Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Award Master of Business Administration
AQF Level AQF 9
Typical Duration 1.5 - 2 years
CRICOS Code 077805D
Unit of Study 12
Structure 8 Core units + 4 Electives
PMI PDUs* 120

Description

APIC's MBA is designed to reflect and address present day management challenges. It is designed to educate a new class of managers who can transform the state of thinking and practice in today's technology-based organisations. The emphasis is on the acquisition of high level expertise and perspectives beyond the normative thinking.

MBA graduates will demonstrate a command of contemporary business and management literature, theory and practice. They will display high level professional skills and attitude. A distinguishing character of the MBA program is its focus on both business (general) management and leadership in an integrated manner. The dual focus enables the student to acquire a systemic view of how businesses are organised, while learning how teams and functions are formed, and how leadership principles can be applied to promote a positive and creative culture within technology-based enterprises and leading industries.

Another distinguishing character is the focus on entrepreneurship and international business. Thus, the MBA aims to develop managers with vastly expanded knowledge and expertise in both business and management. Within this paradigm goals are defined that embrace sustainability and social responsibility at both corporate and operational level.

In summary, the MBA promotes unique models of management that infuse the concepts of sustainability in management decisions and processes reflecting the dynamic and complex nature of today's business endeavours and enterprises. The enterprise model we apply in the MBA program installs the triple bottom line as the enterprise's goals. Our approach makes sustainability a dimension of learning in all learning activities and learning projects pursued by our students.

Government and Professional Accreditation

      • APIC courses are formally accredited and registered by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), and included in the National Register of Higher Education Providers.
      • APIC is formally registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). MBA CRICOS Code is: 077805D

  • APIC is a Global Registered Education Provider of the Project Management Institute. Completion of MBA (Project and Program Management or Project-based Management Majors) entitles the graduate to 120 Professional Development Units (PDUs) of PMI.

Course Learning Outcomes

KnowledgeGraduates of the Master of Business Administration will:

  • demonstrate up-to-date knowledge of a chosen business specialisation in national, regional, and international contexts;

Skills

Graduates of the Master of Business Administration will:

  • be highly skilled in the use of analytical tools and evidence-based decision making;
  • initiate and lead collaboration in productive teams across multiple divisions within a business;
  • be a highly effective motivator, manager and director.

Application of knowledge and skills

Graduates of the Master of Business Administration will:

  • be an articulate, numerate leader with a well a high level of commercial awareness;
  • be an influencer of others, generating and integrating new ideas;
  • demonstrate and value high ethical standards, integrity and professional achievement.

Structure Domestic Students - 3 Semesters

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Entry requirements: recognised degree and English proficiency
Credit hours Credit points
Semester 1
CPD1102 Professional Development and Ethics 7 3
SBM2101 Operations Management 15 6
SBM2102 Marketing and Business Communications 15 6
SBM2103 Financial Management 15 6
Semester 1 Total 52 21
Semester 2
SBM2104 Human Resources Management 15 6
SBM2105 International Business and Competitive Strategy 15 6
SBM1104 Leadership and Change Management 15 6
SBM2106 Organisation Behaviour and Internal Communication 15 6
Semester 2 Total 60 24
Semester 3
Elective 15 6
Elective 15 6
Elective 15 6
Elective 15 6
Semester 3 Total 60 24

Students wishing to study the Master of Business Administration without specialising in a major may select their elective units from the range on offer in any combination. They may select their elective units of study to major in one of the following specialisations subject to availability and approval of the Program Director or the Dean:

MBA Major Credit hours Credit points
MBA (Human Resources Management)
SBM2303 Strategic Information Systems: Managerial Perspective 15 6
SBM2501 Business Law and Due Diligence 15 6
SBM2503 Corporate Governance 15 6
SBM1108 Business Decision Analysis 15 6
MBA (Strategic Procurement Management)*
SBM2301 Supply Chain Management Fundamentals 15 6
SBM2302 Advanced Supply Chain Management 15 6
SBM2303 Strategic Information Systems: Managerial Perspective 15 6
SBM2304 Enterprise Systems and Business Process Integration 15 6
Elective List
SBM2303 Strategic Information Systems: Managerial Perspective 15 6
SBM2501 Business Law and Due Diligence 15 6
SBM2503 Corporate Governance 15 6
SBM1108 Business Decision Analysis 15 6
SBM2301 Supply Chain Management Fundamentals 15 6
SBM2303 Strategic Information Systems: Managerial Perspective 15 6
SBM2304 Enterprise Systems and Business Process Integration 15 6
SBM1101 Project Management Fundamentals 15 6
SBM1103 Project Information and Communication Systems 15 6
SBM1201 Project Scope, Time and Cost Management 15 6
SBM1202 Project Quality, Risk & Procurement Management 15 6
SBM1204 Project Delivery Systems 15 6
SBM1300 Research Project 15 6
SBM1206 Advanced Risk and Uncertainty Management 15 6
SBM1205 Project Formulation and Business Planning 15 6

To be eligible to graduate from the Master of Business Administration, students must successfully complete 12 units in total comprising eight core units: CPD1102; SBM2101; SBM2102; SBM2103; SBM2104; SBM2105; SBM1104; SBM2106; plus four elective units.

*Candidates wishing to obtain corporate membership of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply must additionally enroll in and complete SBM1300 Research Project. The research must be focused on a topic related to supply chain and procurement management.
Please note: Not all units are offered in every semester.

Structure International Students - 4 Semesters

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Entry requirements: recognised degree and English proficiency
Credit hours Credit points
Semester 1
CPD1102 Professional Development and Ethics 7 3
SBM2101 Operations Management 15 6
SBM2102 Marketing and Business Communications 15 6
Semester 1 Total 37 15
Semester 2
SBM2103 Financial Management 15 6
SBM2104 Human Resources Management 15 6
SBM2105 International Business and Competitive Strategy 15 6
Semester 2 Total 45 18
Semester 3
SBM1104 Leadership and Change Management 15 6
SBM2106 Organisation Behaviour and Internal Communication 15 6
Elective 15 6
Semester 3 Total 45 18
Semester 4
Elective 15 6
Elective 15 6
Elective 15 6
Semester 4 Total 45 18
MBA (Major) Core + four (4) Elective Units taken from one Major 172 69
MBA (General) Core + four (4) Elective Units taken from any Major 172 69

Students wishing to study the Master of Business Administration without specialising in a major may select their elective units from the range on offer in any combination. They may select their elective units of study to major in one of the following specialisations subject to availability and approval of the Program Director or the Dean:

MBA Major Credit hours Credit points
MBA (Human Resources Management)
SBM2303 Strategic Information Systems: Managerial Perspective 15 6
SBM2501 Business Law and Due Diligence 15 6
SBM2503 Corporate Governance 15 6
SBM1108 Business Decision Analysis 15 6
MBA (Strategic Procurement Management)*
SBM2301 Supply Chain Management Fundamentals 15 6
SBM2302 Advanced Supply Chain Management 15 6
SBM2303 Strategic Information Systems: Managerial Perspective 15 6
SBM2304 Enterprise Systems and Business Process Integration 15 6
Elective List
SBM2303 Strategic Information Systems: Managerial Perspective 15 6
SBM2501 Business Law and Due Diligence 15 6
SBM2503 Corporate Governance 15 6
SBM1108 Business Decision Analysis 15 6
SBM2301 Supply Chain Management Fundamentals 15 6
SBM2304 Enterprise Systems and Business Process Integration 15 6
SBM1101 Project Management Fundamentals 15 6
SBM1103 Project Information and Communication Systems 15 6
SBM1201 Project Scope, Time and Cost Management 15 6
SBM1202 Project Quality, Risk & Procurement Management 15 6
SBM1204 Project Delivery Systems 15 6
SBM1300 Research Project 15 6
SBM1206 Advanced Risk and Uncertainty Management 15 6
SBM1205 Project Formulation and Business Planning 15 6

To be eligible to graduate from the Master of Business Administration, students must successfully complete 12 units in total comprising eight core units: CPD1102; SBM2101; SBM2102; SBM2103; SBM2104; SBM2105; SBM1104; SBM2106; plus four elective units.

*Candidates wishing to obtain corporate membership of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply must additionally enroll in and complete SBM1300 Research Project. The research must be focused on a topic related to supply chain and procurement management.
Please note: Not all units are offered in every semester.

Duration

Domestic and Offshore International students
The course may be studied in full-time and/or part time modes, allowing students complete flexibly. The normal full-time duration is 1.5 years (3 semesters).

The number of units undertaken in each semester can be varied to suit individuals, subject to the total duration of candidature not exceeding 4.5 years (9 semesters), and subject to any conditions as advised at the time of enrolment.

Onshore International students
The CRICOS-registered duration is 2 years of full-time study (4 semesters). Please note the part time mode is not available to holders of a student visa, who are not a citizen of Australia or New Zealand, or who are not an Australian permanent resident, or who are a temporary resident of Australia.

Delivery Method
All units of study are hosted on the College’s Online Learning System (OLS), and lectures are generally delivered face-to-face for campus-based students. All tutorials are also conducted under close academic supervision. Students have uninterrupted access to course information, library and other learning resources, and learn from a highly qualified faculty, many of whom have considerable industry experience. The OLS manages the whole process; it has a formalised structure, framework and processes, and regulates the entire delivery process in each semester, providing 24-hour access to course information and learning resources.

Other learning resources include:

  • Lecture notes and suggested readings.
  • Sample assignments and case studies.
  • E-Library.
  • EBSCO Library.

APIC's e-Library hosts a collection of specialised papers and presentation slides often not found in the online databases, and includes a mix of academic and industry-focused studies in project, business and general management. The collection is always expanding as more resources are obtained.

Postgraduate Admission Requirements

APIC Admission policy

Academic Entry Requirements

English language requirements for postgraduate entry

All applicants from a non-English speaking background applying to any postgraduate course at APIC must satisfy the following additional English language requirements:

IELTS Academic: overall band score of 6.5 or higher with no band below 6.0; OR IBT (Internet-based TOEFL): overall score of 90 with a writing section minimum of 21; OR Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grades A, B, C and C1; OR Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): total score of 58 or over: OR ELSIS English for Academic Purposes (EAP 2): Grade A; OR PTE Academic Module with score over 59.

Applicants who do not meet APIC’s English proficiency requirements can be made a conditional offer with a requirement to complete an approved intensive English language course and meet the required standard prior to their commencing their APIC award course.

 

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