University of Southern Queensland Online MBA

University of Southern Queensland Online MBA
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Business School/Provider University of Southern Queensland (USQ)
Duration 1.5 years or part-time equivalent
Course Code/CRICOS 37J/066850A
Delivery Mode Online
Commencements February, July and November
2021 Fees $38,880 Domestic
$47,040 International

University of Southern Queensland MBA Course Overview

The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) MBA program is designed to enhance students’ analytical skills related to management, people, markets, finance, and technical knowledge. The MBA was ranked 11th in the world for best online MBA and achieved a Tier One rating (CEO Magazine, 2018).

The program focuses on how to demonstrate leadership in global sustainability and how to understand the nature of ethical decisions across contemporary business practice. The USQ MBA program will enable graduates to work in virtual and non-traditional work environments and increase personal mastery in oral and written communication.

USQ is a global Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) accredited by the US-based Project Management Institute (PMI)®, which is the largest professional body for project managers in the world with over 450,000 members.

USQ’s status as an R.E.P. ensures the currency, quality and global recognition of the project management programs and courses offered by USQ both on-campus and online. Completion of project management courses and programs at USQ earns professional development units (PDUs) as evidence of professional development and credit towards PMI’s Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) program.

USQ’s Master of Business Administration (Strategic Human Resource Management) is accredited by Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).

University of Southern Queensland MBA Course Structure

The Master of Business Administration consists of 12 courses, each of one unit, comprising 8 core courses plus 4 discipline specialisation courses or 4 general specialisation courses.

The core of 8 units comprises 4 foundation core courses and 4 non-foundation core courses. The discipline specialisation comprises 3 discipline-specific courses plus the capstone course MGT8002 Strategic Management.

The General specialisation comprises any 3 related courses plus the capstone course MGT8002 Strategic Management.

The selection of the three elective courses is subject to the approval of the Program Coordinator in the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts or a nominee. Students will normally be required to complete the 4 foundation core courses before progressing to the other courses.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Completion of an Australian university Bachelor degree in the area of business and a minimum of two years’ professional work experience, or equivalent.
  • English Language Proficiency requirements for Category 3.
  • For candidates who have a Bachelor degree or equivalent (AQF level 7) in a non-related discipline from a recognised institution, with two years’ professional work experience in the area of business, USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Business provides an articulation pathway into the Master of Business Administration. Upon completion and achievement of a minimum GPA of 4.0, they will be eligible for entry into the Master of Business Administration.


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