assist you to apply for study either on campus in Australia or online. Depending on your country of citizenship you may be required to apply to CSU via an agent. Visit our International agents page for more information.

How to apply

Applying to CSU is easy. Choose how you want to apply below, or get in touch with CSU and we can help you with your application.

Universities Admissions Centre
(UAC)

Are you a school leaver wanting to study on campus?

Important dates

30 Sep 2017
UAC on time applications close

Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre
(VTAC)

Want to study at Albury-Wodonga Campus and don’t live in NSW or ACT?

Important dates

16 Jan 2018
VTAC first round offers released

Charles Sturt University
(CSU)

Are you a non-school leaver or do you want to study online?

Important dates

15 Jan 2018
2018 Session 1 Extended Application date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

27 Apr 2018
2018 Session 2 Application closing date

Check the full list of application dates open_in_new

Apply direct to CSU

Are you a non-school leaver or do you want to study online?

Important dates

15 Jan 2018
2018 Session 1 Extended Application date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

27 Apr 2018
2018 Session 2 Application closing date

Check the full list of application dates open_in_new

Apply anytime

Applications for our research degrees can be lodged at any time. Before applying, you should make contact with the appropriate Sub-Dean of Graduate Studies.

Other courses to consider

Master of Business Administration (with specialisations) (16 subjects)

Master of Business Administration (Law Enforcement and Security)

Master of Business Administration (Computing)

Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Computing)

Master of Project Management

Graduate Certificate in Project Management

Graduate Certificate in Commerce

Graduate Diploma of Accounting

Master of Professional Accounting (16 subjects)

Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting

Graduate Diploma of Project Management

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