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Information relevant to 2003 – Course Details

Master of Business Administration

Abbreviation: MBA

Course code: C7H

Course contact (faculty or school) (03) 6324 3014

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Master of Business Administration – Course Specifications

Introductory comments

This 3-year part-time, on-campus course is offered by the Faculty of Commerce at the Hobart and Launceston campuses.

Initially the course has been offered in the part-time mode only with the minimum time for completion of the 12 unit course being 3 years. Students will now have the option of completing the course in less than three years by taking summer school units. The course is conducted over 7 weekend sessions per semester. For each unit seven 3.25-hour (Saturday) sessions are held alternatively between Hobart and Launceston (ie 4/7 at Hobart and 3/7 at Launceston). The course is full fee paying. Fees cover tuition, all study materials (with the exception of text books) and costs associated with the study sessions.

All units are subject to formal assessment normally including assignments and a final examination.

Admission & prerequisites

The Faculty of Commerce may accept as a candidate for the Master of Business Administration any of the following:

(i) A person who:
(a) has completed an undergraduate degree of an Australian higher education institution or the equivalent standard in any other institution, and
(b) has had at least two years’ appropriate work experience;
(ii) A person who has satisfactorily completed the Graduate Diploma of Business Administration of the University of Tasmania or an equivalent award of another Australian higher education institution.
Course objectives

Faculty believes that significant graduate outcomes will include:

an ability to plan and manage successfully in an increasingly complex and turbulent national and international environment, within the framework of societal values;
a high level of analytical, problem solving and communication skills;
a creative, innovative and ethical approach in seeking new business opportunities; and
an ability to act as an agent of change in organisational transformation.
Career outcomes

Graduate studies have an important place in management development. They offer individuals aspiring to either general management or senior functional management roles the opportunity to develop competencies relevant to the effective management of enterprises.

Course structure

To qualify for the MBA, the candidate must complete 12 units, as outlined in the following schedule.


Graduates of the Graduate Diploma of Business Administration may receive full credit.

Note: The following information is NOT included in the printed edition of the Course and Unit Handbook


Hobart: Margaret Stick ph 6226 7686

Launceston: Margaret Stick ph 6324 3140 fax 6324 3592

Additional Information

The following information answers some frequently asked questions.
Note, however, details should be confirmed with the appropriate authority

Responsible faculty or school | Faculty of Commerce

Campus(es) offered | Hobart | Launceston

Mode of delivery | Part time

Course duration | 3 years minimum (6 semesters) | 5 years maximum (10 semesters)

Costs (course fees only – annual) | HECS: NO | Australian residents: $1,360 per unit (12 units)

Students enrolled in this course | Total students enrolled last year: 27 | Total students enrolled this year: 37

Approximate student-staff contact hours | 22 hrs per unit

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