Master of Business Administration (MBA) - structure

Course structures

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

To qualify for the award, Master of Business Administration (MBA), students complete units of study totalling 72 credit points, comprising:

  • 42 credit points in core units of study;
  • 24 credit points in elective units of study; and
  • a 6 credit point capstone unit of study.
Graduate Diploma in Business Administration

To qualify for the award, Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, students complete units of study totalling 48 credit points, comprising:

  • 42 credit points in core units of study; and
  • a 6 credit point elective unit of study.

Core units of study

Students in the MBA or Graduate Diploma need to complete all seven core units of study listed below.

  • SMBA6001 Leadership Practice and Development (must be completed first)
  • SMBA6002 Strategies for Growth
  • SMBA6003 Data Analytics and Modelling
  • SMBA6004 Financial Management
  • SMBA6005 Critical Analysis and Thought Leadership
  • SMBA6006 Innovation in Strategic Marketing
  • SMBA6007 Managing People and Organisations.

Elective units of study

Students in the MBA must complete 24 credit points in elective units of study selected from the options listed below.

Students in the Graduate Diploma complete one six credit point elective unit of study from the list below.

Note. All units of study are six credit point units unless indicated.

  • SMBA6101 International Business Project (12 credit points) (MBA only)
  • SMBA6102 Individual Company Project (12 credit points) (MBA only)
  • SMBA6103 Expert Topic A *
  • SMBA6104 Expert Topic B
  • SMBA6105 Business Negotiations and Decision Making *
  • SMBA6106 Innovation and Corporate Venturing
  • SMBA6107 Financial Strategy
  • SMBA6108 Leading Project Management *
  • SMBA6109 Managing with Technology
  • SMBA6110 Operations Management *
  • SMBA6111 Coaching and Performance Management *
  • SMBA6112 Strategic Use of Social Technology *
  • SMBA6113 Financing Innovation *
  • SMBA6115 Creativity, Innovation and Business
  • SMBA6116 Disruption and Innovation *
  • SMBA6117 Reshaping Business Culture *
  • SMBA6118 International Social Enterprise Project (12 credit points) (MBA only)

* Not offered for 2017.

Capstone unit of study (MBA only)

Students in the MBA must complete the following industry capstone unit of study in their final session of enrolment.

  • SMBA6201 Business Capstone: Lean Design

Note: The capstone unit is not available to students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration.