Australian Catholic University (ACU) Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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    Detailed Information
    Business School/Provider Peter Faber Business School, Australian Catholic University University
    Duration 1-2 years full-time depending on credit granted for prior learning, or equivalent part-time
    CRICOS Code  / 084682G
    Delivery Mode On-campus in Melbourne and North Sydney
    Commencements February and August
    2019 Fees $51,616 Domestic
    $55,920 International
    Options ACU also offers an Executive MBA.

    ACU MBA Course Overview

    The Australian Catholic University (ACU) Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a generalist management degree which provides students with the skills and knowledge required to enter a career in management.

    With four electives available, students can choose to specialise in a management discipline of choice or undertake an employment skills general management focus. By undertaking the MBA you will be able to advance your career through a postgraduate award that leads to enhanced professional recognition and marketability.

    As a graduate of the MBA you will have a sound understanding of business ethics, decision making and communication as well as specific knowledge in your chosen area of specialisation. This combination of skills, knowledge and expertise will equip you to gain employment as a well-rounded management professional.

    MBA students who have completed the requirements prescribed for the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration or the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration may exit from the course with the relevant award by arrangement with the Course Coordinator.

    ACU MBA Program Structure

    To qualify for the degree, a student must complete 160 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

    – 40 cp Business Foundation Units
    – 80 cp Business Specified Units
    – 40 cp from Business / ACU Postgraduate Units

    An applicant who has completed the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration or Graduate Diploma in Business Administration or equivalent may be granted advanced standing.

    Business Foundation units

    Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
    ACCT600*

    Or

    BUSN602*

    10 Accounting for Decision Making

    Money Management (Inc: ACCT600 Accounting for Decision Making)

    BUSN609 10 Business Communication: 21st Century Literacies
    MGMT603 10 Market Environments and Opportunity Analysis
    MGMT641 10 Organisational Dynamics and Behaviour

    * Note: students studying the Accounting Stream are to study ACCT600 instead of BUSN602.

    Business Specified Units

    Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
    BAFN602 10 Corporate Finance
    BUSN603 10 Corporate Governance and Risk Management
    BUSN607 10 Entrepreneurship
    MGMT605 10 Strategic Management for Sustainability
    MGMT617 10 Research Methods
    MGMT638 10 Ethical Leadership
    MKTG600 10 Managerial Marketing
    STAT600 10 Data Analysis and Interpretation

    General Management

    Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
    MGMT621 10 Management of Change
    MGMT656 10 Global Experience (Pre: MGMT641 Organisational Dynamics and Behaviour; ACCT600 Accounting for Decision Making or BUSN602 Money Management)
    MGMT657 10 Business Consulting Project (Pre: MGMT605 Strategic Management for Sustainability, MGMT617 Research Methods)
    MGMT658 10 Changing World of Work (Pre: MGMT641 Organisational Dynamics and Behaviour)

    Accounting: any four of the following units

    Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
    ACCT601 10 Auditing and Assurance (Pre: ACCT600 Accounting for Decision Making)
    ACCT602 10 Financial Accounting and Reporting (Pre: ACCT600 Accounting for Decision Making)
    ACCT603 10 Accounting for Corporate Structures (Pre: ACCT600 Accounting for Decision Making)
    ACCT604 10 Managerial Accounting (Pre: ACCT600 Accounting for Decision Making)
    ACCT605 10 Mastering Accounting Information Systems (Pre: ACCT600 Accounting for Decision Making)

    Finance (North Sydney only)

    Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
    BAFN607 10 Financial Modelling and Risk Analysis (Pre: BAFN600 Finance and Quantitative Methods; or BAFN602 Corporate Finance AND STAT600 Data Analysis and Interpretation)
    BAFN608 10 Financial Planning
    BAFN609 10 Risk Management and Insurance
    BAFN610 10 Responsible Investment Management

    Information Technology (North Sydney only)

    Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
    ISYS615 10 Information Technology Infrastructure
    ISYS616 10 Systems Analysis and Design
    ISYS617 10 Data and Information Management
    ISYS618 10 Application Development

    Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management (online only)

    Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
    OHSE601 10 Principles of OHSE Management
    OHSE602 10 OHSE Management Systems
    OHSE603 10 Physical Hazards in Occupational Environments
    OHSE612 10 Occupational Health and Wellbeing

    Other postgraduate Business/ACU units could be undertaken as electives with prior approval of the MBA Director.

    Accreditation

    The ACU MBA is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)

    Entry Requirements

    To be eligible for admission to the ACU MBA course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites:

    – Equivalent of an Australian bachelor’s degree in any discipline (the equivalent of an Australian bachelor’s degree in a related discipline will be eligible for up to four units credit); OR
    – Graduate Certificate in a related discipline. International applicants need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admissions Rules.

    International applicants must have an overall academic IELTS of 6.5 (with an individual score of 6.0 for all tests) as well as an equivalent of an Australian bachelor’s degree in any discipline (the equivalent of an Australian bachelor’s degree in a related discipline will be eligible for up to four units credit); or a Graduate Certificate in a related discipline.

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