|Business School/Provider||Southern Cross University (SCU)|
|Duration||2 years full time or four years part-time|
|Delivery Mode||On-campus on the Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney|
|Commencements||Three times per year|
|2019 Fees||Domestic – $44,800 Domestic
International Students – $60,000 ($55,200 on Gold Coast)
|Degree||Master of Business Administration|
Southern Cross University MBA Course Overview
The Southern Cross University Master of Business Administration (MBA) aims to develop business knowledge and practical skills to help graduates advance their careers in today’s competitive global markets.
Students gain a broad understanding of contemporary management operations, learn industry relevant skills and develop solutions to complex business situations. Students enhance their professional expertise by completing practical assessment activities in leadership, problem solving and communication skills.
The MBA provides the option to study broadly across a comprehensive suite of business disciplines with the opportunity to specialise. The course includes an optional research project that students can apply directly to their workplace or to a business area they intend to pursue in their future careers.
Southern Cross University MBA Program Structure
Students are required to study four foundation units, eight core units and select either a specialisation, which includes an industry research project, or two elective units in addition to the industry research project.
By studying a specialisation, candidates build substantial and specialised expertise to complement the general management applications they learn in the core units. Specialisations include Accounting*, Managing and Leading People*, Tourism and Hospitality Management and Research.
On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and podcast virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit. Lectures may be streamed live or pre-recorded; either way students can download a recording at their convenience.
Each week, students progress their learning by following activities, readings and case studies laid out, step-by-step, in a website for each unit. As they move through the learning outcomes, they can discuss their progress in online forums and ask questions of their peers, lecturer or tutor.
This is still a rigorous degree, demanding up to 150 hours of study for each unit.
* These specialisations are also available to International students in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.
Applicants must have a bachelor degree in business or a related field or equivalent as approved by the University, or a bachelor degree in any field and at least three years professional work experience in management.