Master of Business Administration (International) (37J)

Overview  2022

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

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

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Distance Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2

Full Fee Paying places available

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 2 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Distance Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2

The MBA journey not only mentally prepared me to start my own business, it also helped me to build my network, meet mentors, and introduce me into the local community.

Elaine Cao, Master of Business Administration

Join a global community of leaders

This MBA is suitable for people either coming straight from an undergraduate degree or those who have experience in the workforce. This course will equip you with life-long business skills. You’ll learn about data-driven decision making, finance and economics for managers, human resource management, management, and entrepreneurship and management in an international context.

Why study a Master of Business Administration (International) with us?

  • Gain a globally recognised qualification that will ensure you have the skills to lead the way.
  • Join an international network of alumni representing over 50 countries worldwide.
  • Develop your intercultural and international business skills to take your career opportunities to the next level.
  • Follow your passion by selecting from one of four exciting areas of specialisation.

The MBA(I) is a 16 unit course, which you can study full time or part-time. 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(I) includes opportunities to engage in study tours as well as internships or work integrated learning with leading Tasmanian organisations.

Key contacts

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Course CoordinatorDr Seedwell Sithole
Due to the ongoing response to COVID-19, online study may replace some or all of your on-campus classes. We'll be sure to keep you informed of any changes.
CLO1Articulate knowledge of business practices within local, regional, and international contexts.
CLO2Critically evaluate foundational and contemporary business theories, principles and processes and reflect on their efficacy in practice.
CLO3Transmit knowledge in both written and oral formats, across culturally and linguistically diverse audiences.
CLO4Integrate critical and technical skills to solve complex business problems.
CLO5Reflect on the impact of social and environmental sustainability on management and business decision making.

Career outcomes

MBA Graduates can become the future leaders in business, locally, nationally and globally. An MBA gives students the skills required to lead and achieve in their chosen field, from general management through to specialist industries, and from SMEs to multinational corporations.

Course structure

Students undertaking the Master of Business Administration (International) complete units totaling 200 credit points. The course includes 150 credit points of core units and 50 credit points of specialisation units from 1 of 4 streams.

Complete all of the following twelve (12) units:
 

Managers need an understanding of statistics for five key reasons: To properly collect, present, describe and interpret information. To draw valid conclusions from incomplete data - typically about large populations based only on information obtained from samples. To obtain reliable…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit provides managers with an introduction to a comprehensive range of key microeconomic and macroeconomic topics. The emphasis is on the practical application of basic economic concepts and models to real world business oriented problems. The unit will develop…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit introduces students to the major concepts and analytical tools used in the theory and practice of financial management within an Australian context. It is designed to provide you with an understanding of: - the scope and nature of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

• There are currently many environmental and social problems confronting current and future generations• To address some of these issues there needs to be a focus on issues relating to sustainable development• Moves towards sustainable development and sustainability require relevant…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit is designed to provide students with an understanding of the fundamental regulatory framework within which international trade is conducted and with a grasp of the core topics and practices. Students will develop knowledge of the interaction of domestic…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit offers an investigative insight into the fundamentals of management. Encompassing both leadership and organisation theory, a brief history of management theory will be followed by investigations into different theories of organisations that consider topics like social responsibility, the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
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 critical that organisations establish and maintain relationships with…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

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
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This is an intellectually demanding unit with a lot of reading required and is designed for those who are likely to find themselves in leadership positions. The focus of this unit is on gaining an understanding of how and why…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

• This unit is designed to enable students to experience business organisations through interactions with local, national and international business partners representing a broad range of business fields. Students will be provided with current, specific and applicable business knowledge through…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Strategic management today is a complex process requiring advanced skills. International expansion, network advantage, and resource optimisation pervade every aspect of this critical management skill. Successful managers need up-to-date guidance in the creation and implementation of effective strategy. This unit…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

 

Please note that this course includes a business experience unit (BMA702 International & National Business Experience) which may include a compulsory national business tour, where costs associated (including accommodation, meals and field trips) will be in addition to the standard tuition fee. Costs will vary dependent upon the nature of the tour and will be confirmed as early as possible in the applicable enrolment year. 

Prospective or current students experiencing financial difficulty or who are concerned about these costs are advised to refer to the BMA702 unit information on the University website the first instance and then to seek further information from the relevant Unit or Course Coordinator where needed. The University will make every effort to keep any additional costs to a minimum whilst still delivering an opportunity for a significant experiential learning opportunity. 

In addition, due to the nature of the unit, enrolment outside of standard Semester 1 and 2 study periods may be required and this will also be confirmed as early as possible in the applicable enrolment year.

Please note: you are required to maintain distinction average in the core units in order to undertake the Business Research specialisation

Complete all of the following three (3) units:
 

This unit supports students completing MBA Research or Workplace Projects to develop and implement a research program. Seminars and practical activities develop an understanding of the philosophical underpinnings of research, the purpose of research methodology and the evaluation of research…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1

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

This unit explores the management and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data. Seminars and practical sessions explore the principles and practices of organising and analysing data using software support. The qualitative component explores computer-supported analysis using NVivo. Topics include data…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartWinter school

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

Aims at developing an appreciation of research methodology with particular reference to techniques and approaches of relevance to candidates. Completion of the unit will give candidates the opportunity to design and undertake a significant research study of substantial importance to…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

BMA798 is a 25 credit point unit (equivalent to 2 standard units).
Complete all of the following four (4) units:
 

To be innovative, you need to be able to think differently.In this unit, you’ll learn about the thinking tools that entrepreneurs use to create innovative products and build a thriving business around them. You’ll learn what it means to adopt…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Some of the most important skills for an entrepreneur are the ability to communicateeffectively, establish relationships with all stakeholders related to your enterprise and being able to develop a network of people important to your success.This unit will equip you…

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 andconsumers 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 access to, product…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Firms are paying more attention to the development of new products and services to enhance their market position. Commercialising innovative products and services on a timely basis is a key to not only profit but in some industries, survival. However,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Complete all of the following four (4) units:
 

This Unit is concerned with Corporate Finance. In Corporate Finance the central issues are how to acquire and employ or invest funds efficiently. The central issues in Corporate Finance are how to acquire and employ or invest funds efficiently. Concepts…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit focusses on security analysis and portfolio management. The unit is designed around the following three points of view, to enable you to learn about trading and investing in financial markets. - Investment skills for your own personal gain-…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Financial market shocks often spread rapidly across different asset classes and between countries. This unit examines the structural reasons for these interrelationships, including financial intermediation, risk management products and regulatory structure. Attention is paid to the challenge of accurate measurement…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Most businesses operate in a global financial market, and very few facets of financial management are as important as managing exchange rate risk. This unit will provide you with the skills necessary to understand and address some of the multi-faceted…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Complete four (4) of the following units:
 

Services dominate the global economy. Australia is a service economy, with the fastest growth rates in job formation, are in service industries. Even in emerging economies services contribute to half of the GDP growth. As a service consumer, you use…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

The increasing use of the Internet and other digital media by both business andconsumers 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 access to, product…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Businesses are changing constantly, and markets are moving at a rapid pace. Thismeans that market research is critical for keeping abreast of such changes. Marketresearch comprises a critical facet of marketing practice; playing a central role insupporting marketing management, business…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Marketing decision-making is growing in importance in the business world. More than ever before, organisations are placing greater emphasis on the marketers' ability to evaluate, anticipate, and illustrate the contribution of marketing to organisational performance. Increasingly, senior managers are requiring…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

To be successful, a company must develop competitive marketing strategies that effectively position its products against competitors and give it the strongest possible competitive advantage. The task of marketing management is to develop, maintain and/or defend an organisation's competitive position…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Brands and brand management are increasingly important for organisations in almost every industry. In many sectors, as products become increasingly similar, organisations are turning to branding as a way to differentiate their offerings and create customer preferences for them. In…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Firms are paying more attention to the development of new products and services to enhance their market position. Commercialising innovative products and services on a timely basis is a key to not only profit but in some industries, survival. However,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Business to Business (B2B) marketing has gained importance globally and differ significantly from business-consumer marketing. Business markets present unique challenges and opportunities for marketers. Business customers engage in complex purchase decision making processes and respond differently to marketing strategies compared…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Entry requirements

For entry into the MBA (International), students must meet the following criteria:

  • Completed undergraduate degree of an Australian higher education institution or the equivalent standard in any other institution; or
  • Completion of the Graduate Certificate of Business Studies at the University of Tasmania, or an equivalent qualifying Graduate Certificate#; or
  • Completion of an AQF Level 6 qualification and a minimum of three (3) years senior managerial experience.

#a qualifying Graduate Certificate is any Graduate Certificate from an Australian higher education institution, or the equivalent from any other institution.

International students must provide one of the following:

  • UTASAccess Level 7 with a minimum overall score of 65% and no individual skill below 60%; or
  • an IELTS score with an overall Band of 6.5 and no band less than 6; or
  • a TOEFL (iBT) overall score of 88 (no individual skill must be lower than: Reading 16; Listening 16; Speaking 18; and, Writing 22) or
  • a PTE Academic overall score of 58 with no score lower than 50, or
  • provide evidence that you have studied for 2 years full-time with English as the sole medium of instruction and examination.

These tests must not be more than 24 months old.

Students who have completed the 35A1/2 Graduate Certificate in Business Studies,  C6E Graduate Diploma in Business Start-up or  C6C Graduate Diploma of Business Administration may enter this course with full credit for completed units, subject to the rules and structure of this degree and choice of specialisation stream.

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

2022 Total Course Fee (international students): $ 71,123 AUD *.

Course cost based on a rate of $34,950 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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International
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