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Postgraduate Coursework

Master of Business Administration Sustainable Leadership

Overview
Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
CDU Waterfront Darwin (FF)
1CM621
873041
Online (FF)
1CM621
873041
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee
Location
CRICOS Code
CDU Waterfront Darwin
107256J
Course duration
Full-time
2 year/s
Part-time
4 year/s
Course duration
Full-time
2 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International on campus
Semester 1
Semester 2
International online
No
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
No
Can offers be deferred?
Yes
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

SBASL1

Award
Master of Business Administration Sustainable Leadership
Faculty/College
Asia Pacific College of Business and Law
Sector
HE

As a graduate of this course, you will have developed business skills to run organisations of all sizes, in ways that are future focused and not solely profit-driven. You will have a deep understanding of genuine sustainable business practice.

This course will guide you through how business can operate both profitably and in a manner that supports society, the economy and the environment. In addition to the traditional core MBA business competencies, this course will provide the essential knowledge and skills required by the sustainable enterprises and businesses of the future, including developing effective sustainability and CSR strategy, designing and implementing sustainability initiatives, as well sustainability disclosure and reporting. You will also have the opportunity to undertake an applied professional business placement, undertake significant research experience or select specialist electives that support your chosen career pathway.

Credit transfers and pathways


Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

International applications

Applications must be submitted online through our application portal, Studylink. You'll need a valid email address to create your online account. Once you have started your application, you will be able to save it and resume it later. There is no application fee when you apply online.

You may be able to lodge a direct application; however, there may be restrictions on your geographic location. If you cannot submit a direct application via the application portal, please apply through one of our registered agents.

Apply through StudyLink or through an Agent.

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

Additional information

Australian qualification framework

This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Admission criteria

Successful completion of a recognised bachelor degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma or master's degree or equivalent international qualification in a business related field.

Applicants who have one of the above qualifications in a non-business-related discipline and who have at least six months business/management experience will also be considered. Applicants must provide further documentation in the form of a curriculum vitae (CV) that includes a statement of purpose addressing how the course will help you achieve your career aspirations.

Applicants who have completed the CDU International Masters Qualifying Program (ZMQP01) or the Accelerated International Masters Qualifying Program (ZAMQP1) are eligible for entry.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic Module A minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) A minimum overall score of 176, with no skill below 169.
Common European Framework Certificate of English Proficiency A minimum overall grade of C1, valid for three years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic module A minimum overall score of 58 with no score lower than 50.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) A minimum overall score of 79 with a minimum writing score of 21.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.

 

Course structure

The MBA Sustainable Leadership will provide you with the opportunity to develop serious understanding of sustainable business practice in our rapidly changing world. You will complete units focusing on leadership, sustainable enterprise, design thinking for sustainable innovation, business analytics, global megatrends, economics, finance, investment, entrepreneurship, strategy and management through a framework of sustainability theory and practice. You will gain significant experience through a social enterprise and consulting project.

Your specialisation will allow you to choose to focus on professional placement, research experience or select elective units that support your professional future.


  • 2022 HE unit offerings and unit fees are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 December 2021.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 160 credit points as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless otherwise indicated.

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Core
(7 units)
80cp Compulsory Core units totalling 80 credit points as detailed below:

BUS504 Sustainable Enterprise
BUS505 Design Thinking for Sustainable Innovation
BUS507 Global Market and Sustainability Strategy
BUS508 Business Analytics
ECO505 Economics of Sustainability
MAN514 Management for the Executive
BUS610 Sustainable Enterprise Consulting Project (20cp)
 

Specialist Electives
(8 units)

 

80cp

 

Specialist Elective units totalling 80 credit points. Students can complete a prescribed specialisation or select units from the discipline-focused unit list below:

Sustainable Business Specialisation
BUS506 Global Megatrends
MAN516 Resilience Management and Leadership
ENT501 Sustainable Entrepreneurship
FIN503 Finance, Investment and Sustainability

Professional Placement Specialisation
Minimum academic performance required
WIB601 Business Skills and Professional Communication
WIB602 Professional Practice 1
WIB603 Professional Practice 2 (20 CP)

Advanced Business Research Specialisation
Minimum academic performance required
BUS801 Business Research Project 1: Literature Review and Research Design
BUS802 Business Research Project 2: Applied Qualitative Business Research
BUS803 Business Research Project 3: Applied Quantitative Business Research
BUS804 Business Research Thesis Proposal

Discipline-focused electives
Units can be chosen from across the lists below.

Accounting & Law
ACT501 Accounting Principles
ACT502 Management Accounting
FIN510 Aspects of Corporate Finance
LAW513 Corporate Law
LAW514 Commercial Law
STA510 Business Statistics

Indigenous Engagement & Policy Development
IAS530 Neocolonialism, Advocacy and Critique of Development
IAS531 Indigenous Policy Agendas in Federal and State Politics
IAS532 Indigenous Knowledges, Property Rights and Economic Participation
IAS534 Partnerships and Engagement in Indigenous Land and Sea Management
IAS537 Building Relationships in Indigenous Contexts

Emergency and Disaster Management
DEM511 Emergency and Disaster Management in Context
DEM512 Interdisciplinary Aspects of Emergency and Disaster Management
DEM513 Leadership in Emergency and Disaster Management
DEM514 Cultural, Social and Psychological Aspects of Emergency and Disaster Management

Environmental Management
ENV517 Natural Resources and Indigenous Livelihoods
ENV521 Community Engagement for Biosecurity and Natural Resource Management

Public Health and Health Research
PHM523 Health Promotion
PHM536 Health Systems, Planning and Evaluation
PHM554 Public Health Economics and Decision Making
PHM559 Health Policy
PHM567 Public Health
PHM592 Global Health

Course Total 160cp  

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Masters Degree by Coursework AQF Level 9 course award. 
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

Study plan


  • 2022 HE unit offerings and unit fees are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 December 2021.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

Students Commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plans provided below are suitable for students commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard full-time or part-time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use these as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Standard Full-time Study Plan

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
BUS504 Sustainable Enterprise CO BUS505 Design Thinking for Sustainable Innovation CO
BUS507 Global Market and Sustainability Strategy CO BUS508 Business Analytics CO
MAN514 Management for the Executive CO Specialist Elective 1 SE
ECO505 Economics of Sustainability CO Specialist Elective 2 SE
Year 2
Specialist Elective 3 SE Specialist Elective 7 SE
Specialist Elective 4 SE Specialist Elective 8 SE
Specialist Elective 5 SE BUS610 Sustainable Enterprise Consulting Project (20cp) CO
Specialist Elective 6 SE    

Standard Part-time Study Plan

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
BUS504 Sustainable Enterprise CO BUS505 Design Thinking for Sustainable Innovation CO
BUS507 Global Market and Sustainability Strategy CO BUS508 Business Analytics CO
Year 2
MAN514 Management for the Executive CO Specialist Elective 1 SE
ECO505 Economics of Sustainability CO Specialist Elective 2 SE
Year 3
Specialist Elective 3 SE Specialist Elective 7 SE
Specialist Elective 4 SE Specialist Elective 8 SE
Year 4
Specialist Elective 5   BUS610 Sustainable Enterprise Consulting Project (20cp) CO
Specialist Elective 6      

Students Commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plans provided below are suitable for students commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard full-time or part-time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use these as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Standard Full-time Study Plan

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    BUS504 Sustainable Enterprise CO
    BUS505 Design Thinking for Sustainable Innovation CO
    BUS508 Business Analytics CO
    ECO505 Economics of Sustainability CO
Year 2
BUS507 Global Market and Sustainability Strategy CO Specialist Elective 3 SE
MAN514 Management for the Executive CO Specialist Elective 4 SE
Specialist Elective 1 SE Specialist Elective 5 SE
Specialist Elective 2 SE Specialist Elective 6 SE
Year 3
Specialist Elective 7 SE    
Specialist Elective 8 SE    
BUS610 Sustainable Enterprise Consulting Project (20cp) CO    

Standard Part-time Study Plan

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Calendar Year 1
  CO BUS504 Sustainable Enterprise CO
  CO BUS505 Design Thinking for Sustainable Innovation CO
Calendar Year 2
BUS507 Global Market and Sustainability Strategy CO BUS508 Business Analytics CO
MAN514 Management for the Executive CO Specialist Elective 1 SE
Calendar Year 3
ECO505 Economics of Sustainability CO Specialist Elective 3 SE
Specialist Elective 2 SE Specialist Elective 4 SE
Calendar Year 4
Specialist Elective 5 SE Specialist Elective 7 SE
Specialist Elective 6 SE Specialist Elective 8 SE
Calendar Year 5
BUS610 Sustainable Enterprise Consulting Project (20cp) CO    
       

 

Course fees

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
2021: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.
2022: Fees and charges for 2022 will be published no later than 1 December 2021.

Domestic students - postgraduate studies

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