Master of Business Administration (37O1)

Overview  2023

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

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.

Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
As the world emerges from COVID-19, many of the key challenges for businesses have been amplified. Organisations from start-ups to governments need to redefine themselves to meet the demands of a changed landscape.

Where leaders may have once operated as solo decision-makers, there is now an expectation for more inclusive, ethical, transparent, and human-centric leadership. The Master of Business Administration is your opportunity to develop a suite of capabilities to become a leader. This course will prepare you for senior management roles with the capability to amplify opportunities that positively influence your organisation. You’ll investigate, critique, and completely rethink traditional theories of business while exploring new forms of creative and collaborative leadership.

You will study this course in a blended model that includes synchronous distance tutorials and face-to-face workshops.

By undertaking the MBA, you'll explore old theories with a contemporary lens in a collaborative learning environment with other experienced professionals. Share your experiences and develop deep insight into the ‘new business as usual’ as it applies to your world.

* Co-create your learning with other experienced individuals and an accomplished teaching team.

* Access additional learning opportunities with a range of extra-curricular events and networks.

  • 1 Demonstrate self-evaluative managerial capability by reflecting on the impact of managerial behaviours and decision making about sustainable, ethical and socially responsible business practices
  • 2 Critically evaluate business theory, practices and principles to support analysis of their efficacy, in uncertain organisational contexts
  • 3 Communicate evidence-based arguments in both written and oral formats across diverse audiences to ensure mutual understanding and accuracy
  • 4 Resolve complex organisational challenges in local, regional and global contexts by integrating critical analysis, managerial and leadership capability, and relevant theory
  • 5 Conduct and communicate research into current or emerging topics relevant to organisations locally, regionally or globally
  • Delivery is via a 'flipped classroom' mode with online, synchronous tutorials supporting face to face workshops throughout the semester. Materials are accessed online.

    Career outcomes

    MBA graduates build on existing managerial experience in preparation for senior managerial and executive roles. Capabilities developed during this course are in demand locally, nationally, and globally. They are relevant across commercial, public sector, and not-for-profit organisations at very senior levels.

    An MBA will give you the professional capabilities required to make ethical decisions that can enhance the experience of the workforce, better recognise community expectations, and positively influence the trajectory of your organisation.

    Our graduates have excellent career advancement prospects. You'll accelerate your career from middle to senior leadership roles, including CEOs, executive and key strategist roles.

    Course structure

    The MBA offers a 200 credit point course of which 50 credit points can be drawn from specialisation units.   

    150 credit points are taken from the Transition, Core and Research blocks and elective/specialisation units account for 50 credit points.  

    To achieve a specialised MBA students must take all four mandated units from within a specialisation.

    Note: the Organisational Resilience specialisation is not on offer in 2023.

    To achieve a non-specialised MBA students can select any four units from across the specialisation units.

     

    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

    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

    Like all business operations, marketing is undergoing a transformation in response to complex and dynamic business environments. The evolution of marketing thought is progressing beyond a customer orientation, to adoption of an ecosystem perspective whereby marketing can be a driver…

    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 1
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    You may want to study a specialisation or select a mix of units from each specialisation.Note: the Organisational Resilience specialisation is not on offer in 2023.

    This specialisation will equip you with the insights to meet global challenges through the development of strategic organisational capability. You’ll be encouraged to critically investigate and evaluate traditional and unorthodox approaches to leadership, as well as Indigenous knowledges. Generating an expansive view of the role of leaders and leadership will prepare you with the capacity to question traditional approaches for more creative and contemporary means of achieving organisational outcomes and stakeholder value.

    You will develop deep insight into the emerging capabilities required by leaders to ensure their organisations are ready for uncertain times and can solve complex organisational problems. Drawing on new research exploring leadership behaviours, indigenous perspectives, the centrality of place and exploring real-time, live global issues, this specialisation offers a distinctive insight into the role of modern leaders in developing capable organisations.

    Using personal data drawn from psychometric tests, you will identify where your own leadership capabilities will be tested, where they bring value and what professional development might enhance your capacities now and into the future. 

    The specialisation is made up of four specialist units that are delivered as part of the ‘mastery’ elements of the MBA course and constitutes 50 credit points of the 200 credit point course.

    The role of leaders and the function of leadership has been the focus of scrutiny for many years. It could be argued that this scrutiny has been amplified in recent times due the recent crises associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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

    The development of organisational capability via formal and informal leadership is often diminished due to ineffective processes or misaligned culture. Leaders therefore must be cognisant of the how processual tools at their disposal can generate appropriate responses to internal and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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

    Examination of the role and nature of leadership as a practice, as behaviour and as a suite of capabilities has been reignited in the wake of responses to the current COVID-19 pandemic. However, critique of leaders and the role they…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    No organisation operates in a vacuum. Developing an appreciation of global issues and the capacity to determine regional or local consequences for organisations is imperative for good leadership and appropriate management. Leaders, therefore, must be cognisant of contemporary issues that…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    The Organisational Resilience specialisation requires the completion of 50 credit points.

    Organisational resilience refers to an organisation’s ability to adapt, evolve, respond, and recover from short-term shocks and to shape itself to respond to long term challenges. This specialisation focuses on resilience, crisis management, corporate security, and business continuity and prepares managers and leaders to respond appropriately to disruption on workforces, enterprises, economies, and individuals. It will prepare you to respond to challenges associated with natural hazards such as severe weather events, and human threats such as cyber-attacks, in a manner that protects your people, your organisation, and stakeholders.

    Learn from a teaching team that are conducting cutting edge international research on organisational resilience with industry leaders. Importantly, you’ll also learn from our four adjunct senior lecturers that are all currently resilience practitioners within industry and provide subject matter expertise. Have access to a knowledge bank of over 50 national and international practitioner insight videos from experts working in organisational resilience roles that will complement the theoretical component with real-world examples. In a virtual environment, meet your academic teaching team, our adjunct senior lecturers, and your fellow students in series of optional real-time discussion exercises where you will use scenario planning techniques with your fellow students to explore a contemporary resilience issue. Finally, complete assessment tasks that can provide tangible outputs for your business.

    Available: Online only.

    If you are an onshore international student seeking to complete this specialisation please seek course advise to ensure the required level of on-campus study can be completed in your course.

     

    Complete 50 credit points of Core units

    Organisational resilience refers to an organisation’s ability to adapt, evolve, respond, and recover from short term shocks (be they natural hazards or significant changes in market dynamics) and to shape itself to respond to long term challenges. This requires practitioners…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    A crisis has a material impact on an organisation’s ability to deliver services to the community, reputation, shareholder value and potentially, the viability of the organisation. This requires input from the highest levels to strategically respond to and manage the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    Protective Security relates to security governance (including supporting a positive security culture), information security (including cyber security), personnel security (including employees and contractors) and physical security (providing a safe and secure physical environment for an organisation’s people, information and assets).…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    Business Continuity Management is the holistic management process that identifies potential threats to an organisation and the likely impacts to business operations that may be caused if those threats materialise. This fully online unit provides you with a thorough understanding…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    Sustainability is no longer simply associated with how an organisation uses its resources. It is now a focus expected to be embedded throughout any organisation, from its treatment of people within and outside the organisation, to the impacts of its products and services on customers and the environment. This holistic view of sustainability also comes with a requirement to understand and report on sustainability-related metrics drawn from every activity a business undertakes. These metrics will affect how a business performs from the perspective of its customers, investors, competitors, industry partners, and employees. Therefore, embracing sustainability is not only essential for the planet, but also for business success.

    In the Sustainable Business specialisation, you will explore the nature of organisational social responsibilities; approaches to managing and reporting sustainability-related performance; how to establish appropriate sustainability related governance and assurance mechanisms; and, how to invest in a socially responsible manner. These all combine to provide key insights and knowledge for managing an organisation sustainably.

    Your learning material has been developed by internationally recognised research leaders in the field who have close ties to professional accounting bodies, industry associations, and relevant government departments. In addition to the international connections, they draw on Tasmania’s business leaders and their experiences developing globally competitive brands, people who have kept a permanent eye on sustainable business practices while achieving great growth and success. No prior knowledge in organisational sustainability is required, and the material is compelling both to those with and without experience in the area.

    The specialisation is made up of four specialist units that are delivered as part of the ‘mastery’ elements of the MBA course and constitutes 50 credit points of the 200 credit point course.

    Investors and lenders have an important role with respect to sustainable development. Through directing their financial resources to socially and environmentally responsible investment options, investors and lenders have the power to make significant contribution to sustainable development. This applies to…

    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

    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

    Organisations create various benefits and various costs for stakeholders. Some of these costs and benefits – which can be of a financial, social, or environmental nature - can be quantified in monetary terms while others cannot. Managers have a responsibility…

    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

    Organisations will often have a vision and a mission which will in turn link to goals and objectives and related strategic planning. To enable an organisation to achieve is mission, objectives, and goals requires a well-designed, organisational-relevant governance system. An…

    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

    Investors and lenders have an important role with respect to sustainable development. Through directing their financial resources to socially and environmentally responsible investment options, investors and lenders have the power to make significant contribution to sustainable development. This applies to…

    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

    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

    Organisations create various benefits and various costs for stakeholders. Some of these costs and benefits – which can be of a financial, social, or environmental nature - can be quantified in monetary terms while others cannot. Managers have a responsibility…

    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

    Organisations will often have a vision and a mission which will in turn link to goals and objectives and related strategic planning. To enable an organisation to achieve is mission, objectives, and goals requires a well-designed, organisational-relevant governance system. An…

    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

    The role of leaders and the function of leadership has been the focus of scrutiny for many years. It could be argued that this scrutiny has been amplified in recent times due the recent crises associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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

    The development of organisational capability via formal and informal leadership is often diminished due to ineffective processes or misaligned culture. Leaders therefore must be cognisant of the how processual tools at their disposal can generate appropriate responses to internal and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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

    Examination of the role and nature of leadership as a practice, as behaviour and as a suite of capabilities has been reignited in the wake of responses to the current COVID-19 pandemic. However, critique of leaders and the role they…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    No organisation operates in a vacuum. Developing an appreciation of global issues and the capacity to determine regional or local consequences for organisations is imperative for good leadership and appropriate management. Leaders, therefore, must be cognisant of contemporary issues that…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Organisational resilience refers to an organisation’s ability to adapt, evolve, respond, and recover from short term shocks (be they natural hazards or significant changes in market dynamics) and to shape itself to respond to long term challenges. This requires practitioners…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    A crisis has a material impact on an organisation’s ability to deliver services to the community, reputation, shareholder value and potentially, the viability of the organisation. This requires input from the highest levels to strategically respond to and manage the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    Protective Security relates to security governance (including supporting a positive security culture), information security (including cyber security), personnel security (including employees and contractors) and physical security (providing a safe and secure physical environment for an organisation’s people, information and assets).…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    Business Continuity Management is the holistic management process that identifies potential threats to an organisation and the likely impacts to business operations that may be caused if those threats materialise. This fully online unit provides you with a thorough understanding…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    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

    The purpose of the unit is to build a relevant understanding of how a range of economic and ethical theories relate to management decisions. It will develop a core understanding of neoclassical economics but will not focus upon mathematical application…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 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

    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

    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

    In this unit students will explore advanced issues connected with the research process in Business Management. You will be equipped with a sound knowledge of a systematic and ethical approach to practice-led, data driven research. The unit will encourage critical…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    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

    Entry requirements

    For entry into the MBA students must meet the following criteria:

    • Minimum of three (3) years managerial experience 

    and

    • Completion of an AQF Level 7 (or higher) degree in an Australian higher education institution or the equivalent standard in any other institution; or
    • Completion of an AQF Level 6 Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree qualification.

    In addition to the requirements for domestic students, international students must provide one of the following:

    •    UTAS EAP2 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
    •    UTAS also accepts approved Prior Studies in English (https://www.utas.edu.au/international/applying/entry-requirements/english-language-requirements)

    All methods of meeting University of Tasmania English language requirements have a validity period of 2 years unless involving a country specific qualification.

    Students who meet the general entry criteria and who have completed the following University of Tasmania qualifications will be admitted to the MBA course with full credit for units completed:

    - Grad Cert Sustainable Business

    - Grad Cert Organisational Resilience

    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): $ 76,211 AUD *.

    Course cost based on a rate of $37,450 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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