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Postgraduate Coursework

Master of Business Administration (Professional Practice)

2019

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Overview
Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
CDU Sydney (FF)
1CM573
873023
CDU Waterfront Darwin (FF)
1CM572
873021
Online (FF)
1CM572
873021
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee
Location
CRICOS Code
CDU Sydney
079953J
CDU Waterfront Darwin
068546D
Course Duration
Full-time
2 year/s
Part-time
4 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Semester
International
Semester 1
Semester 2

External/Online: this course is available to domestic students online through distance education with some on-campus attendance requirements.
CDU Waterfront: this course is not available for entry in Summer Semester internally at CDU Waterfront Darwin however domestic students may commence the course by undertaking external units.
CDU Melbourne: this course is no longer taking new applications at CDU Melbourne for domestic or international students.
CDU Sydney: this course is not available for entry at CDU Sydney in Semester 2 or Summer Semester (domestic or international).

Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
No
Can offers be deferred?
No
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

SBAPP1

Award
Master of Business Administration (Professional Practice)
Faculty/College
Asia Pacific College of Business and Law
Sector
HE
Area of study
Business, Accounting and Services Industries

This course complements your current management role and also further develops your knowledge and professional corporate skills in key areas such as:

  • accounting for managers
  • business research
  • decision making
  • communication, negotiation and conflict resolution
  • economics for managers
  • organisational behaviour
  • organisational strategy and leadership
  • fundamentals of management.

You will combine academic studies with approved professional practice experience/or research.

Career opportunities

Completing this qualification may open the door to further opportunities within your current organisation.

Graduates may have the opportunity to move into a variety of industries that offer middle to upper management-level positions in the private and public sectors.

Credit transfers & 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

Course fees

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
2019 and 2020: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

International tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for full time study of 80 credit points (1.0 EFTSL) for commencing students in 2019 is AUD $31,200.00.
These fees are subject to annual increases each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

International applications

English Language Requirements for International Students

For detail on English Language Entry Requirements please read the entry requirements provided for International students.

How to Apply

International applicants apply directly to CDU and should refer to the information provided for International future students Apply.

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

  • 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)

Course structure

The course consists of a total of 160 credit points, comprising of 120 credit points of core units plus 40 credit points from elective units. The core units focus on the skills required to strategically manage at middle and upper levels of management.


Students enrolled in the MBAP14 Master of Business Administration (Professional Practice) should contact the course coordinator to discuss a study plan or transition to a newer course.

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

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Core Units
(11 units)
120cp Compulsory Core units totalling 120 credit points as detailed below.

ACT507 Accounting for Managers
BRE810 Business Research
BUS501 Decision Making
COM501 Communication, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
ECO504 Business Economics (replaces ECO501 Economics for Management from 2019)
MAN506 Organisational Behaviour
MAN508 Organisational Strategy and Leadership
MAN509 Contemporary Management Issues
WIB601 Preparation for Professional Practice (new title 2018)
WIB602 Professional Practice Experience 1 (new title 2018)
WIB603 Professional Practice Experience 2 (20cp) (new title 2018)
 

Specialist Electives
(4 units)
40cp Specialist Elective units totalling 40 credit points as detailed below.

BUS502 Entrepreneurship
BUS503 Business Information Systems (not offered in 2019)
HRM503 International Human Resource Management
IBM501 International Business (not offered in 2019)
MAN501 Cross Cultural Management (not offered in 2019)
MAN511 Services Management (no longer available 2019)
MAN515 Operations Management
MKT501 International Marketing
MKT503 Clients and Markets

  160cp Total Credit Points

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.

COURSE CHANGES - 2019

ECO501 has been replaced by ECO504 and is equivalent. Students who have completed ECO501 should not complete ECO504.

COURSE CHANGES AND TRANSITION ARRANGEMENTS - 2018

Students enrolled in the MBAP14 Master of Business Administration (Professional Practice) should contact the course coordinator to discuss a study plan or transition to a newer course. Students who do not transfer to the new SBAPP1 Master of Business Administration (Professional Practice) should note the following:

LAW512 Commercial and Corporate Law for Managers will be discontinued as of Semester 1 2019. Any students wanting to complete this unit must do so before this time.

Students who have previously completed LAW512 as a specialist elective and transfer from the MBAP14 to SBAPP1 will have this unit count as a specialist elective in the newer course structure.

ECO502 has been replaced by BUS501. Students who have completed ECO502 should not complete BUS501.
MKT502 has been replaced by MKT503. Students who have completed MKT502 should not complete MKT503.
MAN504 has been replaced by HRM503. Students who have completed MAN504 should not complete HRM503.
MAN505 has been replaced by BUS502 but is not equivalent. Students who have completed MAN505 should not complete BUS502.

Study plan

Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
BUS501 Decision Making CO ACT507 Accounting for Managers CO
MAN508 Organisational Strategy and Leadership CO COM501 Communication, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution CO
MAN509 Contemporary Management Issues CO MAN506 Organisational Behaviour CO
ECO504 Business Economics (replaces ECO501) CO Specialist Elective SE
Year 2
BRE810 Business Research CO WIB602 Professional Practice Experience 1 (new title 2018) CO
WIB601 Preparation for Professional Practice (new title 2018) CO WIB603 Professional Practice Experience 2 (20cp) (new title 2018) CO
Specialist Elective SE Specialist Elective SE
Specialist Elective SE    

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Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    COM501 Communication, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution CO
    MAN506 Organisational Behaviour CO
    BUS501 Decision Making CO
    ECO504 Business Economics (replaces ECO501) CO
Year 2
ACT507 Accounting for Managers CO BRE810 Business Research CO
MAN508 Organisational Strategy and Leadership CO WIB601 Preparation for Professional Practice (new title 2018) CO
MAN509 Contemporary Management Issues CO Specialist Elective SE
Specialist Elective SE Specialist Elective SE
Year 3
WIB602 Professional Practice Experience 1 (new title 2018) CO    
WIB603 Professional Practice Experience 2 (20cp) (new title 2018) CO    
Specialist Elective SE    

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Students commencing in Summer Semester

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in summer semester and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective

 

Semester 1 Semester 2 Summer Semester
Year 1
        COM501 Communication, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution CO
        MAN506 Organisational Behaviour CO
        MAN508 Organisational Strategy and Leadership CO
        MAN509 Contemporary Management Issues CO
Year 2
BUS501 Decision Making CO BRE810 Business Research CO    
ACT507 Accounting for Managers CO WIB601 Preparation for Professional Practice (new title 2018) CO    
ECO504 Business Economics (replaces ECO501) CO Specialist Elective SE    
Specialist Elective SE Specialist Elective SE    
Year 3
WIB602 Professional Practice Experience 1 (new title 2018) CO        
WIB603 Professional Practice Experience 2 (20cp) (new title 2018) CO        
Specialist Elective SE        

 

Domestic students - postgraduate studies

SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC or TAS

 

SATAC

UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW

 

 

UAC

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Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

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