Master of Business Administration (C7Z)

Overview

Duration
Minimum 1.5 Years, up to a maximum of 4 Years
Entry requirements
ATAR Clearly-In Rank: See entry requirements
Course rules
Current students
View 2016 information
Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Duration
Minimum 1.5 Years, up to a maximum of 4 Years
Entry requirements
ATAR Clearly-In Rank: See entry requirements
Course code
Course rules
CRICOS: 039755B
Current students
View 2016 information
Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the Tasmanian School of Business & Economics is all about building a community of leaders. The overarching purpose of the MBA  is to develop graduates who have the capacity to become professional managers and leaders. It equips you with knowledge and understanding of key business operations and current trends in organisation - both strategic and operational. It enables you to pursue a range of high level leadership roles within private, public, and community sector organisations.

The MBA program is being redeveloped, and this MBA will be phasing out, with the new MBA available now for 2017 for domestic students.

The MBA is a 12 unit course which you can study full 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 includes opportunities to engage in overseas study tours as well as internships with leading Tasmanian organisations.

In 2016 the MBA includes the opportunity to take part in units from an Industry and Innovation Program (if you have space in your degree). The units you can choose from consist of an intensive study tour as well as an industry placement, and culminate in involvement in strategic business planning. The units are run over the Australian spring-summer semesters and taught intensively, meaning you are still able to complete your degree in the usual period, or earlier, reducing the time you spend out of your career, while maximising the benefits gained at university. These industry and innovation units are also available in the Master of Business Administration (Specialisation), Master of Professional Accounting (Specialisation) & Master of International Business (Specialisation).

For more information contact enquiries@business.utas.edu.au

The overarching purpose of the MBA is to develop graduates who have the capacity to become professional managers and leaders.

Course structure

In your MBA, you will study 12 units.

Foundation units

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

The aim of this unit is to examine and explain the legal environment in which business operates and to identify underlying concepts of law which are likely to influence and to have an impact on business and management. It also…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

Management is ultimately about influencing the behaviour of others within an organisational context and in many ways the study of Organisational Behaviour is the reference point for all other areas of management education. The unit is structured around three key…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

The Financial Reporting and Analysis unit aims to develop your ability to understand, analyse and interpret corporate financial statements and financial information. Consideration will be given to the underlying concepts and regulatory requirements that underlie the preparation of financial reports.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

Core units

This unit examines the role and function of human resource management. Topics include job design, recruitment and selection of personnel; the development and retention of staff; industrial relations and international HRM. The unit aims to develop the necessary abilities and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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 also critical that marketing organisations establish and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Managing finances is critical in any business or private investment analysis and is central in evaluating the challenges and opportunities financial decisions hold. To provide the basis for this understanding, this unit explains the major sources of finance, the scope…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

The primary focus of this unit is ethics as it applies to business and management practice. The unit is interdisciplinary in character as questions of management practice, organisational theory and economic policy intertwine with issues of rights and responsibilities, duties…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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.

Effective leadership of organisations, whether they are professional practices covering only a few staff, multinational corporations, public sector or not-for-profit organisations, is of increasing importance. This unit covers aspects of leadership theory and practice relevant to organisations from an Australian…

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

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

Electives

If you can demonstrate significant knowledge of a foundation unit from your previous studies or professional work experience, you may be given approval to take one or more electives in place of a foundation unit.  You may be able to choose up to 4 units from any in the suite of postgraduate units offered by the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics.  Please contact us at enquiries@business.utas.edu.au if you wish to take elective units.

Entry requirements

Admission Prerequisites

For admission to this degree you need to have:

1. (a) completed a related undergraduate degree of an Australian higher education institution or the equivalent standard in any other institution, and
(b) at least three years' appropriate work experience as defined by the Dean as delegated to the course coordinator (MBA Director).

OR

(a) satisfactorily completed the Graduate Certificate of Management or Graduate Diploma of Business Administration of the University of Tasmania or an equivalent award of another Australian higher education institution, and

(b) have at least three years' appropriate work experience as defined by the Dean as delegated to the course coordinator.

All applicants for the MBA must provide a full curriculum vitae and admission may also include an interview at the discretion of the Dean or delegated Course Coordinator (MBA Director).
 
For entry into the MBA, international students must provide an IELTS test score of at least Band 6.5 with a minimum of 6 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

Fees for domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost.

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

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

How can we help?

Do you have any questions about choosing a course or applying? Get in touch.

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International
+61 3 8676 7017
Email
Course.Info@utas.edu.au
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