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Online
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Campus locations

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Duration

1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time, CSU Study Centres:, 2 years full-time
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Session availability

Session 3; Session 1; Session 2; Session 3 201790; 201830; 201860; 201890

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

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International students

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On campus

Campus locations

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

Course highlights

If you are an international student with a bachelor's degree in a field other than business and little or no work experience, CSU's 16-subject MBA is for you. It allows you to deepen your business knowledge and strengthen your skills to compensate for limited work experience or prior business studies.

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.

Flexible study options

Study online or on campus through CSU Study Centres located in Sydney and Melbourne. CSU's flexible course lets you choose full-time or part-time study, study one subject a session, or fast-track your degree by studying up to four subjects a session.

Customise your studies

After completing the core subjects, you'll select from a list of subjects relevant to your career needs and professional development requirements. Specialisations are available in the following areas: accounting and finance, entrepreneurship and leadership, human resource management, information technology, or marketing.

Practical emphasis

Learn to develop strategic marketing and management plans and identify human resources management problems and develop creative solutions. CSU's focus on application, experimentation and feedback is essential to develop your business and leadership knowledge and skills.

Pathway to the MBA

Many experienced professionals who wish to complete their MBA believe they can't, because their prior qualifications may not be recognised as equivalent to an Australian bachelor's degree. 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 Diploma of 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 for distance education students:

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

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.

Accelerate your career

Acquire the knowledge and skills to grow your career.

Kickstart a new career

Use your qualifications to pursue roles in other industries.

Step up to senior management

Gain a competitive edge over other applicants in your bid to rise to senior management ranks.

CSU's innovative MBA is designed to provide you with myriad career opportunities.

Accelerate your career

Acquire the knowledge and skills to grow your career.

Kickstart a new career

Use your qualifications to pursue roles in other industries.

Step up to senior management

Gain a competitive edge over other applicants in your bid to rise to senior management ranks.

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.

Check your eligibility for credit

Course offerings

The Master of Business Administration (with specialisations) (16 subjects) is only available to study on campus.

The Master of Business Administration (with specialisations) (16 subjects) is only available to study online.

You can study the Master of Business Administration (with specialisations) (16 subjects) online or on campus.

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CSU Study Centre Melbourne
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Campus locations listed for online students are purely for administrative purposes and have no relevance to the student experience.

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DirectOn campusCSU Study Centre Sydney
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
FPOSYYYNO TAC

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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

Nick Haines – Master of Business Administration

"I like that you seem to get to know the people at CSU better than at other universities. I have also found the staff to be incredibly supportive, friendly and understanding."

Nick Haines – Master of Business Administration

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

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.


DISTANCE EDUCATION


Master of Business Administration (12 subjects)


The twelve subject (96 point) MBA includes subjects divided into three 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 four Core subjects.


MGT501 Management, Theory and Practice

MKT501 Marketing Management


MBA504 Accounting & Financial Management


MGT510 Strategic Management


Completion of the four core subjects allows students to exit with the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (32 points)


Restricted Elective Subjects (Group A):Students need to complete four of the ten Group A Restricted Elective subjects.



ECO501 Business Economics


FIN516 Corporate Finance

HRM502 Human Resource Management


MGT550 Operations Management


HRM507 Research Methods

MGT559 Contemporary Issues in Leadership


MGT540 Management of Change


MGT547 Ethics of Corporate Governance

MGT553 Project Management


MGT583 Managing for Sustainability



Completion of the four Core subjects and four of the Group A Restricted Elective 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 any four subjects from the remaining Group A Restricted Electives and / or Specialisations and / or Group B Restricted Elective subjects offered 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 groups.



Specialisations available:



Educational Leadership



ESA501 Mapping the Field of Educational Leadership


ESA502 Educational Leadership in Contemporary Organisations

ESA503 Leading Educational Change


ESA504 Education Policy Analysis



Finance



Four of the following:


FIN516 Corporate Finance

ACC585 Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation


FIN530 Financial Markets and Instruments


FIN531 Investments Analysis

FIN535 Strategic and Contemporary Financial Issues


FIN560 Financial Planning



Human Resource Management



HRM502 Human Resource Management


Plus three of the following:

HRM514 International Human Resource Management


HRM523 Advanced Studies in Industrial Relations


HRM528 Strategic Human Resource Development

HRM560 Human Resource Development


Information Technology


ITC505 Systems Development Project Management


ITC540 Telecommunications Management PG


ITC563 IT Management Issues

ITC596 IT Risk Management


Leadership


MGT599 Leadership: Theory and Practice (16 points)


plus two of the following:


MGT584 Leadership in Teams

MGT549 Toxic Leadership


MGT559 Contemporary Issues in Leadership



Marketing


Four of the following:

MKT510 Consumer Behaviour


MKT520 Managing Product and Service Innovation


MKT525 Electronic Marketing

MKT540 Marketing Strategy


MKT550 Global Marketing


MKT570 Integrated Marketing Communications


Public Sector Management


ACC525 Financial Accountability in the Public Sector

LAW503 Australian Administrative Law


MGT540 Management of Change


PAD591 Public Sector Management


Sustainability


MGT583 Managing for Sustainability

LAW530 Environmental Law and Management


MGT531 Business Ethics


MGT559 Contemporary Issues in Leadership


Restricted Electives (Group B):


These can be selected from the subjects contained within the Specialisations above or from the list below.

ACC512 Management Accounting for Costs & Control


ACC514 Financial Accounting


ACC518 Current Developments in Accounting Thought

ACC544 Decision Support Tools


ACC566 Accounting Systems and Processes


ACC567 Financial Accounting 2

ACC568 Auditing


ACC585 Financial Statement Analysis & Valuation


ACG504 Communication in Business

ACG506 Financial Management of Small Business


ECO503 International Economics


ECO515 Managerial Economics

ECO517 Economic Evaluation


FIN518 International Financial Management


FIN521 Corporate Treasury Management

FIN522 Financial Modelling


FIN523 Lending and Financial Institutions


FIN525 Financial Institutions Management

FIN563 Estate Planning


FIN564 Superannuation and Retirement Planning


FIN567 Property Investment

HRM501 Labour Market Studies


HRM512 Values and Conflict in Organisations


HRM516 International Management Behaviour

HRM531 Organisational Politics and Culture and Change Management


HRM532 International Human Resource Development


HRM539 Managing People in Small Business

HRM540 Theory of Conflict Resolution


HRM545 Skills of Conflict Resolution


HRM550 Evaluating Human Resources

HRM552 Organisational Behaviour


HRM561 Developing Training Capabilities


HRM563 Developing Workforce Capabilities

HSM401 Reflecting on Health Care Systems


HSM409 Evidence-based Health Care Delivery


HSM510 Health Planning

HSM512 Evaluating Health Service Performance


INR501 Industrial Relations Environment


INR502 Industrial Relations System and Issues

INR503 Industrial Relations Practice


INR510 Comparative Labour Relations


LAW504 Business and Corporations Law

LAW505 Taxation 1


LAW515 Law of Employment


LAW516 Dispute Resolution: Methods and Results

LAW517 Mediation: Processes and Uses


LAW518 Taxation 2


LAW519 Negotiation Skills

LAW540 Australian Law & Legal System


LAW545 Taxation Strategies


MBA505 Managing Business Information

MGT503 The Social and Economic Environment


MGT505 Foundations of Quality Management


MGT530 International Business

MGT531 Business Ethics


MGT536 Leadership - A Critical Perspective


MGT537 The Entrepreneurial Project

MGT580 Forecasting and Risk Assessment


MGT594 Leadership and Business Ethics


MKT519 Marketing for Small Business

MKT561 Services Marketing


MKT562 Business to Business Marketing


PHL401 Critical Reasoning


Master of Business Administration (16 subjects)


The sixteen subject (128 point) MBA includes subjects divided into three groups. This extended version of the MBA offers an opportunity for students who wish to graduate with two Specialisations. It also serves as an entry point for students without the required work experience to obtain an MBA by undertaking a compulsory set of Professional Development subjects.


The course structure for the sixteen subject MBA is similar to the structure listed for the twelve subject MBA. Students enrolled in this extended version will complete an extra four subjects as required in the program.


Core Subjects:Students need to complete all four Core subjects as listed for the twelve subject MBA.



Restricted Elective Subjects:

Students need to complete four of the ten Group A Restricted Elective subjects as listed for the twelve subject MBA.


Specialisations / Restricted Electives: Students may choose to complete one or two of the designated specialisations or select a combination of any eight subjects from the remaining Group A Restricted Electives and / or Specialisations and / or Group B Restricted Elective subjects offered within the MBA program. Students admitted into this program without the required work experience will undertake the Professional Development subjects in lieu of the extra four subjects.


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 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 groups.


Specialisations available: As listed for the twelve subject MBA


Restricted Electives: As listed for the twelve subject MBA


Professional Development Subjects:


Students admitted to the sixteen subject MBA with an undergraduate degree but no work experience must complete the following Professional Development Subjects in addition to completing the required Core, Restricted Electives and Specialisation / Restricted Elective subjects.


HRM507 Research Methods


ACG504 Communication in Business


HRM552 Organisational Behaviour


Plus one additional elective subject from the Restricted Elective subjects approved for offering in the MBA.


ON CAMPUS

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 four core subjects.


MGT501 Management, Theory and Practice

MKT501 Marketing Management


MBA504 Accounting & Financial Management


MGT510 Strategic Management


Completion of the four Core subjects allows students to exit with the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (32 points)


Restricted Elective Subjects (Group A):Students need to complete four of the following six Group A Restricted Elective subjects.



ECO501 Business Economics


FIN516 Corporate Finance

HRM502 Human Resource Management


MGT583 Managing for Sustainability


MGT559 Contemporary Issues in Leadership

MGT540 Management of Change


Completion of the four Core subjects and four of the Group A Restricted Elective 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 any four subjects from 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.


Specialisations available at the CSU Study Centres:


Finance


Four of the following:


FIN516 Corporate Finance


FIN530 Financial Markets and Instruments

FIN531 Investments Analysis


FIN560 Financial Planning



Human Resource Management



HRM502 Human Resource Management


Plus three of the following:

HRM514 International Human Resource Management


HRM523 Advanced Studies in Industrial Relations


HRM528 Strategic Human Resource Development

HRM560 Human Resource Development


Information Technology


ITC505 Systems Development Project Management


ITC540 Telecommunications Management PG


ITC563 IT Management Issues

ITC596 IT Risk Management


Marketing


Four of the following:


MKT510 Consumer Behaviour

MKT520 Managing Product and Service Innovation


MKT540 Marketing Strategy


MKT550 Global Marketing

MKT570 Integrated Marketing Communications


Professional Development Subjects:


Students admitted to the sixteen subject MBA with an undergraduate degree but no work experience must complete the following Professional Development Subjects in addition to completing the required core, restricted electives (group A) and specialisation / restricted elective (group B) subjects.


HRM507 Research Methods


ACG504 Communication in Business


HRM552 Organisational Behaviour


Plus one additional elective subject from the Restricted Elective subjects approved for offering in the MBA.

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 core subjects first. Students must meet any pre-requisite requirements.


For students admitted to the sixteen subject MBA, it is recommended that the Professional Development subjects are completed after the Core, Restricted Elective and Specialisation / Restricted Elective subjects.

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.

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).

Fees and costs

If you are an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident find out more about domestic fees. Eligible students can defer these fees through the HECS-HELP 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).

Tax deductions: in some instances you may be able to claim a tax deduction for self-education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice to find out if you qualify.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident, find out more about domestic fees.

Eligible students can defer these fees through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government student loan system.

Additional costs you may need to consider include the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

If you are not an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident, find out more about international fees.

Additional costs you may need to consider include the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

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

Already studied with CSU? Our 10 per cent Alumni discount applies to this course.

Online students receive one free textbook per subject.

Support

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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.

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.

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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

28 Sep 2017
VTAC on time applications close

10 Oct 2017
VTAC special consideration (SEAS) applications close

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

31 Aug 2017
2017 Session 3 Application closing date

30 Oct 2017
2018 Session 1 Application closing date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

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Apply direct to CSU

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

Important dates

31 Aug 2017
2017 Session 3 Application closing date

30 Oct 2017
2018 Session 1 Application closing date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

Check the full list of application dates open_in_new

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