Master of Business Administration (International) (37J)

Overview  2023

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

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.

Entry requirements

Location

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
The business world has dramatically changed since the Covid-19 pandemic began. Due to our growing reliance on technology to stay connected, an increase in industry automation, and rapid advancements in digital infrastructure, companies all around the world are being forced to either transform the way they operate or risk falling behind their competitors.

The Master of Business Administration (International) is your opportunity to develop a suite of professional capabilities that will prepare you for the latest industry changes and challenges. By choosing to study with us, you’ll have the opportunity to critique and completely reimagine traditional theories of business management.

You’ll investigate how the pandemic has accelerated a drastic change for the way managers interact and operate within with their team. Where managers may have previously operated as solo-decision makers or ‘hero leaders’, you’ll learn new skills to meet the world-wide industry demands for more inclusive, compassionate, capable and collaborative leaders.

Key contacts

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Course CoordinatorDr Roshni Narendran

Our Master of Business Administration (International) will set you up with a powerful suite of professional capabilities that will empower you to take on the world of contemporary business. Through case-method learning, you will have the opportunity to critique, analyse, and re-invent business management theory by exploring real-world case studies and reports.

You will learn essential capabilities in a broad range of areas including data-driven decision making, corporate sustainability, leadership and change management in an international context. You will also have the opportunity to tailor your learning experience by selecting one of two specialisations: Finance, or Marketing.

As an MBA graduate, you will be ready to enter the workforce as an innovative, collaborative, and contemporary leader ready to the rapidly changing business world.

  • 1 Articulate knowledge of business practices within local, regional, and international contexts.
  • 2 Critically evaluate foundational and contemporary business theories, principles and processes and reflect on their efficacy in practice.
  • 3 Transmit knowledge in both written and oral formats, across culturally and linguistically diverse audiences.
  • 4 Integrate critical and technical skills to solve complex business problems.
  • 5 Reflect on the impact of social and environmental sustainability on management and business decision making.
  • As an MBA student, you will use ‘case method learning’ to explore, analyse and critique traditional theories of leadership and business to determine what is relevant in today’s rapidly evolving business landscape.

    By studying the MBA, you will explore traditional theories through a contemporary lens - giving you the insight to lead and manage with insight in a post-pandemic ‘better business as usual’.

    Become a Student Ambassador

    Improve your communication, teamwork and leadership skills, meet new people, inspire and help others, and developing lasting friendships and networks as a student ambassador. Our ambassadors proudly represent the University throughout Tasmania in schools, at University and community events, and support a range of recruitment and engagement activities.

    Though the Student Ambassador Program you will have many opportunities for training and professional development, experience in real-world community engagement and outreach, networking, and public speaking, plus end up with a key point of distinction on your CV.

    Career outcomes

    MBA graduates are leaders in business – locally, nationally and globally. An MBA will give you the professional capabilities required to lead and achieve in your chosen field, in both a general management and specialist context.

    Our graduates have excellent career prospects. Over 93% of postgraduate students from University of Tasmania are employed in full-time work within 4 months of graduating.^ Careers requiring contemporary business administration capabilities are growing fast, with employers demanding formal qualifications.

    Careers projected to grow into 2025 include Business Administration Mangers (9.9% growth), Advertising, Public Relations and Sales Managers (13.5% growth), Corporate Services Managers (7.8% growth).

    *National Skills Commission five year projections from November 2020 to November 2025.

    Course structure

    To graduate from the Master of Business Administration (International), a student must complete 200 credit points of study comprising:

    • 150 credit points of core units; and
    • 50 credit points from one of the available specialisations.

    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
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 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
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 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 students with an understanding of: the scope and nature of the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    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
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    Organisations impact, and are impacted by, the societies in which they operate. That is, they are part of a broader social system.Society generally, and different groups of stakeholders specifically, expect an organisation to accept various responsibilities with respect to how…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    This unit offers an investigative insight into the fundamentals of management. Encompassing platform leadership and organisation theory, a brief history of management theory will be followed by investigations into different theories of organisations. You will explore topics under three key…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 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
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 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 1
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    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
    HobartSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    This unit is about understanding why and how leaders influence change. The focus of the unit is increasing the effectiveness of leadership and change management skills at an individual and organisation levels. Leadership and change management are increasingly seen to…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    This unit is designed to offer students an immersive learning experience and to test assumptions about the operation of organisations in different contexts. Students are offered an opportunity to explore different social, cultural, and behavioural dimensions of business through site…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

    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
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    Choice of Stream
    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
    OnlineSemester 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
    OnlineSemester 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
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    In this unit, you will be introduced to the basic principles of investing. A discussion will be made of the main characteristics of investments with an emphasis on risk and return and the trade-off between the two. The unit focuses…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    Complete any four (4) units from the following list

    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
    OnlineSemester 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
    OnlineSemester 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
    OnlineSemester 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 1
    HobartSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 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
    OnlineSemester 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
    OnlineSemester 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
    OnlineSemester 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
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    Entry requirements

    Not open for domestic entry.

    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 also 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 35A1/35A2 Graduate Certificate in Business Studies 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

    Options for this course

    This is a full-fee course, which means you’ll need to pay the entire amount for your studies. Commonwealth supported places are not available in this postgraduate course. However, there are still support options available for eligible students to help you manage the cost of studying this course.

    You may be able to fund all or part of your tuition fees by accessing a FEE-HELP loan from the Australian Government. FEE-HELP is a loan scheme that assists domestic full-fee students to pay for University, which is repaid through the Australian Tax System once you earn above a repayment threshold. This means you’ll only have to start repaying the loan once you start earning above a specific amount.

    Our scholarships and prizes program also offers more than 400 scholarships across all areas of study. You can even apply for multiple scholarships in one easy application.

    An important note on Youth Allowance and Austudy

    The Department of Social Services has approved some accredited and professionally oriented Masters courses for student payments through Youth Allowance or Austudy. This means if you enrol in one of these courses, you may be eligible for student payments. However, please be aware that this is not the case for all Master courses. Please visit our Scholarships, Fees and Costs website for further information.

    Further information

    Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the 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

    2023 Total Course Fee (international students): $ 67,664 AUD *.

    Course cost based on a rate of $33,250 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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