The Master of Business Administration requires the completion of 54 units of study and can be completed in 1.5 years of full time study (or the equivalent part time). The course is part of the Graduate Program in Business Administration and may be completed without a named specialisation.
The course is offered by the College of Business, Government and Law and may be completed without a named specialisation. It articulates with the 18-unit Graduate Certificate in Business Administration and the 36-unit Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, and the sequentially developed topics allow progression through the three awards.
Students can choose to study topics online, face to face or mixed mode.
Students who have completed the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration at Flinders University normally receive credit for up to 36 units of topics towards the Masters degree.
Alternatively, students enrolled directly in the Masters program may choose only to meet the requirements for the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma and exit with that qualification
- hold a bachelor degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution, with at least three years post-degree work experience, and take part in an interview;
- have completed the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration at Flinders University (having met the current entry requirements of that qualification).
The Dean (Education) may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.
The course is designed to provide a strong foundation of business knowledge, skills and attitudes to support ethical, global business management of organisations including private sector business organisations, not-for-profit organisations and public organisations. Through experiential learning techniques students will develop knowledge and skills to conduct independent research, carry out industry and discipline related projects, and relate their learning to their individual business experience.
Graduates will be able to:
- Explain the role of and apply economics, accounting, financial management, human resource management and marketing knowledge and skills in decision making and management of organisations.
- Recognise the potential impact of local and global economic conditions and events, with emphasis on the Asia Pacific region, on the operations and strategic management of organisations.
- Apply sound financial management techniques and analytical skills to authentic operations and strategic management issues of organisations.
- Apply contemporary strategic management practices compatible with organisational sustainability, ethical behaviour and effective workforce relations.
- Describe a range of research methods useful in the conduct of industry and organisation based projects, and discuss their benefits and limitations.
- Work both individually and in groups to conduct business research and critically evaluate the findings to solve business related problems.
- Present theoretical concepts and complex ideas in both written and verbal formats appropriate for a range of stakeholder audiences.
International English language pathway
Students who are admitted to the course under the International English language pathway are required to enrol in one or both of the following English tuition topics based on their IELTS’ entrance score.
English tuition topics
BUSN8003 English Language Tuition 1 (0 units)
BUSN8004 English Language Tuition 2 (0 units)
To be eligible to complete the requirements of the course, students must complete the required English tuition topics.
Except with the permission of the Director of Studies, enrolment in the English tuition topics must be undertaken concurrently in the first semester of study with core topics BUSN9226Accounting for Managers and BUSN9248 Managing People.
Program of study
To qualify for the Master of Business Administration a student must complete 54 units (12 topics) with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the program of study below.
Core - Year 1 topics
27 units comprising:
BUSN9226 Accounting for Managers (4.5 units)*
BUSN9227 Financial Management (4.5 units)*
BUSN9228 Strategic Marketing (4.5 units)*
BUSN9230 Economics for Business (4.5 units)*
BUSN9236 Leadership: Theory, Practice and Experience (4.5 units)*
BUSN9231 Global Business Context: An Asia Pacific Focus (4.5 units)*
Option - Year 1 topics
Plus 9 units chosen from the option topics
Core - Year 2 topics
13.5 units comprising
BUSN9233 Data Analysis for Decision Making (4.5 units)^^
BUSN9254 Business Research Methods and Project (4.5 units)^
BUSN9261 Strategic Management (4.5 units)*
Option - Year 2 topics
Plus 4.5 units chosen from the option topics
Option - Year 1 & 2 topics
BUSN9115 Quantitative Methods (4.5 units)
BUSN9125A Industry Project (9 units)**
BUSN9126 Industry Placement (4.5 units)
BUSN9229 Sustainability and Ethics in Management (4.5 units)*
BUSN9235 Managing Negotiations (4.5 units)
BUSN9239 International Business in the Asia Pacific Region (4.5 units)
BUSN9241 International Business Finance and Banking (4.5 units)*
BUSN9242 International Human Resources Management (4.5 units)
BUSN9243 International Marketing and Export Management (4.5 units)
BUSN9248 Managing People (4.5 units)*
BUSN9258 International Study Tour (4.5 units)**
BUSN9259 Supply Chain and Operations (4.5 units)#
BUSN9409 Academic English for Business (4.5 units)
Or other topics from the Master of Business Administration and its specialisations
Or other topics as approved by the Program Director
* Topic is also offered online
^ Online students take BUSN9260 Strategic Business Project
^^ Online students can do BUSN9233 Data Analysis for Decision Making in Semester 2. It is available face-to-face in Semester 1. Please check the Masters online topics for more information.
# Available in online mode only
** Enrolment into these topics requires approval from the Program Director.