Master of Business Administration

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is the flagship qualification for business executives.

The Master of Business Administration consists of twelve units, four from the Graduate Certificate qualification, four from the Graduate Diploma qualification and four new units.

To be eligible to enter into this qualification, you need to have five years middle management experience and a Bachelor degree. Alternatively, you may progress from the Graduate Diploma level to the Master of Business Administration with a satisfactory grade average.

The four units in the Master of Business Administration are:

Corporate Strategy and Responsibility

A capstone for the MBA Program, this unit examines strategy formulation and implementation at the corporate level. It dissects the role of a business enterprise in society and connects this to its responsibilities as a social entity. It explores the role of corporate leaders in governing the organisation in a way that creates shareholder and stakeholder value and discusses emerging issues in corporate strategy such as corporate ethics, corporate environmentalism, sustainability and risk management.

Strategic Organisational Change

Leading and managing strategic change is a key responsibility of a senior management team. The process seems to suffer from one of two shortcomings; either the planning for change is inadequate or inappropriate or the execution of the change plan is faulty. This unit examines the nature of strategic change planning and concentrates on senior management team roles and functions to ensure effective execution of strategic change processes.

Human Resource Management

This unit introduces managers to the basic principles that underpin the human resource management function of an organisation. The aim of this course is to facilitate the learning of concepts and practices of human resource management (HRM) as a mechanism for translating business strategies into the operational aspects of human resource management. This aim is achieved by examining the links between business strategy and human resource management and some of the techniques used for workforce planning, strategic staffing, training and development, performance management, and evaluating the effectiveness of the HRM function.

The final unit of the MBA is a choice between the following two units:

International Business

This unit aims to develop awareness of the scope and complexity in managing business endeavours which extend across international borders. It will familiarise participants as managers and leaders with a range of options and strategies available to compete effectively and profitably in today's global economy.

Managing a Project Based Organisation

The overall objective of this unit is to help participants become comfortable and competent in addressing major management issues and decisions in a project based organisation.

Note:
You may also be required to complete the Academic Study Skills unit which will develop your skills in writing academic essays and reports, explain plagiarism and referencing, and help you get into the mode of regular study.

Further Information

The 2017 ABS Higher Education Program Guide is available for download below:

Download the 2017 Higher Education Guide