Courses & Units

Course rules for 37B Master of Business Administration (Spec)

Award Title: Master of Business Administration (Specialisation)


1. Candidates for the Master of Business Administration (Specialisation) shall be qualified for entry if they meet one of the following entry criteria:

1. A person who:
(a) has completed an undergraduate degree of an Australian higher education institution or the equivalent standard in any other institution

2. A person who:
(a) has 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.

All applicants for the MBAS 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 MBAS, 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.

2. Candidates for the degree shall complete the degree requirements, as hereinafter prescribed, in not less than one and a half years of full time study, or part-time equivalent, and not more four years, from the time of first enrolment.

Course Structure
3. To qualify for the degree, the candidate shall pass 16 units, as outlined in Schedules A and B.

4. The units which may be included in a course for the degree shall, unless otherwise approved by the Dean, be in accordance with Schedules A and B, accompanying these specifications.

5. Units may be counted towards the degree only if they have been taken in accordance with prerequisites determined by the Faculty of Business and as summarised in Schedules A and B.

6. A candidate normally may not enrol in any semester in units totalling more than 50% (four 12.5% units) weighting. This applies to all candidates including those in full-time employment during any given year.

7. Where two or more units of the same name or content are offered within the University, only one may be counted towards the degree.

8. In every case the candidate's choice of units and the order in which they are taken shall be subject to approval by the Dean in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 3.

Credit for Previous Studies
9. Passes in subjects or units in other courses (completed or otherwise) in this University or another approved tertiary institution (or other approved professional examining body) may be credited towards the degree, provided that the Faculty may specify what more a candidate so credited shall be required to do to qualify for the degree.

10. The Faculty may from time to time make amendments to the Schedules to these specifications.

11. These specifications shall take effect on 1 July 2014 and shall apply to all candidates for the degree, including those enrolling for the first time in that year and those enrolled subsequently and to any candidates who, having commenced their studies for the Master of Business Administration (Specialisation) prior to that date, have not passed in any units towards these degrees by that date.

12. Candidates who have passed in appropriate units towards the Master of Business Administration (Specialisation) under the specifications in force prior to 1 July 2014 will be entitled to transfer to the Master of Business Administration (Specialisation) with full equivalent credit, or to graduate in accordance with those degree specifications operating at the time of their admission to candidature.

13. Should any difficulty arise for a candidate previously enrolled because of any difference between course requirements (such as required majors) and units offered under these specifications and those previously in force, the Faculty shall ensure that the candidate is not materially disadvantaged by these specifications.

14. The approved abbreviation for the degree of Master of Business Administration (Specialisation) shall be MBAS.