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Master of Business

Master of Business 106806C

  • Accounting Stream
  • Marketing Stream
  • International Business Stream
  • Cyber Security Management
  • Data analysis
  • General Stream

Key Facts

CRICOS Course Code 106806C
Course Id CRS1401072
Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Upon successful completion, the award conferred is recognised in the AQF at Level 9
Full Time 1 year (2 Semesters)
Part Time 2 years (Domestic students only – see below) (4 Semesters)
Units 16
Credit points 96 credit points
Campus Location Level 16, 233 Castlereagh Street, Sydney 2000

Level 1, West, 237 Ryrie Street, Geelong Victoria 3220

English Language Requirements  IELTS 6.5 overall with no band less than 6.0
Delivery mode Blended: on-campus face-to-face with some online content and activities
Outcome Master of Business
Pathways post completion This Degree upon successful completion will meet AQF requirements of an AQF level 9 that would allow a pathway to postgraduate studies.
Financing Options This course is offered as a Fee for service course and is available to both Domestic and International Students.
Intakes PIA accepts intakes each semester into this Degree

Course Description

The Master of Business is a generalist degree, opening job opportunities in a wide range of organisations (for-profit and not-for-profit), government and professional service 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 with and influence clients and organisations.

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

The course offers various specialisation streams such as:

  • Accounting Stream
  • Marketing Stream
  • International Business Stream
  • Cyber Security Management
  • Data analysis
  • General Stream – allows students to pick 6 units if their choice as long as the prerequisites for each unit are met.

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

GA1 Communicate effectively in a diverse range of professional or community context
GA2 Complete work tasks and assignments independently or as an effective member of multidisciplinary teams
GA3 Engage in and value life-long learning leading to the enhancement of professional knowledge and skills
GA4 Are information and technology literate
GA5 Respond appropriately to a changing workforces, cultures and values reflecting a global work environment
GA6 Demonstrate critical thinking, problem solving and decision-making abilities essential to contributing soundly to the resolution of issues confronting organisations
GA7 Facilitate intellectual curiosity
GA8 Act in an ethical manner in all aspects of professional life.

Accreditation

The Master of Business is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency.

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 students in Australia on a student visa.

Domestic Student Duration

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

Course Structure and Course Progression Rules

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME CORE/
ELECTIVE
PRE-REQUISITES
Accounting Specialisation
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
STT500 Statistics for Decision Making Core NIL
ACC501 Accounting Systems and Practices Core ACC500
ACC600 Corporate Accounting Core ACC501 and FIN500
ACC601 Management Accounting Core ACC501, STT500 and FIN500
ACC602 Accounting Decision Systems Core ACC501 and FIN500
ACC603 Auditing and Assurance Core ACC600, STT500 and FIN500
BUS610 Research Methods Core 48 credit points
BUS611 Applied Business Project Core BUS610
LAW600 Law of Business Associations Core ACC501, BUS500 and LAW500
TAX600 Taxation Core LAW600, ACC600 and ACC602
Cyber Security Management Specialisation
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
STT500 Statistics for Decision Making Core NIL
CYB600 Enterprise Information Security Management Core
CYB601 Cyber Forensics Core BUS500
BUS610 Research Methods Core 48 credit points
BUS611 Applied Business Project Core BUS610
NET600 Computer Network Security Core NIL
NET601 Enterprise cloud security and governance Core NET600
4 elective units are to be chosen from the approved postgraduate units offered by the Institute Electives Elective pre-requisites
Data Analysis Specialisation
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
STT500 Statistics for Decision Making Core NIL
BUS610 Research Methods Core 48 credit points
BUS611 Applied Business Project Core BUS611
DAT601 Advanced Mathematics for Data Analysis Core STT500
DAT602 Database Design and Development Core NIL
DAT603 Data Analysis Core DAT601
DAT604 Data Mining Core DAT603
4 elective units are to be chosen from the approved postgraduate units offered by the Institute Electives Elective pre-requisites
International Business Specialisation
UNIT CODE UNIT NAME CORE/
ELECTIVE
PRE-REQUISITES
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
MKT500 Marketing for Managers Core NIL
BUS610 Research Methods Core 48 credit points
BUS611 Applied Business Project Core BUS610
BUS603 International Business Core BUS500, MKT500 and LAW500
BUS606 Managing Cultural Diversity Core BUS500 and MKT500
BUS607 Globalisation and Value Chain Management Core BUS500, ECO500 and MKT500
MKT601 International Marketing Core ACC500, BUS500, LAW500 and MKT500
4 elective units are to be chosen from the approved postgraduate units offered by the Institute Electives Elective pre-requisites
Marketing Specialisation
UNIT CODE UNIT NAME CORE/
ELECTIVE
PRE-REQUISITES
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
MKT500 Marketing for Managers Core NIL
BUS610 Research Methods Core 48 credit points
BUS611 Applied Business Project Core BUS610
MKT600 Consumer Behaviour Core ACC500, BUS500, LAW500 and MKT500
MKT601 International Marketing Core ACC500, BUS500, LAW500 and MKT500
MKT602

OR

MKT605

B2B Marketing

 

Services Marketing

Core ACC500, BUS500, LAW500 and MKT500
MKT603 Digital Marketing Core ACC500, BUS500, LAW500 and MKT500
4 elective units are to be chosen from the approved postgraduate units offered by the Institute Electives Elective pre-requisites
No specialisation
UNIT CODE UNIT NAME CORE/
ELECTIVE
PRE-REQUISITES
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
STT500 Statistics for Decision Making Core NIL
MKT500 Marketing for Managers Core NIL
BUS610 Research Methods Core 48 credit point
BUS611 Applied Business Project Core BUS610
6 elective units are to be chosen from the approved postgraduate units offered by the Institute Electives Elective pre-requisites

Please Note

  • The course 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 may occur from time to time.

Device Specifications

The following specifications are for the technology students will need to have access to successfully complete their studies. A phone will not be a suitable device for study.

Postgraduate Accounting, Marketing and all Business streams
Operating system Windows 10, 11
  Mac OS 10.12 Sierra, 10.13 High Sierra, 10.14 Mojave, or 10.15 Catalina
 Browser Safari, Chrome, and Firefox – current version
  Microsoft Edge – latest version
Internet Explorer – current or immediately previous version
Computer and processor 1 GHZ or faster x86 or 64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set
Memory 8 GB RAM (64-bit)
Disk space Minimum 500 gigabytes (GB)
Monitor resolution 1024 x 768

 

Postgraduate Cyber and Data streams
Operating system Windows 10, 11
  Mac OS 10.12 Sierra, 10.13 High Sierra, 10.14 Mojave, or 10.15 Catalina
 Browser Safari, Chrome, and Firefox – current version
  Microsoft Edge – latest version
Internet Explorer – current or immediately previous version
Computer and processor 1 GHZ or faster x86 or 64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set
Memory Minimum 8 GB RAM (64-bit), 16 GB (Recommended)
Disk space Minimum 500 gigabytes (GB)
Monitor resolution 1024 x 768

Delivery Method

Type Explanation
Blended Blended: on-campus face-to-face with some online content and activities
The campus delivered location is level 16, 233 Castlereagh Street Sydney or
Level 1, West, 237 Ryrie Street, Geelong Victoria 3220

Assessment Methods

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

Exit and Career Outcomes

Exit Outcomes

To obtain a Master of Business, candidates are required to successfully complete or be granted credit for all 16 units. Not all units are offered each semester. You must complete at least 50% of the required units at PIA to be eligible to obtain a Master of Business.

Career Outcomes

  • Project/Operations Manager
  • General Manager
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Management consulting
  • Entrepreneur
  • Accountant
  • Marketing specialists
  • International business advisors

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.

  1. a pass bachelor’s degree or higher qualification with a minimum credit average (or equivalent) at an institution approved by the Institute or
  2. a pass bachelor’s degree or higher qualification (or equivalent) and performance in an admissions test approved by the Business School to a standard considered satisfactory by the Institute; and
  3. satisfaction of the English language requirements; and
  4. any other minimum standards specified by the Institute.

International Students

Must satisfy the English Language Requirements.

AND

  1. a pass bachelor’s degree or higher qualification (or equivalent) at an institution approved by the Business School and graded at a standard acceptable to the Institute.
  2. satisfaction of the English language requirements; and
  3. any other minimum standards specified by the Institute.

Special/Alternative Admission Arrangements

In exceptional circumstances the Institute may admit applicants without these qualifications who, in the opinion of the Institute, have qualifications and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award. These may include:

  1. a minimum of five years’ relevant work experience, which includes at least three years’ management experience, or significant technical experience
  2. completion of 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
  3. completion of the Graduate Certificate stage at PIA (or equivalent at a recognised HEP or University)
  4. any other entry pathway where PIA can demonstrate that the candidate has the appropriate English language proficiency, academic knowledge and acumen to successfully complete the course in which they enrol.

The processes used to monitor the progress of students enrolled under special/alternative arrangements include:

  • monitoring of the student’s progress by the Learning and Teaching Committee at the conclusion of each term in the first year of the student’s enrolment; and
  • a “Review of Student Progress” meeting between the student and the Learning and Teaching Committee at the conclusion of the first semester of the student’s enrolment to review both the academic progression and student welfare.

Language Requirements

As well as meeting the admissions criteria set out above, all international candidates must meet the minimum English language proficiency requirements. Candidates must provide certified documentation that they meet the minimum English language proficiency requirements.

Below are the minimum requirements which must be demonstrated for entry into the postgraduate courses

TEST OVERALL READING WRITING LISTENING SPEAKING
IELTS Academic 6.5 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0
TOEFL iBT 85 13 21 12 18
PTE Academic 58 50 50 50 50
C1A 180 169 169 169 169
C2P 180 169 169 169 169
OET C+ C+ C/C+ C/C+
KITE B2 (>450) B2 (>450) B2 (>450) B2 (>450) B2 (>450)
Duolingo* 115 110 110 110 110

* Under trial

PIA may consider applicants who have successfully completed at least one full year of a higher education course (AQF Level 7 or above) at an Australian higher education provider within the last 2 years. PIA may also consider applicants who have successfully completed at least one full year of a Vocational Education and Training course (AQF Level 8 or above) at an Australian Registered Training Organisation within the last 2 years.

All evidence provided and test results must have been officially obtained within two years of the proposed commencement date for the course.

Advance Standing

Granting credit for prior learning ensures that students commence study at a level that appropriately recognises their prior learning experiences and are not required to repeat equivalent learning successfully undertaken in another context. Process for applying for Advance Standing (credit) can be found in the Advanced Standing Policy and Procedure

Further Information

For further information please contact:

Polytechnic Institute Australia Pty Ltd

CRICOS: 03535M

TEQSA provider number: PRV14049

ABN: 34 145 333 795

Head office and postal address

Level 16, 233 Castlereagh St Sydney NSW 2000

Level 1, West, 237 Ryrie Street, Geelong Victoria 3220

Ph: (+612) 8319 8202

Email: info@pia.edu.au