James Cook University MBA

James Cook University MBA
Detailed Information
University/Provider James Cook University
Course Name Master of Business Administration
Delivery Mode On-campus in Townsville (Available to Australian students for inter-campus study in Singapore)
Course Code 116204 (Cricos Code: 023352G)
Duration 1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Commencements February, July (multiple commencements for Singapore based students)
2021 Fees $41,820 Domestic
$49,080 International

James Cook University MBA Overview

Enhance your career prospects with JCU’s Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Take advantage of the MBA’s flexibility and tailor your degree to suit your professional needs or interests. Be exposed to a broad range of disciplines, including economics, marketing, international business and entrepreneurship.

Learn from leading business experts and benefit from an emphasis on modern governance and sustainable business practices. You will have the opportunity for real-world networking with highly-influential links to industry and government agencies. Advance your business career and develop the skills to lead innovative and sustainable change.

Joint degree options

Joint degrees give postgraduate students expertise in a complementary discipline and can enhance career prospects. At JCU the Master of Business Administration can be combined as a joint degree in:

Students at the Townsville campus also have the option to major in Conflict Management and Resolution.

James Cook University Course Structure

Students are required to complete 36 credit points including five core subjects (3 credit points each) and seven electives.

Core subjects (15 credit points):

  • LB5202:03 Marketing Essentials
  • LB5205:03 People in Organisations
  • LB5212:03 Accounting and Finance for Managers
  • LB5235:03 Applied Research Project
  • LB5236:03 International Political Economy or LB5228:03 The Changing Business Environment


Three subjects (9 credit points) from the following:

  • LB5229:03 Economics for a Sustainable World
  • LB5230:03 Managing Strategic Resources and Operations
  • LB5231:03 Corporate Responsibility and Governance
  • LB5233:03 Innovation and Entrepreneurship


  • 4 elective subjects (12 credit points)

Course Pre-requisites

The following course pre-requisites have been designed to ensure the assumed base introductory knowledge within the Accounting, Marketing and Management disciplines.

  • Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a cognate* discipline from this or another university; or
  • Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in any discipline from this or another university and two years business experience in a managerial role**; or
  • completion of an AQF level 8 honours degree in any discipline from this or another university; or
  • completion of an AQF level 8 Graduate Certificate in Business Administration from this or another university; or
  • four years business experience in a managerial role**, to the satisfaction of the Course Coordinator; or
  • Other qualifications or practical experience recognised by the Dean, College of Business Law and Governance as equivalent to the above.


International Student
Contact Information
James Cook University, 1 James Cook Drive, Douglas, Queensland, Queensland 4811