Master of Business Management

University of Canberra

Program Description

Master of Business Management

University of Canberra

Make management your business

Consider yourself the next Steve Jobs or Lorna Jane? This course provides high-level managers and would-be entrepreneurs with a strong business knowledge base and a range of varied and expert communication skills, which will enable you to thrive in the business world – whether it be in the domestic, international or legal arenas. You’ll learn how to fine-tune your researching abilities, analyse complex problems and select the appropriate strategies when developing solutions. You can also fine-tune your qualifications with a range of elective subjects in the areas of Public Administration, Marketing, Human Resource Management, International Business, Information Systems and Urban and Regional Planning, or you can choose to complete a more generalist qualification by selecting six electives from various fields.

Study a Master of Business Management at UC and you will:

  • cover key areas such as marketing, accounting, economics, research methods, strategic management, innovation and IT
  • master your ability to analyse complex problems within a range of disciplines
  • fine-tune your cognitive and technical communication
  • be able to work with limited information, evaluate gaps in information and have the research skills required to find the required information
  • learn how to apply your knowledge and skills to produce well-developed advice and arguments
  • customise your degree within elective specialisation areas including Public Administration, Marketing, Human Resource Management, International Business, Information Systems and Urban and Regional Planning.

Work integrated learning

In this course, you will undertake a specialised research project as part of the Faculty of Business, Government & Law’s commitment to supporting work integrated learning, which will enhance your employability and ensure you’re armed with the right mix of skills and knowledge to take a super-confident leap into your future career.

Career opportunities

  • Entrepreneur
  • Social Entrepreneur
  • Venture Capital Analyst
  • Marketing Managers
  • Executive Managers

Course specific information

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree or equivalent as approved by the University.

Course Requirements

Required - Must pass 30 credit points as follows

  • 6234 - Economics for Managers G - 3 cp, Level G
  • 6261 - Marketing G - 3 cp, Level G
  • 9499 - Business Communication and Context G - 3 cp, Level G
  • 9501 - Financial Management G - 3 cp, Level G
  • 9502 - Human Behaviour in Organisations G - 3 cp, Level G
  • 9503 - Management Information Systems G - 3 cp, Level G
  • 9504 - BGL Research Project PG - 3 cp, Level P
  • 9505 - Research Methods PG - 3 cp, Level P
  • 9511 - Strategic Management and Policy Development PG - 3 cp, Level P
  • 9582 - Institutions of Law and Government G - 3 cp, Level G

Award Options - Must select 1 of the following

  • Master of Business Management - No specialisation - 18 credit points as follows
    • Must pass 18 credit points from any of the MBM specialisations.
  • Master of Business Management - Executive Leadership - 18 credit points as follows
    • Required - Must pass 15 credit points as follows
      • 6623 - Business Ethics PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 7775 - Leadership in Contemporary Organisations PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 7776 - Managing Change and Innovation PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 9512 - Executive Leadership in Practice PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 9691 - Entrepreneurship PG - 3 cp, Level P
    • Restricted Choice - Must pass 3 credit points from the following
      • Any other specialisation in the MBM.
  • Master of Business Management - Human Resource Management - 18 credit points as follows
    • Required - Must pass 18 credit points as follows
      • 6269 - Remuneration & Performance Management PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 6791 - Strategic Human Resource Management PG - 3 cp, Level G
      • 9692 - Human Resource Management PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 9693 - Industrial Relations PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 9695 - Employment Law PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 9697 - Staffing and Human Resource Development PG - 3 cp, Level P
  • Master of Business Management - International Business - 18 credit points as follows
    • Required - Must pass 18 credit points as follows
      • 6244 - International Marketing PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 9637 - Business and Management in Context G - 3 cp, Level G
      • 9691 - Entrepreneurship PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 9694 - International Business PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 9696 - Asia Pacific Business PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 9698 - International Financial Management PG - 3 cp, Level P
  • Master of Business Management - Legal Studies - 18 credit points as follows
    • Required - Must pass 18 credit points as follows
      • 6245 - International Trade Law PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 6631 - Government and Corporate Contracting PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 6633 - Information Law PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 6644 - Principles of Common Law PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 9690 - Corporate Law and Practice PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 9695 - Employment Law PG - 3 cp, Level P
  • Master of Business Management - Marketing - 18 credit points as follows
    • Required - Must pass 18 credit points as follows
      • 6244 - International Marketing PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 6246 - Internet Marketing PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 6262 - Marketing Management PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 6272 - Services Marketing PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 6344 - Business to Business Marketing PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 9689 - Consumer Behaviour PG - 3 cp, Level P
  • Master of Business Management - Project Management - 18 credit points as follows
    • Required - Must pass 18 credit points as follows
      • 6631 - Government and Corporate Contracting PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 6680 - Business Intelligence Systems PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 7775 - Leadership in Contemporary Organisations PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 8425 - Sustainable Procurement PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 8426 - Risk Management PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 8427 - Project Management PG - 3 cp, Level P
  • Master of Business Management - Sports Management - 18 credit points as follows
    • Required - Must pass 18 credit points as follows
      • 9603 - High-Performance Sport: A Systems Perspective PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 9604 - High-Performance Athlete Management PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 9605 - Performance Integrity PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 9608 - Regulatory Frameworks in Sport PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 9611 - Sport and Social Media PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 9612 - Sport Informatics and Analytics PG - 3 cp, Level P
  • Master of Business Management - Public Administration - 18 credit points as follows
    • Required - Must pass 18 credit points as follows
      • 7776 - Managing Change and Innovation PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 9508 - Public Management PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 9509 - Public Management at the Interface PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 9510 - Government Finance and Budgeting PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 9513 - Public Policy (MBM) PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 9692 - Human Resource Management PG - 3 cp, Level P

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree or equivalent as approved by the University.

English Language Requirements

Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Learning objectives
Graduates of this course will have a broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge in a range of core areas of business management, such as marketing, accounting, economics, research methods, strategic management, innovation and IT, and the impact of law and institutions on business managers.

Skills
Graduates will have well developed cognitive, technical and communication skills. They will be able to analyse complex problems in a range of disciplines and select appropriate methods and technologies when developing solutions and recommendations. They will be able to work with limited information, evaluate gaps in information and have the research skills required to find required information. They will have strong communication skills and will be able to transmit their knowledge, skills and ideas using a variety of communication styles, as would be expected by audiences from technical or non-technical backgrounds.

Application
Graduates will apply their knowledge and skills to produce well-developed advice and arguments. This will indicate graduates have developed and exercised judgement in the application of theories and rules when solving a variety of problems. Graduates will also demonstrate personal responsibility through their self-directed learning and team building.
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The Master of Business Management learning outcomes are:
  1. A strong foundation in managing human resources including recent developments in these fields
  2. An understanding of the legal, economic and global business environment including recent developments in these fields
  3. Ability to plan and manage innovation and organisational change using cognitive, technical and creative skills
  4. Professional development and experience in management of work and organisations demonstrating skills with creativity and initiative in new situations.
  5. An ability to make ethical, socially responsible and sustainable business decisions in a complex business environment demonstrating high level of personal autonomy and accountability
  6. Understanding of organisational and market research principles and methods by undertaking a research project related to recent developments in the chosen field.
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The Master of Business Management (Executive Leadership) learning outcomes are:
  1. A strong foundation in managing human resources including recent developments in these fields
  2. An understanding of the legal, economic and global business environment including recent developments in these fields
  3. Ability to plan and manage innovation and organisational change using cognitive, technical and creative skills
  4. Professional development and experience in management of work and organisations demonstrating skills with creativity and initiative in new situations.
  5. An ability to make ethical, socially responsible and sustainable business decisions in a complex business environment demonstrating high level of personal autonomy and accountability
  6. Understanding of organisational and market research principles and methods by undertaking a research project related to recent developments in the chosen field.
  7. An in-depth knowledge of the executive leadership including contemporary theories and their application highly developed analysis and enquiry skills relevant to leadership practice and the ability to contextualise and communicate solutions to complex problems.
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The Master of Business Management (Human Resource Management) learning outcomes learning outcomes are:
  1. A strong foundation in managing human resources including recent developments in these fields
  2. An understanding of the legal, economic and global business environment including recent developments in these fields
  3. Ability to plan and manage innovation and organisational change using cognitive, technical and creative skills
  4. Professional development and experience in management of work and organisations demonstrating skills with creativity and initiative in new situations.
  5. An ability to make ethical, socially responsible and sustainable business decisions in a complex business environment demonstrating high level of personal autonomy and accountability
  6. Understanding of organisational and market research principles and methods by undertaking a research project related to recent developments in the chosen field.
  7. An in-depth knowledge of human resource management including contemporary theories and their application, highly developed analysis and enquiry skills relevant to practice in HR locally and internationally and the ability to contextualise and communicate solutions to complex problems.
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The Master of Business Management (Information Systems) learning outcomes learning outcomes are:
  1. A strong foundation in managing human resources including recent developments in these fields
  2. An understanding of the legal, economic and global business environment including recent developments in these fields
  3. Ability to plan and manage innovation and organisational change using cognitive, technical and creative skills
  4. Professional development and experience in management of work and organisations demonstrating skills with creativity and initiative in new situations.
  5. An ability to make ethical, socially responsible and sustainable business decisions in a complex business environment demonstrating high level of personal autonomy and accountability
  6. Understanding of organisational and market research principles and methods by undertaking a research project related to recent developments in the chosen field.
  7. An in-depth knowledge of the use of information systems in business including contemporary theories and their application, highly developed analysis and enquiry skills relevant to practice and the ability to contextualise and communicate solutions to complex problems.
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The Master of Business Management (International Business) learning outcomes learning outcomes are:
  1. A strong foundation in managing human resources including recent developments in these fields
  2. An understanding of the legal, economic and global business environment including recent developments in these fields
  3. Ability to plan and manage innovation and organisational change using cognitive, technical and creative skills
  4. Professional development and experience in management of work and organisations demonstrating skills with creativity and initiative in new situations.
  5. An ability to make ethical, socially responsible and sustainable business decisions in a complex business environment demonstrating high level of personal autonomy and accountability
  6. Understanding of organisational and market research principles and methods by undertaking a research project related to recent developments in the chosen field.
  7. An in-depth knowledge of international business including contemporary theories and their application, highly developed analysis and enquiry skills relevant to practice across international boundaries and the ability to contextualise and communicate solutions to complex problems.
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The Master of Business Management (Legal Studies) learning outcomes are:
  1. A strong foundation in managing human resources including recent developments in these fields
  2. An understanding of the legal, economic and global business environment including recent developments in these fields
  3. Ability to plan and manage innovation and organisational change using cognitive, technical and creative skills
  4. Professional development and experience in management of work and organisations demonstrating skills with creativity and initiative in new situations.
  5. An ability to make ethical, socially responsible and sustainable business decisions in a complex business environment demonstrating high level of personal autonomy and accountability
  6. Understanding of organisational and market research principles and methods by undertaking a research project related to recent developments in the chosen field.
  7. An in-depth knowledge of the legal framework including contemporary theories and their application highly developed analysis and enquiry skills relevant to law and policy and the ability to contextualise and communicate solutions to complex problems.
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The Master of Business Management (Marketing) learning outcomes are:
  1. A strong foundation in managing human resources including recent developments in these fields
  2. An understanding of the legal, economic and global business environment including recent developments in these fields
  3. Ability to plan and manage innovation and organisational change using cognitive, technical and creative skills
  4. Professional development and experience in management of work and organisations demonstrating skills with creativity and initiative in new situations.
  5. An ability to make ethical, socially responsible and sustainable business decisions in a complex business environment demonstrating high level of personal autonomy and accountability
  6. Understanding of organisational and market research principles and methods by undertaking a research project related to recent developments in the chosen field.
  7. An in-depth knowledge of marketing including contemporary theories and their application, highly developed analysis and enquiry skills relevant to marketing practice in locally, internationally and online and the ability to contextualise and communicate solutions to complex problems.
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The Master of Business Management (Project Management) learning outcomes are:
  1. A strong foundation in managing human resources including recent developments in these fields
  2. An understanding of the legal, economic and global business environment including recent developments in these fields
  3. Ability to plan and manage innovation and organisational change using cognitive, technical and creative skills
  4. Professional development and experience in management of work and organisations demonstrating skills with creativity and initiative in new situations.
  5. An ability to make ethical, socially responsible and sustainable business decisions in a complex business environment demonstrating high level of personal autonomy and accountability
  6. Understanding of organisational and market research principles and methods by undertaking a research project related to recent developments in the chosen field.
  7. An in-depth knowledge of the complex project management including contemporary theories and their application, highly developed analysis and enquiry skills relevant to sustainable, long-term project management and the ability to contextualise and communicate solutions to complex problems.
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The Master of Business Management (Public Administration) learning outcomes are:
  1. A strong foundation in managing human resources including recent developments in these fields
  2. An understanding of the legal, economic and global business environment including recent developments in these fields
  3. Ability to plan and manage innovation and organisational change using cognitive, technical and creative skills
  4. Professional development and experience in management of work and organisations demonstrating skills with creativity and initiative in new situations.
  5. An ability to make ethical, socially responsible and sustainable business decisions in a complex business environment demonstrating high level of personal autonomy and accountability
  6. Understanding of organisational and market research principles and methods by undertaking a research project related to recent developments in the chosen field.
  7. An in-depth knowledge of public administration including contemporary theories and their application, highly developed analysis and enquiry skills relevant to public sector practice and the ability to contextualise and communicate solutions to complex problems.
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NOTE: THIS SPECIALISATION IS NOT TO BE OFFERED UNTIL SEMESTER 1 2016

The Master of Business Management (Urban & Regional Planning) learning outcomes learning outcomes are:
  1. A strong foundation in managing human resources including recent developments in these fields
  2. An understanding of the legal, economic and global business environment including recent developments in these fields
  3. Ability to plan and manage innovation and organisational change using cognitive, technical and creative skills
  4. Professional development and experience in management of work and organisations demonstrating skills with creativity and initiative in new situations.
  5. An ability to make ethical, socially responsible and sustainable business decisions in a complex business environment demonstrating high level of personal autonomy and accountability
  6. Understanding of organisational and market research principles and methods by undertaking a research project related to recent developments in the chosen field.
  7. Demonstrate a professional knowledge and skills for urban and regional planning, together with an integrated understanding of the regulation, tools and techniques applied in planning research and decision-making.
  8. Critically analyse the contemporary planning issues in multi-disciplinary responses to changing urban form, effective frameworks for private sector investment, innovation in urban infrastructure planning and urban management for sustainability.
  9. Synthesise the advanced and innovative skills appropriate to the effective urban and regional management for different levels of government through to program development and evaluation.
  10. Implement the advanced understanding of the roles of the private sector as an investor, project partner or expert adviser and the role of the community in the process of strategic urban and regional planning and management.
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The Master of Business Management (Sport Management) learning outcomes are:
  1. The ability to apply theoretical approaches to managing human and non-human resources.
  2. An understanding of the legal, economic and global business environment including recent developments in these fields and apply them to real-world issues.
  3. An ability to plan, develop and manage innovation and organisational change using cognitive, technical and creative skills and in an ethical, socially responsible and sustainable manner.
  4. Professional development and experience in the management of work and organisations demonstrating skills with creativity and initiative in new situations, demonstrating a high level of personal autonomy and accountability.
  5. An ability to design, evaluate, implement and communicate research and findings in a clear and effective manner.
  6. Understanding of organisational and market research principles and methods by undertaking a research project related to recent developments in the chosen field.
  7. An in-depth knowledge of sport management including contemporary theories and their application, highly developed analysis and enquiry skills relevant to the practice and business of sport and the ability to contextualise and communicate solutions to complex problems.
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Cost & Fees

The fees detailed are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.

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Last updated February 1, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Jan. 2019
Duration
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4 semesters
Full time
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Australia - Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
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Price Fees per year : Domestic: $19,700; International: $30,930