Master of Business

CRICOS Code 106806C
National Course Id CRS1401072
Full Time 2 years
Part Time 4 years
Units 16
Core units 10
Elective units 6
Campus Level 16, 233 Castlereagh Street, Sydney NSW 2000
ILETS Academic 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)
Delivery mode Blended, Face to Face
Outcome Master of Business

Course Description

The Master of Business is the generalist degree of our age, opening job opportunities in a wide range of businesses (profit and not-for-profit), government and professional firms globally.

Graduates with a Master of Business are ready for many different positions in business and the business professions. The degree gives you the business skills to engage and influence clients.

Graduates will be prepared for success in contemporary organisations and prepared to take on the industry’s and professional trends, responsibilities, needs and opportunities.

The course offers various specialisation streams such as:

  • Accounting Stream
  • Marketing Stream
  • General Stream
  • International Business Stream

Career Outcomes

  • Project/Operations Manager
  • General Manager
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Management consulting
  • Entrepreneur

Course Learning Outcomes

M1 Understand and navigate the increasingly complex legal, economic and global business environment and remain conversant with developments in these fields
M2 Demonstrate problem solving in real organisations including managing resources and recent developments in these fields”
M3 Plan and manage innovation and organisational change using cognitive, technical and creative skills
M4 Engage in professional development and experience in management of work and organisations demonstrating skills with creativity and initiative in challenging and new situations
M5 Make ethical, socially responsible, inclusivity, diversity and sustainable business decisions in a complex business environment demonstrating high level of personal autonomy and accountability
M6 Synthesise organisational and market research principles and methods. Prepare research reports and present to diverse audiences.
M7 Construct and communicate logical, relevant, and professional quantitative assessment of business information in an effective manner including the role of data analytics in guiding business decisions while maintaining ethical use and legal security of the data.

Graduate attributes

  • Communicate effectively in a diverse range of professional or community context
  • Complete work tasks and assignments independently or as an effective member of multidisciplinary teams
  • Engage in and value life-long learning leading to the enhancement of professional knowledge and skills
  • Are information and technology literate
  • Respond appropriately to a changing workforce, cultures and values reflecting a global work environment
  • Demonstrate critical thinking, problem solving and decision-making abilities essential to contributing soundly to the resolution of issues confronting organisations
  • Facilitate intellectual curiosity
  • Act in an ethical manner in all aspects of professional life

Course Structure

 UNIT CODE UNIT NAME CORE/ELECTIVE PRE-REQUISITES
YEAR 1
ACC500 Business Decision Making Core NIL
BUS500 Business and Management in Context Core NIL
ECO500 Economics for Managers Core NIL
LAW500 Business Law Core NIL
BUS501 Entrepreneurship Core BUS500
FIN500 Financial Management Core ACC500 and STT500
STT500 Statistics for Decision Making Core NIL
Year 2- Accounting Stream
ACC501 Accounting Systems and Decision Making Core ACC500
ACC600 Corporate Accounting Elective ACC501 and FIN500
ACC601 Management Accounting Elective ACC501, STT500 and FIN500
ACC602 Accounting Decision Systems Elective ACC501 and FIN500
ACC603 Auditing and Assurance Elective ACC600, STT500 and FIN500
BUS600 Research Methods Core ACC500 BUS500 ECO500 LAW500 and STT500
BUS610 Applied Business Project Core BUS600 plus all core units in relevant stream-Discipline Head approval required prior to enrolment
LAW600 Company and Business Association Law Elective ACC501, BUS500 and LAW500
TAX600 Taxation Elective LAW600, ACC600 and ACC602
Year 2- Marketing Stream
MKT500 Marketing for Managers Core NIL
BUS600 Research Methods Core ACC500 BUS500 ECO500 LAW500 and STT500
BUS610 Applied Business Project Core BUS600 plus all core units in relevant stream-Discipline Head approval required prior to enrolment
BUS605 Service Management Elective BUS500 and MKT500
BUS607 Globalisation and Value Chain Management Elective BUS500, ECO500 and MKT500
BUS608 Strategy and Innovation Elective BUS500 and MKT500
MKT600 Consumer Behaviour Elective ACC500, BUS500, LAW500 and MKT500
MKT601 International Marketing Elective ACC500, BUS500, LAW500 and MKT500
MKT602 B2B Marketing Elective ACC500, BUS500, LAW500 and MKT500
MKT603 Digital Marketing Elective ACC500, BUS500, LAW500 and MKT500
Year 2- General Stream
MKT500 Marketing for Managers Core NIL
BUS600 Research Methods Core ACC500 BUS500 ECO500 LAW500 and STT500
BUS610 Applied Business Project Core BUS600 plus all core units in relevant stream-Discipline Head approval required prior to enrolment
BUS601 Leadership in organisations Elective ACC500 and BUS500
BUS602 Organisation Behaviour Elective BUS500
BUS603 International Business Elective BUS500, MKT500 and LAW500
BUS604 Operations Management Elective BUS500, MKT500 and LAW500
BUS605 Service Management Elective BUS500 and MKT500
BUS606 Managing Cultural Diversity Elective BUS500 and MKT500
BUS607 Globalisation and Value Chain Management Elective BUS500, ECO500 and MKT500
BUS608 Strategy and Innovation Elective BUS500 and MKT500
FIN600 International Finance Elective ECO500 and FIN500
LAW600 Law of Business Associations Elective LAW500, ACC501 and BUS500
MKT600 Consumer Behaviour Elective ACC500, BUS500 LAW500 and MKT500
MKT601 International Marketing Elective ACC500, BUS500, LAW500 and MKT500
MKT602 B2B Marketing Elective ACC500, BUS500, LAW500 and MKT500
MKT603 Digital Marketing Elective ACC500, BUS500, LAW500 and MKT500
Year 2- International Business Stream
MKT500 Marketing for Managers Core NIL
BUS600 Research Methods Core ACC500 BUS500 ECO500 LAW500 and STT500
BUS610 Applied Business Project Core BUS600 plus all core units in relevant stream-Discipline Head approval required prior to enrolment
BUS601 Leadership in organisations Elective ACC500 and BUS500
BUS603 International Business Elective BUS500, MKT500 and LAW500
BUS606 Managing Cultural Diversity Elective BUS500 and MKT500
BUS607 Globalisation and Value Chain Management Elective BUS500, ECO500 and MKT500
BUS608 Strategy and Innovation Elective BUS500 and MKT500
ECO601 International Trade Elective BUS500, ECO500, FIN500 and MKT500
FIN600 International Financial Management Elective ECO500 and FIN500
MKT601 International Marketing Elective ACC500, BUS500, LAW500 and MKT500
MKT602 B2B Marketing Elective ACC500, BUS500, LAW500 and MKT500

Please Note

  • The program is available each intake but note that some units of study are subject to quotas and minimum enrolment requirements.
  • Not all units of study are available every semester, and changes in course structure occur from time to time.

Exit Outcomes

To graduate with the Master of Business, candidates are required to successfully complete the required 16 units, advanced standing may be approved for up to 50%, 8 units, you must complete a minimum of 8 units with the Institute.

International Student Duration

The CRICOS-registered duration is 104 weeks or 2 year of full-time study (4 semesters). Please note the part time mode is not available to a holder of a student visa, who is not a citizen of Australia or New Zealand, or who is not an Australian permanent resident, or who is a temporary resident of Australia.

Domestic Student Duration

For domestic students, the course is 2 years part-time full-time or 4 years part-time.

Delivery Methods

Type Explanation
Blended Delivered partially on campus and partially online
Face to Face This is delivered at level 16, 233 Castlereagh Street Sydney

Assessment Methods

The Institute uses authentic assessment principles that may include practical exercises, case studies, presentations, reports, online simulations, essays, and examinations.

Assessments may be done under invigilation (where the student has their ID verified and is monitored doing the assessment (Invigilation is a requirement for units accredited by CAANZ and CPA Australia for membership applications).

Entry Requirements

Polytechnic Institute Australia’s courses have flexible entry requirements that apply to Master of Business.

Students enrolling in in the Masters of Business Degree program must meet the following entry requirements.

General entry

A recognised Australian or equivalent Bachelor degree or higher

Special or alternative admission arrangements

A minimum of five years’ relevant work experience, which includes at least three years’ management experience, or significant technical experience; OR

An Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree (AQF Level 6) or learning equivalent to an AQF Level 6 qualification and at least three years’ relevant work experience; OR

Completion of the Graduate Certificate stage at the Institute (or equivalent at a recognised HEP or University)

International students

Must satisfy the English Language Requirements;

AND
A recognised Australian or equivalent Bachelor degree or higher

OR

An Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree (AQF Level 6) or learning equivalent to an AQF Level 6 qualification and at least three years’ relevant work experience

OR

Completion of the Graduate Certificate stage at the Institute (or equivalent at a recognised HEP or University)

Special and/or alternative entry: non-school leavers (mature-age applicants and/or those who do not hold their HSC or equivalent)

A recognised Australian or equivalent Bachelor degree or higher     A minimum of five years’ relevant work experience, which includes at least three years’ management experience, or significant technical experience

OR

An Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree (AQF Level 6) or learning equivalent to an AQF Level 6 qualification and at least three years’ relevant work experience

OR

Completion of the Graduate Certificate stage at the Institute (or equivalent at a recognised HEP or University)

Language requirements

Language proficiency

  • IELTS Academic 6.5 with no band less than 6.0
  • 575 or better on the TOEFL, or
  • 91 or better on the TOEFL IBT (International Benchmark Test), or
  • 235 or better TOEFL CBT (Computer Based Test), or
  • 58 or better Academic PTE (Pearson Test of English), or
  • 176 or better Cambridge English scale, CAE and CPE (from 2015), or

 

A Levels with a C or better in English in the CTC General Certificate of Education (GCE).

English Language Test results are valid for two years up to the date of commencement at the Institute

Attendance Requirements

The Institute has enforceable requirements in relation to attendance further details are provided at Item 20 of the Terms and Conditions attached to this offer.

Fees