Master of Business Administration (Specialisation) (37B)

This course is in teach-out and is not accepting new admissions

Overview  2020

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 2 Years, up to a maximum of 5 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

The MBA (Specialisation) at the Tasmanian School of Business & Economics is all about building a community of leaders. The overarching purpose of the Master of Business Administration (Specialisation) or MBA(S) is to develop graduates who have the capacity to become professional managers and leaders in the following specialized fields:
Available Specialisations
Human Resource Management  Professional Accounting    
Marketing 

The MBA(S) is a 16 unit course, which you can study full time or part-time.  The course aims to provide flexible study options with face-to-face contact, block teaching and online study opportunities. This course is full fee-paying, which means that you will be charged at the full fee-paying rate listed for each unit.

The MBA(S) includes opportunities to engage in overseas study tours as well as internships with leading Tasmanian organizations.

Due to the redevelopment of our MBA programs, Semester 2, 2017 will be the last time you can apply for the MBAS. A new MBA suite will commence from Semester 1, 2018.

The MBA(S) equips you with knowledge and understanding of key business operations and current trends in organizations - both strategic and operational. It enables you to pursue a range of high level leadership roles within private, public, and community sector organisations.

The Course Learning Outcomes are:

  • Acquire, critically evaluate and reflect on theories and practices of sustainable business.
  • Communicate information and decisions in multifaceted formats, to diverse stakeholders, while working independently or in teams.
  • Generate entrepreneurial ideas for businesses in regional economies and develop operational plans.
  • Practice innovative/multi-perspective thinking, lifelong learning and critical inquiry skills fundamental to leadership in SME's.
  • Identify and manage ethical, legal and political factors that influence decisions, and impact on staff and SME's in regional economies.

Course structure

Core Units

The effective management of human resources is becoming an increasingly vital concern in organisations, whether they are professional practices employing only a few staff, multinational corporations, public sector or not-for-profit organisations. The impact of globalisation, increased competition for talented employees,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit focuses on role of accounting for managers. Students will learn to use financial and management accounting techniques to enable and enhance their decision making. Financial statement analysis will help students make decisions about an organisation’s financial position, performance…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Organisational Behaviour (OB) is the study of human behaviour at the individual, group and organisational level. The primary purpose of this unit is to improve the management of organisations through the development of knowledge of human behaviour. To do this,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces you to statistical methods that are useful in the decision making process. It seeks to provide you with basic statistical knowledge for analysing data, and aims to develop your skills in using appropriate statistical methods to make…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit aims to develop your understanding of economics. This is achieved by identifying significant economic issues and problems facing Australia, with an investigation of possible courses of action for businesses and other organisations. You will examine the role of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit covers a wide range of interesting legal topics and teaches you how to analyse, and solve legal problems, all essential skills for those wishing to work in both the fields of accounting and business management.The unit combines topics…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces you to the major concepts and analytical tools used in the theory and practice of financial management in a business organisation. It is designed to provide you with an understanding of:The scope and nature of the finance…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This is a reading course; the unit presumes a familiarity with work life. It expects you to have already grasped the fact that 'business is the art of making a living doing what you love'. The thesis of the unit…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Being a successful manager and leader requires engagement with the ethical aspects of business management and consideration of the broader socio-political role that organisations play in contemporary society. The primary focus of this unit is the ethics of business and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Marketing is a business function that goes beyond the mere act of selling or advertising-it encompasses the entire process through which value is created, captured and offered to customers. It is critical that organisations establish and maintain relationships with customers…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

BMA701 Leadership and Change Management and BMA799 Strategic Management are capstone units for your MBA studies. They should be taken as the last two units in your degree as the culmination of your studies.

The focus of this unit is increasing the effectiveness of leadership and change management skills at an individual and organisation level. Leadership and change management are increasingly seen to be key factors affecting the performance of contemporary organisations and are…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The aim of the unit is to develop an understanding of the key issues in strategic management particularly as they relate to managing the interface between an organisation and its internal resources and the elements of its external environment. The…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Specialisations

Organisational Behaviour (OB) is the study of human behaviour at the individual, group and organisational level. The primary purpose of this unit is to improve the management of organisations through the development of knowledge of human behaviour. To do this,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides you with a thorough understanding of the concepts and practical applications of management. Beginning with a coverage of the fundamental concepts of management, including an historical perspective, the unit then moves to examining, in depth, management functions…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In light of the evolving field of Human Resource Development, this unit gives a broad-based approach to the three primary areas of human resource development: career development, training and development and organisation development. The strategic approach to HRD sees HRD…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit explores the impact of the global environment on the management of human resources. The unit explains the process of expatriation and repatriation in multinational corporations; analyses problematic issues associated with the recruitment, development, performance management, and remuneration of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students undertaking this specialisation will substitute one postgraduate Business elective for BMA547 in the core of their MBAS.
Select all four of the units listed.  NOTE: 2 units are available in 2017 in semester 1 and 2 are available in semester 2.  

For marketers, understanding how buyers and consumers behave is an integral part of correctly identifying their needs, and developing effective marketing strategies. Buyers often go through decision-making processes before making a purchase or making a decision to continue to buy…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The importance of marketing in the Business to Business (B2B) sector has grown globally. Business markets present unique challenges and opportunities for marketers that differ significantly from business to consumer (B2C) markets. B2B and B2C markets function very differently and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Sales management and personal selling are critical to organisational success, especially in highly competitive markets. Good personal selling skills guide sales professionals toward alignment with buyers, by helping them overcome their problems and challenges, and creating value for both the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The increasing use of the Internet and other digital media by both business and consumers is having a significant effect on business globally. For consumers, information and communication technologies (ICT) provide more information, convenience, and a wider range of, and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

If you are taking this specialisation, you are not required to take the core units BFA526 Financial Reporting and Analysis, BMA583 Managing People and the Employment Relationship, BMA506 Foundations of Marketing and BMA703 Entrepreneurship. You instead need to enrol in ALL the units listed below:

This unit develops your statistical knowledge through application to accounting information systems. Interpretation and application of the various statistical techniques is emphasised, and limitations and assumptions explored. Accounting information systems are interrogated through their transaction and systems development life cycles…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The Accounting Framework is an introductory accounting unit concerned with the fundamentals of financial accounting. The unit includes an introduction to the basic principles of accrual accounting and the five elements of financial reports (i.e. assets, liabilities, owners equity, revenue…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit covers a wide range of interesting legal topics and teaches you how to analyse, and solve legal problems, all essential skills for those wishing to work in both the fields of accounting and business management.The unit combines topics…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The understanding that you gained while studying BFA507 The Accounting Framework will be extended to develop your accounting knowledge and skills in the context of more complex financial and corporate accounting issues. The unit covers an understanding of how financial…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit we explore the key functions fulfilled by managerial and cost accounting. The primary purpose of managerial and cost accounting is to provide relevant information to managers within an organisation. Managerial accounting can be thought of as the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit, you will examine the role of auditing, focusing particularly on the role of the external auditor in assessing the validity and reliability of financial information of publicly listed companies. The unit highlights the audit function and the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces students to the core concepts in Australian taxation and identifies the framework (both legal and administrative) behind those concepts. The knowledge gained through this exploration enables the application of the framework to current issues faced by individuals…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Accounting Perspectives and Research exposes you to research within the field of Accounting and to the underlying theories and other influences that have played an important role in shaping accounting practice. Further, the unit considers emerging issues currently being addressed…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Entry requirements

For admission to this course you need to have:

completed an undergraduate degree of an Australian higher education institution or the equivalent standard in any other institution;

OR

completed the Graduate Certificate of Business Studies of the University of Tasmania or an equivalent award of another Australian higher education institution.

For entry into the MBAS, international students must provide an IELTS test score of at least Band 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 on all bands or a TOEFL score of 600 with a Test of Written English score of no less than 4.5. This test must not be more than 24 months old.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Domestic students enrolled in certain postgraduate coursework programs may not be eligible for student payments through Youth Allowance and Austudy. Visit the Department of Social Services website to find out more about eligibility for Centrelink support and the list of eligible courses

International students

2020 Total Course Fee (international students): $63,085 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $31,000 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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