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What will I learn?

Gain the specialist knowledge and skills that will prepare you for senior management positions in a variety of fields.

You will develop an understanding of the overall management of an organizational unit, including its marketing, finance and people.

You'll gain hands-on experience, with assessments designed to solve real business problems through simulation or working with an industry or community partner.

This course presents a strong foundation in conceptual knowledge incorporating recent developments in sustainability and global trends in business. Stay up-to-date with current industry practices while developing expertise in:

  • critical thinking
  • problem solving
  • creativity and
  • leadership.

CEO Magazine's 2017 Global Rankings awarded our MBA a Tier One rating for its excellent lecturers, small class sizes, student diversity, value-for-money and international study options.

Careers

Successful completion of course could lead to general management and middle management positions in a variety of industries.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Critically reflect upon theoretical approaches and analyze their application to achieve effective management strategies.
  • Justify and interpret theoretical propositions and related bodies of knowledge to critically evaluate the resolution of business problems and recommend actions relevant to contemporary business settings.
  • Critically apply cross disciplinary knowledge in decision making with creativity for new contexts.
  • Demonstrate accountability in autonomous and collaborative judgments and innovative strategic thinking in response to contemporary and future professional management challenges.
  • Work as a reflective practitioner to formulate, implement and evaluate industry-specific investigations to resolve complex professional problems and inform management decision making.
  • Communicate effectively to specialist and non- specialist audiences including multi-disciplinary teams, diverse cultural communities and business and other professional organizations.
  • Exemplify initiative and leadership in a dynamic 21st century work environment, acting consistently, ethically and socially responsibly.
  • Plan and execute a substantial research based project or evidence-based capstone experience linked to contemporary sustainable, socially responsible and ethical management practices to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at abstract and practical levels.

Course structure

To attain the Master of Business Administration, students will be required to complete 192 credit points consisting of:

48 credit points college core units
24 credit points business core units
84 credit points professional core units

36 credit points research units

RESEARCH OPTION 1
12 credit points business research project; and,
24 credit points elective units. Students to select units from any College of Business Post Graduate Course (subject to availability). Please check any pre-requisite requirements prior to enrolling.

RESEARCH OPTION 2
12 credit points business research proposal; and,
24 credit points business research thesis.

Which department am I in?

College of Business

CRICOS

083299M

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$33,400.00 (18,06,382) per year
AUD $16,700 per semester

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

18 July 2022, 14 November 2022

Venue

City Flinders Campus

300 Flinders Street,

MELBOURNE,

Victoria,

3000, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a similar discipline OR Completion of an Australian Graduate Certificate (or equivalent) in a similar discipline OR Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in any discipline and 5 years of managerial experience. English language requirements: IELTS (or equivalent): Overall score of 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking); TOEFL Internet: Test score of 79; Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 58-64 (with no section score less than 50); University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 176. No individual band less than 169. VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 6): Achieved.

For international students

Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in any discipline OR

Completion of an Australian Graduate Diploma (or equivalent) in a similar discipline

English language requirements

IELTS (or equivalent): Overall score of 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking)

TOEFL Internet: Test score of 79

Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 58-64 (with no section score less than 50)

University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 176. No individual band less than 169.

VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 6): Achieved.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Victoria University

With over 100 years of educational prestige, Victoria University has earned its spot in the top 2% of universities worldwide.

  • Top 2% university globally (Times Higher Education 2021)
  • Revolutionary Block Model learning methods
  • VU ranked #1 nationally for Employability Skills
  • #3 in Australia for Learner Engagement (SES 2020)